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White House Digs In for Chief of Staff Hunt (Wall Street Journal)

1 hour 28 min ago

Wall Street Journal:
White House Digs In for Chief of Staff Hunt  —  Mick Mulvaney says he's not interested; Trump campaign official David Bossie is in the running  —  WASHINGTON—White House officials settled in for a protracted search for a new chief of staff on Monday, after two top contenders …

LinkedIn co-founder backs $35 million voter data project in 'existential threat' to DNC (Alex Thompson/Politico)

1 hour 28 min ago

Alex Thompson / Politico:
LinkedIn co-founder backs $35 million voter data project in ‘existential threat’ to DNC  —  Silicon Valley billionaire Reid Hoffman has teamed up with several former Obama administration officials to create an independent — and likely for-profit — database that would store …

Manafort plans to file a response to the Mueller memo this week (Julia Ainsley/NBC News)

1 hour 28 min ago

Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Manafort plans to file a response to the Mueller memo this week  —  One key question is whether Manafort will name the Trump administration official he allegedly had contact with in 2018.  —  Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort plans to file in federal court this week a formal response to the …

Vive la France! (Steven Hayward/Power Line)

1 hour 33 min ago

Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Vive la France!  —  Here in America we have Civil War re-enactors, and it seems France has 1968 Paris Riot re-enactors.  The only thing missing is Charles de Gaulle.  Emmanuel Macron isn't even fit to be de Gaulle's stand-in poodle.  I notice his public approval ratings are around 18 percent.

Will the Leakers in the Flynn Case Escape Justice? (Julie Kelly/American Greatness)

1 hour 33 min ago

Julie Kelly / American Greatness:
Will the Leakers in the Flynn Case Escape Justice?  —  Two years ago this month, the set-up of Lt. General Michael Flynn began.  And now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has recommended the lightest sentence possible for Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI in 2017, Americans are reminded …

We Asked Dozens of Bloomberg Staffers if They Want Him to Run in 2020. Only 1 Said Yes. (Maxwell Tani/The Daily Beast)

1 hour 38 min ago

Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
We Asked Dozens of Bloomberg Staffers if They Want Him to Run in 2020.  Only 1 Said Yes.  —  The Daily Beast reached out to 60+ Bloomberg News employees about the boss' White House ambitions.  Only a single staffer was psyched about Mike 2020.  —  If anyone at Bloomberg News wants …

Missouri Secretary of State enlists auditor's subpoena power to investigate Hawley (Kansas City Star)

1 hour 38 min ago

Kansas City Star:
Missouri Secretary of State enlists auditor's subpoena power to investigate Hawley  —  Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has formally requested that the state's Democratic auditor investigate allegations that Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley used public resources to support his successful campaign for the U.S. Senate.

YouTube's Biggest Personality Promoted an Anti-Semite (Jared Holt/Right Wing Watch)

1 hour 48 min ago

Jared Holt / Right Wing Watch:
YouTube's Biggest Personality Promoted an Anti-Semite  —  Felix Kjellberg, a Swedish YouTube personality best known online by his account name “PewDiePie,” promoted, in one of his video offerings, another YouTube account that has posted white nationalist and anti-Semitic content.

Brett Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices in declining to hear Planned Parenthood defunding case (Philip Klein/Washington Examiner)

2 hours 8 min ago

Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Brett Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices in declining to hear Planned Parenthood defunding case  —  In an early decision involving abortion, newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with liberals in declining to hear a case that could have allowed states to defund Planned Parenthood in state Medicaid programs.

Trump Expected to Nominate Fannie, Freddie Critic to Oversee Mortgage-Finance Giants (Wall Street Journal)

2 hours 28 min ago

Wall Street Journal:
Trump Expected to Nominate Fannie, Freddie Critic to Oversee Mortgage-Finance Giants  —  Vice president's chief economist Mark Calabria would lead Federal Housing Finance Agency  —  WASHINGTON—The White House is preparing to pick a vice presidential aide and critic of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac …

U.S. sanctions 3 senior North Korean officials (Rebecca Morin/Politico)

2 hours 28 min ago

Rebecca Morin / Politico:
U.S. sanctions 3 senior North Korean officials  —  The United States is sanctioning three senior North Korean leaders, including the regime's “Number Two” official, for state-sponsored censorship activities and alleged human rights violations and abuses, the Treasury Department announced Monday.

US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission (Lolita C. Baldor/Associated Press)

2 hours 28 min ago

Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday.

What Good Did USA Today's Ambushing Kyler Murray Do Anyone? (Charles C. W. Cooke/National Review)

2 hours 33 min ago

Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
What Good Did USA Today's Ambushing Kyler Murray Do Anyone?  —  Congratulations to Kyler Murray for winning the Heisman — and in a year during which Tua Tagovailoa was playing football, no less.  And all shame to Scott Gleeson, of USA Today, who waited until the exact moment that Murray …

Michael Bloomberg still doesn't seem to understand how journalism works (Kathy Kiely/Washington Post)

2 hours 43 min ago

Kathy Kiely / Washington Post:
Michael Bloomberg still doesn't seem to understand how journalism works  —  The former New York mayor says he might end political coverage at his news service if he runs for president.  —  Kathy Kiely is the Lee Hills chair in free press studies at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Supreme Court turns away Planned Parenthood defunding cases (Alice Miranda Ollstein/Politico)

4 hours 28 min ago

Alice Miranda Ollstein / Politico:
Supreme Court turns away Planned Parenthood defunding cases  —  The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review whether states can block Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from their Medicaid programs, passing on a pair of cases that would have served as the first major abortion test …

Want to avoid legal trouble? ... (Washington Examiner)

4 hours 38 min ago

Washington Examiner:
Want to avoid legal trouble?  Start by not cheating on your wife and don't cavort with murderous strongmen or their lobbyists  —  Legal trouble for President Trump is coming from all sides.  There's evidence Paul Manafort was still communicating with the White House this year.

Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in funding fight (Ariane de Vogue/CNN)

4 hours 53 min ago

Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in funding fight  —  Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court Monday rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to Planned Parenthood.  —  It left in place two lower court opinions that said that states violate federal law when they terminate Medicaid contracts …

James Comey's hubris has done irreparable damage to the FBI he claims to love (James Gagliano/Washington Examiner)

5 hours 3 min ago

James Gagliano / Washington Examiner:
James Comey's hubris has done irreparable damage to the FBI he claims to love  —  Former FBI Director James Comey has long been convinced of his righteousness, subconsciously comparing and contrasting his decisions to a morally-questionable proletariat.  The former FBI director is a true believer in his own sublime moral superiority.

Why 'No Hate Here' signs are actually pretty hateful (F.H. Buckley/New York Post)

5 hours 18 min ago

F.H. Buckley / New York Post:
Why ‘No Hate Here’ signs are actually pretty hateful  —  My walks with my dog take me to a quiet off-street, with middle-class houses made expensive because they're inside the Beltway.  Their owners are mostly youngish attorneys who work as assistant-deputy-director-somethings in some government department or other.

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