FEMA 'filtered out' San Juan mayor's criticism of hurricane response, agency's chief says

(link to post) The Trump administration says it has “filtered out” all criticism of its relief efforts from San Juan Mayor Carmen Yuliz Cruz as Puerto Rico recovers from hurricane damage. During an interview in ABC’s “This Week,” Brock Long, chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said that as FEMA continues its relief efforts,…

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Court to hear free speech case involving lawyer's threat

(link to post)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – When a Connecticut lawyer threatened to get a gun and shoot two water company workers if they didn’t get off his property, was it a crime or were his words protected by free speech rights? That’s the key question in a case the state Supreme Court is scheduled to…

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Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood producer, should get back political donations: senator says

(link to post) Any political donations from Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein should be returned in the wake of sexual harassment charges against him, Sen. Chris Murphy said Sunday. The Connecticut Democrat told CNN’s “State of the Union” that Mr. Weinstein, a longtime donor to Democrats and the Democratic Party, does not appear to be the…

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Hillary Clinton 'gets an award for hypocrisy' after gun control comments, NRA leader says

(link to post) After claiming that the gun lobby completely controls the Republican Party, Hillary Clinton ought to be given “an award for hypocrisy” because of her own decades-long reliance on armed security guards, said Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s legislative arm. Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Mr. Cox said his…

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Democrats are winning some impressive statehouse elections. What does that mean for 2018?

We talk with Daily Kos’s Carolyn Fiddler for a breakdown on the one area where Democrats are winning elections right now. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Trump on North Korea: 'Sorry, but only one thing will work!'

Trump didn’t explain what that one thing would be. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Trump on reports of Harvey Weinstein sexually harassing women: 'I'm not at all surprised'

When asked how the accusations against Weinstein compare to accusations against him, Trump said: “That’s locker room.” Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Scalise and McCain faced death in the mirror. It didn’t change their views on two major policy issues.

The shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor have shown that in matters of life and death, most politicians don’t change stripes. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Shifting attitudes among Democrats have big implications for 2020

Whether in reaction to Trump or other forces, Democratic views on questions of race, health care, immigration and the government’s role are changing. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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'We need a law' banning bump stocks on firearms, Sen. Dianne Feinstein says

(link to post) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who authored the 1990s ban on assault weapons, said over the weekend that Congress must pass a law banning the so-called bump stock devices used in last week’s massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival. Speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation” program, Ms. Feinstein, California Democrat who remains…

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