Wednesday, October 31, 2018

What happens if the GOP retains control of the House?

Spirit Lake Tribe has just filed an Emergency Motion for a restraining order against the North Dakota law that is blocking Native Americans from voting:

A new campaign ad for Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) features great American pastimes like playing baseball, riding a rollercoaster, football, and hunting. In this case, however, the ad appears to use stock footage shot in Russia and Estonia

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — The son and daughter of a Missouri House candidate are urging people not to vote for him because he regularly espouses racial and homophobic views and dislikes Jews and Muslims

White House insiders suggest Kellyanne Conway and Steve Mnuchin are not long for this West Wing

Russia Arkhangelsk blast: Teen blows himself up at FSB office, says FSB "fabricates cases and tortures people".

"I've turned in my ballot. I voted for Andrew Gillum" said former Florida Republican congressman David Jolly. "The reason is simple: it's because I've served with Ron DeSantis."

BREAKING: WOW Former Virginia Republican Sen. John Warner Endorsed Democrat House candidate Leslie Cockburn

2 out of 3 seniors in nursing homes are paid for by Medicaid, but President Trump’s agenda would gut Medicaid by $1 trillion. That means less care for seniors just when they need it most.

Shep Smith vs. the rest of Fox News: Migrant caravan edition

More Trump and @FoxNews Inspired F@CKING STUPIDITY - rally-goer spouts wild conspiracy theory on MSNBC: George Soros controls 'all of these voting machines'

A judge has denied Brian Kemp's request to pause a court order that told Georgia not to reject absentee ballots for signature mismatches. "The public interest is best served by allowing qualified absentee voters to vote and have their votes counted."

Ted Cruz is suuuch a liar. Says he "hasn't seen" the legal arguments on #BirthrightCitizenship by executive order. This is him in 2011 literally saying "I've looked at the legal arguments" against #BirthrightCitizenship and they are "not very good."

The Anti-Defamation League is calling for Steve King to be formally censured over his anti-Semitic words and actions.

What happened to that middle class tax cut that you promised everyone a few weeks ago?

Not sure who and what you can vote for? Head over to to look up your state, learn who's running to represent you, which measures you can help decide, and more. Read up, and get ready to vote on November 6. — Barack Obama

Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about! Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border!

The Facebook Dilemma, Part One (full film) | FRONTLINE

Unsealed after nearly 45 years: Grand jury was prepared to indict President Richard Nixon on four criminal counts

Meet The Fox Board That Doesn't Want To Talk About Fox News’ Conspiracy-Theory Habit

Taylor Swift Urges Fans To Vote Against ‘Fear Based Extremism’

Republican mailer depicts a Jewish candidate gripping cash and grinning. The GOP is defending it.

George Conway (husband of Kellyanne) and Neal Katyal: Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship is unconstitutional

Oprah Is Going To Georgia To Campaign With Stacey Abrams.

This is a political stunt. These troops legally cannot do anything other than logistics support. Gross misuse of our military, taking them away from exercises and work meant to truly defend America.

I’m old enough to remember when conservatives swore a president moving US soldiers around Texas for exercises was a prelude to martial law

NY Times columnist explains Trump's downfall: President without shame, a party without spine and TV network without integrity

Treasury Expects to Issue Over $1 Trillion in Debt in 2018 - WSJ This is immoral. Our children and grandchildren will pay a heavy price. — Jeb Bush

Here are 6 Republicans who would be deported under change to birthright citizenship — including Donald Trump

Rep. Rohrabacher’s office received 2000 phone calls from his constituents urging a NO vote on Trumpcare, which eliminated healthcare protections. He received 5 calls to vote yes. Dana voted yes.

BREAKING: In the wake of the mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue, FedEx is ending a program that offers discounts for business members of the @NRA. The move suggests "the NRA no longer has the clout to frighten the corporate world."

Oh look, it's really easy to get around Facebook rules on political advertising

Trump, self-described ‘nationalist,’ turns midterms into a forum on American identity

The press is not the enemy of the people but the best defense against tyranny. We need to vigorously defend the freedom of the press. It’s essential for our democracy.

Trump's birthright citizenship comments just made life harder for Republicans in tight races

Very worrying story. Two Saudi sisters aged 16 and 22 found dead in Hudson River with bodies bound together by tape after reportedly applying for political asylum in the US

Loren Jacobs, who was invited onstage by VP Pence to speak at a rally in Michigan, was defrocked 15 years ago, according to a spokeswoman for the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations.

Border Patrol warns Texas landowners about ‘possible armed civilians’ in area due to caravan: report

The Great Lakes Were Trump Country, but Not Anymore

GOP senators press Trump to cut off nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia

The radicalization of an alleged domestic terrorist

You can't believe a single word Rick Scott says, especially when it comes to health insurance and guaranteeing coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

A man hatched a plot in 2016 with two others to kill Somali refugees by blowing up an apartment complex that had a mosque. His lawyer is asking for a more lenient sentence, arguing that the court consider the case's "backdrop": Trump's polarizing rhetoric

Chris Cuomo Reveals What Trump Is Borrowing From Hitler And Stalin

My father is 96 and a half years old. In his long life he has never seen anything like what’s happening to our country. I love him. And I want the country he fought his whole life for.

Gunshot wounds in children account for $270M in medical charges annually

The suspect allegedly told an FBI informant he could offer guidance in building a car bomb destined for Mexico.

So much for the “Kavanaugh Bump.

This campaign has been the most inspiring, most hopeful, most thrilling journey of my life. Putting our full faith in the people of Texas

FACT: Donald Trump would end birthright citizenship. — Hillary Clinton May 5, 2016

Veterans slam President Trump for his border "stunt"

It is not known which investigation was referred to the Justice Department. Mr. Zinke is the subject of at least 18 known federal investigations into allegations of ethical misconduct or other policy violations.

Pittsburgh protester to Trump: 'You're the one who can stop' these tragedies

Meanwhile: The Treasury is going to issue $1.338 trillion in new debt this year--that's trillion with a T--more than double the amount in 2017.

Messianic Rabbi At Pence Event Was Yet Another Dog Whistle To Evangelicals

Reports that the federal government is attempting to establish a narrow legal definition of gender prompts swift outrage from psychology, civil liberty and transgender rights organizations

The Blue Wave election cannot happen without your vote. Let’s make our country better on November 6. Locate your polling place now

When Republicans say they want to protect people with pre-existing conditions, they are lying to you

This resistance has been fueled by your calls to Congress, your marches, your protests, your grassroots activism. You have proven the power of our voices when we raise them together. Finish the job. Keep fighting.

Trump stokes false 'invasion' fears to the detriment of Americans

Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered four weeks ago. We’re still waiting for answers.

Another tribe in North Dakota has filed a lawsuit over the state's voter ID rules in an effort to make sure American Indians can vote next week

"The office of consoler-in-chief is vacant right now in America," says Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell about President Trump. "He's created a permissive environment in our country where he stokes hate and it looks like it's inspiring individuals to carry out these deadly acts."

Happy Halloween

ECB won't make much progress raising interest rates because it'll tighten just as the U.S. economy slows, Pimco says

Democrats trying to gain control of the U.S. House are looking to California’s farm belt to flip a seat. The race has been flooded with more than $10 million from outside groups.

Newest Trump, Inc. episode: Rudy Giuliani’s mystery trips to Russia, Armenia and Ukraine

WATCH: Trump’s motorcade forced to turn around after thousands of protesters flood Pittsburgh streets

Treasurer for independent candidate in Kansas Governor race resigns to instead support Democrat Laura Kelly, saying “Electing Kris Kobach governor is one of the worst things that could happen to our state.”

.@realDonaldTrump’s new claim that he can unilaterally end the Constitution’s guarantee of citizenship (a power he does not have) shows his desperation to distract from the GOP’s attacks on Medicare, Medicaid & people with pre-existing conditions.

Exclusive: Leaked Documents show Trump administration was told "only small percentage" of caravan migrants would reach border

The information was received before the administration moved ahead with plans to deploy more than 5,200 troops to the border, according to operational documents obtained by Newsweek.

Joe Biden: "I am sick and tired of this administration. I'm sick and tired of what's going on. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired, and I hope you are, too. Three times— three times this past week, the forces of hate have terrorized our fellow Americans."

.@MeghanMcCain for some reason brings our org into her conversation about guns with future Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams. Gets drown out by audience applause for Abrams’ position.

Analysis: U.S. borrowing on pace to top $1.3 trillion this year, the highest since 2010

Social media is the machine gun of modern disinformation war

The 14th Amendment confers U.S. citizenship to persons born in the United States. To incite his base, @realDonaldTrump wants to change the Constitution by fiat. Ours is a country governed by rule of law and Donald Trump is not king.

In 2012, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. faced potential charges of felony fraud. But the Manhattan DA dropped the case after meeting with a Trump lawyer who happened to be a campaign donor.

Mattis calls for ceasefire in Yemen within 30 days

Breaking: Fmr Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday, a person familiar with the matter said. This is at least the third time Bannon has met with Mueller’s team

About 17 people showed up to a Steve Bannon event in Topeka, Kansas. Not a typo.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Taylor Swift posted on Instagram that she has voted for Phil Bredesen for Tennessee Senate.

Holding signs that say "denounce white nationalism," a mass of protesters sings in Pittsburgh as Pres. Trump and the first family visit the Tree of Life synagogue in the wake of deadly mass shooting

Now they're trying to tell Native Americans in Sioux County SD that their votes will be disqualified on the basis of the *color of the ink* they use to vote. Apparently they're going to throw everything they've got at this. Just astonishing.

Russia Is Meddling In The Midterms. The White House Just Isn't Talking About It

Colin Powell, Dismayed, Says Donald Trump Has Turned America From 'We the People' to 'Me the President'

Nothing makes the Russians happier than the theme of an impending civil war in the United States. Don't fall for it.

US Attorney Andrew Lelling's office has released a statement on the death of James "Whitey" Bulger

Mueller Wants the FBI to Look at a Scheme to Discredit Him The special counsel says a woman was offered money to fabricate sexual-harassment claims against him.

The Interior Department Inspector General has referred one of its ongoing probes into Ryan Zinke to the Justice Department for further investigation

The Constitution is clear. If Pres. Trump’s pre-Election Day ploy to unconstitutionally end birthright citizenship moves forward, we will see him in court.

Pilot "Sully" Sullenberger: "This is not the America I know and love"

There is a growing call for Rep. Steve King to be expelled from Congress.

Might to time for a refresher on the Posse Comitatus Act, which restricts how presidents use US military on domestic soil

WATCH: Trump declaring that he intends to end birthright citizenship by executive order,

Sen. Jeff Flake called the anti-George Soros segments "taxpayer-funded" anti-Semitism."

President Donald Trump, his three eldest children and his company are accused in a class action lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court of using their brand to make millions by coaxing unsophisticated investors to participate in fraudulent schemes

Report: Trump Clocks in About Three Hours of Work on a Good Day

#KY06 - A tight race in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District has attracted a number of prominent Republicans to come campaign there

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60% in just over four decades, as accelerating pollution, deforestation, climate change and other manmade factors have created a "mindblowing" crisis, the World Wildlife Fund warns in a damning new report

State Attorneys General: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

"Once you arm and have people in synagogues, in mosques, in churches, and schools, you start to have them in daycares ... We might as well move into a prison at that point because we're living in a police state."

Using new reporting by @craigunger & @lukeharding1968, @20committee looks at how to interpret KGB/StB interest in Trump -- now known to date back to the 1970s, and possibly involving "illegals."