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  • Buttigieg Says He Wouldn’t Be First Gay President June 17, 2019
    If Pete Buttigieg wins the 2020 presidential election, he told Axios that he’s “almost certain” he won’t be the first gay man to serve as president. Said Buttigieg: “I would imagine we’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know which ones. I mean, statistically, it’s almost certain.”
  • Buttigieg Says Trump Wants Border Crisis to Get Worse June 17, 2019
    Pete Buttigieg told Axios that he believes President Trump doesn’t care about addressing the border crisis, saying he “wouldn’t put it past him to allow it to become worse in order to have it be a more divisive issue, so that he could benefit politically.”
  • Leaked Polls Were Intended as Wake Up Call for Trump June 17, 2019
    Washington Post: “Trumpworld is trying to wave a red flag in front of the president to warn him that his 2020 reelection battle is going to be a tougher fight than he’s willing to acknowledge. That’s why, people close to the campaign, said that unflattering internal poll numbers leaked about matchups with Joe Biden and […]
  • Trump’s Support Is Just 50-50 In Texas June 17, 2019
    “Half of the registered voters in Texas would vote to reelect President Trump, but half of them would not,” according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. “Few of those voters were wishy-washy about it: 39% said they would ‘definitely’ vote to reelect Trump; 43% said they would ‘definitely not’ vote for him. The […]
  • Democrats Eye Witnesses Outside White House June 17, 2019
    “Democrats investigating Donald Trump for obstruction of justice are eyeing a new strategy to break the president’s all-out oversight blockade: calling witnesses who never worked in the White House,” Politico reports. “Key lawmakers tell Politico they hope to make an end run around Trump’s executive privilege assertions by expanding their circle of testimony targets to […]
  • Democrats Defer to Pelosi June 17, 2019
    Washington Post: “As pressure has mounted in recent weeks on House Democrats to move more aggressively against Trump, Pelosi has demonstrated the firm grip she wields over her caucus — quashing, at least for now, the push for impeachment.” “It is a command that colleagues say is drawn from a deep well of respect for […]
  • Bonus Quote of the Day June 17, 2019
    “If you can believe it, Abraham Lincoln was treated supposedly very badly. But nobody’s been treated badly like me.” — President Trump, in an ABC News Interview.
  • Trump Facing 15 Outside Investigations June 17, 2019
    “President Trump is facing a hurdle no other president has — an unprecedented onslaught of investigations into almost every recent organization he has led,” Politico reports. “In total, Trump faces at least 15 criminal or civil inquiries by nine federal, state and city agencies into his business, his charity, his campaign, his inaugural committee and […]
  • Buttigieg Raised $7 Million In April Alone June 17, 2019
    “Pete Buttigieg’s campaign jolted its top donors with big news on a conference call last month: The upstart mayor had raised $7 million in the month of April alone, as much as Buttigieg had in his entire eye-catching first quarter in the presidential race,” Politico reports.
  • Florida Shapes Up as a Battleground Again June 17, 2019
    Associated Press: “Though the state has trended — by the narrowest of margins — toward Republicans in recent elections, both parties are mobilizing for a fierce and expensive battle in Florida. Democratic candidates, including early front-runner Joe Biden, have already visited the state to tap donors and connect with voters, and will descend on Miami […]

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  • Monday, June 17th, 2019 June 17, 2019
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a military conflict with Iran is not off the table, but that President Trump doesn't want a war. So why are some U.S. allies skeptical? And why did protesters march again in Hong Kong, even after authorities delayed an extradition bill with mainland China?
  • BONUS: Hooponomics June 15, 2019
    The first year after it was introduced, not many three-pointers were attempted. But by last season, more than one out of every three shots attempted in NBA games was a three-pointer. We bring you the story of the three-point shot's takeover of basketball, the economic lessons of how it changed the game, and why it […]
  • Friday, June 14th, 2019 June 14, 2019
    The U.S. blames Iran for an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. What does Iran's dismissal of the accusation mean for the standoff between the two countries? And Democrats are responding to President Trump's remarks about foreign campaign influence with legislative plans, but have they moved the needle on impeachment plans?
  • Thursday, June 13th, 2019 June 13, 2019
    President Trump says he doesn't think there would be anything wrong with listening to foreign actors who offer information on campaign opponents. Why does the FBI director say there is? And health officials say a fear about the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has come true: The virus has spread to […]
  • Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 June 12, 2019
    Protests in Hong Kong turned violent as tens of thousands of people filled the streets overnight to oppose a controversial extradition bill. Why do citizens say it could threaten their freedom from mainland China? And what do President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden stand to gain by trading barbs with each other […]

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  • Significant Digits For Monday, June 17, 2019 June 17, 2019
    You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 3 of 5 pollsters President Trump’s reelection campaign is ditching three of its five pollsters “to prevent further disclosure of survey data.” The leaked internal polls showed Trump trailing Joe Biden in several battleground states and by double digits in Michigan, […]
  • Will The Supreme Court Punt On Partisan Gerrymandering Again? June 17, 2019
    Welcome to a special edition of FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): There are two cases — Rucho v. Common Cause, a case from North Carolina, and Lamone v. Benisek, a case from Maryland — currently before the Supreme Court that deal with partisan gerrymandering, […]
  • The Citizenship Question Could Cost California And Texas A Seat In Congress June 17, 2019
    Graphics by Ella Koeze In a matter of days, the Supreme Court may dramatically change the census. The court is slated to rule on whether the Trump administration can add a question about citizenship to the 2020 form. When the case was argued back in April, many court-watchers predicted that the court’s five conservative justices […]
  • The Lakers Land Anthony Davis. OK — Now What? June 16, 2019
    If the door for contention out in the Western Conference swung wide open this week after a pair of brutal Golden State injuries, it appears that the Lakers just walked right through it. Los Angeles, vying to make the most of LeBron James’s remaining window, agreed to a deal Saturday that would land them Pelicans […]
  • The DNC Tried To Avoid A Lopsided Debate. It Got One Anyway. June 14, 2019
    The lineups for the first Democratic debates — on Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27 — are out! Only 20 candidates qualified, obviating the need for any complicated tiebreakers. And on Friday, the Democratic National Committee held a two-part random drawing to determine who would debate on each night. The eight candidates with polling […]
  • The Raptors Traded For An MVP, And It Got Them Over The Championship Hump June 14, 2019
    With a chance to win the franchise’s first-ever championship Thursday night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Toronto Raptors didn’t miss. Led by Kawhi Leonard, Toronto officially sealed its membership in the exclusive first-time winners club. Maybe the Raptors drew inspiration from another first-time winner that had sealed its own unlikely championship on […]
  • This NBA Offseason Was Already Going To Be Chaotic. Then Klay Tore His ACL. June 14, 2019
    The confetti had barely settled on the Toronto Raptors’ championship celebration before another stunning injury report hit their NBA Finals opponents, the Golden State Warriors, like a punch to the stomach: Golden State’s Klay Thompson has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, his agent Greg Lawrence tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June […]
  • How Inefficient Can You Make Your Walk To Class? June 14, 2019
    Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two types: Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct answer for either, and […]
  • The Raptors’ Championship Doesn’t Deserve An Asterisk June 14, 2019
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Even as the Raptors celebrate their first NBA championship in franchise history, there will undoubtedly be naysayers downplaying the win because of the circumstances surrounding the victory. Golden State star Kevin Durant missed the first four games of the series with a right calf injury and tore his Achilles when he returned […]
  • Significant Digits For Friday, June 14, 2019 June 14, 2019
    You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 2 oil tankers Yesterday, a Norwegian-owned ship registered in the Marshall Islands chartered by a Taiwanese company bound for Taiwan from the United Arab Emirates, and a Panamanian-flagged ship with an all-Filipino crew bound for Singapore from Saudi Arabia — both […]

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