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Poynter Retracts ‘Blacklist’ of Conservative Publications

The Florida-based journalism non-profit Poynter Institute for Media Studies earlier this weekre tracted a list that designated many conservative news outlets as “unreliable.” Created by an employee of the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, it blacklisted many sites, including the Washington Free BeaconDaily Caller, Daily Signal, CNS News, and Breitbart, while including few liberal sites.

Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff: Biden’s Praise of Dick Cheney is a ‘Dangerously Radical View’

Saikat Chakrabarti, the chief of staff for freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), slammed former Vice President and 2020 candidate Joe Biden on Thursday night for his past praise of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Back in 2015, Biden complimented Cheney, who served two terms as George W. Bush’s vice president, during an event at George Washington University. He called him a “decent man” and talked about how he was “extremely helpful” in teaching him about the requirements of the office during the transition period after the 2008 election.

The New Cheney

I can’t think of a better illustration of our partisan divide than the reactions to Attorney General William Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Democrats are furious at Barr’s defense of his rollout of the Mueller report and his assertions of executive power. Some Democrats want Barr to resign, others want him to be impeached, and Nancy Pelosi says he’s guilty of lying to Congress. Republicans have found a hero.

Bill Banning Local Sunscreen, Plastic Straw Bans Among Preemption Measures Likely to Pass

As lawmakers scramble to adopt legislation in the final days of Florida’s 60-day session, it appears only a few of 50-plus preemption-related bills will be adopted before Friday’s adjournment.

The House Monday approved a bill that includes seven state preemptions of local government authority – including prohibiting bans on sunscreen and single-use plastic straws – in a mostly-partisan 71-40 vote.

House Bill 1299, sponsored by Rep. Spencer Roach, R-North Fort Myer, would also restrict municipalities’ ability to:

Baltimore Mayor Pugh Resigns Amid Children’s Book Scandal

Catherine Pugh, who took an indefinite leave of absence last month as Baltimore’s mayor, resigned Thursday amid a scandal involving lucrative deals of her self-published children’s books.

Pugh, a Democrat, had been under mounting pressure to resign following a scandal in which she secured lucrative deals selling her Healthy Holly children’s books to the University of Maryland Medical System when she served on their board of directors.