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Lewandowski calls Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s questioning ‘just a rant’

Lewandowski calls Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s questioning ‘just a rant’

President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski called a Democratic lawmaker’s questioning “just a rant” in a contentious back and forth during the House Judiciary Committee’s first official hearing on possible impeachment. During her questioning Tuesday, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee asked Lewandowski about an alleged interaction between him and Trump outlined in the…MORE

Is Corey Lewandowski’s ‘testimony’ a total joke or a campaign ad? Yes.

Is Corey Lewandowski’s ‘testimony’ a total joke or a campaign ad? Yes.

Within the first five minutes of Corey Lewandowski’s “testimony” in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, it became crystal clear what Donald Trump’s former campaign manager was up to: trolling to please his old boss. Lewandowski’s opening statement resembled nothing so much as a greatest hits recital of Trump’s tweets on the subject…MORE

Trump’s struggle with Iran policy continues without Bolton replacement

Trump’s struggle with Iran policy continues without Bolton replacement

President Donald Trump is confronting another crisis in the Middle East this week without a permanent national security adviser — a role he hopes to fill with someone who shares his foreign policy views at a moment they appear newly muddled. Since firing John Bolton by tweet a week ago, Trump has interviewed or spoken…MORE

Voters don’t like no shot campaigns. Just ask Bill de Blasio.

Voters don’t like no shot campaigns. Just ask Bill de Blasio.

When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared his presidential candidacy in May, he was derided by many in the media. Yet he was a politician who could point out that his constituents liked him even if the media didn’t. Four months later, de Blasio’s presidential campaign is going nowhere. Worse, New York City…MORE

The re-emergence of Kavanaugh controversy could hurt Democrats’ Senate chances in 2020

The re-emergence of Kavanaugh controversy could hurt Democrats’ Senate chances in 2020

The re-emergence of the controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court has put Democrats in a challenging political position. Last year, amid allegations of sexual misconduct that Kavanaugh denied, the vast majority of Senate Democrats voted against his confirmation.The Senate elections that followed suggest a cautionary tale for Democrats relitigating the Kavanaugh nomination…MORE

EPA set to revoke California’s authority to set vehicle standards

EPA set to revoke California’s authority to set vehicle standards

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle emission standards, a source familiar with the plans told CNN on Tuesday, the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing fight with the Golden State and attempts to chip away at former President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. The source said…MORE

READ: Opening statement by Corey Lewandowski at House hearing

READ: Opening statement by Corey Lewandowski at House hearing

The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first impeachment investigation hearing on Tuesday, September 17. Here is the opening statement of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski: Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Collins, members of the committee, good afternoon. I’d like to start off by expressing my hope that today’s hearing will be productive in revealing…MORE

California Republican Rep. Paul Cook announces plans to leave Congress

California Republican Rep. Paul Cook announces plans to leave Congress

Rep. Paul Cook, a California Republican, announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection to the House in 2020, adding to the growing number of House Republicans who plan to depart in 2020. Cook will pursue a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, he said. “Serving in Congress has been an absolute…MORE