Day 610 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
The U.S. has seen 5 mass shootings (4+ shot or killed, not including the shooter) in the 5 days of November, bringing this year's total to 306.
Real-time U.S. gun violence numbers, 1/1/18 - 11/5/18:
•12,343 gun deaths
•24,040 gun injuries
•565 children shot
•2,405 teenagers shot
•1,711 armed home invasions
•1,511 defensive gun use incidents
•1,338 unintentional shootings
•306 mass shootings
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"
North Korea's Foreign Ministry has warned that Pyongyang could restart "building up nuclear forces" if the US does not ease sanctions
“I don’t trust the North Koreans…they can change in an instant.” An agreement between Korean leaders has stirred hopes and fears on a disputed island.
Ankara says that a team from Saudi Arabia sent to help Turkish authorities investigate the killing of Jamal Khashoggi worked instead to remove evidence of the slaying.
Why we still can't stop talking about Jamal Khashoggi | By Nesrine Malik theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
A nationwide review conducted by ABC News has identified at least 17 criminal cases where Trump's name was invoked in direct connection with violent acts, threats of violence or allegations of assault.
Remember as Trump tweets about alleged voter fraud: Trump's own election commission "uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents." latimes.com/nation/la-na-v…
Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School & ex-DOJ official who's been studying the issue for years, said he found just 45 credible cases of voter impersonation between 2000 and 2018, a period during which more than a billion votes were cast.
Brian Kemp was one of only a few secretaries of state who declined DHS offers to help improve the security of state voting systems in 2016, as reports were beginning to emerge of Russia-backed hacking of state election systems, WSJ reports. wsj.com/articles/hacki…
Georgia officials quietly patched security holes they said didn't exist.
A ProPublica analysis found that the state was busily fixing problems in its voter registration hours after Brian Kemp's office had insisted the system was secure.
Obama: "the character of this country is on the ballot, who we are is on the ballot. What kind of politics we expect is on the ballot, how we conduct ourselves is public life is on the ballot. How we treat other people is on the ballot." (via ABC)
Jobs created during last 21 months of the Obama admin and the first 21 months of the Trump admin:
@peterbakernyt noted this just days ago.
Foxconn promised to create 13k "permanent" Wisconsin jobs. But the company changed the type of factory it will build, downsizing to an automated plant that will only require 3k employees.
Taxpayers will pay between $220,000 & +$1,000,000 per job.
“The 2016 election confirmed that a potential president could run — & win — after stoking racism.
Now, in their closing days, the midterms are shaping up as a demonstration of whether the entire Republican Party can succeed by following his lead.”
NEW NBC statement regarding the Trump immigration ad:
“After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible.” – NBCUniversal Spokesperson
The racist Trump ad WAS running on Fox News, but not anymore: "Upon further review, FOX News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either FOX News Channel or FOX Business Network," ad sales president Marianne Gambelli says.
Trump's campaign manager leaves out the fact that Fox also decided to pull the ad off the air because of its contents -->
Trump to reporters about ad rejected by CNN, NBC and Fox as he left for today's rallies: “A lot of things are offensive...Your questions are offensive.”
The Census Bureau's own researchers are warning: It will lead to lower response rates on the 2020 census.
"Hispanics believe the census would be used to find undocumented people." cnn.com/2018/11/01/pol…
Trump's move to deploy troops to the border is shaping up to cost $220,000,000, two U.S. defense officials tell CNBC
A Pentagon risk assessment found that the migrant caravan did not pose a threat to the U.S., a source said. cnbc.com/2018/11/05/tru…
The Pentagon balked at the Trump admin's proposal for border troops to build detention facilities to house migrants, officials tell Reuters. The idea was then apparently dropped. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
Kris Kobach has accepted financial donations from white nationalist sympathizers and has for more than a decade been affiliated with groups espousing white supremacist views, according to The Guardian.
Six Republicans in races across the country have accepted donations from a group that advocates for immigrants say has ties to anti-immigrant hate groups, according to NBC News:
Rep. Steve King says he hopes Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Kagan ‘will elope to Cuba’
King scores a hat trick: Racism, homophobia and misogyny
“The 2016 election confirmed that a potential president could run — and win — after stoking racism. Now, in their closing days, the midterms are shaping up as a demonstration of whether the entire Republican Party can succeed by following his lead.” washingtonpost.com/politics/midte…
Of today's re-imposition of full sanctions against Iran, @SecPompeo says Iran can either reverse its "malign" actions, "or can see its economy crumble." Pompeo says “Iran will never come close to getting a nuclear weapons on Trump's watch.”
Trump says he'll be announcing his nominee for UN Ambassador before the end of the week to succeed @nikkihaley in the post.
Vox posted what it calls a “stunning” interview with Michael Beschloss on PRESIDENTS OF WAR, Donald Trump and how Presidents can dangerously exploit wars to seize new power and threaten American democracy.
Read it: bit.ly/2Pa6L4W
Literally back-to-back on @ABC7News, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s flagship station: Eric Trump live via satellite and Donald Trump in taped interview. No Democrats.
Trump advisers are bracing for Mueller to deliver the results of his investigation as early as Wednesday.
Sources tell VF that besides Trump, Roger Stone and Don Jr. have the most exposure. "I'm very worried about Don Jr.". vanityfair.com/news/2018/11/w…
Trump complained that PC culture doesn’t allow him to say that his daughter is beautiful.
I think Trump saying he'd date his daughter (Ivanka) is more of a concern.
CREW finds that Ivanka Trump's fashion brand won first trial approval for 16 new trademarks from the Chinese government in October. These approvals come about three months after Ivanka announced that her brand was shutting down.
One of the Ivanka trademarks approved by China is for voting machines.
Sounds totally normal.
Ryan Zinke continued to engage in discussions involving his family foundation's property last summer despite the fact that he had pledged to recuse himself from such matters for a year, according to documents obtained by WaPo.
From WH pool report at his IN rally: Trump told the crowd to take a look at the "thousands and thousands of people" who were outside and couldn't get in, and said they were lucky.
Pool did not see any people waiting outside the coliseum to get in. #TrumpLies
1 Day until midterm elections.
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As of November 5, 2018, 35,526,881 votes have been counted as early or absentee in the 2018 midterm elections nationwide, according to data from TargetSmart.
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
What? Whose "sovereignty"?
Commerce Sec Wilbur Ross said in sworn testimony that Justice Dept requested citizenship question on 2020 Census.
Docs show it was the other around - with cameos by Steve Bannon and Kris Kobach. nytimes.com/2018/11/04/us/…
The White House-Fox News nexus has rarely been as evident as tonight:
-Hannity pre-game interview
-Trump praises Ingraham in interview
-Shine high-fives Hannity
-Trump calls Hannity on stage
-Trump calls Judge Jeanine on stage
-Trump praises McDaniel’s Fox hits