Senators Tried to Shut Down Kamala Harris, and It Didn’t Go Well

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr shut down a line of questioning from Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) at a hearing in which she asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein whether he planned to sign a letter allowing Special Counsel Robert Mueller complete independence from the Justice Department in his investigation of the Trump administration’s Russian … Continued

Attempt to Shut Down Elizabeth Warren Backfires on GOP

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 49-43 to uphold a ruling that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) violated Senate Rule 19 in her statement opposing Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and his nomination for Attorney General. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) had rebuked Warren, saying she ran afoul of rules which prohibits senators from impugning their colleagues. (Rule … Continued

Things Just Got a Lot Worse For Embattled Wells Fargo CEO

[DIGEST: CNN, Los Angeles Times] Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf will forfeit compensation worth $45 million––including his bonus and about $41 million in stock awards––as Wells Fargo launches a probe into a scandal over fake accounts. Earlier this month, an investigation revealed that Wells Fargo employees opened more than two million phony accounts to reach … Continued

Clinton’s VP Shortlist Has White House Watchers Buzzing

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee, reportedly spent her weekend interviewing potential vice presidential picks. Her campaign seems likely to keep the media and the public guessing until after the Republican National Convention, when an announcement could steal the media’s focus. Speculation began months ago but has consistently favored a few contenders. In recent days, … Continued

Top Clinton Advisor Sets Off Firestorm With Remarks on VP Short List

[DIGEST: Politics USA, Mic] Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, says Clinton has not ruled out the possibility of a female running mate. There is speculation that Clinton could choose Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, a favorite among progressives. Podesta fed the excitement with comments made during an interview with The Boston Globe. “We’ll start with … Continued

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