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3:30 PM ET, May 8, 2019

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New York Times:
Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses  —  Newly obtained tax information reveals that from 1985 to 1994, Donald J. Trump's businesses were in far bleaker condition than was previously known.  —  By the time his master-of-the-universe memoir “Trump …
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Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
New York legislature advances bill that would allow release of Trump's state tax returns  —  The measure would allow congressional tax committees to access years of financial documents  —  The New York state Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would allow President Trump's state tax returns …
Noah Bookbinder / USA Today:
Mnuchin defies the law by withholding Trump tax returns. Congress can't let this stand.
Discussion: Politico, Law & Crime and Raw Story
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The New York Times drops another tax bomb on Trump
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
Discussion: Shakesville and Raw Story
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Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast:
Seth Meyers Grills Meghan McCain: Your Rep. Ilhan Omar Comments Are ‘Dangerous’  —  The late-night host got into it with the conservative heiress on Tuesday night.  —  Marlow Stern  —  On Tuesday evening, conservative heiress Meghan McCain—daughter of the late Senator John McCain …
Discussion: Contemptor and Mediaite
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Meghan McCain Gets Super-Testy with Seth Meyers Over Ilhan Omar: ‘Are You Her Publicist?’
Discussion: Townhall
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Full Mueller Report  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump asserted executive privilege on Wednesday in an effort to shield hidden portions of Robert S. Mueller III's unredacted report and the evidence he collected from Congress.
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Trump's claim that the Mueller Report is protected by executive privilege is hot garbage
Discussion: Slate, Bloomberg and Daily Wire
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 …
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.
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.
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New York Times:
School Shooting Leaves 1 Student Dead and 8 Injured  —  [The authorities on Wednesday identified the suspects as an adult male and a juvenile female.  Read the latest updates here.]  —  HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Last month, as the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting approached …
TheDenverChannel.com:
1 student dead, multiple injured in Highlands Ranch school shooting, officials say
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Pelosi says Trump is ‘becoming self-impeachable’  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday said President Trump is “becoming self-impeachable,” pointing to his efforts to fight all subpoenas from congressional investigations and prevent key aides from testifying before Congress.
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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 …
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Juliana Menasce Horowitz / Pew Research Center:
Americans See Advantages and Challenges in Country's Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Discussion: Raw Story and Front Page Magazine
Conor Finnegan / ABC News:
US dismisses Iran's threats to withdraw from nuclear deal, weighs new sanctions instead  —  One year after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, Iran warned the pact's remaining signatories that it would stop implementing parts of the agreement if they don't improve economic cooperation with the country.
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Vandana Rambaran / Fox News:
Iran is using ‘nuclear blackmail’ to negotiate new deal, says former CIA station chief
Discussion: Breitbart
New York Times:
Kamala Harris Is Trying to Reset Her Campaign by Taking On Trump  —  DETROIT — Senator Kamala Harris of California structures her stump speech around two themes — “truth” and “justice” — meant to evoke her career as a barrier-breaking prosecutor and cultivate a reputation as a fearless public advocate.
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NBC News:   Kamala Harris blows past Democratic rivals in fundraising in communities of color
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
The Electability Trap  —  Every four years, the party out of the White House grapples with the question of who they want to serve as their standard bearer.  And, like clockwork, the first thing they think about is what went wrong in the previous campaign.  Last time, the thinking goes …
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Gigi Sukin / Axios:
Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign staffers affirm union contract
Harry Enten / CNN:
How Joe Biden is eating into Bernie Sanders' coalition
Discussion: Washington Post
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
By protecting Trump, Republicans risk limiting their ability to hold future Democratic presidents accountable  —  Republicans ready to go to bat for President Trump in his ongoing battle to deny the requests of House Democrats risk limiting the ability of Republicans in Congress to hold future Democratic presidents accountable.
Discussion: Progress Pond and CNN
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Clash Between Trump and House Democrats Poses Threat to Constitutional Order
Discussion: Law & Crime
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
The Daily Beast:
Howard Schultz Has Largely Stopped His Presidential Prep Work  —  Back surgery has sidelined the former Starbucks CEO.  But even his social-media presence is virtually gone.  —  When former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz first declared that he was entertaining the idea of running for president …
Discussion: Splinter
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.
Discussion: Politico and Power Line
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.
Sasha Watson / Washington Post:
Beto + Sasha  —  The bizarre experience of watching my college boyfriend run for president  —  On an afternoon in January, I sat in the library of the school in Boston where I teach, gathering my things after a faculty meeting and checking my email one last time.
Justin Sink / Bloomberg:
John Kelly Says Trump Family Must Be ‘Dealt With’ in White House  — Former chief of staff spoke in interview with Bloomberg  — Kelly resigned after almost two years in the administration  —  Former White House chief of staff John Kelly said members of President Donald Trump's family serving …
Discussion: Vanity Fair and The Week
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: Salon, Hullabaloo and Politico
Dan M. Clark / New York Law Journal:
NY Senate Approves ‘Double Jeopardy’ Bill to Sidestep Possible Trump Pardons  —  The State Senate approved a bill Wednesday to eliminate what's called the “double jeopardy loophole,” which currently prevents state prosecutors in New York from bringing similar charges against someone who's been pardoned by the president.
T.J. Stiles / Washington Post:
America is losing its memory  —  T.J. Stiles received the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History, the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the 2009 National Book Award for Nonfiction.  He is a member of the governing boards of the Society of American Historians and the Organization of American Historians.
 
 
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Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press:
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David Jesse / Detroit Free Press:
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Maeve Kennedy McKean / Politico:
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Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
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William J. Burns / Washington Post:
Trump's ‘deal of the century’ for Arab-Israeli peace is doomed by delusions