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Trump: Democrats Only Want to Expand Supreme Court to ‘Catch Up’

President Donald Trump told reporters during a Tuesday press conference that Democrats who are campaigning on the promise to expand the Supreme Court only want to “catch up” with his conservative appointments.

“I wouldn’t entertain that,” Trump said. “The only reason they’re doing that is they want to try to catch up, so if they can’t catch up through the ballot box by winning an election they want to try doing it in a different way.”

The president said he has no interest in expanding the court “whatsoever.”

Study: $15 Minimum Wage Would Cause 400,000 New Crimes Per Year

A $15 per hour minimum wage would lead to $2.4 billion in property crimes, a new paper released Monday argues.

The paper directly contradicts past arguments, most prominently from the Obama-era Council of Economic Advisers, that raising the minimum wage would reduce crime rates. Rather, the authors find, an increase to the minimum wage drives up property crime rates among 16-to-24-year-olds, the group most likely to be working for minimum wage already.

O’Rourke Praises ‘Wisdom’ of Abolishing Electoral College

Democratic presidential hopeful and failed Texas Senate candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke expressed support Tuesday for abolishing the Electoral College.

While departing a speaking engagement at Penn State, MSNBC reporter Garrett Haake asked O’Rourke, who goes by “Beto,” about his view on the question. “Last night, Elizabeth Warren suggested getting rid of the Electoral College. Is that an idea you would support?” he asked.

Local Residents File Lawsuit Against Mass. School System for Anti-Semitic Curriculum

Taxpayers in Newton, Mass. have filed a lawsuit accusing the Newton School Committee, Superintendent of Schools David Fleishman, Newton high school principals, and multiple high school history teachers of indoctrinating students with curriculum laced with anti-Semitism and bigotry against Israel.