Partisan Tensions Bubble Over at BBG, VOA as Trump Delays Naming New Leaders 

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President Donald Trump’s more-than-one-year delay in naming new leadership at the Broadcasting Board of Governors and its flagship broadcasting service, the Voice of America, is fueling fierce internal battles over the direction of its coverage and criticism from conservatives that the $684 million BBG budget is being used to undermine Trump’s policies at home and abroad. 

Boxer to Hold Fundraiser for Dems in Seat Left Open by Issa’s Exit 

Former Sen. Barbara Boxer, a liberal icon in California who is trying to help Democrats win back several Congressional seats, will host a fundraiser this week in a critical California swing district amid new fears that Democrats could be shut out of the general election thanks to the state’s top-two primary system.