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12:25 AM ET, April 3, 2019


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Terry Spencer / Associated Press:
Chinese woman charged with illegally entering Mar-a-Lago  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A woman carrying two Chinese passports and a device containing computer malware lied to Secret Service agents and briefly gained admission to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club over the weekend during …
Discussion: CNN and Mediaite
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Woman with Chinese passports, malware arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort  —  Secret Service agents arrested a woman at President Trump's Florida resort this past weekend after she was found carrying two Chinese passports and a thumb drive with malicious software on it, according to court documents.
Chinese national charged after entering Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort carrying ‘malicious software’ on thumb drive
Discussion: The Week and The Daily Caller
Yujing Zhang: Woman with Chinese passports, malware inside Mar-a-Lago facing federal charges
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Beast
Associated Press:
The Latest: Lightfoot to be Chicago's 1st black female mayor  —  CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago mayoral election (all times local):  —  Political newcomer Lori Lightfoot has been elected Chicago mayor, becoming the first black female — and openly gay — leader of the city.
Discussion: WGN-TV, Axios and FOX40
New York Times:
Lori Lightfoot Is Elected Chicago Mayor, Becoming First Black Woman to Lead City  —  CHICAGO — Chicago became the largest American city ever to elect a black woman as its mayor as voters on Tuesday chose Lori Lightfoot, a former prosecutor, to replace Rahm Emanuel.
Discussion: LGBTQ Nation and The Root
Chicago Tribune:
Lori Lightfoot wins, becoming Chicago's first African-American female mayor
Aamer Madhani / USA Today:
Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot as first gay and first black female mayor in city's history
Discussion: Vox, NPR and Chicago Sun-Times
Trudy Ring / Advocate:   Lori Lightfoot Has Become Chicago's First Lesbian Mayor
New York Times:
Biden's Tactile Politics Threaten His Return in the #MeToo Era  —  WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. came up in politics as an old-school backslapper whose greatest strength was his ability to connect.  He doled out handshakes and hugs to friends and strangers alike, and his tendency to lavish …
Aaron Rupar / Vox:
Trump's troubling characteristics were all on display in an event with the NATO secretary  —  Trump mistakenly said his father is from Germany, urged Congress “to get rid of judges,” and struggled with the word “origins.”  —  During an Oval Office event with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell to Trump: We're not repealing and replacing Obamacare
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump wrongly claims his dad was born in Germany — for the third time
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and New York Post
David Knowles / Yahoo News:
Trump keeps claiming his father was born in Germany. It was the Bronx.
Discussion: Contemptor
NBC News:
Trump, McConnell clash on closing the border
Discussion: Raw Story and CNN
NBC News:
White House whistleblower says she felt humiliated after retaliation from boss  —  Tricia Newbold says of supervisor moving files out of her reach: “It was definitely humiliating ... But it didn't stop me from doing what was right.”  —  The White House security specialist who told Congress …
Jason Lemon / Newsweek:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Jared Kushner's WhatsApp Foreign Policy, Asks If U.S. Will Put ‘Nuclear Codes In Instagram DMs?’  —  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lit into President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday, slamming the White House and top advisers …
Discussion: The Hill, IJR and Washington Post
Rachael Bade / Washington Post:
House panel votes to subpoena former White House official over security clearances
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders has emerged as the Donald Trump of the left  —  In politics, as in physics, every action has an equal and opposite reaction.  —  Hence, Sen. Bernie Sanders's emergence as the Donald Trump of the left.  —  Fundraising and polls show that many Democrats think the best answer …
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Let's face it: Bernie Sanders could be the next president
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
Inside the spectacular fall of the granddaddy of right-wing conspiracy sites  —  In the feverish heyday of the “birther movement,” conspiracy-hungry readers swarmed to a website called WorldNetDaily for the latest on the specious yet viral theory that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
Trump Aides Fear He Is Overselling His ‘Exoneration’  —  Last Sunday, minutes before the rest of America found out about Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller report, Donald Trump received a briefing in his private residence at Mar-a-Lago that would kick off one of the most emotionally intense weeks of his presidency.
John Bresnahan / Politico:
GOP Rep. Mark Walker entangled in federal corruption probe in North Carolina  —  Republican Rep. Mark Walker has been caught up in a federal corruption probe that has rocked the North Carolina Republican Party and led to the indictment of former Rep. Robin Hayes.
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Dem wins Trump district in swing-state Pennsylvania  —  A Democratic Navy veteran who served in President George W. Bush's Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday won a special election to fill a state Senate district in suburban Pittsburgh, a district President Trump won in 2016.
Washington Post:
‘Why is he picking this fight now?’:  Trump's attacks on Puerto Rico could backfire in 2020 Florida campaign  —  More than 18 months after a devastating hurricane slammed into Puerto Rico, President Trump continues to publicly attack the island's leaders and oppose federal aid efforts …
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Homeland Security Disbands Domestic Terror Intelligence Unit  —  While the body counts from domestic terror attacks mount, the analysts looking into those attacks have been moved.  —  Betsy Woodruff  —  The Department of Homeland Security has disbanded a group of intelligence analysts …
Farmers won't be compensated for millions of dollars of soybeans lost after floods and trade war  —  Farmers will have to destroy all grain contaminated by floodwater, and many are worried about making good on previously signed contracts to deliver crops.  —  There's nothing the government …
Sarah Miller / Popula:
Heaven or High Water  —  “Sunny day flooding” is flooding where water comes right up from the ground, hence the name, and yes, it can certainly rain during sunny day flooding, and yes, that makes it worse.  Sunny day flooding happens in many parts of Miami, but it is especially bad in Sunset Harbour …
Ryan Cooper / The Week:
Democrats: Stop being babies and get Trump's tax returns  —  Donald Trump is the first president since Jimmy Carter not to release his tax returns to the public.  He and his surrogates have deployed a battery of ever-shifting excuses for this, most commonly that he is under some audit.
Discussion: Splinter
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
‘It Just Went Poof’: The Strange Aftermath of Virginia's Cascade of Political Scandals  —  RICHMOND, Va. — More than a dozen state lawmakers filed onto the stage, summoned by the smiling leader of their state: Ralph S. Northam, the governor of Virginia.  —  On the governor's right …
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Pro-Trump super PAC backed solely by bank executive used donations to fund Facebook conspiracy meme campaign  — A pro-Trump super PAC funded by conservative Texas bank executive Andrew Beal spent hundreds of thousands on a Facebook meme campaign during the 2016 presidential election.
Michael Hirtzer / Bloomberg:
Mexico Hass Avocado Prices Jump 34%, Most in a Decade  —  A gauge of Mexican avocado prices is surging the most in almost a decade as buyers weigh the latest rhetoric from Donald Trump on his threat to close the border with Mexico, the biggest supplier of the fruit.
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding
Wall Street Journal:
Trump to Fed Chairman Powell: 'I Guess I'm Stuck With You'  —  President Trump is blaming the Fed for holding back the economy and stock market despite the central bank's recent decision to do two things he wanted—halt rate increases and stop shrinking its asset portfolio.
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
YouTube Executives Ignored Warnings, Letting Toxic Videos Run Rampant  —  A year ago, Susan Wojcicki was on stage to defend YouTube.  Her company, hammered for months for fueling falsehoods online, was reeling from another flare-up involving a conspiracy theory video about the Parkland …
Jonathan Rauch / New York Times:
Why Are We Feeling So Bad When Life Is So Good?  Two Books Want Us to Accentuate the Positive  —  THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY  —  How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great  —  CLEAR AND PRESENT SAFETY  —  The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Dems won't embrace hardball GOP tactic to force Mueller report release  —  House Democrats say they'll do anything it takes to force the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report — except for the single-most hardball tactic deployed by Republicans only one year ago.
Sen. Marco Rubio Believes Joe Biden is Victim of Well-Timed Political Hit  —  Sen. Marco Rubio says the allegations against Joe Biden — ahead of his anticipated presidential run — are nothing new in D.C., and he's suggesting the whole thing is Dirty Politics 101.
Eli Watkins / CNN:
Trump tells House GOP to be more ‘paranoid’ about vote counts  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump — who has previously issued baseless claims about ballot-counting and voter fraud — warned House Republicans on Tuesday night to be “more paranoid” about vote tallies.
CBS News:
Trump, airing grievances with immigration system, says U.S. needs to “get rid of judges”  —  President Trump reiterated a threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border after a meeting at the White House on Tuesday, saying he stands ready to take drastic action if the country doesn't do more to curb illegal immigration.
Discussion: Slate and Fortune
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Associated Press:
Trump eases up on border shutdown threat
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New Zealand lawmakers pass initial vote for new gun controls
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