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Bernie Sanders’ hidden strength: AOC, Cardi B — and young Latino Dems

Bernie Sanders’ hidden strength: AOC, Cardi B — and young Latino DemsReminder: There are 56 days until the Iowa caucuses and 330 days until the 2020 election. Bernie Sanders is a 78-year-old Jewish senator from an overwhelmingly white state. For much of 2019, pundits have written Sanders off.



Former British spy and FBI source Steele was friends with Ivanka Trump -source

Former British spy and FBI source Steele was friends with Ivanka Trump -sourceA former British spy who was a source for the FBI in its probe of Donald Trump's presidential campaign had an extended friendship with Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter, a source familiar with the friendship said on Monday. A friendship between Christopher Steele, a former officer of British foreign intelligence agency MI6, and an unspecified Trump family member was laid out in a report by the U.S. Justice Department's Inspector General published on Monday. The report looked into elements of how the FBI handled its investigation into whether Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign had colluded with Russia.



Federal appeals court rules against political ad law

Federal appeals court rules against political ad lawA Maryland law approved by state legislators to prevent foreign interference in local elections is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law targets political expression and compels certain speech, and affirmed a lower court's ruling to strike the law down. Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III wrote that the changing nature of elections and novel technological challenges have made it harder for states to manage elections.



Inspector general finds ‘significant errors or omissions’ in Trump adviser surveillance warrant

Inspector general finds ‘significant errors or omissions’ in Trump adviser surveillance warrantThe long awaited 434-page report finds that FBI’s team conducting Crossfire Hurricane—the code name for the bureau’s investigation into links between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin—improperly relied too heavily on allegations made by Christopher Steele, a former British spy who had been hired by an opposition research firm working for the Hillary Clinton.



We can rip up the EU rule book, PM Johnson tells UK voters

We can rip up the EU rule book, PM Johnson tells UK votersPrime Minister Boris Johnson will bolster his argument on Tuesday for leaving the European Union early next year, urging voters to return him to power so Britain can "rip up the EU rule book and write a new one for ourselves". Just days before Britain votes in an election he called to try to break the deadlock over Brexit, Johnson will repeat his desire to "finally get Brexit done" on a tour of traditionally Labour supporting areas he hopes to win over. Johnson has put his oft-repeated pledge for a quick Brexit at the heart of his election campaign, hoping to win the backing of those who voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum.





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