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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.
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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 …
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
Who's Afraid of the Mueller Report?
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 …
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
Discussion: Politico
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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Mitch McConnell / TIME:
Most Influential People - Brett Kavanaugh  —  When Brett Kavanaugh was named the President's choice to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, he was one of the most qualified Supreme Court nominees in modern history.  He had a sterling academic record, impeccable legal credentials and a prolific record …
Rod Rosenstein / TIME:   Most Influential People - William Barr
Elizabeth Warren / TIME:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  —  The year 2008 was a reckoning.  While millions of Americans lost their livelihoods to Wall Street's greed, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lost her dad to lung cancer, and her family fell off a financial cliff.  She watched as our government bailed out Wall Street while it ignored families like hers.
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Fox News Channel Press:
FOX NEWS CHANNEL TO HOST A TOWN HALL WITH 2020 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN) ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH  —  Special Report's Bret Baier and The Story's Martha MacCallum to Moderate  —  NEW YORK — April 17, 2019 — FOX News Channel (FNC) will present a town hall …
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David Bauder / Associated Press:
Fox News to host town hall meeting with Amy Klobuchar
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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Jason Johnson / The Root:   Attention Black People: It's Your Fault Should Donald Trump Get Re-Elected in 2020
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 ‘three stooges of socialism’ has 2020 thrust
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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Eliott C. McLaughlin / CNN:
Robert Kraft's legal team files motion to stop prosecutors' planned release of video in prostitution case
Discussion: WTVR-TV
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 …
Discussion: CNBC
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
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.
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.
Discussion: NBC News and Washington Blade
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 …
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
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 …
Gina Kolata / New York Times:
‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs  —  In research that upends assumptions about brain death, researchers brought some cells back to life — or something like it.  —  In a study that raises profound questions about the line between life and death …
Sally Yates / TIME:
Robert Mueller  —  Born to privilege, Robert S. Mueller III has lived his life governed not by a sense of entitlement but of duty.  Distinctly apolitical, he confounds those who can't comprehend a person driven by his all too uncommon values: honor, integrity, humility, service.
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Katie Galioto / Politico:
Sally Yates calls Mueller the ‘inverse’ of Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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: 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 …
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” …
Daniel Jativa / Washington Examiner:
Pierce Bush eyes congressional seat once held by his grandfather, George H.W. Bush  —  Pierce Bush, grandson and nephew of presidents, said in a statement Wednesday that he is considering running for a Houston-area seat held by Republicans for decades until last year.
 
 
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John Solomon / The Hill:
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Trump's Shameful Yemen Veto Defines His Presidency
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