Sunday sampler

Front pages are filled with stories about Barry, about the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and about Vivian Howard’s new PBS program. But two of them have these:

Raleigh: Many national Republicans — and all 13 GOP women in the House — supported Joan Perry in the 3rd District GOP primary last week. Dr. Greg Murphy defeated her easily. What does that symbolize? I know, and some Republicans seem to know.  Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina:: “The Republican Party is a conservative party. The Republican Party needs to remain a conservative party, but look more like America. And if we do not, we won’t have the capacity to govern, and if we don’t have the capacity to govern, then we’re just about ideas without any practical way to implement them.”

The N&O also does some fact-checking of claims made about immigration, including the various bogus ones politicians make.

Charlotte: The Observer does a deep dive into the immigration court, a place where immigrants go to plead their cases for asylum in the U.S. The usual result: “Federal immigration judges in Charlotte denied asylum in 88% of cases from 2013 through 2018, according to data from Syracuse University’s nonpartisan Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse Immigration Project. That ranks Charlotte 12th of the 54 cities with federal courts.” It’s a strong story and a sad one.

 

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