An informative Twitter thread about ISIS’s claim of responsbility in the Sri Lanka bombings
Latest national poll shows Biden and Bernie once again at top, and Buttigieg surging
As the kids say, the president is having a normal one
The Times responds to Trump’s latest dangerous insult
Why do congressional Democrats think they have any right to investigate King Trump?
The White House has instructed a former official who was in charge of the security clearance process to not comply with a House subpoena demanding his appearance for an interview, the latest move by the Trump administration to thwart Democratic-led investigations into all aspects of the presidency.
After a day of tense negotiations, the White House late Monday told the former official, Carl Kline, who now works at the Defense Department, to not appear at Tuesday’s deposition, contending that Democrats were seeking access to confidential information that should be off limits.
The move raises the prospect that the House Oversight Committee could seek to hold Kline in contempt, a step that Chairman Elijah Cummings warned Monday he would take. And it’s the latest White House effort to stonewall Democratic investigations, coming the same day the Trump Organization filed a lawsuit to prevent an accounting firm from complying with Cummings’ subpoena for President Donald Trump’s past financial records.
Trump is throwing a tantrum because New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said he “betrayed his country” and “the modern G.O.P. is perfectly willing to sell out America if that’s what it takes to get tax cuts for the wealthy”
Nothing to see here, just trying an unprecedented maneuver to hide my financial records for no reason
President Trump sued his own accounting firm and the Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee at the same time Monday — trying an unusual tactic to stop the firm from giving the committee details about Trump’s past financial dealings.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, seeks a court order to quash a subpoena issued last week by the committee to Mazars USA. Trump’s lawyers also are asking a federal judge to temporarily block the subpoena until the court has had a chance to review their request.
The move amounts to Trump — the leader of the executive branch of government — asking the judicial branch to stop the legislative branch from investigating his past.
Former House counsels from both sides of the aisle called the challenge a long shot and an apparent delay tactic.
They could get rid of Theresa May by passing her Brexit plan, but there’s still little confidence in that outcome
Anger is growing among pro-Brexit Conservative lawmakers and officials over the delay to Brexit and May’s bid for compromise.
Pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Nigel Evans said calls for May’s departure are “growing into a clamor” and she should resign “as soon as possible.”
“I believe the only way we’re going to break this impasse properly is if we have fresh leadership of the Conservative Party,” Evans told the BBC.
Many Conservative Brexiteers think May should be replaced with a more staunchly pro-Brexit leader, such as the former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson. But May survived a no-confidence vote among party colleagues in December, and under Conservative rules she can’t face another challenge until a year has passed.
Some Conservative lawmakers are discussing whether the rules could be changed to allow a new vote on May’s leadership.
Officials said Sunday’s massacre in Sri Lanka was linked to the Christchurch shooting, but have yet to offer evidence
Sri Lanka on Tuesday described the devastating string of bombings on Easter that killed 321 people as a response to the attack on two mosques in New Zealand last month.
Three hotels and three churches were attacked by suicide bombers on Sunday belonging to the radical Islamist group National Thowheed Jamaath in an operation that authorities appear to have had advance warning about.
“Investigations have revealed that the attacks were carried out by Islamic extremists in retaliation to the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand,” State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene told parliament. On March 15, a white supremacist killed 50 Muslims in two mosques.
Kamala Harris Joins Elizabeth Warren as the second 2020 candidate to call for impeachment
Sounds like something that totally happened
In between games of “Be Best” hopscotch and the namesake event at the White House’s Easter egg roll, a child apparently couldn’t pass up the chance to press President Donald Trump on one of his signature campaign promises.
As he colored cards for service members on the White House’s South Lawn, Trump responded to a question from one of the children alongside him.
“I will. Oh, It’s happening. It’s being built now,” Trump told the child, before speaking up to share the conversation with reporters. “Here’s a young guy who said, ‘Keep building that wall.’ Can you believe that?”
“He’s going to be a conservative someday!” Trump continued.