Thursday, February 22, 2018

BREAKING: Three major car rental companies dump the NRA

UPDATE: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens indicted on felony invasion of privacy; Greitens taken into custody and booked at St. Louis Justice Center

Young people have helped lead all our great movements. How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe; marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be. We've been waiting for you. And we've got your backs. — Barack Obama

Florida shooting survivor: NRA spokeswoman is lying, no one yelled "burn her" at her

BREAKING: Special Counsel Mueller files 32-count indictment against Manafort and Gates, including tax and bank fraud charges

BREAKING: A grand jury in Virginia has returned a new indictment against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, per new filing from the special counsel's office.

Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is calling on EPA Chief Scott Pruitt to turn over documents related to his first-class travel at taxpayer expense, NYT reports.

The Pentagon is reportedly considering options that would allow Trump to potentially move H.R. McMaster out of his current role and back into the military, according to half a dozen defense and administration officials.

At $30 million, these blatant @NRA talking points might be the most expensive tweets ever bought!

Here’s the thing: A Trump presidency—or one like it—was inevitable

Marine Le Pen’s niece to US conservatives: Our far-right movement is 'standing side by side' with Trump

Here’s the speech from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez at an anti-gun rally happening today in Fort Lauderdale

Bernie mimics Trump defense on Russian interference

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump claimed 2016 elections were rigged, received Kremlin support, opposed critical sanctions on Moscow, and now attempt sow doubt over U.S. intel and law enforcement findings on Putin’s interference. On this matter, they’re two sides of the same coin

Bernie blames Hillary for allowing Russian interference

State treasurers: Congress should restore tax exemption eliminated in GOP tax law to help fund infrastructure

Ex-Trump aide Sam Nunberg is reportedly meeting today with Mueller’s team—Nunberg just told MSNBC he’s worried about Michael Cohen: “What I worry about is, what Michael’s going to say when he’s called in by somebody like Andrew Weissman about the payouts.”

SCOOP: Speaker Ryan and the Trump White House are getting rid of the current chairman of the Election Assistance Commission, a Boehner-picked official who has spent the past year helping states bulletproof election systems from Russian hackers.

BREAKING: A federal judge has rejected former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's latest effort to win release from house arrest by offering up properties aimed at fulfilling the $10 million bail the judge has set.

Hmmm, why would Wayne LaPierre denounce the FBI? Is the @FBI actively investigating if Kremlin operatives funneled massive amounts of money to the @NRA to influence the 2016 elections?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will remove the phrase “nation of immigrants” from its mission statement

.@realDonaldTrump isn't calling the shots in the White House. While he golfs and tweets and watches cable news, a handful of creepy billionaires are pulling the levers and winning special treatment

.@AjitPaiFCC officially published the rules that kill #NetNeutrality today. That means we now have just 60 legislative days to find #OneMoreVote in the Senate so we can pass my CRA to #SaveTheInternet.

SebGorka just raised his hand and threatened to hit @Mediaite reporter @calebecarma, then got in his face, told him to fuck off and shoved him.

Dem senator: We don't need to cut a deal with the NRA, we need to "beat them"

NEW: “General Flynn early on made a decision not to accept funds from President Trump, the Trump Organization, or the campaign, and has not accepted any funds from them,”

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

As a doctor, I feel I have a duty to inform the public of what I have learned as I have observed these wounds and cared for these patients. It’s clear to me that AR-15 or other high-velocity weapons, especially when outfitted with a high-capacity magazine, have no place in a civilian’s gun cabinet.

I am calling for the repeal of the Dickey Amendment, which restricts the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from researching gun violence and its effects on public health.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are urging Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to provide more FBI funding in the omnibus for counterintelligence and protecting election infrastructure.

LIVE: Students rally for gun control legislation at the Florida State Capitol after the Parkland school shooting

Los Angeles Sheriff: Two AR-15 rifles found in home of student who made school threat

In CNN Town Hall @RepTedDeutch just mentioned that mass shootings went up nearly 200% after assault weapons ban expired. My research uncovered this. Unfortunately, in last few years, problem has gotten even worse.

Texas school district says it will suspend all students who take part in "any type of protest or awareness” in aftermath of the Parkland school shooting

Russian indicted in Mueller probe is tied to Syrian mercenaries who attacked US forces

Opinion: Why the Parkland students have made pro-gun conservatives so mad

Dana Loesch is calling the crazy card. Emma Gonzalez is a #heroine

Students across the US walked out of class to call for change after the mass shooting in Parkland. At a high school in Coral Springs, Florida, they formed a heart shape on the football field

Twitter suspends thousands of suspected bot accounts, and the pro-Trump crowd is furious

Sen. Menendez probes whether U.S. officials helped Trump Jr. on speech, India trip

Lawrence: Why arming teachers is a fantasy war game

Today at a listening session with school shooting survivors and family of victims at the White House, President Donald Trump suggested arming school personnel with handguns. Lawrence O'Donnell breaks down why this an unrealistic solution to school shootings.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Alfonso Calderon: "Trust me. I understand. I was in a closet, locked for 4 hours with people who I would consider almost family, crying and weeping on me, begging for their lives. I understand what it is like to text my parents goodbye." (via CBS

.@NYDailyNews really going there with tomorrow’s cover.

Jared Kushner's security clearance is a problem for John Kelly

Jared Kushner is reportedly resisting giving up his access to classified information after John Kelly issued a memo that would strip White House officials using temporary clearances but is there a "Jared Loophole?" Ned Price and Max Boot join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Florida school shooting survivor Cameron Kasky challenges Sen. Marco Rubio: "Can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?"

Conservatives accuse Twitter of purging their followers as they suspend suspected Russian bots

The RNC is paying a firm owned by Keith Schiller, Trump's former bodyguard, $15,000 a month from a GOP ‘slush fund’ for consulting, CNBC reports from campaign filings.

New right-wing Mike Flynn legal theory grasping at straws

Chuck Rosenberg, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about new developments in Robert Mueller's Trump Russia investigation and a new right-wing hobby horse about Mike Flynn's guilty plea.

Sealed document in Manafort Gates case sparks eager speculation

Rachel Maddow describes a new sealed document in the case of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates and what new development it could portend.

Americans rally for gun safety with Trump, GOP the only obstacle

Nicole Hockley, whose 6-year-old son was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, and who is now the managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, talks with Rachel Maddow about the gun safety ideas that are ready to be implemented if they have a willing partner in Congress.