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6:10 PM ET, July 24, 2017

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Associated Press:
The Latest: McConnell calls for GOP dissenters to back bill  —  https://www.apnews.com/aa59b766a4294989 a62c922112580af7  —  Link copied!  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the ongoing effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):
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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.
New York Times:
Senate Heads Toward a Health Care Showdown Vote Tuesday
Discussion: IJR, The Daily Caller and The Week
Madeline Conway / Politico:
Trump warns senators against voting to extend ‘Obamacare nightmare’
Discussion: Axios
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
McConnell warns wavering Republicans on big Obamacare vote
Discussion: Vox
Burgess Everett / Politico:   GOP seeks McCain's return for tight Obamacare vote
Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Tells AP Reporter Asking About O'Care Repeal Effort: ‘Quiet’ (VIDEO)
Nicole Lafond / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Rep: Fight To Fix O'Care Is Women's Fault, Could Be Solved With A Gun Duel
Discussion: Politico
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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CNN:
Rudy Giuliani: Jeff Sessions ‘made the right decision’ to recuse from Russia probe  —  (CNN)Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday swatted away a report that he is a contender to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and said Sessions made the right decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
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 …
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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Kurt Schlichter / Townhall.com:
Trump Needs To Be Smart About How He Fires Mueller  —  Trump must eventually fire Robert Mueller, a partisan tool carrying water for his Establishment pals as he oversees an utterly corrupt “investigation” where the only person we actually know committed any wrongdoing is his bestest buddy Jim Comey.
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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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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
In 47 states, a smaller part of the population now approves of Trump than voted for him
Discussion: Axios and AOL
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
Michael J. Malbin / What to expect …:
Does the opening predict a wave?  —  Congressional candidates filed their six-month financial reports with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on July 15.  But the one number that leapt off the page had little to do with finance.  It immediately made me think about wave elections.
Jonathan Blitzer / New Yorker:
A Veteran ICE Agent, Disillusioned with the Trump Era, Speaks Out  —  In March, two months after President Trump took office, I received a text message from a veteran agent at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ice).  I had been trying to find field agents willing to describe what life was like at the agency in the Trump era.
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 …
Washington Post:
‘Sweet dreams, baby’: Charlie Gard's parents end months-long legal fight to keep him alive … LONDON — For much of their son's short life, Charlie Gard's parents toggled between two worlds.  —  One was the hospital bedside, where their gravely ill baby was kept alive by machines.
Discussion: The Guardian, The Atlantic, NPR and Mediaite
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Haroon Siddique / The Guardian:
Charlie Gard: parents end legal battle as time runs out for critically ill baby
David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
White House: Schiff Has Done 14 Hours of TV Interviews Since Trump Took Office  —  Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.) has done 123 national television interviews totaling more than 14 hours of air time since January, according to a tracking report provided to the White House.
New York Times:
The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills  —  Early last year, executives at a small hospital an hour north of Spokane, Wash., started using a company called EmCare to staff and run their emergency room.  The hospital had been struggling to find doctors to work in its E.R. …
Media Matters for America:
Fox & Friends forced to issue a clarification after airing a false smear against the NY Times  —  NY Times demanded an apology after Fox & Friends Saturday uncritically repeated a claim that a Times report led to the leader of ISIS escaping a raid  —  Fox & Friends was forced to clarify …
Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian:
Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years  —  Long-standing basic graphics editing program, used throughout childhoods since the 1980s, has been marked for death  —  Microsoft's next Windows 10 update, called the Autumn (or Fall in the US) Creators Update, will bring a variety of new features.
Erin Adler / Star Tribune:
Fake street signs warn of ‘easily startled’ police in Twin Cities  —  At least two orange street signs reading “Warning: Twin Cities police easily startled” were seen in the Twin Cities Sunday.  —  Joe Morino brought an incredulous friend to see the orange street sign he just spotted in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis.
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
Jacey Fortin / New York Times:
Richard Dawkins Event Canceled Over Past Comments About Islam  —  A public radio station in Berkeley, Calif., said it canceled a live discussion and book signing with the evolutionary biologist and noted atheist Richard Dawkins because of his past comments criticizing Islam.
Matthew Sheffield / Salon:
Alt-right activists say Trump and Bannon are giving them “space to destroy” by keeping FBI away  —  Top alt-right podcasters say the Trump administration is deliberately backing off investigating domestic extremists  —  While the neo-fascist alt-right is not entirely happy with President Donald Trump's …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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James Hohmann / Washington Post:
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Aliyya Swaby / The Texas Tribune:
After Texas “human trafficking crime,” Lt. Gov. Patrick lauds sanctuary city law
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Jake Tapper, a CNN anchor, has been caught misstating his background on live television on Sunday.
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