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10:00 AM ET, April 25, 2019

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Joe Biden / YouTube:
America Is An Idea  —  It's time for respected leadership on the world stage—and dignified leadership at home.  It's time for equal opportunity, equal rights, and equal justice.  It's time for an economy that rewards those who actually do the work.  It's time for a president who will stand up for all of us.
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Steve Israel / The Hill:
This is the Joe Biden you rarely see  —  This week, Joe Biden is set to announce his candidacy for president.  Forgive me for getting ahead of the punditry clutter with this story.  —  Meetings in the Oval Office with President Obama and Vice President Biden to discuss Democratic House races were always thrilling.
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
Biden sounds fundraising alarm in conference call  —  On the eve of announcing his presidential bid, former Vice President Joe Biden raised the alarm about fundraising in a Wednesday conference call with top donors and supporters.  —  “The money's important.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Biden serves notice: This is all about Trump
Discussion: Vox and The Economist
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Former vice president Joe Biden jumps into White House race
Camilo Montoya-Galvez / CBS News:
Joe Biden says he's running for president, in video announcing bid
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Gabriel Debenedetti / New York Magazine:
How Biden Plans to Steamroll the 2020 Democratic Field
Discussion: The Guardian
HuffPost:
Joe Biden Is Running For President In 2020
Discussion: CNN, FiveThirtyEight and ABC News
Mike Elk / Payday Report:
Union-Busting Lawyer to Host Biden's 1st Fundraiser Thursday
Discussion: Breitbart
Hillary Clinton / Washington Post:
Mueller documented a serious crime against all Americans.  Here's how to respond.  —  Hillary Clinton was the 2016 Democratic nominee for president.  —  Our election was corrupted, our democracy assaulted, our sovereignty and security violated.  This is the definitive conclusion of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's report.
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Manu Raju / CNN:
White House says Stephen Miller won't testify on immigration to House Oversight  —  Nadler: Miller should testify on sanctuary city plan  —  (CNN)The White House has informed the House Oversight Committee that Stephen Miller will not testify before the panel about his role …
Discussion: Axios
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Trump Vows Stonewall of ‘All’ House Subpoenas, Setting Up Fight Over Powers  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration escalated its defiance of Congress on Wednesday, as the Justice Department refused to let an official testify on Capitol Hill and President Trump vowed to fight what he called a …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Trump could stiff-arm Democrats until after 2020  —  President Donald Trump may successfully drag out many of his legal battles with Congress beyond 2020, denying Democratic investigators much, if any, political bounty before the next election.  —  With Democrats pressing on multiple fronts …
Washington Post:
Sorry, Mr. President. Congress has every right to investigate you.
Dylan Scott / Vox:
Trump's high-stakes subpoena battle with House Democrats, explained
CNN:
Democrats look to courts as White House stonewalls on subpoenas
Ian Duncan / Baltimore Sun:
FBI raids Baltimore City Hall, home of Mayor Catherine Pugh, offices of job training center  —  FBI and IRS agents are raiding Baltimore's City Hall and the home of Mayor Catherine Pugh.  —  Dave Fitz, an FBI spokesman, confirmed agents from the Washington field office were executing search warrants …
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David Shortell / CNN:   FBI executing search warrant at Baltimore mayor's home, city hall
Washington Post:
Federal agents search Baltimore City Hall and the mayor's home
Discussion: Townhall
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Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Bernie Sanders draws mayoral pension while running for president …
Discussion: Breitbart
Gregg Re / Fox News:
Bernie Sanders visibly frustrated as hecklers unload at She The People Forum for women of color
Discussion: Washington Post
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Mueller Report Reveals Trump's Fixation on Using Law Enforcement to Target a Rival  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions had a tenuous hold on his job when President Trump called him at home in the middle of 2017.  The president had already blamed him for recusing himself …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Week
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Cristina Alesci / CNN:
Deutsche Bank begins process of providing Trump financial records to New York's attorney general  —  Trump sues to block Dems from his financial records  —  (CNN)Deutsche Bank has begun the process of providing financial records to New York state's attorney general in response to a subpoena …
Audrey McNamara / The Daily Beast:
Franklin Graham Calls for Pete Buttigieg to Repent for Being Gay  —  Franklin Graham, one of the country's most influential evangelical Christians, has called on Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg to “repent” for being gay.  Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association …
NBC News:
Mueller report shows Trump campaign left itself wide open to Russians, officials say  —  “The Russians found a group of people who were not intelligence savvy” and didn't listen to U.S. intel officials, said a CIA veteran.  —  WASHINGTON — The Mueller report's narrative of secret meetings between members …
Andrew Napolitano / Fox News:
Judge Andrew Napolitano: Did President Trump obstruct justice?  —  When the Department of Justice designated Robert Mueller as special counsel to take over the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign in May 2017, Mueller's initial task was to determine if there had been a conspiracy …
Washington Post:
How Trump has changed white evangelicals' views about morality  —  So what if Mayor Pete Buttigieg calls him a “porn star president”?  —  Recently, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been criticizing religious conservatives — especially Vice President Pence …
Discussion: Raw Story
USA Today:
We found 85,000 cops who've been investigated for misconduct.  Now you can read their records.  —  USA TODAY is leading a national effort to obtain and publish disciplinary and misconduct records for thousands of police officers.  —  At least 85,000 law enforcement officers across the USA …
Steve Helling / Yahoo:
Lori Loughlin and Husband 'Didn't Realize That What They Were Doing Was Illegal': Source  —  Mossimo Giannulli didn't fully grasp that their alleged bribery in the  —  college admissions scandal was illegal, a source familiar with the case tells PEOPLE.  —  “You read the complaint …
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Rhode Island Man Threatened to ‘Eradicate’ All Democrats, Eat Pro-Choice Professor: Feds  —  ‘I will kill every Democrat in the world,’ Matthew Haviland, 30, allegedly wrote in one message.  A friend says he has grown angry over how the media treats Trump.  —  A Donald Trump supporter …
New York Times:
What Price Profit in Saudi Arabia?  —  The kingdom this week executed 37 “terrorists” after torture and sham trials.  Corporations and governments should demand an end to the kingdom's egregious violations of human rights.  —  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Raw Story and CNBC
Wall Street Journal:
Probe Clears Acting Defense Secretary of Favoring Boeing While at Pentagon  —  Evidence does not prove Pat Shanahan sought preferential treatment for former employer, officials say; finding removes hurdle to formal nomination  —  The Defense Department Office of Inspector General has concluded …
Discussion: Axios
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
How Trump Took the Shine Off Washington's Glitziest Night  —  With the White House Correspondents' Dinner fast arriving on the Washington social calendar, the standard pose in the capital is one of detachment and disavowal: Sure, I'll be going because, you know, you kinda have to, right?
Andrew Ferguson / The Atlantic:
A Republic Too Fractured to Be Funny  —  Ron Chernow, the best-selling biographer and historian, has agreed to deliver the after-dinner speech at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, to be held Saturday night at the Washington Hilton.  If we were to list the potential victims …
 
 
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The Daily Beast:
FBI Questions Elliott Broidy's One-Time Partner
John Binder / Breitbart:
DHS Releases 7K Illegal Aliens into U.S. in Five Days; 1.4K Released Every Day
Dan Diamond / Politico:
HHS nearing plan to roll back transgender protections
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Stephen Moore needs a vacation from women
Discussion: Fox News, CNN and Slate
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Scoop: Dems plan to teach 2020 candidates how to talk to a Trump voter
Discussion: twitchy.com
CNN:
How a convicted terrorist became a US citizen
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
In Russia, Political Criticism Is a 4-Letter Word (and a $470 Fine)
Michiko Kakutani / Columbia Journalism Review:
Don't rely on the coverage. Read the Mueller report.
 Earlier Items: 
The Babylon Bee:
Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Boycott Of ‘Sesame Street’ After Discovering Show Is Sponsored By Numbers
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Will Trump and the Supreme Court tear our democracy apart?
The Daily Beast:
Joe Biden's Big 2020 Advantage: He Has the Obama Email List
Discussion: Politico
Rose Minutaglio / ELLE:
Gwyneth Paltrow Is Co-Hosting a Fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg
Discussion: CNN, Breitbart and Variety
Paul Kiernan / Wall Street Journal:
Moore Hopeful for Fed Post, but Says He Would Bow Out If He Becomes Liability
New York Times:
Sri Lanka Suicide Bombers Included Two Sons of a Spice Tycoon
Discussion: The Week
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
‘He knew that I would be an easy target’: ex-Chris Christie aide blames him for Bridgegate scandal