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Monday, February 17, 2020

What seems like a generic campaign ad pitching Erica Smith, a North Carolina state senator, as "the only proven progressive" in the state's high-profile Senate race is actually part of a multimillion dollar investment from a mysterious super PAC -- the innocuously named "Faith and Power PAC" -- with apparent ties to Republicans. read more


In love, timing is everything, the saying goes. The same is true for fruit and nut orchards in California's Central Valley, which depend on a synchronized springtime bloom for pollination. read more


Rick Wilson: Roger Stone is, as he loves to be, in the center of a national political scandal, and with his sentencing approaching in just days, Stone hoped the Trump "Justice" Department would save him from a well-deserved sentence of seven to nine years in prison. read more


Donald Ayer: The attorney general is working to destroy the integrity and independence of the Justice Department, in order to make Donald Trump a president who can operate above the law. read more


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Philip Rucker: Seven months after Mueller's marathon testimony brought finality to the Russia investigation, Trump is actively seeking to rewrite the narrative that had been meticulously documented by federal law enforcement and intelligence officials, both for immediate political gain and for history. read more


An American woman who was previously aboard the MS Westerdam cruise ship in Cambodia has been tested positive after a second test for the coronavirus in Malaysia, local health authorities said Sunday. read more


Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden suggested on Sunday that winning South Carolina's primary is of the utmost importance for continuing his beleaguered campaign. read more


To make fried rice like a pro, use physics. Chefs typically toss fried rice from their woks into the air before catching it again. read more


President Trump on Saturday tweeted a New York Times article with a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote about going after the "king," quickly prompting the phrase "you are not a king" to trend on social media. read more


Sixty-four white supremacists have been sentenced to a combined total of 820 years' imprisonment in what is believed to be the largest collective prosecution of white supremacists in the United States, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas. read more


More than 1,100 former prosecutors and officials who served in Republican and Democratic administrations signed an open letter condemning the president and the attorney general over the Stone case. read more


According to a person familiar with the discussions, [Attorney General William] Barr personally spearheaded an effort last year to negotiate a settlement with the bank that would have allowed it to sidestep an indictment after Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pressed Trump in a bid to avoid charges. read more


During an interview with CNN correspondent Christine Amanpour on Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky expressed dismay over Trump's repeated claims that Ukraine is "corrupt". "I told him that we fight this corruption," said Zelensky. "We fight with this, fight each day. But please, please stop saying Ukraine is corrupted country, because from now [sic], it's not true," he added. read more


President Donald Trump departed the White House on Friday for another trip to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. read more


The auto aficionado's magazine Jalopnik examines the Trump administration's attempt to rollback fuel economy standards: "The Trump administration formally proposed rolling back Obama-era fuel economy standards in August 2018, but two new reports suggest that the rollback may not end up happening at all. That's thanks to some remarkable -- even for this crew -- incompetence." read more


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