Let's hear it for the NYT! They've breached the post-factual, alt-fact barrier 48 recs : By bigtree
My younger Sister passed over last night. 35 recs : By kentuck
The recipe for American catastrophe: Narcissism, Dunning-Kruger and Dugin 12 recs : By GliderGuider
Your Daily F*****g Planner - Jan. 24, 2017 6 recs : By LunaSea
CBS Confirms Drumpf Brought His Own Studio Audience To Clap For Him At CIA Speech 140 recs : By Hestia
Charlotte Church wins my vote for best sign, at Saturday's Cardiff Women's March 140 recs : By Siwsan
Somebody turned 60 today 114 recs : By Omaha Steve
Pic Of The Moment: How Trump Is Betraying His Voters Today 95 recs : By EarlG
The Left Column
(NYT) A team of prominent constitutional scholars, Supreme Court litigators and former White House ethics lawyers intends to file a lawsuit Monday morning alleging that President Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his hotels and other business operations to accept payments from foreign governments.
The lawsuit is among a barrage of legal actions against the Trump administration that have been initiated or are being planned by major liberal advocacy organizations. Such suits are among the few outlets they have to challenge the administration now that Republicans are in control of the government.
(TPM) An official estimate from D.C. Metro authority shows that the transit system had its second-busiest day ever on Saturday as crowds from the Women's March streamed into Washington, surpassed only by ridership on the day of President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration.
The number of entries into the Metro on Saturday was second only to the number of entries on Jan. 20, 2009, according to a statement by Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld cited in a Washington Post report.
IF we learn nothing else from Saturday's 'Women's March' on Washington, we should take this to heart: Women will lead us out of the mess our nation finds itself in, with grace, dignity, and strength.
All of those qualities were in full and glorious evidence at the rally I attended with my son in D.C.. If you've ever wondered what a real revolution looks like, tune into the many accounts showing the staggering numbers of women and others led by them protesting in our nation's capitol for justice, opportunity, and in defense of gains made, and heralding progress yet to come...
This are not normal times. These are extraordinary times. And extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.
When you have a spokesperson for the president of the United States wrap up a lie in the Orwellian phrase "alternative facts”…
when you have a press secretary in his first appearance before the White House reporters threaten, bully, lie, and then walk out of the briefing room without the cajones to answer a single question…
when you have a President stand before the stars of the fallen CIA agents and boast about the size of his crowds (lies) and how great his authoritarian inaugural speech was….
these are not normal times.
The press has never seen anything like this before. The public has never seen anything like this before. And the political leaders of both parties have never seen anything like this before.
(The Independent) The White House will on Monday announce that the US embassy in Israel is to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to unconfirmed reports by an Israeli news outlet.
Channel 2 cited an anonymous source as saying a member of the Trump administration would announce the highly controversial move on the President’s first full working day in office.
(NPR) Republicans plan to turn control of Medicaid over to the states as part of their replacement for the Affordable Care Act, according to an adviser to President Donald Trump.
Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to Trump, told NBC News's Sunday Today with Willie Geist, that the health care law that will replace Obamacare will turn Medicaid — a joint state-federal health insurance program for the poor — into a block grant program. The change would mean the federal government would give money to the states to implement Medicaid as they see fit.
"Those who are closest to the people in need will be administering it," Conway said in the interview, which was recorded the Thursday and Sunday. "You really cut out the fraud, waste and abuse, and you get the help directly to them."
(NBC LA) Some 750,000 people flooded the streets of downtown Los Angeles Saturday morning to march in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington, according to organizers for the event.
Event organizers for the Women's March-Los Angeles say the day is designed to unify communities and make a stand for "justice and equity for all."
Just introducing myself The DU Lounge : By luvMIdog
Photos emerge of Malia Obama on secret trip through South America Latin America : By Judi Lynn
Images from Lexington, Ky Women's March Photography : By alfredo
Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Everybody Knows Edition The DU Lounge : By SalmonChantedEvening
- After massive crowds at women's marches, what's next?
- More than 1 in 100 Americans marched against Donald Trump Saturday,-also GRAPHIC...
- Trump Designates His Inauguration Day 'National Day Of Patriotic Devotion'
- Newspaper problems
- Sean Spicer's Stalinist apparition
- OK this is funny but sad
- U.S. judge finds that Aetna misled the public about its reasons for quitting Obamacare
- Lots of people are wondering if Trump can pardon himself
- White House press corps fails at calling out Press Secretary Sean Spicers lies
- Ethics watchdog files lawsuit against Trump over foreign business dealings
- Dan Aykroyd writes a heartfelt tribute essay to his friend Carrie Fisher
- Stuff invented by Hollywood: "torture works", Russian Roulette and leather-wearing gays
- Please remember that the said M$Greedia repeated all of Groper Don the COn's lies over and over
- The Titanic vs the Trump administration:
- UK PM loses Article 50 appeal, parliamentary approval required for Brexit
- Pat Summitt would have some succinct advice for Trump:
- Trump just ensured VOA shills for his authoritarian regime
- So the first thing I see this morning is Kellyanne Conway being quoted as saying-
- Trumpsky administration will reverse Net Neutrality.
- "Marches" toon
- Environment & Energy: Serbian-Chinese Venture Invests $715 Million In Expanded Coal Production
- Cooking & Baking: Writing about food: Happy Birthday Maria Tallchief.
- Pets: The final decision
- Sports: Video: Adam Jones tells cop 'I hope you die'
- Music Appreciation: Widespread Panic-"Hatfield"
- Anthropology: Underneath Chichen Itzas pyramid
- Science: Scientists find advanced geometry no secret to prehistoric architects in US Southwest
- LGBT: Wyoming Just Took Aim at LGBTs
- Classic Films: TCM Schedule for Friday, January 27, 2017 -- TCM Memorial Tribute: Debbie Reynolds
- West Virginia: Nearly 3,000 march for women at WV Capitol
- Texas: Epileptic Mother of 5 Faces Jail Time for Smoking Marijuana While Breast-feeding
- Latin America: Underneath Chichen Itzas pyramid
- California: Women's March San Francisco KQED Arts
- Kentucky: Businessman pleads guilty in jail expansion kickback scheme
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