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Democrats introduce constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United (Jordain Carney/The Hill)

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 23:40

Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Democrats introduce constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United  —  Senate Democrats introduced a constitutional amendment on Tuesday to undo the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision.  —  A group of Democrats, led by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), and progressive activists rallied outside …

Trump Sweats Fox News Loyalty, Grills Network Pals: 'What the Hell Is Going On?' (The Daily Beast)

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 23:35

The Daily Beast:
Trump Sweats Fox News Loyalty, Grills Network Pals: ‘What the Hell Is Going On?’  —  The president has taken to prodding his friends at the network about Fox's news anchors treating him “unfairly” and whether the Murdoch sons can be trusted, sources said.  —  In recent weeks …

Democracy is fragile and we must fight for it-- that's why I support an impeachment inquiry (Rep. Jason Crow)

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 23:35

Rep. Jason Crow:
Democracy is fragile and we must fight for it— that's why I support an impeachment inquiry  —  We must fight for our democracy, that's why I support an impeachment inquiry  —  In the summer of 2003, my infantry platoon was patrolling the streets of Baghdad when an Iraqi man approached me …

VA Democrat Who Interrupted Trump's Jamestown Speech Appears To Be A Full-Blown Anti-Semite (Matt Vespa/Townhall)

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 23:15

Matt Vespa / Townhall:
VA Democrat Who Interrupted Trump's Jamestown Speech Appears To Be A Full-Blown Anti-Semite  —  Today President Trump went to Jamestown to commemorate its 400thanniversary.  Local Democrats were not happy.  Virginia Democrats boycotted the event, with the Mayor of Richmond, Levar Stoney …

Trump to disappoint Iran hawks with more nuclear waivers (Eliana Johnson/Politico)

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 23:15

Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Trump to disappoint Iran hawks with more nuclear waivers  —  After building up its maximum pressure campaign on Iran, the Trump administration is poised deliver a disappointment to hawks who want tougher action against Tehran.  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to reissue waivers …

The Return to Serfdom (Joel Kotkin/National Review)

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 23:15

Joel Kotkin / National Review:
The Return to Serfdom  —  I'm not a free-market fundamentalist.  To me, the beauty of liberal capitalism lies in its performance: More people live well, and live longer, than ever before.  Millions of working-class people have moved from poverty to become homeowners and have seen their offspring rise into the middle class or higher.

have we no decency? a response to president trump (Washington National Cathedral)

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 23:15

Washington National Cathedral:
have we no decency?  a response to president trump  —  The escalation of racialized rhetoric from the President of the United States has evoked responses from all sides of the political spectrum.  On one side, African American leaders have led the way in rightfully expressing outrage.

California governor signs bill requiring Trump to release tax returns; White House vows legal fight (Louis Casiano/Fox News)

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 22:45

Louis Casiano / Fox News:
California governor signs bill requiring Trump to release tax returns; White House vows legal fight  —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Tuesday requiring President Donald Trump to publicly release his tax returns before he can appear on the state's primary ballot in 2020.

Twitter Suspends Conspiracy Account After Trump Retweet (The Daily Beast)

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 22:35

The Daily Beast:
Twitter Suspends Conspiracy Account After Trump Retweet  —  Before Trump's RT, ‘Lynn Thomas’ pushed conspiracy theories about Democrats harvesting kids' pineal glands.  Then Twitter took the account down for violating its rules.  —  Twitter has suspended a conspiracy-peddling account amplified …

Trump administration will again waive nuclear sanctions on Iran (Josh Rogin/Washington Post)

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 22:30

Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Trump administration will again waive nuclear sanctions on Iran  —  After an internal policy battle, the Trump administration is set to announce later this week that it will once again waive five different nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, preserving a key part of the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal.

Democrats call Trump racist as he doubles down on attack on Baltimore, Rep. Cummings (Ben Gittleson/ABC News)

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 20:45

Ben Gittleson / ABC News:
Democrats call Trump racist as he doubles down on attack on Baltimore, Rep. Cummings  —  Democratic lawmakers and presidential candidates on Sunday labeled President Donald Trump a racist who was trying to distract using divisive political rhetoric targeting Rep. Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore …

Inside Trump's 'Apprentice'-worthy showdown with airline CEOs (Josh Lederman/NBC News)

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 20:35

Josh Lederman / NBC News:
Inside Trump's 'Apprentice'-worthy showdown with airline CEOs  —  Exclusive: The president rebuffed U.S. airlines and trade adviser Peter Navarro in a tense Oval Office meeting.  —  WASHINGTON — The three largest U.S. airlines presumed that President Donald Trump would take their side in a ferocious …

Trump commutes prison sentences of non-violent offenders after bipartisan urging (Ronn Blitzer/Fox News)

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 20:35

Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Trump commutes prison sentences of non-violent offenders after bipartisan urging  —  The White House announced Monday that President Trump commuted the sentence of Ted Suhl and Ronen Nahmani, two men who had been serving lengthy prison terms after federal prosecutors convicted them of non-violent offenses.

Betsy Ebeling, Hillary Clinton's best friend and 'incredibly wonderful person,' dies (Michael Sneed/Chicago Sun-Times)

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 20:35

Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun-Times:
Betsy Ebeling, Hillary Clinton's best friend and ‘incredibly wonderful person,’ dies  —  The two women grew up in Park Ridge together.  —  Betsy Ebeling, who was known as Hillary Clinton's best friend, has died.  —  Ebeling, who met Hillary growing up in northwest suburban Park Ridge …

Lawyers Press Case That 9/11 Confessions Given to F.B.I. Are Tainted (Carol Rosenberg/New York Times)

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 20:30

Carol Rosenberg / New York Times:
Lawyers Press Case That 9/11 Confessions Given to F.B.I. Are Tainted  —  GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — By the time the C.I.A. delivered Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to the military prison at Guantánamo Bay in 2006, it had already extracted confessions from him through interrogations …

Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop confirms he's leaving Congress, undecided about governor's race (Amy Joi O'Donoghue/Deseret News)

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 20:30

Amy Joi O'Donoghue / Deseret News:
Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop confirms he's leaving Congress, undecided about governor's race  —  SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's longest-serving member of the state's congressional delegation confirmed Monday he will not seek a ninth term, keeping a promise he made to voters in 2012 that he would “retire” next year.

Trump's Choice of a Partisan for Top Intelligence Post Rattles Critics (New York Times)

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 20:25

New York Times:
Trump's Choice of a Partisan for Top Intelligence Post Rattles Critics  —  Former officials expressed concern that the president's pick, Representative John Ratcliffe, will politicize what is supposed to be a nonpartisan job.  —  WASHINGTON — For what is supposed to be perhaps …

Who Are Your Chrises? - I was trying to figure out whether ... (Tom Scocca/Slate)

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 19:55

Tom Scocca / Slate:
Who Are Your Chrises?  —  I was trying to figure out whether I could make the new Twitter layout show me the latest tweets forever, instead of constantly reverting to showing me what Twitter thinks are the tweets I should see, and that sent me blundering into the Twitter preferences menus …

You'll never believe what Donald Trump just said about 9/11 (Chris Cillizza/CNN)

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 19:55

Chris Cillizza / CNN:
You'll never believe what Donald Trump just said about 9/11  —  (CNN)Donald Trump has always had a bit of Walter Mitty in him.  But on Monday morning, in a speech to first responders and others impacted by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, he took his fantastical memory of himself to new and not-at-all-appropriate heights.

Intelligence chief pick Ratcliffe made his name during the Trump inquiries by backing the president (Karoun Demirjian/Washington Post)

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 19:40

Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Intelligence chief pick Ratcliffe made his name during the Trump inquiries by backing the president  —  Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Tex.), President Trump's pick to serve as the next director of national intelligence, has made his name in Congress as one of the GOP's most dogged critics …

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