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10:20 PM ET, February 10, 2019

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Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Mistress' Brother Leaked Bezos' Racy Texts to Enquirer, Sources Say  —  Multiples sources tell The Daily Beast that Michael Sanchez, a Trumpworld associate and brother to Bezos' lover, gave the couple's texts to The National Enquirer.  —  The brother of Jeff Bezos' mistress, Lauren Sanchez …
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Eleanor Clift / The Daily Beast:
Steve Schmidt Storms Off Own Podcast When Asked About Advising Howard Schultz  —  “This is bullsh*t,” Schmidt exclaims.  “I'm not doing this.”  —  Anti-Trump strategist and pundit Steve Schmidt is feeling the heat from all sides since his client, Starbucks founder Howard Schultz …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Scoop: Bob Woodward writes email to Jeff Bezos: “It's Watergate redux”
Brian Murphy / Raleigh News & Observer:
Walter Jones, who worked to atone for his Iraq war vote, is dead at 76  —  Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., an Eastern North Carolina congressman who made it his mission to atone for his vote sending U.S. troops into Iraq in the early 2000s, died Sunday on his 76th birthday.
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Walter Jones, ‘freedom fries’ congressman who became Iraq War critic, dies at 76  —  Walter B. Jones Jr., a North Carolina congressman who so enthusiastically supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq that he argued for the french fries and French toast served in House cafeterias to be called …
Discussion: Politico
Congressman Walter Jones:
STATEMENT ON CONGRESSMAN WALTER B. JONES  —  Greenville, NC - After faithfully representing the people of Eastern North Carolina in Congress and the state legislature for over 34 years, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) passed away this afternoon in Greenville, North Carolina.  He was 76.
Discussion: Bloomberg, CNN, Splinter and myfox8.com
New York Times:
In Closed Hearing, a Clue About ‘the Heart’ of Mueller's Russia Inquiry  —  WASHINGTON — Of the few hints to emerge from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, about evidence of possible collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russia, one of the most tantalizing surfaced almost …
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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 …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
How Amy Klobuchar Could Win The 2020 Democratic Nomination  —  Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced her candidacy for president at a rally in Minneapolis on Sunday, becoming the fifth Democratic senator1 to launch a campaign.  In contrast to some of the big names — Kamala Harris …
Discussion: Vox, ABC News and The Guardian
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Elena Schneider / Politico:
Klobuchar's opening pitch sidetracked by staff horror stories
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Klobuchar jumps into presidential race
Discussion: HuffPost and RedState
Dan Merica / CNN:
Sen. Amy Klobuchar enters presidential race
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: More Trump schedules leaked as enraged officials launch internal hunt  —  Our lead item in Axios Sneak Peek last week — a leak of three months of Trump's private schedules — enraged White House officials.  —  The president's secretary Madeleine Westerhout tweeted that the leak was “a disgraceful breach of trust.”
Damian Carrington / The Guardian:
Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’  —  Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review  —  The world's insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature's ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review.
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Omar ignites new anti-Semitism controversy with comments on AIPAC  —  Freshman Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar ignited a new controversy on Sunday night when she suggested GOP support for Israel is driven by campaign donations from a prominent pro-Israel group.
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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 …
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 …
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Warren: Trump ‘may not even be a free person’ by 2020  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Sunday said that President Donald Trump “may not even be a free person” by 2020, suggesting the president might become ensnared by the special counsel's investigation before she has a chance to face him in a general election.
Discussion: Washington Post, Axios and CNBC
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Washington Post:
Trump ‘may not even be a free person’ in 2020, Elizabeth Warren says
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and The Hill
Heather Long / Washington Post:
Millions of Americans could be stunned as their tax refunds shrink  —  Most Americans received a tax cut in 2018, but their refunds aren't necessarily staying the same.  —  Millions of Americans filling out their 2018 taxes will probably be surprised to learn that their refund is less …
Washington Post:
Shutdown looms as border talks break down over immigration enforcement  —  The nation faces the real possibility of another government shutdown at the end of this week after bipartisan talks aimed at averting that outcome broke down in a dispute over immigration enforcement, lawmakers and aides said Sunday.
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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.
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Sandy's War  —  The Green New Deal makes every progressive an armchair general  —  his is going to be the New Deal, the Great Society, the moon shot, the civil-rights movement of our generation," Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) says about her so-called Green New Deal.
Discussion: Clarissa's Blog
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Raphael Satter / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many  —  LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone …
NBC News:
Meet the Press - February 10, 2018  —  CHUCK TODD:  —  This Sunday, the Democratic divide.  —  SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN:  —  When government works only for the wealthy and the well connected, that is corruption plain and simple.  —  CHUCK TODD:  —  Some progressives are pushing hard for goals like a Green New Deal.
Discussion: Instapundit, POLITICUSUSA and Althouse
 
 
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Advisers float Mar-a-lago summit as Trump plots next moves with Chinese President Xi
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Jennifer C. Braceras / The Hill:
Who's afraid of Neomi Rao?
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
The Democrats' disastrous week highlights Trump's sanity
Li Zhou / Vox:
Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 ready to take on Big Tech
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
House Intelligence chairman voices concern that Mueller's scrutiny of Trump's finances isn't adequate
Mesfin Fekadu / Associated Press:
Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis gala
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Emily Tillett / CBS News:
“I'm not going anywhere”: Northam vows to remain in office despite calls to resign
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Colorado Sen. Bennet hints about joining crowded Democratic race for president
Mike Allen / Axios:
Scoop: Nikki Haley to be honored at high-flying GOP donor dinner
Jennifer Senior / New York Times:
Our Brains Aren't Designed to Handle the Trump Era
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
A surprise virtual visit from the president
Michael Brice-Saddler / Washington Post:
This petty poster war says everything you need to know about the immigration debate in Congress
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Katha Pollitt / New York Times:
Day Care for All  —  The progressive to-do list is missing a very important idea.
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
Michael Cohen's secret agenda
Discussion: Booman Tribune, Politico and Raw Story