May 2, 2019

WaPo's print edition of the Mueller report climbs to top of Best Sellers

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The Washington Post and Scribner's book edition of The Mueller Report, published on April 19, climbed to the top of the New York Times' Best Seller list, debuting at No. 1.

Quick take: The acknowledgement reflects sales for the week of April 22-27. Publishers were quick to distribute the redacted report, even noting it is available for free online. The print copy includes Mueller's most relevant findings, a timeline of events, a list of players wrapped up in the investigation, and Attorney General William Barr’s 4-page letter to Congress sent on March 24. Investigative reporters Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky — both with The Washington Post — produced an introduction based on their extensive coverage of the nearly 2-year special investigation.

What's next: Washington Post reporters are working on an audiobook with publisher Simon & Schuster.

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Situational awareness

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Bloomberg campaign says Tennessee vandalism "echoes language" from Bernie supporters
  2. Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers
  3. Trump misrepresents 2020 Russia briefing as Democratic "misinformation"
  4. Bernie Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"
  5. Nearly half of Republicans support pardoning Roger Stone
  6. Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"

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Bernie Sanders told CBS "60 Minutes" that he was surprised by Mike Bloomberg's lackluster performance at Wednesday's Democratic debate.

What he's saying: "If that's what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I think it's quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out."

Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

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Lyft has acquired Halo Cars, a small startup that lets ride-hailing drivers earn money via ad displays mounted atop their cars. Lyft confirmed the deal but declined to share any details.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies are increasingly eyeing additional ways to generate revenue, and Lyft rival Uber has been quietly testing a partnership with New York-based Cargo that gives it a cut of the advertising revenue, as I previously reported.