Saturday, February 25, 2017
Bannon Makes Stunning Threat to Media: We're Going to Make It Worse for You Every Day @alternet: Bannon doesn't want to change the media. He wants to totally dismantle the media. On Thursday, during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon shockingly admitted Donald Trump’s goal (Bannon’s goal) in appointing new precarious cabinet members to head protective government agencies like the EPA — is to dismantle and “deconstruct” those organizations altogether. You can read that Daily Kos story by Dartagnan here.
White House Bars Spate of Outlets from Press Briefing @alternet: The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and several others were all denied access. The Trump administration continued its steep descent into authoritarianism Friday as several news outlets, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and Buzzfeed among others, were barred from attending a meeting with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
GOP Congressman Warns of Mexican Marijuana Nukes @alternet: And it wasn't even Louie Gohmert or Steve King. An Arizona Republican congressman has defended the notion of building a border wall by claiming it could prevent a nuclear weapon being smuggled into the United States concealed in a bale of marijuana.Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) made the comments Wednesday in a discussion with CNN's Brianna Keilar about President Trump's proposed $21 billion border barrier.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Vandals Desecrate Dozens of Headstones in St. Louis Jewish Cemetery @alternet: Police have not ruled out treating the damage as a hate crime. Dozens of headstones in a Jewish cemetery in Missouri have been toppled in what the state governor described as an “act of desecration” amid growing concern about a US-wide rise in antisemitism.More than 100 headstones at the Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery in St Louis were damaged or knocked in Monday’s attack.Police say they have not ruled out treating the damage as a hate crime. Lt Fredrick Lemons said investigators were looking at surveillance camera footage to help determine who had pushed over the headstones.
Sean Spicer Snaps After Anne Frank Center Rips Trump @alternet: The White House brooks no criticism of its response to the growing number of anti-Semitic attacks across the U.S. After weeks of public pressure, Donald Trump finally acknowledged the anti-Semitism that has exploded across the country since he was elected president. For Stephen Goldstein, executive director for The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, Tuesday's statement was far too little, far too late.