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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.
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 …
Molly Roberts / Washington Post:
It doesn't matter what Joe Biden meant to do
Al Weaver / The Hill:
Pelosi: Accusations against Biden don't disqualify him
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mediaite
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 …
Discussion: Law & Crime, IJR, Mediaite, Raw Story and Axios
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New York Times:
White House Whistle-Blower Tells Congress of Irregularities in 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 …
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” …
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
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
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: Reason, New York Times, NPR, Althouse and Axios
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: Raw Story and New York Post
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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
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 …
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
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
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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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 …
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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Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
Beto Sees Trump's Immigration Trap Clearly
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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.
David Marchese / New York Times:
Robert A. Caro on L.B.J., Understanding Power and Nearing Completion  —  “Power reveals.  Do I want people to know that?  Yes.”  —  Robert A. Caro on L.B.J., understanding power and nearing completion.  —  As far as titles go, Robert A. Caro's “Working” is both humbly straightforward and almost comically understated.
Discussion: Althouse
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.
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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Rachel Leingang / Arizona Republic:
University of Arizona will charge 2 students over protest of Border Patrol event on campus
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New York Times:
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Zachary Halaschak / Washington Examiner:
AP offers correction after reporting Beto O'Rourke spoke ‘in his native Spanish’
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Kamala Harris raises $12 million from 218,000 individual donors in Q1
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
Cedar Attanasio / Associated Press:
Trump's threat to close border stirs fears of economic harm
Randy Ludlow / The Columbus Dispatch:
Ohioans might vote on issue to give presidency to national popular vote winner
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
U.S. Moves to Limit Wage Claims Against Chains Like McDonald's
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Media Matters for America:
Son of Stormfront founder: My family watches Tucker Carlson “because they feel that he is making …
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
New York Times:
How the Trump Era Is Molding the Next Generation of Voters
Discussion: Raw Story
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
Paul Manafort's Judge Won't Face Disciplinary Action For How He Treated Mueller's Office
Discussion: CNBC and Law & Crime