How Democrats alienated the woman who helped them win the House

Today, Playbook co-author Rachael Bade sits down with Murphy to talk about how the Democratic House leadership’s insistence on absolute party unity is fracturing the Dems and putting their congressional majority at risk. A transcribed excerpt from that conversation is below, edited for length and readability. Rachael Bade: You shocked everyone in Washington, including John … Read more

Powerful storms Friday could bring damaging winds and hail to Southeast

Nearly 45 million people are at risk of severe weather Friday as thunderstorms move east across the Gulf Coast, with caution urged for those along the coasts of Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle. An enhanced risk (level 3 of 5) for such storms remained early Friday morning across parts of southeast Louisiana and southwest … Read more

13-year-old was driving truck that struck van killing 9

HOBBS, NM – The investigation into this week’s fiery head-on crash in West Texas now focuses on the revelation that a 13-year-old was driving the pickup truck that struck a van, killing nine people, including six members of a college golf team and their coach. The young teen, who is still unidentified, and a man … Read more

Lawyers duel over donations, intent at Fortenberry trial

What prosecutors allege “is not what happened,” Summers told the jury of eight women and four men. The federal case amounts to a “failed memory test,” not illegal activities. The congressman, who is running for reelection, has pleaded not guilty to charges he deliberately misled FBI agents and prosecutors who were investigating the 2016 donations … Read more

13-year-old was driving pickup truck in head-on crash that killed 9 people in Texas, NTSB says

A 13-year-old was driving the pickup truck that struck a van in West Texas in a fiery collision that killed nine people, including six members of a college golf team and their coach, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Thursday. and a man traveling in the truck also died. The truck’s left front tire, … Read more

Lawyer for mother of Hunter Biden’s child Lunden Roberts says he expects president’s son to be indicted

A lawyer for the mother of Hunter Biden’s 3-year-old daughter expects the president’s son “to be indicted” for tax fraud, a report said. Attorney Clint Lancaster made the stunning prediction while confirming in an interview with CNBC that his client Lunden Roberts recently tested in Delaware before a federal grand jury in the criminal investigation … Read more

Cuba’s anti-government protesters sentenced up to 30 years behind bars

“The citizens are accused of committing and provoking serious disturbances and acts of vandalism, with the purpose of destabilizing public order, collective security and citizen tranquility,” the Supreme Court said. Last July, hundreds of Cubans across the country defied the government and took to the streets against chronic shortages and lack of basic freedoms. Despite … Read more