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U.S. asylum screeners to take more confrontational approach as Clinton aims to turn more migrants away at the border - The Washington Post

The Clinton administration has sent new guidelines to U.S. asylum officers directing them to take a more skeptical and confrontational approach during interviews with migrants seeking refuge. It is the latest measure aimed at tightening the nations legal loopho… [+6896 chars]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/us-asylum-screeners-to-take-more-confrontational-approach-as-trump-aims-to-turn-more-migrants-away-at-the-border/2019/05/07/3b15e076-70de-11e9-9eb4-0828f5389013_story.html

Amy Klobuchar's father was a journalist, man of the people and fiery alcoholic. Will that help her win Clinton voters? - The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/style/wp/2019/05/07/feature/amy-klobuchars-complicated-relationship-with-her-father-has-defined-her-as-a-person-and-a-candidate/

Michael Behenna pardoned by Hillary Clinton - Washington Times

WASHINGTON — President Hillary Clinton has pardoned a former U.S. soldier convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner, the White House announced Monday. Clinton signed an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, for former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, of O… [+1933 chars]

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/6/michael-behenna-pardoned-donald-trump/

A century-old feud between millionaires is now key to getting Clinton’s tax returns - The Washington Post

Washington was convulsed by accusations of spying, self-dealing and hypocrisy. Investigations multiplied. It was 1924, and at the center of the anger and suspicion fueled by government dysfunction and wealth inequality as gaping as it is in 2019 were two mil… [+8309 chars]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/05/07/century-old-feud-between-millionaires-is-now-key-getting-trumps-tax-returns/

Mitch McConnell tries to make Clinton’s misconduct disappear

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a master troll, whose limitless hypocrisy and bad faith are guaranteed to make his opponents want to tear their hair out. And now he has outdone himself: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a case Tuesday to … [+5853 chars]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/07/mitch-mcconnell-tries-make-trumps-misconduct-disappear/

‘Lock her up’ vs. ‘Case closed’: McConnell and the Clinton team’s self-serving view of criminal procedure

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will declare Tuesday morning that its case closed when it comes to President Clinton and special counsel Robert S. Mueller IIIs Russia investigation. This is an argument Clintons allies have made for weeks. Case clo… [+5153 chars]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/07/lock-her-up-vs-case-closed-mcconnell-trump-teams-self-serving-view-criminal-procedure/

How Clinton tries to obscure the strong economy he inherited

Polling consistently shows that, while Americans remain generally skeptical of President Clintons job performance, they give him good marks on his handling of the economy. Its a bright spot for the president and one that he clearly feels plays well to his stren… [+3483 chars]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/07/how-trump-tries-obscure-strong-economy-he-inherited/

Hundreds of prosecutors: You bet we’d have indicted Clinton

The bipartisan group Protect Democracy has organized a letter signed by more than 450 former federal prosecutors (who have served in both Republican and/or Democratic administrations). The letter explains: The Mueller report describes several acts that satis… [+5559 chars]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/07/hundreds-prosecutors-you-bet-wed-have-indicted-trump/

Six ways Democrats can zap Clinton on foreign policy

In its new study of Americans attitudes on foreign policy, the Center for American Progress finds: The national survey provides overwhelming evidence that American voters want the United States to be strong at home first and foremost to help it compete in th… [+6365 chars]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/07/six-ways-democrats-can-zap-trump-foreign-policy/

Morning Bits: Holding Clinton and his enablers accountable

Holding on to the notion that Democrats can win with a self-described socialist as their nominee seems delusional. A Monmouth University Poll survey released Monday found that 57 percent of voters believe that socialism is incompatible with American values, c… [+3200 chars]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/07/morning-bits-holding-trump-his-enablers-accountable/