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Outsider or Insider? How Bernie Sanders Learned to Walk the Line (Glenn Thrush/New York Times)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 19:15

Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
Outsider or Insider?  How Bernie Sanders Learned to Walk the Line  —  Mr. Sanders met with scorn when he arrived on Capitol Hill in 1990.  But in the years since, he has evolved from a gadfly to a reliable team player.  —  WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders was elected to the House in 1990 …

France has turned into one of the worldwide threats to free speech (Jonathan Turley/The Hill)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 18:50

Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
France has turned into one of the worldwide threats to free speech  —  Just over one year ago, French President Emmanuel Macron came to the United States to import two potentially invasive species to Washington.  One was a tree and the other was a crackdown on free speech.

Susan Collins, a Fixture in Maine, Has Twin Troubles: Trump and Kavanaugh (Sheryl Gay Stolberg/New York Times)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 18:40

Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Susan Collins, a Fixture in Maine, Has Twin Troubles: Trump and Kavanaugh  —  EASTPORT, Me.  — Senator Susan Collins jogged her way through the Fourth of July parade in this picturesque little port city, handing out American flag stickers to cheers and shouts of “Thank you!”

Pete Buttigieg has money, but can he turn it into 2020 win? (Sara Burnett/Associated Press)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 18:35

Sara Burnett / Associated Press:
Pete Buttigieg has money, but can he turn it into 2020 win?  —  CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg stunned the Democratic presidential field with a nearly $25 million second-quarter fundraising haul.  Now he needs to figure out how to use that money to build a campaign that can go the distance …

Joe Biden keeps making things worse for himself (Mark Hemingway/New York Post)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 18:30

Mark Hemingway / New York Post:
Joe Biden keeps making things worse for himself  —  In an especially combative interview Friday with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Joe Biden was hoping to rebound from his dismal debate performance.  Instead, he kept making it worse.  —  Most notably, the former vice president stumbled trying to explain …

Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex. (New York Times)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 18:10

New York Times:
Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.  —  An out-of-the-way border station in the desert outside of El Paso has become the epicenter of outrage over the Trump administration's policies on the southwest border.  —  CLINT, Tex. — Since the Border Patrol opened …

Not Even Kamala Harris Knows Where She Stands on Busing Anymore (Stacey Matthews/Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 17:10

Stacey Matthews / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Not Even Kamala Harris Knows Where She Stands on Busing Anymore  —  Sen. Kamala Harris's debate night cheap shot at Joe Biden on the issue of busing appears to have backfired on her spectacularly.  —  After she was praised by left-wing pundits as the winner of the second Democratic presidential debate …

Nike stocks surge 2% following controversial decision to recall 'Betsy Ross Flag' ... (Emily Crane/Associated Press)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 17:10

Emily Crane / Associated Press:
Nike stocks surge 2% following controversial decision to recall ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ sneakers after star endorser Colin Kaepernick claims they are offensive due to slavery ties  — Nike stocks are up two percent since Tuesday despite the controversy surrounding its Betsy Ross Flag sneaker

2020 presidential candidates pitch African American voters at Essence Fest (Beatrice Peterson/ABC News)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 16:55

Beatrice Peterson / ABC News:
2020 presidential candidates pitch African American voters at Essence Fest  —  A little more than a week after the first 2020 presidential debates, several candidates head to New Orleans to make a direct appeal to black women voters.  —  At the 25th anniversary Essence Fest …

Elizabeth Warren's first law review article blasted an anti-busing court ruling (CNN)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 16:50

CNN:
Elizabeth Warren's first law review article blasted an anti-busing court ruling  —  Harris confronts Biden over busing, school desegregation  —  Washington (CNN)The most dramatic showdown during the first Democratic debate was between Sen. Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden …

Producer-in-chief puts on a 4th of July show - with emphasis on the military (Nancy Cook/Politico)

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 01:50

Nancy Cook / Politico:
Producer-in-chief puts on a 4th of July show — with emphasis on the military  —  President Donald Trump stood before the fabled Lincoln Memorial on the Fourth of July and, as the producer-in-chief, sought to place himself at the center of the nation's history.

Sen. Kennedy on AOC: 'Someone Needs To Tell Her The Voices In Her Head Aren't Real' (Elizabeth Vaughn/RedState)

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 01:15

Elizabeth Vaughn / RedState:
Sen. Kennedy on AOC: 'Someone Needs To Tell Her The Voices In Her Head Aren't Real'  —  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during questioning at a House Oversight and Reform committee hearing on facial recognition technology in government, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Trump administration scrambles to save citizenship question on census (Washington Post)

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 00:50

Washington Post:
Trump administration scrambles to save citizenship question on census  —  Spurred on by President Trump, government lawyers scrambled Thursday to find a legal path to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 Census, despite their conclusions in recent days that no such avenue exists.

Patriotism As Theatrics (Avi Bueno/Medium)

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 00:35

Avi Bueno / Medium:
Patriotism As Theatrics  —  One of the more common tropes in modern American politics is the claim that the Republican Party has a monopoly on patriotism.  —  A flag flying in front of a home or a “Support Our Troops” bumper sticker is often assumed to signify the right-wing political affiliation of its owner.

Portland's police chief calls for anti-mask law, different approach for violent protesters (Maxine Bernstein/Oregonian)

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 00:15

Maxine Bernstein / Oregonian:
Portland's police chief calls for anti-mask law, different approach for violent protesters  —  Gallery: Chief Danielle Outlaw, July 3, 2019  —  Police Chief Danielle Outlaw said Wednesday the city, police and community need “a better way” to address protest groups bent on brawling …

Despite Feud Over Busing, Harris and Biden Agree on Current Policies (Wall Street Journal)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 23:30

Wall Street Journal:
Despite Feud Over Busing, Harris and Biden Agree on Current Policies  —  The two Democratic presidential rivals support the same bill in Congress to address racial disparities in schools  —  Sen. Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden cannot agree on the issue of federally-mandated busing in the 1970s.

George Washington Would Hate Trump's July 4 Parade (T.H. Breen/New York Times)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 23:00

T.H. Breen / New York Times:
George Washington Would Hate Trump's July 4 Parade  —  The men and women who fought in the American Revolution despised pageantry and personality cults.  —  Mr. Breen, a professor at large at the University of Vermont, is the author of the forthcoming “The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America.”

More about that Fourth of July parade (Paul Mirengoff/Power Line)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 22:50

Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
More about that Fourth of July parade  —  Phillip Kennicott, a lefty critic for the Washington Post, begins his column about the Fourth of July parade this way: … Really?  What about those enraged feminists who marched up and down the Mall wearing pussy hats?  They didn't seem conciliatory to me.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Bring Their Debate-Stage Fight to Iowa (New York Times)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 22:35

New York Times:
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Bring Their Debate-Stage Fight to Iowa  —  INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — Joseph R. Biden Jr. expressed frustration Thursday at Senator Kamala Harris's pointed criticism about his 1970s-era opposition to busing, arguing that Democrats should “be talking about the future.”

Code Pink denounces no helium decision for Trump baby blimp (Owen Daugherty/The Hill)

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 22:30

Owen Daugherty / The Hill:
Code Pink denounces no helium decision for Trump baby blimp  —  Activists planning to fly the “Baby Trump” blimp during President Trump's “Salute to America” event on July 4 were told by the National Park Service (NPS) that they could not fill the balloon with helium, essentially grounding the giant inflatable.

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