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Axios:
Scoop: Senate Intel subpoenas Trump Jr. over Russia matters  —  The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. to answer questions about his previous testimony before Senate investigators in relation to the Russia investigation, sources with direct knowledge told Axios.
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Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Jr. Is Subpoenaed by Senate Committee in Russia Probe  —  Panel led by Republicans wants testimony about earlier responses to investigators  —  WASHINGTON—The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son …
Discussion: Washington Times
CNN:
Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Donald Trump Jr.  —  Trump Jr. subpoenaed by GOP-controlled Senate committee  —  Washington (CNN)The Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. for him to return and testify again, and the committee is now at a standoff …
U.S. House of Representatives Permanent …:
House Intelligence Committee Issues Subpoena for Counterintelligence and Foreign Intelligence Materials in Mueller Investigation, Including Report and Underlying Evidence  —  f t # e  —  Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence …
Discussion: Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
Washington Post:   Donald Trump Jr. subpoenaed by Senate Intelligence Committee for further testimony on Trump campaign's Russia contacts
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The White House revoked my press pass.  It's not just me — it's curtailing access for all journalists.  —  For the past 21 years, I have had the high privilege of holding a White House press pass, a magical ticket that gives the bearer a front-row seat to history.
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Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
House Panel Approves Contempt for Barr After Trump Claims Privilege Over Full Mueller Report
Noah Feldman / Bloomberg:
Executive Privilege Isn't a Magic Wand to Protect Trump
Discussion: Fortune, Daily Wire and The Root
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Schiff subpoenas DOJ for unredacted Mueller report and counterintel info
Discussion: The Hill
Paul Rosenzweig / USA Today:
Mueller didn't say it so we did: Trump would face felony charges if he weren't president
Discussion: NB Blog, Daily Kos and Bloomberg
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Meghan McCain's Husband Ben Domenech Goes on Unhinged Homophobic Rant Against ‘Cuck’ Seth Meyers  —  The conservative writer and founder of The Federalist later deleted the tweets in which he called the ‘Late Night’ host a ‘piece of sh*t’ for grilling his wife.  —  Matt Wilstein
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Only one 2020 Democrat fully grasps the threat Trump poses  —  Is President Trump an aberration whose defeat in 2020 would allow the nation to begin rebounding toward normalcy?  Or does his ascendance reflect long-running national pathologies and deeply ingrained structural economic …
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Salon, Politico and Daily Kos
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The Daily Beast:
Trump Goes to Bat for His Pal Matt Schlapp's Casino Client  —  The two even used the same language to fight the legislation: tying it to Elizabeth Warren.  —  President Donald Trump on Wednesday weighed in on an obscure piece of legislation granting rights to a Native American tribe seeking a casino in Massachusetts.
Washington Post:
Trump's tweet derails House bill opposed by lobbyist with close White House ties
Discussion: CNBC, CBS Boston and Power Line
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
Nearly half of white Republicans say it bothers them to hear people speaking foreign languages  —  A new survey finds white Republicans are far more likely to be put off by foreign language speakers than their Democratic counterparts.  —  According to Pew Research Center …
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Juliana Menasce Horowitz / Pew Research Center:
Americans See Advantages and Challenges in Country's Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity
New York Times:
Trump Faces Pressure From N.Y. Lawmakers Over Tax Returns  —  The State Senate passed bills to create a path to release Mr. Trump's state tax returns, and to curtail the impact of presidential pardons in New York.  —  Taking aim at President Trump, New York lawmakers voted on Wednesday …
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Dan M. Clark / New York Law Journal:   NY Senate Approves ‘Double Jeopardy’ Bill to Sidestep Possible Trump Pardons
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Robert Pear, a Mainstay Times Reporter in Washington, Dies at 69  —  Robert Pear, a reporter whose understated demeanor belied a tenacious pursuit of sources and scoops during his 40 years at The New York Times covering health care and other critical national issues, died on Tuesday in Rockville, Md. He was 69.
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: The mood on the Hill: Dark, and getting darker
Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:
Further investigation into Matt Gaetz is needed for tweet at Michael Cohen, Florida Bar determines.  —  The Panhandle Republican faces discipline for a message he posted the day before Trump's former lawyer testified to Congress.  —  An investigation into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz will proceed …
Wesley Morgan / Politico:
McMaster blasts former colleagues as ‘danger to the Constitution’  —  Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster accused some of his former White House colleagues on Wednesday of being “a danger to the Constitution” because they are either trying to manipulate President Donald Trump to push …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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Zeke Miller / Associated Press:   Trump team claims unfamiliar position: Front-runner
Kaya Yurieff / CNN:
Instagram still doesn't have vaccine misinformation under control  —  New York (CNN Business)Two months after Facebook pledged to fight vaccine misinformation on its platforms, and in the midst of a measles outbreak in New York City, Instagram is still serving up posts from anti-vaccination accounts …
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Washington Post:
A frustrated Trump questions his administration's Venezuela strategy  —  President Trump is questioning his administration's aggressive strategy in Venezuela following the failure of a U.S.-backed effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro, complaining he was misled about how easy …
Discussion: Political Wire
Sam Tabachnik / Denver Post:
Kendrick Castillo, killed in STEM School shooting, sacrificed himself to save others, his father says  —  18-year-old senior killed at school during Tuesday's shooting  —  A robotics aficionado.  A lover of fishing, hunting and automobiles.  And a hero whose father says threw himself at an armed student so his classmates could live.
New York Times:
Kamala Harris Is Trying to Reset Her Campaign by Taking On Trump  —  DETROIT — Senator Kamala Harris of California structures her stump speech around two themes — “truth” and “justice” — meant to evoke her career as a barrier-breaking prosecutor and cultivate a reputation as a fearless public advocate.
Discussion: Big League Politics
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Clash Between Trump and House Democrats Poses Threat to Constitutional Order  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's wholesale refusal to provide information to Congress threatens to upend the delicate balance that is the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution.
Discussion: Law & Crime
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Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
By protecting Trump, Republicans risk limiting their ability to hold future Democratic presidents accountable
Robert Griffin / Democracy Fund Voter Study Group:
Two Years In  —  How Americans' Views Have — and Have Not — Changed During Trump's Presidency  —  TABLE OF CONTENTS:  — Americans More Optimistic About Direction of the Country, Though Large Split Between Partisans  —  Key Findings  — President Trump's favorability ratings have been stable over his presidency.
Discussion: Raw Story
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
“All I'm Thinking Is, 'I'm Going to Die'”: Howard Stern Reveals Cancer Scare, Trump Regrets and Details of a Dishy New Book  —  After a health crisis that had him “scared  s***less,” the $90 million-a-year radio legend opens up about retirement, the one time he lied to his listeners …
Discussion: Daily Wire, Althouse, Fox News and Page Six
Justin Ray / Columbia Journalism Review:
How one reporter got the Sandra Bland cell phone video  —  In June 2017, Brian Collister was a lead investigative reporter for KXAN, a Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate in Austin, Texas.  He had covered Sandra Bland's 2015 traffic stop in Waller County, an incident that sparked protests across …
The Daily Beast:
Howard Schultz Has Largely Stopped His Presidential Prep Work  —  Back surgery has sidelined the former Starbucks CEO.  But even his social-media presence is virtually gone.  —  When former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz first declared that he was entertaining the idea of running for president …
Discussion: Splinter
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Study: U.S. Fossil Fuel Subsidies Exceed Pentagon Spending  —  The world would be richer and healthier if the full costs of fossil fuels were paid, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund  —  The United States has spent more subsidizing fossil fuels in recent years …
 
 
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Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Campaign Hires Nine Regional Directors for 2020 Election
Bloomberg:
Trump to Ask Supreme Court to Prevent Nationwide Injunctions
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Raw Story
Gary Fineout / Politico:
FBI to meet with Florida delegation to discuss Russian hacking
Discussion: CNN
New Jersey Online:
Powerful Democrat blasts Gov. Murphy and his wife. …
Max Boot / Washington Post:
It's time for us to have an unapologetic atheist in the Oval Office
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
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Discussion: WTKR-TV
Aram Roston / Reuters:
Exclusive: Trump fixer Cohen says he helped Falwell handle racy photos
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
The Democratic Counterrevolution Has a Self-Appointed Leader: Josh Gottheimer
Discussion: Splinter
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
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Mark I. Pinsky / Poynter:
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