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8:45 PM ET, March 11, 2019

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Joe Heim / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi on Impeaching Trump: 'He's Just Not Worth It'  —  Nancy Pelosi stands up in her spacious office in the U.S. Capitol, walks past an enormous window with a commanding view of the Mall and the Washington Monument, and picks up a small plaque from her desk.
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Washington Post:
Former vice president Cheney challenges Pence at private retreat, compares Trump's foreign policy to Obama's approach  —  A chummy discussion between Vice President Pence and former vice president Richard B. Cheney quickly turned into a vigorous back-and-forth over President Trump's foreign policy …
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Cheney grills Pence on Trump's foreign policy  —  Dick Cheney lit into Vice President Mike Pence behind closed doors over the direction of the Trump administration's foreign policy, flouting a set of agreed-upon subjects and forcing Pence on the defensive over President Donald Trump's foreign policy.
Discussion: Axios
Washington Post:
As Europe worries about Trump, congressional leaders invite NATO head for joint address
Discussion: Politico, The Atlantic and Axios
Charles Davis / The Daily Beast:
Tucker Carlson Defended Statutory Rape in 2015 With Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes  —  The Fox News star dismissed his past defense of statutory rape as being ‘more than a decade ago.’ But more video shows he's done it more recently.  —  Tucker Carlson, the 49-year-old Fox News primetime star …
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Jack Shafer / Politico:
Tucker Carlson's Desperate Need to Please  —  Don't ask me to sculpt a defense for all the bawdy, beastly things Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson said in weekly on-air appearances to Florida shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge between 2006 and 2011, which the liberal watchdogs at Media Matters …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Fox News under fire
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Facebook backtracks after removing Warren ads calling for Facebook breakup  —  Facebook removed several ads placed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign that called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants.  —  But the social network later reversed course after POLITICO reported …
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Anand Giridharadas / TIME:   The Two Elizabeth Warrens: Bankruptcy Law Liz and Michelob Ultra Betsy
Washington Post:
Trump proposes $4.7 trillion budget with domestic cuts, $8.6 billion in new funding for border wall  —  President Trump is releasing a $4.7 trillion budget plan Monday that stands as a sharp challenge to Congress and the Democrats trying to unseat him, the first act in a multi-front struggle …
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Shuja Haider / Popula:
Eli Valley is Not Sorry  —  In a discussion on The View, Meghan McCain was reduced to tears over Ilhan Omar's recent comments on the American pro-Israel lobby.  “Just because I don't technically have Jewish family that are blood-related to me doesn't mean that I don't take this seriously,” she said.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo:   LePage: Democratic Party's ‘Money’ Comes From Jews ‘For The Most Part’
WCSH:
LePage suggests Democrats' money comes mostly from Jews
Discussion: Raw Story
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Sarah Sanders sidesteps questions on leaked Trump comment that Democrats hate Jews
Discussion: ABC News and Vox
Julie K. Brown / miamiherald:
Federal court moves to unseal documents in Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal  —  A federal court of appeals in New York on Monday took the first step in unsealing documents that could reveal evidence of an international sex trafficking operation allegedly run by multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein …
Discussion: TheBlaze and Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Nihal Krishan / Mother Jones:
Election Watchdog Hits Jeb Bush's Super-PAC With Massive Fine for Taking Money From Foreign Nationals
Discussion: Washington Post
Maggie Severns / Politico:   FEC fines Jeb Bush super PAC over foreign donation
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Former Gillibrand aide resigned in protest over handling of sex harassment claims  —  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), one of the most outspoken advocates of the #MeToo movement who has made fighting sexual misconduct a centerpiece of her presidential campaign, spent last summer pressing legislators …
Des Moines Register:
Beto O'Rourke to make first trip to Iowa ahead of possible 2020 run  —  Beto O'Rourke will make his first trip to Iowa this weekend, further fueling speculation the former congressman will soon enter the 2020 presidential race.  —  According to an announcement video posted to Twitter …
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Politico:
O'Rourke ramps up in Iowa
Discussion: CNBC, Outside the Beltway and Hot Air
David Goldman / CNN:
Fox News rebukes Jeanine Pirro after she questioned Ilhan Omar's hijab  —  New York (CNN Business)In a rare rebuke of one of its star hosts, Fox News condemned Jeanine Pirro late Sunday for questioning whether Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's Islamic religious beliefs stand in opposition to the US Constitution.
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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News “Strongly” Condemns Host Jeanine Pirro's Comments About Muslim Congresswoman
Discussion: Hot Air
Associated Press:
Democrats turn to blue-collar Milwaukee for 2020 convention  —  Democrats selected Milwaukee to host their 2020 national convention Monday, setting up the party's 2020 standard-bearer to accept the presidential nomination in the heart of the old industrial belt that delivered Donald Trump to the White House.
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Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Incendiary N.R.A. Videos Find New Critics: N.R.A. Leaders  —  The flash point was Thomas the Tank Engine.  —  Last September, the National Rifle Association's famously combative spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, provoked widespread outrage when she took to the gun group's streaming service …
The Daily Beast:
‘Colony of Hell’: 911 Calls From Inside Amazon Warehouses  —  189 calls were made from 46 sites, raising new questions about working conditions.  One ex-employee said ‘breakdowns [are] a regular occurrence’ at Amazon.  —  Warning: This story addresses suicidal threats by Amazon employees.
Jaspreet Singh Boparai / Quillette:
The French Genocide That Has Been Air-Brushed From History  —  On March 4 2011, the French historian Reynald Secher discovered documents in the National Archives in Paris confirming what he had known since the early 1980s: there had been a genocide during the French Revolution.1 Historians …
Tom Llamas / ABC News:
'He's not taking me to Washington?'  Michael Cohen furious at snub: Stormy Daniels' former lawyer  —  Keith Davidson, the former attorney for adult-film star Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, detailed his role in negotiating hush-money deals to keep both women quiet …
CNN:
White House rejects Cummings' request to interview former official  —  Cummings: Want more info on Ivanka's security clearance after CNN report  —  (CNN)The White House is rejecting House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings' request to interview a former White House official who now represents …
Discussion: Shareblue Media and Axios
Breitbart:
Exclusive — President Donald Trump on Immigration: 'I Don't Want to Have Anyone Coming in That's on Welfare'  —  President Donald Trump, in an exclusive Oval Office interview with Breitbart News on Monday afternoon, said he does not want immigrants coming to the United States to be dependent on welfare programs.
Perry Bacon Jr / FiveThirtyEight:
The Six Wings Of The Democratic Party  —  There's a lot of news right now about conflicts within the Democratic Party, and similar stories will likely continue to pop up for the next two years.  Much of this is normal and unsurprising.  The American political system has only two major parties …
Discussion: Althouse and Balloon Juice
New York Times:
'My Dad's Not a Racist': Book Describes Ivanka Trump's Defense After Charlottesville  —  WASHINGTON — When Gary D. Cohn was considering resigning as the top White House economic adviser after President Trump blamed “both sides” in a deadly white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Va. …
Quin Hillyer / Washington Examiner:
Why I remain a Never Trumper, and what it means  —  My colleague Philip Klein had an excellent column Thursday on why he is a “Trump skeptic” but “not a Never Trump absolutist.”  I associate myself with almost the entirety of his thoughtful essay.  But I must also emphasize the important distinction …
Mike Memoli / NBC News:
In appearances before two supportive audiences, Biden is expected to talk about a message he might bring to the 2020 campaign if he decides to run.  —  WASHINGTON — Joe Biden may not be ready yet to tell Americans if he's running for president.  But starting with appearances this week …
Eli Watkins / CNN:
Stacey Abrams: ‘2020 is definitely on the table’  —  Washington (CNN)Stacey Abrams, a rising star in the Democratic Party, said Monday it was possible she could seek her party's presidential nomination next year.  —  Abrams' comment came after an interview at the South by Southwest conference in Texas …
Discussion: Politico, Fox News and The Week
 
 
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Michael Hobbes / HuffPost:
America's Defining Divide Isn't Left vs. Right. It's Old vs. Young.
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
The Trouble With Biden  —  Defeating Trump isn't the same thing as defeating Trumpism.
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Trump Budget Includes Funding for Mueller If Probe Remains Open
Sam Adler-Bell / The Outline:
Yascha Mounk tells people what they want to hear
New York Times:
Black Lawmakers to Block Legalized Marijuana in N.Y. if Their Communities Don't Benefit
Louisa Loveluck / Washington Post:
Syrian forces use widespread sexual violence to humiliate and silence male prisoners, new report says
Associated Press:
The Latest: Irish PM delays trip for urgent Brexit meeting
Discussion: Politico
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CNN:
Whitaker to return to House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday
Jfarrell / Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch Files Ethics Complaint Over Rep. Adam Schiff's Contacts with Glenn Simpson and Michael Cohen
Discussion: The Hill and The Gateway Pundit
Wall Street Journal:
Drop Huawei or See Intelligence Sharing Pared Back, U.S. Tells Germany