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In this Aug. 28, 2012, file photo, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, arrives on the floor at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Ron Paul Revolution falls victim to frustration, Trump: 'Probably hate that they ever got involved'

- The Washington Times

Although Ron Paul's 2008 and 2012 presidential runs didn't make much of a mark on the election, they did threaten to upend the Republican Party, with Paul acolytes grabbing control of state parties and sparking major rules changes and demanding that the party adopt his libertarian-infused ideas. But somewhere along the way, the revolution ran aground.

In this May 31, 2018, file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Democrats are settling a three-way battle for governor in a stacked primary election, while former two-term Gov. Tim Pawlenty is seeking to win back his old job on the Republican side. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Midwest Democrats look to Tuesday's races to upend GOP gains

- Associated Press

Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump's appeal among working-class voters threaten to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and beyond.

FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, testifies before a House Judiciary Committee joint hearing on "oversight of FBI and Department of Justice actions surrounding the 2016 election" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 12. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

Peter Strzok, face of anti-Trump resistance in government, fired from FBI

- The Washington Times

FBI agent Peter Strzok became a face of anti-Trump resistance within the government. It's now cost him his job. Mr. Strzok confirmed Monday that he had been fired from the FBI, months after an internal watchdog revealed damning text messages he exchanged with paramour and fellow FBI employee Lisa Page vowing to "stop" Donald Trump's rise to the White House.