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3:15 PM ET, May 15, 2019

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Washington Post:
White House will not sign on to Christchurch call to stamp out online extremism amid free speech concerns  —  The White House will not sign an international call to combat online extremism brokered between French and New Zealand officials and top social media companies, amid U.S. concerns …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: What George W. Bush's economist said about Trump behind closed doors  —  BEHIND THE SCENES ... LARRY LINDSEY, President George W. Bush's National Economic Council director, spoke Tuesday separately to both the elected House GOP leadership and top committee Republicans …
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
No ‘do-over’ on Mueller probe, White House lawyer tells House panel, saying demands for records, staff testimony will be refused  —  The letter rejects the committee's standing to investigate President Trump for possible obstruction of justice.  — Carol D. Leonnig, Josh Dawsey -  · - 1 hour ago -
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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.”
Allan Smith / NBC News:
White House rejects Congress' demands, says investigations amount to ‘unauthorized do-over’ of Mueller probe
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Brian Faler / Politico:
Mnuchin suggests Trump tax-return fight headed for court
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: How would you explain the Democratic investigations to a Washington outsider?
Lili Loofbourow / Slate:
Every Anti-Abortion Move the GOP Has Made for Years Is Paying Off at Once  —  Stripping voter rights.  Rigging the Supreme Court.  Dull procedural tricks.  It's all paying off at once.  — The Supreme Court's Liberals Are Warning Us That Roe v. Wade Is in Mortal Danger
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Democratic 2020 candidates warn Roe v. Wade at stake after Alabama abortion ban's passage
Emma Green / The Atlantic:
The New Abortion Bills Are a Dare
Discussion: Florida Politics
Katie Galioto / Politico:
Trump boasts that his looks and brain are better than Biden's  —  President Donald Trump took another dig at former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday, claiming the Democratic primary front-runner's looks and mind are less sharp due to age.  —  At 72 and 76, respectively …
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Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Biden expands lead over rivals for 2020 U.S. presidential nomination despite lack of support …
Discussion: Political Wire and IJR
USA Today:   Access to Donald Trump is not the same as transparency
NBC News:
Republicans seize on culture debates, but sometimes it backfires
New York Times:
Trump Can't Stop Attacking Biden. G.O.P. Strategists Wish He Would.
Discussion: National Review, CNN and POLITICUSUSA
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.
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 in several government agencies.  The United States was cutting off aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, the president said.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
John Bolton, Far Worse Than You Realize  —  Looking at the escalating (US-created) crisis with Iran, one thing I realize is that a lot of people do not quite know who John Bolton is.  They assume - rightly - that anyone in the Trump orbit must be either a moral weakling, a crazy person or someone with one foot out the door.
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.
Heather Caygle / Politico:
House Democrats won't hold contempt floor vote anytime soon  —  House Democrats will not hold floor votes on contempt resolutions against Attorney General William Barr or any other Trump administration officials until at least June, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Wednesday.
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Quinta Jurecic / The Atlantic:
If Congress Won't Act, Trump Will
Discussion: Raw Story and LewRockwell
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
It's Still Mueller Time, Voters Say: Most Want Special Counsel to Testify
Discussion: Vox and POLITICUSUSA
Laurie Roberts / Arizona Republic:
Martha McSally says time cost her the Senate race.  No, she lost because of Trump  —  Opinion: Arizona's appointed senator is engaged in wishful thinking about last year's Senate race and if she doesn't figure that out soon, she will lose again.  —  CONNECT
Discussion: Roll Call
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Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Why Arizona Is Emerging as Top 2020 Battleground
Discussion: National Review
Scott Bixby / The Daily Beast:
Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out of Wedlock’ Kids Aren't Citizens  —  Children of U.S. citizens are falling victim to a policy that de-recognizes their parents' marriage—and strips them of their birthright citizenship.  —  Scott Bixby  —  No parent can ever be fully prepared for the arrival of a new baby.
Discussion: Raw Story
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Gowdy: FBI Cited Articles And Info From Clinton Ally To Corroborate Steele Dossier  — Former Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy dropped a potential bombshell Tuesday regarding what information the FBI relied on to corroborate claims in the Steele dossier.
Discussion: National Review and Daily Wire
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
‘This is a war for our culture’: Sebastian Gorka anguished by gay wedding on ‘Arthur’  —  Sebastian Gorka, the former Breitbart editor and White House aide, goes live every weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time on the Salem Radio Network.  —  On Tuesday, he provided a new raison d'etre for …
Rebecca Nelson / ELLE:
Senator Amy Klobuchar Isn't Afraid of Your Stories—Good, Bad, Salad Comb  —  Amy Klobuchar announced her run for president last February while standing outside in the middle of a snowstorm.  It was a badge of honor for the third-term Minnesota senator and native of the state …
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
The Fight Over How Trump Fits in With the Other 44 Presidents  —  It's not just an academic question.  The intense argument over where he belongs tells us a lot about where we're headed.  —  Mr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality.
Discussion: Balkinization
Ryan Grenoble / HuffPost:
Here's How Trump's New China Tariffs Will Hit Your Wallet  —  “There will be price hikes at Target, Costco, Home Depot and Walmart,” predicted one analyst.  —  Last Friday, at the direction of President Donald Trump, U.S. trade representatives increased tariffs from 10 to 25 percent …
Discussion: The Verge, Washington Post and CNBC
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
What happened to the Trump counterintelligence investigation?  House investigators don't know.  —  But not for lack of asking.  —  A few weeks before he was fired by President Trump in May 2017, then-FBI Director James Comey testified before the House Intelligence Committee.
Discussion: Just Security
Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
Our military can help lead the fight in combating climate change  —  Last year, Hurricane Florence ripped through North Carolina, damaging Camp Lejeune.  Hurricane Michael tore through Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, leaving airplane hangars that housed our fifth-generation aircraft shredded and largely roofless.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck charged with $2,000,000 fraud scheme  —  ATLANTA - Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim C. Beck has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering.  The 38-count indictment alleges that Beck stole …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Will the courts stop the insanity?  —  President Trump is using the Justice Department in unprecedented, partisan ways and asserting ludicrously aggressive and unprecedented claims of executive power.  The question is whether — in some cases, at least — the courts will stop him.
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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BuzzFeed News:
“Abolish ICE” Was The Call Of Last Summer. 2020 Democrats Have Moved On.
Discussion: The Federalist and National Review
Tara Copp / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Immigrant soldiers now denied US citizenship at higher rate than civilians
Discussion: Law & Crime
Politico:
Merkel on Macron: ‘We wrestle with each other’ on policy
Conrad Black / New York Sun:
Democrats Start To Perceive Debacle They Face
Politico:
Gaetz blasts DoD, FBI for handling of Russian hacking investigation
Scott Jennings / Courier-Journal:
The real constitutional crisis is the Democrats' disregard for justice
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Complaints grow that Trump staffers are campaigning for their boss
Discussion: IJR
Jessica Chen Weiss / Washington Post:
What's the response in China to the trade war?
Discussion: Foreign Policy and CNBC
 Earlier Items: 
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Trump claims he's seen piles of dead bald eagles underneath windmills: ‘You see them all over the place’
Discussion: HillReporter.com
Jim Acosta / CNN:
GOP senators ‘underwhelmed’ with Kushner's legal immigration plan, sources say
Discussion: Breitbart
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Salon Media in talks for $5M fire sale in last-ditch effort
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Moot courts, job interviews and potluck parties: A look inside Mueller's office
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
President Trump, Come to Willmar
Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Trump Is Now Defending War Crimes
Discussion: Washington Post
Joe Davidson / Washington Post:
Almost 16 million voters were removed from the rolls. We should be alarmed.