Donald Trump, in his infinite wisdom, has realized that the Kurds did not help the U.S. invade France in WWII, so they aren’t that good of allies. In WWII, after all, being a good ally meant waiting a couple years before reluctantly entering the war after a direct attack, like we did.
A U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency employee, Henry Kyle Frese, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with allegedly leaking classified information to two journalists in 2018 and 2019. Frese, 30, is facing a maximum of up to 10 years in prison.
Dallas police arrested one suspect in the murder investigation of Joshua Brown, a witness in the murder trial of former police officer Amber Guyger, who killed her neighbor Botham Jean. Police have warrants for two other suspects, and said the three traveled from Alexandria, LA and killed Brown in a botched drug deal.
Pretty stunning: the Brookings Institute, which has been tracking the massive staff turnover in the Trump administration, found the turnover rate among the president’s top decision makers hit 80 percent as of today. Is Trump leader of the Western world or running a digital media company into the ground??
The Supreme Court announced Friday that it would hear June Medical Services v. Gee, its first major case on abortion rights since Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment last year. Oral arguments are expected to start early next year, with a decision likely in the summer, according to Rewire.
In the “this makes a lot of sense” department, from an SF Chronicle story about an upcoming Gwyneth Paltrow Goop event: “The day will close with a fireside chat between Paltrow and spiritual leader, author and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson.” Count me in!
Demi Lovato apologized for accepting a “free trip to Israel in exchange for a few posts,” saying on Instagram that no one told her about the “potential backlash” of such a trip. “This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me, NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT,” she also said. I feel u but like, just do India next time.
That sound you hear is one million sighs of relief: Jane Sanders said in a statement today that one day after Bernie Sanders underwent a procedure to receive two stents for a blocked artery, he’s “up and about” and expected to be discharged this weekend. He’ll be back for the October 15 debate, she also said.
Wow... dark times for the UK if Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister, according to this truly surreal, feverishly right-wing ad. All the hits are here: polygamy, cat-eating, a Jewish mass exodus, and also “Burgon made King of Leeds,” which is objectively funny. Leeds! What a day.
Gerrymandering reporter David Daley obtained leaked audio from an ALEC-hosted panel on “surviving redistricting” from earlier this year including Trump voter fraud lackey Hans von Spakovsky and failed judicial nominee Thomas Farr, and published it over at Slate. It’s predictably infuriating.
A new poll found just four out of 10 Republicans believe that Donald Trump talked about investigating Joe Biden in his now-infamous call with the Ukrainian president. Trump has said he talked about Biden on the call. The memo, released by his administration, says so too. There’s no excuse!
Bernie Sanders “experienced some chest discomfort” last night, according to the campaign, and a subsequent evaluation found a blockage in one of his arteries, which required the insertion of two stents. Sanders is “conversing and in good spirits,” but the campaign is canceling all events as he continues to rest.
If only there was a middle ground. Rep. Maxine Waters tweeted: “Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement.” But for now, she said impeachment is the “imperative.” A kindly reminder that even the worst of the worst shouldn’t be kept in solitary!
That didn’t take long. After it was reported earlier today that New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins would enter a guilty plea in an insider trading case, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office confirmed they’d received his letter of resignation, which will likely be effective tomorrow.
Read this great in-depth reporting from HuffPost today about the travails of working women just trying to breastfeed their kids, which found employers broke the law meant to protect a woman’s right to pump at work a staggering 68 percent of the time in the cases the site obtained.