Executive director of House Democrats' campaign arm resigns — The move follows Democratic lawmaker complaints that the committee did not have enough diversity in leadership positions. — WASHINGTON — Amid growing concerns about the lack of diversity among the senior ranks …
Unmarked buildings, quiet legal help for accused priests — DRYDEN, Mich. (AP) — The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night. — Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in this tiny Midwestern town as they were escorted into a dingy warehouse across from an elementary school playground.
Julie Kelly / American Greatness:
Democrats' Attack Machine Revs Up Against Ratcliffe — Twenty minutes before President Trump announced Sunday afternoon on Twitter that Representative John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) would be his choice to replace Dan Coats as the director of national intelligence, the Democrats' attack machine already was in action.
A.B. Stoddard / The Bulwark:
Republicans Can Defend Elijah Cummings Any Time Now — I know I'm not alone, but I spent most of my weekend waiting on Mark Meadows. Meadows has been mute since President Trump attacked one of his dear friends on Saturday—Elijah Cummings. — You may remember that back in February, Rashida Tlaib accused Meadows of “a racist act.”
Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting Suspect Posted About Far-Right Book Moments Before Shooting (The Daily Beast)
The Daily Beast:
Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting Suspect Posted About Far-Right Book Moments Before Shooting — Santino Legan allegedly told an eyewitness he was “really angry” and ranted in white supremacist fashion on Instagram from the event. — The gunman who murdered three people at a food festival …
Wall Street Journal:
Democrats on 2020 Campaign Trail Offer Muted Response to Mueller's Testimony — A majority of presidential candidates support impeachment proceedings against Trump, but other issues dominate with voters — WASHINGTON—From the vantage point of many Democrats running for president …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Trump's good week — In a 72-hour stretch this week, President Donald Trump went a long way toward putting two looming threats to his bid to retain power to rest. — The first, impeachment, took a blow on Wednesday when former Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered muted …
Dem lawmaker to her party: 'Take action' on impeachment by September or 'shut it down' (Kate Sullivan/CNN)
Kate Sullivan / CNN:
Dem lawmaker to her party: ‘Take action’ on impeachment by September or ‘shut it down’ — Pelosi: We have several considerations on impeachment — Washington (CNN)California Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier said Thursday if Democrats don't “take action” on impeachment by September 1, “we should just shut it down.”
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Black, Latino Dems torch campaign arm for lack of diversity — The House Democrats' campaign arm is locked in a long-simmering battle with prominent black and Hispanic lawmakers who believe the party committee and its chair have short-changed minorities. — Senior Hispanic and black members …
Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Congresswoman Katherine Clark Calls for Impeachment Inquiry (Congresswoman Katherine Clark)
Congresswoman Katherine Clark:
Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Congresswoman Katherine Clark Calls for Impeachment Inquiry — July 25, 2019, Washington, D.C. - Today, Vice Chair Congresswoman Katherine Clark issued the below statement: — Throughout his life and presidency, Donald Trump has proven himself unfit to serve.
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Republicans hope for recharge in US-UK ties as Boris Johnson takes power — As Boris Johnson takes over as U.K. prime minister, President Trump and his allies in Congress are hoping for relations with America's closest ally to improve after a rocky few months.
Neal Katyal Has One More Question for Robert Mueller After His Testimony (Isaac Chotiner/New Yorker)
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Neal Katyal Has One More Question for Robert Mueller After His Testimony — On Wednesday, the former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election.
It's not just the Russians anymore as Iranians and others turn up disinformation efforts ahead of 2020 vote (Washington Post)
It's not just the Russians anymore as Iranians and others turn up disinformation efforts ahead of 2020 vote — A recent tweet from Alicia Hernan — whose Twitter account described her as a wife, mother and lover of peace — did not mince words about her feelings for President Trump …
Abby Livingston / The Texas Tribune:
U.S. Rep. Pete Olson announces retirement — The Republican from Sugar Land was first elected in 2008. His seat is being targeted by national Democrats. — U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land, announced Friday afternoon that he is retiring from Congress.
New York Times:
Russian Hack of Elections System Was Far-Reaching, Report Finds — WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee concluded Thursday that election systems in all 50 states were targeted by Russia in 2016, largely undetected by the states and federal officials at the time …
Sanders Campaign Labor Charge Alleges Staffer Retaliation — New details on an anonymous unfair labor practice charge filed against Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign shine a light on some of the allegations against the campaign. — The charge was filed by a former staffer …
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
McConnell blocks two election security bills — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked two election security measures on Thursday, arguing Democrats are trying to give themselves a “political benefit.” — The move comes a day after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned …
Committee Approves Subpoena to White House for Emails Sent on Personal Accounts in Violation of Federal Law (House Committee on Oversight and Reform)
House Committee on Oversight and Reform:
Committee Approves Subpoena to White House for Emails Sent on Personal Accounts in Violation of Federal Law — Chairman Cummings issued the following statement on today's vote: — “The Committee has obtained direct evidence that multiple high-level White House officials have been violating …
Amber Athey / The Daily Caller:
Washington Post Fact Checks Only Republicans During Mueller Hearings — The Washington Post conducted a fact check on claims made during the Mueller hearings Wednesday, but declined to review a single statement made by a Democrat. — Instead, the article, titled “Fact-checking lawmakers' claims during …