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7:20 PM ET, April 17, 2019

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New York Times:
White House and Justice Dept. Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release  —  WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III's findings will be public on Thursday, but some of them will not be news to President Trump.  —  Justice Department officials have had numerous conversations …
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NBC News:
Congress to receive the redacted Mueller report at 11 a.m. Thursday  —  The documents will be provided to lawmakers only after a press conference about it by Attorney General William Barr.  —  A hard-copy of the redacted of special counsel Robert Mueller's report will be made available …
Washington Post:
Barr's redactions on the Mueller report don't deserve the benefit of the doubt  —  As Washington prepared for the release of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's final report, a fight was brewing between House Democrats and the Justice Department about how much would be redacted.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Media must ‘fight their own DNA’ to properly cover the redacted Mueller report.
Washington Post:
Attorney general will hold a news conference to discuss Mueller report
Discussion: Political Wire
The Daily Beast:
Mueller Report ‘Is Pure Mischief,’ Trump's Former Lawyer Says
Joe Schneider / Bloomberg:
Some Lawmakers to Get Less Redacted Mueller Report, Prosecutors Say
Discussion: Political Wire
Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:   Trump says he may hold news conference after Mueller report release
Luke Darby / GQ:
Kentucky Republicans Worried Inviting AOC to Meet with Coal Miners Might Backfire  —  Ocasio-Cortez actually said yes to their invite, and now they're waffling.  —  Last month, a clip of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went predictably viral after she forcefully responded to one of her colleagues …
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Catherine Lucey / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job  —  ABIDJIAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in taking the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it.  —  In an Associated Press interview …
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Catherine Lucey / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad  —  ABIDJIAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — On a trip to Africa to promote women's economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has privately disparaged.
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Alexandra Jaffe / Associated Press:
Buttigieg to Democrats: Don't get bogged down zinging Trump  —  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says President Donald Trump is “kind of like a Chinese finger trap — you know, the harder you pull, the more you get stuck” and warns that Democrats …
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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Rising Democratic star Pete Buttigieg enlists Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton fundraisers …
Discussion: Slate and Washington Post
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Why the Media Dumped Beto for Mayor Pete
Marc Fortier / NBC10 Boston:
Florida Prosecutors Say They'll Release Videos of Robert Kraft at Day Spa  —  WHAT TO KNOW  —  Prosecutors said in court documents Wednesday that they are planning to release video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at a Florida day spa.  —  Kraft's lawyers argued in court last week …
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ABC News:
Judge halts prosecutors' efforts to release police surveillance video of Patriots owner Robert Kraft …
Discussion: Rolling Stone and New York Post
CBS Denver:
Sol Pais Dead: Massive Colorado Manhunt Over  —  CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - The statewide manhunt for Sol Pais is over in Colorado.  She is dead from possible self-inflicted wounds, according to a law enforcement source at a command post in Clear Creek County.
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CBS Denver:
CAPTURED: Sol Pais Taken Into Custody At Mount Evans  —  CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - The massive search for Sol Pais is over.  She was captured on Wednesday morning in Clear Creek County.  The 18-year-old female suspect was on the run after after making threats that led to the closure …
Kamala Harris / TIME:
Christine Blasey Ford  —  Her story, spoken while holding back tears, shook Washington and the country.  Her courage, in the face of those who wished to silence her, galvanized Americans.  And her unfathomable sacrifice, out of a sense of civic duty, shined a spotlight on the way we treat survivors of sexual violence.
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Bloomberg:
Mnuchin Plans to Hire Fox's Monica Crowley as Spokeswoman, Sources Say  —  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to hire Fox News commentator Monica Crowley as his top spokeswoman, according to people familiar with the matter, as he seeks to tout the GOP's tax cuts and navigate Democrats' demands for the president's tax returns.
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
His Fox News gig was the perfect transition from ‘Apprentice’ Trump to politician Trump
Discussion: Fox News and The Daily Beast
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:   Monica Crowley, a Fox News Fixture, Is Said to Get a Top Treasury Job
Polls:
Trump's Tax Time Troubles  —  Most say Congress should get full Mueller report  —  West Long Branch, NJ - President Donald Trump's job rating has taken a slight dip as the country awaits the release of the Mueller report according to the latest Monmouth University Poll.
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Trump administration announces new measures against Cuba  —  The Trump administration is reimposing limits on the amount of money Cuban Americans can send to relatives on the island and ordering new restrictions on U.S. citizen, nonfamily travel to Cuba, national security adviser John Bolton said Wednesday.
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Trump crackdown on ‘3 stooges of socialism’ has 2020 thrust
Paul Kiernan / Wall Street Journal:
Herman Cain Says He Won't Withdraw From Consideration for Fed Board  —  Former restaurant executive and presidential candidate remains committed to taking the job and has resigned from board of a Pro-Trump PAC  —  STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.—Herman Cain said Wednesday he has no intention of withdrawing …
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
The Kiss  —  Holy crap, they kissed.  —  I was absentmindedly scrolling through my Instagram live stories a few weeks ago.  That rote escape from the garbage that awaits on the rest of the phone: Baby Pic.  Thirst Trap.  Celeb Live Vid.  Another Baby.  Beach Scene.
Washington Post:
Doctors in five states charged with prescribing pain killers for cash, sex  —  Dozens of medical professionals in five states were charged Wednesday with participating in the illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions …
Raphael Satter / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Undercover spy targeted Kaspersky critics  —  LONDON (AP) — Keir Giles' first thought was that the man's cheap-looking suit didn't seem right for a private equity executive.  The man seated in front of him at the London hotel claimed to live in Hong Kong, but didn't seem overly familiar with the city.
Discussion: Gizmodo
CBS News:
Naval Academy to ban transgender students starting in fall 2020  —  The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school year.  —  The Defense Department confirmed the policy change to the Capital Gazette newspaper on Monday.
Tim Morris / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Who said it: Sen. John Kennedy or Foghorn Leghorn?  —  John Neely Kennedy is the junior U.S. senator from Louisiana who was a key member of Gov. Buddy Roemer's staff before being elected to five terms as the state treasurer.  —  Foghorn J. Leghorn is an animated chicken who appeared …
Discussion: Political Wire
Claremont Institute:
An Interview with Norman Podhoretz  —  This interview appears in the forthcoming Spring 2019 issue of the Claremont Review of Books.  —  CRB: Let's start by talking about Donald Trump and you.  In the first sentence of the first chapter of your book Making It, recently republished …
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Gov. Tony Evers wants to renegotiate Foxconn deal, says company won't employ 13,000  —  Drone video of Foxconn construction site in Mount Pleasant as of March 7, 2019  —  MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday he wants to renegotiate the state's contract with Foxconn Technology Group …
Annika Merrilees / ABC News:
Bernie Sanders can't beat Donald Trump in 2020: Obama campaign manager Jim Messina  —  Jim Messina added that Sanders is a likely finalist in the Democratic primaries.  —  Political adviser Jim Messina, who managed former President Barack Obama's re-election campaign in 2012 …
Discussion: Trending Home and Political Wire
 
 
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