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6:40 PM ET, April 21, 2018


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Morgan Winsor / ABC News:
Barbara Bush remembered at funeral as ‘the first lady of the greatest generation’  —  Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral as a loving wife, mother and friend with a devilish sense of humor and who represented the best of the World War II generation.  —  “Barbara Bush was the first lady …
Discussion: Washington Press and Mediaite
Manny Fernandez / New York Times:
Four Former Presidents Pay Respects as Barbara Bush Is Laid to Rest in Texas
Discussion: LifeZette and Mother Jones
Gil Troy / Politico:
What Melania Trump Can Learn From Barbara Bush
Discussion: Washington Post
Andrea Mitchell / NBC News:   Remembering Barbara Bush, a beloved first lady of strength and purpose
USA Today:
Before dying, Barbara Bush said she would miss George but was going to ‘a beautiful place’
Discussion: IJR, NPR and CBS New York
New York Times:
Scott Pruitt Before the E.P.A.: Fancy Homes, a Shell Company and Friends With Money  —  OKLAHOMA CITY — Early in Scott Pruitt's political career, as a state senator from Tulsa, he attended a gathering at the Oklahoma City home of an influential telecommunications lobbyist who was nearing retirement and about to move away.
Discussion: CNN and Political Wire
New York Times:
As Rod Rosenstein Battles to Protect Mueller, His Tactics Could Cost the Justice Dept.  —  WASHINGTON — He has a reputation as a principled lawyer.  He has worked for both Republican and Democratic attorneys general.  He has a jugular instinct in courtroom battles but a distaste for political ones.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Wall Street Journal:
Inside the White House, Fears of Rosenstein Dismissal Ease
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, CNBC and Breitbart
Alexandra Petri / Washington Post:
It is too bad I have been silenced … It is with a heavy heart, and profound regret for the current state of media in America, that I have dragged my laptop to a Starbucks to pen this column.  But I think it is important that we understand the degree of oppression we are up against.
Douglas MacKinnon / Fox News:
How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian?  —  “How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian?”  —  That was the deeply dismaying question posed to me by a friend with four young children as we discussed the plight of the Christian faith in America and around the world.
New York Times:
Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match  —  MEDAMAHANUWARA, Sri Lanka — Past the end of a remote mountain road, down a rutted dirt track, in a concrete house that lacked running water but bristled with smartphones, 13 members of an extended family were glued to Facebook.
Matt Volz / Associated Press:
Candidate buys ads on Sinclair TV stations to blast company  —  HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Montana's U.S. House seat is using Sinclair Broadcast Group's own television stations to blast the company for forcing its reporters to read the conservative-leaning corporation's statements on air.
Caroline Orr / Shareblue Media:   Democrat uses TrumpTV to blast TrumpTV
Rebecca R. Ruiz / New York Times:
Former Lawyer for Stormy Daniels Is Drawn Into Federal Investigation  —  The Beverly Hills lawyer who represented two women who were paid in 2016 to keep quiet about their alleged affairs with Donald J. Trump has been drawn into the federal investigation focused on Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump's longtime lawyer and fixer.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Brian Doherty / Hit & Run:
CDC, in Surveys It Never Bothered Making Public, Provides More Evidence that Plenty of Americans Innocently Defend Themselves with Guns  —  Many people who support gun control are angry that the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are not legally allowed to use money from Congress …
Discussion: Daily Wire and Breitbart
Terrence McCoy / Washington Post:
‘Imploding’: Financial troubles.  Lawsuits.  Trailer park brawls.  Has the alt-right peaked? … Eight months after a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville ended in the death of a counterprotester, the loose collection of disaffected young white men known as the alt-right is in disarray.
Washington Post:
White House privately skeptical of North Korea's plans to freeze nuclear testing  —  PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Trump White House is reacting skeptically in private to North Korea's announcement of plans to freeze nuclear weapons testing, warning that dictator Kim Jong Un could be setting a trap …
Associated Press:
North Korea Suspends Nuclear, Long-Range Missile Tests and Plans to Close Nuclear Test Site
Joe Scarborough / Washington Post:
It's becoming clear that Trump won't run in 2020  —  It has been nearly three years since Donald Trump descended his faux-gold escalator to announce an improbable run for president, and Republican politicians seem just as baffled by the reality TV star's future as they were the day he first launched …
Discussion: Althouse
New York Times:
The Business Deals That Could Imperil Trump  —  Put aside Russian collusion for a moment.  Press pause on possible presidential obstruction of justice.  Forget Stormy Daniels.  The most significant recent development involving the president may be that the special counsel, Robert Mueller …
Mexico's EU trade deal lands a punch on Trump  —  Mexico delivered a defiant political riposte to U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday by agreeing a trade deal with the EU.  —  Trump's push to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement helped catalyze Mexico's talks with Brussels …
Loyal blue heeler stays with three-year-old lost in bush overnight  —  An old blue heeler named Max remained by the side of a three-year-old girl and led searchers to her after she spent more than 15 hours lost in rugged bushland on Queensland's Southern Downs overnight.
Discussion: Mashable
Brent D. Griffiths / Politico:
Trump says he's ‘considering’ a pardon for boxer Jack Johnson  —  President Donald Trump said Saturday he is considering a posthumous pardon for boxing champion Jack Johnson, who was convicted over a century ago under racially motivated charges for his relationship with a white woman.
Discussion: Axios and Mashable
Paul P. Murphy / CNN:
Homework assignment asks students to list positive aspects of slavery  —  (CNN)A Texas charter school is apologizing after a teacher gave an assignment to an eighth grade American History class, asking students to list the positive aspects of slavery.  —  “When I first read it, I thought …
New Yorker:
Techno-Fundamentalism Can't Save You, Mark Zuckerberg  —  It was like a verbal tic.  Last week, in two days of testimony before Congress, Mark Zuckerberg, the C.E.O. of Facebook, invoked a magical-sounding phrase whenever he was cornered about a difficult issue.
Steve Almasy / CNN:
Verne Troyer, ‘Mini-Me’ in Austin Powers films, dies at 49  —  (CNN)Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedy films, has died at the age of 49, according to statements posted to his social media accounts.  —  Troyer was 49.  —  “Verne was an extremely caring individual.
Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Michael Cohen, once at pinnacle of Trump's world, now poses threat to it  —  When Donald Trump won the presidency, his longtime attorney Michael Cohen seemed in position for a coveted spot in the senior ranks of the White House.  —  At one point, Cohen topped a list of five candidates …
Discussion: New York Daily News, Raw Story, CNBC and IJR
Austin L. Miller /
Forest High shooter: ‘My first memory is violence and conflict’  —  At the Marion County Jail, Sky Bouche, 19, talked about how he was raised, how he got a gun and how the shooting unfolded.  —  Austin L. Miller @almillerosb  —  After his arrest Friday on terrorism and other charges …
Discussion: Jezebel, AOL, IJR and CNN
Wendy Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
‘Safe space’ for white men offered at SF diversity workshop  —  Paul Mann wants to create a safe space for white men.  —  Mann, a white man who has spent years in the education industry, has begun leading workshops in San Francisco that encourage people in his demographic to explore feelings …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Politico health care reporter Norman dies from cancer  —  Carrie Budoff Brown, the editor in chief at Politico, sent out the following to the staff on Saturday:
David Siders / Politico:
Clyburn urges full leadership shakeup If Democrats fail to retake House  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — Rep. Jim Clyburn, one of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's top lieutenants, said Friday that if Democrats fail to retake the House in November, the party's entire House leadership team should step down.
Discussion: Axios
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Joseph A. Wulfsohn / Mediaite:
Comey Says We'd Be Better Off With Hillary as POTUS...Hours After Punting on Exact Same Question From Tapper
Discussion: Washington Post
Watch this judge brutally berate a woman in a wheelchair. The woman died. The judge has quit.
New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Says 'Trump's Agenda Is Dead' if Democrats Win Midterms
Discussion: The Hill and Breitbart
Sean Gregory / TIME:
Colin Kaepernick Wins Amnesty International's Highest Honor
Eoin Higgins / The Daily Beast:
Before Peddling Resistance, Seth Abramson Played the Academy
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Is it a coincidence that Trump uses the language of white supremacy?
Geoffrey Mohan / Los Angeles Times:
Raids and tariffs? We'll take our lumps, say California farmers
Singer Roberta Flack Rushed to Hospital from Apollo Theater
Discussion: The Root and
 Earlier Items: 
Annie Linskey /
Why Trump has struggled to assemble a legal team
Discussion: Raw Story
Paul P. Murphy / CNN:
Tired of waiting for electricity in Puerto Rico, man builds his own solar power system
Discussion: NPR and Slashdot
Camilla Turner / Telegraph:
Robots interviewing graduates for jobs at top city firms as students practice how to impress AI
New York Times:
Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc. This Man Is Shrugging It Off.
Discussion: Althouse and Washingtonian
Kelsey Ables / Columbia Journalism Review:
Meet the journalism student who found out she won a Pulitzer in class
NBC News:
GOP faces rural rebellion over Trump trade agenda