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8:55 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: Raw Story and Political Wire
WCIV:   #LindseyGrahamResign trending after Trump Jr. comments
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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New York Times:
Trump Can't Stop Attacking Biden.  G.O.P Strategists Wish He Would.  —  WASHINGTON — As President Trump has struggled to explain the difficulty of negotiating a trade agreement with China, he has embraced a side argument: A Democratic president would only agree to a worse deal.
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
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Joe Biden to Woman Who Says Trump is ‘An Illegitimate President’: ‘I Absolutely Agree’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Townhall
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 …
Discussion: Breitbart
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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 …
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
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
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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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’
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
Associated Press:
Global worries flare over whether US sliding toward Iran war  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open Tuesday amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the U.S. and its allies in the Persian Gulf and beyond .
Discussion: Home Page Rotator
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Julian Borger / The Guardian:
No increased Iran threat in Syria or Iraq, top British officer says, contradicting US
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.
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
At the N.R.A., a Cash Machine Sputtering  —  As the gun rights group lavished pay and perks on its leaders and partners, fueling infighting, it increasingly relied on its own charity for funds.  Tax experts have questions.  —  The tantalizing leaks have spilled out in the weeks since …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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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
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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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).
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 …
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.
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
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
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 …
 
 
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New York Times:
In Baltimore, Police Officers Are the Bad Guys With Guns
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
New York Times:
Before Ethiopian Crash, Boeing Resisted Pilots' Calls for Aggressive Steps on 737 Max
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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UMA Proposes Swimming Pool At The Roof Of Notre-Dame As “A New Meditative Public Space”
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Kim Zetter / Politico:
Wyden seeks answers in Florida election hacking allegations
Discussion: Washington Post
Adam Clark / New Jersey Online:
Rutgers students vote to slash funding for student paper. Daily Targum could shut down.
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?