Monday, April 9, 2018

Even though the raid on @MichaelCohen212 was sought and obtained by Trump's handpicked US Attorney (a Trump campaign donor) Trump continues to use the unhinged claim that there is a "witch hunt"

He seems to be taking it well.

AARP opposes House GOP balanced budget amendment, says it could lead to “potentially deep cuts” in Social Security & Medicare if enacted

Mueller probe tracking down Trump business partners, with Cohen a focus of queries

In mid-March, Sarah Greenwalt wrote to the EPA's HR department in an attempt to confirm her pay raise of $56,765. The email suggests Scott Pruitt personally signed off on the raise, The Atlantic reports

Whether it’s an oil spill or a data spill, corporations need to be held accountable for reckless behavior. That’s what happened with BP after Deepwater Horizon, and that is what must happen with @facebook after #CambridgeAnalytica

"The F.B.I. on Monday raided the office of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to a pornographic-film actress."

In 2011, Pruitt bought a property days before a court ruled it was fraudulently transferred by a developer on the hook for a $3.6M loan default. 4 months later, Pruitt flipped it for a $70K profit, selling it to a dummy corporation set up by a major donor

FBI Raids Office Of Trump's Lawyer

On Trump’s trade war w/#China, Trump claims that farmers will bear the brunt of the trade war out of patriotic duty, saying: “Our farmers are great patriots...they understand that they’re doing this for the country.”

Yulia Skripal to seek political asylum: RIA citing cousin

Here is a link to the Opposition to the Motion to Compel Arbitration that we just filed. We will continue to fight to keep this case in a public courtroom where sunlight can act as a disinfectant and the search for the truth can flourish

Exclusive: As elections near, many older, educated, white voters shift away from Trump's party

"President Vladimir Putin’s adviser says Russia has abandoned its centuries-long aspirations of integrating into the West and is bracing for a new era of 'geopolitical loneliness.'”

Putin daughter last name found in Redmond, WA, within walking distance to Alice Wonderland, Goldilocks and The Wolf

Trump: If farmers get hurt in trade fights, they'll "understand"

Sinclair personality faces boycott after saying he wants to “ram a hot poker up David Hogg’s ass”

Trump says US 'cannot allow' Syrian chemical weapons attacks. Decision on response in the next to 24-48 hours

The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2018 to 2028 — U.S. CBO

“It was my mistake, and I’m sorry." Read Mark Zuckerberg's prepared testimony for the U.S. House of Representatives

Trump Trillion Dollar Budget Deficits Officially Begin This Week

Let's remember that @realDonaldTrump keeps the peace with the Koch brothers by presenting them prizes like Gorsuch, Perry, Zinke and Pruitt

The Treasury yield curve is entering the danger zone

Sen. Nelson talking post Zuckerberg mtg.

Amicus Brief on Behalf of Evan McMullin et al in Hawaii v. Trump: Congress Intended to 'Eliminate All Vestiges of Discrimination'

Shares in Russia's two biggest banks plummet after sanctions news

50 Richest Russians Lose Close to $12Bln After Latest U.S. Sanctions

In response to the scandal, Zuckerberg is going to hand over regulatory power on the use of data for academic research to, and I'm not making this up, the Charles Koch Foundation.

A judge has once again denied bail for Paul Manafort

Zuck's solution to the threat posed by GRU's Fancy Bear then was to add FSB software (Kaspersky) to "fix" his malware problem.

FSBook was warned by multiple intel agencies about their platform being used by bad actors for disinfo & political meddling in 2015 and 2016. They did nothing. This apathy continued until leaks forced them to tell the truth.

Land-surface temperature anomalies

National Park Service officials delete references to humans' role in causing climate change from drafts of new report

Coming in the wake of fake news factories and troll farms, experts warn digital diplomacy is the latest way in which public trust in official information is being eroded.

Sulzer buys shares from Vekselberg's Renova to avoid U.S. sanctions

Bolton starts today, with a Syria crisis on the agenda. But there are limits to what he can do.

How Every Campaign Will Have a Troll Farm of Its Own

Dozens of people have died in a suspected chemical weapons attack on the city of Douma

The race to replace Paul Ryan is on

Federal tax cuts trigger stealth tax hikes in states

Iran: U.S. would "regret" violating nuke deal in "less than a week"

China blames U.S for trade frictions, says negotiations currently impossible

Rusal’s stock plunged more than 40 percent, while prices of the metal surged, as the company warned of potential debt defaults after the U.S. imposed sanctions

Lauren Lapka and Cameron Walker, morning news co-anchors at KVAL-TV in Oregon, refused to read that media-bashing statement requested by Sinclair.

“Speaking of fake news, there's a new poll out from Monmouth University. Do the media report fake news regularly or occasionally?’

How Cambridge Analytica’s parent company helped ‘man of action’ Rodrigo Duterte win the 2016 Philippines election

Michael Avenatti has once again filed a motion to depose Trump and Michael Cohen.

White House: British football fans should 'think twice' before going to Russia World Cup

Zuckerberg to meet with U.S. lawmakers Monday: sources

Facebook is about to tell users if their data was shared with Cambridge Analytica

Jeff Sessions appointed a United States attorney to handle document production for an inquiry into the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email case

BREAKING: Russia and Syria now say Israel was behind a missile attack on a Syrian air base

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Crisis pregnancy centers deceptively steer woman away from abortion. They can be started way too easily by religious groups like, for instance, a late night talk show’s megachurch. Scott Pruitt weirdness too.