Stacy Washington with Byron York, Liz Harrington, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Joy Pullmann, Charlie Gishler & Ellen Kamilakis on The Larry O’Connor Show 01.07.2020

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ANALYSIS: Behind Bolton’s decision (Washington Examiner)

Former national security adviser John Bolton shook up the Trump impeachment standoff Monday with his announcement that, if subpoenaed, he is “prepared to testify” before a Senate trial. It’s still not clear, of course, when or even if a trial might occur, since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is withholding the articles of impeachment. But, if there is a trial, and if the Senate subpoenas Bolton, he won’t fight.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has demanded the trial include witnesses. Schumer specifically wants the Senate to hear testimony from Bolton, current White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, and two other White House officials, Robert Blair and Michael Duffey. [Read More]

Threat of rain, snow mix prompts early school closings; messy evening commute expected (FOX 5 DC)

The first snow of 2020 is expected to develop into the early afternoon hours Tuesday. FOX 5’s Sue Palka says it’s a quick moving system that will pass to our south mainly during the afternoon and evening.

On Tuesday morning, multiple school systems across the D.C. region closed, delayed and announced early dismissals ahead of the snowfall. Federal offices in D.C. also announced early departure for workers. [Read More]

Meghan McCain confronts Warren on Soleimani: Why is it ‘so hard to call him a terrorist?’ (FOX News)

“View” co-host Meghan McCain confronted Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Tuesday over the way she described Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the now-deceased head of the Quds forces within Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard.

“This is a man who is obviously responsible for hundreds of American troops’ deaths, carnage, we can’t even imagine,” McCain told Warren on Tuesday.

“The Treasury Department and the State Department have both designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization — I don’t understand the flip flop. I don’t understand why it was so hard to call him a terrorist,” she added. [Read More]

D.C. Council member Jack Evans to resign over ethics violations; was city’s longest-serving lawmaker (The Washington Post)

Longtime D.C. Council member Jack Evans announced Tuesday that he will resign Jan. 17, ending a 29-year political career that helped revive a foundering city but in the end was deeply tainted by ethics violations.

Evans’s colleagues took a preliminary vote in December to expel him, and had scheduled a 1 p.m. hearing Tuesday to summarize the case against him and offer him an opportunity to speak before a final expulsion vote on Jan. 21. [Read More]

Investigator says Hunter Biden used identity of dead brother Beau to hide location (FOX News)

A private investigator has claimed in an Arkansas paternity case that former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden tried to conceal his whereabouts by using the identity of his dead older brother Beau.

In a two-page court document, Dominic Casey, who has filed as a third-party intervener in the case and previously worked on Casey Anthony’s defense team, stated that stolen identities were used to check Biden into an Arizona rehabilitation facility as Joseph R. Beau Biden III and Joseph McGee. The identities were reportedly found by police after responding to reports of suspicious items inside a Hertz rental car on Oct. 28, 2018. [Read More]

This Is How Often Parents-in-Law Should Visit, According to Married Couples (RS)

Ah, in-laws: They can fill your life with twice the love and joy—but they may also get on your nerves, and you wouldn’t be the first to admit it. Every family is different, and many lucky people get along wonderfully with their parents-in-law. But there’s no denying the common conception that in-law interactions and dynamics can make married life a little more complicated. [Read More]

CNN Settles Lawsuit Brought by Covington Catholic Student Nicholas Sandmann (National Review)

CNN agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit brought by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann.

Sandmann sought $275 million from CNN over their coverage of the confrontation he and his classmates had with an elderly Native American man while visiting Washington, D.C. on a school trip in January of last year. The amount of the settlement was not made public during a hearing at the federal courthouse in Covington on Tuesday, according to a local Fox affiliate. [Read More]

Is It Baby Boomers’ Fault Millennials Are Leaving Religion And Less Likely To Go Back? (The Federalist)

While conventional wisdom about young Americans’ increased faithlessness says many will come back to church when they marry and have kids, it’s likely many millennials will remain secular instead, suggests a recent study.

This is for three reasons, write Daniel Cox and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux at FiveThirtyEight: Millennials’ parents taught them fewer religious practices, more have secular spouses than ever before, and young parents as a whole are less likely to believe they need to teach faith to their children. This means “there’s mounting evidence that today’s younger generations may be leaving religion for good,” the pair write. [Read More]



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