Day 631 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
About 200 people marched through an Alabama shopping mall to protest the shooting death of E.J. Bradford, Jr., a black man whom police erroneously believed was a gunman who shot and wounded two people. apne.ws/m4OXeml
The US soldier killed in Afghanistan on Saturday has been identified as a 25-year-old elite Army Ranger Sgt. Leandro Jasso from Washington state.
May he Rest In Peace.
Reminder: The Trump administration is systematically locking up thousands of children at unheard of rates - now more than 14,000 are in U.S. custody.
The government classifies these children as "unaccompanied"
Trump, asked if he's comfortable tear gassing migrant children at the border, responds: "They had to use, because they were being rushed by some very tough people." (via CBS)
We saw the video of women holding babies in diapers.
Just a reminder that Trump's biggest evangelical boosters have gone largely silent as he has ramped up his attacks on the caravan and refugees on the southern border.
On Fox & Friends, Border Patrol Foundation president defends pepper spraying migrants because “it’s natural. You could actually put it on your nachos and eat it.”
"North Korea's buildup of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles is disrupting peace in Northeast Asia and may soon plummet the region into a serious Cold War — and maybe even a hot war." — r.rand.org/8rx8
Trump likely won't be the only target of Democratic scrutiny once they take over the House.
His children may be as well. nytimes.com/2018/11/25/us/…
Jared Kushner pushed State and Defense Department officials to inflate the Saudi arms deal to $110 billion, two U.S. officials and three former White House officials tell ABC News.
Jim Mattis reportedly supported Kushner's effort.
Jerome Corsi says he knew Wikileaks had John Podesta's emails -- and that they would be released in October. But it was an educated guess, he said, not inside information.
Mueller's team doesn't believe him, he added. politico.com/story/2018/11/…
As reported on @MSNBC: Jerome Corsi, a former associate of Roger Stone, tells NBC News that he has been offered a plea deal by Mueller on one count of perjury, related to WikiLeaks and Assange.
Corsi says he won't accept the deal.
Special counsel accuses former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort of lying during questioning, violating plea agreement
Without a motion from prosecutors asking for leniency, Paul Manafort is expected to face a prison term of at least 10 years for his crimes. nytimes.com/2018/11/26/us/…
CREW and 10 former ethics officials from several presidential admins and government agencies have filed an amicus brief supporting the state of Maryland's motion alleging that Matthew Whitaker's appointment was illegal. citizensforethics.org/legal-filing/c…
@JeffFlake says he’ll vote NO on the Thomas Farr nomination, holding to his threat to oppose all judges until the Mueller protection bill is brought up for a vote.
I'll believe it when I see it.
Trump, who has repeatedly blamed Obama for Russian annexation of Crimea, has yet to comment on Russians seizing three Ukrainian naval ships. edition.cnn.com/2018/11/26/eur…
Ben Cardin, asked about Russia attacking Ukrainian Navy ships, says he thinks Putin feels he can do what he wants with impunity.
"Trump has not taken direct action against Russia in regards to Ukraine ... I think he believes Mr. Trump will not take action against him."
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian parliament has voted to impose martial law for 30 days in wake of Russian seizure of Ukrainian vessels.
Six months before people were sickened by contaminated romaine, Trump's FDA — responding to pressure from the farm industry and Trump's order to eliminate regulations — shelved Obama-era water-testing rules for at least four years.
NASA says it has landed a spacecraft on Mars to explore the planet's interior. apne.ws/cPt4Rfy
A bunch of government scientists landed a vehicle on Mars.
Trump tells reporters "I don't believe" another bunch of government scientists who just warned about the effects of climate change.
A small group of Democratic and Republican House members plans to introduce a carbon tax bill this week, the first bipartisan climate legislation in a decade. news.bloombergtax.com/daily-tax-repo…
FEMA is spending more than $1 billion on emergency repairs to homes in Puerto Rico damaged by Hurricane Maria, but much of it is going to contractors charging steep markups and overhead, according to a NYT investigation.
Confirmed by @GM:
Assembly plants that will be unallocated in 2019 include:
•Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
•Lordstown Assembly in Warren, Ohio.
Propulsion plants that will be unallocated in 2019 include:
•White Marsh, Maryland.
GM Lordstown reportedly closing with loss of 2,500 jobs. Trump told the Mahoning Valley last year: The area's jobs "are all coming back. They’re all coming back. ... We’re going to fill up those factories or rip them down and build new ones."
7 months ago: “Auto companies expanding at record pace”
In February: "Trump took credit for General Motors' announcement that it would close an underutilized factory in South Korea, saying GM was 'moving back from Korea to Detroit.'"
Trump, warning that GM's plant-closing decision amounts to "playing around w/the wrong person," directs CEO: "better damn well open new plant there very quickly"
Meanwhile, U.S. Steel still isn't opening the 6-8 new plants that Trump repeatedly & falsely claims it is.
Coal mines aren't coming back and farmers are in trouble, too.
The # of farms filing for bankruptcy is increasing across the Upper Midwest, a new analysis finds.
84 farms filed for bankruptcy in WI, MN, ND, SD, MT in the 12 months ending in June, more than double the number over the same period in '13 & '14. apnews.com/70498f1fe7af46…
Trump's disapproval rating has jumped 10 points in the last month to a record 60 percent, per @GallupNews
Trump broaches the idea of starting state television because of his unhappiness with CNN.
So, who's going to tell him about Voice of America?
Red Christmas trees and "Be Best" ornaments at the White House?
Melania's Christmas decorations look like they're straight out of the Shining.
Jordan Karem is leaving post as Trump’s body man and director of Oval Office operations. He ascended in the White House ranks from a rank-and-file advance aide to one of Trump’s confidants.
Add another name to the @maddow board.
Fascinating story about a federal agency that is down to its last employee, who writes reports no one reads and waits for decisions no one can make, because the Trump admin is neglecting to operate significant portions of the federal government.
Mia Love hit Trump in her concession speech, saying his behavior toward her "gave me a clear vision of his world as it is. No real relationships, just convenient transactions.
That is an insufficient way to implement sincere service and policy."
"This election experience and these comments shines a spotlight on the problems Washington politicians have with minorities and black Americans — it's transactional, it's not personal."
While data show a drop-off in violence by left-wing groups, violence by white supremacists & other far-right attackers has been on the rise since Barack Obama’s presidency — and surged since Trump took office. This year has been especially deadly. wapo.st/2FSMuwz
Two nooses and several hate signs were found hanging at the Mississippi State Capitol Monday, WLBT reports.
State Capitol police took the nooses and signs down and are investigating. wlbt.com/2018/11/26/noo…
Trump in Mississippi delivered his customary riff on how none of “the media” will turn their cameras around to show the crowds at his rally.
None of the major networks are carrying his rally, and haven’t done so in months.
During the rally in Elvis Presley's birthplace ― Tupelo, Mississippi ― Trump compared himself to the rock icon. huffp.st/eIy0qrS
Well, this is interesting.
Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather theguardian.com/us-news/2016/n…
Democrat T.J. Cox officially takes the lead in CA-21 tonight. If this result holds, it means Democrats will have flipped 40 seats in the House.
Dems are getting close to 60 million votes in the 2018 midterms.
In 2008, McCain got 60M votes; Romney got 61M in 2012;
Trump got 63M in 2016.
Dems nearly got as many House votes as the GOP presidential nominees in 2008/2012/2016.
"Democrats won the House with the largest margin of victory in history for either party, according to NBC News election data.”
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Rep. Tim Ryan on GM closings: "[Trump] did not lift 1 finger. He's got executive time all day, he spends time on Twitter, he does nothing but try to divide the country & start culture wars, & behind the scenes the American worker's getting screwed."
The Government Accountability Office will investigate whether individuals connected to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida have had inappropriate influence over the Department of Veterans Affairs