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New York Times:
Donald Trump Jr. Strikes Deal for ‘Limited’ Interview With Intelligence Committee  —  WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr. and the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee reached a deal on Tuesday for the president's eldest son to sit for a private interview with senators in the coming weeks …
John Santucci / ABC News:
Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to appear for closed door session with Senate Intel committee  —  Donald Trump Jr has agreed to meet with the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence committee for another interview, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
The Hill:
Trump Jr. reaches deal to testify with Senate Intelligence
Discussion: Washington Times
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Trump Jr. agrees to testify before Senate panel
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: WREG-TV and 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: Politico, IJR and twitchy.com
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
I asked Democratic candidates if they'd restore press briefings. Here's what they said.
Discussion: ABC News
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:   Trump mocks rivals at official event
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’
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Jack Crowe / National Review:   CIA Joins Barr in Investigating Origins of Trump Campaign Surveillance
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
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.
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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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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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).
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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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.
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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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
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
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 …
Newsweek:
Trump administration prepares multiple military options for Iran, including airstrikes and setting up ground invasion  —  When President Trump's top national security advisers met for a classified meeting at the Pentagon last Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan laid …
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James Nesta / Mad Dog PAC:
Big Pharma v 44 AGs CONSPIRACY & Anti-Trust  —  For those who have followed me, you know that Big Pharma has been a bit of a pet project.  Specifically their questionable business practices, their price gouging, their lucrative lobbying efforts.  See a few previous entries below.
Rhonda Colvin / Washington Post:
House Democrats plan marathon public reading of Mueller report  —  More than 20 House Democrats will stage a marathon public reading of the entire redacted Mueller report beginning Thursday at noon, and likely ending in the early morning hours of Friday.  —  “We've been saying for weeks …
 
 
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Democrats have an ambitious plan to save American labor unions
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kemp postpones film event in LA amid ‘heartbeat’ bill fallout
Discussion: Political Wire
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UMA Proposes Swimming Pool At The Roof Of Notre-Dame As “A New Meditative Public Space”
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Alice Rivlin, budget maestro who ‘helped save Washington’ in fiscal crisis, dies at 88
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.
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
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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
Harry Enten / CNN:
Joe Biden's early state polling looks more like those of past winners than losers
Alexander Nazaryan / Yahoo News:
Why did right-wing troll Charles C. Johnson want to meet with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross?
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Democrats should be shouting Trump's trade failures from the rooftops
Discussion: The Atlantic and Daily Kos
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
NRA Legal Bills Raise ‘All Sorts of Red Flags’
Discussion: Raw Story