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The ex-Googler reinventing restaurant reservations gives his best tips for booking the busiest joints in town

In a Twitter thread Thursday, Tock founder and Chief Technology Officer Brian Fitzpatrick shared one of his top pieces of advice for booking a table at a busy restaurant: make a reservation for four instead of two. Tock is an online reservation management platform that also offers guests and table management systems for restaurants. Fitzpatrick also suggests diners look for reservations at 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. to increase the odds of landing a table at popular restaurants. Visit...
Tags: Google, Trends, Chicago, Alinea, Michelin, Fitzpatrick, Brian Fitzpatrick, Nick Kokonas, Tock, Kokonas, Crunchbase Tock, Fitzpatrick Diners

The NRA Is Protecting Dangerous Men. It's Time To Close The "Boyfriend Loophole."

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Thursday, with a new provision that closes the "boyfriend loophole" by extending existing gun restrictions to include current or former dating partners convicted of abuse or stalking charges. The vote was 263 to 158, with 33 Republicans voting for the measure.Right now, the law only prohibits firearm purchases for people who are "married to, lived with, or have a child with the victim" and who have been co...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Africa, Pennsylvania, United States, Harvard University, House, Amy Klobuchar, Npr, Republican, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein

We Need Finality, Rep. Fitzpatrick Says, Then Move On From Mueller Probe

David Greene talks to GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, an ex-FBI agent, who has called on the findings from Mueller's investigation to be made public. NPR's Domenico Montanaro weighs in.
Tags: News, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Gop, Npr, David Greene, Fitzpatrick, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mueller, DOMENICO MONTANARO

Gun Background Check Bill Won’t Stop Violence but Helps ID Republican Turncoats

It's a symbolic victory but it invites the question: Why would gun owners give power to Republicans who vote with those who want them disarmed? (Congressman MikeThompson Facebook photo) U.S.A. – -( “The House passed the most significant gun control measure in more than two decades on Wednesday when it approved the first of two bills aimed at strengthening the federal background check system for firearms purchases,” NPR and other news outlets are reporting. “The vote on the first...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Senate, Gop, House, Gun Control, Npr, Resistance, Republican, Donald Trump, Fred Upton, Brian Fitzpatrick, David Codrea, Vern Buchanan, National Institute of Justice, Mario Diaz Balart

What, If Anything, has Congress Done to Curb Possession of “Bump Stocks?

Opinion What, If Anything, has Congress Done to Curb Possession of “Bump Stocks? New York – -( Apart from Trump’s rash, incorrigible action, what, if anything, has Congress done to curb possession of “bump stocks devices?” Curiously, Congress did attempt action to ban “bump stocks,” albeit unsuccessfully. On October 31, 2017, about one month after Paddock’s murderous assault on innocent Americans, Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), sponsored a bill, called, “Closing the Bump-Stock Looph...
Tags: Guns, Congress, America, Eu, United States, Bill, Doj, Trump, Congressional, ATF, Fitzpatrick, Brian Fitzpatrick, USCS, Gun Rights News, Arbalest Quarrel, Roger J. Katz

GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick On Why He Broke Ranks And Voted To Keep The Govt. Open

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, who broke ranks and voted with Democrats to keep the government open.
Tags: News, Pennsylvania, Gop, Npr, Brian Fitzpatrick, Audie Cornish

House Republicans Back Legislation To End Shutdown, Breaking With Trump

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, a Republican member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, about the government shutdown.
Tags: News, House, Npr, Trump, Michel Martin, Brian Fitzpatrick, Problem Solvers Caucus

He's A Republican Who Distances Himself From Trump. Can He Win?

NPR's Michel Martin speaks to Republican Congressman and former FBI agent Brian Fitzpatrick about his re-election campaign in Pennsylvania's 1st district.
Tags: News, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Npr, Michel Martin, Brian Fitzpatrick

Can Brian Fitzpatrick, a self-described 'centrist' Republican congressman, survive in the Philly suburbs in 2018?

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick's fate in November may come down to whether voters believe that he is truly a moderate - or even care about that question, with Donald Trump in the White House.
Tags: Donald Trump, Incidents, Philly, Brian Fitzpatrick

Brian Fitzpatrick's campaign paid $6,000 to Philly man who posed as reporter to question opponent

Both Wallace's campaign and the Bucks County Courier Times accuse Ariel Benjamin Mannes of impersonating a credentialed reporter.
Tags: Incidents, Philly, Wallace, Brian Fitzpatrick, Bucks County Courier Times, Ariel Benjamin Mannes

GOP House candidate wins big gun-control endorsement, but activists cry foul | Clout

Brian Fitzpatrick scored a major endorsement from a gun control group, but its local chapter disbanded in protest.
Tags: Incidents, Brian Fitzpatrick, GOP House

GOP Took Large Sums From Abramoff’s Ex-Con Former Business Partner

One of Jack Abramoff’s former business partners is a few years out of big house — and back to giving big bucks to the Republican Party. The National Republican Congressional Committee has accepted $50,000 in donations from Adam Kidan this summer, taking money from a former business partner of the notorious lobbyist Abramoff who served 31 months in jail then spent three years on probation after pleading guilty to fraud and conspiracy. That money came in the form of $30,000 in direct donations to ...
Tags: News, New York City, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Paul ryan, Paul Mitchell, Dc, Kevin Spacey, Republican, The Washington Post, Trump, Ryan, Federal Election Commission, Fitzpatrick, Brian Fitzpatrick

A red flag for the 'blue wave'? In Philly suburbs, GOP Rep. Fitzpatrick has more union support than Dem challenger

Brian Fitzpatrick has raised more than $200,000 from labor groups. His Democratic opponent has only collected $3,000.
Tags: Gop, Incidents, Philly, Fitzpatrick, Brian Fitzpatrick

GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick: 'The President Was Manipulated By Vladimir Putin'

Pennsylvania Congressman Fitzpatrick served in the FBI and says he has full confidence in the US intelligence community. Days ago, GOP Rep. Will Hurd of Texas came to the same conclusion.(Image credit: Zach Gibson/AP)
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, US, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Gop, Fitzpatrick, Brian Fitzpatrick, GOP Rep Will Hurd of Texas, Zach Gibson

The Parent Trip: Christy and Brian Fitzpatrick of Upper Dublin

One recent morning, Christy went to wake the twins and found them dozing in identical postures. She whispered for Brian to come look-not just at the boys, but at their bond.
Tags: Brian, Incidents, Christy, Brian Fitzpatrick, Upper Dublin

Campaign Mailbag: Should Democrats Be Worried About Their Poll Numbers?

Hey there, readers! Thanks for the latest Q’s. Keep ’em coming! Here’s this week’s: There seems to be a discrepancy between how well Democrats have been over-performing in special elections/primaries compared to their slowly decreasing lead in the generic ballot. Is there some reason these two indicators seem to be diverging? If so, which one is a better predictor of the midterm election outcome? This might sound like a cop-out, but both special elections and the generic congressional poll are i...
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Republican says Scott Pruitt should resign over spending and ethics scandals

Another Republican member of the House of Representatives has joined a small number of his colleagues to say he believes Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt should step down after a series of spending and ethics scandals. Rep Brian Fitzpatrick, of Pennsylvania, told reporters Monday at a press conference that he thinks the EPA chief should step down, and that “there’s way too much stuff now” for him to keep his post. “Yes, I do,” Mr Fitzpatrick said when asked whether he t...
Tags: News, Pennsylvania, House Of Representatives, Epa, Scott Pruitt, Fitzpatrick, Brian Fitzpatrick, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Pruitt

Border Separations Ripple Through Midterm Campaigns

Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration while forcing an increasing number of Republicans to break from President Donald Trump on a matter that animates the GOP’s most ardent supporters. Kim Schrier, a Democrat running for a House seat outside of Seattle, said Trump is pushing an “absolutely unethical, inhumane” policy. “We are t...
Tags: Texas, News, Law, Congress, Washington, North Korea, Senate, America, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Mormon church, Ohio, Homeland Security, Republican, Seattle

Fearing Democratic wave in suburbs, GOP seeks to hold line in Bucks' First District

With Democrats giddy over strong opportunities to flip seats or win new ones in areas like Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester Counties, the GOP is seeking to hold the line in Bucks County's competitive First District, where U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick is seeking a second term.
Tags: Gop, Incidents, Bucks County, Brian Fitzpatrick, First District, Chester Counties, Bucks First District, Montgomery Delaware

Moderates Go Down In Key House Primaries As National Democrats Fret

A trio of moderate Democrats went down to more liberal opponents Tuesday night in key House primaries, the latest skirmishes in the battle for the direction of the party that one national Democrat described to TPM as “non-ideal outcomes.” In the biggest race, former Rep. Brad Ashford (D-NE), a moderate who had support of national Democrats including the Democratic Congressional Committee, lost to nonprofit health care executive Kara Eastman (D) in a stunner. Eastman ran hard on universal Medicar...
Tags: News, Obama, Navy, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Va, Medicare, Omaha, Philadelphia, Dc, Greg Edwards, Trump, Democratic, Democratic Party, Allentown

Tuesday Primaries Kick Off Crucial Stretch For House Dems

House Democrats are girding themselves for a crucial stretch of primaries beginning Tuesday that could make or break their chances at a majority — and have party strategists worried they could blow some big opportunities. Key battles in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, as well as contests in Oregon and Idaho, will get decided this week that could dramatically alter the contours of the House map. They’ll be followed in quick succession by elections in 20 other states over the coming month that will pit...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Navy, California, Oregon, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Gop, Hillary Clinton, South Africa, Idaho, Maine, House, Nebraska

House To Vote On Senate-Approved 'Right To Try' Drug Bill

The House will vote on the "Right to Try" act that would allow terminally ill patients access to unapproved drugs. Rachel Martin talks to Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, the bill's co-sponsor.
Tags: News, Senate, Pennsylvania, House, Rachel Martin, Brian Fitzpatrick

This Republican is bucking his party in the fight over Pa.'s new congressional map

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, a Republican whose district is centered in Bucks County, said "gerrymandering attacks the bedrock right of every American to fair representation."
Tags: PA, Incidents, Bucks County, Brian Fitzpatrick

House members reintroduce the Safe, Accountable, Fair, and Effective (SAFE) Justice Act

As reported in this press release, yesterday "Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Jason Lewis (R-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at safely reining in the size and associated costs of the federal criminal code and prison system."  Here is more from the press release about the reintroduction of one of the most progressive federal statutory sentencing reform proposals to make the rounds recently: H.R. 4261, the Safe, Accountable, Fair, and Effective (SAFE) Justice Act takes a broad-...
Tags: Law, House, Brian Fitzpatrick, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Bobby Scott, Jason Lewis, Douglas A Berman, Department of Justice the Bureau of Prisons, Administrative Office of the Courts

See Also: Lawyers Do The Dumbest Things

Ed. note : “See Also” is a new column we’ll be running in place of Non-Sequiturs. It’s going to be an evening ATL Digest for people who missed some of our content earlier in the day. We Can Spend All Day Reading Disciplinary Findings Do these ever cease to amaze? No, no they do not. Whether it's a klepto judge or an attorney calling in bomb threats, a quick perusal of the latest disciplinary actions will make you feel better about your professional judgment. That said, you still should delete ...
Tags: Instagram, Law, Yale, NFLPA, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Class Actions, Nyu, Don, Harvey, Brian Fitzpatrick, Yale Law School, Cravath, See Also

Morning Docket: 08.30.17

* The First Amendment chalks up a much needed win: Southern District of New York Judge Jed Rakoff dismisses Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against the New York Times. [The Slot] * Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is pushing the state forward on police reform, even without the assistance of the Department of Justice. [Washington Post] * Donald Trump Jr. is scheduling a date -- a private date -- with the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sounds like sexy times. [CNN] * Even former clerks of J...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Indiana, New York Times, Department Of Justice, Illinois, First Amendment, Pepe, Sarah Palin, Lisa Madigan, Voting Rights, Reuters, Antonin Scalia, Senate Judiciary Committee, Vanderbilt, Brian Fitzpatrick

Congressmen: Our bipartisan plan for health care

Tom Souzzi and Brian Fitzpatrick: The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus' five point plan to fix the health care system puts the needs of the American people above petty political differences.
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Non-Sequiturs: 08.02.17

* As I noted in my last nominations roundup, the Trump administration is actually ahead of the Bush and Obama administrations when it comes to judicial appointments -- especially with yesterday's confirmation of Kevin Newsom to the Eleventh Circuit. [How Appealing] * With Republicans in charge of the presidency and Senate, could breaking up the Ninth Circuit return to the agenda? [Law360] * And here's an interesting argument against a split, from the Republican point of view (by Wyatt Kozinski...
Tags: Food, Law, Obama, Senate, Plastic Surgery, Death Penalty, Student Loans, Capital punishment, Federal Judges, Mel Gibson, Donald Trump, American Bar Association, Aba, Kennedy, Trump, Bush

US Renewable Chemicals Tax Credit bill introduced

In Washington, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Reps. Ryan Costello (R-PA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Linda Sánchez (D-CA) introduced the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2017. The legislation, if enacted, would create a targeted, short-term tax credit for production of qualifying renewable chemicals from biomass or investment in production facilities. Applicants for the tax credit would be evaluated on job creation, innovation, environmental benefits, commercial viability and contribution to U.S. ene...
Tags: Washington, US, America, Policy, United States, New Jersey, Renewable Chemicals, Sánchez, DSM, Fitzpatrick, Brian Fitzpatrick, Linda Sanchez, Parsippany, Pascrell, Brent Erickson, Ryan Costello