Sunday, February 17, 2019
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Appeals court overturns FCC’s attempt to throw 70 percent of low-income people off broadband

A federal appeals court overturned Ajit Pai and his FCC’s attempt to make it far more difficult for tribal residents to get the subsidies needed to afford broadband internet access through the Lifeline program. Last Friday’s...
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Mitch McConnell allows Trump to treat government like a reboot of ‘The Apprentice’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to have a singular focus: getting as many right-wing extremist judges into the federal judiciary as is humanly possible. To that end, he's allowing the popular-vote-loser in the...
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Trump labor board declares open season on ‘independent contractors’ this week in the war...

The Donald Trump-appointed National Labor Relations Board dealt a major blow last week to workers being exploited by companies misclassifying them as independent contractors. Whether a worker is an employee has long been determined...

A Little More About Those Blocked Number Phone Calls Don Made Before Trump Tower...

So, reports indicate that the two phone calls Made by Don Jr, to blocked numbers the same day Jr. spoke to  Emin Agalarov and publicist Rob Goldstone were not to his father (who was in the same building with him) as some have speculated, but to “friends” of “Jr.” Typically, Trump couldn’t wait to crow about the development, and just as typically, he lied his ass off… Because Howard Lorber, whom you won’t read much about in the above link, recipient of one of the phone calls, was an associate of Godfather Don himself, who had accompanied Trump on his trip to Moscow to lay the ground work for Trump Tower Kremlin in 1996. Craig Unger, author of House of Putin House of Trump tells the story below: 2/As per #HouseofTrump, LeBow had begun investing in Moscow in early 90s when one inevitably dealt w dubious characters–among them Vadim Rabinovich who had just taken part in Tel Aviv meeting giving Semion #Mogilevich control of lucrative Ukraine energy trade. 3/ In effort to develop Trump Tower Moscow, they were shown around by Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov who was also close to #Mogilevich & Vyacheslav Ivankov (below), a murderous mobsters who happened to be a Trump Tower resident on 5th Ave and a regular at Trump’s Taj Mahal. 4/Mayor Luzhkov had other ties to #mogilevich thru real estate company, Sistema. Not much came of this 1996 trip, tho Trump boasted that it was going to be huge. 5/ Fast forward to 2013. By this time, Trump has pinned hopes for Moscow development on billionaire real estate mogul Aras Agalarov who also has ties to #Mogilevich. In Feb 2013, his son Emin had performed at a big RU mafia bday party Mogi gave for RU mob boss Sergei Mikhailov. 6/So in June 2016, Emin sets up infamous Trump Tower meeting w Don, Jr., Jared, Manafort and the Russians in which Russians, many w ties to Russian Mafia, clearly want team Trump to promise that sanctions will be lifted.L Howard Lorber is the new figure in this. What is his real role? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Tweet an answer to that, drumpf…what was the role of this “friend of ours”. Or don’t bother, I’m sure Mueller is on it.

House Committee To Finally Hold Hearings On Gun Control

Finally. The wingnuts are already churning and crying about the end of the Second Amendment, but in fact, we may be seeing the dawn of sane gun ownership in this country. 🚨🚨Breaking News: The House will hold the first hearing on gun violence prevention in eight years! Stay tuned next Wednesday, February 6 at 10am ET because the House is finally taking action to prevent gun violence. pic.twitter.com/eXPcJC6snw — Mike Thompson (@RepThompson) January 31, 2019 The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and this is a step that we have needed to take for a very very long time.

Pentagon Reject’s Trump’s Separate Branch “Space Force”. Buck Rogers Will Be an Airman.

Per Politico coller heads have prevailed and drumpf’s fever dreams of a stand alone “Space Force” will be a failure to launch. Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan has recommended that a new Space Force be established within the Air Force, making it a separate branch akin to the Marine Corps, which is part of the Navy but not a fully fledged military department. “It’s going to be small, as small as possible footprint, that’s why I recommended it sits underneath the Air Force,” Shanahan said told reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday…. ….Shanahan also said Tuesday that a senior officer has been identified to head the newly formed U.S. Space Command, a headquarters established by Congress in the last defense policy bill. “We do have a person that we’re going to move through in terms of who would lead the Space Command,” he said, without identifying the individual. Mr. Pickens could not be reached for comment.   Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
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‘Greed Has No Limit for GOP’: McConnell Estate Tax Repeal Would Hand Tens of...

Just over a year after the GOP rammed through its $1.5 trillion tax plan—which has predictably rewarded the ultra-rich while doing virtually nothing for workers—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his Republican colleagues...
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Senate postpones confirmation vote on attorney general nominee William Barr

The vote to send William Barr’s nomination as attorney general to the floor of the Senate has been delayed by a week after Democrats objected to Barr’s statements concerning special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Barr...
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White House doubles down on Trump’s epic shutdown fail, won’t rule out a repeat

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that, although Donald Trump doesn't relish the idea of another shutdown, she wouldn't take it off the table. “I’m not going to get into the hypotheticals...

Mick Mulvaney says Trump is willing to shut down the government again in three...

It was a relatively slow day on the Sunday shows. No doubt most of the House and Senate was too tuckered out from the shutdown to pipe up with the incendiary early-morning statements that...

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