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8:35 AM ET, April 1, 2019

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Stephanie Carter:
The #MeToo Story That Wasn't Me  —  It happened again two weeks ago.  I was at an industry conference comprised of my female peers—what would be my last time there as I had announced my intent to start my own company—when a friend ran up to me joyously stating she had “seen me”.
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New York Times:
Joe Biden Scrambles to Stem Crisis After Lucy Flores's Allegation  —  Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. scrambled on Sunday to contain a quickly growing crisis for his likely presidential bid, putting forward several former female aides and allies to praise his treatment of women after Lucy Flores …
Washington Post:
Joe Biden's affectionate, physical style with women comes under scrutiny
Discussion: Althouse
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Ex-Defense secretary's wife says photo of her with Biden misleading
Sen. Mitch McConnell / Politico:
Time to Stop the Democrats' Obstruction  —  It took six months of partisan delays — and several railroad accidents — before Democrats let the Senate confirm a federal railroad administrator, even though none of them actually voted against the nominee in the end.
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Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Mitch McConnell Plans To Change The Rules Again To Confirm Trump Judges  —  The GOP leader, who blocked lots of Obama's court picks, is ready to make it easier to confirm district judges now.  —  WASHINGTON He changed the rules to make it easier to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court picks.
Axios:
Scoop: Trump “saving” Judge Amy Barrett for Ruth Bader Ginsburg seat  —  As he was deliberating last year over replacing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, President Trump told confidants he had big plans for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.  —  “I'm saving her for Ginsburg,” Trump said of Barrett …
Carlotta Gall / New York Times:
Erdogan Appears to Suffer Major Defeats in Turkey's Two Biggest Cities  —  ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party on Sunday was facing defeat in local elections in the Turkish capital, Ankara, and possibly even Istanbul, its largest city, a result that shook the nation …
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Between the lines: Trump privately thinks ACA lawsuit will fail in court  —  A major misconception on Capitol Hill right now is the notion that Mick Mulvaney is behind President Trump's decision to back a lawsuit to demolish the Affordable Care Act.  —  After a week of talking …
Discussion: Politico, ABC News and Breitbart
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William Cummings / USA Today:
White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney guarantees no one will lose coverage if Obamacare struck down
Discussion: Common Dreams and Washington Post
Steven Lemongello / Orlando Sentinel:
Sen. Rick Scott becomes Trump point man on GOP health care policy
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Russia's Military Mission Creep Advances to a New Front: Africa  —  OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Russia has been steadily expanding its military influence across Africa, alarming Western officials with increasing arms sales, security agreements and training programs for unstable countries or autocratic leaders.
Allan Smith / NBC News:
NY's attorney general is one of the most powerful in the nation.  That should worry Trump.  —  The state's chief legal officer, who is investigating the president and his company, has the ability to render a “judgment of corporate death” for business fraud.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Axios:
2020 presidential election: Pete Buttigieg has raised $7 million  —  Pete Buttigieg has raised more than $7 million since launching a presidential exploratory committee in January, the potential candidate announced Monday morning.  —  Why it matters: Buttigieg started with low name recognition …
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
President Trump has made 9,451 false or misleading claims over 801 days  —  It was only 200 days ago, on his 601st day in office, that President Trump exceeded 5,000 false or misleading claims.  —  Now, on his 801st day, the count stands at 9,451, according to The Fact Checker's database that analyzes …
Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
The ACLU Is Ready To Spend $30 Million On The 2020 Election  —  The group wants 2020 candidates to commit to reducing the prison population by half.  —  The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing 2020 presidential candidates to commit to cutting the federal prison population in half …
Discussion: twitchy.com and Axios
Jerrold L. Nadler / New York Times:
The House Must See the Whole Mueller Report  —  Someday, Trump will not be in office.  Congress needs a full accounting of his misdeeds to ensure they don't happen again.  —  Mr. Nadler is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.  —  Last Sunday, Attorney General William Barr sent us …
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Unplanned’ Box Office: Controversial Anti-Abortion Pic Surprises With Strong $6M Debut  —  The R-rated pic scored the second-best start ever for faith-based distributor Pure Flix; tracking had suggested it would only earn around $3 million.  —  Graced with a coveted A+ CinemaScore …
Discussion: The Federalist
Alex Ward / Vox:
Trump has a strong foreign policy narrative for 2020  —  If you think foreign policy might be a weakness for Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, think again.  —  President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign will surely be helped by the foreign policy story he can sell to voters.
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Buttigieg dashes to catch up with his newfound fame  —  The mayor is having a moment.  His task now is to convert it into a full-fledged campaign.  —  Pete Buttigieg has the mojo.  Now he needs a campaign.  —  The South Bend, Ind., mayor is earning glowing press coverage and enjoying …
Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Harris' call for reform collides with her past  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — When Kamala Harris made her much-heralded arrival in Washington as California's first African American U.S. senator, she made a curious early decision.  —  Within months of her swearing-in …
John Binder / Breitbart:
Pew Research: U.S. Home to Nearly 20% of World's Migrant Population  —  The United States is home to nearly 20 percent of the globe's migrant population, a new study finds.  —  The Pew Research Center reveals in a new study that the U.S. has admitted more foreign nationals than any other country in the world.
Julie Kelly / American Greatness:
Did Bruce Ohr's Testimony Defuse a NYT Bombshell?  —  As the congressional testimony of key figures in the so-called Russiagate scandal becomes public, some of it provides a basis to question the veracity of news reporting that often appeared to give cover for the same officials who participated in the scheme.
CNN:
This Colorado sheriff is willing to go to jail rather than enforce a proposed gun law  —  Denver (CNN)Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams disagrees so much with a gun bill making its way through the Colorado legislature that he's willing to go to jail rather than enforce it.  —  “It's a matter of doing what's right,” he said.
Discussion: Townhall
Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
The Tables Turn in Russian Collusion Hunt  —  The irony of the entire Russian collusion hoax is that accusers who cried the loudest about leaking, collusion, lying, and obstruction are themselves soon very likely to be accused of just those crimes.  —  Now that Robert Mueller's 674-day …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
White House official: Trump doesn't want a spending deal  —  Both parties hate the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration.  But in a closed-door Hill meeting last week, White House legislative affairs official Paul Teller said the president is fine with it.
Discussion: Chalkbeat, Raw Story and Townhall
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Why Courtrooms Are Kryptonite for Alex Jones  —  Shock jocks lose their power when forced to tell the truth, the whole truth.  —  Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large.  —  Nothing like a three-hour deposition under oath to turn an excitable conspiracy theorist into a man subdued, deferential and humbled.
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Boosted by Pence, Graham plays up his loyalty to Trump as he seeks a fourth term  —  MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) kicked off his reelection campaign here over the weekend by having Vice President Pence — perhaps President Trump's most loyal ally — underscore his own loyalty to the president.
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
Michael Grunwald / Politico:
Inside the Race to Build the Burger of the Future  —  Politicians often rally their supporters with partisan red meat, but these days Republicans are using actual red meat.  They're accusing Democrats of a plot to ban beef, trying to rebrand the Green New Deal for climate action as a nanny-state assault on the American diet.
 
 
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Glen Carey / Bloomberg:
Trump's Golan Move Means His ‘Deal of the Century’ May Be Dead
Brad Wilmouth / NB Blog:
Open-Borders CNN Promotes ‘Sanctuary’ Activist Who Shielded Illegals from ICE Agents
Discussion: RedState
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Trey Gowdy: CIA May Stop Giving Adam Schiff Information Because He Leaks ‘Like A Screen Door On A Submarine’
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
The Conservative Case For Conservatism
Will Bunch / Philly.com:
Emboldened Trump hopes a cruel border crisis will get him reelected in 2020
Alayna Treene / Axios:
First look: Oldest candidates are winning the youngest vote
Discussion: Political Wire
Amy Russo / HuffPost:
Jeanine Pirro Misses Fox News Appearance For Family Emergency
Discussion: Contemptor
Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
Trump's intervention in Venezuela has stalled — because Caracas knows he's bluffing
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Arijeta Lajka / CBS News:
The human coyotes helping migrants survive Central America's grueling Darien Gap jungle
Discussion: RedState and twitchy.com
Daily Mail:
Mr Livingstone told a meeting of pro-Corbyn activists that he had been victimised by ‘the elite’ …
Stephanie McCrummen / Washington Post:
The keeper of the secret
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Jake Tapper: CNN Didn't Get ‘Anything’ Wrong In Russiagate Reporting
 

 
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