2/"President Trump said he would not overrule his acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, if he decides to curtail the special counsel probe being led by Robert S. Mueller III into Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign. “Look, it’s going to be up to him . . .
3/"I would not get involved,” Trump said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” In the weeks since Trump forced Jeff Sessions to resign as attorney general and chose Whitaker to serve as his interim replacement, Whitaker has faced calls from Democrats to recuse himself from
2/"Music legend Barbra Streisand retweeted a list of Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s biggest legislative achievements. Film director Rob Reiner called her “the smartest, toughest strategic thinker in our party.” And tennis champ Martina Navratilova wondered aloud why Pelosi’s job was at risk
3/"but her Senate counterpart’s position was in no such trouble. “Go figure,” Navratilova tweeted. “A man loses and keeps his place, a woman wins and gets booted?!?” While congressional leadership fights have historically revolved around insular matters such as committee
1/With regard to the Speaker battle that we currently have going on in Dem Congress there seem to be two schools of thought. One, that Pelosi is 78 yrs old, is a very unifying figure for the GOP & therefore the perfect foil for them right now. As well, that it’s time for the
2/Dems to move in another direction. The other, that Pelosi is an experienced, tough & highly successful strategist & SOH, & that she’s well versed enough in party politics & the workings of Congress, the likes of McConnell, Graham et al, to be able to see their nonsense coming &
3/therefore will enable the Dems to put up the necessary fight that is before them in order to STOP the corruption as much as they can & move our Country forward. I don’t think that these factions are that polar. I think that all of us want to see the Dems succeed going forward
2/"First, candidates should resist the urge to focus solely on campaigning or planning for a presidential transition in secret. Even though President Trump will surely accuse his opponents of arrogantly assuming victory (Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) did exactly this during the
3/"campaign in 2008), preparing for governance is too critical to ignore and transparency is too important a democratic value to sacrifice. Second, in order for candidates to do this, it is important that the news media not take the bait. A candidate who openly begins to plan for
2/"President Trump knows Matthew G. Whitaker, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday, two days after the president sought to distance himself from his handpicked acting attorney general. “The president does know Matt Whitaker, has gotten to know him over the course of
3/"the last year, since he has been the chief of staff to the attorney general,” Conway said on “Fox News Sunday.” Trump last week forced Jeff Sessions to resign as attorney general and chose Whitaker, who was then Sessions’s chief of staff, to serve as his interim replacement.
2/"This is what it’s come to — there are now Americans who have lived through two gun massacres. Many of the people who were able to flee a California bar where a man shot dozens of people late Wednesday night had also survived an attack last year in which a gunman in a Las Vegas
3/"hotel fired down on a music festival, killing 58 people. But at least one of the Las Vegas survivors was among the dead at the bar. The gunman on Wednesday opened fire in a crowded country-music bar, a popular hangout for local college students. He shot a security guard first
2/"President Trump’s brand of “America First” nationalism was repudiated on Sunday as leaders from around the globe gathered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I and reaffirm the international bonds that have once again come under strain.
3/"Stone-faced and unmoved, the American leader listened as President Emmanuel Macron of France used the ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe to denounce self-interested nationalism and extol the sort of globalism and international institutions that Mr. Trump has spent the last two
The Supreme Court just agreed to hear a case that could nuke the separation of church and state —you know, that integral part of our Constitution that guarantees our religious freedom (and fact-based laws ..., etc.)‼️
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This 👆🏼☝🏼👆🏼is the precursor to revoking human rights and hopes for personhood/equality rights for women and #LGBTQ.
We’ll see legalized discrimination and #talibangelical fascists will play an integral role government, laws, education, etc.
We've been focused on a singular goal- taking back Congress in the midterms. But this #SundayMorning we're discussing what happens when the election is over. On November 7th how will politics change?
That depends on the results of course.
Let's explore the scenarios.
(2) Let's talk worst case scenario. Let's say the Dems don't win control of the House in the midterms.
I think in the immediate aftermath, there will be challenges to the results and protests in states where voter suppression played a role. nytimes.com/2018/10/27/opi…
(3) In fact, there could be mass chaos on a wide scale simply because Americans no longer have faith in the electoral process. And that, combined with human rights abuses and rampant income inequality, is a dangerous cocktail that can lead to revolution.
2. There’s so much wrong with @yhazony’s argument that it’s difficult to know where to start. But let’s take this notion that nationalism gets a bad rap. It’s true that historians, sociologists, et al. distinguish nationalism from jingoism. But does that mean nationalism is good?
3. Scholars of modern nationalism have often noted it as an empirical phenomenon that becomes a predominant source of identity in modern Europe, particularly in the wake of the French Revolution. More recently some have identified an English nation as early as the 16th century.
2/"President Trump said Saturday that Republicans are planning to implement a “very major tax cut” for middle-income earners before next month, even though Congress is out of session until after November’s midterm elections. After his campaign rally in this northeastern Nevada
3/"town, Trump talked up the new round of tax cuts, but did not go into specifics. He said the cuts would be done “sometime just prior, I would say, to November.” “We are going to be putting in and are studying very deeply right now, around the clock a major tax cut for
2/"When the Trump tax cut was on the verge of being enacted, I called it “the biggest tax scam in history,” and made a prediction: deficits would soar, and when they did, Republicans would once again pretend to care about debt and demand cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and
3/"Social Security. Sure enough, the deficit is soaring. And this week Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, after declaring the surge in red ink “very disturbing,” called for, you guessed it, cuts in “Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid.” He also suggested that
"Donald Trump, who may be the only person more fond of lavish displays of arriviste gilt than the Saudis, is bedazzled by a Saudi pledge to buy billions worth of American weapons" #SundayMorning nyti.ms/2QYWSDo
2/"I was having dinner here once with a Saudi muck-a-muck. Midway through the interview, he passed an oblong velvet box across the table. Inside I found an expensive piece of jewelry. I began laughing and explained that I was a reporter and could not take such baubles. The Saudi
3/"said he understood. About 10 minutes later, I felt a knocking against my knee under the table. It was the oblong box, offered more covertly. The Saudis are experts on emoluments. If you don’t take their favors one way, they find another way to try to co-opt you.
This #SundayMorning we're asking how the Republican party, who seems to represent a minority of Americans, controls every branch of both national and a majority of state governments.
It's a tale of dysfunction, gerrymandering, corporate interests & anemic voter turnout
(2) Let's start with the Presidency.
In the White House, for the 2nd time in 2 decades, sits a president who didn't win the popular vote. That's thanks to a dysfunctional, partisan electoral college that no longer functions the way the founders intended.
(3) The Senate also has a GOP majority, largely because the Senate is designed to weight the interests of the 40 million in CA equally with the less than one million residents of AK. The Senate by default gives the rural minority a voice in Congress.
💥Troll Alert💥N.P.C. AKA: N ational P rogessive C oalition💥
New wave of 4chan troll accounts rolled out over weekend. Attempting to infiltrate #Resistance Trying to spead false info, confuse voters &convince others to stay home.
DO NOT FALL FOR IT!
A reminder that we all need to vet new followers carefully. This new trend lately of 'copy/paste' F B R parties is one of the ways they have been sneaking into your follower lists. Many are new as of October, but some have been around longer and 'flipped' this weekend. 2/
There are likely thousands of these accounts. I blocked close to 1k last night and found more this morning. Some are simply spamming nonsense, some are attacking. DO Not Engage, they will swarm. #ReportAndBlock 3/
While Trump tweets about how unfairly NBC has treated him, Americans are still trapped in the rubble of #HurricaneMichael.
There's so much rubble, the official death toll of 15 is expected to rise as search-and-rescue teams look for the missing. #AMJoy thebea.st/2IV0u6C?source…
“If anyone is seeing this and can help, my disabled sister lives in Panama City. Before her phone went out she told me the roof and walls blew off and a tree has fallen on them trapping them inside the remainder of the house.” #AmJoy#Sundaymorning
1) Do you want to end up living like they do in China?
Take 5 min to read what happens if ppl there talk negative about the Gov. No journalism. Not even school. All published articles, tv, radio must first be approved by government. Talk bad in China, you WILL be jailed
2) Your family ruined.
Your finances taken away from the ppl of China if they talk bad about their government.
90% of the internet is blocked. No out going emails without being monitored etc etc..
Nothing to worry about though, npt like Google is moving all of their cloud
3) storage to China.
Not like certain China made microchips in your Iphones, androids, lapTops, Ipads etc are opening a secret program in the background , listening 24/7 and recordinf on behalf of #Zuckerburg#Facebook@jack and others.
They thought @HillaryClinton would win
This is pure speculation. However, I believe this was planned & coordinated by Trump/Giuliani/NYPDFBI. Note all is well before DeBlasio bends down to speak to her, Schumer’s protective stance. They know something is up. Then, she turns to see a military cap and a man filming her
This is key. Recall that we had one credible source for video... almost as if he was warned to be curbside. Hillary’s face goes from happy & smiling to ashen. Then the area surrounding her terms with people as she she turns and leaves. A policemen show up, DeBlasio is gone.