Monday, April 30, 2018

Opinion: Trump was outrageous in Michigan. So where’s the outrage?

WH claims Iran has a nuclear weapons program. Imagine how demoralizing it must be to read that if you’re an intelligence analyst who has repeatedly confirmed otherwise. Or a State official devoted to diplomacy. Or a soldier familiar w the cost of another Middle Eastern conflict.

BREAKING: WaPo: Conservative House allies of President Trump have drafted articles of impeachment against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the ongoing special counsel probe, setting up a possible GOP showdown over the federal Russia investigation

Per pool, Trump has arrived Trump International Hotel in D.C. This is his 152nd day at a Trump property as president.

unending Stamina

Mueller Has Dozens of Inquiries for Trump in Broad Quest on Russia Ties and Obstruction

Bye-bye GOP. You can follow Trump off the cliff but you are not taking our democracy with you. Millions of Americans will vote Democratic this November and both the Senate and House in January will start doing their job

WATCH: GOP Senate candidate attacks McConnell as "cocaine Mitch" in new ad

NEW: EPA whistleblower says Scott Pruitt "bald faced lied" to Congress.

Pence's doctor alerted WH aides about Ronny Jackson concerns last fall

A supporter of Rep. Chris Collins helped a registered Republican run on the Green Party ticket to split the Dem vote

Twitter Sold Data Access to Cambridge Analytica–Linked Researcher

McCain: I can break with Trump and "vote my conscience" now

Trump campaign has paid portions of Michael Cohen's legal fees: Sources

Rubio admits GOP tax cut is a bust: ‘No evidence that money’s been poured back into the American worker’

A Florida doctor used his Mar-a-Lago connections to hold up a $16 billion deal to transform the VA’s digital records system

#BREAKING: “It is a huge cache of documents captured by Israel, proving Iran has deceived the world with respect to its nuclear program.”

BREAKING: We just filed a complaint against Mick Mulvaney over misleading the Senate during his confirmation process and failing to pay debts lawfully owed by his company

Editorial: Joy Reid’s Journalistic Ethics

Cruz pushes McConnell to try to repeal ObamaCare again

GOP reserves millions of dollars in air time months ahead of midterm elections

Guns banned from National Rifle Convention event during Mike Pence address.

U.S. pending home sales increased less than forecast in March

It’s not reasonable to keep inviting people who prevaricate like this. “Chris Wallace Presses Jason Miller for Claiming ‘Nothing There’ in Mueller Probe: ‘We Don’t Know That.'

Michelle Wolf’s WHCD Honesty Is What America Needs Right Now

Devin Nunes Is the Emblematic Republican Hack of the Trump Era

Exclusive: U.S. EPA grants biofuels waiver to billionaire Icahn's oil refinery - sources

Opinion: Shut up about Michelle Wolf if you’ve been silent on Trump’s offenses

A West Palm Beach doctor’s ties to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago social circle have enabled him to hold up the biggest health information technology project in history — the transformation of the VA’s digital records system.

Another day of Trump's treasonous smokescreen tweets

Trump Justice Dept removes language about freedom of the press from internal manual

New: @realDonaldTrump expected to address NRA annual meeting later this week, 2 sources familiar with the matter tell me

Macron and Trump celebrated a gifted oak tree on the White House lawn. Now it's gone.

Opinion: Mick Mulvaney shows why we need to radically change our elections

VP Pence to fund raise with Carl Higbie who says he stands by his comments that 75% of veterans with PTSD are faking it

Opinion: Michelle Wolf got it just right

John Bolton said Sunday that the U.S. is using the “Libya model” as it seeks to denuclearize the Korean peninsula—a process that led to the destabilization of that country and the death of its dictator, and one that has drawn North Korea’s ire in the past

Ronny Jackson won’t return to old job as Trump’s physician

Comedian Michelle Wolf was the big winner of the White House Correspondents' Dinner — not Trump,

White House Correspondents' Association: Michelle Wolf's routine was “not in the spirit” of our mission

Former George W. Bush ethics lawyer chooses to run for U.S. Senate as a Democrat

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Guns and religion: How American conservatives grew closer to Putin’s Russia

Comey: I would still doubt Trump's credibility even if he's under oath

Putin is drowning in Syria

Parkland student swipes at Kanye West after he says she's his hero: My hero is the man who stopped the Waffle House shooter

"Anti-Catholic bias at play in replacing the chaplain of the House"

Gun injuries fall during NRA conventions, study says

#BREAKING Libya denuclearization model for N.Korea: Bolton

Bolton sends message to NK via Gaddafi's grave. Sabotage.

Before @POTUS hangs up the “Mission Accomplished” banner, he needs to realize North Korea has long a history of vacillating between confrontation and conciliation. We must seize this opportunity to test whether North Korea is serious, but we need to go in with our eyes wide open.

Death of Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb

Death of Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb - Wikipedia

T-Mobile and Sprint have agreed to combine in a $26.5 billion merger

Mike Pence thinks that the Scott Walker is the "best governor in America,”

FBI interviewed Russian MMA fighter linked to Trump and Putin: report

Michelle Wolf hits back at criticism of her Huckabee Sanders jokes: They were all about her "despicable behavior"

"Mr. Trump realizes he's in a lot of trouble, and he's in panic mode," says Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti, as the National Enquirer takes on Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen

Russia's covert mission in Syria uncovered

“He has helped you sell your papers and your books and your TV. You helped create this monster and now you are profiting from him.” — Michelle Wolf to the media

Let's not forget the stunningly long list of women who've accused Trump of sexual assault

Hawaii passes ban on gay conversion therapy

The National Enquirer Cover - A paper that does whatever Trump wants.

I just can’t let this go... no one should. @realDonaldTrump never addressed one of the great American hero stories of our generation, because he was black.

"Did Donald Trump Jr. Admit to Violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?," the latest from Orin Kerr:

Trump: If I don't get the wall in September "we will close down the country."

President @realDonaldTrump: "You watch @Comey and you watch the way he lies... I did you a great favor when I fired this guy."

Crowd chants "NOBEL, NOBEL, NOBEL" at President @realDonaldTrump rally.

Even as cities like Boston, SF and Atlanta benefit from a massive influx of younger workers, they're failing those same workers when it comes to housing

Jill Stein's campaign refuses to turn over all campaign documents on Russia for Senate probe

Please Stay, Justice Kennedy. America Needs You.

Good reminder that Russian policy is to support the far Left *and* the far Right

#WHCD host Michelle Wolf: “Trump’s so broke. How broke is he? He had to borrow money from the Russians and now he’s compromised and susceptible to blackmail and possibly responsible for the collapse of the republic!”

WATCH: Trump warns: I know things about Tester that would cause him to lose an election

Shafer: Trump's attempt to distance himself from his attorney did his embattled loyal aide no favors

WATCH: Trump blasts journalists for attending the "phony" White House Correspondents' Dinner

Secretary Pompeo: Saudi Arabia's security is a priority for the United States. We'll continue to work closely with our Saudi partners to counter threats to this country's security. That starts with Iran. Iran destabilizes this entire region.

House chaplain’s mysterious firing triggers uproar

The cost of Trump’s deserted government

MICHELLE WOLF: I think what no one in this room wants to admit is that Trump has helped all of you...he has helped you sell your papers & your books & your TV. You helped create this monster and now you’re profiting off of him.

Trump strangely says (twice) that "nobody knows what a community college is," seems to think that vocational schools don't currently exist and need to be brought back. (via Fox)

Trump: If Dems win in 2018 midterms, they'll impeach me


Trump now claims that Natalia Veselnitskaya is only saying she's an "informant" with ties to the Kremlin because Putin realized how hard Trump has been on Russia and he wants to make the U.S. more chaotic.

A desperate Merkel gets Trumped

“We no longer have diplomatic capacity.” —@RonanFarrow on China’s rise over the U.S. as American diplomacy disappears around the world (which takes a page right out of “Soft Power”

Michelle Wolf COMPLETE REMARKS at 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner (C-SPAN

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Ex-CIA chief shreds Trump: "You diminish the Office of the Presidency"

"Justice Gorsuch, make the originalist's case against Trump's travel ban"

“Clapper lied about (fraudulent) Dossier leaks to CNN” @foxandfriends FoxNews He is a lying machine who now works for Fake News CNN.

"Paul Ryan did not even have the courtesy to inform Conroy of his decision in person. He sent an underling to fire the respected Jesuit priest."

UPDATED: Trump calls on Tester to resign for Jackson for spreading allegations against Ronny Jackson

The poor don’t have a prayer in today’s Washington

Citigroup loaned Jared Kushner’s family business $325 million after a White House meeting with Jared. Jared and Ivanka also personally owe Citigroup at least $1 million.


FBI agents who sent anti-Trump texts also spoke of "profound sense of loss" after Comey firing


Four months later, Democrats still fiercely oppose the GOP tax law

The Flynn’s have been on Moscow’s payroll for years

BUSTED: Republicans are working on a ‘secret plan’ to repeal Obamacare

Mike Pompeo was the Koch brothers’ top recipient. The 11 Senators on the foreign relations committee who voted in favor of his Secretary of State nomination received over $700,000 from Koch industries

The leaked emails indicate that Veselnitskaya had a high degree of influence over Kremlin officials. She drafted the response that they supplied to US prosecutors in an attempt to stymie a DOJ civil lawsuit against her client, a wealthy Russian businessman.

Ryan turns his back on Catholicism

Ryan's ouster of House chaplain ignites religious firestorm

An Open Letter to Roseanne

The House Chaplain led Congress in prayer for a tax bill that showed compassion for the poor. In response, Speaker Ryan fired him.This incident tells you everything you need to know about today's Republican Party

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and his father-in-law Fima Shusterman loaned $26 million to #Ukraine-born taxi mogul in weed biz — Semyon "Sam"

Caught Red Handed!

A picture is worth a thousand words. Here is @seanhannity on 3/29/18 signing to receive a $8.4M loan from HUD for one of his apartment complexes.

EPA staff in ‘despair’ after Pruitt blame game

The Russia Investigations: The House Intel Committee Duels Over Evidence. Again

WATCH: Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Clinton to the Trump campaign and was at the centre of the controversial Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, has just been on @NBCNews and admitted that she is a Putin informant.

Angela Merkel no longer even TRIES to hide her true feelings about Donnie.

Heroic Russian dissident, @vkaramurza who’s survived two Russian assassination attempts, calls for an Australian Magnitsky Act in powerful interview w/@SteveCannane

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya DID follow-up on the Trump Tower meeting just days after Trump's election. And it appears they were ready for payback on the Magnitsky Act.

How does Pail Ryan deal with people he doesn’t want to talk to? He has them arrested.

If a Russian banker with strong ties to the NRA laughs in the face of investigations into Russian money in our elections, it’s because he thinks American rule of law is a joke. I think we need to prove him wrong—that’s why I’ve asked 2 committees to investigate NRA dark money.

E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce is largest since 2006

Here's what an end to the 68-year Korean War would mean

Was Jeff Sessions aware of a proposed Trump-Putin back channel?

Trump detests FISA abuse, except when he’s doin’ it. Trump’s attempted to hot-wire the FISA system to spy on his own political enemies

Michael Pillsbury: "Perhaps @POTUS has earned two Nobel Peace Prizes."

Trump Tower is on fire in Azerbaijani capital Baku


The Democrats Are the Party of Fiscal Responsibility

Is the End of Trump's Presidency Near?

Projections on the wall of the Federal Building in San Francisco last night by local activists-

"Hannity is a very wealthy man. So is Donald Trump. It appears that part of the way they became rich was by decrying welfare for poor folks, then grabbing it for themselves," writes Paul Begala

“Robert Mueller is an American legend, the President is a dirtbag” ~ Phil Mudd

"Truth prevails": Andrea Constand hails Cosby verdict

Why Facebook fears the new European privacy rules

'Mass firing' at conservative site RedState

A direct line of communication between the Kremlin-connected Agalarov family and the Trump family was open during the transition after Trump’s election, BuzzFeed News has learned

Michael Avenatti has indicated that Stormy Daniels might file a new legal claim or suit next week alleging that Trump libeled her last week when he said on Twitter that she was engaged in a “con job.”

Rep. Claudia Tenney suggested most mass shooters are Democrats and called for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton

Silencing His Critics! Paul Ryan's firing of Father Conroy should worry us all

Analysis: Parsing Trump’s story about saving more than $999 million on building an embassy in Jerusalem

He's been hanging with the "lets bring about Armageddon" crowd who are just crazy for symbolism

Keith Davidson had a boilerplate NDA & was caught up in an FBI investigation re Hulk Hogan