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The Campaign Adviser Who Turned Over Stolen Files to the FBI

The Campaign Adviser Who Turned Over Stolen Files to the FBIIn his interview with George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday, President Donald Trump tried to imagine a scenario in which someone involved with a presidential campaign would call the FBI if he was offered dirt on his opponent from a foreign government.“Okay, let’s put yourself in a position,” the president begins. “You’re a congressman. Somebody comes up and says, ‘Hey, I have information on your opponent.’ Do you call the FBI? … You don’t call the FBI.   “Life doesn’t work that way,” Trump added.In 2000, life did work that way for Tom Downey, a former Democratic congressman from New York who was helping his friend, Vice President Al Gore, run for the White House. Downey, who had served in the House for 18 years until becoming a lobbyist in 1993, had been preparing to play Gore’s opponent, George W. Bush, in…

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The White House Press-Secretary Job Exists in Name Only

The White House Press-Secretary Job Exists in Name OnlyIt may now seem quaint, but there was a time in recent history when White House press secretaries played a dual role: protecting the president’s image and advocating for the interests of a free press. The very layout of the West Wing suggests that’s the way it’s supposed to be. When they leave their office through the back door, the press secretary stands in a hallway equidistant from the Oval Office and the press briefing room.The geography symbolizes the balancing act a good press secretary must perform, said Mike McCurry, who held the job under former President Bill Clinton. “The press secretary has the job, internally, of being a whisperer for the White House press corps,” he told me. “Someone inside needs to defend the interests of a free, vigorous press even when it is uncomfortable and even when you know you…

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Help Wanted; Inquire Within

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Help Wanted; Inquire WithinWhat We’re Following Today It’s Friday, June 14.Color Wars: The Democratic National Committee finally announced the breakdown of the first primary debates. The first night features the likes of Senators Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Amy Klobuchar; on the second night, Biden and Bernie go head-to-head. Check out our cheat sheet to remind yourself who’s who. + Thought exercise: If there were a separate climate-focused debate, Robinson Meyer knows what questions he’d want asked.An Empty Title: President Donald Trump will soon appoint a replacement for Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary, a role that now essentially exists in name only. But the eroding of the press-secretary position began long before the Trump administration took power.(Barry Thumma / AP)A Different Era: Left-wing Democats and 2020 presidential candidates alike have recently called for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal…

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What Nancy Pelosi Learned From the Clinton Impeachment

What Nancy Pelosi Learned From the Clinton ImpeachmentWhen Republicans voted on impeachment more than 20 years ago, Nancy Pelosi was right there on the House floor, watching as the GOP plunged headfirst into the process without broad public support or the clear prospect of conviction in the Senate. For many establishment Democrats of a certain age—say, those who are now eligible for Medicare—the lesson from that time is clear: Impeaching Bill Clinton was a bad idea that hurt the presidency, the country, and most of all, the House Republican majority.How Pelosi handles the growing calls from her caucus to begin removal proceedings against Donald Trump will illuminate the degree to which she herself believes that lesson. But as she struggles to manage pressure from roughly a quarter of House Democrats, interviews with some of her old friends and colleagues, and others who were in the trenches of the Clinton impeachment…

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Will the World End in Fire or in Flood?

Will the World End in Fire or in Flood?More and more, we look into our screens and gizmos. And this helps us — almost as if they were made for that purpose — not to think about the weather outside. Kept busy “curating” our own lives, we are regularly spared evidence of the coming catastrophe. Long ago, in a memorable poem, Robert Frost guessed that there was a human need to bring the moods of the world into conformity with our moods: Related Articles Saying Goodbye to Planet Earth by Chris Hedges Neocons Won’t Stop Until They Get Their War With Iran by Sonali Kolhatkar If Our Planet Has a Future, It’s Thanks to Greta Thunberg by Natasha Hakimi Zapata “Tree at my window, window tree, My sash is lowered when night comes on; But… ….. Read More.TRUTHDIG – Amy Goodman | This, That and The OtherThu, June 13, 20194 days…

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Jimmy Carter receives award for role in China-US relations

Jimmy Carter receives award for role in China-US relationsJimmy Carter, the former U.S. president who helped set the China-U.S. diplomatic relationship in motion forty years ago, was recognized for his crucial role in an award ceremony this week. The George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations, also known as the Bush China Foundation, bestowed its inaugural George H. W. Bush Award for Statesmanship in U.S.-China Relations on Carter, saying he made “profound contributions to the development of constructive and mutually beneficial relations” between the two countries. At the award ceremony held at the Carter Center here on Wednesday, speakers took the opportunity to look back at how Carter helped ….. Read More.WORLDNEWS – International News | World News & EventsSun, June 16, 20191 day ago

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