Day 709 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
There have been 37 mass shootings in 18 different states (and Washington, D.C.) in the 42 completed days of 2019.
America has witnessed 175 accidental (unintentional) shootings so far in the first six weeks of the new year — 28 in the past 10 days alone.
If you haven't seen this I would definitely check it out.
Since Parkland: 12 Months. 1,200 Kids Killed by Gun Violence.
A new poll from Reuters says more than half of Americans want the US to make it tougher to own a gun on.msnbc.com/2E6kBOm
Democrats in the House and Senate plan to reintroduce a high-capacity gun magazine ban today as the one-year anniversary of Parkland massacre nears.
Reps. Deutch, DeGette, and Titus, congressmembers repping districts that have experienced mass shootings, reintroduced the Keep Americans Safe Act, legislation to prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
Horrific news. US bombed a refugee camp in Syria today. Over the last 48 hours US-led strikes have killed at least 86 civilians. Yet, Trump is given credit for "ending the war."
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"
Thousands more kids may have been separated from their parents at the border under the Trump administration than was previously thought, according to an internal government report.
Dems had hoped to limit how DHS could shift internal resources letting ICE increase the numbers of detention beds. They failed to. But conservatives see the deal framework as a capitulation by GOP, and Trump is weighing his options.
The Pentagon says there's been "little to no verifiable change" in North Korea's military capability
Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis says Cohen is on medication that made it “impossible for him to testify” and is committed to testifying before his remand date. “We believe Senator Burr should appreciate that it is possible for Mr. Cohen to be in pain and still have dinner...”
The House Judiciary Committee is building out its legal team with an eye toward an aggressive oversight agenda, tasking new outside attorneys with a review of issues that could be at the heart of an impeachment case against Trump. nbcnews.com/politics/congr…
The House Judiciary Committee has hired ex-Obama official Norm Eisen and criminal defense attorney Barry Berke to "consult on oversight matters related to the DOJ, including the Department's review of ... Mueller's investigation."
House Intel chair Adam Schiff says that Trump's refusal to issue a report on Jamal Khashoggi's murder underscores the need for congressional scrutiny of Trump's possible financial ties to the Saudi regime.
"This further underscores the importance." washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/…
Schiff says there's a reason the Trump admin has probably blown off the deadline to produce a report on Khashoggi's murder.
"I presume that they haven’t produced one, because we know what the conclusion would be," Schiff said.
Trump’s decision not to apply Magnitsky sanctions to Mohammed bin Salman is not the end of the story. Both Republican and Democrat Senators are livid with Trump and this issue is not going to go away. politico.com/story/2019/02/…
4 Days remain until the temporary bill providing fiscal appropriations through February 15, 2019 expires.
If Congress & Trump do not agree on a fiscal year spending bill, government agencies will again be shut down.
One Trump adviser believes Trump should veto the congressional proposal—with the expectation that lawmakers would override the veto—so he can say he tried but Congress blocked him. "He can go to his base and say he fought for them."
Mulvaney & budget officials want to redirect unspent federal dollars to fund Trump's wall. The money would reportedly come from disaster relief funds intended for California, Puerto Rico, and DoD funds for military construction like family housing. politico.com/story/2019/02/…
What will Trump do?
Conservative house member say Trump will likely sign the deal to keep govt open, blame Congress for failing to do its job & then take some executive action for the wall/fence/barrier, triggering court fight.
The BBC correspondent who covered Trump's rally said the Trump supporter who attacked the BBC cameraman "tried to smash" the camera.
The BBC condemned the attack: "It is clearly unacceptable for any of our staff to be attacked for doing their job." nytimes.com/2019/02/12/us/…
Crowd-size debates are pretty silly.
But guess who cares about them? Donald J. Trump.
And he allowed Beto's crowd to really get under his skin last night in El Paso nbcnews.com/politics/meet-…
GOP shamefully repurposed Hillary Clinton's 2016 tagline
Clinton mocks GOP for promoting "stronger together" as Trump quote: Now copy my policies too
California Gov. Gavin Newsom in his State of the State: "Those are the facts. The border 'emergency' is a manufactured crisis and California will not be part of this political theater. We’re not backing down."
Trump staffed his golf clubs with undocumented workers — now these women are speaking out about how they were mistreated
Hundreds of immigrants and their families gathered at the W.H. to demand permanent residency be made available to immigrants who came to the U.S. fleeing war and disaster.
They were joined by allies and lawmakers, including Rep. Ayanna Pressley. wapo.st/2E4H5ze
TRUMP TODAY: Rep. Omar should resign because she suggested Jews control politicians w/money
TRUMP to the GOP Jewish Coalition, 12/3/15: "You're not gonna support me because I don't want your money. You want to control your politicians, that's fine"
This is troubling!
A record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on their car payments, a red flag for the economy.
The deficit skyrocketing to pay for a tax cut for the wealthy and huge corporations is a huge vulnerability for Trump with the independent voters in PA, MI, and Wi that helped deliver him the White House
Mueller Probe Cost $25 Million So Far, Report Says. It’s Pulled in $48 Million From Tax Cheats
New Post/ABC poll:
By 56-33, Americans trust Mueller's version of the facts over Trump's.
By 57-36, they say Mueller is trying to find out the truth, rather than hurting Trump for political reasons (not a "witch hunt").
New WashPost poll:
Impeach Trump if he obstructed justice? 65% Yes, 29% No
Impeach Trump if he coordinated w/Russia? 61% Yes, 33% No
The Senate Intel Cmte claims no direct evidence of Trump-Russia collusion yet.
Dems, however, say their final report won't be good for Trump, noting contacts between Trump and Russians suggest a willingness to accept help from a foreign adversary. nbcnews.com/politics/congr…
"We were never going find a contract signed in blood saying, 'Hey Vlad, we're going to collude," one Democratic aide said.
New Yorker unravels disturbing details about the work of Psy Group—the notorious Israeli intel firm known for its alleged social media manipulation ahead of Trump's election—including an attack on a local election in a part of central California.
Trump urges Tennessee Valley Authority to keep open a 49-year-old coal plant. The company owned by Trump's major supporter Bob Murray sells substantial amount of coal to the plant. But the TVA says the Kentucky plant is no longer viable. wapo.st/2SQGc5w
David Bernhardt, the Interior Department's acting chief, wants to roll back endangered-species protections on a tiny fish, a change that benefits a California farmers group that he once represented as a lobbyist, raising ethics concerns. nytimes.com/2019/02/12/cli…
The Senate passed (92-8) the most sweeping conservation legislation in a decade, protecting millions of acres of land and hundreds of miles of wild rivers across the country and establishing four new national monuments. washingtonpost.com/climate-enviro…
European countries and Canada all have universal health coverage.
They also have private health insurance.
A deep dive into how private coverage works abroad.
Universal coverage does not require eliminating private insurance altogether. In fact, almost no other country does that.
Instead, they regulate it tightly -- especially when it comes to profit opportunities -- and/or limit its role significantly.
Chinese and U.S. negotiators are seeking in this week’s Beijing talks to narrow their big gap on trade for Trump and Xi to close at a possible summit wsj.com/articles/china…
American Media, the parent company of the National Enquirer, has a negative net worth of about $203,000,000. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Every president since Nixon has voluntarily given their tax returns. Trump hasn’t.
There’s a reason for that, he has a lot to hide.
If Ds get Trump tax returns, some Rs warning what goes around comes around. 'Once you go down the road, there's no turning back...There are lots of people we could have subpoenaed their tax returns the last few years that would be very interesting.'
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Speaking in Abu Dhabi today, key Trump ally Tom Barrack said that "whatever happened in Saudi Arabia [with regards to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi], the atrocities in America are equal, or worse, to the atrocities in Saudi Arabia.”