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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 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
Manu Raju / CNN:
GOP senator says she doesn't think it's ‘necessary’ for Mueller to testify  —  How both parties will spin the Mueller report in 2020  —  Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Monday she didn't think testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller …
Discussion: IJR, Raw Story, Vox and The Week
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 -  ·
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Trump sues to block House subpoena of financial records
Discussion: Shareblue Media and Breitbart
Kathryn Watson / CBS News:   Trump sues Cummings, says he's ignored “constitutional limits on Congress' power to investigate”
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Trump sues to block subpoena from House Democrats seeking information on his finances
CNN:
Trump, sons sue to block House Democrats from obtaining his financial records
Discussion: RedState and Fox News
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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Victoria Guida / Politico:
Trump says he won't nominate Herman Cain for Fed seat
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, CNN and Townhall
Rachael Bade / Washington Post:
Pelosi says Democrats can hold Trump accountable without impeachment hearings  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday appeared to tap the brakes on impeachment discussions, arguing in a letter to her colleagues that while Democrats would hold President Trump accountable following the release …
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Rex Huppke / Chicago Tribune:
Column: Definitely impeach Trump — just don't call it ‘impeachment’
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC News:
The Mueller report makes a damning case about Trump's dishonesty
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:   Impeach or not impeach? Dems wrestle with Mueller report
Norm Ornstein / The Atlantic:
Impeachment Is Not the Answer. At Least Not Yet.
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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David Harsanyi / The Federalist:   Islamic Terrorism Remains The World's Greatest Threat To Peace
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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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump says ‘nobody disobeys my orders.’ Here are 15 recorded instances of exactly that.
Discussion: Shareblue Media
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Discussion: Power Line, Splinter and Axios
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Matt Stevens / New York Times:
Seth Moulton, Massachusetts Congressman, Is Running for President  —  Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, a third-term congressman who has pushed for a “new generation of leadership” in Washington, declared his candidacy for president on Monday, becoming the 19th candidate to enter the Democratic primary field.
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Andrew Stiles / Washington Free Beacon:   QUIZ: Democratic President Candidate or Total Rando?
Nathaniel Rakich / FiveThirtyEight:
How Seth Moulton Could Win The 2020 Democratic Primary
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 …
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: New York Times and 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.
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
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.
Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
Russian 'Collusion's' Greatest Hits  —  From late 2015 until April 2019, the media, the Left, and the Obama administrative state hierarchy warned us nonstop that candidate, president-elect, and inaugurated President Trump “colluded” with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton, to assemble a suspect cabinet …
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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.
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.
Discussion: Mercury News
 
 
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Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
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Mary Katherine Wildeman / Post and Courier:
A loophole lets SC hospitals take millions from residents' tax refunds for unpaid bills
Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
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Sacha Pfeiffer / NPR:
Inside The Mueller Report, This Man Saw A Photo Of His Dad Being Used By Russians
Discussion: Politico
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