Tuesday's Morning Email: Everything You Need To Know About Sally Yates' Testimony

Including her exchange with Ted Cruz.


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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SALLY YATES’ TESTIMONY The internet swooned over the former acting attorney general’s congressional testimony, particularly over her exchanges with Ted Cruz, of which Wolf Blitzer says she “basically crushed” him. We also learned from news reports that former President Barack Obama had warned President Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn. And the quote of the day may have been this line: “To state the obvious, you don’t want your national security adviser compromised with the Russians.” [HuffPost]

TROOPS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN AFGHANISTAN “The new plan, which still needs the approval of the president, calls for expanding the U.S. military role as part of a broader effort to push an increasingly confident and resurgent Taliban back to the negotiating table, U.S. officials said.” [WaPo]

HEALTH CARE ‘REPEAL AND REPLACE’ IS LOOKING MORE LIKELY BY THE DAY Matt Fuller breaks down how the Senate’s version of the health bill could come together. However, town halls for members of the House GOP haven’t gone too well. [HuffPost]

TRUMP WALKS BACK IDEA OF CUTTING FUNDING TO HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES Two days into a firestorm of criticism regarding his remarks. [NYT]

JIMMY KIMMEL: SORRY I’M NOT SORRY ABOUT CALLING FOR HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN The late night host said he hoped the new health care plan would pass the “Jimmy Kimmel” test. [HuffPost]

WHY THE MACRON HACKING DIDN’T MATTER “Maybe it was the suspect timing of the leaked documents. Or the staggering amount and possibility that some were fake. Or a feeling among the French that, having witnessed how hacking may have altered the American election, they would not fall for the same ploy.” [NYT]


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‘THE ROMANCE OF WOMEN’S FRIENDSHIPS’ “Deborah Tannen’s new book explores the idea that platonic relationships can be as fulfilling—and as fraught—as their romantic counterparts.” [The Atlantic]

AIRPORT LINES ARE ABOUT TO GET LONGER Meet the biometric scanner. [HuffPost]

THIS BEER IS CALLED A PISNER Because it’s fertilized with human urine. Yeah, we wish we didn’t know that either. [HuffPost]

BILL MAHER IS IN HOT WATER Following a crude joke about Ivanka Trump. [HuffPost]

BILL CLINTON IS WRITING A THRILLER NOVEL With James Patterson. And yes, the word president is in the title of it. This is not a drill. [HuffPost]