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The NRA Civil War: Pitting Grifter Against Grifter (Charles Sykes/The Bulwark)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 13:25

Charles Sykes / The Bulwark:
The NRA Civil War: Pitting Grifter Against Grifter  —  Everything you need to know about the implosion of the NRA.  —  Even though the adage has been nearly worn out in the Age of Trump, it is probably obligatory to once again quote Eric Hoffer's observation that “Every great cause begins as a movement …

Guide to the Mueller Report's Findings on "Collusion" (Ryan Goodman/Just Security)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 13:20

Ryan Goodman / Just Security:
Guide to the Mueller Report's Findings on “Collusion”  —  Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report focuses only on whether crimes were committed.  It addresses two Russian conspiracies to interfere in the 2016 election—one involving a social media influence campaign and the other involving …

'I Want Him on Everything': Meet the Woman Behind the Buttigieg Media Frenzy (David Freedlander/Politico)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 13:00

David Freedlander / Politico:
‘I Want Him on Everything’: Meet the Woman Behind the Buttigieg Media Frenzy  —  If you read through the many, many profiles written of presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg in the past several months, it's hard not to notice just how many reporters happen to have had intimate personal encounters …

America's majority minority future (Stef W. Kight/Axios)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:55

Stef W. Kight / Axios:
America's majority minority future  —  By 2045, the U.S. as a whole is projected to become majority minority.  And the changes are already underway: non-white Americans are now the majority of the population in four states, as well as in the most prosperous and powerful U.S. cities.

The Fickle Over the Faithful - Loyal supporters of the Democratic Party deserve answers. (Charles M. Blow/New York Times)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:45

Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
The Fickle Over the Faithful  —  Loyal supporters of the Democratic Party deserve answers.  —  The front-runner has entered the race.  —  Last week, Joe Biden finally stopped drawing out his decision to enter the presidential race to confront Donald Trump in 2020.  He was the 20th Democratic candidate to do so.

Boeing Didn't Advise Airlines, FAA That It Shut Off Warning System (Andy Pasztor/Wall Street Journal)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:35

Andy Pasztor / Wall Street Journal:
Boeing Didn't Advise Airlines, FAA That It Shut Off Warning System  —  Accident investigators have linked bad data the system is designed to detect to the deadly Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes  —  Boeing Co. didn't tell Southwest Airlines Co. and other carriers when they began flying …

Kamala Harris can't afford to be cagey about where she stands on the issues (George Skelton/Los Angeles Times)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:30

George Skelton / Los Angeles Times:
Kamala Harris can't afford to be cagey about where she stands on the issues … Clarity, courage and candor.  That's what voters want from political candidates.  Not circular claptrap.  —  That's especially true of candidates running in a crowded field of 20 for the Democratic nomination to take on President Trump next year.

Wall Street Democrats Are Absolutely Freaking Out About Their 2020 Candidates (Gabriel Debenedetti/New York Magazine)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:20

Gabriel Debenedetti / New York Magazine:
Wall Street Democrats Are Absolutely Freaking Out About Their 2020 Candidates  —  One night in early April, roughly 20 of the Democratic Party's highest-profile donors from the financial industry sat down over dinner to discuss how exactly they were feeling about the 2020 presidential race.

Michael Cohen's Last Days of Freedom (Jeffrey Toobin/New Yorker)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:05

Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
Michael Cohen's Last Days of Freedom  —  These days, the President's former lawyer, and the fall guy in his web of misconduct, looks like a victim as well as a perpetrator.  —  It takes some time for Michael Cohen to work his way to a table at the grillroom of the Loews Regency Hotel, on Park Avenue.

John Bolton on the Warpath (Dexter Filkins/New Yorker)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:05

Dexter Filkins / New Yorker:
John Bolton on the Warpath  —  Can Trump's national-security adviser sell the isolationist President on military force?  —  Earlier this year, as Donald Trump prepared to meet the North Korean Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, in Vietnam, he took a moment in the State of the Union address …

That Time Joe Biden Voted To Restore Robert E. Lee's Citizenship (Jazz Shaw/Hot Air)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:05

Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:
That Time Joe Biden Voted To Restore Robert E. Lee's Citizenship  —  This is just a fun story from the Daily Caller to help you digest your meal.  As we discussed here previously, Joe Biden made the curious decision to focus his entire announcement video on Charlottesville …

Trump campaign moving early to keep Arizona from switching to blue in 2020 (David M. Drucker/Washington Examiner)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:55

David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Trump campaign moving early to keep Arizona from switching to blue in 2020  —  The Republican Party is moving early to build a political firewall around Arizona's critical Electoral College votes, a recognition that the perennial red state is threatening to turn against President Trump in 2020.

POLITICO Playbook: New trade deal faces 'mounting resistance' (Politico)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:55

Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: New trade deal faces ‘mounting resistance’  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  YA DON'T SAY ... WSJ A1 ... THE PRESIDENT'S TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY: “Trump's New Nafta Faces Mounting Resistance in Democratic House,” by William Mauldin: “President Trump's push to revamp North America's trade rules …

The Note: Democrats' path to 2020 victory paved with questions (Rick Klein/ABC News)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:35

Rick Klein / ABC News:
The Note: Democrats' path to 2020 victory paved with questions  —  Democrats are facing down a 2020 race that's very winnable.  But it's also a race that's extremely loseable.  —  That's a key takeaway from the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll numbers out Monday morning.

How Kushner sought advice from a 'pro-Kremlin' Russian (Natasha Bertrand/Politico)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:20

Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
How Kushner sought advice from a ‘pro-Kremlin’ Russian  —  Jared Kushner needed help.  —  It was March 2016 and Kushner's father-in-law, Donald Trump, was steamrolling to the Republican presidential nomination.  But the businessman-candidate was taking heat for his campaign's lack …

Democrats see Biden as wobbly 2020 front-runner (Christopher Cadelago/Politico)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 10:20

Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Democrats see Biden as wobbly 2020 front-runner  —  In another election, at another time, the late entrance of a well-funded candidate leading in the polls might send convulsions through the primary field.  —  But Joe Biden's arrival into the 2020 race has not had that effect.  No Democratic rival appears doomed.

Trump's Tariffs End or His Trade Deal Dies (Chuck Grassley/Wall Street Journal)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 06:10

Chuck Grassley / Wall Street Journal:
Trump's Tariffs End or His Trade Deal Dies  —  Congress won't approve USMCA while constituents pay the price for Mexican and Canadian retaliation.  —  Donald Trump bucked decades of Republican orthodoxy by railing against free-trade agreements.  To say I was skeptical of his plans to rip …

Barr Threatens Not to Testify Before House, but Democrats May Subpoena Him (Sheryl Gay Stolberg/New York Times)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 05:40

Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Barr Threatens Not to Testify Before House, but Democrats May Subpoena Him  —  WASHINGTON — The powerful chairman of the House Judiciary Committee threatened on Sunday to subpoena Attorney General William P. Barr if Mr. Barr refuses to testify this week, a move that could lead to a major escalation …

Combat Vet Who Stopped The Synagogue Shooter: 'I Scared The Hell Out Of Him' (Rachel Stoltzfoos/The Daily Caller)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 05:10

Rachel Stoltzfoos / The Daily Caller:
Combat Vet Who Stopped The Synagogue Shooter: ‘I Scared The Hell Out Of Him’  —  The man who fired a semi-automatic weapon inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego on Saturday froze, dropped his gun and sprinted to his car when he saw Oscar Stewart come barreling toward him …

New group launches to harness political power of women (Julie Pace/Associated Press)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 04:40

Julie Pace / Associated Press:
New group launches to harness political power of women  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the nation's most influential activists are launching an organization that aims to harness the political power of women to influence elections and shape local and national policy priorities.

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