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6:05 PM ET, July 22, 2017

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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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Noor Sabai / Raw Story:
'This is the last call we'll have': Trump's new lawyer sends cryptic message to Rachel Maddow  —  The White House is breaking the glass and sounding the alarm over the Russia investigation, according to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.  —  Maddow began her segment with a bombshell observation …
Reuters:
U.S. investigators seek to turn Manafort in Russia probe: sources  —  3 MIN READ  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators examining money laundering accusations against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort hope to push him to cooperate with their probe …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scaramucci goes full Breitbart  —  Anthony Scaramucci gave his first interview as White House communications director to Breitbart's Matt Boyle.  The two sounded like old friends, with Scaramucci kicking off the Saturday morning Breitbart radio interview by jokingly asking Boyle …
Charlie Spiering / Breitbart:
EXCLUSIVE - Anthony Scaramucci: Breitbart ‘Captured the Spirit’ of America
Discussion: The Last Refuge
John Bowden / The Hill:
Scaramucci deletes old tweets bashing Trump
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 …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Raw Story and Political Wire
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:   Newly Disclosed Clinton-era Memo Says Presidents Can Be Indicted
New York Times:
Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Creating Tough Choice for Trump  —  WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on sweeping sanctions legislation to punish Russia for its election-meddling and aggression toward its neighbors, they said Saturday …
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire
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Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
House to vote on Russia sanctions deal next week
Discussion: ABC News
NBC News:
Russia's Lavrov Says Trump May Have Met Putin More Times
Discussion: New York Times and CNN
Annie Karni / Politico:
The untouchable Hope Hicks  —  Hope Hicks was celebrating a family wedding at a Bermuda golf club the weekend after Donald Trump was elected president when she overheard members of another party expressing dismay about his victory.  —  The young press secretary was off duty …
Discussion: ABC News, IJR and The Hill
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New York Times:
Sean Spicer, We'll Always Have ‘Facts’  —  Oh, Sean Spicer, our four-Pinocchio press secretary, is this the end?  We know we are not supposed to “just yell out questions,” but rather “raise our hands like big boys and girls,” but is it really, truly over?  —  It seems like yesterday …
Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Sean Spicer Faced Myriad Obstacles During Dramatic White House Rise and Fall
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 …
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Dave Quinn / People.com:
Home Alone and Sopranos Star John Heard Has Died  —  John Heard — the actor known for his role in several iconic '80s and '90s movies including Big, Beaches, and Home Alone — died Friday in Palo Alto, California, the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office confirms to PEOPLE.  He was 71.
Discussion: The Week
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Kristine Phillips / Washington Post:
McCain's primary rival urges him to step aside after diagnosis — and suggests she could replace him  —  A day after news came out about Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) brain cancer diagnosis, his one-time political opponent urged the ailing senator to think about his political future sooner rather than later …
CBS News:
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigns in wake of Justine Damond shooting  —  Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned Friday amid criticism of her response to a string of high-profile police shootings.  —  Harteau's resignation came at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges …
Discussion: theGrio, The Root, fox13now.com and Mediaite
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Steven G. Calabresi / The Hill:
OPINION |  How Democrats stole the nation's lower federal courts  —  in particular, have engaged in an outrageous set of practices from 1993 to 2017 that have allowed them to steal huge majorities on all the federal circuit courts of appeals.  This story needs telling because Senate Republicans …
NBC4 Washington:
News4 Anchor Jim Vance Dies at 75  —  Vance told viewers earlier this year that he was undergoing treatment for cancer  —  For 48 years at NBC4, Jim Vance's smooth voice and calm presence made viewers feel that, no matter how bad the news was, it would be OK.  —  Vance died July 22 at age 75 after a brief battle with cancer.
Discussion: Washingtonian
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
McConnell's last-ditch Obamacare 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.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and The Hill
 
 
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Kristine Phillips / Washington Post:
Philippines' Duterte vows not to come to the U.S.: 'I've seen America, and it's lousy'
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Joe Schoffstall / Fox News:
Kamala Harris adds Clinton campaign vets to DC office
Discussion: MichelleMalkin.com and twitchy.com
Ola Cichowlas / BuzzFeed:
This Is Why Polish People Are Protesting To Defend Their Democracy
Discussion: Common Dreams and Axios
Gregory S. Schneider / Washington Post:
Thousands flock to free medical clinic, as Washington dithers on health care
Discussion: The Mahablog
Nancy Coleman / CNN:
First woman enlists to become a Navy SEAL
Discussion: IJR and Mashable
Allison Barrie / Fox News:
USS Gerald R. Ford: Inside the world's most advanced aircraft carrier
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Mediaite
Rosa Goldensohn / New York Times:
Manhattan's District Attorney vs. Aeschylus
HuffPost:
Senate Referee Rejects Key Pieces Of Repeal Bill, Dealing Major Blow To GOP
Discussion: The Atlantic
 Earlier Items: 
Virginia Heffernan / Slate:
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Discussion: Brendan Nyhan
Awr Hawkins / Breitbart:
The Arkansas Department of Health is warning would-be applicants for medical marijuana cards …
CNN:
Trump Jr. and Manafort reach deal with Senate panel to avoid public hearing
Mike Allen / Axios:
Dems want to rebrand as the economic party
Laurence H. Tribe / Washington Post:
No, Trump can't pardon himself. The Constitution tells us so.
 

 
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