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CNN PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Trump sees political win in racist jabs that also surprised aides
President Donald Trump's initial racist jab at a foursome of Democratic congresswomen came as a surprise -- and not a pleasant one -- to many of his aides, who began texting about how to defend their boss' tweets minutes after he fired them off.

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The Daily BeastJul 17, 2019
Meghan McCain Blasts George Conway, Claims She Wouldn't Let Her Husband Say Racist Comments
The View's Meghan McCain made it clear on Wednesday that she is not a fan of George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. And she brought up her own marriage to The Federalist's publisher Ben Domenech as a comparison point.

With the panel discussing Kellyanne Conway bizarrely asking a White House reporter what his ethnicity is after he asked a question about Trump's racist attacks on congresswomen of color, McCain immediately targeted the top Trump aide's husband, who has been an outspoken critic of the president on Twitter and op-ed pages.

Calling Kellyanne's comments "tone-deaf," the conservative View host said her message to George was to start his Trump criticism at home, prompting the audience to applaud. McCain then contrasted her marriage to that of the Conways.

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Reuters PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Democratic lawmaker tries to force U.S. House vote on Trump impeachment
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday was again trying to referee an intra-party struggle among her Democratic colleagues over whether to take steps toward impeaching Republican President Donald Trump.

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The Daily BeastJul 17, 2019
AOC Grills Facebook VP on Taking His Pay in Company Cryptocurrency
REUTERSRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Wednesday grilled Facebook VP David Marcus during the second day of congressional hearings investigating the social network's intention to create a digital currency dubbed Libra.

In June, Facebook announced that it would create a worldwide cryptocurrency, drawing backlash from a range of international lawmakers, including President Trump. Marcus, CEO of the Facebook subsidiary Calibra, will oversee the company's efforts to create a cryptocurrency. He testified before the House Committee on Financial Services Wednesday.

Ocasio-Cortez honed in on a remark Marcus made Tuesday in response to questions from the Senate Banking Committee.

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Democracy NowJul 17, 2019
Amazon Workers Demand Fair Pay & Conditions as Company Continues Undercutting Rivals
While online shoppers around the world flocked to Amazon's mega-sale "Prime Day" this week, the retail giant faced growing outrage from protesters, workers and lawmakers for its unsafe working conditions and collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Demonstrators in Seattle delivered a petition with over 270,000 signatures to Amazon headquarters demanding it stop exploiting workers and cooperating with ICE. Lawmakers, including Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Ilhan Omar, co-signed a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration demanding a full investigation into Amazon's workplace conditions on Tuesday, citing reports of Amazon workers facing severe physical and mental distress while on the job. Also on Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel challenged an Amazon executive on allegations that the company competes against its own sellers. We speak with Angeles Solis, lead organizer on the workplace justice team at Make the Road New York, and Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, who testified about Amazon Tuesday before a House Judiciary Subcommittee.

New York Times PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Sanders Calls for Rivals to Reject Money From Health Care Industry
In a speech in Washington, Bernie Sanders laid out his vision of "Medicare for all" and asked Democrats to join him in refusing money from health care PACs, lobbyists and executives.

Fox PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Pelosi rips Trump bid to link Dems to ‘Squad,' vows not to ‘waste our time on that'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back hard Wednesday against President Trump's efforts to cast New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's progressive "squad" as the face of her party, now that the fractious caucus has united to condemn the president's racially charged tweets.

CNN PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders come out on top in Quinnipiac California poll
California Sen. Kamala Harris, former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are in a close race in California, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday.

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Fox PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Eric Trump supports father's message to AOC's 'squad': 'If you don't love our country, leave'
Eric Trump said Tuesday on Fox & Friends that Democrats have "no message" to bring to the American people, so they're resorting to "name-calling" and accusations of racism. 

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'The Squad' revives feud with Pelosi: Be aware when you 'single us out' that we're 'women of color' (Fox Politics)

Reuters PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Factbox: Forty Republicans criticize Trump's inflammatory tweets
Forty of the 250 Republicans serving in the U.S. Congress as of Wednesday afternoon have criticized Republican President Donald Trump over his attacks, widely condemned as racist, on four Democratic lawmakers, all minority women.

Reuters PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi to meet and discuss working relationship
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman lawmaker who has clashed with Republican President Donald Trump and her own Democratic leadership, has sought a meeting with U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to discuss their relationship, a Pelosi aide said on Wednesday.

Drudge ReportJul 17, 2019
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Fox PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Harris pulls into virtual tie with Biden in home-state California: poll
Native Californian Sen. Kamala Harris has pulled into a virtual tie with Democratic nomination front-runner Joe Biden in the Golden State, according to a new poll.

Yahoo PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez on Trump's attack: 'There is no bottom to the barrel of vitriol'
As the president continued his attack against four Democratic congresswomen of color, the self-proclaimed "Squad" say that they will not be distracted by him.


Drudge ReportJul 17, 2019
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CNN PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Pelosi's office, Ocasio-Cortez working to schedule one-on-one meeting
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office is working to schedule a meeting between her and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a potential opportunity for the two Democratic Party luminaries to settle differences after weeks of tension.

Politics - U.S. HouseJul 17, 2019
‘I Know Racism When I See It': Congress Debates Trump's Tweets
The House voted on Tuesday to condemn President Trump's attacks against four congresswomen of color as racist. The measure passed 240 to 187, with votes largely falling along party lines.

PoliticoJul 17, 2019
Harris, Warren surge in new California poll


New York Times PoliticsJul 17, 2019
William Dannemeyer, 89, California Archconservative, Dies
A seven-term Orange County congressman, he favored curbs on people with AIDS and laws against sodomy and opposed abortion rights and environmentalists.

Drudge ReportJul 17, 2019
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Reuters PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Trump to meet religious persecution victims from 17 countries, including China: White House
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday was set to meet with survivors of religious persecution from 17 countries, including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar, the White House said.

PoliticoJul 17, 2019
Remembering Justice John Paul Stevens


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Politics - U.S. HouseJul 17, 2019
Senate Approves Tax Treaties for First Time in Decade
Pressure from business groups — and the triumph of Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky over his junior partner, Rand Paul — spurred lawmakers to approve updates to the international treaties.

Reuters PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Pelosi says she would like to have U.S. debt limit proposal on House floor by July 25
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she would like to have a proposal on raising the U.S. debt ceiling on the House floor by July 25.

Yahoo PoliticsJul 17, 2019
GOP congressman: 'I'm a person of color. I'm white.'
Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., who voted against the House resolution to condemn Trump's tweet as racist, offered an unusual rationale for doing so.


New York Times PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Video Shows Trump and Jeffrey Epstein Partying and Commenting on Women in 1992
The video provides a glimpse of Mr. Trump in his element, moving back and forth between a dance floor filled with N.F.L. cheerleaders and the sidelines at his Mar-a-Lago club.

Reuters PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Senate approves four long-delayed tax treaties
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved long-delayed updates of tax treaties with Switzerland, Japan and Luxembourg, a day after ratifying a similar update of a treaty with Spain in a victory for businesses.

Drudge ReportJul 17, 2019
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PoliticoJul 17, 2019
The Pessimistic Legacy of John Paul Stevens
Behind the bow tie and the civility, he'd developed some real worries about America—and thought it might be time for a few break-glass solutions.

BBC PoliticsJul 17, 2019
PMQs: Corbyn challenges May on climate change record
Theresa May insists the government has taken "historic steps forward" in tackling climate change after Jeremy Corbyn criticises her record.

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Fox PoliticsJul 17, 2019
RNC, ripping 'deafening silence' over desecrations, sends 73 American flags to top Dems
The Republican National Committee is sending a not-so-subtle message to dozens of Democratic officials -- including presidential candidates and congressional leaders -- in a stated attempt to remind them of how blessed they are to live in the United States.

Fox PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Rand Paul nixes bid to fast-track extension to 9/11 victims compensation fund, citing national debt
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., derailed an attempt by Democrats on Wednesday to fast-track an extension to the compensation fund for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, citing the national debt. 

PoliticoJul 17, 2019
Gov. Steve Bullock says you don't have to out-Trump Trump to win


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CNN PoliticsJul 17, 2019
READ: Rep. Al Green's impeachment resolution
Mr. GREEN of Texas: Madam Speaker, pursuant to clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX, I rise to give notice of my intention to raise a question of the privileges of the House.

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CNN PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Trump to get warm welcome at Greenville rally amid swirling controversy
President Donald Trump's racist tweets aimed at four Democratic congresswomen of color have injected drama and tumult into an already-divided Washington this week. On Wednesday evening, he will leave all that behind for friendlier territory, holding a campaign rally before an arena of supporters in Greenville, North Carolina.

Fox PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Rep. Collins blasts Pelosi's remarks: Dems passed resolution they couldn't read on House floor
Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins said Wednesday on "Fox & Friends" that Nancy Pelosi's speech on the House floor was "clearly over the line," defending his decision to demand that her words be stricken from the public record.

The Daily BeastJul 17, 2019
Tweet Fight Means Trump Knows Now He Has the Power to Tear Us Apart — And He's Itching To Do More Of It
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/GettyWhy is Donald Trump pleased by the controversy over his tweets? Because it's made him realize more than ever before that he has the power to blow the country up over race. 

The New York Times reported Wednesday morning that Donald Trump is thrilled about the controversy stoked by his Sunday morning—and continuing—Twitter barrage aimed at the Squad. There's an ominous lesson in here. The episode seems to have given Trump a new understanding of his power over his supporters and a new sense of destiny. If this doesn't scare you, you'd better wake up.

Trump was always a racist. He ran on stoking racial fear from the beginning, as many have observed. He and his father were racists 40 years ago.

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Reuters PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Sanders to urge 2020 rivals to reject health insurance industry donations
U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, pushing an ambitious "Medicare for All" health plan that has split Democratic White House contenders, will urge his rivals on Wednesday to reject campaign donations from the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

New York Times PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Do Service Dogs Help Treat PTSD? V.A. Still Doesn't Know
The V.A. was mandated to study the use of service dogs as a mental-health treatment for veterans almost a decade ago. But repeated setbacks have held up the results.

Fox PoliticsJul 17, 2019
Trump's harsh attacks produce the debate he wants, on Socialist Democrats
Since I've been tough on President Trump's attacks on the Democratic freshmen, and since the media outrage has been deafening, and since all House Democrats (and four Republicans) voted for a resolution condemning his tweets, I'll begin by giving the floor to the president's supporters.

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Democracy NowJul 16, 2019
Julián Castro is Running for President & Supporting Striking Amazon & McDonalds Workers
Amid labor strikes against poor working conditions and low wages for Amazon and McDonald's workers, we speak with 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro about workers' rights, fair pay and where he stands on foreign policy, from China to Israel.

Yahoo PoliticsJul 16, 2019
McConnell says Trump is 'not a racist' and calls for Washington to 'tone down' rhetoric
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he doesn't believe Donald Trump is a racist despite the president's calls for four Democratic lawmakers to "go back" to the "crime infested places from which they came."


CNN PoliticsJul 16, 2019
The Point: Kellyanne Conway just said something that will stun you
Kellyanne Conway prides herself on her combativeness with the press. It's a trait that has long endeared her to President Donald Trump and kept her in his ever-shrinking inner circle of advisers.

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The Daily BeastJul 16, 2019
Four Republicans Cut Profiles in Courage and Condemn Trump's Hateful Words
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyPraise is due to the four Republicans who joined Democrats in voting for Monday's House resolution which "strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color." 

The impetus for this resolution, of course, was Trump's call for four progressive women of color—the so-called "Squad"—to "go back" to where they "originally came from." 

Conservatives might not agree with The Squad's politics, but everyone should agree that Trump's words crossed a line. 

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The Daily BeastJul 16, 2019
How Justice John Paul Stevens Became a Liberal Hero
Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/GettyTwo months after publishing his 531-page memoir, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passed away Tuesday at the age of 99.

Justice Stevens' life spans nearly half of American history. He was at the Democratic National Convention in 1932 when FDR proposed the New Deal, and he wrote the Supreme Court opinion in 1997 that denied President Bill Clinton immunity in a sexual harassment suit brought by Paula Jones. 

And he was extraordinarily active right up until the end of his life, weighing in on Justice Brett Kavanaugh (disqualified due to his behavior at his confirmation hearings), gun control (D.C. v. Heller was "the most clearly incorrect decision that the Supreme Court announced during my tenure on the bench"), and six amendments he'd like to see added to the Constitution.

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New York Times PoliticsJul 16, 2019
5 Takeaways From the 2020 Democratic Fund-Raising Reports
Second-quarter totals show a lower tier of candidates burning through cash trying to stay viable, while the leaders banked millions. Elizabeth Warren now has more than 300 people on her payroll.

The Daily BeastJul 16, 2019
Scouted: Amazon Cut Hundreds Off Top-Rated Previous-Gen iPad Pros in Various Colors
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Politics - U.S. HouseJul 16, 2019
Donald Trump Wishes He Were Running Against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
His racist tweet is central to his 2020 re-election strategy.

CNN PoliticsJul 16, 2019
Biden, Sanders and Warren top 2020 Democratic field in New Hampshire
Former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sit atop the field of Democratic presidential contenders among likely primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire.

The Daily BeastJul 16, 2019
Democrats Can't Even Condemn Trump Racism Without Infighting
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty/Brendan SmialowskiHitting back at Donald Trump's latest tirade was supposed to be easy for House Democrats: a show of unity in criticizing the president's racists tweets leading to a formal condemnation of his targeting of four Democratic freshman lawmakers.

But as with most attempts to show disapproval with the president, Tuesday's efforts proved to be ham-fisted. House Democrats formally condemned Trump for his social media missive. But the path getting there was complicated by internal disarray, and overshadowed by the absence of an agreed-upon strategy that culminated in a massive blow-up on the House floor, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused of violating House rules in her attempts to peg the president as a racist. 

It was, in the grand scheme of things, a bureaucratic misstep. But for many Democrats it symbolized something far more: yet another illustration of the party's ineptitude and, ultimately, timidity in confronting Trump. 

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Fox PoliticsJul 16, 2019
Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis attacks Trump's tweets in emotional House floor speech
Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis joined his Democratic colleagues in support of the resolution condemning President Trump's tweets, saying on the House floor, "I know racism when I see it."

CNN PoliticsJul 16, 2019
Fact check: Trump makes 13 false claims in Cabinet meeting
President Donald Trump uttered a rapid series of false claims, at least 13 in all, during his Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. He made another claim for which there is no public evidence, and he offered positive words about an ally's accusation for which there is no public evidence.

BBC Talking PointJul 16, 2019
Climate change: 'No brainer' fuel change to cut transport carbon
MPs say the simple step of adding more ethanol to the UK's fuel mix would be same as taking 700,000 cars off the roads.

New York Times PoliticsJul 16, 2019
Planned Parenthood Ousts President, Seeking a More Political Approach
Dr. Leana Wen was removed after 8 months in office, as the group sought a more aggressive political leader to combat recent efforts to roll back access to abortions.

Reuters PoliticsJul 16, 2019
House condemns Trump over 'racist comments' tweeted at congresswomen
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for "racist comments" against four minority Democratic congresswomen, a symbolic vote aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him.

Fox PoliticsJul 16, 2019
Planned Parenthood president ousted after just 8 months on the job
The president of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the U.S., was removed from her position Tuesday after just eight months.

New York Times PoliticsJul 16, 2019
Read the House Resolution Condemning ‘Trump's Racist Comments Directed at Members of Congress'
The measure passed on Tuesday nearly along party lines.

New York Times PoliticsJul 16, 2019
States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That's Helping Them May Dry Up
Billions in federal grants for treatment and prevention programs are set to end next year. The Trump administration has not said whether it will seek to extend them.

Fox PoliticsJul 16, 2019
Pelosi's comments on Trump's 'racist' comments ruled out of order, after floor fight erupts
Escalating tensions on Capitol Hill erupted into a contentious floor fight in the House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke in favor of a proposed resolution condemning "racist" comments by President Trump -- even as Republican leaders stood steadfast behind the president.

PoliticoJul 16, 2019
Amid border outcry, Trump team to unveil 600-page immigration plan
White House adviser Jared Kushner is presenting the proposal Tuesday to Republican lawmakers as a starting point for negotiations.

Yahoo PoliticsJul 16, 2019
Kellyanne Conway challenges reporter who questioned Trump's tweet: ‘What's your ethnicity?'
The counselor to the president lashed out at a White House reporter who pressed her on President Trump's tweets saying four Democratic congresswomen of color should "go back" to their home countries.


The Daily BeastJul 16, 2019
Facebook Clashes With Congress Over Its ‘Dangerous' Cryptocurrency Plans
Alex WongTwo days of hearings investigating Facebook's intention to create a digital currency began on a testy note Tuesday morning.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) fired an opening salvo at the social network in opposition to the establishment of the Libra digital token: 

"Facebook is dangerous. Now, Facebook might not intend to be dangerous — but they certainly don't respect the power of the technologies they are playing with," he said.

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BBC Talking PointJul 14, 2019
Climate change: Used cooking oil imports may fuel deforestation
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