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Buttigieg: Democrats Need to Stop Being ‘A**holes’ About Challenging Republicans

South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg said members of his party have to stop being “assholes” when challenging Republicans.

“Is there anything that is considered right now a progressive idea and that the Democrats are associated with that you wish the Democrats would ditch?” Ryan Lizza asked Buttigieg in an interview for Esquire.

Continetti: Democrats Want to ‘Change the Structure’ of the United States to Win Elections

Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matthew Continetti said 2020 Democratic hopefuls support policies such as expanding the Supreme Court and abolishing the Electoral College because they believe they cannot pass progressive policies unless they “change the structure” of the Constitution.

Continetti’s comment came during a Tuesday discussion on Fox News Channel’s Special Report about why proposals concerning the structure of U.S. government have gained support among Democrats.

Data Review Contradicts Hickenlooper Claim on Colo. Gun-Check Law

A review of Colorado data on gun background checks contradicts recent claims by former Colorado governor and Democratic presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper.

Hickenlooper has repeatedly touted his signature on a universal background check measure. He has said the law was important because background checks in Colorado have prevented people from purchasing guns and that the system in place beforehand didn’t require checks on half of all gun sales.

Media FOIA Requests to EPA Spiked After Trump Election, Data Reveal

The number of Freedom of Information Act requests the Environmental Protection Agency received from mainstream outlets such as the New York Times and Washington Post spiked immediately after Republican President Donald Trump took office, according to a Free Beacon analysis of FOIA requests by the media from 2013 to the present.

Former DIA Officer Who Spied for China Hated Trump

A former Defense Intelligence Agency officer who spied for China worked secretly as a Beijing agent for five years and revealed in an intercepted phone call he was motivated in part by hatred for President Trump.

Ron Rockwell Hansen, a DIA operations officer until 2006, was arrested June 5 and pleaded guilty on Friday in Utah to attempting to sell national defense secrets to China. He faces 15 years in prison under a plea deal. Sentencing is set for Sept. 24.

House Doubles Down on DeSantis’, Senate School-Choice Expansion Plans

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senate leaders both proposed plans to significantly grow Florida’s school choice programs — already the nation’s largest — before the 2019 legislative session began on March 5.

Two weeks into the 60-day session, the House has crafted its own proposed expansion, doubling down – literally – on the governor’s and Senate’s plans by creating 28,000 new scholarships that, eventually, would be available to students with family incomes of more than $96,000 a year.