Articles & Editorials:


Main Stories


Russia


During James Comey’s Hearing Before Congress, US Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) Lays Out Evidence for Russian Involvement in 2016 Presidential Election
(Video below – Huffington Post – 3/20/17– 8:20)
or read transcript (Time Magazine – 3/20/17)

Comey Confirms F.B.I. Inquiry on Russia; Sees No Evidence of Wiretapping
(New York Times – 3/20/17)

Former Trump Campaign Head Manafort Was Paid Millions By A Putin Ally, AP Says
(National Public Radio – 3/22/17)


Deaths and Injuries of Putin Critics


Lawyer For Russian Whistleblower’s Family Falls From Building One Day Before Hearing
(Huffington Post – 3/21/17)

Ukraine’s Leader Calls Killing of Putin Critic a Russian Terror Act
(CNN – 3/23/17)


Committee Chair Devin Nunes Bypasses Intelligence Committee to Inform President


Nunes Claims Some Trump Transition Messages Were Intercepted
(Politico – 3/22/17)

What Devin Nunes’s Bombshell Does and Doesn’t Say
(The Atlantic – 3/22/17)

Nunes Apologizes to House Intel Committee, Member Says
(CNN – 3/23/17)


Mental Illness


Trump Dismisses Risk of Falsehoods: ‘I’m President, and You’re Not’
(The Hill – 3/23/17)

Read President Trump’s Interview With TIME on Truth and Falsehoods
(Time Magazine – 3/23/17)


Other Stories That You Should Know About:


Hate Crimes


White Man Traveled to New York to Kill Black Men and ‘Make a Statement,’ Police Say
(Washington Post – 3/23/17)


Healthcare Reform


Republicans Pull Healthcare Legislation Plan in Blow to Trump
(Reuters – 3/24/17)

‘Hello, Bob’: President Trump Called My Cellphone to Say That the Healthcare Bill was Dead
(Washington Post – 3/24/17)


Phones at Trump Tower WERE Tapped – Sort Of


Russian Mafia Boss Still at Large After FBI Wiretap at Trump Tower
(ABC News – 3/21/17)


Keeping Track of the Basics:


Editorials


Trump’s Weary Defenders Face Fresh Worries
(New York Times – 3/20/17)

A President’s Credibility: Trump’s Falsehoods are Eroding Public Trust, at Home and Abroad
(Wall Street Journal – 3/21/17)

Donald Trump Should be Immediately Removed from Office — Before We Hit Rock Bottom
(Shaun King – Daily News – 3/21/17)

Trump’s Terrifying Comey Tweet: the President is Using His Office as a Platform to Contest the Very Nature of Truth
(Slate – 3/21/17)


Alternative Facts from an Alternative Universe

Self-selecting our news sources, a reluctance to hear opposing ideas, and the choice by many of us to surround ourselves only with like-minded individuals has resulted in many Americans becoming oblivious to the beliefs of those with whom they disagree. This bubble helped create the world of “alternative facts” in which Donald Trump could become President.

To counter this, each week I will present a little of what Trump’s supporters are thinking. Their reality may be very different from yours. Please listen/read to the end, and consider what respectful questions you could ask to better understand and have a conversation, rather than seeking to prove them wrong as quickly as possible and shut them down. We can’t change minds if we can’t talk to each other.


‘I Believed Everything He Said’: Ex-Supporter Whose Son OD’d Says Trumpcare Made Him Turn on the President
(Raw Story – 3/21/17)


Cartoons, Images & Videos


NBC’s Hallie Jackson asks Press Secretary Sean Spicer an obvious question that leaves him stammering on 3/7/17:


Posted by US Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

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Posted by Jake Akuna:

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Events & Actions

Two major nationwide protests coming up:

  • Saturday, April 15, 2017: Trump Tax Day Marches nationwide to let President Trump know that it’s not just reporters who care about his undisclosed tax returns – find your nearest march here!
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017: Scientists and people who believe in and support science will be having marches nationwide to encourage the use of science and facts in creating government policy – find your nearest march here!

Resources & Organizations


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