Thursday, November 28, 2019

Trump uses surprise Thanksgiving trip to Afghanistan to ... promote #SpaceForce?

Before arguing with friends or family around the Thanksgiving table, take a look at the science behind arguing better. And it'll never hurt to try this: "Listen to people, get them to think about their own experience, and highlight your common humanity."

Well, THIS is embarrassing: Nine conservative groups or officials have been accused of inflating sales of Donald Trump Jr.’s new book by purchasing it in bulk.

Here’s a pic I was sent of boxes of “Triggered” sitting in the offices of Turning Point USA, a student group with close Trumpworld ties.

Trump has been president almost three years. He's already appointed four times more lobbyists to government jobs than Obama had six years into office. It's one lobbyist for every 14 political appointees. An ethics watchdog called it "staggering."

“President Trump’s unfaltering patronage has given the Riyadh [MbS] carte blanche not only to get away with the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi but also to detain activists and writers.”

Trump official who promoted fringe conspiracy theories now senior adviser at State Department

Devin Nunes must stop suing fake cows and explain $60,000 Europe trip

Trump administration to cut its financial contribution to NATO

How money laundering is poisoning American democracy

I was fired as Navy secretary, writes Richard Spencer in an op-ed. Here’s what I’ve learned because of it:

ICE arrests 90 more foreign students at fake university created by DHS in Michigan

two presidents tweet the day before Thanksgiving

Evidence stirs doubt about Sondland claims about Trump phone call

Giuliani backpedals after reckless remarks threaten Trump graces

Trump aimed to split 26,000 immigrant kids from families: report

Remember how a real President & First Lady spent their Thanksgiving day in 2016? They served meals at an armed forces retirement home for military Veterans.

Apple changing its maps inside Russia to make Crimea part of Russia is a huge scandal. Regionalization of facts is unacceptable appeasement.

WP: Then-Ukraine prosecutor Lutsenko said Giuliani told him he needed to spend $$$ to arrange a meeting Attorney General Bill Barr, but he refused to pay. Barr's name also came up when Trump urged Zelensky to work with the AG on investigating the Bidens.

Witness testimony and records raise questions about account of Trump’s ‘no quid pro quo’ call

The Justice Department’s inspector general found no evidence that the F.B.I. attempted to place undercover agents or informants inside Trump’s campaign in 2016,

North Korea launches two projectiles in Thanksgiving message to Trump

Sondland denied the claims in a statement: "These untrue claims of unwanted touching and kissing are concocted and, I believe, coordinated for political purposes. They have no basis in fact, and I categorically deny them"

Multiple Women Recall Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation by Gordon Sondland

Email Trail On Citizenship Question Is Longer Than Trump Officials Said

Rudy's lawyer, Robert Costello, says he told Rudy to call Trump to tell him he had been joking about having an "insurance policy." Costello: “He shouldn’t joke, he is not a funny guy."

Documents show the president’s company reported different numbers — higher ones to lenders, lower ones to tax officials — for Trump’s signature building. Last month, ProPublica revealed a similar pattern in two other Trump buildings.

Henry Hyde reads letter from 3rd-grade student during Clinton impeachment trial 1/16/99: "It is important to tell the truth ... It is important to believe the president because he is a important person. If you cannot believe the president, who can you believe?"

Trump keeps bragging about donating his $400,000 a year in salary. He's spent 287 times that amount ― $115 million in taxpayer money ― playing golf.

The Trump administration has moved to substantially cut its contribution to NATO's relatively small collective budget according to US & NATO officials, a largely symbolic move as President Trump prepares to attend the NATO summit in London next week.

In case whether you were wondering whether the big tech companies would defend liberal democracy or just capitulate to authoritarianism...

Billionaires made enough money in 2017 to end extreme poverty around the world seven times over, report says

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile Thursday afternoon Korean time, South Korea's Defense Ministry says

Opinion: When his party rebelled, Nixon went quietly. Trump likely won’t.

Lawyers for Huawei's CFO don't want her extradition proceedings to be broadcast, saying it could raise the risk of Trump muddying her case

Apple changes Crimea map to meet Russian demands

Breaking News: A Justice Department review of the Russia investigation is expected to undercut President Trump's claims that the FBI spied on his campaign