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11:30 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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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.
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 …
New York Times:
Mueller Delivers Report on Trump-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 …
Ken Starr / The Atlantic:
Mueller Cannot Seek an Indictment.  And He Must Remain Silent.  —  As the nation awaits the Mueller report, a return to first principles is in order.  One relevant first principle was dramatically illustrated in the breach during the waning weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Discussion: Slate
Mike Levine / ABC News:
Mueller report handed off to Department of Justice; won't recommend any further indictments, a senior official says
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:   Four Arguments About the Mueller Report You Should Ignore
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
How Much of Mueller's Report Will See Daylight?
Discussion: New York Times, The Guardian and Slate
Marshall Cohen / CNN:
11 looming questions now that Mueller's investigation is over
Discussion: Axios
Barbie Latza Nadeau / The Daily Beast:
Trump: ‘People Will Not Stand for It’ if Mueller Report Makes Me Look Bad
Discussion: Breitbart and Mediaite
Washington Post:
Democrats will order FBI, White House counsel to preserve records shared with Mueller
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 and Slate
Saleha Mohsin / Bloomberg:
Trump's Sanctions Staff Defects as U.S. Expands Economic War
Discussion: Daily Kos, Raw Story and Politico
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 …
Discussion: New York Post and Townhall
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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
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.
Gina Salamone / New York Daily News:
Barbra Streisand says Michael Jackson's accusers were ‘thrilled to be there’ and his ‘sexual needs were his sexual needs’  —  Barbra Streisand is under fire for comments she made about two men accusing Michael Jackson of sexually assaulting them as children.
Discussion: Variety, The Wrap and Fox News
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.”
Discussion: Axios and Gizmodo, more at Techmeme »
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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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
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Shanahan's nomination to head Pentagon on ice  —  Patrick Shanahan's expected promotion to permanently head the Defense Department has stalled amid an ethics investigation and a series of unimpressive public performances, according to four people with knowledge of internal White House discussions.
Discussion: Raw Story, HuffPost and NPR
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
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
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler and Other Stars Stand Up for Waitresses.  The Response: No, Thanks.  —  For more than a year, a group of Hollywood actresses waving the banner of the Time's Up movement have been pressing Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to apply New York's minimum wage to workers who earn tips …
Discussion: Louder With Crowder
Masha Gessen / New Yorker:
Jacinda Ardern Has Rewritten the Script for How a Nation Grieves After a Terrorist Attack  —  Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, has staged a revolution.  In the wake of a shooting that killed fifty people, in two mosques, in the city of Christchurch last Friday …
Discussion: Refinery29 and The Atlantic
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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