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2:50 AM ET, July 24, 2017

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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.
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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 …
Fox News:
Scaramucci vows to take ‘drastic action’ to stop White House leaks  —  Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, said Sunday that stopping damaging West Wing leaks is a top priority and that he will take “drastic action” to achieve that goal.
Eli Watkins / CNN:
Scaramucci: Trump still doesn't accept intelligence conclusion on Russia  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)Newly minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said on CNN's “State of the Union” Sunday that President Donald Trump still does not accept …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Anthony Scaramucci, New Communications Chief, Woos Trump on TV  —  Anthony Scaramucci was almost finished with one of his three Sunday television talk show appearances when he started speaking directly to one particular viewer at home.  —  “If I said some things about him when I was working …
Adam Peck / ThinkProgress:
Kellyanne Conway thinks Donald Trump's lies are ok because 'he doesn't think he's lying'
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Scaramucci promises ‘dramatic action’ to stop White House leaks
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Scaramucci makes liar out of Trump lawyer: I talked pardons ‘in the Oval Office with the president last week’
Discussion: Fox News and New York Magazine
Streiff / RedState:   Jay Sekulow: Pardons Are Not on the Table, Sorta
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Scaramucci: New White House communications strategy needed
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 …
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Charlie May / Salon:
Chuck Schumer says single-payer health care is “on the table” for Democrats
Discussion: twitchy.com
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Trump had ‘The Art of the Deal.’ Now Democrats say their economic agenda is ‘A Better Deal.’
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.
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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
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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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 …
Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana  —  The Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions  —  President Trump's Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week …
Kimberly Hutcherson / CNN:
Hospital treating baby Charlie Gard is receiving death threats  —  (CNN)The London hospital where baby Charlie Gard is being treated for a rare genetic disorder has been receiving death threats.  —  “The GOSH community has been subjected to a shocking and disgraceful tide of hostility and disturbance …
Discussion: IJR and AOL
BBC:
Two killed at Israeli building in Amman  —  Two Jordanians have been killed and an Israeli wounded in an incident next to Israel's embassy in Amman.  —  Israel's foreign ministry said a Jordanian attacked a security guard with a screwdriver in a residential building used by the embassy.
Discussion: Informed Comment and The Week
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Glenn Beck Slams ‘Fraud’ Conservative Hosts on ‘Easy’ Decision to Reject Trump: 'I'm Principle-Driven'  —  Glenn Beck joined Mediaite columnist John Ziegler on his latest podcast, and they discussed their mutual disappointment with how the conservative media handled the rise of President Trump.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Glenn Beck Dishes on Tomi Lahren: 'I Would've Fired Her the Day I Met Her'
Discussion: IJR
 
 
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Raw Story:
Republicans have Ken Starr to thank for proving that Donald Trump can be indicted as president
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Kushner to face intel committee on Monday behind closed doors
Discussion: Raw Story and Business Insider
Justin Haskins / TheBlaze:
State instructs schools to ‘segregate’ students who feel uncomfortable with transgender bathrooms
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Simon Walters / Daily Mail:
Donald Trump has been asked to make a ‘dummy run’ …
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire
Associated Press:
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