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Trump begs press to 'please' stop saying no one wants to work for him

By Dan Desai Martin - December 11, 2018

Trump's pathetic whining can't hide the chaos and instability he's created in the White House.

Trump’s criminal background, legal troubles, and general buffoonery are making it difficult for him to find anyone willing to become his next chief of staff.

Trump humiliated outgoing chief of staff John Kelly by announcing Kelly’s exit days before the two men agreed Kelly would make the announcement. And Trump’s top pick to replace him, Nick Ayers, publicly turned down the job over the weekend.

Once again, the White House is in chaos due to Trump’s own short-sightedness and instability. And once again, Trump is avoiding responsibility by whining at the media for accurately reporting on that chaos.

“Fake News has it purposely wrong,” Trump says. “Many, over ten, are vying for and wanting the White House Chief of Staff position. Why wouldn’t someone want one of the truly great and meaningful jobs in Washington. Please report news correctly. Thank you!”

https://shareblue.com/chief-of-staff-trump-begs-press-please-stop/

You want the press to play nice...........................your brother-n-law gave information to a fucking regime that had a journalists killed asshole.......................do you fucking know how many journalists have been killed asshole........................

https://cpj.org/data/killed/2018/?status=Killed&motiveConfirmed%5B%5D=Confirmed&type%5B%5D=Journalist&start_year=2018&end_year=2018&group_by=location

New Dem Campaign Chief Wants Pair Of Close-Call Candidates To Run Again

By Cameron Joseph
December 11, 2018 6:00 am
The new head of House Democrats’ efforts to retain their newfound majority made it clear she’s not content to just play defense in 2020 — and had a pair of candidates in mind to help her party expand the map who fell just short in 2018.

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), the newly elected head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said that she hoped both Minnesota’s Dan Feehan and Illinois’ Betsy Dirksen Londrigan run again after losing close races last month.

“I hope they both run,” she told TPM in a brief sit-down in her office Monday afternoon.

Feehan lost a hotly contested race in a southern Minnesota district to Rep.-elect Jim Hagedorn (R-MN) by 1,300 votes, one of only two seats Republicans flipped this past election, in a formerly swing district that President Obama carried twice but President Trump won by almost 15 points in 2016.

Londrigan also came up just short in bid against Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) in a traditionally swing district that had trended towards the GOP in recent years. The close call was driven by heavy turnout in the district’s two Democratic strongholds, the state capitol of Springfield and the college town of Champaign. The result came as something of a surprise — Davis himself hadn’t expected a close race just months before the election, and national strategists in both parties didn’t have the race at the top of their target lists on election day.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/new-dem-campaign-chief-wants-pair-of-close-call-candidates-to-run-again

Stone Dodges On Further Contact With Bannon About Wikileaks

By Josh Kovensky
December 11, 2018 11:18 am
GOP operative Roger Stone “doesn’t recall” any further contacts with Trump campaign chairman Stephen K. Bannon about Wikileaks during the 2016 beyond what was reported by the New York Times last month, he told TPM on Capitol Hill Tuesday.


Notably, Stone would not flat-out deny that he had additional communication with Bannon beyond the emails released by the Times showing the two communicating in early October 2016 about an impending release of hacked Clinton campaign emails by Wikileaks.

“So the point would be what?” Stone asked rhetorically as he continued to answer TPM’s question about contact with Bannon.

He insisted that he did not lie to Congress without prompting, telling TPM, “Perjury needs to be material.”

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/rogert-stone-dodges-bannon-wikileaks

Hey asshole, do you remember deleting your emails.........................the special prosecutor remembers.................your going to jail............................

New GOP leader suddenly against House investigations since GOP lost

By Dan Desai Martin - December 11, 20182

Kevin McCarthy loved the Benghazi investigation and 'swore' Trump was on Putin's payroll. But now he's singing a different tune.

With his party soon to be out of power, soon-to-be House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) wants Congress to continue to abdicate its constitutional oversight duties.

In a recent interview with Fox News, McCarthy had the audacity to warn Democrats against investigating Trump when they assume the majority in January.

“It looks like what they’re going to focus on is more investigations,” McCarthy said, adding, “I think America is too great a nation to have such a small agenda.”

This position is quite the flip-flop for McCarthy. Before the 2016 election, McCarthy was ecstatic about the GOP-led sham investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi.

https://shareblue.com/kevin-mccarthy-congress-investigations/


FUCK YOU McCARTHY...........................JUST FUCK YOU and your POS horse that you ride on.....................

Just maybe you and some of enabling traitors should be brought in a questioned ............on what you knew and when..............

January 3, 2019 cannot get here fast enough..........................

Renacci Critiques Mueller Probe, Says He's Spending Time On Unrelated Topics

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Kate Riga
December 11, 2018 9:46 am

Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH) critiqued the length of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation Tuesday, claiming that some of the time, Mueller has been straying from the topic for which he was appointed.


“I think if Robert Mueller had already found collusion, this investigation would have wrapped up very quickly,” Renacci told CNN’s John Berman. “We are looking at all kinds of pieces outside of the specific job that he was really hired to come on board for, which was to see if there was collusion, see if there was an issue.”

Renacci joins many Republicans in calling for Mueller to “wrap up” his investigation, though the Trump-Russia probe has been relatively short compared to other comparable major investigations throughout American history.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/renacci-critiques-mueller-probe



Hey asshole, do you know exactly what your job description is...............take a big fucking guess.......................

Your job description asshole is to defend the country and protect the country from criminals that get into the white house by illegal means............................that's your first job requirement...........and secondly if a person has been named as fucking FELON in crime as a unindicted conspirator.........................they are suppose to be removed from that position because they are fucking accused of committing a fucking felonious crime.....................

And you fucking won re-election.............is your district that gerrymandered......................you asshole, are enabling a criminal, in my opinion your a fucking criminal..................


January 3, 2019 cannot get here fast enough.........................

New Hampshire Democratic Office Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Associated Press
December 11, 2018 9:45 am

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Democratic Party Office has been evacuated because of a suspicious package, police said.

At least three employees were present when the package was found Monday afternoon, the Concord Monitor reported. Police told the newspaper that first responders checked at least one of those employees for possible exposure to a substance in the package, but no injuries were reported.

The New Hampshire office tweeted that the employee was treated “merely as a precaution.”

“This afternoon, we alerted authorities immediately upon finding a suspicious package at the NHDP Headquarters,” state Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley said in the tweet.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/new-hampshire-democratic-office-evacuated









Climate Change Conference Erupts Into Laughter As US Rep Promotes Coal

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Kate Riga
December 11, 2018 11:21 am

Wells Griffith, President Donald Trump’s adviser on energy and climate, made quite an impression at this year’s largest climate change conference held in Poland when he used his speaking time to bolster the necessity of coal.

According to a Washington Post report, Griffith took the podium Monday and said, “We strongly believe that no country should have to sacrifice economic prosperity or energy security in pursuit of environmental sustainability.”

The room erupted into laughter, punctuated with shouts of protest.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/climate-change-conference-erupts-into-laughter-us-rep-promotes-coal



What a total and complete embarrassment....................we deserve better.....................


January 3, 2019 cannot get here fast enough................

The other 29-year-old who Democrats just elected to Congress

Abby Finkenauer may not be as outspoken as Ocasio-Cortez, but the Iowa congresswoman-elect is just as relatable.

FRANK DALE
DEC 11, 2018, 8:00 AM

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) isn’t the only 29-year-old who was part of Democrats’ historic “blue wave” in last month’s midterms.

Her future House colleague Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) — who recently unseated two-term Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA) in Cedar Rapids’ 1st congressional district — is only nine months older, but she’s just as relatable.

If you aren’t already feeling old, let’s just get it all out of the way now.

Finkenauer was born in December 1988 — five days before the calendar flipped to 1989 — graduated from college in 2011, and was first elected to the Iowa state House in 2014 at the age of 25.

Former Vice President Joe Biden couldn’t believe it, either.

https://thinkprogress.org/abby-finkenauer-iowa-house-democrats-2018-midterms-blue-wave-rod-blum-congress-d682179ae455/

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Despite her meteoric rise, the Iowa Democrat doesn’t come from a politically-connected family. Her mother is a public school employee and her father is a welder, so Finkenauer is a “#prouduniondaughter.”


Google's secret 'Dragonfly' project is a major threat to human rights

"This has much wider implications for Google, and for human rights online more generally."

CASEY MICHEL
DEC 11, 2018, 8:00 AM

For years, Google has acted as the model of a Big Tech company with an ethical backbone. Much of that reputation stems from the company’s 2010 decision to leave China entirely, a move Google attributed to its desire to “no longer continue censoring our results” in the face of Chinese government pressure.

Over the past few months, however, Google’s moral standing has plummeted. Thanks to a series of insider leaks and investigations, coupled with concerted pressure from human rights groups, Google’s plans to quietly return to China and aid the Chinese government’s unprecedented censorship regime are no longer secret.

Google’s “Dragonfly” project is a new search engine — one the company claims is only in its earliest stages — that would censor information at the behest of the Chinese government. Dragonfly would not only allow Chinese authorities to prevent citizens from learning about issues like human rights, but it would also, according to one Google employee who resigned in protest, even block access to accurate air quality data.

The development of Dragonfly comes as the Chinese government continues building the world’s largest system of concentration camps globally, disappearing and detaining at least one million Muslims across the country’s western region of Xinjiang. The camps are the latest in the Chinese Communist Party’s lengthy list of human rights abuses, from becoming the global leader in executions to cracking down on Christians to widespread organ harvesting.

https://thinkprogress.org/google-dragonfly-china-censorship-human-rights-fe1fe1ddf55a/

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell 12/4/18

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