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AOC's chief of staff deletes tweet calling centrist Democrats racist (Julio Rosas/Washington Examiner)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 14:30

Julio Rosas / Washington Examiner:
AOC's chief of staff deletes tweet calling centrist Democrats racist  —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff deleted a tweet that compared Democrats belonging to the Blue Dog Caucus to the white, southern Democrats of a bygone era.  —  “Instead of 'fiscally conservative but socially liberal …

Harris clarifies private insurance stance: 'No, no' I don't think it should be eliminated (Jessie Hellmann/The Hill)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 14:30

Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Harris clarifies private insurance stance: ‘No, no’ I don't think it should be eliminated  —  Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Friday clarified her stance on health insurance, saying she doesn't support eliminating private insurers after appearing to back just that during the Democratic primary debate on Thursday.

Kamala Harris says she misinterpreted question on abolishing private insurance (Dan Merica/CNN)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 14:30

Dan Merica / CNN:
Kamala Harris says she misinterpreted question on abolishing private insurance  —  2020 Democratic candidates clash over health care  —  Miami (CNN)California Sen. Kamala Harris said Friday that she misinterpreted a question about abolishing private health insurance at Thursday night's 2020 …

Andrew Yang says microphone was 'not on' at times during Democratic debate (Joe Concha/The Hill)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 14:25

Joe Concha / The Hill:
Andrew Yang says microphone was ‘not on’ at times during Democratic debate  —  Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang claimed his microphone was “not on” a few times when he attempted to jump in during Thursday night's Democratic debate in Miami.  —  “There were also a few times …

Supreme Court to review DACA program protecting young undocumented immigrants (Robert Barnes/Washington Post)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 14:05

Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to review DACA program protecting young undocumented immigrants  —  The Supreme Court announced Friday it will take up next term whether the Trump administration illegally tried to end the program that shields from deportation young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

Sen. Cory Booker Asked for Support from Pro-Farrakhan Group For Reparations Bill (Kristen Eastlick/Capital Research Center)

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 01:05

Kristen Eastlick / Capital Research Center:
Sen. Cory Booker Asked for Support from Pro-Farrakhan Group For Reparations Bill  —  New Jersey senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has been embroiled in controversy over comments he made about the possibility of meeting with Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan.

Top NRA executive Chris Cox resigns amid tumultuous time for the gun group (Meghan Keneally/ABC News)

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 01:05

Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Top NRA executive Chris Cox resigns amid tumultuous time for the gun group  —  A high-ranking leader of the NRA has resigned amid growing turmoil in the gun group.  —  Chris Cox has stepped down from his post as the NRA's chief lobbyist and principal political strategist for the Institute …

Hoping to stand out (and stand tall), three candidates will use risers (Adam Edelman/NBC News)

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 00:45

Adam Edelman / NBC News:
Hoping to stand out (and stand tall), three candidates will use risers  —  With 10 candidates on stage Wednesday night, it may be hard for some to rise to the occasion.  —  But luckily, the candidates can use risers.  And three are taking advantage of that.

Senate Approves Emergency Aid For Southern Border (Susanna Hoffman/The Federalist)

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 00:40

Susanna Hoffman / The Federalist:
Senate Approves Emergency Aid For Southern Border  —  Today, the Republican-controlled Senate approved, in a 84-8 vote, $4.6 billion in emergency aid for the southern border.  —  The Senate rejected a House version approved Tuesday in a 37-55 vote that regulated spending at squalid detention centers …

Border Official Says Migrant Facilities Are Stocked 'Like Costco' With Supplies (Jarrell Dillard/Bloomberg)

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 00:35

Jarrell Dillard / Bloomberg:
Border Official Says Migrant Facilities Are Stocked ‘Like Costco’ With Supplies  — Senate committee questions border patrol after migrant deaths  — House and Senate must reconcile versions of border funds bill  —  Emotions flared during a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing Wednesday …

U.S. asylum officers say Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy is threatening migrants' lives, ask federal court to end it (Washington Post)

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 00:25

Washington Post:
U.S. asylum officers say Trump's ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is threatening migrants' lives, ask federal court to end it  —  Asylum officers urged a U.S. appeals court Wednesday to block the Trump administration from forcing migrants to remain in Mexico while they await their immigration court hearings in the United States.

Woman indicted in shooting death of her unborn child; charges against shooter dismissed (Carol Robinson/al.com)

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 00:00

Carol Robinson / al.com:
Woman indicted in shooting death of her unborn child; charges against shooter dismissed  —  A woman whose unborn baby was killed in a 2018 Pleasant Grove shooting has now been indicted in the death.  —  Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old Birmingham woman, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on a manslaughter charge.

The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years (Vivian Gornick/New York Times)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 23:50

Vivian Gornick / New York Times:
The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years  —  The New York Times's book critics select the most outstanding memoirs published since 1969.  —  Fierce Attachments  —  “I remember only the women,” Vivian Gornick writes near the start of her memoir of growing up in the Bronx tenements in the 1940s …

Is Trump a Rapist? - America needs to give these women ... (Charles M. Blow/New York Times)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 23:35

Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Is Trump a Rapist?  —  America needs to give these women, and the accusations they've brought forth, the full attention they deserve.  —  I am simply disgusted by what's happening in America.  —  My political differences with this president and his accomplices in Congress …

Farewell to NPR's Peter Overby (Ben Fishel/NPR)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 23:35

Ben Fishel / NPR:
Farewell to NPR's Peter Overby  —  Senior Director of Special Projects Beth Donovan and Chief Washington Editor Shirley Henry announced the retirement of long-time NPR correspondent Peter Overby.  Read the full note below.  —  All - With some sadness for the newsroom and much happiness for Peter …

Moulton hires Jesse Colvin as deputy national finance director (Ben Jacobs/Jewish Insider)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 23:30

Ben Jacobs / Jewish Insider:
Moulton hires Jesse Colvin as deputy national finance director  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Representative Seth Moulton has hired Jesse Colvin, a 2018 congressional candidate, to serve as deputy national finance director for his presidential campaign.  —  Colvin, whose campaign was backed by Moulton …

Claiming to be Cherokee, contractors with white ancestry got $300 million (Los Angeles Times)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 23:15

Los Angeles Times:
Claiming to be Cherokee, contractors with white ancestry got $300 million … Two years ago, when the mayor's office in St. Louis announced a $311,000 contract to tear down an old shoe factory, it made a point of identifying the demolition company as minority owned.  —  That was welcome news.

House backs ban on White House spending at Trump's properties, sending message to president (Mike DeBonis/Washington Post)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 22:45

Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
House backs ban on White House spending at Trump's properties, sending message to president  —  Senate Republicans are unlikely to agree to make the provision law, but House Democrats' amendment reflects frustration.  — Mike DeBonis, Jonathan O'Connell -  · - 49 minutes ago -  ·

Trump's attorney: White House and DOJ are not planning to block any of Mueller's testimony (CNN)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 22:40

CNN:
Trump's attorney: White House and DOJ are not planning to block any of Mueller's testimony  —  Trump's attorney: No plans to block Mueller's testimony  —  (CNN)The White House and Justice Department are not planning to block any of former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony next month …

Most of the 2020 Democratic candidates are already doomed (Alex Thompson/Politico)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 22:35

Alex Thompson / Politico:
Most of the 2020 Democratic candidates are already doomed  —  Political reporters, whose powers of analysis and prediction have been not so reliable in the Trump era, have learned to lean on what editors call the “to be sure” paragraph.  These are like the fine print in a legal contract …

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