Day 608 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
NRA donations to GOP Senate candidates this cycle:
Hawley, MO: $696K
Blackburn, TN: $633K
Morrisey, WV: $252K
Braun, IN: $149K
McSally, AZ: $118K
Vukmir, WI: $86K
Heller, NV: $46K
Cruz, TX: $45K
James, MI: $31K
THIS is why GOP don’t do anything to stop gun violence.
The man who shot dead two women at a yoga studio in Tallahassee before killing himself was a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist who railed against women, black people, and immigrants in a series of videos and songs
Yes, a white guy
Manuel Oliver, the father of a student killed in the Parkland shooting, put a bulletproof vest on the 'Fearless Girl' statue to protest mass shootings in the U.S. nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Fat…
A US soldier was killed and another wounded in an "apparent insider attack" in Kabul in the latest such assault on international forces in Afghanistan.
9 Americans killed in Afghanistan this year.
Trump has yet offer any public condolences.
Reminder: The Trump administration is systematically locking up thousands of children at unheard of rates - now a staggering 12,800.
The government classifies these children as "unaccompanied"
The Trump administration is in no hurry to take action against Saudi Arabia, despite public evidence that the kingdom brutally murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Trump’s “bigger than Jesus” moment
Trump to Christian Broadcasting on Air Force One: "Nobody's done more for Christians or evangelicals or frankly religion than I have."
Trump is in the final stretch of a 44-city blitz for the midterm elections, but the America he’s glimpsed from the airport arrivals and his armored limousine is hardly a reflection of the nation as a whole.
What a weak, insecure, little man
"More than any other president in recent decades, Trump has spoken of the military as if it were part of his political base, rather than an apolitical defender of the nation."
A military report debunks Trump’s caravan lie.
It concludes only 20% of migrants will arrive at border. As for Trump's claims about “middle Easterners” and “tough fighters," The Post concludes: “The assessment does not support any of those claims.”
If Trump deploys 7,000 active-duty troops to the border, it could cost between $3 to $5,000,000 a day.
If he dispatches 15,000 troops, it could run to at least $6.1 to $10,200,000 a day in personnel costs, Bloomberg Government estimates. about.bgov.com/blog/trumps-tr…
108 House Democrats are formally opposing the deployment of U.S. troops to the souther border in a letter to Jim Mattis and demanding answers about the cost of the deployment, how long it will last, and what the rules of engagement will be. bit.ly/2PFgQ9f
Twitter accounts with a history a pushing Kremlin fake news are playing a disproportionate role in amplifying the call for African American voters to hop on the Trump Train, The Daily Beast reports.
CREW uncovered a secret ethics waiver granted to Solicitor Gen Noel Francisco that appears to clear a path to letting him to take over overseeing the Russia probe if Rosenstein is fired. Francisco's old law firm reps the Trump campaign in the probe. citizensforethics.org/crew-discovers…
Since his 9/17 hearing before the House Intel Committee, Roger Stone has amended his testimony three times as reports have emerged about his contacts with Russian nationals, his interactions with WikiLeaks, and his convos with Trump camp officials.
The Senate Intel Committee is pursuing a wide-ranging investigation into Steve Bannon's activities during the 2016 campaign and what Bannon might know about contacts during the campaign between Moscow and Papadopoulos and Page.
Wait. Did Trump just imply the election that elevated him to office was stolen by the Russians?
During the Obama years, Walmart, Barclays, and RBS complained that the admin was being unreasonable about investigations. After Trump took office, they looked to the Trump admin for a more sympathetic ear — and got one, NYT reports.
Across the corporate landscape, the Trump admin has presided over a sharp decline in financial penalties against banks & big co's accused of malfeasance, according to analyses of government data and interviews with more than 60 federal officials. nytimes.com/2018/11/03/us/…
SEC & DOJ enforcement activity in last 20 mo's of Obama & first 20 of Trump:
* 62% drop in penalties imposed, illicit profits ordered returned by SEC
* 72% decline in corporate penalties from DOJ
* SEC ordering banks to pay nearly four times less
The Supreme Court has rejected the Trump admin's bid to block a trial in a lawsuit filed by young activists who have accused the U.S. government of ignoring the perils of climate change. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
Remarkable: asked to choose among the priorities the next Congress to pursue, 40% of Republicans listed... Medicare for All... as a top priority
McConnell Defends Lawsuit to Undo Pre-Existing Condition Protections bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
"Barbed wire used properly can be a beautiful sight," @realDonaldTrump said today -- adding a new line to his immigration passage of his stump speech.
Two years of political volatility culminate Tuesday when voters for the first time since the stunning 2016 election render a nationwide judgment on whether Trumpism is a historic anomaly or a reflection of modern-day America. washingtonpost.com/politics/anxie…
3 Days until midterm elections.
We've got great candidates, great energy, and great issues. Take nothing for granted -- we can't let up.
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AP: Based on reports from 48 states, as of today at least 33.1 million people have already voted in the 2018 midterms
18-29 year old turnout in early voting, compared to this point in 2014, is:
- 5x higher in Texas
- 5x higher in Nevada
- 4x higher in Georgia
- 3x higher in Arizona
Democrats are preparing to use an obscure law to try to obtain a copy of Trump's tax returns if they win control of the House or Senate — a scenario that could force one of Trump's most trusted aides to reveal his most closely guarded secret.
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
At a rally in Montana, Trump inaccurately accused the state’s Democratic senator of supporting an “open borders” bill, falsely said the economy was “going down” before he took office and repeated a number of misleading claims. nyti.ms/2DjU80z