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May 6, 2019 8:21 a.m.

Happy Monday, May 6. House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler has given Attorney General Bill Barr until today to acquiesce to his demands — or risk being charged with contempt. Here’s more on that and some other stories we’re following.

Four Things To Watch Today

Barr’s last chance to avoid contempt

Nadler gave the Justice Department a Monday morning deadline to respond to his recent offer regarding the release of the full Mueller report. Nadler has threatened Barr with contempt if they can’t reach an agreement. We’ll be watching the department’s response.

Mnuchin to give answer on Trump’s taxes

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave himself a Monday deadline to respond to the House Ways and Means Committee request for President Trump’s tax returns. We’ll watch for Mnuchin’s response and justification today.

We’re on Mueller watch 

Special Counsel Robert Mueller could respond the House Judiciary Committee’s proposed May 15 date to testify any day. President Donald Trump is already expressing his displeasure at the idea of the taciturn special counsel opening up to his congressional foes.

Michael Cohen is (finally) off to jail 

After months of delay, the President’s old fixer is headed to one of the cushiest prisons in the country today for medical testing, a jumpsuit and the shining possibility of playing horseshoes and bocce ball with good behavior.

Today’s Rundown

12:15 p.m. ET Trump presents the commander-in-chief’s trophy to the U.S. Military Academy football team in the Rose Garden.

3:00 p.m. ET Senate gavels in.

6:00 p.m. ET Trump presents the presidential medal of freedom to Tiger Woods in the Rose Garden.

The Weekend’s Top Story

Trump Is Upset This Infowars ‘Thinker’ Got Banned From Facebook. Here’s What He Thinks — Allegra Kirkland

Reading List

The world shrugs as China locks up 1 million Muslims — Dave Lawler, Axios

The forgotten history of how Abraham Lincoln helped rig the Senate for Republicans — Ian Millhiser, ThinkProgress

One million species face extinction, U.N. panel says. And humans will suffer as a result — Darryl Fears, Washington Post

After 40 Years, NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’ Changes Its Tune — Niraj Chokshi, The New York Times

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