Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Who Lied About His Reason for Including A Citizenship Question on the Census, Pressured NOAA Officials on Trump Misstatement about Alabama Hurricane

NYT: The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion.That threat led to an unusual, unsigned statement later … Continue reading

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“Israel election: Netanyahu fails to pass ‘racist’ bill allowing cameras at polling stations”

The Independent: Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed in a bid to allow cameras at polling stations during national elections, a move critics suggested was aimed at lowering Arab turnout. The legislation, put forward by Netanyahu’s Likud party just over a week before election day, … Continue reading

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“Congressional Democrats plan to launch inquiry into Trump’s alleged role in scheme to silence affair accusations”

WaPo: House Democrats plan to make President Trump’s alleged involvement in a 2016 scheme to silencetwo women who claimed they had affairs with him a major investigative focus this fall, picking up where federal prosecutors left off in a case legal experts say could have led … Continue reading

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Breaking: Republican FEC Commissioners Block Investigation into NRA Russian Ties in 2016 Election

FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub (whose full statement is here): BREAKING: @FEC's Republicans block all investigation of & enforcement against Russians Torshin & Butina re the NRA & the 2016 presidential election. Result: FEC does nothing to find out the truth … Continue reading

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A “Call Mitch McConnell” Ad That Really Does Seem to Want You to Call Mitch McConnell (About Election Security)

Bill Kristol: We can't count on Trump for election security. And Mitch McConnell is blocking the Senate from even considering bipartisan election security legislation. Enough. This ad from @ForTheRuleOfLaw is on the air in DC and KY. pic.twitter.com/RdbmIcRaNy— Bill Kristol … Continue reading

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Senate Intelligence Committee Report: “Russia Targeted Elections Systems in All 50 States, Report Finds”

NYT: The Senate Intelligence Committee concluded Thursday that election systems in all 50 states were targeted by Russia in 2016, an effort more far-reaching than previously acknowledged and one largely undetected by the states and federal officials at the time.But … Continue reading

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