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From the border, more frustrating immigration numbers for President Trump (Nick Miroff/Washington Post)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:00

Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
From the border, more frustrating immigration numbers for President Trump  —  The number of border-crossers taken into U.S. custody topped 100,000 for the second consecutive month in April, U.S. border officials said Wednesday, deepening the crisis that has derailed President Trump's immigration agenda …

Chicago Cubs Looking for Fan Who 'Flashed White Power Sign' Behind Doug Glanville (Jamie Ross/The Daily Beast)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 19:55

Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
Chicago Cubs Looking for Fan Who ‘Flashed White Power Sign’ Behind Doug Glanville  —  The Chicago Cubs have launched an urgent investigation after a fan appeared to flash a white-power symbol behind NBC announcer Doug Glanville while he was live on air.  The bearded fan can be seen trying …

POLITICO Playbook PM: The mood on the Hill: Dark, and getting darker (Politico)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 19:55

Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: The mood on the Hill: Dark, and getting darker  —  THE BIG PICTURE ... CONSIDER WHAT'S GOING ON in the oversight realm — the back and forth between the administration and Congress, lawsuits in the offing and impeachment looking incrementally more likely …

Florida governor to sign bill making it more difficult for ex-felons to vote (Veronica Stracqualursi/CNN)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 19:55

Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN:
Florida governor to sign bill making it more difficult for ex-felons to vote  —  Florida just gave felons their right to vote back  —  Washington (CNN)Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will sign a bill that would require ex-felons in the state, who were granted the right to vote …

Michael Cohen just got caught up in a prominent evangelical's sex photo scandal (Grant Stern/Washington Press)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 19:50

Grant Stern / Washington Press:
Michael Cohen just got caught up in a prominent evangelical's sex photo scandal  —  Jailed former Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen just leaked an audio recording of his involvement in quashing photos of a right-wing religious leader likely getting sexy with a pool boy.

Russia isn't just interfering in U.S. elections, it's abusing the American justice system (Cristina Maza/Newsweek)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:05

Cristina Maza / Newsweek:
Russia isn't just interfering in U.S. elections, it's abusing the American justice system  —  Before special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his 448-page report to the Department of Justice in March, the special counsel's team had argued in court against handing over sensitive evidence to Concord Management …

Kamala Harris blows past Democratic rivals in fundraising in communities of color (NBC News)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:05

NBC News:
Kamala Harris blows past Democratic rivals in fundraising in communities of color  —  An NBC analysis found the presidential contender has been hauling in more than double the donations of other candidates in mostly minority neighborhoods.  —  WASHINGTON — On a sunny Sunday afternoon in late March …

If Donald Trump Is A Con Man, The Media Are The Biggest Marks In History (Joe Cunningham/RedState)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:00

Joe Cunningham / RedState:
If Donald Trump Is A Con Man, The Media Are The Biggest Marks In History  —  The New York Times is running a story that shows President Donald Trump lost nearly a billion dollars in failed businesses over the course of a decade.  As expected, many in the media are out in force …

Pete Buttigieg's rise opens doors to donors that fueled Obama, Clinton (CNN)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 11:40

CNN:
Pete Buttigieg's rise opens doors to donors that fueled Obama, Clinton  —  (CNN)Pete Buttigieg will headline a series of top-dollar, celebrity laden fundraisers across California this week, the latest sign that his rise in the polls has opened the doors — and the wallets …

Clash Between Trump and House Democrats Poses Threat to Constitutional Order (Adam Liptak/New York Times)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 11:20

Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Clash Between Trump and House Democrats Poses Threat to Constitutional Order  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's wholesale refusal to provide information to Congress threatens to upend the delicate balance that is the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution.

POLITICO Playbook: The New York Times drops another tax bomb on Trump (Politico)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 11:05

Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The New York Times drops another tax bomb on Trump  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  ANOTHER NYT TAX BOMBSHELL ... RUSS BUETTNER and SUSANNE CRAIG — winners of the 2019 Pulitzer for a series on Trump's taxes: “Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses” …

Keeping Trump's Tax Returns Secret Is an Insanely Huge Security Risk (Jonathan Chait/New York Magazine)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 11:05

Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Keeping Trump's Tax Returns Secret Is an Insanely Huge Security Risk  —  Last year, the New York Times found that Trump had inherited more than $400 million from his father, largely through a series of illegal schemes.  Now, in a new report, the Times has discovered that, from 1985 through 1994 …

Exclusive: China backtracked on nearly all aspects of U.S. trade deal - sources (Reuters)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 11:00

Reuters:
Exclusive: China backtracked on nearly all aspects of U.S. trade deal - sources  —  WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The diplomatic cable from Beijing arrived in Washington late on Friday night, with systematic edits to a nearly 150-page draft trade agreement that would blow up months …

Kamala Harris says media favor white males as strongest in 2020 (Howard Kurtz/Fox News)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:00

Howard Kurtz / Fox News:
Kamala Harris says media favor white males as strongest in 2020  —  All the Democratic candidates not named Joe are facing a dilemma:  —  How do they foster the impression that they've got just as good a shot at winning the nomination and beating Donald Trump?

Democrats prepare to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress for defying subpoena (Benjamin Siegel/ABC News)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:00

Benjamin Siegel / ABC News:
Democrats prepare to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress for defying subpoena  —  The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday is expected to approve a measure to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not complying with a subpoena to turn …

A former Netflix creative director just got $1.6 million from big names in tech for Liquid Death ... (Megan Hernbroth/Business Insider)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 09:40

Megan Hernbroth / Business Insider:
A former Netflix creative director just got $1.6 million from big names in tech for Liquid Death, which is water in a tallboy can  — On Tuesday, the former Netflix creative director Mike Cessario announced he raised $1.6 million for Liquid Death, a canned-water startup.  Science Inc. led the round.

Iran Will Stop Complying With Some Parts of Nuclear Deal (David E. Sanger/New York Times)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 08:10

David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Iran Will Stop Complying With Some Parts of Nuclear Deal  —  Iran's president declared on Wednesday that the country would stop complying with two of its commitments under the Iranian nuclear deal, pushing the growing confrontation between Washington and Tehran into new and potentially dangerous territory.

CBS Censors a 'Good Fight' Segment. Its Topic Was Chinese Censorship. (Julia Jacobs/New York Times)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:30

Julia Jacobs / New York Times:
CBS Censors a ‘Good Fight’ Segment.  Its Topic Was Chinese Censorship.  —  Midway through the most recent episode of “The Good Fight,” a legal drama that deals with Trump-era politics, a scene depicting a confrontation between lawyers and their clients abruptly stops.

Australia's Politics May Be Changing With Its Climate (Somini Sengupta/New York Times)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:00

Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Australia's Politics May Be Changing With Its Climate  —  HARDEN, Australia — It's been a year of extremes for this country.  The hottest summer ever.  Torrential rains in the north.  A crippling drought in its southeastern farm belt.  —  Now, with national elections scheduled for May 18 …

Cohen claimed he helped bury personal photographs for Jerry Falwell Jr. before the evangelical leader backed Trump (Washington Post)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 04:25

Washington Post:
Cohen claimed he helped bury personal photographs for Jerry Falwell Jr. before the evangelical leader backed Trump  —  Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime personal attorney, claimed to have helped prevent the release of personal photographs embarrassing to Liberty University President …

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