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6:05 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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Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:
Now Outraged, Trump Boasted On 9/11 That His Building Was Tallest After Attack  —  Appallingly insensitive — and false, Democratic strategist Paul Begala recalls after the president tries to bash Rep. Ilhan Omar using images of the terrorist strike.  —  President Donald Trump is expressing outrage …
Rowaida Abdelaziz / HuffPost:
Latest Attacks On Ilhan Omar Show That Anti-Muslim Hate Isn't A Partisan Issue
Discussion: RedState, CBS News and New York Times
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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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
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Stone cites Barr, Kavanaugh writings in last-ditch effort to dismiss Mueller indictment
Discussion: ABC News and Raw Story
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.
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
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
House Democrats give IRS hard deadline of April 23 to turn over Trump tax returns, say administration's concerns ‘lack merit’  —  House Democrats are giving the Trump administration a hard-deadline of April 23 to turn over President Trump's tax returns, pushing back against Treasury Secretary …
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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
Maria Sacchetti / Washington Post:
Trump's plan to send migrant detainees to sanctuary cities draws concerns about cost, legality  —  Should President Trump follow through on a proposal to release migrants in U.S. “sanctuary cities,” it would be a major departure from the way federal agencies are handling detainees.
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Masha Gessen / New Yorker:
How to Resist Validating President Trump's View of Sanctuary Cities  —  On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that the Trump Administration has tried to pressure Immigration and Customs Enforcement to transport detained immigrants to sanctuary cities and release them there.
New York Times:
As Ecuador Harbored Assange, It Was Subjected to Threats and Leaks  —  The secrets came directly from the phones of President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador: intimate pictures of him and his family on vacation, text messages from his wife, even a photograph of the president himself in a posh bedroom, eating a lobster in bed.
Discussion: Politico
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Gabe Rottman / The Reporters Committee …:
Reporters Committee analysis of U.S. government indictment of Julian Assange
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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 …
Radio Free Asia:
North Korea Stages Public Executions to Strengthen ‘Social Order’  —  North Korean authorities staged a public trial and shot two female fortune tellers to death last month, forcing tens of thousands of people to watch, in what appeared to be a resumption of public executions.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
Trump and the Annihilation of Shame  —  Charles Van Doren's death marks the end of an era.  —  I had never heard of Charles Van Doren until, in college, I saw the movie “Quiz Show,” and I probably never thought of him again until I read his obituary this week in The Times.
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Cory Booker promises to ‘bring a fight to the NRA’ at launch of national campaign tour  —  Democratic presidential contender Cory Booker promised on Saturday to “bring a fight” to the National Rifle Association (NRA), calling for a range of gun control reforms as part of a hometown launch for a national campaign tour.
Discussion: Washington Post
David R. Lurie / Slate:
William Barr Obliterated the DOJ's Standard for Defending Laws Because Donald Trump Asked  —  Attorney General William Barr has faced harsh criticism for his problematic treatment of the Mueller report, which some have suggested appeared to be calculated to benefit the president.
Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New Yorker:
Bernie Sanders Imagines a Progressive New Approach to Foreign Policy  —  In the early summer of 2017, a little less than a year after his Presidential campaign had ended, Bernie Sanders spent a few days on a speaking tour in England, to promote the European version of his book “Our Revolution.”
 
 
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David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
That Time the Media Dubbed Michael Avenatti ‘Savior of the Republic’
Darren Sands / BuzzFeed News:
Stacey Abrams Says Chuck Schumer Has Been “Relentless But Thoughtful” In Pursuing Her For Senate
Discussion: Axios
NBC News:
Trump advisers discussed whether military could build and run migrant detention camps
Discussion: Daily Kos and POLITICUSUSA
Theodore Dalrymple / City Journal:
Sacking Scruton  —  All too predictably, the British government …
Discussion: RedState and Quadrant Online
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Natalie Gontcharova / Refinery29:
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The Babylon Bee:
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Mark Joyella / Forbes:
MSNBC Cements Its Lead Over CNN: 'We Couldn't Be More Proud'
Michael Brice-Saddler / Washington Post:
Company led by Trump nominee was rife with harassment, including groping and kissing, report says
Discussion: Raw Story