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New York Times:
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump's Dorian Tweets, Sources Say  —  WASHINGTON — The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after the agency's Birmingham office contradicted President Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama …
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Washington Post:
NOAA's chief scientist will investigate why agency backed Trump over its experts on Dorian, email shows  —  National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini has also broken with NOAA leadership  —  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's acting chief scientist said in an email …
New York Times:
C.I.A. Informant Extracted From Russia Had Sent Secrets to U.S. for Decades  —  WASHINGTON — Decades ago, the C.I.A. recruited and carefully cultivated a midlevel Russian official who began rapidly advancing through the governmental ranks.  Eventually, American spies struck gold …
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Jim Sciutto / CNN:
Exclusive: US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017  —  Washington (CNN)In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN.
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Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump claims he'll release ‘extremely complete’ financial details  —  President Donald Trump on Monday claimed he plans on releasing an “extremely complete” report of his financial record, but he offered no specifics and a murky timeline.  —  Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House …
Connor O'Brien / Politico:
Air Force crews have lodged at Trump's Scottish resort at least 4 times  —  Air Force crews have stayed overnight at President Donald Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland on at least four occasions, two more than previously reported.  —  The four trips — uncovered through interviews with people present …
Martyn McLaughlin / Scotsman:   Donald Trump says he has ‘nothing to do’ with military bookings at his Turnberry resort
Michelle Theriault Boots / Anchorage Daily News:
Todd Palin files for divorce from former Alaska governor Sarah Palin  —  Todd Palin appears to have filed for divorce from former Alaska governor and one-time vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, his wife of 31 years.  —  In a document filed Friday in Anchorage Superior Court, Todd Palin …
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David Moye / HuffPost:
Todd Palin Reportedly Files For Divorce From Sarah Palin
Discussion: Craig Medred
McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
The Heir  —  The empire begins with a brothel.  It stands, sturdy and square, at the heart of a gold-rush boomtown in northwest British Columbia, a monument to careful branding.  The windows of the Arctic Restaurant have no signs offering access to prostitutes—even in a lawless Yukon outpost in 1899 …
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Jack Shafer / Politico:
The Dynasty Ends With King Donald  —  The United States of America might not be a hereditary monarchy, but that doesn't keep us from willing political dynasties into existence.  Speaking at a California Republican Party convention over the weekend, President Donald Trump's campaign manager …
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story and BizPac Review
Peter Wehner / The Atlantic:
Trump Is Not Well  —  During the 2016 campaign, I received …
Discussion: Raw Story
Brandon Ambrosino / Politico:
'Someone's Gotta Tell the Freakin' Truth': Jerry Falwell's Aides Break Their Silence  —  At Liberty University, all anyone can talk about is Jerry Falwell Jr. Just not in public.  —  “When he does stupid stuff, people will mention it to others they consider confidants and not keep it totally secret …
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YouTube:
“Undercover” — Valerie Plame for Congress  —  I'm running for Congress because we're going backwards on national security, health care, and women's rights.  We need to turn our country around. https://val...
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Valerie Plame: Let's Just Forget about that Anti-Semitism Thing
Nick Grube / Honolulu Civil Beat:
Why Is Tulsi Gabbard Paying This Obscure Consultant Big Bucks?  —  STEHEKIN, Wash. — Deep in the Washington state wilderness, a highly paid political consultant is raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars from U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's presidential campaign.
Discussion: Spectator USA and Politico
Associated Press:
The Latest: UK Parliament rejects holding snap elections  —  LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local):  —  British lawmakers have rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's request for an election before the country's scheduled departure from the European Union next month.
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BBC:
LIVEMPs vote on PM's call for early election
Discussion: The Guardian
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Anti-Boris Johnson Rebels Show Craven U.S. Republicans How to Try to Save a Democracy
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
David Uberti / VICE:
Milo Yiannopoulos Says He's Broke  —  “I can't put food on the table this way.”  —  Silicon Valley appears to have blown up Milo Yiannopoulos's business model.  —  The disgraced right-wing troll is complaining that the major social media companies have effectively cut off his alt-right audience …
Discussion: Splinter and Occupy Democrats
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump defends states scrapping GOP primaries and calls his challengers a ‘laughingstock’  —  President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed his trio of challengers for the Republican presidential nomination as “a laughingstock,” and defended the decisions by GOP leaders in a handful of states to scrap their 2020 primaries and caucuses.
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Associated Press:
At rally, Trump paints bleaks picture of Democratic control
Discussion: Politico
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
GOP faces must-win race in North Carolina
Discussion: Washington Monthly, Vox and Daily Kos
Terry Spencer / Associated Press:
Trespassing trial of Chinese woman stalls over underwear  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The trial of a Chinese businesswoman charged with lying to a Secret Service agent and trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club bogged down Monday before jury selection over her lack of underwear …
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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
50 U.S. states and territories announce broad antitrust investigation of Google  —  Only California and Alabama have not signed onto the probe  —  Attorneys general for 50 U.S. states and territories on Monday officially announced an antitrust investigation of Google, embarking …
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Washington Post:
For the first time ever, most new working-age hires in the U.S. are people of color  —  When Mónica Hernández told her husband that her 2019 New Year's resolution was to go back to work, he was surprised.  He kept asking her if that's what she really wanted to do.
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Mark Halperin ‘Threatened’ MSNBC Chief Phil Griffin for Nixing His Comeback  —  Sources said the disgraced political reporter became hostile in a phone chat with his ex-boss after reports emerged that MSNBC brass axed plans for Halperin to return to punditry.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump contradicts CBP head on Bahamian refugees, argues they might have been infiltrated by ‘very bad people’  —  Early Monday afternoon, acting Customs and Border Patrol head Mark Morgan offered Bahamians seeking humanitarian relief in the United States after Hurricane Dorian some peace …
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Melissa Boughton / The Progressive Pulse:
BREAKING: Republican attorneys send legislature prohibited partisan data during remedial mapmaking  —  The law firm representing Republican legislative leaders in an ongoing partisan gerrymandering case may have just polluted the remedial mapmaking process by sending them partisan data prohibited from use.
Ed Mazza / HuffPost:
Chrissy Teigen Gives Trump NSFW Nickname After Latest Presidential Meltdown  —  The president's attack on the model and her husband, singer John Legend, didn't go very well.  —  President Donald Trump paused his feuds with actor Debra Messing, former FBI director James Comey …
Discussion: The Daily Beast, CNN and Townhall
Annabelle Dickson / Politico:
Theresa May appoints top allies to House of Lords  —  LONDON — It's one of the hands a U.K. prime minister can always play — even on their way out the door.  —  Former Prime Minister Theresa May rewarded her closest political allies and a long list of advisers under a patronage system offered to outgoing prime ministers.
William Wan / Washington Post:
White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings  —  The White House is considering a controversial proposal to study whether mass shootings could be prevented by monitoring mentally ill people for small changes that might foretell violence.
Washington Post:
‘UVA has ruined us’: Health system sues thousands of patients, seizing paychecks and putting liens on homes  —  Heather Waldron and John Hawley are losing their four-bedroom house in the hills above Blacksburg, Va. A teenage daughter, one of their five children, sold her clothes for spending money.
Patrick Svitek / The Texas Tribune:
Elizabeth Warren endorses Texas U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar's Democratic primary challenger  —  The Democratic presidential candidate backed Jessica Cisneros, the immigration lawyer running to unseat Cuellar. … Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is wading into one of Texas …
Amanda Hess / New York Times:
Tina Turner Is Having the Time of Her Life  —  A Swiss chateau.  A Broadway musical all about her.  And absolutely nothing she has to do.  —  KÜSNACHT, Switzerland — There is a metal plaque on the gate to Tina Turner's estate that says “Vor 12.00 Uhr nicht läuten, keine Lieferungen …
Discussion: Metro.co.uk
Melody Gutierrez / Los Angeles Times:
California vaccine bills signed by Newsom as protesters are arrested at Capitol  —  California will enact sweeping new restrictions on medical exemptions for vaccines under bills signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday, despite near-constant protests in the state Capitol that resulted in arrests …
Discussion: U.S. Political News … and KTLA
 
 
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CNN:
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