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Forty-one states have refused Kobach’s request for voter information – CNN

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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Chris Christie: A tale of two beaches – CNN

Monday, July 03, 2017

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Trump weighs in on case of British infant slated to be removed from life support – Washington Post

Monday, July 03, 2017

President Trump on Monday injected himself into an emotionally charged end-of-life case overseas, saying “we would be delighted” to help British parents who have sought highly experimental treatment in the United States for their terminally ill infant. The unusual overture by a U.S. president — which Trump announced on Twitter — came a day after Pope Francis weighed in on the fate of 11-month-old Charlie Gard, whose case captured worldwide…

Taxi jumps curb at Boston airport, injuring 10 cabbies – ABC News

Monday, July 03, 2017

A taxi crashed into a group of cab drivers near Boston’s airport on Monday, injuring 10 people in what police said appeared to be a “tragic accident.” The 56-year-old driver’s vehicle jumped a curb around 1:40 p.m., police said, and struck a group of people gathered at an outdoor break area for cabbies. The area, known as the cab pool, is where drivers wait until they are called to pick…

Russia details agenda for Putin’s meeting with Trump – ABC News

Monday, July 03, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin will demand the return of two diplomatic compounds seized by the United States when he meets in Germany this week with President Trump for the first time, the Kremlin said, as a senior Russian official warned that Moscow’s patience on the issue was running out. Putin’s foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov said his government showed “unusual flexibility” by not retaliating in December when then-President Obama confiscated…

Tesla’s Model 3, its mass-market car, expected to roll off factory floor Friday – Washington Post

Monday, July 03, 2017

Drivers will be able to get behind the wheel of Tesla’s new Model 3 at the end of the month, the company’s chief executive announced early Monday in a series of tweets. The long-awaited electric car that’s priced for the mass market is expected to roll off the factory floor on Friday, Elon Musk said. Musk said the $35,000 Model 3 passed regulatory requirements two weeks ahead of schedule and that…

Chris Christie enjoyed a closed beach, then got flamed. But he definitely did not get a tan. – Washington Post

Monday, July 03, 2017

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) would like you to know that he definitely did not get a tan this weekend. Yes, Christie told reporters at a Sunday news conference in Trenton, his family was staying in the state-owned beach house at Island Beach State Park over the July 4 weekend — even though the park was closed to the public amid a statewide government shutdown. He had been unapologetic…

Trump vows to help Charlie Gard, the British infant courts say should be allowed to die – Washington Post

Monday, July 03, 2017

“To defend human life, above all when it is wounded by illness, is a duty of love that God entrusts to all.” @franciscus A post shared by #charliesfight (@charliesfight) on Jul 2, 2017 at 3:37pm PDT President Trump and the Vatican have spoken out in support of Charlie Gard, a terminally ill British infant whose case has captured worldwide attention after European courts decided that he could be removed from life support…

In Sun King’s palace, Macron threatens to ram through parliament reform – Reuters

Monday, July 03, 2017

VERSAILLES/PARIS, France France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, told parliament in a ceremonial address on Monday that he would seek direct approval from voters in a referendum if parliament failed to sign off his intended institutional reforms quickly enough. Elected only two months ago by a hefty majority, Macron told the lawmakers of both houses, summoned especially to the Palace of Versailles, that he wanted to cut the number of lawmakers…

Tesla’s Long-Awaited, Lower-Priced Model 3 To Arrive Friday – NPR

Monday, July 03, 2017

A Tesla showroom in California. The company announced production of its long-awaited mass-market Model 3 car will begin Friday. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A Tesla showroom in California. The company announced production of its long-awaited mass-market Model 3 car will begin Friday. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The first-ever mass-market Tesla should roll out of the factory this week. CEO Elon Musk tweeted late Sunday that…

Trump Presses Xi for Help in Addressing ‘Growing Threat’ of North Korea – New York Times

Monday, July 03, 2017

But Mr. Trump acknowledged recently that those efforts had failed. As a result, he has sharply escalated pressure on Mr. Xi to do more to punish the North. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The Trump administration last week imposed sanctions on a Chinese bank, accusing it of acting as a conduit for illicit North Korean financial activity. And Washington has taken a series of additional steps recently seen as…

President largely sidesteps the bully pulpit in pushing health-care bill – Washington Post

Monday, July 03, 2017

With the Republican push to revamp the Affordable Care Act stalled again, even some allies of President Trump question whether he has effectively used the bully pulpit afforded by his office and are increasingly frustrated by distractions of his own making. Trump has spoken out repeatedly during his tenure about the shortcomings of Obamacare, which he brands a “disaster.” But he has made relatively little effort to detail for the…

Media reaps dividends from Trump attacks – The Hill

Monday, July 03, 2017

Cable news outlets are pulling huge ratings and reporters are becoming overnight celebrities as the attacks between President Trump and the media enters strange new territory. The Trump White House has agitated for the fight, believing that every day it spends feuding with the media exposes further press bias and energizes the conservative base. But Trump’s claim that MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski was “bleeding” from a “face-lift” unified the media, with anchors from Fox News to CNN…

As Trump wages war on the media, the echoes of Erdogan grow louder – Washington Post

Monday, July 03, 2017

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. There is a surreal goofiness to President Trump’s relentless war on America’s mainstream media. The disgruntled president responds to negative covfefe with cheesy hashtags and nicknames for his perceived adversaries: There’s “psycho” Joe Scarborough and “low I.Q. crazy” Mika Brzezinski…

Trump Tweets a Video of Him Wrestling ‘CNN’ to the Ground – New York Times

Monday, July 03, 2017

The wrestling video, which was also posted to the official @POTUS Twitter account, stirred criticism, disbelief and dumbfoundedness. Some journalists denounced its portrayal of violence as dangerous, saying it could incite attacks or threats against news media employees. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “I think it is unseemly that the president would attack journalists for doing their jobs, and encourage such anger at the media,” said Dean Baquet, the…

Man suspected of killing teen because he ‘didn’t want her to merge into traffic’ surrenders to police – Washington Post

Monday, July 03, 2017

Police have arrested a Pennsylvania man suspected of fatally shooting an 18-year-old driver in a fit of road rage because, a prosecutor said, he “didn’t want her to merge into a lane of traffic.” David Desper, 28, is charged with first- and third-degree murder, possession of an instrument of crime and reckless endangering, according to Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI. He surrendered to authorities around 2 a.m. Sunday, ending a three-state…

With Beaches Empty, Christie Wages One More Fight – New York Times

Monday, July 03, 2017

It may prove to be the final battle for a governor who for a time seemed to redefine what it meant to be brash in modern politics, at least until President Trump’s emergence as a political figure. It was a style that Mr. Christie thought would punch his ticket to the White House, but with his presidential dreams dashed, he appears nonetheless determined to end his last fight with a…

Lawmakers blast Trump’s ‘crude, false, and unpresidential’ CNN tweet – Washington Post

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Another bizarre tweet from the president of the United States. Another round of outrage and condemnation from lawmakers. President Trump on Sunday morning posted to Twitter a doctored video clip that showed him slamming a man — with “CNN” superimposed on his head — to the ground. In the video, Trump then throws punches at the man’s head, before walking away. Trump appended the tweet with two hashtags: “#FraudNewsCNN” and…

Pennsylvania man charged in ‘senseless’ and ‘savage’ road-rage killing after lane merge – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, July 02, 2017

A Pennsylvania man was in custody Sunday for what a prosecutor called the “savage” and “senseless” death of a recent high school graduate shot in the head during a road-rage confrontation as the two tried to merge in a single lane. David Desper, 28, of Trainer, turned himself in accompanied by an attorney early Sunday, and police said he was charged with first- and third-degree murder, possession of an instrument…