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11:30 PM ET, April 16, 2018

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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.
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New York Times:
Judge Says Trump and Cohen Can't Yet Review Materials Seized by F.B.I.  —  A federal judge on Monday held off on deciding who should get the first look at a trove of materials seized in the F.B.I. raids last week on President Trump's personal lawyer's office, home, hotel room and safe deposit box.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Erica Orden / Wall Street Journal:
Sean Hannity Was a Client of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen
New York Times:
Sean Hannity Is Named as Michael Cohen's Client
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Root
Hunter Walker / Yahoo:
The Michael Cohen legal sideshow: Gasps, pratfalls and paparazzi
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Bustle
Michael Calderone / Politico:
Hannity's ethics under fire
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 Scraps New Sanctions Against Russia, Overruling Advisers
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 …
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Emma Roller / Splinter:
Another Former Playboy Playmate Says She Had a Torrid Love Affair With Donald Trump  —  First came Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.  Now, another former Playboy model has come forward alleging that she had an affair with President Donald Trump.  —  On Monday, the Daily Mail published …
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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New York Times:   James Comey's Attacks on Trump May Hurt a Carefully Cultivated Image
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Comey Is Trump's Ultimate Victory
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post and Hot Air
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
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New York Times:   No One's Talking About the New Tax Law
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
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Cohen crisis shows short-handed Trump legal team's scramble  —  When President Donald Trump's newest lawyer appeared in a Manhattan federal court on Friday, she had an apologetic message for the judge: I'm new around here.  —  “Now, I should say my firm was engaged Wednesday evening …
Discussion: Washington Post, Splinter and Mediaite
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Kara Scannell / CNN:
Another white collar lawyer turns down Trump
Discussion: The Hill, Shareblue Media, IJR and RedState
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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Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Mueller's warning: ‘Many’ news stories on Trump-Russia probe are wrong  —  Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office is warning that “many” news articles on the Trump-Russia probe have been wrong.  —  The statement from a spokesperson did not single out particular stories.
Discussion: RT
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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, FOX 61, CBS 4 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 …
Discussion: Eschaton
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 …
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 …
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Judge rules to unseal 11 cases related to Starr's Clinton investigation, following CNN request  —  (CNN)Eleven court cases associated with independent counsel Ken Starr's investigation into President Bill Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky will largely be made public …
Connor O'Brien / Politico:
McCain remains hospitalized after surgery to treat infection  —  Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain is hospitalized in “stable condition” in Phoenix for treatment of intestinal infection, his office announced Monday.  —  On Sunday, his office said, McCain was admitted to the Mayo Clinic …
Discussion: Axios
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
John McCain has surgery after intestinal infection; aides say he's in stable condition
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
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
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 …
 
 
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Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
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Clifford Michel / Staten Island Advance:
Rep. Daniel Donovan's campaign launches ‘Grimm Reality’ website
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CNN:
Bolton era begins with exits and anxiety at National Security Council
Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Ex-White House Aide Rick Dearborn Joins Washington Consulting Firm
Discussion: Axios
Detroit Free Press:
Ex-Michigan State Police trooper in ATV taser death repeatedly reprimanded for violations
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UK Parliament:
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Malcolm Harris / Medium:
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Jennifer Maas / The Wrap:
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Matthew Luxmoore / New York Times:
Russian Journalist Who Reported on Secretive Paramilitary Dies
Cheyenne Haslett / ABC News:
Kellyanne Conway slams Comey: He always diverts ‘the spotlight to him’