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8:30 PM ET, May 14, 2019

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New York Times:
House Panel Investigates Obstruction Claims Against Trump Lawyers  —  WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee is investigating whether lawyers tied to President Trump and his family helped obstruct the panel's inquiry into Russian election interference by shaping false testimony …
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New York Times:
Donald Trump Jr. Strikes Deal for ‘Limited’ Interview With Intelligence Committee  —  WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr. and the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee reached a deal on Tuesday for the president's eldest son to sit for a private interview with senators in the coming weeks …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Don Jr. agrees to appear before Senate panel after GOP flare-up
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Caller
John Santucci / ABC News:
Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to appear for closed door session with Senate Intel committee
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
WCIV:   #LindseyGrahamResign trending after Trump Jr. comments
Justin Wise / The Hill:
Graham encourages Donald Trump Jr. to plead the Fifth
Alex Thompson / Politico:
‘A hate-for-profit racket’: Warren refuses Fox town hall invite  —  Elizabeth Warren turned down a Fox News invitation Tuesday for a televised town hall and denounced the cable network as a “hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.”
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Poll: Sanders support among young voters drops sharply  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has seen his support drop sharply among the young voters that have powered his rise in Democratic politics, according to a new poll.  —  The survey from Morning Consult finds that Sanders's support among people between …
Discussion: Politico, IJR and twitchy.com
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
I asked Democratic candidates if they'd restore press briefings. Here's what they said.
Discussion: ABC News
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:   Trump mocks rivals at official event
John Solomon / The Hill:
State Department's red flag on Steele went to a senior FBI man well before FISA warrant  —  In all Washington investigations, the essential questions become who knew it and when did they know it.  —  In the case of FBI informant Christopher Steele and the credibility of his now-disproven …
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Barbara McQuade / The Daily Beast:
William Barr Delivers Chilling Message to FBI for Trump  —  A third probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, even to pacify the paranoid president, may cause real harm.  —  If you come at the king, you best not miss.  —  That's the message Attorney General William Barr is sending to FBI agents …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Banal Complicity of Rod Rosenstein
Jack Crowe / National Review:   CIA Joins Barr in Investigating Origins of Trump Campaign Surveillance
Bart Jansen / USA Today:
Trump's lawyers question Congress' power to investigate him, battle House over demand for financial records  —  WASHINGTON - Lawyers for President Donald Trump and the House clashed Tuesday in federal court over the extent of Congress' power to investigate him in the first legal test …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Judge grills Trump attorney in subpoena case  —  A federal judge raised pointed doubts Tuesday about arguments by President Donald Trump's legal team that a Democratic effort to subpoena Trump's financial records was an invalid exercise of congressional power.
Washington Post:
Kushner struggles to answer GOP senators' questions on his immigration plan  —  President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner struggled to answer questions about his plan to overhaul the legal immigration system in a closed-door meeting with Republican senators Tuesday, according to GOP officials, winning little support for the proposal.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Susan Cornwell / Reuters:
Trump to lay out immigration policy in coming days -senators
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Washington Post:
White House explores new farmer bailout plan as U.S.-China trade war heats up  —  White House officials are scrambling to come up with a new bailout plan to placate furious farmers after President Trump's initial idea of donating unused crops to poor countries came under scrutiny, people briefed on the planning said.
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Washington Post:
'I don't see him crying uncle': Trump believes China tariffs will help him win reelection
Mariam Khan / ABC News:
US-China trade war spurs unease on Capitol Hill
Discussion: Politico
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Romney rejects Trump judicial pick who smeared Obama  —  Mitt Romney was the only Republican senator to vote against one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees on Tuesday.  And he did so in part to defend former President Barack Obama.  —  Romney cast the lone GOP “no” …
Discussion: Raw Story and Big League Politics
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Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:   Romney breaks with GOP to oppose Trump's judicial pick who called Obama ‘un-American impostor’
Emily Mahoney / Tampa Bay Times:
Ron DeSantis ‘not allowed’ to disclose which two Florida counties were hacked by Russians  —  Gov. Ron DeSantis said two counties had their elections information accessed, but the hackers weren't able to change or “manipulate” any data.  —  TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis met with the FBI …
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Associated Press:
Gov. DeSantis: Russians hacked voting databases in two Florida counties
Discussion: TheBlaze
Stephanie Wilkinson / Washington Post:
I own the Red Hen restaurant that asked Sarah Sanders to leave.  Resistance isn't futile.  —  Stephanie Wilkinson is the co-owner of the Red Hen in Lexington, Va.  —  “Hello Intolerant, intellectually-challenged, psychotic, socialists!  —  Your so-called business is in jeopardy.
John Podhoretz / Commentary:
Magnanimity, Thy Name Is Tlaib  —  I think she was trying to be nice.  Or, if not nice, magnanimous—or what she believed to be magnanimous.  —  The problem with what Rep. Rashida Tlaib said over the weekend about Jews and Palestinians is precisely this—precisely that she meant to be nice.
Discussion: Instapundit
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Shahien Nasiripour / Bloomberg:
Trump Tower Is Now One of NYC's Least-Desirable Luxury Buildings  — Most condo owners who sold since 2016 have recorded a loss  — ‘No one wants in that building,’ says one former owner  —  Trump Tower, once the crown jewel in Donald Trump's property empire, now ranks …
Jason Samenow / Washington Post:
It was 84 degrees near the Arctic Ocean this weekend as carbon dioxide hit its highest level in human history  —  Over the weekend, the climate system sounded simultaneous alarms.  Near the entrance to the Arctic Ocean in northwest Russia, the temperature surged to 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 Celsius).
CNN:
Exclusive photos reveal children sleeping on the ground at Border Patrol station  —  (CNN)Photos obtained exclusively by CNN show migrants at the McAllen, Texas, Border Patrol station over the weekend, many of whom are children, sleeping on the ground on rocks and covered by Mylar blankets.
Sebastian Murdock / HuffPost:
NRA Board Members Say New President Lied About Disclosing Financial Troubles  —  Leaked documents reveal the National Rifle Association is drowning in legal fees.  Board members say they didn't know.  —  The National Rifle Association continues to implode amidst accusations of financial mismanagement by its highest-ranking officials.
Discussion: Big League Politics
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New York Times:
Before Ethiopian Crash, Boeing Resisted Pilots' Calls for Aggressive Steps on 737 Max  —  Weeks after the first fatal crash of the 737 Max, pilots from American Airlines pressed Boeing executives to work urgently on a fix.  In a closed-door meeting, they even argued that Boeing should push authorities …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Dom DiFurio / Dallas Morning News:   Newly surfaced recording details how pilots pressed Boeing after Lion Air crash, requested FAA records
New York Times:
This Gen X Mess  —  The tech, music, style, books, trends, rules, films and pills that made Gen X ... so so-so.  —  Like many things considered “cool,” Gen X is pretty exclusive.  You had to be born between 1965 and 1980 to get in to this gloomy, goofy club of forgotten middle children, and only about 65 million of us were.
Discussion: Spectator USA
Los Angeles Times:
In San Francisco, police target a journalist — and flout the law  —  It isn't just journalists who should be outraged over what happened to freelance videographer Bryan Carmody in San Francisco last Friday: Police handcuffed him while they searched his home in an apparent bid to identify a confidential source.
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New York Times:
San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology
Geoff Ziezulewicz / Navy Times:
The Navy's probe into sky penis  —  It prompted viral guffaws from some and online outrage from others.  —  There are shot glasses commemorating the event and it birthed memes ahead of the annual Army-Navy game.  —  But the inside story of how an EA-18G Growler jet crew drew a penis across …
Rhonda Colvin / Washington Post:
House Democrats plan marathon public reading of Mueller report  —  More than 20 House Democrats will stage a marathon public reading of the entire redacted Mueller report beginning Thursday at noon, and likely ending in the early morning hours of Friday.  —  “We've been saying for weeks …
Discussion: Political Wire
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Top aide to Labor Secretary to depart after clash with White House  —  The top aide to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is leaving the Trump administration after a clash with White House officials who regarded him as personally difficult and an impediment to President Trump's deregulatory agenda …
 
 
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Maggie Fitzgerald / CNBC:
Mark Cuban leaves open possibility of running for president as an independent
Discussion: Breitbart
Tal Kopan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Nancy Pelosi's top 10: Here are the bills leading Democrats' to-do list
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
A Supreme Court Reporter Defines the Threat to Abortion Rights
Alexia Fernández Campbell / Vox:
Democrats have an ambitious plan to save American labor unions
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kemp postpones film event in LA amid ‘heartbeat’ bill fallout
Discussion: CNN and Political Wire
WA Contents / World Architecture Community:
UMA Proposes Swimming Pool At The Roof Of Notre-Dame As “A New Meditative Public Space”
Adam Clark / New Jersey Online:
Rutgers students vote to slash funding for student paper. Daily Targum could shut down.
 Earlier Items: 
John Paul Stevens / The Atlantic:
The Supreme Court's Worst Decision of My Tenure
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Harry Enten / CNN:
Joe Biden's early state polling looks more like those of past winners than losers
Alexander Nazaryan / Yahoo News:
Why did right-wing troll Charles C. Johnson want to meet with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross?
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Democrats should be shouting Trump's trade failures from the rooftops
Discussion: The Atlantic and Daily Kos