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New York Times:
House Panel Investigates Obstruction Claims Against Trump Lawyers  —  WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee is investigating whether lawyers tied to President Trump and his family helped obstruct the panel's inquiry into Russian election interference by shaping false testimony …
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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
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
WCIV:   #LindseyGrahamResign trending after Trump Jr. comments
New York Times:
Trump Can't Stop Attacking Biden.  G.O.P Strategists Wish He Would.  —  WASHINGTON — As President Trump has struggled to explain the difficulty of negotiating a trade agreement with China, he has embraced a side argument: A Democratic president would only agree to a worse deal.
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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.”
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Poll: Sanders support among young voters drops sharply
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
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Joe Biden to Woman Who Says Trump is ‘An Illegitimate President’: ‘I Absolutely Agree’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Townhall
Barbara McQuade / The Daily Beast:
William Barr Delivers Chilling Message to FBI for Trump  —  A third probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, even to pacify the paranoid president, may cause real harm.  —  If you come at the king, you best not miss.  —  That's the message Attorney General William Barr is sending to FBI agents …
Discussion: Breitbart
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John Solomon / The Hill:
State Department's red flag on Steele went to a senior FBI man well before FISA warrant  —  In all Washington investigations, the essential questions become who knew it and when did they know it.  —  In the case of FBI informant Christopher Steele and the credibility of his now-disproven …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Banal Complicity of Rod Rosenstein
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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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:   Trump's not claiming executive power. He's going for divine right.
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:   U. S. judge voices doubt on Trump bid to block House subpoena for financial records
Associated Press:
Trump's defense of tariffs based on dubious claims  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — He's been contradicted by one of his top advisers, dinged in regular fact checks and called out by top economists.  Still, President Donald Trump has held firm to dubious declarations about trade policy …
Discussion: The Atlantic, Bloomberg and Daily Kos
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Washington Post:
White House explores new farmer bailout plan as U.S.-China trade war heats up
Washington Post:
'I don't see him crying uncle': Trump believes China tariffs will help him win reelection
Mariam Khan / ABC News:
US-China trade war spurs unease on Capitol Hill
Associated Press:
Global worries flare over whether US sliding toward Iran war  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open Tuesday amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the U.S. and its allies in the Persian Gulf and beyond .
Discussion: Home Page Rotator
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Danny Hakim / New York Times:
At the N.R.A., a Cash Machine Sputtering  —  As the gun rights group lavished pay and perks on its leaders and partners, fueling infighting, it increasingly relied on its own charity for funds.  Tax experts have questions.  —  The tantalizing leaks have spilled out in the weeks since …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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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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Associated Press:
Gov. DeSantis: Russians hacked voting databases in two Florida counties
Discussion: TheBlaze
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.
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: Raw Story and Big League Politics
Washington Post:
Kushner skirts GOP senators' key questions on his immigration plan  —  President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, faced pointed questions about his plan to overhaul the immigration system in a closed-door meeting with Republican senators Tuesday — and failed to offer solutions to some key concerns …
Discussion: Political Wire
John Podhoretz / Commentary:
Magnanimity, Thy Name Is Tlaib  —  I think she was trying to be nice.  Or, if not nice, magnanimous—or what she believed to be magnanimous.  —  The problem with what Rep. Rashida Tlaib said over the weekend about Jews and Palestinians is precisely this—precisely that she meant to be nice.
Discussion: Instapundit
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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.
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).
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
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 …
 
 
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The Daily Beast:
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Justin Wise / The Hill:
3 Florida radio stations to broadcast Trump speeches every hour until 2020 election
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New York Times:
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Discussion: Breitbart
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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kemp postpones film event in LA amid ‘heartbeat’ bill fallout
Discussion: CNN and Political Wire
Adam Clark / New Jersey Online:
Rutgers students vote to slash funding for student paper. Daily Targum could shut down.
John Paul Stevens / The Atlantic:
The Supreme Court's Worst Decision of My Tenure
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jack Crowe / National Review:
CIA Joins Barr in Investigating Origins of Trump Campaign Surveillance
Harry Enten / CNN:
Joe Biden's early state polling looks more like those of past winners than losers
Alexander Nazaryan / Yahoo News:
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