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Trump's new midterm threat: A trade war smacking voters (Megan Cassella/Politico)

7 hours 10 min ago

Megan Cassella / Politico:
Trump's new midterm threat: A trade war smacking voters  —  Market analysts, industry experts and economists warn the economic fallout of the president's tariffs could peak around election time.  —  President Donald Trump's trade wars could become a major political drag for Republicans …

Nine of Her Family Members on a Missouri Duck Boat Died. Somehow, She Survived. (John Eligon/New York Times)

10 hours 25 min ago

John Eligon / New York Times:
Nine of Her Family Members on a Missouri Duck Boat Died.  Somehow, She Survived.  —  BRANSON, Mo. — At first, the water splashing into the boat was comforting, a cool-down on a hot day.  —  But then came a massive swell that rocked the boat, and Tia Coleman started getting nervous.

Woman Decides To Become A Man. Now She's Accused Of 'Mansplaining' And 'Male Heterosexual Privilege' (Grace Carr/The Daily Caller)

10 hours 45 min ago

Grace Carr / The Daily Caller:
Woman Decides To Become A Man.  Now She's Accused Of ‘Mansplaining’ And ‘Male Heterosexual Privilege’  —  A biological female who transitioned to become a male is experiencing the other side of the gender coin, and is being accused of committing what feminists allege are male behavior sins.

Putin is probably still smirking about Helsinki. He shouldn't be. (Jackson Diehl/Washington Post)

11 hours 15 min ago

Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
Putin is probably still smirking about Helsinki.  He shouldn't be.  —  Vladi­mir Putin is probably still smirking about the chaos created by President Trump's European tour, which has led thoughtful people on both sides of the Atlantic to conclude that not just NATO but the whole post …

Judicial Watch Obtains Carter Page FISA Court Documents (Jfarrell/Judicial Watch)

11 hours 50 min ago

Jfarrell / Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch Obtains Carter Page FISA Court Documents  —  (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding today's release of 412 pages of documents about FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrants targeting Carter Page, who had been a Trump campaign adviser:

FBI releases FISA records on Carter Page surveillance (Brad Heath/USA Today)

12 hours 35 min ago

Brad Heath / USA Today:
FBI releases FISA records on Carter Page surveillance  —  The FBI told a secret federal surveillance court in 2016 that it believed Carter Page, a onetime foreign policy aide to President Donald Trump's campaign, “has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government” …

Trump Signals Consequences for Michael Cohen Over Secret Recording (New York Times)

12 hours 35 min ago

New York Times:
Trump Signals Consequences for Michael Cohen Over Secret Recording  —  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — President Trump lashed out at his longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, on Saturday, suggesting that there could be legal consequences for Mr. Cohen's decision to record a discussion they had two months …

What to Make of the Carter Page FISA Applications (David Kris/Lawfare)

13 hours 25 min ago

David Kris / Lawfare:
What to Make of the Carter Page FISA Applications  —  The Carter Page FISAs are out via the Freedom of Information Act.  Here are a few observations, relatively brief but still just a bit too long for Twitter.  —  First, a huge amount of information is redacted in these FISA applications …

Jonathan Gold, Food Critic Who Celebrated L.A.'s Cornucopia, Dies at 57 (Pete Wells/New York Times)

13 hours 35 min ago

Pete Wells / New York Times:
Jonathan Gold, Food Critic Who Celebrated L.A.'s Cornucopia, Dies at 57  —  Jonathan Gold, the restaurant critic whose curious, far-ranging, relentless explorations of his native Los Angeles helped his readers understand dozens of cuisines and helped the city understand itself, died on Saturday in a Los Angeles hospital.

Jonathan Gold didn't just elevate the art of food writing and restaurant criticism ... (Robin Abcarian/Los Angeles Times)

13 hours 35 min ago

Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
Jonathan Gold didn't just elevate the art of food writing and restaurant criticism, he helped a fractured region understand itself  —  Few things truly connect our sprawling metropolis: the freeways, The Times and without a doubt, Jonathan Gold, who transcended the role of restaurant critic to become a modern-day ethnographer.

New Gallup Poll: Americans do not even mention global warming as a problem - 36 'problems' cited, but not climate (Marc Morano/Climate Depot)

14 hours 10 min ago

Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
New Gallup Poll: Americans do not even mention global warming as a problem - 36 ‘problems’ cited, but not climate  —  [Also see: New book: “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change"]  —  According to the latest Gallup poll, NOBODY thinks global warming is our most important problem …

Conservative columnist: 'I would take Obama back in a nanosecond' (Morgan Gstalter/The Hill)

14 hours 25 min ago

Morgan Gstalter / The Hill:
Conservative columnist: ‘I would take Obama back in a nanosecond’  —  A conservative columnist for The Washington Post on Friday wrote that the current political climate makes him miss former President Obama, saying he would take the Democrat back in a “nanosecond.”

Republicans, Don't Just Tweet About It. Do Something. (Charles J. Sykes/New York Times)

14 hours 25 min ago

Charles J. Sykes / New York Times:
Republicans, Don't Just Tweet About It.  Do Something.  —  Enough with the indignant press releases, strongly worded emails, disapproving tweets and mournful cable television appearances.  —  Republicans in Congress need to realize that they are not merely constitutional potted plants.

The Essay That Helped Bring Down the Soviet Union (Natan Sharansky/New York Times)

14 hours 25 min ago

Natan Sharansky / New York Times:
The Essay That Helped Bring Down the Soviet Union  —  It championed an idea at grave risk today: that those of us lucky enough to live in open societies should fight for the freedom of those born into closed ones. … Fifty years ago this Sunday, this paper devoted three broadsheet pages …

Report: Rand Paul spent donor money on trips abroad, clothes shopping (Courier-Journal)

14 hours 45 min ago

Courier-Journal:
Report: Rand Paul spent donor money on trips abroad, clothes shopping  —  Sen. Rand Paul spent hundreds of donor dollars on shopping trips and thousands on meals, travel and other expenses abroad, according to a report from nonpartisan watchdog groups released this week.

Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold dies at 57 (Andrea Chang/Los Angeles Times)

14 hours 50 min ago

Andrea Chang / Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold dies at 57  —  Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times restaurant critic who richly chronicled the city's vast culinary landscape and made its food understandable and approachable to legions of fans, has died.  He was 57.

Justice Department releases Carter Page surveillance documents (Christopher Cadelago/Politico)

15 hours 5 min ago

Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Justice Department releases Carter Page surveillance documents  —  New documents related to the wiretapping of Carter Page - the former Trump campaign adviser at the center of the Russia investigation and bias allegations at the FBI — were released by the Trump administration on Saturday.

Russia Seeks Release of Woman Accused of Being Covert Agent (Andrew E. Kramer/New York Times)

15 hours 10 min ago

Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
Russia Seeks Release of Woman Accused of Being Covert Agent  —  Russia's foreign minister told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday that charges against a woman accused of infiltrating American political organizations as a covert Russian agent were “fabricated” and she should be released.

Tense standoff at Trader Joe's in Silver Lake after gunman opens fire; he and bystanders inside store (Los Angeles Times)

15 hours 35 min ago

Los Angeles Times:
Tense standoff at Trader Joe's in Silver Lake after gunman opens fire; he and bystanders inside store  —  Los Angeles police descended on a Trader Joe's in Silver Lake on Saturday afternoon after a gunman opened fired outside the store at end of a police pursuit, sending shoppers diving for cover.

How Conservatives Won the Law (Jason Willick/Wall Street Journal)

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 22:55

Jason Willick / Wall Street Journal:
How Conservatives Won the Law  —  A liberal political scientist recounts the rise of the Federalist Society—and explains his sympathy for some of its ideas.  —  Washington  —  When I was a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley in 2011, the College Republicans announced plans to hold an “Increase Diversity Bake Sale.”

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