Shannon Bream, Eli Lake & Byron York on The Larry O’Connor Show 05.14.19

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Finding the Bright Side: The Art of Chasing What Matters (AMAZON)

From the host of Fox News @ Night, a deeply personal book about finding purpose and growth amid life’s unpredictability.

Whether it’s her work today as a reporter and host for Fox News, her years in law school, or the time she spent competing in pageants like Miss America, Shannon Bream has spent her entire adult life navigating high-pressure environments where perfection is expected and competition is the name of the game. But in this laugh-out-loud book of stories and inspiration, Shannon shares the moments away from the cameras and the halls of government, in which she learned that the values and faith of her blue-collar upbringing could keep her grounded in a world where everyone wants you to be something other than who you are. [Read More]

Rashida Tlaib defends Holocaust comments on Seth Meyers’ show in face of ‘racist idiots’ (USA Today)

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., went on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Monday night to defend and explain comments she made about the Holocaust and the human rights situation in the Palestinian territories.

She said Republican commentators who have accused her of anti-Semitism, including President Donald Trump, continue to misconstrue her words to sow discord and said a friend of hers described some of those commentators as “racist idiots.” [Read More]

Barr names Connecticut prosecutor to investigate Russia probe’s origins: report (The Hill)

Attorney General William Barr has reportedly assigned a federal prosecutor in Connecticut to examine the origins of the investigation into Russia’s election interference and alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

The New York Times, citing two people familiar with the matter, reported on Monday night that John H. Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, had been tapped by Barr to look into the probe’s inception. The newspaper reported the inquiry is the third publicly known investigation focused on the FBI’s counterintelligence probe of the Trump campaign. [Read More]

White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War (NYT)

At a meeting of President Trump’s top national security aides last Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, administration officials said. [Read More]

Byron York: Why was FBI so wrong in Trump-Russia wiretap warrant? (Washington Examiner)

A huge controversy erupted last year when President Trump declassified parts of the FBI’s secret request to wiretap former Trump campaign volunteer foreign policy adviser Carter Page. Defenders and critics of the president argued over whether the October 2016 warrant application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court relied extensively on the so-called Steele dossier, which was a collection of anti-Trump allegations compiled by the former British spy Christopher Steele on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign. They also argued over whether the warrant adequately informed the court that the dossier was, in fact, a work of political opposition research, rather than legitimate intelligence gathering. [Read More]

Tim Conway, Star of The Carol Burnett Show, Dies at 85 (People)

Tim Conway has died at the age of 85.

He passed away at 8:45 a.m. in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday, his rep Howard Bragman confirms to PEOPLE.

Prior to his death, he suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) and had no signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s. [Read More]

Trump Jr. reaches deal to testify with Senate Intelligence (The Hill)

Donald Trump Jr. has struck a last minute deal to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The two sides have been at odds over the length and scope of the interview, raising questions about whether Trump Jr. would defy the subpoena and be held in contempt of Congress. [Read More]

Beto O’Rourke says his Vanity Fair campaign rollout was a mistake (CNN)

Former congressman Beto O’Rourke on Tuesday acknowledged that the Vanity Fair cover declaring his candidacy was a misstep, telling hosts of The View that it was “the perception of privilege.”

O’Rourke, in the middle of a media blitz this week, hasn’t been able to shake off questions about the magazine cover published in March — “Beto’s CHOICE: I want to be in it. Man I’m just born to be in it — and has been forced to acknowledge being what he called, “a white man who’s had a privilege in my life.” [Read More]




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