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Tuesday October 31, 2017

Could a Footnote in the Papadopoulos Announcement Bring Down the Whole Trump Campaign?
AlterNet | Brad Reed / Raw Story | 10/30/17

Monday's revelation that former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents about his efforts to arrange meetings between the Trump campaign and the Russian government has delivered some explosive details about the Russian effort to help get Trump elected president.

However, buried within the announcement of Papadopoulos's guilty plea is a key footnote that may implicate the high-level officials within the Trump campaign in knowledge of collusion with the Russian government. ... Read more

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Afghanistan: Mission Impossible?
A U.S.-led military coalition invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 to dismantle Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda militant group and remove the Taliban government that had given it sanctuary. After 16 years, many indicators are heading the wrong way. | WSJ | | 10/30/17

Donald Trump's Approval Rating Hits New Low In Latest Gallup Poll
HP | Mary Papenfuss | 10/30/17

... Gallup's tracking poll, based on a three-day rolling average ending Sunday, put Trump's average approval rating at 33 percent, the lowest of his presidency, with 62 percent disapproving of the job he's doing -- a new high.

The survey comes on the heels of a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted Oct. 23-26 and released Sunday that found that 38 percent of Americans approved of Trump's job performance while 58 percent disapproved. The poll found a fall off among independents and Trump's core supporters. ... Read more

Trump and allies dismiss Papadopoulos as the 'coffee boy'
Politico | Louis Nelson | 10/31/17

President Donald Trump and his allies fought back Tuesday against special counsel Robert Mueller's wave of indictments against former campaign aides, dismissing an ex-foreign policy adviser who cut a plea deal with prosecutors as a "liar" and nothing more than the "coffee boy."

The White House was rocked on Monday after Mueller's team went public with charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, another campaign aide, including money laundering and other crimes related to the pair's relationship with pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. ... Read more

The sudden fall of Washington's ultimate power broker
Politico | Anna Palmer | 10/30/17

He has a home in Washington a few doors down from Barack Obama, a villa in Italy, an apartment in New York and a multimillion-dollar art collection. He's been a K Street rainmaker, holding fundraisers for the Democratic Party's top elected officials and mingling with the most powerful liberals in the country. Last week, he attended Hillary Clinton's 70th birthday party.

Some of the world's largest companies -- BAE Systems, Walmart and Lockheed Martin -- have paid him piles of cash to represent them in the Capitol. His firm's receipts reached nearly $30 million in 2010, and his company has swelled to nearly 60 employees. ... Read more

We Have Indictments. What Can We Expect Next? (#141) | Keith Olbermann | 10/31/17 | 9:35
Note: now it is the next 12 countries
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 31 [11:47]
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  2. Marcy Wheeler Says Indictments in Russia Probe Further Incriminate Attorney General Jeff Sessions
  3. Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Condemns "Indefensible" Whitefish Contract & Calls for PREPA Chief's Firing
  4. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz On Trump, Shock Doctrine & "Disaster Capitalism" in Puerto Rico
Trump Picks Infamous Climate Change Denier for Top Environmental Job | TRNN | 10/30/17 | 12:35
Investigative Journalist Steve Horn discusses President Trump's pick to head up the powerful White House Council: former Texas Commissioner on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, who has links to ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers, and Big Coal.
Fox News: What Indictments? Cheeseburger Emojis Are The REAL Story | TYT | 10/30/17 | 6:20
Trump's Totally Not Guilty Twitter Meltdown | TYT | 10/30/17 | 7:47
How Paul Manafort Spent His Russia Money | TYT | 10/30/17 | 6:00
The1a.org
*What Is Mueller's Next Move? | 1a.org | 10/31/17 | 1hr
Monday brought the first charges in the special federal investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Will they be the last?

Special counsel Robert Mueller indicted two former Trump campaign advisers and a third has admitted to lying to federal investigators. As the legal process around these men unfolds, many questions remain about whether the president's ties to the defendants means he also has ties to the Russian government and its efforts to influence the election.
With Charges Filed, What Happens Next In The Russia Investigation? | 1a.org | 10/30/17 | 1hr
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former assistant Rick Gates have surrendered to law enforcement. Manafort is facing a dozen charges, including conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to launder money.

Now that the first indictments have been issued, we look at what comes next in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Robert Mueller Flipped Trump Camp Adviser Who Relayed Offers From Russia | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 10/30/17 | 16:46
'It Was A Tremendous Day For Special Counsel Robert Mueller' | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/31/17 | 9:47
Inside The Robert Mueller Russia Probe: 'This Is Only The Beginning' | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/31/17 | 9:47
Inside The Robert Mueller Russia Probe: 'This Is Only The Beginning'Robert Mueller Puts Out 'Just Enough To Scare' President Donald Trump Orbit | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/31/17 | 9:53
House Of Cards Canceled, Netflix Is "Deeply Troubled" Over Kevin Spacey Scandal | The Alex Jones Channel | 10/31/17 | 6:52
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Fox News Ducks The Robert Mueller Indictments Story | Stephen Colbert | 10/31/17 | 3:00
'Tis The Season For Treason: A Very Mueller Christmas | Stephen Colbert | 10/31/17 | 9:34
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
It's Mueller Time: The First Indictments in the Trump-Russia Probe | Trevor Noah | 10/30/17 | 6:11
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Paul Manafort's Indictment, Man Locked in Beer Cooler | Seth Meyers | 10/31/17 | 2:54

10.31.2017. 12:31

Monday October 30, 2017

Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Surrenders In Russia Probe
HP | Jesselyn Cook | 10/30/17

Paul Manafort, onetime campaign chairman to President Donald Trump, surrendered to the FBI Monday. Former Manafort business associate Rick Gates also has been told to turn himself in to federal authorities, multiple news outlets reported on Monday.

Manafort left his Virginia condo and, with his attorney, walked into the FBI field office in Washington early Monday.

Manafort and Gates are expected to be charged in an intensifying investigation into Russian meddling in the United States' 2016 presidential election. Read more

Hurricane Sandy Hit Five Years Ago Today. Here's What We Learned--And Forgot.
MotherJones | Jessica Leigh Hester | d10/30/17

... It's taken years to fully repair mass transit that was doused with water. Manhattan's South Ferry subway station, inundated with 15 million gallons, just reopened this June, after renovations topping $340 million. Storm-related repairs on the embattled L line--which shuttles 225,000 daily riders back and forth between Brooklyn and Manhattan--are slated to begin in April 2019, long after flooding snarled mechanical systems.

Housing repairs have been slow going, too. Renovations to buildings managed by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) have met with significant delays. The outfit received $2.9 billion in FEMA funding, plus an additional $317 million from HUD--but in a comprehensive accounting of where the money went, DNAInfo reports that 129 buildings are still under construction, and only one has been completely repaired. ... Read more

Alex Jones: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver | LastWeekTonight | older, 07/30/17 | 22:21

A Trump aide pleaded guilty, and it's worse than Paul Manafort's indictment
Salon | Matthew Sheffield | 10/30/17

Former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos says a Russian-connected professor told him about Hillary's emails

While the multiple-count indictment against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner has dominated Monday's headlines, special counsel Robert Mueller also announced a guilty plea that will likely prove to be more significant because it discusses actions that took place during the presidential campaign.

The document presents clear evidence that Trump's former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was interested in collaborating with people affiliated with the Russian government and that he was informed about "thousands" of emails from the Clinton campaign before they were released on the web. ... Read more

Kushner took unannounced trip to Saudi Arabia
Politico | Annie Karni | 10/29/17

... Kushner was accompanied in the region by deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt. Greenblatt continued from Saudi Arabia to Amman, Jordan; Cairo; the West Bank city of Ramallah; and Jerusalem, where he was on Sunday.

The Trump administration has said its strategy is to try to draw in neighboring Arab leaders to play a role in Middle East peace. "Jared has always been driven to try and solve the Israel-Palestinian dispute," said billionaire real estate investor Tom Barrack, a longtime friend and close Trump confidant. "The key to solving that dispute is Egypt. And the key to Egypt is Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia." ... Read more

The Hidden Story Of Whats Really Happening In Africa | WeAreChange | 10/24/17 | 16:20
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, October 30 [14:30]
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  2. Spain Charges Catalan Leaders with "Sedition, Rebellion & Embezzlement" & Implements Direct Rule
  3. Head of Puerto Rico Electrical Workers' Union Demands Corruption Probe of Whitefish Energy Contract
  4. Trump Admin Continues Threats & Provocations Against North Korea, Laying Groundwork for Nuclear War
*Trump Admin Continues Threats & Provocations Against North Korea, Laying Groundwork for Nuclear War | DN | 10/30/17 | 8:11
*Nick Turse: From Niger to Somalia, U.S. Military Expansion in Africa Helps Terror Groups Recruit | DN | 10/27/17 | 31:45
*Expansion of Imperialist U.S. "War on Terror" in Africa Preceded Deadly Attacks in Niger & Somalia | DN | older, 10/24/17 | 21:12
*US Military Breeds Violence in Africa | TRNN | 10/24/17 | 14:42
Matt Taibbi on The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur | TYT | 10/28/17 | 37:14
*First Charges Filed In Robert Mueller's Trump Russia Probe | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 10/27/17 | 11:51
*Robert Mueller's Office Set To Issue First Indictment Monday | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/30/17 | 11:04
*'This Is Happening Today Because President Donald Trump Fired James Comey' | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/30/17 | 13:39
*Frank Figliuzzi: I Worked For Bob Mueller. Bob Mueller's Not Happy. | MSNBC | 10/30/17 | 5:27
LastWeekTonight with John Oliver
*Floods: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver | LastWeekTonight | 10/29/17 | 19:28
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
This Week's Russia Round-Up | Stephen Colbert | 10/28/17 | 5:03
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Donald Trump: A Man of Characters | Trevor Noah | 10/30/17 | 5:36
Alt Right
Trump Releases Withheld Files Showing Deep State Killed JFK! | The Alex Jones Channel | 10/29/17 | 1:20:52
Flashback: Former FBI Agent Reveals Who Really Shot JFK | The Alex Jones Channel | 10/30/17 | 29:18
Ted Cruz's Father Role In The JFK Controversy | Roger Stone | | 10/26/17 | 20:34
Hitler In Argentina til 65' ( JFK files) | | 10/29/17 | 10:27

10.30.2017. 13:58

Friday October 27, 2017

UPS, FedEx Already Get Millions in Tax Benefits for a Mixed Bag on Job Creation
TYT | author | 10/25/17

... On CNN last week, Stephen Moore -- a senior economic adviser for Donald Trump's presidential campaign -- said that Smith told him during a private dinner that in the event of a corporate tax cut, FedEx would create "thousands" of jobs.

Moore told TYT that the conversation took place at a dinner hosted by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, a group cofounded by Moore and other conservative economists, as well as Forbes Media CEO Steve Forbes. Moore said that Smith's remarks were made in the context of a 15 percent corporate tax rate, which President Donald Trump has publicly endorsed. The tax guidelines released by Republican congressional leadership call for a 20 percent corporate rate. ... Read more
Companies Not Delivering On Tax Cut Promises | TYT | 10/26/17 | 11:59

Note: talk about a softball interview.
Check out Stephen Colbert monologue down below.
Lou Dobbs Tonight - Full Exclusive Interview With President Trump | FoxNews | 10/27/17 | 34:45

'Our Backyard Has Become A Graveyard': Saving Lives On The U.S.-Mexico Border
HP | Louise Roug | 10/26/17

Residents of Arivaca, Arizona, are stepping in to offer humanitarian aid to desperate people crossing from Mexico.

But Jacobson, a former librarian, is undeterred. With a group of fellow-retirees, she tries to prevent death and suffering in the borderlands around Arivaca, a community of about 695 people in southern Arizona.

Fewer people seem to be trying to cross the border today than in years past ? the number of people apprehended at the U.S. border has dropped to the lowest level in 50 years. Despite this, the number of deaths has remained fairly constant, with a recent uptick. More people died on the border in the first seven months of 2017 compared with the first seven months of 2016, according to the United Nations' migration agency. ... Read more

Note: The Kennedy Papers are about to be released and I have to admit I'm interested to see if we get to see them without being heavily redacted. Whatever the outcome, history has constantly been rewritten in the past century with new releases of once classified documents. I feel the below series "Untold History of the United States" is a great recap of all the changes.
The Untold History of the United States - Bush & Obama - Age of Terror, Episode 10 | Oliver Stone | Youtube | 59:00
Note: I wish the above video was of better quality. I suggest viewing all 10 episodes on Netflix (see below).
The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick (all 10 Episodes)
Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick with Abby Martin - Debunk American Exceptionalism | RT | older, 10/27/17 | 24:06
The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick

Multiple Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone has directed such iconic movies as Platoon, Wall Street, JFK, Natural Born Killers, and W and is known for his often controversial point of view and probing exploration of weighty historical and political topics. Now, Stone collaborates with esteemed American University professor Peter Kuznick to present our country's "secret history," one that has been unearthed through recently discovered archives and newly declassified material.

Filled with poignant photos and little-known historical facts, this book covers the rise of the American Empire and national security state from the late nineteenth century through the Obama administration, revealing how deeply rooted the seemingly aberrant policies of the Bush-Cheney administration are in the nation's past -- and why it has proven so difficult for President Obama to significantly change course.

By discerning patterns that have previously gone unrecognized and examining the most recently released classified documents, Stone and Kuznick challenge prevailing orthodoxies and ask questions not normally raised. The result is not the kind of history taught in schools or represented on television or in popular movies, and it will come as a surprise to the vast majority of American and global citizens, shocking and astounding both experts and history-lovers alike.
Watch These Hard-to-Believe Multiple Effects of Climate Change on Earth | | 10/15/17 | 11:54
Edward Snowden Exposes Donald Trump | | 2017 | 52:46
JFK Assassination Records - 2017 Additional Documents Release | | 10/27/17 | list
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, October 27 [9:33]
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  2. Nick Turse: From Niger to Somalia, U.S. Military Expansion in Africa Helps Terror Groups Recruit
  3. Neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart: People Are Dying in Opioid Crisis Because of Politicians' Ignorance
Democrats Funded the Steele Dossier that Fueled Russiagate | TRNN | 10/26/17 | 27:47
IMF Worried that High Inequality Could Threaten Global Capitalism | TRNN | 10/27/17 | 14:47
Outspoken Former CIA Operative Lindsay Moran - Interview | TYT | older, 10/17/13 | 38:41
Trump Loves "The King Of China" | TYT | 10/26/17 | 3:24
Keiser Report: Credit Market Crash? (E1141) | RT | 10/26/17 | 25:45
The1a.org
*Friday News - Domestic | 1a.org | 10/27/17 | 1hr
Sniping among Republicans went from the halls of the Senate to the floor of the chamber to the White House lawn this week, as outgoing Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake took aim at President Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, reports confirmed and deepened what had previously been suggested -- that Democratic operatives had helped pay for the now-infamous dossier on President Trump. But while it was known that Democrats had helped finance the research, "until now, though, the dossier had not been tied specifically to the Clinton campaign or the DNC," the Washington Post reports.

A legal battle over an immigrant teenager's abortion flared up and was resolved.

And in Puerto Rico, a small firm in charge of restoring power to the hurricane-ravaged island apologized after fighting with the mayor of San Juan on Twitter.
*Friday News - International | 1a.org | 10/20/17 | 1hr
Xi Jinping officially began his second five-year term as China's president. After those five years are up? It's anybody guess what will happen next.

Meanwhile in Kenya, boycotts and deadly violence erupt over a controversial "do-over" election.

And a landslide victory for Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party in Japan.
Committee Splits As President Donald Trump Warrants Scrutiny | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 10/25/17 | 21:20
Governor Chris Christie On Opioid Crisis: We Have A 9/11 Every 2.5 Weeks | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/27/17 | 21:45
US Releases Most John F. Kennedy Assassination Files But Delays Others | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/27/17 | 6:23
Lawrence On 'The Knuckleheads Running The Show' | MSNBC Last Word | 10/26/17 | 11:58
Steve Bannon Is 'Going For The Kill' In War With GOP Establishment | MSNBC 11th Hour | 10/26/17 | 7:23
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Trump Has Now Been Interviewed On Fox News 19 Times | Stephen Colbert | 10/27/17 | 7:00
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Donald Trump Thinks Republican Senators Love Him | Jimmy Kimmel | 10/26/17 | 3:26
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Trump, Corker, Flake and the GOP Civil War | Seth Meyers | 10/25/17 | 9:18
Fox News Showers Trump with Praise, Obsesses Over Hillary | Seth Meyers | 10/26/17 | 9:14
Alt Right
CIA Mutinies Against Trump, Refuses To Release 300 JFK Documents | Alex Jones Channel | 10/27/17 | 11:40
Alex Jones | Roger Stone: Big News! Data dumps, Wars, Globalist, Neo-Cons! | Infowars | 10/27/17 | 17:09
David Knight | Limited JFK Release, Deep State Scared! | Infowars | 10/27/17 | 34:19
AI
Interview With The Lifelike Hot Robot Named Sophia | NBC | 10/25/17 | 5:04
With artificial Intelligence we're summoning the Demon - Elon Musk | | 08/31/17 | 12:23
7 Days of Artificial Intelligence | | 04/11/16 | 7:24

10.27.2017. 13:53

Thursday October 26, 2017

Congress's Late-Night Vote to Protect Banks From Lawsuits
TheAtlantic | Gillian B. White | 10/25/17

In the final hours of Tuesday night, the Senate voted to nullify a rule that would've allowed customers of banks, credit-card companies, and other financial institutions to join together in class-action lawsuits if they felt they'd been wronged. The rule -- which was introduced in July by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), but was not yet in effect -- would have prevented financial institutions from forcing customers with legal grievances to resolve them out of court with the company's lawyers, in a process called arbitration.

After a split decision in the Senate, the deciding vote on Tuesday night was cast by Vice President Mike Pence. All Republican Senators, save for Lindsey Graham and John Kennedy, voted for the repeal. ... Read more
Congress Made It Easier For Big Banks To Steal From You | TYT | 10/25/17 | 7:53

Republicans Really Don't Think It's Their Job To Keep Trump In Check
HP | Jennifer Bendery | 10/25/17

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) stunned his colleagues when he announced on Tuesday he's not running for re-election and torched his party for not having the spine to call out President Donald Trump for his destructive comments and actions.

"I will not be complicit or silent. When the next generation asks us, 'Why didn't you do something? Why didn't you speak up?' What are we going to say?" Flake said in a blistering speech on the Senate floor.

He urged his colleagues to "respect each other again in an atmosphere of shared facts and shared values," while calling Trump's behaviors "outrageous" and "dangerous to democracy." ... Read more

That's not my problem. I've got my own things I'm trying to concentrate on, OK?"

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), on why he doesn't call out Trump when he says dangerous things
Blood, Money, & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK by Barr McClellan (2003, 2011)

Blood, Money, & Power exposes the secret, high-level conspiracy in Texas that led to President John F. Kennedy's death and the succession of Lyndon B. Johnson as president in 1963. Attorney Barr McClellan, a former member of L.B.J.'s legal team, uses hundreds of newly released documents, including insider interviews, court papers, and the Warren Commission, to illuminate the maneuvers, payoffs, and power plays that revolved around the assassination of Kennedy and to expose L.B.J.'s involvement in the murder plot.

In addition to revealing new information, McClellan answers common questions surrounding the assassination of our thirty-fifth president. Who had the opportunity, motive, and means to assassinate J.F.K.? Who controlled the investigation and findings of the Warren Commission? This historically significant book is proof that absolute power, money, blood, corruption, and deception were at the heart of politics in the early 1960s, and it represents the very best investigative journalism has to offer.
How LBJ Killed JFK: Money, Attorneys, and the Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theory (2003) | BookTV/C-Span/The Film Archives | 01/10/14 | 55:06

Southern California Is Breaking Heat Records By Alarming Margins
HP | Lydia O'Connor | 10/25/17

At one coastal airport, the 1983 record was shattered by 15 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service office in Los Angeles, heat records for Oct. 25 were shattered in a number of places Wednesday. The most notable record was set at the Camarillo Airport in Ventura County, where a high of 103 degrees broke the previous record, 88 set in 1983, by a jaw-dropping 15 degrees.

Scientists have long warned that these types of heat waves will become the new normal. "If we continue with business-as-usual burning of fossil fuels, and warm the planet by [3 degrees Celsius] by the end of this century, then what we today call 'extreme heat' we will instead call 'midsummer,'" Michael Mann, a leading climate scientist and professor of meteorology at Penn State University, told HuffPost during a heat wave plaguing the Midwest and Northeast last summer. ... Read more
Climate Change Costs A Fortune | TYT | 10/24/17 | 7:32

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, October 26 [11:46]
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  2. In "Wet Kiss" for Wall Street, Congress Overturns Rules Allowing People to Sue Banks for Misconduct
  3. FCC Enables Faster Media Consolidation as Pro-Trump Sinclair Group Seizes Even More Local Stations
  4. Undocumented Teen Wins Abortion Fight, But Thousands in Shelters Still Live Under Anti-Choice Policy
*In "Wet Kiss" for Wall Street, Congress Overturns Rules Allowing People to Sue Banks for Misconduct | DN | 10/26/17 | 12:40
*Bill Black discusses -> Wall Street Wins as Senate Blocks Consumer Protection Rule | TRNN | 10/25/17 | 12:43
*Bill Black discusses -> Pollution Kills 9 Million People a Year | TRNN | 10/26/17 | 9:16
Republican: "Class Warfare" To Tax Millionaires | TYT | 10/25/17 | 7:00
The1a.org
OMG, GOP | 1a.org | 10/26/17 | 1hr
We talked about the woes of the Democratic Party this week. Now we'll talk about Republicans.

Things aren't at all quiet across the aisle. Republican Senators Jeff Flake, John McCain and Bob Corker and former President George W. Bush have all been outspoken about the shift in their party's tone and style under President Donald Trump.

While these critics might make impassioned speeches, all but McCain are either out of office or not seeking re-election. And the senators still largely vote along the party line.

Will anyone with an office and a campaign join this chorus, or are Flake, McCain, Corker and Bush part of an older faction of a changing party?

As the New York Times notes: Well aware of the mercurial nature of the president, most congressional Republicans are loath to do or say anything that could upset Mr. Trump and risk provoking an early-morning Twitter tirade from the White House when they are trying to delicately piece together a complex tax agreement. One can practically sense Republicans tiptoeing around the Capitol, taking extra care not to awaken the president to their presence in a way that could draw a scolding or rebuke. ...
President Donald Trump's Approval Rating Hits New Low In Fox News Poll | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/26/17 | 5:25
Joe: Sen. Jim Inhofe Is Getting It Wrong On President Donald Trump's Approach | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/26/17 | 7:05
Breaking News Trump 10/25/17 Bob Corker, Jared Kushner, Russia Investigation, Robert Mueller | MSNBC | 10/25/17 | 43:21
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Our President Is An Old Man Yelling On His Lawn | Stephen Colbert | 10/26/17 | 7:05
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Battle for the Republican Party | Trevor Noah | 10/25/17 | 5:58
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Scott Pruitt vs. The World | October 25, 2017 | Samantha Bee | 10/25/17 | 6:14
Alt Right
100% Total, Epic FAIL! Democrats Forced To Admit Peegate Is A Total Lie, Financed By Hillary | The Alex Jones Channel | 10/26/17 | 10:01
DC Rocked, Imploding! Roger Stone 10/25/17 | Infowars | 10/26/17 | 31:12
David Knight - Alex Jones Infowars | Infowars | 10/26/17 | 42:59

10.26.2017. 12:41

Wednesday October 25, 2017

How Betsy DeVos Became The Most Hated Cabinet Secretary
HP | Amanda Terkel | 10/24/17

Cabinet secretaries are rarely household names. For every Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton, there are 10 Ann Venemans and Anthony Foxxes. If an official does gain wider name recognition, it's usually someone in a higher position like the attorney general or secretary of state.

Under President Donald Trump, however, something different is happening: Everyone hates the education secretary, the person who is 16th in line to the presidency and controls only 3 percent of the federal budget. Lawmakers and activists say they've heard more about Betsy DeVos than any other Cabinet secretary ever ? often from people who aren't usually politically engaged.

"All the time," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). "This is true in town halls, when I'm walking down the sidewalk in my neighborhood, when I go into the grocery store. People come up to me to talk about Betsy DeVos. There's just no comparison. I've never had this happen with any other Cabinet secretary."... Read more

Jeff Flake Won't Seek Re-Election, Says There 'May Not Be A Place' For Him In Trump's GOP
Sen. Jeff Flake announces he won't seek re-election | PBS | 10/24/17 | 17:28
Bob Corker: Donald Trump's Legacy Will Be The 'Debasement Of Our Nation'
New Yorker Cover
The cover of the latest issue of the New Yorker depicts President Trump as a sinister clown with razor-sharp teeth leaning out from behind a tree in a dark forest. He's not exactly Pennywise the Dancing Clown from It -- the makeup is wrong, as are the stripes, and the artist, Carter Goodrich, didn't mention It when he discussed the cover -- but the teeth are pretty distinctive, and the pose echoes a widely circulated promotional picture of the latest film's Pennywise closely enough that it will be the first thing most people think of when they see it. See.

The Fourth Shattering: How Donald Trump Is Breaking America Apart
AlterNet | John Feffer / TomDispatch | 10/24/17

When the historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., published his bestseller The Disuniting of America in 1991, he didn't seriously entertain the worst-case scenario suggested by the title. At the time, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia were imploding, while separatist movements in Quebec, East Timor, Spain's Basque country, and elsewhere were already clamoring for their own states. But when it came to the United States, Schlesinger's worries were principally focused on the far smaller battlefield of the American classroom and what he saw as multiculturalism's threat to the mythic "melting pot." Although he took those teacup tempests seriously, the worst future Schlesinger could imagine was what he called the "tribalization of American life." He didn't contemplate the actual dismemberment of the country. ... Read more

Is Donald Trump Paying Hush Money? (#139?) | Keith Olbermann | 10/24/17 | 6:56
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, October 25 [11:19]
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  2. Khizr Khan: Trump's Handling of Call to Gold Star Widow Showed He's "Void of Empathy"
  3. Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Speaks Against War & Iraq Invasion: "Look at the Cost of That Mistake"
Expansion of Imperialist U.S. "War on Terror" in Africa Preceded Deadly Attacks in Niger & Somalia | DN | 10/24/17 | 21:12
Hyper-Globalized World, i.e. The Banks Lebowski
*Finance Has Become the Dominant Force in Shaping the Global Economy | TRNN | 10/24/17 | 18:02
Trump Caught In Gold Star Letter Lie | TYT | 10/23/17 | 5:10
O'Reilly Settles Bank-Breaking Sexual Harassment Case | TYT | 10/23/17 | 18:28
Jeff Flake Leaving Senate, Issues Warning Against Trump | TYT | 10/24/17 | 13:46
Note: Just Remember *Meet Trump's New Sugar Daddy | TYT | older, 09/29/16 | 20:08
*Jane Mayer on Robert Mercer & the Dark Money Behind Trump and Bannon's Radical Vision | DN | older, 03/23/17 | 19:19
TRNN Documentary: The Real Story of How Bannon and Trump Got to the White House | TRNN | older, 08/18/17 | 31:20
*Joe: We Are Seeing The Coming End Of The GOP | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/25/17 | 19:07
Senator Jeff Flake On White House Behavior: We Can't Continue To Remain Silent | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/25/17 | 8:33
Diplomatic Efforts With North Korea On 'Last Legs': Report | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/25/17 | 7:28
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Bob Corker Throws Down, Jeff Flake Steps Down | Stephen Colbert | 10/25/17 | 9:19
God Responds To Bill O'Reilly | Stephen Colbert | 10/25/17 | 3:38
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Mr. "Personal Responsibility" Bill O'Reilly Plays the Blame Game | Trevor Noah | 10/24/17 | 6:30
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Check In: Robert and Rebekah Mercer | Seth Meyers | 10/25/17 | 6:36
Protestor Throws Russian Flags at Trump, Citi Bike's Handlebars | Seth Meyers | 10/25/17 | 3:50
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Protestor Throws Russian Flags at Trump, Citi Bike's HandlebarsJimmy Kimmel monologue 10/24/17: "Trump's tweetstorm Vs. Sen. Bob Corker, Sen. Jeff Flake" | Jimmy Kimmel Live | 10/24/17 | 17:27
Alt Right
Note: I add this just to expose you to what the Alt Right is listening to. Sometimes pretty scary.
Roger Stone: Alex Jones Prediction George Bush Will Be Further Implicated In JFK Secret Records Dump | Infowars | 10/25/17 | 19:16
Roger Stone Deep Insights into JFK w/ Saint James Hunt and also Dr. Jerome Corsi | Infowars | 10/24/17 | 37:40
First Look At The Trump JFK Files | The Alex Jones Channel | 10/24/17 | 21:27
Full Show - Google Announces Plan To Build Domed Cities On Earth! - 10/24/2017 | Infowars | 10/24/17 | 2:48:41

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