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The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems prep for Mueller report’s launch | Trump, Ocasio-Cortez on Time 100 record | Trump targets Pelosi | McConnell appears to work with Speaker on spending | Why Indiana GOP fears Buttigieg | Dem senators attempting to avoid 2020 endorsement battle | Trump, Congress headed for conflict over subpoenas | Romney’s Capitol strikes | Bernie’s hand-written tax returns
NEWS THIS MORNING
100 of your most influential buddies:
Time journal unveiled its record of the 100 most influential individuals this morning.
The record, by class: http://bit.ly/2ZgZe5E
THE SPARK NOTES:
The record has the best variety of ladies ever: A report 48 of the 100 individuals on the record are ladies. http://bit.ly/2VTqd56
Polar opposites: President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump tears into ‘loopy’ Bernie Sanders after Fox Information city corridor Trump claims supporters had been saved out of Fox Information’s Bernie Sanders city corridor In a single day Protection: Trump vetoes measure to finish US-role in Yemen battle | Poland near deal on base jokingly referred to as ‘Fort Trump’ | Iranian lawmakers vote to label US Mideast forces as terrorists MORE and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Vitality: Collins receives extra donations from Texas oil, gasoline business than from Maine residents | Inside chief left conferences off schedule | Omar controversy jeopardizes Ocasio-Cortez journey to coal mine The Memo: Sanders turns into Dem front-runner Freshman Home Dems surge previous GOP in cash race MORE (D-N.Y.) each seem on the record. Who wrote their profiles: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) wrote Trump’s profile, and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg responds to protesters yelling about ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’ O’Rourke declines to signal pledge barring fossil gasoline cash In a single day Well being Care: CEO of largest non-public well being insurer slams ‘Medicare for All’ plans | Dem invoice targets youth tobacco use | CVS fined over pretend painkiller prescriptions | Trump, first girl to debate opioid disaster at summit MORE (D-Mass.) wrote AOC’s profile. http://bit.ly/2Iypcvw
That is fairly fascinating: Supreme Courtroom Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughOvernight Vitality: Collins receives extra donations from Texas oil, gasoline business than from Maine residents | Inside chief left conferences off schedule | Omar controversy jeopardizes Ocasio-Cortez journey to coal mine Michigan AG says she would not implement an abortion ban even when Roe had been overturned Collins receives extra donations from Texas fossil gasoline business than from Maine residents MORE and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford each seem on this yr’s record. Who wrote their profiles: Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Cash: Conservatives rally behind Moore for Fed | White Home interviewing different candidates | Trump, Dems spar on Tax Day | Finances watchdogs bemoan ‘debt denialism’ Embattled senators fill coffers forward of 2020 GOP senators divided on Trump commerce pushback MORE (R-Ky.) wrote Kavanaugh’s profile. Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Memo: Sanders turns into Dem front-runner A number of 2020 Dems say they’re able to face Fox Information city corridor Dems see lane to Buttigieg victory MORE (D-Calif.) wrote Blasey Ford’s profile. http://bit.ly/2V2rsSr
Legal professional Basic William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrBarr guidelines that asylum-seekers have to be detained throughout deportation proceedings GOP senators double down on demand for Clinton e mail probe paperwork Trump says he is not involved about Mueller report’s launch MORE made the record: And guess who wrote his profile — Deputy Legal professional Basic Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinHillicon Valley: Mueller report coming Thursday | YouTube provides 9/11 information to Notre Dame hearth video | New particulars on case towards Assange | 1000’s signal petition to ban Trump on social media | Conservatives facet with huge tech in GOP battle ‘Late Night time with Seth Meyers’ to run lengthy Thursday for deep dive into Mueller report Schiff, Nunes pressed DOJ for Mueller briefing MORE. http://bit.ly/2IrU3uC
Music-related individuals on the record: BTS, Ozuna, Khalid, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Girl Gaga. Particulars from Billboard: http://bit.ly/2UnZb47
It is Wednesday. T minus at some point till the Mueller report is publicly launched. I am Cate Martel with a fast recap of the morning and what’s developing. Ship feedback, story concepts and occasions for our radar to [email protected] — and comply with alongside on Twitter @CateMartel and Fb.
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In your marks, get set…:
Particular counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US ought to applaud alternative of Mueller to steer Russia probe MORE‘s extremely anticipated Russia report is anticipated to be launched Thursday morning.
Useful learn: Through NBC’s Dareh Gregorian, here is “your information to Mueller’s report on Trump: What’s in it, what’s not and what comes subsequent.” https://nbcnews.to/2DiZxmS
What time it would come out: Unclear. All we all know is “Thursday morning.”
The place to seek out the report when it’s revealed: The particular counsel’s web site. Right here’s the place to seek out it: http://bit.ly/2XnVrlf
Who and what was investigated: Right here’s the record: https://nyti.ms/2KMxqTz
How the Trump crew is making ready: Through Fox Information’s Brooke Singman, President Trump’s legal professionals are making ready a counter-report for any particulars associated to obstruction of justice. What we all know: https://fxn.ws/2Gs5dgp
‘What a part of the report is more likely to be most fascinating?’: “Reporters are more likely to make a beeline to the part of the report that addresses why Mr. Mueller determined not to attract a conclusion about whether or not Mr. Trump obstructed justice, citing ‘troublesome points’ of regulation and truth.” Particulars in The New York Occasions: https://nyti.ms/2Zkewq4
ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Why Indiana Republicans are terrified of Buttigieg:
Through The Hill’s Scott Wong, whereas South Bend mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg responds to protesters yelling about ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’ O’Rourke declines to signal pledge barring fossil gasoline cash On The Cash: Conservatives rally behind Moore for Fed | White Home interviewing different candidates | Trump, Dems spar on Tax Day | Finances watchdogs bemoan ‘debt denialism’ MORE is excelling on the presidential marketing campaign path, Republicans in Indiana are nervous that Buttigieg might drop out and instantly turn into a risk to win because the state’s governor. http://bit.ly/2UpmWJl
Yeah, however: The possibilities of Buttigieg dropping out of the presidential race are getting slimmer and slimmer as he rises within the polls.
How this might play out: http://bit.ly/2UpmWJl
TIDBIT — PROTESTERS ARE ONE OF THE MORE INTERESTING PARTS OF THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL:
Through CNN’s Dan Merica, “The identical protesters from Buttigieg’s occasions yesterday at the moment are exterior his home occasion right here in Marshalltown, Iowa this morning. Randall Terry is dressed because the satan and has a speaker system.” Photograph — wow: http://bit.ly/2XdBEF4
Protesters at @PeteButtigieg meet and greet — this time it includes actors dressed as Jesus, Devil and the mayor.
75+ individuals gathered right here in Marshalltown, ready to listen to from the mayor.
“Seeing these protesters evokes me to assist Pete much more,” one attendee informed me. pic.twitter.com/obbrwqFg22
— Elena Schneider (@ec_schneider) April 17, 2019
Senators not seeking to outline the connection but:
Through The Hill’s Jordain Carney, solely 4 Senate Democrats have chosen to endorse a 2020 presidential candidate. http://bit.ly/2VbKwhe
Which senators have endorsed candidates:
^ I.e.: Senators have endorsed home-state colleagues who’re operating.
Are candidates actively courting senators for endorsements?: Sure. “Senators say White Home hopefuls have reached out to them, however most are steering away from an endorsement sport that would result in an ungainly post-primary dynamic.”
IN THE WHITE HOUSE
Maintain your horses:
Through The Washington Publish’s By Tom Hamburger, Karoun Demirjian, Josh Dawsey and Rachael Bade, “President Trump’s attorneys and the White Home are shifting to withstand a rising variety of congressional requests for data, growing the chance of a protracted authorized battle that would check the ability of congressional subpoenas.”
Why this issues in Congress: “The constructing battle will form how a lot materials Home Democrats will be capable to acquire about Trump’s insurance policies and private funds via a number of investigations launched by varied congressional committees.”
What all of it means: https://wapo.st/2KKBaVx
The elephant within the room:
Through The Hill’s Alexander Bolton, “Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is attempting to construct a useful working relationship with Home Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiPelosi: ‘Every thing is at stake’ in 2020 election On The Cash: Conservatives rally behind Moore for Fed | White Home interviewing different candidates | Trump, Dems spar on Tax Day | Finances watchdogs bemoan ‘debt denialism’ Tim Ryan introduces invoice to require DOJ to create police de-escalation coaching MORE (D-Calif.) as the 2 sort out the mammoth activity of profitable a deal on fiscal spending ceilings for the following yr.” http://bit.ly/2DgGgTi
The place the talk is: “Democrats are insisting on parity between protection and nondefense spending, arguing any hike for the Pentagon have to be equal to that for home spending.”
Why that might be an enormous sticking level: “That straight contradicts the desires of President Trump, whose price range proposed slashing nondefense spending whereas growing protection spending by 5 %.”
MEANWHILE — STOP TRYING TO MAKE A TRUCE HAPPEN. IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN:
Through The Hill’s Mike Lillis and Brett Samuels, “President Trump is launching new assaults on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), questioning her management chops and veering sharply from his earlier observe of touting her abilities as an completed legislator and formidable rival.”
What could also be taking place: “The shift arrives because the 2020 Democratic major is heating up, leaving some observers to take a position that Trump is solely shifting into marketing campaign mode by taking up a Democratic adversary who has lengthy been radioactive within the eyes of conservative voters.” http://bit.ly/2UH5XXR
Began from the underside, now he is right here (in Russell 124):
Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyDemocrats want a ‘movie star’ candidate — and it isn’t Biden or Sanders On The Cash — Introduced by Job Creators Community — Cain anticipated to withdraw from Fed consideration, report says | Dem invoice directs IRS to create free on-line submitting service | Trump thought-about Ivanka for World Financial institution The Hill’s Morning Report — Assange indictment provides new authorized, political drama at DOJ MORE movin’ on up from the Russell basement pic.twitter.com/AY4QxFbspp
— Erica Werner (@ericawerner) April 17, 2019
I’ve no problem believing this:
Oh my god. Bernie Sanders and Jane Sanders handwrite their tax returns. pic.twitter.com/zJlUup3tXH
— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) April 15, 2019
Full dimension picture: http://bit.ly/2GtM6CM
Takeaways from the tax returns: https://wapo.st/2V8Es8Z
The Home and Senate are out.
1 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence lands in Dallas.
2 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence speaks at a marketing campaign occasion in Dallas.
2:55 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence heads to Midland, Texas.
4:40 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence excursions the Permian Basin Oil subject and Diamondback Oil rig.
6:30 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence speaks at a marketing campaign occasion in Midland, Texas.
10:20 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence returns to Washington, D.C.
WHAT TO WATCH
12:30 p.m. EDT: South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg campaigns in Des Moines, Iowa. Livestream: https://cs.pn/2UnwyEj
2 p.m. EDT: President Trump participates in a convention on Alternative Zones on the White Home. Livestream: http://bit.ly/2GiIZME
3:30 p.m. EDT: Presidential candidate former Rep. Beto O’RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O’RourkeO’Rourke declines to signal pledge barring fossil gasoline cash On The Cash: Conservatives rally behind Moore for Fed | White Home interviewing different candidates | Trump, Dems spar on Tax Day | Finances watchdogs bemoan ‘debt denialism’ A number of 2020 Dems say they’re able to face Fox Information city corridor MORE (D-Texas) campaigns in Alexandria, Va. Livestream: https://cs.pn/2v6AiQv
7:30 p.m. EDT: Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandSeveral 2020 Dems say they’re able to face Fox Information city corridor A couple of in 10 in new ballot say males are ‘higher suited emotionally’ for politics Buttigieg second most talked-about candidate on cable information reveals: evaluation MORE (D-N.Y.) campaigns in Des Moines, Iowa. Livestream: https://cs.pn/2Vakt9S
NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF…
At the moment is Nationwide Cheeseball Day.
Saaaame, dude. Identical.:
Through Fox 61, “Florida man arrested exterior Olive Backyard after consuming pasta belligerently.” The complete story: http://bit.ly/2VPeaG7
And since you made it to the tip, here is a decided canine who will depart no good males behind: http://bit.ly/2GtAM9L