Friday, February 16, 2018

#BREAKING: Alleged Florida shooter was a member of school rifle team that received grant money from NRA: report

Donald Trump is having a very bad Friday

The big point: Mueller's latest indictment shows Trump has helped Putin cover up a crime

Russians Bought Bank Accounts from California Man, Mueller Says

Meet the sponsor of white nationalist identity politics in America: Vladimir Putin. Thirteen of his undercover operatives indicted today

No collusion! — Donald J. Trump

Trump tech adviser Reed Cordish, a good friend of Jared and Ivanka, is leaving the White House,

VA secretary's top aide retires amid travel scandal

Ending Nafta could cause a rural “depression,” Iowa Republican senator warns Trump

Mark Corallo, former spokesperson for Trump’s legal team, spoke with Robert Mueller’s team on Thursday for over two hours, two people familiar with the matter told The Daily Beast

Former President Obama calls for legislative action on gun control, saying it's "long overdue," in wake of the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead

JUST IN: FBI says it failed to investigate a tip about the Florida school shooting suspect

Trump to host Netanyahu at White House

Parkland student: My generation won't stand for this

There’s a Good Chance President Trump Is Being Blackmailed

Elijah Cummings on Russia indictments: “This is the criminal conspiracy. This is what President Trump and his allies have repeatedly called a ‘hoax’ and ‘fake news.’ This is what they tried to cover up."

Takeaways from Robert Mueller's indictment of Russian nationals who meddled in presidential election

Meet the Oligarch Charged With Election Meddling

#BREAKING: Russians allegedly stole identities of US citizens to influence 2016 election

Hours after the Florida school shooting, Russia-linked bots flooded Twitter with disinformation. @KenDilanianNBC explains how Russia is using social media to meddle in U.S. politics.

‘Opposite of a hoax’: Fox’s Shep Smith calls out the GOP’s anti-Mueller witch hunt after today’s indictments

Trump's lawyer, John Dowd, tells me: “I think the special counsel found the culprits. I think he did a good job. I think he did a hell of a job.”

SCO Mueller JUST unsealed a Guilty Plea from: RICHARD PINEDO

MUELLER INDICTMENT: A federal grand jury in D.C. returned an indictment on Feb 16, 2018 against 13 Russian nationals & 3 Russian entities accused of violating US criminal laws in order to interfere with U.S. elections and political processes

Ted Cruz claims Dems trying to 'politicize' massacre -- then blames Obama for mass shooting

BREAKING: The House just passed #HR620, the ADA Education and Reform Act, which limits the power of the Americans with Disabilities Act and turns back the clock on disability rights in America. This is deeply shameful

Doctor who treated Florida school shooting victims: "When is it going to stop?"

President Trump's Russia denialism is grounds for impeachment

More than 40 percent of Trumps first Cabinet-level picks have faced ethical or other controversies

I was hiding in a closet for 2 hours. It was about guns. You weren't there, you don't know how it felt. Guns give these disgusting people the ability to kill other human beings. This IS about guns and this is about all the people who had their life abruptly ended because of guns.

David Hogg, the Florida school shooting survivor who called on lawmakers to "take some action" on guns yesterday, responds to Sen. Marco Rubio saying gun laws won't stop shootings: "I absolutely disagree ... I say we implement whatever programs we can"

Top Republican breaks with party: Congress should reconsider CDC ban on gun violence research

Opinion: The Second Amendment is being turned into a suicide pact

Trump budget cuts millions from school safety and mental health programs

When ppl who ignore laws cannot be stopped but also u need $20 billion dollars for a wall to stop ppl who ignore ur laws.

Mr. Speaker, the answer to your prayers is written across the face of every shattered parent, every devastated child, every innocent life lost: Do something.

Anderson Cooper: “There’s a sameness to the reaction of politicians to mass shootings. Especially if you are a politician who has received donations from the National Rifle Association”

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is being investigated by the FCC inspector general for improper coordination with Sinclair Broadcasting, NYT reports

This is quite the chart from @Morning_Joe

EPA: Pruitt travels first class because someone once yelled "you're f-cking up the environment" at him

White House blames Dems for Trump immigration bill failure despite over a dozen Republicans opposing it

High school students in Houston walked out in protest after ICE detained an undocumented classmate

NRA, Russia and Trump: How 'dark money' is poisoning American democracy.

WATCH: Chants of "no more guns" break out as thousands attend candlelight vigil honoring Florida shooting victims

Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.

A significant minority of Americans say they could support a military takeover of the U.S. government

John Authers; Higher bond yields fail to arrest an ever-weakening dollar

ICE's former chief counsel in Seattle pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing immigrants’ identities

Australia is asking ALL Americans.....

4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional.

This weapon was illegal in the USA between 1994-2004. Uses of it in mass shootings declined. And America was still a free nation with a right of self-defense. There's no reason we can't renew the Assault Weapon Ban today

Top intel officials to brief all 50 states on Russian attempts to interfere in 2018 elections

Grief and anger as Florida prepares to bury victims of school massacre

Trump Inaugural committee spent $26M on a firm created one month before the inauguration & started by First Lady's friend who now works in admin. She made $1.6M personally for less than two months of work. Corrupt AF

Student who survived school shooting: “We need to dig out of this hole… there is something seriously wrong here. And some of our policymakers... need to look in the mirror and take some action because... without action, ideas stay ideas and children die.”

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel: "If you're an elected official, and you want to keep things the way they are...if you want to keep gun laws as they are now, you will not get reelected in Broward County"

A 16-year-old student who survived the Florida school shooting has a message for lawmakers and leaders: Your prayers and words "mean nothing" "We need action," she added. "Action's what's gonna change what's happening."

Russia used mainstream media to manipulate American voters

Trump official anonymously trashes Graham in call with reporters

The NRA Is Being Sued Over Its Relentless Telemarketing Campaigns

Citizenship Question Would Convert Census Into a GOP Voter Suppression Tool

The one time Donald Trump didn't put on a big show signing something was when he was helping mentally ill people have easier access to guns

A loud, new voice after the latest school shooting: Kids wanting to know why adults hadn’t done more

Parkland student: "We are not to be bought by the NRA. ... We are the ones who deserve to be kept safe because we were literally shot at"

One could easily argue that the "WORLDWIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT of the US INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY" published by DNI on Feb 13 assesses the Trump Admin as the greatest threat to the planet. Here is the bullet point summary

Gay US Olympian: "Silver lining" of breaking my thumb is that I won't be able to shake Pence's hand

A mother furiously asks President Trump to “please do something” about guns. She had just made funeral arrangements for her 14-year-old daughter, who was killed in the Florida school shooting

Three days of work on a ten day trip, all on the taxpayers' dime

White House refused to release photo of Trump signing bill that weakened gun laws for mentally ill:

NC state GOP lawmaker: Democrats are committing school shootings so they can "take over the country"

Analysis: What kind of game is Steve Bannon playing?

Opinion | Suzanne Garment: Here's why the White House's Rob Porter scandal won't die

We just won a major victory in federal court, making clear that Citizens United can no longer shroud its biggest donors in secrecy

Russian bots flood Twitter after the Parkland shooting. The Kremlin never misses an opportunity to divide us

Today Republicans on the Judiciary Committee did away with a 100-year-old Senate tradition to push through President Trump's controversial judicial nominees. It’s a HUGE mistake for the committee to cede senators' power on judges to the president.

These are the 17 lives taken in a high school shooting in Florida

The N.R.A. Can Be Beat It’s time to vote the gun lobby out of office.

Devin Nunes pushed against construction of an obscure spy center for years. Now, the Pentagon is "reassessing" their decision,

Donald Trump, the Playboy Model Karen McDougal, and a System for Concealing Infidelity

VA Secretary Shulkin worsens scandal with dubious explanation

Rachel Maddow shares details of an inspector general report about VA Secretary David Shulkin using taxpayer money for personal travel with his wife, which he tried to explain away with the excuse that his staffer's computer was hacked.

'Queen for a day' likely means another witness flip for Mueller

Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, helps Rachel Maddow understand what it means that former Trump campaign staffer Rick Gates had a "Queen for a day" interview with Robert Mueller's team, and why Donald Trump should be worried.

Trump team uses gun tragedy as cover, reveals financial documents

Rachel Maddow notes the particular timing of the Trump team's release of financial documents showing questionable use of tens of millions of dollars of campaign funds.

Trump words on gun tragedy ring hollow given past legislation

Rachel Maddow points out that the first significant piece of legislation Donald Trump signed was to give mentally ill people easier access to guns, so his concern that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter was mentally ill and shouldn't have been allowed a gun doesn't carry much weight.