-Day 24 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Rejects Proposal 2 Re-Open Gov't
-Shutdown Strains Travel Nationwide
-Claims He 'Never Worked for Russia'
-Kremlin Blessed RU's NRA Operation
-Trade Deficit w/China Record High
-Serves Fast Food 2 NCAAF Champs
"Family Guy" producers defend showing Trump groping Meg Griffin in new episode hill.cm/rYsEVWj
Day 680 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Two weeks into 2019: There have been 7 mass shootings in 7 different states in the 14 completed days of January
As of last night, the United States has now reached 500+ gun deaths and 900+ gun injuries in the first two weeks of 2019.
Gun deaths are a national emergency!
Real-time US gun violence data*
as of 1/14:
•508 gun deaths
•919 gun injuries
•21 children shot
•77 teenagers shot
•12 police officers shot
•55 DGU incidents
•70 home invasions
•55 unintentional shootings
•7 mass shootings
*not including suicides
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"
'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after Trump policy had him sent him back theguardian.com/world/2019/jan…
Kim Jong Un told the world this month that North Korea took steps to stop making nuclear weapons in 2018, a shift from his earlier public statements.
The evidence shows production has continued, and possibly expanded bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Day 24 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
As we wind down day 24 of the #TrumpShutdown, let's not forget:
"I will be the one to shut it down. I'm not going to blame you for it."
Trump claimed responsibility for the government shutdown, and six polls show that Americans are giving it to him. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
"Well, Mr. [Trump], when are you going to help us open the government?" -- Lisa Murkowski on Trump rejecting three-week deal to reopen government
Trump could end it in 1 minute by just accepting the bill the House and Senate have passed.
See how easy that would be.
Trump is apparently "baffled" on why he isn't getting credit for being in the White House during the shutdown.
It's not complicated: he isn't actually doing any constructive work, so his literal location is irrelevant.
Analysis: Trump’s shutdown strategy continues to show all the signs of failure wapo.st/2FvkkWi
This story is bonkers. IRS is sending automated letters to people warning their assets will be seized, and there’s nothing people can do about it
At US-Mexico border, a tribal nation fights wall that would divide them pbs.org/newshour/show/…
Trump says only 2% of apprehended immigrants show up for court hearings; in fact, three-quarters show up and among asylum seekers eight of every nine.
In a pilot program, 100% of asylum seekers showed up; Trump ended the program.
Trump twice told a story last week about a 16-year-old being "brutally murdered" and "viciously, violently killed" by MS-13 members on Wednesday.
The 16-year-old is alive and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. longisland.news12.com/story/39776553…
Republicans never wanted the wall. It just wasn't a priority, even for those lobbying for a national emergency to get it built today.
Democrats in the majority now provide cover for reluctant Rs, but that is the height of cynicism. nbcnews.com/think/opinion/…
Trump says he's been tougher on Russia than any US President. Is this true?
"If you believe Trump is tougher on Russia than his predecessors, then I’ve got a penthouse in the Trump Tower Moscow to sell you."
Hillary with a timely reminder
Trump: "I never worked for Russia. I think it's a disgrace that you even asked that question because it's a whole big fat hoax."
Alexander Torshin, the Russian central bank official who spent years aggressively courting NRA leaders, briefed the Kremlin on his efforts and recommended they participate, according to a U.S. intel report reviewed by The Daily Beast.
Fred Kaplan: No notes from Trump-Putin meetings: not just unusual, unprecedented.
Romney: “I think it’s inappropriate for [Trump] ... to communicate with the president of another global power without having people there keeping careful records .... That is an enormous mistake and should not be repeated.”
Executive privilege is serious and important. So is risk that the chief executive is beholden to a foreign power.
Subpoenaing the interpreter is the least bad option
In light of blockbuster revelations about Trump and Russia, it's time to intensify scrutiny of McConnell's role:
* Refused united front against Russian interference
* Scuttled efforts to protect Mueller
* Won't hold votes to reopen govt
House Oversight Dems made 64 requests for subpoenas. Republican chairmen blocked all of them.
Cummings: "I don't know if any president that had ever done this. None. None. That has ever said, 'I'm not giving you anything.'" Via CBS
Bill Barr will say at his confirmation hearing "it is vitally important" Mueller be allowed to complete his probe.
"It is in the best interest of everyone ... that this matter be resolved by allowing the Special Counsel to complete his work."
Neomi Rao — Trump’s pick for a federal judgeship and a reported Supreme Court contender — wrote a string of op-eds in college and just after she graduated, at times using inflammatory language to discuss race, date rape, and LGBT rights.
Trump is very up on the details of Jeff Bezos’ divorce.
But when asked about Steve King’s white supremacist comments he says: “I haven’t been following it.”
Protesters marched towards the Convention Center in New Orleans today in advance of Trump's appearance, calling for an end to the shutdown and a “national emergency against Trump."
Protesters chant “Lock him up” right outside the New Orleans Convention Center, where @realDonaldTrump is scheduled to speak.
Rallying farmers, Trump pushes border wall and slams “chain migration” but opens door to more immigrants in temporary agriculture jobs.
Reminder: Trump himself relies on temporary foreign workers at his Mar-a-Lago Club and golf courses
This is alarming!
Antarctic ice loss in 1979: 40 billion tons per year.
Antarctic ice loss in 2017: 252 billion tons per year.
House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey and House Dems today introduced two Continuing Resolutions to reopen the government.
The first bill would reopen all closed federal agencies through February 1. A second CR would reopen all closed agencies through February 28.
Here’s video of Trump showing off 300 hamburgers from McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King.
But there’s two candelabras, so, it’s classy. 😉
Of note, at one point tonight, Trump said he bought 300 hamburgers.
Later, he claimed he bought 1,000 hamburgers.
He lies and embellishes everything!
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
At Trump’s Inauguration, $10,000 for Makeup and Lots of Room Service via NYT nyti.ms/2RR5r7m?smid=n…