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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has Comey's memos—but don't expect him to admit it

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

While the testimony of former CIA director John Brennan on Tuesday was a visual reminder that the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation was at last getting back into action after a long Devin Nunes-inspired delay, it’s far from the only game in town. Show More Summary

House OKs revamp of VA appeals in bid to cut claims backlog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved legislation to cut the time it takes for the Department of Veterans Affairs to handle appeals from veterans unhappy with their disability payouts. The bill would allow veterans to file "express" appeals if they waive their right to a hearing or the ability to submit new evidence.

The Trump White House and the joy of hearing what you want to hear

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Donald Trump may be in Rome, but he clearly left an anonymous philosopher running the store. Responding to former CIA Director John Brennan’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, someone in the shadowy bowels of Trump central...Show More Summary

Lawmakers probe US contractor in Iraq sex trafficking case

The Associated Press reported this month that Sallyport Global had fired two company investigators after they uncovered evidence of the trafficking as well as alcohol smuggling and major security violations at Balad Air Base.

Kimberly Guilfoyle Calls Roger Ailes A 'Champion Of Women'

In its report on Roger Ailes' funeral, conservative Lifezette noted that Kimberly Guilfoyle called him a "champion of women." In a rather lengthy account of Ailes' funeral by Laura Ingraham's Lifezette website, there was this brief but...Show More Summary

Senate intelligence committee to subpoena two of former national security adviser Mike Flynn's businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate intelligence committee to subpoena two of former national security adviser Mike Flynn's businesses.

Former CIA confirms 'interactions' between Russia, Trump campaign

Donald Trump's argument that the Russia scandal is a "witch hunt" was thoroughly discredited today by the former director of the CIA.

A $2 trillion 'math error' or Paul Ryan-style unicorn poop and pixie dust?

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Economists around the country are calling foul on a $2 trillion sleight of hand in the budget OMB Director Mick Mulvaney released while popular vote loser Donald Trump is away. It's either a dose of the kind of magical budget thinking...Show More Summary

Lawmakers, citing AP report, probe US defense contractor accused of shutting down sex trafficking investigation in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers, citing AP report, probe US defense contractor accused of shutting down sex trafficking investigation in Iraq.

Sessions capitulates on sanctuary cities, but not before sneaking his agenda into the budget

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, America’s most racist Keebler elf, appeared to eat some humble pie yesterday after backing off the Department of Justice’s ongoing threats to strip money from sanctuary cities. The Huffington Post reported that...Show More Summary

Israel Ambassador's Quick Save When He Facepalms At Trump

[clmediameta nid=130054] This is such a good, quick save I had to share. The Israeli Ambassador to the United States, American-born Ron Dermer, is sitting on the green couch on the right when Donald Trump, sitting in Israel, says "We...Show More Summary

Trump Asked Intel Chiefs Deny Russia Collusion

Donald Trump asked two of the government's top intelligence chiefs to publicly deny evidence of cooperation between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, multiple current and former US officials confirmed to CNN Monday. Trump spoke to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Show More Summary

Every Trump–Russia hearing is an excuse for Republicans to talk about anything except Trump–Russia

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Whether it’s in the House or Senate, every investigation into the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russian officials tends to go the same way. Democratic Senator A? Yes, here are some questions about the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia. Show More Summary

Oklahoma congressman wants to chair House oversight panel

Russell said in a news release Tuesday that he wants to lead the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee when current committee chairman and fellow Republican Jason Chaffetz of Utah steps down.

Drop dead, America: Trump's billion-dollar budget cuts to medical research and disease prevention

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Trump administration's proposed budget isn't just unconscionable for how inhumane it is, it's a sweeping effort to hamstring science, setting back lifesaving advances in both medical research and treatment that will inevitably make...Show More Summary

Trey Gowdy Eats Own Dick In Front Of Former CIA Director, How Embarrassing

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Is Trey Gowdy the dumbest fucking cracker in Congress again? WHOA IF TRUE!

Flynn to Plead Fifth, Not Cooperate with Senate

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination as he notifies a Senate panel that he won't hand over documents in the probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Show More Summary

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