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9:00 AM ET, June 19, 2017


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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.
Discussion: Political Wire
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
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Democrats sweat the details in Georgia special election  —  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.  —  But they're also gripped by anxiety about what happens if they fall short Tuesday.
Carol E. Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Jared Kushner to Travel to Middle East in Effort to Advance U.S. Peace Efforts
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
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 …
Finsbury Park: ‘Several hurt’ as vehicle hits pedestrians  —  A vehicle has struck pedestrians “leaving a number of casualties” in north London, police said.  —  One person was arrested following the incident near Finsbury Park Mosque on Seven Sisters Road.
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.
Live Updates: One Person Has Died After A Terror Attack On Worshippers Near A London Mosque  —  A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after driving a white van into a group of people outside Finsbury Park Mosque.  A witness told BuzzFeed News the man shouted that he wanted to “kill all Muslims”.
The Guardian:   Finsbury Park terror attack: Theresa May arrives at the scene - latest updates
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
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.
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
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
McConnell wants to force health care vote by July 4th  —  Sources close to Mitch McConnell tell me the Majority Leader is dead serious about forcing a Senate vote on the Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill before the July 4 holiday.  —  Some senators want to delay the vote but McConnell views that as delaying the inevitable.
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.
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Trump demands face time with favored Cabinet heads  —  CIA Director Mike Pompeo carves out three hours almost every weekday to drive from Langley, Va., to the White House with his team to give President Donald Trump his national security briefing in person.  —  The CIA director's treks …
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
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
‘Full Measure’: Quitting Congress  —  WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Just a couple of months ago, we profiled Congressman Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee which was poised to dig deep on wide-ranging investigations into government mischief, waste, fraud and abuse.
Discussion: Raw Story
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Conway: Congress should be thinking about ‘solutions’ instead of midterms  —  White House counselor Kellyanne Conway slammed Congress on Monday, saying members should stop thinking about midterm elections and focus on “solutions.”  —  “They shouldn't be thinking about next year's midterm elections,” Conway said on “Fox and Friends.”
Discussion: RedState
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Afghan war faces flurry of setbacks as new U.S. military policy nears
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
At height of Russia tensions, Trump campaign chairman Manafort met with business associate from Ukraine
Discussion: Politico and Raw Story
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Megyn Kelly Pantses Alex Jones
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Fox's Bolling talks of a future Senate run
Discussion: Mediaite
Lizzie Dearden / The Independent:
Mali attack: At least two killed at luxury resort near Bamako but gunmen release hostages
Discussion: IJR
Wall Street Journal:
Israel Gives Secret Aid to Syrian Rebels
Greg Bluestein / Political Insider blog:
Georgia Sixth: Ossoff, Handel condemn TV ad that ties Democrats to Scalise shooting
 Earlier Items: 
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Miriam Jordan / New York Times:
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Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Bill O'Reilly promises to make news about his firing
Thomas Gibbons-Neff / Washington Post:
U.S. aircraft shoots down a Syrian government jet over northern Syria, Pentagon says
Cleve R. Wootson Jr / Washington Post:
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