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How Trump’s 2020 reelection strategy could work — but probably won’t

How Trump’s 2020 reelection strategy could work — but probably won’t

First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme from The Larry Sanders Show. Poll of the week: A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that President Donald Trump’s approval rating among voters nationwide is 45%. His disapproval rating is 52%. This makes for a net approval (approval – disapproval) of…MORE

Joe Biden dominates, but Pete Buttigieg makes inroads with Obama’s elite bundlers

Joe Biden dominates, but Pete Buttigieg makes inroads with Obama’s elite bundlers

Former Vice President Joe Biden drew dozens of Barack Obama’s fundraisers to his presidential bid during the April-to-June fundraising quarter, but his rivals — led by South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — also are capturing some of those elite bundlers, a CNN analysis of new 2020 campaign filings shows. At least 40 top fundraisers…MORE

Floundering NRA struggles to maintain its 2016 influence in 2020 race

Floundering NRA struggles to maintain its 2016 influence in 2020 race

The National Rifle Association was already reeling from leadership shakeups and allegations of financial mismanagement when it dropped another bombshell. The NRA accused Chris Cox — the man who had controlled the organization’s lobbying and political activities for more than 15 years — of trying to overthrow Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre, according to a lawsuit…MORE

Key Mueller witness George Nader hit with underage sex trafficking, child porn charges

Key Mueller witness George Nader hit with underage sex trafficking, child porn charges

George Aref Nader, who was a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, faces new charges of transporting a minor “with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity” and child pornography. According to a newly unsealed federal indictment in the Eastern District of Virginia, Nader is accused of bringing a 14-year-old boy from…MORE

If you think this week was bad, just wait…

If you think this week was bad, just wait…

This week started with the furor caused by President Donald Trump’s racist tweets urging four Democratic congresswoman of color to go back to where they’re from. (In the case of three of the four that would mean going back to, uh, America.) With the middle of the week came chants of “Send her back!” — aimed…MORE

Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ocasio-Cortez of calling Americans ‘garbage’

Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ocasio-Cortez of calling Americans ‘garbage’

During an exchange with reporters as he left the White House on Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump made false accusations against both Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar, two of the four Democratic members of Congress against whom he launched a racist “go back” attack earlier in the week. “The first lady thinks that…MORE

Trump admin is revising the citizenship test for the first time in 10 years

Trump admin is revising the citizenship test for the first time in 10 years

The Trump administration is making revisions to the naturalization test for the first time in a decade, US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday. The agency is focusing on changes to the civics portion of the test, though there could also be updates to the English section, according to a USCIS official. The announcement comes…MORE