NBC News: Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Mike Flynn, Say Officials

NBC News: Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Mike Flynn, Say Officials

by KRISTEN WELKER, PETER ALEXANDER, DAFNA LINZER  and KEN DILANIAN Former President Obama warned President Donald Trump against hiring Mike Flynn as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials tell NBC News. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for link to NBC News story. The warning, which has not been previously reported, came less than 48 hours after the November […]

TIME: John Oliver Wants You to Flood the FCC Website to Save Net Neutrality, Again

TIME: John Oliver Wants You to Flood the FCC Website to Save Net Neutrality, Again

Melissa Locker  May 07, 2017 “The Internet is the repository of all human knowledge — and goats singing Taylor Swift songs,” said John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, rejoicing in the fact that the Internet is an incredible place. However, according to Oliver, that is threatened by the Trump administration’s decision to roll back protections for net […]

NYT-AP: Jared Kushner’s Sister Woos China’s ‘Golden Visa’ Investors with Pitch on Proposed Development In Jersey City, New Jersey

NYT-AP: Jared Kushner’s Sister Woos China’s ‘Golden Visa’ Investors with Pitch on Proposed Development In Jersey City, New Jersey

Editors note: both stories on Nicole Meyer’s pitch to Chinese investors were published Sunday by The New York Tines. The AP story, the most recent of the two, appears first: By The Associated Press, May 7th, 2017 BEIJING — The sister of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has been in China courting individual investors […]

WP: Flynn was warned by Trump transition officials about contacts with Russian ambassador

WP: Flynn was warned by Trump transition officials about contacts with Russian ambassador

By Greg Miller and Adam Entous May 5  Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned by senior members of President Trump’s transition team about the risks of his contacts with the Russian ambassador weeks before the December call that led to Flynn’s forced resignation, current and former U.S. officials said. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE FOR direct link to WP story. […]

WP: The GOP masterminds behind the Obamacare sabotage

WP: The GOP masterminds behind the Obamacare sabotage

Editor’s note: this piece filed on 3.14.17 is even more relevant now in light of the Trump-Ryan bill to gut Obamacare that passed today. By Dana Milbank Opinion writer March 14  House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) says Obamacare is in a “death spiral,” and he should know: He’s the one who cut the power to Obamacare’s engines […]

NYT: House Passes G.O.P. Bill to Repeal Obamacare. President Trump declares victory in the Rose Garden. “I’m president! Can you believe it?”

NYT: House Passes G.O.P. Bill to Repeal Obamacare. President Trump declares victory in the Rose Garden. “I’m president! Can you believe it?”

By THOMAS KAPLAN and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS May 4th, 2017 ■ President Trump declared victory in the Rose Garden. “I’m president! Can you believe it?” ■ The legislation still faces steep hurdles in the Senate.  A narrow victory in the House With the vote Thursday, Republicans recovered from their earlier failures and moved a step closer to delivering their […]