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12:10 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 …
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: Breitbart
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Steven Lemongello / Orlando Sentinel:
Sen. Rick Scott becomes Trump point man on GOP health care policy
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
William Cummings / USA Today:
White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney guarantees no one will lose coverage if Obamacare struck down
Discussion: Common Dreams
Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
'Barr gets to handle this. …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Breitbart
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:   Republicans maintain that they are ‘working on a plan’ to replace Obamacare
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 …
New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren Loses Finance Director as She Struggles in Early Fund-raising  —  MEMPHIS — On a Sunday afternoon earlier this month, Senator Elizabeth Warren began a swing through the South by proclaiming that she was running “a different type of campaign” — one that did not include high …
Discussion: twitchy.com and Axios
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MJ Lee / CNN:
Elizabeth Warren's finance director leaving campaign
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Will Bunch / Philly.com:
Emboldened Trump hopes a cruel border crisis will get him reelected in 2020  —  The Honduran had taken incredible risks to reach the promise of liberty on U.S. soil — traveling 1,700 miles from his homeland by riding illegally on the network of freight trains that Central Americans call …
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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.
Michael Schwirtz / New York Times:
Russia Ordered a Killing That Made No Sense.  Then the Assassin Started Talking.  —  RIVNE, Ukraine — The target lived on the sixth floor of a cheerless, salmon-colored building on Vidinska Street, across from a thicket of weeping willows.  Oleg Smorodinov found him there, rented a small apartment on the ground floor, and waited.
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: Axios and twitchy.com
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.
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.
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.
Daily Mail:
Mr Livingstone told a meeting of pro-Corbyn activists that he had been victimised by ‘the elite’, who were trying to stop Mr Corbyn becoming Prime Minister  —  He added: 'Jeremy Corbyn's office did not want it to happen.  It was about distracting ... this is endemic if you have a genuine socialist leader …
Avery Anapol / The Hill:
‘Fox & Friends’ apologizes for headline about ‘3 Mexican Countries’  —  “Fox & Friends Weekend” apologized on Sunday after displaying a graphic referring to “3 Mexican countries,” drawing attention on social media.  —  The show displayed a graphic at the bottom of the screen that read “Trump cuts U.S. aid to 3 Mexican countries.”
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.
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Jake Tapper: CNN Didn't Get ‘Anything’ Wrong In Russiagate Reporting  —  Jake Tapper said Sunday that CNN has not gotten “anything” wrong during the course of reporting on Russiagate, even though his network has bungled numerous stories over the past two years.  —  “I'm not sure what you're saying the media got wrong.
Arthur Delaney / HuffPost:
Democrats Might Not Get Their Hands On Trump's Taxes Before November 2020  —  They've hesitated to make a request that will likely set up an unprecedented court fight.  —  WASHINGTON Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) can ask for copies of Donald Trump's federal tax returns whenever he wants …
Discussion: Common Dreams and Axios
Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
Trump's intervention in Venezuela has stalled — because Caracas knows he's bluffing  —  Back in January, the Trump administration launched an aggressive effort to convince the Venezuelan military that if it did not topple President Nicolás Maduro, it would be destroyed by sanctions and, perhaps, a U.S. invasion.
Carrie Dann / NBC News:
Most Americans don't think Trump is in the clear yet on Russia, new poll finds  —  President Trump's approval remains stable and a third of voters say they don't know whether the summary of Mueller's findings clears him of wrongdoing in a new NBC News/WSJ poll.
 
 
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Alayna Treene / Axios:
First look: Oldest candidates are winning the youngest vote
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Arijeta Lajka / CBS News:
The human coyotes helping migrants survive Central America's grueling Darien Gap jungle
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BBC:
Zuzana Caputova becomes Slovakia's first female president
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Peter Maass / The Intercept:
How Lachlan Murdoch Went From Studying Philosophy at Princeton to Exploiting White Nationalism at Fox News
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Don Trump Jr. says ‘nobody believes’ Rod Rosenstein is a real Republican because he's ‘not exactly a Trump fan’
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New York State Budget Deal Brings Congestion Pricing, Plastic Bag Ban and Mansion Tax
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The Guardian:
Leaked reports reveal severe abuse of Saudi political prisoners
Steve Coll / New Yorker:
The Media and the Mueller Report's March Surprise
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
One of the GOP's brightest female stars is dogged by Trump in 2020
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Harry Stevens / Axios:
First of its kind study shows CEO political donations favor GOP
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