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New York Times:
Mueller Report Exceeds 300 Pages, Raising Questions About Four-Page Summary  —  WASHINGTON — The still-secret report on Russian interference in the 2016 election submitted by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, last week was more than 300 pages long, according to American officials …
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CNN:
Prominent Democratic lawyer Greg Craig close to being charged in case stemming from Mueller probe  —  (CNN)Federal prosecutors are close to bringing charges against Greg Craig, a prominent Democratic lawyer and former White House counsel in the Obama administration, in a case that originated …
Associated Press:
Mueller's evidence is likely a massive amount of material
Discussion: National Review and Axios
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Mueller swiftly closes up shop
Discussion: Law & Crime and Daily Kos
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Attorney general expected to miss deadline for giving Mueller report to Congress, will not commit …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Splinter and Vanity Fair
CBS News:
Mueller report: Majorities across party lines want full report released says CBS News poll
Discussion: Mediaite and Shakesville
CNN:
CNN Poll: Majority says Trump not exonerated of collusion after Barr's summary
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
Is Trump Keyser Söze — Or Inspector Clouseau?  —  Maybe the president brilliantly played the media.  Or maybe we just played ourselves.  —  Maybe we've had this all wrong.  —  Maybe Donald Trump isn't just some two-bit con artist who lucked his way into the White House thanks to an overconfident opponent.
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Jonathan Lemire / Associated Press:
Adviser and allies warning Trump against issuing pardons
Discussion: Axios
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Maddow, other MSNBC hosts see ratings drop, Fox up
Adam Edelman / NBC News:
Comey: Mueller findings show Trump lied about FBI, his attempt to destroy the agency failed
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Week
Shahien Nasiripour / Bloomberg:
Donald Trump Jr., After Mueller, Talks of His Political Future
Focus on Rural America:
March 2019 Poll Results  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead among Democratic Iowans who intend to participate in the 2020 Democratic caucus, but his lead over Bernie Sanders has diminished.  Six candidates make up a second tier: Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker …
Discussion: Fox News and Bloomberg
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Harry Enten / CNN:
Pete Buttigieg just got his best national poll so far  —  Buttigieg discusses a possible presidential first 03:02  —  (CNN) — The Mayor Pete Buttigieg mini-boomlet has officially arrived.  —  Buttigieg just scored his highest Democratic primary national poll number to date at 4% of Democrats …
Discussion: Roll Call, Mediaite, Politico and The Week
Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Adam Schiff confronted by Republicans on House intel panel: ‘No faith in your ability’  —  Republicans on Thursday directly confronted House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam B. Schiff for his two years of conspiracy charges against President Trump, urging him to resign because they …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Schiff smacks back at Republicans calling for him to resign  —  The House Intelligence Committee devolved into bitter infighting Thursday, as all nine Republicans demanded Chairman Adam Schiff resign his post and the California Democrat responded with a blistering account of “evidence of collusion” …
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump demands Schiff ‘be forced to resign from Congress’
Discussion: Axios and New York Post
CNN:
Exclusive: Puerto Rico governor warns White House: 'If the bully gets close, I'll punch the bully in the mouth'  —  (CNN)Tensions are escalating between President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico's governor over disaster relief efforts that have been slow in coming for the still-battered island after Hurricane Maria.
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The Economist:
Inside the mind of Ben Shapiro, the alt-right sage without the rage  —  The controversial commentator talks to The Economist about Western values, disappointment with Trump and moral clickbait  —  EVERYTHING ABOUT Ben Shapiro is polished.  His answers are smooth.  His appearance is neat.
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Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
For the media, “alt-right” is the new “neo-conservative”  —  The media are determined to botch the use of the term “alt-right” just as the bungled the term “neo-conservative.”  —  Though the two schools are diametrically opposed philosophically, the parallel comes from the fact …
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Trump Ally Jerry Falwell's Liberty University Landed Pentagon Contract Months After Trump's Election  —  Falwell has used Liberty-owned Freedom Aviation for personal, business, and political travel.  Now it's selling jet fuel to the Pentagon.  —  BEAST INSIDE
Discussion: The Resurgent and Raw Story
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: Michael Cohen testified Trump submitted false insurance claim for bathroom ceiling fresco  —  Aloha Power People and welcome to Thursday.  Tips, comments, recipes?  Reach out and sign up.  Thanks for waking up with us.  —  The Investigations  —  THE FRESCO: President Trump …
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Dan Merica / CNN:
Florida Mayor Wayne Messam announces 2020 presidential bid  —  (CNN)Wayne Messam, the little-known mayor of Miramar, Florida, announced Thursday that he is running for president, launching a campaign that will look to accomplish the unlikely: Turning the mayor of the 140,000-person town into the next president of the United States.
Amy for America:
Amy's Plan to Build America's Infrastructure  —  Amy is proposing a bold, trillion-dollar plan to rebuild America's infrastructure, invest in our future, and create millions of good-paying American jobs.  —  President Trump is asking Congress for $200 billion for infrastructure …
Sebastian Murdock / HuffPost:
Exclusive: NRA Official Sought Sandy Hook Hoaxer To Question Parkland Shooting, Emails Show  —  NRA official Mark Richardson emailed a day after the Parkland shooting to say the shooter “was not alone.”  —  An official with the National Rifle Association corresponded with a prominent Sandy …
Erin Banco / The Daily Beast:
Trump Admin Gives OK to Sell Nuclear Tech to Saudis  —  Want to help the erratic, murderous Saudi regime develop nuclear technology?  That's OK with the Department of Energy.  —  The U.S. Department of Energy has approved six authorizations for U.S. companies seeking to conduct nuclear related work …
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CNBC:   Trump administration approves secret nuclear power work for Saudi Arabia
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Joe Biden's treatment of Anita Hill poses new problems as he ponders a presidential campaign  —  Former vice president Joe Biden is under increasing pressure from women's rights groups, prominent African American leaders and other supporters of Anita Hill to acknowledge his personal responsibility …
Discussion: TIME, Vox and Breitbart
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Tracy Jan / Washington Post:
HUD charges Facebook with housing discrimination  —  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Thursday it is charging Facebook with housing discrimination, alleging its targeted advertising platform violates the Fair Housing Act by “encouraging, enabling, and causing” …
Victoria Balara / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: What bugs voters most about taxes?  Rich not paying enough  —  According to a Fox News Poll released Wednesday, voters' top tax concern isn't how much they pay.  Instead, they are most concerned about the rich not paying enough (34 percent) and the way the government spends the money (28 percent).
Discussion: Raw Story
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Holly Bailey / Washington Post:   Democratic hopefuls vague on releasing their tax returns
BuzzFeed News:
Italy Is Ground Zero For The War On Women — Which Is Why These Far-Right Groups Are Meeting There  —  VERONA, Italy — Brian Brown made his name fighting against marriage equality in California, and his National Organization for Marriage once had a budget in the millions.
Discussion: New York Times
Laura Barrón-López / Politico:
Ex-con Grimm could create the wildest House race of 2020  —  STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Michael Grimm is trying to come back from the dead — again.  —  The former Republican congressman and tax felon told POLITICO in an interview that he's very close to launching the second bid for his old seat in as many years.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Mark Pulliam / City Journal:
Blacklisting Chick-fil-A  —  In San Antonio, a popular fast-food chain becomes the target of a progressive crusade.  —  Texas  —  The Social Order  —  No one is surprised when cities like San Francisco, New York City, and Seattle enact policies driven by the latest progressive imperatives.
Discussion: Mercury News
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Rand Paul: Former Obama CIA chief promoted ‘dossier,’ demands investigation of Obama team  —  Sen. Rand Paul escalated his demand for an investigation into former Obama officials who “concocted” the anti-Trump Russia scandal, revealing that former CIA Director John Brennan was the key figure …
 
 
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Steven Nelson / Washington Examiner:
Jared Kushner called Walmart to get job for first woman freed by First Step Act
Discussion: IJR
Margot Cleveland / The Federalist:
USA Today Blacklists The Federalist For The Crime Of Getting The Trump-Russia Story Right
Discussion: RedState and twitchy.com
Jackie Borchardt / Cincinnati.com:
Ohio's Republican attorney general breaks with President Trump, opposes Texas court decision tossing out Obamacare
Discussion: Raw Story
Tiana Lowe / Washington Examiner:
Next to Buttigieg, Beto is a joke
YouTube:
House Intelligence to Hold Open Hearing on Putin's Playbook
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 Earlier Items: 
Jamie Lovegrove / Post and Courier:
2020 candidate Kamala Harris picks up endorsements from five SC Democrats
Discussion: Associated Press and The Root
Bryan Lowry / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Trump's pick for Federal Reserve had hand in creation of Brownback tax ‘experiment’
Adam Behsudi / Politico:
Republicans warn Trump to back off economy-wrecking tariffs
Dylan Scott / Vox:
6 key moments from Cory Booker's CNN town hall
Discussion: Politico and Axios
Sohrab Ahmari / New York Post:
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Discussion: IJR
Scientific American:
Why Losing Our Newspapers Is Breaking Our Politics