Friday, August 18, 2017
After being criticized for claiming there were “many sides” to the story, Donald Trump doubled down on his comments defending white supremacists after liberal activist Heather Heyer was murdered by a white supremacist, Nazi sympathizer in
Charlottesville, VA. After Trump's doubling down, Republican House speaker, Paul Ryan condemned white supremacy but didn't mention Trump.
Heyer's murder by a white supremacist, former vice president, Joe Biden tweeted, "There is only one side." Recently thousands gathered for a candle light vigil held to honor Heyer on the University of Virginia campus. Shortly after the news broke of
HT to Stephanie Stevenson-Sawyer for the image idea.
HT to Stephanie Stevenson-Sawyer for the image idea.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Julian Borger, world affairs editor for The Guardian.
Borger wrote a story for the Guardian about how Trump staffer Devin Nunes secretly sent two people to London to talk with Christopher Steele, the
author of the infamously salacious Trump dossier. If the dossier is a fake, which Trump and his supporters
claim, then why did republican staffers meet secretly with the author of the
dossier? Seems kind of suspicious to me.
Borger piece was dwarfed
by the news of Trump threatening to nuke North Korea claiming they will be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen."
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Nahal Toosi, foreign affairs correspondent for Politico. Toosi broke the news that Trump Secretary of State, former Exxon Mobil CEO, Rex Tillerson rejected $80 million in money approved by congress to fight Russian propaganda.
This comes on the heels of Trump reluctantly signing a bipartisan Russia sanctions bill, Trump introducing a new anti-immigration bill that would limit immigration to people who only speak English and Trump White House aide Stephen Miller getting into a tiff with CNN reporter Jim Acosta over the Statue of Liberty.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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Friday, July 28, 2017
Sari Horwitz, Justice Department reporter for The Washington Post, keeping us informed of all the juicy details at the White House. Horwitz recently reported on Donald Trump's public verbal attacks on AG Jeff Sessions. Most likely to get support from his base to turn on Sessions. The rumor regarding Trump's bizarre behavior is that Trump is planning to fire Sessions in an effort to derail the investigation into his collusion with
. Because Sessions has recused himself from the Russia
investigation for lying under oath about his ties to Russia, Trump is anticipated to replace sessions with a different AG who is not recused from the investigation.
In turn the new AG would be free to fire Robert Mueller, the head lawyer in the
Russia probe. Some experts have hinted that if Mueller is fired it could start a
constitutional crisis the likes of which the Russia has never seen. Meanwhile democrats have claimed they have a way to block any efforts by Trump to replace Sessions while the senate is in recess. Get your
popcorn ready. U.S.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Wendy Sherman, former under secretary of State for political affairs. Here Sherman talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump’s gutting of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. under Trump changing to benefit Russia’s interests and shifting towards Vladimir Putin’s worldview.
Friday, July 21, 2017
By now everyone already knows about the Trump Jr. emails exposing his meeting with a Russian government lawyer to get dirt on Hillary Clinton during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. What people might not know is the timeline of events that led up to Trump Jr. posting the incriminating emails on his own twitter page. The New York Times was all set to run the explosive story and they contacted the White House and Trump Jr. to let them know. The White House asked them for more time and while the Times was waiting Trump Jr posted the emails on his twitter page presumably in an attempt to beat them to the punch. Mother Jones' David Corn wrote a comprehensive piece about the meeting detailing the players involved. Here Corn talks with Lawrence O’Donnell about the Trump Jr. emails and the news cycle that led up to Trump Jr’s damning confession. Since Trump Jr’s confession more news has been revealed about previously undisclosed people who were at the meeting.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Climatologist, Yale Ph.D graduate, Dr. Michael Mann. Mann is known for his involvement in constructing the hockey stick graph which documents the temperature record of the past 1000 years. It was coined the "hockey stick graph" because of it's resemblance to a hockey stick. Here Mann lectures on the human influence of climate change at the University of Iceland, May 27th 2016.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Stefan Rahmstorf, climatologist and Ph.D graduate from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Here Rahmstorf discusses the devastating heat waves as a result from the impact of climate change.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Adam Entous, national security reporter for The Washington Post. Entous was one of the first reporters to break the news that Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner wanted to set up a secret back channel communication between Trump and the Kremlin. According to the Post,
Russia’s ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak told his superiors about Kushner’s proposal. The
proposal happened in a meeting with Kislyak in December of last year which
Michael Flynn also attended. The FBI has considered the meeting, along with a separate meeting with Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, of interest to them. Later Reuters reported that there were at least 18 known contacts between Trump and the Kremlin before the election.. Terrorism analyst, Malcolm Nance said this is what the intelligence community calls "covert communications" and it would be considered espionage. Former acting CIA Director John McLaughlin also said this would be espionage. Former House Intelligence Committee staffer, Mieke Eoyang made the point that these kinds of leaks are coming from U.S. intelligence agencies because they could possibly be worried about people inside the Trump administration deleting evidence
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Ben Jacobs reporter for The Guardian. Jacobs became the story when he was assaulted by Trump-backed republican congressional candidate for
house seat, Greg Gianforte. When Jacobs asked him about the CBO score given to
Donald Trump’s health care plan which would kick 23 million people off of their
health insurance Gianforte grabbed him by the neck and threw him to the ground according to witnesses at the scene. In an audio recording of the assault
Giamforte can be heard saying to Jacobs, “I’m sick and tired of you guys! The
last guy that came in here, you did the same thing! Get the hell out of here!” Jacobs
reported the assault to authorities however Gianforte wasn't arrested at the
scene. As it turns out the Gallatin County Sheriff, Brian Gootkin who was overseeing the assault is a supporter of Gianforte’s
who gave $250 to his campaign. It was only later that Gianforte was finally charged
with misdemeanor assault.
Gianforte released a statement accusing Jacobs of assault and calling him a “liberal journalist.” The narrative on the right is that it shouldn’t be illegal or wrong to assault a person if they are liberal. Tonight Gianforte won the election despite the assault charge. In normal times breaking the law would be disqualifying for any political candidate. But in the Trump-era
standards have sunk so low that this type of behavior has not only become
normalized, it’s celebrated on the right. America officially has no rule of
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Michael S. Schmidt,
Reporter for The New York Times. Schmidt was first to break the news that Trump asked F.B.I. director, James Comey, to shut down the federal investigation
of Mike Flynn.
Buried in the story: Trump said to Comey that he should consider putting reporters in prison.
Meanwhile it’s been revealed that the intelligence Trump leaked to the Russians was from