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Pence faces heat over Doonbeg boondoggle — Pence stayed in Trump hotel during official Ireland visit — Washington (CNN)With fealty to President Donald Trump as his defining political trait, Vice President Mike Pence isn’t typically the man in the spotlight.
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Jacob Wohl Wanted on Felony Arrest Warrant — The blundering conservative operative faces one charge of unlawfully selling securities in California. — Conservative operative Jacob Wohl is wanted on a felony arrest warrant in California, a development that could hamper his spree of bizarre, blundering political schemes.
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Bill Flores Announces Intent to Not Seek Re-election in 2020 — f t # e — U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) announced today that he will not seek another term in Congress. Flores is currently serving his fifth term representing the 17th Congressional District of Texas …
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Amelia Nierenberg / New York Times:
A Tomato Grows in the East River — A single tomato plant has sprouted on a piling by the Brooklyn Bridge. Who knows how it got there? — On a wooden piling in the waters off Brooklyn Bridge Park, a lone red fruit grows between Pier 1, right next to the Brooklyn Bridge, and Pier 2.
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Four Things That Are Not White Nationalism — Conservatism’s racism problem is real. So is a pattern of media smears against non-racist conservatives. — The American right in the Trump era has a racism problem. It’s fed by a Republican president who race-baits, a media ecosystem whose guardrails …
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The Secret History of the Push to Strike Iran — Hawks in Israel and America have spent more than a decade agitating for war against the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Will Trump finally deliver? — In july of 2017, the White House was at a crossroads on the question of Iran.
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
The 10 counties that will decide the 2020 election — Three years after a presidential election that came down to 77,000 votes in three Midwestern battlegrounds, Democrats and Republicans are eyeing a much larger battlefield ahead of the 2020 contests, one that stretches from the picturesque coastline …
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