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11:30 AM ET, February 4, 2019

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Ben White / Politico:
Soak the rich?  Americans say go for it  —  The prospect of 70 percent tax rates for multimillionaires and special levies on the super-rich draw howls about creeping socialism and warnings of economic disaster in much of Washington.  —  But polling suggests that when it comes to soaking the rich …
Discussion: Common Dreams
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Aída Chávez / The Intercept:
Ana Maria Archila, Who Confronted Sen. Jeff Flake, Will Be Ocasio-Cortez's SOTU Guest  —  Ana Maria Archila, the Queens woman who famously confronted Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in a Capitol Hill elevator, will be Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's State of the Union guest on Tuesday.
Claire Williams / Morning Consult:
Warren's Proposed Tax on Wealthy Draws More Support Than Ocasio-Cortez's  —  63% of voters think upper-income people currently pay too little in taxes  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at a Nov. 1, 2017, rally protesting the Republican tax plan outside the U.S. Capitol.
Discussion: Vox
Nicole Lafond / Talking Points Memo:   AOC's SOTU Guest: Sexual Assault Survivor Who Confronted Flake In Elevator
Patrick Howley / Big League Politics:
Stanford Fellow Hints At Possible Justin Fairfax Sex Assault  —  A woman named Vanessa Tyson, who is a fellow at Stanford University, says that a man who allegedly sexually assaulted her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention is now an office-holder about to get a “very big promotion,” …
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WWBT-TV:
Lt. Gov. Fairfax slams ‘defamatory and false’ sexual assault allegation  —  RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax issued a statement early Monday after an online article hinted at sexual assault allegations against him in 2004.  —  The site “Big League Politics” …
Washington Post:
Northam meets with senior staff and considers options, including resignation  —  Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) called an unscheduled senior staff meeting Sunday night just before the start of the Super Bowl, as the governor considered resigning after two days of defiance amid a controversy …
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Site Behind Northam Revelations Is Backed by GOP Operatives  —  The website that broke the story of the racist yearbook photo that is imperiling Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam is a scrappy, pro-Trump outfit backed by Republican operatives.
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Vann R. Newkirk II / The Atlantic:
Ralph Northam's Mistake
Graham Moomaw / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Speaker Cox has no plans to try to oust Northam; 'I think there's a rightful hesitation'
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Justin Mattingly / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Northam agrees not to attend William & Mary celebrations
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Washington Post:
‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’  —  When we go off to war. When we exercise our rights. When we soar to our greatest heights.  —  When we mourn and pray. When our neighbors are at risk. When our nation is threatened. There's someone to gather the facts.  —  To bring you the story. No matter the cost.
Washington Post:
Iraqi president rejects Trump's plan to ‘watch Iran’ from military bases in Iraq  —  Iraqi President Barham Salih on Monday rejected a plan floated by President Trump that calls for keeping U.S. forces in Iraq to “watch” neighboring Iran, saying the United States should not burden Iraq with its own “policy priorities.”
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Anita Kumar / Politico:
Dems hope to draw blood from potential Trump SCOTUS pick  —  When the conservative lawyer Neomi Rao appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, she'll be interviewing for a job on the country's second most powerful court.  —  But both her allies and enemies will be watching …
Discussion: The Intercept
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Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:   Two years in, Trump's appeals court confirmations at a historic high point
Ian Parker / New Yorker:
A Suspense Novelist's Trail of Deceptions  —  Dan Mallory, who writes under the name A. J. Finn, went to No. 1 with his début thriller, “The Woman in the Window.”  His life contains even stranger twists.  —  Dan Mallory, a book editor turned novelist, is tall, good-looking, and clever.
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Democrats have reason to fret Schultz  —  Democrats have broken into a panic over Howard Schultz's talk of an independent bid for president.  A new poll suggests they have reason to be worried.  —  The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows anti-Trump and Democratic voters are more open …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
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Emerson College:
Iowa Poll: One year out from Caucus: Biden leads Democratic Field- Third Party Candidacy Helps Trump.
Associated Press:
Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge within GOP  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump's campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign.
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Political Wire
Mike Allen / Axios:
A big leak rattles the White House  —  The massive leak of President Trump's private schedules, which dropped yesterday in the weekly Axios Sneak Peek newsletter, set off internal finger-pointing and speculation more fevered than any since the New York Times' anonymous op-ed.
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Axios:
Scoop: Leaked private schedules show Trump spent 60% of last 3 months in “Executive Time”
Washington Post:
'It's way too many': As vacancies pile up in Trump administration, senators grow concerned  —  From the Justice Department to Veterans Affairs, vast swaths of the government have top positions filled by officials serving in an acting capacity — or no one at all.
Discussion: The Week
Jill Abramson / Washington Post:
Will the media ever figure out how to cover Trump?  —  Jill Abramson is a journalist and author of the new book “Merchants of Truth.”  —  The news media's collective shock that Donald Trump won in 2016 was evidence of how out of touch most reporters were with the less affluent, less educated …
USA Today:
Watergate's lesson?  If Democrats want to heal America, Trump must be held accountable  —  Accountability is essential to the long-term health of our democracy, more important than even healing the nation's partisan divisions.  —  CONNECT  —  Democrats are wrestling with how aggressively …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
CNN:
CNN Poll: 4 in 10 call this the worst governing of their lifetimes  —  State of the Union: Paralyzed over border wall fight  —  (CNN)With a looming February 15 deadline to fund parts of the US government, few are optimistic the President and Congress will be able to reach agreement …
Steven L. Hall / Washington Post:
I was in the CIA.  Trump's petty fights and insults will make us all less safe.  —  The nation's top intelligence officials told Congress last week that President Trump is wrong about the success of his diplomacy with North Korea, that Iran is not attemptingF to manufacture a nuclear bomb …
 
 
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Ernesto Londoño / New York Times:
Guaidó Steers Venezuela to a Perilous Crossroads
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New York Times:
End the War in Afghanistan
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Northam imbroglio suggests a #MeToo moment on race has arrived
Wall Street Journal:
Steel Tariff Profiteers
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
Biden Is Close to Saying Yes
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Attacking a Pay Wall That Hides Public Court Filings
Julian Brave NoiseCat / The Guardian:
His side of the story: Nathan Phillips wants to talk about Covington
Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders's estate tax plan would reduce the federal debt and help even the playing field
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Diamond / Politico:
Trump's State of the Union pledge: Ending HIV transmissions by 2030
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Trump says he doesn't know if he wants Mueller report made public
Discussion: Just Security and New York Times
Washington Post:
He helped Trump confront North Korea.  Now Ji Seong-ho wonders whether human rights will be left behind.
Discussion: Associated Press
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Can moderate Dems talk Pelosi out of her extreme position in the border negotiations?
New York Times:
Schumer and Sanders: Limit Corporate Stock Buybacks
Washington Post:
Trump-appointed prosecutor focused on allegations of voting fraud by immigrants amid warnings …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
‘Game of Thrones’ Hijacks Bud Light's Super Bowl Ad to Pump Its Return
Discussion: WTOP, Vox and The Week
J.D. Capelouto / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: ICE arrests rapper 21 Savage, says he is actually British and overstayed visa