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Candace Owens to testify in congressional hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism (Tal Axelrod/The Hill)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 18:30

Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Candace Owens to testify in congressional hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism  —  Candace Owens, a popular African-American conservative activist, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee next week during a hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism.

This Guy Is the President's Favorite Meme-Maker (Charlie Warzel/New York Times)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 18:25

Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
This Guy Is the President's Favorite Meme-Maker  —  A stay-at-home dad in Kansas reveals how the lines have blurred between viral trolling and the business of politics.  —  Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large. … Welcome to 2019, where it takes just 19 hours for a faked homemade video …

Steuben County Man Arrested, Charged With Threatening To Kill A U.S. Congresswoman (Barbara Burns/Justice News)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 18:25

Barbara Burns / Justice News:
Steuben County Man Arrested, Charged With Threatening To Kill A U.S. Congresswoman  —  PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051  —  ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Patrick W. Carlineo, Jr., 55, of Addison, NY, was arrested and charged …

Netanyahu Says Will Begin Annexing West Bank if Re-elected Prime Minister (Haaretz)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 18:25

Haaretz:
Netanyahu Says Will Begin Annexing West Bank if Re-elected Prime Minister  —  Netanyahu tells Channel 12 he will not divide Jerusalem nor ‘evacuate any community’  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israel's Channel 12 News on Saturday evening that he will start extending Israeli sovereignty …

Obama: I worry progressives may undercut Democratic allies (Tal Axelrod/The Hill)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 18:15

Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Obama: I worry progressives may undercut Democratic allies  —  Former President Obama expressed concern about the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, saying he feared it could end up undercutting allies.  —  Speaking at a town hall event on Saturday for the Obama Foundation in Berlin …

A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy (New York Times)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 17:45

New York Times:
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy  —  The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs.  —  Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery.

First on CNN: Captain America dives into politics (Maeve Reston/CNN)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 17:45

Maeve Reston / CNN:
First on CNN: Captain America dives into politics  —  Rep. Crenshaw shows off superhero-inspired glass eye  —  (CNN)Actor Chris Evans blasted a video to members of Congress late Friday night offering new clues about his secret, non-partisan civic engagement project, which he is calling “A Starting Point.”

Trump Lawyers Fight Release Of The President's Tax Returns (HuffPost)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 17:40

HuffPost:
Trump Lawyers Fight Release Of The President's Tax Returns  —  In a letter, the president's lawyers argued that the release of his returns, as House Democrats have requested, wouldn't be “consistent” with the law.  —  President Donald Trump's lawyers are pushing back against the idea of releasing his tax returns.

Bernie Sanders Is the Most Popular 2020 Candidate Among Hispanic Voters, New Polling Finds (Aída Chávez/The Intercept)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 17:15

Aída Chávez / The Intercept:
Bernie Sanders Is the Most Popular 2020 Candidate Among Hispanic Voters, New Polling Finds  —  Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading every other presidential candidate in support from Hispanic voters, who make up a significant chunk of his base, recent polling finds.

President Trump says has not read Mueller report (Reuters)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 17:15

Reuters:
President Trump says has not read Mueller report  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had not read Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report investigating contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia that his Democratic opponents say should be released in full.

Joe Biden's rustiness is showing (Karen Tumulty/Washington Post)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 17:10

Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Joe Biden's rustiness is showing  —  Former vice president Joe Biden is not yet in the 2020 race, but his vulnerabilities have already made their formal announcement.  —  The problem is not his age, per se.  Biden is, after all, a generational peer of both President Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders …

Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski might have been a woman or intersex (Corky Siemaszko/NBC News)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 03:50

Corky Siemaszko / NBC News:
Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski might have been a woman or intersex  —  Researchers noticed the Polish officer's delicate bone structure after the skeleton was extracted from the Pulaski monument in Savannah, Georgia.  —  Casimir Pulaski, hero of the Revolutionary War and the pride …

Joe Biden makes joking reference to controversy over touching women (Matt Viser/Washington Post)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 02:35

Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Joe Biden makes joking reference to controversy over touching women  —  Former vice president Joe Biden on Friday morning twice made jokes about the recent criticisms of his physical behavior toward women, prompting fresh upset among two who had previously complained about him …

The Latest: Jury rejects Harry Reid therapy band injury case (Associated Press)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 02:30

Associated Press:
The Latest: Jury rejects Harry Reid therapy band injury case  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's injury lawsuit against the maker of an exercise band (all times local):  —  A jury in Las Vegas rejected former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's lawsuit against an exercise band maker …

Joe Biden Appointed As Head Of TSA (The Babylon Bee)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 02:00

The Babylon Bee:
Joe Biden Appointed As Head Of TSA  —  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Amid a flurry of accusations of inappropriate touching and crowding people's personal space leveled at former vice president Joe Biden, President Trump announced Friday that Biden is his appointment to the Transporation Security Administration.

'Someone Is Always Trying to Kill You' (Sonia Nazario/New York Times)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 01:55

Sonia Nazario / New York Times:
‘Someone Is Always Trying to Kill You’  —  THE MURDER OF SHERILL YUBISSA HERNÁNDEZ MANCÍA explains why Central American women are fleeing north.  —  Ms. Hernández was a 28-year-old agent for the Agencia Técnica de Investigación Criminal, or ATIC …

Trump Lawyer Asserts President's Right to Keep Tax Returns Private (New York Times)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 01:50

New York Times:
Trump Lawyer Asserts President's Right to Keep Tax Returns Private  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's personal lawyer on Friday asserted Mr. Trump's right as a citizen to keep his tax returns private and told the Treasury Department not to hand the returns over to House Democrats …

Ex-spy Valerie Plame eyeing return to Washington - as a member of Congress (Colby Itkowitz/Washington Post)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 01:45

Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Ex-spy Valerie Plame eyeing return to Washington — as a member of Congress  —  Valerie Plame, the former CIA officer whose identity was leaked in 2003 by members of the George W. Bush administration, is seriously considering running for Congress in New Mexico in 2020.

Ruling on grand jury records could affect release of Mueller report details (Katelyn Polantz/CNN)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 01:45

Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Ruling on grand jury records could affect release of Mueller report details  —  Mystery grand jury in Mueller probe explained  —  (CNN)The federal appeals court in Washington, DC, sided with grand jury secrecy on Friday, ruling that federal district judges don't have the power …

Elizabeth Warren just called for eliminating the filibuster. She's got a point. (Paul Waldman/Washington Post)

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 01:10

Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Elizabeth Warren just called for eliminating the filibuster.  She's got a point.  —  Back in February, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told “Pod Save America” that if Democrats take the White House, they have to be prepared to wage full-blown procedural warfare.

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