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The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet (TIME)

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:50

TIME:
The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet  —  For our fifth annual roundup of the most influential people on the Internet, TIME evaluated contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.  Here's who made this year's unranked list.

5 takeaways from 2020 Democrats' second quarter fundraising reports (CNN)

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:40

CNN:
5 takeaways from 2020 Democrats' second quarter fundraising reports  —  Axelrod presses Buttigieg about fundraising efforts  —  WASHINGTON (CNN)  —  Just five candidates accounted for roughly three-quarters of all the money raised in the second quarter of this year by Democratic presidential contenders …

Head of Planned Parenthood forced out after eight months (Washington Post)

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:25

Washington Post:
Head of Planned Parenthood forced out after eight months  —  The president of Planned Parenthood was forced out of her job Tuesday in a dispute over the direction of the the nation's largest women's reproductive rights organization amid growing political and legal challenges to abortion.

White House Spokesman Doesn't Back Away From Trump's Racist Tweets (NPR)

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:20

NPR:
White House Spokesman Doesn't Back Away From Trump's Racist Tweets  —  Toggle more options  —  NPR's Noel King talks to NPR's Franco Ordonez and White House Deputy Director of Communications Adam Kennedy about the president's use of racist language directed at four Democratic female lawmakers.

Caller Wants to Nominate a "Normal" Republican Instead of Trump (George Prayias/The Rush Limbaugh Show)

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:15

George Prayias / The Rush Limbaugh Show:
Caller Wants to Nominate a “Normal” Republican Instead of Trump  —  RUSH: Let's grab Douglas on line 4, San Diego.  Douglas, it's great to have you on the EIB Network, sir.  Hello.  —  CALLER: Well, thanks.  It's wonderful to be here.  Of course, I often... I listen to your show.

Rep. Al Green says he will file articles of impeachment against Trump tonight, despite pushback from Democratic leaders (Washington Post)

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:00

Washington Post:
Rep. Al Green says he will file articles of impeachment against Trump tonight, despite pushback from Democratic leaders  —  The Texas Democrat told The Washington Post that he has notified Democratic leaders of his move to file the articles Tuesday night.  Under House rules …

The American Right Defines Patriotism As Complacency About Racism (Eric Levitz/New York Magazine)

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:50

Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
The American Right Defines Patriotism As Complacency About Racism  —  Over the past 48 hours, Donald Trump has tweeted several things that respectable conservatives do not wish to defend.  No National Review columnist has seconded Trump's assertion that U.S.-born congresswomen Ayanna Pressley …

Northam Steps Up Contributions to Dems After Virginia Primaries (Charlie Hoffmann/Washington Free Beacon)

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:45

Charlie Hoffmann / Washington Free Beacon:
Northam Steps Up Contributions to Dems After Virginia Primaries  —  Virginia's Democratic governor Ralph Northam stepped up his political contributions in June following the state's legislative primary elections, donating an additional $117,500 to 11 Democratic candidates, according to campaign finance reports released Monday.

Biden says if Trump challenges his mental state he'll challenge him to a push-up contest (Nick Givas/Fox News)

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:40

Nick Givas / Fox News:
Biden says if Trump challenges his mental state he'll challenge him to a push-up contest  —  Presidential candidate Joe Biden said he would challenge President Trump to a push-up contest on-air if the commander-in-chief questions his physical or mental faculties on the 2020 debate stage.

Am I an American? - I live in envy. I envy the people who know their nationality. (Ibram X. Kendi/The Atlantic)

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:20

Ibram X. Kendi / The Atlantic:
Am I an American?  —  I live in envy.  I envy the people who know their nationality.  All the people whose nationality has never been a question in their mind.  —  I can imagine the woman staring at her reflection in the Volta River who knows she's Ghanaian, like her ancestors who liberated …

Trump says U.S. 'will no longer deal' with British ambassador who called White House 'inept' (Washington Post)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 20:40

Washington Post:
Trump says U.S. ‘will no longer deal’ with British ambassador who called White House ‘inept’  —  LONDON — President Trump said Monday that the United States would “no longer deal” with the British ambassador who disparaged his administration.  —  In a cache of diplomatic cables leaked …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shouldn't insult Nancy Pelosi. She should learn from her (Jay Caruso/The Independent)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 20:40

Jay Caruso / The Independent:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shouldn't insult Nancy Pelosi.  She should learn from her  —  AOC and her fellow colleagues — all brilliant at social media and less brilliant at realism — are going to end up like Ted Cruz did when he tried to defund Obamacare  —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the oath of office less than six months ago.

Eric Swalwell ends presidential bid after failing to gain traction (CNN)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 20:35

CNN:
Eric Swalwell ends presidential bid after failing to gain traction  —  Swalwell: Today ends our presidential campaign  —  (CNN)California Rep. Eric Swalwell announced Monday he is dropping out of the 2020 race for president, concluding a short-lived bid for the Democratic nomination that failed to gain any traction.

Congressional Dems Don't Seem Eager For Trump's New York Tax Returns (Arthur Delaney/HuffPost)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 20:25

Arthur Delaney / HuffPost:
Congressional Dems Don't Seem Eager For Trump's New York Tax Returns  —  New York has a new law giving congressional tax committees access to state tax returns.  They have to want it, though.  —  Congressional Democrats could get some of President Donald Trump's personal tax information thanks …

Kamala Harris Crushed Joe Biden on Busing at the Debate. Here's Why She's Walking It Back. (Michael Tomasky/The Daily Beast)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 20:00

Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Kamala Harris Crushed Joe Biden on Busing at the Debate.  Here's Why She's Walking It Back.  —  School segregation is a great blot on America.  Revisiting the unpopular politics of the 1970s is now a way for the party to clean that mess up.  —  BEAST INSIDE

Justin Amash expected to lose Oversight Committee seat (John Bresnahan/Politico)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 19:50

John Bresnahan / Politico:
Justin Amash expected to lose Oversight Committee seat  —  Newly independent Rep. Justin Amash is expected to be kicked out of the GOP conference and lose his committee assignment this week, according to multiple Republican sources familiar with the matter.  —  The House GOP will likely move …

Fox News Hasn't Asked Dershowitz About His Pedophile Client Jeffrey Epstein (The Daily Beast)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 19:45

The Daily Beast:
Fox News Hasn't Asked Dershowitz About His Pedophile Client Jeffrey Epstein  —  The attorney has appeared on Fox News 27 times since major news broke about the illegal plea deal Epstein's lawyers negotiated.  Fox has not asked Dershowitz about it even once.

Nancy Pelosi Doesn't Know Who The Democratic Party Is Anymore (Zach Carter/HuffPost)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 19:40

Zach Carter / HuffPost:
Nancy Pelosi Doesn't Know Who The Democratic Party Is Anymore  —  She's undermining her own caucus.  —  On Saturday, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd published an interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that reads like an excerpt from The Great Gatsby reimagined for the 21st century.

Attorney General Barr tells SC reporters he's found a legal recourse on Census question (Jessica Holdman/Post and Courier)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 19:30

Jessica Holdman / Post and Courier:
Attorney General Barr tells SC reporters he's found a legal recourse on Census question … Attorney General William Barr walks with South Carolina Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott for a press conference at FCI Edgefield on Monday, Jan. 8, 2019.  Barr said ti expect an announcement …

Elizabeth Warren's Fund-Raising: $19.1 Million in 3 Months, Outpacing Sanders (New York Times)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 19:30

New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren's Fund-Raising: $19.1 Million in 3 Months, Outpacing Sanders  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts raised $19.1 million in the past three months, her campaign said on Monday, a total that places her firmly in the top echelon of the Democratic money race …

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