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7:25 PM ET, July 29, 2018

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Mark Landler / New York Times:
New York Times Publisher and Trump Clash Over President's Threats Against Journalism  —  BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump and the publisher of The New York Times, A. G. Sulzberger, engaged in a fierce public clash on Sunday over Mr. Trump's threats against journalism …
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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.
Discussion: CNBC, Axios, The Guardian and Politico
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
How John Kelly became ‘chief in name only’  —  The retired Marine general was brought in to tame the president, but in the end Trump boxed him in.  —  John Kelly got the official news of his promotion a year ago the same way a select few in the Trump administration have — by presidential tweet.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
House Republicans cannot be allowed to obstruct justice
Discussion: Raw Story
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
New York Times Whines: Stop Attacking Us!
Discussion: Star Tribune, Mediaite and ABC News
Hadas Gold / CNNMoney:
Times publisher warned Trump about labeling journalists as enemies
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
Why Is the Trump Campaign Attacking Senator Kirsten Gillibrand?  —  Late last month, Brad Parscale, Donald Trump's campaign manager, wrote a tweet knocking Kirsten Gillibrand, the junior senator from New York.  She had recently become the first senator to join a call for abolishing the Immigration …
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Benjy Sarlin / NBC News:   ‘Giving circles’: Female fundraisers are powering women candidates
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
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.
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David Daley / Slate:
“Emails Are the Tools of the Devil”  —  How decadelong Republican gerrymanders could be undone by reckless GOP emails.  —  The master Republican mapmaker Tom Hofeller is among the visionaries who understood how sophisticated new GIS software and powerful new data sets provided an opportunity …
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.
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, Politico and Breitbart
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CBS News:
Giuliani says feds have 183 recordings made by Michael Cohen, Trump heard on 1
Discussion: Daily Wire and Fox News
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Trump willing to shut down government over border security  —  BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Discussion: Splinter
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Washington Post:
Trump threatens again to shut down federal government over border-wall funding
NBC News:
Judge orders Trump administration to help lawyers find ‘missing parents’ of migrant kids  —  The government on Friday said 650 children remained separated because their parents had been deemed ineligible for reunification.  —  LOS ANGELES — The federal judge overseeing the court-ordered reunification …
Discussion: Shareblue Media
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Dara Lind / Vox:
ICE agents pressured parents to be deported with their children — then separated them again when they refused
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 …
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
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
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?'
Robin McKie / The Guardian:
Donald Trump's golf resort wrecked special nature site, reports reveal  —  US president's broken promises have ruined a fragile dune system in Aberdeenshire  —  The spectacular dunes system picked by Donald Trump for his golf resort in Aberdeenshire has been “partially destroyed” …
Discussion: Axios
Dara Lind / Vox:
Exclusive: Trump's travel ban is supposed to make exceptions for worthy cases.  A new lawsuit alleges it isn't.  —  Families split by the travel ban allege the government's waiver process is a sham.  —  A group of people whose visas have been denied or held in limbo under President Donald Trump's travel ban …
Kevin Fallon / The Daily Beast:
Netflix Exec Breaks Silence Over Aziz Ansari Controversy: ‘Happy’ to Keep Making ‘Master of None’ … Beverly Hills, CALIFORNIA — “I don't have anything to share with you today.”  —  That was the most common refrain from Netflix vice president of original series Cindy Holland as TV critics …
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.
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.
 
 
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Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
New Veterans Affairs chief plans to reassign, sideline Trump loyalists now in power
Discussion: CNN
Kirsten Grieshaber / Associated Press:
Jewish teens enlisted to fight anti-Semitism in Germany
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ScienceDirect.com:
Trigger warning: Empirical evidence ahead
Discussion: IJR and Reason
Gabriel Pogrund / Washington Post:
How white supremacists split a quiet Rust Belt town
USA Today:
Fixing Flores agreement is the only solution to immigrant family separation and detention
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Alexi McCammond / Axios:
What the DNC is doing 100 days from the 2018 midterms
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