Friday, January 12, 2018

Grassley gets hammered at a town hall in rural Iowa - a county where Trump won 65% of the vote - for “protecting” Trump in Russia probe, among other things

JUST IN: GOP senators in meeting claim they "do not recall" Trump's "shithole countries" remark

O'Keefe: Trump asked me to get Obama’s college records

It’s hard to be truly angry at Trump because he hasn’t made any secret of his white supremacist views. I’m angry at all the Republicans who should know better but who are normalizing our racist-in-chief.

Tax officials reduce Trump’s tax bill on D.C. hotel by nearly $1 million

Many of the companies that have recently announced bonuses have been paying tax rates below 21% for year


Former President of Maryland-Based transportation company indicted on 11 counts related to Foreign Bribery, Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme - Mark Lambert allegedly paid bribes to a Russian official to win nuclear fuel transportation contract

Trump Thinks Only Black People Are on Welfare, but, Really, White Americans Receive Most Benefits

With the Stormy Daniels story out there now, seems like a good time to resurface this. It was but a blip during the election

Asked if President Trump's comments about Haiti and African countries jeopardize relationships, Sec. Tillerson waves to reporters and walks away

Here's a photo of Ms. Daniels at that L.A. event for Trump

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating $33 million to send 1,000 Dreamers to college

BREAKING: The WSJ reports that Michael Cohen, a Trump attorney, arranged for Stephanie Clifford, known in the porn industry as Stormy Daniels, to receive $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement to keep quiet about a Trump sexual encounter 1 month before the 2016 election.

ICYMI: Trump’s longtime business partner, Felix Sater, has longstanding ties to Russia’s “boss of bosses” Semion Mogilevich.

Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, arranged a $130,000 payment to a former adult-film star a month before the 2016 election as part of an agreement that precluded her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump, WSJ reports.

JUST IN: GOP senator: Graham confirmed Trump made "shithole countries" remark

Richard Cordray is stepping down as head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

WATCH LIVE: Pres. Trump signs Martin Luther King Day proclamation, day after he reportedly called Haiti and African nations "sh*thole countries" in an Oval Office meeting

The U.S. House of Representatives could soon vote to do something truly historic and deeply dangerous: authorize the warrantless surveillance of Americans. That’s unless Democratic leaders — starting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — speak out.

ALERT: @LesterHoltNBC will anchor an @NBCNews Special Report around 11:30 a.m. ET, as Pres. Trump is expected to speak at an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at the White House.


As one does ...

Who was in the room when trump made his racist vile comments?

BREAKING: NBC confirms with the State Department that the U.S. Ambassador to Panama, John Feeley, has resigned because he no longer feels he can comfortably serve under @realDonaldTrump. Feeley is the first U.S. diplomat to resign over the president's comments.

Important @washingtonpost: “#Russia has fooled the U.S. again in #Syria”

“Apprentice” producer Mark Burnett and now-CNN boss/then NBC chief Zucker were instrumental in masking Trump’s racism, the sketchy finances underpinning his “empire” and his mental state (they edited “Apprentice” footage heavily to make Trump appear coherent and successful)

Please join us this Friday, January 12 for a moment of silence at exactly 4:53pm

"Trump condo sales that match Treasury’s characteristics of possible money laundering totaled $1.5 billion, BuzzFeed News calculated. They accounted for 21% of the 6,400 Trump condos sold in the US."

A press release for the ages: Botswana is asking the US government "to clarify if Botswana is regarded as a "shithole" country."

Our Armed Forces are in those shitholes

Finland expresses concern over rise in Russia's cargo ship inspections

Tucker Carlson on Trump's 's---hole' remark: Why can't you say that?

Sen. Durbin on Trump comments. Was in the room. Calls racist language heartbreaking.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens denies new accusations of assault, as well as attempted blackmail, of a former lover

Transcript of Donald Trump Interview With The Wall Street Journal

Trump lawyers turn to controversial 1994 Espy investigation that could provide cover in Russia probe

Trump's "shithole" remark is not troubling. This is who and what he is. And there's been no question about it. What's more worrisome is that none of his enablers in the WH says enough of this and quits

Obama: Presidents need to watch their behavior

The first piece of legislation Doug Jones is sponsoring is the reauthorization of CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program

Analysis: Want to strike North Korea? It’s not going to go the way you think.

Dollars, Cents and Republican Sadism

The first piece of legislation Doug Jones is sponsoring is the reauthorization of CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program

Kansan Kris Kobach’s fraudulent voter disenfranchisement software called #Crosscheck exposed as the diabolical dumpster-fire-by-design it is.

Schiff lays out Republican efforts to block access in Russia probe


Do you live in one of the countries US President Donald Trump described as a "shithole"? We want to hear from you.

17 Democratic members of the Oversight Committee are pushing committee chair Trey Gowdy to launch a “serious investigation” and approve subpoenas targeting Trump’s private company to reveal its operations since Trump entered the White House.


Thank you America for recognizing @BarackObama for his economic policies which drove a strong recovery.

Norwegian prime minister says Europe is on alert about Russian interference

President Trump signaled that he is willing, if necessary, to use the NAFTA negotiations to make good on his promise for that Mexico will pay for a border wall

The question to ask is why a miniscule base is enough for them. They should want to broaden his base -- unless they're confident that voter suppression will render public will irrelevant.

The details are a tad uglier than just “affair”

Trump Epitomizes Conduct Unbecoming a President Will Congress Step Up and Say So?

Steven Mnuchin’s ever-expanding orbit

Congress will have to move quickly if it wants new recommendations to be ready before the 2018 election—or new voting systems to be in place by November 2020.


WaPo: After Trump's FISA tweet, Paul Ryan "spent 30 minutes on the phone with the president explaining the differences between domestic and foreign surveillance."

New York Daily News hits Trump for his "shithole" remark: "S**t For Brains"

Flashback to September 2016: Trump tells Haitian-American voters “I really want to be your biggest champion”

Mnuchin defends Trump's planned Davos trip: It's not 'a hangout for globalists'

WalMart closed 63 Sam's Clubs overnight. 11,000 lost their job overnight. These employees arrived at the Rochester NY store this morning clueless. They went home to tell their families 'My employer pocketed $8 billion in the #GOPTaxScam but I lost my job."

Donald Trump has decided to extend sanctions relief for Iran, a source says

After Trump's comments, the future of DACA negotiations still unclear on Capitol Hill

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook users can expect to see more content from their friends and family, and less from businesses, brands and media.

A year ago today, Trump’s attorney pledged to donate hotel profits from foreign govts. But he has ignored a bipartisan request from the House oversight committee for records showing compliance with this pledge. It’s time for the committee to take action.

Russia's oligarchs are bracing for a U.S. report listing the friends of Vladimir Putin

Great news! Thanks to the Tax Cuts And Jobs Act, Walmart—America’s largest employer—is raising wages, providing bonuses, and improving benefits for its workers. This law is helping improve people’s lives — Paul Ryan

This is also a convenient excuse for Trump not coming to Prince Harry's wedding, without having to explain why he was told that if he comes, he's sitting in the back while @BarackObama @MichelleObama sit up front like the personal friends they are


Trump: I "have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un"

Nearly a year into her tenure as first lady, Melania Trump has hired a director of policy to advance her nascent platform

Obama says the same innovations in technology that helped his historic election are now contributing to the nation’s political divides.

"The EU remains committed to the full implementation of the agreement. The unity of the international community is essential to preserve a deal that is working, making the world safer and preventing a potential nuclear arms race in the region."

Every Trump utterance raises the same three questions

Eric Trump charity paid Trump Organization companies $150K during election

A group of more than 70 psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health professionals sent a letter to Trump’s physician imploring him to include an evaluation of Trump’s neurological health in a physical examination scheduled for Friday, Politico reports.

Swiss group starts petition to oppose Pres. Trump’s visit to the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this month.

Trump administration decides that the key to making you healthier is taking away your Medicaid

Pres. Trump's administration announces $2 billion in grants for local agencies trying to help the homeless, as the government proposes deep cuts to federal housing programs.

Have you changed your mind about President Trump after his first year in office? We want to hear from you! Fill out the form here to share your thoughts, and we'll include some of the responses in our weekday newsletter, The Atlantic Daily

Here is the 64-page draft of trump’s nuclear posture review coming out next month

Donald Trump calls off visit to London amid fears of mass protests

The Democrats seem intent on having people and drugs pour into our country from the Southern Border, risking thousands of lives in the process. It is my duty to protect the lives and safety of all Americans. We must build a Great Wall, think Merit and end Lottery & Chain. USA!

Trump Says He Will Not Go to London for Embassy Opening

Perspective: How many Russians will be at the Olympics? No one knows, and that’s a problem.

Racist Trump remarks send dangerous, damaging message

Yamiche Alcindor, MSNBC contributor, talks with Rachel Maddow about the response by Haiti's ambassador the U.S. to Donald Trump referring to his and other countries as "shitholes" and the response by the Haitian-American community broadly.

California A.G. Becerra: We used Trump's remarks against him

Xavier Becerra, California attorney general, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump's racist remarks and tweets can be used as evidence in court to block some of his racist policies.

Offensive Trump statements may undo racist Trump policies

Rachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump's characterization of some sources of immigration as "shithole countries" and notes that Donald Trump's racist remarks are being used in many court cases to overturn some of his most radical, racist policies.