Sunday, January 20, 2019

Senate GOP proposal to end the shutdown signals how far the ideological gap is between the two parties

GOP senator: Trump immigration offer is a "straw man proposal" not meant to become law

”Something most people don’t know about Michael Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, is that he’s also currently representing a Ukrainian oligarch whose name is often linked to one of the most powerful mobsters in the world.”

Skadden Arps FARA filing today mentions Viktor Pinchuk. He's the same guy who gave $150K to the Trump Foundation Sept 2015. Cohen solicited that money from Pinchuk. NY AG & Mueller think cash was used from it for Campaign

Trump claims increased popularity among Hispanics is evidence of support for border wall

Shutdown leaves communities near toxic Superfund sites on edge

"Opposed to the dignity of the human person": Kentucky Catholic diocese condemns teens who taunted vet at March for Life

The Unbelievable Story Of The Plot Against George Soros

And they keep telling us it's not about racism

On eve of #MLK Day, @VP Mike Pence says @realDonaldTrump is like Martin Luther King Jr. for “inspiring us” with his border wall

Because of Trump, the families of federal workers are in crisis. His offer – to pause the damage he’s doing to Dreamers and refugees – wasn’t meant to be serious, only to prop up his sagging poll numbers. A real president would end the shutdown and stop this foolishness.

“The election is going to be rigged—I'm going to be honest.” — Donald Trump, 2016 For once he wasn’t lying...

How many Russians are leaving Russia? Brussels and Moscow can't seem to agree.

Mitch McConnell

So. Um. Giuliani is admitting that Trump was in business negotiations with Putin all throughout the campaign. So. Um. Okay.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims border wall would stop drug smugglers, but DEA says most illegal narcotics reach U.S. hidden in trucks and other vehicles that pass through entry ports.

Omg, the CathCav kids were taunting a group of Black protesters and Phillips, the Native elder, stood between them and that’s when they began taunting him. ITS EVEN WORSE

Just a righteous bird taking a dump on Putin, because why not

“Perfectly normal?” It’s perfectly insane for witnesses in or subjects of a criminal investigation to be discussing testimony.

Rudolph Giuliani tells @CNNSotu that Trump may indeed have spoken to Michael Cohen about his congressional testimony beforehand. "And so what if he talked to him about it?" Denies Trump told Cohen to lie.

We can all take a lesson from Mr Phillips’ dignified response when confronted with such toxic ignorance. “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right... let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds” — Abraham Lincoln

Putin's spokesman Peskov & Trump's guy Giuliani have both changed their story since 2017 of contact re; a possible Trump Tower Moscow. Peskov saying now only 2 emails & a phone call. Giuliani saying it was more

MAGA hat boy's mother blames 'black Muslims' after son harasses Native American man

Bloomberg gets the framing right

Opinion: The next president must make climate change the top priority

Former White House political strategist Karl Rove warned Senate Republicans in a meeting this week not to become overly reliant on their conservative base as they head into what could be a tough 2020 presidential election.

Democrats were hopeful that @realDonaldTrump was finally willing to re-open government & proceed with a much-needed discussion to protect the border. Unfortunately, reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of previously rejected initiatives.

House Dems to offer $1 billion in funding for border security to reopen government

A Catholic high school is condemning the actions of students seen jeering a Native American elder in a video that has gone viral. It says the teens could face punishment up to and including expulsion.

List of people in Palm Beach with Melania right now

These are the economies with the most (and least) efficient health care: 1. Hong Kong 2. Singapore 3. Spain 54. U.S. and Azerbaijan

WaPo on what happened: BuzzFeed’s initial request for comment, over which Mueller’s team didn’t object, didn’t say they were planning to report Cohen *told Mueller* Trump directed him to lie, just that they were going to report Trump directed Cohen to lie.

Kyiv says Russia is illegally exporting coal from the separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine. The loss of the coal is a heavy economic blow to Ukraine.

Imagine if a dude drove his truck into your house on purpose and then told you he’d fix the hole for $5 billion. What would you say? Like imagine what your exact words would be.

The #Shutdown not only hurts those furloughed, it strengthens Putin

.@SecPompeo recently rebuked Obama's foreign policy during a speech in Egypt. "Who's kidding who? Are you kidding me?" @JohnKerry said. "When a @POTUS…says 'I believe Putin, not my intel community... that's a moment of shame."

I’d proudly stand with Native American and U.S. Military Veteran Nathan Phillips rather than bend over for the Red Hat #MAGAt traitors who worship @realDonaldTrump and abet Putin’s debasement of America.

In many ways it's worse. Chamberlain had no idea what was to come, and he wasn't profiting from appeasement. Germany is making gas pipeline deals with Putin, making a mockery of sanctions.

The President’s Hostage Attempt Is Going Miserably Wrong

How China's spies became key players in the trade war

Political spending at Trump businesses BEFORE Trump ran for president: less than $500,000 Political spending at Trump businesses AFTER Trump ran for president: over $4 million

Yes, Mr. President, our immigration system is broken but your shutdown has broken our government and the lives of 800,000 federal employees and thousands of contractors including 250,000 veterans. Fix the shutdown then let's work together to fix immigration.

My office received a disturbing report this week that Trump political appointees at the EPA have ordered staff NOT to inspect facilities that cancer-causing emissions of Ethylene Oxide like Sterigenics in DuPage County. If this is true, it would put thousands of families at risk.

The lost children of the Trump administration

With no end to the government shutdown in sight... it’s time to bring #ChefsForFeds across America 🇺🇸Run a restaurant/food truck and want to support our federal workforce? Join us:

Bon Jovi’s restaurant will serve free meals to furloughed federal employees

The Native American who apparently was being mocked by teens wearing MAGA hats in a viral video says he has "fear for those youth, fear for their future, fear for their souls, their spirit, what they're going to do to this country."

Pay attention. China sniffing around the Suez Canal should worry all, a great deal indeed. They already have a military base in Djibouti on the horn of Africa, the entrance point leading up to the Canal

Germany says both Russia, Ukraine must work to de-escalate conflicts

Lindsey Graham en route back to the United States from Turkey by way of United States Air Force.

No deal, per @SenSchumer: “It was the President who singled-handedly took away DACA and TPS protections in the first place – offering some protections back in exchange for the wall is not a compromise but more hostage taking,” he says in statement.

A narrative is beginning to emerge though the fog, and it's not a good one for those who seek to discredit America's free press by publishing deliberate disinformation taken from pro-Trump sources

In an interview with The Post, Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips says he “felt like the spirit was talking through me” as teens jeered and mocked him

Trump posts panicky Twitter warning the stock market will crash if Democrats dare to impeach him