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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  —  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 who were initially denied access …
Discussion: Axios, Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
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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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 …
Rcfp / The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press:   Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press asks court to authorize release of grand jury …
Hayley Miller / HuffPost:
Chris Wallace Hammers Kellyanne Conway On Exoneration Claims: ‘Just Not True’
Discussion: Mother Jones
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
House Judiciary plans to authorize subpoenas for Mueller's full report
Discussion: Washington Post and The Week
Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press:   Democrats to prepare subpoenas for full Mueller report
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: Mediaite
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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Burgess Everett / Politico:
McConnell shuts down the Pelosi agenda
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Chelsea Janes / Washington Post:   Kill the electoral college? Stack the Supreme Court?
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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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 …
Discussion: The Daily Beast, Raw Story and CNN
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Elena Schneider / Politico:
Buttigieg dashes to catch up with his newfound fame
Discussion: Fox News and Bloomberg
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: The Root, Mediaite and Fox News
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook may pay publishers to put their stuff in a dedicated news section  —  The Facebook CEO floated a “news tab to surface more high-quality news,” and said he's willing to write checks to support it.  —  More than a year after announcing Facebook would feature less news …
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.
The Daily Beast:
Trump ‘Very Bitter and Sensitive’ About Puerto Rico, and Dems Say His Team Is Stonewalling Their Investigation  —  As the island faces a new round of crises, the president has tripled down on blaming others—and Democratic lawmakers investigating the hurricane response say they're being blocked.
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
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.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Trump, Putin and a Possible ‘Red-Line Moment’ in Venezuela  —  WASHINGTON — During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump often complained about how President Barack Obama drew red lines that he never enforced, and how a diminished America let Russia walk into Syria unchallenged …
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 …
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
Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
The Tables Turn in Russian Collusion Hunt  —  The irony of the entire Russian collusion hoax is that accusers who cried the loudest about leaking, collusion, lying, and obstruction are themselves soon very likely to be accused of just those crimes.  —  Now that Robert Mueller's 674-day …
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 …
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?
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.
Sam Stein / The Daily Beast:
Senators Intro Amendment to Abolish the Electoral College  —  The proposal is supported by some of the party's senior members, including Dick Durbin and Dianne Feinstein.  —  Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) is set on Tuesday to unveil a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College …
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
 
 
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