Monday, August 26, 2019

The GOP are sick, sick people

Trump advocates for Putin at G-7 summit in move to soften Russia’s pariah status

Trump says Russia’s annexation of Crimea "could have been stopped with the right whatever"

Exclusive: U.S. officials fear ransomware attack against 2020 election, plans to launch a program in roughly one month that narrowly focuses on protecting voter registration databases and systems ahead of the election.

Trump might think that a recession is a conspiracy — but investors don’t

A liberal activist in Portland infiltrated far-right group Patriot Prayer and shot footage of them planning an attack. Now it's about to be used against them in court. Remarkable story

Senator Collins has voted to confirm more than 30 of Trump’s anti-choice judicial picks. Women deserve better.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday to pass a strong warning to the Lebanese government that Israel will hold it responsible if Hezbollah attacks Israel, Israeli officials tell

Google News is elevating websites that push white supremacist rhetoric

Trump gave stinging criticism of former President Obama before an international audience

It's official: The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former Trump admin aide Rob Porter to testify in its investigation regarding possible obstruction of justice by Trump.

His only clear talking points are the Kremlin ones, everything else is word salad. Whose side is he on?

We are in a state of emergency. The United States is without leadership.

.@Yamiche: Are you worried that, if Russia does come to the G-7, it will hurt you politically because it will be so close to the 2020 election? President Trump: "I don't care politically. ... I don't do things for political reasons..."

Trump, who has declared bankruptcy numerous times, on market volatility caused in part by his trade war: "Sorry -- that's the way I negotiate. It's done well for me over the years."

FEC vice chair Matt Petersen's resignation leaving just 3 FEC commissioners effectively bars the FEC from doing anything even if there's 100% consensus since it needs 4 members for voting quorum—almost giving Peterson more power to impede enforcement off the commission than on it

Putin took Crimea away from the Ukrainian people, not Obama! C'mon man ! This is so embarrassing.

Why doesn’t the CIA spy on the UAE?

“He wasn’t elected, either!”

They can’t even get their lies straight and/or they want you to disbelieve your lying eyes

Breaking: GOP Rep. Sean Duffy is resigning from Congress

Amid all Trump's wild gyrations at the G-7, we've finally located one bedrock principle from which Trump will never waver. His devotion to using the presidency to enrich himself. House Dems must investigate decision to hold next G-7 at Doral. New piece

Rudy Giuliani is pushing the discredited Seth Rich conspiracy theory.

Roy Moore, in Senate Run, Seeks Dismissal of Defamation Lawsuit

Trump wants to hold the next G7 at Doral, where the bed bugs bite. Trump Doral settles lawsuit over biting bedbugs

KKK, counter-protesters gather outside Hillsborough, NC courthouse

Asked to explain why he supports readmitting Russia to the G8, Trump quickly pivots to attacking Obama. He then says "a certain section of Ukraine ... was sort of taken away from President Obama." He doesn't have a single negative thing to say about Russia's illegal invasion.

This is utterly incoherent but also hilariously honest. "Do you believe climate science?" "No, oil."

Anyone surprised?: Chinese newspaper editor Hu Xijin: "China and US DIDN’T hold recent phone calls and...China didn’t change its position"

Giuliani and seductive [sic] reasoning

Macron slams Brazil’s Bolsonaro for "incredibly disrespectful" comments about his wife

I stand by every word in the story. He said this in at least two meetings during the first year and a bit of the presidency, and one of the conversations was memorialized.

G-7 leaders pledge $20 million to fight Amazon fires as Trump skips meeting on climate change

NEW: @realDonaldTrump says he’s likely to hold next year’s G-7 meeting at his own huge, struggling Doral resort

Trump’s speakin’ again in the third person. Tea Pain says that’s crazy.

At the end of the news conference I asked Trump whether he believed in climate change. He walked away from the stage and didn’t answer the question

A reporter asked Trump if he could reassure Americans he isn't trying to profit off the presidency after hinting he may host the next G7 at his Miami resort. He replied by highlighting his location's amenities and rejected any assertion he's trying to boost his own brand.

Analysis: Lindsey Graham’s politically questionable advice for people to "accept the pain" on Trump’s trade war

JUST IN: China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says has no info on phone calls to U.S. cited by Trump, adding later “I can tell you clearly that I haven’t heard of such a thing” * Says China will protect itself on trade if U.S. persists with current approach

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Camp David has great security for heads of state. And USG owns the place!

Here’s video of my Qs to Pres. Trump at #G7 moments ago: Why invite Russia to G7 after they meddled in election? Are you concerned that Putin coming to US before 2020 election could politically hurt you? And why keep repeating what many see as a lie about Putin outsmarting Obama?

Good headline: “US bid to readmit Vladimir Putin into G7 club roundly rejected”

More on Pres. Trump Missing climate meeting: @PressSec statement: “The President had scheduled meetings and bilaterals with Germany and India, so a senior member of the Administration attended in his stead.” However, Pres. said twice he was going himself.

Latest Trump windmill slam: "We’re the No. 1 energy producer in the world," he says at Biarritz press conference. "I’m not going to lose that wealth. I’m not going to lose that wealth on dreams, on windmills, which frankly are not working all that well."

Wisconsin GOP Rep. Sean Duffy is resigning from Congress, per several sources.

Latest Trump windmill slam: "We’re the No. 1 energy producer in the world," he says at Biarritz press conference. "I’m not going to lose that wealth. I’m not going to lose that wealth on dreams, on windmills, which frankly are not working all that well."

.@JoeNBC on President Trump's trade war with China: "Trump blinks and he keeps blinking."

To sum up the Trump admin's strategy style: "they could have been stopped with... whatever."

DOJ says it won't prosecute Barr, Ross after criminal contempt vote

Trump is not backing away from plans to raise tariffs on Chinese goods, despite indicating earlier on Sunday that he was having second thoughts, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said

/ Neo-Nazis use social platforms as tools to radicalize children for terrorism. In this case example, it’s a sandy hook school shooting re-enactment. More insidious than ISIS, these tactics are clouded by irony humor and have infiltrated children’s games.

The death toll from the #FlintWaterCrisis continues, but the killer isn’t the lead that made national headlines: it’s an outbreak of a disease from waterborne legionella bacteria. FRONTLINE investigates in “Flint’s Deadly Water.”

Vladimir Putin led a coordinated attack on our democracy—and President Trump's response is to invite him back into G7. Once again, Trump is providing Putin with a green light to interfere in our elections. He must be impeached.

My article about Brockman & Epstein came out last week. I haven't heard from Brockman nor has he made any statements. This leaves me no choice but to definitively terminate my engagement with his agency. I urge his other authors to follow

They poisoned our politics to pollute our planet. The Koch name should be infamous

The situation in Turkey is changing with some of the most prominent and respected personalities of AKP breaking away from Erdogan and forming new political parties.

Steve King is broke and has been abandoned by his colleagues as he runs for re-election

Democrats can put Mnuchin in prison right now for hiding Trump’s taxes: ex-Watergate prosecutor. We must not let this issue be forgotten. Also, who else would love to see him in handcuffs?

#Russia's state TV reports that—because of Trump's efforts—the first half of the day at the #G7 summit was devoted to discussions about the possibility of Russia's re-admission to the group.

Democrats are making a plea to tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter that failed to stop hoaxes and trolls from swarming the 2016 election: Don't bungle the 2020 Census

Woman catches fish with 2 mouths

Mazel Tov, Trump. You’ve Revived the Jewish Left

There are, in effect, two different G7 summits under way—one that’s happening in President Trump’s mind, and another that is actually happening on the ground; there’s the summit Trump is trying to will into existence, and the summit unfolding in real time.

“Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military”

The risk of a global recession has ratcheted higher as the U.S.-China trade confrontation escalates to a potentially irreversible level

Find someone who looks at you like this random person looks at Justin Trudeau

NEW: What Trump is saying about trade, Russia in the G7, North Korea & nukes & Iran is in conflict with what other world leaders are saying, and how he is describing some events & conversations seems to contradict what other governments are saying:

If only I’d been allowed to use my phone I would have been able to show them this:

We've reached new bounds of stupid/"we are now a random -stan" if we are barring either journos or Canadians.

SCOOP: President Trump has suggested multiple times to senior Homeland Security and national security officials that they explore using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes from hitting the United States

Two kids were left alone for eight days following Mississippi ICE raid

For as long as he is president, they will continue to separate children from their parents. This is being done in our name, it is on all of our consciences, and it is up to us to prove we are better than this.

Trump's mental health keeps being invoked by commentators online and on TV. The volume is much louder as of late...

Spoiler Alert: This is the plot of Sharknado 6.

The Cherokee Nation has announced that it intends to appoint a delegate to the US House of Representatives, asserting for the first time a right promised to the tribe in a nearly 200-year-old treaty with the federal government

Imagine if someone ran on a platform of buying Greenland and nuking hurricanes. Well you don’t have to imagine.

By "we" you mean the gibbering chorus of hallucinated voices screaming in your head at all hours of the day and night, of course

A free press—where journalists can pursue any story, regardless of politicians’ or admins’ agendas—is how we know the most powerful among us are held accountable. Intimidating reporters to influence coverage is a tactic of dictators & has no place here

Lobster-loving China has now turned to Canada, hurting the American lobster industry based largely out of Maine

The U.S. budget deficit is set to top $1 trillion 2 years sooner than expected, CBO says

You can choose any other aspect of Trump’s involvement in the twenty-nine palms casino to embarrass him with.....but he did beat that chicken at tic-tac-toe.

As Jeffrey Epstein’s houseguest, Prince Andrew received foot massages from young Russian women, author reveals

.@SpeakerPelosi 97 more days in the 2019 hurricane season, if, you know, you ever want to get around to IMPEACHING THIS WANNABE NUCLEAR METEOROLOGIST

Didn't you know...... The Prince knew nothing of Mr Epstein's nefarious activities and is actually appalled.....

Trikki Nikki

A huge crowd in Seattle for @ewarren ‘s Town Hall. They had to change the venue last minute to accommodate the 15k who RSVP’d

American business investments in China are too big to fail, @davidfickling argues. Trump will have to fold.

Donald Trump might be the dimmest President the US has ever had

Tech companies are doing the bare minimum, they're allowing our democracy to be destroyed. The methods to stop it are rather simple technically, ASTOUNDING they have not implemented a single one of those methods.

O Canada.

Sean Hannity is calling for a boycott of Rachel Maddow's advertisers. Here are some FoxNews sponsors

Newt Gingrich quoted this morning making the rounds on Sunday morning talk shows: “I wonder how many black folks causing traffic jams waiting in line at the drive-thru to get to a fried chicken sandwich are registered to vote.“

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance Pledges $5 Million Toward the Amazon Fire