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11:40 PM ET, July 16, 2017

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Reuters:
U.S. Secret Service rejects suggestion it vetted Trump son's meeting  —  4 MIN READ  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service on Sunday denied a suggestion from President Donald Trump's personal lawyer that it had vetted a meeting between the president's son and Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign.
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Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Team Trump Excuses for the Don Jr. Meeting Go from Bad to Worse … In the week since the Donald Trump Jr. Russia-email scandal broke, the excuses from the White House, the president's legal team, and top Trump associates have gone from bad to worse.  —  On Sunday, Jay Sekulow …
Discussion: Raw Story
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Did Donald Trump's lawyer accidentally make a huge confession about the meeting with the Russian lawyer?
Discussion: Business Insider and IJR
Brandon Carter / The Hill:
Fox News host defends Trump Jr.: I'd meet with the Devil for opposition research
Discussion: Raw Story
Rebecca Morin / Politico:   Secret Service: Trump Jr. not under protection during meeting with Russian lawyer
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Secret Service responds to Trump lawyer: Russian lawyer meeting not screened
Discussion: Raw Story and RedState
Fox News Insider:
FIERY Judge Jeanine: Any Politician Would Take ‘First Trolley to Hell’ if the Devil Offered Opposition Research
Mark Moore / New York Post:   Secret Service: We didn't clear Don Jr.'s Russian lawyer
Alicia Cohn / The Hill:
Trump lawyer: Secret Service wouldn't have let Trump Jr. take ‘nefarious’ meeting
Discussion: ABC News and The Gateway Pundit
New York Times:
McCain's Surgery May Be More Serious Than Thought, Experts Say  —  The condition for which Senator John McCain had surgery on Friday may be more serious than initial descriptions have implied, and it may delay his return to Washington by at least a week or two, medical experts said on Sunday.
Joe Scarborough / Washington Post:
Trump is killing the Republican Party  —  I did not leave the Republican Party.  The Republican Party left its senses.  The political movement that once stood athwart history resisting bloated government and military adventurism has been reduced to an amalgam of talk-radio resentments.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Chris Buskirk / American Greatness:
Goodbye Joe Scarborough . . . Hello, Kid Rock
Discussion: TheBlaze and Rolling Stone
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
UAE orchestrated hacking of Qatari government sites, sparking regional upheaval, according to U.S. intelligence officials  —  The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of Qatari government news and social media sites in order to post incendiary false quotes attributed to Qatar's emir …
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Declan Walsh / New York Times:
Qatar Opens Its Doors to All, to the Dismay of Some  —  DOHA, Qatar — Take a drive in Doha, leaving behind the mirrored skyscrapers and palm-fringed avenues of this gas-rich city, and the protagonists of myriad conflicts are in easy reach.  —  In one western district …
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Carville: It would be ‘very, very difficult’ for Dems to retake Senate in 2018  —  Democratic operative James Carville is expressing doubt that his party will take back the Senate in 2018, saying Saturday that it would be “very, very difficult,” to do so.  —  “I think right now most Democrats …
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Igor Bobic / HuffPost:
Tom Price Says Insurers Should ‘Dust Off How They Did Business Before Obamacare’  —  Worked before, right?  —  Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price suggested Sunday that the nation's health insurance system ought to operate as it did before the Affordable Care Act was passed.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Noam N. Levey / Los Angeles Times:
Obamacare repeal bills could put coverage out of reach for millions of sick Americans
Discussion: RedState
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Health care on a scalpel's edge  —  Don Jr.'s Russia scandal may have one little upside for the White House: Two sources close to the health care negotiations told me they're pleased it has distracted the “resistance” movement and moved much of the media spotlight away from McConnell & co.'s negotiations.
Discussion: ABC News
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Saisha Talwar / ABC News:
8 to 10 Republican senators concerned about GOP bill: Collins
Discussion: Politico and AOL
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Nearly 150,000 attempts to hack SC voter registration system on Election Day: report  —  Hackers tried to infiltrate South Carolina's voter registration system nearly 150,000 times on Election Day 2016, according to a South Carolina State Election Commission report that was reported on by The Wall Street Journal.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Alexa Corse / Wall Street Journal:
South Carolina May Prove a Microcosm of U.S. Election Hacking Efforts
Discussion: Hullabaloo and New York Times
Tre'vell Anderson / Los Angeles Times:
George A. Romero, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ creator, dies at 77  —  Legendary horror movie director George A. Romero, pictured here in 2008, died Sunday.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)  —  Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, father of the modern movie zombie and creator of the groundbreaking …
The Seattle Times:
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused foster son, child-welfare investigator found in 1984  —  Records previously thought destroyed provide the clearest picture yet of the investigation of claims Ed Murray sexually abused his foster son.  —  An Oregon child-welfare investigator concluded …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump hasn't forgiven Sessions for Russia recusal  —  Attorney General Jeff Sessions' administration allies were hoping President Trump could, as he himself might say, see his way clear to letting it go.  But that's not happening.  —  Trump's initial fury about Sessions' recusal …
Gary Langer / ABC News:
6 months in, a record low for Trump, with troubles from Russia to health care (POLL)  —  Americans give President Donald Trump the lowest six-month approval rating of any president in polls dating back 70 years, punctuated by questions about his competence on the world stage, his effectiveness …
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Mark Murray / NBC News:
Trump's Approval Stands at 50 Percent in the Counties That Fueled His Win
Discussion: Political Wire
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
How ‘Neoliberalism’ Became the Left's Favorite Insult of Liberals  —  A generation ago, “neoliberalism” was the chosen label of a handful of moderately liberal opinion journalists, centered around Charles Peters, then-editor of the Washington Monthly.  Some neoliberals started calling traditional liberals “paleoliberals.”
 
 
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