'I'm glad he got shot': Nebraska Democrat caught on tape criticizing Rep. Steve Scalise
Washington Post, 24 June at 00:29
A Nebraska Democratic official has been removed from his chairman post after recordings emerged in which he said he was glad that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot and that he wished he had died. In the recording, Phil Montag, who was ...
The White House hires a Trump hotel executive to serve as chief usher
Washington Post, 24 June at 00:07
Melania Trump on Friday named a senior manager at Washington's Trump International Hotel to serve as chief usher of the White House. Timothy Harleth, who worked for Mandarin Oriental hotels in D.C. and New York before joining one of the Trumps' ...
Poll: Former AG Lynch should be investigated
The Hill, 23 June at 23:59
A majority of voters say former attorney general Loretta Lynch should be investigated for an election year meeting with former President Bill Clinton · Bill ClintonPoll: Former AG Lynch should be investigated Poll: Trump approval rating rebounds
California just added four more 'discriminatory' states to its travel ban
Washington Post, 23 June at 23:43
Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed controversial legislation into law that allows child welfare providers — including faith-based adoption agencies — to refuse adoptions to hopeful parents based on “sincerely held religious beliefs.” In
Military chiefs seek six-month delay in transgender recruits policy: report
The Hill, 23 June at 23:43
The military's service chiefs have agreed to recommend a six-month delay in the implementation of the Pentagon's transgender enlistment policy, The Associated Press reported Friday. The recommendation will now go to Defense Secretary James Mattis, who ...
First lady recruits Trump hotel employee to be White House chief usher
CBS News, 23 June at 22:59
Two months after the White House fired the first female White House Chief Usher, Angella Reid, First Lady Melania Trump announced the new chief usher would be Timothy Harleth, a former Trump International Hotel employee. Harleth, the director of rooms ...
Texas responds to California LGBT travel ban, saying Golden State firms 'fleeing over taxation and regulation'
Los Angeles Times, 23 June at 22:55
An aide to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, pictured in April 2017, responded to a ban on California state workers traveling to Texas. (Marie D. De Jesus / Associated Press). A day after California officials said they are banning state workers from traveling to
CNN sent a courtroom sketch artist to cover a White House press briefing
Washington Post, 23 June at 22:43
For the third time this week, the White House on Friday banned TV cameras from a news media briefing. Lacking footage and wanting some kind of visual element, CNN came up with a rather creative solution: a courtroom sketch artist. William J. Hennessy
What the hell is going on with the Nebraska Democratic Party?
Washington Examiner, 23 June at 22:40
The Nebraska Democratic Party could use a facelift. Its leadership is filled with bad, nasty people, and its chairwoman is similarly disappointing. One now-former party official, for example, was caught on tape recently celebrating the June 14
How to Fix Gerrymandering
Slate Magazine, 23 June at 22:23
This week, the Supreme Court agreed to take up the case of Gill v. Whitford, whose plaintiffs claim the electoral boundaries drawn up by the GOP-controlled Wisconsin legislature constitute a gerrymander so extreme as to deny them their full ability to
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