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7:55 PM ET, March 22, 2019

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Washington Post:
Mueller report sent to attorney general, signaling his Russia investigation has ended  —  Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has submitted a confidential report to Attorney General William P. Barr, marking the end of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election …
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New York Times:
Mueller Delivers Report on Russia Investigation to Attorney General  —  WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has delivered a report on his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William P. Barr, according to the Justice Department …
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Mueller concludes Russia probe, delivers report to AG Barr  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency, entangled Trump's family …
Mike Levine / ABC News:
Mueller report handed off to Department of Justice; won't recommend any further indictments, a senior official says  —  Mueller won't recommend any further indictments, a senior DOJ official said.  —  Special counsel Robert Mueller's much-anticipated report - the product of nearly two years …
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
Four Arguments About the Mueller Report You Should Ignore  —  The Mueller report is here.  Don't fall for these four canards.  —  Robert Mueller's report is finally here and without having read it I can make you a promise: It isn't going to settle anything.
Katie Rogers / New York Times:
Where's the Mueller Report?  Washington Can Barely Handle the Anticipation  —  WASHINGTON — The president's lawyer has no idea when the report is coming, either.  —  Seated alone amid tourists at the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Friday, Rudolph W. Giuliani …
Discussion: Reuters and The Guardian
Barbie Latza Nadeau / The Daily Beast:
Trump: ‘People Will Not Stand for It’ if Mueller Report Makes Me Look Bad
Discussion: Mediaite
Washington Post:
Democrats will order FBI, White House counsel to preserve records shared with Mueller
Marshall Cohen / CNN:   11 looming questions now that Mueller's investigation is over
Wall Street Journal:
Robert Mueller's Report on Trump-Russia Probe Delivered to Attorney General Barr
Discussion: Daily Wire
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
Robert Mueller has completed his report
New York Times:   Glimpses of the Mystery That Is the Mueller Investigation
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Trump Orders Treasury to Roll Back Sanctions Against North Korea  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump undercut his own Treasury Department on Friday by announcing that he was rolling back North Korea sanctions that it imposed just a day ago.  —  The move, announced on Twitter …
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Bloomberg:
‘This Is Utterly Shocking’: Trump Sparks New Confusion Over North Korea Policy  — President's tweet says additional penalties to be withdrawn  — White House leaves unclear which sanctions Trump is lifting  —  President Donald Trump threw U.S. sanctions policy toward North Korea …
Discussion: Breitbart and Raw Story
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Trump Overrules Own Experts on Sanctions, in Favor to North Korea  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump undercut his own Treasury Department on Friday with a sudden announcement that he had rolled back newly imposed sanctions on North Korea, appearing to overrule national security experts as a favor to Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader.
Washington Post:
Trump cancels some sanctions aimed at North Korea, contradicting Treasury Dept.
Discussion: MSNBC
Saleha Mohsin / Bloomberg:
Trump's Sanctions Staff Defects as U.S. Expands Economic War
Discussion: Daily Kos and Raw Story
Christina Capatides / CBS News:
Parkland shooting survivor Sydney Aiello takes her own life  —  On the day a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sydney Aiello escaped with her life.  However, the grief of losing 17 of her classmates and teachers, as well as the long-lasting effects of enduring such a traumatic event, weighed heavily on her.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Nominates Famous Idiot Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve Board  —  Stephen Moore's career as an economic analyst has been a decades-long continuous procession of error and hackery.  It is not despite but precisely because of these errors that Moore now finds himself in the astonishing position …
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Bloomberg:
Trump Says He'll Nominate Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve Board
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
WATCH: Trump Fumes and Calls Fox's Maria Bartiromo ‘Fake News’ for Grilling Him on McCain Attacks  —  President Donald Trump grew angry during an interview with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo on Friday as she repeatedly pressed him over his renewed attacks on John McCain.
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Washington Post:
FEMA data breach hits 2.5 million disaster survivors  —  The Federal Emergency Management Agency shared personal addresses and banking information of more than 2 million U.S. disaster survivors in what the agency acknowledged Friday was a “major privacy incident.”
Katherine Miller / BuzzFeed News:
The Romance Of Mayor Pete In The Season Of Scam  —  Let's, for the purposes of argument, assume that everything Pete Buttigieg is on paper, he is in real life.  —  He went to Harvard, attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, worked at McKinsey, returned home to improve his community …
Discussion: PoliticalCharge
National Journal:
House Democrats Move to Hobble Primary Challengers  —  The party's congressional campaign arm rolled out new hiring standards to deter firms from working with candidates who run against incumbents.  —  Ally Mutnick  —  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making an early move …
Bloomberg:
U.S. Posts Largest-Ever Monthly Budget Deficit in February  — Shortfall rises 40% to $544b in first 5 months of fiscal year  — Corporate, income taxes decline as tariff revenue climbs  —  The U.S. posted its biggest monthly budget deficit on record last month …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
From a Swimsuit Model to the Trump Megaphone: The Genesis of ‘Jexodus’  —  WASHINGTON — At 23, Elizabeth Pipko has branded herself on social media as a onetime figure skater, a part-time poet and a former Trump campaign aide, an Instagramista whose feed spotlights her Mar-a-Lago wedding and racy swimsuit and lingerie modeling shots.
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Alexander Nazaryan / Yahoo News:
American Jews, caught between Ilhan Omar and Donald Trump, are lost in a wilderness
Discussion: Washington Post, CBS News and Townhall
Bloomberg:
Treasuries Buying Wave Triggers First Curve Inversion Since 2007  — Gap Between 3-month and 10-year U.S. yields vanishes Friday  — Move follows Fed policy shift, gloomier economic signs  —  The Treasury yield curve inverted for the first time since the last crisis Friday …
Discussion: Quartz
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Republicans resigned to Trump losing 2020 popular vote but confident about Electoral College  —  Senior Republicans are resigned to President Trump losing the popular vote in 2020, conceding the limits of the flamboyant incumbent's political appeal and revealing just how central the Electoral College …
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
The Electoral College's Real Problem: It's Biased Toward the Big Battlegrounds
Discussion: WBUR, Electoral Vote Map and The Week
Missy Ryan / Washington Post:
War Torn  —  Navy cryptologist Shannon Kent was a driven warrior, and then a devoted mom.  When her deployment orders came in, could she reconcile the two?  —  The doubts crowded in late at night, after the kids were in bed and the dishes were put away.  —  In the months after she got …
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Without Major Sponsors, Tucker Carlson's Show Leans on Ads for Fox Programming  —  ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ besieged by social media backlash, increasingly is filling commercial breaks with in-house ads and direct-response brand spots.  —  As blue-chip advertisers have abandoned Tucker Carlson's …
 
 
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