Day 312 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
New CDC data shows that the number of gun homicides rose by almost a third in just *two years*
That’s over 4,000 more people killed with guns, and this GOP-led Congress has done NOTHING about it.
When Trump – who criticizes Chicago via tweet – had the chance to bring those in the city fighting an epidemic of gun violence to the table to talk solutions, he chose not to. rollcall.com/news/politics/…
Japan says it is looking into reports of a Japanese citizen taken into custody this month in North Korea.
More details about Japanese national arrested in North Korea:
- 39 year old man known as a “video creator”
- detained on August 10
- was on a tour organized by a Western company from Beijing
- had visited DPRK several times before
More at: nknews.org/2018/08/japane…
Important reminder as Trump continues his attack on NFL players: The AP reported in June that Trump's planning to revive the issue in the months leading up to the midterms explicitly because he thinks it'll help Republicans win votes.
LOL. “fought for and secured”
FACT CHECK: Trump is NOT the reason black unemployment is where it is. #ThanksObama
AP FACT CHECK: Trump pulls numbers out of thin air when it comes to the economy, jobs and deficit: apne.ws/XlgM6YT
Trump is having supporters sign up for "Real News Updates"
He's creating a communication network that can immediately undermine the wave of criminal accusations Mueller is about to bring against Trump
Fight back here: BuildTheWave.org
The worldview of Trump's base is shaping large swaths of domestic policy and determining our relations with international allies.
But that worldview is also based on lies and delusions, making sane policy impossible.
Free speech group says Trump is still blocking dozens of critics on Twitter despite court order hill.cm/KvH2zkv
The founder of Bikers for Trump is mobilizing opposition to Harley-Davidson for making bikes abroad. But he's selling Trump T-shirts made in Haiti, because American shirts are too expensive. 😂 😂
Trump responded to one shouted question from the pool, which was about Omarosa Manigault-Newman and her new book.
'Lowlife,' Trump said. 'She's a lowlife.'"
Today marks the 1 year Anniversary of Charlottesville.
"mostly white folks, kept saying, 'This isn't Charlottesville,'" said a local pastor and activist. "I wonder what planet they live on.
This is exactly who we are."
Republican Rep. Tom Garrett from Virginia said Russian agents were involved in fomenting the racial divisions on display last year's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
A Democratic congressional candidate in Alabama is claiming that Russians attempted to hack her campaign's website.
Georgia election officials were warned in August '16 that their electronic voting system could be breached.
But less than a month before the election, a state cybersecurity official fretted that "critical vulnerabilities" persisted.
A former KGB General says Trump has likely been a Russian asset since 1987 and very possible he was filmed while sleeping with prostitutes. hillreporter.com/former-top-kgb…
Update: CHRIS COLLINS suspends his re-election bid just days after vowing to remain on the ballot—>
Nancy Pelosi: "Speaker Ryan must call on Congressman Collins to resign. No person is above the law, not [Trump] nor his first supporter in Congress."
It’s Not Just Kobach: Three Vote-Suppressing Secretaries of State Are Overseeing Their Own Elections in 2018 motherjones.com/politics/2018/…
Three months before mid-term elections, Donald Trump’s GOP is awash in corruption.
We must elect those who will hold this administration accountable.
“As many journalists have documented — the late Wayne Barrett and decorated investigator David Cay Johnston most deeply — Trump’s trail was blazed through one business after another notorious for corruption by organized crime”
Institutional failure on display in Manafort trial:
“For decades, in other words, U.S. law enforcement institutions were unable to spot the money-laundering, tax evasion and fraud”
More than 18 months into the Trump administration, there are still 166 key positions that require Senate confirmation with no nominee.
So much for Democrats blocking his picks, right?
New data out today: Real wages are in decline, while corporate profits soar, AFTER the GOP tax cuts. #TrumpTaxScam
Carrier employees at the Indiana factory kept open by Trump say the factory is now at risk of shuttering over low morale and rampant absenteeism.
"It's killing us. It's pushing us out the door that much sooner."
19 state attorneys general filed an amicus brief this week challenging a federal policy that prohibits unaccompanied immigrant minors in federal custody from accessing abortion services.
Immigration judges are facing pressure from the Trump admin to move deportations faster, according to VICE.
Trump admin is trying to deport a toddler from Peru who was adopted by Americans as an infant.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Sessions made a spectacle of announcing his Religious Liberty Task Force, but DOJ hasn't provided basic info about the group, like:
Who'll be on it?
When will it meet?
Is there an agenda?
Will its proceedings be open?
DOJ has yet answer.
The president of Liberty University is suggesting Jeff Sessions should go to jail.
At least 10 trailers full of food, water and baby supplies donated for victims of Hurricane Maria were left to rot at a state elections office in Puerto Rico, where they broke open and became infested by rats.
87 Days until midterm elections.
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In case you missed yesterday's thread:
"Knock the crap out of him, would you? I promise you, I will pay your legal fees” -- Donald Trump, February 2016