Sunday, September 15, 2019

Let us never forget what courage looks like

Nearly 50,000 General Motors employees plan to walk off the job after union talks break down

Elizabeth Warren: "Kavanaugh should be impeached."

Yesterday, we learned of another accusation against Brett Kavanaugh—one we didn't find out about before he was confirmed because the Senate forced the F.B.I. to rush its investigation to save his nomination. We know he lied under oath. He should be impeached.

11 years ago to the day, Lehman Brothers collapsed. During the financial crisis, I worked with families facing foreclosure and remember all too well their pain and fear. The Trump Admin.’s rollback of market protections is an affront to those families; I won’t stand idly by.

I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. He must be impeached.

"This whole 4-minute clip is worth watching. Kamala Harris grills FBI Director Chris Wray on the Kavanaugh supplemental background investigation, Wray confirms that the investigation was "limited in scope" by the White House. (via CSPAN)"

The West cannot simply set aside Putin’s aggression: Macron told French ambassadors that “pushing Russia away from Europe is a profound strategic mistake”. Putin, through his own actions, pushed Russia away & has done nothing to reverse his behavior since

No Director of National Intelligence has ever refused to turn over a whistleblower complaint the IG determined to be urgent and credible. There is no privilege to engage in misconduct; not under this president, or any other. That’s why I issued a subpoena and will enforce it.

REMINDER House Democrats are ALREADY looking into #Kavanaugh- @HouseJudiciary summoned National Archives records last month.

Meghan McCain, husband Ben Domenech warn gun owners will become violent if AR-15s are taken away

In Harlan County, Kentucky, miners and activists have blockaded an outbound train loaded with a million dollars’ worth of coal to demand that the miners be paid the money they’re owed.

The Kavanaugh defense was not "Yes, I drank too much in my last year of high school and first year of college, misbehaved in ways that embarrass me now, I am sincerely sorry, and have never done anything like it since." His defense was: It's all lies, every word.

An estimated 10% of escalating health care costs are likely eaten up by fraud, experts say. Yet private health insurers, who preside over some $1.2 trillion in spending each year, exhibit a lack of ambition when it comes to bringing fraudsters to justice.

Trump stands by Brett Kavanaugh despite a new accusation of sexual misconduct: "The lies being told about him are unbelievable. False Accusations without recrimination. When does it stop?"

The Justice Department is not Kavanaugh’s private attorney either.

Trump’s back at his Virginia golf course this Sunday morning in mid-September.

In the department of too much winning, Moody's Analytics estimates that Trump's "trade war" with China has already killed 300,000 jobs, with an estimated high of 900k by 2020. This must always be cited by Dem candidates.

“The intense criticism that is being directed at the Border Patrol is necessary and important because I do think that there’s a culture of cruelty or callousness,” a fmr agent tells @nytimes. “There’s a lack of oversight. There is a lot of impunity.”

5% of the global oil supply disrupted. But wind and solar are 'unreliable'?

60 beautiful seconds of people insulting Trump

Combined with @EmmanuelMacron’s recent bowing of the knee to Putin and Russia, and his trying to spike a Brexit deal for the last two years, this is a bad bad look for France. Macron used to oppose Putin. Now he fawns on him. @NATO will not tolerate obeisance to the enemy.

Internet hilariously piles on Trump for botched ‘suing for liable’ Kavanaugh defense: ‘It’s libel, Mr. Stable Genius’

Bottom line in the MIT/Epstein scandal: MIT administrators hid the truth and allowed people to think that a single professor was responsible for taking the Epstein money. They were in on it all along. Shameful

Top Democrat attempts to block Trump from paying farm bailout money, setting up battle over trade war tactics

Who paid Kavanaugh debt? Why did SCOTUS Kennedy abruptly retire? What did Kennedy’s son (who worked at Deutche Bank) have to do with this? Who paid Kavanaugh debt? Why did SCOTUS Kennedy abruptly retire? What did Kennedy’s son (who worked at Deutche Bank)have to do with this

A hunter from Florida has been allowed to import the skin etc of a lion he killed in Tanzania even though the US Endangered Species Act forbids it. His lawyer is on Trump’s International Wildlife Conservation Council, which encourages trophy hunting.

Also news today: "The Justice Department will present one of its most prestigious awards to the lawyers who worked on the highly contentious Supreme Court nomination process of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh."

If someone paid off Kavanaugh's debts, he was required to report that as income or a gift in his financial disclosure. If someone owed him money and merely repaid him, he was required to report their debt as an asset (a receivable) in his earlier financial disclosure.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Justice Brett Kavanaugh: "I strongly opposed him, based on his views on executive power, which will continue to haunt our country, as well as how he behaved, including the allegations that we are hearing more about today"

Wrote this piece a year ago on contradictions between Kavanaugh’s account of his finances and the baseball tickets tale that the WH had spun. Kavanaugh’s version revived questions about how he retired his debts, which still haven’t been answered.

The “War on Drugs” theory of crime has criminalized addiction and ripped apart families — and largely failed to reduce drug use. We need to decriminalize marijuana and erase past convictions. Sign up now if you’re with me.

Trump's mother gave generously to her Scottish birthplace, financing a village hall. Her philanthropy lives on thru Trump's sister, who donated £158k to a hospice. But, says one relative of the billionaire US president, he's yet to give a penny.

According to an analysis from the Washington Examiner, Trump is on pace to appoint 30 percent of all federal judges currently on the bench by the end of his first term.

The FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh was bogus, and Republicans lied about the evidence against Kavanaugh. There is more than enough evidence to

Giving away the Boundary Waters to a sulfide mining company owned by Jared and Ivanka’s billionaire foreign landlord. That’s nuts!

Trump now warmly embraces Egypt’s dictator, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, and publicly praises him, while al-Sissi unjustly detains Americans to languish in prison on charges that should cause alarm for the US federal government.

The West has spent $900 billion in the "graveyard of empires." Here’s where the money has gone

Good morning. We still don't know who paid off all of Brett Kavanaugh's $200K debt right before his confirmation hearing. That is all

Transgender and gender nonconforming people say they have been pressured to expose their genitals during TSA searches at airports. The encounters stem from shortcomings in the agency’s technology and insufficient training of its staff.

Stormy Daniels offers to speak before Congress: ‘Sh*t is about to hit the fan again’

Macron Says G-7 Doesn't Need U.S., 'We Don't Mind Being Six'

Sheldon Whitehouse and Chris Coons last month pressed the FBI for answers on why it didn't interview potential witnesses re: Kavanaugh & asked whether tips sent to the bureau were ever investigated at all

California’s biggest wildfire of the year burns as NASA says climate change is making such blazes more likely and harder to stop

I thought we’d have made it at least a full year before we had to think about Brett Kavanaugh’s penis again, but here we are.

The Fed is poised to cut interest rates again this week and may still not be done delivering monetary stimulus

Kavanaugh has destroyed the credibility of the Supreme Court. Barr has destroyed the credibility of the attorney general. Trump has destroyed the credibility of the president of the United States.

Been thinking about Lindsey Graham exploding in white-hot rage at the horrific injustice of Brett Kavanaugh being forced to answer questions about his drinking and treatment of women.

Fun fact:#MoscowMitch had polio as a child and couldn’t walk till he was 5. In 1990 he advocated for affordable healthcare for all and told a story about his family almost going broke because of medical bills. Check it out.

Remember The Federalist Society Picks these low life worst possible Judges, and they're primarily Funded by The Fascist Koch Bros.

A reminder of the rape apologists, Pizzagaters and QAnon-friendly information terrorists who defended Brett Kavanaugh and helped ensure his confirmation to the Supreme Court. We tried to tell you.

The Education Department has rejected 53,339 of the 54,000 applications for its loan forgiveness program. Yes, you read that correctly.

AG Barr is giving an award to the team that helped get Kavanaugh confirmed despite this credible allegations of sexual assault & misconduct. Also Kavanaugh likely lied under oath

Maybe Nigel Farage has a point: Brexit is turning into the worst constitutional crisis since Charles I was executed

Baltimore Greets Trump

Keep up the drum beat: 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 plus his $200,000 credit card debt plus his $1.2 million mortgage, and purchased themselves a SCOTUS seat?

Then there's the 2016 child rape lawsuit against #TrumpEpstein that apparently occurred in 1994. Now why would #Trump who admits to having a murderer friend threaten to kill the plaintiff in this lawsuit if she didn't drop her case?

Yes, @SeanCasten. Let's also talk about why US Atty Jessie Liu hasn't brought charges against Brett Kavanaugh for this crime that occurred, on TV, in the District of Columbia.

Stanford University Accepted $50,000 Gift From Jeffrey Epstein

With the big news of a major spy case in Canada, many may have missed this case coming out of British Columbia Canada on Friday also. Money laundering & an illegal immigration op from China involving a Canadian law firm

#HongKongProtest. Police fire tear gas to break up crowds

This sheds more light onto the high octane obstruction Republicans committed in order to get a verified drunk and sexual predator a SCOTUS seat because Kavanaugh fit their agenda

Mike Pompeo has accused Iran of being involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. An Iranian official Sunday dismissed Pompeo’s remarks as ‘‘blind and futile comments.’’

Iran dismisses U.S. claim it was behind Saudi oil attacks, says ready for war

Saudi Arabian stocks sank after drone strikes highlighted the vulnerability of the kingdom’s oil facilities to terrorist attacks

STOP THIS! "The EU’s envoy to Russia (German diplomat M. Ederer) to called for a sweeping expansion of engagement with Russia in fields including 5G communications and personal data protection." It is like partnering with ISIS on counter-terrorism

Hong Kong

BREAKING: Iran dismisses US accusation it's behind attack on Saudi oil infrastructure, says it's a US policy of 'maximum lies.'

To end the war in #Donbas and the occupation of the #Crimea there is only one solution: stop the aggressor. This is not possible by appeasing the aggressor, as Trump and some European leaders seem to think. One should continue to put pressure and to let the aggressor pay a price.

Iranian media: Attacks on Saudi Arabia means world needs Iran's oil

Trump is disregarding the Constitution’s most fundamental principle, the separation of powers, by assaulting our congressional power of the purse, while undermining our national security and the quality of life of our troops, making America less secure.

President Trump's Republican challengers slam canceled primaries: "Only the weak fear competition"

“We have caused a climate emergency that gravely threatens nature and life itself, including our own.” — Pope Francis

I’m running against Mitch McConnell because everybody should have access to affordable health care. This campaign is going to be an uphill battle with all of the special interests supporting him. Join our grassroots team

Here is a good question for the next Democratic debate: Do you support impeaching Brett Kavanaugh?

What evidence does Pompeo present substantiating Iran was behind the attack?

Let's make @LindseyGrahamSC 2020 campaign the biggest nightmare of his life. He should face massive demonstrations where ever he goes in his state. Make him own the rapists, traitors and thieves he worships.

According to prosecutors, church members locked victims inside group homes with deadbolts and kept them hostage by taking their identification documents.

The new film “Cuck,” in theaters Oct. 4, dramatizes an internet-radicalized, sexually frustrated white nationalist’s descent into violence

NY Times find 7 people who heard about the Ramirez incident years before. But per WH instructions, and Senate R insistence, the FBI interviewed none of them or 18 other witnesses. The renewed background investigation was a total con job

NYT: New sexual misconduct allegation against Brett Kavanaugh emerges

Two @nytimes reporters, @rpogrebin and @katekelly, spent months independently reporting out Deborah Ramirez’s allegation against Brett Kavanaugh and found it credible—and documented another serious claim of misconduct with an eyewitness:

And these are absolutely credible allegations. I know Max Stier, one of the witnesses named in the NYT article. There is no doubt in my mind he’s telling the truth about what he witnessed Kavanaugh do. Congress needs to investigate

There must be a full Congressional investigation to determine whether someone, and if so who, gave orders that kept the FBI from investigating credible allegations & speaking to witnesses who reached out to them. We were told this was a full investigation.

all this #kavanaughcalypse news and we still don't know who paid off his $200k credit card debts just before his SC nom and why the fuck that wasn't investigated for all the fucking fuck's fucking sakes. FFS.

I don’t feel like we talk enough about the fact that Kavanaugh lied under oath to the United States Senate and the majority of United States Senators didn’t care.

“A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student. Mr. Stier notified senators and the F.B.I. but the F.B.I. did not investigate”

“Ms. Ramirez’s legal team gave the F.B.I. a list of at least 25 individuals who may have had corroborating evidence. But the bureau — in its supplemental background investigation — interviewed none of them.”

Wow. "During his Senate testimony, Mr. Kavanaugh said that if the incident Ms. Ramirez described had occurred, it would have been 'the talk of campus.' Our reporting suggests that it was.