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Attorney General Bill Barr asked Pelosi if she ‘brought her handcuffs’ to gathering

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Bill Barr

Attorney General Bill Barr went to Capitol Hill Wednesday and thought it might be fun to “poke the bear.”

Barr was ordered to appear in the U.S. House of Representatives to testify about his interactions with special counsel Robert Mueller and why the two disagreed on the summary that came out of the attorney general’s office. When he informed Congress he refused to appear and wouldn’t follow a subpoena, the Judiciary Committee moved to hold Barr in contempt.

That contempt vote now moves to the full House for a vote.

When Barr encountered Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Wednesday at a law enforcement ceremony, he asked her if she “brought your handcuffs.”

According to New York Times Congressional reporter Nicholas Fandos’ interview with a bystander, Pelosi smiled and told Barr that the Sergeant at Arms was there should an arrest be needed. Barr laughed and walked away.

It’s unclear if the House will go far enough to have the Sergent at Arms arrest Barr and put him in the small jail that is located in the basement of the Capitol. Former and current Democratic members have suggested it, however.

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“Attorney General Barr’s decision to mislead the public in his testimony to Congress was not a technicality — it was a crime,” Pelosi said last week.

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Joe Biden’s ‘Jim Crow moment’ was dreadful — but he may be Democrats’ best shot at beating Trump

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The Democratic Party's presidential nomination and the White House are Joe Biden's to win — unless he sabotages himself.

Last Tuesday while speaking at a fundraising speech in New York, Biden reflected on his early career in the Senate, working alongside Sen. James Eastland of Mississippi and and Sen. Herman Talmadge of Georgia, a pair of old-line segregationists:

I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland. He never called me 'boy,' he always called me 'son.' Well guess what? At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn't agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today, you look at the other side and you're the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don't talk to each other anymore.

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Who are all these white men running for president — and why?

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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