Monday, April 23, 2018

Voting against Pompeo is not obstructing anything. We've actually moved very quickly on our constitutional obligation to vote on nominees, but of 172 Senate-confirmed positions at State & USAID, the Admin hasn't bothered to nominate anyone for 77 of those.

Senate foreign Relations Committee backs Mike Pompeo's nomination after last-minute reversal by Sen. Rand Paul

.@ABC reporting that George H.W. Bush has just been hospitalized for sepsis. It's also not unusual for people who lose a long-time spouse to have immediate health crises.

Mike Pompeo, President Trump's nominee to be the next secretary of state, squeaked through a key Senate committee vote tonight. This came after several dramatic turns in just the last couple of hours.@LisaDNews explains what happened.

New ties emerge between Trump operation and super PAC

Just voted NO on Pompeo. Here's why: — Senator Jeff Merkley


NY has a legal loophole that could allow this president—or any president—to get someone off the hook for state crimes by simply pardoning them. That’s not what our founders had in mind. We have to close this loophole.

Man who wrestled gun from Waffle House shooter raises nearly $45,000 for for victims' families


Airstrike by Saudi and U.S.-backed coalition kills more than 20 at Yemen wedding gathering

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Welcome Third Child, A Boy

"GOP support for Trump begins to crack"

Paul Ryan’s former chauffeur to run for his House seat


The professor who sold tens millions of Facebook users’ personal data to Cambridge Analytica, is apologizing. In an interview with @60Minutes, Aleksandr Kogan said he was just one of tens of thousands of developers who did the very same thing

Watch: John Oliver mocks 'deeply strange' fake geologist Ryan Zinke who Trump named Secretary of the Interior

Ukraine leads agenda as G-7 foreign chiefs gather without incoming U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Dem lawmaker rips Ryan after Waffle House shooting: "When will you stop silencing us?"

Michael Avenatti ‏ Calls out Fox News Host Brit Hume

To understand Trump's negotiations w North Korea, very useful to revisit this story about his 1988 purchase of NY's Plaza Hotel at an absurdly inflated price.

Aleksandr Kogan is the man who mined data for Cambridge Analytica. Facebook deleted Kogan’s account, but never took action against his co-worker on the Cambridge Analytica study, Joseph Chancellor, who works at Facebook

The decision to stockpile thousands of tons of aluminum is about to pay off for a U.S. trader

Rep. Larson Slams GOP For Calling Medicare An 'Entitlement'

Mueller Guides Us Through the Swamp

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg survived Congress. Now he has to face Wall Street.

The Waffle House shooter had declared himself part of rightwing extremist movement: report

Police, who essentially are dressed and armed exactly like soldiers in a war zone, are pointing loaded weapons at unarmed citizens protesting against Nazis. This is Trump's America. This is not normal.

Bloomberg donates $4.5M to U.N. climate body after U.S. cuts

These remarks by Trump are almost verbatim to Fox News talking points

The collusion probe into AT&T and Verizon signals a deepening scrutiny of the U.S. telecom industry

Nashville mayor calls for gun reform after four people are killed at a Waffle House

The staggering environmental footprint of all the food that we just throw in the trash

"Who will save the West?" @DerSPIEGEL cover story this week as Macron and Merkel visit Trump.

‘Nazi scum get out!’: Watch entire New York bar chant at Milo Yiannopoulos until he leaves

Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity's real estate empire

A big week for Pompeo, on a rocky path to Senate confirmation

Macron and Merkel prepare to give Trump the hard sell to stay in Iran's nuclear deal

Trump's score-settling creates jarring contrast

Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s pick to serve as secretary of state, is facing serious — and rare — opposition in the US Senate.

The Department of Education was investigating why black students in central Texas were almost four times as likely as white students to be suspended. Then, Betsy DeVos took over

Watch my conversation with Stephen Colbert about protecting Robert Mueller’s investigation and what we’re doing to secure our elections and prevent interference from the Russians this November.

Stormy Daniels's lawyer Michael Avenatti tells @brianstelter that he thinks Sean Hannity's relationship with Michael Cohen is "far more extensive than people have been led to believe"


“Sleepy eyes” is an anti Semitic term that was and is stilled used by neo- nazis groups relating to “how to spot a Jew.” Donald Trump just used anti semitic terminology against a Jewish reporter. Why are people not talking about this?!

Trump's controversial travel ban finally comes before the Supreme Court in a test of presidential power

With yet another mass shooting today, let us give full recognition to Colt, the manufacturer of the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle used in this massacre, for designing such an efficient weapon of mass destruction for commercial use.

Shania Twain, like many conservatives, mistakenly conflates vulgarity and rudeness with honesty

From Mar-a-Lago, Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn’t.

Report: Sean Hannity received HUD help on multimillion dollar property deals

As Oklahoma attorney general, Scott Pruitt channeled over $600,000 in contracts to his old business partner’s law firm

Pro-Europeans in Britain argue that a new "people's vote" would decide whether whatever Brexit deal the government finally produces matches up to the promises made in the referendum campaign

Palantir Knows Everything About You


John Bolton SuperPAC & PAC $6M+ Cambridge Analytica

Trump marks Earth Day with statement bragging about his efforts to cut regulations

Giuliani's history raises legal questions as he takes on Trump defense

The claim that Mike Pompeo was deployed or fought in the Gulf War has been repeated by, among others, 51 members of Congress, led by Trey Gowdy, voicing their support for his appointment as Secretary of State. But the CIA confirms Pompeo was not deployed.

Nunes torches DNC: Lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia is a "scam"

The bromance myth of Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump

Fact Checker: Trump’s complaint that it will take 9 years to get all his nominations approved

This county voted for Trump. But its a lot like the sanctuary cities he loathes.

U.S. sanctions targeting Russians billionaire have sparked an exodus of cash from Latvia

Police search schools in hunt for Waffle House shooter

How to Stop Vladimir Putin’s Mafia

Iran Deal: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Donald Trump could soon dismantle the agreement designed to curb the Iranian nuclear program. Our catheter cowboy will do his best to keep that from happening.

John Bolton chaired anti-Muslim think tank

Sean Hannity is linked to shell companies that spent $90 million buying 870 homes w/ help of foreclosures & HUD, ranging from large mansions to low-income rentals.

Emails indicate that some EPA staffers raised concerns about Scott Pruitt’s phone booth. "The secure room for the Administrator appears to be taking on a life of its own."

Mexico’s European Union trade deal lands a punch on Trump

Korean peace talks create unexpected challenges for Trump

. @ShaniaTwain (who is Canadian) says she would have voted for Trump if she could have.

Hannity linked to shell companies that spent $90 million on property

The Morris County, NJ Republican Party lost money on their winter fundraiser after paying $24,487 to hold the event at Trump National Golf Club and paying Fox News host Greg Gutfield $30,000 to speak.

Last night, a white gunman killed four innocent, unarmed people of color with an assault rifle in a Tennessee Waffle House. The victims—Akilah Dasilva, DeEbony Groves, Joe Perez & Taurean Sanderlin—have gone unacknowledged by the Trump White House