ESSENTIAL #1: “BERNIE SANDERS LAUNCHES SECOND PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN” GREGORY KRIEG, CNN
From the article: “After months of deliberation, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday that he is running for president again in 2020. It will be Sanders' second consecutive bid for the Democratic nomination after losing to Hillary Clinton in 2016.
"I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least a million people from across the country," he wrote in an email to supporters following an interview on Vermont Public Radio.”
ESSENTIAL #2: “THOUGHTS ON ANDREW MCCABE’S 60 MINUTES INTERVIEW” QUINTA JURECIC AND BENJAMIN WITTES, LAWFARE
From the article: “Andrew McCabe’s lengthy interview with CBS’s 60 Minutesthis weekend should not in any profound respect change one’s understanding of L’Affaire Russeor the investigation of it. It does however, substantially enrich that understanding, adding important texture and detail in a number of different areas and sharpening some questions prior news stories had already posed. On two major issues, in particular, McCabe’s interview refines the picture in important respects.”
ESSENTIAL #3: “HOW SC’S TIM SCOTT MADE CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY” BRISTOW MARCHANT, THE STATE
From the article: “U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina has accomplished something that other senators have tried and failed to do for more than 100 years.
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Charleston Republican’s bill to make lynching a federal hate crimefor the first time.
‘Today, the Senate sent a strong signal that this nation will not stand for the hate and violence spread by those with evil in their hearts,’ Scott said.’I look forward to this important legislation ending up on the president’s desk for signature.’”
ESSENTIAL #4: “SEVEN MP’S LEAVE LABOUR PARTY IN PROTEST OF JEREMY CORBYN’S LEADERSHIP” BBC
From the article: “Seven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism.
They are: Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey.
Ms Berger said Labour had become institutionally anti-Semitic and she was ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ to stay.”