Tuesday, February 12, 2019

After Deporting Their Parents, The US Kept The Children For Possible Adoptions

Mueller's team 'informally met' with a consulting firm on its work with the UAE, report says

It’s been 4 days since the president underwent his annual physical exam and still no data has been released. What are they hiding?

The breakdown of how millions seized from Paul Manafort can fund Robert Mueller's investigation.

"Pro-family leaders" ask House GOP leader to reinstate Rep. Steve King’s committee memberships

If you were surprised by Trump joking about the horrific Trail of Tears that cost 4000 lives, you haven’t been paying attention. He attacks anyone who challenges his pocket. Here’s Trump insulting Native Americans in 1993

Gov @GavinNewsom announces at press conference that he is redeploying CA National Guard troops from the border for more appropriate purposes saying, "I think this border issue is manufactured...We are not interested in participating in this political theater."

Felix Sater’s Email Dump- Why Now?

Trump: I didn’t know AMI was investigating Jeff Bezos

BREAKING: A record 7 million Americans are 90 days+ behind on their auto loan payments, a red flag for the economy, @NewYorkFed reports. It's a million more people behind than during the financial crisis era. Many are under 30 years old

#FoxAndFriends hosts urge Trump to take the border deal as shutdown looms

I’m going to support anything that protects our border & compassionately takes care of refugees. And we don’t have to demolish the Statue of Liberty & put up a wall to do that. It’s the difference b/w @HouseDemocrats who want to govern & @realDonaldTrump who wants to rule.

'Bad news for the president': Fox News analyst explains why Trump could go down in Jeff Bezos blackmail case

Maduro calls Trump a white supremacist, says KKK "rules the White House"

Trump staffed his golf clubs with undocumented workers — now these women are speaking out about how they were mistreated

Fifty-six percent to 33 percent, more say they trust Mueller’s version of the facts than Trump’s. And by nearly as wide a margin, more believe Mueller is mainly interested in “finding out the truth” than trying to “hurt Trump politically.”

Russians’ trust in institutions including the presidency, the government, the State Duma and political parties has reached record lows

10 years of privacy violations, disinformation, and friend requests from Facebook

Andrew McCabe FBI memoir aims at 'mob boss' Trump

Because you know what we don’t discuss nearly enough? The white male experience.

Lil Donnie Jr. calling teachers losers is an interesting campaign tactic. What a fucking douchebag.

Smaller tax refunds hold dangers for Trump, GOP

"No crisis exists": El Paso officials tell Trump to stop the falsehoods about their border city

Here's Michael Sanchez, brother of Bezos' lover Lauren Sanchez, admitting that he supplied material to Enquirer parent company AMI.

“AccuWeather, a weather company whose former chief exec is Trump’s nominee to head the NOAA, agreed to pay $290,000 as part of a settlement after the company was found to have subjected female employees to sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.”

MUELLER REPORT WATCH: In case with Mueller parallels, Atlanta-based appeals court reaffirms 'inherent authority' of judges to release secret grand jury materials

Trump, the first president in a century with no dog, explains why: ‘I don’t have any time.'

Dog  hater

BBC cameraman Ron Skeans was attacked by @realDonaldTrump supporter after Trump repeatedly bashed the media for supposed bias.

Just attended my first ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ rally where my colleague BBC cameraman Rob Skeans was attacked by a Trump supporter. The crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump and other speakers all night

"Let's hurt military families and disaster stricken areas" said no one ever. Until @realDonaldTrump came along. Taking money from congressionally appropriated construction funds for military families & disaster areas is not only harmful, it's unconstitutiona

Swiss Mystery Company Is at the Heart of a Mueller Puzzle

We can’t allow climate change to shape our environment, define our existence, and destroy our planet. Big oil and major corporations can no longer hold our fate in their hands. It’s on us to reclaim our future.

Opinion: Stolen intimate photos will come out. Don’t look at them.

GOPer Eric Porterfield, who would drown his son/daughter if they turn out to be gay:

Holy shit -- Trump falsely accuses Ralph Northam of saying he supports "a newborn baby [coming] out into the world, and wrap the baby, make the baby comfortable, & then talk to the mother & talk to the father and then execute the baby. Execute the baby!"

"Your tax plan screwed over my middle-class family," one woman wrote to @realDonaldTrump about his #GOPTaxScam. "My $3,500 refund from last year is now $7. I'm a nurse and work so hard, and you stole from me."

Jill Stein was sitting with Putin

Retired Russian Minister Viktor Khristenko and his wife, Tatyana Golikova, would have had to spend every ruble they earned for more than 300 years to afford the stakes they now own in three luxury golf courses

After the pope revealed nuns were forced to get abortions while being held as sex slaves, the Church doesn’t seem well positioned to lecture on what women should or should not do with their bodies.

Parkland survivors launch ballot initiative to ban possession of assault weapons

I still think it is one of the most stunning cases of malpractice in political journalism that @nytimes does not disclaim anywhere that Maggie Haberman’s mother was an Executive Vice President at Trump and Kushner’s PR firm.

President Trump debuts 'Finish the Wall' slogan, despite no new wall construction.

Klobuchar: We need to make sure the 2020 election is protected so that what happened to Hillary Clinton never happens again.

If this translation is accurate, give Surkov credit for speaking so honestly. But Russians and the rest of the world should be scared to death by this statement.

.@TulsiGabbard's event in Des Moines had 13 people in attendance

William Barr has shown that he won’t put the American people first. We need an Attorney General who will defend independent investigations from political attacks, embrace a smart on crime approach to public safety, and ensure equal justice. I will vote NO on his nomination.

We all need to understand that if a President can spend billions of dollars without Congressional authorization ....then WE NO LONGER HAVE A DEMOCRACY.

Trump says El Paso's leaders are "full of crap" when they say the wall didn't lower crime. In fact, crime stats show El Paso was one of America's safest cities before fencing in late 2000's and after, no demonstrable change in violent crime.

Breaking: Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement in principle on border security

Former White House staffer Cliff Sims is suing the President to stop Trump from "silencing" him as Sims promotes his tell-all book

The Russians are “proud of their operation”. Michael @McFaul, former US ambassador to Russia discusses the meddling in the presidential election on GZERO World. "That was a giant party in Moscow."

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

98% of this Louisiana community has disappeared.

"These politicians aren’t tribunes of the people, they are hucksters. They aren’t bitter enemies of the Western system; they are con artists who seek to profit from it."

Boston has a reputation as a bad city to drive in, but is that really accurate? Yes, a new report says: Boston had the worst commuter gridlock of any major US city in 2018.

Who do citizens around the world trust to do the right thing in world affairs?

Theresa May is now seriously contemplating a no-deal Brexit. I’ve been banging on about this for months. This is her end game. Throw the entire country under a bus with a no-deal Brexit and then blame everyone else

El Paso police estimate a crowd of 10,000 to 15,000 for the anti-Trump, anti-wall, pro-O’Rourke march and rally tonight.

Klobuchar campaign launch emphasizes Democrats' Midwest momentum

Trump border wall hype met by significant resistance in El Paso

U.S.Treasury Secretary visited Blavatnik's yacht, before conveniently removing sanctions on his friends, and Putin related associates

Since the Parkland students started confronting lawmakers about gun control, 67 gun safety laws have been enacted in 26 states and Washington, DC

Turkey May Have to Face Its Protesters in U.S. Court

A no-deal Brexit would be like an "atomic bomb for everybody," Malta's finance minister says

Beto at his counter-rally in El Paso: "There is no bargain in which we can sacrifice some of our humanity to gain a little more security. We know that we deserve and will lose both of them if we do. We stand for the best traditions and values of this country."

El Paso, Texas — Beto O'Rourke

Exclusive: Russia expects to recover far less from 'bad bank' assets

Trump: Beto's "got very little going for himself" except "a great first name"

The day after Britain’s defence secretary warned “the kind of provocations Russia is throwing us...must come at a cost”, one Russian paper says “the British lion is decrepit & looks more like a scarecrow stuffed with straw.”

BREAKING: I will testify at U.K. Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday at 2:45pm on U.K. sanctions policy and how the U.K. has failed to implement the Magnitsky Act (passed in 2018) against Russian torturers and murderers

Senators furious about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi are working on a bipartisan effort to exert more pressure on the White House as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted that the administration is not "covering up for a murder"