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Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein Delivers Remarks at the Armenian Bar Association's Public Servants Dinner (U.S. Department of Justice)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 03:00

U.S. Department of Justice:
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein Delivers Remarks at the Armenian Bar Association's Public Servants Dinner  —  “Peri yerego.”  Good evening.  —  Rick, I am grateful for your friendship and for your 20 years of exceptional service to the Department of Justice …

Why Twitter isn't banning white nationalists (Casey Newton/The Interface)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 03:00

Casey Newton / The Interface:
Why Twitter isn't banning white nationalists  —  Why doesn't Twitter remove more white supremacists from the platform?  It's one of the most enduring questions about the platform, largely because of Twitter's contradictory attitudes.  On one hand, the company has a hateful conduct policy …

Trump's Biden insults fueled by belief he can win (John Bresnahan/Politico)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 02:30

John Bresnahan / Politico:
Trump's Biden insults fueled by belief he can win  —  Hours after Joe Biden posted an online video announcing his 2020 White House bid, President Donald Trump responded on Twitter.  “Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe,” Trump taunted the former vice president on Thursday.

Trump's greatest threat has arrived (Henry Olsen/Washington Post)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 02:20

Henry Olsen / Washington Post:
Trump's greatest threat has arrived  —  The front-runner has finally thrown his hat into the ring.  Joe Biden starts the 2020 campaign not only as the favorite for the Democratic nomination but also probably as a slight favorite to win the presidency itself.  —  Biden's virtue in both contests is his relative moderation.

Donald Trump Agreed to Pay North Korea $2 Million for Otto Warmbier Hospital Bills, Report Says (Tom O'Connor/Newsweek)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 02:20

Tom O'Connor / Newsweek:
Donald Trump Agreed to Pay North Korea $2 Million for Otto Warmbier Hospital Bills, Report Says  —  President Donald Trump approved a $2 million payment to cover the medical care of Otto Warmbier, a then-comatose University of Virginia student jailed in North Korea, according to a new report.

Bernie Sanders draws mayoral pension while running for president ... (Dan Mangan/CNBC)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 05:55

Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Bernie Sanders draws mayoral pension while running for president — his campaign co-chair Rep. Ro Khanna once blasted such ‘double-dipping’  — Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, for years has drawn a pension for having once …

U.S. and Afghan Forces Killed More Civilians Than Taliban Did, Report Finds (David Zucchino/New York Times)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 05:35

David Zucchino / New York Times:
U.S. and Afghan Forces Killed More Civilians Than Taliban Did, Report Finds  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — For the first time since the United Nations began documenting civilian casualties in Afghanistan a decade ago, more civilians are being killed by Afghan government and American forces …

President Trump is returning to the United Kingdom. So is the big fat orange diaper-wearing baby blimp. (Jennifer Hassan/Washington Post)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:45

Jennifer Hassan / Washington Post:
President Trump is returning to the United Kingdom.  So is the big fat orange diaper-wearing baby blimp.  —  LONDON — Remember the giant orange diaper-wearing baby blimp?  It's expected to take to the skies once again in June — only this time it could be even bigger.

Donald Trump is 'Putin's Bitch' According to Vandalized Walk of Fame Star (TMZ.com)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:15

TMZ.com:
Donald Trump is 'Putin's Bitch' According to Vandalized Walk of Fame Star  —  10:28 AM PT — A rep for The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce tells us they sent out a crew this morning to clean the star off ... it was done at no cost.  We're told The Hollywood Historic Trust will be filing a police report for the vandalism.

The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco (Jerry Portwood/Rolling Stone)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 03:35

Jerry Portwood / Rolling Stone:
The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco  —  The inability to face the enormity of the last few years of errors will cost the news media its credibility, even with blue-state audiences  —  On February 15, 2016, the National Review took unprecedented action.

Unions crank it up for Biden launch (Marc Caputo/Politico)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 03:35

Marc Caputo / Politico:
Unions crank it up for Biden launch  —  His political operation is still taking shape.  There are concerns about whether he'll be able to raise enough money to compete.  He hasn't run his own campaign in over a decade.  —  What Joe Biden does have, however, are strong ties to organized labor.

White House rejects Democrats' call for Stephen Miller to testify on immigration (Colby Itkowitz/Washington Post)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 03:10

Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
White House rejects Democrats' call for Stephen Miller to testify on immigration  —  Miller is the mastermind behind the Trump administration's immigration policies.  — Colby Itkowitz, Rachael Bade -  ·  —  The Fix  — The Fix - Analysis  —  A reader's guide to all of Trump's fights with Congress

White House says Stephen Miller won't testify on immigration to House Oversight (Manu Raju/CNN)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 03:10

Manu Raju / CNN:
White House says Stephen Miller won't testify on immigration to House Oversight  —  Nadler: Miller should testify on sanctuary city plan  —  (CNN)The White House has informed the House Oversight Committee that Stephen Miller will not testify before the panel about his role …

Trump could stiff-arm Democrats until after 2020 (Kyle Cheney/Politico)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 03:05

Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Trump could stiff-arm Democrats until after 2020  —  President Donald Trump may successfully drag out many of his legal battles with Congress beyond 2020, denying Democratic investigators much, if any, political bounty before the next election.  —  With Democrats pressing on multiple fronts …

Bernie Sanders visibly frustrated as hecklers unload at She The People Forum for women of color (Gregg Re/Fox News)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 02:45

Gregg Re / Fox News:
Bernie Sanders visibly frustrated as hecklers unload at She The People Forum for women of color  —  2020 presidential contender Bernie Sanders faced an aggressive and, at times, outwardly combative audience at the She The People Forum devoted to women of color in Houston on Wednesday …

Trump administration prepares a rule civil rights groups worry may deny care to transgender patients (Ariana Eunjung Cha/Washington Post)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 02:40

Ariana Eunjung Cha / Washington Post:
Trump administration prepares a rule civil rights groups worry may deny care to transgender patients  —  U.S. “has returned to its long-standing position” that sex discrimination does not include gender identity, a court filing says  —  Trump administration officials are working on a new rule …

Gwyneth Paltrow, Bradley Whitford Among Co-Hosts for Pete Buttigieg's Next L.A. Fundraising Swing (Ted Johnson/Variety)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 02:40

Ted Johnson / Variety:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Bradley Whitford Among Co-Hosts for Pete Buttigieg's Next L.A. Fundraising Swing  — Why the White House Correspondents' Association President Isn't Surprised Trump Is Skipping Annual Dinner  — Gwyneth Paltrow, Bradley Whitford Among Co-Hosts for Pete Buttigieg's Next L.A. Fundraising Swing

Don't rely on the coverage. Read the Mueller report. (Michiko Kakutani/Columbia Journalism ...)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 02:40

Michiko Kakutani / Columbia Journalism Review:
Don't rely on the coverage.  Read the Mueller report.  —  The Mueller Report pulls together the facts of the Trump campaign and administration's dealings with Russia, provides a lucid picture of how “the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion …

Rhode Island Man Threatened to 'Eradicate' All Democrats, Eat Pro-Choice Professor: Feds (Will Sommer/The Daily Beast)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 02:35

Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Rhode Island Man Threatened to ‘Eradicate’ All Democrats, Eat Pro-Choice Professor: Feds  —  ‘I will kill every Democrat in the world,’ Matthew Haviland, 30, allegedly wrote in one message.  A friend says he has grown angry over how the media treats Trump.  —  A Trump supporter …

HHS nearing plan to roll back transgender protections (Dan Diamond/Politico)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 02:35

Dan Diamond / Politico:
HHS nearing plan to roll back transgender protections  —  The Trump administration is preparing to roll back protections for transgender patients while empowering health care workers to refuse care based on religious objections, according to three officials with knowledge of the pending regulations.

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