Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old Birmingham woman, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on a manslaughter charge. She was taken into custody on Wednesday. Charges against the woman who fired the shots have been dismissed.
The administration is rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow flag on flagpoles during June, LGBTQ Pride Month, say 3 U.S. diplomats.
Nick ConfessoreNBC reports Trump's state department won't grant embassies permission to fly the Pride flag.
Not even in Berlin, where the U.S. ambassador, who is gay, is spearheading an admin initiative to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide.
Nick ConfessoreThis piece, by @RonBrownstein, is one I've been waiting to read.
He points out that impeaching Clinton, which was significantly less popular than impeaching Trump is right now, didn't actually hurt Rs that much -- and Clinton arguably cost Gore the WH.
In a letter to the chairman of a House committee that had subpoenaed the director of political strategy last week, the president’s top lawyer said Tuesday that the director had immunity as a member of the executive branch.
Nick ConfessoreAnother crazy NYT story here about the White House ignoring a congressional subpoena, like it's a choice or something.
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Nick Confessore"In truth, Democratic primaries are dominated by an iron triangle: suburban women, minority and white Catholic as well as Jewish voters. In state after state this iron triangle still dominates Democratic primaries."
Pete Buttigieg is running for President of the United States.
Nick ConfessoreLotta hankering in recent weeks for Buttigieg to put some meat on the bones.
This is a long policy list -- but mostly at a 10,000-foot level.
More a list of goals rather than a series of proposals for how to accomplish them.
As the gun rights group lavished pay and perks on its leaders and partners, fueling infighting, it increasingly relied on its own charity for funds. Tax experts have questions.
Nick Confessore“It tells me that the N.R.A. itself is in very poor financial health and they’re being subsidized in large part by their foundation... They’re kind of running the organization into the ground." A must-read from @dannyhakim
A comprehensive analysis has revealed the degree to which German right-wing populists from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party are dominating the social media landscape. They might be getting help from abroad.
Nick ConfessoreFacebook and the far right: An analysis published by @DerSPIEGEL finds that AfD, which has the support of less than one in 5 Germans, accounts for *eighty-five percent* of all political party posts shared.
The C.F.P.B. was created to protect Americans from predatory lenders after the financial crisis. President Trump’s new chief of staff took it apart on his way to White House.
Nick ConfessoreToday, @nytimesmag published my investigation into the year-long bureaucratic battle waged by Trump appointees at the @CFPB. A quick thead on how this story came to be, why it is important -- and what it says about the stakes for 2020. (thread)
Nick ConfessoreOne takeaway from the CFPB's history is how it represented a fairly specific type of market intervention, rooted (non-exclusively o/c) in @SenWarren's views on how markets do and don't work. Relevant not only to left-right debates but left-left debates.
Nick ConfessoreAfter the financial crisis, liberals built a new agency to protect Americans from predatory lenders. Inside Mick Mulvaney’s campaign to unbuild it.