Adam Kennedy, Julie Kelly & Phil Kerpen on The Larry O’Connor Show 03.08.19

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Republican congressman releases full transcript of Bruce Ohr hearing (NBC News)

A top House Republican on Friday unilaterally released the transcript of congressional testimony from a top FBI official that highlighted connections between federal investigators and the source of opposition research into President Donald Trump’s Russia connections that the GOP has argued undermines the impartiality of the Mueller investigation.

Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said he chose to release testimony last summer by Bruce Ohr, a career Justice Department official who most recently led the department’s organized crime and drug task forces, to draw attention to what he called a “very disturbing pattern of behavior at the Department of Justice” as it conducted investigations into both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. [Read More]

‘Simpsons’ Episode Featuring Michael Jackson’s Voice to Be Pulled (WSJ)

A classic episode of “The Simpsons” featuring Michael Jackson’s voice will be removed from circulation, the show’s longtime executive producer, James L. Brooks, said. [Read More]

House passes HR 1 government overhaul, sending it back to campaign trail (Roll Call)

With passage of HR 1, House Democrats’ political money, ethics and voting overhaul, the mammoth proposal now heads exclusively to the 2020 campaign trail, where candidates in both parties say they believe their message will woo voters.

The House passed the measure 234-193 Friday morning. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the bill’s foe in chief, has assured his side he plans to officially ignore it in his chamber, refusing to bring it for a vote even as the Kentucky Republican said Wednesday that he believed his party could win elections against people who support it. [Read More]

Here’s why Redskins trade for Case Keenum was a smart move, could actually turn into Josh Rosen (CBS Sports)

It somehow feels like it happened several weeks ago, but less than 24 hours ago the Redskins traded for Case Keenum and it was a big deal. Quarterbacks being traded ahead of free agency are always a big story and always a big surprise, even when it’s a guy like Keenum, who has been relegated to bench duty in Denver thanks to the acquisition of Joe Flacco.

Don’t let it fly under the radar, though, because the Redskins getting Keenum is a huge deal and it’s a really smart move by them.  [Read More]

Economy adds just 20K jobs in February, far below expectations (The Hill)

The U.S. economy added 20,000 jobs in February, the Labor Department reported Friday, far below analysts’ expectations that the country would gain 180,000 jobs.

The unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 3.8 percent as the labor force participation rate held steady at 63.2 percent. Hourly earnings also increased 3.4 percent in the past 12 months, beating expectations. [Read More]

After a series of historic firsts and long-overdue breakthroughs, 2018 was called “the Year of the Woman.”

A record 36 women won seats in the United States House of Representatives in midterm elections in November. Ireland voted to repeal one of the world’s most restrictive abortion bans. Ethiopia appointed its first female president. And women in Saudi Arabia were not only allowed to attend a public soccer match for the first time, they were also permitted to drive legally. [Read More]

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