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Andrew Hollinger / ushmm.org:
Statement Regarding the Museum's Position on Holocaust Analogies  —  Press Contacts  —  WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary.
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Yaron Steinbuch / New York Post:   US Holocaust museum denounces AOC's ‘concentration camp’ remarks
Sister Toldjah / RedState:
In Tweet Rebuking Steve King, AOC Accidentally Reminds People of Her Party's Tolerance for Anti-Semitism
Discussion: Newsweek, Townhall and Breitbart
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Sanders to propose canceling entire $1.6 trillion in U.S. student loan debt, escalating Democratic policy battle  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will propose on Monday eliminating all $1.6 trillion of student debt held in the United States, a significant escalation of the policy fight …
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Theodoric Meyer / Politico:
The Ivory Tower team of wonks behind Warren's policy agenda
Discussion: Shakesville
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed News:
“These People Are Ready To Bolt”: Elizabeth Warren Allies Plan To Target Joe Biden Voters
Discussion: The Week
Armando Garcia / ABC News:
Bernie Sanders details plan to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loan debt for everyone
Discussion: twitchy.com
Hayley Miller / HuffPost:
Sunday Morning Talk Shows Largely Ignore Trump Rape Allegation  —  The “big five” — NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and Fox — were all but silent on E. Jean Carroll's horrifying claim.  —  Acclaimed author E. Jean Carroll publicly alleged for the first time Friday that President Donald Trump raped her in a dressing room in the mid-1990s.
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Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Is the Media Ignoring What E. Jean Carroll Says About Trump?  —  The news media has been oddly quiet about a shocking accusation.  Why?  —  I know there was a lot going on over the past few days.  We still don't know exactly what President Donald Trump is up to in Iran.
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
E. Jean Carroll's Trump rape claim did not get enough coverage
Tawnell D. Hobbs / Wall Street Journal:
Don't Want Your School to Be Named for a Confederate General?  Find Someone Else Named Lee  —  Schools honor others with surname to avoid costs of repainting or new signs  —  The North East Independent School District in Texas was facing pressure to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School …
Discussion: Splinter and The Week
Project Veritas:
Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam  —  Insider: Google “is bent on never letting somebody like Donald Trump come to power again.”  —  Google Head of Responsible Innovation Says Elizabeth Warren “misguided” on “breaking up Google”
CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES:
Himes Calls for Impeachment Inquiry  —  The time has come for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump  —  Washington, DC— Today, Representative Jim Himes (CT-04) called for the opening of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump:
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Brandon Conradis / The Hill:   Himes becomes latest Democrat to back impeachment inquiry against Trump
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:   Adam Schiff sounds a lot more open to impeachment than he did a few weeks ago
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Judge: New Census Case Evidence Paints ‘Disturbing Picture’ Of Discriminatory Motives  —  A federal judge in Maryland on Monday explained why he wanted another look at potential racial animus behind the Trump administration's census citizenship question, with an opinion that said it …
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Ari Berman / Mother Jones:   Federal Judge Opens a Longshot Path to Striking Down Census Citizenship Question
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Kellyanne Conway Just ‘Disregarded’ The Law, Trump-Appointed Watchdog to Testify  —  In testimony to Congress, Henry Kerner, who Trump appointed as chief of the Office of Special Counsel, defended his decision to call for Conway's firing.  —  The Trump-appointed ethics official who called …
Discussion: Politico and Axios
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Pia Deshpande / Politico:
Conway says calls for her firing are efforts to ‘put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth’
Discussion: Washington Post
Allison P. Davis / The Cut:
The Wild Ride at Babe.Net The Aziz Ansari controversy was just the beginning of the trouble for the website.  —  In the spring of 2018, I visited the offices of the millennial/Gen-Z-oriented website babe.net, a sunny loft space in Williamsburg, just around the corner from Vice.
USA Today:
Supreme Court limits access to government records in loss for Argus Leader, part of the USA TODAY Network  —  Argus Leader will be heard in the U.S. Supreme Court April 22.  Here's why.  —  CONNECT  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court limited public and media access to government records Monday …
Discussion: CNN and Politico, more at Mediagazer »
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
These 3 lawmakers know the secrets in Mueller's report  —  The fate of Donald Trump's presidency may hinge on Congress' handling of special counsel Robert Mueller's report — yet just three rank-and-file members of the House are allowed to view Mueller's confidential files.
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Rachael Bade / Washington Post:   House panel reaches agreement to question former chief of staff to onetime White House counsel
Hanna Trudo / The Daily Beast:
‘Pete Has a Black Problem’: Top Black Leaders Say Buttigieg Is ‘Naive’ on Race  —  When asked in a private meeting about his support from African-American leaders in South Bend, the mayor couldn't think of one person, a source tells The Daily Beast.  —  NORTH AUGUSTA, South Carolina …
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:   Pete Buttigieg's Crash Course in Crisis
Lyman Stone / The Atlantic:
The Boomers Ruined Everything  —  The Baby Boomers ruined America.  That sounds like a hyperbolic claim, but it's one way to state what I found as I tried to solve a riddle.  American society is going through a strange set of shifts: Even as cultural values are in rapid flux, political institutions seem frozen in time.
Paul Demko / Politico:
Supreme Court agrees to hear Obamacare cases with billions of dollars at stake  —  The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge from health insurers who argue the federal government owes them hefty Obamacare payments, stoking the possibility the Trump administration could be forced …
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to consider whether federal government owes billions to health-care insurers
Discussion: Politico
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Trump Suffers a Triple Fail on Iran, Mexico and Immigration  —  The president's solo initiatives on Iran, Mexico and immigrants were all abandoned before taking effect.  Twitter bravado is a terrible way to govern.  —  LISTEN TO ARTICLE  —  4:46  —  SHARE THIS ARTICLE  —  Share  —  Tweet
Discussion: Vox and CNSNews
Axios:
Exclusive: Massive leak of Trump transition vetting documents shows “red flags” for top officials  —  Nearly 100 internal Trump transition vetting documents leaked to “Axios on HBO” identify a host of “red flags” about officials who went on to get some of the most powerful jobs in the U.S. government.
Brent Scher / Washington Free Beacon:
Just-Promoted DCCC Official Has History of Homophobic, Racist Comments  —  Top committee staffer Tayhlor Coleman deletes tweets after Free Beacon inquiry  —  A Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee official tapped last week to lead a new multimillion-dollar initiative to connect with …
Discussion: Breitbart and NRCC
Danny Danon / New York Times:
What's Wrong With Palestinian Surrender?  —  Knowing when to give up is often the first step to making peace.  —  Mr. Danon is Israel's ambassador to the United Nations.  —  The “economic workshop” in Bahrain this week, a summit of business leaders and political figures …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Al Jazeera
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Ex-Fox Newser Carl Cameron takes his ‘unfinished business’ to progressive startup  —  When folks leave Fox News, they quite often pursue projects that align with the worldview of their former employer.  They might launch a conservative talk show airing on Sinclair stations …
Breitbart:
Exclusive: Mexican Officials Confirm U.S. Warned Them About Suspected ISIS Terrorists Headed to Border  —  Mexican authorities are on high alert regarding three ISIS-linked terror suspects who are believed to be making their way from Central America to Mexico and potentially the U.S. border.
Associated Press:
AP-NORC Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States.  But, on the eve of the first debates in the campaign …
U.S. Department of the Treasury:
Treasury Targets Senior IRGC Commanders Behind Iran's Destructive and Destabilizing Activities  —  WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today against eight senior commanders of Navy, Aerospace, and Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
Discussion: The Guardian, Daily Wire and UPI
Elana Schor / Associated Press:
Medical groups warn climate change is a ‘health emergency’  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change …
Discussion: Shakesville and Political Wire
Sarah Ruiz-Grossman / HuffPost:
Women And People Of Color Were Elected At Same Rate As White Men In 2018: Report  —  “There's a common assumption that white men are the more electable candidates ― but our research found the opposite,” the research group's director said.  —  A new report on the 2018 midterm elections found …
Discussion: The Root
 
 
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Bernie Sanders / Foreign Affairs:
Ending America's Endless War
Discussion: The Nation
John Ziegler / Mediaite:
Here is Why Trump ‘Wins’ When Facing Non-Friendly Interviews, and What Should Be Done About It
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Mike Pence just revealed something important about Trump's Iran decisions
Discussion: The Week, New York Times and CNN
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Flynn's sentencing delayed again so new lawyer can study up
Aya Batrawy / Associated Press:
Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran
Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
Crack-ups at the Crossroads of Intersectionality
Josef Federman / The Times of Israel:
US uses pics from programs it cut to promote its new Palestinian economic plan
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Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News:
TikTok Has A Predator Problem. A Network Of Young Women Is Fighting Back.
Yoav Gonen / The City:
HIKE IN MINIMUM WAGE IS NET LOSS FOR THOSE WHOSE PUBLIC BENEFITS COLLAPSE
Discussion: twitchy.com
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Trump's ‘Concentration Camps’
Discussion: Fox News and Hullabaloo
Margot Cleveland / The Federalist:
How Hope Hicks's Testimony Again Destroyed The Trump-Russia Collusion Narrative
Jim VandeHei / Axios:
California governor: “Xenophobic” GOP will be 3rd party
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Caller
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
What Happens After Amazon's Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues
Discussion: Vox, more at Mediagazer »