Saturday, July 28, 2018

Failing to request all of Kavanaugh’s records simply defies logic. I am disappointed by my colleagues’ willingness to cede away our constitutional authority, diminishing the role of the Senate Judiciary Committee to that of a mere rubber-stamp.

Putin wants to raise the age of retirement on the same pension system he’s currently tapped the reserve fund of (designed to cover these shortfalls) to pay for his govt’s war in Syria, and against the west.

BREAKING: Pompeo says he's confident he would not resign as secretary of state if Trump fires Mueller.

A Parlor Game at Rebekah Mercer’s Has No Get Out of Jail Free Card

The parents of a Sandy Hook victim write open letter to Mark Zuckerberg: "After our son’s death, online abuse claiming the attack was a hoax drove us into hiding. Yet Facebook refuses to take meaningful action."

Russian Hackers Targeted The Most Vulnerable Part Of U.S. Elections. Again. : NPR

Meet Semion's mob.

Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, an ex-FBI agent: "The president was manipulated by Vladimir Putin" at the Helsinki summit. "Vladimir Putin is a master manipulator." Fitzpatrick says he was "frankly sickened by the exchange" between Trump and Putin.

understanding how the Kremlin takes down its critics

Judge to appoint independent monitor of migrant child detention centers after reports of inhumane conditions

Ex-Trump lawyer: Giuliani is damaging Trump's case "immeasurably"

F—k the “walk away” movement. I’m @GOP and for the 1st time since adulthood Dems will completely sweep my vote. It’s a national security imperative that GOP loses, and a duty of all good patriots to put the Republic over politics.

“... turnout dropped to a record low of 47.8%. One reason for such apathy is the widely held belief that participating in Russian elections will not change the status quo because they are fraudulent.”

Imagine if Republicans actually wanted to protect American democracy more than they wanted to keep their ill gotten donations and support their manchurian Mussolini.

The Trump Administration has now missed 2 court-ordered deadlines to reunite the families it separated. Their callous indifference to human suffering created this crisis, and their incompetence is prolonging it. Our bill would require them to fix it, immediately.

Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's lawyers, is using the Trump admin's scrutiny of Planned Parenthood to raise money for his conservative activist group, which has directed millions of dollars to his law firm and his family.

Nothing says winning like sleeping in the lobby of your old bosses hotel.

Trump Jr. claims GDP growth never hit 2 percent under Obama — it did 15 times

Was Georgia’s Election System Hacked in 2016? Robert Mueller’s latest indictments raise new questions about the integrity of Georgia’s voting infrastructure. Why is the state stonewalling?

The documents speak about forced oral sex, fondling, sex with employees, hundreds of runaways, abuse, and attempted suicides -- These are the shelters in which our country is placing unaccompanied immigrant youth.

Today, Trump held his first national security council principals meeting since becoming president some 500 days ago; this is remarkable for its delinquency. Even more remarkable is the fact the meeting only lasted 30 minutes. This is a staggering & worrying level of incompetence!

Prankster puts Putin portrait in Colorado Capitol where Trump's portrait would be

Of course Russian meddling helped Trump win in 2016

Temperatures near or pass all-time records in Europe as another heat wave blasts the continent

Afghan officials say a bomb has exploded near a training center for midwives in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province

30 current & former employees told me that the misconduct extended to other parts of the company, including CBS News. 19 said Jeff Fager, who runs 60 Minutes and whom Moonves at one point promoted to run the news division, enabled harassment. He also faces allegations of his own:

Dozens allowed to import lion trophies into US after Trump rolls back protections

The GOP Is Pushing A Sham Sick Day Bill The so-called “Flex” work bill would allow companies to flout existing laws that benefit workers.

No justice no peace

Tech firms should be made liable for 'fake news' on sites: UK lawmakers

Cohen has told associates he believes there is no going back on his latest moves, and that he expects to be finished with Trump for the rest of his life

These two guys stood guard over Trump's Walk of Fame Star and its hilarious.

Mike Pence touring the Bible Belt with the dick pic lady is peak 2018, right?

A church put Jesus in a cage to protest immigration policies. Now, he's been replaced with a mirror.

EXCLUSIVE: Dana Rohrabacher Called the Cops On Woman Who Asked Tough Questions

"Resign the presidency in exchange for immunity for Don Jr. Otherwise Don Jr. will be indicted for lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and could -- again, theoretically -- go to jail."

The attorney representing Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against the president now also represents three other women who claim to have had affairs with Trump who say they were paid to stay silent about

NEW: Pharma lobby discovered covertly financing the effort to kill the ACA

The Health 202: Some experts think McConnell is playing politics with the opioid crisis

Despite Russian meddling and federal aid, nearly half of U.S. states have opted not to upgrade their voting machines or are unsure if they will. Election security experts are alarmed

Secret Service agent: “So how long are you guys going to keep protesting?” One of our organizers, pointing to the White House: “Until he leaves.”

Another major democracy announces a Cambridge Analytica investigation

Starting Aug. 1, the Trump admin. is going to allow people to post blueprints online showing how to make a fully-functioning 3D-printed gun at home. I’m calling on the State Department to block the publishing of these blueprints before it’s too late.

"We have no leadership from the oval office, and this is the kind of issue that really requires it because there are some really hard problems." -Ken Dilanian, NBC News national security reporter, on U.S. election security policy

“Some observers might find it reassuring to think that Kavanaugh would not rule as his writings suggest. That would be a mistake. It would be far wiser to listen to the message that he has sent for decades — & to do so before it’s too late.” My full op-ed:

under Obama: —5.1% Q2 2014 —4.9% Q3 2014 —4.7% Q4 2011 —4.5% Q4 2009

How can Bolton call this a witch hunt & credibly lead the NSC on election security? Especially when 25 Russians & 3 Russian companies have been indicted? The President has done more to target Bob Mueller than he has to go after Vladimir Putin. We must protect the Special Counsel

It looks like Mueller still has another card to play against Paul Manafort... the possibility of charging his wife as a co-conspirator.

Trump tells the NFL to follow Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ lead to have players stand for national anthem. Because Jerry Jones is such a pillar of morality in our country just like Trump. Right

We asked, you voted: 89 percent said no to Trump’s military parade

May 19, 2017: The NBC/Universal private equity-funded Vox"publishes a story maligning those tracking Trump-Russia. They appear to have removed the line about it being *worse than Holocaust denial.* Right-wing sites like Town Hall, the NY POST link to it

Russia A New Birtherism of The Left for Trump, Steve Cortes vs Rick Wilson CONFUSES Anderson Cooper

Trump's Views On Due Process Are Straight Out Of Slavery

Mnuchin says Treasury might lift sanctions on Oleg Deripaska’s aluminum company, even though the Russian oligarch was sanctioned just thrree months ago by the US to punish the Kremlin for meddling in the 2016 election.

Rick Scott is getting a boost from a private prison company. Too bad it might be illegal.

6-year-old girl sexually abused while being held in Arizona detention facility: report

War Between Kimberly Guilfoyle and Fox News Explodes Over Dueling ‘D*ck Pics’ Claims

Facebook suspends U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

I explained the counterintelligence/criminal distinction in this piece. Basically, the next time someone says, "Collusion is not a crime," the appropriate response should be, "You're right. It's worse."

Report: Trump lying twice as much as last year

Analysis: Actually, guns do kill people, according to a new study

Help WaPo identify Trump's unknown golf partners: "On 81 of the 111 days we think Trump has played golf as president, we have no idea who his partner might have been."

Far too many states are recklessly or thoughtlessly purging their voter lists. That’s no way to run our elections.

Adam Schiff says that he learned about the hacking attempt on Claire McCaskill "from comments by a Microsoft employee at the Aspen Summit rather than be hearing about this from our intelligence community. It shows just how unprepared we are."

JUST IN: Special counsel releases 35-person witness list for upcoming trial against Paul Manafort

GOP Rep. Jason Lewis called people on government assistance 'parasites,' said blacks on welfare 'plantation

Whoa. Drug corporations funneled millions in "dark money" to a group that ran ads and robocalls to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies

19 months into the Trump presidency, there is no coherent Trump admin. strategy to combat foreign election interference — and no single person or agency in charge, current and former officials tell @NBCNews.

Trump ‘open to visiting Moscow’

This after it was recently discovered that Sen. McCaskill was the target of Russian hackers. Former CIA operative Evan McMullin says he has reason to believe other democratic senators in tough races will also be attacked. Ruth Marcus also joins the discussion.

Wages were supposed to rise after Trump's tax cuts. Instead, they’ve fallen

Alarm grows among Trump officials over lack of cyber defenses

Even though Donald Trump has shown little interest in securing the United States against cyber attack, senior members of his staff are expressing increasing alarm at ongoing operations by countries like Russia and how to repel them

Conservative, Pro-Trump Activist to Feds: Investigate Bill Shine Now

Sounds like you heard the noise outside OUR house on the way out