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6:20 AM ET, April 4, 2019


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New York Times:
Some on Mueller's Team See Their Findings as More Damaging for Trump Than Barr Revealed  —  WASHINGTON — Some of Robert S. Mueller III's investigators have told associates that Attorney General William P. Barr failed to adequately portray the findings of their inquiry and that they were more troubling …
Washington Post:
Limited information Barr has shared about Russia investigation frustrated some on Mueller's team  —  Members of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's team have told associates they are frustrated with the limited information Attorney General William P. Barr has provided about their nearly …
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Prepare yourself — the Mueller redaction wars are coming  —  Next up in the fight over Robert Mueller's final report: the redaction wars.  —  House Democrats want to see everything related to the special counsel's nearly two-year-old investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Mike Littwin / The Colorado Independent:
Michael Bennet has prostate cancer, but he still intends to run for president  —  When Michael Bennet's office called to say he had a big announcement to make, I assumed he would be confirming what everyone already knew — that the Colorado senator would be joining John Hickenlooper and the rest …
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
Senate Democrat Apologizes for Putting Too Little Trust in Mitch McConnell  —  Senate Republicans went “nuclear” Wednesday: In a party-line vote, Mitch McConnell's caucus changed the upper chamber's rules, so as to maximize the number of judges Donald Trump will get to appoint …
Counterintelligence probe of Chinese activity focuses on Mar-a-Lago, Cindy Yang, intruder  —  Federal authorities are investigating possible Chinese intelligence operations targeting President Donald Trump and his private Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago, sources familiar with the never …
Washington Post:
‘You pay and you get in’: At Trump's beach retreat, hundreds of customers — and growing security concerns
Discussion: Slate, Observer and Defense One
Washington Post:
Democrats demand Mar-a-Lago security review after Secret Service arrests Chinese woman
Discussion: Mother Jones
Kathryn Watson / CBS News:
Senate Democrats ask FBI to review Mar-a-Lago security risks after alleged trespassing
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Wire
David Pitt / Associated Press:
Iowa Sen. Grassley: Trump wind turbine comments ‘idiotic’  —  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Republican senator is expressing irritation at what he calls “idiotic” comments by President Donald Trump about wind energy.  —  Trump, at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual …
Discussion: Contemptor, Vanity Fair, Axios and Mediaite
Ways and Means Committee:
Neal Statement on Requesting President Trump's Tax Returns
Discussion: Breitbart and Vox
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
House Democrat Demands Six Years of Trump Tax Returns From I.R.S.
Brian Faler / Politico:
House Democrats unleash bid for Trump's tax returns
Discussion: RedState
Helaine Olen / Washington Post:
Enough with the excuses. It's time for Sanders to release his tax returns.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Salon
Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
Jared Kushner identified as senior White House official whose security clearance was denied by career officials  —  The senior White House official whose security clearance was denied last year because of concerns about foreign influence, private business interests and personal conduct …
Discussion: Politico, POLITICUSUSA and The Week
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Cummings: Tax firm asks for subpoena before providing Trump docs
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
Stephanie Murray / Politico:
Buttigieg draws huge crowd at Northeastern U.  —  BOSTON — Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., and a nascent presidential candidate, riled up a crowd of more than 1,000 college students at Northeastern University on Wednesday.  Part of his appeal, the students said, was that Buttigieg wasn't trying to appeal to them.
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Frank Bruni / New York Times:   Mayor Pete Is Plenty Gay
New York Times:
Attacks by White Extremists Are Growing.  So Are Their Connections.  —  U.K.  —  AUSTRALIA … U.S. … FRANCE  —  White extremist attacks, 2011-17  —  NEW  —  North America  —  Europe  —  Oceania  —  CANADA  —  RUSSIA  —  U.K.  —  AUSTRALIA … U.S.  —  White extremist attacks, 2011-17
Washington Post:
Biden says he'll adjust his physical behavior as three more women come forward  —  Former vice president Joe Biden promised on Wednesday to adjust his physical behavior toward women, an effort to quell controversy over whether his intimate style is appropriate in the era of the #MeToo movement.
ABC News:
Trump's economic advisers want to exempt commercial trade if he closes border  —  Trump has said border security is more important than trade.  —  President Donald Trump has not yet made a decision about closing the southern border, the head of the National Economic Council said on Wednesday …
Peter Hasson / The Daily Caller:
Beto O'Rourke Paid His And His Wife's Company $110,000 In Campaign Funds  —  EL PASO, Texas — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke paid roughly $110,000 in campaign funds to a web development company while either he or his wife owned it, public records show.
ABC News:
Sensor damaged by a foreign object on Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX triggered fatal crash: Sources  —  The preliminary crash findings are expected to be released on Thursday.  —  The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX, which crashed in March and killed 157 people, suffered a damaged angle …
Sandra E. Garcia / New York Times:
She Survived a Slave Ship, the Civil War and the Depression.  Her Name Was Redoshi.  —  It has long been believed that a man named Cudjo Lewis was the last living survivor of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the United States.  Now a researcher at Newcastle University in Britain …
Discussion: theGrio
Henry J. Gomez / BuzzFeed News:
Tim Ryan Is Expected To Announce A Presidential Campaign This Week  —  Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio is expected to announce a presidential campaign this week, several sources who have been informed of the Democrat's plans told BuzzFeed News.  —  Ryan is scheduled to appear Thursday on The View …
Discussion: Slate
Jennifer Wright / Harper's BAZAAR:
The U.S. Is Tracking Migrant Girls' Periods to Stop Them From Getting Abortions  —  We still don't know where 1,488 migrant children are.  The U.S. government lost them.  They  —  admit as much  —  . Even though the court ordered a halt to the policy of family separation, 245 more children have been
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Trump is unraveling before our eyes.  He isn't fit for reelection.  —  Far too much media time has been devoted to mulling whether former vice president Joe Biden, as svelte and vigorous as he has ever been and showing no sign of mental deterioration, is too old to run for president …
Discussion: and CNN
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Hacker Eva Galperin Has a Plan to Eradicate Stalkerware  —  OVER THE LAST year, Eva Galperin says she's learned the signs: the survivors of domestic abuse who come to her describing how their tormentors seem to know everyone they've called, texted, and even what they discussed in their most private conversations.
Discussion: Boing Boing and Motherboard
New York Times:
Alabama's Gruesome Prisons: Report Finds Rape and Murder at All Hours  —  One prisoner had been dead for so long that when he was discovered lying face down, his face was flattened.  Another was tied up and tortured for two days while no one noticed.  Bloody inmates screamed for help from cells whose doors did not lock.
Discussion: NPR and Splinter
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
The insecurity of Donald Trump, in 1 remarkable story  —  Murdoch and Trump: Frenemies with benefits … Here it is:  —  “After the Fox contributor and Weekly Standard editor Stephen F. Hayes called Trump ‘a clown,’ Trump faxed [Fox News anchor Bret] Baier a copy of his résumé …
Rich Lowry / Politico:
Biden's Problem Is His Ego  —  Joe Biden wants us to believe that all his touching speaks to how deeply he cares about other people.  —  It's really a testament to how much regard he has for himself.  —  As everyone has always known, Biden is prone to weird and wildly over-familiar interactions …
Discussion: Breitbart
Pompeo names Morgan Ortagus as State Department spokeswoman  —  (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo named former Fox News contributor Morgan Ortagus, a previous critic of President Donald Trump, as the new State Department spokesperson Wednesday.  —  “I am pleased to welcome Morgan Ortagus …
Discussion: Washington Times
Jessica Glenza / The Guardian:
Donald Trump wrongly claims his father was born in Germany - again  —  President made the claim about his New York-born father, Fred Trump, during a press conference with the Nato secretary general  —  Play Video  —  Donald Trump has wrongly claimed his father was born in Germany, again …
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Alexandra DeSanctis / National Review:
Josh Hawley Calls for Third-Party Audit of Twitter
Discussion: Power Line, Daily Wire, NB Blog and Fox News
California's Attorney General Says Immigration Should Be Decriminalized
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Mediaite
US Department of State:
Briefing on Upcoming NATO Ministerial
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook is partnering with a big UK newspaper to publish sponsored articles downplaying 'technofears …
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Pompeo dissed: Anti-Trump media force group to pull his ‘Freedom Award’
 Earlier Items: 
Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:
Stacy Abrams calls Georgia's GOP governor an “architect of voter suppression”
Discussion: RedState and Breitbart
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez / Arizona Republic:
Senate hopeful Mark Kelly raised $4 million in first fundraising haul
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Big Tech's Original Sin
Discussion: Hmm Daily, The Verge and Recode
Kyle Smith / National Review:
Chasing Bonnie and Clyde
Discussion: Instapundit
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
New book details Trump's topsy-turvy relationship with Congress
Discussion: The Week, Raw Story and Mediaite
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Shani Hilton Leaving BuzzFeed News For Los Angeles Times (Exclusive)