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11:30 AM ET, July 24, 2017

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CNN:
READ: Jared Kushner's statement on Russia to congressional committees  —  Bolding below included as submitted in statement  —  STATEMENT OF JARED C. KUSHNER TO CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES  —  I am voluntarily providing this statement, submitting documents, and sitting for interviews in order …
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New York Times:
‘I Did Not Collude,’ Kushner Says in Prepared Remarks to Senators  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, said on Monday that he had been unaware that a June 2016 meeting he attended at Trump Tower was set up in hopes that a Russian lawyer would provide the Trump campaign …
Discussion: Mediaite, Daily Kos and Refinery29
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Kushner to detail four meetings with Russian officials in congressional testimony, but says ‘I did not collude’
Discussion: NBC News
Annie Karni / Politico:
Kushner defends his Russia contacts: ‘I did not collude’
Discussion: ABC News and The Resurgent
Associated Press:
The Latest: Kushner blames aide for faulty questionnaire
Discussion: RedState, Vox, Axios and ABC News
John King / CNN:
A chill emanating from the White House reaches State Department  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)Talk of a potential “Rexit” at Foggy Bottom, new tests for President Trump on immigration, tax reform and media relations and a big challenge for the nation's oldest civil rights organization …
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Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
Anthony Scaramucci On Hot Mic: I Called On CNN To Send A Message To Jeff Zucker  —  “I have to call on CNN and send a message to Zucker that we are back in business,” Scaramucci said on a hot mic Sunday in between morning show appearances.  —  Anthony Scaramucci is already working to smooth …
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
Priebus sidelined as Washington outsiders' power grows
Discussion: RedState
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
GOP despairs at inability to deliver
Discussion: Political Wire
Mike Allen / Axios:
Exclusive: Trump ponders Rudy Giuliani for attorney general  —  President Trump is so unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he has raised the possibility of bringing back Rudolph Giuliani to head the Justice Department, according to West Wing confidants.
Chuck Schumer / New York Times:
A Better Deal for American Workers  —  Americans are clamoring for bold changes to our politics and our economy.  They feel, rightfully, that both systems are rigged against them, and they made that clear in last year's election.  American families deserve a better deal so that this country works …
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Associated Press:
Democrats attempt rebranding with populist new agenda
Discussion: Politico, Axios and Scared Monkeys
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems to unveil ‘better deal’ messaging campaign Monday
The Guardian:
Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case  —  Donald Trump's son-in-law bought part of old New York Times building from Soviet-born tycoon, Guardian investigation into Russian money in NYC property market finds
Robin Eberhardt / The Hill:
Putin told Trump that Russian hackers were too good to get caught: report  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin told President Trump that Russian hackers wouldn't have gotten caught if they did hack Democratic groups because they're too skilled at spying, the New York Times reported Monday.
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
For Trump and Putin, Sanctions Are a Setback Both Sought to Avoid  —  WASHINGTON — Throughout 2016, both Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin complained that American-led sanctions against Russia were the biggest irritant in the plummeting relations between the two superpowers.
Discussion: Business Insider and Raw Story
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Trump Has Averaged 50% or Higher Job Approval in 17 States  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump, who has averaged 40% job approval since his inauguration, received approval ratings of 50% or higher in 17 states in the first half of 2017.  Residents in an equal number of states gave him approval ratings below 40%.
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
The Kook, ‘the Mooch’ and the Loot  —  On Friday, a “president” with no political experience brought on a communications director with no communications experience.  —  Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street snake investment huckster, to be the new communications director …
Discussion: CNBC, Raw Story, The Week and Balloon Juice
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Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Jake Tapper, a CNN anchor, has been caught misstating his background on live television on Sunday.
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Anthony Scaramucci, New Communications Chief, Woos Trump on TV
Discussion: PEN America and The Week
USA Today:
Poll: Americans split 42%-42% on impeaching Trump  —  WASHINGTON — Just six months after his inauguration, Americans already are split down the middle, 42%-42%, over whether President Trump should be removed from office, a new USA TODAY/iMediaEthics Poll finds.
David Durenberger / USA Today:
Former GOP senator: Resist the bullying.  Don't vote for a mystery health care bill.  —  There will be no do-overs on this.  Take it from me: a no vote this week is the only one that will be defensible in the years to come.  —  CONNECT  —  What do you do when you are a U.S. senator …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
Joe and Mika (and Donald): A Beltway Love Story  —  Joe, Mika, and their star-crossed relationship with the president.  —  It was Joe Scarborough's 53rd birthday, April 9, 2016, and his youngest child, an 8-year-old boy named Jack, was trying to tell him something.  “Dad, look at the birthday cake,” he said.
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Haroon Siddique / The Guardian:
‘Too late’: Charlie Gard's parents end legal fight over critically ill baby  —  Chris Gard and Connie Yates announce decision as high court judge was preparing to oversee latest round of five-month legal battle  —  Charlie Gard's parents have ended their legal fight over treatment …
Dylan Scott / Vox:
Republicans can't repeal Obamacare because they can't replace it  —  “I've seen how we've struggled with this.”  —  Seven years ago, just as the Affordable Care Act was becoming law, senior Republicans decided they would not campaign only to repeal it.  No, they would vow to repeal the law …
Discussion: Politico
 
 
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Angelo Codevilla / American Greatness:
Restoring the Republic Means Reimposing ‘Regular Order’
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Dylan Scott / Vox:
Republicans want to break Obamacare, then spend billions of dollars to clean up the mess
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Al Weaver / Washington Examiner:
Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows takes a seat at the top table
Discussion: Political Wire and The Week
Josh Mitchell / Wall Street Journal:
In Reversal, Colleges Rein In Tuition
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Susan B. Glasser / Politico:
The Trump White House's War Within
Discussion: Financial Times
Luke Rosiak / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide's Home
Discussion: twitchy.com and The Gateway Pundit
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump Jr.'s high-powered help
Discussion: Political Wire
 Earlier Items: 
Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Yearns for Less-Partisan Political Climate
Discussion: The Resurgent
Paul Starr / American Prospect:
What Happened to Health Care Reform?
Discussion: Washington Post
Rosie Gray / The Atlantic:
The Man McMaster Couldn't Fire
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party
Discussion: Balloon Juice
David Cohen / Politico:
New York Times requests apology from Fox on ISIS story
Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana