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4:25 PM ET, February 10, 2019


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Elena Schneider / Politico:
Klobuchar jumps into presidential race  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Sen. Amy Klobuchar leapt into the 2020 presidential race Sunday, becoming the first Midwestern state official to join the field taking on President Donald Trump.  —  The three-term Minnesota Democrat announced her campaign amid driving snow …
Discussion: RedState, CNBC and New York Times
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Klobuchar's opening pitch sidetracked by staff horror stories  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Sen. Amy Klobuchar is pitching herself for the White House as the commonsense Midwestern answer to President Donald Trump — while former staffers portray her as a brutal boss who mistreated them.
Washington Post:
Trump ‘may not even be a free person’ in 2020, Elizabeth Warren says  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told voters on Sunday that President Trump might be unable to finish his term, firing back at him for the first time since his reelection campaign attacked her rollout.
Discussion: Political Wire and The Hill
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
How Amy Klobuchar Could Win The 2020 Democratic Nomination
Discussion: ABC News and CNN
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Colorado Sen. Bennet hints about joining crowded Democratic race for president
Discussion: Political Wire
Mike Allen / Axios:
Democratic dirt defines start of 2020
Discussion: Vox and Politico
Dan Merica / CNN:
Sen. Amy Klobuchar enters presidential race
Houston Chronicle:
20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms  —  Thirty-five years later, Debbie Vasquez's voice trembled as she described her trauma to a group of Southern Baptist leaders.  —  She was 14, she said, when she was first molested by her pastor in Sanger …
Washington Post:
Border talks at impasse as shutdown looms Friday, officials say  —  Bipartisan talks aimed at resolving the border wall dispute and averting a government shutdown Friday have broken down and are at an impasse, two people familiar with the situation said Sunday.
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Shutdown talks stalled  —  Negotiations to avert another government shutdown abruptly fell apart over the weekend, raising the risk of another shuttering of services, a stopgap funding bill or a declaration by President Donald Trump of a national emergency at the southern border.
Mark Fainaru-Wada / ESPN:
Bob Costas, unplugged: From NBC and broadcast icon to dropped from the Super Bowl  —  IN DECEMBER 2015, the movie “Concussion” was set for a Christmas Day release in nearly 3,000 theaters across America.  The film told the story of the NFL's attempts to discredit research tying brain damage to football …
Vivian Yee / New York Times:
A Princess Vanishes.  A Video Offers Alarming Clues.  —  BEIRUT — The princess known as Sheikha Latifa had not left Dubai, the glittering emirate ruled by her father, in 18 years.  Her requests to travel and study elsewhere had been denied.  Her passport had been taken away.
Jennifer Senior / New York Times:
Our Brains Aren't Designed to Handle the Trump Era  —  Or mine isn't, anyway.  —  I am trying to think about when, exactly, I realized that my brain was wretchedly ill suited to the modern world.  Was it when Twitter began?  With the internet itself?  —  Certainly by this current presidency.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
House Intelligence chairman voices concern that Mueller's scrutiny of Trump's finances isn't adequate  —  The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee expressed concern Sunday that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has not adequately scrutinized President Trump's finances …
MJ Lee / CNN:
Warren: Trump ‘may not even be a free person’ by 2020  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump might be in jail by the time Election Day comes around, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren said on her first full day of campaigning as a declared presidential candidate.
Discussion: KTLA, Contemptor and IJR
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Rep. Liz Cheney says Elizabeth Warren is a ‘laughingstock’ for having claimed Native American ancestry
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
Michael Cohen's secret agenda … NEW YORK — At first, Michael Cohen appeared indifferent as he listened to the group of Republican leaders urge his boss to run for governor.  —  It was the fall of 2013, and Donald Trump was already fixated on “the big thing,” as he referred to running for president.
Discussion: Booman Tribune, Politico and Raw Story
Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
The mysterious case of AOC's scrubbed ‘Green New Deal’ details  —  On Feb. 5, the congressional office of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a new blog entry under “energy issues” detailing her “Green New Deal” proposal and answering “frequently asked questions.”
Eliza Relman / Business Insider:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's staff says a document that supported paying Americans 'unwilling …
Discussion: and Mediaite
Mike Allen / Axios:
Scoop: Bob Woodward writes email to Jeff Bezos: “It's Watergate redux”  —  Bob Woodward — author of “FEAR: Trump in the White House,” and an associate editor of The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1971 — wrote an email of support on Friday to Post owner Jeff Bezos, following his Medium post defying the National Enquirer:
Discussion: Bloomberg and Politico
John Solomon / The Hill:
The case for Russia collusion ... against the Democrats  —  Now that both the House and Senate investigative committees have cleared Donald Trump of Democrat-inspired allegations of Russian collusion, it is worth revisiting one anecdote that escaped significant attention during the hysteria …
Michael Brice-Saddler / Washington Post:
This petty poster war says everything you need to know about the immigration debate in Congress  —  There may be no better way to understand the immigration debate on Capitol Hill than to take a walk through the second floor of the Rayburn House Office Building.
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Li Zhou / Vox:
Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 ready to take on Big Tech  —  The issue sets her apart in a field focused on progressive ideals.  —  On Sunday, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined the 2020 Democratic race, separating herself from the pack by talking up her efforts to take on big tech.
Emily Tillett / CBS News:
“I'm not going anywhere”: Northam vows to remain in office despite calls to resign  —  Watch the full interview with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on “CBS This Morning” on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET.  —  Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam says he considered resigning …
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Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
The Democrats' disastrous week highlights Trump's sanity
Mesfin Fekadu / Associated Press:
Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis gala
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Exclusive: Venezuela shifts oil ventures' accounts to Russian bank - document, sources
Mike Allen / Axios:
Scoop: Nikki Haley to be honored at high-flying GOP donor dinner
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
A surprise virtual visit from the president
Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:
Protesters Raise Funds To Transport Trump Baby Blimp In Time For President's El Paso Rally
 Earlier Items: 
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Committee on Foreign Affairs:
McCaul Statement on Administration's Response to Magnitsky Act
Discussion: Mediaite
Katha Pollitt / New York Times:
Day Care for All  —  The progressive to-do list is missing a very important idea.
Alice Miranda Ollstein / Politico:
Republicans can't wait to debate Medicare for All
Luke Kenton / Associated Press:
Google is accused of doing a deal with Russia to censor Government-banned websites from its searches
Jose A. Del Real / New York Times:
‘Pit of Infection’: A Border Town's Crisis Has Nothing to Do With Migrants
Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
Cory Booker Has a School Choice Problem