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8:35 AM ET, April 22, 2019

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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Impeach Donald Trump?  —  Obstruction of justice is a crime.  The decision is clear.  —  The Mueller report has been released, with redactions of course, and it is a damning document.  Not only does it detail Russian efforts to attack our election to help the Trump campaign …
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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
What House Democrats should do now  —  It may not have been his intention, but special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has forced a momentous choice on the Democrats who control the House of Representatives.  How they navigate the next several months will matter not only to politics but …
CNN:
It's not 1998 anymore. Democrats shouldn't be afraid of impeachment
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Rep. Seth Moulton is latest Democrat to enter 2020 field  —  The decorated Marine veteran hopes to stand out by focusing on national security and foreign policy.  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., became the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race Monday …
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Dan Merica / CNN:
Rep. Seth Moulton enters 2020 race  —  (CNN)Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race, launching a longshot bid Monday that would make the 40-year-old Marine Corps veteran the youngest president in American history.
Discussion: Roll Call
Nathaniel Rakich / FiveThirtyEight:
How Seth Moulton Could Win The 2020 Democratic Primary  —  Monday morning, Seth Moulton, the 40-year-old congressman from Massachusetts, officially announced he is running for president on “Good Morning America.”  While Moulton might not yet be a household name, he fits neatly into a certain mold …
Discussion: Politico, Vox and New York Times
ABC News:
Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton to run for president in 2020
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Townhall
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
AP sources: US to sanction nations for importing Iranian oil  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran, officials said Sunday.
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: How to think about the Democrats' impeachment dilemma
Discussion: Townhall, Associated Press and The Week
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump administration opposes military intervention in Iran
Discussion: ТАСС and Raw Story
Tamar Auber / Mediaite:
Russian State TV is Reportedly Airing Sean Hannity Clips Bashing Mueller Report  —  Russian state television has reportedly turned to Fox News personality Sean Hannity to help spread the message that the Trump campaign was not complicit in election meddling.
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Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Giuliani: Americans had ‘right to know’ the contents of Democratic emails hacked by Russians
Discussion: Slate and New York Post
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:   Chris Wallace Destroys Trump's ‘No Obstruction’ Claim to Rudy Giuliani's Face: 'That's Not True!'
Elizabeth Warren / The Cut:
The World Needs Fewer Cersei Lannisters  —  I watch Game of Thrones because, just like everyone else, I want to find out who lives, who dies, and who ends up on the spiky iron chair in King's Landing.  But for me, the hit HBO show is about more than a death count (I'll leave that to Arya).
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump wins over big donors who snubbed him in 2016  —  Deep-pocketed Republicans who snubbed Donald Trump in 2016 are going all in for him in 2020, throwing their weight behind a newly created fundraising drive that's expected to dump tens of millions into his reelection coffers.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools.  That Started a Rebellion.  —  WELLINGTON, Kan. — The seed of rebellion was planted in classrooms.  It grew in kitchens and living rooms, in conversations between students and their parents.  —  It culminated when Collin Winter, 14 …
New York Times:
To Defend Against a Mercurial Boss, Trump Aides Wield the Pen as Shield  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump glanced around the room and noticed Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, then his national security adviser, with his head bent over a notebook, scribbling something down.
Discussion: The Week
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Elizabeth Warren Calls for Large-Scale Student Debt Cancellation  —  Her policy would allow for the cancellation of as much as $50,000 in student loan debt for household incomes under $100,000.  —  Gideon Resnick  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is rolling out a comprehensive higher education plan …
New York Times:
Police Warned That Sri Lanka Churches Were Bombing Targets  —  As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, powerful explosions ripped through three churches packed with worshipers, leaving hundreds of victims amid a havoc of splintered and blood-spattered pews.
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Kevin Freking / ABC News:
President attends Easter service following slew of tweets
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Trump's Washing Machine Tariffs Stung Consumers While Lifting Corporate Profits  —  New research shows how a move meant to aid domestic manufacturers instead padded profits and raised prices on a wide variety of laundry items.  —  President Trump's decision to impose tariffs …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Reagan's Supply-Side Warriors Blaze a Comeback Under Trump  —  On a Tuesday evening earlier this month, several dozen Washingtonians gathered in a ballroom at the Trump International Hotel, ostensibly to enjoy an open bar and watch a new PBS documentary about money.
Washington Post:
New research shows just how badly a citizenship question would hurt the 2020 Census  —  It could lead to a huge undercount, particularly of Latinos and immigrants  —  The Trump administration's attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census reaches the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Two ways of looking at the “achievement gap”  —  In this post from last October, I argued that blaming schools for the “achievement gap” between students of different races and ethnic groups is foolish and counterproductive.  Unfortunately, it's also a staple of left-wing discourse about education.
Anton Troianovski / Washington Post:
Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky unseats incumbent in Ukraine's presidential election, exit poll shows  —  KIEV, Ukraine — Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky swept to victory in Ukraine's presidential election Sunday, an exit poll showed, as millions of voters weary of war and economic hardship rebuked …
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BBC:
Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky ‘wins presidency’
Discussion: New York Times and Joe.My.God.
 
 
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Associated Press:
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Inside the special counsel's long hunt to uncover whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia
Discussion: The Week
CBS News:
Pete Buttigieg on the presidency as a “moral office”
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Stephen Sorace / Fox News:
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Discussion: Daily Wire
Harry Siegel / New York Daily News:
What the bombshell report reveals: The ugly truth about our chief executive
Associated Press:
As Russia probe began, Trump called on spy chiefs for help
Discussion: WSVN-TV