Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Steve King on rape and incest: "What if it was OK and what if we went back to all the family trees and just pulled those people out who was a product of rape and incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?"

The Pentagon white paper Rachel mentioned: "Russian Strategic Intentions"

Imagine being a protester in Hong Kong who has friends who’ve been beaten and tear gassed and this is what the President of the United States is saying.

"Two officers are actually inside... we are still waiting to hear about their condition." Jason Carroll reports from Philadelphia where police are in an "active and ongoing" standoff

Now Biden calls for Steve King to resign.

Prince Andrew retires

BREAKING: Speaker Pelosi calling McConnell “Moscow Mitch” is all you need to see today.

In memory of Jaime, & every person killed by gun shots, I post this. On average 100 people a day die from #GunViolence in the US. Once more person is one too many. Please share in memoriam to all whose lights are extinguished

Ehh, we reported this story weeks ago: New Hampshire Republicans to Corey Lewandowski: Stay Away From the Senate

From @bundgaard2: Senator @mark_pody, sponsor of the TN abortion ban, tells supporters he believes with this bill they’re battling “SATAN” The bill essentially bans abortion upon conception, forces women/girls to carry a rapist’s child to term

Within the last two years, Epstein separately told four confidants that he was advising the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on financial matters.

We need to fire the guy who hired a “clueless” Fed chair.”

House Republicans have already stripped Steve King of his committee assignments. They can, theoretically, expel him from the House Republican Conference. They’d need 2/3 of all House Republicans.

There is an active shooting in Philadelphia, in which police say 6 officers have been shot. Is anyone on your team talking to you? You've tweeted 5 times in the last hour unrelatedly.

Wall Street tumbles as recession fears escalate; Dow slides more than 800 points, S&P 500 ends 2.95%, Nasdaq falls 3.02%

“With America facing a rising tide of white nationalism and a world on fire, we have a leader who is dangerously unfit, makes everything about him and takes advice on war and peace from cable news hosts.”

“Curt Schilling was engaged in a gaming business that cost the tax payers millions of dollars here in the state of Rhode Island” Rep. @davidcicilline on The @MSignorile Show

This Jeffrey Epstein was real fucking creepy.

Attention turns to Epstein's longtime corporate attorneys, both of whom have hired criminal defense lawyers themselves

Russian spy plane spotted flying over Chicago

New York braces for a flood of lawsuits, as one-year window opens for child sexual abuse victims to bring cases

Why did the Dow drop over 700 points this morning & why is #TrumpRecession trending? Because the yield on the 10-year Treasury Note broke below the 2-year rate. This inverted yield curve has historically signaled an approaching recession.

Ghislaine Maxwell has been living in mansion outside of Boston, aided by Scott Borgerson, CEO of CargoMetrics, a Boston-based tech co whose big-data machine tracks and analyzes global seaborne trade in near-real time.

The pro-rape and Incest hot take was not where I thought Steve king was going.....

In the first Kremlin comment on the mass protests in Moscow, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told me the president has not spoken out about the demonstrations because he doesn't think they are significant enough.

Stocks fall as bond market signals recession

Story updated with new details Jeffrey Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz sues Ghislaine Maxwell, 3 other Epstein staffers

What do you mean, Renatto? Like McConnell is counting on Russia to help him win? That it could be part of the deal that included lightening up RU sanctions? Although I know thousands of twitter users believe that, this is the first time I've heard you imply it.

Even the most incompetent & corrupt on Trump's team admit that only American consumers pay the Trump tariffs.

A urinal in a Scottish pub reveals why toilets matter in international politic

The dominant greenhouse gases released into the Earth's atmosphere reached record levels in 2018, and their global warming power is now 43% stronger than in 1990, according to a new report by the American Meteorological Society

Hong Kong is far from an "internal matter." That is the entire point of the protest movement.

The northern tier of the donut of counties around Atlanta was once VIVID red, and is now fading. It's a good thing the Trump GOP is SO POPULAR in the suburbs.

A very scary video. Other than the fact that Ross is so clearly out of his depth, branding protests over human rights, free expression and treaty obligations an "internal matter" is echoing Xi's talking points and abdicating America's historic role in the world. Shameful and weak

Remember the time that the FBI released proof that Trump ran an illegal, racist housing empire?

It's the first ever @therickwilson @MollyJongFast joint for @thedailybeast. Y'all enjoy. It features the previously unspoken words: "Tactical catsuit." With Jeffrey Epstein Dead, Trump Stirs Crazy Clinton Conspiracy

Trump underwater in... - Wisconsin (by 10) - North Carolina (by 9) - Virginia (by 17) - Utah (by 3) - Pennsylvania (by 12) - Texas (by 1) - New Hampshire (by 26) (not a typo) - Michigan (by 11) - Iowa (by 4) - Arizona (by 9) Wait... Utah

A Mysterious Explosion Took Place in Russia. What Really Happened?

In case you missed it, here’s all the details on why Judge Berman Jackson ordered the initial 70 person jury pool home yesterday, prompting today’s do-over.

From potential flooding that could interrupt the major Amtrak corridor cutting through Providence, to the exposure of wastewater treatment plants in towns like Warren, there is too much at risk in RI to continue ignoring the climate crisis

From our favorite people over at @BrennanCenter - a list of 10 things we can all do to strengthen democracy - can you help with all 10?

Fossil fuel lobbyists who run the Trump Administration are derailing the Endangered Species Act and a whole host of other environmental laws and protections. We’ll do everything we can in the House to fight. But the best solution is to vote them all out.

#Epstein accuser sues alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell

SCOOP: The Labor Department announced the release of a proposed rule that would cement exemptions “religion-exercising organizations” can use as a defense against claims of workplace discrimination

Wow somebody should tell those salmon that climate change is a myth.

"Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary Alyssa Farah is expected to become the next Pentagon spokeswoman,"

Before he became #MoscowMitch, McConnell forged his legacy: Reshaping the federal courts#MoscowMitch memes showed us McConnell's shamelessness, but his ruthless, right-wing court-packing is much worse

Food safety advocates have slammed the USDA for making such decisions behind closed doors, without public input.

Jeffrey Epstein's estate has been sued by an alleged victim in New York

Trump's escalating trade war with China is starting to hurt the US job market

He continued to deceive the families of lost soldiers. He continued to recite a fake approval rating. He urged the Fed to end a policy he had congratulated it for ending. He invented a fake crowd size while at a hospital. Last week in Trump dishonesty:

God Showed Frank Amedia That the CIA and FBI Had Bugged the Trump White House

Trump's #GOPTaxScam gave $91 billion in tax cuts to corporations, but took in $93 billion more dollars from individuals. Just think about that!

Prince Andrew’s connection to Jeffrey Epstein under new scrutiny following resurfaced allegations, suicide

Have you noticed Trump's only "jokes" involve Constitutional crimes?

Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos Are Scheduled to Speak at a Conference Organized by a QAnon Supporter The right-wing event aims to prepare “social media warriors” for a coming “digital war.”

Not the values I spent a career in uniform defending.

AG Barr must resign or recuse. We owe this to the victims and public. They didn’t assign these “guards” to El Chapo. Epstein was most important inmate in his federal prison system. One wasn’t a correction officer and other forced to do overtime. Come on man. Barr had one job.

‘The Family’: The Evangelicals Trying to Turn America Into a Theocracy

Trump will bed down and have babies with Immigrants, he will eat the food they cook him yet he hates them with the fever of Mein Fuhrer

Ashton Kutcher nonprofit organization,Thorn Digital Defenders of Children, assisted law enforcement in identifyin 5,894 child sex traffickin victims“I’ve seen video content of a child that’s the same age as mine bein raped by an American man who was a tourist in Cambodia

Facebook has been paying hundreds of human contractors to listen to audio clips from its users and transcribe them. New from me:

Cuccinelli: That statue of liberty poem was about "people coming from Europe."

Flurry of suits emerge as NY opens door to old abuse claims

The Trump administration faces a legal challenge over a new rule that could block immigrants from getting green cards if they use government benefits or are found likely to use them

Impeach this lunatic right now.

Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old climate activist, says meeting with Trump would be a "waste" - CBS News

Mr and Mrs Eric Trump had a scheme going in which they’d over charge @StJude for event space, catering etc at Trump properties in order to pocket cash from donations meant for kids with cancer. They even had to change the name or Eric’s foundation to @curetivity

Even with Trump in Office, the Climate Denial Movement Is Quietly Falling Apart Behind the scenes, climate deniers are losing funding and succumbing to infighting.

Trump is joking about calling off the 2020 election and serving a 3rd term during a speech to energy workers in PA that is not supposed to be a campaign event

Dayton cops "divided" on Connor Betts’ motive or if he knew he shot his sister

All the lights are flashing red. U.S. mortgage debt hits record, eclipsing 2008 peak - The Wall Street Journal

“Steven Hassan preyed on vulnerable young girls, including foreign nationals, while representing the United States,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur. “This sentence demonstrates that we will find and bring to justice those who victimize children.”

Billionaire pedophile and pariah Jeffrey Epstein, (compromising Information operative), and his secret friendships with Steve Bannon, Michael Wolff, Elon Musk, Jared Kushner's friend Mohammed Bin Salman, and Woody Allen:

Trump inherited a thriving real estate company from his father and bankrupted it. He inherited a strong economy from Obama and steered it straight to severe recession

Bank of America says stocks are on "borrowed time" once the spread between 2- and 10-year Treasury yields invert

Bond market flashes ominous warning for US and UK

Trump's drug importation plan has a big flaw -- Pharma controls the drug supply in Canada and can take measures to cut it off if its being redirected

You need to read about what's happening in the markets

Leaked documents show FBI targeted post-Ferguson ‘black identity extremists’ over white supremacists

They want the globe to warm. That is the prime operative here. They want it. We cannot plan to defend the planet without recognizing there are those who are actively working to kill us via climate alteration and socioeconomic chaos. We must deal with them first.

Rick Wilson blasts ‘soft-handed manbaby’ Trump: ‘He’s never taken a punch or given one’

Epstein's Death Was On 4Chan Before Officials Announced It — Now Authorities Are Investigating About 38 minutes before news outlets first reported Jeffrey Epstein's death in prison, a 4chan user published a detailed post about it

BBC News - Russia says rocket explosion caused 16-fold radiation spike

It's time to talk about sending Grandpa to an assisted living facility

Now that Epstein has died, attention is now on his only remaining close relative: his younger brother, Mark Epstein, who is likely to come under further scrutiny by the feds

Trump has got the ultra-low interest rates he wants. US 30-year bond falls to lowest interest rate in American history, lower even than during Great Recession

SCOOP: The government of the United Arab Emirates paid millions of dollars to GEORGE NADER while he was working with TRUMP fundraiser ELLIOTT BROIDY to (1) shape TRUMP’s Middle East policy & (2) win hundreds of millions of dollars worth of UAE contracts.

Opinion: For many women in Texas, seeking an abortion has become an insurmountable hurdle

Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's madam, donated money to a charity for sex trafficking victims in 2008

Did U.S. President Donald Trump just blink in his trade war with China?

Meanwhile U.S. 30-year yields fell to their lowest ever level

Cuccinelli: “No one has a right to become an American who isn't born here as an American." “Cuccinelli” sounds so “American”, doesn’t it?...

Trump retweeted this. Voter fraud is extremely rare in the United States. George W. Bush’s DoJ studied voter fraud & found it occurs on 0.00000013% of ballots. A recent study found 31 cases out of a billion ballots from 2000-2014. Trump is lying (again).

Americans say they can't afford a vacation

Donald Trump specifically has been invoked in connection with violent acts, threats of violence or assault allegations in at least 36 criminal cases nationwide, per @ABC News review. No such cases found in the names of Barack Obama or George W. Bush.

Morning Joe panel busts Trump for trying another ‘diversionary tactic’ to duck his links to Epstein

“Under the Trump admin, the DOJ reportedly wants the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to tell the SCOTUS that businesses can discriminate against transgender employees without violating the law.”

It's not just the U.S. The U.K. yield curve inverted for the first time since the financial crisis

ICYMI: I wrote this story about the bitter feud between legal giants Dershowitz & Boies on the day before Epstein’s arrest. The feud will spill into a NYC Courtroom next month.

.@MaxBoot responds to the National Review article attacking him, saying "it's incredibly shocking and offensive to me." "Sadly, I think it's a reflection of how even mainstream conservative publications are being Trumpified and are going down the same road [of] Fox News."

Four years ago I came across Curt Schilling selling pieces from his Nazi memorabilia collection and wrote about it. Now @realDonaldTrump is encouraging him to run for Congress.

Oregon governor supports push for candidates to disclose tax returns to appear on ballot

Saudi women's rights activist told: "We'll release you from prison if you tell the world we didn't torture you."

Lawyer for Epstein accuser speaks out - CNN Politics “I would not be surprised if someone within that jail has a bank account that just got a lot larger.”

The Constitution: use it or lose it.@tribelaw and other leading Constitutional law experts have made it clear that @realDonaldTrump is exactly why the impeachment clause is there. Use it or lose it. Now.

Days after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton rocked the nation, FBI agents raided the home of an Ohio man who allegedly threatened to commit his own massacre. Inside, they found more than a dozen rifles and 10,000 rounds of ammunition, the FBI said

Does this have something to do with Mitch McConnell's refusal to allow the Senate to vote on an election security bill that would prevent future attacks on our elections by Russia?

New York and California are leading a group that includes 20 other states to block the Trump administration's "Dirty Power" plan.

NEW: How a McConnell-backed effort to lift Russian sanctions boosted a Kentucky

I'm telling you, every day this psycho is going to be laying the groundwork for claiming "rampant voter fraud" for the reason he loses the election, and then he'll sign an executive order to put off the "transition of power" INDEFINITELY, until SCOTUS (Kavanaugh) can rule on it

A military crackdown in Hong Kong would be a tragic error

Do Trump Officials Plan To Break Centuries Of Precedent In Divvying Up Congress?

Incredibly unsettling article about why brilliant climate scientist (and collaborator) Lew Ziska felt compelled to leave his research post at the USDA 'It feels like something out of a bad sci-fi movie

Trump said his retweet of the Clinton-Epstein conspiracy theory was "fine" because it was from a man with 500,000 followers who is "very respected."

Megachurch Pastor Says Trump Has God's Approval to Start Nuclear War

Stacey Abrams building team to guard against 2020 election abuse

Dubious Georgia election strengthened Abrams' zeal for fairness

Trump relinquishes US moral authority with sympathy for dictators

Disgusting. At first I thought this was a joke. I'm glad Emma Lazarus's poem in the Statue of Liberty is etched in stone, so that it can outlast this nativist, anti-immigrant, anti-poor, anti-American poison. Btw, those 600 people rounded up by ICE this weekend were working.

"I got it approved. Veterans Choice," Trump says, for more than the 80th time, of the program signed into law by Obama in 2014.

Trump has decided to postpone the new Tariffs that China is supposedly paying so that they don't increase U.S. prices and ruin U.S. holiday shopping. Get it? And yes, Trump is an idiot.

Here’s is the memo to the workers of the do’s and don’ts

Trump relinquishes US moral authority with sympathy for dictators

Trump business conflicts further degrade US credibility on China

The new changes could harm critical habitat other protections for species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

These are the fall guys. We are not stupid. Jeffrey Epstein Death: 2 Guards Slept Through Checks and Falsified Records

Epstein guards suspected of falsifying logs

Trump is joking about calling off the 2020 election and serving a 3rd term during a speech to energy workers in PA that is not supposed to be a campaign event

Hong Kong protesters are using the U.S. flag as a sign of freedom.

This week’s #CrossExam: “Has Barr taken a look at his org chart recently? Because the MCC is part of BOP, which is part of DOJ. He doesn’t get to stand outside and wag his finger, rolling blame downhill.”

Radiation containment a new concern in Russian nuclear incident

He’s NOT JOKING, he’s testing the waters. In order for him to remain out of jail, HE MUST STAY IN OFFICE. He is going to go to any lengths necessary to remain president. Bill Maher said that if Trump is elected it’s going to be very hard to get him out of office.

Sounds like he’s even tossing around serving another 4 years WITHOUT the benefit of an election. He goes on to toss out the ideas of a 3rd and 4th term. A dictatorship is being born right in front of our eyes and while the sane will fight, he’ll play the victim.

Trump on Elizabeth Warren: "We'll have to hit Pocahontas very hard again if she does win." (This is not supposed to be a campaign speech.)