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Corey Lewandowski to be first Trump associate to have public hearing with House Judiciary Committee (Caitlin Yilek/Washington Examiner)

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 22:35

Caitlin Yilek / Washington Examiner:
Corey Lewandowski to be first Trump associate to have public hearing with House Judiciary Committee  —  President Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski will be testifying in public when he appears before the House Judiciary Committee later this month, according to the Daily Beast.

Elizabeth Warren Stands Out at New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention (Katie Glueck/New York Times)

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 22:30

Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren Stands Out at New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention  —  Ms. Warren got the most enthusiastic response of the 19 candidates who appeared Saturday.  Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Cory Booker also attracted particularly energetic support.

'She Said' Recounts How Two Times Reporters Broke the Harvey Weinstein Story (Susan Faludi/New York Times)

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 22:20

Susan Faludi / New York Times:
‘She Said’ Recounts How Two Times Reporters Broke the Harvey Weinstein Story  —  SHE SAID  —  Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement  —  Tell the truth: Do you really need to hear more about Harvey Weinstein?  The open bathrobe, the hotel hot tubs …

No sign of Trump's hurricane here in Alabama (Avi Selk/Washington Post)

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 21:05

Avi Selk / Washington Post:
No sign of Trump's hurricane here in Alabama  —  MOBILE, Ala. — The city stands.  —  The grocery stores are fully stocked, the Home Depot has no lack of generators, tarps and plywood, and it's business as usual at the Waffle Houses.  —  Boaters on the Mobile River have been urged to caution …

AP: Share of women seeking out-of-state abortions increases (Christina A. Cassidy/Associated Press)

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 20:45

Christina A. Cassidy / Associated Press:
AP: Share of women seeking out-of-state abortions increases  —  ATLANTA (AP) — At a routine ultrasound when she was five months pregnant, Hevan Lunsford began to panic when the technician took longer than normal, then told her she would need to see a specialist.

California boat fire probe widens as FBI and Coast Guard serve search warrants on Conception owner (Los Angeles Times)

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 20:40

Los Angeles Times:
California boat fire probe widens as FBI and Coast Guard serve search warrants on Conception owner  —  In a significant expansion of the investigation into the Labor Day boat fire that killed 34 people, the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Coast Guard …

Warren gains, Harris slips - and the room for movement is vast (Gary Langer/ABC News)

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 20:35

Gary Langer / ABC News:
Warren gains, Harris slips — and the room for movement is vast  —  A gain for Elizabeth Warren and a slip in support for Kamala Harris place Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Warren atop the field in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, days in advance of the Sept. 12 Democratic debate in Houston, sponsored by ABC and Univision.

Train wreck Britain still shows America a thing or 2 about political courage, cowardice (Will Bunch/Inquirer.com)

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 19:20

Will Bunch / Inquirer.com:
Train wreck Britain still shows America a thing or 2 about political courage, cowardice  —  Who would ever want to live in this train wreck of a Western democracy?  The government is led by an utter buffoon — an oversize clown with yellow hair blowing every which way who can't utter …

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continues ducking questions about Senate race (Paul Kane/Washington Post)

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 19:00

Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continues ducking questions about Senate race  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continued to deflect questions Sunday about his political future, declining to swear off a run for the Senate from his home state of Kansas next year.

Venice: Mick Jagger, Donald Sutherland Condemn Trump, Boris Johnson for "Ruining the World" (Ariston Anderson/Hollywood Reporter)

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 19:00

Ariston Anderson / Hollywood Reporter:
Venice: Mick Jagger, Donald Sutherland Condemn Trump, Boris Johnson for “Ruining the World”  —  “The U.S. should be the world leader in environmental control but now it has decided to go the other way,” the Rolling Stones star said at the Italian film festival.

Schedule for McGahn legal fight adds to pressure on impeachment backers (Kyle Cheney/Politico)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:15

Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Schedule for McGahn legal fight adds to pressure on impeachment backers  —  House Democrats' legal fight to force public testimony from a witness to possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump will last until at least Oct. 31, according to a schedule issued by a federal judge Tuesday.

How elite failure landed us in our disastrous current mess (Greg Sargent/Washington Post)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:05

Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
How elite failure landed us in our disastrous current mess  —  The current political wars are unfolding in a context that was created largely by the failure of elite economists and their dogmatic faith in markets.  That's the thesis of a compelling new book by Binyamin Appelbaum, an economics writer for the New York Times.

The 10 counties that will decide the 2020 election (Reid Wilson/The Hill)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:05

Reid Wilson / The Hill:
The 10 counties that will decide the 2020 election  —  Three years after a presidential election that came down to 77,000 votes in three Midwestern battlegrounds, Democrats and Republicans are eyeing a much larger battlefield ahead of the 2020 contests, one that stretches from the picturesque coastline …

Life Off the Democratic Debate Stage: Sparse Crowds, Daily Indignities (Reid J. Epstein/New York Times)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:05

Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
Life Off the Democratic Debate Stage: Sparse Crowds, Daily Indignities  —  Some low-polling Democrats who didn't make this month's debate are soldiering on, but fewer voters seem to be tuning in.  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Dozens of reporters and photographers descended on the Hawkeye Downs speedway …

Why the Internet Thinks Cuomo Rigged N.Y.'s License Plate Contest (Jesse McKinley/New York Times)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 13:55

Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Why the Internet Thinks Cuomo Rigged N.Y.'s License Plate Contest  —  The theory: Four choices featuring the Statue of Liberty would split the vote, allowing the Cuomo Bridge design to prevail.  —  ALBANY — It seemed, at first glance, to be an innocuous idea.

Bill Flores Announces Intent to Not Seek Re-election in 2020 (Andre Castro/Flores)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 13:40

Andre Castro / Flores, Bill:
Bill Flores Announces Intent to Not Seek Re-election in 2020  —  f t # e  —  U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) announced today that he will not seek another term in Congress.  Flores is currently serving his fifth term representing the 17th Congressional District of Texas …

'Father is Surgeon,' '1 mil pledge': The Role of Money in USC Admissions (Wall Street Journal)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 13:15

Wall Street Journal:
‘Father is Surgeon,’ ‘1 mil pledge’: The Role of Money in USC Admissions  —  Emails in college admissions cheating scandal show the role donations played in decisions to accept students  —  BOSTON—Emails among athletics, admissions and fundraising officials at the University …

Trump's schedule shows a president with plenty of downtime this summer (Los Angeles Times)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 13:15

Los Angeles Times:
Trump's schedule shows a president with plenty of downtime this summer  —  President Trump's daily Twitter feed in recent weeks has been a torrent of personal attacks, news commentary, weather reports, unfounded claims and congratulatory notes.  But when it comes to his day job, the American people have seen little of him.

Hong Kong leader fully withdraws extradition bill, but protesters say it's not enough (Washington Post)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 13:05

Washington Post:
Hong Kong leader fully withdraws extradition bill, but protesters say it's not enough  —  HONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced Wednesday she would formally withdraw a bill allowing extradition to mainland China to “allay public concerns,” meeting the least difficult …

China has reasons to keep fighting a trade war (Thomas Gift/Washington Post)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 13:00

Thomas Gift / Washington Post:
China has reasons to keep fighting a trade war  —  How a protracted tariff feud actually benefits Beijing.  —  As new U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods took effect this week, China filed a case with the World Trade Organization alleging unfair trade practices.

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