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What We’re Reading Today: Comey Trouble, Beto’s Haircut, Farm Aid … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Real Scandals

Top FBI officials were ´quite worried´ Comey would appear to be blackmailing Trump — Michael Isikoff, Yahoo News

Why James Comey Is in Real Legal Jeopardy — Kevin Brock, The Hill

State Department official cited Steele in emails with Ohr after flagging credibility issues to FBI, docs reveal — Fox News

At DC event, Barr asks Pelosi if she brought her handcuffs — Jake Gibson, Brooke Singman, Fox News

Rep. Jerry Nadler: We´re ´probably´ not headed for impeachment — CNBC

Election 2020

Bill De Blasio Poised to Enter the Presidential Race — Powerline

Joe Biden Keeps Tripping Over His Words — Washington Free Beacon

Did the Left Misread the 2020 Democratic Primary? — Politico

Internet cringes as Beto O’Rourke livestreams his haircut — Washington Examiner

‘No middle ground’: Ocasio-Cortez and activists take aim at Biden at Green New Deal rally — CNN

Tariff Love

Trump’s Love for Tariffs Began in Japan’s ’80s Boom — New York Times

Agriculture Dept: Govt gave farmers $8.52B to offset China tariffs — Marisa Fernandez, Axios

National Security

Pompeo to Iraqi brass: intel shows Iran-backed militias moved missiles near U.S. bases — Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News

Trump declares national emergency over IT threats — BBC

Two Florida Counties Hacked By Russians During 2016 Election — Forbes

Immigration

Trump to Launch Fresh Immigration Overhaul Bid — Wall Street Journal

Border agents now spend less than 50 percent of time patrolling border — Washington Times

Who pays the Trump tariffs?…..— Mark Perry, Carpe Diem

States

Tennessee Ranked #1 for Fiscal Stability — US News

A huge Supreme Court decision you never heard of — American Thinker

Misc

Tweet From Country’s Largest Labor Org Encourages Workers to ‘Seize the Means of Production.’ — Reason

Linda Sarsour livid at ´white women,´ says they ´uphold the patriarchy´— Washington times

White House launches tool for reporting social media ‘bias’ — The Hill

Inside the Liberal Bubble

Elizabeth Warren Just Laid a Devastating Burn on the Comptroller of the Currency — Slate


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