Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin

Thank You, President Trump

WATCH: State Dept spokeswoman breaks with Trump, thanks reporters for their "dedication to the facts"

Trump Admin threat to retaliate against nations that exercise sovereign right in UN to oppose US position on Jerusalem is beyond outrageous. Shows @realDonaldTrump expects blind loyalty and subservience from everyone—qualities usually found in narcissistic, vengeful autocrats

Papa John's founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO in January, about two months after he criticized the NFL leadership over their players’ national anthem protests.

McCabe confirms that Trump asked Comey for loyalty, something Trump vehemently denies


A Florida judge has denied a request from Russian exec Alexei Gubarov to force @BuzzFeedNews to disclose its source for the dossier

Hearing Vice President Pence and Republicans heap praise on President Trump yesterday “makes me want to vomit -- literally,” says @tonyschwartz, who ghostwrote The Art of the Deal. Even back in the 1980s, Schwartz says, Trump "did not brook dissent.”

Democratic lawmakers hold a rally to support special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation

EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago tax deal veiled from IRS review

.@repjohnlewis is right. Failing to protect Dreamers, reauthorize CHIP is immoral. We cannot stand by and let our children suffer as a result of Congress' inaction.

Uranium One Explained by Shepard Smith of Fox News

Trump get approval for Irish seawall. Cited need "global warming and its effects."

BIG BREAKING: Congress Orders DOJ Turn Over All Docs Related to 'Potentially Illegal' Obama Scheme to Nix Hezbollah Terror Investigation

JUST IN: Deported US Marine veteran has returned across the border to the US after Calif. Gov. Brown granted pardon in recognition of his military service.

A trio of House Republicans lobbing attacks on Mueller — Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, and Ron DeSantis — have been in touch with the White House

Ex-Bush aide on GOP standing with Trump: "Are Republicans dead inside?"

JUST IN: U.N. General Assembly votes to condemn President Trump's decision on Jerusalem; 128 nations approved resolution, 9 voted against

BREAKING: In blow to Trump and Netanyahu, 128 UN member-states vote to reject U.S. recognition of Jerusalem

The #GOPTaxBillScam is so unpopular that the Koch brothers are launching a major ad campaign to promote it

“So, I told ‘em I’d be paying more in taxes and I threw in a couple ‘believe me’s’ and you know what? They did! Can you believe it? There’s one born every minute, boys!”


Putin’s Dirty Game in the U.S. Congress

The Republican Party has bowed, completely, to the mad king

House Democrats want a SHUTDOWN for the holidays in order to distract from the very popular, just passed, Tax Cuts. House Republicans, don’t let this happen. Pass the C.R. TODAY and keep our Government OPEN!

Nearly 2 million children will lose health coverage right away—starting next month—if Congress doesn’t renew funding for CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program CHIP, by Friday, a new report projects.

Dem warns Trump: If you think the Women's March was big, wait until you try to fire Mueller

Putin’s repression continues. Masha Alyokhina, key member of Pussy Riot, was arrested yesterday protesting the butchers of the KGB. She should be released immediately.

BREAKING: House Democrats to hold press conference today to announce support for Mueller Investigation They will also announce a letter of support signed by 171 members of Congress. Something BIG is coming and they know it.

Roy Moore is taking his loss well

NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Attorney General Sessions orders fresh look at Uranium One deal

"Far-right extremism and Islamist extremism feed off one another," explains Julia Ebner, research fellow at the London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

Kock Heirs

The corporate tax windfall won't go to workers. @NoceraBV predicts lots of stock buybacks

WATCH: Tapper hits GOP senator for discussing welfare cuts: "You just gave me and Anderson Cooper a huge tax break"

How long until AT&T takes down this article from 5 days ago where they announced the $1,000 bonuses as part of a union settlement & not because of the tax bill as they're claiming now

Expect further dollar weakness in 2018

Trump’s parade of darkness.

Trump just commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin. I spent months investigating a wild backstory to this case—the judge involved put hundreds of immigrants behind bars while her husband invested in private prisons

“The Republicans’ first legislative triumph of 2017 will ensure a financial windfall for the president and his family in a way that is virtually unprecedented in American political history.”

Trump White House Signals It Will Abandon Direct Obamacare Repeal in Favor of Killing It through Elimination of the Individual Mandate and Manipulation of the Insurance Market to Make Premiums Skyrocket.

Election meddling isn't a top priority for the @StateDept, says Tillerson.

Russiagate’s New Front: Al Franken Resignation Now a Kremlin Psy-Op

Trump just commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin. Here's the backstory to that case

McConnell to Reporter: I Understand 'Your Job is to Use the Democratic Talking Points'

Collins backs tax bill, but GOP doesn't deliver on Obamacare payment bills she was promised. She knew they wouldn't

Congress Refuses to Do Right by Children’s Health Care

GOP Congressman struggles to defend accusations against...

Rep. Matthew Gaetz started the “Fire Mueller” movement in Congress calling Mueller’s Russia investigation a ‘coup’. Gaetz responds to Sen. Warner’s stark warning to Trump against firing Mueller.

Here is a prison scrubs mug shot of FL congressman

DeVos dramatically reduces loan forgiveness for students defrauded by their colleges

Ari Melber presses Rep. Matt Gaetz to specify what exactly he is alleging about Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and Mueller probe.

Applause on the House floor as Ways and Means Committee ranking member Congressman Richard Neal called out the absurd lies that Republicans are telling about the tax cut bill.

Apple on Wednesday admitted it's been secretly throttling the performance of older iPhones.

Red-state Dem: GOP tax bill "one of the shittiest bills"

Trump’s new CDC director has been unable to divest financial holdings that pose potential conflicts of interest; there are now concerns she can’t perform the role after she largely recused herself from matters pertaining to cancer and opioids.

Seems worth noting that working- and middle-class families got bigger tax cuts from the 2009 stimulus (*way* bigger for bottom 40%!) than the GOP tax bill.

Pentagon confirms U.S. ground operations in Yemen

President Trump threatened to cut off U.S. aid to any country that votes for a UN resolution denouncing his move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Reuters: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin @Netanyahu described the @UN as a "house of lies" ahead of a vote on Thursday on a draft resolution calling on the United States to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Will your 2018 taxes fit on a postcard? Probably not.

The idea of cutting popular programs in an election year has vulnerable Republicans asking, why not infrastructure?

Poll: Top Dem choice leads GOP lawmaker by 5 points in Tennessee Senate race

Pence goes full Banana Republic

"Of course not!" Republican Rep. Jim Jordan says he has not coordinated with White House or Fox News about talking points on Mueller investigation

Join my fight! Every dollar goes to removing Nunes from office

Poll: Vast majority of Americans dissatisfied with how things are going in the US

"What does (Trump) have to be afraid of? And why is he going through such lengths to try to discredit the Special Counsel"

Rep. Schiff: There are two categories of Republicans in Congress: those who will burn down the House to protect trump, and those who will stand mute while they do it.

Confusion and chaos ahead as new tax rules take immediate effect

The Senate is unlikely to advance KT McFarland's nomination to be the ambassador to Singapore amid questions about whether she properly disclosed to Congress her communications with former national security adviser Michael Flynn about Russia

Romanian hackers infiltrated 65% of DC's outdoor surveillance cameras

Senate shields taxpayer-funded harassment settlements from public

BNY Mellon freezes $22 billion in Kazakhstan assets

BREAKING: US Treasury just added 5 Russians to 2017 Magnitsky list including Andrei Pavlov one of the chief conspirators of the Magnitsky scandal. The wheels of justice are turning

Russia-funded adoption group draws scrutiny from Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Tom Hanks wouldn't visit White House for private screening of his film

We've been tracking private jet travel by Trump's cabinet

Iran sanctions case: Turkish banker’s fate now lies in the hands of NYC jury

The average net worth of white people in Boston: $247,500 The average net worth of Black people in Boston: $8 No, that isn’t a typo

Trump breaks with Obama-era policy, approves lethal arms sale to Ukraine

Comcast is celebrating the tax cut with higher prices

As Trump’s chances of winning the GOP nomination grew, the the Wall Street Journal buried an editorial highlighting his underworld connections

Control of Virginia House to be decided by coin toss after judge rules race a tie

Car plows into pedestrians in Australia’s Melbourne in "deliberate act"

Rubashkin has tied to Russian oligarchs & Vladimir Putin

Stock markets fall after GOP passes tax bill

The W.H. turned over records this fall to Mueller revealing that, in January, Don McGahn researched federal law dealing with lying to federal investigators and Logan Act violations, three sources tell Foreign Policy. Records indicate McGahn warned Trump.

JUST IN: Maryland GOP governor to offer bill protecting state from GOP tax bill

Sen. Jeff Flake says he doesn't think President Trump will fire special counsel Mueller; "What I've been concerned about is the casual undermining of Bob Mueller and the FBI"

Sen. Warner: "Over the last several weeks, a growing chorus of irresponsible and reckless voices have called for Pres. Trump to shut down Special Counsel Mueller's investigation...One major news organization suggested [Mueller] could be involved in a coup against the president"

House Republicans quietly investigate perceived corruption at DOJ, FBI

RT if you agree there should NEVER be a parade in Trump's honor. Period

Congress’ pharmacist hints some members have Alzheimer’s, backpedals furiously

Trump Plans Tax Signing on Jan. 3 Due to Technical Issue: AUTOMATIC CUTS TO MEDICARE

Exclusive: US making plans for 'bloody nose’ military attack on North Korea

Facebook says it will stop showing "disputed" flags with fake news

A sitting president admitting that he instructed the GOP to lie to Americans to get the tax bill passed.

I spoke my mind on guns. Then my Senate confirmation was put on hold.

6 different polls now show Dems with massive leads on a generic midterm ballot

In Colorado, "pregnant women with due dates in February have been told unless #CHIP funding is restored, their health coverage will expire before they give birth."

President Trump commuted the sentence of a man eight years into a 27-year term for bank fraud, the White House says

At a time when inequality in America is skyrocketing, the last thing we need is a tax plan that gives a windfall to the powerful and privileged at the expense of many working Americans.

"He would probably be a dictator by now"

Michiganders rally to end gerrymandering with grassroots drive

Rachel Maddow reports on a volunteer, grassroots effort in Michigan to get enough signatures to a ballot measure that would undo the state's gerrymandered voting districts and implement a fair, non-partisan system.

GOP courts disaster, confusion with rush to implement tax bill

Bernie Becker, tax reporter for Politico, talks with Rachel Maddow about the practicalities for the IRS of trying to implement Republicans' sweeping tax changes in contrast with Republican eagerness to implement the changes almost immediately.

Trump may not sign tax bill until January 3

Rachel Maddow shares a Bloomberg report that because of Republicans' rush to pass their tax bill without due consideration for its implementation, Donald Trump may have to wait to sign it to avoid triggering automatic Medicare cuts.

Schiff: Republicans will burn down the House to protect Trump

Congressman Adam Schiff talks with Rachel Maddow about a Politico report that a group of House Intel Republicans are meeting in secret to undermine the FBI investigation of Donald Trump, part of a broader Republican campaign.

GOP group meeting in secret to undermine Trump investigation

Rachel Maddow relays details of a report by Politico that a subset of Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have been meeting secretly to find a way to use committee documents to undermine Robert Mueller's Trump Russia investigation.

Americans brace for fallout from GOP tax bill; corporations happy

Rachel Maddow reports on the concerns that Americans are facing now that Republicans have passed their tax bill, and the new windfall banks and telecoms are eager to enjoy.