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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Maria Bartiromo: ‘Is There Any Reason Why We Should Not Be Trusting President Trump?’  —  Maria Bartiromo opened her titular Fox Business Network show Mornings with Maria Thursday morning with a bipartisan discussion over Wednesday's dramatic White House developments between President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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Morgan Gstalter / The Hill:
TrumpTantrum spreads on Twitter after impromptu press conference  —  Calls for President Trump to resign began circulating on Twitter on Thursday morning, mocking the president for throwing a “#TrumpTantrum” and walking out of a meeting with Democratic leadership this week.
Discussion: PJ Media Home and Mashable
Katie Rogers / New York Times:
How ‘Infrastructure Week’ Became a Long-Running Joke  —  WASHINGTON — At this point in the Trump presidency, “Infrastructure Week” is less a date on the calendar than it is a “Groundhog Day"-style fever dream doomed to be repeated.  —  Roughly two years after the White House first came …
Alex Shephard / New Republic:
Trump v. The “I” Word  —  There is a theory—one bordering, in some circles, on conventional wisdom—that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump are in complete agreement about impeachment.  “It seems that Trump and Republican political strategists have reached pretty …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Trump seems to be transparently mad  —  This is not the work of an orderly mind.  —  President Trump stormed into the Cabinet Room 15 minutes late Wednesday morning and immediately proceeded to blow up a long-planned meeting with Democratic leaders about an infrastructure bill.
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
David Montanaro / Fox News:
Donald Trump Jr. blasts Pelosi's ‘cover-up’ claim: Democrats don't want my father to have ‘any wins’
Discussion: Politico and Vox
NBC News:
After infrastructure blowup, Trump owns Washington gridlock
Discussion: Roll Call, MSNBC and Washington Times
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Dianne Feinstein's dinner with the foreign minister of Iran
Discussion: Townhall, Washington Post and Raw Story
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Schumer calls Trump a ‘get-nothing-done president’ as blame game continues after aborted White House meeting
Associated Press:   Trump's campaign centered on fighting Democrats, not policy
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Pelosi goads Trump into another temper tantrum
Discussion: Power Line, The Hill and CNBC
Audrey Strauss / Justice News:
Bank CEO Stephen M. Calk Charged With Corruptly Soliciting A Presidential Administration Position In Exchange For Approving $16 Million In Loans  —  Ms. Strauss said: “As alleged, Stephen M. Calk abused the power entrusted to him as the top official of a federally insured bank by approving millions …
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Andrew Martin / Yahoo Finance:
Manafort Banker Charged With Bribery in Seeking Trump Post  —  (Bloomberg) — A Chicago banker who loaned millions of dollars to Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was charged by prosecutors with bribery for seeking a post in the Trump administration in return for $16 million in loans.
Mad Dog PAC:   Stephen Calk JUSTICE AWAITS YOU FINALLY
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 …
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Graeme Wood / The Atlantic:
I Wrote to John Walker Lindh.  He Wrote Back.  —  Four years ago, I wrote a letter to John Walker Lindh, then-inmate number 45426-083 in the Terre Haute penitentiary, to ask for advice about jihadism, Islamic law, and the Islamic State.  Lindh is the most famous jihadist America has ever produced.
Discussion: NPR
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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 …
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Washington Post:
While teaching, Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters, charging as much as $675 an hour  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters during her career as a professor at Ivy League law schools, charging as much as $675 an hour to advise a variety of clients …
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Alan Dershowitz / The Hill:
Are investigations of Trump the new McCarthyism?  —  When I came of age during the 1950s, liberals and civil libertarians were deeply concerned about the abuses of congressional investigations to expose communists and “fellow travelers.”  Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy was using congressional committees to do his dirty work.
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Fred Backus / CBS News:
Americans say administration should cooperate with congressional investigations — CBS News poll
Discussion: Raw Story
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
The Truth Behind Trump Tower Moscow: How Trump Risked Everything For A (Relatively) Tiny Deal  —  It's getting late, and Felix Sater—a onetime Trump partner, two-time convicted felon and longtime federal informant—sits in the back of a New York City restaurant, ready for a drink.
Douglas Hanks / Miami Herald:
Documents detail how Jerry Falwell Jr. went into South Beach venture with ‘pool boy’  —  New court documents offer a peek into how evangelist Jerry Falwell Jr. wound up in the South Beach hotel business with a former Fontainebleau Hotel pool attendant  —  The latest twist involves a top aide …
Michelle Alexander / New York Times:
My Rapist Apologized  —  I still needed an abortion.  —  My 12-year-old daughter recently asked me what I think about abortion.  She walked into the kitchen, poked around the refrigerator, then spun around and blurted it out: “I can't decide what I think about abortion.  I want to know what you think.”
ProPublica:
TurboTax Uses A “Military Discount” to Trick Troops Into Paying to File Their Taxes  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York.  Sign up for ProPublica's Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published.
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.
James Arkin / Politico:
Return of the Republican civil war?  —  A prominent conservative group is trying to lure a staunch ally of President Donald Trump into a primary race against Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, threatening to inflame intra-party tensions in a state crucial to the party's 2020 strategy.
Joe Tacopino / New York Post:
Man allegedly hiding drugs in butt accidentally shoots himself in testicles  —  A bungling felon from Washington state made a series of blunders when he shot himself in the testicles and tried to hide the weapon — all while storing drugs in his anus, a report said Thursday.
Discussion: 444
Bloomberg:
Trump to Approve $16 Billion More in Farmer Trade-War Aid  — ‘Farmers are disproportionately hit,’ Sec. Perdue tells Fox  — Trump won't let farmers ‘bear the brunt of that,’ Perdue says  —  The Trump Administration will provide $16 billion in a new round of farm-aid payments …
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Esquire's Editor Is Out in Reshuffling at Hearst Magazines  —  Jay Fielden is leaving his position as Esquire's editor in chief, a job he held three years, he and Hearst Magazines announced Thursday.  The change at the venerable men's publication, which started in 1933 …
The City:
Brooklyn Community Board Roils Over $26,000 SUV Splurge  —  A Brooklyn community board spent $26,000 in taxpayer money on an SUV — which THE CITY found parked Wednesday night across from a home owned by the board's manager.  —  The discovery came as some members of Community Board 1 fumed …
Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
Federal Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Collusion Ship  —  The entire Trump-Russia collusion narrative was always implausible.  —  One, the Washington swamp of fixers such as Paul Manafort and John and Tony Podesta was mostly bipartisan and predated Trump.  —  Two, the Trump administration's …
Discussion: RedState and The Last Refuge
Kendall Karson / ABC News:
2020 race sees shifting dynamics as Democrats seize on restrictive anti-abortion bills  —  President Donald Trump has evoked disturbing images of Democrats backing policies that he says allow babies to be ripped from “their mother's womb” toward the end of pregnancy as a way of painting …
NBC News:
Senate Dem. warns Trump could push through Saudi bomb deal without congressional approval  —  Congress approves arms sales to foreign governments.  But Trump could bypass lawmakers by declaring a national security emergency to sell weapons to Riyadh.  —  Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy warned …
Discussion: Political Wire
 
 
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
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New York Times:
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William Saletan / Slate:
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Li Zhou / Vox:
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Discussion: Politico, The Hill and Roll Call
New York Times:
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Discussion: Vox, Al Jazeera and UPI
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
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Conrad Black / New York Sun:
Democrats Are Painted Into a Corner
Discussion: Don Surber and Instapundit
Steven Greenstreet / New York Post:
The Pentagon finally admits it investigates UFOs
Daily Mail:
AOC says growing cauliflower is ‘colonial’ …
Washington Post:
Faced with relentless American pressure, Iran starts to hit back
Discussion: The Daily Caller
CBS News:
A 10-year-old migrant girl died last year in government care, officials acknowledge