April 27, 2018
For those wondering why Ryan fired the House chaplain:
Republicans Reject Investigation Into Why Paul Ryan Fired House Chaplain Patrick Conroy was forced out of his job after praying for no “winners and losers” under the GOP tax law. We still don’t know why the head of the Department of Indian Affairs resigned.
Bill Cosby Yells At Prosecutor After Guilty Verdict: ‘You Asshole!’ Too the bad prosecuter didn't then give Cosby the Vulcan salute and say "live long and prosper... in prison." (HB)
Uh-Oh: Tom Brokaw Accused.
April 26, 2018
Daily Beast suspends Joy Reid's column as they investigate decade old homophobic comments out on her blog that she claims was hacked and did not author
- Joy Reid's attorney said the FBI opened an investigation into her hacking claims
- Reid, who has been accused of making homophobic and salacious comments on her old blog, The Reid Report, says she did not author the comments
- She has been suspended from her column with the Daily Beast while they conduct their own investigation
- In addition to the questionable blog posts, old tweets from the 49-year-old host have also surfaced
- In one tweet, she refers to Southern Baptist minister George Rekers, who was famously caught with a male prostitute, as a 'rentboy'
- 'Rush Limbaugh's fourth marriage offers a hopeful message for fat, grimey closet-cases everywhere. Get rich (Karl Rover, you're on deck!)' she added
- Reid currently is remaining in her hosting gig with MSNBC however
My Daily Kos story today:
I resist getting my hopes up when I read stories like
Democrats may actually win the Senate in 2018, poll suggests A recent poll suggests that the Senate could be in play, while a recent race throws the House into question
I'm still not tired of watching this video, which Betsy Bits put on Twitter. Watch Trump's desperate pinky.
This is not the first time Trump has had difficulty getting his wife to hold his hand. Last May, a video emerged of Melania Trump slapping her husband’s hand away while the two of them walked side-by-side in Israel — and then one day later, Melania was seen moving her hand away from the president when he tried to hold it as the two were debarking from an airplane.
Ronnie Jackson withdraws his name, Scott Pruit goes before congressional committees, Rudy the Wretched is meeting with Mueller on The Don's behalf.
On Fox and Friends this morning Trump discussed Michael Cohen. Watch the entire interview here!
"He would represent me and represent me on some things, he represents me, like with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal, he represented me," Trump said. "From what I see, he did absolutely nothing wrong." He also said "it's a fix, it's a witch hunt." Living in Trump's mind I have to wonder about his obsession with witches and how many people are trying to find them. Trump launched into a tirade against the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia, before eventually replying: "I would give myself an A+." "Nobody has done what I’ve been able to do," he said. "And I did it despite the fact that I have a phony cloud over my head that doesn’t exist."
Trump made 2 costly legal errors during unhinged Fox Friends interview
Michael Avenati isn't afraid of Fox and Friends and Trump's bluster. Watch him on Morning Joe from this morning. He hints that the $1.6 million payout was for Trump and not some anonymous Republican donor as claimed. Mika presses him on what, if any concrete evidence, he has about the Stormy affair.
If you missed Marcon's address before the joint session of Congress where he basically repudiated Trumpism here's a segment. So much for the bromance.
From E.J. Dionne, Jr. in WaPo:
But on the last day of his state visit on Wednesday, Macron showed he will not be trifled with. He used a speech to a joint session of Congress to engage in a full-scale takedown of Trumpism, wrapped in a love letter to the United States and a call on Americans to live up to the values embedded in our own history.
Macron, speaking forcefully in English, held nothing back. He warned against “the illusion of nationalism” and politicians who “play with fear and anger.” He brought home the nature of the menace by alluding to the U.S. president who led the war against fascism. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” declared Macron, channeling Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Macron predicted that, despite Trump’s abandonment of the Paris climate accord, the United States would one day rejoin it. Turning Trump’s signature campaign theme on its author, the French president issued his patented call to “make our planet great again.” For good measure, he pointedly asked climate change deniers to confront the consequences if they proved to be wrong. “Let us face it,” Macron said, “there is no Planet B.”
“What is the meaning of our life, really, if we work and live destroying the planet, while sacrificing the future of our children?” Macron asked.
The veteran GOP senator and Judiciary Committee chairman is forging ahead with a Mueller-protection bill, bucking Donald Trump and his own leadership.
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