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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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John Solomon / The Hill:
Joe Biden's 2020 Ukrainian nightmare: A closed probe is revived  —  View Latest Opinions >>  —  Two years after leaving office, Joe Biden couldn't resist the temptation last year to brag to an audience of foreign policy specialists about the time as vice president that he strong-armed Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor.
Discussion: Front Page Magazine and Breitbart
Al Weaver / The Hill:
Pelosi: Accusations against Biden don't disqualify him  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday that a pair of allegations of inappropriate kissing and touching against former Vice President Joe Biden should “not at all” disqualify him from the 2020 race.
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 …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Scoop: Mike Bloomberg might still run in 2020  —  Michael Bloomberg might still run for president in 2020, especially if former Vice President Joe Biden winds up not getting in, according to people who have discussed the matter with the former New York mayor.
Discussion: Forbes and Political Wire
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Administration panics over plan to close the border, and inside John Harris' new POLITICO role
Discussion: Mediaite, Fox News and Breitbart
Molly Roberts / Washington Post:
It doesn't matter what Joe Biden meant to do
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
Associated Press:
Biden team blasts ‘trolls’ amid scrutiny over behavior
Discussion: NB Blog
Katie Rogers / New York Times:
White House Whistle-Blower Did the Unexpected: She Returned to Work  —  WASHINGTON — Tricia Newbold, the Trump administration's latest whistle-blower, did something unexpected only hours after a House committee released her deposition that the White House had overruled career staff members …
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
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
The Supreme Court's Conservatives Just Legalized Torture  —  In an appalling death penalty opinion, Justice Neil Gorsuch just overturned 60 years of precedent.  —  On Monday, five justices of the Supreme Court authorized Missouri to torture a man to death.
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Divided Supreme Court rules against death-row inmate with rare condition
Discussion: New York Times, Reason, Althouse, NPR and Axios
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: The Week and 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
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 …
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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
James Rosen / WJLA-TV:
EXCLUSIVE: Omar facing campaign finance probe  —  WASHINGTON (SBG) - Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. , the controversial freshman House Democrat, is soon to learn the results of a probe into her campaign spending as a state lawmaker in Minnesota, Sinclair has learned, with authorities …
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.
Erin Lee Carr / The Cut:
Watching the Internet React to the Worst Night of My Life Erin Lee Carr on her father's death.  —  Sitting in the back of the cab, I was frantic.  He had emailed me reminding me not to be late, and of course here I was, ten minutes behind schedule.  The cab pulled up to the curb …
NBC News:
Progressive groups plan nationwide protests over Mueller report release  —  A coalition of grassroots groups are organizing activists to raise awareness over information that might be kept out of any eventual release.  —  WASHINGTON — A coalition of the nation's biggest progressive grassroots organizations …
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David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
The Mueller Report: Media Say This Is Just the Beginning
Discussion: Hot Air
Tom Feran / Plain Dealer:
Plain Dealer lays off a third of unionized newsroom staff  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Plain Dealer on Monday laid off 14 newsroom employees as part of a staff reduction first announced in December.  The 14, most of them reporters and all members of Local 1 of the News Guild of the Communication Workers …
Kevin Sieff / Washington Post:
U.S. officials said aid to El Salvador helped slow migration.  Now Trump is canceling it.  —  MEXICO CITY — Until last week, U.S. officials held up El Salvador as proof that foreign aid could help curb migration.  The partnership between the two countries drew praise from diplomats …
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Washington Post:
House Democrats consider vote on Trump's plan to close border with Mexico to ramp up pressure on GOP
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Firms Tied To Fusion GPS, Christopher Steele Were Paid $3.8 Million By Soros-Backed Group  — The Democracy Integrity Project, a nonprofit that receives funding from George Soros, paid firms tied to Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele more than $3.8 million in 2017.
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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ProPublica:
Where in The U.S. Are You Most Likely to Be Audited by the IRS?  —  Humphreys County, Mississippi, seems like an odd place for the IRS to go hunting for tax cheats.  It's a rural county in the Mississippi Delta known for its catfish farms, and more than a third of its mostly African American residents are below the poverty line.
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Tucker Carlson: ‘Chris Hayes Is What Every Man Would Be’ if Feminists Had Absolute Power  —  The Fox News host also called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘a moron.’  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson began his highly rated primetime show Monday night by taking potshots at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez …
Discussion: Contemptor
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Trump Got No Bump From Mueller.  He Should Worry.  —  Good news on the president's biggest scandal hasn't improved his ratings.  —  In terms of substance, the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation was good news for Donald Trump.  Not as good as Trump claimed.
Lilly Kofler / Politico:
Too Many Democrats Are Running in 2020, According to Science  —  The first Democratic presidential debate is scheduled to take place over two nights and three TV networks this June.  But even with this unprecedented capacity, the stage isn't big enough to handle the dozen-plus candidates seeking …
Jim Hanson / Jerusalem Post:
Blood money and the corruption of American foreign policy  —  Qatar peddles its influence on Capitol Hill.  —  Foreign influence in the United States is a major problem, but it might surprise you to find out just who some of the biggest players are.  You would certainly think of Russia given …
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 …
Pete Buttigieg / New York Magazine:
What Mayor Pete Buttigieg Can't Live Without  —  If you're like us, you've probably wondered what famous people add to their carts.  Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush.  We asked potential Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg …
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Trump punts health care until after 2020  —  President Donald Trump signaled Monday that congressional Republicans would wait until after the 2020 elections to vote on a GOP replacement for Obamacare — putting off a presumably savage legislative battle on a hot-button campaign issue until after his re-election bid.
Discussion: CNN, Axios and Raw Story
 
 
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