Thursday, December 28, 2017

So let me get this straight, the banker who -wink- helped @EPAScottPruitt pony up $6.5M cold cash so he could buy a minor league baseball team. Was tapped to run @EPA super fund sites? But BANNED FOR LIFE from the banking industry

Trump 'disappointed' China allowing oil into #NorthKorea

New York Gov. Cuomo says the GOP tax bill will 'pillage' blue states

Take a look back at the dumpster fire that was 2017

Dem lawmaker: Republican calling for “purge” of FBI needs history lesson about McCarthy

The newly passed tax law has many Americans pre-paying next year’s property taxes. The IRS says that some 2018 taxes paid before December 31st can be deducted on this year's return.

Median rent has increased 70% in the past 20 years in cities across the U.S., but housing conditions haven't improved. PODCAST

Roy Moore claims lie detector test he took proves allegations against him are false

Ex-GOP lawmaker praises Mueller: Ignore your critics

President Trump’s Mental Health — Is It Morally Permissible for Psychiatrists to Comment?

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill says he has no intention of delaying the canvassing board meeting, despite the Moore lawsuit: “It is not going to delay certification and Doug Jones will be certified.”

Why is @DevinNunes issuing subpoenas and canceling hearings from the Intel Committee when he recused himself from Trump Russia Probe? Paul Ryan is the only one who can remove Nunes formally. Call (202) 224-3121 to let @SpeakerRyan know you demand he #RemoveNunes.

Trump Makes The World Less Safe. Hezbollah & Hamas May Unite Against Israel and Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Now in circulation

Putin didn’t get sanctions lifted, but the United States is divided at home and dramatically weakened abroad. It’s the biggest victory for the Kremlin since Sputnik.

Russia plans to limit the number of airbases the U.S. can use to launch reconnaissance flights

Trump claims he's signed "more legislation than anybody"

700 people have left the EPA this year because the Trump administration fulfilled its promise to basically wipe out the agency

Here Is the Worst Anti-Science BS of 2017

If during the Cold War the Soviets had been able to sell this “deep state” baloney to Americans, to sow distrust of our own FBI and CIA, we would all be speaking Russian by now. The collaborators in Congress must be voted out now!

Recall @NancyPelosi Aug 2016 memo to Paul Ryan: NRCC's use of docs stolen by Russians plays into the hands of US' most dangerous adversary...makes the @GOP complicit in aiding RU gov't in its effort to influence US elections. Ryan did not reply

Private prison investors set for giant windfall from Trump tax bill

2017 Was the Year I Learned About My White Privilege

Trump just appointed this unqualified person to run the Great Lakes region for the EPA-- 85% of America's fresh water supply. She has no science background and never attended college. She can do far more damage than that unqualified judged. RETWEET to say NO to Cathy Stepp!

Republicans understood the tax bill's flaws. It will be up to Democrats fix it

BNY Mellon freezes $22 bln in Kazakhstan assets

Look at all the companies that are already using their #TrumpTax break for stock buybacks that do nothing to help average Americans

Trump sent fewer Mexicans home from U.S. in 2017 than Obama in 2016

Devin Nunes is doing the work of the WH, rather than doing the work of the House Intel. Committee

Politicians, advocacy groups and citizens took to social media to voice their concern after the release of the #ParadisePapers.

Video: FT Forecasts 2018: Big tech to face regulatory pressure

The most consequential environmental stories of 2017

Trump builds his 2018 political message by rebranding Obamas economic legacy

Air Pollution Contributes to More Than 20,000 Deaths a Year

USATODAY Editorial Board asks a simple question: if Donald is innocent, why the smear campaign?

Kremlin says Russian opposition leader Navalny's call for nationwide protests will be investigated

Dollar falls broadly; commodity currencies stand tall

5 lessons from a Republican year of governing dangerously

She Imports Trumps Foreign Labor. Now Shes Running for Congress.

How Trump could kill the Iran nuclear deal in January

Psychiatrists: President trump 'is a danger to the public, and the international community.'


Ex-Acting CIA Director Mike Morell and ex-House Intel Chair Mike Rogers say Russia is still launching cyberattacks on the U.S., using Twitter to discredit the FBI, attack ABC News, criticize the Obama admin, and target Repubs who speak out against Trump


"I don’t think people grasp the scale of this": Rising CO2 levels are changing the food we eat for the worse

Many U.S. charities are worried the tax overhaul could spur a ‘landmark shift in philanthropy,’ speeding along the decline of middle-class donors and transforming charitable gift-giving into a pursuit largely left to the wealthy

"That man does not belong in Congress, and I don't care which party he's in": Former White House ethics counsel Richard Painter reacts to Rep. Francis Rooney calling for a "purge" at the FBI

The head of The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board defends their scathing Hatch editorial, says Utahns would be "spared the embarrassment" of the current senator "sucking up to the president" if Romney took Hatch's seat.

Dem lawmaker rips Trump: "He's a bait-and-switch con man"

"It's a new type of attack on America. This is not a terrorist attack where you can see the consequences immediately. It's not a military attack where you can see the consequences immediately. This is a slow erosion of our confidence and our democracy."

Trump has no public events scheduled tomorrow for the third day in a row, according to the W.H.

After living in Washington for nearly a year, President Donald Trump has yet to enjoy a single non-working meal at a restaurant that doesn’t pay him rent.

It’s Maine Shrimp Season, Without the Shrimp

Editorial: E.U. Reminds Poland How a Democracy Acts

Analysis | Trump has signed the fewest new laws at this point of any recent president

Roy Moore Asks Alabama Court to Block Election’s Certification

‘America first’? So far, Trump’s foreign policy mostly puts America last.