Dec 9, 2019

Kamala Harris leads 27 senators in demanding Stephen Miller's removal

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) led a group of 27 Democratic senators on Monday in demanding that President Trump remove senior White House adviser Stephen Miller, following a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center that alleged he shared white nationalist content with the right-wing news site Breitbart.

The big picture: "Mr. Miller's demonstrable white nationalist ideology has been directly translated into your administration's policies, which have been widely criticized for systematically targeting communities of color," the senators write in a letter.

  • They point to Trump's 2017 travel ban, family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border and other immigration policies reportedly shaped by Miller, claiming that "every one of them aligns with the white nationalist ideals espoused by Mr. Miller in his e-mails."

What they're saying: In response to the SPLC report, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said last month, "The SPLC ... is an utterly discredited, long-debunked far-left smear organization that has recently been forced — to its great humiliation — to issue a major retraction for other wholly fabricated accusations. They libel, slander and defame conservatives for a living. They are beneath public discussion."

Go deeper: Group says Stephen Miller shared story ideas on race, immigration with Breitbart

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Read: Trump 2016 campaign staffer files pregnancy discrimination suit

Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Rochester, New York, in April 2016. Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

A former Trump 2016 campaign staffer alleges in a sex-discrimination lawsuit that she was fired and prevented from a White House job opportunity after becoming pregnant following a relationship with a supervisor.

The allegations: Arlene "A.J." Delgado claims in the suit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, she found herself "excluded from participating in the communications work of the inauguration or in any capacity," after she announced in December 2016 she was pregnant and that the father was Jason Miller, a married senior communications strategist.

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Trump takes to Twitter on impeachment day

President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday, firing off dozens of tweets and retweets by 1pm ET as the House simultaneously moved to take up the articles of impeachment against him.

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Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons elected into Baseball Hall of Fame

Marvin Miller, speaking in 1972. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

Last night, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced that groundbreaking union leader Marvin Miller and former catcher Ted Simmons were voted into Cooperstown by the 16-person Modern Era Committee.

The big picture: Miller was head of the MLBPA from 1966 to 1982, leading the union through five work stoppages, overseeing the birth of free agency and bringing team owners to the table to hammer out professional sports' first collective bargaining agreement.

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