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11:50 PM ET, March 19, 2018


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Channel 4 News:
Revealed: Trump's election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians  —  Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica - the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump's presidential victory - have been secretly filmed saying they could entrap politicians …
Pursuing Forensic Audits to Investigate Cambridge Analytica Claims  —  We have hired a digital forensics firm, Stroz Friedberg, to conduct a comprehensive audit of Cambridge Analytica.  Cambridge Analytica has agreed to comply and afford the firm complete access to their servers and systems.
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Rebekah Mercer Standing By Cambridge Analytica After Blackmail Scandal … Billionaire heiress Rebekah Mercer is standing by embattled data firm Cambridge Analytica—at least for now.  A person close to Mercer, who sits on the firm's board, told The Daily Beast she has no immediate plans …
Todd J. Gillman / Dallas Morning News:
Ted Cruz under fire in Cambridge Analytica scandal; firm targeted voters with data from 50M Facebook users  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz is under fire for his connections with a voter targeting firm that used data taken from 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge.
Matthew Rosenberg / New York Times:
Cambridge Analytica, Trump-Tied Political Firm, Offered to Entrap Politicians  —  WASHINGTON — Sitting in a hotel bar, Alexander Nix, who runs the political data firm Cambridge Analytica, had a few ideas for a prospective client looking for help in a foreign election.
Donie O'Sullivan / CNNMoney:
Exclusive: Scientist at center of Facebook-Cambridge Analytica controversy speaks
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Mashable
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:   Facebook's Surveillance Machine
Joe Uchill / Axios:
Cambridge Analytica creator has State Department contract
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Facebook is facing an existential crisis
New York Times:
Trump Considers Reshuffling Legal Team as He Takes On Mueller More Aggressively  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's legal team was poised for a shake-up on Monday, according to two people briefed on the matter, as he openly discussed firing one of his lawyers, another considered resigning and a third …
New York Times:
Trump to Hire Lawyer Who Has Pushed Theory That Justice Dept. Framed the President  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Trump has decided to hire the longtime Washington lawyer Joseph E. diGenova, who has pushed the theory on television that Mr. Trump was framed by F.B.I. and Justice Department officials …
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Trump's lawyers have turned over documents to Mueller with hopes of limiting interview scope … President Trump's attorneys have provided the special counsel's office with written descriptions that chronicle key moments under investigation in hopes of curtailing the scope of a presidential interview …
Mueller team gives Trump lawyers more details of what they want to talk to President about  —  WaPo: Trump lawyers try to limit interview  —  (CNN)As President Donald Trump's reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller grows more irate by the day, attorneys on both sides sat down last week …
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Washington Post:
Trump shakes up team of lawyers as legal threats mount … President Trump shook up his legal team Monday by hiring a combative former prosecutor who has publicly argued that Trump is the target of an elaborate FBI conspiracy — marking another confrontational move by the president …
Republicans say Congress doesn't need to pass law protecting Mueller
New York Times:
Facebook Security Chief Said to Leave After Clashes Over Disinformation  —  Facebook's chief information security officer, Alex Stamos, will leave the company after internal disagreements over how the social network should deal with its role in spreading disinformation, according to current and former employees briefed on the matter.
Page Six:
Donald Trump Jr. romanced Aubrey O'Day during marriage to Vanessa  —  Years before Vanessa Trump filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr., their marriage was rocked when Don Jr. fell in love with a contestant on NBC's “The Celebrity Apprentice.”  —  Page Six has exclusively learned that Don Jr. …
Discussion: East Bay Times and
Sarah Hearon / Us Weekly:
Donald Trump Jr. Had an Affair With ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Contestant Aubrey O'Day During Marriage to Vanessa
Discussion: The Root
Page Six:
Vanessa is divorcing Donald Trump Jr. because he's cheap
Discussion: The Root, Raw Story and thecut
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian  —  The Bits newsletter will keep you updated on the latest from Silicon Valley and the technology industry.  —  You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services.  — SEE SAMPLE - MANAGE EMAIL PREFERENCES - NOT YOU?
Uber Halts Autonomous-Car Testing After Fatal Arizona Crash
Carli Teproff / miamiherald:
Brother of Parkland shooter arrested for trespassing at Stoneman Douglas High, BSO says  —  Zachary Cruz, the brother of confessed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz, was arrested Monday after deputies say he trespassed onto the school's Parkland campus.
Discussion: Axios and NPR
Sarah Rumpf / RedState:
BREAKING: Brother of Parkland Shooter Arrested for Trespassing at School
Discussion: CBS Miami
Danielle Paquette / Washington Post:
Lawsuit accuses celebrity chef Mike Isabella of ‘extraordinary’ sexual harassment … Celebrity chef Mike Isabella, the head of a $30 million culinary empire based in the nation's capital, was sued Monday by a former top manager who claims that Isabella and his partners repeatedly sexually harassed her in the workplace.
Discussion: The Atlantic and grubstreet
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Border wall Dreamers deal implodes  —  The White House and congressional Democrats traded immigration offers futilely over the weekend, according to three sources familiar with the talks, leaving little chance of an immediate deal to protect Dreamers.  —  The White House on Sunday …
Discussion: The Hill, Axios, Breitbart and Daily Kos
Michael S. Rosenwald / Washington Post:
The Rothschilds, a pamphlet by ‘Satan’ and conspiracy theories tied to a battle 200 years ago … In early 2011, a branch of the very rich Rothschild family bought a controlling stake in Weather Central, a provider of weather forecasts to hundreds of broadcasters.
Jeff Daniels / CNBC:
Californians fed up with housing costs and taxes are fleeing state in big numbers  — More Californians are moving from the Golden State, particularly lower-income residents, although even middle-class residents are saying goodbye.  — Census Bureau data show California lost …
The Intercept:
Before He Was FBI Director, Chris Wray Supervised an Investigation That Found Erik Prince Likely Broke U.S. Law  —  Photo illustration: Elise Swain for The Intercept/Getty Images  —  As a private attorney in 2016, FBI director Chris Wray supervised a team of lawyers that informed …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court refuses to stop new congressional maps in Pennsylvania  —  The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request from Pennsylvania Republican legislative leaders to block the implementation of a redrawn congressional map that creates more parity between the political parties in the state.
Fox News Insider:
Holy Cross Drops ‘Knight’ Mascot Over Ties to Christian Violence in the Crusades  —  The College of the Holy Cross announced it would drop its Knight mascot and related imagery to avoid ties to the violence committed by Christian armies during the Crusades.  —  The Massachusetts school's president …
Discussion: Breitbart
Derek Hunter / The Daily Caller:
New York Times Columnist Warns Of Climate Change While On Company's Global Private Jet Tour  —  New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is warning, yet again, about the perils of climate change and the need to be good stewards of the environment.  —  This time, however …
What Michael Flynn Could Tell the Russia Investigators  —  The former national security adviser mingled business with government.  That could help Robert Mueller look for similar overlaps among Trump insiders.  —  It started with helping a friend pitch the Pentagon on a smartphone chip …
Emily Jane Fox / Vanity Fair:
“I Have Never Threatened Her in Any Way”: Michael Cohen Offers His Side of the Stormy Daniels Saga  —  A week before Stephanie Clifford's widely anticipated interview with Anderson Cooper, Trump's longtime personal lawyer proclaims his innocence—and his unbreakable bond with his old boss.
Luke Hyland / Loyola Phoenix:
Hannibal Buress' Microphone Cut During Colossus Performance  —  Comedian Hannibal Buress' mic was cut after making a joke about the Catholic Church's history of child abuse during his Saturday night Colossus performance, attendees said.  —  Colossus is an annual, two-night show held …
New York Times:
Sons of Rich Black Families Fare No Better Than Sons of Working-Class Whites  —  Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping …
Paul Dorian / Vencore Weather:
2:10 PM |  *****Mixed precipitation on Tuesday to be followed by a major snowstorm for the I-95 corridor*****  —  12Z NAM (12-km) loop of surface forecast maps from hour 21 (5AM Tuesday) to hour 66 (2AM Thursday) in 1-hour increments until hour 24 and then 3-hour increments thereafter.
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The rise of ‘fake news’ is producing a record number of journalism majors
Laura Ly / CNN:
Democratic lawmaker accused of suggesting violence against Trump
Andrew Kugle / Washington Free Beacon:
Democrats Want Clinton to Go Her Own Way
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Congress closes in on massive spending bill
Discussion: Vox and The Gateway Pundit
Ethan Baron / Mercury News:
Tech backlash: ‘Maybe Silicon Valley needs to be taken down to size’
Discussion: East Bay Times
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Hultgren fires aide after sexual encounter with teenage boy
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Washington Post:
Trump prepared to hit China with $60 billion in annual tariffs
Katie Glueck / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
‘You can only scare so many people to the polls’—Republicans rethink Pelosi tactics
Discussion: The Atlantic
Keith A. Spencer / Salon:
Some millennials aren't saving for retirement because they don't think capitalism will exist by then
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Daily Wire
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Trump originally planned to put Cohn at CIA, but changed his mind
Discussion: Mediaite
Steve Vladeck / Lawfare:
It's Time for Congress to Pass the Mueller Protection Bills