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John Bresnahan / Politico:
McCarthy demands Schiff step down as intel chairman  —  Republicans clamored for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's head Monday, demanding he give up his gavel or resign from Congress as part of their campaign of revenge against Democrats who pursued and promoted allegations …
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The Daily Beast:
Trumpworld Gloats About Mueller: The ‘Fat Lady Has Sung’  —  Republicans say the report is a slam dunk for the president—while Democrats claim the fight has only just begun.  —  Trumpworld spent Sunday doing the unthinkable: using Robert Mueller to dunk on Democrats.
Brian Beutler / Crooked Media:
William Barr Punked The Media About The Mueller Report  —  Long before Special Counsel Robert Mueller finished his investigation, the public record was littered with detail—from indictments and investigative reports and the president's comments and his son's inbox—showing that the Trump campaign …
New York Times:
Barr Goes Beyond Mueller in Clearing Trump on Obstruction, Drawing Scrutiny  —  WASHINGTON — Over the 22 months of their inquiry, Robert S. Mueller III's investigators examined countless documents and interviewed dozens of witnesses, including some of the highest-ranking lawyers and aides in the White House …
Adam J. White / Commentary:
The Ironies of Mueller's Endgame
Kathryn Krawczyk / The Week:
CNN is still sitting outside Mueller's office
Discussion: Breitbart and Front Page Magazine
Mike Levine / ABC News:
7 key questions and answers about Mueller's report on Trump and Russia
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Renato Mariotti / Politico:
William Barr Has Some Explaining to Do
John McLaughlin / OZY:   Ex-CIA Chief: Dems Shouldn't Retry Mueller's Case
Wall Street Journal:
Attorney Avenatti Arrested, Charged With Bank Fraud, Extortion Over Alleged Threats to Nike  —  Attorney Michael Avenatti, who seized the spotlight last year as a lawyer for adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Monday and charged in two federal cases with wire fraud …
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CNBC:
Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested for alleged $20 million extortion scheme against Nike, embezzling client's money, defrauding bank  — Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti is arrested on charges of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to reveal negative publicity.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Lawyer Michael Avenatti Arrested on Federal Bank Fraud and Wire Fraud Charges  —  LOS ANGELES - Attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested today pursuant to a criminal complaint alleging he embezzled a client's money in order to pay his own expenses and debts — as well as those of his coffee business …
Caitlin Yilek / Washington Examiner:
CNN analyst Mark Geragos said to be Avenatti's alleged co-conspirator  —  The alleged co-conspirator in an extortion case against celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti is believed to be CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos.  —  Geragos, 61, was not named in the criminal complaint against Avenatti.
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
How Michael Avenatti's flash-in-the-pan celebrity perfectly fit Trump's Washington
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Attorney Michael Avenatti charged with extortion by federal prosecutors in New York
Discussion: Townhall, IJR and The Root
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Serious journalists should be proud of — not bullied over — their Russia reporting  —  It should be no surprise to anyone that President Trump's reaction to the Mueller report is to attack reporters for doing their jobs.  —  That's exactly what he has been doing for years.
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
On collusion, Mueller sent sign after sign, yet some would not see
Discussion: RedState and Townhall
Nicholas Rondinone / Hartford Courant:
Father of Sandy Hook victim Avielle Richman found dead at Edmond Town Hall after apparent suicide  —  The father of Avielle Richman, one of 20 first-grade students and six educators killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting, was found dead of an apparent suicide at Edmond Town Hall early Monday, police said.
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Rob Polansky / WFSB-TV:
Father of Sandy Hook shooting victim found dead  —  NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) - The body of a man whose child was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was found in Newtown.  —  According to police, 49-year-old Jeremy Richman died of an apparent suicide at Edmond Town Hall, which is a theater and banquet venue on Main Street.
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
Tom Udall:
A message to New Mexico from Tom:  —  When I first ran for Senate, I promised that I would give my all for the people of New Mexico.  And I reminded myself that this Senate seat is not my seat.  It is New Mexico's seat.  —  I was proud to serve as New Mexico's Attorney General …
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James Arkin / Politico:
Sen. Tom Udall won't seek reelection in 2020
Jennifer E. Duffy / The Cook Political Report:   New Mexico Senate: Udall Announces Retirement; Democrats Favored to Retain Seat
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez / Arizona Republic:
Rep. Ruben Gallego, averting primary bloodbath, won't run for the Senate  —  Rep. Ruben Gallego will not run for the U.S. Senate in 2020's special election, he told The Arizona Republic on Monday, clearing the path for retired astronaut Mark Kelly to take on incumbent Republican …
Adam Klasfeld / courthousenews.com:
Sater Had Laundering Plans for Moscow Trump Tower, Bank Says  —  MANHATTAN (CN) — Two days shy of his anticipated congressional testimony, Russian-mafia tied businessman Felix Sater has been hit with a lawsuit accusing him of trying to launder looted money through the aborted Trump Tower deal in Moscow.
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Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Sater Eyed Trump Moscow Tower to Launder Cash, BTA Bank Says  — BTA's lawsuit comes as Sater is set to testify before Congress  — Sater accused in complaint of helping to launder $40 million  —  This week, New York developer Felix Sater is set to testify before Congress about his role …
Manu Raju / CNN:
Graham encouraged McCain to turn Trump-Russia dossier over to FBI  —  (CNN)GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that he told the late Sen. John McCain to turn over the dossier of Trump-Russia allegations to the FBI, pushing back against President Donald Trump's assertions that the Arizona Republican helped fan …
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Sharyl Attkisson / The Hill:   Apologies to President Trump
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
FBI expected to brief House and Senate ‘Gang of 8’ on Mueller's counterintel findings  —  Attorney General Barr's summary of the Mueller probe is silent about whether investigators found Trump or any associate was influenced by Russia.  —  WASHINGTON — Two senior U.S. officials told NBC News …
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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Beto O'Rourke Hires Former Obama Aide as Campaign Manager  —  Beto O'Rourke has hired a former top aide to Barack Obama to be his campaign manager, installing a seasoned political strategist to take the helm of what has so far been a skeletal organization effectively overseen by Mr. O'Rourke himself.
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire
Elizabeth Kolbert / New Yorker:
Louisiana's Disappearing Coast  —  The state loses a football field's worth of land every hour and a half.  Now engineers are in a race to prevent it from sinking into oblivion.  —  The New Orleans Lakefront Airport was built by the Louisiana governor Huey P. Long on a tongue of fill that sticks out into Lake Pontchartrain.
New York Times:
Congestion Pricing in Manhattan, First Such Plan in U.S., Close to Approval  —  ALBANY — After years of hesitation, New York appears poised to become the first city in the United States to introduce congestion pricing, putting new electronic tolls in place for drivers entering the busiest stretches of Manhattan.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Thanks to Mueller, 2020 won't be about 2016  —  Robert S. Mueller III's report is a gift to the nation, which now knows what was already a reasonable surmise: that its chief executive's unlovely admiration for a repulsive foreign regime, Vladimir Putin's, is more a dereliction of taste …
Discussion: Raw Story, Foreign Policy and NPR
Jeffery C. Mays / New York Times:
New York Buzzes Over a Mayor Mulling a 2020 Bid (Buttigieg, Not de Blasio)  —  [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]  —  Near the High Line in Manhattan, more than 250 people gathered at The Park restaurant last week to hear about a Democratic mayor's long-shot bid for the presidency.
Discussion: The Hill, Hot Air and Vanity Fair
 
 
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ProPublica:
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Monica Klein / The Intercept:
The DCCC Is Trying to Put Me Out of Business — and I'm a Democrat.
Discussion: Splinter
Wall Street Journal:
Stephen Moore Says Fed's Pivot Validates Criticism of Interest-Rate Increases
Chris Curtis / YouGov:
Corbyn and May both hit new favourability lows
Discussion: Political Wire and Guido Fawkes
Michael Shepherd / Bangor Daily News:
A Trump Republican says he'll challenge Susan Collins from the right in 2020
Discussion: Daily Kos and Political Wire
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Michael Wines / New York Times:
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Discussion: Mother Jones, The Atlantic and CNN
Lindsey McPherson / Roll Call:
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Washington Post:
Puerto Rico faces food-stamp crisis as Trump privately vents about federal aid to Hurricane Maria-battered island
Discussion: Axios
Charlie Cooper / Politico:
Theresa May: No ‘sufficient support’ for third vote on Brexit deal
Christopher Buskirk / Spectator USA:
Devin Nunes: hero of the republic
Discussion: Washington Examiner