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Reuters PoliticsFeb 21, 2019
North Carolina orders new U.S. House election after 'tainted' vote
North Carolina's elections board on Thursday ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat after officials said corruption surrounding absentee ballots tainted the results of a 2018 vote that has embarrassed the Republican Party.

North Carolina elections board orders new U.S. House election (Reuters Politics)

Yahoo PoliticsFeb 21, 2019
North Carolina board votes to hold new House election over absentee ballot fraud
The North Carolina Board of Elections voted unanimously to hold a new election in the state's 9th District after overwhelming evidence of vote tampering.

Washington Post PoliticsFeb 21, 2019
N.C. board declares a new election in contested House race after the GOP candidate admitted misspeaking under oath
Mark Harris's testimony came the day after his son, a federal prosecutor, testified about the warnings he offered his father in phone calls and emails that he believed a political operative had broken the law in a previous election.

The Daily BeastFeb 21, 2019
Newsmax TV Host: Fighting Climate Change Would Be an ‘Anti-Hindu Hate Crime'
Because we watch Trumpland TV so you don't have to, today we learned that Newsmax TV host Brett Winterble believes that fighting climate change, via Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) Green New Deal, would be an anti-Hindu hate crime.

In a Thursday segment on climate change, Winterble claimed the agriculture-related goals of the deal—which, by the way, would only apply to the United States—would lead to the wholesale slaughter of cows in India held sacred by the Hindu religion.

Here's the actual science: The U.S. agricultural sector, which includes livestock, produced nine percent of greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, a number that has increased by 17 percent since 1990, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed solution to this, as laid out in the Green New Deal, would be to support and invest in family farming and build a more sustainable food system. Not kill cows in India.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

White House Climate Panel to Include a Climate Denialist (New York Times Politics)

CNN PoliticsFeb 21, 2019
Virginia Republicans take steps to investigate claims against lieutenant governor
Republicans in Virginia led by House Speaker Kirk Cox are prepared to set up a framework to publicly investigate the claims of rape and sexual assault leveled against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. The move comes as Virginia's General Assembly session comes to an end on Saturday.

PoliticoFeb 21, 2019
'What are they afraid of?': Hogan rips RNC for shielding Trump from primary
The Maryland governor, weighing a White House bid, said he expects to visit New Hampshire in the next few months.

Reuters PoliticsFeb 21, 2019
North Carolina Republican calls for new U.S. House election
Republican Mark Harris asked North Carolina's elections board on Thursday to order a new election in his congressional race, saying evidence from an investigation into possible ballot fraud had undermined confidence in the vote.

New York Times PoliticsFeb 21, 2019
White House Says 200 Troops Will Stay in Syria, Retreating From a Full Withdrawal
The move was a concession to allies and Pentagon officials who have argued that a complete American withdrawal risks returning key areas in Syria to the Islamic State.

About 200 US troops to stay in Syria following Trump's order for 'full' removal (CNN Politics)

CNN PoliticsFeb 21, 2019
Top US and Chinese trade negotiators will face off at the White House
President Donald Trump's top negotiators will press hard in this week's talks with their Chinese counterparts to close gaps on issues spanning everything from currency manipulation to halting Beijing's practice of forcing American companies to give up their technology in exchange for market access.
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