Here’s Donald Trump trying to regain lost face after backing out of his negotiations with North Korea yesterday: xDemocrats are so obviously rooting against us in our negotiations with North Korea. Just like they are coming to the defense of MS 13 thugs, saying that they are individuals & must be nurtured, or asking to end your big Tax Cuts & raise your taxes instead. Dems have lost touch!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2018 Who needs to root against Trump’s North Korea negotiations when he so effectively steps on his own dick at every turn? Also, there’s a difference between rooting against success and being skeptical that it can happen given that Trump agreed to talks without preconditions. As for MS-13, Democrats are not the ones obsessed with the gang, which is a teeny tiny fraction of all immigrants. Democrats are much more worried about the parents and children being ripped apart, the migrant children being abused by Border Patrol, the Dreamers fearing deportation, the immigrants who’ve been living and working and raising families and building their communities in this country for decades. But Trump just wants to talk about a comparative few gang members—and here he’s reminding us that when he thinks MS-13, he thinks all immigrants, and when he thinks immigrants, he thinks MS-13. And “your big Tax Cuts”? Sure, if you’re a billion-dollar corporation.
New research from a coalition of Democratic pollsters has revealed that a solid majority of Americans—59 percent—don't realize Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russian interference in the 2016 election has produced results. The report comes from Navigator Research, a coalition of top progressive pollsters who are providing monthly messaging suggestions to national Democrats. Their findings on the American public's view of the Mueller investigation sends a clear message: By not talking about it, Democrats have ceded the entire conversation to Donald Trump, who is flooding the zone with crap information and lies. On the bright side, there's certainly room to inform voters if Democrats make it, but they can't cower in the corner because they're afraid of the big, bad «impeachment» demon. That approach is killing us. Here's more findings from Navigator's survey on the Mueller probe from a McClatchy article: Even though most people don't know the probe has yielded 22 indictments, 97 percent of Americans have heard at least “a little” about the investigation (meaning they have received information, just not enough information or the wrong information) When told of Mueller's 22 indictments, 59 percent of the public (including 63 percent independents) agree the probe should continue The only message that tested better than the idea that the probe should be completed was the notion that nobody, including the president of the United States, is above the law—63 percent of the public agrees with the statement The public finds “obstruction of justice” more compelling than “collusion” by 7 points generally and 12 points among independents On Mueller, about 1/3 say he's doing a good job, 1/3 say he's doing poorly, and the remaining 1/3 say they don't know—meaning Democrats could and should tell them 53 percent of the public disapproves of the GOP's handling of the Mueller probe What concerned people most about the GOP? 47 percent said Republicans are “putting politics over country”—another point Democrats should be driving home All in all, this is the problem with an actual solution—Democrats can step up their defense of the Mueller probe and the results it is yielding. What Americans need to see is that Democrats are fighting for our democracy. In the context of that argument, they do not necessarily have to use the word «impeachment.» No one is above the law—especially not the president of the United States. The Russia probe has already yielded 22 indictments and 3 guilty pleas from former top Trump campaign aides and advisers. Those are lightning-quick results and the investigation must be allowed to continue unimpeded by Republican lawmakers and Donald Trump. What's so hard about that?
A Border Patrol agent shot and killed an unarmed undocumented woman in the Rio Brava area of Texas on Wednesday. Spanish-language media has identified her as Claudia Patricia Gómez González, a 20-year-old woman from Guatemala. According to immigrant rights group America’s Voice, she was shot in the head: The agent was responding to a report of illegal activity near a culvert and was attacked by migrants with «blunt objects» after he tried to detain them, [Customs and Border Protection] CBP said in a news release. But CBP’s claims should be questioned, because immigration officials lie, often and shamelessly. Marta Martinez, a resident who livestreamed the arrests of men who were with the young woman, disputes CBP’s claims and says that she believes the young woman was hiding, not attacking: In the video, a Border Patrol agent is seen walking out of an empty building with two people in cuffs. “Why did you kill that woman? You killed her!« Martinez is heard saying to the agents. »I saw you with the gun.« Martinez suggests in the video that the migrants were running, but said that she did not see them flee. She does not believe they were attacking the agent when the woman was shot. »The girl was in the grass and trees; to me she was hiding,« Martinez said. »They're saying they threw rocks at the agents, but the two migrants were scared and the one guy was scared — they didn't have rocks in their hands." This the latest incident at the hands an unchecked, out-of-control immigration enforcement agency, and one that has taken yet another unarmed life.
Donald Trump may still be hiding the White House visitor logs, but it would still be more interesting to get a peek at the schedule for Trump Tower. There was the well-known meeting between Trump’s senior campaign staff and Russian operatives during the campaign, the more recently discovered meeting with representatives for Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and CNN is now reporting that Michael Cohen lined up a Trump Tower meeting with Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg less than two weeks before Trump took office. Vekselberg is the head of Russian investment firm Renova Group, and together with a cousin formed the American company Columbus Nova. That company poured more than $1 million into Essential Consultants, the letter-drop/shell company which appears to have served as an all-purpose corruption hub, making Donald Trump’s porn-star payoffs and accepting contributions from US companies, foreign companies and foreign governments seeking an edge with Trump. Agents working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller stopped Vekselberg at a New York-area airport earlier this year, likely in connection to his payments to Cohen. But while Columbus Nova has admitted to the payments, the company has made several statements that Vekselberg was not involved … a position that is much more difficult to maintain when, at about the same time these payments began, the Russian oligarch and Trump attorney were together at Trump Tower for a very specific purpose: A person familiar with the meeting told CNN that Vekselberg and Intrater met with Cohen and discussed improving US-Russia relations. In another recently discovered instance, Cohen was found to have taken at least $400,000 to arrange a meeting between Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine. Ukraine got their meeting, and not only did Cohen collect the money, Ukraine dropped an investigation into Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort. The Vekselberg meeting appears to be just another example of how Essential Consultants was essentially nothing but plain old-fashioned bribery.
The one thing that seemed to emerge from Thursday’s viewing of the documents that Donald Trump claimed would show an FBI spy “implanted” in his campaign was … nothing. No spy. No implanting. No evidence that would rile even the most conspiracy-happy Trump supporter. The emperor’s new theory was simply naked lies. Though Republicans did rouse themselves enough to complain when Democrats pointed out the truth, the prevailing attitude—even among the most ardent Trump supporters—was one of walking away, saying little, and hoping that the press would simply forget this whole thing. But Donald Trump is not giving up. He’s determined that his own version of “unmasking” and “release the memo” is just as good as … those Devin Nunes-created pointless exercises in distraction. So Trump’s morning Twitter session includes some parting shots at this fantasy target. xThe Democrats are now alluding to the the concept that having an Informant placed in an opposing partyÃ¢ÂÂs campaign is different than having a Spy, as illegal as that may be. But what about an Ã¢ÂÂInformantÃ¢ÂÂ who is paid a fortune and who Ã¢ÂÂsets upÃ¢ÂÂ way earlier than the Russian Hoax?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2018 Even based on the new Republican formula that lies are patriotic, while telling the truth represents a leak of classified information, this seems … Honestly, it’s hard to know what this seems. Unintelligible, that’s what it seems. Trump appears to be suggesting that the FBI placed an informant within his campaign before there was any evidence of a connection to Russia, and paid that informant “a fortune.” None of which squares with what has made it into the public domain. Considering what has been published by outlets such as the Washington Post, and the reaction of those who saw Trump’s apparently very-non-smoking-gun documents, this “nothing burger” appears to be even emptier than usual. Donald Trump is still trying to make what he calls “Spygate” happen … but he appears to be going it alone.
The council of political parties with the Moscow City Government is developing a law on the status and rights of homeless people. One of the main goals of the bill is to protect tourists from potential crime by the homeless. Read Full Article at RT.com
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In a direct message on Twitter, one of the alleged suspects wrote, «Need to delete everything. This is a murder case now.»
The deal still requires approval from a US district judge.
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Mobility is one of the most rapidly advancing technologies going, and we’re searching for the rising stars of early-stage mobility startups to apply as a TC Top Pick for Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7 at Moscone Center West. It’s a competitive application process, but if TechCrunch editors designate your company as a Top […]
Following the success of the live mobile game show HQ Trivia, a team of serial entrepreneurs have begun testing the market to see if another game show concept can work, too. Their new game show-inspired app, Gravy, is meant to be a riff on the “Price is Right” combined with a QVC-style shopping experience. That […]
Tesla has paid out $5 million to settle a class action lawsuit against it alleging that the Autopilot feature in the company’s cars was “essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous.” Owners who paid $5,000 for Autopilot will be reimbursed to the tune of a couple hundred bucks, Reuters reported. Although Tesla claimed that the semi-autonomous driving […]
French startup Riminder recently raised a $2.3 million funding round from various business angels, such as Xavier Niel, Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, Romain Niccoli, Franck Le Ouay, Dominique Vidal, Thibaud Elzière and Fred Potter. The company has been building a deep learning-powered tool to sort applications and resumes so you don’t have to. Riminder participated in TechCrunch’s […]
A cluster of U.S. news websites has gone dark for readers in Europe as the EU’s new privacy laws went into effect on Friday. The ruleset, known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), outlines a robust set of requirements that internet companies collecting any personal data on consumers must follow. The consequences are considerable enough […]
Over the past several weeks you’ve probably seen a whole whack of policy update emails popping up in your inbox. There’s a very good reason you received them. There was an important deadline […] The post The EU’s New Data Protection Rules Are Now In Effect appeared first on Geek.com.
VR game Archangel: Hellfire is set to launch for Steam and Oculus Rift on June 28. This update to the award-winning Archangel introduces the fan-requested multiplayer mode. Here, users can pit their mechs […] The post Archangel: Hellfire VR’s Multiplayer Early Access Launches appeared first on Geek.com.
BOSTON (AP) — Tourism businesses on Cape Cod are looking to Puerto Rico to fill summer jobs. The Boston Globe reports that employers are turning to Puerto Rico because of a shortage of workers locally and a cap on foreign-worker visas. As U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans don't need visas to ...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Mesa University officials are planning to construct a $15.7 million campus hotel that will serve as a training facility for the hospitality and culinary programs. The Daily Sentinel reports the university's board approved the teaching hotel Thursday that's slated for a spot on the ...
VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) - Reclusive pop artist Robert Indiana didn't open his island home to many strangers. That's going to change with his death. Indiana's will calls for his Maine home and studio to be transformed into a museum and for his collection to be preserved and open to the ...
Louis Vuitton has announced the Women's PreFall 2018 collection, which is made after a renewed partnership with Nicolas Ghesquiere.The collection targeted at women is described by Louis Vuitton as being “Spring” ready, while also imbibing the spirit of fall. It is designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere who has collaborated with the luxury fashion house since 2013 to create womenswear. When Ghesquiere joined, he donned the title which was previously held by Marc Jacobs. Since then the collaboration with Ghesquiere, as he steers the womenswear line as its artistic director, has resulted in it becoming very popular. The upward growth trajectory has helped cement his position, and it was recently announced that the collaboration with Ghesquiere will continue for the foreseeable future.As for the PreFall 2018 collection which is offered for women, it has a cosmopolitan vibe that draws on luxury fabrics and technical aspects to deliver a striking style statement. Included in the collection are future friendly garments such as a silver parka, which is highly reflective and can be paired effortlessly with traditionally styled denim. Jacquard knitwear also forms an important element in the collection which also features rich colors and motifs that are inspired by modern designs.Items from last season such as the Archlight trainers have seeped into the PreFall 2018 collection and now come paired with ankle socks. Other accessories like boots are offered with a Monogram flower heel and have a length that fashionably extends till the knee.Click on the slideshow to see images from the PreFall 2018 collectionhttp://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder Louise Blouin
At the end of the first lap, Dalton Kellett’s Andretti Autosport entry led Juncos Racing’s Victor Franzoni, up from fourth on the grid with Ryan Norman third ahead of Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta in two more Andretti cars.But at the start of the third lap, Franzoni went to make a pass for the lead, couldn’t complete it and the pair of them started coming under pressure from ... Keep reading
“I’m enjoying the hell out of this year. I’m having so much fun and some weeks are good, some weeks are not what we want, but we are continuing and growing and learning from it and that is all you can do,” Wallace said this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Small team attempting big thingsWallace is in his first full-time season driving Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Chevrolet ... Keep reading
CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein insists his team has not engaged in trade talks, despite speculation about a potential deal for Baltimore Orioles superstar Manny Machado.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State guard Barry Brown Jr. withdrew from the NBA draft on Friday, deciding instead to return to the Wildcats for his senior season.