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Despite Feud Over Busing, Harris and Biden Agree on Current Policies (Wall Street Journal)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 23:30

Wall Street Journal:
Despite Feud Over Busing, Harris and Biden Agree on Current Policies  —  The two Democratic presidential rivals support the same bill in Congress to address racial disparities in schools  —  Sen. Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden cannot agree on the issue of federally-mandated busing in the 1970s.

George Washington Would Hate Trump's July 4 Parade (T.H. Breen/New York Times)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 23:00

T.H. Breen / New York Times:
George Washington Would Hate Trump's July 4 Parade  —  The men and women who fought in the American Revolution despised pageantry and personality cults.  —  Mr. Breen, a professor at large at the University of Vermont, is the author of the forthcoming “The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America.”

More about that Fourth of July parade (Paul Mirengoff/Power Line)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 22:50

Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
More about that Fourth of July parade  —  Phillip Kennicott, a lefty critic for the Washington Post, begins his column about the Fourth of July parade this way: … Really?  What about those enraged feminists who marched up and down the Mall wearing pussy hats?  They didn't seem conciliatory to me.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Bring Their Debate-Stage Fight to Iowa (New York Times)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 22:35

New York Times:
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Bring Their Debate-Stage Fight to Iowa  —  INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — Joseph R. Biden Jr. expressed frustration Thursday at Senator Kamala Harris's pointed criticism about his 1970s-era opposition to busing, arguing that Democrats should “be talking about the future.”

Code Pink denounces no helium decision for Trump baby blimp (Owen Daugherty/The Hill)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 22:30

Owen Daugherty / The Hill:
Code Pink denounces no helium decision for Trump baby blimp  —  Activists planning to fly the “Baby Trump” blimp during President Trump's “Salute to America” event on July 4 were told by the National Park Service (NPS) that they could not fill the balloon with helium, essentially grounding the giant inflatable.

Anchorage Has Never Reached 90 Degrees. That Could Change This Week. (Mike Baker/New York Times)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 21:45

Mike Baker / New York Times:
Anchorage Has Never Reached 90 Degrees.  That Could Change This Week.  —  In more than 100 years of Anchorage history, weather stations have never recorded a single 90-degree reading.  If current forecasts hold, it could happen multiple times in the coming days.

White House staff forced to hand out VIP tickets to Trump's Fourth of July rally to anyone who will take them (Sarah K. Burris/Raw Story)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 21:30

Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
White House staff forced to hand out VIP tickets to Trump's Fourth of July rally to anyone who will take them  —  The big-Republican donors that were offered tickets from the White House couldn't make it — so the White House is begging for anyone at this point.

Boris Johnson is poised to become prime minister. Is he up to the job? (Financial Times)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 21:30

Financial Times:
Boris Johnson is poised to become prime minister.  Is he up to the job?  —  Tie askew, hair mussed into a state of tonsorial turmoil, one sock inside out, Boris Johnson is facing his first major audition for the job he has craved all his life.  He knows what is coming.

Special prosecutor assigned to investigate police shooting in South Bend, Indiana (Soo Rin Kim/ABC News)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 21:30

Soo Rin Kim / ABC News:
Special prosecutor assigned to investigate police shooting in South Bend, Indiana  —  A special prosecutor has been named to investigate a fatal police shooting of a black man by a white police officer in South Bend, Indiana, where 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is the mayor.

Brexit: Labour crashes to fourth in poll for first time as frontbencher admits voters fleeing party (Rob Merrick/The Independent)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 21:20

Rob Merrick / The Independent:
Brexit: Labour crashes to fourth in poll for first time as frontbencher admits voters fleeing party  —  Just 18 per cent of public backs Jeremy Corbyn's party and only 25 per cent of Remain voters - down from 48 per cent at start of year  —  Labour has crashed to fourth place in a poll for the first time …

Outcry after reports Brazil plans to investigate Glenn Greenwald (Dom Phillips/The Guardian)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 17:05

Dom Phillips / The Guardian:
Outcry after reports Brazil plans to investigate Glenn Greenwald  —  Federal police reportedly asked money laundering unit to investigate the ‘financial activities’ of the US journalist  —  Brazil's Bar Association, journalists and opposition lawmakers have reacted with outrage to reports …

Pentagon officials 'are concerned Trump's July 4 parade could be too political' ... (Megan Sheets/Daily Mail)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 17:00

Megan Sheets / Daily Mail:
Pentagon officials 'are concerned Trump's July 4 parade could be too political' - despite the president's claim that military chiefs are ‘thrilled’ to be taking part in the event  — An insider says the military's top brass have been hesitant about accepting Trump's invitation to the event at the National Mall on Thursday

After Confederate statues, America's culture war targets Betsy Ross and a founding father (Washington Post)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 16:50

Washington Post:
After Confederate statues, America's culture war targets Betsy Ross and a founding father  —  As the nation has celebrated its birthday with displays of its contemporary power and prestige this week, two of its cherished historic symbols came under fire — its first flag and its third president.

Bad news for Bernie has his backers getting antsy (Holly Otterbein/Politico)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 16:20

Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Bad news for Bernie has his backers getting antsy  —  Bernie Sanders keeps getting bad news.  —  After Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren seized the spotlight in the first primary debate, the Vermont senator dropped to fourth place in two polls in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa.

This Fourth of July, why patriotism is worth defending (Kyle Smith/New York Post)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 16:05

Kyle Smith / New York Post:
This Fourth of July, why patriotism is worth defending  —  For the haters, it's open season on the American ideal.  —  Colin Kaepernick doesn't like today's American flag because it reminds him of police brutality and he doesn't like Betsy Ross' O.G. flag because it reminds him of slavery.

Trump's Fourth of July salute to himself will only hurt him (George WillMax Boot/Washington Post)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 14:40

George WillMax Boot / Washington Post:
Trump's Fourth of July salute to himself will only hurt him  —  It's no surprise that President Trump has hijacked the Fourth of July ceremony on the Mall.  He wants to turn a celebration of America's founding into a celebration of himself.  Obscene, yes, but entirely in character.

'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?': The History of Frederick Douglass' Searing Independence Day Oration (Olivia B. Waxman/TIME)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 14:30

Olivia B. Waxman / TIME:
‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’:  The History of Frederick Douglass' Searing Independence Day Oration  —  After the Independence Day military parade in the nation's capital on Thursday, President Donald Trump will give a speech at the Lincoln Memorial, the most recognizable memorial …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump often is wrong about military matters (Associated Press)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 14:30

Associated Press:
AP FACT CHECK: Trump often is wrong about military matters  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — In his Fourth of July remarks, President Donald Trump will be celebrating the armed forces and showcasing what he's done for them.  But in recent days, he has falsified his record on military matters on several fronts.

A July 4 NPR Tradition: A Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence (NPR)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 13:55

NPR:
A July 4 NPR Tradition: A Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence  —  In 1989, Morning Edition launched what has become an Independence Day tradition: hosts, reporters, newscasters and commentators reading the Declaration of Independence.  —  Church bells rang out over Philadelphia 243 years ago today …

Imperial AT-ATs Begin Arriving In Capital For Military Parade (The Babylon Bee)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 13:25

The Babylon Bee:
Imperial AT-ATs Begin Arriving In Capital For Military Parade  —  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ahead of Trump's planned July 4 military parade, several dozen Imperial walkers began to arrive in Washington throughout the week.  —  The AT-ATs were dropped off by U.S. Space Force Star Destroyers just outside …

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