Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction blocking the Trump administration from cutting grants to Planned Parenthood that pay for a teen pregnancy prevention program in numerous states.

French President Emmanuel Macron embraces Trump — and elegantly knifes him in the back

Four years ago today, an "emergency manager" appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder flipped the switch that poisoned the water supply in the City of Flint.

Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica’s collection of Facebook data, according to former employee

This is a stunning development. Never before in our nation’s history has the attorney for the sitting President invoked the 5th Amend in connection with issues surrounding the President. It is esp. stunning seeing as MC served as the “fixer” for Mr. Trump for over 10 yrs

#BREAKING: Macron: Trump will likely pull US out of Iran deal

Decision to take the Fifth Amendment by @realDonaldTrump lawyer Michael Cohen is powerful confirmation that the US Attorney's Office for SDNY was absolutely right in executing searches of Cohen under the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege

JUST IN: Fox News poll: Most Americans think Mueller will find Trump committed criminal or impeachable offenses

"The mob takes the Fifth Amendment. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?

JUST IN: Cohen to plead the Fifth in Stormy Daniels lawsuit

Impact of #GOPTaxScam. Multinational company Philips Lighting announces $342M profits in 2017 & $187.4M in planned share buybacks in 2018. Immediately lays off nearly 200 Fall River workers and moves factory to Mexico

BREAKING: Trump seeks to review seized Michael Cohen files, offers to make himself personally available for any review or screening of evidence seized by FBI of his lawyer:

Gillibrand to introduce landmark bill to requiring US post offices to offer banking services

After the hugs and kisses, Macron rips Trumpism

JUST IN: Michael Cohen formally states that he will assert his 5th Amendment rights against self-incrimination in Stormy Daniels' civil case in California due to the ongoing criminal investigation against him in New York

Senate will vote Thursday on Mike Pompeo's nomination for Secretary of State.

'Golden State Killer,' Suspected Of Terrorizing California For Years, Arrested

GOP senator: Senate had enough votes to pass immigration bill but Trump admin derailed talks

Emmanuel Macron Embraces John Lewis

NEW: Cambridge whistle blower told House Democrats Tuesday that Steve Bannon directed staff to test messaging in 2014 about Vladmir Putin and Russian expansion in Eastern Europe.

He fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King. Very honored to have @repjohnlewis by my side in the streets of Washington.

Rep. Jeffries Says Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Painted 'Frightening' Picture

Expelled spies included Russians suspected of tracking compatriots resettled in US

"I wish someone would triple my rent so I will be forced to work harder", said no single mother already workin' three jobs

When he appears before Congress tomorrow, Scott Pruitt plans to blame spending and ethical probes on his staffers, per an internal document obtained by the NYT.

Macron to Congress: "Personally, if you ask me, I do not share the fascination for new, strong powers, the abandonment of freedom and the illusion of nationalism."

FEMA proposes letting people rebuild homes destroyed on flood-prone land after taxpayer buyouts

A federal judge has ordered Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to submit a declaration on whether he plans to assert his 5th Am. rights in @StormyDaniels' lawsuit.

After Supreme Court oral argument, the third iteration of the president’s order targeted several Muslim-majority countries seems likely to stand, writes

When asked if he has confidence in Deputy AG Rosenstein, AG Sessions says: "I do have confidence in him."

Lawmakers move forward with plan to create force of space warfighters after Trump called for a "Space Force"

Sessions refuses to say if he’s recusing himself from Cohen probe

New filing in In the Matter of Search Warrants Executed on April 9, 2018

MORE: Former President George H.W. Bush "is alert and talking with hospital staff, family and friends, and his doctors are very pleased with his progress," spokesperson says.

Macron visits MLK memorial with John Lewis

SON: Mom, what's white privilege?

BREAKING: Justice Department says Sessions’ Will recuse himself from the investigation into Michael Cohen. this came After Bloomberg News reported that Sessions had declined to recuse himself from the investigation Michael Cohen.

The proposed changes could make millions ineligible for aid if they don't follow stricter work requirements. No studies are available yet on how increased work requirements benefit taxpayers in these programs.

'Most of the fake news shared on social media is coming from right-wing conservatives, and Oxford study found.'

A gun policy expert explains the huge gap in Illinois gun laws

"He wants to get to Maine this summer." The latest on former President George H. W. Bush's health

Where Trump's scorn for the Iran nuclear deal could lead

North Korea’s nuclear test site has "collapsed"

In a week of awful news, these three heroes stepped up

One or two deranged and murderous bedwetters citing INCEL is nauseating enough. But, apparently it’s a thing. There are more of these maniacs in waiting . A lot of them . 40,000 on reddit alone? That. Is horrifying

Search the internet for "SS7 exploit" and also "Pegasus malware." Read some articles on them. Then let me know if you are FREAKED OUT OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF IS USING AN UNSECURE PERSONAL CELL PHONE

WV GOP Senate candidate Don Blankenship suggests McConnell is conflicted on foreign affairs because Elaine Chao’s dad is a “wealthy Chinaperson”

Why Sean Hannity’s fans will keep on loving him, even if he is a ‘welfare queen’

European broadcaster Sky withdraws its recommendation for a Fox bid, following an all-cash offer from rival Comcast

“MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid once apologized for homophobic comments on her blog. Now she says she was hacked.”

MSNBC's Joy Reid says the anti-gay posts attributed to her on her old blog were 'fabricated', Internet Archive responds to claims by Reid's lawyers that the Wayback archives of those old posts were somehow 'manipulated.'

Energy Sec. Rick Perry’s son owns an energy investment company. Is that a problem?

Sean @seanhannity - when we were at the THR party a couple of weeks ago, we met and I found you to be very affable despite our divergent views. And we discussed me coming on the show to debate the case. Let's do this thing already. Full hour - you and me

5th Circuit has largest % of people of color of any circuit. Important civil rights cases are decided here. Court is worth protecting from dangerous nominees like Kyle Duncan. He has demonstrated unparalleled ferociousness in fighting civil rights in all shapes and all forms.

American cities are fighting big business over wireless internet, and they’re losing

Democrat Steve Stern won his race in New York’s 10th Assembly District tonight, a Long Island district that had been in the hands of Republicans for more than three decades. It is the 40th legislative flip for Democrats since Trump’s inauguration.

Steve Bannon associate has been accused of sexual assault, had dealings the mob, several felons now in prison and a money laundering hub. He allegedly taped Bannon. Bannon once claimed to live at his house, which raises a big security clearance question

EXCLUSIVE: Comey Has Brought On Former U.S. Attorney Pat Fitzgerald As One Of His Lawyers

Democratic Sen. Jon Tester says embattled Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson was known for handing out prescriptions "like candy," adding that "in the White House they call him the candy man"

BREAKING: China raises the amount domestic funds can invest overseas

Another overlooked data point: Trump said he discussed "adoption" policy with Putin—one day before dictating Trump Jr.'s misleading statement about the Trump Tower meeting

Dems win majority of seats in NY state Senate

Exclusive: Covert flights from Damascus to Russia carry civilians helping Assad

The complete guest list for President Donald Trump's first state dinner

Rogues gallery

"Republicans would rather pay to throw teachers in jail than pay them to teach."

“When the aging gorilla is confronted with the much more virile, new alpha-male, he shows submissiveness by grooming the alpha-male, but the gesture is actually a vain attempt by the old gorilla to humiliate his much younger rival.” — Jane Goodall

140000 Arizona residents weren't sent voter ID cards, official calls it a 'little hiccup. GOP wins by 9,075 votes

Opinion: Make no mistake, Trump just cut Ronny Jackson loose

Pruitt’s Security Chief Moonlighted for Tabloid Publisher That Backed Trump

Not that it should matter, but the judge in this case was appointed by President George W. Bush — not by Clinton or Obama.

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The @TomCottonAR says “Democrats, especially on the Foreign Relations Committee, are really engaged in shameful political behavior.”

Talk to Mitch McConnell

Analysis | President Trump’s claim that death sentences would stop drug trafficking

Debbie Lesko took the maximum contribution of $2,700 from disgraced former Congressman Trent Franks. You know, the guy who offered to pay 2 Congressional employees to let him impregnate them. His gross misconduct is the reason why there's an election.

Allegations against Ronny Jackson grow more serious and specific

Ari Shapiro, host of NPR's All Things Considered, talks with Rachel Maddow about his interview with Senator Jon Tester of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about specific allegations from whistle-blowers against Trump VA secretary nominee Ronny Jackson.

Trump burned again by failure to vet nominee as VA pick surprises

Rachel Maddow reports on the growing scandals surrounding Donald Trump's V.A. secretary nominee Ronny Jackson, only the latest in a long string Trump embarrassments resulting from failing to do any background checking before submitting a nominee for confirmation.

THREAD: Mick Mulvaney should resign. Today he told 1,300 bankers and lobbyists to make campaign donations to Republican lawmakers. He openly admitted to and endorsed a "pay-to-play" regime

By 2020, China plans to give all its 1.4. billion citizens a personal score, based on how they behave.

Charles Kushner takes blame for Jared’s Fifth Avenue deal

A new study finds that status anxiety, not poverty, motivated support for Trump.