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4:10 PM ET, July 29, 2018

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Mark Landler / New York Times:
New York Times Publisher Rebuts Trump's Account of Private Meeting  —  BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump on Sunday disclosed details of a private meeting he had with the publisher of The New York Times, A. G. Sulzberger, and Mr. Sulzberger flatly disputed the president's characterization …
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Jordan Cohen / The New York Times Company:
Statement of A.G. Sulzberger, Publisher, The New York Times, in Response to President Trump's Tweet About Their Meeting  —  Earlier this month, A.G. received a request from the White House to meet with President Trump.  This was not unusual; there has been a long tradition …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump says he called media ‘enemy of the people’ in meeting with N.Y. Times publisher  —  BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump said Sunday that he and the publisher of the New York Times discussed “the vast amounts of Fake News being put out by the media” during a recent private meeting at the White House.
Hadas Gold / CNNMoney:
Times publisher warned Trump about labeling journalists as enemies  —  Haberman wants more W.H. press solidarity  —  For all his taunting of the “failing” New York Times, President Donald Trump's hometown paper still has a hold on him.  —  In a Sunday morning tweet from his golf club in Bedminster …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Politico:
NYT publisher disputes Trump's retelling of off-the-record conversation  —  Trump has not abandoned some of his most highly charged rhetoric about the press, including calling journalists the ‘enemy of the people.’  —  It was supposed to be an off-the-record meeting.  But President Donald Trump had other plans.
Discussion: Refinery29, Axios and Townhall
Rebecca Berg / CNN:
Top Koch network official: ‘The divisiveness of this White House is causing long-term damage’  —  Colorado Springs, Colo. (CNN)The influential conservative Koch network opened up their summer meeting with an emphasis on bipartisanship while also delivering sharp critiques of President Donald Trump and his administration.
Discussion: Political Wire
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CBS News:
Trump backers stand by president in face of Russia criticism — CBS poll  —  Nearly all Americans say Russian meddling in the 2018 midterm elections would be unacceptable, even if their party was the beneficiary of any interference.  But the investigation into Russian meddling …
Discussion: Political Wire
Jeff Maysh / The Daily Beast:
How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald's Monopoly Game and Stole Millions … On August 3, 2001, a McDonald's film crew arrived in the bustling beach town of Westerly, Rhode Island.  They carried their cameras and a giant cashier's check to a row of townhouses, and knocked on the door of Michael Hoover.
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Mike Pence, Holy Terror  —  Are you sure you want to get rid of Donald Trump?  —  There are problems with impeaching Donald Trump.  A big one is the holy terror waiting in the wings.  —  That would be Mike Pence, who mirrors the boss more than you realize.  He's also self-infatuated.  Also a bigot.
Discussion: Raw Story
Robin McKie / The Guardian:
Trump golf resort wrecked special nature site, reports reveal  —  US president's broken promises have ruined a fragile dune system  —  The spectacular dunes system picked by Donald Trump for his golf resort in Aberdeenshire has been “partially destroyed” as a result of the course's construction …
Discussion: Axios
Mitchell Alva / ABC News:
Trump lawyer Giuliani ‘confused’ in claiming attorney-client privilege, Michael Cohen's attorney says  —  President Donald Trump's legal team is on the attack against former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, saying he violated attorney-client privilege by releasing a taped conversation …
Discussion: The Guardian, The Week and Breitbart
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Fox News:
Giuliani says experts think ‘someone messed’ with Cohen tape
Discussion: Daily Wire
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Nunes: Americans Will Be ‘Shocked’ By Other Carter Page FISA Info  —  House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes claimed Sunday that the American public will be “shocked” when it sees the remaining blacked out portions of the FBI's applications for spy warrants …
Mike Hertenstein:
Billy Graham & the Synagogue of Satan  —  Lost Passage of Infamous Nixon Tape Makes a Bad Story Worse  —  EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM can be heard defending anti-Jewish conspiracies and admitting Hitler was right about some things to President Richard Nixon on a newly-released portion of an infamous Oval Office tape.
Philip Jankowski / mystatesman:
City report on Confederate monuments raises idea of renaming Austin  —  Highlights  —  Renaming of seven streets worthy of immediate action, report states, but renaming Austin not a simple matter.  —  In discussion of possible changes, report also asks, 'What's next and where do we stop?'
Washington Post:
Trump threatens again to shut down federal government over border-wall funding  —  BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump threatened Sunday to shut down the federal government this fall if Congress does not pass sweeping changes to immigration laws, including appropriating more public money to build his long-promised border wall.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Bush Claimed Power to Override a Torture Ban.  What Did Brett Kavanaugh Think About That?  —  WASHINGTON — When Brett M. Kavanaugh came before the Judiciary Committee in May 2006 for his nomination to be an appeals court judge, senators pressed him on his role in President George W. Bush's use …
Keith Griffith / Daily Mail:
What do they know?  Mystery as Russia LIQUIDATED almost ALL of its holdings in US Treasury securities during run up to Helsinki summit, in move labeled ‘unprecedented’ by experts  —  The Russian government has sold off the vast majority of its holdings of US Treasury securities for reasons …
Discussion: CNBC and Political Wire
Matthew Hennessey / New York Post:
Wall Street finally taught Zuckerberg the lesson he deserved  —  This week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally got the whack across the nose that many had hoped Congress would give him back in April.  —  The social-media giant's stock price took a spectacular nose dive Thursday …
EndPlay / WSB-TV:
Rep. John Lewis hospitalized after falling ill on plane  —  ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News has learned that Rep. John Lewis has been hospitalized at a metro area hospital.  —  Sources confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that Lewis was hospitalized after becoming ill on a flight heading back to Atlanta on Saturday.
Discussion: Washington Post and ABC News
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CNN:
Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis hospitalized
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Root
Scott Bland / Politico:
Liberal secret-money network hammers House GOP  —  Nonprofits connected by a Washington-based hub have spent millions of dollars on TV ads on health care and taxes in key House districts.  —  A network of secret-money nonprofit groups has spent millions of dollars attacking swing-seat House Republicans …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Dara Lind / Vox:
ICE agents pressured parents to be deported with their children — then separated them again when they refused  —  A new filing in the ACLU's family separation lawsuit recounts claims that ICE is trying to coerce newly reunited families.  —  A lawyer claims that several fathers have been separated …
Emma Dumain / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Churches may have to pay taxes, and members of Congress may pay politically  —  WASHINGTON  —  Members of Congress should be able to work together to protect houses of worship from having to pay taxes, especially in an election year when both parties want to earn the faith community's vote.
Alisa Wolfson / Moneyish:
The cost of child care just hit an all-time high  —  Having kids will cost you.  —  Child-care costs rose for the fifth year in a row and nearly one in five families is spending at least a quarter of its annual household income on child care, according to a new Care.com study.
USA Today:
Fixing Flores agreement is the only solution to immigrant family separation and detention  —  Flores v. Reno puts our government in a difficult position.  We shouldn't have to choose between ripping families apart and enforcing immigration law.  —  CONNECT
Reuters:
Iran currency extends record fall as U.S. sanctions loom  —  DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's currency hit a new record low on Sunday, dropping past 100,000 rials to the U.S. dollar as Iranians brace for Aug. 7 when Washington is due to reimpose a first lot of economic sanctions.
Matt Kwong / CBC News:
In a divided U.S., therapists treating anxiety are hearing the same name over and over: Donald Trump  —  ‘Trump Anxiety Disorder’ may not be an official diagnosis, but therapists know the symptoms  —  “Is he gonna blow us all up?”  —  So inquired one of Elisabeth LaMotte's patients recently …
 
 
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Washington Post:
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New York Times:
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Dan Gainor / Fox News:
Media continue attacking Trump despite his week of accomplishments and strong economic growth
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
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Discussion: twitchy.com and Althouse
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
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Blake Brittain / Reuters:
A US judge rules that the Thomson Reuters suit accusing Ross Intelligence of copying Westlaw content to train a competing AI-based platform must go to trial

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches Jam, a feature that lets up to 32 people curate a playlist together; only Premium subscribers can create Jams, but all users can contribute

Sara Fischer / Axios:
Netflix, Paramount, WBD, Comcast, Disney, and others launch a trade group, the Streaming Innovation Alliance; Apple, Amazon, Roku, and others didn't join

 
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