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10:35 AM ET, April 1, 2019

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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” …
Discussion: Axios
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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 …
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
White House whistleblower tells House panel about ‘systematic’ security clearance problems  —  A White House Personnel Security Office employee is alleging that senior Trump administration officials often rebuffed national security concerns to grant high-level security clearances to people …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
White House official: Trump doesn't want a spending deal
Discussion: Chalkbeat, Raw Story and Townhall
Jerrold L. Nadler / New York Times:
The House Must See the Whole 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 …
Discussion: Axios, POLITICUSUSA, Daily Kos and Raw Story
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John Wagner / Washington Post:
House Judiciary plans vote this week to subpoena Mueller's report  —  The House Judiciary Committee plans to vote Wednesday to authorize subpoenas to obtain the full report of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, escalating a feud with the Justice Department over a lengthy document detailing findings …
CNN:
Democrats to authorize subpoena for full Mueller report  —  (CNN)House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler will authorize a subpoena this week to obtain the full, unredacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller, teeing up a showdown between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration over the nearly 400-page report.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
House Judiciary plans to authorize subpoenas for Mueller's full report
Discussion: The Week
Hayley Miller / HuffPost:
Chris Wallace Hammers Kellyanne Conway On Exoneration Claims: ‘Just Not True’
Discussion: Mother Jones
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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Marc Caputo / Politico:
'It's so easy to Google “Creepy Biden"'
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.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
McConnell stiff-arms the Pelosi agenda
Discussion: Washington Post and Hullabaloo
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:   Mitch McConnell Plans To Change The Rules Again To Confirm Trump Judges
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.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The President As Adolescent Bully  —  At his rally Thursday night in Grand Rapids, President Trump delighted supporters by publicly unveiling his derisive nickname for Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.  “Little pencil neck Adam Schiff” — he announced …
Discussion: RedState
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Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:   Trey Gowdy: CIA May Stop Giving Adam Schiff Information Because He Leaks ‘Like A Screen Door On A Submarine’
Axios:
2020 presidential election: Pete Buttigieg has raised $7 million  —  Pete Buttigieg has raised more than $7 million since launching a presidential exploratory committee in January, the potential candidate announced Monday morning.  —  Why it matters: Buttigieg started with low name recognition …
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Elena Schneider / Politico:   Buttigieg dashes to catch up with his newfound fame
The Hill:
GOP lawmakers root against Trump in court on ObamaCare  —  Senate Republicans are privately rooting against President Trump in his court battle to strike down the Affordable Care Act.  —  GOP lawmakers worry that if Trump wins, Congress won't be able to pass anything to replace ObamaCare — and they'll pay for it at the ballot box.
Discussion: Splinter
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Between the lines: Trump privately thinks ACA lawsuit will fail in court
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.
Discussion: Fox News
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 …
Allan Smith / NBC News:
NY's attorney general is one of the most powerful in the nation.  That should worry Trump.  —  The state's chief legal officer, who is investigating the president and his company, has the ability to render a “judgment of corporate death” for business fraud.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Zia Weise / Politico:
Erdoğan loses control of Ankara in Turkish elections  —  Turkey's two largest cities appear to have slipped from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's grasp.  —  Erdoğan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost control of the capital Ankara in Sunday's municipal elections …
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Carlotta Gall / New York Times:   Erdogan Appears to Suffer Major Defeats in Turkey's Two Biggest Cities
Martin Longman / Washington Monthly:
How Trump Could Lose the Election and Remain President  —  A step-by-step guide to what might happen if he refuses to concede.  —  At the end of his congressional testimony in February, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former fixer, floated a nightmarish possibility.
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Unplanned’ Box Office: Controversial Anti-Abortion Pic Surprises With Strong $6M Debut  —  The R-rated pic scored the second-best start ever for faith-based distributor Pure Flix; tracking had suggested it would only earn around $3 million.  —  Graced with a coveted A+ CinemaScore …
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
President Trump has made 9,451 false or misleading claims over 801 days  —  It was only 200 days ago, on his 601st day in office, that President Trump exceeded 5,000 false or misleading claims.  —  Now, on his 801st day, the count stands at 9,451, according to The Fact Checker's database that analyzes …
CNN:
This Colorado sheriff is willing to go to jail rather than enforce a proposed gun law  —  Denver (CNN)Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams disagrees so much with a gun bill making its way through the Colorado legislature that he's willing to go to jail rather than enforce it.  —  “It's a matter of doing what's right,” he said.
Discussion: Greeley Tribune, IJR and Townhall
 
 
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Josh Wingrove / Bloomberg:
Trudeau's Fuel Tax Takes Effect in Holdout Canadian Provinces
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The Daily Beast:
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