Margot Cleveland, Dennis Miller, Salena Zito & Todd Shepherd on The Larry O’Connor Show 05.13.19

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Why Both The Left And The Right Should Defenestrate James Comey From Public Life (The Federalist)

Democrats and Republicans will never agree on the validity of the outcome of the Hillary Clinton investigation. While Clinton backers believe the former secretary of state committed no crime by transmitting classified information through her personal email account, critics counter that former FBI director James Comey’s conclusion that Clinton acted “extremely careless” euphemistically described gross negligence subjecting her to criminal liability.

Likewise, the country seems perpetually divided over the question of Russian collusion. Even Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s finding that there was no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia failed to shake Democrats and Never Trump Republicans from their belief. Instead, Mueller’s report fueled a second fracture in American sentiments over whether Trump obstructed justice. Attorney General William Barr’s conclusion that a criminal case was not supportable did nothing to lessen the divide. [Read More]

In front of a Philadelphia abortion clinic, Democratic lawmaker shows us the darkness of the cultural divide (Washington Examiner)

When Brian Sims first ran for state representative in 2012, he ran as a new pro-business voice. He was going to be a bridge-builder, brimming with commonsense ideas on pocketbook issues.

Sims never met that promise.

Instead, he became many other things: an outdoor adventurer who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, a partisan attack dog who accused fellow state Rep. Martina White of saying she wanted to deport all immigrants, something his staff had to admit she never said, and a celebrity activist whose lucrative, nationwide speaking circuit earned him an ethics investigation. [Read More]

Debut novelist faces backlash for post about DC Metro worker eating on train (The Hill)

A Washington, D.C., author’s book deal is in jeopardy after she criticized a black Metro employee for eating on the train and reported her to transit officials, drawing backlash on social media, The Washington Post reported.

Natasha Tynes, a Jordanian American writer and World Bank employee, on Friday tweeted a photo of the Metro employee. The woman was in uniform and eating on the Red Line.

“When you’re on your morning commute & see @wmata employee in UNIFORM eating on the train,” Tynes wrote on Twitter. “I thought we were not allowed to eat on the train. This is unacceptable. Hope @wmata responds.” [Read More]

Obama White House Tracked FOIA Request For Hillary Emails That Was Improperly Denied (The Daily Caller)

The Obama White House kept tabs on a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email accounts that the State Department improperly denied, according to newly released emails.

The emails, which were provided to Judicial Watch, show for the first time that the Obama White House was aware of the Clinton-related FOIA request, which the liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) submitted to the State Department in December 2012. [Read More]

Alyssa Milano calls for “sex strike” to protest abortion restrictions (WVLT)

Actress Alyssa Milano called for a “sex strike” on social media in response to recently approved abortion restrictions, but some woman were quick to call her out.

“Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy,” Milano said on Twitter Friday. “JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back.”

Critics said the strike assumes that sex is only enjoyed by men, and it commoditizes women’s bodies. Others also pointed out that the strike ignores LGBT people and did not consider the possibility of sexual violence. [Read More]

Maryland AG Frosh Gave ‘Leadership’ to Bloomberg’s Enviro-Lawyer Scheme (Washington Free Beacon)

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh (D.) was a key player in the rollout of a well-funded plan by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg to place lawyers into attorney general offices across the nation to litigate environmental and climate change issues, according to a Washington Free Beacon review of emails obtained by a D.C.-based attorney.

The scheme has fallen under scrutiny because Bloomberg, not the state, was the source of the salaries for the lawyers placed with attorneys general. [Read More]

Neighbors in DC Could Soon Issue Parking Tickets (NBC Washington)

Some D.C. residents may soon be receiving parking tickets from their neighbors.

A pilot program, called the Citizen Safety Enforcement Pilot Program, would allow up to 10 people per ward to dole out citations after receiving some training.

If more than 10 people per ward apply for the position, participants in the program would be chosen by lottery. [Read More]




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