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1:00 PM ET, April 23, 2019

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Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
What you missed in the Mueller report  —  Robert Mueller keeps on giving.  —  Dozens of overlooked nuggets are buried deep inside the special counsel's 448-page report that raise yet more intriguing questions about Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and shed new light on charges Mueller considered …
Discussion: The Week
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Marisa Fernandez / Axios:
Jared Kushner says Russian collusion accusations are “nonsense”  —  White House adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner called the idea that the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government “nonsense” during an interview at TIME's 100 summit on Tuesday.
John Wagner / Washington Post:   Kushner says Russia investigations are ‘way more harmful’ than Russian election interference
Justin Sink / Bloomberg:   Kushner Says Mueller Probe Damaged U.S. Democracy More Than Russia Did
Katie Galioto / Politico:   Kushner: Mueller probe was ‘more harmful’ to U.S. than Russian election interference
CNN:
Kushner says Russia investigations more harmful to US ‘than a couple Facebook ads’
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and IJR
Evan McMullin / NBC News:
Trump welcomed the Russian attack and obstructed resulting investigations, an impeachable offense
Discussion: Raw Story and Wired
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Mueller's findings: Too stupid to conspire. Too incompetent to obstruct.
Discussion: Raw Story and Rolling Stone
J. W. Verret / The Atlantic:
The Mueller Report Was My Tipping Point  —  Let's start at the end of this story.  This weekend, I read Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report twice, and realized that enough was enough—I needed to do something.  I've worked on every Republican presidential transition team for the past 10 years …
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Josh Lederman / NBC News:
Rivals are scrambling to dig up dirt on Pete Buttigieg  —  Buttigieg was on nobody's radar as a serious presidential contender until a few weeks ago.  Now his competitors are scrambling to find vulnerabilities.  —  SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Caught off guard by his sudden surge …
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Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: Sanders reopens debate over 2020 Democratic appeal to Trump voters
New York Times:
The President in Plain Sight Is Bad Enough
Discussion: National Review and Raw Story
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
'I ain't ever seen the dude' - residents of South Bend's poor neighborhoods say Democratic …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Great Republican Abdication  —  A party that no longer believes in American values.  —  So all the “fake news” was true.  A hostile foreign power intervened in the presidential election, hoping to install Donald Trump in the White House.  The Trump campaign was aware of this intervention and welcomed it.
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Joe Lockhart / New York Times:
There's a Bigger Prize Than Impeachment  —  Keeping Trump in office will destroy the Republican Party.  —  Mr. Lockhart served as White House press secretary from 1998 to 2000.  —  In the fall of 1998, Erskine Bowles, the White House chief of staff, traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with the speaker of the House.
CNN:
White House tells official not to comply with Democratic subpoena over security clearances  —  (CNN)The White House has instructed a former official who was in charge of the security clearance process to not comply with a House subpoena demanding his appearance for an interview …
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
What to do about Sarah Sanders?  White House reporters have a few ideas.  —  Reporters have long approached White House press secretary Sarah Sanders with a trust-but-verify attitude, knowing full well that Sanders is tasked with spinning some of the more unspinnable statements made by her boss, President Trump.
Discussion: RedState
YouTube:
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Philly.com:
Joe Biden campaign launch back in flux, potentially delayed  —  WASHINGTON — Joe Biden's plans are in flux again.  —  If the former vice president does launch his presidential campaign this week, it won't involve a trip to Charlottesville, Va., and plans for potential public events …
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Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Supreme Court Signals Support for Trump's Census Citizenship Question  —  Key U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed inclined to let the Trump administration add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census in a clash that will shape the allocation of congressional seats and federal dollars.
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
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Reuters:
Supreme Court conservatives sympathetic toward Trump census citizenship query
Discussion: electionlawblog.org
Erin Cox / Washington Post:
In New Hampshire, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's seriously considering a primary challenge to Trump  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he is seriously considering a primary challenge to President Trump, adding that the only reason Trump is not facing obstruction charges …
Andy Kroll / Rolling Stone:
WikiLeaks and Fox News Are Silent on the Debunked Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory  —  Mueller confirmed the DNC staffer didn't steal his own party's emails.  Why won't Sean Hannity or Julian Assange apologize for spreading misinformation?  —  WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller's …
Whitney Davis / Variety:
‘CBS Has a White Problem’: Executive Blasts Toxic Culture at Network in Explosive Letter  —  Last year, CBS hired two white-shoe law firms to conduct an independent investigation into alleged misconduct by then-CEO Leslie Moonves, as well as broader cultural issues at CBS.
Samantha Allen / The Daily Beast:
Nevada National Guard Joins California and New Mexico To Defy Trump's Trans Troops Ban  —  Nevada has joined California and New Mexico in allowing trans people to continue to serve in their National Guard organizations, which are primarily under gubernatorial control.  —  Samantha Allen
Richard Sokolsky / Politico:
Trump Isn't Just Reversing Obama's Foreign Policies.  He's Making it Impossible for His Successor to Go Back to Them.  —  Who says the Trump administration doesn't know what it's doing in the Middle East?  —  Sure, there's plenty of confusion, diplomatic malpractice and dysfunction in Trumpian foreign policy.
Ben Collins / NBC News:
After Mueller report, Twitter bots pushed ‘Russiagate hoax’ narrative  —  As social media platforms continue to prepare for the 2020 election, efforts to spread disinformation and sow discord remain an ongoing issue.  —  A network of more than 5,000 pro-Trump Twitter bots railed against the …
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Moore's Columns Deriding Women Raise New Questions for Trump Fed Pick  —  WASHINGTON — Stephen Moore, the economic adviser President Trump plans to nominate to the Federal Reserve, wrote in a 2000 column that “radical feminists” had turned white men into an “oppressed minority” on college campuses …
Discussion: Herman Cain
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Kate Manne on why female candidates get ruled “unelectable” so quickly  —  “Electability isn't a static social fact; it's a social fact we're constructing.”  —  In her book Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, philosopher Kate Manne defines misogyny not as an emotion men feel …
BBC:
Donald Trump's state visit to the UK set for 3 June  —  US President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the UK from 3 to 5 June, Buckingham Palace has announced.  —  The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be a guest of the Queen and attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
 
 
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Helen Branswell / STAT:
As calls for measles vaccination rise, it's crickets from the White House
Kathryn Joyce / HuffPost Highline:
CLOSE  —  Max Eden didn't even want to read about Parkland.
Polls:
Dem 2020 Diversity Not a Priority
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Haaretz:
2020 Democrats Promise to Re-enter the Iran Deal, and Israel Is Concerned
Tom Perez:
Open Letter: Democratic Party Condemns Use of Stolen Information, Calls on GOP to do the Same
Discussion: Politico, Washington Times and CNN
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
The Big Money Challenge Awaiting Joe Biden in the 2020 Race
Discussion: Townhall
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
'There's still a lot of sexism': Dem leaders frustrated by double standards facing female candidates
Richard Bernstein / RealClearInvestigations:
Persistence and Political Correctness at Amherst
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
 Earlier Items: 
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Inside CNN's marathon town hall — Writings from David Carr — Nuggets from Esquire's feature on George magazine
Discussion: Associated Press
Richard Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
Pence's Tax Returns, Like Trump's, Stay Out of Sight
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Unexpected Candor In The New York Times
Discussion: New York Times and PJ Media Home
Christopher Roach / American Greatness:
Was Robert Mueller Colluding With Russia?
Lukas Mikelionis / Fox News:
Trump says New York Times will have to ‘get down on their knees’, ‘beg for forgiveness’ over their coverage
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Tonya Riley / Mother Jones:
What Andrew Yang's Universal Basic Income Would Actually Look Like
Discussion: The Hill
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
Klobuchar has ‘please clap’ moment, says CNN's Chris Cuomo ‘creeping’ over shoulder during town hall
Discussion: Quartz, Politico and Breitbart
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Trump left our allies at the altar. Now he's mad they're moving on.