Sunday, May 5, 2019

This week's scariest Trump news? He may have a plan to get reelected, stay out of jail - and destroy U.S. democracy as we know it. Why Trump seems to have concluded that daring Dems to impeach him is his best strategy for winning in 2020 is my new column

From CNN's recent poll: How much of the Mueller report have you read?

Trump & Putin will keep trying to make public the unacceptable relationship they already have in private. Summits and lifting/evading sanctions, & ignoring Putin's attacks on the US.

Because the difference between one and three million people in detention is just a rounding error?

Mueller and House Judiciary Committee tentatively agree on May 15 for his testimony on Russia investigation, House Democrat says

The president misspelled Kentucky.

So you identify with a winner who broke the rules and whose victory was not considered legitimate?

2 years ago, @realDonaldTrump & the GOP laughed in the Rose Garden about their attempt to take health care from millions It didn’t work then, but they’re still trying Democrats will never stop fighting to make sure health care is a right, not a privilege

Bush inherited a slowing economy and responded with tax cuts, high spending and deregulation. The result? A boom, then a bust leading to the worst recession since the Great Depression. Don't be surprised if Trump's economy ends up the same

Sen. Amy Klobuchar on how President Trump handles foreign policy: "My problem with how President Trump has handled this is not that he had meetings. It’s that there isn’t a plan and there isn’t a real negotiation tactic."

Chris asks @davidcicilline about AG Barr not testifying before the House Judiciary Committee last week and what the democrats will do

Investigators probing payments to women alleging affairs with President Trump gathered more evidence than previously known, including from his inner circle

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks in Osage, IA: "The Mueller report just over 2 weeks ago demonstrated conclusively that Russia attacked our electoral system with the purpose of helping Donald Trump. And he turns around 2 weeks later and says, we're all good on this."

CNN's Tapper tears into Trump "lie" that his campaign "rebuffed" Russian outreach efforts

How Taxpayers Covered a $1,000 Liquor Bill for Trump Staffers (and More) at Trump’s Club A top-shelf, closed-door drinking session. $546-a-night hotel rooms. Taxpayers foot the costs—and the president profits

For years, a far-right group has led bloody brawls in the streets of Portland, Oregon. Now the fight appears headed for the courthouse, thanks to a local brewery that’s had enough of the throwdowns

The deadly danger of a lie

Trump is retweeting a series of vile people this morning. Lauren Southern, for example, claims women are "not psychologically developed to hold leadership positions.” She has defended Richard Spencer, a Neo-Nazi. This is who Trump has decided to promote, from the presidency.

A man here in Jefferson City, IA tells @ericswalwell he’s a lifelong Dem but, “I’ve seen a lot of wimps in the Democratic Party... this country is at a crossroads... I was born in a democracy and I don’t want to die in a dictatorship.”

One America News Network has no qualms with playing the mouthpiece for Kremlin-hatched conspiracy theories. And one of its most loyal viewers lives in the White House

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks in Mason City, IA: "When I was a girl, a full-time minimum wage job in America would support a family of 3...Today, a minimum wage job full-time in America will not keep a momma & a baby out of poverty. That is wrong & that is why I am in this fight."

Melanie gets kicked by the baby elephant!

House ethics panel renews probes into three GOP lawmakers

Here's what we still need to do: -Understand what the Russians are doing -Hold accountable the person who won't give us info we need -See the full Mueller report -Impeach Barr -Potentially impeach Trump

Attorney General William Barr refuses to hand over notes of phone call with special counsel Robert Mueller about "snitty" letter

Trump has finally, formally nominated Kelly Knight Craft to be US ambassador to UN, 2+ months after saying she was the choice. She is as qualified for this job as Herman Cain and Steve Moore were for the Fed. Let the confirmation hearings begin.

Donald Trump would never retweet a lunatic conspiracy theorist who pushed Pizzagate, Seth Rich, Q, and host of other fever-swamp conspiracy bugfuckery to send a signal he's also into conspiracy bugfuckery, right? Right?

Longtime Trump aide alleges White House destroyed 5 boxes of documents — that should have been turned over to Mueller

Nancy Pelosi is concerned that Trump will not give up power voluntarily if he loses re-election by a slim margin. She believes the best move is to defeat him by a margin so "big" he cannot challenge it. "We have to inoculate against that."

John Hickenlooper on @PodSaveAmerica about Mitch McConnell: "When he came in and said that he would do everything humanly possible ... to make sure that, as president, Barack Obama had no successes. I mean, that verges on— that's treasonous."

“I am with him.” US president stands with a vicious dictator who murdered Otto Warmbier, keeps more than 100,000 political prisoners in his gulags, and builds nuclear weapons. Imagine how Republicans would react if Obama or Clinton were saying this.

In Russia, more journalists are now in prison than at any time since the fall of the Soviet Union.

“My moron suboperatives were talking with FBI agents like mouth-breathing idiots, and the implications are now just occurring to me.”

People seemed to miss the part of the Cohen testimony where he said very matter-of-fact my that Trump would not leave peacefully. Whether it’s impeachment or losing an election, he will undermine our country until he is physically dragged out. So just do the right thing now.

Russia says Trump initiated Friday's 1.5-hour call with Putin

Kim whistles and his new pet comes runnin’ to defend him while he plays with his rockets. Dictators wear Trump like a suit

There are widespread issues with voting machines. Citizens should demand Secy's of State & Probate Judges/Registrars/etc. hold meetings in each county in their state now, while their is plenty of time to fix problems, to discuss equipment & plans for 2020.

“We cannot do good by doing bad. The ends cannot justify the means,” the charity said in rejecting Robert Kraft's donation.

Unpopular Republican Governor Matt Bevin viciously boo’d while presenting Kentucky Derby trophy

It is interesting that our President is actively monitoring Twitter, but cannot bother to actively monitor the threat of Russian interference in our elections.

Exactly two years ago, Trump and House Republicans celebrated the passage of Trumpcare that guts protections for those with pre-existing conditions and rips health coverage from over 20 million Americans.

Today, instead of joining Democrats to lower the cost of prescription drugs and increase health coverage, Republicans are playing a deadly game with the lives of the American people by targeting the Affordable Care Act in court.

Joe Biden on Saturday referred to Trump as a “clown” after a supporter asked the former vice president whether he would return Trump’s insults

In Barr, Trump has found someone who licks his boots out of principle

Trump wants to prosecute the men and women of the FBI who investigated him and he intends to go up to the top. We need build a wall against this narrative.

According to the pool report, Trump has arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia. This is Trump's 186th day at a Trump golf club and 249th day at a Trump property as president.

Entire New Orleans Times-Picayune staff laid off in sale

Increasingly, in public and in private, Nancy Pelosi is suggesting that Trump's behavior rises to the level of impeachment, even if she views the process itself as unacceptably dangerous for Democrats, NYT reports.

Pelosi laced a conversation with scathing descriptions of Trump’s fitness to serve, taking issue with his "attention span" and his "lack of knowledge of the subjects at hand" —and saying his behavior "degrades" the country and "dishonors" the Constitution.

A reminder that it’s been 124 days since we had a Senate-confirmed Secretary of Defense. No nomination yet.

Trumpers beware: Remember who you were and what you stood for — before it's too late

Why Barr Can’t Whitewash the Mueller Report

Khashoggi’s Fiancée Seeks Answers and Justice: ‘It Is a Moral Duty’

Drone Used to Drop Nazi Leaflets Outside Ariana Grande Concert, Other Events in Sacramento