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Trump and House Democrats snared in new intelligence storm

Trump and House Democrats snared in new intelligence storm

A smoldering Washington intelligence mystery exploded late Wednesday into a full-on confrontation between House Democrats and the White House over communications between President Donald Trump and an unidentified foreign leader. A showdown over a whistleblower’s “credible and urgent” complaint was revealed — first by The Washington Post and later confirmed by CNN — to concern…MORE

O’Rourke: ‘Allowing the NRA to set the terms of the debate no longer works’

O’Rourke: ‘Allowing the NRA to set the terms of the debate no longer works’

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Wednesday reacted to criticism of his proposed mandatory gun-buyback program for assault-style rifles with a defiant call to not let the National Rifle Association “set the terms of the debate.” Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill who are trying to find a way forward on gun legislation that Republicans and…MORE

California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Trump administration ‘threatening’ private business

California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Trump administration ‘threatening’ private business

California Gov. Gavin Newsom slammed the Trump administration and Republicans for their “complete silence on state’s rights, but also free enterprise” in light of President Donald Trump’s decision to curtail state-set emissions standards. “They’re calling private sector corporations to the mat and threatening them,” Newsom, a Democrat, told CNN’s Don Lemon on Wednesday night on…MORE

California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Trump administration ‘threatening’ private business

California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Trump administration ‘threatening’ private business

California Gov. Gavin Newsom slammed the Trump administration and Republicans for their “complete silence on state’s rights, but also free enterprise” in light of President Donald Trump’s decision to curtail state-set emissions standards. “They’re calling private sector corporations to the mat and threatening them,” Newsom, a Democrat, told CNN’s Don Lemon on Wednesday night on…MORE

DeVos to visit school that refuses to accommodate trans students

DeVos to visit school that refuses to accommodate trans students

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will attend a roundtable on Thursday at a Pennsylvania Catholic school that subscribes to an anti-trans student policy. Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is slated to host the event, according to a department press release — and is subject to the Diocese of Harrisburg’s student policy on Gender Identity…MORE

DeVos to visit school that refuses to accommodate trans students

DeVos to visit school that refuses to accommodate trans students

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will attend a roundtable on Thursday at a Pennsylvania Catholic school that subscribes to an anti-trans student policy. Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is slated to host the event, according to a department press release — and is subject to the Diocese of Harrisburg’s student policy on Gender Identity…MORE

White House to withdraw Trump’s nominee to head FEMA

White House to withdraw Trump’s nominee to head FEMA

The White House plans to withdraw the nomination of Jeff Byard, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency, seven months after he was nominated to the position, a senior administration official and congressional source tell CNN. Instead, Trump is expected to nominate acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor — who is the…MORE

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

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

Democratic 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. In recent weeks, Kennedy, 38, has sought…MORE

Bernie Sanders’ campaign confirms another early-voting state staff shake-up

Bernie Sanders’ campaign confirms another early-voting state staff shake-up

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Wednesday confirmed another staff shake-up in an early voting state. The campaign let go of its political director in Iowa, Jess Mazour, earlier this summer, said Misty Rebik, Sanders’ state director. Rebik will remain in her position. “We’ll continue to make moves that we feel best position this campaign to…MORE

Bolton offers scathing criticism of Trump at closed-door event, attendee says

Bolton offers scathing criticism of Trump at closed-door event, attendee says

Former national security adviser John Bolton didn’t offer any praise of President Donald Trump in remarks at a private event Wednesday, but instead took aim at his former boss’ policies on the world stage, according to an attendee. Bolton, who Trump fired earlier this month, made comments at an event hosted by the Gatestone Institute…MORE

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