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Jessica Tarlov: Ivanka Trump isn’t a feminist, doesn’t have ‘policy chops’ to run for president

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Democratic strategist Jessica Tarlov on Friday said first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump wasn’t a feminist while reacting to criticism from model Chrissy Teigen.

“We get told all the time conservative women never get to be called feminists. ‘What is that about?’ And being a feminist is about advocating for women,” Tarlov said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”

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“The policies that Ivanka Trump supports do not help women, raising the minimum wage, for instance, two-thirds of people in America who are on the minimum wage are women. She’s not for raising the federal minimum wage.”

Members of the panel argued with Tarlov over the policy and whether or not or other fiscal policies help women.

Teigen, who was attending a House Democrats conference Thursday, was asked about photos of children being separated from their parents last year at the U.S./Mexico border.
 
“It’s a painful thing to see that, and it’s a painful thing to see such a complete lack of empathy when it comes from people, like Ivanka,” Teigen said.

Tarlov also reacted to President Trump touting his daughter as a strong presidential contender in an interview Friday.

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Tarlov said Ivanka doesn’t have “the policy chops.”

“I have heard that she is very well liked. I don’t think that she has the policy chops or experience to be jumping into a presidential race in 2024 or 2028 or 20 anything. And I don’t think that she is someone who is going to really rally a lot of support beyond Trumpers.”

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Trump sues to block Democrats’ subpoena for financial information

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Lawyers for President Trump on Monday sued to block a subpoena issued by members of Congress that sought the business magnate’s financial records.

The complaint named Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Peter Kenny, the chief investigative counsel of the House committee, as its plaintiffs.

“We will not allow Congressional Presidential harassment to go unanswered,” said Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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Congressman Moulton enters Democratic 2020 presidential race

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Seth Moulton entered the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Monday as a long-shot contender in a contest that now includes almost 20 candidates.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) speaks at a Merrimack County Democrats Summer Social at the Swett home in Bow, New Hampshire, U.S., July 28, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

A 40-year-old Iraq War veteran who represents a district in Massachusetts, Moulton enters the race as an underdog, with little national name recognition and a shorter track record than some rivals who have spent years in the U.S. Senate or as state governors.

Moulton has built a political career by challenging the party’s establishment. He entered Congress in 2015 after winning a Democratic primary challenge against John Tierney, who had held the seat for 18 years.

After Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018, Moulton helped organize opposition to Representative Nancy Pelosi’s bid to again become Speaker of the House.

He ended his opposition to Pelosi with a statement saying: “Tough conversations make us stronger, not weaker, and we need to keep having them if we’re going to deliver on the change that we’ve promised the American people.”

In a YouTube video announcing his presidential candidacy, he said: “Decades of division and corruption have broken our democracy and robbed Americans of their voice.”

“While our country marches forward, Washington is anchored in the past,” he said.

In the video, Moulton said he wants to tackle climate change and grow the U.S. economy by promoting green jobs as well as high tech and advanced manufacturing.

Moulton served in the Marines from 2001 to 2008. During his 2014 congressional bid, he became a vocal critic of the Iraq War in which he served, saying no more troops should be deployed to the country.

He has advocated stricter gun laws, saying military-style weapons should not be owned by civilians.

Moulton supports the legalization of marijuana and told Boston public radio station WGBH in 2016 that he had smoked pot while in college.

He graduated from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in physics in 2001 and returned to receive a master’s degree in business and public policy in 2011.

For a graphic of the 2020 presidential candidates, see: tmsnrt.rs/2Ff62ZC

Reporting by Ginger Gibson; additional reporting by Rich McKay; Editing by Colleen Jenkins, Jonathan Oatis, Kirsten Donovan and David Gregorio

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Trump sues to block subpoena for financial information

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U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One as they travel to Florida for Easter weekend, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Al Drago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday sued to block a subpoena issued by the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee that sought information about his and his businesses’ finances.

“Chairman Cummings’ subpoena is invalid and unenforceable because it has no legitimate legislative purpose,” lawyers for Trump and the Trump Organization said in court filing.

Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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