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11:55 PM ET, April 13, 2019

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Lois Beckett / The Guardian:
Yemeni bodegas boycott New York Post over attacks on Ilhan Omar  —  Murdoch-owned paper published front page that Yemeni American Merchants Association says ‘provoked hatred’  —  A group of New York corner-store owners has announced a boycott on the sale of the New York Post …
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CBS News:
Presidential candidate Cory Booker calls Trump's 9/11 tweet “vicious, crass, disgusting”  —  Democratic presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) accused President Trump of “moral vandalism” for his verbal attacks on Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and told CBS News that she …
Rowaida Abdelaziz / HuffPost:
Latest Attacks On Ilhan Omar Show That Anti-Muslim Hate Isn't A Partisan Issue
Discussion: Washington Post, Slate and Breitbart
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Cory Booker promises to ‘bring a fight to the NRA’ at launch of national campaign tour
Discussion: Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The mob-boss presidency  —  A normal president confronted with a news story suggesting he ordered underlings to illegally transport asylum seekers to so-called sanctuary cities in order to retaliate against political enemies would deny knowledge of such a heinous plot.
Associated Press:
Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US  —  PHOENIX (AP) — An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier …
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Trump's immigration policies have been a failure.  Neither he nor Democrats have much of a solution to the current problem.  —  President Trump's immigration policies have been a failure.  His goal of sealing the border has come to naught, and a mass of asylum seekers has overwhelmed the system.
Discussion: Mother Jones and Opinion Today
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
The Many Reasons to Run for President When You Probably Don't Stand a Chance  —  There is no discernible mass groundswell for an Eric Swalwell presidential campaign.  —  The case against: He is a 38-year-old California congressman of little legislative distinction.
Future Majority:
Did the #TrumpTaxScam raise your taxes?  —  Trump will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday - Tax Day - for a MAGA rally where he'll trumpet the GOP tax law.  —  You heard that right.  —  Throughout this tax season, Americans expecting a big tax cut promised by Trump and the GOP got the opposite - a tax increase.
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
Reading ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ in Baghdad: What Vonnegut taught me about what comes after war  —  A group of kids sat on the schoolhouse wall and watched Stryker 2-1 approach, and they had a way of knowing that children often do.  Some of them plugged their ears.  —  It was March 14, 2007, in Iraq, which is on Earth.
CNN:
House committee sends new letter to IRS demanding Trump's tax returns  —  (CNN)House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal is not backing down on his request for six years of the President Donald Trump's personal and business tax returns, he writes In a new letter sent Saturday to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig.
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Barbie Latza Nadeau / The Daily Beast:
House Dems Give IRS Until April 23 to Hand Over Trump Taxes
Discussion: Reuters and Raw Story
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Trump White House braces for full Mueller report  —  While most of official Washington is on edge ahead of the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller's full report, Trump White House aides are shrugging off the fevered anticipation with a simple message: been there, done that.
Discussion: Raw Story
Sarah Longwell / The Bulwark:
Democrats, Please Take Whatever Precautions Are Necessary To Prevent This Terrible Disaster  —  All of this has happened before.  —  I'm a Republican and I'm here to help.  —  I want to help because we live in the same country and while our politics may diverge, our future is inextricably bound together.
Discussion: Raw Story
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CNN:
Bernie Sanders pushes back at critics of his new wealth: 'I didn't know it was a crime to write a good book'
Discussion: Axios and Booman Tribune
Salena Zito / New York Post:
This tiny election proves Trump's coalition is alive and well  —  Less than a month ago, conservative Judge Brian Hagedorn was a dead man walking.  —  As he raced against liberal Judge Lisa Neubauer for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the local press portrayed him as an anti-gay extremist and bigot.
Gabe Rottman / The Reporters Committee …:
Reporters Committee analysis of U.S. government indictment of Julian Assange  —  On April 11, British police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, in part because of an extradition request by the United States.  Following the arrest …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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New York Times:
As Ecuador Harbored Assange, It Was Subjected to Threats and Leaks
Discussion: Politico
Megan Specia / New York Times:
Can the Holocaust Be Forgiven?  Bolsonaro Says Yes, Drawing Israelis' Ire  —  President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil drew Israel's ire on Saturday for saying the crimes of the Holocaust are forgivable.  —  Mr. Bolsonaro made the comments Thursday night at a meeting with evangelical pastors in Rio de Janeiro.
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / New York Times:
Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police  —  The tech giant records people's locations worldwide.  Now, investigators are using it to find suspects and witnesses near crimes, running the risk of snaring the innocent.  —  When detectives in a Phoenix suburb arrested a warehouse worker …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Dems rip Nunes' plan for private huddle with Barr to discuss criminal allegations  —  House Democrats are crying foul over a plan by the Intelligence Committee's top Republican, Rep. Devin Nunes, to meet privately with Attorney General William Barr to push the Justice Department …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Stone cites Barr, Kavanaugh writings in last-ditch effort to dismiss Mueller indictment
Discussion: Joe.My.God., ABC News and Raw Story
 
 
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Fareed Zakaria / Washington Post:
Democrats need an antidote to nationalism
Discussion: Power Line
David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
That Time the Media Dubbed Michael Avenatti ‘Savior of the Republic’
David R. Lurie / Slate:
William Barr Obliterated the DOJ's Standard for Defending Laws Because Donald Trump Asked
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
Trump and the Annihilation of Shame
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Theodore Dalrymple / City Journal:
Sacking Scruton  —  All too predictably, the British government …
Discussion: RedState and Quadrant Online
Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New Yorker:
Bernie Sanders Imagines a Progressive New Approach to Foreign Policy
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Megan Brenan / Gallup:
Tax Day Update: Americans Still Not Seeing Tax Cut Benefit
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Biden's bulldogs give him an edge in 2020
Natalie Gontcharova / Refinery29:
The Real Reason America Has Never Had A Female President