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11:05 AM ET, May 9, 2019

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Axios:
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.
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Nick Visser / HuffPost:   House Intelligence Committee Subpoenas William Barr Over Mueller Documents
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:   Maddow wants to know why Trump Jr. is being brought into ‘clarify’ testimony when others were prosecuted
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
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: How long can Dems hold back on impeachment?
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Schiff subpoenas DOJ for unredacted Mueller report and counterintel info
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Rand Paul Slams ‘Republican’ Richard Burr for Don Jr. Subpoena: 'Didn't Get Memo—Case Closed'
Discussion: Washington Post, Axios and Raw Story
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.
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Steven Overly / Politico:
Facebook co-founder calls on the government to break up the company
Hadas Gold / CNN:
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes: It's time to break up Facebook
Discussion: New York Times
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.
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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.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
White House imposes new rules on reporters' credentials, raising concerns about access
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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: Axios, CNN and Law & Crime
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Adam Goldman / New York Times:
Ex-Intelligence Analyst Charged With Leaking Information to a Reporter
Discussion: The Guardian
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:   Former intelligence analyst charged with leaking drone details to news outlet
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 …
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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.
Hanna Trudo / The Daily Beast:   Former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster: Some Trump Advisers Are a ‘Danger to the Constitution’
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.
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Oliver Willis / Shareblue Media:
Trump laughs at the idea of shooting people to stop them at the border
Discussion: Shakesville
Matt Stieb / New York Magazine:
Watch President Trump Laugh Over a Comment About Shooting Migrants
Discussion: Slate and Raw Story
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 …
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Bloomberg:
Trump to Ask Supreme Court to Prevent Nationwide Injunctions
Discussion: Raw Story and Hullabaloo
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 …
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
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 …
Paul Sperry / RealClearInvestigations:
Who Were the Mueller Report's Hired Guns?  —  Above, redactions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.  —  Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent more than $732,000 on outside contractors, including private investigators and researchers, records show, but his office refuses to say who they were.
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
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.”
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.
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 and Political Wire
Franklin Foer / The Atlantic:
Viktor Orbán's War on Intellect  —  On a relentlessly gray Budapest morning, Michael Ignatieff took me to the rooftop of Central European University's main building.  The newly erected edifice is all glass, sharp angles, exposed steel, and polished wood.
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 …
Discussion: New York Post
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.
Discussion: Fox News
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Acting as his own attorney, Philly man is acquitted of murder after nearly 13 years in prison  —  Wearing a suit felt like a sham.  —  Hassan Bennett had been locked up for nearly 13 years — 4,614 days, he said — and so when he recently stood before the jury in a Philadelphia courtroom …
Anna Sanders / New York Daily News:
Ruben Diaz Sr. says reporting sexual harassment would make him a ‘rat’ during Council training session  —  He may be a misogynist, but he's no snitch.  —  Bronx Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. interrupted a mandatory City Council sensitivity session on Wednesday by loudly vowing never to report sexual harassment …
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Post
Associated Press:
Facebook auto-generates videos celebrating extremist images  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The animated video begins with a photo of the black flags of jihad.  Seconds later, it flashes highlights of a year of social media posts: plaques of anti-Semitic verses, talk of retribution and a photo …
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
David Brennan / Newsweek:
Texas Republican Says Vaccines Are ‘Sorcery,’ Claims ‘Parental Rights’ Are More Important Than Science  —  An anti-vaxxer Texas lawmaker is facing criticism for attacking a prominent vaccinologist and branding inoculations “sorcery.”  —  Republican Rep. Jonathan Stickland …
 
 
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Kyle Sammin / The Federalist:
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Discussion: RedState
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Discussion: Political Wire
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BuzzFeed News:
Beto O'Rourke Has Hired The “Unsung Hero” Of Obama's First Campaign
Discussion: The Guardian
Greg Myre / NPR:
FBI Is Investigating 850 Cases Of Potential Domestic Terrorism
Discussion: OurFuture.org
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
‘Fake News Victims’ Meet With Twitter and Facebook
David Siders / Politico:
Biden: Democratic field will shrink rapidly early next year
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Darrell Smith / Sacramento Bee:
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