By Matthew Rosenberg and Maggie Haberman via New York Times: WASHINGTON — When President Trump calls old friends on one of his iPhones to gossip, gripe or solicit their latest take on how he is doing, American intelligence reports indicate that Chinese spies are often listening — and putting to use invaluable insights into how to best work the president and affect administration policy, current … Continue reading Lock Him Up! Lock Him Up! Trump Quickly Dismisses Advice About his Personal Cell Phone Security.
Mary Marie (Fly Media): Every single target of the most recent pipe bombs were repeatedly attacked by our President. Either in his rallies, speeches, or directly from Trump’s twitter feed. Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA director John Brennan, Rep. Maxine Waters, Democratic donor George Soros, former DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former Attorney General Eric … Continue reading Trump’s DNA is ALL Over the Bombs
(via NY Magazine) A pernicious force was hollowing out American democracy. It had neutered Congress, and lobotomized the electorate. Lawmakers had become incapable of taking action on many of the day’s most pressing issues — and voters incapable of holding their representatives accountable for their incapacity. The connection between an American’s substantive beliefs, and her decisions in the ballot booth, was razor-thin and ever-fraying. If … Continue reading Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Main Problem. The Conservative Movement Is.
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets on Monday, claimed he would declare a “national emergency” over an issue that has frequently piqued his attention — migrant caravans moving toward the United States through Central America and Mexico. His tweets come just weeks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections and he has emphasized immigration as a key issue, without evidence accusing … Continue reading The President of Lies & Fearmongering
Washington (CNN)The Trump White House may have too much at stake to make Saudi Arabia pay a proportionate price for the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi. If Riyadh finds a scapegoat and absolves senior members of the royal family over the disappearance of The Washington Post columnist in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, Trump may accept it. For multiple geopolitical and domestic … Continue reading Trump Takes a Bow for Gold & Cover-Ups. His Self Interest in Saudi Arabia Puts His Pockets First & American Values Last.
(WaPo) The United States received a payment of $100 million from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the same day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh to discuss the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a State Department official confirmed Wednesday amid global calls for answers in the case. Saudi Arabia publicly pledged the payment to support U.S. stabilization efforts in northeastern Syria in August, but questions persisted about … Continue reading Saudi Arabia transfers $100 million to U.S. amid crisis over Khashoggi
From Michael Lews and The Guardian Chris Christie noticed a piece in the New York Times – that’s how it all started. The New Jersey governor had dropped out of the presidential race in February 2016 and thrown what support he had behind Donald Trump. In late April, he saw the article. It described meetings between representatives of the remaining candidates still in the race – … Continue reading ‘This guy doesn’t know anything’: The inside story of Trump’s shambolic transition team
(CNN) President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday night that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “probably” involved in assassinations and poisonings, but “it’s not in our country.” “Of course they shouldn’t do it,” the President added. Trump’s remarks came during a wide-ranging interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that touched on his relationship with North Korea, China, Russia, and his own West Wing staffers … Continue reading Another Reason why Trump only does Fox Interviews….He’s off the Rails!
via ProPublica They were as young as 10 months, as old as almost 18. About one-third of the children who ended up in Chicago came from Guatemala. Others had fled Brazil, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Romania and India. All had at least one parent locked up, often hundreds of miles away. Months after the plight of children separated from their parents under the Trump administration’s … Continue reading What Happened to the Nearly 100 Immigrant Children Separated From Their Parents and Sent to Chicago?
By Clare Cannon Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation got off to a bit of a rocky start Tuesday. Dozens were arrested & hauled out of the Senate Judiciary Cmte. room & the Democrats did their best to delay the inevitable, Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Democrats have been staking their case against Kavanaugh on document production, largely arguing that there must be something to hide in Kavanaugh’s past & that’s … Continue reading The case against Kavanaugh.