Sunday, May 12, 2019

Russia Is Targeting Europe’s Elections. So Are Far-Right Copycats.

My mother didn’t have much, but she knew that her kids had a fighting chance to build a future. Today, not every family has that fighting chance. That’s what I’m fighting for to honor my mother, on Mother’s Day and every day

Amazing coincidence that Russian propaganda, and the far-right Polish minister for digital policy all use the same photograph in their social media posts

The United States faces great-power enemies. It needs a military focused on fighting them

What "re-education camps"? Nothing to see here. Move it along.

8-year-old Franklin of Guatemala reunited w/ his parents after being separated at the U.S. border. His father is crying uncontrollably asking for forgiveness

Ecuador to hand over computers, hard drives, et al left behind by #Assange

How Russian Money Helped Save Trump’s Business

The House has no choice but to impeach Trump. If they don’t, Democrats will look silly in 2020 claiming that he’s guilty of serious crimes in office. It’s time to put up or shut up - and that means open a formal impeachment inquiry and go from there.

JUST IN: Trump economic adviser contradicts Trump, says China isn't paying tariffs on goods going into US

Trump has blundered into conflict with competitors, insulted allies and made the US a laughingstock. No one is in charge of what's left of U.S. foreign policy.

“It’s economic warfare,” Ryan Fox, chief operating officer of New Knowledge, a technology firm that tracks disinformation, said in an interview. “Russia doesn’t have a good 5G play, so it tries to undermine and discredit ours.”

BREAKING: A source close to the Florida man who raised over $22 million on GoFundMe in the “We The People Will Build the Wall” campaign just revealed today that the money has been diverted to pay for a ‘million dollar’ yacht and high-flying lifestyle

Can Wharton Revoke Trump’s Economics Degree Now?

Watch Mayor Pete talk about the importance of belonging at the @HRC gala in Las Vega

Manafort worked for a corrupt President Yanukovych. Ukrainians MPs and journalists exposed some of this corruption. Why is @RudyGiuliani dragging Trump into this? & Ukrainians no longer can expose corruption their own country? Very weird position Giuliani is staking out here.

Why Did Jerry Falwell Give A 21-Year-Old Man Access To A Private Jet And $1.8M?

Standing beside Jerry Falwell Jr., VP Pence warns that there are those who will ask Christians not merely to tolerate things that violate their faith, but positively to endorse them

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Congress should consider legislation that would make it illegal for political campaigns to seek assistance from foreign governments to influence American elections

Chris Wallace gets in Larry Kudlow’s face over who pays for Trump’s tariffs: ‘The Chinese aren’t paying’

Exactly 1 Republican member of Congress understands Trump tariffs are sales taxes paid in America by Americans. China doesn’t pay 1 penny of Trump tariffs. Not 1 penny.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Rudy Giuliani canceling his trip to Ukraine: "He never should've scheduled it to begin with. I'm glad somebody finally talked some sense into him."

Moms are stressed and a Mother's Day brunch won't fix it.

President Trump is falsely claiming that China is paying the bill for tariffs

Trump’s nickname #Brokeahontas trends worldwide on Twitter after his tax returns revealed he’s a lousy businessman

Can Wharton Revoke Trump’s Economics Degree Now?

Diverting defense funds to Trump’s wall, Shanahan makes a compelling case against his nomination as defense secretary. He defies Congress, degrades troop security, & diminishes defense readiness—a Trump puppet, clearly unworthy as Mattis’ successor.

Nixon threatened democracy. Trump is dismantling it.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff tells @GStephanopoulos that President Trump "going after" Joe Biden's son Hunter "is just a method of going after someone the president believes is his most formidable opponent"

How far will Democrats go to enforce contempt citations? "We're going to have to enforce much of this in court," Rep. Adam Schiff tells @GStephanopoulos, and if "courts take too long," Congress will have to "consider other remedies like inherent contempt"

New tariffs are a setback for a Procter & Gamble plant in Trump Country

“We might lose our souls and our constitutional democracy if we do nothing."

Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva Calls Pregnant Women ‘Host Bodies’

Rudy delivered the message loud and clear: Ukraine, if you’re listening...

An 11-year-old rape victim in northwestern university Ohio is pregnant, and a highly restrictive state law on abortion passed by Republicans and signed last month by Gov. Mike DeWine, says a girl in her position must carry and deliver her rapist’s baby

Trump changed his mind about Venezuela after a short chat with Putin - and because the revolution is taking too long. This is how American foreign policy now works

I've heard from former NRA members they are getting 3-5 donation calls a week.

This is infuriating: A woman stops on the road to help three young migrants, one a teenager who is desperately sick, and helps saves the teenager's life. Then the authorities arrest the woman for helping the migrants. Do we want to criminalize compassion?

MANAFORT URGED SKADDEN TO HIRE HIS DAUGHTER: After Manafort steered $4M in Ukrainian work to @SkaddenArps, he emailed @gregorybcraig45 “I will push all future business wherever [she] lands.” The $4M is “just the beginning.” The daughter got the job.

Something's amiss in the U.S. household sector, the driving force behind the world’s biggest economy

Pompeo implied the U.S. administration could go to war against Iran under the same authorization that it went to war against the Islamic State - because "Iran maintains ties with al-Qaida." He supplied no evidence for his assertion.

North: The legal bills "are draining NRA cash at a mindboggling speed"

Giuliani’s contacts in Ukraine are identified as Gennady Kernes, Pavel Fuks & Vadim Rabinovich. All three are considered involved in organized crime by the FBI & not allowed to enter the US. Why does Giuliani focus on organized criminals? Presumably because they have to pay more

Important, and very disturbing, piece about Trump chipping away at the core values of US military justice by pardoning and appearing to condone war criminals

Retired Supreme Court Justice: Trump is "exercising powers that do not really belong to him"

Saudi Arabia is challenging Iran's dominance in Iraq

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes: "The competitive market is the way to hold Mark and Facebook accountable. Right now, they are not accountable because they don't have competitors, they're not accountable to a board."

Trump seeks to limit judges' powers on injunctions after legal blows

Trump allies warn: ‘If you touch Don Jr our base will come after you’

This is the president accusing Don McGahn, again, of committing a crime by lying to federal investigators. He is simultaneously actively working to prevent McGahn from testifying under oath before Congress and defending himself.

Nazis in Arkansas emboldened by Trump

Trump isn't getting off scot-free. We want to make sure that presidents don’t become immune to criminal charges altogether, simply because they can’t be indicted while in office

$1,267 out of your pocket "One estimate says the tariffs announced last year will cost consumers an average of $767 per year. The latest tariffs will add another $500 a year in costs for the average U.S. household"

The U.S. Is Crazy to Scare Skilled Immigrants Away

Bill Weld: "Donald J. Trump, candidly, he looks like he would he would rather be a king than a president who had to work to earn and preserve the trust of the American people."

'SNL' Presses GOP All-Stars on Trump's Policies in 'Meet the Press' Cold Open

New Facebook Lawsuit Suggests 'Another Cambridge Analytica' Has Come To Light

So Rudy was going to Ukraine to dig up Biden dirt...from MOBSTERS who are so criminal, they aren’t allowed in the US. This is the President’s Lawyer.

Dear @NRA: I want to thank your CEO Wayne LaPierre for spending $39,000 in Beverly Hills in my district for clothes. FYI next time there is a @Macys at Beverly Center. I have some 20% off coupons for you. Because you are supposed to be a nonprofit, right?

Is white supremacy a growing movement? Or is it just becoming more visible? How is social media affecting these so-called "lone wolf" attacks? And what is law enforcement doing to combat the threat? Brennan Center expert Mike German explains.

This Republican lawmaker shared the story of her own rape at 16 to persuade fellow GOP legislators to let stand an exception to allow abortions in SC for victims of rape and incest. Now her male GOP colleagues are turning on her, and she's "visibly shaken"