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9:20 AM ET, April 15, 2019

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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
In Attacking Ilhan Omar, Trump Revives His Familiar Refrain Against Muslims  —  As long as President Trump has focused on what he said was the danger lurking at the southwestern border, he has also talked about the supposed threat from one specific group already in the country: Muslims.
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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Demonizing Minority Women  —  Representative Ilhan Omar is the latest target in a trend of conservatives attacking women of color.  —  Last month at an event hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Representative Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat and one of the first Muslim women elected …
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
‘This is endangering lives.  It has to stop’: Rep. Ilhan Omar says death threats spiked after Trump tweet  —  As President Trump has faced withering blowback over a Friday tweet that used video of the twin towers falling on 9/11 to launch a broadside against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) …
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
Rep. Ilhan Omar Says Death Threats Have Increased Since Trump's Attack
Christina Goldbaum / New York Times:   The New York Post Inspires Boycott With 9/11 Photo and Ilhan Omar Quote
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.
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Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
The Insiders' Guide To the Mueller Report  —  The 400-page Mueller report, expected to land this week, is the most anticipated political read since Ken Starr, Monica Lewinsky and the stained blue dress—and potentially even juicier.  But how do you wring that juice out of a behemoth of a legal document …
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 …
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 …
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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
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:   Trump's 2020 Campaign Raises Over $30 Million in First Quarter
Javier E. David / Yahoo Finance:
Goldman Sachs: Trump has ‘narrow’ shot in ‘close call’ election bid
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Secret tapes linger over Buttigieg's meteoric rise  —  Pete Buttigieg's meteoric rise as a presidential candidate is putting a spotlight on his years as mayor of South Bend, Ind., including his demotion of an African American police chief.  —  An Indiana judge will rule soon on whether …
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Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Pete Buttigieg says he can beat Donald Trump in 2020
Discussion: Politico, Fox News and New York Times
Michael Burke / The Hill:
Buttigieg slams Electoral College for overruling popular vote ‘twice in my lifetime’
Discussion: Splinter, twitchy.com and Joe.My.God.
CNN:
What's behind the surging interest in Pete Buttigieg
Discussion: ABC News
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.
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Ben White / Politico:   On Tax Day, Trump tax cuts remain deeply unpopular
RealClearInvestigations:
GOP Fears Mueller's Collusion Bias Lives On in Final Report  —  Although Republicans were pleased that Special Counsel Robert Mueller said he was unable to establish a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, they fear his practice of distorting facts during his investigation …
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Five arguments the Mueller report won't settle  —  Attorney General William Barr has promised to release a redacted version of the Mueller report this week.  It will of course consume the political conversation for days, but even now it is clear that, as much as the report might be talked about …
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
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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Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Can Bernie Sanders really win over Trump voters?
Discussion: Fox News
Jamie Lovegrove / Post and Courier:
Ex-SC Rep. Bakari Sellers endorses Kamala Harris in 2020 Democratic presidential primary  —  COLUMBIA — Bakari Sellers announced Monday that he is backing U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris in the 2020 presidential race, giving the California Democrat one of the most prominent endorsements yet …
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 …
Eric Levenson / CNN:
Sarah Sanders says Congress wouldn't understand Trump's taxes.  But 10 members are accountants  —  Sanders: Congress not smart enough to review Trump's taxes  —  (CNN)In attacking the fight to obtain Trump's tax returns, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders argued that members of Congress …
Discussion: IJR
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Ohio swing voters crave Obama  —  BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Ohio voters who have flipped between parties in past presidential elections and supported Donald Trump in 2016 now say their first choice in 2020 is ... Barack Obama.  —  Why it matters: Obama isn't running.
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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