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10:05 AM ET, April 17, 2019

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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Media must ‘fight their own DNA’ to properly cover the redacted Mueller report.  —  It's certainly possible that the news media will do a nuanced, accurate job Thursday of helping citizens understand the redacted version of the Mueller report.  —  It's possible they will do a better job …
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge: Barr sowing public mistrust with Mueller report handling  —  ‘The attorney general has created an environment that has caused a significant part of the public ... to be concerned,’ a district court judge said Tuesday.  —  Attorney General William Barr has created public distrust …
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
Who's Afraid of the Mueller Report?  —  On Thursday, Robert Mueller's highly anticipated 400-page report on the Russia investigation is slated to drop.  But as far as Donald Trump and his associates are concerned, it will be just another weekday.  Even as speculation has built that Team Mueller …
Discussion: Raw Story
Jeffrey A. Engel / Washington Post:
Impeachment should be a no-brainer, no matter what the Mueller report says
Discussion: Raw Story
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Judge in FOIA case says he may want to review DOJ redactions of Mueller report after release
Discussion: Raw Story and Shareblue Media
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Buttigieg storms Iowa, shrugs off hecklers  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  ON THE TRAIL ... NATASHA KORECKI in Iowa: BUTTIGIEG SHRUGS OFF ANTI-GAY HECKLERS: “South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg swept into Iowa on Tuesday, drawing some of the biggest crowds of the 2020 race so far in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
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NBC News:
Lack of progress tests the limits of Trump's immigration strategy  —  First Read is your briefing from “Meet the Press” and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.  —  WASHINGTON — In the Trump era, there's been a tendency to think about immigration policy as a political football.
Nicole Radzievich / Morning Call:
Fox News' Martha MacCallum talks about why Bernie Sanders Town Hall is coming to Bethlehem
Discussion: Politico, CNN and The Daily Beast
Michael Burke / The Hill:
Trump claims supporters were kept out of Fox News's Bernie Sanders town hall
Yahoo News:
Trump's Notre-Dame advice ‘risible’, says fire chief  —  by Isabelle TOURN� with Olivier LUCAZEAU in Marseille  —  As Notre-Dame in Paris burned, US President Donald Trump tweeted some advice to French firefighters.  —  “Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out.
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Lori Hinnant / Associated Press:   Shock, sadness, but no panic: Minutes that saved Notre Dame
Talia Lavin / Washington Post:
How the far right spread politically convenient lies about the Notre Dame fire
New York Times:
In New Effort to Deter Migrants, Barr Withholds Bail to Asylum Seekers  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday took another drastic step to discourage migrants from seeking asylum, issuing an order that could keep thousands of them in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum request.
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
A President of the People or a President of His People?  —  WASHINGTON — In the last couple of weeks, President Trump repeatedly called his enemies “treasonous.”  He threatened to punish Democrats by dumping migrants in their districts.  He promoted a video tying a Muslim congresswoman …
Discussion: Mediaite, The Week and Axios
Luke Harding / The Guardian:
Deutsche Bank faces action over $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme  —  Exclusive: in confidential internal report seen by the Guardian, bank says scandal has hurt global brand  —  Germany's troubled Deutsche Bank faces fines, legal action and the possible prosecution of “senior management” …
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Trump moves to resist House inquiries, setting up fight over congressional subpoena powers  —  President Trump's attorneys and the White House are moving to resist a growing number of congressional requests for information, increasing the likelihood of a protracted legal fight that could test the power of congressional subpoenas.
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Mueller looms over Dem investigations
Discussion: Raw Story
CNBC:
Wall Street and finance execs spread their donations across the 2020 Democratic field in the first quarter  — Wall Street and finance executives place their early 2020 bets on a variety of Democratic presidential candidates, from Pete Buttigieg to Kamala Harris, even as the contenders try to distance themselves from big-money donors.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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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.
Julie K. Brown / Miami Herald:
New Jeffrey Epstein accuser goes public; defamation lawsuit targets Dershowitz  —  A new victim has gone public in the Jeffrey Epstein case, filing a sworn affidavit in federal court in New York Tuesday, saying that she was sexually assaulted and her then-15-year-old sister molested by Epstein …
Peter Jamison / Washington Post:
D.C. housed the homeless in upscale apartments.  It hasn't gone as planned.  —  The SWAT team, the overdose, the complaints of pot smoke in the air and feces in the stairwell — it would be hard to pinpoint a moment when things took a turn for the worse at Sedgwick Gardens, a stately apartment building in Northwest Washington.
Washington Post:
Trump vetoes resolution to end U.S. participation in Yemen's civil war  —  President Trump on Tuesday vetoed a resolution that would have ended U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen.  —  The move, which had been expected, marks the second veto of Trump's presidency.
Discussion: The Week, Politico, Slate and Axios
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Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war
Discussion: Breitbart
Washington Post:
The high cost of William Barr's spying allegations  —  David Kris, former assistant attorney general for national security from 2009 to 2011, is co-founder of the consulting firm Culper Partners.  Michael Morell, a Post contributing columnist, is a former deputy director and twice acting director of the CIA.
Discussion: Vanity Fair
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Gary Abernathy / Washington Post:
Admit it: Fox News has been right all along
Discussion: Fox News and NB Blog
Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
JACK DORSEY IS CAPTAIN OF THE TWITTANIC AT TED 2019  —  ON TUESDAY, JACK Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, came to TED 2019 to answer for the sins of his platform.  In his signature black hoodie and jeans, unkempt facial hair, and black beanie, he sat with TED head Chris Anderson and Whitney Pennington Rodgers …
Kirk Mitchell / Denver Post:
Schools across Denver area closed as “massive manhunt” continues for armed woman “infatuated with Columbine”  —  Districts across the Denver metro area ordered their schools closed Wednesday as the FBI and local police continue a “massive manhunt” for an 18-year-old Florida woman they say is …
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Sofia Leung:
Whiteness as Collections  —  I had this interesting mini-eureka moment a few weeks ago that I wanted to share for a few reasons.  One, I don't usually reflect on the connections that help me understand how I learn something new or what goes into coming up with some new concept.
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo News:
Ocasio-Cortez backs boycott of New York Post over cover attacking Ilhan Omar  —  While President Trump repeatedly attacks the New York Times and other purveyors of “fake news,” New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is targeting her own media foe: the New York Post.  —  In a Sunday interview with the
Discussion: twitchy.com and Townhall
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Arthur Allen / Politico:
Republicans reject Democratic attempts to tighten vaccine laws  —  Most Republicans are rejecting Democrat-led state bills to tighten childhood immunization laws in the midst of the worst measles outbreak in two decades, alarming public health experts who fear the nation could become as divided …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Julián Castro Needs a Defining Moment.  Has It Already Passed?  —  SAN ANTONIO — Julián Castro, in a baseball cap and zip-up hoodie, sipped an iced tea and considered how he could win the Democratic presidential nomination.  —  “If everybody would just get out of the way,” …
NBC4 Washington:
Coast Guard Officer Isn't Facing Terrorism Charges, Attorney Says  —  A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists is seeking his release from federal custody since prosecutors haven't charged him with any terrorism-related offenses.
Scott Enman / Brooklyn Eagle:
Anti-vaxxers sue city over mandatory measles vaccination  —  Lawsuit filed on behalf of Williamsburg parents  —  An anti-vaxxer organization representing the parents of five unvaccinated children in Williamsburg filed a lawsuit against the city on Monday, asking a judge to vacate a mandate put …
Yasmeen Khan / WNYC News:
Family Separations in Our Midst  —  In November 2017, less than a week before Thanksgiving, Tonia Lovell picked up her toddler, Eliana, from daycare in the early evening and returned to the house where she was staying with her brother in Brooklyn.  —  The living situation was not ideal …
 
 
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David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
Trump & Co. Are Crossing Big, Bright Red Lines—and They're Getting Away With It
Discussion: Raw Story
Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
The Democrats Whose 2020 Goal Is Grander Than the Presidency
Garrett M. Graff / Politico:
Don't Count on DHS to Resist Trump's Worst Impulses
Discussion: Raw Story
Joshua Green / Bloomberg:
Trump Bets His Reelection on the Fed and Fear of Immigrants
Discussion: CNN and Talking Points Memo
Kristen Bateman / The Cut:
How I Get It Done: Audrey Gelman, Co-Founder and CEO of The Wing
James Stavridis / TIME:
It's Been Over 300 Days Since a Pentagon Press Briefing.  That Should Concern All Americans — Including the Military
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Anti-Defamation League:
White Supremacists Embrace “Accelerationism”
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Matt Lewis:
Mary Katharine Ham on Politics, Life, and Perseverance
Eric Katz / GovExec.com:
New Whistleblower Protection Office Is Under Investigation for Retaliating Against Whistleblowers
Discussion: Raw Story
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Omissions in Assange case and ongoing investigations signal broader charges to come
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
How to Cover 2020: Assume Nothing and Beware of Twitter
Tera W. Hunter / New York Times:
When Slaveowners Got Reparations
 

 
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Josh Kosman / New York Post:
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