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Huma’s Emails: They’re Baaaaack!

Last Friday, the State Department released 2,800 work-related emails from Huma Abedin that were found by the FBI on the laptop of Abedin’s disgraced husband Anthony Weiner. The emails were released because of the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the conservative group Judicial Watch filed against the State Department.

By Thursday, the number of emails that were deemed to be classified had risen to 18 (last week, the number was only 5). According to Politico, some of these emails deal with:

The message with the fewest redactions is from November 2010. It concerns a call to the Prince of Saudi Arabia and Hillary’s talking points about WikiLeaks’ impending release of the documents leaked by former Private Bradley Manning (AKA “Chelsea” Manning). Ed alert: “Remember, we’re such a caring society that if you’re in prison and you want gender reassignment surgery, we pay for it.”

But that’s not all!

Ed alert: “I just follow the bouncing ball. You want to support something worthy? Donate to Judicial Watch. These guys are making sure information comes out.”

Ed’s talking about the conservative group Judicial Watch filing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department to get all of Huma’s emails released. Without that lawsuit, we would not know any of this.

Who’s Running for Senate, and Why Should You Care?

The 2018 midterm elections will be enormously important. Here’s what’s up for grabs in November:

So we have to start paying attention to who’s running, and we’re already getting a couple of hints. First is Mitt Romney, who is said to be running for the seat that will soon be vacated by Utah’s Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving Senate Republican. Ed alert: “If you’re looking for a candidate with no skeletons in his closet, he’s your guy. I think they found he beat up some kid in 6th grade and that’s about it…but in 2016, they asked him to come forward to say what a loser Donald Trump was, and I didn’t appreciate that.”

But Romney’s not the only well-known Republican to consider running for Senate this year. Al Franken resigned as Senator from Minnesota this week, and one well-known Republican who is considering running for the seat is former Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann.

New California Laws in 2018

In 2017, California state lawmakers passed nearly 900 bills that Governor Jerry Brown signed into law. Most of them took effect on January 1, 2018. Here are some of the laws taking effect with the new year.









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