Monday, April 2, 2018

Analysis: Trump says a local TV group that warns of "fake" news is "far superior to CNN"

#BREAKING: Former employee of Trump's 2016 campaign team sues to void nondisclosure agreement

When even the guy from Infowars says Sinclair has gone too far...

JUST IN: Missouri AG subpoenas Facebook over political data practices

Inside the Decade-Long Russian Campaign to Infiltrate NRA and Elect Trump

Dow drops 500 points as Amazon tumbles, trade war fears rise

Jimmy Carter: Supreme Court seems eager to see rich people become more powerful

For 27 years, I was privileged to work with the thousands of career DOJ lawyers and FBI agents who work hard every day to keep our country safe, our rights protected, and the rule of law intact. They deserve better than this

So far today, Trump has slammed Mexico, Congress, DACA, Amazon, "caravans" of immigrants, Democrats, CNN, "Fake News Networks," NBC, the FBI and the Justice Department. And it's not yet 10:30 a.m.

BREAKING: South Africa anti-apartheid stalwart Winnie Mandela has died at age 81, personal assistant says

In the “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” call in which Trump ignored his national security team advice, Trump announced he & Putin would get together “soon.” A Kremlin aide said today Trump invited Putin to the White House. Russia’s TASS reports WH was among the proposed places for a summit.

First figure in #TrumpRussia investigation to be sentenced Tuesday

If you want more information on Sinclair Broadcast Group, here's our piece on them from July last year.... John Oliver

A measure signed into law in Kentucky this past week would prevent federally-certified radiologists from judging X-rays in state black lung compensation claims

A Sinclair journalist, who has been trying to resist from inside the newsroom — but who doesn’t have a union — explains why it’s so hard for TV anchors to refuse the Sinclair’s editorial edicts. They have contracts that penalize them if they quit

At the L.A. Times, for example, where we haven’t collectively bargained a contract for the newsroom yet, we’re at-will employees, which means the company can fire us for any reason it likes. But we also don’t have to pay fines if we quit.
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“Kremlin Says Donald Trump Has Invited Vladimir Putin to the White House”

Shut DC Down!

What an infuriating headline: German minister (and Schroder ally) wants to rebuild trust with Russia after expulsions. Putin must be laughing his head off

Trump Health Dept removes breast cancer page from website on women's health

In a newly obtained video, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is seen apologizing to a mining executive last fall after the executive complained about "impediments to mining from the permitting regime we have."

Oklahoma and Kentucky teachers plan to walk out in what could be huge rallies

Real-life conspiracy nut Roseanne explains Trump better than TV's 'Roseanne'

Donald Trump Cherishes Lou Dobbs So Much He Puts Him on Speakerphone for Oval Office Meetings

Trump Fundraiser Offered to Help Lift Sanctions on Russian Firms

Jamali Maddix travels the world to interview haters

Everything’s bigger in Texas – including the amount of federal dollars it got after Hurricane Harvey vs. how much Puerto Rico got after Hurricane Maria. A POLITICO investigation

Trump may not intend to start a war. But he sure could bumble into one.

It sucks: Senators fume over McConnells tight grip

Sinclair required that “talent should dress in jewel tones” to read the script. “The goal is to look apolitical…. Females should wear yellow, gold, magenta, cyan, but avoid red, blue or purple.”

Trump’s world-leader buddy is starting to regret it

As you watch the simulcasts of Sinclair on-air staff reading scripts about the dangers that some reporters present to democracy,

FUN FACT: The New York Prosecutor on Mueller’s Team, Asst US Attorney Andrew Goldstein, is an expert in asset forfeiture.

Cambridge Analytica and a Moral Reckoning in Silicon Valley

CNN's Anderson Cooper will host a town hall with former FBI Director James Comey on April 25

The U.S. should know "China would never submit if the U.S. launched a trade war," a newspaper published by the ruling Communist Party said.

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#Russia's state TV: Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, says that 60 expelled Russian "diplomats" can be replaced by 60 others. The U.S. is reportedly not limiting the size of Russian diplomatic mission in the U.S., like Russia is doing to Britain.

A recession may hit just as Trump runs for re-election

Russia unleashed an “extensive” disinformation operation in Britain after the Skripal spy attack, with thousands of suspected robotic accounts spreading doubt and conspiracy on the internet, according to monitoring reports prepared for the government.

China slaps new tariffs on 128 U.S. imports

Maine’s Radical Democratic Experiment An unpopular governor and a voter uprising are leading to historic political reforms that could reverberate across the country.

The 285 people connected to the Russia probes

Following the Laura Ingraham/David Hogg controversy this week, the frequency with which Russia-linked Twitter accounts promoted the hashtag "istandwithlaura" jumped by 2800% on Friday and Saturday

Trump lawyer Charles Harder's partner quits their law firm—and it seems likely because of Trump

Susan Pompeo, a volunteer at the CIA, uses office space on the 7th-floor HQ in Langley where senior leaders, including the director, have their offices. A support staff of CIA employees assists her in her duties, although that is not their full-time job

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