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12:15 AM ET, May 9, 2019


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Scoop: Senate Intel subpoenas Trump Jr. over Russia matters  —  The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. to answer questions about his previous testimony before Senate investigators in relation to the Russia investigation, sources with direct knowledge told Axios.
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Jr. Is Subpoenaed by Senate Committee in Russia Probe  —  Panel led by Republicans wants testimony about earlier responses to investigators  —  WASHINGTON—The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son …
Discussion: Washington Times
Washington Post:   Donald Trump Jr. subpoenaed by Senate panel for further testimony on campaign's Russia contacts
Washington Post:   Donald Trump Jr. subpoenaed by Senate Intelligence Committee for further testimony on Trump campaign's Russia contacts
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The White House revoked my press pass.  It's not just me — it's curtailing access for all journalists.  —  For the past 21 years, I have had the high privilege of holding a White House press pass, a magical ticket that gives the bearer a front-row seat to history.
Washington Post:
A frustrated Trump questions his administration's Venezuela strategy  —  President Trump is questioning his administration's aggressive strategy in Venezuela following the failure of a U.S.-backed effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro, complaining he was misled about how easy …
Wesley Morgan / Politico:
McMaster blasts former colleagues as ‘danger to the Constitution’  —  Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster accused some of his former White House colleagues on Wednesday of being “a danger to the Constitution” because they are either trying to manipulate President Donald Trump to push …
Business Insider:
Trump's secretary of state slams Jeremy Corbyn's support for Nicolás Maduro as ‘disgusting’
Discussion: Fox News and National Review
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Schiff subpoenas DOJ for unredacted Mueller report and counterintel info
Discussion: TheBlaze
Noah Feldman / Bloomberg:
Executive Privilege Isn't a Magic Wand to Protect Trump
Discussion: Fortune, Daily Wire and The Root
Tasneem Nashrulla / BuzzFeed News:
This Is What It Sounds Like Hiding In A Dark Classroom During A School Shooting  —  “Attention please.  Lockdown.  Block lights.  Out of sight.  Attention please.  Lockdown.  Block lights.  Out of sight.  Attention please.  Lockdown.  Block lights.  Out of sight.”
Sam Tabachnik / Denver Post:
Kendrick Castillo, killed in STEM School shooting, sacrificed himself to save others, his father says  —  18-year-old senior killed at school during Tuesday's shooting  —  A robotics aficionado.  A lover of fishing, hunting and automobiles.  And a hero whose father says threw himself at an armed student so his classmates could live.
New York Times:
Colorado School Shooting Victim Died Trying to Stop the Gunman  —  HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — It was three days before the last day of school, and the students inside Ms. Harper's English classroom were whiling away the last period of the day watching “The Princess Bride” when one of their classmates walked in late and pulled out a gun.
Discussion: Althouse
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The Mysteries of Kamala Harris  —  No Vanity Fair or Time magazine covers for her.  Why is that?  —  There's nothing terribly surprising about how Elizabeth Warren's campaign is playing out.  She's scoring big points for her seriousness, reflected in a raft of detailed policy proposals.
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Robert Pear, a Mainstay Times Reporter in Washington, Dies at 69  —  Robert Pear, a reporter whose understated demeanor belied a tenacious pursuit of sources and scoops during his 40 years at The New York Times covering health care and other critical national issues, died on Tuesday in Rockville, Md. He was 69.
POLITICO Playbook PM: The mood on the Hill: Dark, and getting darker
Trump to Ask Supreme Court to Prevent Nationwide Injunctions  — Administration has previously attemped to curb injunctions  — High court hasn't ruled on question because policies upheld  —  Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump administration will ask the U.S. Supreme Court …
Discussion: Raw Story and Hullabaloo
Associated Press:
Pence slams district court rulings against Trump policies  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the Trump administration intends to challenge the right of federal district courts to issue rulings blocking nationwide policies, arguing that such injunctions …
Discussion: Axios
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Meghan McCain's Husband Ben Domenech Goes on Unhinged Homophobic Rant Against ‘Cuck’ Seth Meyers  —  The conservative writer and founder of The Federalist later deleted the tweets in which he called the ‘Late Night’ host a ‘piece of sh*t’ for grilling his wife.  —  Matt Wilstein
David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
Everything Seth Meyers Said About Ilhan Omar Is Wrong
Discussion: Fox News and IJR
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
Nearly half of white Republicans say it bothers them to hear people speaking foreign languages  —  A new survey finds white Republicans are far more likely to be put off by foreign language speakers than their Democratic counterparts.  —  According to Pew Research Center …
Juliana Menasce Horowitz / Pew Research Center:
Americans See Advantages and Challenges in Country's Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Only one 2020 Democrat fully grasps the threat Trump poses  —  Is President Trump an aberration whose defeat in 2020 would allow the nation to begin rebounding toward normalcy?  Or does his ascendance reflect long-running national pathologies and deeply ingrained structural economic …
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Salon and Politico
Kaya Yurieff / CNN:
Instagram still doesn't have vaccine misinformation under control  —  New York (CNN Business)Two months after Facebook pledged to fight vaccine misinformation on its platforms, and in the midst of a measles outbreak in New York City, Instagram is still serving up posts from anti-vaccination accounts …
The Daily Beast:
Trump Goes to Bat for His Pal Matt Schlapp's Casino Client  —  The two even used the same language to fight the legislation: tying it to Elizabeth Warren.  —  President Donald Trump on Wednesday weighed in on an obscure piece of legislation granting rights to a Native American tribe seeking a casino in Massachusetts.
Washington Post:
Trump's tweet derails House bill opposed by lobbyist with close White House ties
Discussion: CBS Boston, Power Line and CNBC
Darrell Smith / Sacramento Bee:
The Twitter conspiracy that sabotaged a small-town California festival: 'It's pretty nutty'  —  Organizers say a knot of online conspiracy theories that their tiny Northern California charter school's fundraiser would be the target of a terror plot forced them to cancel their annual festival this weekend out of safety concerns.
Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:
Further investigation into Matt Gaetz is needed for tweet at Michael Cohen, Florida Bar determines.  —  The Panhandle Republican faces discipline for a message he posted the day before Trump's former lawyer testified to Congress.  —  An investigation into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz will proceed …
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
From the border, more frustrating immigration numbers for President Trump  —  The number of border-crossers taken into U.S. custody topped 100,000 for the second consecutive month in April, U.S. border officials said Wednesday, deepening the crisis that has derailed President Trump's immigration agenda …
Discussion: NPR, Los Angeles Times, Daily Wire and CNN
New York Times:
Trump Faces Pressure From N.Y. Lawmakers Over Tax Returns  —  The State Senate passed bills to create a path to release Mr. Trump's state tax returns, and to curtail the impact of presidential pardons in New York.  —  Taking aim at President Trump, New York lawmakers voted on Wednesday …
Dan M. Clark / New York Law Journal:   NY Senate Approves ‘Double Jeopardy’ Bill to Sidestep Possible Trump Pardons
Adam Beam / Associated Press:
California overhauls sex education guidance for teachers  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergartners and giving advice to help LGBT teenagers navigate relationships and practice safe sex.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
“All I'm Thinking Is, 'I'm Going to Die'”: Howard Stern Reveals Cancer Scare, Trump Regrets and Details of a Dishy New Book  —  After a health crisis that had him “scared  s***less,” the $90 million-a-year radio legend opens up about retirement, the one time he lied to his listeners …
Discussion: Daily Wire, Althouse, Page Six and Fox News
Jon Murray / Denver Post:
Denver first in U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms  —  Psilocybin possession would remain illegal but would become police's “lowest law-enforcement priority”  —  Denver is poised to become the first city in the nation to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms.
Ann Schmidt / Fox News:
Amy Klobuchar's Fox News town hall: 4 takeaways to know  —  Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., spoke at a Fox News town hall in Milwaukee, Wis., on Wednesday evening.  —  The 58-year-old presidential hopeful discussed her campaign and her reputation as a moderate Democrat and how she plans to stand out in the crowded Democratic field.
Robert Griffin / Democracy Fund Voter Study Group:
Two Years In  —  How Americans' Views Have — and Have Not — Changed During Trump's Presidency  —  TABLE OF CONTENTS:  — Americans More Optimistic About Direction of the Country, Though Large Split Between Partisans  —  Key Findings  — President Trump's favorability ratings have been stable over his presidency.
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Angel Jennings / Los Angeles Times:
Nipsey Hussle had a plan to beat gentrification — in South L.A. and across the U.S.
Discussion: The Root and IJR
Samuel Chamberlain / Fox News:
Florida Gov. DeSantis signs bill letting more teachers carry guns in school
Discussion: Breitbart
Alexa Moutevelis Coombs / NB Blog:
50 Years Later, ABC ‘Uncovers’ ‘Little-Known Story of Mary Jo Kopechne’
Discussion: Power Line
David Siders / Politico:
Biden: Democratic field will shrink rapidly early next year
Discussion: Political Wire
Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Campaign Hires Nine Regional Directors for 2020 Election
Gary Fineout / Politico:
FBI to meet with Florida delegation to discuss Russian hacking
Discussion: CNN
 Earlier Items: 
New Jersey Online:
Powerful Democrat blasts Gov. Murphy and his wife. …
Max Boot / Washington Post:
It's time for us to have an unapologetic atheist in the Oval Office
Discussion: Raw Story
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Study: U.S. Fossil Fuel Subsidies Exceed Pentagon Spending
Justin Ray / Columbia Journalism Review:
How one reporter got the Sandra Bland cell phone video
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
The Democratic Counterrevolution Has a Self-Appointed Leader: Josh Gottheimer
Discussion: Splinter
The Daily Beast:
Howard Schultz Has Largely Stopped His Presidential Prep Work
Discussion: Splinter