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Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Elizabeth Warren's plan to cancel student loan debt would be a slap in the face to all those who struggled to pay off their loans  —  In the escalating battle of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to see who can offer the most free stuff, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. …
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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.
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 …
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:   Elizabeth Warren's list of proposals to be paid for by ultra-millionaires keeps expanding
Benjy Sarlin / NBC News:
Warren's plan to wipe out student debt (and how she'd pay for it)
Discussion: VICE News
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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Jeremy Herb / CNN:
Republican lawmaker sees less-redacted Mueller report  —  Nadler: Barr waging media campaign on behalf of Trump  —  Washington (CNN)Democrats have rebuffed the Justice Department's offer to see a less-redacted — but not fully unredacted — version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report …
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:   Mark Levin Unleashes Wild Rant on ‘Smear Job’ of Trump From Mueller and His ‘Cabal’
Rachael Bade / Washington Post:
Pelosi says Democrats can hold Trump accountable without impeachment hearings
Rex Huppke / Chicago Tribune:
Column: Definitely impeach Trump — just don't call it ‘impeachment’
Discussion: Raw Story
Norm Ornstein / The Atlantic:
Impeachment Is Not the Answer. At Least Not Yet.
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:   Impeach or not impeach? Dems wrestle with Mueller report
CNN:
Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore called it a ‘travesty’ that women ‘feel free’ to play sports with men  —  (CNN)One of President Donald Trump's picks to serve on the Federal Reserve Board has written that women should be banned from refereeing, announcing or beer vending at men's college basketball games …
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Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:   Stephen Moore, Trump's pick for the Fed, just got a key immigration program dead wrong
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 and Daily Kos
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Kurt Bardella / USA Today:
What would Republicans do with a Mueller report?  Build an impeachment case.  —  The Trump administration is driving us toward a constitutional showdown that threatens the very checks and balances Republicans used to champion.  —  CONNECT  —  Imagine for a second that it's 2014.
Discussion: Commentary and Raw Story
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Trump sues in bid to block congressional subpoena of financial records  —  In a federal filing, the president claims the House Oversight Committee is abusing its powers to damage him politically.  — David A. Fahrenthold, Rachael Bade, John Wagner -  · - 54 minutes ago -  ·
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:   The Lure of Impeachment  —  We need congressional action to cure …
Kathryn Watson / CBS News:   Trump sues Cummings, says he's ignored “constitutional limits on Congress' power to investigate”
Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
Mueller Makes It Clear: Trump Was Worse Than a ‘Useful Idiot’  —  BACK IN JANUARY, approximately 1,000 Robert Mueller news cycles ago, I argued that given the arc of the special counsel Russia probe, it'd be embarrassing for Donald Trump if he weren't an agent of the Russian intelligence:
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
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Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
No bottom: Republicans show they'll defend just about anything Trump does  —  There's a pattern that Donald Trump has followed many times when accused of wrongdoing.  First, deny it.  Then, when irrefutable proof emerges that you did it and your denials were lies, insist that there was nothing wrong with it in the first place.
Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
14 Mueller Report Takeaways You Might Have Missed
Discussion: New Republic and Vox
Washington Post:
Christianity under attack?  Sri Lanka church bombings stoke far-right anger in the West.  —  Sunday's bombings in Sri Lanka marked the country's deadliest violence in a decade, leaving 290 dead and more than 500 injured.  But the attacks, which targeted a religious minority …
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New York Times:
Sri Lanka Attacks Live Updates: Terrorist Group Is Identified, and Death Toll Rises
Max Boot / Washington Post:
My former party's reaction to the Mueller report fills me with disgust  —  Having declared the Republican Party to be morally bankrupt last month — after 90 percent of GOP lawmakers voted to approve President Trump's unconstitutional state of emergency — I am not remotely surprised …
John Rossomando / Sara A. Carter:
Ilhan Omar Slammed U.S. Soldiers Involved in ‘Black Hawk Down’ Incident  —  Investigative Journalist John Rossomando works with the Investigative Project on Terrorism.  IPT gave SaraACarter.com permission to reprint the article in full.  For more on Rossomando's work please visit here.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump plausibly committed impeachable offenses.  A leading expert explains how.  —  After botching their initial response to the Mueller report, top Democrats are now seriously engaging the debate over whether the shocking scale of corruption, wrongdoing, contempt for our democracy …
Discussion: Raw Story
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Google Walkout Organizers Say They're Facing Retaliation  —  TWO EMPLOYEE ACTIVISTS at Google say they have been retaliated against for helping to organize a walkout among thousands of Google employees in November, and are planning a “town hall” meeting on Friday for others to discuss alleged instances of retaliation.
Julia Arciga / The Daily Beast:
New Mexico Border Militia Leader Allegedly Said Group Planned to Assassinate Obama, Clinton  —  Larry Mitchell Hopkins allegedly said his vigilante group was training to kill Hillary Clinton, George Soros, and Barack Obama, because of their ‘support of Antifa.’
Discussion: DCReport.org
Sacha Pfeiffer / NPR:
Inside The Mueller Report, This Man Saw A Photo Of His Dad Being Used By Russians  —  When a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election was released to the public and Congress on Thursday, the effects of Russian influence efforts through social media became clearer.
Discussion: Politico
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
Why Having a Gun in New Jersey Could Soon Cost 20 Times as Much  —  Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey wants to put the state at the forefront of a movement to raise fees on gun permits in order to expand efforts to tackle gun violence and reduce the flow of illegal firearms.
Ariel Edwards-Levy / HuffPost:
The Mueller Report Really Didn't Change Much At All: Poll  —  The Trump-Russia investigation continues to spark lots of polarization and little consensus.  —  The Mueller report has bolstered President Donald Trump's critics in their conviction that the president committed wrongdoing …
Discussion: Associated Press
The Daily Beast:
Trump Calls Bernie Sanders Crazy, Praises Him in Private  —  The president tells confidants that the Vermont independent is a smart pol, with a formidable base and fundraising acumen.  But he still thinks he'll beat him.  —  To his rally-goers, Donald Trump openly craves a 2020 showdown …
Discussion: Fox News and Mediaite
 
 
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Dave Levinthal / Center for Public Integrity:
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Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures
Anya Kamenetz / NPR:
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Steve Lopez / Los Angeles Times:
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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases
Discussion: Power Line, Splinter and Axios
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
How Stephen Miller made immigration personal
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Week
Seth Masket / FiveThirtyEight:
We Asked Democratic Activists Who They're Backing — And Who They'd Hate To See Win
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
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