NY Daily News Reveals Who Created Trump's Fake Twitter Followers - Get Ready. Last month, shortly after he went on a massive blocking spree, an audit of President Trump’s Twitter account revealed that almost 50 percent of his followers are fake.
On Saturday, the person who created those fake accounts was also exposed. According to the New York Daily News, the person behind the several million Twitter bots bolstering Trump’s ego is Robert Mercer, a “Republican mega-donor and staunch Trump supporter” who was once connected to IBM. Mercer is a former computer scientist who helped develop the technology at IBM that later led to the creation of the Watson super-computer. Mercer also played an “integral” role in raising money for the Trump campaign while also connecting the president with people like his current chief adviser, Stephen Bannon. Kansas abandons massive tax cuts that provided model for Trump's plan. Kansas has rejected the years-long tax-cutting experiment that brought its governor, Sam Brownback, to international attention and provided a model for the Trump administration’s troubled tax plans.
President who bragged about extramarital sex appoints top abstinence advocate to HHS. YouTube Donald Trump has appointed another foe of evidence-based health information to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Valerie Huber, a longtime leader of abstinence-only education advocacy groups, will be the chief of staff to the assistant secretary of health, who manages the Office of Adolescent Health among other HHS offices. Christina Cauterucci is a Slate staff writer. For the past decade Huber has served as the president and CEO of Ascend, formerly known as the National Abstinence Education Association. Before that, she led Ohio’s abstinence education programs, a job from which she was suspended after being found guilty of ethics violations for trying to give a state contract to a company she had ties to.
The department Huber is about to join once commissioned a study comparing abstinence-only sex education with comprehensive sex education. Kansas reverses the disastrous tax cuts Donald Trump wants to imitate. Joshua Roberts/Reuters Thanks to the state of Kansas, we now get to find out whether Republicans are capable of learning from their failures.
Jordan Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent. On Tuesday, lawmakers in Topeka finally ended their costly misadventure in supply-side economics, when the GOP-dominated Legislature voted by wide margins to override a veto by Gov. Sam Brownback and reverse the massive tax cuts he championed in 2012. Kansas has faced chronic budget deficits and struggled with disappointing job growth during the half-decade since Brownback signed the reductions into law—a grinding fiscal disaster that turned the state into a poster child for conservative policy thinking gone awry and gradually stirred a rebellion among members of the governor's own party. Enabling a Dangerous President: The Jared Kushner Timeline.
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Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, listens during a meeting with small business leaders in the Roosevelt room at the White House in Washington, DC on Jan. 30, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) In the Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, the Koch Brothers’ Campaign Becomes Overt.
If there was any lingering doubt that a tiny clique of fossil-fuel barons has captured America’s energy and environmental policies, it was dispelled last week, when the Trump Administration withdrew from the Paris climate accord.
Surveys showed that a majority of Americans in literally every state wanted to remain within the agreement, and news reports established that the heads of many of the country’s most successful and iconic Fortune 100 companies, from Disney to General Electric, did, too. Voters and big business were arrayed against leaving the climate agreement. Yet despite the majority’s sentiment, a tiny—and until recently, almost faceless—minority somehow prevailed. Jared Kushner's charmed life is about to come to a screeching halt. Perhaps Jared Kushner really believed that his New York real-estate skills set him up to bring peace to the Middle East, solve the opioid crisis, run a government SWAT team of business experts and protect his father-in-law from disloyal White House advisers.
And that he could do it all while observing the Jewish Sabbath and reserving enough time for family ski vacations with Ivanka and their three children. Or maybe Kushner just calculated that all the hype surrounding his White House role was a not-to-be-missed family branding opportunity. After all, the Washington Post recently watched as his sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer, hawked American visas in Beijing to would-be Chinese investors in a troubled Kushner New Jersey real-estate development. Ben Carson Says Poverty Is A 'State of Mind"
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson appeared on SiriusXM's Town Hall hosted by Armstrong Williams earlier this week.
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The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption The Washington Post/Getty Images Robert Mercer speaks on the phone during the 12th International Conference on Climate Change on March 23, 2017. When Robert Mercer accepted a lifetime achievement award from a technology group in 2014, the Renaissance Technologies co-CEO summed up his career modestly. "What I am is simply a computer programmer," he told the crowd. How Alleged Russian Hacker Teamed Up With Florida GOP Operative - WSJ.
Jared Kushner’s life as a predatory capitalist. Dominique A.
Pineiro/DoD via Getty Images It’s a common observation that poverty is expensive. That living on the margins—or close to them—means higher costs for basic necessities like housing, food, and transportation. That living paycheck-to-paycheck makes ordinary banking more difficult—overdraft fees aren’t a particular problem for middle-income and affluent people—and puts affordable credit out of reach. Ben Carson Says Poverty Is A 'State of Mind" Betsy DeVos is all smiles as she endorses states’ rights to discriminate against children. Betsy DeVos is loving life right now. In a Wednesday hearing with the House Appropriations subcommittee, the Secretary of Education gleefully defended her school-choice philosophy from Rep.
Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, who asked DeVos whether charter schools that refuse to admit students of certain demographics would still get federal funding. Russ Feingold says U.S. ally Saudi Arabia exports extreme Islam that teaches Americans are the devil. Near the end of an hourlong interview at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Oct. 7, 2016, Russ Feingold was asked about his criticism of Saudi Arabia in the fight against international terrorism. The Wisconsin Democrat, who is seeking to unseat Republican U.S. Carl Icahn’s Charity Supports Education—It Also Lent Him $119 Million - WSJ. David Clarke is the sheriff of Trump’s America. Eric Thayer/Reuters From 2008 to 2013, 10 people died in the jail run by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. Restoring Use of Private Prisons Is Good News for One Company. Memo Restoring Use of Private Prisons [...] Attorney General Jeff Sessions holds a meeting with the heads of federal law enforcement components at the Department of Justice Feb. 9, 2017 in Washington, DC.
(Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images) This post originally appeared at The Nation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ four-sentence memo rescinding Justice Department guidance to reduce the use of private prisons sent stock soaring for the two companies that dominate the industry, Geo Group and CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America). Don't expect Mitch McConnell to defend the American republic. Mitch McConnell has always liked to fight dirty. More than 20 years ago, at a Kentucky fundraiser, he took a cardboard cutout of Bill Clinton onto the stage and dared local Democrats to have their picture taken with it.
Kris Kobach is leading Trump’s vote fraud commission. That’s terrifying. British Brexit robbery: how democracy was hijacked UK & US. Secretive Foundation’s Blueprint for Spreading Right-Wing Ideology. Documents Reveal a Powerful, Secretive [...] North Carolina millionaire and political operative Art Pope, who received $1.5 million from the Bradley Foundation for two conservative groups he founded. Paul Ryan's Pants on Fire claim on Air Force pilots forced to scrounge for airplane parts in museums. Lauding Republican legislation that would increase defense spending, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan attacked former President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress, charging they had put the military in a "readiness crisis. " Fake degree-bankruptcies OK with Trump 2 clicks.
A Timeline – Russia and President Trump. Trump Team Hoped Nobody Would Notice the Man with Trump at the White House this Week - liberalspeak.com. Share. Paul Ryan has finally passed his monstrous vision of health care. Trump immigration ombudswoman Julie Kirchner, FAIR, white supremacy, eugenics, forced abortions, and infanticide. John Moore/Getty Images. It's Official: How the Koch Brothers Killed Trump’s Job Plan. 21 state AGs denounce DeVos for ending student loan reform. A clinical psychologist explains how Ayn Rand seduced young minds and helped turn the US into a selfish nation.
Jeff Sessions doesn’t think a judge in Hawaii — a.k.a. ‘an island in the Pacific’ — should overrule Trump. 100 Days of Deconstruction: Part Two. Donald Trump: 100 Days of Deconstruction - BillMoyers. The Right-Wing Machine Behind The Curtain - BillMoyers.com. "They tried to supplant mainstream media": Jane Mayer on the billionaire behind Bannon and Trump. Businessinsider. New database details White House officials' finances. Mega-donor urged Bannon not to resign. Neil Gorsuch Could Be Steve Bannon's Biggest Ally - BillMoyers.com. The Judicial Test Neil Gorsuch Can’t Pass - BillMoyers.com. Koch Brothers’ Operatives Fill Top White House Positions, Ethics Forms Reveal. Trump's Cabinet: How Perdue’s power benefits his friends. Iowa Rep. Steve King:Parrots white supremacist on "Muslim children" Islamophobia grows louder in North Carolina: 'Can we not kill them all?' Oklahoma Republican offensive questionnaire for Muslim citizens. 'Gun for hire': how Jeff Sessions used his prosecuting power to target Democrats.
If Jeff Sessions Will Not Resign, He Should Be Impeached. An Interview with the Brother of Dutch Right Wing Populist Geert Wilders. Jared Kushner has been concealing the Flynn-Kislyak meeting for months. This reflection of Sean Spicer and his pinocchio nose. Donald Trump's Media Attacks Should Be Viewed as Brilliant. Meet Darth Pai, the Sith Lord who’s taken over the Federal Communication Commission. The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance into Harvard. Originalism Is Dumb. Nigel Farage, he's lying to you. - GIF on Imgur. Who’s Backing Scott Pruitt To Head The EPA? The Koch Brothers. Birther LIE pays off. Betsy DeVos omitted $125,000 anti-union political donation from Senate disclosure form. How Betsy DeVos Used God and Amway to Take Over Michigan Politics. After the Election: ‘What a Pathetic Thing Is Decadence’
WorldNetDaily. The GOP of 2017 is the most extreme party coalition since the Civil War.
How the Kochs launched Joni Ernst. Donald Trump and the Politics of Being an Asshole.