Wednesday, September 11, 2019

1,000 #Amazon Employees Are Joining Global Climate Strike.👏👏 👉Amazon should achieve zero emissions by 2030. 👉Amazon should end Amazon Web Services contracts with fossil fuel companies extraction 👉Amazon should stop funding climate deniers.

Obama eased sanctions to rollback Iran’s nuclear program. Trump now wants to ease sanctions to get a meeting to try and get back into the type of deal he scrapped. Brilliant dealmaking.

Republican says they had to lie about vote to Democrats at 9/11 ceremonies — or ‘the terrorists win’

The Golden Door* *now locked.

This is how Donald Trump just described his own son, Barron, while sitting next to his wife: "She's got a son - together- that is a beautiful young man."

BREAKING: US will not grant temporary protected status to people from the Bahamas displaced by Cat. 5 Hurricane Dorian, administration official tells

North Carolina Republicans vote to override a budget veto while Democrats were at a 9/11 ceremony

Republicans in North Carolina used a 9/11 memorial to trick Democrats into missing a key vote

At Pentagon 9/11 memorial, Trump threatens to “use power the likes of which the United States has never used before, and I’m not even talking about nuclear, power,” then talks about how he has rebuilt the military in the past two and a half years.

UPDATE! Second round of helicopters in the air, bringing hot pasta bolognese, sandwiches, plus ingredients to cook to Abaco in case the storms are bad tomorrow!

The richest could lose hundreds of billions under Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax

EXCL The US Defence Dept has postponed a lucrative new refuelling deal for military aircraft at Prestwick Airport amid a Congressional investigation into spending at the heavily-indebted hub & @realdonaldtrump’s Turnberry resort. My @TheScotsman latest:

Here’s video of @realDonaldTrump claiming he helped look for survivors & clear rubble on 9/11. He didn't. He was lying.

The guy who says he lost hundreds of friends and sent hundreds of workers to help can’t seem to name one of them

Exclusive: Michael Cohen is interviewed for probe into Trump Organization

Exclusive: Dangerous new hot zones are spreading around the world. Large parts of the globe have already passed the crucial climate threshold of 2 degrees Celsius of warming, a Post analysis has found.

‘Bolton had given up’: my Letter from Washington on the end of Trump’s third national security adviser (and the job as we knew it)

NOW: The Supreme Court will let the Trump administration enforce, for now as litigation goes forward, a new policy effectively prohibiting asylum for thousands of people who cross through Mexico to the US. Here's the order:

Estimated gun deaths since Trump has been President - 108,559 Estimated opioid deaths since Trump has been President - 136,100 “Outbreak” of Vaping-related deaths since Trump has been President - 6

Florida Rep. Francis Rooney: It is well past time for Republicans to recognize the increasing costs and dangers associated with a changing climate

Saudi Arabia's MBS hosts delegation of U.S. evangelical leaders on eve of 9/11 anniversary

"Forecasting firm Moody's Analytics estimates that Trump's trade war with China has already reduced U.S. employment by 300,000 jobs, compared with likely employment levels absent the trade war."

"Does President Trump have the means, motive, and opportunity to tilt the 2020 election? The answer, unfortunately, is yes, yes, and yes. And it behooves Democrats to understand that now, before it is too late."

Boris Johnson’s suspension of UK Parliament is unlawful, judges at Scotland’s highest civil court rule

Jerry Falwell Jr. repeatedly claimed that photos in a story we ran yesterday — showing him in a Miami nightclub — were photoshopped. That prompted a Miami-based website to dig into their photo archives, where they found even more photos of him:

So this just happened. The Senate Redistricting Committee just brought in freaking lottery officials to randomly draw a map to satisfy their duty to remedy constitutional violations in the map they drew in 2017.

18 years ago, today, Donald Trump bragged about how his building was now the tallest one in downtown Manhattan since the Twin Towers fell (and that claim was not true).

A UN agency is said to be censoring itself about climate change to not offend the Trump White House

Brad Parscale is safe for now, but should more donors express concern that their money is going to his pockets instead of the campaign, that could become a bigger story and a much bigger problem for Parscale.

This "deep state conspiracy" theory is probably not going to move a normal judge, but it will definitely move Fox News' evening and early morning programming, which presumably is designed to move the one person who can give Flynn a get-out-of-jail-free card no matter what

We just carpet bombed an island in Iraq?

This isn't about Trump. This is about our Senator, Lindsey Graham, rolling over and giving away $11M that was designated for our armed forces. As Senator, I will fight like hell for S.C. and our military families, and put our state over politics.

Weld: 'Argument Doesn't Hold Up' for States Cancelling GOP Primaries

North Korea carried out super-large multiple rocket launcher test on Tuesday: KCNA

JUST IN: Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing says it has made a proposal to the board of London Stock Exchange Group to combine the two companies

You could read Neil Gorsuch's new book or you could read my year-old book which argues that calls for civility are always designed to protect the powerful from challenge to their authority over the less powerful.

Today we remember the tragedy of 18 years ago. I hope we remember when Americans came together for each other.

"Speak so that people feel it, so that people understand it, so that people can do something about it while there is time." John Bolton, like other national-security aides who have left this administration, must now speak out, argues @DavidFrum

In reality: Senator Collins cast a key vote *against* the DISCLOSE Act, which would have required dark money groups to disclose their donors

"President Trump has repeatedly cast Puerto Rico’s leaders as incompetent and corrupt. Tuesday’s arrests, however, did not involve any Puerto Ricans, but rather a longtime federal employee working on the island under the Trump administration."

Anyone who is smart enough to be pro-Israel should be smart enough to know that this is a really dumb idea. Israel will get nothing but trouble trying to annex parts of the West Bank. Bibi also brings nothing but trouble. It’s time for him to retire.

Perhaps the Russians are showing Trump what they can do for him in exchange for Ukraine.

Note the fine print : "Paid for by Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a joint fundraising committee authorized by and composed of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Republican National Committee." So, the @RNC is all in on violating the XXII Amendment too?

Trump’s trade war has killed 300,000 jobs

“Why don’t you go ask @senatemajldr if he has any regrets over all of the people who’ve died because he hasn’t acted?”

LOL. #SoftBitchSeb is too big for his mom jeans.

Bolton trashed nuclear treaties. He warmongered and threatened regime change. He should never have been appointed. But let’s be clear: this kind of turnover at the highest level demonstrates Trump is incapable of running a stable, functioning government.

Feds confront limits on domestic terror laws as new plots appear

Though the Trump administration has increasingly adopted a hard line on Iran, the president himself gradually drifting away from the hawkish approach that Bolton personified

A large explosion was heard in Afghanistan’s capital near the U.S. Embassy on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States.

#MoscowMitch Said No to Money for Miners, Yes to Russian-Backed Plant

Russia and Ukraine will face off at Europe’s top human rights court over claims that Moscow-led forces tortured and killed Ukrainian police and civilians during their annexation of Crimea

Jihn Bolton: Not in a book, not in paid speeches, not in a year or two, but to Congress and now

If Oleg Smolenkov, CIA's alleged mole inside the Kremlin who defected to us in JUL 2017, was living in NOVA under his true name, as has been reported, he either has a death wish or some DO folks need to be fired for incompetence... or something's wrong with this whole story.

New: President Trump has privately and repeatedly expressed opposition to the use of foreign intelligence from covert sources, including overseas spies who provide the US government with crucial information about hostile countries,

Samantha Power shares human side in new memoir

Samantha Power: Russia exceeded my worst expectations

Samantha Power pressed moral responsibility in Obama foreign policy

Trump has a new 'ex' as Bolton extends ignominious record

Flynn course change at hearing suggests showdown with prosecutors