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9:05 AM ET, July 10, 2018


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Akhil Reed Amar / New York Times:
A Liberal's Case for Brett Kavanaugh  —  The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice is President Trump's finest hour, his classiest move.  Last week the president promised to select “someone with impeccable credentials, great intellect, unbiased judgment …
New York Times:
Brett Kavanaugh Is Trump's Pick for Supreme Court  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday is to nominate Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a politically connected member of Washington's conservative legal establishment, to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court …
Jay Michaelson / The Daily Beast:
Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court Pick, Is Probably the End of Abortion Rights and Same-Sex Marriage … President Trump announced on Monday he intended to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy who will retire on July 31.
Discussion: NBC News, Daily Kos and Bustle
David Brooks / New York Times:
It Took a Village to Raise Kavanaugh  —  In the weeks ahead, we're going to spend a lot of time going over Brett Kavanaugh's biography — where he's from and what he's written.  But that's not the most important way to understand the guy.  —  Kavanaugh is the product of a community.
Discussion: Althouse
Alvin Chang / Vox:
Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court's drastic shift to the right, cartoonsplained  —  President Trump's pick to replace Anthony Kennedy will lead to a much more conservative Court.  —  President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Monday to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Discussion: Townhall, CNBC, and ABC News
The Daily Beast:
Trump Picks Kavanaugh for Supreme Court, Capping Theatrics That Would ‘Make P. T. Barnum Proud’ … President Donald Trump nominated federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Monday evening, capping a day of reality TV-esque drama in which he managed to keep the decision …
Discussion: Axios, ABC News, Politico and Breitbart
Gregg Re / Fox News:
Pelosi vows to ‘avenge President Obama’ in Supreme Court fight  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent out a dramatic, no-holds-barred fundraising email on Monday saying she is “determined to avenge President Obama if it's the last thing I do” by preemptively opposing President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
Discussion: Front Page Magazine
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Kavanaugh paper chase threatens to draw out confirmation battle
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Liz Goodwin /   Susan Collins is no maverick with GOP judicial nominees
William McGurn / Wall Street Journal:   Dick Durbin's Supreme Sacrifice
Cass R. Sunstein / Bloomberg:   The Test for Judge Kavanaugh
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:   How Brett Kavanaugh Will Gut Roe v. Wade
Scott Whitlock / NewsBusters:
ABC's Nightline Blasts ‘Controversial’ Nominee Before He's Even Announced!
Discussion: The Last Tradition
Wall Street Journal:
A Legal Star on the Right
Discussion: Bloomberg
Yale Law School:   Brett Kavanaugh '90 Nominated to U.S. Supreme Court
Associated Press:
All 12 boys, coach rescued from flooded Thai cave  —  MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — All 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the Thai navy SEALs said Tuesday, ending an 18-day ordeal that riveted people around the world.
Fox News:
Entire Thai soccer team, coach freed from cave after daring rescue, Navy says  —  A dramatic three-day rescue of a Thai youth soccer team from a flooded cave came to end on Tuesday when the last boy and coach were plucked from the underground cavern more than two weeks after they were trapped inside, Navy officials said.
Discussion: CNBC, Townhall and CBS News
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge rejects Trump request to alter agreement on release of immigrant kids  —  A federal judge has turned down President Donald Trump's request to alter a decades-old legal settlement to allow long-term detention of children who entered the U.S. illegally with their parents.
Discussion: Breitbart, Law & Crime and Axios
New York Times:
Judge Rejects Long Detentions of Migrant Families, Dealing Trump Another Setback
Discussion: Bustle
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed:   A Judge Won't Change A Settlement That Restricts How Long The Trump Administration Can Hold Kids …
Niels Lesniewski / Roll Call:
After Moscow Trip, Ron Johnson Says Election Meddling Overblown  —  One of the Republican senators back from a trip to Moscow is suggesting that Congress went too far in punishing Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  —  “I've been pretty upfront that the election interference …
Discussion: Daily Wire, Law & Crime and MSNBC
Emily Tamkin / BuzzFeed:
US Republican Delegation Met With Sanctioned Russians In Moscow
Discussion: Kansas City Star and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Giuliani works for foreign clients while serving as Trump's attorney  —  Rudolph W. Giuliani continues to work on behalf of foreign clients both personally and through his namesake security firm while serving as President Trump's personal attorney — an arrangement experts say raises conflict …
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Trump Poised to Enter NATO Meeting as Wild Card Among Allies  —  WASHINGTON — As he heads into this week's North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit meeting, President Trump is widely seen as a wild card among allies who are seeking to show solidarity against Russian threats …
Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN:   Trump says Putin meeting ‘may be the easiest of them all’
Deanna Paul / Washington Post:
Woman beats a 91-year-old Mexican man with a brick, tells him to ‘go back to your country’  —  The Los Angeles Fourth of July fireworks display was just beginning when Erik Mendoza realized his 91-year-old grandfather was missing.  Thinking he might have gone for his daily walk …
Sage Lazzaro / Refinery29:
Feminist Apparel CEO Fires Entire Staff After They Learn He's An Admitted Sexual Abuser  —  The employees of the popular clothing company Feminist Apparel thought they were creating tools for the resistance.  The online store's viral shirts and accessories — which feature sayings like …
Discussion: Front Page Magazine
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet: Yes, We Did Too Many Alan Dershowitz Stories … Even publicity-savvy, Alan Dershowitz is astonished at the flood-the-zone coverage that The New York Times has been devoting to his social sufferings on Martha's Vineyard.
Pregnant Women Say They Are Being Mistreated In Immigration Detention, Despite The Administration's Claims  —  Pregnant women in immigration detention under the Trump administration say they have been denied medical care, shackled around the stomach, and abused.  —  Reporting From Washington, DC
Adia Robinson / ABC News:
Trump slams media for breastfeeding opposition article  —  President Donald Trump Monday slammed a New York Times article about U.S. opposition to a World Health Assembly resolution encouraging breastfeeding.  —  Calling the story “fake news,” he tweeted, “The U.S. strongly supports breast feeding …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Trump, Tariffs, Tofu and Tax Cuts  —  According to early indications, recent U.S. economic growth was full of beans.  —  No, seriously.  More than half of America's soybean exports typically go to China, but Chinese tariffs will shift much of that demand to Brazil, and countries that normally …
Discussion: Raw Story, Hullabaloo and Daily Kos
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Claire McCaskill's wild ride
Lara Seligman / Foreign Policy:
Pentagon Says It Won't Pay for Housing of Immigrants
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Luke Harding / The Guardian:
Former Putin adviser has secret investment in US energy firm praised by Trump
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
Anatomy of a Trump rally: 76 percent of claims are false, misleading or lacking evidence
Chris Bing / Cyberscoop:
Two Democratic campaigns hit with DDoS attacks in recent months
Discussion: Associated Press and Axios
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The Babylon Bee:
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David Weigel / Washington Post:
In Wisconsin, a Democratic star finds himself in a primary brawl
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa / NBC News:
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa Democrats ignore the left at their peril. …
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Adiel Kaplan / miamiherald:
Miami grandma targeted as U.S. takes aim at naturalized immigrants with prior offenses
Discussion: The Nation and Law & Crime