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Katie Porter was part of the 'blue wave' of Democrats, and now she's shaking up things in Washington
When Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election, a California law professor named Katie Porter -- who had been expecting to join Clinton's transition team to advise on housing policy -- thought she would sit the next four years out of government.

Crowd surprises Ilhan Omar with new chant
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) returns home to her district in Minnesota amid President Donald Trump's attacks.

GOP leaders defend Trump's racist attack on lawmakers
Leaders of the Republican Party in Congress on Tuesday came to the defense of President Donald Trump amid an intense backlash to racist comments from the President suggesting that four Democratic congresswomen of color should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Bash presses senator to disavow Trump's attacks
While discussing President Trump's recent racist attacks on Democratic congresswomen, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) tells CNN's Dana Bash that back in the 1960s, telling people to "love it or leave it" wasn't considered racist.

Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to meet next week
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who have been working to schedule a one-on-one sit-down, will meet on Thursday of next week, a spokesman for Pelosi confirmed to CNN.

Opinion: Trump is a dangerous media mastermind
The media have spent several days covering the noxious chant -- "Send them back" -- that broke out at President Donald Trump's North Carolina rally. The chant was inspired by a tweet from the President, saying that congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rahida Tlaib should "go back" to the "broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Omar: Trump threatened because we're inspiring people to dream
Rep. Ilhan Omar was greeted with cheers in Minneapolis on Thursday as she returned home for a town hall meeting amid attacks from President Donald Trump on the freshman Democrat.

Substantial evidence Trump guilty of high crimes, House Judiciary Chair says
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Sunday said Robert Mueller's report presents "very substantial evidence" that President Donald Trump is "guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors" -- an impeachable offense.

US military says Venezuela fighter jet made an 'unsafe' approach to US aircraft
A Venezuelan fighter aircraft recently made an "unsafe approach" to a US Navy aircraft flying in international airspace, "endangering the safety of the crew and jeopardizing" the aircraft's mission, the US military said Sunday.

Cory Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist'
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump for his racist attacks on four minority congresswomen, saying Trump is "worse than a racist."

Cory Booker unable to clarify his spokeperson's tweet
CNN's Dana Bash presses Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker about a tweet from Booker's campaign spokesperson.

Analysis: How Trump's 2020 reelection strategy could work -- but probably won't
First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme from The Larry Sanders Show.

SE Cupp calls out Republicans: What a load of crap
CNN's SE Cupp hammers Republican lawmakers for continuing to support President Donald Trump despite his "vile rhetoric" against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and three other congresswomen of color.

Opinion: Trump is trying to repeat history
"You can't step into the same river twice," goes a saying attributed to the early Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Last week's tweetstorm by President Donald Trump raised a related question: Can you descend the same escalator twice?

Rapinoe calls out Trump's racist tweets

Anderson Cooper reacts to Lara Trump's racist chant defense
CNN's Anderson Cooper calls out President Donald Trump's numerous lies and flip flops on attacks he made against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

District tells parents to pay lunch debts or their kids will go into foster care
The Wyoming Valley West School District in Pennsylvania sent out hundreds of letters this week telling parents who had lunch debt to pay or their children could go into foster care.

A whole nation just got hacked
Asen Genov is pretty furious. His personal data was made public this week after records of more than 5 million Bulgarians got stolen by hackers from the country's tax revenue office.

'The View' host reveals she suffered miscarriage before photoshoot
In a New York Times column, ABC's "The View" co-host Meghan McCain reveals she suffered a miscarriage and shares her experience coping with her loss.

4 teen inmates staged a fight, overpowered staff and escaped, officials say
Four teenagers escaped a juvenile justice facility in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday night after staging a fight in their room and overpowering the staff members who responded, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said in a tweet.