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8:00 AM ET, June 19, 2017


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Daily Mail:
Finsbury Park worshippers dragged ‘attacker’ across ground  —  The award-winning Finsbury Park Mosque is a beacon for community relations and works tirelessly to promote a better understanding of Islam.  —  In 2014, it became the first Muslim place of worship in the UK to be handed …
LATEST: Incident in Finsbury Park  —  BST  —  Commissioner, Cressida Dick, said:  —  “London has woken up to the news of another appalling attack on our city.  —  “My thoughts are with the family of the man who has died and with all those who were injured.
New York Times:
Kushner Is Said to Be Reconsidering His Legal Team  —  Representatives of Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, have quietly contacted high-powered criminal lawyers about potentially representing him in the wide-ranging investigation into Russia's influence on the 2016 election …
Discussion: Political Wire
Carol E. Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Jared Kushner to Travel to Middle East in Effort to Advance U.S. Peace Efforts  —  President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner, plans to travel to the Middle East this week to try to advance U.S. efforts to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, a White House official said Sunday.
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Congressional shooting clouds final days of Georgia special election  —  THE BIG IDEA:  —  JOHNS CREEK, Ga.—When Republican congressional candidate Karen Handel went table to table greeting patrons at Marlow's Tavern on Friday night, almost everyone asked her about the letters.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Jared Kushner to visit Middle East in pursuit of peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians
Discussion: CNN and The Week
The Hill:
GOP considers cancelling August recess to salvage agenda  —  Alarmed by the stalemate on healthcare reform, lack of progress on tax reform and appropriations bills that are far behind schedule, Republican lawmakers across Congress are increasingly willing to consider cancelling the month-long August recess.
Associated Press:   GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill
Jonathan Swan / Axios:   McConnell wants to force health care vote by July 4th
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
The State Department just broke a promise to minority and female recruits  —  Dozens of young minority and female State Department recruits received startling and unwelcome news last week: They would not be able to soon join the Foreign Service despite having been promised that opportunity.
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Democrats sweat the details in Georgia special election  —  Party officials fear the potentially demoralizing effect of a defeat.  —  SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Democrats are closer than they ever could have imagined to winning a House seat in the Republican suburbs of Atlanta, and dealing a resounding blow to Donald Trump.
Greg Bluestein / Political Insider blog:
Georgia Sixth: Ossoff, Handel condemn TV ad that ties Democrats to Scalise shooting
Wall Street Journal:
In Georgia House Race, Parties Battle for New Swing Voters
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Washington Post:
Officials: 17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque  —  Police found remains Sunday thought to be those of a missing Virginia teenager who they say was assaulted and disappeared overnight after leaving a mosque in the Sterling area, and a 22-year-old man …
Discussion: The Guardian
NBC4 Washington:
Teen Missing in Fairfax County Believed Dead; Suspect Charged: Police
Discussion: Raw Story
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
We need a Robert Mueller resignation or a second special counsel  —  The only way to avoid a tainted investigation or a political explosion is another counsel to investigate possible obstruction of justice.  —  Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a problem: He has a disqualifying conflict of interest regarding a large part of his work.
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
The Justice Department Is Killing Trump
Discussion: Business Insider and
Ema O'Connor / BuzzFeed:
The Man Who Secretly Taped Planned Parenthood Could Be Going To Prison — Alongside His Criminal Lawyers  —  Last month, David Daleiden and his criminal defense lawyers released additional footage of abortion providers and the names of 14 of his accusers, possibly violating court injunctions and seals.
Discussion: Raw Story
Thomas Gibbons-Neff / Washington Post:
U.S. aircraft shoots down a Syrian government jet over northern Syria, Pentagon says  —  A United States strike aircraft shot down a Syrian government fighter jet on Sunday shortly after the Syrians bombed U.S.-backed fighters in northern Syria, the Pentagon said in a statement.
Artemis Moshtaghian / CNN:
Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria, targets ISIS
Discussion: Instapundit
NBC News:
NBC News Exclusive: Memo Shows Watergate Prosecutors Had Evidence Nixon White House Plotted Violence  —  Watergate prosecutors had evidence that operatives for then-President Richard Nixon planned an assault on anti-war demonstrators in 1972, including potentially physically attacking Vietnam …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Fox's Bolling talks of a future Senate run
Lizzie Dearden / The Independent:
Mali attack: At least two killed at luxury resort near Bamako but gunmen release hostages
Discussion: IJR
‘Full Measure’: Quitting Congress
Discussion: Raw Story
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Trump demands face time with favored Cabinet heads
Wall Street Journal:
Israel Gives Secret Aid to Syrian Rebels
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Two years ago, they couldn't look away. Now some Trump supporters are tuning out.
Miriam Jordan / New York Times:
One Ohio Town's Immigration Clash, Down in the Actual Muck
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Bill O'Reilly promises to make news about his firing
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People mad about the Trump-like ‘Julius Caesar’ are sending death threats to the wrong theater
New York Daily News:
Ground Zero recovery worker from Queens targeted by immigration authorities for deportation
Discussion: Fusion and Raw Story
Bruce Bialosky /
The Winners Are the Russians  —  You set off to invade and disrupt …