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Mueller’s done. What now?

March 23, 2019
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
Attorney General William Barr answered one of the most burning questions in American politics on Friday: When will Robert Mueller’s Russia probe end?
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Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump face criticism for use of private email, texts

March 22, 2019
Paula Reid | CBS News
President Trump's daughter and son-in-law face criticism over their use of private emails and text messages for government business. In a letter to the White House, House Oversight Committee chairman Elijah Cummings said the communications of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner raises security and record-keeping concerns.
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Washington anticipates Mueller report release

March 22, 2019
Kristen Welker | NBC News
Special counsel Robert Mueller is soon expected to turn in his anticipated report to Attorney General Bill Barr. It will aim to answer the key question: Did President Trump collude with Russia to meddle in the 2016 election?
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For Trump, attacking McCain is a way to appeal to his political base

March 22, 2019
Robert Costa, Josh Dawsey, Seung Min Kim | The Washington Post
Republican leaders gasped again this week at President Trump’s conduct, expressing horror at his scathing criticism of John McCain, the late Arizona senator and former GOP presidential nominee. But to many Trump allies — and to Trump himself — it all makes perfect sense.
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Trump Backs Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

March 22, 2019
Vivian Salama, Felicia Schwartz | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump endorsed Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights on Thursday, marking what would be a sharp U.S. policy shift over the disputed territory decades after Israel seized the land from Syria in the Six Day War.
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Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses

March 22, 2019
Maggie Haberman, Michael Shear | The New York Times
President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday directing federal agencies to link grants and certain other funds for higher education to how colleges and universities enforce the right to “free inquiry” on their campuses.
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Months After John McCain’s Death, Trump Keeps Feud With Him Alive

March 21, 2019
Maggie Haberman, Annie Karni, Michael Tackett | The New York Times
It is an obsession he cannot seem to shake. Senator John McCain of Arizona has been dead for seven months, but President Trump’s feud with him is very much alive, and in front of a military audience at a tank plant here in Lima, Ohio, on Wednesday, he took it to a new level.
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Trump Says ‘Let People See’ Mueller’s Report When It’s Released

March 21, 2019
Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg
President Donald Trump indicated he wants Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report made public after it’s submitted to Attorney General William Barr. “Let it come out,” Trump told reporters at the White House as he departed Wednesday for a fundraiser and public remarks in Ohio. “Let people see it. It’s up to the attorney general.”
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Trump Says Islamic State About to Lose Its Last Hold on Syrian Land

March 21, 2019
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump said the Islamic State extremist group would suffer its final territorial defeat by Wednesday evening, even as U.S.-backed fighters in Syria were still completing the battle against the militants.
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