Dec 1, 2017

Woman alleges sexual misconduct by Nevada congressman

Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev. Photo: Chase Stevens / AP

A woman who worked on Rep. Ruben Kihuen's campaign in 2016 says she was "repeatedly harassed" by Kihuen who "made sexual advances toward her," according to BuzzFeed. She says he "propositioned her for dates and sex despite her repeated rejections," and inappropriately touched her. In one instance, she says he suggested they get a hotel room together after a meeting, and laughed when she rejected the idea.

"I said 'no' very firmly and he just laughed at me. It was humiliating," she told BuzzFeed.

Why it matters: The woman quit her job on the campaign, and voiced her complaints to a DCCC staffer. DCCC Chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján said Kihuen should resign: "If anyone is guilty of sexual harassment or sexual assault, they should not hold elected office."

One more thing: Per BuzzFeed, several women have said verbal sexual misconduct "can be fairly routine on campaigns," and it's unclear who to voice complaints to "because there's 'no adult in the room.'"

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Inside Trump's antifa tweet

President Trump at Cape Canaveral on May 30. Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

As recently as Saturday night, senior administration officials told me that the designation of a violent cohort of far-left activists, antifa, as a terrorist organization was not being seriously discussed at the White House. But that was Saturday.

Behind the scenes: The situation changed dramatically a few hours later, after prominent conservative allies of the president, such as his friend media commentator Dan Bongino, publicly urged a tough response against people associated with antifa (short for "anti-fascist").

U.S. enters 6th day of nationwide protests over George Floyd's killing

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Protests continued across the country for the sixth day in a row on Sunday, as demonstrators called for justice in response to the deaths of George Floyd, EMT Breonna Taylor, jogger Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black Americans who have suffered at the hands of racism and police brutality.

What's happening: Protestors in D.C. broke one police barricade outside the White House on Sunday evening after reportedly demonstrating for several hours. The atmosphere was still largely peaceful as of 6pm ET.

Trump privately scolded, warned by allies

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Over the past couple of days, numerous advisers both inside and outside the White House have urged the president to tone down his violent rhetoric, which many worry could escalate racial tensions and hurt him politically.

Behind the scenes: The biggest source of internal concern was Trump's escalatory tweet, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Some advisers said it could damage him severely with independent voters and suburban women.