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March 29 2017

02:55

How the White House and Republicans Blew Up the House Russia Investigation (Ryan Lizza/New Yorker)

Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
How the White House and Republicans Blew Up the House Russia Investigation  —  The evidence is now clear that the White House and Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, have worked together to halt what was previously billed as a sweeping investigation of Russian interference in last year's election.

02:45

BREAKING: Trump Administration Omits LGBTQ People from 2020 Census (Glenn Garner/Out Magazine)

Glenn Garner / Out Magazine:
BREAKING: Trump Administration Omits LGBTQ People from 2020 Census … The Trump Administration recently submitted a list of data categories it will collect for the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey (ACS).  Although the Supreme Court, in 2013, struck down the Defense of Marriage Act …

02:35

Clinton defends April Ryan, Rep. Maxine Waters in speech (Paulina Firozi/The Hill)

Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
Clinton defends April Ryan, Rep. Maxine Waters in speech … gave the closing remarks Tuesday's Professional Business Women of California conference in San Francisco, taking a moment to defend both a White House reporter and Democratic lawmaker as examples of the “indignities” facing “women who were simply doing their jobs.”

02:30

Leaked DHS Document Is Another Democratic Party Scandal (John Hinderaker/Power Line)

John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Leaked DHS Document Is Another Democratic Party Scandal  —  At Breitbart.com, Michael Patrick Leahy has what strikes me as an explosive story: “Mystery Surrounds Leaked Leaked Draft DHS Document at Center of Controversial Travel Ban Decisions by Two Federal Judges.”  Actually, though, it doesn't seem to be much of a mystery.

02:25

Staring Into Brexit's Abyss (Linda Kinstler/The Atlantic)

Linda Kinstler / The Atlantic:
Staring Into Brexit's Abyss  —  At 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Sir Tim Barrow, the U.K.'s permanent representative to the EU, will hand-deliver a letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May to the office of European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, officially notifying …

02:25

Devin Nunes Could Be Facing an Ethics Probe for Spilling Secrets (Tim Mak/The Daily Beast)

Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Devin Nunes Could Be Facing an Ethics Probe for Spilling Secrets  —  The controversy surrounding House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes may just be getting started.  Nunes could soon be staring down the barrel of a House Ethics Committee investigation, lawyers familiar with the House's rules tell The Daily Beast.

01:50

White House staff will skip Correspondents' Dinner in 'solidarity' with President Trump (Jordyn Phelps/ABC News)

Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
White House staff will skip Correspondents' Dinner in ‘solidarity’ with President Trump  —  President Donald Trump's staff is following the commander in chief's lead and will skip next month's White House Correspondents' Dinner, the organization announced Tuesday.

01:30

Congress Moves to Overturn Obama-Era Online Privacy Rules (Cecilia Kang/New York Times)

Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Congress Moves to Overturn Obama-Era Online Privacy Rules  —  WASHINGTON — Congress completed its overturning of the nation's strongest internet privacy protections for individuals on Tuesday in a victory for telecommunications companies, which can track and sell a customer's online information with greater ease.

01:25

Congress just cleared the way for internet providers to sell your web browsing history (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge)

Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Congress just cleared the way for internet providers to sell your web browsing history  —  Resolution is now off to the president's desk  —  Internet providers now just need a signature from President Trump before they're free to take, share, and even sell your web browsing history without your permission.

01:25

Karen Pence is the vice president's 'prayer warrior,' gut check and shield (Ashley Parker/Washington Post)

Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
Karen Pence is the vice president's ‘prayer warrior,’ gut check and shield  —  During the first of Vice President Pence's two unsuccessful races for Congress, he rode a single-speed bicycle more than 250 miles around his district, much of it accompanied by his wife, Karen, along for the journey.

01:15

Manafort-Linked Accounts on Cyprus Raised Red Flag (NBC News)

NBC News:
Manafort-Linked Accounts on Cyprus Raised Red Flag  —  LIMASSOL, Cyprus — A bank in Cyprus investigated accounts associated with President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, for possible money-laundering, two banking sources with direct knowledge of his businesses here told NBC News.

01:05

GOP Senator: Funding For Border Wall Will Likely Have to Wait (Leah Barkoukis/Townhall.com)

Leah Barkoukis / Townhall.com:
GOP Senator: Funding For Border Wall Will Likely Have to Wait  —  A senior member of the Appropriations Committee announced Tuesday that funding for President Trump's proposed border wall will likely have to wait.  —  Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), said that leadership for the House and Senate …

01:05

Cleaning House: DNC Chair Perez Orders All Staffers To Resign (Matt Vespa/Townhall.com)

Matt Vespa / Townhall.com:
Cleaning House: DNC Chair Perez Orders All Staffers To Resign  —  Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez won the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee and supposedly has an ambitious plan for the Democratic Party to make a comeback in future elections.

01:00

Innocent man freed after spending 20 years behind bars for attempted murder in a Compton shooting (Marisa Gerber/Los Angeles Times)

Marisa Gerber / Los Angeles Times:
Innocent man freed after spending 20 years behind bars for attempted murder in a Compton shooting  —  Marco Contreras, right, with Adam Grant, deputy director of Loyola Law School's Project for the Innocent, smiles at his family as a judge orders his release.  Contreras spent 20 years behind bars for a shooting he didn't commit.

01:00

April Ryan on Sean Spicer's insulting behavior: 'I'll be back' (Erik Wemple/Washington Post)

Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
April Ryan on Sean Spicer's insulting behavior: 'I'll be back'  —  Thanks to the dysfunction stemming from his boss, White House press secretary Sean Spicer is getting heavy exposure to the public via televised daily sessions in the briefing room.  And the more we see of him, the nastier he appears.

00:50

Devin Nunes Should Step Down as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee (Rep. Devin Nunes/National Review)

Rep. Devin Nunes / National Review:
Devin Nunes Should Step Down as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee  —  Nunes's unforced errors have undermined public faith.  —  Let's begin with two assertions, both of which should be inarguable.  First, no one in Washington is entitled to any position of power or responsibility.

00:40

The New York Times' ongoing dishonesty only helps Trump (John Crudele/New York Post)

John Crudele / New York Post:
The New York Times' ongoing dishonesty only helps Trump  —  MORE FROM: … Six months ago, I canceled my subscription to the New York Times because I felt the paper had become ethically challenged in its coverage of the presidential election.  —  And, it turns out, I was right.

00:30

Schock staffer was FBI informant, court filings reveal (Megan R. Wilson/The Hill)

Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
Schock staffer was FBI informant, court filings reveal  —  The FBI wired a congressional staffer and turned him into a secret informant during its investigation into former Rep. Aaron Schock's (R-Ill.) alleged misuse of government and campaign funds, Schock's attorneys said Tuesday in federal court filings.

00:30

Dem: White House in 'fantasy land' on Yates testimony (Mark Hensch/The Hill)

Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Dem: White House in ‘fantasy land’ on Yates testimony … A Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday he was unconvinced by the White House's insistence that it wants former acting Attorney General Sally Yates to testify about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

00:25

Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies (Reuters)

Reuters:
Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies  —  President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. support for an international deal to fight global warming.

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