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New York Legislator Who Told Republican Staffer To Kill Herself Endorses Kamala Harris

A New York state senator with a history of violent outbursts announced his endorsement of Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Ca.) for the presidential nomination. Late last year, state senator Kevin Parker told a Republican staffer to kill herself after an altercation on Twitter involving a parking spot.

Reporter Ben Jacobs broke the news about the endorsement on Twitter:

Merkley Blames Pelosi For House Passing Senate Version of Border Aid Bill

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D., Ore.) blamed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Friday afternoon for the House of Representatives passing the Senate’s version of a border aid package without going to a conference between the two chambers of Congress.

“Whose fault was it that it didn’t go to conference?” the Huffington Post‘s Amanda Terkel asked Merkley at the Netroots Nation conference on Friday. “Is it Speaker Pelosi, is it the moderates in the House? What happened there?”

Sanctions Loopholes Still Permit Iranian Nuke Research at Military Site

Pressure is mounting on the State Department to nix a series of sanctions waivers that have permitted Iran to continue some of its most controversial nuclear weapons research, including at a secretive military bunker known to have housed the Islamic Republic’s bomb program, according to multiple U.S. officials working on the matter.

South Bend Police to Buttigieg: We Want Apologies, Not Pizza

The South Bend Fraternal Order of Police is calling Mayor Pete Buttigieg to apologize for “calling police racist,” saying that the 12 boxes of pizza he sent on July 5 are not enough to heal the wound.

The pizzas arrived after the FOP condemned Buttigieg for “politicizing” the June shooting of Eric Logan by Sgt Ryan O’Neal, which called the mayor’s ability to handle racial disputes into question. According to an FOP news release, someone scrawled “from the mayor” on each of the pizza boxes.

Moulton: Buttigieg Was a Nerd at Harvard

Massachusetts congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Seth Moulton took a shot at Pete Buttigieg during a recent interview, implying he was cooler than Buttigieg during their time as undergraduates at Harvard University.

During a Politico interview that was published on Thursday evening, Moulton was asked whether he knew Buttigieg, South Bend mayor and presidential candidate, in college.

Harris: Russian Bots Started Kaepernick Controversy

Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) suggested the controversy over Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest would not have occurred without the assistance of Russian bots sharing the story on social media platforms. 

Harris was asked about whether she had concerns that the Russian government would try to interfere in the 2020 election as they did during the 2016 election.