Monday, March 18, 2019

NEW: Rebekah Mercer and others accused of trying to liquidate Cambridge Analytica before its secrets can be revealed

Lobbying Case Against Democrat With Ties to Manafort Reaches Key Stage

Norway has electronic proof that Russian forces disrupted global positioning system (GPS) signals during recent NATO exercises, which also affected the navigation of civilian air traffic in the Arctic.

The State Dept is holding a special informational call today. But the State Dept press corps wasn’t invited. Being told it’s for “faith-based media only”...

New Zealanders voluntarily surrender guns after Christchurch attack

#CDC wants you to take these important steps to reduce the harm caused by #flooding.

On Trump’s weekend tweet storm, @Acosta explains that White House officials say privately that the President “wants those distractions out there,” so the conversation isn’t about the thing that “really strikes fear” in the administration: Robert Mueller.

Here's what we wrote in Aug. 2018 about the DOJ investigating RNC co-leader Broidy for allegedly selling access to Trump White House, and seeking documents last summer. Kudos to @ProPublica for getting the search warrant

Russian Tycoon Named in Trump Dossier Lost His Slander Suit, Then Lost His Secrets

New filing in Corsi v. Mueller

EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s lawyers on House Judiciary Democrats' document request: You get nothing

A 14-yr-old girl was first to report multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein to police & long believed she was victim attached to guilty plea. But prosecutors actually chose older teen, easing his burdens as registered sex offender

I've had the honor to see New Zealand Defence Force soldiers perform the Haka a number of times. It scared crap out of Germans in North Africa and later in Italy in WW2 whenever they heard it coming from Kiwi lines. Nice tribute by the kids here 🇳🇿

The sealed warrant we obtained that the Feds used to raid Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy’s office cites three potential crimes: • Conspiracy • Money laundering • Violating the law that bans covert lobbying on behalf of foreign officials

Opinion: Trump is getting worse. And Republicans’ rationalizations are getting weaker.

The new law empowers the prosecutor-general and his deputies to determine what constitutes "fake news" without a court decision, after which the state media and communications watchdog Roskomnadzor would block the site or account.

Just a White House adviser urging everyone to go read the manifesto of a white supremacist terrorist. Pretty standard stuff.

This little morsel from today's Elliot Broidy news makes you wonder if Trump was runnin' a little "Honey Pot" sting of his own to keep wayward GOP Senators and Congressmen in line.

Another associate of @realDonaldTrump, Elliott Broidy, gets his office raided. Why does Trump surround himself with so many people that have had their office raided because there is likely evidence of crime?

Confirmed 3 passengers dead and 9 wounded.

“A sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica shows federal agents scoured Elliott Broidy’s office for documents related to China, Saudi Arabia and a Miami Beach club promoter.”

In the past few days, Trump accused others of being...

Unbelievable. Now we learn Epstein’s plea deal was based on his 16 year old victim, not the 14-year old who 1st reported him. Because those 2 years apparently made it less heinous a crime.

the husband of a top WH aide is trying, with increasing urgency, to tell the nation that President Trump is mentally ill

Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest.

Why an unbuilt Moscow Trump tower caught Mueller's attention

Michael Flynn's family have come down on opposite sides of the QAnon conspiracy, with his siblings eagerly signaling support to QAnon believers, and his son Michael Flynn Jr. becoming a vocal QAnon skeptic

Ben Carson's schedule shows Friday trips to Florida, lunch with My Pillow founder

Feds reportedly raided Trump fundraiser’s office looking for ties to foreign nationals

Analysis: The racist theory that links terrorism in New Zealand to the Trump presidency

"Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty." - Joseph Goebbels

Man fires on passengers in tram in Dutch city of Utrecht, several people reported injured, eyewitnesses say

In 2016 and '17, 25 Americans who worked in the U.S. Embassy in Cuba suffered serious brain injuries causing impaired vision and memory loss among other persistent symptoms. At least 15 U.S. officials in China suffered unexplained brain trauma soon after

New Documents Undercut Commerce Secretary’s Claims About Origins of Census Citizenship Question

Beto responds.

Incredible. 30 percent of Offutt Air base, home of US Strategic Command, is underwater after massive flooding. Comes months after Tyndall Air base in Fla. was wiped out in a hurricane. The New Normal.

GOP Slammed Over Tweet Mocking Beto O’Rourke’s Irish Heritage

Here’s Trump’s public schedule for tomorrow. (Public schedules don’t include all of a president’s activities.

Perspective: Trump sees immigrants as invaders. White nationalist terrorists do, too.

'Impossible' for US-Russia relations to improve with sanctions: Deripaska

Tulsi, you aren’t the first American politician to cozy up to foreign dictators and to serve as a Putin mouthpiece. While you, Putin and Trump fear monger about nuclear war, we’ll protect our democracy and hold corrupted politicians accountable.

I suspect something bad bad baddy bad bad for Trump is coming. He's utterly manic.

The president is again retweeting nonsense-peddler Jack Posobiec, known for such things as spreading the “Pizzagate” lie and finding ways to tweet the white supremacist code “1488,” a reference to “we must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”

Came out of writing retirement for this piece on how the internet is radicalizing angry white men and what big tech could do about it -- and isn't

"Nobody can claim, as George W. Bush did, that ‘we’re going to fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them here,’ because they're already ‘here’ with a vengeance"

The Trump administration’s crocodile tears on human trafficking

What's worse than high crimes and misdemeanors in the White House? How about open support for white nationalism? A reminder that Trump's presidency is morally intolerable, and a call to arms. My column

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - New Zealand, Brexit

Trump demands that Fox News bring back Jeanine Pirro's show, and that the network keep Tucker Carlson on the air.

NEW: Saudi Crown Prince authorized a campaign of rendition, detention and torture a year before Khashoggi’s killing.

Ken Starr has been the architect of his own 25-year professional decline by taking jobs (independent counsel, 1994; Baylor provost, 2006) for which he was manifestly unqualified. Post-Baylor, he has no standing to moralize about anything.

"Never in my life did I think I would like to see a dictator but if there's going to be one I want it to be Trump." Bannon then clapped and smiled. The sooner Bannon's liver gives out, the better.

Donald Trump often claimed to be "first in his class" at Wharton. However ...

A 14-yr-old girl was first to report multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein to police & long believed she was victim attached to guilty plea. But prosecutors actually chose older teen, easing his burdens as registered sex offender.

There was no Democratic effort to "steal" the presidential election, at the ballot box or otherwise. This is a big lie.

Age of victim in prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein, long a source of confusion, eased his obligations to register as a sex offender

"Instead of joining the world condemning this hatred and offering support to the Muslim community in New Zealand and across the globe, President Trump is tweeting that 'Saturday Night Live' hurts his feelings."

Supposed conservatives Sasse, Cruz, Graham, Grassley, Tillis, Cornyn, et al, revealed themselves to be rank hypocrites & craven partisans. We ask soldiers to risk their lives to defend the Constitution, but they would not even risk their political careers.

Just white supremacist congressman Steve King joking about civil war

Trump Tweets QAnon, Pizzagate Conspiracy Theorists’ Content