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SCOTUS Weighs Limits on Police Seizure of Property

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case which could have a profound impact on the ability of states to seize the property of ordinary citizens.

The case, Timbs v. Indiana, is expected by some court watchers to continue the court’s steely-eyed suspicion of state laws that concern the seizing of property allegedly associated with criminal activity.

Obama Wants the Credit: ‘Just Say Thank You, Please’

A theme has begun to materialize in recent appearances by former President Barack Obama: he’s not getting the credit he deserves for things like the strong economy or the U.S. energy boom.

Last December, Obama touted the streak of job production under his administration—although the economic recovery from the recession was slow overall—and then remarked tartly it was a “streak that still continues, by the way. Thanks, Obama.”

Barbara Lee on Losing Dem Caucus Chair: I ‘Absolutely’ Think Ageism, Sexism Played Role in Loss

Rep. Barbara Lee (D., Calif.) on Wednesday attributed her loss in the Democratic caucus chair race to ageism and sexism, saying she “absolutely” believes she lost because of discrimination.

Earlier in the morning, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D., N.Y.) defeated Lee, a fellow Congressional Black Caucus member, with a vote of 123-113. The Democratic Caucus chair is the fifth most powerful position in House Democratic leadership.

Trump Admin, Congress Slam Airbnb Boycott of Israel as ‘Anti-Semitic’

The recent decision by Airbnb to stop its services for Jews living in the West Bank of Israel is being met with criticism by the Trump administration and pro-Israel leaders on Capitol Hill, according to sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the company’s choice to join the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, which aims to wage economic warfare on the Jewish state.

Swalwell: I Won’t Fund Government if Congress Won’t Protect Mueller

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) played coy Wednesday about voting to shut down the federal government over special counsel protection, ultimately admitting he would not vote for any legislation to keep the government open that “doesn’t include protecting Bob Mueller.”

MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson spoke with Swalwell about congressional efforts to protect special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.