🚨Rep. Peter King won't run for re-election, the Long Island Republican announced this morning. He's served 14 terms in Congress.
🇺🇸 On Veterans Day, we thank the women and men — many of them so young — who braved danger to serve America, giving up their comfort to allow ours.
Immigrants have helped protect America through U.S. military service throughout most of the nation's history. But it's becoming harder for non-citizens to enlist — and to gain citizenship after their service, Stef Kight writes.
Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services acting director Ken Cuccinelli will conduct a special Veterans Day naturalization ceremony. The 12 service members and veterans attaining citizenship join more than 760,000 who have become citizens through military service in the past century, according to MPI.
But over the past several years — under President Obama and now President Trump — it has become harder for non-citizens to enlist, and for immigrant veterans to become citizens.
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In interviews with "Axios on HBO," five well-known whistleblowers opened up about threats they faced and life-changing sacrifices they made: isolation, threats of physical harm, the end of a marriage, David Nather writes.
The price past whistleblowers paid after they became public was sometimes devastating.
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At left is the Senate Watergate hearing room in May, 1973.
Then ... Back in 1973, tens of millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called "the hottest daytime soap opera" — the Senate Watergate hearings that eventually led to President Nixon's resignation, AP's David Crary writes.
Now ... But this time may be different:
Pete Buttigieg visits Polly's Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill (Franconia), N.H.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
More than 70% of Democrats say politics is making them increasingly angry about America, leaving them feeling like “strangers in their own land,” according to an "Axios on HBO" poll conducted by SurveyMonkey.
The big picture: Americans, as a whole, are just plain mad and feeling like strangers in their own land, though a lower percentage of Republicans describe themselves as angry (57% compared to 74% of Democrats) or feeling like a stranger (52% compared to 71% of Democrats).
Between the lines: Those who talk about politics the most are also the angriest.
The bottom line: The Republican anger that animated the Trump rise and presidency gets most of the media attention.
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"Axios on HBO" last night aired a preview of "A Warning," by the senior administration official who penned a New York Times op-ed that infuriated President Trump and sparked an ultimately fruitless leak investigation.
Two appetizers from the book, out Nov. 19:
1. "One time, a leader of a national security agency asked the president for support in convincing Congress to pass an upcoming defense bill":
"Don't worry about Congress," the president said. "Just do what you need to do."
The official explained that it wasn't like that ...
"No, no. It doesn't matter. you have my permission to do whatever you need to do, okay? Just forget about them."
2. "The president has proposed doing away with judges on more than one occasion":
Too many of his policies are getting stuck in legal limbo, he says.
"Can we just get rid of the judges? Let's get rid of the fucking judges," Trump fumed one morning. "There shouldn't be any at all, really."
He went a step further and asked his legal team to draft up a bill and send it to Congress to reduce the number of federal judges.
Staff ignored the outburst and the wacky request.
White House statement on "A Warning":
The coward who wrote this book didn’t put their name on it because it is nothing but lies. Real authors reach out to their subjects to get things fact checked — but this person is in hiding, making that very basic part of being a real writer impossible.
A man was set on fire, and "Hong Kong police shot and wounded one protester who, hospital officials said, was in critical condition, ... as the Chinese-ruled territory spiraled into rare working-hours violence," Reuters reports.
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