2020

  • President Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Joe Biden tore into each other on Tuesday night during separate events in Iowa. Biden called Trump an "existential threat" to the country while Trump called Biden a "dummy" - https://politi.co/2I8HNgW
  • Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris says if she's elected president, her administration would likely pursue criminal obstruction of justice charges against Donald Trump - https://n.pr/2I8HHWC
  • The Trump campaign is reportedly considering putting resources into Oregon, a state Trump lost by 11-points in 2016 - https://cnn.it/2Iaf4sk
  • Democratic candidate Andrew Yang will spend his own money for a trial run for his universal basic income proposal. He will give two Iowa families $1,000 a month for a year - https://cbsn.ws/2IG7OTN

Mexico deal. President Donald Trump waved a piece of paper in front of reporters on Tuesday, claiming it was part of a secret agreement with Mexico, but refused to provide any details - https://nyti.ms/2IcmxqU


The investigations

  • Donald Trump Jr. will meet with the Senate Intelligence committee on Wednesday for a confidential interview to clarify answers the younger Trump gave to the panel during a 2017 interview - http://bit.ly/2ICQP4T
  • The White House will get to decide what evidence from the Mueller report the Justice Department will turn over to House investigators - http://bit.ly/2IG6joD
  • The House voted mostly along party lines Tuesday to empower committee leaders to go to court to enforce subpoenas against current and former members of the Trump administration - https://wapo.st/2Ianpwb
  • Attorney General William Barr plans to ask President Trump to assert executive privilege over documents regarding the administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census if the House Oversight Committee decide to hold Barr in contempt - https://wapo.st/2IuZxC4

Polls. Polls. Polls.

  • President Trump reportedly told aides to bury a brutal internal poll showing him losing Michigan and Pennsylvania - http://bit.ly/2I8QrvP
  • A new Quinnipiac poll shows Donald Trump trailing six of the leading Democratic 2020 hopefuls in hypothetical head-to-head matchups - https://wapo.st/2I9JWJf
  • 70% of Americans say the nation's economy is "excellent," but only 41% say President Trump deserves credit - http://bit.ly/2IHfS78

Trump vs. Pelosi. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that every time President Trump attacks her "My stock goes up" - https://wapo.st/2IagwLi


Powerful video. Former late-night host Jon Stewart ripped into Congress for not reauthorizing funding for the Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund - https://wapo.st/2IzJlzx


Trump may be having second thoughts about his pick for defense secretary. During his visit to Europe, President Trump reportedly asked at least 3 people about candidates other than Patrick Shanahan - https://nbcnews.to/2IAiPGq


Immigration. The Trump administration will hold immigrant children at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma. The installation was once an internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II - http://bit.ly/2ICnJCL


For your radar. Defense officials say satellite photographs show a "significant" buildup of Russian forces on Ukraine's Crimean peninsula - http://bit.ly/2IG2pvZ


Media slap fight. The New York Times and MSNBC are at odds over appearances by Times reporters on Rachel Maddow's program - https://cnn.it/2IzBfHe


Notable. America's renewable energy sector now has higher generating capacity than coal for the first time ever - https://cnn.it/2I8S6BH


Bad news for news organizations. A new study shows even people who pay for their news only pay for one subscription - http://bit.ly/2IbnZJV


"Depths of despair." A new study says death rates from suicide, alcohol abuse and drug overdoses have reached an all-time high in the U.S. - https://nbcnews.to/2IG8yZ5