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11:05 PM ET, May 22, 2019

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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Poll: 60 percent say Trump should not be reelected  —  A new poll finds that a strong majority of voters believes that President Trump does not deserve a second term in office.  —  A Monmouth University survey released Wednesday found that only 37 percent of voters believe Trump should be reelected …
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Why Pelosi is so good at infuriating Trump  —  Something about Nancy Pelosi just gets under Donald Trump's skin.  —  On Wednesday, for the third time in barely six months, a meeting between the president, the speaker and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blew up in spectacular fashion.
Discussion: ABC News, Raw Story, Breitbart and The Week
New York Times:
Trump Walks Out on Pelosi and Schumer After 3 Minutes  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump abruptly blew up a scheduled meeting with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday, lashing out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for accusing him of a cover-up and declaring that he could not work with them until they stopped investigating him.
Associated Press:   Trump's campaign centered on fighting Democrats, not policy
Associated Press:
3 minutes: Trump meeting with Democrats goes bust in a flash
Discussion: NBC News
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
It feels like Trump wants impeachment much more than Pelosi
Katie Rogers / New York Times:
How ‘Infrastructure Week’ Became a Long-Running Joke
Kurt Bardella / NBC News:
Trump's House investigations tantrum proves Pelosi and Democrats are gaining momentum
Discussion: New Republic
Quint Forgey / Politico:   Bernie Sanders inches toward backing impeaching Trump
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Trump tells Dems to choose between oversight and legislating
Discussion: Shareblue Media and The Week
Washington Post:
Putin out-prepared Trump in long, freewheeling meeting, Rex Tillerson told House panel  —  Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that Russian President Vladimir Putin out-prepared President Trump during a key meeting in Germany …
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story and Political Wire
CNBC:
Judge says Deutsche Bank, Capital One can give Trump financial records to House Democrats  —  KEY POINTS  — A federal judge in New York City on Wednesday said Deutsche Bank and Capitol One can turn over financial documents related to President Donald Trump and his businesses in response to subpoenas from House Democrats.
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NBC News:
Wells Fargo, TD Bank have already given Trump-related financial documents to Congress  —  The disclosures come as a federal judge ruled Wednesday that two other banks — Deutsche Bank and Capitol One — can give financial documents to Congress.  —  WASHINGTON — A key congressional committee …
Emily Flitter / New York Times:
Deutsche Bank Can Release Trump Records to Congress, Judge Rules  —  A federal judge on Wednesday rejected President Trump's request to block his longtime lender, Deutsche Bank, from complying with congressional subpoenas.  —  Judge Edgardo Ramos of United States District Court in Manhattan issued …
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
Harriet Tubman $20 bill no longer coming in 2020: Mnuchin says redesign postponed  —  KEY POINTS  — The redesign of the $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman will no longer be unveiled in 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.  — The unveiling had been timed to coincide …
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Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Is Delayed Until Trump Leaves Office, Mnuchin Says  —  WASHINGTON — Harriet Tubman — former slave, abolitionist, “conductor” on the Underground Railroad — will not become the face of the $20 bill until after President Trump leaves office, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday.
Brian Naylor / NPR:   Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill? Not During The Trump Administration
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U.S. Department of Justice:
U.S. Attorney Announces Indictment Of Michael Avenatti For Aggravated Identity Theft …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
America's Cities Are Unlivable.  Blame Wealthy Liberals.  —  The demise of a California housing measure shows how progressives abandon progressive values in their own backyards.  —  To live in California at this time is to experience every day the cryptic phrase that George W. Bush once used …
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
New York Passes Bill Giving Congress a Way to Get Trump's State Tax Returns  —  Tax officials would be authorized to hand over his state returns to any one of three congressional committees, opening a new front in a heated battle.  —  ALBANY — Even before he was elected president …
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Jonathan Oosting / Detroit News:
DeVos family ends longtime Amash support  —  Lansing — The powerful DeVos family of West Michigan is ending its longtime support of U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, the libertarian Republican who has repeatedly clashed with President Donald Trump.  —  The family has not made any political contributions …
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Grant Stern / Washington Press:
Trump appears to have just accidentally revealed he lied to Mueller in Rose Garden rant  —  It would appear that President Trump admitted that he lied in written answers given to Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his appearance at the White House this morning.
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Washington Post:
Internal memo orders military to restrict information it shares with Congress  —  Acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan has mandated new restrictions on the way the Pentagon shares information with Congress about military operations around the world, a move that is straining ties with key Republican and Democratic lawmakers.
Discussion: Defense One
Daily Mail:
AOC says growing cauliflower is ‘colonial’ as she insists community gardens central to her Green New Deal should be used to grow ‘culturally significant’ plants like yucca  — They also pointed out that the Yucca, the plant she said was ‘culturally significant’ would struggle to grow in New York's colder climate
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Canceled Fund-Raiser Prompts Question: Can a Democrat Oppose Abortion?  —  CHICAGO — A top Democratic official on Wednesday canceled a planned fund-raiser for an anti-abortion congressman that had prompted an outcry among progressives, raising the question of whether there is room left …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The New Socialism Panic Is the Right's Trick to Justify Supporting Trump  —  Three years ago, National Review famously published a special issue titled “Against Trump,” denouncing the Republican front-runner as a con man unfit for office.  Its latest issue has a theme much less likely to offend …
CBS News:
A 10-year-old migrant girl died last year in government care, officials acknowledge  —  The federal agency that oversees the care of unaccompanied migrant children acknowledged to CBS News on Wednesday that a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in its custody Sept. 29, 2018.
Jared Keller / Task & Purpose:
Mattis cautions against war with Iran in first public remarks since leaving the Pentagon  —  In what appear to be his first public remarks on U.S. national security since his resignation as Secretary of Defense, retired Marine Gen. James Mattis offered a word of caution to President Donald …
Discussion: Observer and Gulf News
BuzzFeed News:
Four More Women Have Accused Tony Robbins Of Sexual Misconduct … Four more women have come forward to accuse the self-help guru Tony Robbins of sexual misconduct in the wake of a BuzzFeed News investigation.  —  The women — three former followers and a personal assistant …
Discussion: Fox News
CNN:
Juncker lashes out at ‘stupid nationalists’ on eve of European elections  —  Brussels (CNN)European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has lashed out at “stupid nationalists” on the eve of European elections in which euroskeptic politicians are expected to make gains in the European Parliament.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Ellie Cambridge / The Sun:
Nigel Farage ‘trapped on Brexit bus due to people armed with milkshakes’  —  NIGEL Farage was reportedly trapped on his Brexit Party bus today over fears people gathered around it were carrying milkshakes.  —  It comes days after the party leader was covered in a caramel milkshake while campaigning in Newcastle.
Kansas City Star:
Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he will deploy with Navy, sources say  —  Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has told friends and supporters in recent weeks that he plans to deploy with the Navy to the Middle East in the fall and hopes his fourth book will be published later this year.
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
Faced with relentless American pressure, Iran starts to hit back  —  Iran has made a dramatic shift in how it confronts the United States, abandoning a policy of restraint in recent weeks for a series of offensive actions aimed at pushing the White House to rethink its efforts at isolating Tehran, say diplomats and analysts.
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more American troops to the Middle East to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats.
Jordyn Hermani / Politico:
Schiff on Barr: He's Rudy Giuliani without ‘all the good looks and general likability’  —  Attorney General Bill Barr should resign over his conduct before Congress, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Wednesday, calling the attorney general a “personal attorney” for President Donald Trump.
HuffPost:
Trump's Golf Costs: $102 Million And Counting, With Taxpayers Picking Up The Tab  —  Trump promised never to golf.  Instead, he's spent more than twice as many days golfing as Obama at the same point, costing taxpayers over three times as much.  —  Donald Trump's golf habit has already cost taxpayers …
 
 
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Lindsey Graham / Wall Street Journal:
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Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
Bernie Sanders: ‘It may well be time for an impeachment inquiry to begin’ if Trump continues on current path
Discussion: Breitbart and Mediaite
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Stephen Gillers / Just Security:
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Emily Stewart / Vox:
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Discussion: Axios, The Week and Daily Kos
House Committee on Oversight and Reform:
Committee Announces Request to Expedite Appeal for Subpoena of President's Financial Records
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Jerry Zremski / The Buffalo News:
Collins lawyers try to bar jury from seeing his bills that ‘might affect Innate’
Discussion: The Bulwark
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
A 2020 issue takes shape: which Dems would rule out a Trump pardon?
Jordan Weissmann / Slate:
The Socialist Manifesto Is a Great Book to Read if You Want to Know Why Socialism Always Fails
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