Friday, August 30, 2019

The @WSJ opinion page mouthpiece for the fossil fuel industry manages to ignore Koch-funded massive apparatus dedicated to lying about climate change and protecting “right to pollute.”

Michael Flynn says he is not ready to be sentenced, U.S. says he is

“Shimkus is the 14th Republican to announce that he will not run next year...”

If you're working a 40-hour week (or less) and got a few bennies to go with, thank a union man or woman this Labor Day weekend. Tell em Uncle Stevie sent ya.

The National Zoo in D.C. could lose its pandas, on loan from China, as a result of Trump's trade war.

Trump defends tweeting sensitive photo of Iran launch site, said Friday he had the "absolute right" to release a detailed photo of the site of a failed satellite launch in Iran after experts suggested the picture contained sensitive information.

Hillary Clinton: "Some of my favorite Democrats, people like Kamala Harris, who is out there speaking up and speaking out, she is being attacked from the left. Enough."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears to have misled the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about his connections to foreign government-owned companies.

A company owned by the wife of Brad Parscale, Donald Trump's campaign manager, has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Trump’s flagship political action committee, which is legally barred from coordinating with the campaign.

EXCLUSIVE: Amid crisis, China rejected Hong Kong plan to appease protesters - sources

Pro-Trump vloggers Diamond and Silk are sending out cease-and-desist notices to their critics, warning them not to publish the legal threats. So far, that hasn't worked.

Impossible to overstate how crazy this is. The National Sec. Adviser is supposed to be charged with overseeing policy formulation and implementation. But Bolton is cut out because his colleagues don’t trust him, and there’s now open squabbling. Madness.

President Trump tweeted an image showing the aftermath of an accident at an Iranian space facility. Experts say is almost certainly an image from a classified satellite or drone.

Trump shows little sign that he’s going to back down from new tariffs on more than $110 billion in Chinese imports set to take effect Sunday

Students at this Colorado charter school are being taught to fight back against school shooters. 12 yo's were trained to charge an armed gunman and pin him down with their body weight. This is what we've settled for. All so we can keep weapons of war

The picture in Trump’s Tweet, which appeared to be a snapshot of a physical copy of the satellite image, was included in a Friday intel briefing. "He’s not supposed to share it." “This will have global repercussions. The utter carelessness... So reckless.”

Officials in Virginia, Texas and North Carolina arrested 35 people in a multi-state drug bust and seized enough fentanyl to kill about 14 million people, the Justice Department says

Chinese chemical warfare

Trump’s former Fed pick admits his trade war is hurting the economy

"I don’t remember why I was in the nightclub Les Bains Douches that evening, but what happened there and afterward is a crystal-clear memory"

"Comey did not leak classified information. Period. Anything to the contrary, that you're hearing, is a lie." - Former FBI assistant director Frank Figliuzzi

NEW: Democrats call for full investigation of Justice Department’s deal with Jeffrey Epstein

Great Barrier Reef dies while Amazon and Arctic burn, and fossil fuel industry keeps up its remorseless lies and political obstruction. Do any of you have a damned conscience?

Trump suggests companies complaining about tariffs are badly run

Hackers took over the Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, on Friday and used the account to broadcast a string of racist messages and bomb threats

5 PM EDT: Here are the latest Key Messages for #Dorian. For more information see

Trump’s personal assistant Madeleine Westerhout was reportedly fired for gossiping about Ivanka, Tiffany

Trump's personal assistant fired after comments about Ivanka, Tiffany: Madeleine Westerhout was fired after allegedly telling reporters that Trump did not like being in pictures with his daughter Tiffany because he perceived her as overweight

It took someone at Fox a whole 4+ years to say the words "we don't work for you". Do I think Neil Cavuto believes that Fox isn't state run TV? No. Do I appreciate this 4 minute overview of what Trump has lied about JUST this week? Yes. Yes, I do

"Many of the same people who objected to [reporting on potential collusion and obstruction of justice] were happy to publicly convict James Comey of something he's now been cleared of. They did so using an unfounded allegation that's now proved baseless."

Trump retweets a pair of messages pressing for the U.S. to index capital gains to inflation

My mom has been a teacher for 30 years. Now, because of mass shootings, this is part of her back to school training: learning how to staunch a giant sucking bullet hole.

Reckless day trader deceives reckless day traders. Film at 11

Gatez cited @Comey's "leaks of classified correspondence" Tucker cited @Comey's "disclosure of classified information.” Lewandowski said "Comey has leaked classified information." Trump claimed it 10 times. IG now says there's "no evidence" of this.

There are more Trump associates under indictment/in prison than there were attendees Junior's event. Sad!

This was outside the Prime Minister’s residence and office on Downing Street, London. It should be us outside the White House

Joe Walsh: "Stuart, do you believe this president lies?" Fox Biz host Stuart Varney: "No." Walsh: "You don't believe he's ever lied?" Varney: "He exaggerates and spins." Walsh: "Okay, do you believe he's ever told the American people a lie?" Varney: "No."

Membership in labor unions in the U.S. may be on a long, downward slide, but the share of Americans who view unions favorably continues to increase.

This is what Hurricane Dorian looks like from space

This is literally a white nationalist rallying cry.

As "the campaign moves toward fall, the nation clearly wants a change. And for all the unknowns ahead, one thing can be said with near-certainty: Trump himself simply can’t change,"

Judge refuses to order temporary halt to Boris Johnson's plan to suspend UK Parliament, ahead of full hearing

JUST IN: Former UK prime minister John Major joins legal action to block Boris Johnson suspending parliament

Here are the 5 AM AST/EDT August 30 Key Messages for Hurricane #Dorian. A prolonged period of hazardous weather conditions that could last for a couple of days is possible across parts of Florida early next week.

94-year-old former US Pres. Jimmy Carter, who underwent hip surgery last spring after a fall, is set to construct 21 homes alongside his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, as part of his role as a volunteer house builder with Habitat for Humanity.

The Office of Legal Counsel makes important law for the executive branch that is largely secret. @CREWcrew has filed FOIAs for these opinions many times and been consistently stonewalled. @CristianFarias is right--this lack of transparency is a problem.

Fox News' Jeanine Pirro Claims Democrats Plotting to 'Replace American Citizens With Illegals'

Hurricane #Dorian Advisory 24: Dorian Forecast to Become a Major Hurricane Later Today. Hurricane Watch Issued for the Northwestern Bahamas

Ukraine says it's near a prisoner swap to free filmmaker Oleh Sentsov and 24 sailors seized by Russia following a naval clash near Crimea

Lawmakers representing Flint, Michigan, want more time to bring charges against those responsible for the water crisis.

Following the European Court for Human Rights decision against the Russian government in the torture and murder of Sergei Magnitsky, the Washington Post editorial board calls for the E.U. to join the US Canada and U.K. in passing a Magnitsky Act

The Hong Kong police briefing so far has been a warning: If protesters take part in unauthorized protests over the weekend, they will be punished

Hong Kong arrests three prominent activists in crackdown.

The Trump administration is planning to roll back rules on methane emissions, a major contributor to climate change. It's the 84th environmental rule to be targeted by President Trump. We're tracking them all here

A crowd of dozens turned out for the president's son and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

Surveillance video from the Denver County Jail provided by Diana Sanchez's lawyer shows the Colorado woman lying on a cell bed, crying out alone in a jail cell before she pulls off her underwear and gives birth to her son.

Trump deportation order like a death sentence for sick immigrants

Deportation threatens life of immigrant who helped FDA research

Ireland says no 'credible' proposals from UK on replacing Brexit backstop

Facing comeuppance over opioid crisis, drug makers look to settle

Trump faces heavy pushback on bid to open Tongass to logging

Trump aims to open vital U.S. forest to logging, drilling, mining

Two cameras outside Epstein’s cell malfunctioned. Now can we call it a coverup?

Trump's decision to cancel a planned trip to Poland to deal with a hurricane comes as a sharp blow to Poland's populist government, which had been counting on the visit for a boost ahead of October elections.

Coincidences take a heap of plannin’.

Shepard Smith: "Puerto Rico didn't receive $92 million and there's no new Wall".