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4:30 PM ET, February 3, 2019

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Axios:
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.
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Axios:
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 …
Discussion: Daily Kos, POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
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 …
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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
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.
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Tom Nichols / Washington Post:
Sorry, Republicans.  You can't call out Northam for racism and give Trump a pass.  —  That's hypocrisy, full stop.  —  Finally, the GOP is calling out a chief executive for his appalling insensitivity on an issue of race: Saturday, via Twitter, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Ralph Northam is about to moonwalk out of the governor's mansion
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
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.
David M. Herszenhorn / Politico:
Plan to evacuate queen if Brexit goes bad  —  If Britain crashes out of the EU, and things go bad in London, Queen Elizabeth II will be ready to make her own exit — to an undisclosed location.  —  The U.K. government has repurposed Cold War emergency evacuation planning to prepare …
Cincinnati.com:
Sandmann lawyer: Letters sent to New York Times, Today Show, 50 others may precede suits  —  The lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his family said Friday they have sent letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic organizations …
Jess Bidgood / BostonGlobe.com:
Democratic primary watchers look to the West  —  LAS VEGAS — The rapidly growing 2020 presidential field is shaping up to be a Wild West of Democratic primaries — with the actual West emerging as a decisive battleground.  —  The delegate-rich state of California has vaulted itself near …
Nick Pinto / The Intercept:
“'Vicious' And ‘Brutal’” — Life Inside a Freezing Federal Prison With No Heat  —  On Saturday morning, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., arrived at the Metropolitan Detention Center in New York City to demand answers.  —  Hundreds of people incarcerated at the federal detention facility …
Discussion: FOX31 Denver
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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 …
Nicholas Iovino / courthousenews.com:
Facebook Fights Multibillion-Dollar Privacy Class Action  —  SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A federal judge on Friday rejected Facebook's argument that it cannot be sued for letting third parties, such as Cambridge Analytica, access users' private data because no “real world” harm has resulted from the conduct.
 
 
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Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data …
Matthew Gertz / The Daily Beast:
How Fox News Pushes Trump to Make Every Bad Decision
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Raw Story
Jay Michaelson / The Daily Beast:
Anti-BDS Bill Isn't About Boycotting Israel, It's About Splitting the Democratic Party
Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
Being president ‘a leap for anybody,’ says 37-year-old 2020 hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg
Discussion: Politico
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump could ‘be forced’ to declare national emergency, GOP border negotiator says
Discussion: Breitbart
New York Times:
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Tarpley Hitt / The Daily Beast:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Tells Joe Rogan: Trump Is No Worse Than Obama
Discussion: Gizmodo and Raw Story
Steve Hendrix / Washington Post:
She made history as a Navy pilot. An all-female squadron just flew over her funeral.
Discussion: IJR
Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Is the collusion theory dead?
Sandra E. Garcia / New York Times:
Chicago Woman Got 30 Hotel Rooms for Homeless People During Severe Cold Snap
Discussion: BlackSportsOnline