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4:35 AM ET, July 30, 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
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.
Discussion: New Republic
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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.
Discussion: The Week and New York Times
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
House Republicans cannot be allowed to obstruct justice
Discussion: Raw Story
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Bannon to Kochs: ‘Shut up and get with the program’  —  'And here's the program: Ground game to support Trump's presidency,' Bannon said in an interview.  —  Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon tore into the powerful Koch political network Sunday, accusing it of undermining …
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Rebecca Berg / CNN:
Top Koch network official: ‘The divisiveness of this White House is causing long-term damage’
Jennifer Levitz / Wall Street Journal:
Koch Network Criticizes Trump Trade Policy at Donor Meeting
Discussion: Slate, Politico, Raw Story and Axios
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
How Trump Lost Re-election in 2020  —  A sneak peek at The Times's news analysis from Nov. 4, 2020. … In the end, it was a lot simpler than it often seemed.  —  Donald J. Trump, who spent much of the past four years as a historically unpopular president, lost his bid for re-election Tuesday.
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 …
Melia Robinson / Business Insider:
The vest vending machine at San Francisco's airport is getting mocked, but it rings up $10,000 in sales every month  — A spokesperson for San Francisco International Airport told Business Insider that the vest vending machine averages $10,000 in sales a month.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
G.O.P. Faces Another Midterm Threat as Trump Plays the Shutdown Card  —  WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans, already facing a difficult election landscape, confronted a prospect on Sunday they had worked feverishly to avoid: a threat by President Trump to shut down the government over funding for a border wall.
Discussion: Fox News, Fox News Insider and Mediaite
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Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Trump willing to shut down government over border security
Discussion: Splinter
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
GOP Candidate Corey Stewart's Spokesperson Called Majority-Black Cities ‘Shitholes’ … Corey Stewart, the Republican candidate for Senate in Virginia, has been shunned by his own party over his ties with neo-Confederate groups and his refusal to condemn white supremacist violence.
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 …
Peter Hasson / The Daily Caller:
Twitter's Censorship Problem Looks Like Its Here To Stay  — Twitter sparked backlash after suppressing Republican congressmen as part of an algorithm change that cracks down on “bad-faith actors”  — Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz filed an FEC complaint against Twitter and Republican …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Gateway Pundit
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Reporter Carl Bernstein has seen it all, from Nixon to now.  But nothing quite like Trump.  —  On July 27, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted to adopt the first of three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, charging he had personally tried to obstruct justice in the Watergate case.
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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NEWS.com.au:
Sunday Night claims links between Australian banks and Russian criminals  —  LINKS between the major Aussie banks and Russian mobsters involved with money laundering — and murder — have been revealed.  —  Aussie banks linked to 'Russian mafia'0:40  —  SUNDAY Night has made explosive claims …
Amir Tibon / Haaretz:
Saudi King Tells U.S. That Peace Plan Must Include East Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital  —  'They told the administration, “what we could do for you before Jerusalem, we won't be able to do now,"' one diplomatic source says, referring to the embassy move  —  WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia …
Stephen Chen / South China Morning Post:
Artificial intelligence, immune to fear or favour, is helping to make China's foreign policy  —  The programme draws on a huge amount of data, with information ranging from cocktail-party gossip to images taken by spy satellites, to contribute to strategies in Chinese diplomacy  —  Attention, foreign-policy makers.
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 …
Associated Press:
Manafort trial to focus on lavish lifestyle, not collusion  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The trial of President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman will open this week with tales of lavish spending, secret shell companies and millions of dollars of Ukrainian money flowing through offshore bank accounts …
Discussion: twitchy.com
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%.
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 …
 
 
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Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
As 2018 elections near, potential 2020 presidential candidates jockey for money
Discussion: Political Wire
Avery Anapol / The Hill:
Indiana synagogue vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti
Discussion: Indianapolis Star
Dara Lind / Vox:
Exclusive: Trump's travel ban is supposed to make exceptions for worthy cases.  A new lawsuit alleges it isn't.
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
Why Is the Trump Campaign Attacking Senator Kirsten Gillibrand?
Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
New Veterans Affairs chief plans to reassign, sideline Trump loyalists now in power
Discussion: CNN
NBC News:
Judge orders Trump administration to help lawyers find ‘missing parents’ of migrant kids
Discussion: Shareblue Media
 Earlier Items: 
Reuters:
Iran currency extends record fall as U.S. sanctions loom
Gabriel Pogrund / Washington Post:
How white supremacists split a quiet Rust Belt town
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Nunes: Americans Will Be ‘Shocked’ By Other Carter Page FISA Info
USA Today:
Fixing Flores agreement is the only solution to immigrant family separation and detention
Keith Griffith / Daily Mail:
What do they know?  Mystery as Russia LIQUIDATED almost ALL of its holdings in US Treasury …
Discussion: CNBC, CANNONFIRE and Political Wire
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Bush Claimed Power to Override a Torture Ban. What Did Brett Kavanaugh Think About That?
Robin McKie / The Guardian:
Trump golf resort wrecked special nature site, reports reveal
Discussion: Axios
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Mike Pence, Holy Terror
Discussion: Raw Story
 

 
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