Want to get this daily news briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up. 


BARRED – The NRA has lost a second bid to have a lawyer attend the deposition of its ex-president Oliver North set for today by the NY Attorney General’s Office. Dan M. Clark reports that Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Melissa Crane yesterday rejected the organization’s request to be present during the deposition, which is part of an investigation into the NRA and its finances. The NRA sought to appeal Crane’s decision Monday evening, but an appeals judge denied the application, according to sources familiar with the litigation.