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8:15 PM ET, February 3, 2019


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Scoop: Leaked private schedules show Trump spent 60% of last 3 months in “Executive Time”  —  A White House source has leaked nearly every day of President Trump's private schedule for the past three months.  —  Why it matters: This unusually voluminous leak gives us unprecedented visibility into how this president spends his days.
Read Trump's “Executive Time"-filled leaked private schedules  —  A White House source has leaked President Trump's private schedules for nearly every working day since the midterms, showing that Trump has spent around 60% of the last three months in “Executive Time.”
Washington Post:
‘A watershed moment’: Trump faces crossroads amid mounting threats on all sides  —  When President Trump delivers his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, a Democrat will be seated at the rostrum over his shoulder for the first time.  —  The presence of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
A tip from a ‘concerned citizen’ helps a reporter land the scoop of a lifetime about Northam  —  The reporter who exposed Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's racist yearbook photo said a “concerned citizen” led him to the story that has prompted widespread outrage and calls for the Democrat's resignation.
Peter D'Abrosca / Big League Politics:
Dear Daily Caller: It's Time To Talk About The Ethics of Benny Johnson  —  It saddens us to write you this note, but for the integrity of conservative media, it must be done.  —  One of your reporters, Benny Johnson, is a serial plagiarist.  Whether his condition is an inherent biological compulsion …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Ralph Northam is about to moonwalk out of the governor's mansion
CBS News:
Transcript: President Trump on “Face the Nation,” February 3, 2019  —  The following is a transcript of an interview with President Trump airing Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, on “Face the Nation.”  —  MARGARET BRENNAN: Would you shut down the government again?  —  PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Well …
Katie Rogers / New York Times:
Trump Won't Commit to Making Mueller Report Public  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump would not commit in an interview aired Sunday to making public the results of the special counsel's investigation into Russia's ties to his campaign, adding that it was time to “get rid” of the inquiry.
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:   Trump refuses to comment on whether Mueller report should be made public
David Beavers / Politico:
Trump determined to ‘bring our folks back home’ from Syria, Afghanistan
Maria Kolesnikova / Bloomberg:
Art on the Superyachts: Beware of Wine Corks and Unruly Children  —  Expensive yachts that double as floating art galleries can lead to unexpected and costly mishaps.  —  Priceless paintings and sculptures kept on the vessels face damage not only from storms and storing conditions …
Discussion: The Guardian
J.D. Capelouto / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: ICE arrests rapper 21 Savage, says he is actually British and overstayed visa  —  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested rapper 21 Savage early Sunday morning, claiming that he is actually from the United Kingdom and overstayed his visa, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.
Andrew Marchand / New York Post:
Rising ESPN star Adnan Virk fired, escorted out in leak investigation … ESPN rising star Adnan Virk has been fired by the network, sources told The Post.  —  Virk is accused of leaking confidential company information to the media on multiple occasions, according to sources.
Discussion: BlackSportsOnline
Jonathan Lemire / Associated Press:
Analysis: Trump's State of Union comes amid political peril  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing clear political peril, President Donald Trump will deliver his second State of the Union address at a moment when his bully pulpit is uncertain and his negotiating skills in question after a monthlong government shutdown …
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump could ‘be forced’ to declare national emergency, GOP border negotiator says
Discussion: Breitbart
Matt Gorman / Fox News:
Republicans need to do better with women, starting with getting them elected  —  As I sat in my office on election night in November and watched the returns roll in, it quickly became clear it would not be a fun night for Republicans.  Aside from losing our majority, some of our best members …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Caroline Orr / Shareblue Media:
Every extremist murder in 2018 was linked to right-wing terrorism  —  Right-wing extremists killed more people in the U.S. last year than in any year since 1995 — and Trump is dismantling our ability to deal with the threat.  —  Every extremist murder in the U.S. in 2018 was linked to right-wing extremism …
Willie Brown / San Francisco Chronicle:
Kamala Harris learns the perils of presidential front-running  —  Sen. Kamala Harris' Rolls-Royce rollout of her presidential run quickly shot her to the front of the Democratic pack, and with it all the troubles that come with being seen as a front-runner.  —  The first misstep came during her televised town meeting in Iowa.
Discussion: Instapundit
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party  —  NBC News published a predictably viral story Friday, claiming that “experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign …
Ruth Eglash / Washington Post:
Palestinians refuse to meet with Trump's adviser, so he's tweeting them  —  JERUSALEM — It's been more than a year since senior Palestinian officials have agreed to meet or even speak with representatives of the Trump administration, but now President Trump's special representative …
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