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10:10 AM ET, May 15, 2019

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New York Times:
Alabama Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in the State  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, setting up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the case that recognized a woman's constitutional right to end a pregnancy.
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Washington Post:
Alabama Senate passes nation's most restrictive abortion ban, which makes no exceptions for victims of rape and incest  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban virtually all abortions in the state — including for victims of rape and incest — sending the strictest law …
Kate Smith / CBS News:
Alabama just passed a near-total abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest  —  The Alabama State Senate just passed a near-total abortion ban in a 25 to 6 vote.  The legislation provides no exceptions for rape or incest.  —  The bill now heads to Governor Kay Ivey, a Republican.
Lili Loofbourow / Slate:
Every Anti-Abortion Move the GOP Has Made for Years Is Paying Off at Once
Discussion: The Guardian, VICE and SCOTUSblog
Kim Chandler / Associated Press:
Alabama ban on nearly all abortions in GOP governor's hands
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Emily Shugerman / The Daily Beast:
Legislator Pushing Abortion Ban in Alabama Says He's Not ‘Smart Enough to Be Pregnant’
New York Times:
Skeptical U.S. Allies Resist Trump's New Claims of Threats From Iran  —  WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration draws up war plans against Iran over what it says are threats to American troops and interests, a senior British military official told reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday …
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Associated Press:
The Latest: Kremlin says Pompeo didn't ease Moscow concerns  —  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):  —  The Kremlin's spokesman says U.S. Secretary …
Washington Post:
Trump's prized Doral resort is in steep decline, according to company documents, showing his business problems are mounting  —  Late last year, in a Miami conference room, a consultant for President Trump's company said business at his prized 643-room Doral resort was in sharp decline.
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
Joan Walsh / The Nation:   Yesterday Was a Dark Day for the Rule of Law
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: How would you explain the Democratic investigations to a Washington outsider?
Discussion: Politico
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.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
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NBC News:
Republicans seize on culture debates, but sometimes it backfires
Discussion: Washington Post and CNN
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Kamala Harris escalates gun control agenda
Discussion: Fox News and twitchy.com
Mike Allen / Axios:
Exclusive: Michael Wolff finishes “Fire and Fury” sequel, “Siege”  —  Axios has learned that Michael Wolff — who enraged President Trump with his international bestseller “Fire and Fury,” about pandemonium in the first-year White House — will be out June 4 with a sequel, “Siege: Trump Under Fire.”
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Brian Stelter / CNN:
Michael Wolff has written a Trump sequel. It's called ‘Siege’ and will be out on June 4
Discussion: The Big Lead
Melinda Henneberger / USA Today:
Harvard ditched US values of due process and diverse opinion in Harvey Weinstein case  —  I'm glad Harvard students are anti-rape, but Weinstein must be defended all the same.  Lawyers like Ronald Sullivan uphold a bedrock American right.  —  CONNECT  —  When I'm on the side of defending Harvey Weinstein, we are on all-new ground.
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Randall Kennedy / New York Times:
Harvard Betrays a Law Professor — and Itself  —  Misguided students believe that defending Harvey Weinstein makes Ronald Sullivan unfit to be their dean.  Apparently the university agrees.  —  Professor Kennedy teaches law at Harvard.  —  I have been a professor at Harvard University for 34 years.
Discussion: Instapundit and PJ Media Home
Alan Dershowitz / Fox News:
McCarthyism comes to Harvard — Why this should alarm us all
Discussion: Daily Wire
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Ignoring Trump's Orders, Hoping He'll Forget  —  On March 29, during a weekend jaunt to Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump announced a major policy decision that surprised top-ranking officials within several government agencies.  The United States was cutting off aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, the president said.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Axios
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 …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:   Gowdy: FBI Cited Articles And Info From Clinton Ally To Corroborate Steele Dossier
John Harwood / CNBC:
Rep. Jerry Nadler: We're ‘probably’ not headed for impeachment, but Trump is making it ‘increasingly difficult’ to avoid  —  Trump's impeachment would start with this man: Rep. Jerry Nadler  —  KEY POINTS  — Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., sat down with CNBC's John Harwood to discuss …
Discussion: Washington Post
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Is ‘on the Side of God’  —  JERUSALEM — The United States ambassador to Israel, a driving force in crafting the Trump administration's long-awaited proposal to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, declared Tuesday that Israel was “on the side of God.”
Discussion: CNN
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Rick Noack / Washington Post:
Why won't the U.S. change its gun laws? New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern says: ‘I do not understand.’
Discussion: NPR
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Trump's not claiming executive power.  He's going for divine right.  —  In 1787, the framers gave us a president, not a king.  —  On Tuesday, lawyers for President Trump gave a dissenting opinion.  —  In the first of many courtroom showdowns between Trump's executive branch and the legislative branch …
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Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:   U. S. judge voices doubt on Trump bid to block House subpoena for financial records
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Judge Signals Skepticism About Trump's Bid to Block Subpoena for Financial Records
Discussion: Balkinization
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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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 and The Mahablog
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
Tucker Carlson Accuses Bolton, MSNBC, CNN of Agitating War Against Iran: ‘It Is Chilling’  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested National Security Advisor John Bolton and news outlets like CNN and MSNBC are agitating the U.S. toward war with Iran, calling their actions amid …
Discussion: twitchy.com
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
President Trump, Come to Willmar  —  This Minnesota town is a modern, successful American melting pot.  —  WILLMAR, Minn. — In 1949 my aunt and uncle moved from Minneapolis to this town in west-central Minnesota, where they started a small steel distribution company.  I visited them regularly for 50 years.
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 …
Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Trump Is Now Defending War Crimes  —  It's not just bluster anymore.  —  During the March 3, 2016 Republican debate, Donald Trump proudly proclaimed something that he had only hinted at before: He endorsed war crimes.  Bret Baier noted that “almost 100 foreign policy experts” …
Discussion: Washington Post
 
 
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Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
The Fight Over How Trump Fits in With the Other 44 Presidents
Discussion: Balkinization
Adam Rogers / Wired:
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Discussion: Althouse and Big Think
Scott Bixby / The Daily Beast:
Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out of Wedlock’ Kids Aren't Citizens
Discussion: Raw Story
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Salon Media in talks for $5M fire sale in last-ditch effort
Discussion: The Wrap
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Joe Davidson / Washington Post:
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Abe Greenwald / Commentary:
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The Daily Beast:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Kushner skirts GOP senators' key questions on his immigration plan
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
I asked Democratic candidates if they'd restore press briefings. Here's what they said.
Discussion: ABC News