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9:25 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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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
New York Times Whines: Stop Attacking Us!
Discussion: Associated Press, Mediaite and ABC News
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump says he called media ‘enemy of the people’ in meeting with N.Y. Times publisher
Discussion: CNBC, The Guardian, Politico and Axios
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump's obsession with the “terrible” FBI building  —  Trump is obsessed with the FBI building.  For months now, in meetings with White House officials and Senate appropriators intended to discuss big-picture spending priorities, the president rants about the graceless J. Edgar Hoover Building in downtown Washington, D.C.
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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  —  Former U.S. district judge John S. Martin, writing in The Post to debunk the baseless proposal by House Freedom Caucus members to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, observes: … As Martin points out …
Discussion: Raw Story
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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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Charles Koch, network send GOP a message: We're happy to back Democrats who share our policy goals
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Caller
Jennifer Levitz / Wall Street Journal:
Koch Network Criticizes Trump Trade Policy at Donor Meeting
Discussion: Slate, Axios, Politico and Raw Story
Dan Berman / CNN:
Ginsburg suggests she has at least five more years on the Supreme Court  —  New York (CNN)Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she hopes to stay on the Supreme Court until the age of 90.  —  “I'm now 85,” Ginsburg said on Sunday.  “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens …
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 …
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?'
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Morgan Gstalter / The Hill:
Austin city report on Confederate monuments suggests renaming city
Discussion: Front Page Magazine
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
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:
Giuliani says feds have 183 recordings made by Michael Cohen, Trump heard on 1  —  President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says that federal investigators have 183 “unique conversations” recorded by Michael Cohen, the president's former attorney and fixer.  Mr. Trump is heard …
Discussion: Daily Wire and Fox News
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Mitchell Alva / ABC News:
Trump lawyer Giuliani ‘confused’ in claiming attorney-client privilege, Michael Cohen's attorney says
Discussion: The Guardian, Politico and Breitbart
Robert Reich / The Guardian:
Almost 80% of US workers live from paycheck to paycheck.  Here's why  —  America doesn't have a jobs crisis.  It has a ‘good jobs’ crisis - where too much employment is insecure, and poorly paid  —  The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8%.
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
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 …
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 …
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:
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
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
Los Angeles Times:
Death toll in wildfire near Redding climbs to six as firefighters struggle to slow 89,000-acre blaze … The body of another victim of a massive wildfire burning in Shasta County was recovered Sunday, bringing the total number of fatalities to six, including two firefighters, authorities said.
Discussion: Splinter, Gizmodo and KTLA
 
 
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NEWS.com.au:
Sunday Night claims links between Australian banks and Russian criminals
Dara Lind / Vox:
Exclusive: Trump's travel ban is supposed to make exceptions for worthy cases.  A new lawsuit alleges it isn't.
Kevin Fallon / The Daily Beast:
Netflix Exec Breaks Silence Over Aziz Ansari Controversy: ‘Happy’ to Keep Making ‘Master of None’
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
Discussion: Instapundit
Reuters:
Iran currency extends record fall as U.S. sanctions loom
Gabriel Pogrund / Washington Post:
How white supremacists split a quiet Rust Belt town
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Fixing Flores agreement is the only solution to immigrant family separation and detention
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Bush Claimed Power to Override a Torture Ban. What Did Brett Kavanaugh Think About That?
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Billy Graham & the Synagogue of Satan
Alisa Wolfson / Moneyish:
The cost of child care just hit an all-time high
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
Cynthia Nixon Thinks You're Underestimating Her. She Thinks You're Wrong.
Emma Dumain / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Churches may have to pay taxes, and members of Congress may pay politically
Matthew Hennessey / New York Post:
Wall Street finally taught Zuckerberg the lesson he deserved
Scott Bland / Politico:
Liberal secret-money network hammers House GOP
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