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White House plans to fight House subpoena of former counsel Donald McGahn for testimony on Mueller report (Washington Post)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:30

Washington Post:
White House plans to fight House subpoena of former counsel Donald McGahn for testimony on Mueller report  —  The White House plans to fight a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee for former White House counsel Donald McGahn to testify, according to people familiar with the matter …

Navy SEALs Were Warned Against Reporting Their Chief for War Crimes (Dave Philipps/New York Times)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:30

Dave Philipps / New York Times:
Navy SEALs Were Warned Against Reporting Their Chief for War Crimes  —  Stabbing a defenseless teenage captive to death.  Picking off a school-age girl and an old man from a sniper's roost.  Indiscriminately spraying neighborhoods with rockets and machine-gun fire.

"This Is Not a Mea Culpa": How Trump Weaponized the Times's Post-Election Non-Apology to Readers (Joe Pompeo/Vanity Fair)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:25

Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
“This Is Not a Mea Culpa”: How Trump Weaponized the Times's Post-Election Non-Apology to Readers  —  A message composed in haste to shocked subscribers after Trump's election has become one of Trump's favorite Twitter cudgels.  But the Times says it “never apologized.”

Hillary Clinton: Anyone other than Trump would have been indicted for obstruction (Alex Pappas/Fox News)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:20

Alex Pappas / Fox News:
Hillary Clinton: Anyone other than Trump would have been indicted for obstruction  —  Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she believes Donald Trump would have been indicted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe if he weren't president, though stopped short of calling for his impeachment.

Beto O'Rourke Was Threatening to Run a New Kind of Campaign. Not Anymore. (Ryan Grim/The Intercept)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:15

Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
Beto O'Rourke Was Threatening to Run a New Kind of Campaign.  Not Anymore.  —  Beto O'Rourke started his presidential run with a nearly unprecedented asset: a trained and functioning ground operation, staffed and ready to deploy at the flick of a switch.  When he lit it up on March 30 …

Interior inspector general opens investigation into multiple department senior executives (Ellie Kaufman/CNN)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:15

Ellie Kaufman / CNN:
Interior inspector general opens investigation into multiple department senior executives  —  Washington (CNN)The Interior Department's Inspector General has opened an investigation into potential ethics violations of several senior executives at the department, according to a letter obtained by CNN.

Gorsuch Comments Preview Endgame If Citizenship Question Is Added To Census (Tierney Sneed/Talking Points Memo)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:05

Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Gorsuch Comments Preview Endgame If Citizenship Question Is Added To Census  —  Justice Neil Gorsuch can't wait to let states exclude noncitizens from redistricting.  —  Multiple times during Tuesday's hearing on the Trump administration's move to add a citizenship question to the census …

Jared Kushner Dismisses Russian Election Interference as 'Couple of Facebook Ads' (Mark Landler/New York Times)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:05

Mark Landler / New York Times:
Jared Kushner Dismisses Russian Election Interference as ‘Couple of Facebook Ads’  —  WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, on Tuesday dismissed Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign as a “couple of Facebook ads” and said the investigation …

Bernie Sanders Isn't Fighting The Wars Of 2016, His Campaign Says - The Democratic Establishment Is (Ruby Cramer/BuzzFeed News)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 20:55

Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed News:
Bernie Sanders Isn't Fighting The Wars Of 2016, His Campaign Says — The Democratic Establishment Is  —  Bernie Sanders' campaign is comfortable portraying itself as under attack.  And the candidate's advisers think fighting back is how they win in 2020.  —  The emails started last Sunday, April 14, 6:37 p.m., with a grim warning.

Trump and Massive Resistance (Josh Marshall/Talking Points Memo)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 20:50

Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Trump and Massive Resistance  —  I've hinted at this in a few posts.  It's time to confront it head on.  The White House isn't doing the standard tussling with Congress about oversight: some stonewalling, some negotiation, taking some questions of privilege to court.

The only thing wrong with Elizabeth Warren's campaign is the sexist way we react to it (Will Bunch/Philly.com)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 20:45

Will Bunch / Philly.com:
The only thing wrong with Elizabeth Warren's campaign is the sexist way we react to it  —  There was a six-word moment Monday night during in CNN's hour-long town hall with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren that summed up the dark cloud that constantly hovers over her 2020 presidential campaign.

New Statement from Checks and Balances on the Mueller Report (Gowdy/Checks and Balances)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 20:45

Gowdy / Checks and Balances:
New Statement from Checks and Balances on the Mueller Report  —  Statement from co-founders and additional members of Checks & Balances:  —  The release of the Special Counsel's report is a significant milestone in the civic life of the country.  As attorneys who believe in the Constitution …

Donald Trump's U.K. State Visit Faces 'Maximum Disruption,' Protesters Vow to Make Trip 'as Unpleasant as Possible' (Shane Croucher/Newsweek)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 20:40

Shane Croucher / Newsweek:
Donald Trump's U.K. State Visit Faces ‘Maximum Disruption,’ Protesters Vow to Make Trip ‘as Unpleasant as Possible’  —  Activists said they were prepared to cause “maximum disruption” to President Donald Trump's U.K. state visit, which will take place in June.

Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey to Hold Closed-Door Meeting With President Trump (Motherboard)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 20:25

Motherboard:
Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey to Hold Closed-Door Meeting With President Trump  —  The meeting will last 30 minutes, and touch on “the health of the public conversation on Twitter,” according to an internal Twitter email obtained by Motherboard.  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey …

Militia leader allegedly told FBI they were training to assassinate Obama, Hillary Clinton (CBS News)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 20:20

CBS News:
Militia leader allegedly told FBI they were training to assassinate Obama, Hillary Clinton  —  The leader of a militia group who's been detaining migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border allegedly told the FBI his militia was training to assassinate former President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Democratic donor George Soros.

Sri Lanka Bombings Live Updates: Police Warned That Churches Were Targets (New York Times)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 21:10

New York Times:
Sri Lanka Bombings Live Updates: Police Warned That Churches Were Targets  —  As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, powerful explosions ripped through three churches packed with worshipers, leaving hundreds of victims amid a havoc of splintered and blood-spattered pews.

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky unseats incumbent in Ukraine's presidential election, exit poll shows (Anton Troianovski/Washington Post)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 21:05

Anton Troianovski / Washington Post:
Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky unseats incumbent in Ukraine's presidential election, exit poll shows  —  KIEV, Ukraine — Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky swept to victory in Ukraine's presidential election Sunday, an exit poll showed, as millions of voters weary of war and economic hardship rebuked …

Ocasio-Cortez impersonator, 8, takes on Green New Deal, socialism in adorable Twitter video (Stephen Sorace/Fox News)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 20:05

Stephen Sorace / Fox News:
Ocasio-Cortez impersonator, 8, takes on Green New Deal, socialism in adorable Twitter video  —  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may have a new challenger in the form of an 8-year-old girl whose adorable impression of the progressive has won over hearts and minds on social media.

What the bombshell report reveals: The ugly truth about our chief executive (Harry Siegel/New York Daily News)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 19:05

Harry Siegel / New York Daily News:
What the bombshell report reveals: The ugly truth about our chief executive  —  The truth finally came out, heavily redacted, about our conman-in-chief.  He's hoping it proves too little, too late as he looks ahead to the 2020 prize.  —  After firing his investigator …

Transcript: Rep. Elijah Cummings on "Face the Nation," April 21, 2019 (CBS News)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 18:15

CBS News:
Transcript: Rep. Elijah Cummings on “Face the Nation,” April 21, 2019  —  The following is a transcript of the interview with Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland that aired Sunday, April 21, 2019, on “Face the Nation.”  —  BOB SCHIEFFER: We turn now to the Mueller report and the chairman …

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