Wednesday, January 10, 2018

“You can’t say things that are false, knowingly false, and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account." —Donald Trump.

Fox host Shep Smith fact-checks Trump: "The president again calling the Russia investigation a 'Democratic hoax.' It is not.

Today at the Supreme Court I spoke with Mayor of Oak Harbor, Ohio, Joe Helle. Joe is a veteran and public servant who was purged from the voter rolls in Ohio. The Supreme Court should set a standard that protects the vote of all Americans.

BREAKING: @NYCMayor is announcing that #NewYork will be the first major city to divest from fossil fuels in its massive pension plan, and that the city is suing the five largest fossil fuel companies

APNewsBreak: U.S. immigration agents descend on dozens of 7-Eleven stores to open employment audits and interview workers.

BREAKING: In the next 48 hours, the Trump Administration is planning to issue policy on how states can stop people from receiving Medicaid coverage if they don’t have a job.

This incompetent shambolic choad thinks that he's on a reality TV set. No, really. Listen to this.

Trump declines to commit to Mueller interview

Dianne Feinstein survived childhood abuse, assassination attempts, and a brutal fight with the CIA. Now it’s time to take on Trump.

This Weed Killer Is Wreaking Havoc on America’s Crops

Serving #CA49 has been the privilege of a lifetime. From the bottom of my heart - thank you - to everyone for your support and the honor of serving you all these years. My full statement on my decision not to seek reelection

Cyprus company sues ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort for financial fraud

Quite surprising that Justice Gorsuch, aka Mr. Textualist, would remain silent in the oral argument of a major case hinging on statutory interpretation

The Supreme Court may be poised to green-light mass voter purges

Exclusive: Trump sold $35M worth of real estate in 2017, most of it to secretive buyers

Facebook must 'follow the money' to uncover extent of Russian meddling

Chris Christie wants the Trump admin to exempt New Jersey from offshore drilling, The Hill reports

Mueller adds prosecutor who specializes in cyber-crimes.

APNewsBreak: U.S. immigration agents descend on dozens of 7-Eleven stores to open employment audits and interview workers.

SPOTTED leaving Capitol Hill together: FBI Dir Chris Wray & Dep AG Rod Rosenstein

If you have Apple devices, don’t forget to perform the latest OS update containing mitigations against ‘Meltdown’ & ‘Spectre’ chip flaws. Don’t put it off, these are serious vulnerabilities that have been published for every hacker to see.

The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues. There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes.

Foreign spies are watching — and probably targeting — Fox News Channel

Ex-CIA analyst explains how foreign powers could influence Trump by compromising Fox News employees

Top National Security Experts explain why the Russia thing *is* a big deal and should matter to you too:

Why Republicans Love Dumb Presidents

We haven't heard the last of Felix Sater. He's been quite chatty.

SCOOP: How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List

Where is the Republican outrage as Trump turns America into a banana republic?

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GOP negotiators say Trump aide Stephen Miller is standing in the way of an immigration deal

Still not ready for the next Russian election interference campaign...

Baltimore City schools are facing a potential state investigation after teachers posted photos of students bundled up in freezing classrooms. The photos led the closure of some schools. Furious parents packed into a school board meeting on Tuesday

Republicans are furious with Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein for revealing closed-door testimony from the Russia investigation. She released more than 300 pages of comments from Glenn Simpson, the head of Fusion GPS

Marijuana shops in Mass. go cash-only with fear of federal crackdown

Donald Trump is a money-laundering front for organized crime. And Semion Mogilevich owns him

Senate Democrats have announced that a bill that would block the FCC from repealing net neutrality rules now has 40 co-sponsors

Julian Assange's stay in London embassy untenable, says Ecuador

A new Democratic report blames Trump's inaction on countering Russia's attempts to meddle in elections for impeding a national strategy to combat them.

Perspective: Public school buildings are falling apart, and students are suffering for it

How Much Has ‘Climate Change’ Been Scrubbed From Federal Websites?

The White House has not disclosed the names and specialties of the medical professionals who will be evaluating President Trump

Previous ties to Germany's Deutsche Bank may spur recusals by two new top U.S. Attorneys in New York

Sinclair Broadcasting will likely face demands to sell TV stations to get its Tribune deal approved

US debt, dollar hit by report of Chinese rethink on Treasury purchases

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to restart the DACA program, which protects young undocumented immigrants

SCOOP: Interior now subjects grants to universities, non-profits that engage in advocacy to political review, to ensure they meet Zinke's "Top Ten Priorities"

Murdoch looks to add 10 Sinclair stations to Fox

“Never before has a U.S. president so clearly ignored such a grave and growing threat to U.S. national security,”

Trump suggests bringing back earmarks

The Five Eyes (Canada, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, in addition to us) are our CLOSEST intelligence partners. BOTH Australia and a former intelligence officer in the U.K. provided intel to the U.S. that they believed were a nat'l security risk.

“The report advocates for social media companies to do a better job of auditing their platforms to determine the full extent of Russian disinformation flowing across them.”

Ecuador set to remove Julian Assange from London embassy

Netanyahu’s son brags about prostitutes, $20 billion deal for friend’s dad in strip club rant

Democrats punch back on Russia


Dem: Zinke removing Florida from offshore drilling expansion while keeping other states will be struck down in court

In only 300 days, we will win, but only if you are registered to vote, have a proper ID, and help friends that need assistance. Go here for help.

My question is: why in the world would @realDonaldTrump renominate Kathleen Hartnett White to chair the Council on Environmental Quality after her disastrous nomination hearing in November?? She is wildly unqualified to serve in this position – she outright rejects basic science.

A growing number of Russians are coming to the U.S. to give birth. These kids will have the right to live and work here, receive social services and, when they turn 21, will have the right to sponsor their parents for an American Green Card.

US to loosen nuclear weapons constraints and develop more 'usable' warheads

CNN: Bannon group shopped anti-Trump document linking him to mobsters in 2015

Social media is full of Russian women boasting about coming to America to give birth, sometimes staying at Trump properties

How money laundering works in real estate


The mayors of Massachusetts – Republicans and Democrats – are worried about @realDonaldTrump’s proposed cuts to the Community Development Block Grant. When mayors ring the alarm bell, we need to listen.

Another GOP lawmaker (Idaho) commits suicide amid sexual abuse investigation

A tsunami warning for Puerto Rico and the USVI, because those folks don’t have enough worries. Any reporter who asks Trump officials about Oprah and not this should just quit.

Thailand’s prime minister sets up a cardboard cutout of himself at a press event, tells reporters to direct their questions to the cardboard. Then he walks out.

Kaine hits Zinke for excluding Florida from offshore drilling plan while not excluding Virginia: "I wonder why"

Teacher forced out of school board meeting for asking tough questions is handcuffed, arrested. Here’s the riveting video.

NEW: FBI had a "walk-in" whistleblower from the Trump campaign, Glenn Simpson testified

Recent Poll Shows Americans Think @realDonaldTrump Trump Likely to Start a War & U.S. Is Less Respected Worldwide!

Alex Azar wants to smile and pretend he’s different from @realDonaldTrump’s last HHS Secretary, Tom Price. But I don’t see the difference. They both want to tear down Medicaid.

MIT prof: "I think what the administration is not realizing is it’s not really regulation that’s killing coal; it’s cheap natural gas,"

Enough is enough of the #fake #RussianDossier. Just filed a defamation action against @BuzzFeedNews for publishing the lie filled document on @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and me!

Early election forecast: Republicans could lose 38 seats and House majority

Trump & Netanyahu are playing the same game. Corruption & Children just as corrupt!

Nothing less than the safety and security of our country is on the line. Republicans must abandon their failure to #FollowTheFacts over the last year.

White House tells aides to decide whether they're staying in 2018

How The Fusion GPS Founders Testimony Fits In The Russia Saga

How to Fix Facebook—Before It Fixes Us

Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Ohios Use-It Or Lose-it Voter System

GOP Retirements Hit Record Level Ahead Of Midterm Fight

Lawrence: The 'most important act' since Trump's inauguration

Senate Judiciary ranking member Dianne Feinstein broke with Senate traditions and norms by releasing a transcript Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson's testimony about the dossier over the objections of Republican Chairman Chuck Grassley.

Taking #Florida off the table for offshore drilling but not #California violates the legal standard of arbitrary and capricious agency action. California and other coastal states also rely on our beautiful coasts for tourism and our economy. I believe courts will strike this down

Ex-Judiciary aide on what we learned from Fusion GPS transcript

Ron Klain, fmr. chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he would've pushed Sen. Feinstein to release Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson's testimony. Lawrence O'Donnell also talks with Trump biographer Tim O'Brien, who is referenced in the transcript.

SCOOP — White House Official Floated Withdrawing U.S. Forces to Please Putin

Top Republican breaks with Grassley, says he's "glad" Feinstein released Fusion GPS transcrip

What you need to know about Christopher Steele, the FBI and the Trump ‘dossier’

My opponent @DevinNunes didn’t want you to see the #FusionGPS transcripts because they prove his attacks on law enforcement and the @FBI were a shameful attempt to cover for #Trump

After first outing herself to defend David Boies in a letter to The New York Times, Sarah Ransome is giving up the pseudonym "Jane Doe 43" in a sexual trafficking lawsuit against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

Trump’s line agreeing (momentarily) with Sen. Feinstein on a clean DACA bill — “Yeah, I would like to do it” — is missing from official White House transcript

Sen. Whitehouse: Dossier has held up well despite GOP attacks

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse talks with Rachel Maddow about Republican efforts to derail the Trump Russia investigation and how the release of the Fusion GPS transcript puts an end to the misleading narrative they were trying to construct.

Opacity of Trump's Russia dealings drew Fusion GPS attention

Rachel Maddow reads highlights from the Fusion GPS Senate Judiciary transcript in which co-founder Glenn Simpson describes the broad scope of their project and how the opacity of Donald Trump's Russia dealings caused them to seek out a Russia specialist.

Feinstein defies Republicans, publishes Fusion GPS transcript

Rachel Maddow reports on the release by Senator Diane Feinstein of the transcript of the House Judiciary Committee testimony of Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, the company that commissioned the Trump Russia dossier.