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10:20 AM ET, March 24, 2019

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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Pelosi tells Dems she'll reject highly classified briefing on Mueller findings  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats on Saturday she'll rebuff any efforts by the Justice Department to reveal details of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings in a highly classified setting …
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New York Times:
Attorney General Prepares to Brief Lawmakers and Trump on Report  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr and his team on Saturday pored over the highly anticipated report by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, a senior Justice Department official said …
Abigail Abrams / TIME:
These Are All of the Other Investigations Donald Trump Faces  —  While Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his confidential report to the Justice Department on Friday, the investigations surrounding President Donald Trump and his associates are far from over.
Washington Post:
The battle over the Mueller report begins as Trump allies claim victory  —  The political showdown over the Russia investigation that could reshape the remainder of President Trump's term began in earnest Saturday even before the special counsel's conclusions were known to the public …
Associated Press:   Barr scours Trump-Russia report to see how much to open
JM Rieger / Washington Post:
After claiming ‘no collusion’ at least 231 times, Trump says nothing about the end of the Mueller investigation
Discussion: Fox News and Power Line
Roger Kimball / Spectator USA:   The vast attempt to undo the 2016 election has failed
New York Times:   At Democratic Campaign Events, Mueller Report Is Barely Mentioned
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi rejects any classified briefings on Mueller report
Chris Megerian / Los Angeles Times:   Atty. Gen. William Barr not ready to share Mueller's ‘principal conclusions’ in Russia probe with Congress
Neal Kumar Katyal / Washington Post:
I wrote the special counsel rules.  The attorney general can — and should — release the Mueller report.
Discussion: The Week, New York Times and Vox
Hate Inc.:
It's official: Russiagate is this generation's WMD  —  The Iraq war faceplant damaged the reputation of the press.  Russiagate just destroyed it  —  Note to readers: in light of news that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation is complete, I'm releasing this chapter of Hate Inc. early, with a few new details added up top.
Discussion: New York Times
Benjamin Wittes / Lawfare:
How to Understand the End of the Mueller Investigation (Hint: You Can't Yet)  —  I have a confession: I don't understand the reaction to the news of the Mueller investigation's end.  I don't understand the evident glee among some of the president's defenders.  I don't understand the gloom among some of the president's critics.
The Guardian:
Palestinian writer has fingers smashed in Gaza beating  —  Publisher says Atef Abu Saif, also a spokesperson for Fatah, almost killed by masked men  —  Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem and Hazem Balousha in Gaza  —  A UK publisher has condemned an attack by masked men in Gaza on a Palestinian writer …
Robert Reich / The Guardian:
It's Mueller time but don't forget: Trump has undermined the very idea of America  —  Partisan fury over the special counsel's report may obscure the ways the president has damaged our democracy  —  We may never know for sure whether Donald Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin to obtain Russia's help …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Prosecutors suggest Paul Manafort may be trying to get $1 million out of his forfeiture  —  Can Manafort's sentence be challenged in court?  —  (CNN)Prosecutors suspect Paul Manafort might be trying to secretly claw back about a million dollars he agreed to hand over to the government …
Discussion: Raw Story
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good  —  Screens used to be for the elite.  Now avoiding them is a status symbol.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Bill Langlois has a new best friend.  She is a cat named Sox.  She lives on a tablet, and she makes him so happy that when he talks about her arrival in his life, he begins to cry.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
It's not the Democrats who'll have a problem addressing impeachment  —  We do not know the underlying contents or even the barest conclusions of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's final report as of this writing.  The range of outcomes for President Trump run from a declaration by Mueller that …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Joseph Ax / Reuters:
Democrat Gillibrand to deliver 2020 White House launch speech outside NY Trump hotel  —  (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will deliver a fiery first speech as an official presidential candidate in New York City on Sunday, calling U.S. President Donald Trump a “coward” …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
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Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:
Trump Has Slapped His Brand On Images Of The White House To Sell At His Trump Store
David Nather / Axios:
The great political parachute  —  Sure, the market for Democratic presidential candidates is getting a little saturated.  So why are some Democrats still thinking of jumping in?  Because there's almost never a downside to running.  —  The big picture: It doesn't have to be someone …
Stars & Stripes:
Defense Department identifies two soldiers killed in Afghanistan  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — The Department of Defense on Saturday identified the two soldiers who died Friday in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations.  —  The deceased
Discussion: Townhall and Task & Purpose
Joseph Berger / New York Times:
Rafi Eitan, Israeli Spymaster Who Caught Eichmann, Is Dead at 92  —  Rafi Eitan, the canny Israeli spymaster who commanded the Nazi-hunting team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina and many years later was unmasked as the handler of Jonathan Jay Pollard, the American Navy intelligence analyst …
 
 
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Lizzie Dearden / The Independent:
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Isabel Vincent / New York Post:
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Chelsea Janes / Washington Post:
Kamala Harris makes a point in Houston: It's not just O'Rourke and Sanders who can draw crowds
Trevor Aaronson / The Intercept:
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David Remnick / New Yorker:
It's Mueller Time  —  The special counsel's report is in …
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