Can Dems ever win back rural America?


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Dem Sen. Coons Calls on Acting AG Whitaker to 'Recuse Himself'

Sunday, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) called on acting Attorney General Michael Whitaker to “recuse himself.” Despite Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s vote of confidence in Whitaker, Coons said he questions Whitaker’s ability to serve as Jeff Sessions’ replacement because of his past criticisms of FBI special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation. “[I] do think Matthew Whitaker, the acting AG should recuse himself given his past statements,” Coons said on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC.” He added, “Frankly, the test here is whether Matthew Whitaker is someone whose legal ideas and his relevant experience makes him an appropriate person to serve as acting attorney general.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent (More)

Graham on Whitaker: 'I Don't Think He Has to Recuse Himself'

During a Sunday interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) weighed in on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment to replace Jeff Sessions. Margaret Brennan asked Graham, “[A]re you going to ask [Whitaker] to recuse himself and is Matthew Whitaker’s appointment constitutional?” “I think he was appropriately appointed legally,” Graham responded. “I don’t think he has to recuse himself. I am confident the Mueller investigation will be allowed to come to a good, solid conclusion, that there’ll be no political influence put on [FBI special counsel Robert Mueller] by Mr. Whitaker to do anything other than Mr. Mueller’s job.” Brennan noted Whitaker’s previous criticisms of Mueller and his investigation and asked Graham what suggests Whitaker can remain “impartial.” “Well, you don’t recuse somebody because they have opinions different than the people they’re overseeing. … The bottom line here is that Mr. Mueller will be allowed to do his job without political interference by Mr. Whitaker.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent (More)

WWI Museum Commemorates the Human Cost on 100th Anniversary: ‘7,200 Deaths a Day, 300 an Hour, 5 a Minute’

Dr. Matt Naylor, president of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, joined Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight to discuss this year’s centennial commemoration of WWI’s armistice. Sunday will mark 100 years since WWI’s conclusion. (More)

In Village Swallowed by Sand, Life's a Beach…

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Bond Between America and Poland 'Stronger Than Ever' Thanks to Trump, Say Ambassadors

The Polish ambassador to the U.S. and the U.S. ambassador to Poland have penned a joint article hailing the excellent ties which have developed under President Donald Trump, as the Central European country marks 100 years of independence. (More)

Adam Schiff: Trump Does Not Understand His Job — He Only Cares About Americans Who Voted for Him

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) responded to President Donald Trump’s tweet about California’s wildfires. Schiff said, “There are a lot of root causes about why the fire season has become so much worse over the years but for the president at a time when people are facing utter disaster to be making a statement like this making a threat like this, this just how little he understands the job he has — that he would be punitive at a time like this rather than coming to the defense of people facing the worst disasters their lives. He’s out making these broad and false statements and threatening to remove funding from a state that is devastated right now.” He added, “This is a president more than any other is punitive. I think in the tax cut by away state and local tax deductions. That was aimed at the blue states. He is only the president, I think in his view of those in his who voted for him. The rest he could care less.” There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of (More)

Pelosi: Trump Is Attempting 'Obstruction, Suppression of the Vote'

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said by commenting on the Florida recount of the Senate and gubernatorial races, President Donald Trump was attempting “obstruction” and “suppression of the vote.” Partial transcript as follows: BRENNAN: The president has been saying that there’s election fraud in Florida. What do you think is happening in Broward County? Is this election fraud and is there a role that Congress needs to play in upgrading election infrastructure? PELOSI: Yes to the second part. Let’s go to the first part first. My experience with the president is any time charges somebody with something he’s just projecting what he might have done himself. We’re not — BRENNAN: Election fraud? PELOSI: Well obstruction, suppression of the vote. Those kinds of issues I think are wrong and not in honor of our sacred right to vote. Not there’s no election fraud. What there is, is an honest count of the votes. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN (More)

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