Monday, September 2, 2019

NEW: The Hurricane Warning along the east coast of Florida has been extended northward to the Flagler/Volusia County Line. The Hurricane Watch has been extended northward to Altamaha Sound, Georgia. Full advisory on #Dorian

Pence delivers Trump's message: The US has “carried the load” on #Ukraine, "but we believe it’s time for our European partners to step forward” and the U.S. still has “great concerns” about corruption in Ukraine. Translation: Say goodbye to U.S. aid

Want some #MondayMotivation? THIS is 3 minutes well spent. As Amy says, Mitch McConnell has turned the Senate into a “place where ideals go to die.”

"What makes climate change different from other environmental calamities isn’t that it’s bigger or farther away or difficult to see...The key difference is that halting climate change requires us to dramatically alter our way of life."

Breaking apart America’s most deadly identity politics organization—the NRA.

Link Found Between Gun Violence and Cowardly Politicians

Mexican government, searching for the disappeared, has found more than 3,000 hidden graves

“Oligarch-turned-dissident exile Mikhail Khodorkovsky said Russia had been taken over by a "mafia" as he appeared in Venice for the launch of Alex Gibney's "Citizen K" documentary, described by 1 critic as a "scalding portrait" of the country under Putin.”

Stop your whinin’, Florida Coasters. Your Cat 5 problems pale in comparison to Trump havin’ to deal with a newspaper that don’t praise him sufficiently.

How are the hurricane preparations coming?

Twitter won’t autoban neo-Nazis because the filters may ban GOP politicians

Will & Grace actors call for Hollywood to blacklist stars attending Trump fundraiser

Further memo to @RodRosenstein: If you have a story to tell, tell it. If you want to defend your tenure, by all means do so. But cut the faux-Delphic speaking in platitudes. Cut the advice about how to read. And stop cloaking yourself in the traditions of the department. It’s old

Some Companies Offer a New Benefit: Payroll Advances and Loans

This @washingtonpost piece from @PhilipRucker and @ashleyparker is captures how badly Trump blew the easy layup of a pre-election summer...and the nervousness of the staff clinging desperately to the wreckage.

The Post has removed article limits on coverage of Hurricane Dorian to make these stories available without a subscription.

Wanna shut down the Trump presidency? This is how you start.

Analysis: A Shell plant coerced workers into attending a Trump rally. Here’s what that means for democracy.

Really , what does this fucking guy DO?!!

Rep. Tim Ryan: "We're sick of this. And we're infuriated and we want action. We want Mitch McConnell to get off his ass and do something in the United States Senate."

Aside from pros, has anyone ever golfed this much? Is he retired?

Happy Anniversary to #PaulWhelan’s parents. He has not spoken to his family in over 8 months. Isn’t it time for the Russian government to let Paul call his parents and congratulate them personally? Stop isolating him. @mfa_russia

A statement from the family of the man who invented the AR-15. “Our father, Eugene Stoner, designed the AR-15 as a Military Weapon To give US soldiers an advantage over the AK-47. He would be horrified & sickened by these events.”

"It makes people, who are career officials in those agencies... feel like, "Oh my God, can I trust sharing this kind of information up the chain? Am I going to get some of my sources in hot water?" -Joel Payne on Trump's tweet of Iran launch photo

Straight Pride Parade in a nutshell

Bill Clinton left office With a $127 billion surplus and was projected to Pay Off the debt in 10 years Bush Jr. Turned That into a $1.4 trillion deficit Obama got it down to $492 billion Trump raised it back up to $833 billion Dems Are Not a “socialist Party”

Opinion: We analyzed 53 years of mass shooting data. Attacks aren't just increasing, they're getting deadlier

In a slow, relentless advance, Cat. 5 Hurricane Dorian kept pounding at the northern Bahamas early Monday, as one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded caused catastrophic damage.

Profanity is not the f-bomb. What is profane is a 17 month-old baby being shot in the face.

The U.S. and China both began imposing additional tariffs on each other's goods, the latest escalation in a trade war with no end in sight. More here

Britain’s Johnson, Corbyn headed for ferocious Brexit showdown

Text FOOD to 80100 to donate $10 to WCK. To support @WCKitchen

As FEC Nears Shutdown, Priorities Such As Stopping Election Interference On Hold

Why did Justice Kennedy retire so abruptly? What role did his son at Deutsche Bank play? Who paid off Brett Kavanaugh’s $92,000 country club fees; his $200,000 credit card debt; his $1.2 million mortgage? Who was the purchaser of a SCOTUS seat?

Following Saturday’s shootings in West Texas, Trump remained firm that his “administration is committed to working with Congress to stop the menace of mass attacks” but did not include universal background checks as part of the solution this time.

I’d recast the “victories” bit of @AshleyRParker’s otherwise brutal analysis. Trump scores by vomiting racist barbs. Suckling the NRA. Torturing migrants. Making white patriarchy great again. We can never forget that this is what was he was elected to do.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has asked Poland's forgiveness at a ceremony in Wielun, where the first World War II bombs fell 80 years ago.

Facebook's plan for its Libra digital currency is “beguiling but treacherous,” the European Central Bank’s key legal official Yves Mersch says

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. —FDR

My fellow Kentuckians...Moscow Mitch will choose gun lobby’s money over Americans lives...he chose Russian oligarchs money over America’s interest, he supports coal miners with lip service not help,he blocks election security because Russian hacking will benefit his party ...

Some secrets do keep. A year later, the Trump official who penned an explosive op-ed is still unknown.

Hurricane Dorian blasted across the Bahamas on Sunday, tying an 84-year-old record for the most powerful Atlantic hurricane to come ashore.

Police arrested a suspect shortly after the shooting, who had allegedly thrown a stone-laden bag containing his firearm into a river. They also found a wig he wore during the attack, a next day air ticket for Moscow & a large sum of cash in his apartment.

Hurricane Dorian continues to lash the northern Bahamas as it crawls westward toward the southeastern U.S. coast. The east-central coast of Florida may experience a "brief tornado" Monday afternoon or evening.

National Weather Service scrambles after Trump wrongly tells millions in Alabama to brace for hurricane

Why's it so hard for us to say out loud that Trump has lost his mind?

After Dorian's direct hit on Bahamas, a scene of 'total devastation'

Jacob Rees-Mogg admits a People's Vote would 'overturn the Brexit decision'

London mayor, Sadiq Khan, on Saturday denounced President Trump as the "global poster boy for white nationalism"

Students in Hong Kong are striking on the first day of school.

Del Monte to close Illinois plant, lay off nearly 500

I’ve been struggling to find the right metaphor to explain @Comey’s conduct. Here’s another try: Criticizing Comey’s conduct is like reprimanding Paul Revere for breaking curfew to warn that the British were coming.

UK's Johnson threatens to purge rebel Brexit lawmakers from party

In the early hours of 1 September 1939 Germany's Luftwaffe started bombarding the Polish town of WieluƄ. The attack is considered to be the first war crime committed by Nazi Germany in World War II. Bombs destroyed ca. 70 percent of the town's buildings.

Trump’s lost summer: Aides claim victory, but others see incompetence and intolerance

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Sunday morning 3,000 people have been deployed across various government agencies for Hurricane Dorian

Do Stacey Abrams and Steve Bullock want to make Mitch McConnell president?

Here are the 5 AM Monday, September 2 Key Messages for Hurricane #Dorian. Life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds are expected along portions of the Florida east coast through mid-week.

Nazi aggression against Poland, with Soviet help, was from the outset not a 'normal' conflict but a war of extermination against Poles, Jews and all those deemed unworthy of life in the Third Reich.#OTD 80 years ago, WieluƄ was just the beginning.

Coyotes howlin' at the moon make more sense than this unfit idiot.

Trump Confirms He's Suing Omarosa, Other White House Leakers

It would almost be funny if it wasn’t a sign of cognitive impairment and this person wasn’t responsible for keeping America safe and addressing existential threats.

A bill for universal background checks has already been passed by the House and has received support from members of the Senate from both parties! Yet ONE MAN has stood in the way of that bill from getting to the Senate! The number one culprit of this crisis!