Sunday, February 25, 2018

Run for Something has placed a full-page ad in the Sun Sentinel — the main newspaper in Broward County — to encourage young people to run against the 25 unopposed Florida state legislators who are backed by the NRA. The ad says: “THE NRA IS KILLING OUR KIDS.“

Anti-gun violence group Moms Demand Action got 75,000 new members after Parkland

"Everything is on the table" for Trump’s testimony before Mueller: report

US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s work for the Putin regime trying to repeal the Magnitsky Act in 2016 is coming back to haunt him in a big way (both legally and politically)

JUST IN: Judge grants Manafort permission to travel to New York for father-in-law's funeral

At least 63 bills to restrict access to voting that have been introduced or carried over in 24 states in 2018 so far. More in our roundup of 2018 laws

Sen. Chris Murphy says "public policy has failed" in stopping mass shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, adding that the effort needs to go beyond focusing on law enforcement and encompass a comprehensive approach to gun control and mental health

Don’t hire relatives: Kushner should have been gone long ago

Looks like another political abuse of the Interpol Red Notice system. Kurdish political leader arrested on a Turkish Red Notice in Prague

Not surprised the White House tried to bury our memo, or that the President would feel the need to go on Fox to explain why two of his foreign policy advisors were having secret discussions with the Russians. Hard to claim “vindication” with these facts.

Not surprised the White House tried to bury our memo, or that the President would feel the need to go on Fox to explain why two of his foreign policy advisors were having secret discussions with the Russians. Hard to claim “vindication” with these facts.

Ryan move to replace election agency leader stirs outcry

Elijah Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee, is pushing Trey Gowdy to issue subpoenas to 8 federal agencies that are refusing to disclose to Congress the members of their deregulation teams

This article about Facebook’s auction system, which Brad Parscale just endorsed, says that Facebook systematically charged the Clinton campaign more for ad space than the Trump campaign because Clinton’s ads were less “provocative.”

NEW POLL: Support for stricter gun laws rises to highest level in decades

Post-election, Obama expelled 35 Russians, closed compounds, and imposed sanctions on Russia. Trump still has not indicated any plans to punish Russia for the actions laid out in Mueller's indictment (like imposing the sanctions Congress passed in 2017).

Dan Rather: Covering Trump is like "facing a fertilizer spreader in a windstorm"

Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia have expanded their lawsuit accusing Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman

Bob Mueller is showin’ us through his actions that his goal is to let Trump’s own circle bring him down. This strategy is good for America and will help keep violence from our streets and aid in the healing afterwards.

It’s like NRA is aiding an adversary’s information warfare operation against us. And Twitter is more than happy to oblige them. It’s becoming clear that America can have liberal democracy or social media. We cannot have both; as our citizens prove daily.

Colleges are promising high school students that getting suspended for protesting guns won’t hurt their chances of admission, including: Yale, GWU, MIT, Brown, U. of Virginia, Tulane, Dartmouth, UCLA, Brandeis, Northeastern, Clark.

Attorneys general expand lawsuit against Trump over foreign payments to his DC hotel

Did you know that Devin Nunes' mother is the treasurer of his joint fundraising committee? The FEC sent her a letter this week that the numbers don't add up on on its year end report.

Parents are buying bulletproof backpacks after Parkland

.@RepTedDeutch: “We know what we need to do to make our communities safer from gun violence. We have the solutions, now we need the courage to act.”

Deliver us from EVIL, @FedEx

Putin’s Wikileaks Host: “Mob Laundromat” Funded GOP

New CNN/SSRS poll finds 70% of Americans favor stricter gun laws, while 27% oppose.

"Of course I won't resign," says Sheriff Scott Israel, after Florida state representative sends letter to Gov. Rick Scott calling for Israel's removal for "neglect of duty and incompetence"

Yesterday Trump & Paul Ryan fired respected GOP chair of Election Assistance Commission, which helps states protect voting machines from being hacked New GOP vice chair of EAC called Russian hacking a hoax

THE MEMO: Russia finds weapon in US divisions

Trump and Congress Are Making It Easier for Banks and Companies to Rip Off Black People “It’s fairly alarming.”

"Schiff quotes key FBI documents that explicitly contradict the Nunes memo’s core arguments. Any fair-minded observer who reads these two documents side-by-side can only conclude one thing: Nunes is either deeply misinformed or straight-up lying."

With @SenFeinstein at #CADEM2018 discussing how to improve our nuclear weapons policy. Sen Feinstein is a co-author of S 200 / HR 669 by Sen @EdMarkey and me. Our legislation prevents the President from launching a nuclear 1st strike without Congressional authorization.

The majority owner of Trump’s Panama City hotel abruptly ordered Trump employees out of the property this week, triggering a confrontation in which Trump employees refused to leave and asked police to intervene, according to the Trump Org. and reports.

European Ex-Officials Deny Being Paid by Manafort to Lobby for Ukraine: ex-chancellor of Austria Alfred Gusenbauer & Romano Prodi former prime minister of Italy, were both named in filings last year for work done by Mercury Public Affairs & Podesta Group

Florida students take on NRA, set eyes on midterm elections

What attracted you first to the views of Sanders and then to those of Putin?

Muscovites marching now in memory of Boris Nemtsov, the opposition politician murdered on a bridge near the Kremlin 3 years ago. Cries of "Putin is a thief!" & "This is our country!"

Berkshire Hathaway got a $29 billion windfall last year from the new tax law, Warren Buffett wrote in his annual letter to shareholders


How Don Jr. Got Loud Once the silent son, the younger Trump has emerged as his father’s most provocative defender. It may be helping him more than the president.

Russia fears have election vendors feeling the heat

JUST IN: Nunes says Dem memo doesn't change anything

Rising interest rates are near the danger zone

An increasingly panicked NRA angrily blasted the ‘cowardice’ of its FORMER corporate partners (more than 20 at this point!), who’ve been deserting the gun manufacturers’ group in a quickly growing flood of departures

Follow-up re: former IRA (Russian troll factory) manager Agatha Burdonova: On June 15, 2017, Dmitry Fyodorov says he received an employment offer from Facebook. On August 8, 2017 Fyodorov marries Burdonova. Employer (presumably, Facebook) sponsors both of their visas —prob. H1B.

US deaths from warfare vs. Firearm-related deaths in the US Warfare --> 1775 - 2015: 1.39 Mio. Firearms --> 1968 - 2015: 1,51 Mio.

The teens are coming for the @NRA, and they can't be stopped

Maxine Waters: "It is time to get ready for impeachment"

Tom Steyer has a new Trump impeachment ad

Founding Fathers

Bank of America takes aim at gun-making clients

19 GOP lawmakers urge Ryan to allow vote on stricter gun background checks

Turns out, former acting manager of the IRA (Russian troll factory) wasn’t included in the indictment or sanctions, she recently moved to the US. She publishes blogs & videos on how to obtain a Social Security number and other aspects of living in the US

Wow. This is another purposeful misreading of material. The Democratic memo notes the DOJ made "narrow use" of Steele's memo to get the FISA warrant on Page, whom FBI suspected was working w/ Russia intel, and relied on "a multi-pronged rationale."

We have made the decision not to renew our discount program with the NRA. We will be asking them to remove our information from their website. Our focus remains on bringing better hearing to people around the world in partnership with hearing professionals.

If owning a gun was an effective means of self-defense, your insurance rates would go down when you bought one. But they go up, because actuaries have proven that you’re far, far more likely to shoot yourself or a family member than someone attacking you.

BIG Thread: Analysis of Democratic intelligence memo released

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