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Who is Justin Amash, the former Republican who may challenge Trump? (Amber Phillips/Washington Post)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 19:25

Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Who is Justin Amash, the former Republican who may challenge Trump?  —  If he decides to run for president as a libertarian, Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) could, at the very least, be a headache for President Trump.  At most, the former Republican could attract enough voters to help tip the 2020 presidential election to Democrats.

British ambassador's leaked cables are far from 'bombshells' (Josh Rogin/Washington Post)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 19:20

Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
British ambassador's leaked cables are far from ‘bombshells’  —  The British ambassador to Washington apparently told his superiors in London that President Trump is “insecure” and “incompetent” and the Trump administration is “dysfunctional,” according to secret cables leaked to the British media, which is calling them “bombshells.”

Breitbart's White House correspondent expected to join White House (CNN)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 19:20

CNN:
Breitbart's White House correspondent expected to join White House  —  New York (CNN Business)Breitbart's former White House correspondent is expected to join the Trump administration, people familiar with the matter told CNN.  —  Michelle Moons, the correspondent, is slated to take a job …

Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez move to declare climate crisis official emergency (Emily Holden/The Guardian)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 19:15

Emily Holden / The Guardian:
Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez move to declare climate crisis official emergency  —  Exclusive: Democrats to introduce resolution in House on Tuesday in recognition of extreme threat from global heating  —  A group of US lawmakers including 2020 Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders …

Barr: Mueller's Hill testimony will be 'public spectacle' (Michael Balsamo/Associated Press)

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 19:15

Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
Barr: Mueller's Hill testimony will be ‘public spectacle’  —  EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr says Democrats are trying to create a “public spectacle” by subpoenaing Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation.

U.S. Wins Record Fourth World Cup Title (Andrew Das/New York Times)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 17:20

Andrew Das / New York Times:
U.S. Wins Record Fourth World Cup Title  —  The United States women's soccer team claimed its fourth Women's World Cup title on Sunday, beating the Netherlands, 2-0, in Lyon, France, to repeat as world champions.  —  “It's surreal,” said United States forward Megan Rapinoe …

Nancy Pelosi Has Chosen Her War, and it's With Her Own Party's Future (Mehdi Hasan/The Intercept)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 17:15

Mehdi Hasan / The Intercept:
Nancy Pelosi Has Chosen Her War, and it's With Her Own Party's Future  —  They call themselves the “Squad.”  From climate change to student debt to migrants in detention, progressive House Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley have been energetic …

Michelle Obama won't comment on Biden apology, holds off on endorsement at Essence Festival (Jeffrey Cook/ABC News)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 17:10

Jeffrey Cook / ABC News:
Michelle Obama won't comment on Biden apology, holds off on endorsement at Essence Festival  —  Six Democratic presidential candidates took the stage at the Essence Festival on Saturday, but it was a former inhabitant of the White House who got a rock star's welcome — regardless of her tendency …

Trump calls Ocasio-Cortez 'Evita' in new book American Carnage (Martin Pengelly/The Guardian)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 17:00

Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Trump calls Ocasio-Cortez ‘Evita’ in new book American Carnage  —  Donald Trump has compared Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Eva Perón, saying that though he first saw the New York congresswoman “ranting and raving like a lunatic on a street corner” and thinks “she knows nothing”, she has “a certain talent”.

UMich and Harvard prof: #MeToo wouldn't have happened if Hillary won (John Hasson/Campus Reform)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 16:55

John Hasson / Campus Reform:
UMich and Harvard prof: #MeToo wouldn't have happened if Hillary won  — Catharine MacKinnon, a UMich law professor and Harvard visiting professor, argued that the #MeToo movement would not have occurred if Hillary Clinton were president.  — MacKinnon also said “indifference to reports of sexual abuse …

Can Democrats grow a spine before American democracy collapses in a limp, lifeless heap? (Will Bunch/Inquirer.com)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 16:30

Will Bunch / Inquirer.com:
Can Democrats grow a spine before American democracy collapses in a limp, lifeless heap?  —  It took less than a century for the Party of FDR to become the Party of Fear Itself.  Democrats once earned decades of good will simply by being brave — in launching they-said-it-couldn't-be-done programs …

Trump says detention facilities 'beautifully run' after report describes dangerous conditions (USA Today)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 15:40

USA Today:
Trump says detention facilities ‘beautifully run’ after report describes dangerous conditions  —  WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump defended on Friday the federal border detention facilities used to hold migrants who enter the U.S. illegally, saying the ones he has seen are clean and well run.

Artist Who Created 'Blatantly Anti-Semitic Cartoon' Invited By Trump To White House (Mary Papenfuss/HuffPost)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 15:30

Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:
Artist Who Created ‘Blatantly Anti-Semitic Cartoon’ Invited By Trump To White House  —  The Anti-Defamation League slammed Ben Garrison's “Jewish conspiracy” cartoon, which was created for Pizzagate promoter Mike Cernovich.  —  An artist blasted by the Anti-Defamation League for creating a …

Amash doesn't rule out 2020 bid, potentially complicating Trump's path to reelection (Robert Costa/Washington Post)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 15:20

Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Amash doesn't rule out 2020 bid, potentially complicating Trump's path to reelection  —  Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), a conservative critic of President Trump who recently left the Republican Party, would not rule out a 2020 presidential bid on Sunday, potentially complicating Trump's path to reelection.

Mia Love says she's poised to run again, none of Republicans in race so far can beat McAdams (Lisa Riley Roche/Deseret News)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 15:20

Lisa Riley Roche / Deseret News:
Mia Love says she's poised to run again, none of Republicans in race so far can beat McAdams  —  SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mia Love said she's ready to run again in Utah's 4th Congressional District unless a Republican she deems strong enough to beat Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams enters the race.

Justin Amash on what his GOP colleagues say behind closed doors (Jamie Ehrlich/CNN)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 15:20

Jamie Ehrlich / CNN:
Justin Amash on what his GOP colleagues say behind closed doors  —  (CNN)Newly independent Rep. Justin Amash, the only congressional Republican to have publicly argued that President Donald Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct, told CNN that high-level party officials have thanked …

2019 Belongs to Shirley Chisholm (Jennifer Steinhauer/New York Times)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 14:50

Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
2019 Belongs to Shirley Chisholm  —  A feature film.  A monument.  Tattoos in her honor.  People looking for a hero have found one in this one-woman precursor to today's progressive politics.  —  Ms. Steinhauer is a Times reporter.  — July 6, 2019  —  Shirley Chisholm stares …

Justin Amash: GOP was broken even before Trump's presidency (Bianca Quilantan/Politico)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 14:15

Bianca Quilantan / Politico:
Justin Amash: GOP was broken even before Trump's presidency  —  Rep. Justin Amash, just days after he announced his departure from the Republican Party, said Sunday he would have left even if Donald Trump weren't the president but insisted that this term in Congress was what “really broke it for me.”

Sound, Fury and Prescription Drugs (New York Times)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 14:00

New York Times:
Sound, Fury and Prescription Drugs  —  Despite talk of reform, drug prices keep climbing.  Here's how to change that.  —  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.  It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.

Iran Announces New Breach of Nuclear Deal Limits, and Threatens Further Violations (New York Times)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 13:45

New York Times:
Iran Announces New Breach of Nuclear Deal Limits, and Threatens Further Violations  —  Iran said on Sunday that within hours it would breach the limits on uranium enrichment set four years ago in an accord with the United States and other international powers that was designed to keep Tehran from producing a nuclear weapon.

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