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2:20 PM ET, July 21, 2017


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Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary  —  WASHINGTON — Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
Dana Bash / CNN:
Exclusive: Mueller asks WH staff to preserve all documents relating to June 2016 meeting  —  WaPo, NYT: Trump legal team trying to undercut Mueller  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House to preserve all documents relating to the June 2016 meeting …
Washington Post:
Trump's lawyers seek to undercut Mueller's Russia investigation  —  Some of President Trump's lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing …
Brian Beutler / New Republic:
We're on the Brink of an Authoritarian Crisis  —  If Trump fires Robert Mueller or pardons himself, Republicans won't do a thing about it—and our democracy will be changed forever.  —  There were many reasons to be alarmed by the transcript of President Donald Trump's Wednesday interview …
New York Times:
Trump Aides, Seeking Leverage, Investigate Mueller's Investigators  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump expected to make Scaramucci communications director  —  President Trump is expected to announce that Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci will be White House communications director, according to two sources familiar with the planning.  —  Trump has left the role open since Mike Dubke resigned …
Annie Karni / Politico:
Steve Bannon's disappearing act  —  Steve Bannon has largely disappeared from the White House's most sensitive policy debates — a dramatic about-face for an operative once characterized as the most powerful man in Washington.  —  Bannon, chastened by internal rivalries …
Discussion: ABC News, IJR, Mediaite, Axios, AOL and The Week
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
Inside Steve Bannon's apocalyptic ideology: “Like [Karl] Rove on an acid trip”
Discussion: Raw Story
Laura Jarrett / CNN:   President has rare meeting with US attorney nominee
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump offers White House job to Anthony Scaramucci
Discussion: Vox, TheStreet and Washington Post
Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client  —  5 MIN READ  —  MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia's FSB security service among …
NBC News:
Russia's Lavrov Says Trump May Have Met Putin More Times  —  MOSCOW — President Donald Trump may have held more meetings with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit earlier this month, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday — but he shrugged off the importance of the encounters.
Kevin Johnson / USA Today:   In break with Trump, top intelligence and homeland security officials affirm Russia's election meddling
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Trump can usually make it about a third of the way through an interview without mentioning Hillary Clinton  —  President Trump was 20 words into his recent interview with the New York Times when he raised a topic that he seemingly can't resist: Hillary Clinton.
Discussion: Rewire
Victor Davis Hanson / Hoover Institution:
America's Media Meltdown
Discussion: neo-neocon and JustOneMinute
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Fox News turns to Hillary Clinton amid negative news for Trump
New York Times:
These Americans Hated the Health Law.  Until the Idea of Repeal Sank In.  —  DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Five years ago, the Affordable Care Act had yet to begin its expansion of health insurance to millions of Americans, but Jeff Brahin was already stewing about it.  —  “It's going to cost a fortune,” he said in an interview at the time.
Former CBO Directors:
Letter from Former CBO Directors on the Importance of CBO's Role in the Legislative Process  —  Dear Mr. Speaker, Madam Leader, Mr. Majority Leader, and Mr. Minority Leader:  —  The undersigned represent every former Director of the Congressional Budget Office .
John Bowden / The Hill:
Ryan: CBO's healthcare estimate is ‘bogus’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Under fire for opposing health bill, Mike Lee hits back  —  Mike Lee hears the chorus of critics, with blame from the establishment wing of the GOP cascading on the Utah senator for being the Republican that stopped Obamacare repeal.  And he's ready to respond.
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Our Self-Interested Senators  —  An open health-care debate finally …
Discussion: Instapundit
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Trump admin announces travel ban to North Korea  —  The Trump administration announced a travel ban on Friday for Americans traveling to North Korea, according to the State Department.  —  The ban will go into effect 30 days after the restriction is made in the Federal Register, according to the department.
Discussion: IJR
Manu Raju / CNN:
First on CNN: Rice privately meets with Senate Intel on Russia probe  —  (CNN)Susan Rice, who served as former President Barack Obama's national security adviser, quietly met behind closed doors Friday with Senate intelligence committee investigators probing Russian meddling in the elections …
Florida Today:
Teens filmed, mocked drowning man, Cocoa police say  —  COCOA - Police and prosecutors say little can be done legally after the revelation that a group of teens filmed the dying moments of a 32-year-old disabled man last week, with the teens mocking, cursing and laughing while the man drowned in a fenced-off pond.
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump 101: How to speak his language  —  One of the more elusive skills in this White House is the ability to communicate effectively with President Trump.  It's no secret he likes things short, simple, graphical.  — Someone who was doing it all wrong (although better lately) …
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Did Kellyanne Conway Just Hold Up a Fox & Friends Interview With a Phone Call From Trump?  —  Much has been said about just how friendly Fox & Friends is to the Trump administration, but this might set a new water mark of accommodation.  —  White House advisor Kellyanne Conway was all set …
Discussion: AOL and Joe.My.God.
The Guardian:
Elon Musk: I got ‘government approval’ for New York-DC Hyperloop.  Officials: no he didn't  —  Several city, state and federal spokespeople concur that Tesla CEO has not received permission to build high-speed tunnel from NYC to Washington DC … Elon Musk does not have government approval …
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Fox News:
Stuart Varney: Trump has already made America $4 trillion richer (with just six months in office)
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Pence renews his health care push
Discussion: Political Wire
Raphael Minder / New York Times:
Mustache Intact, Salvador Dalí's Remains Are Exhumed in Paternity Suit
Discussion: Hyperallergic, NPR and The Guardian
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze resigns; escort-service calls cited
Discussion: USA Today, and The Big Lead
Ben Cohen /
After Dyke March Scandal, SlutWalk Chicago Bans ‘Zionist Displays’ From Upcoming August Protest
Discussion: Geller Report
Washington Examiner:
Ben Carson's quiet life in a chaotic Cabinet
Discussion: Mediaite, The Week and Political Wire
Ashley Feinberg / Wired:
Discussion: Just Security
 Earlier Items: 
Margot Sanger-Katz / New York Times:
Byrd Bath: Seven Provisions That Could Disappear From the Senate Health Bill
Discussion: New York Magazine
German Lopez / Vox:
The failure of police body cameras
Star Tribune:
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau: Justine Damond 'didn't have to die'
Discussion: Power Line and The Daily Caller
Cathy Young / New York Times:
Betsy DeVos Is Right: Sexual Assault Policy Is Broken
Andrew Hartman / Washington Post:
The millennial left's war against liberalism
Lance Williams / Mother Jones:
“The Alt-Right Side of History Will Prevail”
Discussion: Raw Story

From Mediagazer:

Michael Msika / Bloomberg:
PE firm Blackstone offers ~$1.5B to purchase Hipgnosis, about 7% higher than the bid made earlier this week by Concord to which Hipgnosis' board had agreed

Clara Aberneithie / Press Gazette:
A look at The Cool Down, a climate-focused news outlet that makes $5M in programmatic advertising per year and aims to increase it to $12M per year in 2025

Stephanie Kaloi / The Wrap:
New York passes a first-of-its-kind employment tax credit plan to support independent news outlets in the state, offering $30M in yearly credits for three years

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