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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.
Nick Visser / HuffPost:
House Intelligence Committee Subpoenas William Barr Over Mueller Documents  —  Another House panel voted Wednesday to advance an effort to hold the attorney general in contempt over his refusal to release the special counsel's full report.  —  The House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena …
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: Trump administration looks other way on China's detention of Uighurs as trade talks break down
Discussion: Axios, The Week and The Diplomat
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Mulvaney says it was ‘bad form’ for Senate Republicans not to inform him about Donald Trump Jr. subpoena
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Salon
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Jr. Is Subpoenaed by Senate Committee in Russia Probe
Discussion: Axios, Washington Times and Raw Story
Zachary Basu / Axios:
House Judiciary Committee votes to hold AG Bill Barr in contempt
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:   Maddow wants to know why Trump Jr. is being brought into ‘clarify’ testimony when others were prosecuted
Washington Post:   Donald Trump Jr. subpoenaed by Senate panel for further testimony on campaign's Russia contacts
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Schiff: The case for impeachment hearings is getting stronger
Discussion: CNN and Outside the Beltway
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Rand Paul Slams ‘Republican’ Richard Burr for Don Jr. Subpoena: 'Didn't Get Memo—Case Closed'
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 …
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 …
Kyle Rempfer / Military Times:
H.R. McMaster says the public is fed a ‘war-weariness’ narrative that hurts US strategy  —  War in Afghanistan can be sustained, but the narrative of a war-weary American public is hurting that effort, former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster said Wednesday.
Hanna Trudo / The Daily Beast:   Former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster: Some Trump Advisers Are a ‘Danger to the Constitution’
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.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:   White House imposes new rules on reporters' credentials, raising concerns about access
Simon Denyer / Washington Post:
North Korea launches two short-range missiles, the second set of launches in a week, South Korea says  —  TOKYO — North Korea launched two short-range missiles on Thursday, according to South Korea's military, marking the second such test in less than a week and raising tensions with Washington and Seoul.
Associated Press:
N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in possible new warning
Discussion: Political Wire and The Week
POLITICO Playbook: How long can Dems hold back on impeachment?
Discussion: and Mediaite
Youkyung Lee / Bloomberg:
North Korea Test-Launches Missiles as U.S. Envoy Visits Seoul
Discussion: Gizmodo
New York Times:
It's Time to Break Up Facebook  —  The last time I saw Mark Zuckerberg  —  was in the summer of 2017, several months before the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.  We met at Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., office and drove to his house, in a quiet, leafy neighborhood.
Hadas Gold / CNN:
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes: It's time to break up Facebook
Discussion: New York Times
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Beto O'Rourke hires Obama delegate guru Jeff Berman  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke has hired one of the masterminds behind Barack Obama's unlikely 2008 primary victory, part of the Democratic candidate's efforts to balance his freewheeling style with the organizational demands of a presidential campaign.
BuzzFeed News:   Beto O'Rourke Has Hired The “Unsung Hero” Of Obama's First Campaign
Oliver Willis / Shareblue Media:
Trump laughs at the idea of shooting people to stop them at the border  —  Killing people they don't like is some kind of funny joke to Trump and his supporters.  —  Trump laughed at a supporter's suggestion of shooting immigrants at the border to stop them from crossing into the United States.
Antonia Noori Farzan / Washington Post:
‘Shoot them!’: Trump laughs off a supporter's demand for violence against migrants
Discussion: USA Today
Matt Stieb / New York Magazine:
Watch President Trump Laugh Over a Comment About Shooting Migrants
Discussion: Raw Story
Trump to Ask Supreme Court to Prevent Nationwide Injunctions  — Administration has previously attemped to curb injunctions  — High court hasn't ruled on question because policies upheld  —  Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump administration will ask the U.S. Supreme Court …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Raw Story
Associated Press:
Pence slams district court rulings against Trump policies  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the Trump administration intends to challenge the right of federal district courts to issue rulings blocking nationwide policies, arguing that such injunctions …
Discussion: Axios
Haley Sweetland Edwards / TIME:
‘I Have a Plan for That.’ Elizabeth Warren Is Betting That Americans Are Ready for Her Big Ideas  —  Voters encountering Elizabeth Warren on the presidential campaign trail these days often seem surprised.  After a packed gathering at an elementary school in Concord, N.H., in April …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Only one 2020 Democrat fully grasps the threat Trump poses
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Facing a Trump Stonewall, Democrats Struggle for Options to Compel Cooperation  —  WASHINGTON — House Democrats, infuriated by President Trump's stonewalling, are struggling to mount a more aggressive campaign to compel him to cooperate with their investigations — a push that could include …
Tasneem Nashrulla / BuzzFeed News:
This Is What It Sounds Like Hiding In A Dark Classroom During A School Shooting  —  “Attention please.  Lockdown.  Block lights.  Out of sight.  Attention please.  Lockdown.  Block lights.  Out of sight.  Attention please.  Lockdown.  Block lights.  Out of sight.”
U.S. Department of Justice:
Former Intelligence Analyst Charged with Disclosing Classified Information  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va. - An indictment was unsealed today charging a former intelligence analyst with illegally obtaining classified national defense information and disclosing it to a reporter.
Darrell Smith / Sacramento Bee:
The Twitter conspiracy that sabotaged a small-town California festival: 'It's pretty nutty'  —  Organizers say a knot of online conspiracy theories that their tiny Northern California charter school's fundraiser would be the target of a terror plot forced them to cancel their annual festival this weekend out of safety concerns.
Anna Sanders / New York Daily News:
Ruben Diaz Sr. says reporting sexual harassment would make him a ‘rat’ during Council training session  —  He may be a misogynist, but he's no snitch.  —  Bronx Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. interrupted a mandatory City Council sensitivity session on Wednesday by loudly vowing never to report sexual harassment …
Josh Lederman / NBC News:
Buttigieg is the only top 2020 candidate not offering staffers health care yet  —  The campaign offers stipends so workers can buy insurance on their own, in contrast to several 2020 rivals who are providing health care to workers, according to an NBC News review.
Discussion: Political Wire
Adam Beam / Associated Press:
California overhauls sex education guidance for teachers  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergartners and giving advice to help LGBT teenagers navigate relationships and practice safe sex.
Wall Street Journal:
Secret U.S. Missile Aims to Kill Only Terrorists, Not Nearby Civilians  —  Weapon doesn't explode, but brandishes knives to shred target; it was used in high-profile strikes in 2017 and this year  —  WASHINGTON—The U.S. government has developed a specially designed, secret missile …
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A long trade war with China could backfire on the U.S. and global economy
Discussion: Home Page Rotator and Breitbart
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
He Founded ‘Students for Trump.’ Now He Could Face Jail Time for Impersonating a Lawyer.
Greg Myre / NPR:
FBI Is Investigating 850 Cases Of Potential Domestic Terrorism
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump political machine sets massive fundraising target
Discussion: Political Wire and Contemptor
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
‘Fake News Victims’ Meet With Twitter and Facebook
Associated Press:
Pompeo cancels stop in Greenland
 Earlier Items: 
Samuel Chamberlain / Fox News:
Florida Gov. DeSantis signs bill letting more teachers carry guns in school
Discussion: Breitbart
David Siders / Politico:
Biden: Democratic field will shrink rapidly early next year
Ann Schmidt / Fox News:
Amy Klobuchar's Fox News town hall: 4 takeaways to know
Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Campaign Hires Nine Regional Directors for 2020 Election
Jon Murray / Denver Post:
Denver first in U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms
Kaya Yurieff / CNN:
Instagram still doesn't have vaccine misinformation under control