Sunday, July 28, 2019

Column: Equifax endangered millions. It’s now hoping you won’t seek $125 in compensation

How the Virgin Islands welcomed a rich sex offender—and punished a poor one

Here’s a worthwhile Sunday read: “…nothing should temper partisanship more than an awareness that somewhere, on some issue, people with whom you disagree are telling a story that you really need to hear.”

No. There are no issues. There is only a referendum on Trump. If an issue is in the mix, it's because of Trump's mishandling of it, and thus, part of a referendum on him.

More than 1,000 of pro-democracy protesters were arrested at today’s rally in Moscow. Dozens are injured in quite brutal crackdown even for Putin’s standards.

Well, here's another turn in the Maria Butina story: She had a romantic relationship with (link:'s CEO, who was an FBI informant. And he's now saying she's innocent. They met at the Las Vegas conference where she questioned Trump.

There was no greater point of friction between Trump and Dan Coats than #Russia. Time after time, the White House has sought to weaken Mr. Coats’s language regarding the Kremlin.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is leaving office after clashing with Trump on national security

Konstantin Kosachev, chair of the Council of the Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs, who is under U.S. sanctions, said that Rand Paul "has access to the top U.S. leadership, is close to Donald Trump, and we expect that we will be able to convey our signals through him."

Konstantin Kosachev, chair of the Council of the Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs, who is under U.S. sanctions, said that Rand Paul "has access to the top U.S. leadership, is close to Donald Trump, and we expect that we will be able to convey our signals through him."

Chuck Schumer: "It's clear that Rep. Ratcliffe was selected because he exhibited blind loyalty to President Trump with his demagogic questioning of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller. If Senate Republicans elevate such a partisan player ... it would be a big mistake."

Jerry Nadler: Trump should be impeached because 'he's violated the laws six ways from Sunday. But he said the House Judiciary Committee needs "more evidence" to determine whether or not the chamber should take the first step in a long impeachment process.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Trump's attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings and Baltimore are a "bad idea." "The president here has some beefs with Congressman Cummings, I understand that, but I don't think that's the way to fix them"

Every time @AlanDersh tweets about me I get 10,000 new followers

Uh, you do realize that every sentence in that tweet is an ad hominem, right?

Trump does not drink...perhaps he should.

Here we go, like I said, I can't believe the conditions in Baltimore! Dang it, I did it again. These are from the places @mattgaetz & @LindseyGrahamSC represent.

At 9.30 this Morning, Alexey Navalny was sent from prison to hospital after a strong allergic reaction. So far #Navalny never had an allergy during his whole life says his press secretary

Khashoggi and a cat. May God rest his soul in peace...

State Sen. Sylvia Allen (R), speaking at AZ's GOP HQ, warns of the 'browning of America.' 'The median age of a white woman is 43. The median age of a Hispanic woman is 27. We are not reproducing ourselves, the birthrates... It's because of immigration.'

It’s about time! Nadler: "We have impeachment resolutions before the committee"

Rust, mold, parasites: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago cited for 78 health violations in the last three years

In @GlobeOpinion: President Trump has missed another chance to hold US-allied Saudi Arabia accountable for its brutal conduct in the Middle East — and against its own citizens.

Pentagon names Katie Arrington, an unsuccessful Republican House candidate from 2018, to lead a new cybersecurity office

#Russia's state TV experts say that Trump's dealings with #NorthKorea, #Venezuela and #Iran "have proven that the United States are cowardly." "There is no longer a world leader in the United States." "Trump leads only on Twitter."

There are only 13 Republican women in the House. Two have already said they'll retire next year

Arrest of Marines Suspected of Smuggling Migrants Points to Lucrative Trade

Just watched “The Great Hack” on @netflix and it’s mind-blowing how our personal data can be manipulated to shape societal views of “the persuadables.” The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.

UPDATE: 12 people have been been shot, including a 38-year-old man who was dead on arrival at a local hospital, police said. No arrests have been made.

Trump’s effort to pack the Fed could pose a more elemental threat to the institution

"It turns out the racism may actually be more distasteful to working-class white women than the numerous sexual assault allegations," writes @mollyjongfast

Knew it. Thought it. Believed it. But this 90seconds really just brings it all home. Why Donald Trump will end up in prison...

Trump and the GOP won’t give Americans a raise, just their donors.

Trump wants everyone talking about his racism instead of the investigation that Rep. Cummings is doing into Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s crimes.

#Mueller and ⁦@RepAdamSchiff⁩ “seem to recognize that the clock is running out on American democracy.”

Trump’s Twitter attack on Cummings and Baltimore: undiluted racism and hate

We reported on the tenants of "Kushnerville." Tenants in more than a dozen Baltimore-area rental complexes had complaints about their property owner. Few of them knew that their landlord was the president’s son-in-law.

Russia attacked our country in 2016. It is attacking us today. Its attacks will intensify in 2020. Yet each time we try to raise our defenses to repel the attack, one man blocks us from defending ourselves.

Remember this. GOP lawmakers were briefed in March, 2017 about the counter-intelligence investigation

Absolutely absurd that Trump has reacted more angrily to the Prime Minister of Sweden over the arrest of a rapper than to Saudi Arabia over the vicious killing of U.S. resident and @washingtonpost writer Jamal #Khashoggi. Signed, A Member of the "African American Community"

These Maryland apartments were infested with rats & black mold. The landlord evicted tenants when they dared to complain & took them to court for unpaid rent. Who was that slumlord, um, landlord? Jared Kushner (2017 article

We are intensifying efforts to hold @realDonaldTrump accountable as we move forward with our investigation. Today we made clear to the court that we are considering impeachment, along with other options, under Article I powers. No one is above the law.

Immigration agents grabbed a fourth-grade American citizen and held her for two days.

Yesterday we paid $2,500 for - a google premium domain - to scoop it up before the devil himself. Since then 261 of you have chipped in $5,474 towards our new effort we are building. Keep spreading the word as we get it ready

Remember when Mark Meadows got indignant over charges of racial insensitivity, and pointed to his friendship with Elijah Cummings? That means he's definitely going to speak out about Trump's racist tirade, right?

Mueller Protected His Investigation From Barr

Hey @realDonaldTrump, since you are up past midnight firing off angry and false tweets, here is a video for you to watch. You might learn something. And the "optics" in this video are great.

Better to have a few rats than to be one

The Wall Street Journal: Jeffrey Epstein’s Pilots Are Subpoenaed in Sex-Trafficking Investigation

Russia Targeted Election Systems in All 50 States, report reveals efforts more vast than previously understood

There’s a Jared Kushner connection to today’s Trump Baltimore story

A number of survivors have accused Marcus Hyde of rape and harassment. Three women opened up about their experiences with Kim Kardashian's photographer

"We are unarmed!" the protesters cried as Moscow police began a brutal crackdown on an opposition demonstration in the Russian capital. Read more here

Any conflict between the U.S. and Iran might actually start in the one country where both sides have forces on the ground: Iraq

Mitch McConnell received donations from voting machine company lobbyists before blocking election security bills

The money Trump is stealing was earmarked for Military housing and the Military Retirement fund It is COMPLETE BULL-SH!T when Trump say he loves the Military He has screwed us over, time and time again

Beyond Parody

Elizabeth Warren is right to worry about private equity looting

What kind of man sells out his countries security for personal wealth? Mitch McConnnell is exactly that kind of man.

Check out this amazing image coming out of the Moscow protests:

Why are our Senators working harder for #Russia than #Kentucky?

I’m old enough to remember when the kind of events threatening the press and repression of democratic values might gain rebuke - or at least comment - from someone in our government: the President, SecState, US Ambassador to Russia.

When the President of the United States attacks a public servant of the caliber of my friend @RepCummings, a city’s public speaks out and pushes back.

Baltimore Sun Editorial Board rips into Trump for his attacks on Elijah Cummings: "Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one."

Your tears are delicious

Thousands took to the streets today in Moscow to demand democracy. Putin responded with arrests and violence. It’s a reminder that there’s nothing authoritarians fear more than the people. The United States must always stand with those seeking freedom.

Disgusting and rat-infested: That would be Donald Trump's brain.

Baltimore Sun to “the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, ... [who is] not even slightly competent in his current post. Or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity. Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.

Per @AlecMacGillis’ reporting, Jared Kushner is actually a major Baltimore-area slumlord who’s breaking all kinds of rules so perhaps Trump should direct his concerns about rats and such to him.

Report: Elaine Chao still owns shares in stock she promised to divest