Bull’s Eye: Not Exactly Lining Up to Support Manning

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Jan. 17, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

THE EDGE

The silence from LGBTQ advocacy groups is deafening when it comes to the candidacy of Chelsea Manning, who’s challenging Sen. Ben Cardin from the left in Maryland. The polarizing trans woman and erstwhile WikiLeaks source hasn’t gotten a press release, an official statement, or even a tweet supporting her bid from major LGBTQ organizations like Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, or GLAAD.

Chelsea Manning AP Photo/Steven Senne

QUOTEMEISTER

“Rubio moment.”
—Sen. Lindsey Graham, after taking a sip of water during an event, as per The Weekly Standard.

“I don’t support swearing but I have sworn before.”
—Sen. John Kennedy.

“Nevertheless, she persisted.”
—From a Republican National Committee release accusing Sen. Cory Booker of “mansplaining” to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

ON DECK FOR JAN. 18

8:45 a.m. Paul Ryan speaks at CSIS event on military readiness.

10 a.m. House Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds hearing on homelessness.

10 a.m. Senate HELP Committee hearing on simplifying college financial aid.

10:30 a.m. Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to be ambassador at large for international religious freedom.

Noon Congressional Blockchain Caucus holds briefing.

BEST DAY

Italian chefs. A bill passed by the House Tuesday suspends tariffs on preserved artichokes, pepperoncini, and pimientos, among other items.

WORST DAY

The RNC, which teased Trump’s long-awaited “fake news awards,” only to have its website crash. Cached versions revealed it was just a fundraising poll.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel AP Photo/Paul Sancya

DATA DIVE

2 million: Searches for Stormy Daniels on Pornhub.com over five days. Her previous average was 2,500 searches per day.

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