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9:20 PM ET, April 1, 2019

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Neil Vigdor / Hartford Courant:
Connecticut woman says then-Vice President Joe Biden touched her inappropriately at a Greenwich fundraiser in 2009  —  A Connecticut woman says Joe Biden touched her inappropriately and rubbed noses with her during a 2009 political fundraiser in Greenwich when he was vice president …
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Katherine Miller / BuzzFeed News:
Everyone Already Knows How They Feel About Joe Biden Touching Women  —  You know when you interact with an artificial intelligence program and it produces language that resembles how humans talk, but feels detached from reality in some fundamental way?  —  This is how people within …
Shannon Vavra / Axios:
Biden spokesman condemns mischaracterizations of former VP's behavior
Discussion: NY State of Politics and Breitbart
Elizabeth E. Alexander / USA Today:
I was with Joe Biden when no one was looking, and he was always a champion for women
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
Whistle-Blower Tells Congress of Irregularities in White House Security Clearances  —  WASHINGTON — A whistle-blower working inside the White House has told a House committee that senior Trump administration officials granted security clearances to at least 25 individuals whose applications …
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Rachael Bade / Washington Post:
White House whistleblower says 25 security clearance denials were reversed during Trump administration  —  A White House whistleblower told lawmakers that more than two-dozen denials for security clearances have been overturned during the Trump administration, calling Congress her “last hope” …
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Whistleblower: White House overruled 25 security clearance denials
Discussion: Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
Irin Carmon / New York Magazine:
What Was the Washington Post Afraid Of?  —  The afternoon of March 7, 2018, was go time, or so we believed.  Inside a glass huddle room at the Washington Post, its walls covered with headlines from journalistic coups of the past, we began dialing numbers on a speakerphone and pressing send on carefully drafted, bullet-pointed emails.
Ian Duncan / Baltimore Sun:
Baltimore Mayor Pugh to take leave of absence in midst of ‘Healthy Holly’ book controversy  —  Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh will take a leave of absence Monday, engulfed by a scandal over hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments for self-published “Healthy Holly” children's books.
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
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Baltimore Sun:
City health insurer Kaiser Permanente paid Baltimore Mayor Pugh $114,000 for her ‘Healthy Holly’ books  —  Book sales to Kaiser Permanente come on top of Mayor Pugh's book sales to the University of Maryland Medical System while she was on the board there.  (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun video)
Associated Press:
The Latest: Baltimore councilman calls on mayor to resign
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Khashoggi children have received houses in Saudi Arabia and monthly payments as compensation for killing of father  —  The children of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have received million-dollar houses in the kingdom and monthly five-figure payments as compensation for the killing of their father …
Discussion: New York Post and Raw Story
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Fred Ryan / Washington Post:
It's been six months since Jamal Khashoggi's murder, and Trump has done nothing
Discussion: Just Security
Jerrold L. Nadler / New York Times:
America Is Done Waiting for the 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 …
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Benjamin Wittes / The Atlantic:   Bill Barr Has Promised Transparency. He Deserves the Chance to Deliver.
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Gorsuch just handed down the most bloodthirsty and cruel death penalty opinion of the modern era  —  The Supreme Court's opinion in Bucklew v. Precythe, which it handed down Monday on a party-line vote, is at once the most significant Eighth Amendment decision of the last several decades and the cruelest in at least as much time.
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Divided Supreme Court rules against death-row inmate with rare condition
Discussion: Axios, Reason, New York Times, NPR and Althouse
Lucas Kwan Peterson / Los Angeles Times:
For cramped New York, an expanding dining scene  —  The bright lights of New York City beckon to the restless and the hungry.  In the city that never sleeps, as they say, the marquees of Times Square nearly make one forget the concrete dystopia of what is seemingly an unlivable urban wasteland.
Discussion: Power Line, Mediaite, NPR and Eater
Randy Ludlow / The Columbus Dispatch:
Ohioans might vote on issue to give presidency to national popular vote winner  —  Ohioans could vote this fall on a measure to award the presidency to the candidate who wins the national popular vote — regardless of which candidate wins the Buckeye State.  —  The proposed constitutional amendment …
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Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Senate Democrats to introduce constitutional amendment to abolish Electoral College
Discussion: Washington Times and twitchy.com
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Sources: Martin Shkreli Thrown In Solitary Confinement After Claims He Ran Company From Prison  —  Earlier this month, the much-maligned pharmaceutical businessman and uber troll Martin Shkreli was put in solitary confinement at Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey …
Discussion: New York Post and Joe.My.God.
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
All the Best People  —  Would you let these people watch your children?  —  Two incidents from this weekend illustrate the biggest problem conservatism faces in the age of Trump.  —  The first was the Twitter meltdown of a writer named D.C. McAllister.  —  D.C. McAllister—Denise …
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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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The Hill:
GOP lawmakers root against Trump in court on ObamaCare
Callum Paton / Newsweek:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked on Twitter for constitutional mistake—but was she actually right?  —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was lambasted on Twitter and in the media for confusing the facts while waxing lyrical about the Democratic golden age of the 1930s and 1940s—but was she actually right?
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Reuters:
America would run out of avocados in three weeks if Trump shuts down the U.S.-Mexico border  —  Nearly half of all imported U.S. vegetables and 40 percent of imported fruit are grown in Mexico.  —  President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border would hit American consumers — in the gut.
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Trump Lives by Ratings.  He Won't Like This One.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump has long been focused on measuring his brand, obsessively reviewing television ratings, cataloging his magazine covers and fixating on polls.  —  But Mr. Trump may not like how his brand is faring in one important metric …
Discussion: Raw Story
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Sarah Palin Embarrassed By Not Being Invited to John McCain's Funeral: ‘Kind of a Gut Punch’  —  Sarah Palin spoke out about being excluded from John McCain's memorial service, which was held last August.  —  In a Monday interview with Good Morning Britain, Palin complained that she was not invited …
Associated Press:
AP sources: Trump considers adding ‘immigration czar’  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering hiring a “border” or “immigration czar” to coordinate the president's policies across various federal agencies.  —  That's according to three people familiar with the discussions …
Media Matters for America:
Son of Stormfront founder: My family watches Tucker Carlson “because they feel that he is making the white nationalist talking points better than they have”  —  VIDEO ››› April 1, 2019 ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF  —  From the March 30 edition of CNN's The Van Jones Show:
Reem Sabha / demwritepress.com:
Critical Wisconsin State Supreme Court Election Tuesday 4/2  —  We don't have to wait until 2020 to start organizing in Wisconsin.  —  Tomorrow, Wisconsinites will choose between Lisa Neubauer and Brian Hagedorn for a seat on the state Supreme Court-and the outcome could foreshadow whether Wisconsin flips in 2020.
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
No, Russiagate Isn't This Generation's WMD  —  Barr gave Trump and media critics a fresh rallying cry.  And the Steele dossier is back in vogue.  Does anybody really know what's going on here?  —  SHARE THIS ARTICLE  —  Share  —  Tweet  —  Post  —  Email
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
Beto Sees Trump's Immigration Trap Clearly  —  Beto O'Rourke isn't known for his wonkish heft.  But in his formal announcement for president on Sunday, the former Texas congressman offered one of the most important policy proposals of the nascent presidential campaign: He argued …
Discussion: Washington Post and Vox
 
 
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Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Trump administration to boost budget for criminal justice law after complaints from advocates
Discussion: Breitbart
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
U.S. Moves to Limit Wage Claims Against Chains Like McDonald's
Dan Zak / Washington Post:
Al Gore is near the end of his quest to save the Earth. Nina Barrett just got started.
Barbara McQuade / Just Security:
How Barr May Interpret What It Means to Withhold “Grand Jury Information”
Discussion: Politico and Law & Crime
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
WATCH: Democrat Candidates' Forum Kicks Off by Chanting Quote from Marxist Cop-Killer Assata Shakur
Discussion: The Daily Caller
David Marchese / New York Times:
Robert A. Caro on L.B.J., Understanding Power and Nearing Completion
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 Earlier Items: 
Mike Idsin / Greater Greater Washington:
The educational admissions scandal widens dramatically
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Here's Why I Didn't Fall For The Russia-Trump Conspiracy
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
Paul Manafort's Judge Won't Face Disciplinary Action For How He Treated Mueller's Office
Discussion: Law & Crime and CNBC
John Haltiwanger / Business Insider:
Bernie Sanders continues to dodge questions about releasing his tax returns, even as he pressures Trump to do the same
Discussion: Splinter
Amberin Zaman / Al-Monitor:
Turkey's ruling AKP loses Ankara, Istanbul as opposition springs to life
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The President As Adolescent Bully