Day 311 since the deadliest mass shooting on U.S soil in Las Vegas that killed 58, injured 546 and Congress has taken NO action to prevent future mass shootings. #NeverForget
More guns correlate to more gun violence: States with lower rates of gun ownership tend to have lower rates of firearm mortality bloom.bg/2MgaKuk
Julianne Moore at #GSU18. “The movement to end gun violence keeps getting bigger and bigger - with more intersectionality and more reach.” ✨
North Korea has rejected repeated US proposals on denuclearization in a diplomatic standoff cnn.it/2OXqv83
N Korea “is firing up a large new reactor—its second at Yongbyon....
The new reactor, analysts say, can make four times more than the North’s existing large reactor, which long supplied plutonium for its nuclear arsenal.” nytimes.com/2018/08/10/us/…
Banker testified he was "uncomfortable" when CEO asked about job in Trump administration and offered Manafort $16 million loans outside normal bank process
Trump says NFL players are “unable to define” what they’re protesting.
The players actually have been quite clear in articulating that they are protesting racial injustice and police brutality.
Trump thinks the NFL protests are a potent issue for him. He bragged to a group of conservative activists last year that “it’s really caught on.”
A report from last September on this... amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/09/26…
Position of Trump Republicans seems to be that Facebook must allow Alex Jones to harass people and spread conspiracy theories but the NFL must not allow players to protest police violence and systemic racism.
Rep. Adam Schiff is accusing Republicans on House Intelligence Committee of attempting to block witnesses from answering certain questions in an effort to protect Trump. thehill.com/policy/nationa…
A federal judge has held Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller in contempt for refusing to testify before Mueller's grand jury in the Russia investigation, according to WaPo.
Peter Smith, the Republican operative chasing Hillary Clinton's emails during the election, made "suspicious" cash withdrawals right after making a plan to recruit 'dark web' hackers, according to documents reviewed by BuzzFeed News.
"Just a day after [Peter Smith] finished a report suggesting he was working with Trump campaign officials, he transferred $9,500 from an account he had set up to fund the project to his personal account, later taking out more than $4,900 in cash."
Law enforcement officials say that GOP operative Peter Smith remains an important figure in the government's probe.
FBI and Senate investigators are trying to follow the money to learn whether Smith paid anyone connected with the Russian gov't.
Trump's lawyers filling in for Hannity's radio show.
Brett Kavanaugh volunteered to prepare a Sr. Bush official to testify about gov't monitoring of conversations between terrorism suspects and their lawyers, a newly disclosed email shows.
Dems suggest he misled the Senate at his 2006 hearing. nytimes.com/2018/08/09/us/…
Richard Blumenthal on why Republicans won't open the books on Brett Kavanaugh as was done for Elena Kagan's confirmation: "There is absolutely no principled explanation for it." msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/…
Best argument in waiting for all the documents on Kavanaugh:
New documents on Gina Haspel's approval of waterboarding before she was confirmed as CIA director. But now it's too late.
US Senate confirmation hearings to consider Brett Kavanaugh's nomination by Trump as the next US Supreme Court justice are scheduled to begin Sept. 4, Senate Judiciary Cmte. Chairman Grassley announces.
National Archives counsel has said they will not even be done reviewing the records Grassley requested regarding Kavanaugh until late October.
Republicans are trying to ram this through before midterms.
KAVANAUGH. Sept. 4 hearing means:
One would have to read more than 28 pages per minute, every minute starting now in order to read all the documents expected in his file.
Which is possible...
Except for the sleep and bodily functions issues.
Chelsea Clinton joins abortion rights event opposing Trump's Supreme Court pick hill.cm/MSGRCcj
Omarosa Manigault Newman alleges in her new memoir that Trump frequently used the n-word while he was the host of 'Celebrity Apprentice' and there are tapes that can confirm it, NYT reports.
Omarosa claims in her new book that she was offered a $15,000-a-month contract from Trump's campaign to stay silent after being fired from her job, WaPo reports.
Reminder: $15k per month is what Trump’s former bodyguard Keith Schiller has been getting from the RNC.
Omarosa alleges in her book that there's a tanning bed in the White House residence and says Trump fought with the now-departed chief usher over the installation of the bed.
"The Post has listened to several of the recordings made by Manigault Newman, which match quotations recounted in the book excerpts."
The general consensus among economists is that the long-term effects of the recent tax cuts will be higher national debt and little change to underlying economic growth.
Just like all the tax cuts before it.
Trump said his massive tax cut would increase workers wages by $4,000 per family.
Official gov't data was just released and it shows real wages have DECREASED 0.4% over the last year.
Unlikely winners of Trump's trade war: Maine lobsters. Instead of being sold and eaten overseas, they are living out their lives in tanks morningstar.com/news/dow-jones…
Trump official calls endangered species protections an "unnecessary regulatory burden" hill.cm/griajpq
Kentucky coal plant won’t pay any fines after leaking arsenic-laced pollution into water supply hill.cm/yqwDBLa
Trump Jr. shares blatantly doctored image claiming Trump’s approval rating is 50 percent hill.cm/J9yr0iW
Ex-Bush aide Michael Gerson: "The only way to save the GOP is to defeat it in the House. In this case, a Republican vote for a Democratic representative will be an act of conscience."
Major Republican outside groups have spent $41,700,000 on this cycle's special election races.
Major Democratic outside groups have spent $12,300,000.
We have to get big money out of politics!
The whole Space Force story is peak Trump. It's basically just Trump University but at the Pentagon.
Man found dead of possible drug overdose in his Trump Tower apartment this morning had dated "Real Housewives of New York" star Bethenny Frankel. abcn.ws/2B1cfs5
Bizarre: Remember when @MichaelCohen212 texted some guy to warn him to get out of Trump Tower when the fire happened? And the “art dealer” was killed?
Well, the guy who Cohen texted was found dead today in Trump Tower.
Update: Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said that he believes Kris Kobach has told counties (as part of his job as Secretary of State) not to accept some legitimate ballots in their primary race. bit.ly/2OZG1QM
Kris Kobach's lead in Kansas has now shrunk to a mere 70 votes out of more than 312,000 cast.
The ACLU believes that ICE deliberately withheld deported parents' phone numbers for more than a month, despite the fact that this contact information could have helped reunite many families.
This is just one reason why people call to abolish ICE.
Adonias, who is just 5-years-old, was separated from his father at the border after fleeing death threats in Guatemala. They were apart for 3 months.
"Yo me quiero morir," Adonias once said. "I want to die."
NBC's "The Good Place" reaches fundraising goal to fund legal aid for separated migrant children hill.cm/dHUE2Hf
"I turned my attention to carrying forth her message," says Susan Bro, mom of Heather Heyer, who was killed at last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. "You don’t get to silence my kid & get away with it. I'm going to speak even louder."usatoday.com/story/news/201…
In response to Trump's NFL tweets, Saints linebacker Cam Jordan says Trump "won't govern himself" and called on him to denounce this weekend's Unite the Right rally in D.C. si.com/nfl/2018/08/10…
Jimmy Kimmel asked Kanye West why he thinks Trump cares about black people, revisiting his George W. Bush comments.
Kanye didn’t have an answer.
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