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Trump renews attack on McCain at Ohio tank plant visit: 'I never liked him much' – as it happened

The president returned to his criticism of John McCain Wednesday, while visiting Lima, Ohio. Follow the latest newsSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 12.05am GMT Here’s what’s happened Wednesday evening: 11.32pm GMT Purdue Pharma, one of the largest opioid manufacturers in the US, has hired a former Drug Enforcement Administration official who testified before Congress in 2017 the urgent need to regulate prescription drugs, NBC news reports. Demetra Ashley, who was on...
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Grlswirl skaters teaching in Mexico

The migrant caravan — a mass of thousands of Central Americans who have walked for months to seek asylum in the US — arrived at the Tijuana border in November 2018. Common misconceptions due to our current political climate associate danger, violence, and a threatening drug cartel with the border town and migrants. But traveling to Mexico, visiting the shelters, and connecting with individual migrants — many of them young, unaccompanied minors — sheds light on a much different experience. Grl...
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New Zealand’s Dealing With Its Gun Problem. When Will We?

Other nations’ leaders learn from experience. But Congress and President Trump refuse to act.
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How Democrats fell out of love with impeaching Trump

Almost from the day that Donald Trump won the White House in 2016, a significant chunk of Democrats have wanted Congress to throw him out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue via impeachment. Which makes the latest finding on impeachment in a CNN-SSRS poll all the more intriguing.
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Analysis: How Democrats fell out of love with impeaching Trump

Almost from the day that Donald Trump won the White House in 2016, a significant chunk of Democrats have wanted Congress to throw him out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue via impeachment. Which makes the latest finding on impeachment in a CNN-SSRS poll all the more intriguing.
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Jay-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Album Added To Library Of Congress’ Nat’l Recording Registry

The registry “honors the music that enriches our souls,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said Wednesday.
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Dakotas tribes seek more crime-fighting help from feds

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian reservations in the Dakotas need more resources and cooperation from the federal government to combat crime and improve safety, tribal leaders told members of Congress on Wednesday as they detailed a range of problems including drug trafficking, sex crimes, and missing and murdered indigenous women. Officials with federal law […]
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Trump renews attack on McCain at Ohio tank plant visit: 'I never liked him much' – live

The president returned to his criticism of John McCain Wednesday, while visiting Lima, Ohio. Follow the latest newsSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.19pm GMT A lawyer for Rick Gates, the former top aide to Paul Manafort, told the House Judiciary Committee that Gates will not cooperate for now.Politico reports that Gates is not doing so on the advice of prosecutors. Gates has pleaded guilty in federal court and has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.“H...
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GOP Senators Defend John McCain After President Trump’s Attacks: ‘Genuine American Hero’

Mitch McConnell tweeted that he misses his friend "today and every day"
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A post by Racist Iowa congressperson Steve King threatens a second American Civil War

Steve King, a racist Republican US congressperson from Iowa, is making waves again. King posted a meme to Facebook suggesting GOP-leaning Red states would win a new civil war. LA Times: “Folks keep talking about another civil war,” the meme read. “One side has about 8 trillion bullets, while the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.” King, whom Congress recently stripped of committee assignments over his comments about white supremacy, annotated the image with a winking emoji and mu...
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College admissions: long a murky cesspool of sports, affirmative action, government and benefactors

If you were laboring under the illusion that the admissions process at elite colleges is a meritocracy, stop. The college admissions cheating scandal comes as no surprise for those who have watched the process over the years. Parents want their kids in good schools because that reflects on them, not the kids. It does not matter if you are Jared Kushner’s dad getting him into Harvard by funding a building, or Forrest Gump’s mom doing the Greenbow, Alabama Middle School Principal to advance her so...
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Should 17 year olds have the right to vote in California?

No one protested back in the 1970s, when first Congress and then every state granted 18-year-old citizens the right to vote. If they were old enough to die for their country, went the reasoning, they were also old enough to help make its decisions. Now a top-ranking Democratic state legislator wants to expand the franchise to let 17-year-old Californians vote in primary elections if they will turn 18 before the next general elections. “If a voter is going to be eligible to vote in a general elec...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Campbell, Legislature, Assembly, San Mateo, Thomas Elias, Tom Bradley, Mullin, California Republicans, George Deukmejian, LADWP

Why newsletters are the best form of social media: “You don’t have to fight an algorithm to reach your audience”

In The New York Times, Mike Isaac explains why newsletters are a better way of communicating than Facebook and Twitter. For me, the change has happened slowly but the reasons for it were unmistakable. Every time I was on Twitter, I felt worse. I worried about being too connected to my phone, too wrapped up in the latest Twitter dunks. A colleague created his own digital detox program to reduce his smartphone addiction. I reckon he made the right choice. Now, when I feel the urge to tweet an idea...
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Trump Lays Down Cover Fire Before Release Of Mueller Report

President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked senior Justice Department officials and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an apparent attempt to undermine the credibility of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who made that call because then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from matters related to Russia and election interference. “I just won one of the greatest elections of all time in the history of ...
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Poll: 60 Percent Have Some Confidence In Fairness Of Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the special counsel investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign winds down, a new poll finds that most Americans are at least moderately confident that Robert Mueller’s probe has been fair and impartial. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also finds that most Americans have some concern that Trump’s campaign had improper connections to Russia, though fewer than half say the president has done something illegal in his ties...
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On this anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, make a decision about the AUMF

Today is the anniversary of the March 20, 2003 invasion of Iraq. That day added to what is now nearly 18 years of ongoing war. We deployed over 175,000 troops on that day, and doubled the number of wars we were engaged in.  We also set down a path committing the families of millions of servicemembers and veterans to bear the sacrifices required by these wars. On that day, I was a junior officer stationed on a Navy warship in the Arabian Gulf, in support of the invasion of Iraq. At that time, I w...
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JAY-Z’s ‘The Blueprint’ to be Archived in the Library of Congress

Already widely regarded as his best work, the legend of JAY-Z’s The Blueprint continues to grow. Today the National Recording Registry announced that Hov’s 2001 LP is being archived in the Library of Congress alongside other iconic records including Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly, Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam,” and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September.” Read more after the jump… Started in 2002, the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry aims to catalog sound recordings that are “cu...
Tags: Congress, Jay-z, United States, Jazz, Library Of Congress, De La Soul, Nina Simone, Music News, Woodstock, Curtis Mayfield, Good For Hip Hop, The Blueprint, National Recording Registry, Congress National Recording Registry

These are the recordings the Library of Congress is preserving

The Library of Congress has added 25 "audio treasures" to its National Recording Registry, including albums from Jay-Z and Cyndi Lauper, a speech by Robert F. Kennedy, a Schoolhouse Rock! boxed set and Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline."
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Women Hold Just As Many Congressional Committee Jobs As Men But Are Paid Less

There are gender imbalances and pay gaps on a majority of Congress' legislative committees, a new analysis finds.
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Jay-Z, School House Rock and Cyndi Lauper are among recordings the Library of Congress is preserving

The 25 "audio treasures" preserved in the National Recording Registry also includes a speech by Robert F. Kennedy and Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline."
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How to Protect Your Kids From Google Predators

Opinion How to Protect Your Kids From Google Predators USA – -( The father of the World Wide Web is right: It's time to take back “complete control of your data.” Tim Berners-Lee, who conceived the first internet browser 30 years ago, warned of its increasing threats to “privacy, security and fundamental rights.” To mark the anniversary, he argued that demanding transparency is key to stopping the web's “downward plunge to a dysfunctional future.” So, where to start? Berner...
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Opinion analysis: Justices uphold broad interpretation of immigration detention provision

In Nielsen v. Preap, four justices joined Justice Samuel Alito yesterday to adopt an expansive interpretation of a mandatory-immigration-detention statute. In Demore v. Kim, in 2003, the Supreme Court interpreted 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c) to require detention (without bond hearings) for the broad class of potentially removable immigrants identified in the statute. With their decision in Nielsen v. Preap, the Supreme Court further broadened this mandatory-detention provision to cover immigrants who, res...
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Behold the Anciente Mappe of Fairyland, a Fantastical 1917 Mashup of Tales from Homer’s Odyssey, King Arthur, the Brothers Grimm & More

For most of publishing history, books for children meant primers and preachy religious texts, not mythical worlds invented just for kids. It’s true that fairy tales may have been specifically targeted to the young, but they were never childish. (See the original Grimms' tales.) By the 19th century, however, the situation had dramatically changed. And by the turn of the century, childlike fairy stories and fantasies enjoyed wide popularity among grown-ups and children alike, just as they do toda...
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Jay-Z, 'Super Fly,' 'La Bamba' Added To National Recording Registry

As it has annually since 2002, the Library of Congress announced a wide variety of recordings it has selected as culturally significant and worthy of preservation.(Image credit: John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Ar/Getty Images)
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Survey: Top CEOs report weaker economic outlook for 1Q

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. CEOs are reporting that their economic outlook weakened in the first three months of the year although it remains above its historical average. The Business Roundtable, a lobbying organization of major companies’ chief executives, also said Wednesday its first-quarter survey of CEOs showed strong support for Congress to create a […]
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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Is NOT Entitled to Her Own Facts, aka BS

Opinion By Larry Keane New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Is NOT Entitled to Her Own Facts, aka BS USA – -( Memories are short in Washington, D.C. That is, at least, when it’s convenient for a presidential bid. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) visited New Hampshire voters last week, trying to make her mark in a crowded Democratic primary field. As a tactic, she decided to demonize firearms manufacturers. We’re not going to stay quiet. Facts be damned. The junior senator from ...
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Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. Exciting times on the relist front! After a couple of light weeks, we had a flurry of action Monday. From last installment’s two new relists, the Supreme Court called for the views of the solicitor general in one case involving what accommodations employers must make for their employees’ religious exercise. The court denied cert in the other case, which involved claims of racial bias in jury deliberations, prompting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to issue an opinio...
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Argument preview: Justices to tackle important agency-deference question

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post ran on January 28, 2019, as an introduction to this blog’s symposium on Kisor v. Wilkie, as well as at Howe on the Court, where it was originally published. Next week the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Kisor v. Wilkie, which arises from a dispute over benefits for a Marine who served in the Vietnam War. Although it may sound dry, the case could be one of the most consequential of the term, because the justices will decide whether to over...
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Sponsor of the "Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act" sues Twitter cow-account for $250 million

Devin Nunes (previously) is a Trump-loyalist whose scandals have ranged from secretly moving his family farm to make it easier to hire undocumented workers to a bizarre obsession with the Steele Dossier; and like a lot of far-right types, he's big on "preventing frivolous lawsuits" (which is to say, he wants to make it harder for the public to sue companies that harm them, which is why he cosponsored last year's Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act. Another trait Nunes shares with a lot of f...
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Fox Host Pummels Trump For McCain Dig, Suggests It Could Cost Him 2020

Insulting the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appears to be a bridge too far for a few of the President’s most ardent supporters, including some at his favorite TV network. Fox News host Neil Cavuto, who is occasionally critical of President Trump, used the opening monologue of his show on Tuesday evening to question whether Trump’s latest dig against McCain’s ghost could cost him his reelection. “Seven months after John  McCain is lead to rest, Donald  Trump can’t give it a rest.  Forget ab...
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