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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 …
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump wishes Reince would take the hint  —  A much-discussed question at the top of the White House: just what magnitude of indignity would it take for Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to resign?  — President Trump knew that appointing Anthony Scaramucci as communications director would humiliate Reince, who fought hard against it.
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 …
Tara Palmeri / Politico:   Priebus sidelined as Washington outsiders' power grows
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Anthony Scaramucci, New Communications Chief, Woos Trump on TV
Discussion: The Week
Fox News:
Scaramucci vows to take ‘drastic action’ to stop White House leaks
Discussion: The Last Tradition
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
GOP despairs at inability to deliver
Discussion: Political Wire
CNN:
STATE OF THE UNION
Discussion: Daily Wire and Althouse
CBS News:
Transcript: Anthony Scaramucci on “Face the Nation,” July 23, 2017
Discussion: American Prospect
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Scaramucci makes liar out of Trump lawyer: I talked pardons ‘in the Oval Office with the president last week’
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Scaramucci promises ‘dramatic action’ to stop White House leaks
Discussion: Washington Post, Daily Kos and The Week
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 …
Discussion: Business Insider and Mediaite
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CNN:
Kushner: No additional contacts with Russians  —  (CNN)Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law and senior adviser, said in a statement Monday to the Senate and House intelligence committees that he had no additional contacts with individuals who were or may have been Russian government representatives …
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 and Political Wire
Associated Press:
The Latest: Kushner denies any improper contacts with Russia  —  The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigations (all times local):  —  The son-in-law of President Donald Trump says a June 2016 meeting with a Russian-American lawyer was such a “waste of time” …
Discussion: ABC News
Mike Allen / Axios:
Jared Kushner tells Congress: “I did not collude”
Discussion: ABC News
Annie Karni / Politico:
Kushner defends himself ahead of Senate intel meeting: ‘I did not collude’
Discussion: ABC News and The Resurgent
Associated Press:
Democrats attempt rebranding with populist new agenda  —  Democratic leaders believe they lost to President Donald Trump partly because voters don't know what the party stands for.  So they're trying to rebrand themselves with a new slogan and a populist new agenda as they look ahead to the 2018 midterms.
Discussion: Politico, ABC News and Axios
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The Daily Beast:
Schumer Rips Hillary: Don't Blame Comey or Russia, ‘Blame Yourself’  —  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ripped his former colleague, Hillary Clinton, over her election loss to President Donald Trump and her subsequent efforts to explain why she lost.  “When you lose to somebody …
Chuck Schumer / New York Times:
A Better Deal for American Workers
Discussion: Washington Post and The Week
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: Raw Story
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party  —  Six months after seizing complete control of the federal government, the Republican Party stands divided as ever — plunged into a messy war among its factions that has escalated in recent weeks to crisis levels.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Wall Street Journal:
Senate Republicans Unsure of What Health-Care Measure They Will Vote On
Discussion: The Week and Political Wire
Rosie Gray / The Atlantic:
The Man McMaster Couldn't Fire  —  Just 24 days into his tenure as Donald Trump's national-security adviser, Michael Flynn was forced to resign, having reportedly misled Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russian officials.  When Flynn departed, the men and women he'd appointed …
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: Talking Points Memo
New York Post:
Homeless booted from subways so de Blasio could have ‘clean’ ride  —  Mayor de Blasio ventured into the city's decrepit subway system on Sunday — but didn't have to face the foul-smelling and often crazy vagrants that ordinary New Yorkers are forced to contend with every day.
Greg P. / twitchy.com:
IT'S HAPPENING!  New poll has Kid Rock up by 4 over Debbie Stabenow  —  He's going to win:  —  New MI-Sen poll: Kid Rock 30%, Debbie Stabenow 26%, undecided 44%http://politicalwire.com/ ... — Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) July 23, 2017  —  The poll was conducted by Delphi Analytica from July 14-18 of 668 Michigan residents:
Discussion: Politico
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Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump Jr.'s high-powered help
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Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Yearns for Less-Partisan Political Climate
Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
Senate Republicans plan to plow ahead with health-care vote this week
Paul Starr / American Prospect:
What Happened to Health Care Reform?
Discussion: Washington Post
Monika Nalepa / Washington Post:
The attack on Poland's judicial independence goes deeper than you may think.  Here are 5 things to know.
BBC:
Two killed at Israeli building in Amman
Discussion: Informed Comment and The Week
Raw Story:
Republicans have Ken Starr to thank for proving that Donald Trump can be indicted as president
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Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana
Kimberly Hutcherson / CNN:
Hospital treating baby Charlie Gard is receiving death threats
Discussion: IJR and AOL
Adam Peck / ThinkProgress:
Kellyanne Conway thinks Donald Trump's lies are ok because 'he doesn't think he's lying'
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Simon Walters / Daily Mail:
Donald Trump has been asked to make a ‘dummy run’ …
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire