Tue, 30 July 2019
Republicans’ annual party retreat will take place in the same city President Trump recently called dangerous & filthy. (WaPo)
Meanwhile, rich parents in Chicago are literally giving up their kids to avoid paying full college tuition. (ProPublica)
And lastly, Mitch McConnell gets an excellent new nickname after blocking a bunch of bipartisan election security bills. (Axios)
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
NBC News reports that an Instagram post connected to the 19-year-old who killed three people at a food festival in Northern California to a book that is a staple among neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
Also from NBC News, the Trump administration determined that more than 500,000 children would no longer be automatically eligible for free school meals under a proposed overhaul to the food stamp program, but conveniently left that figure out of its formal proposal.
2020 Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a trade plan that would give labor and environmental groups more influence over trade deals; a major break from past Democratic administrations. (Politico)
And The Intercept reports that violence in Africa has spiked dramatically, with the number of “violent events” jumping 960 percent since the Pentagon started U.S. Africa Command operations in 2008.