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6:15 AM ET, April 1, 2019

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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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Quint Forgey / Politico:
Ex-Defense secretary's wife says photo of her with Biden misleading  —  Stephanie Carter, the wife of former Defense Secretary Ash Carter, sought Sunday to “reclaim” a “misleadingly extracted” yet oft-mocked picture of her and Joe Biden that has resurfaced amid accusations …
Discussion: Washington Post, NPR and New York Post
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Between the lines: Trump privately thinks ACA lawsuit will fail in court  —  A major misconception on Capitol Hill right now is the notion that Mick Mulvaney is behind President Trump's decision to back a lawsuit to demolish the Affordable Care Act.  —  After a week of talking …
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
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William Cummings / USA Today:
White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney guarantees no one will lose coverage if Obamacare struck down
Discussion: Common Dreams and Washington Post
Steven Lemongello / Orlando Sentinel:
Sen. Rick Scott becomes Trump point man on GOP health care policy
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
'Barr gets to handle this. …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA, Breitbart and Politico
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Mick Mulvaney Presidency
Discussion: Econlib
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 …
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  —  ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party on Sunday was facing defeat in local elections in the Turkish capital, Ankara, and possibly even Istanbul, its largest city, a result that shook the nation …
Will Bunch / Philly.com:
Emboldened Trump hopes a cruel border crisis will get him reelected in 2020  —  The Honduran had taken incredible risks to reach the promise of liberty on U.S. soil — traveling 1,700 miles from his homeland by riding illegally on the network of freight trains that Central Americans call …
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Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Russia's Military Mission Creep Advances to a New Front: Africa  —  OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Russia has been steadily expanding its military influence across Africa, alarming Western officials with increasing arms sales, security agreements and training programs for unstable countries or autocratic leaders.
New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren Loses Finance Director as She Struggles in Early Fund-raising  —  MEMPHIS — On a Sunday afternoon earlier this month, Senator Elizabeth Warren began a swing through the South by proclaiming that she was running “a different type of campaign” — one that did not include high …
Discussion: twitchy.com and Axios
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MJ Lee / CNN:
Elizabeth Warren's finance director leaving campaign
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Mitch McConnell Plans To Change The Rules Again To Confirm Trump Judges  —  The GOP leader, who blocked lots of Obama's court picks, is ready to make it easier to confirm district judges now.  —  WASHINGTON He changed the rules to make it easier to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court picks.
Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
The ACLU Is Ready To Spend $30 Million On The 2020 Election  —  The group wants 2020 candidates to commit to reducing the prison population by half.  —  The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing 2020 presidential candidates to commit to cutting the federal prison population in half …
Discussion: twitchy.com and Axios
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Why Courtrooms Are Kryptonite for Alex Jones  —  Shock jocks lose their power when forced to tell the truth, the whole truth.  —  Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large.  —  Nothing like a three-hour deposition under oath to turn an excitable conspiracy theorist into a man subdued, deferential and humbled.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
White House official: Trump doesn't want a spending deal  —  Both parties hate the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration.  But in a closed-door Hill meeting last week, White House legislative affairs official Paul Teller said the president is fine with it.
John Binder / Breitbart:
Pew Research: U.S. Home to Nearly 20% of World's Migrant Population  —  The United States is home to nearly 20 percent of the globe's migrant population, a new study finds.  —  The Pew Research Center reveals in a new study that the U.S. has admitted more foreign nationals than any other country in the world.
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
The Conservative Case For Conservatism  —  For us actual conservatives, one of the most tiresome aspects of our struggle to retake our country is our never-ending struggle to get the Fredocons who still populate our movement to take our own side in this fight.
BBC:
Zuzana Caputova becomes Slovakia's first female president  —  Anti-corruption candidate Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia's presidential election, making her the country's first female head of state.  —  Ms Caputova, who has almost no political experience, defeated high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic …
Discussion: The Week, Reuters and Axios
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New York Times:
Zuzana Caputova Is Elected Slovakia's First Female President
Discussion: Bloomberg
 
 
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Brad Wilmouth / NB Blog:
Open-Borders CNN Promotes ‘Sanctuary’ Activist Who Shielded Illegals from ICE Agents
Discussion: RedState
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Trey Gowdy: CIA May Stop Giving Adam Schiff Information Because He Leaks ‘Like A Screen Door On A Submarine’
CNN:
This Colorado sheriff is willing to go to jail rather than enforce a proposed gun law
Discussion: Townhall
Alayna Treene / Axios:
First look: Oldest candidates are winning the youngest vote
Discussion: Political Wire
Amy Russo / HuffPost:
Jeanine Pirro Misses Fox News Appearance For Family Emergency
Discussion: Contemptor
Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
Trump's intervention in Venezuela has stalled — because Caracas knows he's bluffing
Arijeta Lajka / CBS News:
The human coyotes helping migrants survive Central America's grueling Darien Gap jungle
Discussion: RedState and twitchy.com
 Earlier Items: 
Daily Mail:
Mr Livingstone told a meeting of pro-Corbyn activists that he had been victimised by ‘the elite’ …
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Don Trump Jr. says ‘nobody believes’ Rod Rosenstein is a real Republican because he's ‘not exactly a Trump fan’
Stephanie McCrummen / Washington Post:
The keeper of the secret
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Jake Tapper: CNN Didn't Get ‘Anything’ Wrong In Russiagate Reporting
New York Times:
The Secret Death Toll of America's Drones
New York Times:
‘Breaches Everywhere’: Flooding Bursts Midwest Levees, and Tough Questions Follow
 

 
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Kamila Wojciechowska / Android Authority:
Source: Google's new Pixel 9 series, next-gen Pixel Fold, and 5G tablet that is under development will feature a new modem that supports satellite connectivity

TechCrunch:
Meta says it is testing its Meta AI chatbot with WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger users in India and parts of Africa

Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Elon Musk's xAI previews Grok-1.5 Vision, its first multimodal model, and says the AI model will be available soon to “early testers and existing Grok users”

 
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