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The Daily BeastMar 19, 2019
Gawker-Killing Lawyer Charles Harder is Repping Trump in Alva Johnson's Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos by GettyCharles Harder, the celebrity attorney famous for the Hulk Hogan lawsuit that brought down Gawker, is now representing Donald Trump in the latest lawsuit filed by a sexual-misconduct accuser against the president, The Daily Beast has learned.

On Tuesday, Hassan Zavareei, an attorney repping the plaintiff Alva Johnson, said in a brief interview that Harder accepted service on behalf of Trump on March 11th, and is serving as the president's outside counsel for this suit. Zavareei also provided The Daily Beast with a copy of Trump's "waiver of the service of summons"—necessary because it is nearly impossible to actually serve the president of the United States—which is signed by "Charles J. Harder."

Harder — who has represented the president in other matters including the lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels — did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday. After publication of his scorched-earth remarks about the Trump family in Michael Wolff's book Fire & Fury, Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon received a letter from Harder threatening legal action.



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Washington Post PoliticsMar 19, 2019
White House intent on challenging Democrats' request for documents in probe of Trump
The House Judiciary Committee has sent four letters to the White House asking for documents. The deadlines for the first two requests have come and gone with no documents.

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CNN PoliticsMar 19, 2019
White House slams 'Medicare for All' as bad for Americans' health and wallets
The Trump administration slammed "Medicare for All" in its annual economic review Tuesday, claiming that creating a new government-run health care program would be expensive, damage the economy and hurt Americans' health.

BBC PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Brexit: Cabinet row over Theresa May delay request to EU
The PM will ask the EU for Brexit to be postponed until 30 June with the option of a longer delay, sources tell the BBC.

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CNN PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Cindy McCain posts stranger's hateful message about John McCain, their daughter
Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, posted a hateful message she received from a stranger the same day President Donald Trump disparaged her late husband.

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Fox PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Democrats' calls to revamp Electoral College, Supreme Court reveal panic: Lara Trump
President Trump's senior campaign advisor and daughter-in-law Lara Trump blasted Democrats Tuesday, including Democratic presidential contenders after they called for changing the Electoral College and revamping the Supreme Court.

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New York Times PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Trump Again Attacks a Dead Senator: ‘I Never Will Be' a Fan of John McCain
Asked about his criticism of Mr. McCain, who died in August, President Trump attacked the senator's vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act.

New York Times PoliticsMar 19, 2019
As C-Span Turns 40, a Top Executive Reflects on Bringing Cameras to Congress
On March 19, 1979, C-Span went live with its first public broadcast. We talked to one of its chief executives about its push for transparency in Washington.

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Fox PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Harris rising in 2020 poll that shows Biden and Sanders on top
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders remain a top of the rest of the large field of Democratic presidential contenders in a new national poll. But Sen. Kamala Harris of California and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas are also distancing themselves from the remainder of the pack in the survey, released Tuesday by CNN.

The Daily BeastMar 19, 2019
What Referendum? Florida GOP Set to Exclude Up to 80% of Felons From Voting
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos by GettyWhen the people of Florida voted, by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, to allow former felons to vote in state and federal elections, progressives wondered how the state's Republican-controlled legislature would respond.

Now we know.

After a series of trial balloons—ignoring the referendum, delaying its implementation—the Florida House of Representatives' Criminal Justice Subcommittee voted Tuesday to throw a huge roadblock in its path. According to the bill, approved on party lines, felons would first have to pay any outstanding fines and fees before regaining the right to vote.

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Reuters PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Bernie Sanders hires Beto O'Rourke critic as top aide in 2020 race
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Tuesday said he is hiring a well-known liberal journalist with a history of sharply criticizing other Democratic presidential candidates, including Beto O'Rourke.

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Romney calls out Trump's attacks on 'heroic' McCain
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Reuters PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Pence arrives in Nebraska as U.S. Midwest reels from historic floods
Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nebraska on Tuesday to survey the devastation unleashed across the U.S. Midwest by floods that have killed four people and caused more than a billion dollars in damage to crops, livestock and roads.

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Democrats seek probe of key FAA decisions on 737 MAX approval
The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives transportation committee and another key Democrat asked the Transportation Department's inspector general on Tuesday to examine key decisions made by the Federal Aviation Administration in certifying Boeing's 737 MAX jet for use.

CNN PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Washington Post: Kellyanne Conway's husband tweets Trump criticisms 'so I don't end up screaming at her'
Conservative lawyer George Conway said Tuesday that his recent tweets slamming President Donald Trump's mental health were a way to let off steam and keep from arguing with his wife, senior presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway, The Washington Post reported.

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Trump names new FAA boss with Boeing grounding as backdrop
President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated a former Delta Airlines executive to become the new administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration as the country's airlines continue coping with the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets.

Reuters PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Record floods inundate U.S. Midwestern states as Pence arrives
Catastrophic floods devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday after leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, with waters yet to crest in parts of the U.S. Midwest for several days.

Fox PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Obama WH counsel faces possible prosecution in Mueller-initiated probe
Former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig may soon be charged by the Justice Department for engaging in illegal unregistered overseas lobbying, in a case initially probed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller -- a development that would make him the first Democrat to face prosecution in the long-running Russia investigation.

Fox PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Someone in State Department likely involved in bid to take down Trump: Herridge
Fox News' chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge believes a claim by Republican North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows of a coordinated effort to hurt President Trump -- including "sitting ambassadors," the FBI and the Department of Justice -- also likely involves someone in the State Department.

Reuters PoliticsMar 19, 2019
U.S. Midwest's catastrophic floods cause widespread damage
Severe flooding caused by rainfall and melting snow devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, with waters yet to crest in parts of the region for several days.

Fox PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Beto O'Rourke says there is 'a lot of wisdom' in calls to abolish the Electoral College, cites Hillary Clinton's 2016 loss
Another 2020 Democrat has come out against the Electoral College.

The Daily BeastMar 19, 2019
Baristas to Beto O'Rourke: Come On Man, Get Off Our Counters
Chip Somodevilla/GettyWhen Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke arrived for a campaign stop at Beancounter Coffeehouse in Burlington, Iowa, he hopped right up on the shop's counter and addressed the masses below. During a visit to Narrow Way Cafe in Detroit, Michigan, O'Rourke grabbed a microphone and scrambled up on counter. At Sing-A-Long Bar and Grill in Mount Vernon, Iowa? You bet he got up on that counter.

Critics have accused O'Rourke of running on a vague political platform. But there's one platform the Democratic hopeful openly stands on: the sturdy countertops of Midwest cafes. After a week of stump speeches from a perch next to the cash register, Beto's countertop habit has become a meme. And some of the nation's baristas are asking him to please get down from there.

Josh Wilson is the owner of Cohesive Coffee in Greenville, South Carolina. He said he could envision himself voting for O'Rourke, but still didn't wouldn't want him standing on his counter.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



New York Times PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Trump: ‘I Was Never a Fan of John McCain'
President Trump responded to a reporter's question Tuesday about his recent attacks on the late Senator John McCain, who died of brain cancer last year.

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Explainer: Road to Mueller report paved by Watergate, Iran-Contra, Lewinsky, Waco
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, examining potential conspiracy between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia, is leading the latest in a series of high-profile U.S. investigations conducted by prosecutors outside usual Justice Department channels in recent decades.

Washington Post PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Supreme Court says government has broad authority when detaining some immigrants
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BBC PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Brexit: Will the UK actually leave the EU on March 29?
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Elizabeth Warren pitches policies totaling $100 trillion at town hall: estimates
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Yahoo PoliticsMar 19, 2019
Trump calls George Conway ‘a total loser!'
President Trump on Tuesday called George Conway, a prominent conservative lawyer and the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, "a total loser" after he questioned the president's mental health.


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Elizabeth Warren wants to kill the electoral college
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CNN PoliticsMar 19, 2019
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Trump's Tax Cut Won't Power the Growth He Predicts, Officials Concede
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READ: Devin Nunes' defamation lawsuit against Twitter, users who criticized him
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What getting rid of the Electoral College would actually do
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Trump on his campaign: No collusion. Trump on Democrats: Yes collusion — lots and lots of collusion.
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Warren dim on raising gas taxes to pay for infrastructure
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Devin Nunes' lawsuit will move Twitter into the 'age of accountability:' Ken Starr
Former independent counsel Kenneth Starr praised Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and his lawsuit against Twitter Monday saying that the lawsuit will move Twitter into the "age of accountability."

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Two years after voters approved it, Florida legalizes smoking medical marijuana
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Bernie Sanders welcomes back top organizing aide as 2020 campaign grows
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John Bercow questioned on vote decision
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Politics - U.S. SenateMar 18, 2019
Medicare for All Is Divisive (in the Democratic Party)
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Beto O'Rourke seemingly endorses third-trimester abortions: 'That should be a decision the woman makes'
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The Daily BeastMar 18, 2019
‘Daily Show's' Trevor Noah Goes Off on Beto O'Rourke's ‘Woke' Critics: ‘This Is Insanity!'
Comedy CentralIn the four days since former Congressman Beto O'Rourke announced his run for the 2020 Democratic nomination, he has done a lot of apologizing. The Daily Show host Trevor Noah thinks he needs to stop.

Noah called it "ridiculous" that O'Rourke is being criticized for elements of his past, like the fact that he was part of a hacking collective or that he once wrote violent fiction. "What's next?" he asked. "Are we going to arrest George R.R. Martin? ‘That man's a monster, he killed thousands!' No, he's a monster because he refuses to finish those books!"

"But Beto's an interesting guy," the host added. "He doesn't want to risk offending anyone with his past writings. In fact, he doesn't want to offend anybody." From there, he cut to a montage of O'Rourke offering sincere apologies over the weekend for everything from joking about his wife to saying he's "born to run" for president.

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Fox PoliticsMar 18, 2019
Reporting on Russia collusion claims shows why Americans have lost trust in media, Joe Concha says
With Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election expected soon, Tucker Carlson on Monday night discussed the media's role in spreading the narrative that then-candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia to take the White House.

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Karl Rove: Dems facing their own 'Tea Party' revolution
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