Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Last week, Egypt's President el-Sisi received the red carpet treatment at the White House. This week, Egypt moved to amend its constitution to allow him to remain in power until 2030. The trend towards authoritarianism continues, while our president remains silent, or worse.

Famed fighter pilot to challenge McConnell in 2020

BREAKING: New Jeffrey Epstein accuser goes public; defamation lawsuit targets Dershowitz

Why has Barr not recused himself? Right up until Barr was confirmed as AG, he worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP which represented Russia’s Alfa Bank. Barr earned more than $1 million at the firm in that last two years.

Watch Former Gov. Bill Weld

Dan Baer, a Democrat who served as a diplomat under Obama, says he'll run for the Senate in Colorado in the race to unseat Republican Cory Gardner.

Trump’s latest idea of a “beautiful” and “unbelievable” health care legislation would cost millions of Americans their insurance while sending premiums soaring for those with pre-existing conditions

Repealing Trump’s tax cut would bring in billions—and 2020 Democrats want to put that cash to use

Since I began at @NBCNews about 2 mo ago, a substantial portion of my time has been taken up working on this story, with @oliviasolon. The result: "Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show"

EXCLUSIVE: Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is secretly bankrolling an all-girls school in Manhattan, Harvard’s famous theater troupe, Lincoln Center, the Met, and more.

Bill Barr's financial ties are a Trump Tower condo short of Russian mob bingo.

What Trump is doing isn’t governing. It’s trolling, @MaxBoot says. "After more than two years in office, Trump still doesn’t get that he’s not just some guy on the barstool yelling at the TV."

It's ALMOST as if @realdonaldtrump is an economic nincompoop surrounded by economic nincompoops. Trump said he would reduce the trade deficit. It hit an all-time high instead

A white man in South Carolina was sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to lynch his black neighbor and burn a cross on his yard, NYT reports. The hit man turned out to be an FBI agent.

Ecuadorian official says country hit by 40 million cyber attacks following Assange's arrest

A statement by the President

Mitch McConnell Gets His Russia Payoff. We give ⁦@DeripaskaOleg⁩ a billion and he agrees to spend a fifth of it.

Trump slams Ilhan Omar: "She's got a way about her" that is "very, very bad for our country"

Why did Bernie claim $133k salary when Senators make $174k?

Whatever Mueller reports, Trump has done nothing to stop Russian attacks in 2020

Your Coachella Money Is Going to a Right-Wing Billionaire Who Funded Anti-LGBT and Anti-Marijuana Causes


Barr’s previous employers are connected to key subjects in the Mueller probe. And some argue that, even if Barr didn’t break any rules, his financial ties to companies linked to aspects of the Russia investigation raise questions about recusal.

REPORTER: Congresswoman Omar says your video led to direct threats on her life. Any second thoughts? TRUMP: "No, not at all.

From yesterday, Mitch McConnell advocated for Oleg Deripaska's company Rusal to be removed from the sanctions list. Now it is investing $200 million to build a new aluminum plant in McConnell's state of Kentucky

'No evidence' Trumps tax cuts are trickling down to workers

Facebook has become a place where companies can market fancy houses to white people and junk food to black children, where hate speech is amplified and the right to vote is suppressed.

White House officials concerned about being exposed by Mueller report


NEW: Trump 2020 re-election campaign's FEC disclosure reports raising $30.3M in the start of 2019 & spending $8.8M, $168,333.15 of that went to Trump businesses with $25,436 on "Legal & IT consulting" & the rest on rent or travel expenses at Trump Tower, restaurants & properties

With the release of the Mueller Report coming on Thursday and a criminal indictment of Netanyahu a real possibility, two of the world’s leading representative democracies are led by men who may have committed serious crimes in office

And it appears from the Sanders Institute records that nearly all of that 2% Bernie did donate to “charity” went to his own foundation which in turn primarily paid three salaries of his own family friends. Someone needs to take a closer look

A California lawmaker has a plan to prevent shady doctors from helping parents get out of vaccinating their kids

Fox & Friends host bizarrely claims Notre Dame’s Crown of Thorns brought to France by Mary Magdalene

Pete Buttigieg responds to Vice President Mike Pence: “The Vice President is entitled to his religious beliefs. My problem is when those religious beliefs are used as an excuse to harm other people.”

The Rose Window was spared!

A poll shows that respect among Russians for Josef Stalin has surged, with 70 percent saying his rule had been good for the country

Should William Barr Recuse Himself From Mueller Report? Legal Experts Say Attorney General's Ties to Russia Are Troubling

Putin’s Russia feels increasingly like a fortress under siege

There are new concerns the Trump administration may be laying legal groundwork for military action against Iran.

Saudi Arabia’s reckless prince fuels yet another civil war.

Congratulations to @DavidBarstow, @SusanneCraig and @RussBuettner who won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for their forensic review of President Trump’s family finances.

Oklahoma Republican Declares That Rape Is The ‘Will Of God’

Only in America you can see the President's wife naked but not his taxes.

What @thedailybeast is describing is technically known as a concentration camp. Why avoid using the term? The media must resist the urge to normalize this conduct. It's not normal. Calling it what it actually is will help raise the alarm. Before it's too late to stop it

The real threat to religious freedom is Trump

The president is trying to trick the olds into supporting him via everyone’s favorite actual fake news distribution system Facebook.

We all know @realDonaldTrump took all aid for Puerto Rico but nutrition assistance out of the bill. The bill has none of the long-term recovery & resilience aid PR has asked for repeatedly. Stop the bull. Stand up to the President. Help all communities rebuilding from disaster.

I’m told a major lawsuit will be filed today, containing new allegations, involving accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. Stay tuned.

Weeping ‘MAGAbomber’ Cesar Sayoc Brought Low in Guilty Plea

EXCLUSIVE: Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has a secret charity. Here’s who it gave money to

By now it should be obvious to everyone the primary function of RT is to sow seeds of chaos in Western societies!

"[Trump] has taken Republicans to unimaginable lows. But they’ve been demonstrating for years that they were delighted to go there,"

BREAKING: good news. French officials now say that the main structure of #NotreDame cathedral, including its iconic towers, has been SAVED

Big Pharma tax breaks under the GOP tax law

How to Break the Republican Lock on God

"Combine Trump’s calls for violence with his demonization of Muslims—from declaring 'Islam hates us' to retweeting anti-Muslim videos to calling for a total ban on Muslims entering America—and it’s a perfect storm,"

Turkey has taken its case for buying a Russian air-defense system directly to President Trump, in a last-ditch effort to defuse tensions

It only took 2 hours for a conspiracy theory about the Notre Dame fire to travel from Cernovich's periscope to Russian state media. The conspiracy theory is based off an April 2 wire story published by the Washington Post that Cernovich aggregated today.

BREAKING: Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld says he will challenge Trump for 2020 Republican nomination

Mueller’s report should reinforce how an election attack, propaganda & espionage is a war, not white-collar crime. Framing Trump/Russia as white-collar crime has allowed T’s defenders & attys to justify their legal moves, when they are really helping Putin & Russia attack America

WaPo can't get Manafort breach filings unsealed because of "ongoing investigations"

U.S. gave verbal pledge of no death penalty for Assange:

In 1989, AG Barr refused to release a DOJ legal opinion, choosing to release a summary report instead. It was later revealed that Barr mischaracterized parts of the opinion in that summary.

President Trump: "You don't want to delve too much into the New York Times because nothing good comes from the New York Times. Such fake news, such phony stories, it's unbelievable."

Woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago will remain jailed. She was ‘up to something nefarious,’ judge says.

President Trump speaks at a Tax Day roundtable in Burnsville, Minnesota: "Everything that we've done can be undone and bad, bad things can happen."

Chevron, one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, will pay ZERO federal taxes all while making $33 BILLION deals. This is obscene

Chinese Ambassador Says Mike Pompeo ‘Lost His Mind’ In Clash Over Venezuela

Republicans on Capitol Hill are raising alarms at the White House's resistance to congressional demands, fearing Donald Trump is bolstering the power of his office at the expense of Congress.

NATO should call Turkey’s bluff

"Any salesperson or con artist will tell you that you can’t incept a thought in a mark’s mind out of nowhere. You have to find the hook that’s already there — fear, or desire — and exploit it."

Trump: Flying water tankers! Mayor Pete

Buttigieg: Voters already know Trump is not a good guy

The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded a special citation to the staff of the Capital Gazette for their work covering the attack last June on the newsroom that killed 5 employees: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters.

NEW: Bill Weld announces that he's running against Trump in the Republican primary

Branding advice for Boeing. Firefighting advice for France. How about this? Do your own damn job.

NO. We gave you so much money last term for the borders that you only spent 60% of it. Instead of complaining all the time, you need to execute better. Hire the judges and agents that we funded. Be more efficient in how you process asylum cases. Learn to govern,

Schiff calls the Deutsche subpoena a “friendly” subpoena and says the bank has been “cooperative” with the House committees. Waters says her panel is probing whether Trump used the financial system for “illicit purposes.”

Fantastic news that @GovBillWeld will challenge @realDonaldTrump in the Republican primary. Bill is an honorable Republican who will present a stark contrast to our unfit president and a better way forward for the country. His candidacy deserves strong bipartisan support.

French officials posting this in English gives you a very good idea who it is directed toward

I'm in! — Gov. Bill Weld

“Secretary Mnuchin’s assertion that this request serves no legitimate legislative purpose cannot be taken seriously.”

SCOOP: Trump's new Interior Secretary, David Bernhardt, is faces ethics investigation.

The French Ambassador all but called the president an idiot just now on CNN for this remark

He totally thinks it’s the Louvre.

Proud of @washingtonpost to have been named #PulitzerPrize finalist for public service for our work on #JamalKhashoggi’s life and death. Kudos to my colleagues for their work to keep Jamal’s legacy alive and hold the Saudi Arabia regime accountable. Onward. The work continues.

Biblical, like the plague

Buttigieg: American interests and American values are inseparable

I heard this outside of my window and found this. Notre Dame is being serenaded. Honestly, it’s more moving than I could describe.

Am I the only one concerned that this random aluminum company in KY was incorporated as a Delaware LLC in August 2016?

This story just won a Pulitzer. Read it (again)

Buttigieg on coming out as gay: 'You only get to be one person'

Buttigieg pushes national service to boost national cohesion

AZ Central: “Immigration officials have deported the spouse of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan, leaving the couple’s 12-year-old daughter, a U.S. citizen, in Phoenix without parents, according to the deported man's lawyer.”

Paul Ryan joins University of Notre Dame faculty

Paul Ryan joins University of Notre Dame faculty

Mayor @PeteButtigieg on the Notre Dame fire

Bernie taxes is a mess. I have degree in accounting im telling that shit made up.

Barr’s Playbook: He Misled Congress When Omitting Parts of Justice Dep’t Memo in 1989

The Wall Street Journal has won a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting on the hush money payments that Trump made to Stormy Daniels.