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9:25 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 …
Benjamin Wittes / Lawfare:
Very Quick Thoughts on the End of the Mueller Investigation  —  Attorney General William Barr now has the Mueller Report, and the world looks a heck of a lot like it did yesterday, when Barr did not have the Mueller Report.  At least, it appears to.  The major difference is that the mystery before us has slightly changed form.
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: The Guardian and Reuters
Marshall Cohen / CNN:
11 looming questions now that Mueller's investigation is over  —  Washington (CNN)Special counsel Robert Mueller has finished his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and turned over his final report to Attorney General William Barr.
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:   Four Arguments About the Mueller Report You Should Ignore
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
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
Robert Mueller has completed his report
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
Robert Mueller Is Done With His Investigation Into The Trump Campaign — And Isn't Recommending More Indictments
Ken Starr / The Atlantic:
Mueller Cannot Seek an Indictment. And He Must Remain Silent.
Discussion: Slate
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Why Mueller's end is only the beginning
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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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
Bloomberg:
‘Utterly Shocking’: Trump Sparks New Confusion Over North Korea Policy
Discussion: Raw Story and PerthNow
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
Head of Southern Poverty Law Center, Richard Cohen, announces resignation amid internal upheaval  —  The president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Richard Cohen, announced his resignation Friday, the latest in a series of high-profile departures at the anti-hate organization amid allegations …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and New Yorker
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The Montgomery Advertiser:
Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen to step down  —  What we know about SPLC's firing of co-founder Morris Dees  —  Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen said in a statement Friday he has asked the board of the troubled organization to “to immediately launch …
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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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.”
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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Rory Appleton / Fresno Bee:
Fresno Republicans to reschedule annual dinner after Nunes-Twitter beef explodes  —  The Fresno County Republican Party canceled plans for its Lincoln Reagan dinner next month featuring Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, as its keynote speaker after social media calls for people to crash the event.
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post and Axios
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Washington Post:   The government set a record with a $234 billion deficit in February
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
Alexander Nazaryan / Yahoo News:
American Jews, caught between Ilhan Omar and Donald Trump, are lost in a wilderness  —  WASHINGTON—The day after several major Democratic candidates announced that they would  —  not be attending the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which begins in Washington on Sunday …
Discussion: Washington Post, CBS News and Townhall
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:   From a Swimsuit Model to the Trump Megaphone: The Genesis of ‘Jexodus’
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:
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
 
 
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