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Moulton hires Jesse Colvin as deputy national finance director (Ben Jacobs/Jewish Insider)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 23:30

Ben Jacobs / Jewish Insider:
Moulton hires Jesse Colvin as deputy national finance director  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Representative Seth Moulton has hired Jesse Colvin, a 2018 congressional candidate, to serve as deputy national finance director for his presidential campaign.  —  Colvin, whose campaign was backed by Moulton …

Claiming to be Cherokee, contractors with white ancestry got $300 million (Los Angeles Times)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 23:15

Los Angeles Times:
Claiming to be Cherokee, contractors with white ancestry got $300 million … Two years ago, when the mayor's office in St. Louis announced a $311,000 contract to tear down an old shoe factory, it made a point of identifying the demolition company as minority owned.  —  That was welcome news.

House backs ban on White House spending at Trump's properties, sending message to president (Mike DeBonis/Washington Post)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 22:45

Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
House backs ban on White House spending at Trump's properties, sending message to president  —  Senate Republicans are unlikely to agree to make the provision law, but House Democrats' amendment reflects frustration.  — Mike DeBonis, Jonathan O'Connell -  · - 49 minutes ago -  ·

Trump's attorney: White House and DOJ are not planning to block any of Mueller's testimony (CNN)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 22:40

CNN:
Trump's attorney: White House and DOJ are not planning to block any of Mueller's testimony  —  Trump's attorney: No plans to block Mueller's testimony  —  (CNN)The White House and Justice Department are not planning to block any of former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony next month …

Most of the 2020 Democratic candidates are already doomed (Alex Thompson/Politico)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 22:35

Alex Thompson / Politico:
Most of the 2020 Democratic candidates are already doomed  —  Political reporters, whose powers of analysis and prediction have been not so reliable in the Trump era, have learned to lean on what editors call the “to be sure” paragraph.  These are like the fine print in a legal contract …

Joe Biden Just Can't Get Enough Angel Hair Pasta (Greg Morabito/Eater)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 05:55

Greg Morabito / Eater:
Joe Biden Just Can't Get Enough Angel Hair Pasta  —  The Presidential candidate requested the same pasta dinner at a string of speaking engagements  —  Joltin' Joe loves to carbo load like it's 1994.  Before officially launching his campaign for president, the former veep and Democratic senator …

Duncan Hunter Used Campaign Money for Multiple Affairs, Prosecutors Say (Tim Arango/New York Times)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 05:20

Tim Arango / New York Times:
Duncan Hunter Used Campaign Money for Multiple Affairs, Prosecutors Say  —  LOS ANGELES — Just a few months after taking his seat in Congress in 2009, Duncan Hunter began an affair with a lobbyist and used campaign money to pay for dates, prosecutors said in a new court filing.

Tiffany Cabán Just Made History (Ross Barkan/The Nation)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 04:40

Ross Barkan / The Nation:
Tiffany Cabán Just Made History  —  The 31-year-old, queer Latina public defender has dealt another shocking blow to the Queens Democratic machine.  —  Tiffany Cabán, the 31-year-old public defender endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is on the verge of a stunning upset …

A Beauty Queen Accuses Former Gambian President of Rape: 'I Literally Stumbled Out of There' (Dionne Searcey/New York Times)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 04:20

Dionne Searcey / New York Times:
A Beauty Queen Accuses Former Gambian President of Rape: ‘I Literally Stumbled Out of There’  —  DAKAR, Senegal — Five years ago, the president of Gambia crowned 18-year-old Fatou Jallow the winner of the nation's top beauty pageant with a lecture to her and other contestants: Do not rush to marry …

Project Veritas' Bombshell Video Ruffles Some Feathers (Debra Heine/American Greatness)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 04:20

Debra Heine / American Greatness:
Project Veritas' Bombshell Video Ruffles Some Feathers  —  James O'Keefe's explosive video exposing Google's political agenda appears to have ruffled some feathers in the media world.  —  Jen Gennai, the Google executive seen talking to Project Veritas undercover journalists about Google's plans to prevent …

Democrats point to Nordic nations as models of socialism. Here's how they actually work. (Charles Lane/Washington Post)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 04:05

Charles Lane / Washington Post:
Democrats point to Nordic nations as models of socialism.  Here's how they actually work.  —  Socialism — pro or con — is the hot issue in Democratic circles as the party's candidates for president prepare to debate this week.  —  To the obvious objection that socialism failed catastrophically …

A shocking image of a drowned man and his daughter underscores the crisis at the US-Mexico border (CNN)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 03:30

CNN:
A shocking image of a drowned man and his daughter underscores the crisis at the US-Mexico border  —  (CNN)The photo is haunting, a vivid reminder of the danger many face when they try to cross into the United States.  It shows the human toll of a crisis at the border that's often debated …

Free Americans by canceling $1.6 trillion in outstanding student loan debt (Bernie Sanders/USA Today)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 03:05

Bernie Sanders / USA Today:
Free Americans by canceling $1.6 trillion in outstanding student loan debt  —  The middle class bailed out Wall Street 10 years ago.  Now it's Wall Street's turn to pay back the middle class: Opposing view  —  CONNECT  —  People are not truly free when they are unable to buy a home …

N.R.A. Shuts Down Production of NRATV (Danny Hakim/New York Times)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 02:30

Danny Hakim / New York Times:
N.R.A. Shuts Down Production of NRATV  —  The National Rifle Association has shut down production at NRATV.  —  The N.R.A. on Tuesday also severed all business with its estranged advertising firm, Ackerman McQueen, which operates NRATV, the N.R.A.'s live broadcasting media arm …

Mueller agrees to testify before 2 House committees in July (Katherine Faulders/ABC News)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 02:20

Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Mueller agrees to testify before 2 House committees in July  —  The House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees have subpoenaed former special counsel Robert Mueller for his testimony before Congress, according to a press release issued Tuesday evening.

Jared Kushner's new economic plan for Palestinians sounds a lot like old, failed plans (Claire Parker/Washington Post)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 02:10

Claire Parker / Washington Post:
Jared Kushner's new economic plan for Palestinians sounds a lot like old, failed plans  —  The Trump administration will kick off a summit on Tuesday aimed at raising $50 billion to spur economic development in the Palestinian territories, with proposals ranging from a transportation corridor …

Mueller to testify to Congress in open session about his investigation (Rachael Bade/Washington Post)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 01:50

Rachael Bade / Washington Post:
Mueller to testify to Congress in open session about his investigation  —  Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify to Congress in open session next month about his investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.

Robert Mueller to Testify Before House Committees (Nicholas Fandos/New York Times)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 01:50

Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Robert Mueller to Testify Before House Committees  —  WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has agreed to testify before Congress on July 17, two House committees announced Tuesday night after issuing subpoenas to compel his appearance.  —  The subpoenas from the House Judiciary …

Mueller to testify publicly on July 17 following a subpoena (CNN)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 01:45

CNN:
Mueller to testify publicly on July 17 following a subpoena  —  (CNN)Robert Mueller will testify before Congress on July 17 after House Democrats issued a subpoena for his appearance, a move that paves the way for a reluctant special counsel to answer questions publicly for the first time …

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