Some Mueller team members aren’t happy with Barr’s description of their findings

Did Attorney General Bill Barr properly represent the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation?

Some members of Mueller’s team don’t think he did — and they think the findings are worse for Trump than Barr let on, according to a new report by the New York Times’s Nicholas Fandos, Michael Schmidt, and Mark Mazzetti.

The sourcing for that claim is “government officials and others familiar with their simmering frustrations” — that is, the Times did not necessarily talk to members of Mueller’s famously leak-proof team. But the reporters describe what “some” Mueller team members have “told associates.” Another …

Progressive elites only remember that states exist when they’re out of power in DC. That’s a problem.

After the 2010 Republican wave election, state legislatures were flooded with almost-identical bills that would require strict photo ID to vote, weaken unions with right-to-work laws and allow individuals to use lethal force if they felt threatened. Democrats were taken off guard — but they shouldn’t have been.

A right-leaning “troika” of powerful interest groups had been working steadily for years to consolidate their power over a majority of states. Conservatives came to drive policymaking in the states through a collaboration between three powerful organizations: the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Americans for Prosperity (AFP), and the State Policy Network …

Chicago just elected a black, openly LGBT woman as mayor

Chicago just became the largest United States city to elect a black woman and openly gay person as mayor in a history-making vote.

Lori Lightfoot, a lawyer and the former president of the Chicago police board, defeated Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday to become the next mayor of the Windy City. She will succeed Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s two-term mayor and former chief of staff to President Barack Obama.

Lightfoot and Preckwinkle were the top two vote-getters in a February primary election of more than a dozen mayoral candidates, forcing Tuesday’s runoff. Polls showed Lightfoot, who has never …

High school students of color are protesting racism and inequality

Since the civil rights movement, student protests have been a powerful driver of social change. More than 60 years later, students of color are continuing to call attention to racial injustice and inequity, fueling a growing youth movement against racism.

Alongside the Movement for Black Lives and college anti-racism movements like the 2015 University of Missouri protests, middle school and high school students in the US have become increasingly vocal about issues like police brutality, gun violence, school closings in communities of color, and racist incidents in their schools.

The latest of these protests came in March, …

Vox Sentences: You can’t hang a “closed” sign on the border

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Trump threatens to cut about $500 million in aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador; a comedian actor from Ukraine might just become president.


Trump cuts aid for Northern Triangle

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  • The State Department announced on Friday it would end about $500 million in aid for Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — a move to punish those governments for failing to

Pete Buttigieg explains his theory of political change

Pete Buttigieg is a Rhodes scholar, a Navy veteran, and the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He’s a married gay man, a churchgoing Episcopalian, and a proud millennial. He’s also, according to CNN, “the hottest candidate in the 2020 race right now.”

Buttigieg has become a surprising standout in the 2020 Democratic field. He joined The Ezra Klein Show to talk about the structural issues plaguing US politics, how being a mayor has prepared him for national office, and his vision for the country.

“We’ve really hit a different moment in our political trajectory, where we are so paralyzed …

Predator generator is easy to handle and transport

Those who love nature and adventure like me will surely understand the need and utility of a generator for an inveterate camper. Not only camping; a portable generator can be useful in many other situations. Harbor Freight Predator 2000 is one of the most sold portable models in the market, which you can of course keep in mind. But is it the one for you? This review should dispel your doubts.

I was looking for a portable generator to take with me on my camping trips, so that can easily recharge my phone’s battery or flashlights. After checking a bunch …

Joe Biden responds to allegations: He “never” acted inappropriately around women

Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday he “never” acted inappropriately over his more than four-decade career in politics, in response to allegations that he kissed a former Nevada lawmaker — unsolicited — on the back of the head.

“In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort,” Biden said in a statement Sunday. “And not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately.”

“If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention,” the statement …

Alex Jones blames “psychosis” for his Sandy Hook conspiracies

Notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones claims a “form of psychosis” caused him to believe that the Sandy Hook massacre was staged.

For years Jones, the founder of InfoWars.com, peddled a conspiracy theory about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman brutally killed 20 children and six adults in 2012. Jones has repeatedly claimed the massacre was a “giant hoax” carried out by “crisis actors” in a broad scheme to trample on Second Amendment rights.

In a video released Friday, Jones acknowledged in a sworn deposition stemming from a lawsuit filed by the families of Sandy Hook …

House Democrats want answers on why a citizenship question was added to the 2020 census

Congressional Democrats are preparing to issue their first round of subpoenas to President Donald Trump’s new attorney general this week — but not on the issues that one might expect.

For months, House Democrats have threatened to subpoena Trump and top members of his inner circle for everything from the Mueller investigation to Trump’s personal finances and business dealings. But one week after a summary of Mueller’s findings were released to the public, the House Oversight Committee plans to vote on Tuesday to issue subpoenas to Attorney General Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross related to a question on the …