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11:40 AM ET, April 22, 2019

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Washington Post:
Trump and his business sue House Oversight chairman to block congressional subpoena of financial records  —  President Trump is seeking a court order to prevent his accounting firm from complying with what his lawyers say is an illegitimate use of congressional subpoena power by congressional Democrats.
Discussion: Raw Story, Political Wire and Daily Kos
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John Wagner / Washington Post:
Trump sues in bid to block congressional subpoena of financial records  —  President Trump and his business on Monday sued House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) in a bid to block a congressional subpoena of his financial records.  —  The lawsuit seeks a court order …
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Trump sues Oversight Committee chairman to block subpoena of financial records  —  President Donald Trump on Monday sued House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings to block a subpoena of the president's financial records from an accounting firm, escalating tensions between …
Discussion: Shareblue Media and Breitbart
NBC News:
Trump Organization sues House Oversight chairman over subpoena for financial records
Discussion: Breitbart
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren's Higher Education Plan: Cancel Student Debt and Eliminate Tuition  —  Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who has structured her presidential campaign around a steady unveiling of disruptive policy ideas, on Monday proposed her biggest one yet: a $1.25 trillion plan …
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Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
I'm calling for something truly transformational: Universal free public college and cancellation of student loan debt  —  Growing up, my dream was to become a teacher.  And I knew that if I wanted to teach, I had to get a college degree.  —  I managed to get a college scholarship, but then things turned upside down.
Benjy Sarlin / NBC News:
Warren's plan to wipe out student debt (and how she'd pay for it)  —  Many in the Democratic presidential field have already signed onto plans for free public college.  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., unveiled a new plan on Monday that would offer free public college for future students …
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Elizabeth Warren Calls for Wiping Out Student-Loan Debt, Making College Free
Discussion: VICE News
John Harwood / CNBC:   Elizabeth Warren wants to use her wealth tax to wipe out Americans' college debt and pay for tuition
Andy Kroll / Rolling Stone:   Elizabeth Warren Wants to Wipe Out Student Debt for 42 Million Americans
Washington Post:
Trump is accused of gross abuse of his office.  We're not talking about the Mueller report.  —  PRESIDENT TRUMP is accused of a gross abuse of his office, and his administration has not provided Congress the information it needs to reach the truth of the matter.
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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 …
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 …
Norm Ornstein / The Atlantic:
Impeachment Is Not the Answer. At Least Not Yet.
Discussion: Raw Story and Hullabaloo
CNN:
It's not 1998 anymore. Democrats shouldn't be afraid of impeachment
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to decide if anti-discrimination employment laws protect on basis of sexual orientation and gender identity  —  The Supreme Court on Monday added what could be landmark issues to its docket for next term: whether federal anti-discrimination laws protect on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Discussion: Althouse
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court to take up cases on gay and transgender rights in the workplace  —  The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a set of high-profile cases involving gay rights and the rights of transgender people in the workplace.  —  The justices announced Monday that they will consider whether …
Discussion: Raw Story
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases
Discussion: Axios
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Appeals court turns down Manning appeal over contempt in WikiLeaks probe
Discussion: Fox News and The Week
Seth Masket / FiveThirtyEight:
We Asked Democratic Activists Who They're Backing — And Who They'd Hate To See Win  —  We're still months away from the first nominating contest in Iowa, but I'm still regularly checking in with early-state Democratic Party activists to see what the party's most engaged members think about the pre-primary race so far.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Associated Press:   Buttigieg scrambles to turn 2020 buzz into momentum
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: How to think about the Democrats' impeachment dilemma
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: Roll Call, ABC News and Vox
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Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Rep. Seth Moulton is latest Democrat to enter 2020 field
Stephanie Murray / Politico:
Seth Moulton announces 2020 bid
Discussion: Axios, The Week and CNN
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Seth Moulton, Massachusetts rep and Iraq War vet, jumps into 2020 presidential race
Discussion: Politico, Townhall and YouTube
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.
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NBC News:
The Mueller report makes a damning case about Trump's dishonesty  —  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 — The Mueller report makes a damning case about Trump's dishonesty …
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.
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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Associated Press:
The Latest: Turkey criticizes US Iran oil sanctions decision
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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.
 
 
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The Daily Beast:
Trump Calls Bernie Sanders Crazy, Praises Him in Private
Eric Geller / Politico:
Turmoil consumes White House team guiding feds' tech strategy
Discussion: Raw Story
Sacha Pfeiffer / NPR:
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Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
How Stephen Miller made immigration personal
Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
Matt Gaetz: Evidence of FBI-media ‘corruption’ coming out before DOJ inspector general report
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Chris Wallace Destroys Trump's ‘No Obstruction’ Claim to Rudy Giuliani's Face: 'That's Not True!'
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