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Want to understand the 2020 Democratic primary? Stay off Twitter.

Want to understand the 2020 Democratic primary? Stay off Twitter.

First things first: The theme song of the week is from the show Report to Murphy starring Michael Keaton. Poll of the week: A new CNN national poll of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary gives Joe Biden 28%, Bernie Sanders 20%, Kamala Harris 12%, Beto O’Rourke at 11% and Elizabeth Warren 6% Other polling confirms…MORE

Trump sparks confusion with tweet on North Korea-related sanctions

Trump sparks confusion with tweet on North Korea-related sanctions

President Donald Trump triggered rampant confusion among his own aides and administration officials when he said Friday he is withdrawing new sanctions aimed at North Korea that were just issued by his own administration. “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions…MORE

Fact-check: Trump claims wind turbines hurt property value ‘by 65%’

Fact-check: Trump claims wind turbines hurt property value ‘by 65%’

President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday at an Ohio rally that wind turbines significantly decrease property value. “Put the windmills up and watch the value of your house, if you’re in sight of a windmill, watch the value of your house go down by 65%,” he told the audience. Facts First: While some properties can see…MORE

White House again claims defeat of ISIS caliphate in Syria as fighting continues

White House again claims defeat of ISIS caliphate in Syria as fighting continues

The White House announced Friday that the ISIS caliphate in Syria has been 100% defeated, but CNN’s team on the ground reported that US-backed forces are still working to clear final pockets of fighters holed up in tunnels alongside the now-cleared village of Baghouz, the group’s last stronghold. Press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that…MORE

Trump says auto imports don’t threaten national security, despite tariff threat

Trump says auto imports don’t threaten national security, despite tariff threat

President Donald Trump said Friday he doesn’t see car imports as a national security threat, even though he has considered using national security justifications to slap tariffs on foreign automobiles and auto parts. “Well, no,” Trump said when Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo asked if auto imports threaten the United States. “What poses a national…MORE

Boeing promoted 737 MAX as requiring little additional pilot training

Boeing promoted 737 MAX as requiring little additional pilot training

New evidence has surfaced that Boeing told its commercial airline customers that the 737 MAX was fundamentally similar to previous versions of the workhorse jet, despite the addition of a stability system investigators are scrutinizing in probes of the Lion Air and Ethiopian crashes. The planes are so similar, the sales pitch went, that airlines…MORE

Treasury rolls out extra relief on tax penalties

Treasury rolls out extra relief on tax penalties

American taxpayers who fell short on paying their IOUs to Uncle Sam over the course of 2018 will be getting some more relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The Treasury Department announced Friday it would waive some penalties amid rising concerns among both Democrats and Republicans that changes from the 2017 tax law have left…MORE

Don’t worry, Beto O’Rourke asks before he stands on counters

Don’t worry, Beto O’Rourke asks before he stands on counters

Beto O’Rourke’s habit of standing on things — especially counters — has become a point of public fascination, spawning memes and Twitter accounts in the early days of his campaign. But don’t worry. He asks first. It started on the former Texas congressman’s first morning as a presidential candidate, in Burlington, Iowa. Midway through his…MORE

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