Sunday, June 16, 2019

McConnell helped a major donor of his by lifting Russian sanctions. So the answer is yes, McConnell is absolutely compromised.

Several popular breakfast foods, including Cheerios and Nature Valley products, continue to test positive for trace amounts of a controversial herbicide that may increase the risk of cancer, a report says

Protesters in Hong Kong are taking part in a massive demonstration against a controversial extradition bill. The crowds are so large, they're spilling out from the main march route and into the city's side streets

Trump blocks three Florida congresswomen from visiting Homestead child detention center

Sorry, I don't believe a word that Donald Trump or Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, have to say. You can't sacrifice our children for y'alls hoax "Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: Saudi Arabia urges decisive response"

This is the same office that said Presidents can’t be indicted & waterboarding isn’t torture & warrantless wiretapping is OK & Presidents don’t have to follow federal regulations. I think there’s a slot by the door where you put in a quarter & get the opinion you want

Trump warns of unprecedented stock market crash if he doesn’t win in 2020

Most Americans have not read Mueller’s report. Some may be astonished to learn that a finding of “no collusion,” much less a finding of “no obstruction,” is nowhere to be seen on any page of his report.

Fmr. U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice: "I hope very much that the American people do not forget the difference between right and wrong, normal and absolutely abnormal, which is what we're experiencing in these times."

This Elaine Chao story should be 1 of the biggest scandals in U.S. politics. The political saliency of a Cabinet member (& Senate Majority Leader) with close ties to the US' most powerful international rival is OBVIOUSLY amazing politics.


This is where we are & where we’ve been: Pentagon & intelligence officials recognize it’s a danger to share info with Trump b/c he might pass it onto the Russians. This reality is not just sheer madness: It underscores McConnell & GOP’s rejection of their duty to protect America

House Democrats are readying a major legislative push focused on securing elections. Legislation under discussion would bar political campaigns from sharing private material with foreign governments and require them to report offers of foreign help.

The NRA is reportedly almost $11 million in debt

A Trump official admits several of their policies to sabotage our healthcare system would lead to higher costs and hundreds of thousands more Americans uninsured.

A hoax, you say? Fact: Jared Kushner met throughout the 2016 campaign with the leader of a Russian think-tank. He met with him to get advice on how to integrate pro-Russia policy into Trump's foreign policy.

From The Post's Editorial Board: Kellyanne Conway is well-versed in rules and ethics. She just doesn’t care.

I believe in science. And that inviting climate change deniers onto your National Security Council is dangerous. We need to get back into the International Climate Change Agreement.

The President is publicly thanking a Republican Senator for blocking a bill that would require him to notify the FBI if his campaign is offered campaign help from a foreign power. It’s time for impeachment hearings.

A mother who was told she had five minutes to say goodbye to her son before he would be put up for adoption successfully sued ICE over "intentional emotional distress." The settlement could help thousands of migrant parents sue over child separation.

Trump retweets one of Britain’s most discredited and fringe anti-Muslim bigots and endorses her racist ‘Londonistan’ designation in the process. Again, in any ‘normal’ presidency, this would be a huge scandal. But not in the Trump Islamophobia/white nationalism era.

Reminder to All “Straight” Men Who Selflessly Devote Their Lives to Thinking About Gay Men Having Sex:

If a Russian lawyer had come calling with “dirt” on Barack Obama, John McCain would have called the FBI, @MaxBoot writes. "So would any other normal, law-abiding candidate."

Trump says he could shift 2,000 troops to Poland from Germany but “we haven’t totally made up a decision”

Sometimes sound legal analysis demands use of highly technical words like "garbage." Discussing DOJ's opinion on Trump's tax returns, and Barr's complete lack of independence and integrity

The Taliban claimed an attack on U.S. forces. Pompeo blamed Iran.

Pence was set to deliver a speech criticizing China’s human rights record on June 4, the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre -- until Donald Trump stepped in.

Multiple election security bills are being blocked by Senate Majority Leader McConnell.

My bill w/RepNadler would stop a sitting President from escaping justice by running out statute of limitations—using DOJ policy as a get out of jail free card. Legally unfounded barring of criminal charges while a President is in office should be repealed. No one is above the law

It might be Saturday night, but POTUS never misses a chance to practice his Stalinist vocabulary while simultaneously reassuring the Kremlin that *he*, King Donald, would never authorize offensive or defensive measures against Russia. "Not on my watch!" 🙄 Pathetic.

Trump was under investigation for criminal activity well before he was running for president. According to sources, investigators began watching him as early as 2015 but likely sooner. We wrote about it here

Mitch McConnell’s Ties to Russian Oil Money



No man is above the law. The US Attorney for SDNY and the NY AG should indict Individual 1. Poll: Nearly 70 percent of Americans say sitting president should be subject to criminal charges

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s most powerful politician, will be in Washington Monday talking up his Trumpian brand of populism and immigrant bashing, plus chemical castration

Yes, Trump's tariffs are costing billions. No, China isn't paying

The ironclad case for impeachment is that every day he remains in power he is a mortal danger to the United States. Punish him later, through the criminal process. But begin the process of EXPELLING him immediately

Gov. Doug Ducey says he will push to allow use of taxpayer money at out-of-state private schools

Singapore dethrones the U.S. as the world's most competitive economy

Perspective: How Donald Trump silenced the people who could expose his business failures

Documents suggest connection between GOP strategist and census official on citizenship question, lawyers say

As the Trump-Bolton administration bangs the drum for war, it's worth remembering...

"The Pentagon and intelligence officials have gone out of their way to keep Trump ignorant of certain details about the operation because of 'the possibility that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials.'"

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for tanker attacks: newspaper

Uh huh

The President often aggressively defends himself from stories that are critical about him, but it’s interesting that he’s going out of his way to assure Russia that they are not being targeted.

NRA Reportedly $10.8 Million in Debt, Cutting Spending

Iran Says Situation in Middle East Calls for Closer Ties With Russia

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid

As Trump Accuses Iran, He Has One Problem: His Own Credibility

We joined 23 cities, states and municipalities in filing a motion to block the Trump Administration from allowing health care providers to discriminate against patients and deny medical treatment.

That's pretty wild. The US Military essentially believes POTUS is a traitor

Let. This. Sink. In. Our government is tryin’ to safeguard our elections through cyber tactics, but can’t brief our president because he will alert our enemies. The only “Treason” in this story is by Donald Trump