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Reuters PoliticsFeb 20, 2019
Consultant says unaware of fraud in U.S. House race in North Carolina
A political consultant told North Carolina's elections board on Wednesday he was not aware an operative working for their Republican candidate had devised an unlawful absentee ballot operation that investigators say was an effort to sway a close congressional race.

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Democracy NowFeb 20, 2019
Trump Admin's Secretive Talks to Sell Saudi Arabia Nuclear Technology Spark New Fear of Arms Race
House Democrats are accusing the Trump administration of moving toward transferring highly sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in potential violation of U.S. law. Critics say the deal could endanger national security while enriching close allies of President Trump. Saudi Arabia is considering building as many as 16 nuclear power plants by 2030, but many critics fear the kingdom could use the technology to develop nuclear weapons and trigger a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. We speak with Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna of California and Isaac Arnsdorf, a reporter with ProPublica. Arnsdorf first wrote about the intense and secretive lobbying effort to give nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in 2017. His reporting was cited in the House report.

The Daily BeastFeb 20, 2019
Could Amy Klobuchar Be the 2020 Democratic ‘Maverick'?
Scott Olson/GettyAt a CNN town hall in New Hampshire on Monday, Democratic presidential candidate and Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar threw cold water on progressive articles of faith like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, and declared her opposition to plans pushed by rivals like Sen. Bernie Sanders to provide free four-year college tuition to everyone.

"If I was a magic genie and could give that to everyone and we could afford it, I would," Klobuchar said. "I've got to tell the truth."

Her performance reminded Paul Kane, a longtime congressional reporter at The Washington Post, of another presidential candidate who pitched himself as a straight-talking pragmatist to widespread popularity in the first-in-the-nation primary state: John McCain.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



Huffington Post PoliticsFeb 19, 2019
Key Figure In North Carolina Election Fraud Probe Says He Had No Idea About Alleged Wrongdoing
Andy Yates said he didn't ask for documentation about the work of the operative under scrutiny during a congressional campaign.

Washington Post PoliticsFeb 19, 2019
Candidate did not know of fraud in N.C. congressional race, consultant testifies
Consultant Andy Yates of Red Dome Group denied seeing evidence that a campaign operative directed an illegal scheme to collect mail-in ballots on behalf of Republican Mark Harris.

Fox PoliticsFeb 19, 2019
Gowdy challenges McCabe's claim congressional leaders didn't object to Russia counterintelligence probe
Former congressman and Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy disputed former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe's claim Tuesday that congressional leaders didn't object to the bureau's counterintelligence investigation over President Trump's Russia ties.
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