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Saudi Arabia and Its Gulf Allies Deliver Stiff Demands to Qatar

39 minutes agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Four Persian Gulf countries—Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain—sent a list of 13 demands to Qatar on Friday with 10 days to comply or else continue to face the diplomatic blockade the four allies instituted on June 5. Show More Summary

Congressional Shooting Victim Steve Scalise Is Making "Good Progress," Out of Intensive Care

40 minutes agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

House majority whip Steve Scalise is making "good progress" and has been moved out of the intensive care unit where he's undergone treatment since being shot in the June 14 attack on Republican congressmen and staffers in Alexandra,Show More Summary

Sen. Dean Heller Is the First Moderate “No” on Trumpcare

41 minutes agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller said at a news conference Friday afternoon that if the current draft of the Republican health care bill were brought to the Senate floor, he would vote “no.” That makes him the fifth senator to say so, the other four being Texas Sen. Show More Summary

No. 1 NBA Draft Pick Markelle Fultz Has Strengths and Weaknesses

42 minutes agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

As expected, the Philadelphia 76ers drafted University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. Philadelphia acquired the pick from Boston, who apparently did not want the best player in the draft. ToShow More Summary

Democrats Calling the GOP Health Care Bill Mean Are Impotent and Pathetic

42 minutes agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Last week, behind closed doors, Donald Trump apparently called the House health care bill mean. Unlike pretty much everything else the president has done since taking office, this description played to great popular acclaim. The word...Show More Summary

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Comey Better Hope There Aren't Tapes! Also, There Aren't Tapes.

43 minutes agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

In the tradition of the Clintonometer and the Trump Apocalypse Watch, the Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends, whether by beingShow More Summary

Today in Conservative Media: The Left Is Still Out of Control

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media. Voices in conservative media continued to criticize left-wing political rhetoric on Friday. The Federalist’s Mary Katherine Ham wrote that the events of the past week and the...Show More Summary

Today’s Impeach-O-Meter: Oral History of Predator Edition

In the tradition of the Clintonometer and the Trump Apocalypse Watch, the Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends, whether by being impeached (and convicted) or by resigning under threat of same. Republican Nevada Sen. Show More Summary

A White St. Louis Police Officer Reportedly Shot a Black Colleague Whom He Mistook for a Criminal

An off-duty black St. Louis police officer who joined the pursuit of individuals believed to have stolen a car ended up being shot by one of his white colleagues, reports say. A St. Louis Post-Dispatch piece describes the Wednesday night incident but does not identify the officers involved by race. Show More Summary

Eye-Popping WaPo Report Explains Why Obama’s Retaliation Against Putin Was So Weak

The Washington Post published a lengthy exclusive Friday morning detailing the Obama administration's response in its waning days to reports that Russia had worked to interfere in the 2016 election. From the Post: Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Show More Summary

Right on Schedule, Senate Conservatives Are Throwing a Fit Over Health Care

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, shortly after Senate Republicans’ breakfast meeting discussing the newly unveiled Better Care Reconciliation Act, insisted that there were still some “unknowns” for which he needed answers. My strong suspicion is that those unknowns won’t do the trick. Show More Summary

Trump Announces That He Did Not, in Fact, Record His Conversations With James Comey

So, about this... RON HOWARD VOICE: There weren't. (Click here for an explanation of the "Ron Howard voice" joke.) Everyone please go back to the health care bill now. This was/is stupid.

White House Warns Reporters Not to Report on Instructions About Not Reporting on Thursday’s Press Conference

The Trump administration, acting on the fairly sound logic that its supporters don't care in any way whatsoever about the civic principle that the government should be scrutinized by a free press, has started to cut down on the number of press conferences it gives that occur on camera. Show More Summary

In Most Monstrous Act of This or Any Presidency, Trump Drives Golf Cart on Green

At last, Donald Trump has been caught on tape committing an act so heinous that moderate Republicans will have no choice but to break with the president. Twitter user Mike Frank reports the footage above, released on Wednesday, was shot at Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, on the weekend of June 9. Show More Summary

Yet More National Security Officials Reportedly Confirm Trump Asked Them to Announce His Innocence

Fired FBI Director James Comey's recent testimony to Congress suggested that one of the primary reasons Donald Trump was exasperated with Comey's handling of the Russia 2016 investigation was that Comey refused to announce publicly that the president himself was not personally the subject of a counterintelligence inquiry. Show More Summary

What We Learned Today About the Senate's Health Care Bill

We'll have more coverage of the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill on Slate tonight and in the days and weeks to come, but for now here are your big takeaways: The Senate's "Better Care Reconciliation Act" distinguishes itself fromShow More Summary

Seven Months After Winning the General Election, Donald Trump Holds Another Campaign Rally

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—Donald Trump stood on stage Wednesday night at a rally organized by his campaign staff that he claimed was not a campaign rally. The president called for congressional bipartisanship and then blasted the Democrats needed to make that happen. Show More Summary

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Is Robert Mueller Investigating Robert Mueller's FBI?

In the tradition of the Clintonometer and the Trump Apocalypse Watch, the Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends, whether by beingShow More Summary

Embattled Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Remains Embattled

On Tuesday, mounting outside pressure and an unequivocal demand from a group of powerful investors compelled Uber founder Travis Kalanick to finally resign as the ride-hailing company’s CEO. To some in Silicon Valley, Kalanick is still celebrated as a visionary—a swashbuckling pioneer who helped change transportation forever. Show More Summary

An Intriguing Link Between the Mueller Investigation, Trump, and Alleged Money Laundering

This one is a little convoluted, but here goes: Felix Sater was born in Russia and moved to the United States with his family when he was 8. His father Mikhail has connections to Russian organized crime and was once convicted of extortion. Show More Summary

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