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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Sean Hannity has few rules, and now Fox News has a problem  —  Hannity: Cohen has never represented me  —  Sean Hannity operates at Fox News with few rules.  He seemingly says and does whatever he wants, even when it embarrasses his own colleagues.  —  With his high ratings come huge headaches for Fox.
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Trump lawyer Michael Cohen did legal work for Fox News commentator Sean Hannity … BREAKING: Trump lawyer Michael Cohen did legal work for Fox News commentator Sean Hannity.  —  President Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, told a federal judge Monday that he had three legal clients in the past year …
CNN:
Michael Cohen's mystery third client is Sean Hannity  —  New York (CNN)Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen also represents Fox News host Sean Hannity, Cohen's attorneys said Monday afternoon.  —  Cohen had told the court earlier he had at least 10 clients between 2017 and 2018 …
Jeffrey Grocott / Bloomberg:
Judge Slows U.S. Review of Trump Lawyer's Records: Cohen Update  —  After an afternoon of pitched arguments over who should have the right to vet documents seized from President Donald Trump's personal attorney, a federal judge in New York delayed a decision on whether to appoint an impartial “special master” to conduct the review.
The Daily Beast:
Judge Hands Defeat to Trump and Cohen Over FBI Raid: 'You've Miscited the Law' … President Donald Trump and his longtime attorney Michael Cohen both lost a court challenge related to the FBI's seizure of Cohen's documents they both claim are protected by attorney-client privilege.
Emily Jane Fox / Vanity Fair:
Under Siege, Michael Cohen Is Vacillating Between a New Level of Exasperation and Trumpian Business-As-Usual  —  Cohen has been dismayed by the silence from Trump's inner-circle in Washington.  One person familiar with his thinking said that he's gotten messages from thousands of people since last Monday …
Discussion: Bloomberg, ACS Blog and Vox
James Fanelli / New York Daily News:
Michael Cohen case is being heard by Judge Kimba Wood — aka the ‘Love Judge’  —  The judge hearing the legal fight between federal investigators and the President Trump lawyer who inked a hush agreement with a porn star knows her way around Playboy Playmates and a steamy scandal.
Hunter Walker / Yahoo:
The Michael Cohen legal sideshow: Gasps, pratfalls and paparazzi  —  NEW YORK — Even before Sean Hannity was named as the mystery “third client” of President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, the hearing over how to handle the evidence FBI agents seized from Cohen's office and residences …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New York Times:   Sean Hannity Is Named as Michael Cohen's Client
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Cohen crisis shows short-handed Trump legal team's scramble
Discussion: Washington Post and Splinter
Kara Scannell / CNN:
Another white collar lawyer turns down Trump
Discussion: The Hill, IJR, RedState and Shareblue Media
Katie Bo Williams / The Hill:
Judge rejects Trump's bid to block access to Cohen materials
Discussion: RedState
Washington Post:
Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley's announcement  —  President Trump on Monday put the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia, walking back a Sunday announcement by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump to Impose New Sanctions on Russia Over Support for Syria
Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: 'We just went at it like she just didn't exist.' Former Playmate reveals she had sex with Donald Trump in front of her friend during a steamy six-month affair while his then-fiancée Marla Maples was pregnant with Tiffany  — Barbara Moore, 49, told DailyMail.com …
Discussion: Washington Press and PerezHilton
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Emma Roller / Splinter:   Another Former Playboy Playmate Says She Had a Torrid Love Affair With Donald Trump
Page Six:
George Stephanopoulos is having more sex than you  —  It seems James Comey isn't the only one being thoroughly probed by George Stephanopoulos.  —  Apparently the bijou broadcaster — whose blockbuster interview with the former FBI director aired Sunday — is as relentless in the bedroom as he is in the newsroom.
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Mediaite and Splinter
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Cheyenne Haslett / ABC News:
Kellyanne Conway slams Comey: He always diverts ‘the spotlight to him’
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Comey Is Trump's Ultimate Victory
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and Washington Post
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
This photojournalist won a Pulitzer for an image he made on his last day in the newsroom  —  Photojournalist Ryan Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for an image he made at The (Charlottesville, Virginia) Daily Progress on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.  —  It was the day of a white supremacist rally.
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Ren LaForme / Poynter:
Here are the winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes  —  Winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University in New York City on Monday.  The Pulitzers are highly revered and mark the best in journalism in 14 categories.  —  Neil Brown, Poynter's president, is a member of the Pulitzer Prize board.
John Harwood / CNBC:
GOP tax cuts have gotten less popular with voters, new NBC/WSJ poll says  — The new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows that the tax cuts, never broadly popular, have sagged in public esteem lately — just 27 percent of Americans call them a good idea.
Discussion: Political Wire
Bill Hutchinson / ABC News:
Starbucks manager who made call resulting in black men's arrests no longer works for company  —  The manager who called police on two black men who had refused to leave a Philadelphia Starbucks no longer works there, a company spokeswoman confirmed to ABC News today.
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Philly.com:
Starbucks CEO apologizes for arrests of 2 black men at Philadelphia store; manager has left company
Michael R. Gordon / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Seeks Arab Force and Funding for Syria  —  Under plan, troops would replace American military contingent after ISIS defeat and help secure country's north; proposal faces challenges  —  WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is seeking to assemble an Arab force to replace …
Lisa Hagen / The Hill:
Arizona special election in dead heat: poll  —  The special election for an Arizona House seat is in a statistical dead heat in the final week of the race, according to a poll released on Monday.  —  A poll from Emerson College found physician Hiral Tipirneni (D) narrowly leading with 46 percent …
Benjamin Siegel / ABC News:
EPA broke spending law on Pruitt phone booth: government watchdog  —  A government watchdog agency concluded that the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal law in spending more than $43,000 to install a private phone booth in EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's office, according to a report obtained by ABC News.
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US-CERT:
Alert (TA18-106A)  —  Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Targeting Network Infrastructure Devices  — Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) Enabled Devices  — Cisco Smart Install (SMI) Enabled Devices  — Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Enabled Network Devices
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Democrats in Good Position to Nab Republican House Seats  —  Trump, tax reform drag down GOP prospects  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Democrats have a 19 point advantage over Republicans in the generic House ballot among all registered voters in the Garden State.
Discussion: RedState
WSPA-TV:
‘Night Court’ actor Harry Anderson dies in Asheville  —  ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) - Police officials confirmed that actor Harry Anderson died at a home in Asheville, N.C. Monday morning.  He was 65.  —  Anderson was a three-time Emmy nominee for his role as Judge Harry T. Stone in ‘Night Court.’
Discussion: WPIX 11 New York, CBS 4, FOX 61 and TMZ.com
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Broadband advisor picked by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai arrested on fraud charges  —  Elizabeth Pierce allegedly tricked investors into pouring $250 million into a fiber optic scheme by forging revenue agreements  —  A broadband advisor selected by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai …
Matthew Luxmoore / New York Times:
Russian Journalist Who Reported on Secretive Paramilitary Dies  —  MOSCOW — A Russian journalist who had reported recently on clandestine Russian paramilitary groups in Syria died on Sunday after falling from the balcony of his fifth-floor apartment in Yekaterinburg, the authorities there said.
VICE:
Here Are the Far-Right Conspiracists the Quebec City Mosque Shooter Followed  —  Evidence presented at the sentencing hearing for the man who killed six Muslim men in a mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque last year shows that he was obsessively reading news about Donald Trump and opinions …
Discussion: Montreal Gazette and Raw Story
Department of Commerce:
Secretary Ross Announces Activation of ZTE Denial Order in Response to Repeated False Statements to the U.S. Government  —  Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has imposed a denial of export privileges …
Chris Reiter / Bloomberg:
VW to Change Logo in Preparation for Electric-Car Era  —  Update would mark first change to iconic symbol since 2012  —  Broader marketing changes planned to refresh brand's image  —  Volkswagen AG plans to tweak the namesake VW brand's logo for the first time since 2012 …
Anita Kumar / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Trump businesses made millions off Republican groups and federal agencies, report says  —  WASHINGTON  —  President Donald Trump's U.S. businesses have received at least $15.1 million in revenue from political groups and federal agencies since 2015, according to a new report to be released Monday.
 
 
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Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
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Jennifer Maas / The Wrap:
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Discussion: Fox News and The Daily Caller
Connor O'Brien / Politico:
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Discussion: Axios
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Discussion: Politico
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Smelling Blood, Democrats Swarm New York House Race
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Zinke invited birthers, questioned Obama's college records on his radio show in 2013
Free Lance-Star:
Spotsylvania man faces felony charges after shooting himself in leg
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CNBC:
Amazon has shelved a plan to sell drugs to hospitals, and insiders say there are two reasons why
Robert Draper / New York Times:
Dan Scavino, the Secretary of Offense
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The GOP's Never-Trumpers Are Really Just Never-Democrats
Discussion: RedState and twitchy.com