Boris Epshteyn Interview | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Boris Epshteyn – Sinclair Broadcast Group Chief Political Analyst and former Special Assistant to President Trump – joins Bill to discuss President Trump's political future.

Trump Foreign Trip: Leaders Told to ‘Praise’ Trump

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As President Donald Trump sets off for his first overseas trip on Friday, foreign leaders have been primed on the best way to interact with the him. The New York Times reported on Friday that ahead of Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia, foreign dignitaries have been sharing tips on the best way to deal with the…

Trump-Russia probe now includes possible cover-up, Congress is told

WASHINGTON — Investigators into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections are now also probing whether White House officials have engaged in a cover-up, according to members of Congress who were briefed Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. That avenue of investigation was added in recent weeks after assertions by former FBI Director James Comey…

Jared Kushner Is The “Person Of Interest”

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The Independent reports:
Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has reportedly been identified as a “person of interest” in the ongoing investigation into possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign. The Washington Post said that a senior advisor to Mr Trump had been identified as someone that investigators wanted to speak to. A New York magazine reporter then reported that the person in question was Mr Kushner, who is married to the Mr Trump’s daughter and who flew out of Washington on Friday night to accompany the president on his first official foreign trip.



Trump Takes First International Trip as President

Trump Takes First International Trip as President

Donald Trump begins his maiden international trip as U.S. president Friday, leaving the White House awash in a slew of controversies that has some politicians invoking comparisons to the Watergate scandal that brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon. “We look forward to getting this whole situation behind us,” Donald Trump told reporters Thursday. The controversies…

Here’s what happened when a scientist asked an AI to name new paint colors

A scientist fed a database of 7,700 paint colors into a neural network. Then, based on her training data, she asked the computer to create a few paint colors of its own.
At first, it the AI created gibberish names:
And names that didn’t correspond at all to the color:
But after a few tweaks to her algorithms, and some time spent training the neural network, the AI started cranking out charming color names like these:
You can read about her full experiment here: (2 minute read)


There Are No patriots left in the Republican Party

Through all of Donald Trump’s lies and his barely coded racism and his attempts to interfere with the justice system, Congressional Republicans have stood by him.
The leaders — Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell — have defended him. Rank-and-file members of Congress have too. Even Trump skeptics on the Hill, like John McCain and Ben Sasse, have largely kept their criticism to words rather than deeds.
It’s too early to know whether the latest bombshell — Trump’s interference with an F.B.I. investigation, revealed by The Times — will change the situation. His act, Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School writes for Bloomberg View, “is exactly the kind that the Founding Fathers would have considered a ‘high crime.’”
But here’s something to keep in mind if much of Congress continues to put party over country: That wouldn’t be historically unusual. It would be the norm.
Well into 1974, most Republicans stayed loyal to Richard Nixon, “after plenty of evidence of abuse of power and obstruction of justice,” as the political scientist Jonathan Bernstein pointed out on Twitter. A majority of Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted against every count of impeachment. Many Republican voters also continued to support Nixon to the end.
And yet this seemingly dispiriting history is actually a reason for optimism. Why? Because the minority of Republicans willing to back an honest investigation of the president four decades ago was enough to make the difference, as Bernstein explained. Once a small portion of Republicans dropped their unqualified loyalty, the political dynamic changed, and Nixon was held accountable.
Today, once again, the country needs a few principled and patriotic Republicans — to conduct a truly independent investigation of Trump, his campaign, his business, Russia and the resulting abuses and cover-ups.
Senator Sasse? Senator McCain? Senators Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, Cory Gardner, Dean Heller or Bob Corker? Are you willing to stand up to an out-of-control president?
In The Times, Michelle Goldberg urges Trump aides to leave before their good reputations become tarnished, as H.R. McMaster’s and Rod Rosenstein’s have already been. “To serve this president is to be diminished,” she writes.
Ross Douthat says it’s time for Republican leaders to recognize the danger of Trump’s unfitnness and invoke the 25th Amendment.
The Editorial Board asks whether Congressional Republicans “might at last consult their consciences, and recall that they took an oath to uphold the Constitution?”
Tom Friedman offers his own answer: No. He writes that the relevant question is instead: “Are there tens of millions of good men and women in America ready to run and vote as Democrats or independents in the 2018 congressional elections and replace the current G.O.P. majority in the House and maybe the Senate?”


Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation
According to the New York Times:
President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo that Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.
“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.
The existence of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia.
Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo. The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence an ongoing investigation. An F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations.
Mr. Comey shared the existence of the memo with senior F.B.I. officials and close associates. The New York Times has not viewed a copy of the memo, which is unclassified, but one of Mr. Comey’s associates read parts of the memo to a Times reporter.
“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey that Mr. Flynn had done nothing wrong, according to the memo.
Mr. Comey did not say anything to Mr. Trump about curtailing the investigation, only replying: “I agree he is a good guy.”
In a statement, the White House denied the version of events in the memo.
Read more at the NYTIMES


Hacked and Attacked

cyber warfare, via hacking or attacking, has become an increasing part of our reality in a world where close to 50% of the population is online.

On Friday, a malicious malware or "ransomware" virus called "WannaCry" was unleashed on the internet, targeting Microsoft Windows users by locking down, then holding their files for ransom.

Victims asked to pay $300 through Bitcoin
The cyber attack, described by Europol as unprecedented in scale, infected more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries, including Britain, Russia, China, Vietnam, Spain and the United States.

Companies that were hardest hit included Telefónica (Spain), Britain's National Health Service (NHS), Federal Express, Renault, Nissan, Russian Railways, LATAM Airlines, among others.

Most affected are older versions of the Microsoft operating system, like Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Linux and MacOS have not been affected.

How It Works
One of the most common ways of spreading an attack is through phishing or false emails that, once opened, have a 'worm-like' ability to spread through cyber networks.

Phishing is an attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card
details, often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication
As in this case, a piece of malicious software takes control through a vulnerability or bug in the system to encrypt and freeze files until a ransom is paid, and a key provided to restore the files.  

The WannaCry "bug" is called EternalBlue, which has apparently been known to the National Security Agency (NSA) for awhile.
The WannaCry price to unlock a file is $300, to be paid in the cryptocurrancy BitCoins, but the hackers have warned that may go up.

A UK-based security researcher found a temporary method to slow the spread, but a second wave is expected.

What To Do
Microsoft has issued a "patch" to remove the underlying vulnerability for supported systems, and has made the rare move of providing updates for the older operating systems that otherwise are no longer supported.

To help safeguard against WannaCry and other viruses:
  • Update your operating system (check the "auto update feature")
  • Install good Anti-virus' software
  • Do not open suspicious emails or attachments
  • Backup your hard disk via an external harddrive
Microsoft instructions on defending against the ransomware.  We hope you don't have to use it!


If these reports are true, Trump’s staff could be in for huge changes

Even though he’s condemned leaks and those who may speak to the press, Trump’s White House is still talking. In a recent report, Axios quoted multiple White House sources who painted a picture of a president frustrated and seething. One of the White House sources said that Trump is “angry at everyone.” RELATED: After months of…

For-profit dialysis companies often maximize their profits at the expense of their patients. John Oliver explores why a medical clinic is nothing like a Taco Bell.

First For-profit dialysis companies often maximize their profits at the expense of their patients. John Oliver explores why a medical clinic is nothing like a Taco Bell.

‘I Call Turbo Bullsh*t’: John Oliver Shares His Thoughts on James Comey

The week of James Comey couldn’t truly end until John Oliver had his say, and the late night host did not disappoint on the latest episode of Last Week Tonight.
Oliver ripped Trump over both his decision to fire Comey and the subsequent explanations of his decisions.
“I was thinking of the Russia investigation when I fired Comey is the one thing that you are not supposed to say out loud,” said Oliver is disbelief. “It’s the kind of response that asks three questions: one, can he really be this stupid? Two, does he really think we as a country are this stupid, and three, are we as a country this stupid?”
Oliver also expressed his skepticism of Trump’s account of his dinner with Comey, in which the president said his FBI director told him he was not under investigation.
“I call bullshit. I call turbo bullshit on that,” said Oliver. “There is now way those conversations went down in that manner.”
Oliver then went after Congress, hitting the legislative branch — now entirely in Republican hands — for failing to stand up to Trump.
“It is time for each and every one of them to pick a lane here,” he said. “They need to acknowledge that what has happened is fucked up.”

Trump at Liberty University Bashes ‘Critics’ in First Commencement Address

"We don't need a lecture from Washington on how to lead our lives," Trump told the packed stadium of thousands at the nation's largest Christian college, saying that he's seen "how the system is broken" in D.C. and populated by individuals "who think they know everything."
"But you aren't going to let other people tell you what you believe, especially when you know that you're right," Trump said.


House LGBT Caucus Aging Task Force Demands Trump Administration Not Erase LGBT Elders


 Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22), Chair of the LGBT Aging Issues Task Force, and 49 members of the U.S. House of Representatives demanded the Trump Administration reinstate LGBT demographic questions to the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP).

“As we fight for full equality for our LGBT family, it’s important to recognize the unique needs of LGBT seniors,” said Deutch.  “Older LGBT Americans often face new levels of discrimination as they age and struggle with higher than average levels of poverty and social isolation.  Federally funded programs should not contribute to this terrible homophobic and transphobic culture.  We need the data from these surveys to better ensure that LGBT seniors are receiving the care they need and deserve, without prejudice.”

The NSOAAP is used to evaluate whether the billions of dollars in funding for programs assisting older Americans are being used efficiently and effectively.  Since 2014, the NSOAAP has included LGBT-specific questions that yielded vital data on the extreme challenges facing LGBT elders.  On March 13, 2017, the Administration on Community Living—which oversees the NSOAAP—revealed that they intended to remove the LGBT-specific questions from the 2017 survey.

In 2011, a wide-ranging study from the National Senior Citizen Law Center (now called Justice in Aging) and other organizations captured alarming evidence of widespread discrimination against LGBT seniors in long-term care facilities.


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Trump's Approval Rating Still Dropping Like A Rock

President Donald Trump's approval ratings among American voters are falling again.

Both Quinnipiac University and Gallup on Wednesday showed approval of Trump's performance in the White House dipping after he enjoyed a slight improvement last month when he ordered a missile attack following the Syrian government's alleged chemical weapons attack on its civilians.

Quinnipiac said its latest survey gives Trump a near-record negative standing, with 36 percent of those surveyed approving of his performance more than three months after he took office, and 58 percent giving him an unfavorable review. That compared to a narrower 40-to-56 percent negative finding on April 19, in a poll taken days after the Syrian missile barrage.

Gallup, which compiles a three-day rolling average of its polling on Trump's performance, currently records a 53-40 percent negative approval for the president, a bigger gap than a month ago when it found a 50-43 negative rating.

Quinnipiac found Trump losing ground among some of his most fervent supporters in the past, white voters with no college degree and white men.

The university's pollsters found that white voters with no college degrees went from a 19-percentage point favorable assessment of Trump a month ago to a narrow 47-46 percent favorable view in the latest survey.

Quinnipiac said white men a month ago favored Trump's performance by a 53-41 percent margin, which has now dipped to a 48-46 percent favorable edge.

The pollster said that by wide margins voters think of Trump as a strong person and intelligent. But voters also say by significant margins they do not think he is honest, that he does not have good leadership skills, does not care about average Americans, is not level-headed and does not share their values.

"There is no way to spin or sugarcoat these sagging numbers," Quinnipiac pollster Tim Malloy said. "The erosion of white men, white voters without college degrees and independent voters, the declaration by voters that President Donald Trump's first 100 days were mainly a failure and deepening concerns about Trump's honesty, intelligence and level headedness are red flags that the administration simply can't brush away."

Source Voice Of America


Mesothelioma cancer victim speak out

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Mesothelioma can be a very debilitating disease. Many of our countries disabled veterans are mesothelioma victims, usually being exposed aboard asbestos-laden Navy ships.

Recently, Republicans have introduced a bill called “The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act” that would put more restrictions on lawsuits against corporations that manufactured asbestos. These companies were aware of the dangers for many years but hid the information from the public who were deemed as "expendable" so that they could continue to make their money. This new bill would publicize the personal info of anyone who has filed a lawsuit against these companies. This is an attempt to intimidate victims by making them vulnerable to identity thieves and scam artists.

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The Russian Spies Nest Sitting In The White House

The FBI and both chambers of Congress are investigating whether there were improper contacts between the Trump orbit and Russia during the 2016 election. We need an independent investigation, with subpoena power and even then it will be up to one of the Traitors own agency to indict, The Department Of Justice, so really we need to get a strong majority in both houses in 18 or there never will be any real investigations

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No Real Proof Except For:

• the FLYNN thing
• the MANAFORT thing
• the TILLERSON thing
• the SESSIONS thing
• the KUSHNER thing
• the CARTER PAGE thing
• the ROGER STONE thing
• the Felix Sater thing
• the Boris Ephsteyn thing
• the Rosneft thing
• the Gazprom thing
• the Sergey Gorkov banker thing
• the Azerbajain thing
• the 'I LOVE PUTIN' thing
• the Sergey Kislyak thing
• the Russian Affiliated Interests thing
• the Russian Business Interests thing
• the Emoluments Clause thing
• the Alex Schnaider thing
• the HACK OF THE DNC thing
• the Guccifer 2.0 thing
• the Mike Pence 'I don’t know anything' thing
• the Russians mysteriously dying thing
• the president’s house sale for $100 million at the bottom of the housing bust to the Russian fertilizer king thing
• the Russian fertilizer king’s plane showing up in Concord, NC during his rally campaign thing
• the Nunes sudden flight to the White House in the night thing
• the Nunes personal investments in the Russian winery thing
• the Cyprus bank thing
• the Republican Party’s REJECTION OF AN AMENDMENT to require him to show his taxes thing
• the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing
• the Steele Dossier thing
• the Leninist Bannon thing
• the Sally Yates can’t testify thing
• the intelligence community’s investigative reports thing
• the Spicer’s RUSSIAN DRESSING 'nothing’s wrong' thing
• the Chaffetz not willing to start an investigation thing
• the Chaffetz suddenly deciding to go back to private life in the middle of an investigation thing
• the The Lead DOJ Investigator Mary McCord SUDDENLY in the middle of the investigation decides to resign thing
• the appointment of Pam Bondi who was bribed by the president in the Trump University scandal appointed to head the investigation thing
• the The White House going into full-on cover-up mode, refusing to turn over the documents related to the hiring and subsequent firing of Flynn thing
• the Chaffetz and White House blaming the poor vetting of Flynn on Obama thing (LOL!)
• the Poland and British intelligence gave information regarding the hacking back in 2015 to Paul Ryan and he didn't do anything thing
• the Agent M16 following the money thing
• the president’s team KNEW about Flynn's involvement but hired him anyway thing
• the Corey Lewendowski thing
• the Preet Bharara firing thing but before he left he transferred evidence against trump to a state level Schneiderman thing
• the Betsy Devos' brother thing
• the Sebastian Gorka thing
• the Greg Gianforte from Montana thing
• the VP Pence actually was warned about Flynn before he was hired thing
• the Pence and Manafort connection thing
• the 7 Allies coming forward with audio where the president was picked up in incidental wire tapping thing
• the Carter Page defying the Senate's order to hand over his Russian contact list
• NOW the president wants to VETO Sally Yates' testimony thing!

As always, sharing is appreciated but optional. Thank you!"