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A.B. Stoddard / The Bulwark:
EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Johnny Isakson Stands Up for McCain; Unloads on Trump  —  Georgia's senior senator gives the president a “whipping.”  —  Later today Sen. Johnny Isakson will call out President Trump for his continued disparagement of John McCain.  The chairman of the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee …
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Bloomberg:
Pilot Who Hitched a Ride Saved Lion Air 737 Day Before Deadly Crash  — Jumpseat rider played critical role in Indonesian cockpit  — Pilot actions show multiple errors required to crash 737 Max  —  As the Lion Air crew fought to control their diving Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 …
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MarketWatch:
Capt. Sullenberger on the FAA and Boeing: ‘Our credibility as leaders in aviation is being damaged’  —  The ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ pilot says the Boeing 737 Max controversy is ‘unprecedented’ and an ‘ugly saga’  —  For most of the history of powered flight, the United States has been a world leader in aviation.
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
Trump retweets QAnon conspiracy theorist, via Larry the Cable Guy, to slam the TSA  —  From a QAnon conspiracy theorist to actor James Woods to comedian Larry the Cable Guy to the leader of the free world.  Thus travels information in the age of Twitter and President Trump …
Discussion: twitchy.com and Mediaite
Mike Memoli / NBC News:
Rep. Clyburn calls Trump family ‘greatest threats to democracy in my lifetime’  —  The House majority whip said congressional investigations can set the table for impeachment if “deserved.”  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — The third-ranking Democrat in the House on Tuesday called President Donald Trump and his family …
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Eliza Collins / USA Today:
Exclusive: Nancy Pelosi pushes back on Democratic critics of her impeachment stance  —  FERGUSON, Mo. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed fellow Democrats who say she has set the bar too high for impeachment of President Donald Trump.  —  In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY …
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
In court filing, Robert Mueller's team says it's very busy this week  —  Washington (CNN)Robert Mueller's prosecutors dropped yet another head-scratching signal in their latest court filing Tuesday that the special counsel investigation may be wrapping up — or maybe it's not.  —  Either way, they're very busy.
Discussion: The Week and myfox8.com
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Washington Post:
Mueller team cites ‘press of other work’ in seeking delay until April 1 over request to open Manafort records
Discussion: The Week
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Mueller's old boss delays departure as probe wraps up
Discussion: Just Security, Fox News, Vox and NBC News
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:   “It's Such a Hyped-Up Moment”: How the Mueller Press Corps Is Bracing for the Big One
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
World leaders tell Biden: We need you  —  When Joe Biden attended the annual Munich Security Conference last month, the wonky foreign policy confab promised an escape from the nonstop speculation back home about the former vice president's political plans.  —  Instead, Biden's 2020 intentions were the talk of the conference.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Wall Street Journal:
Joe Biden Tells Supporters He Plans 2020 Bid  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden reached out to at least a half dozen supporters Tuesday to tell them he intends to run for president and to ask for their help in lining up contributions from major donors to quickly raise several million dollars …
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Washington Post:
Is Trump changing his tune on Fox News?
Discussion: Raw Story
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Beto, Biden and Bernie: The B-Boys and the media's dangerous, self-fulfilling prophecy  —  As amorous embraces go, few could be more ardent than the one Beto O'Rourke got this month from Vanity Fair magazine.  —  The perfectly timed cover treatment was the full monty: Rugged-glam photo …
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Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Baristas to Beto O'Rourke: Come On Man, Get Off Our Counters
Discussion: The Cut
Harry Enten / CNN:
Polls show Bernie Sanders popularity among all voters is plummeting  —  Bernie Sanders: I know where I came from  —  (CNN)One of the arguments Bernie Sanders' fans made during the 2016 Democratic primary was that he was more electable than Hillary Clinton.
Discussion: RedState
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
Bernie Sanders Just Hired His Twitter Attack Dog
Gary Fineout / Politico:
Gillum to launch Florida voter-registration campaign to trip up Trump  —  TALLAHASSEE — Andrew Gillum has launched a Florida voter registration group dedicated to defeating President Donald Trump's re-election chances in the nation's largest swing state.  —  The former Tallahassee mayor …
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Jane C. Timm / NBC News:
Florida Republicans move to limit felon voting rights despite constitutional amendment
Discussion: Common Dreams
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
Asked Whether White Societies Are Superior, Steve King Demurs  —  ALGONA, Iowa — It was the kind of question that a politician should have been able to handle with ease, but Representative Steve King is not any politician.  —  “Do you think a white society is superior to a nonwhite society?”
Adam Behsudi / Politico:
Trump faces failing strategy on auto jobs as he heads to Ohio  —  President Donald Trump heads to Ohio Wednesday embroiled in a fight with General Motors and the United Auto Workers over the closing of GM's Lordstown plant.  But his attempts to save manufacturing jobs have battered …
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Washington Post:
‘A total loser!’: Trump lashes out at George Conway, who has been questioning his mental health
John Walcott / TIME:
President Trump Just Sidelined His Own Top Negotiator on North Korea  —  President Donald Trump has taken increased control of negotiations over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, sidelining his own top negotiator and dismissing the warnings of top intelligence and foreign policy advisors …
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CNN:   Trump officials privately bracing for North Korea's next move
New York Times:
The Mueller Report Is Highly Anticipated.  Here's What We Already Know  —  After more than two years of criminal indictments and steady revelations about contacts between associates of Donald J. Trump and Russia, we already know a lot about the work done by Robert S. Mueller III …
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Robin Marty / Politico:
I Am an Abortion Rights Activist.  I Hope the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade.  —  On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 that the ability to terminate a pregnancy was a constitutional right.  Now, less than five decades later, with a number …
Julie K. Brown / miamiherald:
She was the victim in Jeffrey Epstein's secret plea deal.  She didn't even know it  —  The lawyer for the 16-year-old girl who state prosecutors now say was the victim attached to the mysterious plea deal given to multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein says neither he nor his client was ever informed …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
How Democrats can defeat Trump and his ugly ideas, according to Pete Buttigieg  —  In this strange and unsettled political moment, one of the most unlikely Democratic presidential candidates of all is Pete Buttigieg.  He's the mayor of a midsize city — South Bend, Ind. — checks in at a ripe 37 years of age, and is also openly gay.
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Ryan Lizza / Esquire:
The Esquire Interview: Mayor Peter Buttigieg  —  The South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential candidate talks socialism, the Green New Deal, “I'm With Her,” what Democrats can learn from James Joyce(!), and more.  —  Like seemingly every other Democrat in or out of office …
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
A ‘Disgusting’ Yale Professor Moves On  —  How a target of students' ire came to write a book about humanity's transcendent goodness.  —  An intellectual rock star, Nicholas Christakis has taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard and, since 2013, Yale.
Elijah E. Cummings / Washington Post:
The White House hasn't turned over a single piece of paper to my committee  —  Elijah E. Cummings, a Democrat, represents Maryland's 7th Congressional District in the House, where he is the chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform.  —  In November, the American people voted overwhelmingly …
Discussion: CNN and The Week
Seamus Hughes / Politico:
The Federal Courts Are Running An Online Scam  —  Every day, dozens of hungry reporters lurk inside something called PACER, the online records system for America's federal courts.  These days, they're mostly looking for the latest scraps of intel on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation …
Daniel Allott / Washington Examiner:
‘Damn socialism, why are you chasing me?’  Chinese-Americans see ghost of communism in Democrats' leftward turn  —  IRVINE, Calif.— When Saga Zhou first moved to the United States from China in 2009, she steered clear of politics.  The Communist Party rules supreme in China …
Washington Post:
The real reason the Trump administration is constantly losing in court  —  Federal judges have ruled against the Trump administration at least 63 times over the past two years, an extraordinary record of legal defeat that has stymied large parts of the president's agenda on the environment, immigration and other matters.
Laura Barrón-López / Politico:
DCCC raises record sum in February  —  The $11.6 million haul is the most House Democrats' campaign arm has brought in any February, even in election years.  —  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised a record $11.6 million last month, more than the House Democrats' campaign arm …
 
 
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Katherine Shaver / Washington Post:
D.C. has the highest ‘intensity’ of gentrification of any U.S. city, study says
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Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Althouse
Bernard Condon / Associated Press:
NYC official: Kushner firm flouted rules, endangered tenants
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
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Victor Garcia / Fox News:
Someone in State Department likely involved in bid to take down Trump: Herridge
Rebecca Corey / Yahoo:
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 Earlier Items: 
Seth Augenstein / Forensic Magazine:
Exclusive: The FBI Had Already Accessed Family Tree DNA's Database Before Cooperation
Discussion: Slate
Shuja Haider / Popula:
Song for My Father  —  One spring afternoon, while visiting …
NBC News:
Ex-U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara explains why he considered taping a call with Trump
Discussion: Mediaite
Libby Watson / Splinter:
Look at These Absolutely Ordinary Americans Who Hate Medicare for All
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Schiff: Real question is if Trump is under the influence of a foreign power
CNN:
Her son died. And then anti-vaxers attacked her
Discussion: Daily Wire and Raw Story
Amy Spiro / Jerusalem Post:
Kushner's peace plan ‘includes land swaps with Saudi Arabia,’ book claims
Discussion: Politico