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May 25 2017

03:30

Big Crazy News Out of Montana (Josh Marshall/Talking Points Memo)

Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Big Crazy News Out of Montana  —  Tomorrow is the big special election for the open House seat in Montana.  But something wild and really crazy apparently just happened.  The GOP candidate Greg Gianforte reportedly body-slammed reporter Ben Jacobs of The Guardian.  “Body slam” is often a loosely even comically used phrase.

03:20

He plowed his field; now he faces a $2.8 million fine (USA Today)

USA Today:
He plowed his field; now he faces a $2.8 million fine … RED BLUFF, Calif. — A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County.  —  A lawyer for Duarte Nursery said the case is important …

03:00

CBO on Health Care Bill: Sick People Could Face Higher Premiums and Even Be Priced Out of the Market (Haley Byrd/IJR)

Haley Byrd / IJR:
CBO on Health Care Bill: Sick People Could Face Higher Premiums and Even Be Priced Out of the Market  —  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated score of the GOP health care bill Wednesday.  —  While the analysis includes some notable changes — the American Health Care Act …

02:45

Greg Gianforte: Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate 'body slam' reporter (Fox News)

Fox News:
Greg Gianforte: Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate ‘body slam’ reporter  —  The race to fill Montana's sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives took a violent turn Wednesday, and a crew from the Fox News Channel, including myself, witnessed it firsthand.

02:35

Republicans outspending Democrats in final weeks of special election (Tom Lutey/Helena Independent Record)

Tom Lutey / Helena Independent Record:
Republicans outspending Democrats in final weeks of special election … BILLINGS — Campaign spending in Montana's U.S. House race is surging in the final days with significant amounts placed on getting out the vote.  —  Campaign spending has surged deep into record territory …

02:25

G.O.P. Candidate in Montana House Race Is Accused of Attacking Reporter (Jonathan Martin/New York Times)

Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
G.O.P. Candidate in Montana House Race Is Accused of Attacking Reporter  —  MISSOULA, Mont. — The Republican candidate in a hotly contested special House election in Montana was accused of assaulting a journalist on Wednesday at what was to be a final rally in Bozeman on the eve of the vote.

02:25

SHOCK: Dem rally speaker declares Trump budget designed for 'ethnic cleansing' (Victor Skinner/The American Mirror)

Victor Skinner / The American Mirror:
SHOCK: Dem rally speaker declares Trump budget designed for ‘ethnic cleansing’  —  A Philadelphia bishop is accusing the President Trump of attempting to implement “ethnic cleansing” through proposed budget cuts designed to shrink the federal government.  —  “This budget, if I can be honest with you …

02:25

Obama admin knew gang members were part of illegal immigrant surge: Whistleblower (Washington Times)

Washington Times:
Obama admin knew gang members were part of illegal immigrant surge: Whistleblower  —  The Obama administration knowingly let in at least 16 admitted MS-13 gang members who arrived at the U.S. as illegal immigrant teenagers in 2014, a top senator said Wednesday, citing internal documents …

01:40

First on CNN: Trump records robocall for Montana special election (Daniella Diaz/CNN)

Daniella Diaz / CNN:
First on CNN: Trump records robocall for Montana special election  —  Cowboy battles businessman for House seat  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is weighing in on the Montana special election this week with a robocall in support of Republican candidate Greg Gianforte.

01:40
01:40

SF Public Defender Launches New Immigration Court Unit (NBC Bay Area)

NBC Bay Area:
SF Public Defender Launches New Immigration Court Unit  —  A newly created unit of defense attorneys dedicated to representing immigrants faced with deportation began work in San Francisco's federal immigration courts Tuesday.  —  The new Immigration Unit in the San Francisco Public Defender's Office …

01:25

Greg Gianforte 'Body Slams' Reporter- video (YouTube)

YouTube:
Greg Gianforte ‘Body Slams’ Reporter- video  —  Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte ‘body slammed’ Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs during an interview on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  Subscri...

01:20

CBO says GOP healthcare bill would leave 23 million more uninsured, undermine protections ... (Bob Bryan/Business Insider)

Bob Bryan / Business Insider:
CBO says GOP healthcare bill would leave 23 million more uninsured, undermine protections for people with preexisting conditions  —  The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday released an updated score for the American Health Care Act, the House GOP healthcare bill, that said it could leave millions …

00:45

Reporter alleges Greg Gianforte 'body slammed' him in Bozeman (www.bozemandailychronicle.com)

www.bozemandailychronicle.com:
Reporter alleges Greg Gianforte ‘body slammed’ him in Bozeman  —  Greg Gianforte is seen in a Jeep near a Discovery Drive building where a reporter alleged Wednesday that the candidate assaulted him.  —  Greg Gianforte is seen in a Jeep near a Discovery Drive building where a reporter alleged Wednesday …

00:45

Republican candidate 'body-slams' Guardian reporter in Montana (Julia Carrie Wong/The Guardian)

Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Republican candidate ‘body-slams’ Guardian reporter in Montana  —  Audio obtained of Greg Gianforte attacking a reporter on the eve of a special election to fill a congressional seat vacated by a member of the Trump administration … The Republican candidate for Montana's congressional seat slammed …

00:25

Conservatism buries Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher (Martin Wolf/Financial Times)

Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
Conservatism buries Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher  —  How confidence in the benefits of free markets and free trade has been lost  —  Read next  —  It was a love affair — platonic, but a love affair, all the same.  As a former US diplomat put it, President Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were …

00:15

Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian ambassador on security clearance forms (Mike Levine/ABC News)

Mike Levine / ABC News:
Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian ambassador on security clearance forms  —  The Justice Department is acknowledging that Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose meetings he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States last year when filling out his security clearance form …

May 24 2017

23:55

The Big News Everyone Missed: Brennan Acknowledged They Were Spying on the Trump Campaign (George Prayias/The Rush Limbaugh Show)

George Prayias / The Rush Limbaugh Show:
The Big News Everyone Missed: Brennan Acknowledged They Were Spying on the Trump Campaign  —  RUSH: I was thinking last night: If only we had Barack Obama or John Brennan around to call up these guys and warn them about the consequences of meddling in elections.

23:50

A Top Mar-A-Lago Employee Is Quietly Doing Government Work For Trump's Foreign Trip (Tarini Parti/BuzzFeed)

Tarini Parti / BuzzFeed:
A Top Mar-A-Lago Employee Is Quietly Doing Government Work For Trump's Foreign Trip  —  Heather Rinkus, the guest reception manager at Trump's “Winter White House” and wife of a twice-convicted felon, is in Italy with Trump's logistics team and has been outfitted with a government-issued phone and email.

23:20

Manchester Bomber Known to U.S. Authorities Before Attack; Father, Brother Arrested (NBC News)

NBC News:
Manchester Bomber Known to U.S. Authorities Before Attack; Father, Brother Arrested  —  MANCHESTER, England — The suicide bomber who killed 22 people after an Ariana Grande concert was part of a network that included his brother, who was arrested Wednesday as he was allegedly plotting …

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