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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
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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.
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 …
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 …
Associated Press:   War of words intensifies between Trump, Democratic leaders inspires #TrumpMustResign
Grant Stern / Washington Press:
Trump appears to have just accidentally revealed he lied to Mueller in Rose Garden rant
Discussion: Raw Story
Jordyn Hermani / Politico:
Pelosi: Trump needs ‘an intervention’ after White House blow-up
Discussion: Political Wire
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Trump seems to be transparently mad
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Kellyanne Conway accuses Pelosi of treating her like a ‘maid’
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
Pelosi says Trump wants to be impeached and is angry that House Democrats are not moving in that direction
NBC News:
After infrastructure blowup, Trump owns Washington gridlock
Discussion: Roll Call, MSNBC and Washington Times
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
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Dianne Feinstein's dinner with the foreign minister of Iran
Associated Press:   Trump's campaign centered on fighting Democrats, not policy
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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New York Times:
Banker Accused of Arranging $16 Million in Loans to Manafort to Gain High-Level Trump Post  —  Stephen M. Calk, the chairman of a small Chicago bank, sought positions including secretary of the Treasury, prosecutors said.  —  The chairman of a Chicago bank has been indicted in Manhattan …
Mad Dog PAC:
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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.
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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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
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.
Pew Research Center:
Nearly Half of Democrats Say the Best Age for a President Is ‘In Their 50s’  —  Most Democrats say gender, race of 2020 nominee won't change their enthusiasm  —  When asked about the ideal age for a president, most Democrats say they prefer someone in their 40s through their 60s …
Discussion: Washington Post and Political Wire
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.
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.”
State Primary Schedule / Polls:
Women Rise in Dem 2020 Field  —  Biden maintains lead, but it's not as large among early state voters  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains his front-runner status among Democratic voters nationwide, but some female candidates - namely Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren …
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
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
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 …
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.
Bloomberg:
Trump to Send Farmers $16 Billion More in China Trade-War Aid  — Payments to be based on county-level farm production: USDA  — Agency is looking to avoid impacting planting decisions  —  The Trump Administration will provide $16 billion in a new round of farm-aid payments …
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire
 
 
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Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
How Trump Broke the Freedom Caucus
Discussion: Reason, IJR and PJ Media Home
Joseph Simonson / Washington Examiner:
Avenatti claims he was told Trump is behind his indictment
Discussion: Political Wire
Sonja Sharp / Los Angeles Times:
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Discussion: Daily Wire and Fox News
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Are More Moderate Democrats More Electable?
Discussion: The Economist
Kendall Karson / ABC News:
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New York Times:
How Much Political Experience Does It Take to Be Elected President?
Discussion: Althouse
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Esquire's Editor Is Out in Reshuffling at Hearst Magazines
 Earlier Items: 
NBC News:
Senate Dem. warns Trump could push through Saudi bomb deal without congressional approval
Discussion: Political Wire
New York Times:
India Election Results: Modi and the B.J.P. Make History
Discussion: Vox, Al Jazeera and UPI
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Abrams: ‘Identity politics is exactly who we are and exactly how we won’
Discussion: RedState and Breitbart
The City:
Brooklyn Community Board Roils Over $26,000 SUV Splurge
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Pro-Gun Parkland Teen Kyle Kashuv Apologizes for ‘Inflammatory’ Racial Comments
Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
Federal Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Collusion Ship
Discussion: RedState and The Last Refuge
CBS News:
A 10-year-old migrant girl died last year in government care, officials acknowledge