HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home

Enter Discussion Forums

249,140 user registrations and 78,024,893 posts since 2001
Pic of the Moment

The Left Column

MrsCoffee

Vermont's Christine Hallquist becomes first transgender person nominated for gov

(CNN) Christine Hallquist's bid to become the country's first transgender governor will clear a historic hurdle on Tuesday.

Hallquist will be the first transgender gubernatorial nominee for a major political party, CNN projects, a breakthrough of both substantial and symbolic importance for LGBTQ Americans, in particular the trans community, which has for so long been shut out of the highest levels of elected office.

iluvtennis

Randy "Ironstache" Bryce wins Democratic nomination to flip Paul Ryan's House seat

(Vox) Democrats in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin district have decided: They want Randy “Ironstache” Bryce to try to flip the seat blue.

Bryce, the populist ironworker and union organizer who goes by the nickname “Ironstache,” beat out Cathy Myers, a school board member and teacher, in the district’s bitter Democratic primary battle Tuesday. The race was called with 68 percent of precincts reporting; Bryce led by more than 20 points. He will face Republican Bryan Steil, a well-known local business executive with Ryan’s endorsement, in November.

highplainsdem

'You want me to put that face on the twenty-dollar bill?': Omarosa claims Trump slammed the idea of

(Business Insider) Former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in her new book that President Donald Trump balked at the idea of putting abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

In "Unhinged," Manigault Newman describes the deliberation over a new figure on the twenty-dollar bill. She wrote that Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin told her, "it's not something I'm focused on at the moment."

Manigault Newman wrote that she then pushed the decision to Trump, who reportedly replied, "You want me to put that face on the twenty-dollar bill?"

demmiblue

Omarosa: DeVos said black college students lack the 'capacity to understand' her agenda

(Politico) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos allegedly said the students who booed her May 2017 commencement speech at a historically black college didn't have the "capacity to understand" what she wants to accomplish, according to the tell-all book by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Manigault Newman describes DeVos' comments during a conversation with her after the May address at Florida's Bethune-Cookman University as "meaning, all those black students were too stupid to understand her agenda."

iluvtennis

Auntee Maxine on Paul Manafort trial

Maxine Waters
@RepMaxineWaters

Can you believe Federal Savings Bank's CEO forced through a $16 million loan for Paul "Money Laundering" Manafort all because the CEO wanted to be in Trump's swamp cabinet? How many small businesses could have benefitted from those funds?

12:10 PM - Aug 14, 2018

Miles Archer

Dan Rather:

Dan Rather
@DanRather

...In other news, the Twitter feed of the President of the United States this morning was unhinged, undemocratic, a breach of decorum and sanity, with dog whistles of misogyny and racism... well I guess that really isn't news.

10:46 AM - 14 Aug 2018

HipChick

John Kelly shut it down aid to Puerto Rico

(NBC News) Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says in her new book that White House chief of staff John Kelly shut down her attempts to get aid for Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria — and he accused the island government of trying to exploit the tragedy to get money from Washington.

She also writes that Kelly and President Donald Trump "referred to Puerto Ricans with derogatory terms many times."

left-of-center2012

Trump slams Sessions as not a 'real' attorney general

(Politico) President Donald Trump wrote online Tuesday that Jeff Sessions is not a “real” attorney general, heaping fresh blame onto him for the Russia investigation that has served as a drag on Trump's time in the White House.

It was the latest attack from Trump, who has long harassed Sessions for recusing himself from the Justice Department’s probe into whether Trump campaign officials colluded with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election. On Saturday, the president accused Sessions of being “scared stiff” and “missing in action.”

DonViejo

Fact Checker: President Trump has made 4,229 false or misleading claims in 558 days

(WaPo) Because of summer vacation schedules, we had fallen a month behind in updating The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.

It turns out that’s when the president decided to turn on the spigots of false and misleading claims. As of day 558, he’s made 4,229 Trumpian claims — an increase of 978 in just two months. That’s an overall average of nearly 7.6 claims a day.

Cool

Welcome to the Netherlands! The DU Lounge : By demmiblue

Bentley Pets : By catbyte

What kind of mildly NSFW witchcraft is this??? The DU Lounge : By Blue_Tires

Tuesday Cuteness Overload - Feeding the birds The DU Lounge : By packman

Colorized pixs from the past The DU Lounge : By packman

Around DU

Good Reads

General Discussion

Topics

Places

Latest Breaking News

The Trump administration is dismantling financial protections for the military

4 min ago - The federal government’s top consumer watchdog has decided it no longer needs to proactively supervise banks, credit card companies, and other lenders who deal with members of the military and their families to make sure they’re not committing fraud ... (MSN)

Minnesota Democrats endorse Ellison amid abuse allegation

19 min ago - MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Democrats are standing behind U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison and his bid for state attorney general, with the state party giving him an endorsement Saturday amid an allegation of domestic abuse from an ex-girlfriend. Democratic-Farm ... (NBC news)

Turkey president says US has launched 'attempted economic coup' as currency reels

36 min ago - Turkey's president has accused America of launching an “attempted economic coup” as the country’s currency continues to reel following US economic sanctions. Recep Tayyip Erdogan told thousands of supporters in Ankara: “Today some people are trying t ... (independent)

ICE detains man driving pregnant wife to hospital to deliver baby

1 hr ago - Joel Arrona was arrested Wednesday in San Bernardino, California, as he was driving his wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, to the hospital for a scheduled cesarean section when they stopped to get gas. She said two ICE agents approached them and asked f ... (CBS news)

NYPD fires officer in connection with off-duty shooting

2 hrs ago - The New York Police Department (NYPD) has reportedly fired an officer in connection with an off-duty shooting earlier this month, police said Friday. The New York Post reported that Sgt. Ritchard Blake, 40, was terminated on Friday after NBC's New ... (The Hill)

White House Counsel Has Cooperated Extensively With Mueller's Obstruction Inquiry

4 hrs ago - WASHINGTON — The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, has cooperated extensively in the special counsel investigation, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Trump obstructed justice, incl ... (New York Times)

U.S. consumer sentiment hits 11-month low, inflation in focus

5 hrs ago - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment fell to an 11-month low in early August, with households expressing concerns about the rising cost of living, potentially signaling a slowdown in consumer spending. The University of Michigan on Friday ... (Reuters)

Trump Rips 'Loudmouth, Partisan, Political Hack' John Brennan: Will Go Down as 'Worst' CIA Chief...

5 hrs ago - Trump Rips ‘Loudmouth, Partisan, Political Hack’ John Brennan: Will Go Down as ‘Worst’ CIA Chief in History by Ken Meyer | Aug 18th, 2018, 11:10 am Oh look, more of this. After going on a tangent lamenting the supposed censorship of conservati ... (Mediate)

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over no handshake

7 hrs ago - A Muslim couple have been denied Swiss citizenship after they refused to shake hands with people of the opposite sex during their interview, officials say. They confirmed the decision on Friday, further citing the couple's failure to integrate and re ... (BBC)

Trump says Russia investigators should be looking at China

8 hrs ago - BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN - 08/18/18 09:30 AM EDT President Trump tweeted early Saturday that the investigators working on the probe into Russian election interference should instead focus on China. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/103078292 ... (The Hill)

Trump rages at social media and the 'sick behavior' of CNN and MSNBC in early morning Twitter rant

10 hrs ago - TOM BOGGIONI 18 AUG 2018 AT 07:49 ET As is his custom, President Donald Trump was up early in the morning and lashing out on Twitter at his perceived foes. On Saturday, he used Twitter to complain that “social media” is discriminating again conse ... (RawStory)

Jury awards Dallas family $242 million after finding Toyota liable for children's injuries in crash

11 hrs ago - A Dallas County jury on Friday awarded more than $242 million to a family after finding that manufacturer defects in their Lexus ES 300 caused their children to suffer serious and permanent injuries during a rear-end collision in 2016. The jury of n ... (Dallas Morning News)

Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

12 hrs ago - Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, has died aged 80, international diplomats say. He "passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness", the foundation named after him s ... (BBC)

'Fat Leonard' scandal grows with indictment of three more retired Navy officials

16 hrs ago -  Craig Whitlock  2 hrs ago The worst corruption scandal in Navy history reached new heights Friday as federal prosecutors announced bribery and fraud charges against three retired sailors, including an officer who allegedly took part in a wild two- ... (Washington Post)

Trump's Plan for Coal Emissions: Let Coal States Regulate Them

16 hrs ago - WASHINGTON — The Trump administration next week plans to formally propose a vast overhaul of climate change regulations that would allow individual states to decide how, or even whether, to curb carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants, according to ... (NYT)

The Latest: Lawyer says girls' bodies were submerged in oil

18 hrs ago - Updated 7:44 pm CDT, Friday, August 17, 2018 FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A lawyer for a Colorado man suspected in the deaths of his pregnant wif ... (Associated Press)

Justice Department seeks to halt lawsuit involving President Trump's business

19 hrs ago - The Justice Department on Friday asked a federal judge to halt proceedings in a lawsuit involving President Trump’s private business, arguing that allowing the case to go forward would “be a distraction to the President’s performance of his constitut ... (Washington Post)

Medicaid expansion petition clears one hurdle to making the ballot

19 hrs ago - By Martha Stoddard LINCOLN — A proposal to expand Medicaid for more low-income Nebraskans has cleared one hurdle to appearing on the November ballot. Secretary of State John Gale said Friday that a petition to put the proposal before voters has mor ... (Omaha World Herald)

60 ex-CIA members condemn Trump for revoking Brennan's security clearance

19 hrs ago - A day after 12 former senior intelligence officials signed a letter condemning President Trump for revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, 60 lower-ranking former CIA officers signed an open letter on Friday also in oppos ... (CBS News)

Brennan fires new shot at Trump: 'He's drunk on power'

19 hrs ago - Former CIA Director John Brennan lit into President Trump on Friday night, calling him “drunk on power” and “abusing the power” of his office. “I think right now, this country is in a crisis in terms of what Mr. Trump has done and is liable to do,” ... (The Hill)

'Racist' Tweet From Republican Joe Visconti Draws Fire From Democratic and GOP Leaders

21 hrs ago - A tweet from perennial Republican candidate Joe Visconti that refers to attorney general candidate and state Rep. William Tong as “Kim Jong Tong” is drawing criticism from Democratic and Republican leaders who called it “hateful” and “disgraceful.” ... (Hartford Courant)

Taxpayers charged $34 million to make Trump's backup jets more 'presidential'

21 hrs ago - With the announcement of a new Boeing contract to “update” Air Force Two, the Pentagon is slated to spend $34 million taxpayer dollars to make Donald Trump’s presidential jets fancier. Defense One reported that over the past 14 months, the Defense D ... (Raw Story)

Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by the US

21 hrs ago - The bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in a devastating attack on a school bus in Yemen was sold as part of a US State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, munitions experts told CNN. Working with local Yemeni journalists and munitio ... (CNN)

White House drafts more clearance cancellations demanded by Trump

22 hrs ago - The White House has drafted documents revoking the security clearances of current and former officials whom President Trump has demanded be punished for criticizing him or playing a role in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 electi ... (WaPo)

Moroccan feminist activist arrested amid abortion campaign

22 hrs ago - Updated 10:40 am CDT, Friday, August 17, 2018 RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A prominent Moroccan feminist activist has been arrested for alleged public drinking and disturbance of order, in what her association called an attempt to quash its campaigning for ... (Associated Press)

GOP fundraiser Broidy under investigation for alleged effort to sell government influence,...

23 hrs ago - GOP fundraiser Broidy under investigation for alleged effort to sell government influence, people familiar with probe say By Carol D. Leonnig, Reporter Devlin Barrett, Reporter Ellen Nakashima, Reporter Josh Dawsey, White House reporter August 17 ... (The Washington Post)

AP source: It's not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

23 hrs ago - By DARLENE SUPERVILLE 1 hour ago WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just audiotapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her tell-all book about her time in the Trump White ... (Associated Press)

Trump Admin Suffered Another Loss over Controversial Census Citizenship Question

Yesterday - by Ronn Blitzer | 3:18 pm, August 17th, 2018 A federal judge ruled on Friday that a top official in the United States Department of Justice will have to be made available to answer questions under oath pertaining to the Trump administration’s prop ... (Law & Crime)

Alex Jones Accused of Destroying Evidence Related to Sandy Hook Lawsuits

Yesterday - Lawyers for the families of two Sandy Hook victims have accused Alex Jones and InfoWars, the company he cofounded, of “intentionally destroying evidence relevant to the defamation cases against him” in a motion filed Friday, The New York Times repo ... (The Daily Beast)

New Dem ad uses Paterno, KKK, affair allegations to tar GOP leaders

Yesterday - BY SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS - 08/17/18 04:31 PM EDT Escalating its anti-corruption message, a top Democratic super PAC on Friday launched a blistering web ad designed to portray House Republicans as irredeemably unethical ahead of the 2018 midt ... (The Hill)

Archives

2018 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2017 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2016 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2015 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2014 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2013 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2012 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2011 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2010 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2009 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2008 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2007 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2006 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2005 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2004 J F M A M J J A S O N D

2003 J F M A M J J A S O N D

Blogroll

.