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Dem Congressional Candidate Repeated Her Admiration for Radical Labor Leader in 2017

A Washington Democratic congressional candidate praised a radical labor leader in a 2017 interview with a liberal group based in Spokane, after previously listing the same person as an inspiration in her 1986 doctoral thesis.

Lisa Brown named communist leader Elizabeth Gurley Flynn when asked “Who is the greatest hero we have never heard of?” in a May 2017 interview with the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane.

Steyer-Backed Study Showed Jobs Losses in Region He Is Running Initiatives

A study financed and released by Tom Steyer’s PAC in 2015 showed that if the nation embarked on a path of deep decarbonization, the Mountain West region of the country—including Arizona and Nevada, where Steyer is currently backing two ballot initiatives—would see losses in both jobs and gross domestic product.

Trump Signs Executive Order to Sanction Foreigners Who Interfere in U.S. Elections

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that authorizes new sanctions on foreign countries or individuals that try to interfere in U.S. elections.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and White House national security adviser John Bolton discussed the order in a briefing with reporters.

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt Condemns Abusive Calls Made to GOP Senator: This Is ‘Not the Way to Go About It’

MSNBC host and reporter Kasie Hunt said on Wednesday that the tactics being waged by liberals against Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine) in an attempt to pressure her to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are “not the way to go about it.”

McCaskill: ‘I Don’t Have to Answer’ Kavanaugh Question

Missouri senator Claire McCaskill (D.) dismissed a voter’s question on whether she will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

McCaskill was asked during a Monday event with students at Truman State University what she would do if she “had to vote right now” on Kavanaugh’s nomination. But she quickly sidestepped the question, saying, “Since I don’t have to, I don’t have to answer that question.”

“You’re not going to get me to answer that question today,” McCaskill continued.

Texas Tribune Reporter: Not ‘A Lot of Evidence’ Beto O’Rourke Has Excited Minority Voters

Texas Tribune Washington Bureau Chief Abby Livingston said Wednesday that minority turnout for Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D., Texas), the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, could end up being his downfall.

“We are not seeing a lot of evidence that he has excited African-Americans and Hispanics. So that could be his Achilles’ heel,” Livingston said during an appearance on the “Bill Press Show.”

Obama 2012 Campaign Manager: Embracing Socialist Label Is ‘Harmful to Democrats’

Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, said on Wednesday that it is “harmful” to the party when Democrats embrace the socialist label.

“I think it’s really bad politics and harmful to Democrats,” Messina said. “Democrats need to focus on bread and basket issues to make the economy better, not labeling ourselves socialists or communists or anything else. We’ve got to stay focused on what makes people’s lives better, and this is a side show.”