D. Davis

2,320 Flips | 140 Magazines | 34 Likes | 13 Following | 14 Followers | @DDavis2gmc | Keep up with D. Davis on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “D. Davis”

'If they take the House, he wins big': Trump loyalists see upside in impeachment

Why some Trump allies think his path to reelection runs through an effort to kick him out of the Oval Office.<p>There’s a new way of demonstrating loyalty to Donald Trump and his Republican Party: Claiming that the president could not only survive an impeachment effort, but that it would guarantee his …

Donald Trump

Trump Staffer Tried to Recruit Lobbyists for Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich

Once he worked to get Donald Trump into the White House. Then he started doing favors on behalf of someone else—one of Russia’s richest men.<p>In the …

Russia

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is tied up in major financial conflicts of interest

He even found a way to profit from exposure of his corruption.<p>Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s job responsibilities cast him as a central player in the multi-front trade wars the Trump administration has been instigating this spring. Ross is also an extraordinarily wealthy man who, according to …

The Rise and Fall of Paul Manafort: Greed, Deception and Ego

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A week before the Trump presidential campaign announced that it had hired Paul Manafort, a Yankees ticket specialist alerted him that his annual season tickets would soon be arriving at his 43rd-floor apartment at Trump Tower in New York.<p>“Will you and Kathy be attending opening …

Donald Trump

Why Omarosa's secret recording is an alarm bell

<b>(CNN) —</b> Omarosa had outdone herself, and that's hard to do when you are, well, Omarosa. But what she says she did is no laughing matter.<p>On Sunday morning, Omarosa Manigault Newman -- a former senior aide to President Donald Trump -- claims she had recorded a conversation in the White House …

Donald Trump

Fox News appallingly fell for North Korean propaganda

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited a fish-pickling factory — and the hosts of Fox & Friends praised him.<p>Praising North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for spending time “out with the people.” Describing him as “quite the romantic.” Even lauding Kim’s uncharacteristically casual summer outfit.<p>That …

North Korea

‘Not the enemy of the people’: 70 news organizations will blast Trump’s attack on the media

For most of the past 19 months, President Trump’s war of words with American news organizations has been more of a one-sided barrage — at least according to the Boston Globe’s editorial board.<p>Trump labeled the news media “the enemy of the American people” a month after taking the oath of office. In …

Donald Trump

“There Won’t Even Be a Paper Trail”: Has Stephen Miller Become a Shadow Master at the State Department?

For the past year, Miller has been quietly gutting the U.S. refugee program, slashing the number of people allowed into the country to the lowest level in decades. “His name hasn’t been on anything,” says a former U.S. official who worked on refugee issues. “He is working behind the scenes, he has …

Immigration

Judge halts deportation of mother and daughter, threatens to hold Sessions in contempt

A federal judge Thursday and chastised Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration for attempting to remove a mother and daughter …

Immigration

Trump Can't Count on the Supreme Court to Save Him from Mueller

The president seems to think partisan judges are his secret weapon in the Russia investigation. An expert told us why that's wrong.<p>If you were alive and even vaguely sentient in the year 2000, you probably remember the Supreme Court voting along strict ideological lines to hand the presidency to …

Donald Trump

Paul Ryan Claims He Secretly Saved America from “Tragedy” Under Trump

Accused of kowtowing and spinelessness, the retiring House Speaker insists his conscience is clean knowing that things could have been worse—much worse.<p><b>Paul Ryan’s</b> roast of <b>Donald Trump</b> at last fall’s AI Smith dinner in New York may be the closest the Speaker has ever come to admitting his true …

Donald Trump

The Justice Department Is Keeping Secrets About Its New Religious Liberty Task Force

“My biggest concerns is the lack of transparency and clarity,” Johnathan Smith, the legal director of Muslim Advocates, told BuzzFeed News about the …

Religion

Week 63: With Trump’s Crowd, the Common Thread is Russian Money

Manafort, the former campaign manager, is on trial for shady financial dealings, but he was far from the only one in Trump’s dealing with the Kremlin.<p>Like most sharks before him, former Trump campaign director Paul Manafort kept two sets of books. As the tax and fraud case against him playing out …

Donald Trump

Trump associate socialized with alleged Russian agent Maria Butina in final weeks of 2016 campaign

Maria Butina, the Russian gun-rights activist who was charged last month with working as anunregistered agent of the Kremlin, socialized in the weeks before the 2016 election with a former Trump campaign aide who anticipated joining the presidential transition team, emails show, putting her in …

Donald Trump

Obstruction of justice bombshell will explode before midterms

Why is President TrumpDonald John TrumpEric Trump: Entire family has received 'white powder' in the mail Manafort bookkeeper: He approved ‘every …

Donald Trump

Trump slams 'Russian hoax' hours after administration says Russia is meddling in midterms

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month and decried the "Russian hoax," speaking at a rally just hours removed from his top national security officials decrying Russian attempts to influence US elections.<p>During the …

Donald Trump

This Is 'Not Fine': New Evidence Of Russian Interference Meets Inaction, Frustration

Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., summed up how lawmakers and Trump administration officials have failed to acknowledge the dangerous problem of foreign influence operations in America on Wednesday, with a description of an Internet meme.<p>"Some feel that we as a society …

Social Media

Iran is seen readying major exercise as tensions with U.S. simmer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States believes Iran is preparing to carry out a major exercise in the Gulf in the coming days, apparently moving up the timing of annual drills amid heightened tensions with Washington, U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday.<p>Iran has been furious over U.S. …

South Asia

#QAnon, the scarily popular pro-Trump conspiracy theory, explained

How a conspiracy theory that Trump and Robert Mueller are secretly working together got from Reddit to Trump rallies.<p>The Russia investigation is a sham. It’s actually a cover story for special counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump working together to expose thousands of pedophiles hidden in plain …

Donald Trump

Trump says Mexico's violence is a threat to the U.S. Here are 3 ways the U.S. helps drive that violence — Los Angeles Times

President Trump tweeted about Mexico's soaring violence this week, saying the United States must beef up its border security in response:<p>"One of the …

China’s Empire of Money Is Reshaping Global Trade

China is building a very 21st century empire—one where trade and debt lead the way, not armadas and boots on the ground. If President Xi Jinping’s …

China

‘He doesn’t like bullies’: The story of the 37-year-old who took over the New York Times and is taking on Trump

The new reporter was sharp, humble and eager to learn. Arthur had snazzier shoes than his colleagues at the Oregonian, but this was the only hint that he was a Sulzberger, the family that has owned and published the New York Times since 1896.<p>He was 25 years old at the time he arrived in Portland in …

Journalism

Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering bypassing Congress to grant a $100 billion tax cut mainly to the wealthy, a legally tenuous maneuver that would cut capital gains taxation and fulfill a long-held ambition of many investors and conservatives.<p>Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury …

Trump Administration

Brian Benczkowski Worked for a Russian Bank—Now He’s Trump’s Man at Justice

He wouldn’t commit to recusing himself from cases involving the parent company of Alfa Bank or the Russia probe and has never prosecuted a criminal …

Donald Trump

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's 'historic' economic gains, 2016 myths

President Donald Trump exaggerated his role in boosting U.S. economic growth, falsely claiming full credit for positive economic news and …

North Korea

Trump policy shop filters facts to fit his message

‘It’s just another example of how we’re moving to a post-fact era,’ a former official says.<p>President Donald Trump’s appointees in the health department have deleted positive references to Obamacare, altered a report that undermined the administration’s positions on refugees and added anti-abortion …

Health Care

'A crisis in our democracy': Lawmakers warn fake news and targeted ads put elections at risk

British politicians blasted Facebook and Google for helping create a democratic crisis, with fake news, hypertargeted advertising, and data manipulation putting elections and referenda at risk.<p>In a report from the UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, lawmakers called on the government …

Fake News

Mariia Butina’s Cozy Relationship With the Christian Right Makes Total Sense

Federal prosecutors charged Russian gun-rights activist Mariia Butina on Monday with conspiring to act as an unregistered agent of the Russian …

Donald Trump

How Russia Became the Leader of the Global Christian Right

While the U.S. passed gay-rights laws, Moscow moved hard the other way.<p>In early April 2014, as the post-Cold War order roiled in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula—the first forced annexation in Europe since the Second World War—Pat Buchanan asked a question. Taking …

Cambodia Eviscerates Its Free Press—And the Whole Region Suffers

With authoritarianism on the rise, does an independent media have a future?<p>PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — It is the final stretch of campaign season in Cambodia.The dark-blue posters for Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Cambodian People’s Party are ubiquitous, seen from the sides of buildings in Phnom Penh …

Asia