Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Trump and Roger Stone believe "that you deny everything, that only suckers and losers admit to anything" because "if you deny it, it didn't happen"

Trump's lawyer in Mueller probe, John Dowd, cited for Trump campaign contribution above the legal max

Court affirms Chris Christie's move to let ExxonMobil pay just $225 million for $8.9 billion of environmental damage in New Jersey

Britain’s retaliation against Russia in their spy-poisoning brawl includes a small but symbolic slap: No ministers or members of the royal family will attend the World Cup this summer

This week marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bear Stearns collapse. Yet what is the Senate doing today? Rolling back bank regulations that were put in place to prevent another crisis. This is totally WRONG

Boston students show up on school snow day to protest gun violence

Tennessee legislature kills resolution condemning neo-Nazis as terrorists

Eric Swalwell to @NicolleDWallace on House Intel Republicans: "We saw strong evidence of collusion. They just chose to ignore it. And some of them worked very hard to bury it."

"If we don’t take immediate, concrete measures to address this now, Salisbury will not be the last place we see chemical weapons used ... This is a defining moment."

Wow. Want to feel optimistic about the future of our country? Watch every single second of this incredible speech

That's fine those future voters will not reelect you and outlive you too can't wait to see what the history textbooks our generation writes will have to say about people like you

"This is the most toxic working environment on the planet. ...There's no leadership, no trust, no direction and this point there's very little hope."

EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump Jr. and wife headed for divorce, friends say

Sessions is reviewing a recommendation to fire the former F.B.I. deputy director, Andrew McCabe, just days before he is scheduled to retire on Sunday

Friend of Stormy Daniels describes listening in on her phone calls with Trump

Powerful: Hundreds of #Baltimore Poly students laying on ground to honor 17 victims killed in FL shooting & to push for stricter gun laws

Sergei Skripal and his daughter are still in the hospital as the UK announced it would expel 23 Russian diplomats.

‘Alt-Right’ Ringleader Richard Spencer: We Attract the Mentally Ill

House Intel Democrats say they found 'significant evidence’ of Trump-Russia collusion:

WATCH: @ConorLambPA the apparent winner in last night's special election in Pennsylvania, says he won because he "didn't take a single vote for granted."

American teenagers are 82 times more likely to die from a gun homicide than their international peers

If Russia gets away with using chemical weapons in Britain, what will it try next?

JUST IN: U.N. Security Council to be briefed today on investigation into nerve agent attack in Britain - British Foreign Office tweet


THE MEMO: Trump back to relying on his instincts

Disgusting! @SecretaryZinke blames his decision to look into hiking entrance fees to our public lands and national parks on veterans, the disabled, and elderly. Shame on you, Secretary Zinke.

Only Russia could be behind U.K. poison attack: toxin's co-developer

“Now, instead of closing up like many other communities before us, we must stand up, walk out and speak out against these acts of violence.” -Parkland student David Hogg

A 1% tax on Californians who earn more than $1 million has significantly boosted mental health programs and helped to reduce homelessness, incarceration and hospitalization

ICYMI: John Kelly screamed at the TV watching coverage after Tillerson's firing — while Trump was in the room

UK calls for urgent meeting of UN Security Council over poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Salisbury

How Putin could strike back

Emails show Ben Carson and his wife personally picked $31K dining set despite denial: report

Kremlin spox Peskov: Russia, having nothing to do with Sergei Skripal poisoning, is ready to cooperate with UK, but sees no reciprocity. UK media proved their “quality” – no more trust in them.

Trump is ours

Last night's special election in Pennsylvania was a humiliating and sobering night for the GOP.

Green Party candidate in Montana turns out to be on GOP payroll

Activists have placed 7,000 pairs of children's shoes outside the Capitol Building to commemorate the 7,000 children killed by guns since Sandy Hook

Teacher, reserve cop accidentally fires gun in Calif. high school, police say

"the Committee has learned... candidate Trump’s private business was actively negotiating a business deal in Moscow with a sanctioned Russian bank during the election period"

Despite pledge to drain the swamp, Trump has shown little interest in beefing up the Federal Election Commission

House Russia probe dissolves into fight over public transcripts

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee just released a status report to share with the American people the work left undone in the Russia investigation when the Majority decided to shut it down.

Trump Moves to Remake His Team With Loyalists, Cable News Stars, and Killers

Angela Merkel has been elected for a fourth term as Germany's Chancellor, ending almost six months of political turmoil

Putin ran as an independent to avoid being tarnished by United Russia. But United Russia still funded his campaign, as did Timchenko & other oligarchs, @meduza_en learned studying a web of secretive funds

Stephen Hawking's last comment on reddit, presented without comment.

Trump eyes tariffs on up to $60 billion Chinese goods; tech, telecoms, apparel targeted

Top Putin critic Alexey Navalny tells @ABC that Britain should target London assets of oligarchs important to Putin over #Russia spy poisoning.

Russian claims that US is planning a false-flag chemical weapons attack is a distraction, Pentagon says

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will outline later how the UK plans to retaliate after Moscow ignored a deadline to explain how a lethal nerve agent was used to attack a Russian former spy and his daughter in Britain

James O'Keefe set up fake startup to trick tech employees in effort to prove anti-conservative bias at Twitter

Students To Walk Out To Protest Gun Violence 1 Month After Parkland Shooting

A Republican candidate in Maine says he’s sorry for calling a Parkland student a "skinhead lesbian"

3 arrested on gun charges suspected in Minnesota mosque bombing

Trump Voter Fraud Investigator On Trial Over Kansas' Voter Rules

"I wonder what signal it sends to our adversaries that the President is so petrified to actually fire someone in person."

In China last year, Tillerson sat with Trump and others as their hosts delivered plates of Caesar salad. Trump grew concerned the untouched salad would offend the Chinese, sources tell WSJ, so he ordered Tillerson to start. “Rex,” he said, “eat the salad.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to win the March 18 election by a wide margin, but that doesn't mean Russians are happy with the way things are

Why I Am Dreading Netanyahu’s Departure

NEW: Britain's government announced that police and security services will open new investigations into more than a dozen deaths reportedly linked to Russian security services and mafia groups

Mike Pompeo gives Donald Trump an ally on Iran's nuclear deal, but only in Washington

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are calling for Chairman Gowdy to place 13 motions for subpoena on the Committee’s agenda

This story is bonkers: Alabama sheriff personally pocketed $750,000 in federal, state and local funding for feeding county jail inmates, bought a $740,000 house, says it's all legal under Alabama law

Within minutes, Twitter slammed President Trump's "Space Force" proposal.

Thousands of students across the U.S. will walk out of class today to protest gun violence

Seven of 9 top State Department posts are empty. Here's what's not getting done

Trump "aided & abetted" Russian interference

McCain shreds Trump CIA pick over involvement in torture

HPSCI Minority Report Summary was released this evening.

Trump is using his California trip to double down on immigration

Russia has defied Theresa May's demand to explain the Salisbury poisoning by midnight, saying "nobody gave Britain, a nuclear power, the right to threaten and intimidate and put forward groundless ultimatums"

Analysis: Roger Stone’s got big problems

"My commission as secretary of state will terminate at midnight, March 31," Rex Tillerson says, after being fired by Pres. Trump on Twitter Tuesday morning

SCOOP: The family of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich just filed a lawsuit against Fox News

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Russian spy: Poisoning response deadline passes

Dem Conor Lamb declares victory in Pennsylvania House race

Role in torture program an issue for Trump nominee for CIA chief

Senator Ron Wyden talks with Rachel Maddow about his objections to the elevation of Gina Haspel to director of the CIA and his concerns about the secrecy of the U.S. torture program and Haspel's role in it.

Tillerson wouldn't take tweet for an answer, forces Trump call

Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about the circumstances of Donald Trump's firing of Rex Tillerson and the foreign policy stakes around Trump administration upheaval.

Trump swaps Tillerson for obsequious Pompeo with clumsy firing

Rachel Maddow looks at contrasting reports of how Rex Tillerson was fired from his job as secretary of State, the relationship Donald Trump has with Tillerson's replacement, Mike Pompeo, and how the Trump Russia scandal colors the context of this development.

Surprising revelations in Democrats' new Trump Russia report

Rachel Maddow reports on a 22-page status report released by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee outlining avenues of inquiry they intend to pursue even as committee Republicans have already rushed to close the investigation.

Manafort placed under house arrest; weight of evidence cited

Rachel Maddow reports on a newly released court document in which former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is put under house arrest with the judge noting that Manafort could face the rest of his life in prison.

Trump team fails to help Trump avoid controversial fundraiser

Rachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump attending a fundraiser in California co-hosted by Elliott Broidy, deputy national finance chairman of the RNC who is caught up in Robert Mueller's probe into whether foreign money made its way into Trump's campaign.

Trump administration departures continue apace, more expected

Rachel Maddow updates what has become a giant wall of high profile Trump administration departures and reports on expectations of more exits before the week is out