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Thursday, February 20, 2020

"I have a plan" was Elizabeth Warren's rallying cry for the better part of 2019 when she rose to the top of the Democratic primary. ... On Wednesday, the "plan" candidate returned in force on a Las Vegas debate stage: She decided to be the fighting warrior on stage who should not be ignored -- and rather effectively took aim at new-kid-on-the-block Mike Bloomberg, whose rustiness in a debate came through early and often. Warren got into it with Mayor Mike in the opening moments by citing some of the things he's allegedly said about women: "I'd like to talk about who we're running against -- a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians. No, I'm not talking about Donald Trump. I'm talking about Michael Bloomberg."


A new group of antibiotics with a unique approach to attacking bacteria has been discovered, making it a promising clinical candidate in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. The newly-found corbomycin and the lesser-known complestatin have a never-before-seen way to kill bacteria, which is achieved by blocking the function of the bacterial cell wall. read more


President Donald Trump's attacks and retaliation against impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman are an "an affront to the Constitution," according to an open letter from a group of more than 1,100 veterans made public today. Military Times first reported on the letter. "The President's actions and insults towards LTC Vindman are not only wrong, they carry dangerous implications," the group said. read more


A gunman suspected of shooting at least nine people dead at two shisha bars in a German city revealed he had far-right political views in a confession letter he left behind. The rampage late on Wednesday in Hanau, a town close to Frankfurt in the western state of Hesse, ended with the suspect killing himself. German daily Bild said the man had left a written confession and a video claiming responsibilty for the attack. Police chased a car used to leave the scene of one shooting to its owner's address, where they found the bodies of a 43-year-old German man and his 72-year-old mother, Hesse interior minister Peter Beuth said.


Former California Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher confirmed in a new interview that during a three-hour meeting at the Ecuadorian Embassy in August 2017, he told Julian Assange he would get President Trump to give him a pardon if he turned over information proving the Russians had not been the source of internal Democratic National Committee emails published by WikiLeaks. read more


Roger Stone, Trump's former associate, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for lying to and obstructing Congress and witness tampering in the Russia investigation. read more


Larry Tesler, who passed away on Monday, might not be a household name like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, but his contributions to making computers and mobile devices easier to use are the highlight of a long career influencing modern computing. read more


The president tapped controversial German ambassador Richard Grenell to oversee the all 17 intelligence agencies, despite having no experience in intelligence or running a large bureaucracy -- among other disqualifying characteristics. read more


Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday night that the Republican Party is hypocritical when it comes to deficits, according to audio of an overseas speech obtained by The Washington Post. read more


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Donald Trump offered Julian Assange a pardon if he would say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic party emails, a court in London has been told. The extraordinary claim was made at Westminster magistrates court before the opening next week of Assange's legal battle to block attempts to extradite him to the US. read more


A Western New York man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he threatened to kill Rep. Adam Schiff and Sen. Chuck Schumer. Salvatore Lippa, 57, of Greece, New York, was charged with threatening to assault and murder a federal official on account of the performance of their official duties. According to the criminal complaint, on Jan. 23, Schiff's Washington, D.C., office received a threatening voicemail that included a death threat. Lippa started the threatening message by calling the congressman "Schiff, Shifty Schiff," invoking the nickname used by President Donald Trump for Schiff, the lead House manager during Trump's impeachment trial. When questioned by U.S Capitol Police, Lippa admitted to making the threatening calls to Schiff and Schumer because he said he was upset about the impeachment proceedings, prosecutors said.


Six presidential candidates will face off Wednesday night in Las Vegas, days before the Nevada caucuses. Here's everything you need to know about the ninth Democratic National Committee-sanctioned primary debate. The debate will air live at 9 p.m. ET from the Paris Theater in Las Vegas. The debate will air live on NBC News and MSNBC.


Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is joining CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday. Yang, a businessman who ended his campaign last week, rose from obscurity to become a highly-visible candidate, rallying a coalition of liberal Democrats, libertarians and some disaffected Republicans to form a devoted group of followers known as the Yang Gang. read more


You might think it's not too big of an ask to see comprehensive medical records from Sen. Bernie Sanders, the 78-year-old potential president who suffered from a heart attack just months ago, especially as he promised "full disclosure" of his medical history in an interview last year. read more


A bill that would effectively decriminalize polygamy and dispel fears of prosecution for plural marriage among consenting adults sailed through the Utah Senate on Tuesday. Sen. Deidre Henderson's bill would reclassify bigamy as an infraction, codifying the practice of the Utah attorney general's office not to prosecute otherwise law-abiding polygamists. read more


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