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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 …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Kushner to detail four meetings with Russian officials in congressional testimony, but says ‘I did not collude’
Discussion: NBC News
Annie Karni / Politico:
Kushner defends his Russia contacts: ‘I did not collude’
Associated Press:
The Latest: Kushner blames aide for faulty questionnaire
Discussion: RedState, Vox, Axios and ABC News
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 …
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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 …
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: RedState
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
GOP despairs at inability to deliver
Discussion: Political Wire
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.
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
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 …
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
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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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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%.
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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Associated Press:
Democrats attempt rebranding with populist new agenda
Discussion: Politico, Scared Monkeys and Axios
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems to unveil ‘better deal’ messaging campaign Monday
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.
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: Mediaite and Raw Story
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: Balloon Juice
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.
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.
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 …
Susan B. Glasser / Politico:
The Trump White House's War Within  —  Last week, President 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 …
 
 
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