Did Donald Trump Say Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels Reminded Him of Daughter Ivanka? “Both women have alleged in interviews that the president compared them to Ivanka Trump.”
Donald and Ivanka Trump Were Involved in Inauguration’s Inflated Payments to Family Business, New Suit Says “Members of the Trump family were aware of and involved in the negotiation of this unconscionable contract,” the District of Columbia’s attorney general wrote in the suit.
Bloomberg: Trump Tax Cut Hands $32 Billion Windfall to America’s Top Banks “Top banks saved $18 billion in 2019, even more than prior year. Meanwhile lending slowed, job cuts mounted and dividends rose.”
How ‘Lock Her Up!’ just blew up Another useless GOP investigation turns up a big fat nothing burger. This makes three now, that have amounted to nothing. Meanwhile, Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election led to 199 criminal counts against 37 people and entities. Seven people pleaded guilty; six were sentenced to prison.
President Donald Trump, on windmills:
I never understood wind. I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody. I know it is very expensive. They are made in China and Germany mostly, very few made here, almost none, but they are manufactured, tremendous – if you are into this – tremendous fumes and gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint, fumes are spewing into the air, right spewing, whether it is China or Germany, is going into the air.
Trump Campaign Bizarrely Edits His Head Onto Greta Thunberg’s Body on Her TIME Cover (to trigger the libs)
Between 1985 and 1994, the Times story says, Trump’s core businesses lost money every single year, and the accumulated losses came to more than a billion dollars. “In fact, year after year, Mr. Trump appears to have lost more money than nearly any other individual American taxpayer, the Times found when it compared his results with detailed information the I.R.S. compiles on an annual sampling of high-income earners,” Buettner and Craig write. “His core business losses in 1990 and 1991—more than $250 million each year—were more than double those of the nearest taxpayers in the I.R.S. information for those years.”
There Are Two Separate Impeachment Hearings Happening Right Now — And Republicans Are Winning Theirs “Nothing Republican Rep. Devin Nunes does during the hearings makes sense if you watch it in the moment. When it’s posted on Facebook later, though, it works perfectly.”
Why Fox News Slimed a Purple Heart Recipient A former Fox News guest host explains the methodology behind Fox News propaganda.
Trump sought to allay fears about his health during his presidential campaign, releasing a letter from his long-time personal doctor—Dr. Harold Bornstein—which lauded Trump’s “astonishingly excellent” condition and claimed he would “unequivocally” be the healthiest president in history. Bornstein has since told NBC News that the president wrote the letter himself. In 2017, Bornstein also claimed that Trump aides turned up unannounced at his office and removed files relating to the president. (source)
Trump’s Public Lands Chief Wrote For A Cult Extremist’s Magazine “William Perry Pendley authored anti-environmental screeds for Lyndon LaRouche. Now he controls 10% of the U.S. landmass.”
Yahoo Finance: Trump adds $4.1 trillion to national debt. Here’s where the money went “The biggest contributor to the $4.1 trillion that will be added to the national debt through 2029 is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This signature tax cut legislation signed by Trump in 2017 single-handedly increased the debt by $1.8 trillion, according to CRFB.”
How the GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act benefits mostly the rich “This page includes estimates of TCJA’s effects in 2020. Most of the law’s benefits will go to the richest fifth of Americans, and a significant portion will go to foreign investors who own stocks in American companies and, therefore, benefit from the corporate tax cuts.”
Scientific American: Scientists have been underestimating the pace of climate change
Time: ‘We Are Being Eaten From Within.’ Why America Is Losing the Battle Against White Nationalist Terrorism “In more than a dozen interviews with TIME, current and former federal law-enforcement and national-security officials described a sense of bewilderment and frustration as they watched warnings go ignored and the white-supremacist terror threat grow. Over the past decade, multiple attempts to refocus federal resources on the issue have been thwarted. Entire offices meant to coordinate an interagency response to right-wing extremism were funded, staffed and then defunded in the face of legal, constitutional and political concerns.”
The Trump Tax Cuts Worked (As a Scam) By Eric Levitz “In May, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) found no sign that the Trump tax cuts made any discernible contribution to growth, wages, or business investment. Corporations did not plow their windfalls into exceptionally productive and innovative ventures. Instead, they mostly threw their handouts onto the giant pile of cash they were already sitting on, and/or returned it to their (predominantly rich) shareholders.”
Forbes: The 2017 Tax Cuts Didn’t Work, The Data Prove It: “Investment did not boom and workers will not see the promised bump in pay. The richest Americans instead got even richer while corporations used a lot of the new money to keep shareholders happy.”
DeVos Repeals Obama-Era Rule Cracking Down on For-Profit Colleges “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday officially repealed an Obama-era regulation that sought to crack down on for-profit colleges and universities that produced graduates with no meaningful job prospects and mountains of student debt they could not hope to repay.”
If the U.S. government’s claims that Iran was behind the tanker attack are true, 47 percent of U.S. adults would somewhat or strongly support military action while 31 percent would be somewhat or strongly opposed. Unsurprisingly, the polling uncovered a deep partisan divide with 77 percent of Republicans backing a military strike compared to just 31 percent of Democrats.
While most respondents overall opposed military action against North Korea, the “majority of Trump supporters prefer the US strike in every scenario, except when confidence in the effectiveness of the US conventional strike is 50 percent”—and even then it remained at 44 percent as opposed to a mere 8 percent for non-supporters. Separately, those who backed the death penalty were actually more eager to inflict a higher death toll among North Korean civilians.
Trump’s order to slash number of science advisory boards blasted by critics as ‘nonsensical’ “It’s no longer death by a thousand cuts. It’s taking a knife to the jugular,” one science advocate said of the order to eliminate a third of the advisory boards.
“In 2016, when he was running for President, USA Today found that [Trump] had been involved in thirty-five hundred lawsuits, and was the plaintiff in nearly two thousand of them.” (The New Yorker, May 13, 2019)
Meet the Money Behind The Climate Denial Movement “Nearly a billion dollars a year is flowing into the organized climate change counter-movement.”