Hello and welcome to my Nuzzel newsletter. This daily newsletter, sent in the am, is a collection of political, gender-related and occasionally theatre-related or food-related stories that I'm reading from across the web.
The New York Times
Michael S. Schmidt
– Nov 20, 1:51 PM
WASHINGTON — President Trump told the White House counsel in the spring that he wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute two of his political adversaries: his 2016 challenger, Hillary Clinton, and the former F.B.I. director James…
Matthew Whitaker, USA TODAY
– Jul 5, 2016, 4:40 PM
A reasonable prosecutor may ask, if on numerous occasions, an unknown State Department employee had taken top secret information from a secured system, emailed that information on a Gmail account, and stored the information on a personal server for…
The Washington Post
Robert O'Harrow Jr.
– Nov 20, 1:20 PM
In the three years after he arrived in Washington in 2014, Matthew G. Whitaker received more than $1.2 million as the leader of a charity that reported having no other employees, some of the best pay of his career. The Foundation for Accountability…
The New York Times
– Nov 20, 9:50 AM
WASHINGTON — President Trump declared his unswerving loyalty to Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, on Tuesday, declaring that the prince's culpability in the killing of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, might never be known.
Chicago (CNN) Former President Barack Obama offered effusive praise of Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday as the Democratic leader faces opposition to her bid for House Speaker. 'I think Nancy Pelosi, when the history is written, will go down as one of the…
Barack Obama's great strength was always his ability shape himself into a vessel for the hopes of a wide array of different people. For Nancy Pelosi, it's been the reverse, as she manages to become a symbol of the varying fears of the opposing…
(CNN) Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith posed with Confederate artifacts in photos from 2014 that emerged Tuesday, the latest in a series of controversial moments for the freshman Republican senator who is facing a run-off next week. In a photo…
By Gregory Krieg and Eric Bradner, CNN
– Nov 20, 9:43 AM
(CNN) Walmart is pulling its support for Republican Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and asked for her campaign on Tuesday to return its donations. The decision by the world's largest retailer is the latest sign of public backlash against…
There shouldn't be much question about whether 2018 was a wave election. Of course it was a wave. You could endlessly debate the wave's magnitude, depending on how much you focus on the number of votes versus the number of seats, the House versus…
There will be a record number of women in the 116th Congress, and 67 percent of Americans feel positive about that, including about 4 in 10 who are excited about it. Most of the women who will join Congress in January are Democrats, and the poll…