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Trump Administration Drops Bid To Put Citizenship Question On 2020 Census (Sam Levine/HuffPost)

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 21:30

Sam Levine / HuffPost:
Trump Administration Drops Bid To Put Citizenship Question On 2020 Census  —  The decision comes days after the Supreme Court temporarily blocked the administration from adding the question.  —  There will not be a question asking about citizenship on the 2020 census, the Trump administration said Tuesday.

Mark Kelly raised $4.2 million during his second quarter, exceeding first quarter haul (Yvonne Wingett Sanchez/Arizona Republic)

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 21:30

Yvonne Wingett Sanchez / Arizona Republic:
Mark Kelly raised $4.2 million during his second quarter, exceeding first quarter haul  —  Democrat Mark Kelly, the retired astronaut who is hoping to unseat Republican Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona's 2020 Senate race, raised $4.2 million during April, May and June, exceeding his first-quarter fundraising.

Rep. Frederica Wilson Leads Congressional Delegation During Homestead Migrant Facility Inspection (CBS Miami)

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 21:25

CBS Miami:
Rep. Frederica Wilson Leads Congressional Delegation During Homestead Migrant Facility Inspection  —  HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami) — South Florida houses the largest child detention center for unaccompanied minor immigrants in the United States.  —  Last week, several Democratic presidential candidates …

Trump Administration Drops Effort to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census (Michael Wines/New York Times)

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 21:10

Michael Wines / New York Times:
Trump Administration Drops Effort to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census  —  The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would be printing forms for the 2020 census without a question asking about citizenship, abandoning its quest to add the query after being blocked last week by the Supreme Court.

Bernie Sanders 2020 is in big trouble (Harry Enten/CNN)

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 20:55

Harry Enten / CNN:
Bernie Sanders 2020 is in big trouble  —  (CNN)Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign is in trouble.  —  While much of the attention in post-debate polling has focused on the drop of former Vice President Joe Biden, Sanders' polling looks far worse.

Unmask Antifa and Watch the Cowards Retreat (David French/National Review)

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 20:50

David French / National Review:
Unmask Antifa and Watch the Cowards Retreat  —  I'd urge everyone to read my colleague Jim Geraghty's post on the thuggery this weekend in Portland.  It was appalling to watch masked Antifa thugs attack Andy Ngo, and it was also appalling that the police weren't immediately present to arrest his attackers.

Awful new Trump cruelties just emerged. Where are the Democrats? (Greg Sargent/Washington Post)

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 20:45

Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Awful new Trump cruelties just emerged.  Where are the Democrats?  —  Our national debate over the horrific treatment of migrants is becoming deeply confused.  Because the most prominent progressive House members have taken the lead in spotlighting these emerging conditions …

DHS watchdog flags severe overcrowding at border facilities (Stef W. Kight/Axios)

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 20:40

Stef W. Kight / Axios:
DHS watchdog flags severe overcrowding at border facilities  —  The Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General (OIG) discovered extreme overcrowding, prolonged detention stays and health risks at several Border Patrol stations in the Rio Grande Valley sector in south Texas, according to a newly released report.

Border Patrol packed migrants in facilities, held kids beyond legal limit: Watchdog (Quinn Owen/ABC News)

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 20:40

Quinn Owen / ABC News:
Border Patrol packed migrants in facilities, held kids beyond legal limit: Watchdog  —  U.S. Border Patrol agents packed migrants into overcrowded patrol stations near the Rio Grande Valley, creating conditions so poor that one facility manager called it a “ticking time bomb,” …

CNN Poll: Three-quarters of Americans say there's a crisis at the border (CNN)

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 20:30

CNN:
CNN Poll: Three-quarters of Americans say there's a crisis at the border  —  Ocasio-Cortez visits border facility: ‘I was not safe’  —  WASHINGTON (CNN)Nearly three-quarters of Americans say the situation at the southern border with Mexico is a crisis (74%), up from less than half who felt …

Revitalizing Diplomacy: A 21st Century Foreign Service (Elizabeth Warren/Medium)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 16:15

Elizabeth Warren / Medium:
Revitalizing Diplomacy: A 21st Century Foreign Service  —  American security and prosperity depend on robust diplomacy.  Our diplomats are the front line of our engagement with the world.  They serve in over 270 posts worldwide, many in difficult or dangerous locations.

Kamala Harris changes answer on abolishing private health insurance, saying she misheard debate question (Jeff Stein/Washington Post)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 16:00

Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Kamala Harris changes answer on abolishing private health insurance, saying she misheard debate question  —  Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) said Friday that she does not support abolishing private health insurance in the United States, saying she misheard a question from NBC's moderators …

Trump Allies' Radical Indifference to a Sexual-Assault Allegation (Elaina Plott/The Atlantic)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 15:30

Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Trump Allies' Radical Indifference to a Sexual-Assault Allegation  —  “What was she, like, the 28th or something?” one former White House official pondered to me.  In a separate conversation, another offered a different guess: “Twenty-two?  Twenty-three?”  —  They were talking …

20 questions for Robert Mueller (Jonathan Turley/The Hill)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 15:20

Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
20 questions for Robert Mueller  —  The “American Sphinx” will be called to Congress on July 17 to provide answers to our most intriguing questions.  Special counsel Robert Mueller spoke only briefly about his Trump-Russia report on May 29 and made clear that he was appointed to ask, not to answer, questions.

Trump Attacks 'Fake News' with Putin: 'You Don't Have this Problem in Russia' (Caleb Ecarma/Mediaite)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 15:20

Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
Trump Attacks ‘Fake News’ with Putin: 'You Don't Have this Problem in Russia'  —  President Donald Trump candidly riffed about “fake news” and joked about making reporters leave the room as he sat down with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Japan on Friday.  —  “Get rid of them.

Fact-checking the first Democratic debate (night 2) (Washington Post)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 15:15

Washington Post:
Fact-checking the first Democratic debate (night 2)  —  The second round of the first Democratic debate again featured 10 candidates armed with talking points that only occasionally went awry.  Here's a roundup of 14 statements that caught our attention.  As is our practice, we do not award Pinocchios during live events.

Ken Cuccinelli, head of citizenship service, blames migrant father for drowning deaths captured in photo (Meagan Flynn/Washington Post)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 15:15

Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Ken Cuccinelli, head of citizenship service, blames migrant father for drowning deaths captured in photo  —  Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said on CNN on Thursday night that a widely circulated photograph of a migrant father and his 23-month-old daughter …

Sanders and Gillibrand Open to New Federally Mandated Busing Policies (John McCormack/National Review)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 14:55

John McCormack / National Review:
Sanders and Gillibrand Open to New Federally Mandated Busing Policies  —  Miami — Kamala Harris's attack on Joe Biden's record on race and busing was the biggest flashpoint of Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate.  —  “It was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations …

House passes election security measure requiring cybersecurity safeguards, paper ballots (Katherine Tully-McManus/Roll Call)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 14:50

Katherine Tully-McManus / Roll Call:
House passes election security measure requiring cybersecurity safeguards, paper ballots  —  The House passed an election security measure Thursday that would require voting systems to use backup paper ballots in federal contests, while also mandating improvements to the higher-tech side of the polls.

Vladimir Putin: friendship with China, 'Donald' and the rise of national populism (Financial Times)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 14:35

Financial Times:
Vladimir Putin: friendship with China, ‘Donald’ and the rise of national populism  —  Just before midnight, Vladimir Putin perks up at the mention of the word “risk”.  It encapsulates the man and his 20 years in power.  —  Latterly, Russia has embarked on a growing number of foreign policy gambles …

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