Saturday, November 24, 2018

Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers

Alabama police have now updated this story: they killed the wrong man. The 21yo man they fatally shot was NOT the gunman, who is still at large

Today is the last day to vote absentee in-person. If you’re in line, stay in line. — Mike Espy

American police just killed another "good guy with a gun." Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., better known as EJ, the son of a police officer, was an active duty officer for the Army, home for Thanksgiving. Murdered by police yesterday in a mall shooting in Alabama.

How the Khashoggi killing ruinously defined Trump

“The Saudi prince also firmly dismissed the U.S. intelligence assessments that MBS had ordered Khashoggi’s killing, saying these same intelligence bodies had a “remarkably flawed assessment” in 2003 in the lead up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq”

Oh look! Russia LOVES Tulsi! Just like Bernie! Imagine that.

Some people might consider Bulletproof backpacks a sign of a greater problem.

Just to recap: after initially calling our story inaccurate, (and internally calling it “false”), Facebook has now confirmed most, if not all of our reporting. They just waited until eve of Thanksgiving when they thought as few as possible people would be reading.

Sarah on that Nazi prom photo

U.S. Renters Face 'Unprecedented Affordability Crisis,' Fed's Community Council Says

Zuckerberg at center of new Facebook firestorm

Nick Ayers is tied to a number of shady dark money groups. We just filed an IRS complaint against one of them. Oh yeah, he's also the favorite to become Trump's next chief of staff.

“Certainly if foreign investment in the Trump businesses is guiding U.S. policy in a way that's antithetical to the country's interests, we need to find out about

Blood Pressure Break

"Judge" Jeanine Pirro is a voice of law and order in Trump's cable news echo chamber—but she's been flouting federal election rules for years

Ivanka Trump Claims She Didn’t Know the Rules About Personal Emails

The difference between Russiagate and Watergate is that Nixon never had Fox News

Trump fires back at report that he's unhappy with Mnuchin, calls it "fake news"

British army chief: Russia 'far bigger threat than IS'

The Parkland students who created an international movement to raise awareness for gun violence after a deadly school shooting were awarded the International Children's Peace Prize on Tuesday.

The “Problem Solvers Caucus” is funded by billionaires through a front group, called No Labels. Their super PAC spent millions to elect the handful of Democrats now trying to ally with Republicans and jam everything up

Turkey uneasy about U.S. plan for observation posts on Syria border: minister

Amazon's European workers go on strike for Black Friday over poor work conditions

2 people were hospitalized & 2 people appeared to be dead on the scene of a shooting in Brownsville. Miami-Dade PD confirmed a shooting in the area of NW 27th Avenue & NW 58th Street, on the property of a convenience store.

The Republican Party is not only the party of Trump now, they’re employees.

Real professional solidarity here by the New York Times, letting a couple neocons issue a bullshit defense of hacking a journalist to death because Iran.

It's like a "Black Mirror" episode. Everybody in Beijing will be assigned a personalized rating under a lifelong points system

Around the time of Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a Saudi government-backed firm was striking deals to develop new overseas Trump-branded properties

Dereliction of duty. Grave words I grant you, but we've had decades of inaction in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change. A new government report out today rings alarm bells again - warning of dire threats to U.S. health and economic security.

Remember when people thought Trump was going to spend a trillion dollars fixing roads and bridges

I wrote the climate scenarios chapter myself so I can confirm it considers ALL scenarios, from those where we go carbon negative before end of century to those where carbon emissions continue to rise. What WH says is demonstrably false.

Black Americans for a better future PAC? Nice try Robert Mercer. Maybe we can find out who the recipients are.

Kaiser Wilhelm insulted other leaders, threw out longstanding treaties, demonized the opposition, fetishized the army, read mainly reports about himself, got angry over any criticism, changed his mind constantly & patronized the far right. Sound familiar?

#Russia's state TV host Olga Skabeeva says that according to a UK investigator, the amount of Novichok inside the bottle used to poison Sergei #Skripal could have been used to kill thousands of people, but wasn't. State TV host Evgeny Popov retorts: "GRU is humane."

This is awful. Facebook gave private user data to Russian internet company , which is subject to Russia’s SORM-2 data collection system. That means Russia’s intelligence services now have access to all that data, legally (in Russia).

Authorized McConnell biographer, from prominent KY GOP family, says R’s are “beyond redemption” and he’s registering as a Democra

Senate Dem on Armed Services panel: Trump lying about CIA report on Khashoggi

Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi says he is negotiating plea agreement with Special Counsel Mueller.

Few are better-positioned to curb this administration than Susan Collins. Her failure to do so--even at this late date--represents a betrayal of the values she's pretended to believe in for 20+ years

So @realDonaldTrump @IvankaTrump @EricTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr I have many questions about your foundation. I found ALL three $50k donations to Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School. Plus the $500K “donations” to Iowa Orgs

Former models for Donald Trump's agency say they violated immigration rules and worked illegally

Can't forget...

Here are a few things you need to know before going to the polls on Tuesday, November 27th. #EspyForSenate

By those who knew him best: The Des Moines Register weighs in with a long profile of Matthew Whitaker

Donald J. #Trump, the #Trump Administration and #Republicans in our U.S. Congress continue to DESTROY America from within.

Kushner spent 7 hours with Mueller investigators last month

Finland and Denmark join Germany in halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Fox News is still on Hillary’s emails which makes a lot of sense because the election was two years ago and also everyone in the trump administration used a private email server.

Hillary Clinton Blasts Fox News As ‘Fully Owned Subsidiary’ Of Trump Administration

A compilation of all of Trump's lies related to Saudi Arabia.

"A lawsuit accusing President Trump of misusing his charitable foundation for his own personal and political purposes will move forward after a Manhattan judge refused Trump's bid to throw the case out."

Former President Barack Obama said the hardest day of his presidency was the Sandy Hook shooting. "The angriest I was ever during my presidency was seeing Congress not doing anything about it. Completely unresponsive"

Mueller Investigation and a Blue House Could Doom Trump

Court ruling requires Trump Organization to turn over hotel records

The Trump administration seems to be doing everything it can to bias the 2020 Census

Trump says he’s thankful for himself. But he has nothing to strut about.

What does Ivanka plan on doing with her newly awarded Chinese trademarks on voting machines?

In a first, FBI to begin collecting national data on police use of force

Will shake-up at London embassy leave Assange out in the cold?

The Fourth National Climate Assessment Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States was just released. NCA assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States.

We don’t just thank them on holidays. November is Military Family Appreciation month! Thank you to those who support our loved ones, while they’re protecting us in the field.