George Soros is everywhere in the news. I wanted to learn about this man, and why he's targeted and not Adelson, the largest GOP contributor.
Mr. Soros was born into a Jewish family in Hungary, and survived the Nazi occupation as a child in part by posing as
the Christian godson of a government official.
Mr. Soros initially focused his activism on nurturing the democracies that emerged from the dissolution of the Soviet Union. After World War II, he fled Hungary for England as the Soviet Union consolidated control in his homeland.
He worked as a waiter and a railroad porter and studied at the London School of Economics, where he was deeply influenced by the theories of an Austrian philosopher who taught there, Karl Popper. Mr. Popper wrote about the consequences of what he called “closed” and “open”
African nations that have borrowed from China, soon will be indebted to only them. Some countries have borrowed over 80% of their GDP. China has become the bag man of Africa.
China's Rising Power in Africa npr.org/templates/stor…
In recent years, China's trade with the continent has reached more than $55 billion and continues to grow, with predictions that it will double by 2020, if not before.
China is now Africa's third-largest trading partner. But as its profile has grown on the continent, so have
concerns about Beijing's hands-off policy on internal affairs and human rights' issues, from Sudan to Zimbabwe. China wants Africa's minerals and oil. In exchange, Africa gets infrastructure and aid, along with the infrastructure come Chinese laborers and companies, just like
According to an unpublished report by DHS IG report is the government’s first attempt to autopsy the chaos produced between May 5 and June 20, when President Trump abruptly halted the separations under mounting pressure.
The DHS Office
of Inspector General’s review found at least 860 migrant children were left in Border Patrol holding cells longer than the 72-hour limit mandated by U.S. courts, with one minor confined for 12 days and another for 25.
Many of those children were put in chain-link holding pens
The facilities were designed as short-term way stations, lacking beds and showers, while the children awaited transfer to shelters run by HHS.
(They) held at least 564 children longer than they were supposed to, according to the report. Officials in the El Paso sector held 297
Shell and Exxon's secret 1980s climate change warnings
Newly found documents from the 1980s show that fossil fuel companies privately predicted the global damage that would be caused by their products.
accepting bribes from Francis, owner of the ship servicing firm Glenn Defense Marine Asia. Hundreds more Navy personnel who had interactions with Francis or his company have had their cases reviewed internally by the Navy, with several facing court martial.
in a deposition taken for a court martial case for Cmdr. David Morales, an active duty fighter pilot charged with conspiracy and bribery.
Francis testified at length and in detail about his interactions with Morales, the defense lawyer who questioned him asked for a mistrial at
🚨This is just stanky
Wilbur Ross earned at least $46.8 million in 2017, his ethics filing shows
Ross listed 21 previously unreported sales and purchases in 2017 of substantial amounts of municipal bonds. Each transaction was between $100,000 and $500,000. They included
purchases of bonds such as those issued by the Edinburg, Tex., school district, the St. Paul, Minn., port authority and the Atlanta development authority. He also bought more than $1 million of a Southwestern Public Service Co. bond that matures Dec. 1.
OK, I'm going to take a
Kobach aims to drive out migrants living in Kansas illegally
Kris Kobach highlights his national reputation as an immigration crusader in running for Kansas governor by promising voters that if he’s elected he’ll work to drive out illegal immigrants to halt what
he says is the $377 million in benefits provided to them by the state each year. He's using alternative facts.
Fact check: His figure for what Kansas could save annually comes from a September 2017 report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform. "The Fiscal Burden of
Illegal Immigration" The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is an anti-immigration group that has been branded a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center fairus.org/sites/default/…
Kobach wants Kansas to catch up to others including Missouri,
🚨Why today after the hearings?
David Brock: I knew Brett Kavanaugh during his years as a Republican operative. Don't let him sit on the Supreme Court.
Twenty years ago, when I was a conservative movement stalwart I got to know Brett Kavanaugh both professionally and personally
When the TV camera panned to Hillary Clinton, I saw Brett — at the time a key lieutenant of Ken Starr, the independent counsel investigating various Clinton scandals — mouth the word "bitch."
But there's a lot more to know about Kavanaugh than just his Pavlovian response to
Hillary's image. Brett and I were part of a close circle of cold, cynical and ambitious hard-right operatives being groomed by GOP elders for much bigger roles in politics, government and media.
Call it Kavanaugh's cabal: There was his colleague on the Starr investigation, Alex
10 attacks Obama unleashed on Trump, GOP in midterm speech
💣"What happened to the Republican Party?"
💣"The politics of division and resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican Party."
💣"Republicans who know better in Congress, and they're there -- they're quoted saying, 'Yeah, we know this is kind of crazy' -- are still bending over backwards to shield this behavior from scrutiny or accountability or consequence, seem utterly unwilling to find the backbone
to safeguard the institutions that make our democracy work."
💣 "They're not doing us a service by actively promoting 90% of the crazy stuff that's coming out of this White House, and saying 'Don't worry, we're preventing the other 10%.' That's not how things are supposed to
‼️A Sunday morning Mike Pence thread‼️
Pence's plan to outlast Trump - He was Manafort's pick
He plays the part of unctuous toady so fully that the conservative writer George Will called him "America's most repulsive public figure." But don't be fooled. The vice president is
doggedly pursuing his own ambitions on the side. The Oval Office has been his goal since high school. He has seeded the federal government with his loyalists and is building his own nationwide political organization
Mike Pence does not believe in evolution, or a woman's right to choose. He does not believe in science, he does not believe that the LGBTQ community has any rights at all
"Pence's theology says that God selects in advance which individuals will become believers and rewards their
During the Cold War Washington feared Moscow was seeking to turn microwave radiation into covert weapons of mind control. More recently American military itself sought to develop microwave arms that could invisibly beam
painfully loud booms and even spoken words into people’s heads.
😱Now, doctors and scientists say such unconventional weapons may have caused the baffling symptoms that, starting in late 2016, hit more than three dozen American diplomats and family members in Cuba and China.
The Cuban incidents resulted in a diplomatic rupture between Havana and Washington.
"microwaves were now considered a main suspect and that the team was increasingly sure the diplomats had suffered brain injury."
In particular, a growing number of analysts cite an eerie
Threading it out:
"For 16 or so hours after Tuesday’s double-barreled bombshell news, President Trump couldn’t even publicly say Michael Cohen’s name. That was the first signal he had been wounded by his former fixer’s guilty plea.
Trump’s long span of quiet about Cohen was so out of character it suggested even he understands the reality of his legal jeopardy. Trump’s long span of quiet about Cohen was so out of character it suggested even he understands the reality of his legal jeopardy. 2/
1. Did Trump commit a crime?
We may never know if Trump committed a crime, because a decades-old Justice Department opinion says you can't indict a sitting president.
But can you indict a sitting President of crimes committed b4?
2. How is Trump’s company implicated in all this?
Trump Organization okayed $420,000 in reimbursements to Cohen to pay women, then tried to hide the true nature of those payments by describing them as legal fees and retainers.🤔 3. What else does Cohen know about Trump?
💣Davis said that included the “computer crime of hacking” and “whether Mr. Trump knew ahead of time about that crime and even cheered it on." 4. Will Manafort flip?
Now that Manafort will likely face serious jail time, will he? 5. Will Trump pardon Manafort?
🚨Egypt, Saudi Arabia less optimistic of Trump’s ‘Deal of Century' to bring Middle East peace
It’s increasingly clear that Arab enthusiasm to partner with President Donald Trump on a Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement is faltering.
The central thrust of the plan – which Arab
leaders have reportedly asked the Trump administration to withhold – is to focus first on an economic development program for Gaza with similar incentives applying to the West Bank only if Palestinians concede permanent control over Jerusalem with large settlement zones for
🤣He's coming for your children🤣
“THEY’RE SQUEEZING DON JR. RIGHT NOW”
White House counsel Don McGahn’s interviews with Mueller have rattled Trump to his core. “Total meltdown,” one outside adviser said of his mood, while a Republican ally described him as “extremely frustrated.
Great article! He's losing it!
In recent weeks, Donald Trump has privately expressed doubts about White House lawyer Don McGahn’s loyalty. Trump has vented to aides that McGahn doesn’t support the House Freedom Caucus’s quixotic campaign to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod
Rosenstein. McGahn has also clashed with Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, whom one Republican said McGahn “hates with the intensity of 1,000 burning suns.” There has been talk of Trump replacing McGahn with his outside lawyer Emmet Flood.
💥Thread: Warren Introduces Accountable Capitalism Act
Comprehensive Legislation to Eliminate Skewed Market Incentives and Return to the Era When American Corporations and American Workers Did Well Together warren.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…
1. Requires very large American corporations to obtain a federal charter as a "United States corporation," which obligates company directors to consider the interests of all corporate stakeholders: American corporations with more than $1 billion in annual revenue must obtain a 2/
federal charter from a newly formed Office of United States Corporations at the Department of Commerce.
•Empowers workers at United States corporations to elect at least 40% of Board members
•Restricts the sales of company shares by the directors and officers of
‼️Fat Leonard has returned (I wonder where he got off to!) Thread‼️
A grand jury in San Diego indicted retired Capt. David W. Haas, 50, of Kailua, Hawaii, on charges that he took $145,000 in bribes from Leonard Glenn Francis, a Singapore-based defense contractor known as 1/
“Fat Leonard” in Navy circles.
Indicted separately on fraud charges were Ricarte Icmat David, 61, a retired master chief petty officer, and Brooks Alonzo Parks, 46, a retired chief petty officer
David and Parks live overseas. Not sure if they will return, or will be extradited
This is "perhaps the worst national-security breach of its kind to hit the Navy since the end of the Cold War. The Fat Leonard scandal is a corruption scandal and ongoing investigation within the United States Navy involving ship support contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA
🚨Rand Paul wants Trump to lift US travel sanctions on some Russian lawmakers
Valentina Matviyenko, and Vyacheslav Volodin,are prohibited from traveling to the US. They were among dozens of individuals sanctioned in March 2014 by the Obama White House for their role in Russia's
aggression in Ukraine, including the annexation of Crimea. Both lawmakers have close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and both were named on the "Putin List," released by the Treasury Department in January 2018, that was meant to punish Russia for US
Both are on 2 sanctions list. This is very troubling.