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Burgess Everett / Politico:
McConnell defends Burr amid Trump Jr. subpoena fallout
Discussion: Raw Story
WCIV:   #LindseyGrahamResign trending after Trump Jr. comments
Geoff Earle / Associated Press:
Trump says it's ‘very unfair’ that Don Jr should have to testify again after it is revealed …
Discussion: Politico
Alex Thompson / Politico:
‘A hate-for-profit racket’: Warren refuses Fox town hall invite  —  Elizabeth Warren turned down a Fox News invitation Tuesday for a televised town hall and denounced the cable network as a “hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.”
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Poll: Sanders support among young voters drops sharply  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has seen his support drop sharply among the young voters that have powered his rise in Democratic politics, according to a new poll.  —  The survey from Morning Consult finds that Sanders's support among people between …
Discussion: IJR and twitchy.com
Harry Enten / CNN:
Joe Biden's early state polling looks more like those of past winners than losers
Bart Jansen / USA Today:
Trump's lawyers question Congress' power to investigate him, battle House over demand for financial records  —  WASHINGTON - Lawyers for President Donald Trump and the House clashed Tuesday in federal court over the extent of Congress' power to investigate him in the first legal test …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Judge grills Trump attorney in subpoena case  —  A federal judge raised pointed doubts Tuesday about arguments by President Donald Trump's legal team that a Democratic effort to subpoena Trump's financial records was an invalid exercise of congressional power.
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Romney rejects Trump judicial pick who smeared Obama  —  Mitt Romney was the only Republican senator to vote against one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees on Tuesday.  And he did so in part to defend former President Barack Obama.  —  Romney cast the lone GOP “no” …
Discussion: Big League Politics and Raw Story
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Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:   Romney breaks with GOP to oppose Trump's judicial pick who called Obama ‘un-American impostor’
Shahien Nasiripour / Bloomberg:
Trump Tower Is Now One of NYC's Least-Desirable Luxury Buildings  — Most condo owners who sold since 2016 have recorded a loss  — ‘No one wants in that building,’ says one former owner  —  Trump Tower, once the crown jewel in Donald Trump's property empire, now ranks …
Washington Post:
White House explores new farmer bailout plan as U.S.-China trade war heats up  —  White House officials are scrambling to come up with a new bailout plan to placate furious farmers after President Trump's initial idea of donating unused crops to poor countries came under scrutiny, people briefed on the planning said.
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump's long trade war  —  Senior administration officials tell Axios that a trade deal with China isn't close and that the U.S. could be in for a long trade war.  —  The state of play: A senior administration official said the differences between the two sides are so profound that …
Stephanie Wilkinson / Washington Post:
I own the Red Hen restaurant that asked Sarah Sanders to leave.  Resistance isn't futile.  —  Stephanie Wilkinson is the co-owner of the Red Hen in Lexington, Va.  —  “Hello Intolerant, intellectually-challenged, psychotic, socialists!  —  Your so-called business is in jeopardy.
Benny Morris / The Atlantic:
Rashida Tlaib Has Her History Wrong  —  On Friday, Representative Rashida Tlaib was attacked by President Donald Trump for a “horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust” and for having “tremendous hatred of ... the Jewish people.”  Trump's off-base attack distracted …
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John Podhoretz / Commentary:
Magnanimity, Thy Name Is Tlaib
Discussion: Instapundit
Laura Jarrett / CNN:
CIA, FBI, Director of National Intelligence working with Attorney General Barr to review Russia probe origins  —  Washington (CNN)Attorney General William Barr is working closely with the CIA to review the origins of the Russia investigation and surveillance issues surrounding Donald Trump's …
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Jack Crowe / National Review:   CIA Joins Barr in Investigating Origins of Trump Campaign Surveillance
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump says he'd ‘absolutely’ send troops to the Middle East
Discussion: New York Times and Washington Post
Sebastian Murdock / HuffPost:
NRA Board Members Say New President Lied About Disclosing Financial Troubles  —  Leaked documents reveal the National Rifle Association is drowning in legal fees.  Board members say they didn't know.  —  The National Rifle Association continues to implode amidst accusations of financial mismanagement by its highest-ranking officials.
Discussion: Big League Politics and The Trace
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Emily Mahoney / Tampa Bay Times:
Ron DeSantis ‘not allowed’ to disclose which two Florida counties were hacked by Russians  —  Gov. Ron DeSantis said two counties had their elections information accessed, but the hackers weren't able to change or “manipulate” any data.  —  TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis met with the FBI …
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Jason Samenow / Washington Post:
It was 84 degrees near the Arctic Ocean this weekend as carbon dioxide hit its highest level in human history  —  Over the weekend, the climate system sounded simultaneous alarms.  Near the entrance to the Arctic Ocean in northwest Russia, the temperature surged to 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 Celsius).
Steve Bullock / YouTube:
Fair Shot  —  About a hundred years ago, this was “the richest hill on earth.”  —  The men who owned it were called kings.  —  With their money, they bought politicians; attacked unions, exploited workers, and left us all with a toxic reminder of what happens when our democracy is put up for sale.
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Michael Woodel / Missoulian:
Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins announces 2020 bid for US Senate
Discussion: ABC News
James Arkin / Politico:
Dems plead with Steve Bullock to abandon White House bid for Senate
Discussion: The Week and The Atlantic
Geoff Ziezulewicz / Navy Times:
The Navy's probe into sky penis  —  It prompted viral guffaws from some and online outrage from others.  —  There are shot glasses commemorating the event and it birthed memes ahead of the annual Army-Navy game.  —  But the inside story of how an EA-18G Growler jet crew drew a penis across …
CNN:
Exclusive photos reveal children sleeping on the ground at Border Patrol station  —  (CNN)Photos obtained exclusively by CNN show migrants at the McAllen, Texas, Border Patrol station over the weekend, many of whom are children, sleeping on the ground on rocks and covered by Mylar blankets.
Los Angeles Times:
It's John Bolton's world.  Trump is just living in it  —  John Bolton, President Trump's national security advisor, is leading the United States in a dangerous direction.  —  In February, it was Bolton who reportedly pressed Trump to take an uncompromising line on denuclearization …
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New York Times:
This Gen X Mess  —  The tech, music, style, books, trends, rules, films and pills that made Gen X ... so so-so.  —  Like many things considered “cool,” Gen X is pretty exclusive.  You had to be born between 1965 and 1980 to get in to this gloomy, goofy club of forgotten middle children, and only about 65 million of us were.
Discussion: Spectator USA
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Top aide to Labor Secretary to depart after clash with White House  —  The top aide to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is leaving the Trump administration after a clash with White House officials who regarded him as personally difficult and an impediment to President Trump's deregulatory agenda …
John Paul Stevens / The Atlantic:
The Supreme Court's Worst Decision of My Tenure  —  District of Columbia v. Heller, which recognized an individual right to possess a firearm under the Constitution, is unquestionably the most clearly incorrect decision that the Supreme Court announced during my tenure on the bench.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR:
Alice Rivlin, First Woman To Serve As Budget Director, Dies At Age 88  —  Alice Rivlin, former President Bill Clinton's budget director who overcame sexism to become the first woman to serve in that role, has died of cancer, the Brookings Institution confirmed Tuesday.  She was 88.
Alexander Nazaryan / Yahoo News:
Why did right-wing troll Charles C. Johnson want to meet with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross?  —  The year 2018 was not an especially auspicious one for Charles C. Johnson,  —  the Boston Globe has deemed “one of the country's most notorious Internet trolls.”  —  In June, Johnson agreed to pay $25,000 to
 
 
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Kim Zetter / Politico:
Wyden seeks answers in Florida election hacking allegations
Discussion: Washington Post
Adam Clark / New Jersey Online:
Rutgers students vote to slash funding for student paper. Daily Targum could shut down.
Sasha Pezenik / ABC News:
Beto O'Rourke on ‘The View’ acknowledges initial campaign missteps, tackles ‘privilege’
Discussion: CNN and The Guardian
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Pompeo, Lavrov butt heads over Russian election meddling
Joshua Sharpe / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: Georgia Insurance Commissioner indicted in fraud case
Discussion: Political Wire
Casey Michel / ThinkProgress:
The DOJ won't say why Rudy Giuliani hasn't registered as a foreign agent under FARA law
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Banal Complicity of Rod Rosenstein
Aaron Freedman / The Guardian:
The right is crying wolf on antisemitism. That's endangering Jews | Aaron Freedman
Discussion: Politico
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CNN:
Reps. Omar and Schakowsky: We must confront threat of white nationalism — together
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Democrats should be shouting Trump's trade failures from the rooftops
Discussion: The Atlantic and Daily Kos
The Guardian:
Steve Bannon sought alliance with FBI in 2017 White House meeting
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
NRA Legal Bills Raise ‘All Sorts of Red Flags’
Discussion: Raw Story