Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Just posted this piece by @pemalevy and me. It's for real: NRA leader once worked for professor who claimed blacks were genetically inferior

Trump officials abruptly pull back from decision on Medicaid lifetime limits

A @RollingStone investigation found that Michael Cohen represented numerous clients who were involved in deliberate, planned car crashes as part of an attempt to cheat insurance companies.

Mueller requests Flynn's sentencing be delayed at least two more months

Revelations Over Koch Gifts Prompt Inquiry at George Mason University

"Tax cuts pay for themselves" Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on @freedomcaucus members considering his impeachment: "They can't even resist leaking their own drafts." He also says, "The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted.”

Former Trump adviser Caputo says he’s racked up $125k in legal bills battling Russia investigation, tells Senate intel cmte: “God damn you to hell.”

US paid tens of millions of dollars in settlements for abuses by border patrol agents

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"I'm honored to have you here." Vice President Mike Pence recognizes ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio during a tax policy event in Arizona, calling Arpaio a "tireless champion of strong borders and the rule of law."

Mueller raised possibility of presidential subpoena in meeting with Trump’s legal team

The real reason Mueller hasn’t called Ivanka Trump

Lobbyist helped arrange Scott Pruitt’s $100,000 trip to Morocco

Breaking: President Trump dictated 2015 letter his doctor wrote declaring him the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency” says letter’s author Dr. Harold Bornstein. “He dictated that whole letter. I didn't write that letter," Bornstein told CNN’s

BREAKING: @EPAScottPruitt sought new #EPA office complete with secure facility in hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The stock market under Trump vs Obama

A sizable amount of Jeff Bezos’ workforce is paid so little that they need to rely on food stamps — and yet Bezos says the only way he could possible spend his “Amazon winnings” is on space travel. Maybe he shoulda just said “let them eat cake” — it woulda been more succinct.

Mueller's former assistant says grammatical errors prove leaked questions came from Trump

Wow from Dep AG Rosenstein just now: “There have been people who have been making threats privately & publicly against me for quite some time & I think they should understand by now the Department of Justice is not going to be extorted.”

Sanders characterizes raid of Trump's former doctor's office as "standard procedure"

NBC News: Netanyahu's info on Iran nukes known to U.S. intelligence for years: "There is literally nothing new here," one expert said of the files stolen by Mossad.

Dr. Harold Bornstein on how he felt after Trump's bodyguard & lawyer raided his office: "I feel raped. That's how I feel -- raped, frightened, and sad."

Trump's doctor, Dr. Harold Bornstein, tells NBC that Trump's bodyguard & lawyer spent 30 minutes raiding his office. "I couldn't believe anybody was making a big deal about a drug that's to grow his hair, which seemed to be so important...what's the matter with that?"

Trump’s New York doctor, Dr. Harold Bornstein, says that in February 2017, Trump's personal bodyguard, a top lawyer at the Trump Org., and a third man showed up at his office without notice and took all of Trump’s medical records

Cambridge Analytica has a new defense: We didn't do those things we said we did

Scott Pruitt’s head of security resigned last night, just before his interview tomorrow with the House Oversight Committee

Price says that he's not a big fan of the GOP tax bill's 2019 individual mandate repeal-- says it will harm the pool in the exchange markets & drive up costs

UN nuclear agency responds to Netanyahu: "No credible indications" of nuclear activity in Iran after 2009

NEW: Threat of impeachment prompting Trump to focus on GOP holding the House

"Trump’s hubris is costing him big on immigration"

Netanyahu on Fox today. Again seemed to be talking directly to Trump about Iran decision. “I’ve said it’s either fully fix or fully nix,” he said.

Michael Cohen Claimed He Talked With Trump the Day of the Stormy Daniels Deal

Dear American Media: we have a problem. Mark Corallo filed a FARA. he's working for the Ashcroft law firm to represent the PM of Malaysia. As in, 1MDB. As in, connected to Trump Russia six ways to Sunday. So why is he being quoted as an expert w no mention of this? DO YOUR JOB

Republican West Virginia Senate candidate Don Blankenship is calling Mitch McConnell “Cocaine Mitch” in a new TV ad

The Illinois House of Representatives on Friday approved a plan to replace armed police officers in schools with unarmed mental health professionals.

You shouldn’t tweet before the ambien wears off

Robert Mueller’s former assistant explains how grammar errors prove ‘leaked questions’ came from Trump

Source close to Trump says National Enquirer story on Michael Cohen appears to be a strong sign the president is turning against his personal attorney. Asked whether a message is being sent, Cohen replied: “what do you think.”

In a statement condemning Monday's bombings in Kabul, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called out the deaths of journalists, saying "the independent media is a cornerstone of democracy"

Analysis: Is the GOP at risk of losing Catholics?

Interestingly, many senior Israeli security officials agree: the deal is working. So the dynamic is Trump & Netanyahu vs. their own military and intelligence advisors.

Playbook exclusive: Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy launching big-money fundraising swing in May and June

Parkland survivors mock NRA for banning guns during Pence speech at convention.

"This is basically a lie about US intelligence. It's stunning, from the White House!" @mitchellreports on the White House's statement lauding Israel’s Iran report

Trump campaign may have broken law by covering Michael Cohen legal costs: report

For years, Americans have enjoyed cheap loans, high stock prices and low consumer prices. Now the good fortune is melting away.

Mick Mulvaney Used Old Campaign Funds to Cover Interest Payments on His Loans

Workers around the world are marking #MayDay with rallies to demand their governments address issues including low wages, short-term contracts and unemployment

NEWS: In private, Pence's doctor raised alarms last fall within the WH over Ronny Jackson's conduct, including allegations of aggressive and intimidating behavior - and that he may have improperly disclosed Karen Pence's private patient info

NEWS: In private, Pence's doctor raised alarms last fall within the WH over Ronny Jackson's conduct, including allegations of aggressive and intimidating behavior - and that he may have improperly disclosed Karen Pence's private patient info.

Reminder: Netanyahu made these EXACT same claims—which turned out to be 100% wrong—in 2002 in the run-up to the Iraq war. Netanyahu is (like Trump in the US) facing serious criminal investigations. This is an obvious attempt to distract from his own troubles.

Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad

President Trump is turning two crucial foreign policy dramas -- over the Iran deal and the Korean peninsula -- into one big game of televised nuclear poker

Trump campaign aide Manafort sued by bankruptcy trustee over California property deal

EU says Trump tariff uncertainty is hitting business

File under not surprising: turns out Haley/Trump efforts to bully countries into voting with US at the UN aren’t working

.@POTUS bragged about a big US helicopter sale to Nigeria today. One problem with that is we didn’t sell Nigeria helicopters. But Russia did

How a robust "clerical error" put the U.S. on the brink of war with Iran for an hour or so

Here are the questions Mueller wants to ask Trump

Netanyahu’s Iran presentation appeared to be aimed at an audience of one: Donald Trump

With all due respect, then-DCIA Mike Pompeo testified at his confirmation hearing Iran is in compliance only weeks ago. How does the White House justify a statement that disagrees with the intelligence community's assessment Iran is obeying the nuclear deal?

Under the Trump administration, ICE is no longer prioritizing violent criminals for deportation. Instead, ICE is now indiscriminately rounding up immigrants for deportation, tearing apart families in the process. We can’t allow ICE to receive more money to expand these practices.

House Republicans’ report about Russian interference in the 2016 election is designed to obscure reality, not illuminate it, argues

ICE Chief Thomas Homan, the Leader of Trump’s Deportation Force, Is Stepping Down

Trump delays steel, aluminum tariffs for Canada, EU and Mexico

Michael Cohen has been hit with more than $185,000 in new state warrants for unpaid taxes on his taxicab companies