-Day 6 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Fundraising Off of the Shutdown
-Claims Fed Workers are Democrats
-Cell Signal Puts Cohen Near Prague
-$800M Went 2 ICE's 4-Profit Prisons
-Taxpayers Footing Bill 4 Club Tents
-Melania is Returning 2 Mar-a-Lago
Day 662 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Real-time American gun violence numbers for 2018:
•14,356 gun deaths
•27,704 gun injuries
•654 children shot
•2,789 teenagers shot
•2,009 armed home invasions
•1,743 defensive gun use incidents
•1,565 unintentional shootings
•337 mass shootings
2018 was a record year for gun violence, including 94 incidents in schools across the United States. axios.com/school-lockdow…
Asking for gun control on day of school shooting: Too soon
Asking for a wall on day of police shooting: Perfectly fine
The worldwide rhino population fell from 500k in the early 1900s to fewer than 30k today, mostly in South Africa.
American-made guns appear to be being used by poachers responsible for the decline. nytimes.com/2018/12/25/us/…
Here's Kellyanne Conway threatening to "perform" an abortion on feminists "with a gun."
FYI: The Trump admin has quietly resumed separating immigrant families at the border.
At one agency, the children were put into temporary foster care and shelters with little or no indication that they arrived at the border with their parents: propub.li/2QcsPvY
Reminder: The Trump administration is systematically locking up thousands of children at unheard of rates - now almost 15,000 are in U.S. custody.
The government classifies these children as "unaccompanied"
AP Exclsuive: The Trump admin says it will keep a tent city holding more than 2,000 migrant teenagers open through early 2019.
A Daily Beast investigation found that nearly $1,000,000,000 in taxpayer money went to ICE's for-profit prisons this year, where migrants work for pennies in conditions that some advocates say resemble slave labor. trib.al/VmcA9b7
Father of migrant child who died claims son was not sick before he was in custody
Trump's lawyers are using the government shutdown to ask for a delay in a court case over claims that he is illegally profiting from business his Washington hotel does with foreign countries
Probe of Trump's charity could crash 'like a Mack Truck' into his real estate empire | via nbcnews
McClatchy sources say Michael Cohen’s cell signal appeared briefly near Prague in summer 2016, reviving discussion of a central element of the Steele dossier
According to the dossier, Michael Cohen met with Russian agents in Prague to discuss election help. No one could verify this claim.
Now, cell phone signals put Cohen in Prague around the time the alleged meeting took place.
McClatchy's reporting that Michael Cohen did indeed visit Prague during the campaign is very solidly sourced.
And it indicates direct collusion between Trump and Russia.
Michael Cohen repeats denial that he has never been to Prague.
Cohen expands his denial: Says he's never been in the Czech Republic. Anytime, for any purpose.
Reminder: Cohen is not under oath when posting on Twitter
"President Vladimir Putin’s envoy to the Middle East said Prince Mohammed has every right to inherit the throne when the ailing 82-year-old King Salman dies."
Turkey suspends 2 TV channels for what Erdogan saw as being critical comments against him. Criminal charges are also being weighed against the actors who made the comments.
These are the dictators Trump admires while pushing our allies aside reuters.com/article/us-tur…
Want to learn about Trump’s intentions if he is left unchecked just take a look at Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and other dictators Trump tries to emulate
United States added to list of most dangerous countries for journalists for first time nbcnews.com/news/world/uni…
Day 6 since Congress & Trump have not agreed on a spending bill.
Government agencies are now shut down.
More than 420,000 government workers to work without pay, including 41,000 federal law enforcement and correctional officers. #TrumpShutdown
Trump claims without evidence that ‘most of the people not getting paid’ in partial government shutdown are Democrats.
Trump's been sticking it to federal workers ever since he came to town. It's central to his politics, and it helps explain why he's so cavalier about the shutdown huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-gove…
This shutdown is bizarre. Neither of the parties are doing messaging, no press conferences, no signs of anybody coming in for tonight's session.
It's just Trump talking about it right now and no talks between parties. politico.com/story/2018/12/…
Notice sent to House members says "Members are advised that no votes are expected in the House this week."
Translation: Barring some kind of breakthrough, the partial govt shutdown will last into next week.
The irony that the agency responsible for policing and protecting the most miles of US border is working without pay during Trump's border fit shutdown. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/4…
Rewriting history here. Trump was the one who declined the DACA-for-wall deal. Not the Democrats. Leaders on both sides thought that was the way forward, but Trump rejected that and wanted more conservative policies. He could have had both here.
The Government May Be Shut Down, But Taxpayers Are Footing The $54k Bill For Mar-a-Lago Party Tents
This is quite the fascinating (and maddening) reporting of how Trump's myth was invented, not by him, but by Mark Burnett
Fact check: Trump brags to troops about 10 percent pay raise he didn't actually give them
Fox News hits Trump for turning his visit to troops into a "campaign rally," saying they "deserve way more respect than that."
Trump blasts CNN for "going wild" for reporting he may have violated Pentagon rules by signing MAGA hats for troops hill.cm/33C2NIl
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers Thursday demanded U.S. forces leave the country following a surprise visit by Trump that politicians denounced as arrogant and a violation of national sovereignty.
Iraqi lawmakers slam Trump's surprise visit as "violation" of diplomatic norms: report
Ret. Gen. Wesley Clark: "There's a lot of people who are very well qualified to be Sec'y of Defense who would not want to be Sec'y of Defense under Trump. For the simple reason that they can't agree with the policies ... He doesn't believe in American leadership." @MSNBC
‘We are coming’: Blackwater’s ominous message portends a new Trump era of privatized warfare rawstory.com/2018/12/coming…
Annualized growth of business investment in US is now lower than it was *before* the Ryan-Trump "pro-growth" tax cut one year ago
Reason obtained consumer complaints filed against the patent firm Whitaker sat on the advisory board of: "My husband, who is a retired veteran, allowed me to use our savings. My fear ... they've taken my money and never intended to file the patent." reason.com/blog/2018/12/2…
Russian firm indicted in Mueller probe says special counsel collected nude selfie with records
In the summer of 2016, some Trump campaign officials talked up Stein siphoning votes off as part of the overall strategy for winning in November. nbcnews.com/politics/natio…
Jill Stein rejects Senate intelligence committee requests for documents on all campaign communications with Russians interc.pt/2HRZCBu
For more than a year now, folks have been asking: where can I see the real impact of Trump rollbacks. Not just PROPOSED rollbacks.
Here's the answer.
FEMA finds fewer than two-thirds of agency employees are "qualified" for their jobs: report
Harvard Law professor wallops Donald Trump as ‘a f*cking idiot with no moral compass’
Melania Trump is returning to Florida. Per her spokeswoman, she's going to Mar-a-Lago to be with her son Barron.
How soon before Trump sneaks off to Florida?
In case you missed yesterday's thread: