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3 Stories You Should Read 10/18/2019: Ovidio Guzmán López, Sondland, Elijah Cummings

Reading Time: 2 minutes Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. In the category of:  The succession plan Who Will Succeed Elijah Cummings as Head of the House Oversight Committee? Democrats have historically favored seniority when choosing committee leaders, and with 14 terms under her belt, Maloney—who is 73 years old—is the most senior Democrat at this time. That, however, made no difference in 2010, when Cummings—who had three years less time in Congress than she did—beat her for the chairman position. So who are the possible successors to the throne, so to speak?...

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CNN: Nancy Pelosi says Donald Trump is melting down. There’s lots of evidence she’s right

Reading Time: 4 minutes Trump is the nuclear reactor here. He is, by nature, unstable. But through a series of measures — mostly cooling rods — his energies are channeled as effectively as possible. Still, instability remains. And the second the methods to keep the him mostly in check malfunction, the temperature begins to spike. And spike. And at some point, the temperature reaches a place where there are no solutions that can avoid disaster.

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Vice: The invisible: this is how the children of prisoners live in Mexico

Reading Time: 4 minutes When this day is over, about 700 children will have gone to bed inside a Mexican prison. Not because they are criminals, but because their mothers broke the law. These are minors who were with them at the time of their arrest, or who were procreated behind bars, and who today suffer from the deplorable conditions of Mexican prisons. They are the invisible children of the National Penitentiary System.

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3 Stories You Should Read 10/17/2019: Pence, Elijah Cummings, Gordon Sondland

Reading Time: 2 minutes Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. In the category of:  House of Cards Ambassador breaks with Trump, testifying the President directed diplomats to work with Giuliani on Ukraine “Based on the President’s direction, we were faced with a choice: We could abandon the goal of a White House meeting for President Zelensky, which we all believed was crucial to strengthening U.S.-Ukrainian ties and furthering long-held U.S. foreign policy goals in the region; or we could do as President Trump directed and talk to Mr. Giuliani to address the President’s...

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