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2:40 PM 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 After Meeting With Senate Investigators  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, emerged Monday from a private, two-hour-long meeting with congressional investigators and said his meetings last year with Russians were not part of any attempt …
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
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.
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Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Trump reportedly floats making Rudy Giuliani attorney general
Discussion: Vox, Mediaite and Washington Post
Aaron Rupar / ThinkProgress:
GOP congressman blames health care struggles on ‘repugnant’ Republican ‘female senators’  —  Rep. Blake Farenthold suggested he'd like to resolve things with a gunfight.  —  Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) is livid at the inability of the Senate to repeal Obamacare, and he knows exactly who to blame: the Republican women of the Senate.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
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Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Tells AP Reporter Asking About O'Care Repeal Effort: ‘Quiet’ (VIDEO)  —  President Donald Trump on Monday scolded an Associated Press reporter who asked about the progress of Senate Republicans' plan to repeal Obamacare.  —  According to a pool report, reporters were “unexpectedly summoned” …
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:   Republicans in the dark on big Obamacare vote
Dylan Scott / Vox:
Republicans can't repeal Obamacare because they can't replace it
Discussion: Politico
Dylan Scott / Vox:
Republicans want to break Obamacare, then spend billions of dollars to clean up the mess
Discussion: Daily Kos
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 …
Discussion: The Hill and Daily Kos
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Tara Palmeri / Politico:
Priebus sidelined as Washington outsiders' power grows  —  Reince Priebus took the punishing job of President Donald Trump's chief of staff with the idea that he would stick it out for at least one year.  —  Six months in, with one of his top allies in the West Wing — press secretary Sean Spicer …
Discussion: Axios, The Daily Caller and RedState
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 …
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
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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%.
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Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
Scott Pruitt Spent Much of Early Months at E.P.A. Traveling Home, Report Says  —  Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, traveled to his home state, Oklahoma, 10 times over three months this year, largely at taxpayer expense, according to a report released Monday.
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Reuters:
EPA chief spent almost half of spring in home state of Oklahoma
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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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: Daily Kos and Balloon Juice
New York Post:
Man ordered to pay $65K in child support for kid who isn't his … A Texas man is battling a court order that mandates he must pay tens of thousands in child support for a child whom he did not biologically father and whom he met only once.  —  In 2003, a child support court in Texas ruled …
SpringerLink:
Party and Gender Stereotypes in Campaign Attacks … Research on negative campaigning has largely overlooked the role of stereotypes.  In this study, we argue that the gender and partisan stereotypes associated with traits and policy issues interact with a candidate's gender and partisanship …
Discussion: Political Wire
Susan B. Glasser / Politico:
The Trump White House's War Within  —  Last week, President Donald Trump's senior Cabinet officials and top national security advisers met for a contentious meeting to finally agree on a new strategy for America's longest war.  After months of wrangling, they would ask Trump for a modest troop increase …
Aliyya Swaby / The Texas Tribune:
After Texas “human trafficking crime,” Lt. Gov. Patrick lauds sanctuary city law  —  Amid the deaths of nine people in San Antonio, state and federal officials used social media and formal statements to tout a new anti-"sanctuary city" law, human trafficking legislation and U.S.-Mexico border security.
 
 
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Matt Katz / WNYC News:
Christie's Hiring of FBI Nominee as Bridgegate Attorney Raises Questions
Discussion: Associated Press
Taí Coates / Rational 360:
Rational 360 Digital Snapshot: The Most Influential Reporters on Capitol Hill
Discussion: TVNewser
Jonathan Blitzer / New Yorker:
A Veteran ICE Agent, Disillusioned with the Trump Era, Speaks Out
Discussion: Raw Story
Eric Johnson / Recode:
The government should fight ‘corporate villainy’ in tech, Senator Cory Booker says
Discussion: Axios and The Daily Caller
Monmouth University:
Monmouth University Polling Institute
Media Matters for America:
Fox & Friends forced to issue a clarification after airing a false smear against the NY Times
Jeff Stein / Vox:
It's time to see if Democrats are serious about single-payer
Discussion: Mother Jones and Daily Kos
 Earlier Items: 
Jack Shenker / The Guardian:
Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Jake Tapper, a CNN anchor, has been caught misstating his background on live television on Sunday.
Al Weaver / Washington Examiner:
Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows takes a seat at the top table
Josh Mitchell / Wall Street Journal:
In Reversal, Colleges Rein In Tuition
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Instapundit
Luke Rosiak / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide's Home
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and twitchy.com
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
Joe and Mika (and Donald): A Beltway Love Story
 

 
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Robert MacNeil, who anchored evening newscasts for over two decades on PBS and delivered evenhanded, non-flashy news with Jim Lehrer, dies at 93

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A look at the NYT's upheaval over sensitive topics like the Israel-Gaza war and management's push to emphasize neutrality, including via a probe of staff leaks

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