Saturday, February 2, 2019

General Motors says in talks to invest $2.73 billion in Brazil till 2024

I don’t think it was me in blackface because I remember being in black face and it was somewhere else is not the defense I would have gone with

Trump is promoting one of his business properties today, using the office of the presidency to make himself more money

New from WSJ: Deutsche Bank AG, seek­ing to slash its ex­po­sure to Russia in late 2016, scram­bled to shed a $600 million loan it had outstand­ing to VTB Group, a large Russian state-owned bank, according to docs and peo­ple familiar with the fund­ing.

Third Trump club fires undocumented workers

Layoffs for about 4,000 salaried staff at General Motors are due to start Monday — a previously announced move that comes just as Trump prepares to trumpet American manufacturing at the State of the Union

Tom Brady’s New England Patriots Are Team MAGA, Whether They Like It or Not

It is shameful that the Trump Administration is moving ahead with this sale and has left the public out of the process that was fast-tracked during the shutdown.

Mueller’s Mystery Case: Trump’s Worst News Yet?

Border patrol agents discover 60-foot tunnel under location of Trump's proposed border wall

"Two intelligence officers even reported that they have been warned to avoid giving the President intelligence assessments that contradict stances he has taken in public," reports

Trump taps Ronny Jackson for promotion during ongoing investigation into misconduct allegations

NEWS: Kash Patel, a congressional aide who was key in crafting the controversial Nunes memo that accused FBI & DOJ officials of abusing their authority, is joining the National Security Council.

Leaving the INF Treaty Is a Gift to Russia

‘Incredibly dangerous’: Yale psychiatrist warns Trump will resort to ‘extreme measures’ as Mueller closes in

After US withdraws from Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty, Russia follows suit, and Vladimir Putin declares that his country would start developing new missiles.

Assad apologist Tulsi Gabbard is already pulling at the heartstrings of the Kremlin's media and online information networks-- in no small part because she is a giant walking ball of Kremlin narrative. Good summary of how she is being amped by Kremlin info machine, and why:

BREAKING: Tonight the Trump administration filed documents that don’t dispute the recent report that there may have been thousands more separated kids. They’re arguing it would take too long to figure out where those kids are because they have no tracking system.

McConnell privately cautioned Trump about emergency declaration on border wall

The Trump Withdrawal Doctrine: Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Iran nuclear deal, Paris climate accords, UN Human Rights Council, Syria & INF treaty. What's next ? None of these decisions advanced US interests. All made the US look weaker. Next up? The New START Treaty? NATO?

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Moscow's suspension of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, according to the Kremlin's official website

Was the surgeon inside?

Many Russian tycoons don’t want their kids to follow in their footsteps, with some even hiding the true extent of their holdings

Today’s Russian papers react to a new poll that shows more Russians think Russia is moving in the wrong direction than the right one. One paper laments: “We have Putin, but we don’t have happiness...Russian society has fallen into a deep depression.”

NEWS: VA state Democrats just wrapped up an emergency conference call. Leaders concluded they cannot stand with NORTHAM after the blackface/KKK photo. More VA statements coming shortly calling for resignation. "HE LIKELY WILL RESIGN IN THE MORNING," said a source on the call.

Shocking news: The Trump administration said it would impose tough new sanctions on Russia. It still hasn't.

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson pumped $500,000 into a defense fund set up to help Donald Trump’s aides cover their legal costs associated with the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. A month later, Trump gave Miriam the Medal of Honor.

The U.S. sends a message to the world with its case against Huawei: Don't trust China on 5G

If you haven’t figured out, in Mr. Trump’s pro wrestling reality TV world, Ann “The Horse” Cultist is the faux nemesis brought in for entertainment value. She laughs all the way to the bank. She also gives Mr. Trump justification to go further fascist.

BREAKING: US announces pullout from treaty with Russia that's been a centerpiece of nuclear arms control since the Cold War.

11 Russian sailors detained, 9500 kgs of cocaine seized by Cabo Verde police

Trump: "Unlike what the Democrats say, you don’t bring trucks of drugs through the checkpoints." Fact check: The largest fentanyl bust in U.S. history was just made. It was a "truck of drugs" coming "through the checkpoint" in Nogales.

Yesterday, Customs and Border Protection announced its largest-ever fentanyl bust. A wall didn’t stop these deadly drugs, skilled agents and technology at a legal port of entry did.

Last week, America experienced 5 mass shootings in five days. And it barely broke through the news cycle. We cannot allow ourselves to become numb to these tragedies and we cannnot stop working to fix our gun laws.

Undocumented Workers Lose Their Jobs at Yet Another Trump Property

Update: The secret maybe-(probably)-Mueller mystery grand jury case is now confirmed to be a case involving the special counsel's office. The federal district court in DC has updated its redacted docket sheet

#HowardLorber links to Bryan and Michael Cohen, and to their Ukranian-Russian "peace plan" with Mike Flynn - and to the now dead Alex Oronov, once a resident of Trump Hollywood, Florida.

Ryan says Rep. Steve King is using his official House website to promote

Republicans derided a new voting rights bill by cheering long lines at the polls and claiming Democrats are courting the votes of murderers and child rapists.

Going viral: Anti-vaxx propaganda infects Facebook and YouTube results

Governor Ralph Northam must resign. There is no excuse for the shockingly racist picture. I note that Florida Republican Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigned last month for being in blackface. This picture is even worse. It's blackface next to a KKK figure