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7:55 PM ET, June 25, 2017

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Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
Kellyanne Conway on Senate health bill: ‘These are not cuts to Medicaid’  —  Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway asserted Sunday that the Senate health care bill does not propose cuts to Medicaid, despite projections that it would cut the federal health insurance program by $800 billion.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Ryan Koronowski / ThinkProgress:
Trump advisers claim GOP health care bill won't cut Medicaid.  It will.  —  It's a big reason why just 38 percent of people know Trumpcare cuts Medicaid.  —  The Senate health care bill makes massive cuts to Medicaid.  But you wouldn't know that just from listening to Trump administration officials on the Sunday shows.
Discussion: Kaiser Health News and Daily Kos
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
Senate Republicans face key week as more lawmakers waver in support for health-care bill … Senate Republicans are facing down an increasingly daunting challenge to secure the votes necessary to pass legislation to dramatically change President Barack Obama's signature health-care law …
Discussion: Axios
Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:
Democrats ‘better stand for something,’ says party's Senate leader
Eli Watkins / CNN:   Tom Price promises GOP won't pull ‘rug out’ on health care
Josh Delk / The Hill:
Koch political leader says GOP healthcare bill not conservative enough
Discussion: ABC News and The Week
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 6-25-17: Kellyanne Conway, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Susan Collins, and Sen. Rand Paul
Discussion: Daily Wire, The Week and Politico
Associated Press:
Trump: Not ‘that far off’ from passing health overhaul
Discussion: Axios, Politico and The Week
Patrick Temple-West / Politico:
Price invites GOP foes of Obamacare overhaul to keep talking
Discussion: RedState
Harriet Sinclair / Newsweek:
Gay Pride marchers with Jewish flags told to leave Chicago parade  —  U.S. LGBT PRIDE LGBT ISRAEL-PALESTINE  —  Jewish people celebrating LGBT Pride in Chicago were told not to display Star of David flags because other people found them ‘offensive.’  —  The Jewish Star of David flag …
Discussion: MILO NEWS and The Daily Caller
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Haaretz:
Chicago ‘Dyke March’ Bans Jewish Pride Flags: ‘They Made People Feel Unsafe’  —  Dyke March organizers removed participants waving Jewish Pride flags because they were ‘triggering’  —  Three people carrying Jewish Pride flags were asked to leave the annual Chicago Dyke March on Saturday.
Discussion: Breitbart and twitchy.com
Rachel Cromidas / Chicagoist:
Photos: Dyke March Drew Hundreds To Rally In Little Village Saturday, Amid Accusations Of Anti-Semitism  —  This post has been updated.  —  A day before the city's massive annual Pride Parade, the 21st Annual Dyke March drew over a thousand people to its first march and rally in Little Village this year …
John Hudson / BuzzFeed:
Moscow Is Finally Recalling Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak  —  After nearly ten years at the nexus of US-Russia relations, Washington's most radioactive diplomat is headed home … Ending one the most turbulent tenures of a Washington-based ambassador in recent memory …
Jordan Rau / New York Times:
Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes  —  ORANGE, Va. — Alice Jacobs, 90, once owned a factory and horses.  She has raised four children and buried two husbands.  —  But years in an assisted living center drained her savings, and now she relies on Medicaid to pay for her care …
Discussion: Mediaite
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New York Times:
Senate Leaders Try to Appease Members as Support for Health Bill Slips  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders scrambled Sunday to rally support for their health care bill even as opposition continued to build outside Congress and two Republican senators questioned whether the bill would be approved this week.
Norm Ornstein / The Atlantic:
The Kabuki Theater of the AHCA  —  The United States has never had a Senate leader as ruthless, as willing to bend, distort and break the rules, traditions and precedents of the Senate as Mitch McConnell.  And the Senate has probably never had a majority leader as effective at accomplishing …
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Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates
Discussion: National Review and Balkinization
CNN:
Pilot urges prayers as ‘technical issue’ forces turnaround  —  (CNN)An AirAsia X flight to Malaysia from Perth, Australia, was forced to turn back Sunday after the twin-aisle Airbus A330-300 aircraft began shaking due to what the airline called a “technical issue.”
Intern / FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV:
Restaurant owner says nearby Confederate flag is hurting his business  —  ORANGEBURG, S. C.  — A Confederate flag flies high above a South Carolina restaurant.  —  Some customers hate it, including the restaurant's owner, but he says he can't do anything about it.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Root
USA Today:
Woman suspected of setting Iowa mosque on fire … Police in Iowa arrested a 22-year-old woman suspected of starting a small fire at an Iowa mosque Thursday morning.  —  Des Moines firefighters and police were called to the Islamic Center of Des Moines about 10 a.m. There had been a small fire …
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Kelly Maricle / WHOTV:
Woman Charged with Arson in Fire at Des Moines Mosque
Jon Passantino / BuzzFeed:
CNN Is Imposing Strict New Rules On Its Russia Coverage  —  The decision came after the network deleted and retracted a post on Friday.  —  CNN is imposing strict new publishing restrictions for online articles involving Russia after the network deleted a story and then issued a retraction late Friday …
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Spicer: Trump's strategy on Comey tapes worked  —  White House press secretary Sean Spicer praised President Trump during an interview on Sunday for insinuating there could be recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.  —  “He knew that the truth would come out …
Discussion: RedState, Washington Post, IJR and TheBlaze
 
 
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Chris Spargo / Daily Mail:
Joe Scarborough releases anti-Trump music video featuring scenes of war, drug use and the nuclear …
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
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Kai-Fu Lee / New York Times:
The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence
Discussion: Axios and Daily Kos
Brian M. Rosenthal / New York Times:
A Self-Proclaimed ‘Tough Cop’ Wants a New Title: Mayor
ACLU:
New TSA Policy May Lead to Increased Scrutiny of Reading Material
Discussion: The Hill
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Democrats field a glut of House candidates in 2018 but remain divided on how to win
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Freedom Caucus holds fire on Senate Obamacare repeal bill
Discussion: The Week and New York Times
 Earlier Items: 
Jerome Hudson / Breitbart:
Black Unemployment at Lowest Level in 17 Years
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Donald Skunks the Democrats
ABC News:
Donald Trump promises to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Is Going Hollywood, Seeking Scripted TV Programming
Bruce Bialosky / Townhall.com:
Congress Needs to Forget Trump and His Tweets and Pass the Big Bills
Michael Kruse / Politico:
I Found Trump's Diary—Hiding in Plain Sight
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
William D. Cohan / Vanity Fair:
The Untold Story of How Gary Cohn Fell for Donald Trump
Discussion: Axios