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Bernie Sanders draws mayoral pension while running for president ... (Dan Mangan/CNBC)

10 hours 19 min ago

Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Bernie Sanders draws mayoral pension while running for president — his campaign co-chair Rep. Ro Khanna once blasted such ‘double-dipping’  — Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, for years has drawn a pension for having once …

U.S. and Afghan Forces Killed More Civilians Than Taliban Did, Report Finds (David Zucchino/New York Times)

10 hours 39 min ago

David Zucchino / New York Times:
U.S. and Afghan Forces Killed More Civilians Than Taliban Did, Report Finds  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — For the first time since the United Nations began documenting civilian casualties in Afghanistan a decade ago, more civilians are being killed by Afghan government and American forces …

President Trump is returning to the United Kingdom. So is the big fat orange diaper-wearing baby blimp. (Jennifer Hassan/Washington Post)

11 hours 29 min ago

Jennifer Hassan / Washington Post:
President Trump is returning to the United Kingdom.  So is the big fat orange diaper-wearing baby blimp.  —  LONDON — Remember the giant orange diaper-wearing baby blimp?  It's expected to take to the skies once again in June — only this time it could be even bigger.

Donald Trump is 'Putin's Bitch' According to Vandalized Walk of Fame Star (TMZ.com)

11 hours 59 min ago

TMZ.com:
Donald Trump is 'Putin's Bitch' According to Vandalized Walk of Fame Star  —  10:28 AM PT — A rep for The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce tells us they sent out a crew this morning to clean the star off ... it was done at no cost.  We're told The Hollywood Historic Trust will be filing a police report for the vandalism.

The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco (Jerry Portwood/Rolling Stone)

12 hours 39 min ago

Jerry Portwood / Rolling Stone:
The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco  —  The inability to face the enormity of the last few years of errors will cost the news media its credibility, even with blue-state audiences  —  On February 15, 2016, the National Review took unprecedented action.

Unions crank it up for Biden launch (Marc Caputo/Politico)

12 hours 39 min ago

Marc Caputo / Politico:
Unions crank it up for Biden launch  —  His political operation is still taking shape.  There are concerns about whether he'll be able to raise enough money to compete.  He hasn't run his own campaign in over a decade.  —  What Joe Biden does have, however, are strong ties to organized labor.

White House rejects Democrats' call for Stephen Miller to testify on immigration (Colby Itkowitz/Washington Post)

13 hours 4 min ago

Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
White House rejects Democrats' call for Stephen Miller to testify on immigration  —  Miller is the mastermind behind the Trump administration's immigration policies.  — Colby Itkowitz, Rachael Bade -  ·  —  The Fix  — The Fix - Analysis  —  A reader's guide to all of Trump's fights with Congress

White House says Stephen Miller won't testify on immigration to House Oversight (Manu Raju/CNN)

13 hours 4 min ago

Manu Raju / CNN:
White House says Stephen Miller won't testify on immigration to House Oversight  —  Nadler: Miller should testify on sanctuary city plan  —  (CNN)The White House has informed the House Oversight Committee that Stephen Miller will not testify before the panel about his role …

Trump could stiff-arm Democrats until after 2020 (Kyle Cheney/Politico)

13 hours 9 min ago

Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Trump could stiff-arm Democrats until after 2020  —  President Donald Trump may successfully drag out many of his legal battles with Congress beyond 2020, denying Democratic investigators much, if any, political bounty before the next election.  —  With Democrats pressing on multiple fronts …

Bernie Sanders visibly frustrated as hecklers unload at She The People Forum for women of color (Gregg Re/Fox News)

13 hours 29 min ago

Gregg Re / Fox News:
Bernie Sanders visibly frustrated as hecklers unload at She The People Forum for women of color  —  2020 presidential contender Bernie Sanders faced an aggressive and, at times, outwardly combative audience at the She The People Forum devoted to women of color in Houston on Wednesday …

Trump administration prepares a rule civil rights groups worry may deny care to transgender patients (Ariana Eunjung Cha/Washington Post)

13 hours 34 min ago

Ariana Eunjung Cha / Washington Post:
Trump administration prepares a rule civil rights groups worry may deny care to transgender patients  —  U.S. “has returned to its long-standing position” that sex discrimination does not include gender identity, a court filing says  —  Trump administration officials are working on a new rule …

Gwyneth Paltrow, Bradley Whitford Among Co-Hosts for Pete Buttigieg's Next L.A. Fundraising Swing (Ted Johnson/Variety)

13 hours 34 min ago

Ted Johnson / Variety:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Bradley Whitford Among Co-Hosts for Pete Buttigieg's Next L.A. Fundraising Swing  — Why the White House Correspondents' Association President Isn't Surprised Trump Is Skipping Annual Dinner  — Gwyneth Paltrow, Bradley Whitford Among Co-Hosts for Pete Buttigieg's Next L.A. Fundraising Swing

Don't rely on the coverage. Read the Mueller report. (Michiko Kakutani/Columbia Journalism ...)

13 hours 34 min ago

Michiko Kakutani / Columbia Journalism Review:
Don't rely on the coverage.  Read the Mueller report.  —  The Mueller Report pulls together the facts of the Trump campaign and administration's dealings with Russia, provides a lucid picture of how “the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion …

Rhode Island Man Threatened to 'Eradicate' All Democrats, Eat Pro-Choice Professor: Feds (Will Sommer/The Daily Beast)

13 hours 39 min ago

Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Rhode Island Man Threatened to ‘Eradicate’ All Democrats, Eat Pro-Choice Professor: Feds  —  ‘I will kill every Democrat in the world,’ Matthew Haviland, 30, allegedly wrote in one message.  A friend says he has grown angry over how the media treats Trump.  —  A Trump supporter …

HHS nearing plan to roll back transgender protections (Dan Diamond/Politico)

13 hours 39 min ago

Dan Diamond / Politico:
HHS nearing plan to roll back transgender protections  —  The Trump administration is preparing to roll back protections for transgender patients while empowering health care workers to refuse care based on religious objections, according to three officials with knowledge of the pending regulations.

White House plans to fight House subpoena of former counsel Donald McGahn for testimony on Mueller report (Washington Post)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:30

Washington Post:
White House plans to fight House subpoena of former counsel Donald McGahn for testimony on Mueller report  —  The White House plans to fight a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee for former White House counsel Donald McGahn to testify, according to people familiar with the matter …

Navy SEALs Were Warned Against Reporting Their Chief for War Crimes (Dave Philipps/New York Times)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:30

Dave Philipps / New York Times:
Navy SEALs Were Warned Against Reporting Their Chief for War Crimes  —  Stabbing a defenseless teenage captive to death.  Picking off a school-age girl and an old man from a sniper's roost.  Indiscriminately spraying neighborhoods with rockets and machine-gun fire.

"This Is Not a Mea Culpa": How Trump Weaponized the Times's Post-Election Non-Apology to Readers (Joe Pompeo/Vanity Fair)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:25

Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
“This Is Not a Mea Culpa”: How Trump Weaponized the Times's Post-Election Non-Apology to Readers  —  A message composed in haste to shocked subscribers after Trump's election has become one of Trump's favorite Twitter cudgels.  But the Times says it “never apologized.”

Hillary Clinton: Anyone other than Trump would have been indicted for obstruction (Alex Pappas/Fox News)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:20

Alex Pappas / Fox News:
Hillary Clinton: Anyone other than Trump would have been indicted for obstruction  —  Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she believes Donald Trump would have been indicted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe if he weren't president, though stopped short of calling for his impeachment.

Beto O'Rourke Was Threatening to Run a New Kind of Campaign. Not Anymore. (Ryan Grim/The Intercept)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:15

Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
Beto O'Rourke Was Threatening to Run a New Kind of Campaign.  Not Anymore.  —  Beto O'Rourke started his presidential run with a nearly unprecedented asset: a trained and functioning ground operation, staffed and ready to deploy at the flick of a switch.  When he lit it up on March 30 …

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