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Political Comedians Continue Outdoing the Media in the "Unvarnished Truth" Department: Samantha Bee on Roy Moore's Humiliating Defeat

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:00:03 PST

Alabamians dealt a blow to Republicans by narrowly deciding child molestation was a bridge too far.

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The Bob Cesca Show: I Have a Jew

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:59:18 PST

http://bobcesca.com/podcast/121417/BCS_121417.mp3?_=1

Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

I Have A Jew: Not Safe For Work; Jacki Schechner from InvestigateRussia.org is here; Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in Alabama; Republicans doubling down on being aholes; Roy Moore won't concede; Bannon is a disheveled drunk; Trump's FCC repeals Net Neutrality; Bad shit will happen to Trump voters too; Paul Ryan is stepping down after the midterm; Kevin McCarthy is fun; USA Today blasts Trump; Omarosa Fired; and much more.

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Despite Public Outcry, Trump's FCC Kills Net Neutrality

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:03:46 PST

Our happiness over the defeat of far right loon Roy Moore comes crashing to a halt today, as the Trump FCC destroys another piece of President Obama's legacy: FCC repeals net neutrality rules in sweeping act of deregulation. Federal regulators voted Thursday to allow Internet providers to speed up service for some apps and websites — and block or slow down others — in a decision repealing landmark, Obama-era regulations for broadband companies such as AT&T and Verizon. The move to deregulate the telecom and cable industry is a major setback for tech companies, consumer groups and Democrats who lobbied heavily against the decision. And it marks a significant victory for Republicans who vowed to roll back the efforts of the prior administration, despite a recent survey showing that 83 percent of Americans — including 3 out of 4 Republicans — opposed the plan. Led by Chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission and its two other GOP members on Thursday followed through on a promise to repeal the government's 2015 net neutrality rules, which sought to force Internet providers to treat all online services, large and small, equally. The agency also went a step further, rejecting much of its own authority over broadband in a bid to stymie future FCC officials who might seek to regulate providers. Sen. Ed Markey says the fight may not be over yet, but I'm not very hopeful at this point because the Republican Party is rampaging out of control and giving away huge pieces of the country's assets to its corporate owners. I plan to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution that would restore the Open Internet Order and reverse the @FCC’s historic mistake of repealing #NetNeutrality. This fight is far from over. pic.twitter.com/FTyqf1U83X — Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) December 14, 2017 ReplyReply w/ QuoteImage UPDATE at 12/14/17 12:38:54 pm by Charles Johnson The fight continues @JayCStanley explains what you need to do next. #NetNeutality pic.twitter.com/yjcrmD4CyR — ACLU (@ACLU) December 14, 2017ReplyReply w/ QuoteRetweetVideo[...]



Video: Seth Meyers on Doug Jones's Amazing Alabama Senate Victory

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:21:51 PST

Seth takes a closer look at the Democrats' shocking Alabama election victory, which delivered a stunning blow to both Steve Bannon and President Trump.

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Who Shopped the Fake Document Smearing Chuck Schumer? None Other Than Holocaust Denier Chuck C. Johnson.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:24:44 PST

For years I've been saying that with their ridiculously slipshod standards and willingness to believe and circulate any smear against their perceived enemies, right wing "journalists" and bloggers have been setting themselves up for a major hoax that would end up getting one or more of them in serious trouble. That day may have come round at last. The back story: someone has been shopping around to various media outlets a PDF document that purported to show sexual harassment allegations against Sen. Chuck Schumer by a former staffer. Allegations of sexual harassment against politicians and other powerful men are big news right now, and as soon as they heard about this document, a slew of media organizations began the feeding frenzy. The source tells Axios that reporters from the Washington Post, CNN, BuzzFeed, The New Yorker and ABC all inquired about the document Tuesday. However -- the document was quickly revealed to be a sloppy forgery, and the former staffer named in it has reported it to the Washington DC Police and Capitol Police. The former staffer said she took the matter to Washington, D.C. police on Tuesday. She said the police told her they were unsure of their jurisdiction in the case. She said she now plans to go to Capitol Police. She told me in a statement: "The claims in this document are completely false, my signature is forged, and even basic facts about me are wrong. I have contacted law enforcement to determine who is responsible. I parted with Senator Schumer's office on good terms and have nothing but the fondest memories of my time there." And now for the kicker: guess who turns out to be behind this document? Yes, it's our old pal the Holocaust denier, Chuck C. Johnson, who hooked up with rape aficionado Mike Cernovich to spread the smear against Schumer. Journalist Will Sommer highlighted some Facebook posts by the Rage Furby yesterday, boasting about this alliance with Cernovich. He also posted a screenshot of a tweet by Cernovich hyping the fake document, which Creepy Mike has now deleted; Cernovich is now trying to pretend he never hyped the document. Interesting Facebook posts from Chuck Johnson pic.twitter.com/iBuVzVsIEJ — Will Sommer (@willsommer) December 13, 2017 ReplyReply w/ QuoteImages Now that the fraud has been exposed and he's in big trouble, Johnson is desperately back-pedaling, claiming that some anonymous person "sent" the document to him, and offering $10,000 for the identity of this possibly imaginary individual. Most people seem to be assuming the target of this hoax was Chuck Schumer, but if it's true that Johnson didn't create it himself (an assertion we shouldn't necessarily take at face value because Chuck is an inveterate liar) I think it's also possible it was a sting intended to bring down Chuck C. Johnson -- because he's recently been involved in a very nasty war of words with master ratfcker Roger Stone, and this has the smell of a setup to burn the Rage Furby and anyone who worked with him to promote it. Our boy Chuck has had a serious run-in with the Capitol Police before, when he tried to crash a fundraiser for John Boehner last year. He was detained, frisked and questioned. So they'll have a file on Chuck and his stalking behavior. And just as a matter of record, Chuck has also stalked yours truly in real life, showing up at an apartment building where I used to live and posting photos on Twitter of himself standing outside the building. This is the kind of activity he enjoys. But this time, Chuck may have finally crossed the line into outright criminal behavior, all because he was too excited about "taking down" Chuck Schumer to do basic fact-checking first. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.[...]



Just One Victory

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:49:25 PST

It just seems appropriate somehow that Todd Rundgren play the theme song for this evening.

We've been waiting so long,
We've been waiting for the sun to rise and shine
Shining still to give us the will
Can you hear me, the sound of my voice?
I am here to tell you I have made my choice
I've been listening to what's been going down
There's just too much talk and gossip going 'round
You may think that I'm a fool, but I know the answer
Words become a tool, anyone can use them
Take the golden rule, as the best example
Eyes that have seen will know what I mean
The time has come to take the bull by the horns
We've been so downhearted, we've been so forlorn
We get weak and we want to give in
But we still need each other if we want to win
Hold that line, baby hold that line
Get up boys and hit 'em one more time
We may be losing now but we can't stop trying
So hold that line, baby hold that line
If you don't know what to do about a world of trouble
You can pull it through if you need to and if
You believe it's true, it will surely happen
Shining still, to give us the will
Bright as the day, to show us the way
Somehow, someday
We need just one victory and we're on our way
Prayin' for it all day and fightin' for it all night
Give us just one victory, it will be all right
We may feel about to fall but we go down fighting
You will hear the call if you only listen
Underneath it all we are here together shining still

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Alabama Apocalypse: The Jones-Moore Open Thread

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:21:44 PST

If you're really going to drag me kicking and screaming into acknowledging reality, Roy Moore is probably going to beat Doug Jones for the US Senate tonight in Alabama.

Because, hey. It's Alabama. It's not like there isn't some history behind this.

And as I write, Moore is leading 54-44 with 26% of the vote counted. So be prepared to acknowledge reality. But another aspect of that reality is that is Moore wins, the Republican Party will be forever associated with a child molester.

In the meantime, here's an open thread to keep up with the Alabama Apocalypse, while hoping for an upset that probably won't come.

UPDATE at 12/12/17 8:01:12 pm by Charles Johnson

The upset came after all!

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The Bob Cesca Show: The Canoeing

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:28:06 PST

http://bobcesca.com/podcast/121217/BCS_121217.mp3?_=1

Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

The Canoeing: Not Safe For Work; Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here; Trump attacks Sen Gillibrand suggesting she trades sexual favors for contributions; The response from Morning Joe, Gretchen Carlson, and Sen Gillibrand; Dems call for investigation of Trump's alleged sexual assaults; Election Day in Alabama; Roy Moore's wife talks about her Jewish lawyer; Trump could fire Robert Mueller; The impending constitutional crisis; Hopeless; Lindsey Graham and the gift that keeps on giving; and much more.

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In Which Trump Decides to Defend Himself Against Charges of Sexual Misconduct by Attacking Sen. Gillibrand With a Grossly Misogynistic Tweet

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:44:27 PST

Suddenly, there's a renewed chorus of people talking about Donald Trump's well-documented history of sexual harassment and assault. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been one of the most powerful voices, calling on Trump to resign over this disgusting history.

He shouldn't have been elected in the first place, let's face it; but it's certainly clarifying that the Republican Party and its voters see nothing wrong with this kind of vile behavior.

So this morning on Twitter, Trump decided to defend himself against these charges of misogynistic behavior -- by posting an attack on Sen. Gillibrand that's absolutely shocking in its blatant misogyny, even for this swine of a so-called president.

Trump cult members all over Twitter immediately started trying to spin this ugly comment, saying, "He didn't mean anything sexual in that tweet to Kirsten Gillibrand!"

Pro tip: they all know that's exactly what he meant.

Sen. Gillibrand responds:

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Seth Meyers Continues Bringing It: Trump Attacks the Press, Goes All-in for Roy Moore

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:50:13 PST

Seth takes a closer look at how President Trump is pulling out all the stops to help elect an accused sexual predator in Alabama's special election.

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Fox News Poll Has Doug Jones Leading Roy Moore by 10 Points With Likely Voters

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:18:24 PST

Given the source, I can't help suspecting that this is actually some kind of scheme to make Alabama voters complacent and suppress turnout, but according to Fox News Doug Jones is now leading extreme right wing child molester Roy Moore by ten points in Alabama.

Democrat Doug Jones holds a 10-point lead over Republican Roy Moore among likely voters in deep red Alabama.

Greater party loyalty plus higher interest in the election among Democrats combined with more enthusiasm among Jones supporters gives him the advantage in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

That’s according to a Fox News Poll of Alabama voters conducted Thursday through Sunday using traditional polling techniques, including a list-based probability sample with both landlines and cellphones.

Jones receives 50 percent to Moore’s 40 percent, with 1-in-10 undecided (8 percent) or supporting another candidate (2 percent) -- which could make a difference Tuesday. That’s even truer with such an unconventional election with unconventional candidates.

"Truer?" "Unconventional?" Don't ever change, Fox.

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A Different Kind of Christmas Music: Aoife O'Donovan, Chris Thile, Julian Lage: "Ornaments"

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:18:40 PST

Subscribe to download each week's Song of the Week for free: https://www.prairiehome.org/listen#podcast

Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Ornaments" from our December 9, 2017 broadcast, with Aoife O'Donovan, Rich Dworsky, Mike Elizondo, Alex Hargreaves, Julian Lage, and Ted Poor

https://www.prairiehome.org/shows/59331

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Video: Stephen Colbert Interviews Billy Bush About Trump's Infamous "Grab 'Em by the Pussy" Recording

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:01:30 PST

Billy Bush confirms the authenticity of the infamous 'Access Hollywood' tape. And then some.

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An Epic New Bad Lip Reading Parody: "STRANGER THINGS"

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:15:41 PST

In this week's episode, El watches the boys rehearse a scene from their play, while Joyce and Hopper butt heads over musical tastes. Featuring Gillian Jacobs as the voice of Nancy.
Follow on Twitter! @badlipreading
Follow on Instagram: @badlipreading
Like on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/badlipreading

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A Gorgeous Acoustic Guitar Piece by Antoine Dufour: "Drowning"

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:46:24 PST

'Back & Forth', the new double LP/record by Antoine Dufour available in high resolution studio masters, CDs, LPs, Mp3s, & Guitar Tab format at http://www.candyrat.com/artists/antoinedufour/

Also available at:
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Visit Antoine Dufour at
Website: https://www.antoinedufourmusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/antoinedufourmusic
Twitter: @antoinedufour
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/guitacoust/
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Soundcloud: SoundCloud

Join Antoine Dufour's mailing list:
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Antoine Dufour plays Beauregard Guitars http://beauregardguitars.com/

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Creation Festival Founder Harry Thomas Arrested and Charged With Multiple Counts of Child Molestation

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:59:54 PST

Harry L. Thomas is the pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford, New Jersey, and founder of the Creation Festival, one of the most popular Christian music festivals in America.

And tonight, he's under arrest for sexually assaulting four children over the course of 16 years.

Come Alive Church, which “believe[s] in the entire teachings of the inspired Word of God as recorded in the Old and New Testament of the Holy Bible,” according to its website, released a statement Thursday night:

“It is with deep regret and saddened hearts that the board of Come Alive International and Creation Festivals along with the Elders and Trustees of Come Alive New Testament Church have indefinitely suspended Pastor Harry Thomas from all leadership positions with the church, festival and all associated ministries. While the allegations are unrelated to his roles in these ministries, leadership has determined this to be the proper course of action at this time until there can be a full investigation. It is requested that all pray for the parties involved and refrain from speculation regarding the circumstances.”

The church has responded to this news by putting their entire website under password protection tonight.

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Friday Night Music Break: Snarky Puppy Feat. Susana Baca, "Fuego Y Agua"

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:54:51 PST

This has been a week of one horror after another, and if you're anything like me you're ready for something completely different, and here it is. Featuring the great Peruvian singer Susana Baca, with an exceptional piano solo by Bill Laurance.

"Fuego y Agua"
featuring Susana Baca
from Snarky Puppy's live DVD/CD - "Family Dinner - Volume Two"
©GroundUP Music 2016

Buy It Here:
http://store.snarkypuppy.com/pages/music
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fam...

produced by Michael League
arranged by Michael League & Snarky Puppy
recorded and filmed at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, LA, February 12-14, 2015.

FEATURED GUESTS
Susana Baca - vocals

SNARKY PUPPY
Michael League - electric bass
Bill Laurance - piano
Cory Henry - vocals
Shaun Martin - vocals
Justin Stanton - vocals
Mark Lettieri - baritone guitar
Chris McQueen - acoustic guitar
Jay Jennings - vocals
Mike “Maz” Maher - trumpet & vocals
Chris Bullock - flute & vocals
Jeff Coffin - flute & vocals
Carlos Malta - flute & vocals
Robert “Sput” Searight - drums
Nate Werth - percussion
Marcelo Woloski - cajón
Bernardo Aguiar - percussion
with…
Candy West - vocals
Peaches West - vocals
Rachella Searight - vocals
Carolina Araoz - vocals

engineered by Eric Hartman
assisted by Matt Recchia, Andrés Daza, & Camilo Salazar
mixed by Eric Hartman, Michael League, & Nathan Forsbach
mastered by Scott Hull
directed by Andy LaViolette & Michael League

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Comedians Speaking Truth About Liars: Colbert on Donald Trump Jr.'s Congressional Testimony

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:59:56 PST

The apple doesn't fall far from the Apple computer on which illegal emails were likely sent.

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Seth Meyers on Al Franken's Resignation and Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Investigation Testimony

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:08:42 PST

Seth takes a closer look at Senator Al Franken's resignation amid a growing sexual harassment scandal and how Donald Trump Jr. testified in the Russia investigation and refused to answer some questions on the basis of attorney-client privilege.

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Video: Samantha Bee's Savagely Funny Bit on the Recent Creep Emergence

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:49:26 PST

Men were able to shape the media's coverage of Hillary with one hand, while holding their dicks in the other.

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The Bob Cesca Show: Sucking Sound

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:02:03 PST

http://bobcesca.com/podcast/120717/BCS_120717.mp3?_=1

Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Sucking Sound: Not Safe For Work; David Ferguson from Rawstory and the forthcoming TRex podcast is here; Al Franken resigns from the Senate; Al Franken vs Donald Trump vs Roy Moore; We theorize about what happened to Trump and why he was slurring his words; Trump Eating; Recognizing Jerusalem; Harold Ford fired for sexual misconduct; Don Junior and Attorney Client Privilege; The tax bill and the GOP; and much more.

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Video: Stephen Colbert Can't Stop Laughing at Trump's Garbled Jerusalem Speech

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:25:29 PST

Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in a speech live from the capital of some place called "The United Shursh"?

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MSNBC Admits They Were Hoaxed by Nasty Right Wing Troll Mike Cernovich, Reverses Decision to Fire Contributor Sam Seder

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:15:30 PST

When MSNBC fired contributor Sam Seder after a bad faith smear campaign by far right racist, rape-promoting troll Mike Cernovich, they faced a huge amount of criticism from viewers, other media outlets, and generally everyone who thinks truth and context should actually matter in this world. And today they did the right thing and took back this decision, re-hiring Seder. Chalk one up for the side of decency. MSNBC has reversed its decision to terminate Sam Seder, a podcast host and contributor to the network, after a right-wing campaign targeted him for a satirical tweet criticizing supporters of accused rapist Roman Polanski. “Sometimes you just get one wrong,” MSNBC president Phil Griffin told the Intercept in a statement. “That’s what happened here.” Griffin said the network initially fired Seder “for the right reasons — because we don’t consider rape to be a funny topic to be joked about.” “But we’ve heard the feedback, and we understand the point Sam was trying to make in that tweet was actually in line with our values, even though the language was not,” Griffin said. “Sam will be welcome on our air going forward.” Cernovich has claimed he has a list of 100 journalists on whom he's "paying" people to dig up dirt, so this is probably not the last we'll hear from this horrible human being. UPDATE at 12/7/17 10:21:42 am by Charles Johnson Cernovich is pitching a royal fit on Twitter about MSNBC's decision. MSNBC endorses child rape jokes! — Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) December 7, 2017ReplyReply w/ Quote MSNBC endorses child rape “jokes” https://t.co/BaZISICth0 — Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) December 7, 2017ReplyReply w/ Quote I'm thrilled MSNBC has made the decision that people shouldn't be fired over satirical tweets. This rule will surely be applied equally to all sides, and if it's not, we will bring Sam Seder's Tweet out every time the media goes after someone else for a Tweet — Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) December 7, 2017ReplyReply w/ Quote Liberals - can "joke" about child rape.Conservatives - can't satirize Nazis.Great rules, right?https://t.co/6BrmfA2Agq — Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) December 7, 2017ReplyReply w/ Quote Where were the media defenses of Jeffrey Lord? He made a satirical Tweet, and was fired, and the media didn't care.I guess making pedophile "jokes" is OK. That is what is going on here. — Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) December 7, 2017ReplyReply w/ Quote[...]



Video: Seth Meyers Checks Up on How It's Going With Rick Perry in Charge of the Department of Energy (Spoiler: It's Not Good)

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:42:10 PST

Seth checks in on Rick Perry, the man President Trump chose to lead the Department of Energy, an agency that Perry once wanted to abolish.

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Video: Trump's Reckless, Dangerous, Deeply Stupid Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:43:42 PST

There have been many reckless and stupid moves made by this horrible man this year, but throwing 70 years of US policy into the garbage heap and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel right now, when there's no pressing need for it, will achieve nothing but to derail the peace negotiations in the Middle East, inflame the Muslim world beyond measure, and put people all over the globe in serious danger.

For no good reason. He was universally advised not to do this by Middle East policy experts and other world leaders, but of course, this is a narcissistic fool with a dangerously inflated sense of his own righteousness. The United States will seriously regret this day.

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The Bob Cesca Show: Cruel Whimsy

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:47:19 PST

http://bobcesca.com/podcast/120517/BCS_120517.mp3?_=1

Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Cruel Whimsy: Not Safe For Work; Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News & Comment is here; Russia barred from 2018 Winter Olympics; Mueller subpoenas Trump's Deutsche Bank records; Bombshell Mike Pence story in the Atlantic; The Intercept reports Trump considering private spy firm; Liddy and Watergate; Trump's historical ignorance; Trump goes to war against the National Parks; John Oliver hammers Dustin Hoffman; and much more.

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Russian Lawyer Confirms: Trump Jr. Lied, He DID Seek Damaging Info on Hillary Clinton

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:26:40 PST

Here's the proof that what we've suspected for months was actually true: Donald Trump Jr. has been lying about the reason for his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer tied to the Kremlin. He was trying to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton to benefit his horrible father's campaign: Donald Trump Jr. asked Russian lawyer for info on Clinton Foundation.

Donald Trump Jr. asked a Russian lawyer at the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting whether she had evidence of illegal donations to the Clinton Foundation, the lawyer told the Senate Judiciary Committee in answers to written questions obtained exclusively by NBC News.

The lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, told the committee that she didn't have any such evidence, and that she believes Trump misunderstood the nature of the meeting after receiving emails from a music promoter promising incriminating information on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump's Democratic opponent.

Once it became apparent that she did not have meaningful information about Clinton, Trump seemed to lose interest, Veselnitskaya said, and the meeting petered out.

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A Big Development in Mueller's Investigation: Trump's Deutsche Bank Records Subpoenaed

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:00:55 PST

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's connections with Russia is not over, as the news breaks that several weeks ago, Mueller issued a subpoena for Trump's financial records with Deutsche Bank.

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller zeroed in on President Donald Trump’s business dealings with Deutsche Bank AG as his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in U.S. elections widens.

Mueller issued a subpoena to Germany’s largest lender several weeks ago, forcing the bank to submit documents on its relationship with Trump and his family, according to a person briefed on the matter, who asked not to be identified because the action has not been announced.

“Deutsche Bank always cooperates with investigating authorities in all countries,” the lender said in a statement to Bloomberg Tuesday, declining to provide additional information.

Deutsche Bank for months has rebuffed calls by Democratic lawmakers to provide more transparency over the roughly $300 million Trump owed to the bank for his real estate dealings prior to becoming president. Representative Maxine Waters of California and other Democrats have asked whether the bank’s loans to Trump, made years before he ran for president, were in any way connected to Russia. The bank previously rejected those demands, saying sharing client data would be illegal unless it received a formal request to do so. Trump has denied any wrongdoing.

The significant thing about this development is that Deutsche Bank is the only major bank in the world that still does business with the notoriously bankruptcy-prone Trump -- and Deutsche Bank is also notorious for being caught several times laundering money for Russian interests.

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Yet Another Exceptional NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: Phoebe Bridgers

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:47:55 PST

Nov. 27, 2017 | Stephen Thompson --Phoebe Bridgers' songs come laden with sly, finely detailed observations about unsuccessful flirtations with hypnotherapy, unsettling conversations about Jeffrey Dahmer, and everything in between. Her phrasing is impeccable — warm, cool, conversational, gently slurred — but her songs also swim in the self-aware obsessions and messy meanderings of an unquiet mind.

Joined by Ethan Gruska and Rob Moose, Bridgers popped up at the Tiny Desk a couple weeks after the release of her full-length debut, Stranger In The Alps. Together, they celebrated the occasion with languid renditions of three of the album's best songs: the sad and seductive "Demi Moore," a drastically muted "Motion Sickness" and a piano-driven take on Bridgers' first-ever single, "Killer."

Set List

"Demi Moore"

"Motion Sickness"

"Killer"

MUSICIANS

Phoebe Bridgers (vocals and guitar); Ethan Gruska (piano); Rob Moose (violin)

CREDITS

Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Bronson Arcuri, Alyse Young; Editor: Bronson Arcuri; Production Assistant: Niki Walker; Photo: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR

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