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Iowa’s longest-serving GOP lawmaker joins the Democrats because of Trump

The Iowa Legislature’s longest-serving Republican announced Tuesday that because of President Donald Trump, he will be joining the Democratic Party, calling Trump “a poor example for the nation and particularly for our children.” State Rep. Andy McKean, who has served in both Iowa’s Senate and House chambers, identified with the Republican Party for 35 years…MORE

Former Police Chief Jane Castor elected first LGBTQ mayor of Tampa, Florida

Former Police Chief Jane Castor became the first LGBTQ person elected mayor of Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday, easily winning a runoff. Castor said her victory “sends a resounding message to our community — no, it sends a resounding message to the nation — that Tampa celebrates its diversity and lifts everyone up in a positive…MORE

Acting DHS chief: Family separations policy ‘not worth it’

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Tuesday that the family separations policy had resulted in the department “losing public trust” such that “from an enforcement perspective, it’s not worth it,” and reinstating them is not on the table. McAleenan’s comments come after CNN reporting earlier this month that President Donald Trump pushed to bring…MORE

The real story of the 2018 midterms was the youths

For decades of elections, the “youth” vote was like the city of Atlantis. It promised untold (political) riches, if only you could find it. And like Atlantis, no one could. Sure, Barack Obama galvanized young people in 2008 and, to a lesser extent, 2012. But that felt like a personality-driven movement, as young people viewed…MORE

Fact-checking Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax claims

While addressing a question from CNN’s Anderson Cooper on funding free tuition for college, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren touted her wealth tax proposal. “If we put that 2 cent wealth tax in place on the 75,000 largest fortunes in this country,” she said, “we can do universal child care for every baby 0 to 5,…MORE

White House may seek to prevent McGahn from complying with House subpoena

The White House may seek to prevent former White House counsel Don McGahn from complying with a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee that demands his cooperation in its probe into potential obstruction of justice, CNN has learned. A source familiar with the discussion said the White House could assert executive privilege over specific…MORE

Judge rules South Bend’s tape case involving Buttigieg can continue

A judge in Indiana ruled Monday that the so-called South Bend tapes case — which has received newfound scrutiny amid Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential run — can continue to trial, ensuring that the issue will drag on at the same time that the Indiana Democrat runs for president. The highly contested and litigated controversy hinges…MORE