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11:30 PM ET, June 17, 2018


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Laura Bush / Washington Post:
Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’  —  Laura Bush is a former first lady of the United States.  —  On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents.
Washington Post:
Democrats intensify fight for immigrant children — and bludgeon Trump and Republicans ahead of midterms  —  Democrats expanded their campaign Sunday to spotlight the Trump administration's forced separation of migrant children from their families at the U.S. border, trying to compel a change …
Discussion: HuffPost and NPR
Nomaan Merchant / Associated Press:
Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas  —  McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing.  One cage had 20 children inside.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and The Guardian
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Associated Press Uses ‘Cages’ to Describe Chain-Link Partitions in Border Patrol Center  —  The Associated Press published a report Sunday evening describing chain-link partitions within a U.S. Border Patrol facility in McAllen, Texas, as “cages” — while other news organizations described them as “fences.”
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Kabb / WOAI:
12 immigrants ejected, 5 die after car being chased by Border Patrol crashes  —  BIG WELLS, Texas (KABB/WOAI) - Authorities said five undocumented immigrants are dead following a chase involving Border Patrol agents.  —  Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said the crash happened off Highway 85 in Big Wells at about noon.
Frank Miles / Fox News:
At least 5 dead after SUV carrying illegal immigrants crashes, sheriff says
Discussion: Townhall
Miriam Jordan / New York Times:
'I Can't Go Without My Son,' a Mother Pleaded as She Was Deported to Guatemala  —  As a growing number of families are being separated as part of the Trump administration's attempt to control illegal immigration, some parents are being deported before recovering their children.
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Trump and the Baby Snatchers  —  This was the lead paragraph of a New York Times report last week:  —  “The Trump administration said on Friday that it had separated 1,995 children from parents facing criminal prosecution for unlawfully crossing the border over a six-week period that ended last month …
Discussion: Econlib and Mediaite
Ilya Somin / Reason:
“Enforcing the Law” Doesn't Justify Separating Migrant Children from their Parents  —  The Trump administration recently adopted a “zero tolerance” policy under which undocumented immigrants apprehended by federal officials are forcibly separated from their children.
Discussion: KTLA, America's Voice and CNN
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Melania Trump weighs in on her husband's cruel policy.  Where are you, Ivanka?  —  Melania Trump, the most reticent first lady since Pat Nixon, has done an admirable thing.  She has lent her voice to those who oppose the Trump administration's heinous policy of separating migrant children from their parents.
Daniella Silva / NBC News:   First lady Melania Trump makes statement on family separations as protests grow
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:   ‘Zero-tolerance policy means zero humanity:’ Democrats decry Trump immigration policy after tour of detention center
New York Post:20 minutes ago
Stop breaking up families at the border  —  House Speaker Paul Ryan says he wants to stop the mass separation of children from their families along the border, but his bid to fix it is pathetic.  And President Trump's claim that Democrats need to change the relevant law is no better.  —  SEE ALSO
Albert R. Hunt / Bloomberg:   Paul Ryan Has Sacrificed the Rest of His Principles
John Binder / Breitbart:
Lou Dobbs: If Paul Ryan ‘Deceives’ Trump into DACA Amnesty, GOP Will Lose House Majority15 minutes ago
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
FBI agent removed from Russia probe for anti-Trump texts says he's willing to testify before Congress  —  The FBI agent who was removed from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election for sending anti-Trump texts intends to testify before the House Judiciary Committee …
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Poll: Republicans Approve of Trump's Family Separation Policy … Nearly every day, voters have been confronted with heart wrenching stories about immigrant children being separated from their parents upon crossing the border into the United States.  —  The president incorrectly blames …
Leigh Ann Caldwell / NBC News:   GOP fears midterms backlash from breaking up families at the border
Beth Quimby / Press Herald:
Collins says she opposes family separations at border, but calls Democratic bill to stop them too broad
Discussion: New York Magazine
Washington Post:
Trump associate Roger Stone reveals new contact with Russian national during 2016 campaign  —  MIAMI — One day in late May 2016, Roger Stone — the political dark sorcerer and longtime confidant of Donald Trump — slipped into his Jaguar and headed out to meet a man with a Make America Great Again hat and a viscous Russian accent.
National Journal:
The GOP's Rapid Retreat in the Midwest  —  Republicans have abandoned Senate races in states Trump carried, and could lose several key governorships as well.  Trump's boasting of crashing the blue wall is rapidly becoming ancient history.  —  One of the biggest red flags …
Trump tweets defense of his North Korea summit  —  President Trump tweeted a defense of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday morning, claiming that he received “so much for peace in the world” and teasing that “more is being added in finals.”
Discussion: CNN, The Daily Caller, AOL and ABC News
New York Times:
A Financier's Profit-Minded Mission to Open a Channel Between Kushner and North Korea
Discussion: Axios and Raw Story
George Packer / New Yorker:
Donald Trump Goes Rogue  —  In half a week, between Quebec and Singapore, Trump showed that the liberal order is hateful to him, and that he wants out.  —  When President Trump walked out early from the meeting of the Group of Seven in Charlevoix, Quebec, on June 9th, he left …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
United States Senator Jeff Flake:
Flake, Collins Press DHS, HHS on Immigration Policies  —  WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) yesterday sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar regarding …
Discussion: Splinter and Axios
NBC 10 Philadelphia:
‘Everybody Ran’: Suspect Dead, 22 Hurt in NJ Festival Shooting  —  Officials are investigating possible police involvement in the shooting.  —  Suspect Dead and 22 Hurt in Trenton Festival Shooting  —  A New Jersey arts and music festival turned deadly early Sunday morning when a barrage …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict   Find
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New York Post:
Stop breaking up families at the border   Find
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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Trump and the Baby Snatchers   Find
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict15 minutes ago
Pope Francis says abortion to avoid birth defects is similar to Nazi crimes
Discussion: Daily Wire
Noah Berlatsky / NBC News:
This Father's Day, men are experiencing a crisis of masculinity. The solution? More feminism.
Discussion: Louder With Crowder
Lee Smith / American Greatness:
Trump's Moves With N. Korea Are Nothing Like Obama's With Iran
Cary Darling / Houston Chronicle:
Cruz edges out Kimmel in charity basketball game in Houston
Discussion: Daily Wire
Joel Kotkin / Orange County Register:
Patriarchy or no, it's good to have dad around on Father's Day
Sarah Mervosh / New York Times:
A Legal Resident, an Arrest by ICE and Father's Day in Jail
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
New York Times:
Safety Concerns Grow as Inmates Are Guarded by Teachers and Secretaries
Discussion: The Crime Report
 Earlier Items: 
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Instead of Trump's propaganda, how about a nice ‘truth sandwich’?
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Nicole Belle / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Where Are The Girls Being Detained By The Trump Administration?
Discussion: Althouse and Hullabaloo
Morgan Greene / Chicago Tribune:
In Chicago, Stormy Daniels muses: ‘Should I run for president?’
Discussion: IJR and Daily Wire
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
Steve Bannon: Donald Trump Doesn't Lie, and Never Has ‘To My Knowledge’
Nancy Cook / Politico:
Slow-moving White House communications shakeup sinks morale
Discussion: Axios
New York Times:
Ashley Parker, Michael Bender
New York Times:
Corey Stewart, Virginia Senate Nominee, Evokes Trump on Racial Issues
Here's How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border
Discussion: Balloon Juice