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4:30 PM ET, July 24, 2017

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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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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:
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.
Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Tells AP Reporter Asking About O'Care Repeal Effort: ‘Quiet’ (VIDEO)
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Trump reportedly floats making Rudy Giuliani attorney general
Discussion: Mediaite, Vox and The Root
Betsy Klein / CNN:
Ryan: Special counsel Mueller ‘anything but’ a biased partisan  —  Exclusive: Mueller asks WH staff to preserve Don Jr. meeting docs  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday defended special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russian meddling …
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Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Speaker Ryan: Mueller is ‘anything but’ a Dem partisan  —  (R-Wis.) on Monday defended special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Justice Department's investigation into the Russia election interference, saying he's “anything but” a Democratic partisan.
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall.com:   Trump Needs To Be Smart About How He Fires Mueller
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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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.
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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
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Republicans in the dark on big Obamacare vote
Discussion: Vox
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: Daily Kos 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%.
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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
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.
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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 …
Haroon Siddique / The Guardian:
Charlie Gard: parents end legal battle as time runs out for 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 …
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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 White House tracking report.
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 …
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.
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
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.
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.
New York Times:
Justice Dept. Nominee Says He Once Represented Russian Bank  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's nominee to lead the Justice Department's criminal division, Brian A. Benczkowski, has disclosed to Congress that he previously represented Alfa Bank, one of Russia's largest financial institutions …
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 …
Niv Elis / The Hill:
Meadows: CBO should downsize, aggregate think tank reports  —  (R-Va.), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, plans on offering an amendment to spending legislation this week that would cut the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's staff by 89 people.
Discussion: Shareblue and Balloon Juice
 
 
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Monica Anderson / Pew Research Center:
Democrats more likely than Republicans to say online harassment is a major problem
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Trump marginalizes experts, debases expertise
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Matt Katz / WNYC News:
Christie's Hiring of FBI Nominee as Bridgegate Attorney Raises Questions
Discussion: Associated Press
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After Texas “human trafficking crime,” Lt. Gov. Patrick lauds sanctuary city law
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SpringerLink:
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Jeff Stein / Vox:
It's time to see if Democrats are serious about single-payer
Discussion: Mother Jones and Daily Kos
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Jake Tapper, a CNN anchor, has been caught misstating his background on live television on Sunday.
 

 
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