Forget collusion between Donald Trump and Russia — according to House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), it was Hillary Clinton who should be investigated for working with the Kremlin to undermine her opponent.
Discussing links between Nunes’ controversial declassified memo and a request written by two Senate Republicans to investigate Trump-Russia dossier author and former British spy Christopher Steele, Fox News host Sean Hannity claimed that the two documents taken together paint a portrait of collusion between Clinton’s campaign and the Kremlin.
“Sir, are there crimes committed here?” he asked Nunes, who appeared to agree and said he hoped viewers “understood” Hannity’s comments.
“We have a clear link to Russia,” the chairman said. “You have a campaign who hired a law firm, who hired [dossier author firm] Fusion GPS, who hired a foreign agent, who got information from the Russians on another campaign.”
“It seems like a counterintelligence investigation should have been opened up against the Hillary Campaign when [the FBI] got a hold of the dossier,” Nunes continued, “but that didn’t happen either.”
Later, Nunes reiterated that he has seen “clear evidence of collusion — that the Democratic party and the Hillary Clinton campaign colluded with the Russians.”
Nunes: "There's clear evidence of collusion — that the Democratic party and the Hillary Clinton campaign colluded with the Russians…It goes to what they accuse you of is what they are actually doing."
— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) February 6, 2018
Watch below, via Fox News:
.@DevinNunes: “It seems like the counter intelligence investigation should’ve been opened up against the Hillary campaign when they got ahold of the dossier. But that didn’t happen, either.” #Hannity pic.twitter.com/zJuEu7xPwM
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 6, 2018
Science now supports the deadly serious warnings the Victorians gave about sleep
“Sleeplessness is one of the torments of our age and generation.” You might presume that this is a quote from a contemporary commentator, and no wonder: the World Health Organisation has diagnosed a global epidemic of sleeplessness, and it is difficult to escape accounts, both popular and scientific, of the dangers to health of our 24/7 lifestyle in the modern digital age. But it was actually the neurologist Sir William Broadbent who wrote these words, in 1900.
So our concerns are evidently far from new. The Victorian era experienced not only the extraordinary upheavals of the industrial revolution, but also the arrival of gas and then electric lighting, turning night into day. The creation of an international telegraph network similarly revolutionised systems of communication, establishing global connectivity and, for groups such as businessmen, financiers and politicians, a flow of telegrams at all hours.
The new Rambo movie is essentially a MAGA fever dream of bigotry
"Rambo: Last Blood," the latest in the long-running franchise about a traumatized war veteran (Sylvester Stallone) turned on-demand badass, is less an escapist action movie and more a dramatized manifestation of the most notorious sentences from Donald Trump's presidential campaign announcement speech: "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Even for a series that has always been shaped by a right wing worldview, the only reason for this latest sequel to exist — besides generating profits from die-hard Stallone fans — is to validate MAGA-world bigotries about Mexicans.This article first appeared in Salon.
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to provide free tuition for students with household incomes under $75,000
The tuition assistance program is expected to cover tuition and fees for about half of UTRGV students in the 2020-2021 academic year.
Beginning in the next academic year, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will provide free tuition and cover mandatory fees for qualifying students with household incomes under $75,000, the university announced Monday.
The UTRGV Tuition Advantage program is expected to alleviate tuition costs for more than half of the university's 21,459 undergraduate students, UTRGV President Guy Bailey said in the release. Funding will be available to incoming, returning and transfer in-state undergraduate students.