138 Responses to “Last Night”


  1. October 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Good Afternoon, Everyone 🙂

  2. October 22, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I know Pete was happy to take pictures of a REAL President!

  3. October 22, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    • 4 pkayden
      October 22, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      This whole regime is White Supremacist. Unfortunately as was discussed on Joy Reid’s show this morning, Trump is packing the courts with extreme conservatives who will shape this country for decades to come. So we can expect more voter suppression and unconstitutional antics because too many idiots didn’t understand the threat Trump posed to civil rights.

  4. October 22, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    uh huh
    uh huh

    • 6 arapaho415
      October 22, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      GA rikyrah.

      CBS Evening News reported this on Friday:

      At his testimony in March before Congress, Cmdr. Waldhauser stating that “providing search and rescue to troops in the field is a moral obligation.”

      And Buzzfeed too:

      Yesterday Meta RT’d a tweet that provides the most detail I’ve seen on the attack itself (will try to locate soon and post here).

    • 7 pkayden
      October 22, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Good that this is coming out. So Trump sent those four Army young men to their deaths without the appropriate resources? Why? What was the rush? This needs Congressional investigations since it appears to be worse than what happened in Benghazi.

      • 8 arapaho415
        October 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm

        GA pkayden.

        Heard on CBS radio news yesterday that the Senate Armed Services Committee will meet this week to discuss.

        Pentagon says they were “surprised” by the ambush, said they’ve done similar missions 29 times before with no incident, but UN has mapped 46 incidents in the same general region since the beginning of last year.

        Here’s the UN map (screen shot from the CBS This Morning clip above).

        IMHO, the Pentagon is stonewalling, similar to what we’ve witnessed from countless police chiefs who lie to the press.

        • 9 pkayden
          October 22, 2017 at 7:46 pm

          Glad to hear that the Senate Armed Services Committee will be investigating this matter. The public has the right to know why our military is being sent to fight in foreign countries.

      • 10 arapaho415
        October 22, 2017 at 6:20 pm

        Sorry, I meant to post a couple more tweets… (must have hit the “post comment” button sooner than intended 😦 ).

        Here’s the UN map of attacks since the beginning of last year:

        Here’s the VOA report with details on the #NigerAttack:

      • 12 99ts
        October 22, 2017 at 10:03 pm

        In both instances – a GOP congress didn’t supply requested resources – and imagine the outcry if Hillary was president – Benghazi 2!!

  5. October 22, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    DA PHUQ?

    • October 22, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    • 15 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      October 22, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      TESTING THEIR PROWESS..THEIR MAJOR GOAL IS TO SHUT DOWN MILITARY TECH WARFARE IN ORDER TO INVADE THE United States…THEY WANT TO SHUT DOWN ALL COASTAL DEFENSES..SUBS..AIR INTEL..ETC………..COME ON..YOU KNOW HOW TO FIGURE THAT OUT. MOST OF THE ENEMY IS ALREADY INSIDE THIS COUNTRY…THEY ARE WAITING FOR ECONOMIC STRESS AND OF COURSE THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON GETTING ALL THEIR DUCKS IN A ROW..EXPLOSIVES ATTACHED TO DRONES…PICK A NUMBER!

    • 16 arapaho415
      October 22, 2017 at 11:00 pm

      GE rikyrah.

      Here’s the Reuters article.

      “Since this is a newswire report, I hope it’s not a violation of copyright to copy more than a sentence or two from their article.)

      “The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May.

      The agencies warned that hackers had succeeded in compromising some targeted networks, but did not identify specific victims or describe any cases of sabotage.”

      There was an earlier report about this vulnerability in June:

      “The objective of the attackers is to compromise organizational networks with malicious emails and tainted websites to obtain credentials for accessing computer networks of their targets, the report said.

      U.S. authorities have been monitoring the activity for months, which they initially detailed in a confidential June report first reported by Reuters. That document, which was privately distributed to firms at risk of attacks, described a narrower set of activity focusing on the nuclear, energy and critical manufacturing sectors.”

      more:
      “’This is very aggressive activity,’ said Robert Lee, an expert in securing industrial networks.

      Lee, chief executive of cyber-security firm Dragos, said the report appears to describe hackers working in the interests of the Russian government, though he declined to elaborate. Dragos is also monitoring other groups targeting infrastructure that appear to be aligned with China, Iran, North Korea, he said.”

      still more:
      “The report said the attacker was the same as one described by Symantec in a September report that warned advanced hackers had penetrated the systems controlling operations of some U.S. and European energy companies.

      Symantec researcher Vikram Thakur said in an email that much of the contents of Friday’s report were previously known within the security community.”

  6. October 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm

  7. October 22, 2017 at 1:40 pm

  8. October 22, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    TRASH.
    COMPLETE TRASH.

    • 21 jacquelineoboomer
      October 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    • 22 99ts
      October 22, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Dear heavens – I NEVER saw anyone extend the benefit of the doubt to Presidents Obama and Clinton. The NYT is a hack publication. they give trump the benefit of the doubt with EVERY lie and crackpot tweet he dreams up.

  9. October 22, 2017 at 1:49 pm

  10. October 22, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    • 25 Sandy1110
      October 22, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Not on the likes of ABC.

      On today’s show, they had that old hack Cokie Roberts on, and one of the topics was whether the GOP would be able to enact it’s “tax reform” agenda.

      The MSM will turn a blind eye to Trump’s tweets as long as they are in the hands of corporate owners.

      Social media exposure has to do what they will not in terms of public awareness.

  11. October 22, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    They are trying to kill these American citizens.

    • 27 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      October 22, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      THE TRUMP REGIME IS COMPLETELY MODELED AFTER HITLER’S..THE COMPARISONS ARE ALL THERE..EVERYTHING IS A DISTRACTION IN ORDER TO GET IT DONE..HOWEVER..THEY DID NOT PLAN ON THE HURRICANES CAUSING PROBLEMS. THIS HAS REALLY TICKED THEM OFF….THERE IS AN ARTICLE FROM A FEW YEARS AGO WHERE KUSHNER TALKS ABOUT HIS FATHER IN LAW BASICALLY BEING A KING AND ALL THE CIVIL SERVANTS STARVING OUTSIDE THE KINGDOM THEY HAD PLANNED TO FORM IN New York…ABSOLUTELY INSANE CRAP..THEN AGAIN..NOT REALLY. STUPIDITY HAS SPREAD QUICKLY THROUGHOUT THIS COUNTRY LIKE AN EVIL PLAGUE JUST WAITING TOA DEVOUR AN ENTIRE CONTINENT FILLED WITH ROADKILL….IN BETWEEN YOU HAVE ISIS AND JIHAD ALREADY IN COUNTRY WAITING FOR THE CROWS TO FLAP THEIR WINGS.

  12. 29 JER
    October 22, 2017 at 2:13 pm

  13. October 22, 2017 at 2:13 pm

  14. October 22, 2017 at 2:16 pm

  15. October 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    What the hell is wrong with Jimmy Carter? Russia had nothing to do with election? Prez Obama did not deliver? Media too hard on #TrumpDictator?

    Is he jealous about the love Prez Obama got last night in the heart of Texas?

    • October 22, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      He who couldn’t wrestle his own re-election from Ray-Gun?

    • 36 Nena20409
      October 22, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      That Carter speaks differently is No surprise. He spoke up in July or Aug of 2009 about Racism directed at Pres Obama. He attacked Mr. Obama for Not doing enough on the Middle East, then he complained that he didn’t hear from Pres Obama as much as he thought he should have been used. He attacked Clinton during his time. He attacked GW Bush too. But these words today about Trump, Stomped me……I must confess. If anyone deserved Carter’s Lip, #DotardTrump does.
      His interview was done before the Event Last Night.

  16. October 22, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    • October 22, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      i hope that they do not try to manipulate Mrs Johnson into saying something about Trump or Representative Wilson….the press likes to create drama

      • 39 pkayden
        October 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

        She would have the right to set the record clear on exactly what Trump said to her and the fact that she had the phone on speaker so that everyone in the car, including Rep Wilson, could listen in on Trump’s call. Trump and Kelly are idiotically claiming that Rep Wilson wrongfully listened in on the call which is not true.

      • 40 Nena20409
        October 22, 2017 at 10:05 pm

        Now it makes seanse why she will be speaking with @ABCnews.
        Impostors are using her Name to malign Rep Wilson.

  17. 42 JER
    October 22, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    DUTY TO WARN: THE MOVIE

    Experts discuss why President Trump is psychologically unfit to serve the country, how he is dangerous, and why this is not a partisan matter, but, rather, a patriotic defense of democracy and our citizens.

  18. October 22, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    This 5 year old gets it.

  19. 46 desertflower
    October 22, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Hey! Look everyone! Decades of abusive behavior and entitlement “cured” in a mere WEEK! AFUCKINGMAZING!!!

  20. 48 Nena20409
    October 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Hello TODbots on a Sunny warm Sunday Afternoon.
    That little 5 yrs Old, Sunshine, & her Huge Heart is making me weep for Joy! Bless her heart.
    Au ⭐ & Ag ⭐ for Rikyrah! Congrats 😉
    Great Tweet, NW. Pete is Great!
    ❤ ❤ ❤ TODville Community

  21. 50 Nena20409
    October 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    • 51 99ts
      October 22, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      So why arent the GOPers screaming for the president* to fix it. The never ending story – a republican president is responsible for nothing.

      • 52 Nena20409
        October 23, 2017 at 3:45 pm

        GOPers these days don’t give a middle finger about the Earth, her health, the Ecosystem & the Environment.
        The bigger question is the lack of the CorpMedia’s wall to wall reporting as they did during Pres Obama’s Terms…..ie….Gulf Coast BP Spill.

  22. 53 Nena20409
    October 22, 2017 at 4:32 pm

  23. October 22, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Earlier today I began thinking about the Kelly debacle and this hit me: Has anyone asked the question: Was Kelly actually there at that building dedication? He talked about how “stunned” he was and then continued to call her an empty barrel. Then I watched my recording of AM JOY. She actually asked the question, but no one seemed to know the answer. If he was there, WHY would he have been there? This was in 2015. When did he retire? This was for the FBI in FL. He’s not from FL. I just can’t figure why he would have been at that dedication. If he was present, that makes this even worse (if that’s possible!) because he would have known he was LYING! Remember, he talked about there were children and those children were young when their dad’s were killed. Well, I just found the following on Facebook. Some one went through his speech and responded to all the lies he told in 4 minutes. The last thing points out that neither of the men had children. What an absolute asshole. As many have said, everything and every one 45 touches turns to destruction.

    http://ijr.com/the-response/2017/10/1003062-20-lies-trump-chief-staff-john-kelly-told-just-4-minutes/

  24. 56 Nena20409
    October 22, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    • 57 nathkatun7
      October 22, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Why only the women? What’s wrong with the men of the Congressional Black Caucus? Why aren’t they demanding that John Kelly, and Donald Trump, apologize for demeaning their fellow member of Congressional Black Caucus using manufactured LIES? For that matter, why are most Democratic members of Congress (other than the Black women and Nancy Pelosi) silent on this issue? Finally, why hasn’t the DNC chair spoken up forcefully to demand that the President and his Chief of Staff apologize to Congresswoman Wilson to smearing her name based on fabricated lies?

  25. 58 whenpamelawandered
    October 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Oh, Pete.. ❤️🙏🏻👏🏼

  26. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    October 22, 2017 at 5:16 pm

  27. 62 whenpamelawandered
    October 22, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    From AltNPS, one hour ago:

    “Alert: On Thursday, the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board voted to approve recommendations that call on the Bureau of Land Management to shoot tens of thousands of healthy wild horses and burros. If Congress allowed BLM to follow through on the independent board’s recommendations, that would mean the government shooting at least 90,000 healthy animals. The advisory board has no power to control policy.”

    What are we, how did we come to this?
    So much heartbreaking cruelty…

    • 63 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      October 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      IT’S GREED..SELLING THEM FOR MEAT AND THE CHINESE USE THE BURROS TO MAKE A CERTAIN TYPE OF MEDICINE..THEY WILL PAY A FORTUNE FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY DESTROYED THE POPULATION SOURCE THEY HAD.

  28. 64 whenpamelawandered
    October 22, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    From Leslé Honoré:

    “Dear John Kelly

    What surprised you more
    That black people know
    a black congresswoman
    Intimately enough
    To call her family
    Or that a black congresswoman
    Supports a black family enough
    To be right by their side
    To wipe tears
    Hold hands
    Pray
    Or that a grieving black widow
    Would put trump on speaker
    Being a gold star family
    Doesn’t erase Bigotry
    Doesn’t erase Boston
    Pre integration
    From your DNA
    We know where you come from
    What molded you
    There are thousands of men and women
    Who died fighting for their country
    Who would also call Congresswoman Wilson
    A nigger in a heartbeat
    You just called her an empty barrel
    Instead
    Called her everything but her name
    And then questioned why a phone conversation
    With an admitted sexual abuser
    Wasn’t sacred

    Frederica Wilson is far from empty
    Do you understand the boldness it takes
    To aspire to what you have never seen
    To walk through life
    Being told you are nothing
    And still rise
    From Teacher
    To Principal
    To Mentor
    To Congresswoman

    She is as bold as the hats on her head
    The only thing bolder is
    The hate in your soul

    How dare we Black Women
    Support each other
    Stand in the gaps
    How dare we have our own Elders
    How dare we have comfort when we grieve

    You said there was a time
    when things were
    Sacred
    When Women were sacred
    When have Black Women
    ever been
    Sacred here ?

    We have only been sacred to
    Each other

    That empty barrel is full of more ammunition
    Than your wildest dream
    You wear stars on your lapel
    She wears stars on her hats
    In her eyes
    In the blood in her veins

    What is more disgusting
    The idiot who calls a widow
    And offers no words of comfort
    Or the coward who defends him

    #FistAndFire”

  29. October 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    This young woman is brilliant, an inspiration.

  30. 66 arapaho415
    October 22, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    Just saw this tweet; heartbreaking images from yesterday. 😦

    • 67 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      October 22, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      HEARTBREAKING…SHE NEEDS TO SUE THE US GOVERNMENT AND TAKE THEM ALL DOWN TO THEIR SHORTS!..GREEDFUL BASTARDS!

  31. 68 jacquelineoboomer
    October 22, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Meanwhile …

  32. 69 JER
    October 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

  33. 70 whenpamelawandered
    October 22, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Ahoy! Sun 🌞 enters Scorpio ♏️ tonight 10:27pm PT, tomorrow morning at 1:27am ET. (Whew, almost missed letting you all know this very important fact!! 💓💗💖

  34. 73 jacquelineoboomer
    October 22, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Outside of the hurricane story, I’m guessing Mayor Cruz is fun at a party.

  35. 74 arapaho415
    October 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Meant to post this too (I blame the occupant of the White House who is trying to kill us all (PTTS post-traumatic trump syndrome).

    Tomorrow morning (7am EDT, 4am PDT)…

    • 75 arapaho415
      October 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Also this, re: PTTS:

      And deep, restful sleep is not getting any easier…

      😦

      Also, this…

    • 76 Nena20409
      October 22, 2017 at 10:06 pm

  36. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    October 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    • 78 amk for obama
      October 22, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      • 79 jacquelineoboomer
        October 22, 2017 at 11:14 pm

        Yep – I saw that earlier and loved it. I totally detest Sarah, with the heat of a thousand suns.

        Other than that, goodnight to you, amk —
        and TODville!

      • 80 Sandy1110
        October 22, 2017 at 11:58 pm

        This is the type of response the DNC should be putting out there REGULARLY.

        Where is their response to anything this administration puts out there, which is certain to either be 1) a lie; or 2) detrimental to the average American?

  37. October 22, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Trump has issued an executive order in which he can call up retired serviceman…he wants to build up the forces…in prep for war…

    • 82 arapaho415
      October 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      GE Sheila.

      I heard yesterday on the radio that the EO allows the grotesque evil in the WH to call up 1,000 inactive pilots.

      The grotesque evil in the WH has plans in mind for east Asia?

    • 83 arapaho415
      October 22, 2017 at 11:47 pm

      More information…

      The EO, which I can’t make heads or tails out of:

      USA Today article:

      “By law, only 25 retired officers can be brought back to serve in any one branch. Trump’s order removes those caps by expanding a state of national emergency declared by President George W. Bush after 9/11, signaling what could be a significant escalation in the 16-year-old global war on terror.

      ‘We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to three years,’ Navy Cdr. Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement.

      But the executive order itself is not specific to the Air Force, and could conceivably be used in the future to call up more officers and in other branches.”

    • 84 arapaho415
      October 22, 2017 at 11:56 pm

      One more speculation… this time on Africa, not Asia:

  38. 85 desertflower
    October 22, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/03/tangled-web-connects-russian-oligarch-money-gop-campaigns

    GOP campaigns took $7.35 million from oligarch linked to Russia

    You don’t say…no wonder they want this Russia investigation over with. They all colluded.

  39. 86 amk for obama
    October 22, 2017 at 10:48 pm

  40. 87 amk for obama
    October 22, 2017 at 10:52 pm

  41. 88 amk for obama
    October 22, 2017 at 10:57 pm

  42. October 22, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Goodnight TOD ….

  43. 91 amk for obama
    October 22, 2017 at 11:03 pm

  44. 92 vcprezofan2
    October 22, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    So what do you think – soon to be an observer sport at next Olympics.

    Any TOD-ers interested? Apparently it’s not too late for some of us to start training.

    // The Global Association of International Sports Federation granted pole dancing “observer status,” which means it’s now recognized as a sport and can be considered for the Olympics.

    As the Washington Post explains, “Observer status is the first step international federations must achieve before becoming full GAISF members, which serves as a great boost for any sport hoping to one day land in the Olympics.”

    …………………………..//
    http://twentytwowords.com/can-you-guess-which-beloved-bachelorette-party-pastime-is-about-to-become-an-olympic-sport/

  45. 93 amk for obama
    October 22, 2017 at 11:35 pm

  46. October 23, 2017 at 5:07 am

    Something I’ve been working on lately……http://www.carolduhart.com/whitehouse/the-obama-video-haven/

    Working on these sites has been a calming experience for me as I watch the 24 hour bitter circus we call the Trump Administration.

  47. October 23, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Good morning, TODville. Best wishes for smooth sailing this Monday morning.

    If this doesn’t shut Trump and Kelly’s trap, then our nation needs to stand up and tell them to STHU.
    This woman has been through enough.

  48. October 23, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Here comes the mismanagement and poor decision making and complete waste of money…..

  49. 108 amk for obama
    October 23, 2017 at 8:53 am

    so, what about empty podiums, teann?

  50. 109 desertflower
    October 23, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Morning everyone…look here. Lindsey Graham just “can’t figure out” what dt’s blind spot is when it comes to Russia. Just can’t seem to figure it out! If he can’t, then HE’S got blinders on, too!

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/donald-trumps-blind-spot-russia-isnt-going-away

    After Congress approved new economic sanctions against Russia, Donald Trump grudgingly signed the bill into law, but not before blaming lawmakers – including members of his own party – for undermining the U.S. relationship with the Putin government.

    But the story took a strange turn recently when the public learned that the sanctions still haven’t been implemented, despite the deadline included in the law. On “Meet the Press” yesterday, NBC’s Chuck Todd sought an explanation from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a proponent of the sanctions.

    TODD: [Y[ou’ve come on this show numerous times and said, “Russia needs to be punished.” You passed a tough sanctions bill. You passed it in July. The president signed it in early August. There was a deadline of October 1st. It is not October 1st. It is October 20th and the sanctions have not been implemented. Why?

    GRAHAM: I think that the Trump administration is slow when it comes to Russia. They have a blind spot on Russia I still can’t figure out.

    Really? You still can’t figure it out? It’s just a total mystery as to why this president might have a “blind spot” when it comes to the foreign adversary that launched an espionage operation that help put Donald Trump in power?

  51. October 23, 2017 at 9:15 am

  52. 111 amk for obama
    October 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

    The entire cowardly and corrupt gopee ‘establishment’ and the cowardlier and corrupter rethug voters should be ashamed of what they have wreaked on the entire world just because of their cowardly racism.

  53. October 23, 2017 at 9:22 am

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYYYYYYYY!!!!

  54. 116 amk for obama
    October 23, 2017 at 9:28 am

    scumbag.

  55. 117 amk for obama
    October 23, 2017 at 9:29 am

    that’s not an excuse, asshole, that’s a reason for impeachment. asshole.

    • 118 Obama Grandmama
      October 24, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      As a Senior with Senior Moments remembering names is the most common problem. That is not a reason for impeachment. There are plenty of evil premeditated reasons for impeachment. What it is is a reason that he was unqualified to run for office in the first place. Choosing to be too critical over common Senior difficulties that a lot of seniors experience only serves to make other more relevant issues diminished.

  56. 119 desertflower
    October 23, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Turning over ALL the rocks.

  57. 122 desertflower
    October 23, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Family values.

  58. 123 desertflower
    October 23, 2017 at 9:44 am

    LOL:)

  59. October 23, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Here’s the interview in one piece:

  60. October 23, 2017 at 10:24 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 10/21/17
    Greater need but less help for Puerto Rico
    Rachel Maddow compares the amount of help the Houston area received after Hurricane Harvey and the progress made in recovering from that storm to the comparatively meager response Puerto Rico and the corresponding slow progress there.

  61. October 23, 2017 at 10:26 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 10/20/17
    US refugee office denying girl access to abortion
    Rachel Maddow reports on an anti-abortion extremist appointed by Donald Trump to lead the Office of Refugee Resettlement trying to force a teenage girl refugee to give birth by denying her access to medical care, including abortion services.

  62. October 23, 2017 at 10:27 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 10/21/17
    Weak response leaves Puerto Rico backsliding one month post-storm
    Rachel Maddow reports on the updated death toll, the rate of infection, and the reverse in progress restoring electricity to Puerto Rico as the inadequate response to Hurricane Maria is turning a natural disaster into a public health catastrophe.

  63. October 23, 2017 at 10:28 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 10/21/17
    Trump Chief of staff John Kelly lied in attack on Rep. Wilson
    Rachel Maddow reports the latest developments in the mess Donald Trump has made politicizing military next-of-kin notifications with the fact that Trump chief of staff John Kelly’s attack on Rep. Frederica Wilson in his defense of Trump was completely false.

  64. October 23, 2017 at 10:29 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 10/21/17
    Search for answers on U.S. soldier deaths in Niger intensifies
    Rachel Maddow looks at circumstances and U.S. interests in and around Niger and the increasing demand for answers about the how four American soldiers were killed there.

  65. October 23, 2017 at 10:31 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 10/20/17
    Expert sees risk of corruption in Trump foreign government deals
    Sarah Chayes, author of “Thieves of State,” talks with Rachel Maddow about the structure of corruption in some developing nations and why she sees a risk of that kind of corruption spreading to the United States under Donald Trump

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 10/21/17
    Trump flouting norms risks venal turn in US
    Sarah Chayes, author of “Thieves of State,” talks with Rachel Maddow about why Donald Trump’s business with corrupt foreign governments risks spreading corruption to the United States

  66. October 23, 2017 at 10:33 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 10/21/17
    Trump interviews with U.S. attorney candidates raise eyebrows
    Rachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump meeting with candidates for U.S. attorney positions in the districts that would have jurisdiction over Trump’s affairs, which isn’t illegal but is unusually enough to draw concerned attention.

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 10/21/17
    Trump screening of U.S. attorney candidates unheard-of
    Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about the rarity of presidents meeting with candidates for U.S. attorney positions and why Donald Trump doing so is of particular concern.

  67. October 23, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Why it matters if Trump pays his aides’ legal bills
    10/23/17 10:12 AM
    By Steve Benen

    ………………………………………………………

    President Trump plans to spend at least $430,000 of his personal funds to help cover the mounting legal costs incurred by White House staff and campaign aides related to the ongoing investigations of Russian meddling in last year’s election, a White House official said. […]

    The arrangement drew immediate criticism from Walter Shaub, the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, who suggested on Twitter that it is rife with potential conflicts.

    “A potential witness or target of an investigation (and boss of investigators) paying for legal fees of other potential witnesses or targets?” Shaub wrote.

    ……………………………………………

    And that’s where the trouble kicks in. What happens if officials in the West Wing have information to share that may be damaging to the president, who also happens to be paying for these officials’ legal counsel?

    In other words, we don’t know if Trump is prepared to start writing personal checks to help his team because he wants to help them or if he wants to help himself. It’s not hard to imagine the president thinking that he can perhaps buy his aides’ silence by opening his wallet and discouraging them from “flipping.”

  68. 135 desertflower
    October 23, 2017 at 10:43 am

  69. 136 desertflower
    October 23, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Help toward making some things right. Vote for him, Alabama.

  70. October 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Meet the Trumpkins
    A crop of Republicans are betting that a Trump-style mix of crassness and white grievance will bring them victory in 2018.

    by Saahil Desai

    As of late September, Donald Trump had the lowest approval rating of any president that far into his first term. Yet there has been remarkably little atrophy among Trump’s base. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll from the same month found that 98 percent of Trump primary voters approve of the president’s job performance. Among Americans who support Trump, 61 percent don’t envision anything that would change their favorable opinion of him. A majority of Republican voters consider themselves primarily loyal to the president rather than to the Republican Party.

    It’s no wonder, then, that 2018 GOP primaries are devolving into fights about which candidate in the race is most closely aligned with the Trump agenda. Take the Arizona Senate race: Jeff Flake, the incumbent, who refused to endorse Trump and wrote a book earlier this year excoriating the president, is facing a tough primary challenger in Kelli Ward, who has positioned herself as an unwavering partner to the president. Steve Bannon, back at Breitbart after being ousted from the White House, is scheming to cultivate Trump allies to challenge establishment Republican incumbents with help from the billionaire Robert Mercer, who has already pumped $300,000 into a Super PAC affiliated with Ward’s campaign.

    In the murky sea of 2018 GOP candidates, the most fascinating creatures are the ones trying to capture the secret sauce that propelled Trump from laughingstock to president. Trump’s crudeness didn’t deter as many voters as pundits anticipated and Democrats hoped; nor did his embrace of the politics of white racial resentment. Down-ballot candidates have taken notice. Elements of Trump’s brand of populism are surfacing in various configurations among two types of opportunists: longtime vulgarians emboldened to run for higher office by the president’s success, and establishment politicians eager to rebrand themselves to ride Trump’s appeal among the GOP base.


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