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1:15 AM ET, June 22, 2018


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Washington Post:
Trump administration will stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children, official says  —  The dramatic about-face comes just one day after President Trump signed an executive order ending his administration's widely denounced practice of separating families apprehended at the Mexico border.
Kevin Sieff / Washington Post:
The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids  —  BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — Each of the mothers had a different memory of the moment she was separated from her child.  —  For some, it was outside a Border Patrol station just north of the Rio Grande, shortly after being apprehended.
Discussion: Shareblue Media and Vox
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Border Patrol will stop referring migrant parents who cross into the U.S. illegally with children for prosecution, official says  —  This story has been updated to clarify how migrant parents will be processed going forward.  An earlier verision incorrectly stated the Trump administration …
Washington Post:
Pentagon asked to make room for 20,000 migrant children on military bases  —  The Trump administration is considering housing up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military bases in coming months, according to lawmakers and a Defense Department memo obtained by The Washington Post.
Matthew Fleischer / Los Angeles Times:
Crisis actor spotted at Texas child migrant detention center  —  First Lady Melania Trump paid a visit to McAllen, Texas, on Thursday to make an “unannounced” visit to the migrant children detained at Upbring New Hope Children's Center.  —  In a short speech, the first lady thanked staff for their “compassion and ... kindness.”
Discussion: CNN, Lawyers, Guns & Money and Vox
Brad Heath / USA Today:
Trump administration's ‘zero tolerance’ border prosecutions led to time served, $10 fees
Discussion: Law & Crime
Amanda Schaffer / New Yorker:   A Physician in South Texas on an Unnerving Encounter with an Eight-Year-Old Boy in Immigration Detention
Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and intellectual provocateur, dies at 68  —  Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and intellectual provocateur who championed the muscular foreign policy of neoconservatism that helped lay the ideological groundwork …
Elizabeth Llorente / Fox News:
Charles Krauthammer, conservative commentator and Pulitzer Prize winner, dead at 68  —  Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, has died.  He was 68.
Washington Post:
Things that matter, in the words of Charles Krauthammer
Discussion: KTLA
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The Charles Krauthammer I knew
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jane Coaston / Vox:
Charles Krauthammer was the anti-Breitbart conservative writer
Ben Shapiro / Daily Wire:
IN MEMORIAM: Charles Krauthammer
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Charles Krauthammer, prominent conservative voice, has died
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Breitbart
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
National Enquirer sent stories about Trump to his attorney Michael Cohen before publication, people familiar with the practice say  —  During the presidential campaign, National Enquirer executives sent digital copies of the tabloid's articles and cover images related to Donald Trump …
Daily Mail:
Denis Javier Varela Hernandez (far right) spoke out about his wife Sandra and daughter, Yanela  —  Two-year-old Yanela, a Honduran asylum seeker, has become the face of the child separation crisis after she was photographed crying in McAllen, Texas, as Border Control agents searched her mother
Daniel Bates / Daily Mail:
Latest From MailOnline … - Denis Javier Varela Hernandez spoke …
Brett T. /
Daily Mail: Crying child on TIME cover ‘never separated by border control agents’ from her mother
Discussion: Raw Story, Washington Press and TIME
Paul Wood / Spectator:
What does the British government know about Trump and Russia? … When the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu visited London in 1978, the British government did some serious sucking up.  Ceausescu was an egomaniac and possibly crazy.  When he went hunting outside Bucharest …
Discussion: Raw Story and Coffee House
Callie Ferguson / Bangor Daily News:
Border patrol agents arrest 1 at I-95 checkpoint about citizenship  —  A checkpoint set up by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents Wednesday on Interstate 95 led to the arrest of a fugitive Haitian immigrant who previously was ordered to be deported.  —  The random checkpoint …
Discussion: Vox, Raw Story and Hullabaloo
Daily Mail:
Melania Trump wears $39 jacket with 'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?' scrawled across the back as she boards a plane to visit immigrant children being held at the Texas border  — The first lady wore the khaki green Zara jacket upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland but changed before she disembarked the plane in Texas
John Koblin / New York Times:
ABC Plans a ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff, Without Roseanne Barr  —  Roseanne Barr may be finished, but the Conners are not.  —  Less than a month after ABC canceled the hit revival of “Roseanne” because of a racist tweet by Ms. Barr, the network has decided to go forward with a spinoff that will not include her.
Associated Press:
ABC orders ‘Roseanne’ spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr
Discussion: Axios
Julia Jacobo / ABC News:
‘Roseanne’ spinoff ‘The Conners’ will premiere in the fall without Roseanne Barr
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Corey Lewandowski dropped by speakers bureau  —  Corey Lewandowski: I was mocking Democrat, not girl  —  Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been dropped by his speakers bureau after dismissing the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated …
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Peter Strzok Has Lost His Security Clearance, Says Jeff Sessions  —  Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that former FBI official Peter Strzok has lost his security clearance amid an internal disciplinary review.  —  “Mr. Strzok, as I understand, has lost his security clearance,” Sessions told radio host Howie Carr.
Jenna Browder / CBN News:
'I Don't Think It Was an Extreme Position I Took': Jeff Sessions on the Bible, Immigration and His Critics
Discussion: The Week and Talking Points Memo
Ginger Thompson / ProPublica:
For a 6-Year-Old Snared in the Immigration Maze, a Memorized Phone Number Proves a Lifeline  —  As the U.S. attempts to reunite migrant families, children will bear the burden of helping to identify who and where their parents are.  The 6-year-old girl heard asking to call her aunt …
Tara Golshan / Vox:
Trump undermined House Republicans' entire immigration debate in one tweet  —  Trump on GOP “compromise” immigration bill: “What is the purpose”?  —  Just hours before the House is scheduled to vote on two sweeping Republican-led immigration bills, President Donald Trump managed …
Bruce Schlesman / Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain's Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting  —  McCain minority staff director Henry Kerner to IRS official Lois Lerner and other IRS  —  officials: “the solution is to audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous”
Media Matters for America:
Sinclair “must-run” segment on family separation policy and child detention attacks the media  —  Sinclair's Boris Epshteyn: Media have “seized on this issue to make it seem as if those who are tough on immigration are somehow monsters”  —  Audiences across the country are watching a segment …
Joe Scarborough / Washington Post:
The most damning element of this tragic American tale  —  There was a time when conservatives supported limited government, balanced budgets and less debt.  Not so long ago, conservatives also championed free trade, lower tariffs and the spread of democratic institutions across Europe and the world.
Washington Post:
Where are the migrant child facilities?  Scattered across America  —  This is a developing story.  This page will be updated.  —  President Trump has signed an executive order to halt the family separation process he created, but at least 2,500 children have already been taken from their parents …
Michael Anton / Washington Post:
Why do we need more people in this country, anyway?  —  Michael Anton is a lecturer and research fellow at Hillsdale College and a former national security official in the Trump administration.  —  As Capitol Hill Republicans attempt for — what, the eighth? ninth? — time in the past …
Tina Moore / New York Post:
Alyssa Milano offers to foster migrant children brought to NYC  —  Actress Alyssa Milano wants to take in one of the hundreds of immigrant children housed in foster care facilities in Harlem, who were torn from their parents under President Trump's “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Clay Travis / Outkick the Coverage:
Kevin McHale Under Fire For Attending Donald Trump Rally  —  Every time I think the far left wing in this country mixing sports and politics can't get any more insane — they do.  —  Last night Donald Trump traveled to Duluth, Minnesota for a rally in that community.
Lomi Kriel / Houston Chronicle:
Fate of immigrant children separated from parents at Texas border is unclear  —  The immediate fate of more than 2,300 immigrant children remains unclear as government officials and advocates scrambled Thursday to determine their next steps after President Donald Trump suddenly ended his policy …
Discussion: Political Wire
Rasmussen Reports:
Voters Blame Parents, Not Feds, For Border Children Crisis  —  Most voters blame the parents of the separated children at the border for the latest illegal immigration crisis, not the federal government.  —  When families are arrested and separated after attempting to enter the United States illegally …
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
Good News for Republicans, It's Not 2006  —  For much of 2017 and early 2018, GOP consultants of a certain age would tell us that this election had the same look, feel and smell of 2006; the last time Republicans had a terrible midterm election.  The President was unpopular …
Gregg Kilday / Hollywood Reporter:
Sony Pictures Classics Condemns Peter Fonda, But Will Still Release His New Film  —  YOUTUBE  —  The distributor is moving forward with plans to open ‘Boundaries’ even as it calls the actor's remarks “abhorrent, reckless and dangerous.”  —  In the wake of Peter Fonda's incendiary tweet …
Jack Healy / New York Times:
No Relief in Sight for Parents of Thousands of Migrant Children Still in Custody  —  AURORA, Colo. — Micaela Samol Gonzalez, dressed in blue detention scrubs, made her way to the front of a windowless courtroom in Colorado on Thursday and faced the judge.  After she gave her name and arranged …
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
Our Real Immigration Problem  —  I prefer the window seat.  —  I like to idle away time on flights trying to guess where and what I'm flying over, without the benefit of the map.  I'm hypnotized by the red-beige-brown carpet of California desert; mesmerized by the unbroken wilderness of northern Maine …
New York Times:
The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem  —  The American oil and gas industry is leaking more methane than the government thinks — much more, a new study says.  Since methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, that is bad news for climate change.  —  The new study, published Thursday …
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
We Owe Central American Migrants Much More Than This  —  There is now a broad, bipartisan consensus that ripping infants from their mothers — and then putting both in (separate) cages — is not a morally acceptable way of treating families who cross our southern border.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and AOL
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker says evidence might have been tampered with in Flynn case  —  (R-N.C.) suggested Thursday in an interview wth Hill.TV's “Rising” that evidence may have been tampered with in the case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn.  —  Meadows, the leader …
Discussion: Power Line
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Jonathan Blitzer / New Yorker:
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The White House:
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
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