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Trump’s struggle with Iran policy continues without Bolton replacement

Trump’s struggle with Iran policy continues without Bolton replacement

President Donald Trump is confronting another crisis in the Middle East this week without a permanent national security adviser — a role he hopes to fill with someone who shares his foreign policy views at a moment they appear newly muddled. Since firing John Bolton by tweet a week ago, Trump has interviewed or spoken…MORE

Voters don’t like no shot campaigns. Just ask Bill de Blasio.

Voters don’t like no shot campaigns. Just ask Bill de Blasio.

When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared his presidential candidacy in May, he was derided by many in the media. Yet he was a politician who could point out that his constituents liked him even if the media didn’t. Four months later, de Blasio’s presidential campaign is going nowhere. Worse, New York City…MORE

The re-emergence of Kavanaugh controversy could hurt Democrats’ Senate chances in 2020

The re-emergence of Kavanaugh controversy could hurt Democrats’ Senate chances in 2020

The re-emergence of the controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court has put Democrats in a challenging political position. Last year, amid allegations of sexual misconduct that Kavanaugh denied, the vast majority of Senate Democrats voted against his confirmation.The Senate elections that followed suggest a cautionary tale for Democrats relitigating the Kavanaugh nomination…MORE

This giant Texas corn maze honors military families

This giant Texas corn maze honors military families

An agricultural maze. In Texas. Honoring military families. Could this get any more American? Every year, the Graff 7A Ranch in Hondo, Texas, hosts the South Texas Maize, a giant labyrinth of sorghum and seasonally appropriate puns. Like many agricultural mazes across the country, the Maize maze is known for its impressive designs. This year,…MORE

EPA set to revoke California’s authority to set vehicle standards

EPA set to revoke California’s authority to set vehicle standards

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle emission standards, a source familiar with the plans told CNN on Tuesday, the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing fight with the Golden State and attempts to chip away at former President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. The source said…MORE

Merriam-Webster adds the nonbinary pronoun ‘they’ to its dictionary

Merriam-Webster adds the nonbinary pronoun ‘they’ to its dictionary

Merriam-Webster has officially added the nonbinary pronoun “they” as an entry in its dictionary. Merriam-Webster announced Tuesday that the word “they” can be used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary along with three other separate definitions. Merriam-Webster uses the word in a sentence as an example: “I knew certain things…MORE

Everyone thought the Fed would cut rates. The market is no longer so sure

Everyone thought the Fed would cut rates. The market is no longer so sure

Just about everyone predicted the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates on Wednesday. But the market no longer thinks so. According to the CME’s FedWatch Tool, which measures what the markets are predicting the Fed will do next, the probability of a quarter percentage point rate cut is only 47%, down from 92% just a…MORE

READ: Opening statement by Corey Lewandowski at House hearing

READ: Opening statement by Corey Lewandowski at House hearing

The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first impeachment investigation hearing on Tuesday, September 17. Here is the opening statement of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski: Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Collins, members of the committee, good afternoon. I’d like to start off by expressing my hope that today’s hearing will be productive in revealing…MORE

California Republican Rep. Paul Cook announces plans to leave Congress

California Republican Rep. Paul Cook announces plans to leave Congress

Rep. Paul Cook, a California Republican, announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection to the House in 2020, adding to the growing number of House Republicans who plan to depart in 2020. Cook will pursue a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, he said. “Serving in Congress has been an absolute…MORE