Tuesday, May 14, 2019, covering Monday and Tuesday
THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION
- Gov. DeSantis: Russians hacked voting databases in two Florida counties
- DeSantis: Russians accessed 2 Florida voting databases
- U.S. confirms Rick Gates’s cooperation in pending Roger Stone, Gregory Craig trials
- Why isn’t Rudy Giuliani registered as a foreign agent?
- Sweden reopens rape case against WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, wants extradition
- DC court disbars Paul Manafort
- Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry
- Senate Panel Issues Subpoena For Donald Trump Jr.
- AP sources: Trump Jr. subpoena sent when interviews declined
- Donald Trump Jr. agrees to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee again
- ‘We’re Not Going to Drag This Out’: Judge Immediately Sets Tone as Trump Lawyers Object to Fast-Tracked Subpoena Fight
- Impeaching Donald Trump is risky: But not impeaching him might be even riskier. If Democrats are too craven to impeach Trump for his crimes, no future president will ever need to respect the law
- Congress Could End the Subpoena Fight by Impeaching Trump Tomorrow
- House Democrats plan marathon public reading of Mueller report
- House Republicans criticize Rep. Tlaib over remarks on Holocaust, Israel
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Exposes Just How Easily Lobbyists Manipulate Policymakers
- Democrats demand Atty. Gen. William Barr hand over documents on Obamacare decision
- Robert Reich: The House has a constitutional duty to impeach Trump
TRUMP THE RUSSIAN ASSET A.K.A INDIVIDUAL-1
- Trump falsely claims he never used stolen info during 2016 campaign
- Trump has no idea what he’s doing
- Trump to Congress: It’s None of Your Business if I Break the Law
- Trump’s go-it-alone approach on trade, immigration poses economic risks
- Trump’s resistance to congressional oversight just had a very bad day in court
- #LindseyGrahamResign trends on Twitter
- Judiciary chairman Lindsey Graham urges Don Trump Jr. to ignore a legal subpoena
- Lindsey Graham has sold his soul to Trump
- Lindsey Graham’s Biggest Critic Is 1990s Lindsey Graham (We’re Saying He’s a Hypocrite) — The South Carolina senator has done a 180 on congressional oversight and subpoenas in the era of Donald Trump, American president.
- Once the best friend of John McCain and now chief Senate sycophant, Lindsey Graham is the personification of the GOP’s decline
- Mike Pence’s advice to Christian college grads: Prepare to be ‘shunned or ridiculed for defending the teachings of the Bible’
- Justice Department says FDA ‘lacks jurisdiction’ over death-penalty drugs
- How Does Donald Trump Keep Getting Away with It? – Hint: From Congress to the courts, people keep treating Trump like a ‘normal’ president. It’s time to stop.
EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN, & IMMIGRATION
- Reddit: 🤣🤣 Redcaps fall for a different grifter this time. 🤣🤣
- Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests
- Exclusive photos reveal children sleeping on the ground at Border Patrol station
- Sen. Lindsey Graham Is Introducing A Bill To Increase Detention Of Migrant Children From 20 Days To 100 Days
- Pentagon will pull money from ballistic missile and surveillance plane programs to fund border wall
RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM
- A brief history of the enduring phony science that perpetuates white supremacy
- Freedom and slavery, the ‘central paradox of American history’
- ‘The haunted houses’: Legacy of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion lingers, but reminders are disappearing
- She was captured and enslaved 400 years ago. Now Angela symbolizes a brutal history.
- The Bible was used to justify slavery. Then Africans made it their path to freedom.
- What it’s like to see my husband’s mosque in New Haven set on fire
- Richard Spencer: ‘Charlottesville Wouldn’t Have Occurred Without Trump’
SCOTUS & COURTS
- Supreme Court rules against Apple, allowing lawsuit targeting App Store to proceed
- Supreme Court’s conservatives overturn precedent as liberals ask ‘which cases the court will overrule next’
- The Supreme Court’s Liberals Are Warning Us That Roe v. Wade Is in Mortal Danger
- Last-minute execution decisions expose wide and bitter rift at Supreme Court
- Romney rejects Trump judicial pick who smeared Obama
#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS
- Alabama Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in the State
- Restrictive abortion bill weighs on Alabama Republicans, who struggle with lack of exceptions for rape, incest
- Alabama Senate passes near-total abortion ban bill
- Alabama just passed a near-total abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest
- Republicans in Alabama Just Passed a Bill to Outlaw All Abortions
- Ally Maynard: If you ever find yourself wondering why the GOP is so hellbent on destroying women’s healthcare: free, long-term birth control is the fastest way to pull women out of poverty. THREAD
- ThreadReader on above tweet
- Georgia senator is fine with his state losing film business over unconstitutional abortion ban
- How Gerrymandering Leads to Radical Abortion Laws: Georgia’s “fetal heartbeat” bill never would have passed if the state legislature truly reflected the voters’ political preferences.
- The Supreme Court’s Liberals Are Warning Us That Roe v. Wade Is in Mortal Danger
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed The Economist after it suggested female empowerment is depriving men of sex
- Alyssa Milano’s improbable journey from child star to A-list activist
- Lily Lines: The myths surrounding new abortion bills – The Lily
- She went public with abuse allegations against Eric Schneiderman a year ago. Her life hasn’t been the same since.
- Shocker: Trump and Barr refuse to defend ban on female genital mutilation
- What we don’t know about how a uterus works is going to hurt us all
COLD WAR 2.0
- Bernie Sanders Delivers Online Address: ‘We Must Not Go to War With Iran’
- Bernie Sanders says war with Iran would be “many times worse than the Iraq War”
- The best way to avert war with Iran? Fire John Bolton
- Undermining Trump-Bolton War Narrative, British General Says No Evidence of ‘Increased Threat’ From Iran
- US Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq right away
- Pompeo came to Putin seeking to reset U.S. ties. The secretary of state and the Russian president could only agree that many issues stand in the way.
- On a Russian outpost in the Pacific, fear and fantasies of a Japanese future
FIXING THE INTERNET
THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE
- Morning Joe joked Trump would take credit for the Red Sox’s wins. Then he really did.
- So-Called “News Division” at Fox Has Not Had One Misinformation-Free Day So Far This Year: Study — “There wasn’t a single day in which these ‘news’ shows didn’t air misinformation or lies. Not one day.”
- Fox News host falsely states Democrats want to “kill the baby after the baby is born” in latest infanticide claim
- Facts Don’t Care About Ben Shapiro’s Feelings
- CNN loves hosting Democratic candidates in town halls. Viewers aren’t returning the affection.
TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & ECONOMY
- Donald Trump’s trade war has been paid for entirely by U.S. businesses and consumers, says Goldman Sachs
- White House Admits Trump Is Blatantly Lying About His Trade War: All those claims about how much China is paying us? They’re total B.S., says top economic adviser Larry Kudlow.
- Trump urges Americans not to buy from American companies because of his own tariffs
- Trump warns China it will be ‘hurt badly’ by trade war, in rambling misspelled Twitter attack on President Xi
- Trump’s Most Blatant Lie Is His Lie About Tariffs. The president has repeatedly claimed China pays his import tariffs. It’s actually Americans who foot the bill
- Trump’s trade approach under attack as China readies retaliation; markets poised for big sell-off
- Wealthy Connecticut residents propose $1 billion in new taxes on themselves and other millionaires
- ‘You can’t really win’: 4m Britons in poverty despite having jobs
- Dow plunges as much as 700 points as investors fear escalating trade war threatens economy
- Minimum Wage Would Be $33 If It Had Kept Pace With Wall Street Bonuses
- The vast majority of Republicans support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders’ plan to cap credit-card interest rates at 15%
- Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal
- This mom of three went back to college when her twins insisted she join them
- I thought honorary degrees were a gimmick — until I saw Missy Elliott cry over hers (and Justin Timberlake did too, apparently)
- Warren says she’d appoint former teacher to education post
GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
- ‘Let’s go, keg stand!’: Fraternity under investigation after forcing puppy to drink beer
- A man wants his 76-year sentence for murder overturned because the eyewitness was legally blind
- A prison gang member was overheard plotting a ‘pizza party’ for a prosecutor. He didn’t mean food.
- A veteran’s suicide was blamed on depression. Then police found threatening texts sent from prison.
- A woman yelled, ‘I’m pregnant!’ seconds before a police officer fatally shot her, video shows
- His lawn overgrew while he was tending to his mom’s estate. Now, he faces foreclosure and a $30,000 fine.
- Massachusetts man charged in connection with deadly attack on Appalachian Trail hikers in Virginia
- One solution for keeping traffic stops from turning violent: A robot that separates police officers from drivers.
- Passengers were waiting to board. Then the pilot was arrested in a triple homicide case.
- Three women went missing in 18 days. Police blame a serial killer in a traveling carnival.
PRIESTS & RELIGION
- When the Vatican faces a major sex-abuse scandal, he’s the man the pope sends in
- Pastor who raped daughter, 14, gets light jail sentence as he’s a man of God
ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE
- ‘You idiots’: Bill Nye’s fiery message to leaders stalling on climate change
- Apollo rocks showed how the moon was made, and now they’re about to solve more mysteries
- Bill Nye in defense of the Green New Deal: ‘The planet’s on f—king fire!’
- Bill Nye says “the planet’s on f****ing fire” and we need to “grow the f*** up”
- Cholesterol-lowering drugs tied to reduced glaucoma risk
- Climate change tests Joe Biden as he confronts a major question for Democrats: Is any compromise too much?
- For patients, a caregiver’s compassion is essential
- Governments could take decades to save species. Here’s what you can do now.
- It was 84 degrees near the Arctic Ocean this weekend as carbon dioxide hit its highest level in human history
- Sugary drink sales in Philadelphia fall 38% after city adopted soda tax, study finds
- Summer unofficially starts in two weeks, but cold and snow are visiting New England (Photos)
- This Law Has Saved Millions Of American Lives. The Trump Administration Wants It Gone. The Clean Air Act shows the power of Congress to change lives.
- When to start worrying about a chronic itch
- They did their time. They regained the vote. Florida is taking it away again.
- Maine Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote
- This family created a gerrymandering board game. Arnold Schwarzenegger was pumped.
- One of the Most Effective Anti-Trump Groups in the Country Is Now Tackling Voter Suppression in the States
- Florida Republicans warn that Trump’s Venezuela policy is at risk of backfiring
- ‘A hate-for-profit racket’: Warren refuses Fox town hall invite
- Biden says Republicans will work toward consensus after Trump; critics ask if he’s forgotten Obama presidency
- Elizabeth Warren calls for a boycott of Fox News, which she accused of spreading hate, racism, and conspiracy theories
- Elizabeth Warren Deserves Your Undivided Attention
- Elizabeth Warren Pledged To Replace Betsy DeVos With A Former Public School Teacher If She Wins In 2020
- Elizabeth Warren Tells Fox News to Go F–k Itself
- Elizabeth Warren Turns Down Fox News Town Hall, Calling the Network a ‘Hate-for-Profit Racket’
- Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Hate-For-Profit’ Label Might Just Stick to Fox News
- Trump’s 2020 Campaign Banners are Being Made in China
PROGRESS IS PROGRESS
IN OTHER NEWS…
- Tim Conway Dead at 85
- ‘Game of Thrones’ recap: ‘The Bells’ rang and King’s Landing changed forever
- America’s new pastime? Milking goats.
- Anthony and Mary Johnson were pioneers on the Eastern Shore whose surprising story tells much about race in Virginia history
- At least four dead after sightseeing planes collide in Alaska, Coast Guard says
- At the Explorers Club’s annual gala, guests share a love of adventure — and eating tarantulas
- Constance Wu was ‘literally crying’ after ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ got renewed. Her apology made things worse.
- Doris Day, actress who honed wholesome image, dies at 97
- Doris Day, singer and perpetually chaste movie star of the 1950s and ’60s, dies at 97
- Former president Jimmy Carter undergoes surgery to repair broken hip after fall at his home
- How one woman cast more than a thousand actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Meet the guy pro athletes hire to find their money when they think they’ve been swindled
- Not long ago, he was shoveling sewage. Now Jon Horst could win NBA executive of the year.
That’s it for the last couple days. I hope to be back up on the horse of regular posting before too long. I will be back on Friday with more.
Thank you, and have a good one.
“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”
– Katy Tur