Monday, January 21, 2019

ISIS suicide bomb targets U.S. convoy in northeastern Syria

Chris Christie reportedly says Trump hired "riffraff" in his cabinet

"Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life? There is no deficit in human resources. The deficit is in human will."

"I am just sick and tired of this administration lying to the American people, lying to Congress." Jeff Merkley explains his reasons for requesting that the FBI investigate DHS Secretary Nielsen, adding, "it's time for some real accountability."

Tillerson says Trump repeatedly tried to do illegal things as president: "I would have to say to him, Mr. President I understand what you want to do but you can't do it that way. It violates the law."

Today, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We remember the man whose calling led him to tirelessly promote political, economic, and social justice for all Americans.

Kamala Harris: "I am running for President of the United States." Via ABC

2,500 retailers are unable to take any form of food stamps due to the government shutdown, because they need to renew EBT debit card licenses but can't.

House Dems are working out which panels will take the lead in investigating Trump's business ties to Deutsche Bank, Reuters reports. The Intel and Financial Services Committees are poised to dig into Trump's Deutsche ties and are divvying up the workload.

Everyone seems to go to Jared. He’s running the government and he sucks at it.

Head of Russian national rating agency fired for pessimistic views. On January 15th, the day before she was dismissed, she predicted a further decline of Russian banks, at the rate of 30-35 credit organizations per year.#Russia

Emin Agalarov, Russian singer linked to Trump family, cancels upcoming North American tour

#US military vehicle destroyed by the bomb in #Shadadi, #Syria.

In extraordinary statement, Israeli military confirms attack on Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out rare daylight air raid near Damascus International Airport.

WATCH: Chris Wallace calls out Pence over shutdown: "You could open the government tomorrow"

Report finds another undisclosed North Korea missile site, says there are 19 more

'Mothers give their young daughters birth control pills for the long journey up to the United States because they know they may be raped' Donald Trump gives speech on immigration in bid to secure border wall funding

Another Interpol abuse story. According to ⁦@guardian⁩ a Russian oligarch enlisted the Russian office of Interpol to intervene in a £450m divorce case to try to stop the seizure of offshore assets.

Trumps Rhetoric Is Raising the Risk of Right-Wing Terrorism

Jerusalem Post Arab-Israeli Conflict IRAN SAYS READY FOR WAR WITH ISRAEL THAT WILL 'LEAD TO ITS DESTRUCTION' The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that 11 people were killed in Israeli airstrikes, while Russia said that four Syrian soldiers had been killed in the airstrikes.

The world's billionaires are growing $2.5 billion richer every day, and the 26 richest are as wealthy as the 3.8 billion poorest people combined, according to a new Oxfam International report

Giuliani also just said on CNN that he has the names of 30 elected reps who have settled sexual misconduct suits on the taxpayers' dime. Now he's not a govt attorney, how would he get that info?

A 2020 presidential candidate's guide to getting around Super PAC laws

Why does Farage repeat lies & smears about George Soros? This is a fascinating account by @HNSGR - whose article on Cambridge Analytica set the internet on fire - of how it was constructed for Orban by 2 US political consultants who'd worked for Netanyahu

A Harvard and a Yale psychiatrist on Trump: "He is unimpeded by empathy, duty, or shame and is wedded, in dangerous ways, only to what nurtures his exaggerated self-image ... As things stand, his disregard for truth imperils our country and the world."

Public sentiment

It was always ludicrous that people so close to Putin & his gang, like Manafort, Ross, & Tillerson, could innocently appear in Trump's inner circle. It was conspiracy from the start.

BREAKING: Massive protests are being planned by federal workers and labor unions on Wednesday, demanding that Mitch McConnell and his GOP cronies in the Senate open up the government with no strings attached.

Israeli military strikes Iranian targets in Syria

US #Russia policy marked by disparity between Trump statements and his administration’s actions

Pence says Trump is acting “exactly like” Martin Luther King in demanding a border wall and quotes the “I Have A Dream” speech.

This is absolutely mind-blowing The world's 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50% The billionaires wealth Increase 12% last year The bottom half of the global population saw their wealth decrease 11%

Where’s that $4000 wage boost?

57% of registered voters said they will “definitely vote against” Trump in 2020, while only 30% said they will definitely vote for him

Months after a deranged Trump supporter sent the president's opponents package bombs, Trump's 2020 campaign manager urges Trump supporters to mail bricks to Trump's opponents. What could possibly go wrong?

GOP lawmaker suggests congressional pay be revoked to end government shutdown

The world's billionaires are growing $2.5 billion richer every day, and the 26 richest are as wealthy as the 3.8 billion poorest people combined, according to a new Oxfam International report

Is there a single rational person who thinks Clinton should have been removed from office for a secret affair with an intern? Is there a single rational person who thinks Trump should not be removed for having secret deals with the Russians? Which is more dangerous for America?

Giuliani says it's "possible" Trump talked to Cohen about his congressional testimony: "So what?"

Merging Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank is one of the worst ideas in modern banking

When Trump agreed to fund government before Christmas, Ann Coulter, radio and TV pundit, threw a fit. So he did what she demanded, #shutdown government & threw 800,000 Americans under the bus. She did it again yesterday. Who is Ann Coulter you ask?

#Russia's state TV: Araik Stepanyan, executive secretary of the Presidium of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, says that Trump is representing solely the interests of rich, successful white people & doesn't want to defend the rights of African-Americans because they're poor.

Trump shouldn’t be in such a rush to meet Kim Jong Un

While I want my colleagues in government service to get paid, if Dems cave now to any "deal," the only people who will be empowered will be Coulter and Limbaugh, and there will be no end to the mischief that will follow; it will make this shutdown seem like a dress rehearsal.

So, the Chinese chick that bought Javanka's apartment in Feb 17' for $2 million more than it was worth, also has ties with Chinese Military Intelligence. Ivanka was at a party at China's Embassy 2mths prior :)

Fox News’ Chris Wallace Grills Mike Pence For Claiming ISIS ‘Defeated’ Hours After Attack

Rep. Zoe Lofgren: "The president... is asking Border Patrol agents to work without pay. They've furloughed the people in the Department of Homeland Security whose mission is to keep us safe"

Trump rung in Day 30 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, as well as the two-year anniversary of his tenure in the Oval Office, with a mammoth 40 posts to his Twitter feed over the course of Sunday

Perspective: I run a Yosemite gift shop. We’re still open, Ann Coulter.

3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

Will Hurd’s Texas district alone spans 42% of the entire US-Mexico border Hurd is a former CIA agent He is a Republican He opposes the wall


Nina Kouprianova is divorcing Richard Spencer, America’s second-most notorious racist. @lyzl interviews her — and explains what it all means.

The latest important issue before Russia's parliament: Banning maps that fail to show Crimea as part of Russia

Trump White House reportedly sought to put Speaker Pelosi 'in her place.'

Exactly one month ago, @senatemajldr said that we would pass a bill to fund the government while we continued debate. What changed? Why are Senate Republicans holding the American people hostage for a senseless border wall? We could re-open the government today if he allowed it.

Russia’s trust in Putin falls to 13-year low

The reason @mike_pence doesn't have a good answer for why @realDonaldTrump won't reopen government is because there is no good answer. The truth is that @POTUS & @VP are using the shutdown as a negotiating tactic. That's wrong & they know it. Mr. President: Reopen our government

NEW: @realDonaldTrump won't be participating in any Martin Luther King Jr. Day service activities tomorrow. According to the White House schedule, he "has no public events scheduled."

I support diplomacy. But that doesn't mean @realDonaldTrump gets to lie about the facts. North Korea has NOT: -Gotten rid of a single nuclear weapon -Eliminated a single missile North Korea IS: -Developing more fuel for nuclear weapons -Hiding its missile bases

\The prospect of a @DonaldJTrumpJr's indictment has been hanging in the air for weeks. @traciemac_Bmore and I have been looking at the transcript of his "interview" in front of the @USSenate Judiciary Committee from Sept 7, 2017. 1/11

Huawei solar gear could threaten US grid, warn lawmakers

Every single border member of congress — myself included — opposes the wall. Every. Single. One.