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Carrie Lam: A 'Good Fighter' in the Crisis Over the Hong Kong Extradition Bill (Keith Bradsher/New York Times)

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 16:45

Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
Carrie Lam: A ‘Good Fighter’ in the Crisis Over the Hong Kong Extradition Bill  —  Hong Kong's chief executive is known for being a workaholic and for practically never backing down in a fight.  —  HONG KONG — Carrie Lam, the embattled chief executive of Hong Kong, is a workaholic who sleeps three to five hours a night.

Chief justice assures the Supreme Court is apolitical, but term's biggest cases present partisan challenges (Robert Barnes/Washington Post)

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 16:30

Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Chief justice assures the Supreme Court is apolitical, but term's biggest cases present partisan challenges  —  Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. began the Supreme Court's term last fall seeking to assure the American public that his court does not “serve one party or one interest.”

Pompeo says there is more evidence that Iran attacked tankers (Washington Post)

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 15:55

Washington Post:
Pompeo says there is more evidence that Iran attacked tankers  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that more evidence will be released soon to prove the administration's assertion that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week.

'Every day that passes, the pressure to impeach grows': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Quinn Scanlan/ABC News)

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 15:55

Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
‘Every day that passes, the pressure to impeach grows’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  —  Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that with every passing day “the pressure to impeach (President Donald Trump) grows.”  —  She added that Democrats need to start an impeachment inquiry …

Trump says supporters might 'demand' that he serve more than two terms as president (Felicia Sonmez/Washington Post)

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 15:50

Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Trump says supporters might ‘demand’ that he serve more than two terms as president  —  In a morning tweet, the president asked, “Do you think the people would demand that I stay longer?  KEEP AMERICA GREAT.”  — Felicia Sonmez -  ·  —  The Fix  — The Fix - Analysis

Trump campaign makes a radical break from 2016 (Gabby Orr/Politico)

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 15:30

Gabby Orr / Politico:
Trump campaign makes a radical break from 2016  —  President Donald Trump is sitting on a war chest topping $40 million, has boots on the ground spread across nine regions crucial to his 2020 map and owns a sprawling network of volunteers who've been rigorously trained for the months ahead.

'Who's Taking Care of the Kids?' Is Finally a Question for Dads on the Trail, Too (Lisa Lerer/New York Times)

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 15:30

Lisa Lerer / New York Times:
'Who's Taking Care of the Kids?'  Is Finally a Question for Dads on the Trail, Too  —  [Sign up for our politics newsletter, and we'll send you an invite to our live chat on debate night.]  —  Representative Eric Swalwell can rattle off the best places to pump breastmilk in an airport.

Democracy in Crisis (Gary J. Bass/New York Times)

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 10:35

Gary J. Bass / New York Times:
Democracy in Crisis  —  ILL WINDS  —  Saving Democracy From Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency By Larry Diamond  —  China today holds as many as a million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities in “political education” camps.  Across China, Xi Jinping is pioneering …

The Stephanopoulos Interview Is Another Fine Mess for Trump (John Cassidy/New Yorker)

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 08:45

John Cassidy / New Yorker:
The Stephanopoulos Interview Is Another Fine Mess for Trump  —  Some weeks the Trump Presidency is a horror show; some weeks it is slapstick.  This week it was both.  In the Middle East, tensions with Iran rose alarmingly, while, on the domestic front, Donald Trump got himself into yet another political mess.

Trump's latest betrayal strengthens the case for impeachment (Michael A. Cohen/BostonGlobe.com)

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 08:35

Michael A. Cohen / BostonGlobe.com:
Trump's latest betrayal strengthens the case for impeachment  —  Every time you think that Donald Trump can't paint a more vivid picture of his manifest unfitness to be president of the United States, he decides to break out the easel, palette, and canvas.  —  It's not enough for the president …

How Families Separated at the Border Could Make the Government Pay (Sarah Stillman/New Yorker)

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 08:15

Sarah Stillman / New Yorker:
How Families Separated at the Border Could Make the Government Pay  —  Suny Rodríguez, an asylum seeker from Honduras, sued the government over abuses suffered in family detention, launching a new legal movement.  —  If you've ever borrowed a ruffled cocktail dress or a sequinned jumpsuit …

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