Saturday, November 30, 2019

Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech is charged with complicity in the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Trump overturns extra duty for three E-4s who were late for formation

Pelosi to lead delegation to climate summit amid U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate deal

This guy had shopped these so-called Jeffrey Epstein videos around to many lawyers for several months. Pretty sordid story about how two of the victims' most prominent and veteran attorneys fell into his trap.

What Is ‘Failson’ Culture? Look No Further Than the Family Trump for the Answer

Wexton bill would use credit card data to track firearms purchases

“Exxon knew.” Those words have rocked climate change politics, as investigations revealed industry giants knew of the danger of greenhouse emissions even as they undermined scientists. But coal knew, too—as early as 1966, a newly unearthed journal shows.

The deadline for Congress to secure our elections before 2020 is fast approaching. We have until December 20 to make sure Congress provides funds to shore up our elections. Sign the petition now. #ProtectTheVote

Apple was slammed by Ukraine for referring to the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula as part of Russia in several apps for Russian users

Trump’s photo op play: Facing impeachment, the president strives to look hard at work

What was being said in whispers by Australian Defence & Security leaders 3yrs ago, is now being said very loudly indeed. Russia & China are in a partnership to undermine the US & international rules based order

Georgia governor's adviser hits back at Gaetz: 'We don't care what you think' First the Trump wing of the party messed around in Pennsylvania, now it's Georgia. They are fracturing the GOP.

Attorney General Bill Barr's name continues to pop up in connection with the Ukraine story - first in Trump's July 25 call and this week in reports about Giuliani's actions in Ukraine. On Monday, we sued for records of Barr's contacts with Giuliani.

NEW from PEW: vast majority of Americans believe in the climate crisis, are actively taking personal responsibility (less water, meat, single use plastics, food waste + driving solo), and want our government to #ActOnClimate. Holdouts are Republican men.

Lindsey Graham is the number one visitor to Trump properties among members of Congress.

Hi, I'm Phil Ehr and I want to be the next Congressman for #FL1.@mattgaetz is the embodiment of what's wrong with Washington. I'm ready to fight for Northwest Florida, but I can't win this fight without you - join our team

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) is the latest political figure to expose how what GOP members of Congress are saying about President Donald Trump in public is in stark contrast to their condemnation of him in private.

Two Texas tragedies provide fitting bookends for the fate of a regulation that the Environmental Protection Agency issued to protect first-responders and the neighbors of companies that manufacture and store highly hazardous chemicals.

“The House Intelligence Committee is preparing to release a scathing report alleging Trump engaged in a months-long effort to seek foreign interference in the 2020 election and obstruct a congressional investigation.”

People are leaving Destiny USA running and screaming. There was a shooting near the food court & they are evacuating the mall

People are leaving Destiny USA running and screaming. There was a shooting near the food court & they are evacuating the mall

As Americans become less religious, the role of chaplains may grow

Trillions will be inherited over the coming decades, further widening the wealth gap

Trump's Ukraine call was so much worse for him than he thinks.

To develop new varieties of crops that can thrive in a warmer, wetter or drier world, researchers must screen a wide range of plant materials to find key traits, like drought- and pest-tolerance.

Grenadier Guards didn’t want Prince Andrew to be their colonel

Considering all the media attention, you might think that Russia's alleged attempts to interfere in elections was limited to the United States. But what about Spain, Madagascar, Bolivia, Italy, and Libya, to name a few?

A journalist wrote that our brother Paul "lived" in Michigan. But he *lives* there, and that life - of family birthdays, car insurance and rent payments, a waiting job and pet - continues even as he is kept in Russian jail without evidence or a trial.

Syria Faces a New Foreign Invasion: Travel Bloggers

“Do you think Rudy wants to sit in federal prison like Michael Cohen is with all those people he put there when he was U.S. Attorney?” @glennkirschner2 asked. “That’s not a hospitable environment for Rudy Giuliani.”

1. Justice Kennedy retired abruptly to make way for Trump’s Brett Kavanaugh. 2. Kennedy’s son Justin and senior executive Tom Bowers signed off on Trump’s loans at Deutsche Bank. 3. Bowers “killed himself”. Raise your hand if you demand a damn explanation for that shady shit.

Black students spit upon and pelted with garbage by parents after taking a knee at high school football game

Mick Mulvaney’s Air Force One Outfit Becomes A Hilarious Meme: ‘Trump’s Caddy’

Why can't Devin Nunes answer easy questions about new Ukraine allegations?

Trump administration proposal could cause millions to lose food stamps “SNAP is related to hunger and getting people the nutrition they need,” one food bank representative said. “Food shouldn’t be a luxury.”

London: when reality beats fiction. The man with the narwhal tusk is a Polish chef who pulled it off the wall where it was displayed.

“Eleven wealthy American donors who have given a total of more than $3.7m to rightwing UK groups in the past five years have been identified, raising questions about the influence of foreign funding on British politics.”

Climate AP Top News Climate change Paris Madrid Poland International News Science United Nations Donald Trump Europe General News United States Science warnings, US retreat add urgency to UN climate talks

Hong Kong seniors take to streets to back students as activists decry police

Walmart has offered its employees a 15 percent store discount instead of holiday pay this year. At the same time, the company is saving an estimated $2.2B a year thanks to the Trump tax cuts. America has socialism for the rich, cold, hard capitalism for everyone else.

Apple says it will reevaluate how it identifies "disputed borders" after receiving criticism for displaying Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia on maps and weather apps for Russian users.

This is frightening & insane—“A bill to ban abortion introduced in the Ohio legislature requires doctors to ‘reimplant an ectopic pregnancy’ into a woman’s uterus – a procedure that does not exist in medical science – or face charges of ‘abortion murder.’

Even before Gordon Sondland’s work in Ukraine set off alarm bells, senior U.S. officials were raising concerns about his communications with officials from Romania

BREAKING: @RepJerryNadler Notifies President @realDonaldTrump & Ranking Member Collins of Privileges Provided During Impeachment Inquiry

It’s notable that Andrew’s life, more than any other royal, is dominated by his relationships with strong and powerful women: his staff, his daughters, Sarah Ferguson and of course, his mother

How did Deutsche Bank end up with so many problems?

The billboard is up on 198 between Hanford and Visalia, California. Thanks for sharing.

These five surprising moments from the Trump impeachment inquiry changed the course of the investigation

Fascinating article about how Russian bots work on Twitter, which features the concerted attack on me and the Magnitsky story by a widespread and identified node of Russian bots.

We can’t offer any 35% discounts for #BlackFriday, but your $35 donation can help end Mitch’s 35 years in the Senate. What a deal!

Sacha Baron Cohen singled out the one Jewish-American he believes is doing the most to facilitate “hate and violence” in America: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Completely neutral, right? “In a forthcoming documentary, "Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words," Thomas lashes out at Democrats and Biden, who chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee and oversaw his confirmation process.”

Corporate debt nears a record $10 trillion, and borrowing binge poses new risks

Speechless. Members of the public with nothing but a narwhal tusk and a fire extinguisher tackle a murderous terrorist. Heroism, pure and simple

You can turn on Fox News at just about any time of day and hear them make this same bad-faith argument about universal programs. The goal is the same: trick the poor and protect the ultra-rich with phony populism. Depressing to see it come from a Democratic presidential campaign.

Rudy Giuliani is the honorary mayor of a tiny Ukrainian village which now has at least a walk-on role in the Donald Trump impeachment drama

Opinion: Conservatives’ debate over their future is going to be bitter and fierce

After Trump’s meddling in the Eddie Gallagher case the Pentagon faces a big purge

Emmanuel Macron is striking out on his own with a plan to take over Europe—and both friends and foes say it just might work

Were Bolton’s tweets a cry for help, a feint to rehabilitate himself without delivering, or a tease to get back in the public eye? "If the third, they are the taunts of the one aide who could blow the impeachment effort wide open,"

The idea that Trump cares about corruption at all is frankly laughable.

Medicare open enrollment ends soon; here’s what you need to know

Iraq prime minister says he will resign amid protests

Brexit and the rise of nationalism

‘I couldn’t be a part of it anymore’: Suburban female voters are fleeing the Republican Party due to ‘reprehensible’ Trump

Facebook issued a disclaimer for the first time to a post that the Singapore government said was false

Two Londoners, one armed with a fire extinguisher and the other with a narwhal tusk, take on a knife-wielding terrorist on London Bridge.

Belarus kept old factories, jobs, and social services alive after communism. Now that model is under threat from Russia

Trump/McConnell Supreme Court poses new threat to Roe v. Wade

Abortion clinics face down myriad pressures to remain open

Violence, threats have marked anti-abortion protest since day one

70 years have passed since the Soviet Union's first nuclear blast. But for people who live near the site in Kazakhstan, it's seen as an ongoing tragedy, as the effects of four decades of nuclear tests are still felt.

"A product of tabloid culture, Trump has long trafficked in conspiracy theories. But as chief executive, he’s used the machinery of government to give the ones especially useful to him the stamp of official validation,"

A long-serving military officer put it bluntly: "There is a morale problem" and senior Pentagon officials have privately said they are disturbed by Trump's behavior.

I'll take the over he's going to end up in the Hague.

Stop saying that impeachment is political. Impeachment is not a substitute for politics; it appeals to the principles of law and duty that make politics possible.

JUST IN: The Maltese prime minister has announced his resignation. The decision comes as controversy mounts over a probe into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

New Jersey Grapples With Far-Right Extremism After Arrests

In Afghanistan, Trump Creates Confusion Over U.S. Policy on Taliban

DHS created a fake university & accepted immigrants on student visas. When it was shut down, DHS tried deporting some of these students because they weren’t enrolled in school. This isn’t just cruel, it’s a waste of taxpayer dollars. Officials must be held accountable for this.

Re-upping this again because who paid Kavanaugh’s debts, and what did Justin Kennedy provide the trumps from Deutsche Bank now that we know a third loan officer has turned up dead.

The 36-year-old winner of an online beauty pageant in which she was crowned “Miss Hitler” was one of 19 people across Italy put under formal investigation this week for illegally forming a Nazi political party

Scientists say there is growing evidence to suggest that irreversible changes to the Earth's environmental systems are already taking place, and that we are now in a "state of planetary emergency."

A Republican candidate running to challenge Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota had her Twitter account permanently suspended for repeated violations of rules on the social media site, according to a Twitter spokesperson

An American programmer has been criminally charged for traveling to North Korea to teach cryptocurrency and blockchain technology

Watch this stunt. With $30K this Trumper wants to impress us with his generosity. Now lets find out what he does with $100 million. All show....

Sept 2017 letter from Rod Rosenstein to Devin Nunes. I haven't seen it before. #FOIA

Danielle Stella, GOP challenger running to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar, has been permanently suspended from Twitter for publishing posts calling for violence against Omar. Stella was also arrested 2x this year for shoplifting and charged with felony theft

Iraq & democracy do not easily coexist. Whether b/c of history, demography, religion, pol culture, outside influence, and/or something else, it was the wrong place (& arguably there was no right one) to project American ambitions for a transformed MidEast.

What kind of President visits the troops for Thanksgiving and tells them he’s got an Afghan ceasefire deal on the table - when he doesn’t - only a low life who uses and abuses every person, law, policy, and government agency

"Trump has become a subject of [Russian satire] because of his odd fascination with, and deference to, his counterpart in Moscow," reports @AronRTTT of @AEI. As one joke goes, "Trump has asked Putin to prove that he never helps Trump."

The "Tamir Rice Safety Handbook," an 8-page online guide, includes sections on what to do if police stop you, ask you questions, want to search you or begin arresting you.

A deployment of Russian guns-for-hire has sustained casualties in its fight against Islamist militants in Mozambique. In another example of Russia's growing reach into Africa, dozens of private military contractors are aiding the Mozambique army.


Mick Mulvaney looks like he works as an assistant manager of a Scranton vape shop and can’t come within a 1000 yards of schools or playgrounds

Trump’s rising interference in military irks Pentagon

The House Judiciary Committee is setting a deadline of December 6 for Trump to decide whether his attorneys will participate in the committee's impeachment proceedings against him.

Kemp's decision depends on whether he wants to win the Atlanta suburbs next time. Hey, what could go wrong? Suburban voters just ***love*** Donald Trump, and they really want to see their elected officials bowing and scraping to him.

Turkey's former economy chief wants to undo Erdogan’s power grab

You guys...Tucker Carlson was on Ancient Aliens

Jordan’s hypocrisy

Jill Wine-Banks: "If Trump’s conduct is not grounds for using impeachment, what would be? ... Using the office of president for personal benefit while harming the security of an ally ... seems the precise definition of the gravest circumstances."

The legacy of Sergei Magnitsky is a human rights sanctions regime named after him that is scouring the world, terrorizing dictators and kleptocrats and changing behaviour.

When you confuse which of the president’s impeachable offenses you’re on TV to defend

Trump’s talk of Afghanistan cease-fire appears to surprise the Taliban, Afghan government

Waiting for Obama

Gold is all that nationalist leaders in Europe’s east can talk about these days

“To change everything, we need everyone. Each and every one of us must participate in the climate resistance movement. We cannot just say we care; we must show it.”

If one were to attempt mass digital PsyOps, one might want to warm up and analyze the results first, hypothetically...

Trump was reportedly told about the whistle-blower report in late August—before the military aid got released and the president started vehemently denying that he was extorting Ukraine