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    • Preston Babcock
    • Posted 04/18/2018 08:10 PM
    • A massive battle is brewing between former FBI Director James Comey, and his deputy Andy McCabe - as first noted a few weeks ago by the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross - over exactly who is lying about Comey knowing that McCabe had been leaking self-serving information to the Wall Street Journal.

      Comey stopped by ABC's The View to peddle his new book, A Higher Royalty Loyalty, where he called his former Deputy Andrew McCabe a liar, and admitted that he "ordered the report" which found McCabe guilty of leaking to the press and then lying under oath about it, several times.

      Comey was asked by host Megan McCain how he thought the public was supposed to have "confidence" in the FBI amid revelations that McCabe lied about the leak.

      "It's not okay. The McCabe case illustrates what an organization committed to the truth looks like," Comey said. "I ordered that investigation."

      Comey then appeared to try and frame McCabe as a "good person" despite all the lying.

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    • Posted 04/17/2018 05:38 PM
    • Harry Anderson, Judge On 'Night Court,' Dies At His N.C. Home. He Was 65

      April 17, 20184:54 AM ET
      DOREEN MCCALLISTER
      Harry Anderson during Harry Anderson Appears on the CBS Morning Show in 1996 at CBS Studio in New York City.
      Derek Storm/FilmMagic
      Harry Anderson, an actor and magician featured on the TV shows Night Court, Dave's World and Cheers died Monday morning at age 65.

      Police in Asheville, N.C., say officers responded to a call at Anderson's home and found him deceased. No foul play is suspected in his death.

      NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans reports for our Newscast unit:

      "Before his signature role on NBC's Night Court, Anderson played con man Harry "The Hat" Gittes on Cheers - constantly trying to scam money and drinks out of the show's star, bar owner Sam Malone played by Ted Danson.
      "A Rhode Island native, Anderson gained fame as a stand-up comic who used sleight of hand in his act, appearing on Saturday Night Live before he was cast on Cheers. His best-known role was playing magic-loving, eccentric Judge Harry T. Stone on the sitcom Night Court, which aired nine seasons on NBC from 1984 to 1992."
      After the show ended, Anderson was cast in the lead role in the CBS sitcom Dave's World, which was based on the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist Dave Barry. That series ran from 1993 until 1997.

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    • Posted 04/21/2018 12:04 AM
    • https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/us/dsa-socialism-candidates-midterms.html

      There was no question on primary night in Texas last month that Franklin Bynum would win the Democratic nomination to become a criminal court judge in Houston. The 34-year-old defense attorney had no challengers.

      But for his supporters who packed into a Mexican restaurant that evening, there was still something impressive to celebrate. Many in the crowd were members of the Democratic Socialists of America, or D.S.A., a group that has experienced an enormous surge of interest since the election of President Trump, even in conservative states. And Mr. Bynum was one of their own - a socialist who, along with at least 16 others, appeared on the ballot in primary races across the state of Texas.

      "Yes, I'm running as a socialist," Mr. Bynum said. "I'm a far-left candidate. What I'm trying to do is be a Democrat who actually stands for something, and tells people, 'Here's how we are going to materially improve conditions in your life.'"

      Rather than shy away from being called a socialist, a word conservatives have long wielded as a slur, candidates like Mr. Bynum are embracing the label. He is among dozens of D.S.A. members running in this fall's midterms for offices across the country at nearly every level. In Hawaii, Kaniela Ing, a state representative, is running for Congress. Gayle McLaughlin, a former mayor of Richmond, Calif., is running to be the state's lieutenant governor. In Tennessee, Dennis Prater, an adjunct professor at East Tennessee State University, is running to be a county commissioner.

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    • Posted 04/20/2018 11:19 AM
    • "The DNC filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump," the Washington Post reports.

      "The complaint, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, alleges that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there."

      "The lawsuit echoes a similar legal tactic that the Democratic Party used during the Watergate scandal. In 1972, the DNC filed suit against former president Richard Nixon's reelection committee seeking $1 million in damages for the break-in at Democratic headquarters in the Watergate building."