News Roundup 1/15/17: DNC Endorsement, CIA Director’s Warning, John Lewis’ Memoir and More

Check out our first News Roundup, a collection of article links from the past couple days. These are news stories you should keep an eye on, including a new DNC leadership endorsement, how John Lewis’ book is doing on Amazon, Democrats preparing for 2020 and more. Click on the links to read the full articles.

The Washington Post: McAuliffe Joins Ex-DNC Chairs Backing Clinton Campaign Vet for Party Role

“Adam Parkhomenko, the co-founder of ‘Ready for Hillary’ and a lifelong supporter of defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is being endorsed by three former chairmen of the Democratic National Committee for a role in the party’s leadership…”

Reuters: Trump’s Team Considering Moving White House Press Room

“President-elect Donald Trump’s team could move the White House press briefing room from the West Wing to another location that accommodates more media from around the country, incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday…”

Reuters: CIA Director Warns Trump to Watch What He Says, Be Careful of Russia

“CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday offered a stern parting message for Donald Trump days before the Republican U.S. president-elect takes office, cautioning him against loosening sanctions on Russia and warning him to watch what he says…”

Newsday: See Who Played Trump, Pence and Clinton at Inauguration Rehearsal

“He sported a red power tie and a name tag that read ‘POTUS Elect Trump’ while flashing two big thumbs-up to the crowd, as the incoming president is known to do. But the man portraying Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, was actually U.S. Army Sergeant Major Greg Lowery…”

Atlanta Journal Constitution: John Lewis Memoir Sells Out After Donald Trump Twitter Tirade

“Lewis’ 1999 memoir sold out on Amazon. As of Saturday evening, the retailer was temporarily out of stock of Lewis’ 1999 biography, “Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement.” Its sales spiked by nearly 106,020 percent, moving the book from the No. 15,918 spot to Nov. 15 on Amazon’s bestsellers list…”

Politico: Peter Thiel Considering Bid for California Governor

“Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire and outspoken Donald Trump supporter, is considering a 2018 bid for California governor, according to three Republicans familiar with his thinking…”

CNN: Democrats Already Are Trying to Get Out the Vote for 2020

“Even before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, top Democrats–including President Barack Obama–are already launching efforts to reshape the electoral landscape…former Attorney General Eric Holder vowed, jokingly, ‘to make redistricting sexy…'”

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