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Harris capitalizes on breakout debate performance, as Biden defends record on race (FOX News)
After a breakout performance on the debate stage watched by millions of Americans, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris is quickly moving to capitalize on the blockbuster moment when she grilled former Vice President Joe Biden about his opposition four decades ago to federally mandated busing.
The heated exchange between the Democrat from California and Biden – the frontrunner right now in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination – is forcing the former vice president’s campaign to play defense – spotlighting that his decades-long record on civil rights is “unassailable.” [Read More]
During the second night of the first Democratic presidential debates, Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., repeatedly told former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to “pass the torch” to a younger generation of Democrats.
Sanders didn’t like it.
After the debate, Sanders told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell that Swalwell’s attacks were a form of “ageism.” [Read More]
The Dalai Lama has suggested that any female that succeeds him as Buddhist leader must be attractive, despite receiving backlash for similar comments he made in 2015.
In the wide-ranging interview with the BBC, the guru made a series of additional controversial remarks touching on migration in Europe, the Chinese government and the first two years of President Donald Trump’s term.
One of the more troubling comments came while discussing an interview in 2015, in which he stated that if a female was to become the next Dalai Lama, she would have to be “very attractive, otherwise not much use.” [Read More]
President Trump had a closed-door meeting on Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan. Before the two leaders met privately with their senior aides, they sat together in front of journalists for a photo opportunity. One of the reporters asked Mr. Trump if he would press the Russian leader to ensure his country does not interfere again in the U.S. democratic process. [Read More]
Everyone else wants the names of the FBI officials who approved the unprecedented law enforcement dragnet against low-level Trump aides in the middle of a presidential campaign.
I want the names of the staffers at the Republican National Committee who prepared Trump’s “backgrounders” on potential hires for the new administration. (I’m not interested in finding out who leaked them because I assume it was the Russians.)
When America is no more, future generations are going to want to know who murdered our country. [Read More]
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that federal courts are not the appropriate venue to resolve allegations of partisan gerrymandering — in response to a suit contending that Democrats in Maryland violated Republican voters’ constitutional rights while redrawing the state’s congressional maps following the 2010 census.
What does Thursday’s ruling mean for Maryland? Here are four takeaways. [Read More]
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan condemned the conservative U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that policing partisan congressional redistricting falls outside federal courts’ authority, letting Maryland’s Democrat-benefitting districts stand.
The court’s conservatives voted together to decline to intervene in two instances of gerrymandering: North Carolina congressional district lines drawn to favor Republicans and Maryland district lines designed to benefit Democrats. [Read More]