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3:10 PM ET, June 22, 2018


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Samantha Schmidt / Washington Post:
The crying Honduran girl on the cover of Time was not separated from her mother, father says  —  The photo of the little girl crying as a U.S. Border Patrol agent patted down her mother became a symbol of the families pulled apart by the Trump administration's “zero tolerance” policy at the border …
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
Gustavo Palencia / Reuters:
Father says little Honduran girl on Time cover was not taken from mother
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
About That Time Magazine “Crying Girl” Cover ...
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Trump to GOP: Wait until after midterms to pass immigration bill  —  As House Republicans scramble for votes on its comprehensive immigration bill, President Trump tweeted Friday that Republicans should “stop wasting their time” and punt the immigration fight to after the midterms.
The Daily Beast:
Tom Arnold Meets Michael Cohen: ‘This Dude Has All the Tapes’  —  Tom Arnold—the actor and comedian who's said he's on a mission to find incriminating video of President Trump—tweeted a photo of himself with Michael Cohen late Thursday, saying “this dude has all the tapes.”
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
National Enquirer sent stories about Trump to his attorney Michael Cohen before publication …
Young Trumpies Hit D.C.  —  ... And D.C. hits them right back.  —  When Matt Mowers moved to Washington in November 2016, he wasn't expecting a hero's welcome.  The young political operative had worked for Donald Trump's campaign in New York, where you can hardly walk down the block …
Discussion: Splinter, VICE, DCist, Raw Story and Mashable
Exclusive: Navy Document Shows Plan to Erect ‘Austere’ Detention Camps  —  The U.S. Navy is preparing plans to construct sprawling detention centers for tens of thousands of immigrants on remote bases in California, Alabama and Arizona, escalating the military's task in implementing President Donald Trump's …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Wall Street Journal:   Pentagon Had Spurned U.S. Space Force, Prompting Trump's Decree
Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
If We Want to End the Border Crisis, It's Time to Give Trump His Wall  —  You could think of the last week as a solid victory for the Democrats and for basic human decency.  An utterly indefensible and morally foul policy of separating children from their parents is over for now.
Damon Root / Hit & Run:
Huge Win for Everyone With a Cellphone (and for the Fourth Amendment) at the Supreme Court  —  In a blockbuster 5-4 decision issued today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that warrantless government tracking of cellphone users via their cellphone location records violates the Fourth Amendment.
Lesley Clark / McClatchy Washington Bureau:   Liberal group to go on offensive against Kentucky judge Trump likes for Supreme Court
Washington Post:
Trump threatens Europe with 20 percent tariffs on auto imports, escalating trade showdown with U.S. allies  —  President Trump on Friday threatened to unilaterally impose a 20 percent tariff on all automobile imports from Europe, further breaking from Republicans in Congress and front-running …
Doug Saunders / Globe and Mail:   There's no migration crisis - the crisis is political opportunism
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Trump threatens 20% tariff on all car imports from the EU
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Steve King singles out Somali Muslims over pork  —  The Iowa congressman says they shouldn't work in his district's meat-packing plants because they won't eat pig products.  —  Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Friday that he doesn't want Somali Muslims working at meat-packing plants in his district …
Discussion: Mediaite
Emily Holden / Politico:
New Pruitt question: Where are his emails?  —  The EPA administrator wrote only one email in 10 months to anyone outside the agency, if the official paper trail is to be believed.  Watchdog groups don't believe it.  —  An examination of Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Trump's Cynical Immigration Strategy Might Work for Him—Again  —  The lesson Trump learned was not that saying shocking, untrue, and arguably racist things about immigrants was politically dangerous but that doing so helped him become President.  —  On Sunday, June 3rd, Senator Jeff Merkley …
Media Matters for America:
Fox & Friends host: “These aren't our kids. ...  It's not like [Trump] is doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas”  —  Brian Kilmeade: “Like it or not, these aren't our kids”  —  From the June 22 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:  —  Loading the player reg...
Peter Hamby / Vanity Fair:
“The Images Are Out of His Control”: How Trump Lost His Grip on the Child-Detention Narrative  —  Trump has done plenty of ugly things.  In the past, he's outrun the narrative—this time, he can't get past the imagery.  —  BY - PETER HAMBYJune 22, 2018,  —  Rarely has Donald Trump been on his heels as he has over the past week.
Sarah Rumpf / RedState:
WaPo Begins Krauthammer's Obituary By Blaming Him for the Iraq War  —  Charles Krauthammer was a Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist, best-selling novelist, and Fox News commentator, and that was in addition to an admirable medical career, graduating from Harvard Medical School after a 14 month break …
Discussion: and Washington Post
Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and intellectual provocateur, dies at 68
Damian Paletta / Washington Post:
After Nevada GOP push, Treasury quietly changed lucrative policy benefiting one county  —  The Treasury Department last week quietly reversed itself after lobbying by Nevada Republicans and agreed to let a previously ineligible county reap huge benefits from the new tax law.
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Elena Kagan Is Up to Something  —  What is Justice Elena Kagan doing?  So far this term, the liberal justice has crossed ideological lines at least three times to join the Supreme Court's conservatives.  Most recently, on Thursday, Kagan authored the majority opinion in Lucia v. SEC …
Tim Reid / Reuters:
In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp  —  PAHRUMP, Nev. (Reuters) - He styles himself as America's best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels and looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters.
Discussion: New Republic and The Daily Caller
Tom Embury-Dennis / The Independent:
Italy's deputy PM Salvini called for ‘mass cleansing, street by street, quarter by quarter’, newly resurfaced footage reveals  —  Minister's comments recirculate after leader of far-right League party announces ‘census’ of Roma community  —  POPULAR VIDEOS
Hannah Rappleye / NBC News:
Migrant mother separated from son on his sixth birthday bares agony  —  Honduran migrant Iris Yolany Eufragio-Mancia doesn't know if she will see her son, Ederson, before she is deported.  —  EL PASO, Texas — The morning before her son's sixth birthday, Iris Eufragio-Mancia crossed the Rio Grande by foot …
New York Times:
Behind Trump's Plan to Overhaul the Government: Scaling Back the Safety Net  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump, spurred on by conservatives who want him to slash safety net programs, unveiled on Thursday a plan to overhaul the federal government that could have a profound effect on millions of poor and working-class Americans.
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
NYPD sued for not disclosing info on Trump family gun permits  —  The NYPD is refusing to disclose information about handgun licenses held by Donald Trump and his two eldest sons, citing privacy and safety concerns, according to a new lawsuit.  —  A news and opinion website called …
Associated Press:
AP-NORC Poll: Americans say no to presidential self-pardons  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Even in an era of deep political division, Democrats and Republicans agree presidents should not pardon themselves.  And if the nation's chief executive ever does so, majorities of Americans in both parties believe Congress should impeach that president.
Discussion: Axios
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Democratic Senate Candidate Arrested at Texas Detention Center While Trying to Deliver Toys and Food … Zak Ringelstein, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine, was arrested Friday morning outside a U.S. Border Patrol facility in McAllen, Texas.  —  Ringelstein, who is challenging …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Senator Jeff Merkley, a Quiet Stalwart of the Left, Has a Breakout Moment at the Border  —  WASHINGTON — It did not exactly make for riveting video this month when Senator Jeff Merkley, Democrat of Oregon, was turned away from a converted Walmart at the Texas border that is housing hundreds …
Discussion: CNN
Jon Hernandez / CBC News:
Jogger accidentally crosses U.S. border from B.C., gets detained for 2 weeks by authorities  —  Cedella Roman, visiting mom from France, says border patrol held her for crossing into Blaine, Wash.  —  Cedella Roman says she was jogging along the beach in White Rock, B.C., when she crossed the U.S. border without realizing it.
Laura McGann / Vox:
Study: male political reporters retweet other dudes 3 times more than their female colleagues  —  A new study reveals why female journalists are so much less influential on Twitter than men.  —  Anyone that follows Beltway Twitter knows it's a deeply insular and self-involved world dominated …
Philip Lewis / HuffPost:
Protesters Outside Kirstjen Nielsen's House Play Audio Of Detained Migrant Children  —  The DHS secretary had to walk by protesters shouting “Shame!” as she left her house.  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va. Protesters gathered outside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's townhouse Friday morning …
John F. Muller / Politico:
I Sat on the Other Side of Stephen Miller's First Wall  —  It was third grade.  And things got messy.  —  Each time a new outrage emerges in the saga of Stephen Miller—author of the Muslim ban and chief architect of the child separation policy—I think of the year I spent with him.
The Marshall Project:
Inside Family Detention, Trump's Big Solution  —  The administration is no longer separating them.  Now more parents and children will be held at places like this. … At first glance, it resembles a doctor's office, or perhaps a rec center.  Security footage depicts sterile gray hallways leading …
Jordan Libowitz / CREW:
CREW FILES CRIMINAL, ETHICS COMPLAINTS AGAINST WILBUR ROSS  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Washington—Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross should be investigated for possible violations of the STOCK Act or other insider trading laws and false statements to the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) …
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Under Trump, Americans are becoming more supportive of immigration  —  THE BIG IDEA: President Trump said Friday that Republicans should put off addressing immigration until after the midterm elections.  He suggested that the GOP can use the issue to pick up Senate seats …
Emily Atkin / New Republic:
The Military Drinking-Water Crisis the White House Tried to Hide  —  The Trump administration feared it would be a “public relations nightmare”: a major federal study that concluded contaminated groundwater across the country, especially near military bases, was more toxic than the government realized.
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Julie Carey / NBC4 Washington:
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The Republican tax law is becoming less popular, not more
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
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Discussion: New Republic
Françoise Mouly / New Yorker:
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Z. Byron Wolf / CNN:
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Discussion: Hullabaloo
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