Chris Stigall with Sean Higgins on The Larry O’Connor Show 07.12.19

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Alex Acosta out: Resigns amid furor over sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein plea deal (Washington Examiner)

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned amid the controversy surrounding his handling, as an assistant U.S. Attorney, of the 2008 prosecution of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein for sex crimes.

President Trump told reporters Acosta called him Friday morning to give him the news, and that it was Acosta’s decision. Acosta said that his resignation was effective one week from Friday. Deputy Patrick Pizzella will become acting secretary, the president said. [Read More]

Trump trashes ‘lame duck failure’ Paul Ryan in response to new criticisms (FOX News)

President Trump unleashed on Paul Ryan in a late-night tweetstorm in response to criticisms the former speaker made in an upcoming book.

In the book, “American Carnage,” Ryan recalled his difficult working relationship with the president. He told Politico’s Tim Alberta that Trump “didn’t know anything about the government” and that he and others “helped to stop him from making bad decisions.” [Read More]

Want a newspaper with your Starbucks coffee? Bring your own (Newsday)

Want to skim through the paper while drinking your Starbucks coffee? You’ll have to bring your own (or look at your phone).

The sight of tables strewn with yesterday’s news at the Seattle coffee chain is a thing of the past as well. The Starbucks chain will quit selling The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Gannett papers like USA Today in more than 8,600 U.S. stores in September, because of “changing customer behavior.” Starbucks has sold The Times since 2000 and other papers since 2010. [Read More]

Maywood Church Offers Sanctuary To Immigrants Targeted By ICE Raids (CBS LA)

The long-threatened immigration raids from the Trump Administration is scheduled to happen this weekend. Kara Finnstrom reports. [Read More]

Trump: Ocasio-Cortez being ‘very disrespectful’ to Pelosi (The Hill)

President Trump on Friday criticized Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) amid a dispute between the freshman congresswoman and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

The president came to Pelosi’s defense when he was asked about the simmering feud as he left the White House for fundraisers in Wisconsin and Ohio. [Read More]




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