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6:05 PM ET, April 19, 2018


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Rosenstein Tells Trump He's Not a Target in Mueller, Cohen Probes  —  Trump told associates he no longer needs to fire either man  —  Deputy attorney general volunteered assurance last week  —  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he isn't a target …
Washington Post:
Giuliani says he is joining Trump's legal team to ‘negotiate an end’ to Mueller probe  —  Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a combative former prosecutor and longtime ally of President Trump, told The Washington Post on Thursday that he has joined the president's legal team dealing with the ongoing special counsel probe.
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Rudy Giuliani to Join Trump's Legal Team … Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining President Donald Trump's personal legal team, according to The Washington Post.  Earlier on Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that the two had been in discussions about how Giuliani could help …
Bloomberg:   Trump Adds Giuliani to Legal Team After FBI Raid on Cohen
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:   Giuliani to Join Trump's Legal Team
David Voreacos / Bloomberg:
Manafort Suspected of Serving as ‘Back Channel’ to Russia, DOJ Says  —  Prosecutors defend Mueller's actions in pursuing Manafort  —  Judge weighing whether Mueller exceeded his authority  —  Special Counsel Robert Mueller's interest in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge raises doubts about scope of Mueller's authority  —  A federal judge raised doubts Thursday about the scope of the order used to appoint special counsel Robert Mueller to probe alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.  —  During a two-and-a-half hour hearing …
Discussion: National Review
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed:   Paul Manafort Would Like Access To His Money Again
Ted Cruz / TIME:
Donald Trump  —  President Trump is a flash-bang grenade thrown into Washington by the forgotten men and women of America.  The fact that his first year as Commander in Chief disoriented and distressed members of the media and political establishment is not a bug but a feature.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump's “great man” play on North Korea  —  President Trump views the North Korean crisis as his “great man” of history moment.  —  The big picture: He came into office thinking he could be the historic deal maker to bring peace to the Middle East.  He's stopped talking about that.
Washington Post:
Inspector general referred findings on McCabe to U.S. attorney for consideration of criminal charges  —  The Justice Department inspector general referred its finding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe repeatedly misled investigators who were examining a media disclosure …
New York Times:
McCabe Report Is Sent to Prosecutors to Weigh Possible Criminal Inquiry
Discussion: Reuters and Townhall
New Yorker:
Inside Rex Tillerson's Ouster  —  The last days of his brief and chaotic tenure as Secretary of State.  —  Rex Tillerson's team was fighting again.  “So, who's going to go in with him?”  Margaret Peterlin, his chief of staff, was saying.  She looked me up and down with an expression …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS  —  Embattled attorney Michael Cohen has dropped a pair of much-touted libel suits against BuzzFeed and the private investigation firm Fusion GPS over publication of the so-called dossier detailing alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia.
Barack Obama / TIME:
CAMERON KASKY, JACLYN CORIN, DAVID HOGG, EMMA GONZÁLEZ AND ALEX WIND  —  America's response to mass shootings has long followed a predictable pattern.  We mourn.  Offer thoughts and prayers.  Speculate about the motives.  And then—even as no developed country endures a homicide rate like ours …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
DOJ expected to deliver Comey memos to Congress  —  The Department of Justice is expected to send to Congress on Thursday afternoon copies of former FBI Director James Comey's memos documenting his interactions with President Donald Trump, according to a source familiar with the department's plans.
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Appeals court rules against U.S. on funds for sanctuary cities
Discussion: Mother Jones
Kelly Cohen / Washington Examiner:
Congress will get its hands on the Comey memos Thursday
Discussion: RedState, Sean Hannity and Daily Wire
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Exclusive: EPA chief's aides, security agents made $45,000 trip to Australia  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, under fire from lawmakers for travel and security expenses, spent about $45,000 in government money to fly five people to Australia …
Discussion: Political Wire
Stephanie Ebbs / ABC News:
Scott Pruitt's Moroccan calendar draws blanks
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Talking Points Memo
Christine Todd Whitman / TIME:
Scott Pruitt  —  The Environmental Protection Agency …
Discussion: NewsBusters and The Daily Caller
Manu Raju / CNN:
Trump declared he's running again.  Many Republicans aren't ready to back him.  —  Washington (CNN)A wide array of House and Senate Republicans are not yet ready to endorse President Donald Trump's bid for a second term, a reflection of the deep uncertainty on Capitol Hill …
Dominick Proto / ABC News:
Starbucks manager told 911 of 2 men ‘refusing to make a purchase or leave’ before their arrests  —  The former Starbucks manager whose telephone call initiated the controversial arrest of two African-American men at her downtown Philadelphia store told 911, “I have two gentlemen at my cafe …
The Daily Orange:
SU suspends Theta Tau fraternity after video of ‘extremely racist’ behavior surfaces  —  The Syracuse University chapter of Theta Tau was suspended Wednesday morning after the university confirmed it was involved in the creation of online videos showing fraternity members engaging in behaviors that were …
Marnie Eisenstadt / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Upstate NY farmer says ICE officers stormed his farm without a warrant, cuffed him, threw his phone  —  Rome, N.Y. — John Collins was standing outside the milk house at his dairy farm this morning when he heard yelling coming from inside.  He ran in, he says, and saw his worker …
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Heitkamp becomes first Dem to back Pompeo for secretary of State  —  (D-N.D.) said Thursday that she will support President Trump  —  's nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo  —  as secretary of State, virtually guaranteeing he will win confirmation.  —  Heitkamp, who faces …
Palantir Knows Everything About You  —  Peter Thiel's data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens.  The scary thing?  Palantir is desperate for new customers.  —  High above the Hudson River in downtown Jersey City, a former U.S. Secret Service agent named …
Aleksandra Appleton / Fresno Bee:
Professor's tweet about Barbara Bush was ‘beyond free speech,’ Fresno State president says  —  All options are on the table in dealing with the Fresno State professor who called Barbara Bush “an amazing racist” shortly after the former first lady died, university president Joseph Castro said Wednesday.
Jeff Goldman / New Jersey Online:
L.A. Fitness fires 3 workers after black men get kicked out of N.J. gym  —  L.A. Fitness has fired a manager and two employees at a New Jersey gym where two black men were kicked out Monday night in an incident captured on video and shared on social media, according to a salesman there.
POLL: Arizona Senate Race Heating Up - Blue, not Red  —  Trump favorability underwater by 13-points in the desert  —  The GOP has two U.S. Senate seats at risk this election and Arizona's Senate seat is one of those two.  Democrat front-runner, Kyrsten Sinema, has little to no opposition …
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Leaked video shows Theranos employees playing the video game they created where you shoot at the reporter who exposed the startup's problems  — Theranos was once valued at $9 billion and backed by big names like venture capitalist Tim Draper, but the startup may be liquidated as soon as this summer, according to an investor email.
Discussion: Mediaite and Engadget
Tina Moore / New York Post:
MS-13 directs members to ‘take out a cop’  —  MS-13 has directed its members to “take out a cop” on Long Island — prompting the NYPD to put its officers on high alert, according to a new memo obtained by The Post.  —  SEE ALSO  —  Police are hunting for the suspect, a tall …
David Ingram / Reuters:
Exclusive: Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc users around the world would be protected by it.
Nancy Gertner / New York Times:
Smearing Robert Mueller  —  Sean Hannity and others are blaming the special counsel for one of the F.B.I.'s worst scandals.  But there is no evidence to back up their charges.  —  Was Robert Mueller, the special counsel, complicit in one of the worst scandals in the F.B.I.'s history …
New York Times:
Wells Fargo Said to Be Target of $1 Billion U.S. Fine  —  Federal regulators are poised to impose a $1 billion penalty on Wells Fargo for a variety of alleged misdeeds, including forcing customers to buy auto insurance policies that they didn't need, according to people briefed on the regulatory action.
Vera Papisova / Teen Vogue:
Sexual Harassment Was Rampant at Coachella 2018  —  Trigger Warning: This article contains multiple stories describing sexual assault.  —  The annual Coachella music festival always promises a few things for my social media feeds: selfies in front of a ferris wheel, an array of photogenic …
Alex Castellanos / Politico:
Trumpism Without Trump  —  A little more than six months from now, on November 7, the sun will rise on a political landscape wrecked by President Donald Trump's first midterm election.  Thanks to a map that puts more Democratic than Republican seats at risk, our party will still cling …
Discussion: Splinter and Shareblue Media
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
The Democrats' Gentrification Problem  —  The nation's largest cities and metropolitan areas — home to a majority of Democratic voters — are at the forefront of the party's most vexing racial, ethnic and class conflicts.  —  Last week, in an essay for CityLab, Richard Florida …
Erica Orden / Wall Street Journal:
Kushner Cos.  Subpoenaed Over Tenant Records  —  Action relates to paperwork the company filed in New York about rent-regulated tenants  —  WASHINGTON—The real-estate company run by the family of White House adviser Jared Kushner in mid-March received a federal grand-jury subpoena …
Euan McKirdy / CNN:
Canadian who posted drug smuggling trip on Instagram sentenced to prison  —  (CNN)One of the two Canadian women who documented a lavish cruise trip to Australia on Instagram as a front for smuggling cocaine has been sentenced to at least four and a half years in prison.
Discussion: Washington Post and Gizmodo
Stephanie M. Lee / BuzzFeed:
Pasta Is Good For You, Say Scientists Funded By Big Pasta  —  Facing pressure from the low-carb movement, Barilla and other companies are funding and promoting research that argues pasta is healthy.  —  The headlines were a fettuccine fanatic's dream.  “Eating Pasta Linked to Weight Loss in New Study …
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
As Republicans dither on Obamacare, Democrats plot its expansion  —  When Republicans fail to advance a limited government agenda when they have power, it does not merely entrench the status quo — it paves the road for liberals to fulfill their expansionist dreams when they're in charge.
Erin Kelly / USA Today:
Senate panel will vote on bill to protect Mueller despite McConnell's opposition  —  WASHINGTON — Despite opposition from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley confirmed Thursday that his committee will vote next week on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller …
Discussion: Sean Hannity
Exclusive: YouTube ran ads from hundreds of brands on extremist channels  —  Advocates say YouTube is collecting kids' data  —  Ads from over 300 companies and organizations — including tech giants, major retailers, newspapers and government agencies — ran on YouTube channels promoting white nationalists …
Andrew Ferguson / Weekly Standard:
Barbara Bush's Subversive Secret to Happiness  —  With the death of Barbara Bush, much, though maybe not enough, has been made of her once-famous commencement address to the Wellesley College class of 1990.  Read today it has the feel of an antique.  But her voice is strong in it, and she was always worth listening to.
Former Trump advisor's father's death in Philadelphia labeled ‘suspicious’: multiple agencies investigate  —  According to sources, the Philadelphia police homicide unit, the Philadelphia district attorney, the Attorney General's office and the health department are all investigating the death …
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Kansas City Star:
Gov. Greitens' invasion-of-privacy case will proceed, but judge scolds prosecutor
Discussion: RedState and Vox
Ethan Wolff-Mann / Yahoo! Finance:
Gas prices will likely wipe out Trump tax cut gains for millions
Washington Post:
Senate confirms Trump pick for NASA administrator over Democratic objections
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon and MSNBC
Craig Gilbert / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Wary of GOP complacency, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker braces for a possible ‘blue wave’
Discussion: Raw Story
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Judge rules against Trump administration in teen pregnancy prevention case
Discussion: Daily Kos
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Why Should Progressives Force Big Cities to Become Even Bigger?
Discussion: Unfogged and New York Magazine
Anna North / Vox:
Matt Lauer, Mario Batali, and Garrison Keillor are all eyeing a return. #MeToo is at risk.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Ringer
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
‘He knows how to read a room really, really well’: How White House physician Ronny L. Jackson …
Discussion: Mediaite
Stephen Montemayor / Star Tribune:
Carver County closes Prince death investigation with no criminal charges
Discussion: CNN, New York Times, Hit & Run and The Root
Jessica Contrera / Washington Post:
Madeleine Albright has ascended from historic diplomat to Yas Queen feminist icon
Discussion: Daily Wire
Preet Bharara / TIME:
Back to full list  —  ROBERT MUELLER  —  Robert S. Mueller III doesn't seek deferments.
Discussion: Washington Press
Washington Post:
Leaders worldwide are falling for a ‘deadly illusion’
Discussion: New York Times, Hullabaloo and Politico