12/07/2018

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12.07.2018 | The Editors

ESSENTIAL #1: “DNC CHAIR PEREZ LAMENTS VOTERS GETTING THEIR INFORMATION FROM ‘THE PULPITS ON SUNDAY’” CALEB HOWE, MEDIAITE

From the article: “It should come as a surprise to no one that that person has elevated the issue, of course, to the top, because that person on the pulpit is saying, ‘ignore everything else that this person has done and is doing. We have to focus on one issue of Roe vs Wade.’ And people buy it because that’s their only source,” he said, bringing up the church as a problem for the second time in a few minutes.”

ESSENTIAL #2: “TRUMP’S CHIEF OF STAFF EXPECTED TO RESIGN” JOHN BOWDEN, THE HILL

From the article: “White House sources told CNN on Friday that Kelly's relationship with the president, often reported as tumultuous, is no longer seen as "sustainable" and will likely lead to Kelly's ouster in the near future. Nick Ayers, a longtime aide to Vice President Pence currently serving as Pence's chief of staff, is being mentioned as a potential replacement, according to CNN.”

ESSENTIAL #3: “KEVIN STEPS DOWN AS 2019 OSCARS HOST BECAUSE OF ‘ANTI-GAY’ TWEETS” NPR

From the article: “Kevin Hart has stepped down as host of the Academy Awards after he refused to apologize for past homophobic tweets.”

ESSENTIAL #4: “IMAGE OF PUTIN, RUSSIA SUFFERS INTERNATIONALLY” CLARK LETTERMAN, PEW RESEARCH CENTER

From the article: “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to re-establish Russia as a consequential world power appear to have borne at least some fruit: The prevailing view in a new 25-country poll by Pew Research Center is that Russia plays a more important role in international affairs than it did a decade ago. But increased stature does not mean being better liked. The same survey finds that views of Putin and the Russian Federation are largely negative.”

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