Category Archives: Msc

Republican Lunch Shaming

Lunch shaming policies allow schools in primary Republican / Red states to single out children as young as 4 who are unable to come up with money for hot school meals.

 

As many as 40 children at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City, UT  (a Republican / Red State) had their lunches seized and thrown away on Tuesday because their parents had fallen behind on payments.

 

Lunch shaming in Arizona schools

A Maryland mom is upset after her kid’s elementary school took away their lunch and gave them a cheese sandwich because of an unpaid lunch bill.

Student Ordered to Throw out Lunch

Student at Madison County High School in Asheville, NC (a Republican / Red State) Ordered to Throw out Lunch

Right Wing Media is Destroying Our Democracy

Right Wing Media such as certain shows on Fox News is destroying our democracy by lying to their audience & by omission of the facts, keeping US citizens uninformed and making them believe the mainstream media is fake news.

For example, you never hear Sean Hannity or Fox & Friends expose Trump’s Lies or expose any of the crazy things Trump says or does.  They never criticize him so their audience believes Trump is a normal, legitimate President.

Study Confirms That Fox News Makes You Stupid

A new survey of American voters shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. Yet another study has been released proving that watching Fox News is detrimental to your intelligence.

Fourteen Propaganda Techniques Fox ”News” Uses to Brainwash Americans

There is nothing more sacred to the maintenance of democracy than a free press. Access to comprehensive, accurate and quality information is essential to the manifestation of Socratic citizenship – the society characterized by a civically engaged, well-informed and socially invested populace.

 

Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey to Stop Russia Investigations

Trump fires FBI Director James Comey who was overseeing Trump-Russia investigation Shocking the political world and beyond.

 

Trump connects Comey firing to Russia questions in NBC interview

Talking to NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, Pres. Trump said when he decided to fire Comey he was thinking about ‘this Russia thing.’ MSNBC’s Brian Williams gets reaction from his panel.

 

Video title: Elizabeth Warren: James Comey Was Fired Because Of The Russians

Senator Elizabeth Warren says nobody believes Trump fired the FBI director because he was ‘mean to Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Sanders AMAZING takedown of Trumps Firing of James Comey

 

Acting FBI director McCabe contradicts Trumps claim that FBI director Comey was fired due to incompetence and turmoil.

Steve Schmidt: Comey firing an enormous abuse of power by Trump

Joining MSNBC’s Brian Williams, former McCain campaign staffer & GOP Strategist Steve Schmidt reacts to the chaos that’s caused inside the Beltway after Pres. Trump fired James Comey.

Trump Attempting to Turn United States into Authoritarian Country

The Trump Administration is attempting to destroy democracy and turn the United States into an authoritarian country. Amy Siskind​ keeps track of the authoritarian actions taken by the Trump Administration.

Trump Puts Millions of Lives in South Korea at Risk

Trump North Korea brinkmanship puts millions of lives at risk

Sue Mi Terry, former CIA senior analyst on Korean issues, talks with Rachel Maddow about North Korea’s military capacity, the options and potential consequences for Donald Trump, and how Trump’s brinkmanship policy puts millions of lives at risk.

Trump’s Travel Expenses Will Surpass 8 Years of Obama’s

President Donald Trump Has Spent 6 Weekends At Mar-a-Lago

 

Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama’s travel spending in 1 year

The outsized spending on travel stands in stark relief to Trump’s calls for belt tightening across the federal government and the fact that he regularly criticized Obama for costing the American taxpayer money every time he took a trip. Given variations in each trip, estimating the security costs around a presidential trip is difficult.

Donald Trump’s travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama’s spending on travel for his entire eight years.

The outsized spending on travel stands in stark relief to Trump’s calls for belt tightening across the federal government and the fact that he regularly criticized Obama for costing the American taxpayer money every time he took a trip.

Given variations in each trip, estimating the security costs around a presidential trip is difficult. But a 2016 Government Accountability Office report about a four-day trip Obama took to Florida in 2013 — one similar to Trump’s trips — found the total cost to the Secret Service and Coast Guard was $3.6 million.

To date, Trump has spent six weekends — and a total of 21 days — at Mar-A-Lago, his private Palm Beach club. The total estimated costs for those trips are around $21.6 million.

Obama, by contrast, spent just under $97 million on travel in his eight years as president, according to documents reviewed by Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog. These trips included personal trips – including ski trips to Aspen and the Obama’s annual family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts — and work trips, like a visit to Everglades National Park on Earth Day in 2015.
Trump’s frequent weekend travel makes it all but certain the 45th President will surpass Obama’s spending in his first term, likely within months.

 

Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago in Florida Thursday, his seventh trip to the so-called “southern White House” since Inauguration Day. How much could his trips be costing American taxpayers, and who might be profiting from them? NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports from Mar-a-Lago for TODAY.

Republicans Repeal Online Privacy Protection

Congressional Republicans voted to repeal a regulation that prohibits Internet Service Providers from selling your personal online information (browsing history, social security number, emails, etc.) at the behest of Comcast, Verizon, & AT&T. In a brazen act of corruption—which can only be explained by the millions in campaign contributions given to Republicans by the telecommunications industry.

Republicans have shown that they have no interest in representing anyone but their donors. However, they aren’t going to get away with this, because Americans are vowing to fight back by buying off and publishing the private information of Republicans that voted in favor of this measure.

The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them

Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of…

To Serve AT&T and Comcast, Congressional GOP Votes to Destroy Online Privacy

Clarifying events in politics are often healthy even when they produce awful outcomes. Such is the case with yesterday’s vote by House Republicans to free internet service providers (ISPs) – primarily AT&T, Comcast and Verizon – from the Obama-era FCC regulations barring them from storing and selling their users’ browsing histories without their consent.

‘Cards Against Humanity’ Creator Vows To Buy And Publish Congress’s Internet History

‘Cards Against Humanity’ Creator Vows To Buy And Publish Congress’s Internet History Many Americans are understandably upset that state representatives voted against net neutrality, effectively allowing Internet Service Providers (like Time Warner Cable, Comcast, etc.) to sell our private data off to whichever company wants to buy it.

Are Trump Scandals Inuring Americans to Government Corruption?

Trump scandals risk inuring Americans to government corruption

Rachel Maddow reviews a list of less reported but no less outrageous current Trump administration scandals and notes that beyond the big Trump Russia scandal, Americans must retain their ability to be shocked by corruption and demand action be taken.

Russia’s Efforts to Influence the 2016 Election Exposed

Trump campaign rhetoric aligned with Russian propaganda

Clinton Watts, former FBI special agent, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump’s parroting of Russian fake news and propaganda aided the Russian effort to interfere in the U.S. election.

 

Political Strains In West Serve Vladimir Putin Goals

Rachel Maddow looks at the role of NATO and the European Union keep Russian power in check and how the weakening of those institutions serve Vladimir Putin’s global power strategy.

Mike Flynn Wants Immunity In Exchange For Testifying

Mike Flynn Offers to Testify in Exchange for Immunity

Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has told the FBI and congressional committees investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity from prosecution, according to officials with knowledge of the matter.

Flashback: Mike Flynn said immunity probably equals guilt

Mike Flynn has reportedly sought immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony about the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia, but past comments show that Donald Trump’s former national security adviser once associated immunity with guilt.

White House role in leaks raises suspicion

Rachel Maddow looks at new reporting that the source of intelligence given to Rep. Devin Nunes was the was the White House, leading to the question, why was the White House looking at that intelligence in the first place?

Former national security adviser tells FBI, the House and Senate intelligence committees he’s willing to be interviewed in exchange for Immunity to prosecution

 

Intel Committees reject Flynn immunity request

The Senate and House Intel Committees rejected Flynn’s request for immunity in exchange for testifying. Plus, Rep. Adam Schiff intimates that Chairman Devin Nunes overreacted to classified docs he saw at the W.H. Michael Isikoff, David Corn & Tim Mak join Joy Reid