Tuesday, December 25, 2018

We're all Wendy Torrance.

I spoke to a significant figure in this story... “the reporters at the Crimson are going to break this story wide open..” The irony is startling.

President Trump becomes first president since 2002 not to visit troops at Christmastime.

Why did Betsy DeVos have to amend her financial disclosures 12 times in two months?

2 years in, the markets have concluded that @realDonaldTrump is an incompetent idiot, surrounded by fools, who incredibly has managed to blow up the robust economy he inherited from President Obama. America needs a new President

Trump Poised to Lift Rusal Sanctions as Deripaska Cuts Stake

Just a thought /Thread: In May 2017, Deripaska offered to cooperate with congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, but lawmakers were "unwilling to accept his conditions." Which lawmakers? Republicans?

Merry Christmas

We are very saddened to learn of the death of another child in U.S. custody. We must focus on the wellbeing of these children above any other concern.

New from me, ho, ho, ho: Russia didn’t make Americans morons, it just capitalized on a homegrown phenomenon. Also, why this fight against Chekist disinformation is going to be harder than the Cold War’s

8-year-old child dies in Border Patrol custody on Christmas Day

Trump's Christmas address to the nation… holy hell

Pence warned to get help to run White House as Trump spirals into more chaos to come

Judge orders North Korea to pay Warmbier family $500 million for wrongful death

A Christmas message: Fear not

Greyhound sheltered migrants in buses after ICE left them at station, police say

"In Flynn’s sentencing memo Mueller said that Flynn’s false statements to the FBI about his calls with the Russian ambassador during the transition were 'material' to the investigation..."

Turkey determined to cross east of Euphrates as soon as possible, Hurriyet cites foreign minister

Trump ‘Poor Me’ Tweet Draws Criticism as Thousands of Federal Employees Work Without Pay Amid Government Shutdown

In a new affidavit, the former vice chairman of the Bladen County board of elections said officials received "several" forged absentee ballot request forms, including one on behalf of a dead person. The affidavit was submitted by Dan McCready's campaign to the state BOE

Wall Street's Christmas rout has spilled into Asia

Why ⁦@BetoORourke⁩ won’t be voting to allocate funds for ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩‘s wall.

Hundreds of migrant families released onto the streets of El Paso on Christmas Eve, without food, money or help. ICE says more will be released tomorrow and following day. If you would like to help - please donate to migrant shelter Annunciation House:

Defense Sec Mattis taped a XMAS message to troops the day before he resigned. Here it is:

In light of what's going on in El Paso. I'd like to suggest those in the area bring toys for the kids ICE is dumping in the city. Wrapped if U get a chance, bring them anyway if you don't. Ask your kids if they'll give up a toy under the tree for a child in need. @BetoORourke

“ICE releases hundreds of migrants with nowhere to go on eve of Christmas”

Will newspapers and TV ruin Santa for any children by reporting on the president’s words?

Russia announces plans to set up its first ever military base in the Caribbean - the country's largest presence in the region since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962

We are all that seven year old kid’s very pissed off mom.

The all-I-want-for-Christmas-is-$5-billion-for-the-wall shutdown

Ex-NATO commander asks if Trump pulled troops out of Syria due to blackmail

Donald Trump, answering phone call from 7-year-old on Christmas Eve: "Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven it's marginal, right?"