Ocasio-Cortez describes 'horrifying' conditions at border detention center – live

Congresswoman, who endured ‘sexually threatening’ social media posts from CBP officers, says women had been told to drink out of toilets

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House Democrats are investigating whistleblower claims from within the State Department which allege that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has used his taxpayer-funded diplomatic security team for personal errands like picking up his dog and take away food orders.

From CNN:

Congressional investigators, who asked for the committee not to be named as they carry out their inquiries, tell CNN that a State Department whistleblower has raised multiple issues over a period of months, about special agents being asked to carry out some questionable tasks for the Pompeo family. In April, for example, an agent was asked to pick up Chinese food — without Pompeo in the car. The whistleblower said this led agents to complain that they are now serving as “UberEats with guns,” which has created a buzz within the department, according to multiple Democratic congressional aides who cited the whistleblower…

According to the Code of Federal Regulations, a federal employee “shall not encourage, direct, coerce, or request a subordinate to use official time to perform activities other than those required in the performance of official duties or authorized in accordance with law or regulation.”

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CNN’s first poll of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents post-debate shows double-digit decline for Joe Biden, with Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren pulling up on his heels and ahead of Bernie Sanders.

Brand new @CNN poll of the 2020 race just out:

Biden down 10 points, Harris and Warren double their support since May

Biden 22%
Harris 17%
Warren 15%
Sanders 14%
Buttigieg 4%
Booker 3%
O’Rourke 3%
Klobuchar 2%
Everyone else 1% or less

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Source: theguardian