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Rep. Schiff Chairs Intelligence Committee Open Hearing with Special Counsel Robert Mueller (Rep. Adam Schiff/YouTube)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:45

Rep. Adam Schiff / YouTube:
Rep. Schiff Chairs Intelligence Committee Open Hearing with Special Counsel Robert Mueller … Tune in live on Wednesday, July 24 at 12:00 pm EST/ 9:00 AM PST as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, chairs an open hearing with Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller …

Equifax to pay up to $700 million to settle state and federal investigations into 2017 security breach (Tony Romm/Washington Post)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:40

Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Equifax to pay up to $700 million to settle state and federal investigations into 2017 security breach  —  Equifax has agreed to pay as much as $700 million to settle a series of state and federal investigations into a massive 2017 data breach that left more than 147 million Americans' Social …

Trump announces support for two-year bipartisan budget deal that boosts spending, suspends debt limit (Washington Post)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:40

Washington Post:
Trump announces support for two-year bipartisan budget deal that boosts spending, suspends debt limit  —  The White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reached a tentative two-year budget deal on Monday that would raise spending caps by $320 billion and suspend the debt ceiling until after the next presidential election.

Montgomery County will not cooperate with ICE (Nick Iannelli/WTOP)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:30

Nick Iannelli / WTOP:
Montgomery County will not cooperate with ICE  —  Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich aims to put distance between Maryland's most populous county and federal immigration authorities by signing an executive order Monday.  —  Elrich said he wants to tell all county agencies …

Trump, Democrats clinch two-year budget deal (Jordain Carney/The Hill)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:20

Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Trump, Democrats clinch two-year budget deal  —  President Trump announced on Monday that Congress and the White House had reached a two-year budget deal after days of furious negotiating.  —  The agreement, spearheaded by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin …

These Michigan Voters Show How Trump's 'Go Back' Attack May Help Him (New York Times)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:20

New York Times:
These Michigan Voters Show How Trump's ‘Go Back’ Attack May Help Him  —  PORT HURON, Mich. — As President Trump presses his attacks against four women of color in Congress, suggesting they are unpatriotic and should leave the country, many voters in this city on Lake Huron are embracing his …

Trump Jr., Guilfoyle raise $2.5 million on California swing for Trump campaign (Jonathan Easley/The Hill)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:15

Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Trump Jr., Guilfoyle raise $2.5 million on California swing for Trump campaign  —  Donald Trump Jr. and former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle headlined fundraisers for President Trump's reelection campaign in California that brought in about $2.5 million over the course of 48 hours last week …

New Budget Deal Puts Final Nail in the Tea-Party Coffin (Brian Riedl/National Review)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:10

Brian Riedl / National Review:
New Budget Deal Puts Final Nail in the Tea-Party Coffin  —  The conventional wisdom among Washington Republicans is that populist conservative voters no longer care about spending or deficits.  —  President Trump and congressional leaders are nearing a deal that would raise …

Al Franken Says He 'Absolutely' Regrets Resigning Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims (Hayley Miller/HuffPost)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:10

Hayley Miller / HuffPost:
Al Franken Says He ‘Absolutely’ Regrets Resigning Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims  —  The New Yorker's Jane Mayer investigated the allegation that unleashed seven other claims against the former senator — and finds it doesn't check out.  —  In a New Yorker profile published Monday …

Mike Pence and Stephen Miller are playing an ugly game (Greg Sargent/Washington Post)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:00

Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Mike Pence and Stephen Miller are playing an ugly game  —  Mike Pence and Stephen Miller both want you to know that President Trump totally disagrees with the voters who loudly chanted “send her back” about a nonwhite immigrant lawmaker.  The vice president told CBS that Trump is not “pleased” …

President Trump's job approval rating reaches high mark in NPR/PBS/Marist poll after racist tweets (William Cummings/USA Today)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:00

William Cummings / USA Today:
President Trump's job approval rating reaches high mark in NPR/PBS/Marist poll after racist tweets  —  WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's job approval rating so far does not appear to have been negatively impacted by the racist tweets he sent last week telling four Democratic congresswomen …

Why Democrats Could Be Heading for the Dreaded Contested Convention (VICE)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:00

VICE:
Why Democrats Could Be Heading for the Dreaded Contested Convention  —  WASHINGTON — It's June 2020.  Former Vice President Joe Biden ground out a win in Iowa, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren crushed him in New Hampshire.  Biden narrowly beat Sen. Kamala Harris in Nevada, but she bounced back to win South Carolina a week later.

How Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann's offer to an oligarch could boomerang on DOJ (John Solomon/The Hill)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 21:35

John Solomon / The Hill:
How Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann's offer to an oligarch could boomerang on DOJ  —  The ink was still drying on special counsel Robert Mueller's appointment papers when his chief deputy, the famously aggressive and occasionally controversial prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, made a bold but secret overture in early June 2017.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders shows up to govs shindig as Arkansas rumors swirl (Alex Isenstadt/Politico)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 21:35

Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders shows up to govs shindig as Arkansas rumors swirl  —  Sarah Huckabee Sanders made an appearance Sunday at an exclusive Republican Governors Association-hosted retreat, further stoking anticipation that the former White House press secretary may pursue a bid for statewide office.

The Cop Who Said AOC "Needs A Round" Just Got Fired (Emma Ockerman/VICE)

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 21:35

Emma Ockerman / VICE:
The Cop Who Said AOC “Needs A Round” Just Got Fired  —  The Louisiana cop who called AOC a “vile idiot” who “needs a round” has reportedly been fired, along with a fellow cop who “liked” the post.  —  Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson on Monday afternoon fired officer Charlie Rispoli and another officer …

In 88 Trips to Capitol Hill, Mueller Grew Weary of Partisanship (Noah Weiland/New York Times)

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 16:25

Noah Weiland / New York Times:
In 88 Trips to Capitol Hill, Mueller Grew Weary of Partisanship  —  Dozens of hours of Robert S. Mueller III's congressional testimony since 1990 reveal his complex relationship with legislators.  —  WASHINGTON — Days after he was appointed special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III visited …

New audio shows UK could not prevent Iran takeover of tanker (Associated Press)

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 16:25

Associated Press:
New audio shows UK could not prevent Iran takeover of tanker  —  LONDON (AP) — The release Sunday of an audio recording has shed new light on the seizure of a British-flagged tanker at the hands of Iran's Revolutionary Guard as tensions flare in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Yes, 'Send her back' is the face of evil--I know fascism when I see it | Opinion (Jason Stanley/Newsweek)

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 16:00

Jason Stanley / Newsweek:
Yes, ‘Send her back’ is the face of evil—I know fascism when I see it |  Opinion  —  “All effective propaganda must be confined to very few points,” Adolf Hitler wrote, “which must be brought out in the form of slogans.”  —  “Drain the swamp.”  “Lock her up.”  “Build the wall.”

Early contests by the numbers: Democratic delegate race tightens - CBS News Battleground Tracker (CBS News)

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 15:45

CBS News:
Early contests by the numbers: Democratic delegate race tightens — CBS News Battleground Tracker  —  While Joe Biden continues to lead all Democratic candidates across early states in the presidential nominating process, his previously large advantage has shrunk since June …

Nadler: Trump has broken the law "6 ways from Sunday" (Zachary Basu/Axios)

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 15:35

Zachary Basu / Axios:
Nadler: Trump has broken the law “6 ways from Sunday”  —  House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on Fox News Sunday that Donald Trump has “violated the law 6 ways from Sunday,” and that he would be indicted if he were not president. … Why it matters: Nadler …

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