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  • The National Memo
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Recent articles by Elizabeth:

Scaramucci disinvited from Florida GOP fundraiser after he ‘infuriated’ county board by calling Trump’s comments ‘racist’ – A

One-time White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci has been disinvited from a Palm Beach County GOP fundraiser after speaking out against Trump’s “racially charged” comments about Democratic congresswomen, Politico reports. Scaramucci — whose illustrious career as Trump’s mouthpiece → Read More

Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski would like Trump to ‘stop’ and ‘delete’ racist tweets, thank you very much

After taking what one can only assume to be a long weekend, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AL) on Monday afternoon finally responded to President Donald Trump’s racist tweets targeting minority Democratic congresswomen, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar → Read More

British foreign secretary slams Trump’s attack on UK’s Teresea May, ambassador: ‘Disrespectful and wrong’ – A

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday slammed President Donald Trump over his criticism of UK Prime Minister Teresea May and UK Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch, calling the president’s tweets “disrespectful and wrong.” Trump on Tuesday lashed out at Britain’s “wacky” am → Read More

British foreign secretary slams Trump’s attack on UK’s Theresa May and ambassador: ‘Disrespectful and wrong’

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday slammed President Donald Trump over his criticism of UK Prime Minister Theresa May and UK Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch, calling the president’s tweets “disrespectful and wrong.” Trump on Tuesday lashed out at Britain’s “wacky” ambassador to the United States after leaked cables revealed Darroch […] → Read More

Watch: Woman who ran against Matt Gaetz in 2016 charged with battery after allegedly throwing a milkshake at him

Taking a cue from protestors in the UK, a 35-year-old woman in Pensacola, FL was arrested on Saturday after allegedly throwing a milkshake at Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). In video of the incident. Gaetz can be seen exiting a town hall even at Brew Ha Ha in Florida when he appears to be struck by what po → Read More

Trump attempts damage control after tweeting — then deleting — admission that Russia helped him get elected

Donald Trump on Thursday spoke with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House after the president appeared to admit that the Russian government helped him get elected in 2016. In a Twitter thread this morning, Trump claimed to have “nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected,” which appears to be the first time the president has even acknowledged that Russian interference in the… → Read More

Trump claims ‘nothing changes’ after Mueller statement as House Judiciary chair hints impeachment is coming

Donald Trump on Wednesday replied on Twitter after special counsel Robert Mueller spoke before reporters about his findings from the Russia investigation. The president, through his usual medium, falsely claimed “the case is closed” because there was “insufficient evidence” to charge Trump with a cr → Read More

Trump dossier author Christopher Steele won’t speak with prosecutor Barr appointed to probe Russian investigation

Christopher Steele, the former British MI6 agent who compiled a dossier that alleged links between Donald Trump and the Russian government will not speak with the prosecutor appointed to investigate the origins of the Russian investigation, Reuters reports. Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, Steele is reportedly refusing to cooperate with John Durham, who was tapped by Attorney… → Read More

White House deputy press secretary: ‘It would be so nice if we had a complicit, compliant media’

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley on Sunday accused the press of painting all of Donald Trump’s actions in a negative light, telling Fox News’ Howard Kurtz he wishes the Trump administration “had a complicit, compliant media.” Hogan was speaking with Kurtz on Mediabuzz Sunday. He was asked about Donald Trump’s bizarre press conference last Thursday, during which the… → Read More

Ocasio-Cortez slams the NYT for sexist coverage of former Trump official Hope Hicks: ‘It’s glamour shot time’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Sunday joined criticism of the New York Times for publishing an article about former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks that frames her decision whether or net to comply with a congressional subpoena “as some Lifetime drama called ‘Hope’s Choice.’” Ocasio-Cortez’s statement follows similar outrage from critics of the Trump administration who… → Read More

One of Trump’s broken promises has cost US taxpayers 255 times the presidential salary he volunteered not to take

Donald Trump’s golf outings have cost U.S. taxpayers $102 million in expenses — which, according to HuffPost, is “255 times the annual presidential salary he volunteered not to take.” The figure represents millions in “extra travel and security expenses,” according to HuffPost, and will increase again next month when he visits his resort in Doonbeg, Ireland in June. HuffPost conducted the… → Read More

‘Stinks to high heaven’: Trump labor board gave a huge gift to Uber amid company’s stock market struggles – A

Uber was in serious need of a lift after a "bleak" and "disappointing" stock market debut last week, and President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board gave it just that Tuesday by ruling that the company's drivers are independent contractors—and thus don't have the rights of traditional em → Read More

Kamala Harris just delivered the perfect response when asked about people viewing her as Joe Biden’s ‘dream’ VP pick

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday delivered a searing response when asked about talk she’d make the perfect candidate for vice president, noting that one member of the 2020 Democratic field has already proven they know how to do the job: former Vice President Joe Biden. > Kamala Harris here in NH: “I think Joe Biden would be a great runningmate. As vice president he’s shown he can do the… → Read More

‘Sending a signal to his cronies’: Outed CIA agent reveals why she thinks Trump pardoned Cheney’s chief of staff – A

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame, whose identity as a covert officer was leaked by Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff Scooter Libby during the Plame affair, on Monday spoke with CNN’s John Berman about Donald Trump’s decision to pardon Libby — explaining that she thought the president was sen → Read More

Pete Buttigieg warns Democrats not to take the bait on Trump’s ‘divisive’ mastery of ‘white identity politics’ – A

South Bend, Indiana mayor and current 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Saturday warned Democrats about relying on the lure “so-called identity politics,” while simultaneously criticizing President Donald Trump for mastering “the most divisive form” of "white identity politics → Read More

Trump’s ‘ugly’ trade war with China is devastating the lives of Iowa farmers: ‘It could break a lot of people’

Iowa farmers are bearing the brunt of the U.S. trade war with China as Donald Trump continues to threaten increased tariffs on Chinese imports. According to a report by the Des Moines Register, corn and soybean farmers are “to feel optimistic” as the industry faces a series of daunting challenges, including retaliation from China over increased tariffs. The president on Friday took to Twitter to… → Read More

Matt Gaetz will face investigation by Florida Bar grievance committee over menacing Michael Cohen tweet

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) will the Florida Bar’s grievance committee over an intimidating tweet he sent about former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The Florida Bar on Wednesday determined an investigation into Gaetz’ tweets will proceed, setting up the possibility th → Read More

Can House Democrats arrest Bill Barr?

After voting to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress (a likely outcome after the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a contempt resolution against the attorney general), Democrats in the House of Representatives have a unique weapon in their arsenal —one which hasn’t b → Read More

Matt Gaetz will face investigation by Florida Bar grievance committee over menacing Michael Cohen tweet

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) will the Florida Bar’s grievance committee over an intimidating tweet he sent about former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The Florida Bar on Wednesday determined an investigation into Gaetz’ tweets will proceed, setting up the possibility that the Florida Republican will face discipline after he tweeted about Cohen’s “girlfriends” as the… → Read More

Police in Colorado identify second suspect in STEM Highlands Ranch shooting as a juvenile female

Police in Douglas County, Colorado have identified the second suspect at the STEM Highlands Ranch shooting as a juvenile female, the Denver Post reports, citing County Sheriff Tony Spurlock. “We have an adult male that we sent out information on yesterday in custody at the Douglas county jail,” S → Read More