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9:10 PM ET, February 17, 2019


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Scott Pelley / CBS News:
Andrew McCabe: The full 60 Minutes interview  —  Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe tells 60 Minutes about taking over for James Comey, starting investigations of President Trump, interactions with the president and his own firing  —  Tonight you will hear for the first time from the man …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mediaite
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:   Graham Vows to Investigate Whether ‘Bureaucratic Coup’ Tried to Oust Trump
CBS News:   McCabe's “bizarre” job interview with President Trump and other clips
Catherine Herridge / Fox News:
Former top FBI lawyer: 2 Trump Cabinet officials were ‘ready to support’ 25th Amendment effort
Investor's Business Daily:
Andrew McCabe Confirms: Deep State Plotted To Take Down Trump
Discussion: RedState and The Hill
Dwight Garner / New York Times:
In ‘The Threat,’ Andrew McCabe Issues the Latest Warning Call About Trump's America
Discussion: RedState
Mark Penn / Fox News:   To get Trump, FBI and Justice Department officials trampled the Constitution
New York Times:
Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry  —  MUNICH — European leaders have long been alarmed that President Trump's words and Twitter messages could undo a trans-Atlantic alliance that had grown stronger over seven decades.  They had clung to the hope that those ties would bear up under the strain.
Discussion: The Mahablog, Raw Story and Mashable
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
An off-key Pence sings from the Trump hymnal to a stony European reception  —  MUNICH — Even inside a hotel so secure that it has body scanners at the entrance and snipers on the roof, Vice President Pence travels with a vast security detail.  Its main function, it seems …
Discussion: NPR and Mother Jones
David Krayden / The Daily Caller:   Joe Biden Tells Europe That America Is ‘An Embarrassment’
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
Biden tells Europeans in Munich that America is ‘an embarrassment’
Discussion: Power Line, IJR, TheBlaze and Vos Iz Neias
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
Mueller questions Cambridge Analytica director Brittany Kaiser  —  Second former employee of controversial data firm to be questioned by special counsel's inquiry into Russia collusion  —  A director of the controversial data company Cambridge Analytica, who appeared with Arron Banks …
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:   ‘The Trump-Russia Story’: Cue the Stage Lights
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Fox News' Chris Wallace Repeatedly Nails Stephen Miller on National Emergency: ‘Answer My Question!’  —  Fox News host Chris Wallace relentlessly pushed Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller on Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency on Sunday, and nailed him particularly hard …
Aris Folley / The Hill:
Protests planned across US on Presidents Day in response to Trump's national emergency for border wall  —  Protesters have planned demonstrations across the U.S. for Presidents Day in response to President Trump's decision to declare a national emergency for border wall funding.
Discussion: USA Today
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump's go-it-alone presidency  —  Shortly after becoming President Trump's acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney conveyed a blunt message to several Cabinet secretaries.  According to a senior White House official with direct knowledge and another source briefed on the private conversations …
Discussion: Raw Story
Japan's PM nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request: Asahi  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
“We're going to go to the edge on everything”: Trump pushes governing to the brink  —  A senior government official who was involved in the spending negotiations over the past few weeks told me the experience taught them something disturbing.  —  “We're going to go to the edge on everything …
Lia Eustachewich / New York Post:
Anthony Weiner released from prison, will register as sex offender … Convicted ex-congressman Anthony Weiner has been sprung from prison — and is now part of a federal re-entry program in New York, records show.  —  Weiner has been transferred from Federal Medical Center in Devens …
Anthony Weiner Out of Prison Early, Enters Pre-Release Program
New York Times:
‘It Is Not a Closet.  It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out  —  The crisis over sexuality in the Catholic Church goes beyond abuse.  It goes to the heart of the priesthood, into a closet that is trapping thousands of men.  —  MILWAUKEE — Gregory Greiten was 17 years old when the priests organized the game.
Press Herald:
Maine paid for 40 rooms at Trump hotel for LePage, staff  —  Newly released receipts reveal nearly a dozen trips to the president's luxury hotel, part of $170,000 in out-of-state travel by the former Maine governor in recent years.  —  AUGUSTA — Former Gov. Paul LePage and his staff members paid …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Splinter
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Facebook ‘intentionally and knowingly’ violated U.K. privacy and competition rules, British lawmakers say  —  British lawmakers on Sunday accused Facebook of having “intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws” in the country, and they called for investigations …
Patrick Temple-West / Politico:
‘Evidence in plain sight’ of Trump collusion with Russia, Schiff says  —  House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that there is ample evidence Donald Trump's presidential campaign colluded with Russia.  —  In an interview on CNN, Schiff rejected Senate Intelligence Chairman …
Discussion: Breitbart, and The Week
Juana Summers / Associated Press:
‘Carer-feeder’: Gillibrand plays up motherhood in 2020 race  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand had a flurry of pots on the stove and steak, haddock, peas, steamed vegetables and rice on the menu.  —  She had a cable news appearance coming up in a few hours, but for now …
Eleanor Clift / The Daily Beast:
How Pat Caddell's Political Life Took Him From Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump  —  The pollster who won Carter the White House and created Bulworth with Beatty ended his life a MAGA man.  —  I learned through the network of people who worked for Jimmy Carter that Pat Caddell …
Discussion: Townhall and New York Times
Jon Ward / Yahoo News:
Patrick Caddell, pollster who helped Carter channel voter disaffection, dies at 68
Discussion: Breitbart
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Louisa Loveluck / Washington Post:
Syrian military linked to more than 300 chemical attacks, report says
Rukmini Callimachi / New York Times:
The English Voice of ISIS Comes Out of the Shadows
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Expected to Return to Supreme Court Bench Tuesday
Discussion: Axios
The National:
Top French officer raps West's tactics against ISIS in Syria, faces punishment
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
How sexist will the media's treatment of female candidates be? Rule out ‘not at all.’
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Emma Platoff / The Texas Tribune:
Sen. Angela Paxton files bill that would allow her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton …
Janet Hook / Los Angeles Times:
The Obama primary: Which Democrat can claim his legacy in 2020?
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
In Trump's World, He Never Loses
Bill Scher / Politico:
How Does a Straight White Male Democrat Run for President?
Discussion: CNN