Trump announced Friday he tested positive for the coronavirus. He spent much of the last week traveling and surrounded by people.
Dan ZakUpdating Politico’s graphic by circling Kellyanne in red; directly behind FLOTUS and a row in front of Rev. Jenkins. She’s the fifth positive case in this photo from Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination. politi.co/36rpNerpic.twitter.com/0Qe1Y8JXi1
The Times obtained Donald Trump’s tax information extending over more than two decades, revealing struggling properties, vast write-offs, an audit battle and hundreds of millions in debt coming due.
Dan ZakTrump used Ivanka as a tax write-off, by paying her "consulting" fees on hotel projects that she herself was co-managing.
One "legally perilous" explanation is that "the fees were a way to transfer assets to his children without incurring a gift tax."
WASHINGTON - One tweet claimed coronavirus numbers were intentionally inflated, adding, "It's hard to know what to believe." Another warned, "Don't trust Dr. Fauci."
A Facebook comment argued that mail-in ballots "will lead to fraud for this...
Dan ZakCharlie Kirk's pro-Trump youth group has enlisted young Americans, even some minors, to do the same kind of disinformation trolling as Russia coordinated in 2016.
And, since Kirk's group is a tax-exempt nonprofit, we're all sort of sponsoring it.
Ayahuasca, a vomit-inducing hallucinogenic brew, draws thousands of people each year — including former soldiers — to jungle retreats that have become an unlicensed and unregulated mental health marketplace.
Dan Zak“People in the United States and Europe are very disconnected. From each other and from the Earth.”
Military veterans, conditioned in our “cult of death,” try ayahuasca as a last-ditch attempt to recover their lives
A former leader of the department says Trump is politicizing the agency and putting the nation at risk.
Dan ZakGeorge W. Bush's secretary of Homeland Security: "Critics of the department are now rightly worried that its law enforcement agents might be increasingly deployed by President Trump to score political points, or even interfere with the November election."
For Tony Green, the coronavirus pandemic was just a ‘scamdemic’ — until truth hit home hard Imagine the sound and vibration of an old-fashioned electric heater going through your whole body. Imagine gasping for air with every step you take. Imagine...
Dan Zak“You cannot imagine the guilt I feel, knowing that I hosted the gathering that led to so much suffering. You cannot imagine my guilt at having been a denier ... knowing that my actions convinced both our families it was safe when it wasn’t.”
Provo • As she walked up to the podium to speak, one of the moms held up her face mask and spit her gum out into it. “It’s garbage,” she shrugged, wadding it up. “It doesn’t work anyway. Not for me and not for my kids.”
Dan Zak"Jesus gives us a choice."
“COVID is a hoax."
"This is tyranny!”
Alarming story from Utah, where unmasked parents amassed to cry "freedom," after pulling tape off seats that was meant to encourage distancing. sltrib.com/news/education… via @Fahrenthold
The senior fellow at Brookings and expert on modern Russia had hoped to guide the U.S.-Russia relationship. President Trump had other ideas.
Dan ZakJohn Bolton sent Fiona Hill a message after she testified: "You did the right thing."
James Mattis did the same: "I was enormously proud of your demonstrated courage."
Neither men risked what she did.
Dan Zak"'We’re doing this to ourselves now. The Russians don’t have to do a thing.'"
The senator on the protests, his phone calls with Joe Biden, and when to compromise.
Dan ZakBernie agrees w/Chomsky: not voting Biden in a swing state = voting for “the destruction of organized human society.”
The task is "not to allow Donald Trump to be reëlected & to see the destruction of American democracy & the destruction of this planet."
Trump suggested that 75-year-old Martin Gugino, who was pushed by two police officers at a protest, may be an “ANTIFA provocateur."
Dan ZakThe president's sourcing: "The Conservative Treehouse, a far-right blog that frequently posts conspiracy theories," and a post "written by a user named 'Sundance,' who cites their own Twitter thread as proof of the conspiracy theory."
Trump appeared to base his tweet on news coverage of the Buffalo incident on the One America News Network, a far-right news outlet.
Dan Zak.@JerryZremski notes that the reporter on the OANN piece that Trump seemed to reference works for the Russian propaganda outfit Sputnik, which played a role in the 2016 election-interference operation.
Martin Gugino, 75, was in serious but stable condition at Erie County Medical Center as of Thursday night, according to police.
Dan ZakThe Buffalo News reports that the 75-year-old man pushed to the ground is a longtime peace activist who has recently supported Kings Bay Plowshares, a group of anti-nuclear activists convicted of entering a nuclear submarine station in Georgia.