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"[T]he person he most often singled out for praise was himself "— 2,026 times.
From a long list of Tweet topics:
How to catch Trump's eye for a retweet ... "Capital letters help. ... Mornings, East Coast time, are best," Matt Flegenheimer writes.
A worker gets ready for Democratic presidential candidates yesterday at the Finkenauer Fish Fry in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
At the Iowa Democratic Party's Liberty and Justice Dinner, Pete Buttigieg brought "the largest pack of supporters to an arena filled with thousands of Democrats for a polished speech in which he offered the 'hope of an American experience defined not by exclusion, but by belonging,'" the Chicago Tribune's Bill Ruthhart reports from Des Moines.
📊 A new national Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Buttigieg joining the "stable trio" of Warren, Biden and Bernie Sanders at the top of the pack, while the rest of the field polls at 2% or below.
"If the Senate confirms a batch of nominees now working their way through the approval process, a quarter of the nation’s 179 appeals court judges — those sitting just below the Supreme Court — will be appointees of Mr. Trump," the N.Y. Times Rebecca Ruiz reports.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed the idea that Ukraine — not Russia — was behind the hack of DNC servers, Manafort's deputy Rick Gates told Mueller investigators, according to an AP account of documents released after lawsuits by BuzzFeed News and CNN.
On the campaign aircraft, Gates told the FBI, candidate Trump once said to "get the emails."
"Being an assistant in Hollywood has long ranked among the most thankless jobs in the industry," the L.A. Times' Stacy Perman writes. "Subjected to grueling hours, low pay, few benefits or protections and the vagaries of monomaniacal bosses, assistants have largely toiled in silence because it was considered a golden ticket to advancement — but no longer."
How it happened, per the L.A. Times: "The plight of Hollywood assistants gained currency last month after 'Chernobyl' screenwriter Craig Mazin and John August, writer of 'Aladdin,' devoted a portion of their podcast, 'Scriptnotes' to the subject."
"Baby Shark" blared over loudspeakers and a wave of red confetti washed across Pennsylvania Avenue as Washington Nationals fans rejoiced at a parade marking Washington's first World Series victory since 1924.
Why it matters: The camaraderie among the players was a theme heard throughout the rally. "It took all 25 of us, every single day we were pulling for each other," said pitcher Stephen Strasburg, World Series MVP.
P.S. Just hours after the Nats parade, starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg opted out of his contract and will test free agency, the WashPost reports:
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