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8:10 AM ET, March 18, 2018


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Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Andrew McCabe was just offered a job by a congressman so he can get his full retirement.  And it just might work. … That's one way of protesting Andrew McCabe's firing as deputy FBI director, roughly a day before he was set to retire: At least one Democratic congressman has offered McCabe …
Mueller has McCabe memos documenting conversations with Trump  —  Washington (CNN)Much like fired FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe wrote memos documenting his conversations with President Donald Trump, a source with knowledge of the matter told CNN.
Associated Press:
The Latest: AP learns McCabe kept memos regarding Trump  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the dismissal of Andrew McCabe, a former FBI deputy director (all times local):  —  Andrew McCabe — the former FBI deputy director just fired by the attorney general — kept personal memos regarding President Donald Trump.
New Yorker:
Donald Trump and the Craven Firing of Andrew McCabe  —  If you wanted to tell the story of an entire Presidency in a single tweet, you could try the one that President Trump posted after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe, the deputy director of the F.B.I., on Friday night.
Congressman Mark Pocan:
Pocan Extends Job Offer to Andrew McCabe
Discussion: IJR, Mediaite and Shareblue Media
Ryan Goodman / Just Security:
Sessions' Firing McCabe Violated His Promise to Recuse
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and Vox
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
After McCabe firing, Trump attacks FBI, and his lawyer says Russia probe must end
Wall Street Journal:
Trump's Lawyer, Citing Andrew McCabe's Firing, Calls for End to Mueller Probe
Aaron Rupar / ThinkProgress:   House Republican blasts McCabe firing, says Trump's conduct doesn't ‘bode well’ for GOP
Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump: ‘Tremendous leaking, lying’ by FBI, DOJ
Discussion: RedState, Splinter and his vorpal sword
New York Times:
Data Firm Tied to Trump Campaign Talked Business With Russians  —  When the Russia question came up during a hearing at the British Parliament last month, Alexander Nix did not hesitate.  —  “We've never worked in Russia,” said Mr. Nix, head of a data consulting firm that advised the Trump campaign on targeting voters.
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
'I created Steve Bannon's psychological warfare tool': meet the data war whistleblower  —  Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
New York professor sues Cambridge Analytica to find out what it knows about him  —  (CNN)A New York professor filed a legal claim against a data company that worked for President Donald Trump's campaign in a British court Friday in a case that could shed light on how millions of American voters …
Discussion: Gizmodo
The Guardian:
Cambridge Analytica: links to Moscow oil firm and St Petersburg university  —  Data company gave briefing to Moscow firm Lukoil, and the lecturer who developed the crucial algorithm worked for St Petersburg university … Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge University academic who orchestrated …
The Guardian:
Staff claim Cambridge Analytica ignored US ban on foreigners working on elections  —  In the 2014 midterm elections and the Trump campaign, firm was staffed mainly by young Britons and Canadians … Cambridge Analytica employed non-American citizens to work on US election campaigns …
Ali Dukakis / ABC News:   Facebook blocks data group tied to 2016 Trump campaign
Frances Stead Sellers / Washington Post:
Trump lawyer's efforts to suppress Stormy Daniels started in 2011  —  The president's personal attorney Michael Cohen interceded in 2011 to prevent porn star Stormy Daniels from airing her story about an alleged affair with Donald Trump, telling the agent who arranged for its publication …
Brian Flood / Fox News:
Outrage over New Yorker mag's ‘repulsive’ body-shaming of President Trump  —  The prestigious New Yorker magazine is under fire for its latest cover, which depicts President Trump addressing reporters in the nude in an unflattering illustration that mocks his appearance.
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
Why does Putin treat Britain with disdain?  He thinks he's bought it. … “Londongrad” is the nickname, not entirely affectionate, that wealthy Russians have bestowed upon Britain's capital.  The term doesn't just designate a physical place, though many Russians do indeed live here.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Vox
Paul Dallison / Politico:
Russian ambassador says UK lab could have poisoned ex-spy  —  Russia's ambassador to the European Union suggested the nerve agent used to attack a former spy and his daughter could have come from a U.K. research lab.  —  Vladimir Chizhov told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday that Russia had …
Yonhap News Agency:
(LEAD) N.K. diplomat heads to Finland for semiofficial talks with Washington, Seoul … A senior North Korean diplomat handling affairs with the United States headed to Finland on Sunday for semiofficial talks with the U.S. and South Korea.  —  Choe Kang-il, deputy director-general …
Streiff / RedState:
John Kelly Learns a Hard Lesson About the Reality of the White House Press Corps  —  Yesterday, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly got a very hard lesson about the smash-mouth nature of press operations at the higher reaches of government and industry.  —  But there is nothing new under …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump and the Truth: A President Tests His Own Credibility
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Erica L. Green / New York Times:
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Paulina Dedaj / Fox News:
Southern California town wants to exempt itself from sanctuary city law
Discussion: CBS Los Angeles
Chris Hayes / New York Times:
What ‘Law and Order’ Means to Trump
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Discussion: CNN and The Root
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Who Owns the Vikings? Pagans, Neo-Nazis and Advertisers Tussle Over Symbols
Washington Post:
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