Yury Makarov, the chairman of a district court in Stavropol, Russia, resigned after a lewd video of someone resembling him and a naked woman buying champagne from a gas station was leaked on the internet. Read Full Article at RT.com
Since asking a quartet of questions last Thursday, the jury in Paul Manafort’s first trial has been all but silent. Manafort’s lawyers have been spreading the word that the fact that the jury did not come back immediately was a good sign for their client. But the last two days of jury silence are a better sign that this quiet jury is going to make some noise very soon. Perhaps as soon as Tuesday. The reason for this is that the jury is not wearing out a path between the jury room and Judge Ellis. That’s good evidence that this jury is not snared on hooks of legal uncertainties, isn’t about to engage in some convoluted act of nullification, and hasn’t broken down around groups of Trump supporters mumbling “witch hunt” under their breath. All of those things might still happen. But the way in which this jury has behaved—asking some pretty big questions up front, then settling down behind closed doors—suggests that they are working about as well as any group of ordinary citizens asked to deal with a complex, high-profile set of financial crimes could be expected to work. They are slogging through the evidence, knocking off the long list of charges. Treating it all very seriously. That’s by no means a guarantee that Manafort will be found guilty on all, or even most of the charges. And a not guilty verdict also doesn’t require any duplicitous red-hatted intent on the part of the jurors. Questions such as the one the jurors asked on the first day, concerning Manafort’s responsibility to report accounts that he split fifty-fifty with his wife, show the jury trying to come to grips with the difference between legal terminology and a plain reading of the text. They could easily decide Manafort is not guilty of some of these charges. However, it seems extremely unlikely that any jury will absolve Manafort of all the charges. By most accounts, the prosecutors did a fine job of walking the court.through Manafort’s tax evasion. Despite Judge Ellis’ snide remarks concerning Rick Gates, it seems unlikely the jury will give those hidden millions a pass. Sometime in the next two days, it’s highly likely that the jury will return to inform Donald Trump’s campaign chair just how many charges they’re putting in his cart. And that’s when things could get interesting.
I'm writing this after spending the day hunkered down indoors next to an air purifier, as I have the good fortune of being in Washington state while it's home to some of the world's worst air pollution. For the second year in a row, smoke from wildfires has rendered the normally refreshing air practically unbreathable. My primary source of entertainment these days is checking air quality monitoring websites for signs of ominous red and purple bulges making their way down from Canada. Fires in other parts of Washington aren't helping. As if things didn't already feel apocalyptic enough, there's something about these wildfire episodes, with their sickly grayish-orange skies and sense of entrapment, that truly give one the sense that the end of the Anthropocene is nigh. Scientists say that warming temperatures plus population growth in burn-prone areas are causing the surge in wildfires; meanwhile, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is, of course, blaming environmentalists. Hard to see how we come back from this brink, since we're already so far over it. Help sustain these cartoons — join the Sorensen Subscription Service! Follow me on Twitter at @JenSorensen
The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● WI-Gov: Fresh off his dominant victory in last week's Democratic primary, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers has released a new poll from PPP giving him a 49-44 lead over Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The survey, which was conducted in the two days after the primary, is very similar to PPP's prior poll for Evers, taken in May, that has him up 49-45. It's also considerably closer—but likely far more realistic—than a Marist survey last month that found Evers ahead by a giant 54-41 margin. Campaign Action Republicans haven't bothered to respond with any contrary data, but Walker did try to pre-butt any Democratic polling ahead of the primary. «You could have Daffy Duck on the ballot for the Democrats,» Walker argued, «and they'll start out with at least 48 percent of the vote.» Thing is, though, Walker's been on the ballot three times, and his Democratic opponents have won 46, 46, and 47 percent of the vote, so no one, not even Daffy Duck (D), has ever managed 48 percent against him. Walker's been voluble in his panic this year: After Democrats won a special election on dark red turf in January, Walker tried to cancel another set of special elections—but Democrats won another one anyway. The primary should have him worried, too, since 54 percent of all ballots were cast on the Democratic side. Walker still has access to endless money, and naturally his allies have gone on the attack, viciously so. But with all signs showing the Midwest snapping back toward Democrats this cycle, Evers has a strong shot, so we're changing our rating on this race from Lean Republican to Tossup. Primary Day ● Primaries: Tuesday brings us primaries in Wyoming and Alaska, and Jeff Singer has a preview of what's in store. The GOP battle for Wyoming's open governorship is the marquee contest. There, ultra-wealthy megadonor Foster Friess is trying to use his money to overcome his lack of involvement in local politics to beat back a field of several credible opponents. (Friess, you'll recall, is the guy who once explained his preferred approach to birth control thusly: «Back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it a between their knees and it wasn't that costly.») There's also an interesting new twist in Alaska: For the first time, independents can now run in Democratic primaries, and if they win, they'll be identified both as independents and as the Democratic nominee on ballots. Independent Alyse Galvin, who is hoping to unseat GOP Rep. Don Young, the longest-serving member of the House, is the most prominent candidate testing out this approach. Race Ratings Changes ● MN-Gov (Tossup to Lean D): Democrats wound up nominating their strongest candidate last week when they chose Rep. Tim Walz, while Republicans … did not. Though Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson lacks former Gov. Tim Pawlenty's lobbyist baggage, he's a pitiful fundraiser, and he upset his much better-known rival by proving he was the Trumpiest candidate. That's not a message that will resonate with a broader electorate. But really, it's the turnout that tells the tale. Both parties held competitive primaries, but an astonishing 65 percent of all votes were cast for Democrats. Even a stronger candidate than Johnson would be in trouble; it wouldn't be a surprise if he wound up getting triaged. Democrats shouldn't get cocky, but Walz has the advantage now. ● SD-Gov (Safe R to Likely R): Democrats haven't won South Dakota's governorship since 1974, but they have an unusual candidate this year in state House Senate Leader Billie Sutton, a former professional rodeo rider who was paralyzed from the waist down in an accident a decade ago. Sutton has experience winning in a very red district, and he's raised credible sums. He also released a poll several weeks ago finding GOP Rep. Kristi Noem with just a 46-42 lead for this open seat. The response from the Noem campaign was telling: «It's funny that Democrats are excited about a poll that shows their candidate losing,» sniffed her campaign manager. Even if Sutton's poll is spot-on, it's still a very long way from 42 percent to victory for a Democrat running statewide in South Dakota. But it's 2018, and Republicans aren't behaving as though they have a mortal lock on this race. ● NJ-03 (Lean Republican to Tossup): While New Jersey's 3rd District has historically been tough for Democrats, the two polls we've seen since the primary—one for a progressive group, and one more recently from Monmouth—have shown a dead heat between Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur and Democrat Andy Kim. MacArthur is personally wealthy and can spend limitless sums to save his career, but he's also uniquely flawed as the author of the key GOP amendment to repeal Obamacare. Kim, meanwhile, reached rare air last quarter, raising over $1 million, so he'll have what he needs to compete. This race is a serious one. ● NY-24 (Likely Republican to Lean Republican): It's been a few weeks and, in a pattern that's now quite familiar, Republicans have failed to respond to an internal poll for a progressive group that had Democrat Dana Balter leading GOP Rep. John Katko by a 47-43 margin. Since then, Balter, who launched her campaign as a political outsider, has been embraced by both EMILY's List and the DCCC. Katko has always looked like a strong incumbent and still is, but he'll have to defy both his district, which voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and an emerging blue wave. Senate ● MT-Sen: The hardline anti-tax Club for Growth has expanded its existing ad buy in support of Republican Matt Rosendale with an additional $397,000 (here and here). Gubernatorial ● FL-Gov: St. Pete Polls has conducted another survey of next week's Democratic primary for governor, and they continue to find a tight race. Their latest poll gives former Rep. Gwen Graham a 27-25 lead over former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, but they have Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum surging into third place with 21 while billionaire developer Jeff Greene falls to 15. That result represents a major improvement for Gillum, who trailed in fourth with 12 percent in St. Pete's late-July survey, where Graham bested Greene by 29-23. This is the first survey in ages to have Gillum breaking 20 percent, and several pollsters had been finding him in fourth place. However, Gillum and his allies recently began airing TV ads, which could be boosting his standing. Indeed, Gillum is getting a last-minute $3.5 million boost from a coalition of progressive groups, including Dream Defenders Action, FLIC Votes, New Florida Majority, the New Florida Vision PAC, and Organize Florida. Gillum has already benefited from the Collective PAC spending nearly $750,000 to attack Graham. ● IL-Gov: Democrat J.B. Pritzker has self-funded another whopping $20 million in his bid to unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has also self-funded his campaign into the several tens of millions, but the billionaire Pritzker has so far given his campaign a huge $126.5 million. Both Pritzker and Rauner can afford to give their campaigns whatever they need, and it's a good bet that this race will break the all-time $144 million record for self-funding set by Republican Meg Whitman in her failed 2010 California gubernatorial campaign. ● KS-Gov: On Friday, Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office announced that wealthy independent Greg Orman submitted enough valid signatures to qualify for the general election ballot, where he'll face Kobach and Democrat Laura Kelly. However, Democrats filed an objection, which will be heard by an all-Republican board comprised of the lieutenant governor, attorney general, and … the secretary of state. There's no telling whether Kobach will recuse himself here, particularly since he only stepped aside from overseeing the count in his own tight primary for governor after a storm of criticism. The far-right Kobach as the GOP nominee gives Team Blue an opening in this strongly Republican state. However, as the former de facto standard-bearer for Democrats in his 2014 Senate campaign, Orman could spoil those chances if he is on the ballot and takes too much support from centrist and left-leaning voters. ● MI-Gov, MI-Sen: The GOP firm Strategic National has polled Michigan's major statewide races for WJML, and they have good news for Democrats. In the governor's race, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer leads Republican Bill Schuette by 45-36, and in the Senate contest, Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow holds a 50-35 edge over Republican John James. Strategic National says they don't have a client in this race, but they were notably employed by this month's GOP primary losers in both contests. Both Whitmer and Stabenow have led in every general election poll released this year. House ● AZ-08: Democrat Hiral Tipirneni has released a Lake Research Partners poll that finds her down 49-40 in her rematch against GOP Rep. Debbie Lesko, who won the April special election for this 58-37 Trump seat by just a surprisingly close 52-48. However, even if Tipirneni's poll is on target, she still has a long way to go in a contest that Daily Kos Elections currently rates as Safe Republican. ● FL-27: Former University of Miami president Donna Shalala has unveiled a recent internal poll from Bendixen & Amandi International that has her with a sizable 36-18 lead over state Rep. David Richardson ahead of next week's Democratic primary, while former Miami Herald reporter Matt Haggman takes 10 and former Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez earns 9. That's a modest improvement for Richardson from their June poll, where he trailed by 43-16, but it’s still worse than Richardson's recent Frederick Polls internal that had him down by only 32-20. ● KY-06: Republican Rep. Andy Barr's latest TV ad uses footage of Democrat Amy McGrath at a Massachusetts fundraiser to portray her as a too-libruhl cultural outsider. The commercial plays a segment where McGrath says, «I am further left, I'm more progressive, than anybody in the state of Kentucky,» along with another clip where she elicits laughs when mentioning the Kentucky Coal Museum has solar panels. The ad of course doesn't provide any context for the remarks. ● MN-01, MN-02, MN-03, MN-08: The GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund is running nearly identical attack ads (here, here, here, and here) against Democrats Dan Feehan, Angie Craig, Dean Phillips, and Joe Radinovich following their primary victories last week in each of Minnesota's four competitive House races. The spots try to tie each Democrat to Rep. Keith Ellison, who is the Democratic nominee for state attorney general, in the wake of Ellison facing allegations of domestic abuse. ● NJ-05: Tel Opinion Research has good news for Republican John McCann, but it may be a little too good to be true. Indeed, McCain released an internal poll that has him up 39-36 over Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer, but that's only after they asked if respondents favored re-electing the incumbent or not. Notably, the poll has McCann with a higher 45-21 favorable rating compared to just 36-27 for Gottheimer, but it beggars belief that McCann has the resources to get his name recognition up that much in this district, which is located in the exorbitant New York City media market. Indeed, at the start of July, Gottheimer held a massive $4.5 million to $6,000 cash-on-hand edge over McCann, and no, we didn't leave off any zeroes. ● House: Thanks to recently filed FEC independent expenditure reports, we now have dollar amounts for a slew of House races where the GOP-aligned Conservative Leadership Fund has been bludgeoning Democrats on the air with recent or imminent TV spots. Those districts and Democratic candidates are: CA-25: Katie Hill: $138,000 CA-39: Gil Cisneros: $830,000 CA-45: Katie Porter: $269,000 CA-48: Harley Rouda: $752,000 IL-06: Sean Casten: $700,000 KS-03: Sharice Davids: $885,000 ME-02: Jared Golden: $417,000 MN-08: Joe Radinovich: $319,000 NJ-03: Andy Kim: $470,000 NJ-07: Tom Malinowski: $787,000 NY-19: Antonio Delgado: $819,000 WI-01: Randy Bryce: $72,000 Other Races ● MI-LG: Following her gubernatorial primary victory earlier this month, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has named former Detroit technology director Garlin Gilchrist as her running mate this fall. Races for lieutenant governor rarely make the Digest, especially when they aren't separately elected. However, regular readers may recall that Gilchrist himself challenged Detroit's longtime incumbent city clerk in the 2017 elections after her office had been blamed for «an abundance of human errors» administering the 2016 elections and failed recount that year, but he lost by a painfully close 51-49. Grab Bag ● Deaths: On Friday, former Democratic Rep. Leonard Boswell died at age 84 after a battle with cancer. Boswell represented the Des Moines-area 3rd District from his initial 1996 election until the loss of one of Iowa's congressional seats following 2010 reapportionment threw him into the same district with longtime GOP Rep. Tom Latham, who defeated him in 2012. Before then, Boswell had a history of winning tough races despite long holding a swingy district. As a two-decade veteran of the Army who rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel before his career in politics, Boswell's fighting spirit also extended beyond elections. Indeed, as longtime Digest readers may recall back, a man armed with a pistol broke into Boswell's farmhouse one night in 2011 and held his daughter and then his wife at gunpoint, demanding money. But the 77-year-old congressman physically fought off the intruder long enough for his grandson to grab a loaded shotgun to scare the man away. A few days later, police caught up to the assailant, a young man named David Dewberry, who had done work for the Boswells before. But despite sustaining two broken ribs, Boswell himself refused to give up, and he was back at work in Washington just three days afterward. ● Polling: Polls are very important to election analysts, since they can tell us a great deal about a given race. But they also have their limitations, which is why we at Daily Kos Elections have strict requirements before we'll write up a poll and analyze it in the Digest. Over the years, we've developed a set of criteria that centers accuracy and transparency in polling, and now we've compiled our approach into one comprehensive document. There are also a number of other factors that go into our analysis of polls, which we explore as well. So if you've ever wondered about our thought process when we look at polls, this guide covers all the details. Ad Roundup ND-Sen: Senate Majority PAC (D) (against Kevin Cramer); Kevin Cramer (R); Christians United for Israel (R) ($225,000 ad buy against Heidi Heitkamp) NV-Sen: Dean Heller (R-inc) WV-Sen: 35th PAC (R) (against Joe Manchin) FL-Gov: Gwen Graham (D) MA-03: Lori Trahan (D)
Over half of the Russian public believes that domestic violence should be treated as a criminal offence and only a quarter of Russians support the recent decriminalization of first-time offenders. Read Full Article at RT.com
We begin today’s roundup with USA Today’s editorial on Donald Trump’s threats to revoke security clearances of those he dislikes: While Brennan will survive just fine without a security clearance, stripping one from federal officials in sensitive jobs kills their effectiveness. Trump said Friday that he would likely pull the security clearance of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, who played a modest role in the Russian probe during its early days. Who's next to lose his clearance? Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who supervises the Mueller investigation? Mueller himself? Thankfully, steps are already being taken to curtail Trump's authority, beyond the bipartisan outcry from former intelligence officials. The Democratic vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner of Virginia, is threatening legislation to block the president from punishing or intimidating critics by revoking their security clearances. Adam Entous at The New Yorker highlights just how far Trump wants to go in his unprecedented tactic of revoking clearances for purely personal reasons: At the time, some of Trump’s most fervent supporters in the White House saw former Obama Administration officials as powerful enemies who threatened the new President’s rule, and they agitated for punishing them by revoking their security clearances. The idea was rebuffed by the national-security adviser at the time, H. R. McMaster, who signed a memo extending the clearances of his predecessors at the N.S.C., Republicans and Democrats alike. As Trump stepped up his public and private attacks on Obama, some of the new President’s advisers thought that he should take the extraordinary step of denying Obama himself access to intelligence briefings that were made available to all of his living predecessors. Trump was told about the importance of keeping former Presidents, who frequently met with foreign leaders, informed. In the end, Trump decided not to exclude Obama, at the urging of McMaster.
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What: Estate Jewelry, Antiques & CollectiblesWhere: Kotler Galleries & Auctioneers, 4403 Austin Boulevard, Island Park , NY 11558, United StatesWhen: Aug 23, 4:00 PM GMTTop Lots of the Sale:- «Winter In Central Park» - Guy Wiggins; COA Letter New York City Snow Scene Oil on Board Painting Signed, 'Guy Wiggins' lower right, signed and titled on the verso. Housed in original stretcher and frame this work would make an impressive addition to any fine American Art Collection. Measured at size: 12x16 in. (artwork) x 17-3/4x21-3/4 in. Estimated Price: $44,625 - $58,100- «A stunning 1881 Steinway Model 'D' Concert Grand Piano» - Crafted out of hand carved Brazilian Rosewood with rich color and gaining, full original 88 keys, was partially rebuilt mid 20th century. Measured at 8ft 9 In. Estimated Price: $38,250 - $49,800- «Rare 1972 Mustang Convertible Car» - The 1971-73 Ford Mustangs can rightly be called the last «real» Mustangs of the first generation. The largest Mustangs to date, they were nonetheless impressively stylish, especially in the convertible form, just over 116,000 miles. The original brown interior is also remarkably fresh. Estimated Price: $30,600 - $39,840- «15ct Diamond 18kt Gold Rolex President 18038 Wristwatch» - Champagne Diamond 15Ct. Iced Out 18kt Gold Rolex President 18038 Wristwatch, Style No. 18038, circa 1989, automatic signed single quickset Swiss movement, Rolex insignia crown, custom fitted with a 5.5 Ct VS2-SI1 clarity diamond bezel with a total diameter of 41 MM. Estimated Price: $25,500 - $33,200- «Arbirlot Mill Angus» - James Mcintosh Patrick (Scottish, 1907 - 1998); oil painting, signed: Mcintosh Patrick. (Lower Left). Measured at Size: 16x24 in. (artwork) / 22.5x30.5 in. (framed). Estimated Price: $25,500 - $33,200- «Life Size Carved Marble Eagle of Zeus Garden Sculpture Statue», (Aetos Dios) Greco Roman Ancient Greece Rome Allegorical - High relief depiction of Zeus's eagle fetching the the handsome youth Ganymedes to heaven to become the cup bearer of the gods. Measured at Size: 72 In. (6ft.) Height. x 50 In. (4ft. 2In.) Width. Weight: 3300 lbs. (1.65 tons) each. Estimated Price: $25,500 - $33,200- «Rare 18kt Gold Diamond Rolex 19038 Pyramid Presidential Watch» - Ultra Rare Never Worn, New Old Stock A fantastic gentleman's 18kt gold & diamond Rolex presidential oyster-quartz day date, adjusted to temperature. Measured at Case Size: 36mm. (diameter). Weight: 165.5 Grams. Estimated Price: $25,500 - $33,200- «Rare Frost Lime 1969 Chevy Chevelle Post Car» - 300 Deluxe Sport Coupe -- very nice rare «post» car, Just over 71000 miles, Factory #s matching 350 engine block, Repainted to original «Frost Lime» paint color, Automatic transmission. Estimated Price: $25,181 - $32,785For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
What: August Estates and Collections SaleWhere: Clearmont Auctions, PO Box 40403 Brooklyn, NY, USWhen: Aug 24, 10:00 AM ESTTop Lots of the Sale:- “Gold and Tourmaline Necklace” - Estimated Price: US $ 12,000 - US $ 16,000- «Chinese Blue and White Bottle Vase» - Measured at Height: 13.4 inches. Mouth diameter: 3 inches. Base diameter: 4.7 inches. Height: 34 cm Mouth diameter: 7.5 cm Base diameter: 12 cm. Estimated Price: US $ 10,000 - US $ 14,000- «Chinese Soy Glazed Porcelain Vase» - Measured at Height: 6.3 inches. Height: 16 cm. Estimated Price: US $ 10,000 - US $ 12,000- «Chinese White Jade Landscape Boulder» - Measured at Height: 9.8 inches. Width: 7.1 inches. Height: 25 cm Width: 18 cm. Estimated Price: US $ 10,000 - US $ 12,000- «Chinese Peking Glass Jar, Qianlong Mark» - Measured at Total height: 7.1 inches. Mouth diameter: 3.9 inches. Total height: 18 cm. Mouth diameter: 10 cm. Estimated Price: US $ 8,000 - US $ 10,000- «Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Vase» - 19th century. Chinese blue white porcelain vase with landscape scene. 19th century, with elephant ear, unsigned bottom. Measured at 15 in. Height. Estimated Price: US $ 8,000 - US $ 10,000- «Chinese White Jade Landscape Boulder» - Measured at Height: 5.9 inches. Width: 2.2 inches. Height: 15 cm Width: 5.6 cm. Estimated Price: US $ 8,000 - US $ 9,000- «Chinese Gilded Blue Glazed Bottle Vase» - Measured at Height: 15.4 inches. Height: 39 cm. Estimated Price: US $ 8,000 - US $ 9,000- «Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Tea Pot» - Measured at Height: 6.7 inches. Width: 7.9 inches. Height: 17 cm Width: 20 cm. Estimated Price: US $ 8,000 - US $ 9,000- «Chinese Gilded Blue Glazed Porcelain Vase» - Measured at Height: 13.8 inches. Mouth diameter: 4.9 inches. Base diameter: 4.7 inches. Height: 35 cm. Mouth diameter: 12.5 cm Base diameter: 12 cm. Estimated Price: US $ 7,500 - US $ 9,500- «Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Brush Pot» - Measured at Height: 5.1 inches. Mouth diameter: 4.3 inches. Height: 13 cm Mouth diameter: 11 cm. Estimated Price: US $ 6,500 - US $ 8,500- «2.2ct Sapphire W/ Diamond On 18k Ring W/ GIA» - sapphire stone size: 9.02 x 9.08 x 4.34 mm set in a 18k white gold ring with 10 transparent near colorless round brilliant cuts and 8 transparent near colorless diamonds. Ring size: US 4.5. Estimated Price: US $ 6,500 - US $ 8,500For details, visit: https://www.invaluable.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
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