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Corey Lewandowski, House Democrats Clash During Wild Trump Impeachment Prelude Hearing

Corey Lewandowski, House Democrats Clash During Wild Trump Impeachment Prelude HearingFormer Trump campaign director Corey Lewandowski appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to answer questions about alleged obstruction of justice, collusion with Russia, and other unethical activity. But a defiant Lewandowski ran circles around frustrated Democrats, and the proceedings were largely a disaster for those who believe President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign should be held accountable for wrongdoing. This was obvious even to congressional Democrats. Hank Johnson (D–Ga.) said at the hearing that questioning Lewandowski was like “a fish being cleaned by a spoon,” which is not the go-to utensil for cleaning a fish, one gathers. From CNN: Democrats were left with a conundrum: how to use televised hearings to tease out damning passages of the Mueller report when Trump and his gang are determined to turn them into a circus. Their broader strategy of using their House majority…


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Rep. Joe Kennedy to announce primary challenge to Sen. Ed Markey

Rep. Joe Kennedy to announce primary challenge to Sen. Ed MarkeyDemocratic Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts, the heir to his family’s political dynasty, will announce a run for Senate on Saturday morning at the East Boston Social Center, challenging Democratic Sen. Ed Markey, who has served in Congress for more than 40 years, according to a source familiar. ….. Read More.CNN – Politics | Politics & GovernmentWed, September 18, 201914 hours ago


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How Did The New York Times Botch the Brett Kavanaugh Story?

How Did The New York Times Botch the Brett Kavanaugh Story?Criticism of The New York Times’ botched story on a previously unreported sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh prompted the paper to answer questions about the editorial process—though not the most important one. James Dao, deputy editorial page editor, said the story—an excerpt from Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly’s new book, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation—appeared in the Sunday Review section (part of the Opinion pages) rather than the news section because “The Sunday Review is the Opinion section’s platform for longer essays as well as excerpts or adaptations from books. Sometimes those books are by Times writers, whose submissions go through the same review process as outside writers. In recent months, the Review has published essays adapted from books by Times news writers like Carl Hulse and Jason DeParle, and opinion writers like Bari Weiss and Binyamin Appelbaum.” Vanity Fair reports that news…


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In photos: Highlights from the week in Washington, D.C., for September 16, 2019

In photos: Highlights from the week in Washington, D.C., for September 16, 2019Ivanka Trump leads a workforce advisory board meeting at the Boys & Girls Club; Vice President Mike Pence greets newly naturalized U.S. citizens; and President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager testifies in Congress, among the highlights of the week in Washington, D.C., for September 16, 2019. ….. Read More.UPI – United States | United States NewsWed, September 18, 201922 hours ago


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Justin Trudeau Apologizes for Brownface Photo

Justin Trudeau Apologizes for Brownface PhotoJustin Trudeau issued an apology after a photo of him in brownface at a 2001 costume party surfaced Wednesday. The Canadian prime minister is currently campaigning for re-election, and this scandal could damage both his chances of winning and his reputation as a woke progressive. The photo depicts a 29-year-old Trudeau dressed as Aladdin at an “Arabian Nights” costume party hosted by the private school where he worked as a teacher. As part of the costume, Trudeau darkened his skin. Exclusive: Justin Trudeau wore brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ party while he taught at a private school, Canada’s Liberal Party admits https://t.co/j3UobfYNIF — TIME (@TIME) September 18, 2019 “This is something I shouldn’t have done many years ago,” said Trudeau, according to The New York Times. “It was something that I didn’t think was racist at the time, but now I recognize it was something racist…


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Pence Says North American Trade Deal Will Boost U.S. Automaking Jobs. Don’t Believe ...

Pence Says North American Trade Deal Will Boost U.S. Automaking Jobs. Don’t Believe …The Trump administration is ramping up pressure on Congress to pass a rewritten version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) before the end of the year, but the new deal is likely promising more than it will actually deliver. In a speech to conservative policymakers and members of Congress on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence argued that Congress should pass Trump’s much-ballyhooed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) because the new trade deal will boost the U.S. economy. Specifically, Pence singled out automakers as one of the big winners under the proposed trade deal, which still has to be ratified by all three nations before it takes effect. Passage of the USMCA would “make sure there’s more autoworkers’ jobs for decades to come,” Pence said Tuesday during an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think…


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