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12:50 AM ET, April 15, 2019

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Zeke Miller / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Trump campaign to report $30 million haul  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is set to report that it raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined, according to figures it provided to The Associated Press.
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Monica Alba / NBC News:
Trump campaign raises $30 million in first quarter  —  A $76 million joint-haul between the Trump campaign and the RNC far outpaces those in the Democratic presidential field.  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's campaign raked in $30 million in the first quarter of 2019 …
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Pete Buttigieg says he can beat Donald Trump in 2020  —  SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of this northern Indiana city who in just weeks has vaulted from being a near-unknown to a breakout star in the Democratic Party, officially started his presidential bid here on Sunday …
Dan Merica / CNN:
Pete Buttigieg officially announces presidential campaign  —  (CNN)On Sunday, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg — the fastest-rising Democratic candidate in the large and growing field of presidential hopefuls — officially announced his presidential campaign, exiting the lengthy exploratory portion …
Howard Kurtz / Fox News:
First Beto, then Pete: How the media are culling the Democratic contenders  —  The media's hot candidate of the moment, hands down, is Mayor Pete.  —  He succeeds, at least for a few news cycles, the media's previous darling, Beto.  —  And you just know that, if she were 35 instead of 29 …
Discussion: Washington Post, Politico and Slate
CNN:
What's behind the surging interest in Pete Buttigieg  —  Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and author, with Kevin Kruse, of the new book “Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974.”  Follow him on Twitter at @julianzelizer.
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Trump's 2020 Campaign Raises Over $30 Million in First Quarter  —  President Trump raised more than $30 million for his re-election in the first three months of 2019 and now sits atop more than $40 million, his campaign said on Sunday.  —  Mr. Trump's campaign — which has set …
Discussion: Political Wire
Michael Burke / The Hill:
Buttigieg slams Electoral College for overruling popular vote ‘twice in my lifetime’
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Javier E. David / Yahoo Finance:
Goldman Sachs: Trump has ‘narrow’ shot in ‘close call’ election bid
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Pete Buttigieg's Focus: Storytelling First. Policy Details Later.
Discussion: CNN, USA Today and Politico
Maureen Groppe / USA Today:
Pete Buttigieg's campaign kickoff is a bonding moment for this father and son
Discussion: twitchy.com
New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Accuses Liberal Think Tank of Smearing Progressive Candidates  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders, in a rare and forceful rebuke by a presidential candidate of an influential party ally, has accused a liberal think tank of undermining Democrats' chances of taking …
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New York Times:
Emboldened by His Attorney General, Trump Confronts Mueller Report Head-On  —  WASHINGTON — The case was closed for President Trump on March 24, the day Attorney General William P. Barr delivered to Congress his four-page summary of the special counsel's 300-plus page report.
Discussion: Law & Crime and NPR
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Behind the scenes: The White House prepares for Mueller week  —  Much of Washington has spent the weekend on pins and needles preparing for this week's release of the Mueller report.  But in one particular quarter, people seem quite relaxed.  —  Behind the scenes: Two of the president's top advisers …
Discussion: Raw Story
Aruna Viswanatha / Wall Street Journal:
Washington Waits in Suspense for Mueller Report
Discussion: Raw Story
Lesley Stahl / CBS News:
Nancy Pelosi: The 2019 60 Minutes Interview  —  The speaker of the House tells Lesley Stahl what she thinks of the Mueller report, how she deals with President Trump and the current state of the Democratic Party  —  Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful woman in American political history.
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Zack Budryk / The Hill:
Pelosi: Progressive Dem wing represented by Ocasio-Cortez is ‘like five people’
Discussion: Power Line
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Conway: House Democratic leaders frustrated with Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and other ‘radical freshmen’
Discussion: Axios and One America News Network
Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
President Trump ‘calling out’ Rep. Ilhan Omar for comments a ‘good thing’: Sarah Sanders  —  Sanders said President Trump wasn't wishing “ill will” on the congresswoman.  —  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Donald Trump's criticism of a Rep. Ilhan Omar Sunday …
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Chris Wallace Refuses to Play More Than 5 Seconds of Trump's ‘Horrible’ Ilhan Omar Vid During Sarah Sanders Interview
Discussion: Slate
New York Times:
Trump Sees an Obstacle to Getting His Way on Immigration: His Own Officials  —  WASHINGTON — Stephen Miller was furious — again.  —  The architect of President Trump's immigration agenda, Mr. Miller was presiding last month over a meeting in the White House Situation Room when he demanded …
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Post
New York Times:
Face It: You (Probably) Got a Tax Cut  —  Studies consistently find that the 2017 law cut taxes for most Americans.  Most of them don't buy it.  —  If you're an American taxpayer, you probably got a tax cut last year.  And there's a good chance you don't believe it.
Katie Bernard / CNN:
Kirsten Gillibrand trails the pack with $3 million in first quarter fundraising  —  Why Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand loves ‘Wonder Woman’  —  (CNN)Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand raised $3 million in the first quarter of this year, her campaign communications director said Sunday.
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New York Times:
Kirsten Gillibrand Raised $3 Million in First Quarter of 2020 Run, Campaign Says
Discussion: Washington Post, Bloomberg and Axios
Dallas Morning News:
No more prosecuting petty crimes: Does the Dallas County DA's plan for justice reform go too far?  —  We'd be the first to say that the criminal justice system in this county, this state and country is in need of serious reform.  Too often, people of color and poor defendants are unfairly penalized …
Seth J. Frantzman / Jerusalem Post:
The antisemitic tweets of murdered Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi  —  The tweets, still online as of April 14, 2019 show a pattern of anti-Jewish views that even hinted at references to the antisemitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion.  —  The late Saudi Arabian journalist …
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
A Survival Guide for the Trump White House  —  All the White House comings and goings raise a question: What does it take to remain in President Donald Trump's favor and keep your job?  If the show were called Survivor: White House Edition (and with the former Apprentice host as president …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Luke Rosiak / The Daily Caller:
Obama Adviser's Book Is Ranked 1,030 On Amazon. How Did It Make NYT's Best Seller List?
Roger Kimball / American Greatness:
Pursue Those Indictments!  —  Last month, Chris Buskirk wrote …
Norma Martinez / NPR:
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Jane Perlez / New York Times:
F.B.I. Bars Some China Scholars From Visiting U.S. Over Spying Fears
Josie Ensor / Telegraph:
Shamima Begum was cruel enforcer in Isil's morality police, say Syrian witnesses
Discussion: Breitbart
Devan Cole / CNN:
Republican senator: Trump may be trying to make ‘everybody crazy’ by threatening to place immigrants in sanctuary cities
Discussion: twitchy.com
Catherine Lucey / Associated Press:
Ivanka Trump promotes women's empowerment in Ethiopia
Discussion: The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Conor Finnegan / ABC News:
New concerns Trump administration may be laying legal groundwork for military action against Iran
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority
Ian Kullgren / Politico:
Trump has ‘no moral authority’ to talk about 9/11, Nadler says
Discussion: Breitbart
Simon Kennedy / Bloomberg:
Goldman Economists Say Trump Re-Election More Likely Than Not
Discussion: Raw Story
Axios:
Immigration brings out Trump's most radical self
Samantha Vinograd / CNN:
Trump's third date with Kim will likely be as unsuccessful as the last one
Discussion: The Resurgent and WGN-TV
Perry Stein / Washington Post:
They believe more students should attend neighborhood schools.  But what happens when it's their child?