• Tyson lobbyist wounded in baseball shooting is discharged from hospital

    By clima@politico.com (Cristiano Lima) Matt Mika, the Tyson Foods lobbyist who was one of five victims injured during the shooting at a congressional baseball practice last week, was discharged from the hospital Friday, according to a statement released by his family. “Our family is pleased to report that Matt has been discharged from George Washington […]

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    Vox Sentences: Jobs, jobs, jobs (are still moving to Mexico)

    By Ella Nilsen Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Boeing and Carrier announce layoffs; East Coast subway riders suffer through repairs; […]

  • Justice Department, FBI seem at odds over budget

    By jgerstein@politico.com (Josh Gerstein) The firing of FBI Director James Comey isn’t the only thing top Justice Department officials and FBI leaders disagree about at the moment. They also don’t see eye to eye about something else always of great import in Washington: money. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe […]

  • The GOP’s one-man fire brigade

    By ejohnson@politico.com (Eliana Johnson) Karen Handel wasn’t the only big winner in Tuesday’s special election. Republican operative Corry Bliss, who heads the super PAC officially blessed by House GOP leadership, arguably had just as much riding on the outcome. He had never managed a House race before he took the helm of the Congressional Leadership […]

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    What If Donald Trump Doesn't Sink the Republican Party?

    By David Harsanyi What if Republican voters who don’t particularly like President Donald Trump are also able to compartmentalize their votes? What if they dislike Democrats more than they do the president? What if, rather than being punished for Trump’s unpopularity, local candidates are rewarded for their moderation? This would be a disaster for Democrats. […]

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    NASA just debunked Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest snake oil

    By Julia Belluz Goop tried to use space science to sell bogus stickers. NASA wasn’t having it. Gwyneth Paltrow‘s latest lifestyle snake oil is so bad, NASA was forced to debunk it. Paltrow’s lifestyle website Goop — the same site that brought you jade vagina eggs and overpriced vitamins — is now peddling a product […]

  • Palmieri: Obama officials ‘made the best decisions they could’ on Russia hacking

    By Jake Lahut Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary Clinton’s former communications director, said on Friday that the Obama administration “made the best decisions they could” when deciding when to publicly disclose evidence that Russian officials tried to interfere with the 2016 election. Palmieri’s comments came after the release of an investigation by The Washington Post revealed how […]

  • Intelligence officials worry State Dept. going easy on Russian diplomats

    By awatkins@politico.com (Ali Watkins) Intelligence officials and lawmakers are concerned that the State Department is dragging its feet in implementing a crackdown on Russian diplomats’ travel within the U.S., despite evidence that Moscow is using lax restrictions to conduct intelligence operations. The frustration comes amid bipartisan concern that the Trump administration is trying to slow […]

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    Gowdy Will Defer to Mueller, Intel Panel on Russia Probes

    By James Arkin Rep. Trey Gowdy, the newly minted chairman of the House oversight committee, said he will likely not probe directly Russia’s interference in the 2016 election or the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, hoping to avoid conflicting with investigations conducted by the Department of Justice special counsel or other congressional committees. […]

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    Make 2017 Last Year Again

    By Windsor Mann President Trump is running for president for the first time again. On Wednesday night, he held a campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids. It was so campaign-like that campaign staffers were there, it was in Iowa, and people listened to a Lee Greenwood song on purpose. President Nixon gave a speech to the […]