Saturday, August 17, 2019

Fox host: "Donald Trump can outwork anyone and he's, I think, the only president who actually starts to look younger in office"

The Roberts Court damages its legitimacy not merely through the reliable pattern of partisan 5-4 outcomes we document in our brief, but by trampling over long-held “conservative” judicial principles to reach those outcomes.

A corporation that provides its workers as paid extras for a campaign rally is making a political contribution from the corporate treasury. The FEC should investigate. ‘No Yelling, Shouting, Protesting': Shell Workers Captive Audience During Trump Visit

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is emerging as an alternative ambassador abroad, an emissary for bedrock democratic values and the promise of stability that some see as diminishing in the Trump era

Trump picked a side in Portland. The Fascist one

1. NEWS: Jerry George, who was the LA bureau chief of the National Enquirer & worked for American Media for 28 years, has died George confirmed to @EricaRHill AMI had a safe with its catch/kill stories

Proud of what?

I'm told the coroner's office is investigating Jerry George's death. George's ex-wife told me he was found dead after falling. In the interview with @EricaRHill, Jerry George said that the AMI safe containing catch & kill stories was a "pandora's box."

1/3 of Americans Avoid Certain Places Due to Mass Shootings | Time

Police seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon

Trump's China tariffs hit America's poor and working class the hardest

Now her own parents worry that they will lose both grand-daughter and daughter, as the window to appeal closes in Saudi Arabia

Analysis: Siding with Trump could hurt Israel’s long-term relations with the U.S.

Remember when America used to sign these?

The Chair of the US Fed. Election Commission is absolutely correct. There are unfortunately consequences when @realDonaldTrump just makes stuff up. Declaring an election illegitimate just because he lost is the hallmark of a despot, not democracy.

In-N-Out Burger donates $25,000 to the Republican Party, prompting demands to boycott They gave $25,000 to the GOP this week, and that's not the first time. In-N-Out also dished up $30,000 to the party in both 2017 and 2016

Why is this not getting more attention?

"He calls himself ‘Cocaine Mitch’ as a joke — how disconnected can you be from a state that has a real drug problem?” My interview with Mitch McConnell's challenger, Amy McGrath

Donald Trump is playing with the idea of naming Antifa (which does not exist outside a few dozen Portland dickweed kids) as a terrorist group in order to stoke a few days of Fox coverage. Lordy

Wouldn’t it be delicious if Maine retired little miss “I have concerns?”

White nationalists are more likely to be uneducated, poor and divorced

Have you noticed how Franklin Graham makes everything sound dirty?

Unnamed staffer: "I am concerned that the Times is failing to rise to the challenge of a historical moment. What I have heard from top leadership is a conservative approach that I don’t think honors the Times’ powerful history of adversarial journalism."

“Jeffrey Epstein has told me that he has slept with over 1,000 of Brunel’s girls, and everything that I have seen confirms this claim.”—Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre

THREAD: A lot of speculation in comments to this tweet about whether Rusal incorporating in Kentucky in '16 was related to McConnell/Trump/etc In 2016 Scott States was appointed president of Rusal America Corp Per his LinkedIn Scott States was based in Kentucky area

There's certainly more to the Rusal story - I've been following & covering them closely since early 2017 And the Rusal deal in Kentucky needs more investigation and exposure  
But important to share out information with context and thorough research

BREAKING: Ellen Weintraub, The chair of the Federal Elections Commission on Friday called on Trump to either provide evidence to support his claim that he would have won New Hampshire's electoral votes in 2016 had it not been for voter fraud, or Stop saying The baseless claim.

Matt Gaetz took a Holocaust denier as his guest to the state of the union. Is he barred from traveling to Israel?

According to the pool report, Trump started his day at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ. This is Trump's 223rd day at a Trump golf club and 291st day at a Trump property as president.

The man who is seen on video dropping off rice cookers around downtown New York on Friday has been taken into custody, police say

In a private meeting with El Paso Mayor Dee Margo days after the mass shooting, President Trump used a derogatory term to suggest the mayor wasn’t a real Republican. WATCH

The Koch family is valued at $124.5 billion, making it the third-richest clan on Earth

So I guess the moment passed re: doing something about assault rifles and white Supremacists? Wait till next mass shooting then?

Pittsburgh plant workers just revealed they had to go to Trump's rally or face punishment

Listen to the people of Hong Kong. At their rally tonight they said, ”Fight for freedom! Stand with Hong Kong!” And they said it in English. They’re talking to you, and me.

A ‘Bridge’ to China, and Her Family’s Business, in the Trump Cabinet

The Mississippi ICE raid separated a 4-month-old baby from her breastfeeding mom, according to the Clarion Ledger.

Peak #Russia: Injured men arrived at the hospital naked,wrapped in translucent plastic bags. “No one — neither hospital directors, nor Health Ministry officials, nor regional officials or the governor — notified staff that the patients were radioactive.”

"In honour of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom," the Fonda family said.

What do you have to lose, he asked?

It only took a taste of China's bitter economic medicine to send Trump scurrying for a trade deal with Xi,

“Whether you love me or hate me, you have to vote for me,” the president said.

Protesters draw chilling parallels between anti-Semitism and the Trump administration's crackdown on immigrants

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a "technology disruption" is causing outages at various airports.

When is it too hot to go to school?

U.S. Atty says enough fentanyl to kill 600,000 ppl was seized from home of retired W. Va. county sheriff & son, who were indicted on drug trafficking charges. Retired Cabell County deputy, son indicted on drug charges

America was great before Trump and it will be great after Trump. Because America is not Trumplandia. THIS is America. His wife was murdered in the El Paso shooting. They had no other family. He invited El Paso to her funeral. El Paso showed up

Mitch McConnell said his tax cuts for the rich and corporations would pay for themselves. Turns out that our kids will actually pay for them: The Congressional Research Service says growth has only made up for 5% of the costs of the cuts.

The nature of how organizations capture and store the public’s biometric data, such as fingerprints and images of faces, has come under renewed scrutiny

Trump's tariffs lose potency in the face of a currency shift that favors Chinese exporters

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

Doping: Seven more Russian weightlifters banned

Don't be fooled: Steve King is the GOP

U.S. warrant issued for seizure of Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar

These numbers show just how hard the protests are slamming Hong Kong’s economy

Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up -- and not getting paid | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Not only did Trump not understand how tariffs work before starting a Trade War - He fundamentally didn't understand China (and still doesn't) - a country which has no incentive to back down.

JUST IN: Graham says Omar, Tlaib should face "consequences" for trying to "destroy" Israel

Principal Deputy DNI Sue Gordon embodies the spirit of public servants in America. I worked with countless people like her, who did their work with pride, integrity, and urgency because they loved the mission of serving America. Shame to lose her.

Opinion: Hong Kong and Russia protesters fight for democracy. The West should listen and learn.

In Rachel Maddow's words tonight; " if you have an uncle who's really wound up about gun rights and so he paid his hard earned money and he joined the NRA thinking this was a good way to protect his gun rights; this is the kind of the thing the NRA has been doing with his money."

A Trump supporter has absolutely no ill will to the president for mocking his physical appearance and saying he is seriously overweight: "I love the guy!"

It's the climate crisis, John

A gun in a Columbus, Ohio, school that was part of a concealed carry program to *protect* students was removed from its unlocked case by two first-graders. The pistol was left unattended by a *trained* school official when she went to the restroom.

Russian Doctors Say They Weren’t Warned Patients Were Nuclear Accident Victims: One doctor was reportedly later found to have a radioactive isotope in their muscle tissue. FSB agents had doctors sign non-disclosure agreements

ACLU sues Trump administration over its plan to expand no-judge deportations

Empty seats in New Hampshire last evening at Trump’s rally. When you’ve lost “The South of the North”.....

Some former Israeli officials said they fear Israel’s decision to deny entry to two U.S. congresswomen will undermine longstanding bipartisan support for the country in the U.S.

“I think about younger generations who will say, ‘What have you done, when you knew all this was happening?’” Experience Greenland's melting glaciers in our 360° video:

Beep! Beep! "Master" race coming through

With more than 3,000 migrant children taken from their parents at the border in recent years, many lawsuits are expected, potentially totaling in the billions.

"Congressional Republicans recently circulated talking points on gun violence that falsely described the El Paso massacre and other mass shootings as 'violence from the left.'”

An overwhelming majority of Americans support background checks, but for over 160 days, a House-passed bipartisan bill to expand background checks has been collecting dust on Mitch McConnell’s desk. Enough is enough.

In the wake of all that is Epstein, don’t forget about Leslie Wexner

Graph from Bloomberg... The United States has a bigger trade deficit with Europe now than it did when President Trump took office.

Fox's very serious and very real "Hard News" show The Story is actually taking Trumps preposterous idea to buy Greenland seriously which a Daily Wire guy (probs an expert on country buying) calls "a brilliant idea" and says we're "in the beginning of negotiation"

What a spiteful, bullying message. While it's apparent no one in your family ever wants to spend time with you--not your five kids nor your nine grandkids--that is not the case for most families. Try not to project your personal failings onto others. It's embarassing to witness.

How ugly for the potus to be making crass remarks about a US Congresswoman’s 97 yr old grandmother to get a rise out of his racist followers. You’re a damn minstrel show.

Our son's been captive for seven years. Here's our birthday wish for him

The State Department's watchdog issued a scathing report on how Trump appointees treated career State Department employees in the bureau that oversees international organizations

Read our full #PerversionofJustice investigation into Jeffrey Epstein

BREAKING: New York City's medical examiner said in a statement Friday that an autopsy and other evidence confirms that Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in his cell at a federal jail

An overwhelmingly beautiful flower display at the Perches location. All sent from the community, honoring the life of Antonio Basco’s wife, Margie Reckard.

Thousands of El Pasoans are saying goodbye to Margie Reckard, victims of the #ElPasoShooting and consoling her husband They had no family in El Paso so he invited the public. The line to enter stretches for nearly half a mile.

This is why there’s no need to make America Great Again; it always was:

Antonio Basco arrived at the service and instead of going right inside the La Paz Faith Center walked down the street to greet the people who showed up. People told him “You’re not alone” and “We’re your family.”

Hospital staff not told of nuclear risk of Russian blast: reports

Roger Stone haunted by his own words (and movie fandom) at trial

Craig gets a little too familiar with witness in his case

Republicans block FEC probe of NRA's Russia money and Trump

Reports show NRA's lavish spending on luxuries for LaPierre