Mar. 2nd, 2017

solarbird: (korra-on-the-air)
wow

Okay so, apparently, Sessions met with the Russians a couple of times during the Trump campaign and told Congress - under oath - that he didn't. His office is saying he didn't lie, they didn't talk about the election. Except he doesn't really remember what they talked about. But it wasn't about the leaks or the election.

yeah.

Also, from a December report, about how a Republican SuperPAC connected to Paul Ryan used material from the Russian spying campaign in GOP elections.

So that's fun.

The Iowa State Senator pushing for political quotas on campus? Turns out his business degree is managerial training at Sizzler Steakhouse. No, really.

Also, the Trump administration admits more outright lying to journalists as part of a "misdirection play" to generate some inaccurate but positive reporting before the State of the Union/joint session address. Even before that came out, you were seeing criticism of their handling of it ("presidential" is now just "not ranting deliriously for an hour"?) from the New Republic.

And four mosques have been burned in the last seven weeks; three have been declared arson, the fourth is still under investigation.

It's March 2, 2017; this is the news )
solarbird: (korra-on-the-air)
Probably the last post 'till Monday - I'm in British Columbia this weekend for a music workshop. I'm late packing, so all you get is a headline list, I'm afraid. Sorry. See you on the flip side.

  • GOP Rep Says Holding Town Halls Is Like Being Yelled At In A Ritual By 'Orientals'
  • Voice of The Southern: Let the people have their say
  • The State of Trump's State Department (spoiler: rudderless)
  • Pence used personal email for state business — and was hacked
  • Exclusive: Two other Trump advisers also spoke with Russian envoy during GOP convention
  • Here Are The Strategies That Actually Work Against Christofascism, From a Former Believer
  • FBI to review young Muslim man's death
  • Trump transition team canceled plan for ethics training for staff: report
  • Trump’s green assault off to fast start: The president's moves to slash regulations and chop EPA's budget represent the most aggressive environmental rollback in decades.
  • Jeff Sessions is in deep trouble. Bigly.
  • The Daily 202: Trump’s Russia headache gets worse, as Sessions struggles to spin undisclosed meetings
  • Jeff Sessions recuses himself from Russia probe
  • 5 Trump Cabinet Members Who’ve Made False Statements to Congress
  • Dreamer Arrested After Speaking To Media Will Be Deported Without Hearing, Attorney Says
  • Biggest losers in Trump's @EPA budget?
  • Here are 42 of President Donald Trump's planned EPA budget cuts


It's March 3, 2017; this is the news )

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