Tuesday, June 18, 2019

In past administrations, the decent men advising you & your president would have gently advised you not to seek the nomination so this totally bonkers story that is very painful for your family wouldn't be all over the place. But, when you're a star.

"In the months that he has served as President Trump's acting secretary of defense, Patrick Shanahan has worked to keep domestic violence incidents within his family private."

Withdrawal of Shanahan underscores the chaotic leadership situation of our government. 65% turnover in senior leaders. Acting Sec Def. Acting Sec Homeland Security. Acting UN Ambassador. Acting White House C/S. Dominant voices ...Jared, Ivanka, Bolton

Paging Elaine Chao

This is worth a read: a thought-provoking reminder that education reform isn’t a cure-all. As a supporter of education reform, I agree that fixing educational inequality requires doing more to address the broader, systemic sources of economic inequality.

This is a dangerous man. Impeach him now or deal with him later. Donald Trump just keeps 'joking' about serving more than 2 terms as president

.@realDonaldTrump’s new threat of mass deportation is an act of utter malice & bigotry. Instead of making constructive efforts to address the root causes of the situation in Central America, he unleashes threats designed to inject fear in our communities.

Exclusive: Pompeo blocks inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers

SCOOP: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Air Force One. Trump plans a military jet flyover of Mall, including the presidential plane, as part of his July Fourth "Salute to America."

“Lock her up!” chants at Trump’s re-election rally

Our endorsement for president in 2020: Not Donald Trump By ORLANDO SENTINEL EDITORIAL BOARD

Since they did such a good job with your data, why not trust them with your money....

Elaine Chao exposed

Removing millions of migrant workers will essentially cripple our agriculture sector..and our economy!

This is an important statement from my friend, law professor and consumer advocate @RepKatiePorter on why she believes it is time for an impeachment inquiry.

"ICE officials said late Monday night that they were not aware that the president planned to divulge their enforcement plans on Twitter."

Someone is mad that CYBERCOM is defending the US electoral system from foreign attack, and doesn’t require his permission to act. Poor Kremlin snowflake.

“..Pompeo has suggested that if the administration does take military action, it might rely on the 2001 congressional bill that greenlighted America’s military response to the 9/11 attacks to strike Iran.”

Here's Murkowski, claiming a tax bill provision to "allow American businesses to compete against foreign competitors," with no mention of the $43B Russian-Chinese Alaska LNG deal, or of the campaign funding she received from (then) RDIF Advisor Schwarzman.

They. Are. Caught.

Trump wants to avoid impeachment by making himself a wartime president. He’s looking to start a war, and in the Middle East there are plenty of crazies who are happy to oblige. We.need to get our troops out of there!

There’s nothing coincidental in the Flynn flip-flop and Manafort’s move. All converging with Trump’s “it was a set-up” counter-narrative. This is a coordinated effort. The question is, by whom?

In total, Trump faces at least 15 criminal or civil inquiries by nine federal, state and city agencies into his business, his charity, his campaign, his inaugural committee and his personal finances.

India just placed a 75 percent tariff on almonds in response to President Trump’s trade war. His actions are hurting Californians. California almond exports to India are worth more than $650 million a year. The president must stop damaging trade relations with our allies.

Alex Jones and the holier than though preachers of greed and hate have one thing in common. THEY DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH and are guilty of probably more than their "holey" 7 sins made up by archaic men in centuries gone by to hide their own GUILT! They all seem to be pedophiles

“This could reinforce the impression, to Chinese policymakers, that Trump is not a reliable negotiating partner and that could limit China’s willingness to compromise.”

Mitch McConnell doesn't understand the basics of political and economic theory-calls granting statehood to DC and Puerto Rico “full bore socialism.” It's actually taxation without representation and the reason we fought against a king in the American Revolution,

Economic ignoramus, who routinely demands control over the fed so he can artificially boost the economy to get reelected, complains about ally's totally normal monetary policy statement.

"If all Donald Trump cares about is nuclear weapons, then why didn't he stay in the nuclear deal which was actually containing the Iranian nuclear program?" says @MaxBoot on escalating tensions between the US and Iran. "It doesn't make a lot of sense."

Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, the Trump administration has populated the bureaucracy with religious conservatives pushing for laws that would deny LGBTQ people of rights

Trump's approach to governing and diplomacy is "appalling," Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld said. "I hope people eventually wake up to that, and Republicans wake up and recognize this isn't where the party has been or should be."

The head of America's largest labor organization laughed at President Trump's claim that unions love the new North American trade pact

New: Docs we obtained show that the @WaltonFamilyFdn, a supporter of school choice and @TeachForAmerica’s largest private funder, was paying $4,000 for every teacher placed in a traditional public school — & $6,000 for every one placed in a charter school.

President Trump, guided by Stephen Miller, vows mass immigration arrests...

Jon Stewart to Mitch McConnell: "Just understand the next time...you're being robbed or your house is on fire and you make that desperate call for help, don't get bent out of shape if they show up at the last minute with fewer people then you thought.."

Americans must have no illusions about the Iranian regime and must remain committed to holding Iran accountable for its dangerous activities in the region. But we must be strong, smart and strategic – not reckless and rash – in how to proceed.

President Trump Calls Fox News ‘Fake News’ for Citing Unfavorable Poll Numbers

Trump donor Kelly Craft faces climate hurdles to be UN ambassador

Fifteen years ago, a generation of baby boomers built their dream homes. Now they can't sell them.

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is rejecting calls for election security legislation by Mark Warner and other Democrats to require campaigns to disclose to federal authorities if foreign nationals offer them help in presidential elections.

The once-forbidden U.S. dollar is suddenly everywhere in Venezuela

"Facebook’s audacious bid to create a global digital currency that promotes financial inclusion for the unbanked actually has more privacy and decentralization built in than many expected."

Air Force landlord falsified records to boost income, documents show

“Should adults be arrested without their children because they are at school, day care, summer camp or a friend’s house, it is possible parents could be deported while their children are left behind.” If they really do this, it’ll be unimaginably horrific.

Jon Stewart shames ‘turtle’ Mitch McConnell for ‘slow-walking’ 9/11 relief: ‘I know your species isn’t known for moving quickly’

Analysis: This is Trump’s worst poll number -- and what it means

I dare you to read this and then conclude that the president has any clue what he’s talking about

It's been 27 years since an incumbent U.S. president lost re-election. Will Donald Trump buck the trend?

When even a Lisa Murkowski invites enemies to hack our elections, you realize just how deeply Putin and his Manchurian Candidate have infected the GOP.

Newly discovered gerrymandering files should remain secret, NC Republicans tell court

Hitler kinda did this sorta thing. Read this. We're in 1933ish type setup now with a bunch of caveats that were not there for Germany then. We're still early on in this to stop this crap. But it's happening. Parallels are VERY much there

Jon Stewart to McConnell: "I'm not bent out of shape, I'm fine. I'm bent out of shape for them. These are the first heroes & veterans & victims ... You know you would think that would be enough for Congress to pay attention, but apparently, it's not."

I had long been wondering what would happen when Manafort ended up at Rikers Island—harsh conditions, which could make a man like him flip and start talking. Now in a most unusual move, Attorney General Barr's new top deputy intervened to stop Manafort being moved to Rikers.

“I’ve rebuilt the depleted military.” “The Army has the new uniform they’ve wanted for years.” “New rifles...new F18’s.” Who in their right mind actually believes any of this?

Another day, another development in the disgrace of Alex Jones, another attempted shooting by a QAnon believer. This will keep happening until the conspiracies and conspiracists radicalizing Americans are addressed

Hey Mitch-those of us in DC who pay our taxes, send our children to the military to defend our nation, obey the law, want representation in Congress like all other American citizens.That’s not socialism.That’s called equal representation-America was born in fight for this concept

Murkowski contends Mark Warner effort to require campaigns to disclose foreign assistance as a bill designed to stir up “political fodder.” Asked if McConnell should put election security bill on floor, she said: “I'm not sure why we need to have one.”

Putin is hoppin’ mad at his little apprentice

The president is unhinged.

What did Trump think would happen when he pulled out of the nuclear deal? Or did he think at all? Most analysts warned that it would increase the risk of Iran restarting its nuclear program and of war breaking out—and it has.

These US senators want to force shell companies to disclose their true ownership.

This is the President’s health care plan: wipe out coverage for millions, replace it with nothing.

The Texas man accused of opening fire outside a Dallas courthouse Monday uploaded right-wing memes to Facebook, including memes about Nazism and the Confederacy

The @bbc goes inside China’s 'thought transformation' camps

For months the Trump admin has been planning a big ICE blitz to arrest thousands of parents and children, but the president wanted everyone to know it's happening "NEXT WEEK" so he announced it on twitter. ICE officials stunned

.@aarondmiller2 says Trump quitting #IranNuclearDeal put Washington and Tehran on path to a blowup, "and one would be hard-pressed right now to figure out how to preempt it." Timelier and timelier as this day goes on

Ivanka's reeling in the dough from a D.C. Trump hotel that's the target of emoluments lawsuits.

Hannity right now

ICE quietly stopped updating its official “List of Deaths in ICE Custody” page, which had published deaths since the agency’s inception in 2003.

It seems that Jeffrey Rosen, Attorney General Barr’s new top deputy, intervened to ensure that Trump’s campaign manager & convicted felon Paul Manafort would not have to go to Rikers Island. Seems the DOJ is now the defense team for all Trump allies.

Today I wanted to speak directly to the people of CA-45. There's been a lot of noise in D.C. and in the press about impeachment, so I wanted to share my thoughts with you.

Opinion: Democrats must figure out how to address Blue America’s housing crisis

The controversial ketamine-like drug that Trump is pushing on veterans

Hours after Iran threatened to increase its enrichment levels, the Trump administration called on Tehran not to break its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, despite the U.S. withdrawal from the accord.

Opinion: How Putin and the Kremlin lost Russian youths

President Zelenskiy has urged EU countries to not ease up on Moscow over the annexation of Crimea Peninsula and Russia’s support for separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine.

On #LSSC tonight: Mitch McConnell says Jon Stewart is ‘bent out of shape’ for asking Congress to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Here to comment is Jon Stewart.

Wow. Is William Barr going to intervene on behalf of all federal prisoners being held at Rikers while facing state charges? Or, hmmm, I wonder, is there something special about Paul Manafort?

Trump admin chest-pounding on Iran risks 'stupid mistake'

Trump flips out over NYT report on new US aggression with Russia

Iran meets Trump admin hostilities, increases nuclear production

Former Egyptian president dies after court appearance

Hong Kong protesters return to streets after early victories

.@chriscuomo: "The President said reports about internal polls were 'fake news'. He lied. The internal poll numbers were leaked from his campaign. They showed him trailing Joe Biden by double digits in key swing states."

This is the ICE round-up of families with deportation orders Trump is talking about. Usually major operations of this sort are considered “law enforcement sensitive” and a closely-held secret, not telegraphed by the president

Just In: "Iran will not wage war against any nation, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tue, a day after the US announced the deployment of more troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions between Tehran & WA. Fears of a confrontation btwn Iran & US..."

Remember when that ol’ socialist Dwight Eisenhower let Alaska and Hawaii become states?

On the eve of launching his re-election campaign, Trump vows to deport “millions,” while leaking details of a planned ICE operation that will separate large numbers of kids from their parents.

Thanks to Jon Stewart for reuniting with @StephenAtHome to bring our message to the @ColbertLateShow. He’s right. It’s time for @SenateMajLdr McConnell to commit to put a clean bill on the floor for our 9/11 first responders as soon as it passes the House. There is no excuse.

Why is Donald Trump so flipped out about the "consequence" of the New York Times reporting that the U.S. has increased its cyber capacity against Russia?

This idea of saving the country from the commander-in-chief, protecting national security interests from a president who is believed to pose a threat to them, that gets talked about as if it's an abstract question. It turns out we are living in that era right now.

Russian state news organization RT seems particularly perturbed that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya seems to have been suspended from Twitter

Lawyers for Sandy Hook families say Alex Jones sent them child porn

Opinion: Europe is starting to tackle disinformation. The U.S. is lagging.

Funny cause Mitch McConnell's Transportation Secretary wife unethically funneling $78 million in federal funds to Kentucky for McConnell's political profit is actual full bore socialism

When grandpa's telling the same stories again and you can't get him off the phone

The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions with Iran grow

The head of Albania’s conservative party faces criminal charges, and an ex-Trump aide is involved