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12:50 PM ET, May 9, 2019


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New York Times:
It's Time to Break Up Facebook  —  The last time I saw Mark Zuckerberg  —  was in the summer of 2017, several months before the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.  We met at Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., office and drove to his house, in a quiet, leafy neighborhood.
Evan Greer / The Guardian:
Mark Zuckerberg has to go. Here are 25 reasons why
Discussion: Fortune
Steven Overly / Politico:
Facebook co-founder calls on the government to break up the company
CBS Boston:
White House Website Welcomes ‘The Boston Red Socks’  —  BOSTON (CBS) - It looks like someone on the White House staff doesn't know much about Boston or baseball.  —  The Boston Red Sox will meet with President Trump at the White House Thursday afternoon to celebrate their 2018 World Series championship.
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:
'The moment we're in': United as baseball champions, Boston Red Sox are divided by Trump
Discussion: Boston Globe
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
White House imposes new rules on reporters' credentials, raising concerns about access
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New York Times:
Pelosi Declares Nation Is in a ‘Constitutional Crisis’  —  WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the United States was in a “constitutional crisis” and warned that House Democrats might move to hold more Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress if they continued …
Katherine Tully-McManus / Roll Call:
Just where is this secret House jail located?  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi resurfaced one of the Capitol's most enduring mysteries when answering a question about whether Democrats might imprison Trump administration officials who defy Congress: the House jail.  But where is this mysterious cell?
Marisa Fernandez / Axios:
Pelosi: Trump has created a “constitutional crisis” over the Mueller report
Discussion: Politico, Political Wire and Breitbart
Nick Visser / HuffPost:   House Intelligence Committee Subpoenas William Barr Over Mueller Documents
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 …
Antonia Noori Farzan / Washington Post:
‘Shoot them!’:  Trump laughs off a supporter's demand for violence against migrants  —  A roar rose from the crowd of thousands of Trump supporters in Panama City Beach on Wednesday night, as President Trump noted yet again that Border Patrol agents can't use weapons to deter migrants.
William Cummings / USA Today:
‘Only in the Panhandle’: Trump chuckles when audience member suggests shooting migrants
Discussion: The Root and IJR
Matt Stieb / New York Magazine:
Watch President Trump Laugh Over a Comment About Shooting Migrants
Discussion: Slate and Raw Story
Oliver Willis / Shareblue Media:
Trump laughs at the idea of shooting people to stop them at the border
Discussion: Shakesville
U.S. Department of Justice:
Former Intelligence Analyst Charged with Disclosing Classified Information  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va. - An indictment was unsealed today charging a former intelligence analyst with illegally obtaining classified national defense information and disclosing it to a reporter.
Discussion: Politico, Axios, CNN, NPR, Fox News and Law & Crime
Adam Goldman / New York Times:
Ex-Intelligence Analyst Charged With Leaking Information to a Reporter
Discussion: The Guardian and Mediaite
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Former intelligence analyst charged with leaking drone details to news outlet
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.
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Mulvaney says it was ‘bad form’ for Senate Republicans not to inform him about Donald Trump Jr. subpoena
Discussion: Breitbart and Hullabaloo
Washington Post:
Alabama Senate passes nation's strictest abortion bill, making performing the procedure a felony with few exceptions  —  The bill needs Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's (R) approval before it becomes law.  —  Conservative governors and legislators are using new highly restrictive abortion laws …
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire
Washington Post:
After shouting match breaks out, Alabama Senate reverses course and tables controversial abortion vote
Discussion: New York Post
Renae Merle / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez want to cap credit card interest rates at 15 percent  —  They have been reaching record levels as the Fed raised key interest rates and the industry prepares for the next recession.  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce legislation …
David Dayen / The Intercept:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders Team Up on Bank Legislation
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Wall Street Journal:
Secret U.S. Missile Aims to Kill Only Terrorists, Not Nearby Civilians  —  Weapon doesn't explode, but brandishes knives to shred target; it was used in high-profile strikes in 2017 and this year  —  WASHINGTON—The U.S. government has developed a specially designed, secret missile …
Charles Leerhsen / Yahoo News:
Exclusive: Trump, the billion-dollar loser — I was his ghostwriter and saw it happen  —  On Tuesday, the New York Times scooped the world on the news that from 1985 to 1994, Donald Trump incurred the biggest business losses of any single taxpayer in American history.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Beast
Associated Press:
Pompeo cancels stop in Greenland  —  LONDON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled a visit to Greenland to return to Washington amid an escalation of tensions with Iran.  —  Pompeo had been due to wrap up a trip to Europe on Thursday with a stop in Greenland aimed at promoting the Trump administration's Arctic policies.
Conor Finnegan / ABC News:
Pompeo cancels trip to Greenland for meetings on Iran, North Korea
Discussion: Shareblue Media
Deanna Paul / Washington Post:
GOP state legislator attacks vaccine scientist on Twitter, accusing him of self-enrichment, ‘sorcery’  —  A Texas state legislator unleashed a vilifying attack on a leading vaccine scientist Tuesday, accusing the doctor of “sorcery.”  —  It started with a report published Monday …
Discussion: Big League Politics
Trump Bigger Factor than Obama for 2020 Dem Primary Voters  —  Biden clear front-runner; health care top issue  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Former Vice President Joe Biden is the clear front-runner for New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation Democratic primary, according to the first Monmouth University Poll …
Discussion: Political Wire
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
He Founded ‘Students for Trump.’ Now He Could Face Jail Time for Impersonating a Lawyer.  —  On the eve of the last presidential election, NBC's “Nightly News” broadcast featured two skinny college students in jackets and ties, discussing the future of American politics.
Discussion: Jezebel and
Courtney Kube / NBC News:
U.S. officials: Iran official OK'd attacks on American military  —  Intelligence revealed Iran told some proxies and surrogates they could go after American military targets in the region, say 3 U.S. officials.  —  WASHINGTON — The U.S. decision to surge additional military forces …
Discussion: New York Post
Josh Lederman / NBC News:
Buttigieg is the only top 2020 candidate not offering staffers health care yet  —  The campaign offers stipends so workers can buy insurance on their own, in contrast to several 2020 rivals who are providing health care to workers, according to an NBC News review.
Discussion: Axios, Roll Call and The Resurgent
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Mystery Delays Push Divisive Supreme Court Issues Into Election Year  — Cases on deportation, abortion, same-sex wedding cakes delayed  — Supreme Court faces massive term during presidential campaign  —  In January the Supreme Court appeared poised to act on President Donald Trump's bid …
Haley Sweetland Edwards / TIME:
‘I Have a Plan for That.’ Elizabeth Warren Is Betting That Americans Are Ready for Her Big Ideas  —  Voters encountering Elizabeth Warren on the presidential campaign trail these days often seem surprised.  After a packed gathering at an elementary school in Concord, N.H., in April …
Discussion: Shakesville
Kyle Rempfer / Military Times:
H.R. McMaster says the public is fed a ‘war-weariness’ narrative that hurts US strategy  —  War in Afghanistan can be sustained, but the narrative of a war-weary American public is hurting that effort, former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster said Wednesday.
New York Times:
U.S. Seizes North Korean Ship for Violating Sanctions  —  WASHINGTON — The United States has seized a North Korean shipping vessel in response to violating American-led sanctions, the Justice Department announced Thursday, a move that is certain to escalate tensions already on the rise between …
Discussion: 38 North and Fox News
Ben Feuerherd / New York Post:
Students storm out of Colorado school shooting vigil in protest of politicians  —  Survivors of a Colorado school shooting walked out of vigil for their slain classmate on Wednesday night in protest of politicians and other groups using it as a platform for gun control, a local report said.
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Kyle Kondik / Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Notes on the State of the House
Discussion: TheBlaze
David Marchese / New York Times:
Howard Stern Says He's Changed. How Much?
Discussion: Rolling Stone
Julie Zauzmer / Washington Post:
A conservative Christian group is pushing Bible classes in public schools nationwide — and it's working
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Acting as his own attorney, Philly man is acquitted of murder after nearly 13 years in prison
Kyle Sammin / The Federalist:
5 Things We Learned From Amy Klobuchar's Town Hall On Fox
John McWhorter / The Atlantic:
Don't Scrap the Test, Help Black Kids Ace It
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Facebook auto-generates videos celebrating extremist images
Discussion: Washington Post
Franklin Foer / The Atlantic:
Viktor Orbán's War on Intellect
Philip Wegmann / Real Clear Politics:
Biden Echoes Libertarians' Call on Occupational Licensing
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
House and Senate GOP ready for battle to woo Liz Cheney
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Breitbart
Paul Sperry / RealClearInvestigations:
Who Were the Mueller Report's Hired Guns?
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Anna Sanders / New York Daily News:
Ruben Diaz Sr. says reporting sexual harassment would make him a ‘rat’ during Council training session
Discussion: New York Post and Mediaite
BuzzFeed News:
Beto O'Rourke Has Hired The “Unsung Hero” Of Obama's First Campaign
Discussion: New York Times
Tasneem Nashrulla / BuzzFeed News:
This Is What It Sounds Like Hiding In A Dark Classroom During A School Shooting