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Bennet Suggests Fellow 2020 Candidates Don’t Want Secure Border

Sen. Michael Bennet (D., Colo.) warned that his fellow 2020 presidential candidates were out of step with the public on illegal immigration Thursday, suggesting they didn’t support a secure border.

Bennet, a longshot White House hopeful, became the 17th candidate to visit the ABC talk show The View. Conservative co-host Meghan McCain noted he was one of just two candidates on his debate night last month to not raise his hand when asked he if would decriminalize illegal border crossings.

House Moves to ‘Ban the Box’ for Federal Jobs

The House of Representatives assented Wednesday evening to legislation that would ban asking applicants for federal employment to disclose their criminal history.

But the bill flies in the face of overwhelming research evidence that such “Ban the Box” laws do not help former prisoners, and can actively hurt others, an expert on such bans told the Free Beacon.

Pelosi Chastises Reporter: ‘If You Want to Waste Your Question, You Can Waste Your Question’

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) chastised a reporter on Thursday who asked her about an escalating spat within the Democratic caucus between the speaker and progressive members, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., NY).

“I’ve said what I’m gonna say in the caucus,” Pelosi said in response to a question about the dispute. “That’s where this is appropriate, and I said what I’m gonna say in the caucus.”

Cory Booker’s Brother Got Top N.J. Education Job After Poor Tenure Leading Charter School

Cary Booker, older brother of senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker (D., N.J.), landed a top education job in the New Jersey governor’s administration in June despite an abysmal record leading a charter school in Tennessee, according to reporting by NJ Advance Media.

Steyer Declares Victory on Push to Impeach Trump

Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer declared Thursday he had “won that argument” over his nearly two-year campaign to impeach President Donald Trump, saying “everybody believes” he should be impeached.

Steyer announced this week he was running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. He has poured tens of millions of dollars into ads and town halls saying Trump should be impeached. Asked on CBS This Morning if he was giving up that fight, he said no.