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11:10 AM ET, July 22, 2017

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Washington Post:
Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show … Russia's ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump Says He Has ‘Complete Power’ to Pardon  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump on Saturday asserted the “complete power to pardon” relatives, aides and possibly even himself in response to investigations into Russia's meddling in last year's election even as he came to the defense …
Brandon Carter / The Hill:
Trump: Everyone agrees the president has ‘complete power to pardon’  —  President Trump asserted his “complete power to pardon” in a tweet Saturday morning after reports emerged this week that he was discussing his ability to pardon people in the ongoing investigation into ties between his campaign and Russia.
Discussion: RedState, Politicus USA and The Week
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump is building a Cabinet ready for political, legal war  —  When President Trump makes more changes in his West Wing (insiders suspect August or September, but who knows?), any new faces are likely to be in the mold of Anthony Scaramucci, age 53, the pugilistic Wall Streeter known as …
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Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Sean Spicer Faced Myriad Obstacles During Dramatic White House Rise and Fall  —  The former White House press secretary's briefings became must-see TV, but he was often out of sync with his boss.
Discussion: Mediaite, IJR and Mashable
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Inside the 24 hours that broke Sean Spicer  —  Sean Spicer came to the White House on Thursday completely unaware President Donald Trump was planning to meet with Anthony Scaramucci, a longtime Wall Street friend, and offer him the job of communications director.
Benny Johnson / IJR:
Americans Disgusted That Media Ran Live-Feed of Sean Spicer's Family Residence After Resignation
Wall Street Journal:
Jared Kushner Discloses Dozens More Assets in Revised Financial Filing  —  Ivanka Trump disclosed $2.5 million in salary and severance from her father's businesses  —  WASHINGTON— Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, on Friday released …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Raw Story
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New York Times:
Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows  —  Ivanka Trump or her trust received at least $12.6 million since early 2016 from her various business ventures and has an arrangement to guarantee her at least $1.5 million a year even as she serves in a top White House position …
Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
In revised filing, Kushner reveals dozens of previously undisclosed assets
Discussion: Politico and The Week
Brandon Carter / The Hill:
Kushner updates financial disclosure after omitting dozens of assets: report
Discussion: RedState
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
McConnell's last ditch strategy  —  Talking is no longer working.  It's time to vote.  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking the rare step of forcing his members to take a tough vote on an Obamacare repeal bill, H.R. 1628 (115), that is on track to fail, making them own their votes.
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:   Parliamentarian rules against key provisions in Obamacare repeal bill
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Senate heads to new healthcare vote with no clear plan
Nathaniel Weixel / The Hill:
Parliamentarian deals setback to GOP repeal bill
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Dylan Scott / Vox:   Senate's budget rules invalidate key provisions in Republican health care bill
Mitch Smith / New York Times:
Minneapolis Police Chief Forced Out After Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman  —  The Minneapolis police chief, Janee Harteau, resigned on Friday at the mayor's request, less than a week after one of the city's officers fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911 for help.
Discussion: Vox, The Atlantic and Star Tribune
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Washington Post:
Minneapolis police chief forced out after officer's fatal shooting of Australian woman
CBS News:
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigns in wake of Justine Damond shooting
Discussion: The Root and Mediaite
Matt Richardson / Fox News:
Protests erupt at Minneapolis mayor's press conference announcing police chief resignation
Foreign Policy:
Trump Assigns White House Team to Target Iran Nuclear Deal, Sidelining State Department  —  Unhappy with Tillerson over Iran, the president is turning to trusted aides.  —  After a contentious meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week, President Donald Trump instructed a group …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Can the President Be Indicted?  A Long-Hidden Legal Memo Says Yes  —  WASHINGTON — A newfound memo from Kenneth W. Starr's independent counsel investigation into President Bill Clinton sheds fresh light on a constitutional puzzle that is taking on mounting significance amid the Trump-Russia inquiry …
CNN:
Trump Jr. and Manafort reach deal with Senate panel to avoid public hearing  —  Washington (CNN)The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have cut a deal with President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to avoid being subpoenaed …
Laurence H. Tribe / Washington Post:
No, Trump can't pardon himself.  The Constitution tells us so.  —  Laurence H. Tribe is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School.  Richard Painter, a law professor at the University of Minnesota, was chief White House ethics lawyer …
Discussion: Raw Story, Mashable and CNN
Mike Allen / Axios:
Dems want to rebrand as the economic party  —  Senate and House Dems, after an intensive process spanning seven months, on Monday will unveil a new economic agenda, Axios has exclusively learned, meant to counter the perception that Democrats are only the anti-Trump party, with no message of their own.
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Senate Intel Chair: ‘The Unmasking Thing Was All Created By Devin Nunes’  —  Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) on Friday accused his counterpart in the House, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), of creating a false narrative about Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice.
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Atlantic
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The Guardian:
Interpol circulates list of 173 suspected members of Isis suicide brigade
Discussion: RT and The Stream
Awr Hawkins / Breitbart:
The Arkansas Department of Health is warning would-be applicants for medical marijuana cards …
TMZ.com:
John Heard Dead at 72
Discussion: East Bay Times, Mashable and myfox8.com
Fox News:
ISIS broken, but leader slipped away due to leak, says key general
Discussion: The Hill and New York Times
 Earlier Items: 
Hemant Mehta / Friendly Atheist:
Kentucky Officials Have Ended the $18 Million Tax Rebate Deal With Ark Encounter
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
David Remnick / New Yorker:
A Conversation with Maggie Haberman, Trump's Favorite Foe
Discussion: Political Wire
Jennifer Levitz / Wall Street Journal:
Joseph Rago, Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer, Dies at 34
Washington Post:
White House taps new acting ethics chief, elevating general counsel over chief of staff
NBC News:
Russia's Lavrov Says Trump May Have Met Putin More Times
 

 
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Sam Tobin / Reuters:
UK court documents: actor Hugh Grant settled a lawsuit against The Sun publisher News Group Newspapers over claims of using private investigators to phone tap

James Careless / TV Tech:
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Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
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