Why Mueller is going to get asked about Attorney General William Barr

Attorney General William Barr, flanked by Rod Rosenstein (right) and Ed O’Callaghan, answering questions before releasing a redacted version of the Mueller report, on April, 18, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Bill O’Leary/Washington Post via Getty Images A refresher on Barr’s handling of the Mueller report, ahead of the special counsel’s testimony on Wednesday. Robert Mueller has never really been the face of his own special counsel investigation. That role has mostly fallen to others…

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Watch out, Google, Amazon, and Facebook: the Justice Department just launched a major antitrust review

Makan Delrahim, head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, is launching a broad review of potential anticompetitive behaviors in Big Tech. | Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images Government regulators are, yet again, stepping up scrutiny on Big Tech. Government regulators are opening up a sweeping antitrust review of internet giants such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon — and they’re asking for the public’s help to do it. It’s the latest development in Washington’s growing scrutiny of…

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Trump keeps vowing to win Minnesota in 2020. It’s not as wild as it sounds.

Trump speaks to Turning Point USA on Tuesday. | Alex Wong/Getty Images But attacking Ilhan Omar probably isn’t the way to do it. You probably remember that Donald Trump won Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania in 2016. Somewhat lost to history — but not to Trump himself — is the fact that he almost won in deep blue Minnesota as well. Trump insisted repeatedly on Tuesday that he’ll win Minnesota in 2020, first with a tweet…

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Can you taste the difference between plant-based meat and beef? Burger King Sweden is betting no.

Getty Images/iStockphoto The fast-food chain is running a taste test on its customers. Remember those old commercials where a guy had to take a swig from two unlabeled drinks and guess whether his favorite one was Pepsi or Coke? They’re probably the most famous example of a blind taste test, and they were Pepsi’s attempt to prove that more Americans actually preferred its beverage. Now Burger King is trying something similar. In a clever marketing…

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How Trump took over America’s courts

How Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are changing the country for a generation. President Donald Trump is building his longest-lasting legacy in a place that’s often overlooked: the federal courts. It’s not just the Supreme Court that’s important — it hears fewer than 100 cases a year. His impact is being seen in places like the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This court has stopped many of Trump’s most controversial executive orders, like the travel…

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North Korea just revealed one of its most potentially dangerous weapons yet

A photo released on July 23, 2019, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in front of a submarine that could potentially shoot nuclear weapons. | Korean Central News Agency The revelation is clearly a message for Trump. North Korea has released pictures of a new submarine that it could potentially use to launch nuclear weapons. If that’s the case, the country may have gained a very dangerous, stealthy ability to threaten the US and…

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The Senate just extended the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund through 2090

Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart, speaks at a news conference on behalf of 9/11 victims and families, Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. | AP Photo/Matthew Daly It’s a huge win for first responder activists who have been pushing for a permanent fund for more than a decade. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund has officially been renewed — permanently. The Senate overwhelmingly voted to extend the fund, which pays out claims…

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