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1:50 PM ET, May 16, 2018

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New York Times:
Tantalizing Testimony From a Top Trump Aide Sets Off a Search for Proof  —  WASHINGTON — The White House official had a startling assertion: He thought he had received an email in the first half of 2016 alerting the Trump campaign that Russia had damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
Discussion: The Atlantic and Politico
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Washington Post:
Thousands of pages of Congressional testimony shed light on 2016 Trump Tower meeting  —  A music promoter who promised Donald Trump Jr. over email that a Russian lawyer would provide dirt about Hillary Clinton in June 2016 made the offer because he had been assured the Moscow attorney was …
New York Times:
A Secret Mission, a Code Name and Anxiety: Inside the Early Days of the F.B.I.'s Trump Investigation  —  WASHINGTON — Within hours of opening an investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia in the summer of 2016, the F.B.I. dispatched a pair of agents to London on a mission …
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary:
Materials from Inquiry into Circumstances Surrounding Trump Tower Meeting  —  As a part of its oversight of the Justice Department's enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and federal investigations into potential improper influence during the 2016 presidential election …
Associated Press:
Trump Jr: Can't recall discussing Russia probe with father  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he couldn't remember whether he had discussed the Russia investigation with his father, according to transcripts released Wednesday of his interview with the panel.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
7 big things we just learned from the Trump Tower meeting testimony … The Senate Judiciary Committee released 2,500 pages of congressional testimony on Wednesday.  The trove of information provides a new window into that ill-fated June 2016 Trump Tower meeting before which Donald Trump Jr …
The Daily Beast:
‘Kremlin Used’ NRA to Help Trump in 2016, Says Senate Judiciary Committee  —  The Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that the Russian government apparently used the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016.  “The Committee has obtained a number …
Discussion: Boing Boing, Raw Story and Daily Kos
Jon Swaine / The Guardian:
Trump attorney fed statement to publicist for Russians about Trump Tower meeting
Discussion: Washington Press
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Anthony Scaramucci, days after Trump hired him at the White House, reached out to promoter …
Discussion: The Week
Philip Ewing / NPR:
Senate Committee Releases 2,500 Pages About 2016 Trump Tower Meeting
Discussion: Vox, Bloomberg and The Week
Nathaniel Rakich / FiveThirtyEight:
Did Democrats Just Have Their First Tea Party Moment Of The 2018 Primaries?  —  The Democratic Party woke up this morning with a clear signal from Tuesday's primary elections: The #Resistance means business.  The more progressive candidate won in Democratic primaries around the country.
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James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: The far left is winning the Democratic civil war
Discussion: The Nation and New York Magazine
Politico:
Top takeaways from a wild primary night
Discussion: ABC News
Annie Linskey / BostonGlobe.com:
Putting ‘White House’ on the resume is less of a boost  —  WASHINGTON — Listing a White House gig on your resume used to be considered a sparkling credential, reflecting a stint at the apex of the country's political power.  —  But as with so many other things about Donald Trump's …
Discussion: Political Wire and IJR
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Robin Wright / New Yorker:
Just How Fragile Is Trump's North Korea Diplomacy?
Discussion: NK News and Althouse
Joshua Davidovich / Associated Press:
Sderot homes hit with heavy machine gun fire from Gaza, army says  —  No injuries after gunmen in Strip target military aircraft and hit homes in city with errant rounds; IDF shells Hamas post in Gaza  —  The Times of Israel is liveblogging Wednesday's events as they unfold.
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Kathleen A. Schultz / SaukValley.com:
Dixon High School shooting: Former student shot, wounded after bringing gun  —  DIXON - A 19-year-old former Dixon High student is in custody with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder after bringing a gun to the school this morning.  —  The man shot at school resource officer Mark Dallas …
Matthew Stewart / The Atlantic:
The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy  —  1.  —  The Aristocracy Is Dead ...  For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America's fading aristocracies.  Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up residence …
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
The Democratic Party Has an ‘MSNBC Problem’  —  “The Democrats need to stop obsessing about Trump and Russia, and start talking about the bread-and-butter issues that matter to ordinary people.”  Since Donald Trump took office, that sentiment has been a refrain for the party's leading critics on both the left and right.
NewsBusters:
Porn Star Lawyer Interviewed 147 Times in 10 Weeks  —  In the past ten weeks, lawyer Michael Avenatti, who is representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against President Trump, has been interviewed a staggering 147 times on broadcast and cable news shows.
Discussion: Daily Wire and The Daily Caller
New York Times:
Trump Discloses Payment to Cohen in Financial Report  —  President Trump's financial disclosure, released on Wednesday, revealed for the first time that he paid more than $100,000 to his personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen, as reimbursement for payments to a “third-party.”
Discussion: CNBC and Bustle
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Democrats Flip a Pennsylvania Seat, Making 41 Since Trump's Inauguration … Democrats flipped another seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday night, bringing the total number of state legislative flips to 41 since Donald Trump's inauguration.
Discussion: The Week
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Trump team ready to ‘pressure’ Mueller at probe's one-year mark  —  In an interview, Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, even cited James Comey's mid-2016 exoneration of Hillary Clinton as a model for the Russia special counsel.  —  President Donald Trump's attorney has an unlikely new role model …
Discussion: Shareblue Media and Bloomberg
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Matt Ford / New Republic:   Robert Mueller's Most Important Accomplishment
Washington Post:
Russia favored Trump in 2016 election, Senate Intelligence Committee says, breaking with House GOP  —  The Senate Intelligence Committee says the U.S. intelligence community was correct in assessing that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections with the aim of helping Donald Trump …
Discussion: Political Wire
David M. Drucker / Vanity Fair:
“Pence Is Not Stupid”: As Trump Sinks, G.O.P. Insiders See a Shadow Campaign Taking Shape  —  Could Pence's ambition make him the president's next mortal enemy?  Or will his well-oiled political operation allay Trump's concerns—at least for now?  —  “There is no shadow campaign,” …
Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
It's not just Amazon: Apple quietly explores Northern Virginia campus for 20,000 jobs  —  Apple has quietly explored the idea of opening a campus for 20,000 employees in Northern Virginia, further advancing the possibility that the Washington area could evolve into an East Coast outpost for Silicon Valley.
Washington Post:
Michigan State settles with Larry Nassar victims for $500 million … Michigan State has agreed to pay $500 million to 332 alleged victims of disgraced former sports physician Larry Nassar, settling lawsuits filed by the victims, both sides announced Wednesday.
Carl Schreck / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Kremlin Critics Could Face Prosecution For ‘Enabling’ Western Sanctions  —  Kremlin opponents could face criminal prosecution under new Russian legislation proposing possible prison sentences for Russians who adhere to or promote international sanctions targeting Moscow, one of the bill's authors said on May 16.
New York Times:
Justice Department and F.B.I. Are Investigating Cambridge Analytica  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and the F.B.I. are investigating Cambridge Analytica, the now-defunct political data firm, and have sought to question former employees and banks that handled its business …
Lyman Stone / Institute for Family Studies Blog:
Baby Bust: Fertility is Declining the Most Among Minority Women … Any serious pro-natal policy in America worth its salt would primarily result in birth gains among minority mothers, not white ones.  —  The decline in fertility has been far greater among minorities than among non-Hispanic whites.
 
 
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Brian Flood / Fox News:
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Wall Street Journal:
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Megan McArdle / Washington Post:
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