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11:45 AM ET, April 18, 2017

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Steven Ginsberg / Washington Post:
The night Clinton said what she never expected to say: ‘Congratulations, Donald’  —  Steven Ginsberg is the senior politics editor for The Washington Post.  —  Around 7:45 on election night, when Hillary Clinton and her aides still thought they were headed to the White House, troubling news emerged from Florida.
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Ron Elving / NPR:   ‘Shattered’ Picks Through The Broken Pieces Of Hillary Clinton's Dream
Mike Allen / Axios:
Inside the Hillary Hindenburg
Discussion: Mediaite
Christy Riggins / Zpolitics:
Exclusive: Weekend poll shows Gray may take the lead in CD-6  —  With less than 24 hours until Election Day, a new zpolitics and Clout Research poll shows that Republicans may have a new front runner in the race to replace Tom Price.  —  According to the report, Democrat Jon Ossoff remains …
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Charles Bethea / New Yorker:
In Georgia, Jon Ossoff Tries to Vanquish Seventeen Candidates at Once
Associated Press:
Trump, GOP face referendum in Georgia; Dems aim for upset
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Dems look for Trump rebuke in Georgia special election
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Trump's Unreleased Taxes Threaten Yet Another Campaign Promise  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's promise to enact a sweeping overhaul of the tax code is in serious jeopardy nearly 100 days into his tenure, and his refusal to release his own tax returns is emerging as a central hurdle to another faltering campaign promise.
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Elana Schor / Politico:
Cotton blitzed by constituents at rowdy town hall
Associated Press:
Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business  —  SHANGHAI (AP) — On April 6, Ivanka Trump's company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world's second-largest economy.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and The Root
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Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
China approved three Ivanka trademarks on same day she met with Xi: report
Discussion: RedState
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Trump: Presidents Obama, Clinton were ‘outplayed’ by North Korea  —  President Trump said his predecessors Presidents Bill Clinton  —  were “outplayed” by North Korea and that he won't be broadcasting his plans to deal with the isolated and increasingly aggressive country.
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BBC:
Theresa May to seek snap election for 8 June  —  UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.  —  She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.  —  Explaining the decision, Mrs May said …
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Trump to overhaul visa program for high-skilled workers  —  President Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that aims to overhaul the H1-B visa program used by tech companies to bring high-skilled workers to the U.S.  —  Trump will travel to a manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wis. …
Discussion: ABC News and The Gateway Pundit
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The White House:
Background Briefing on Buy American, Hire American Executive Order
Bloomberg:
Apple Readies iPhone Overhaul for Smartphone's 10th Anniversary  —  Apple is testing a revamped iPhone with an all-screen front, curved glass and a stainless steel frame alongside upgrades to the current models.  —  Ten years after Steve Jobs held up the original iPhone to a gushing San Francisco crowd …
Matthew Reade / The Claremont Independent:
Students Demand Administrators ‘Take Action’ Against Conservative Journalists  —  In an open letter to outgoing Pomona College President David Oxtoby, a group of students from the Claremont Colleges assail the president for affirming Pomona's commitment to free speech and demand that all five colleges …
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
Silicon Valley CEO Pleads ‘No Contest’ to Abusing His Wife—and Is Offered a Deal for Less Than 30 Days in Jail  —  At Apple, Neha Rastogi worked on everything from Siri to FaceTime to Maps, sometimes seated beside Steve Jobs himself.  —  She is clearly brilliant and dedicated as well as passionate …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
As Trump Drifts Away From Populism, His Supporters Grow Watchful  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump visited the Tennessee estate of Andrew Jackson last month to symbolically claim the mantle of the first genuinely populist president since the 1830s.  Just like Jackson, Mr. Trump defeated …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ross Cavitt / WSB-TV:
Equipment stolen days before special election; Sec. of State: ‘Unacceptable’  —  Twtter  —  COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned that critical voting machines were stolen just days before polls will open for a special election.  —  State officials are investigating …
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Trump calls Erdogan to congratulate him on contested referendum, Turkey says  —  President Trump called to congratulate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday after a referendum greatly expanding his powers, according to Turkish officials, despite a more circumspect State Department response …
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Ryan J. Reilly / The Huffington Post:
The Murder Rate Jumped Again In 2016.  A Handful Of Cities Are Largely Responsible.  —  Baltimore, Chicago and Houston play a big role in the spike in murders, according to a new Brennan Center report.  —  WASHINGTON The national murder rate rose again last year, with much of the deadly spike concentrated …
Discussion: Daily Wire and Heat Street
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
In the fight of his career, O'Reilly's side swings back on harassment charge  —  All at once, Bill O'Reilly is fighting for his TV life.  The future of O'Reilly's long career at Fox News may hinge on a sexual-harassment accusation raised by a woman named Wendy Walsh, who has alleged …
TODAY.com:
Elizabeth Warren on Jon Ossoff campaign, Trump and whether she'll run for president  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat who has positioned herself as a leading voice in opposition to President Trump and author of a new book, “This Fight Is Our Fight,” tells TODAY that Democrats have become energized …
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Steve Ballmer Serves Up a Fascinating Data Trove  —  Guess what Steven A. Ballmer has been up to for the last several years.  (No, not just cheering for the basketball team he owns, the Los Angeles Clippers.)  It's a novel project, and he plans to take the wrapping off it Tuesday.
Associated Press:
VIEWERSHIP OF 'O'REILLY FACTOR' DROPS WITHOUT BILL O'REILLY  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Through three days of Bill O'Reilly's vacation, his show's viewership declined by 26 percent in the hands of substitutes Dana Perino, Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld.  —  O'Reilly is on a nearly two-week vacation …
Breitbart:
EXCLUSIVE: Officials Defy Trump's Promises: 40 Miles of Border Ordered Unpatrolled  —  U.S. Border Patrol agents are once again sounding the alarm about miles of border being left wide open and unsecured.  Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained a document showing a Havre Sector Border Patrol …
Discussion: Infowars
Chris Jones / The Atlantic:
Alec Baldwin Gets Under Trump's Skin  —  Alec Baldwin collapses onto his dressing-room couch at Saturday Night Live like a man participating too enthusiastically in a trust fall.  He is 58 years old.  He has three children under 4.  He has been dividing what's left of his time between filming …
Discussion: Washington Post
 
 
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Aidan Quigley / Politico:
Trump blames Obama for allowing MS-13 gang to form in America
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Allan Smith / Business Insider:
TOP TRUMP CONFIDANT: Trump should make a deal with Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
H-1B Visa Applications Drop
Discussion: RedState
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Two plaintiffs join suit against Trump, alleging breach of emoluments clause
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, Eater and ACS Blog
Tennessean.com:
Nashville attorney, Iraq War vet announces Democratic run for Corker's Senate seat
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Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
Chris Christie Heads for the Door, Minus the Earlier Throngs
Bloomberg:
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Chris Perez / New York Post:
Diabolical parents blasted for cruel pranks that make their kids cry
Discussion: Heat Street
Patrick Svitek / The Texas Tribune:
Ted Cruz concerned Democrats will trigger government shutdown
Discussion: Axios