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12:50 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 …
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Ex-Defense secretary's wife says photo of her with Biden misleading  —  Stephanie Carter, the wife of former Defense Secretary Ash Carter, sought Sunday to “reclaim” a “misleadingly extracted” yet oft-mocked picture of her and Joe Biden that has resurfaced amid accusations …
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, Breitbart and Politico
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Mick Mulvaney Presidency
Discussion: Econlib
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.
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
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.
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.
BBC:
Zuzana Caputova becomes Slovakia's first female president  —  Anti-corruption candidate Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia's presidential election, making her the country's first female head of state.  —  Ms Caputova, who has almost no political experience, defeated high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic …
Discussion: The Week, Reuters and Axios
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New York Times:   Zuzana Caputova Is Elected Slovakia's First Female President
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.
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.
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.”
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.
 
 
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CNN:
This Colorado sheriff is willing to go to jail rather than enforce a proposed gun law
Discussion: Townhall
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
Arijeta Lajka / CBS News:
The human coyotes helping migrants survive Central America's grueling Darien Gap jungle
Discussion: RedState and twitchy.com
Peter Maass / The Intercept:
How Lachlan Murdoch Went From Studying Philosophy at Princeton to Exploiting White Nationalism at Fox News
Arthur Delaney / HuffPost:
Democrats Might Not Get Their Hands On Trump's Taxes Before November 2020
Discussion: Common Dreams and Axios
 Earlier Items: 
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Don Trump Jr. says ‘nobody believes’ Rod Rosenstein is a real Republican because he's ‘not exactly a Trump fan’
Stephanie McCrummen / Washington Post:
The keeper of the secret
New York Times:
The Secret Death Toll of America's Drones
New York Times:
‘Breaches Everywhere’: Flooding Bursts Midwest Levees, and Tough Questions Follow
New York Times:
New York State Budget Deal Brings Congestion Pricing, Plastic Bag Ban and Mansion Tax
Discussion: Simple Justice and Axios
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
 

 
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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
The hangover from the Hollywood strikes has lasted longer than anyone anticipated, as studios, networks, and streaming services simply aren't buying as much

Michael Msika / Bloomberg:
PE firm Blackstone offers ~$1.5B to purchase Hipgnosis, about 7% higher than the bid made earlier this week by Concord to which Hipgnosis' board had agreed

John Koblin / New York Times:
Antenna: ~25% of subscribers to US streaming video services, or 29M+ users, canceled 3+ of them in the past 2 years, as they increasingly jump between services

 
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