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NBC News:
Flynn told Mueller people tied to Trump and Congress tried to obstruct probe  —  The communications could have affected “his willingness to cooperate,” special counsel Robert Mueller wrote in court filings.  —  Former national security adviser Michael Flynn told investigators that people linked …
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Washington Post:
Judge orders public release of what Michael Flynn said in call to Russian ambassador  —  A federal judge on Thursday ordered that prosecutors make public a transcript of a phone call that former national security adviser Michael Flynn tried hard to hide with a lie: his conversation with a Russian ambassador in late 2016.
Discussion: Raw Story
Nathan Solis / courthousenews.com:   US: Flynn Described Efforts to Interfere With Cooperation
Wall Street Journal:
Mueller Testimony to Congress Stalled by Executive-Privilege Claim
Discussion: Politico and Talking Points Memo
Mad Dog PAC:   Flynn Case Update LORDY HE HAD TAPE(s) updated
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Michael Flynn assisted in Mueller's obstruction and WikiLeaks investigations
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:   Michael Flynn Helped Robert Mueller in WikiLeaks, Obstruction Probes
Wall Street Journal:
Barr: Review of Origins of FBI's Trump-Russia Probe Could Lead to Rule Changes  —  ‘Government power was used to spy on American citizens,’ Barr says  —  SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador—Attorney General William Barr said his review of the origins of the Russia investigation is focused …
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Victor Garcia / Fox News:
AG Bill Barr tells Fox News public must know if officials ‘put their thumb on the scale’ in Russia probe  —  In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Attorney General William Barr explained that he is trying to get to the bottom of whether or not “government officials abused their power and put …
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump calls 2016 campaign spying ‘treason,’ warns of ‘long jail sentences’
Discussion: Washington Post
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:   Bull Durham at Justice
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
War Games: Trump, Bolton, and the Alleged March to Fight Iran  —  The President has blown up the old way of American foreign-policymaking, which makes the risk of a miscalculation higher than ever.  —  The question shouted at President Trump on Thursday as he waited outside the White House …
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Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Post-Roe America Won't Be Like Pre-Roe America.  It Will Be Worse.  —  The new abortion bans are harsher than the old ones.  —  This week, Alabama's governor signed legislation banning most abortions without exceptions for rape or incest, with sentences of up to 99 years in prison for abortion providers.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Raw Story
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Amy Mackinnon / Foreign Policy:
What Actually Happens When a Country Bans Abortion  —  Romania under Ceausescu created a dystopian horror of overcrowded, filthy orphanages, and thousands died from back-alley abortions.  —  As lawmakers in Alabama this week passed a bill that would outlaw abortion in the U.S. state entirely …
Scott Martelle / Los Angeles Times:
Alabama's antiabortion governor urges respect for life, will oversee a 7th execution  —  When Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed that state's obnoxious new bill criminalizing abortion Wednesday afternoon, she offered a little toast to victory on Twitter.  —  Or maybe we should call it a partial victory …
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Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Schiff: House Intel to consider ‘enforcement action’ against Barr
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Suzanne Lynch / The Irish Times:
Donald Trump trip to Ireland in doubt amid venue disagreement  —  White House indicates US president may visit Scotland after questions raised over Doonbeg use  —  Disagreement over the location of a possible meeting between US president Donald Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has thrown …
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Politico
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Wouldn't You Like to Know If Trump Can Be Bribed?  —  He's released his personal financial disclosure, but that's not enough.  Releasing his tax returns would be better.  —  LISTEN TO ARTICLE  —  5:42  —  SHARE THIS ARTICLE  —  Share  —  Tweet  —  Post  —  Email
Discussion: The Daily Beast, The Week and ABC News
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CNN:
Trump reports making at least $434 million in 2018
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Bloomberg:
Ukraine Prosecutor Says No Evidence of Wrongdoing by Bidens  — Hunter Biden, Burisma not targets, despite Giuliani's pleas  — Long-running investigation said to focus on another Ukrainian  —  Ukraine's prosecutor general said in an interview that he had no evidence of wrongdoing …
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John Solomon / The Hill:
Ukrainian who meddled against Trump in 2016 is now under Russia-corruption cloud
Discussion: Raw Story
Gary Fineout / Politico:
Panhandle county that backed Trump among Russian hacking victims  —  TALLAHASSEE — Russian hackers breached a county elections department in the Florida Panhandle where voters turned out heavily for President Donald Trump in 2018, according to a report confirmed by POLITICO.
Discussion: Washington Post and Mediaite
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Washington Post:
Russian government hackers targeted small county in Florida panhandle in 2016
Discussion: Florida Politics
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Republicans' Messaging on Abortion Puts Democrats on the Defensive  —  WASHINGTON — With grisly claims that Democrats promote “birth day abortions” and are “the party of death,” the Republican Party and its conservative allies have aggressively reset the terms of one of the country's …
Paul Goldberger / New York Times:
I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, Dies at 102  —  I. M. Pei, who began his long career designing buildings for a New York real estate developer and ended it as one of the most revered architects in the world, died early Thursday at his home in Manhattan.  He was 102.
Mark Hemingway / Real Clear Politics:
Fact-Checkers Give Stacey Abrams a Pass on Victory Claim  —  Ever since she narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race six months ago, Stacey Abrams has been claiming that she “won” the election.  Most recently, on April 28 she told The New York Times Magazine, “I cannot say that everybody …
Discussion: IndieWire and New York Times
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Steele Identified Russian Dossier Sources, Notes Reveal  — Christopher Steele told a State Department official a former Russian spy chief and a top Kremlin adviser were involved in an operation to collect compromising information on Donald Trump.  — The State Department official's notes …
Ali Winston / New York Times:
‘Not a Big Deal,’ Police Commander Said as Eric Garner Died  —  The revelation provoked gasps at the disciplinary hearing for the officer who applied a chokehold to Mr. Garner, who died after exclaiming, “I can't breathe.”  —  A police commander in Staten Island received text messages …
Discussion: Splinter
Drew Magary / The Concourse:
The Night The Lights Went Out  —  Or dare I say... given away?  I am the least reliable narrator when it comes to the story of my brain exploding.  This is because, from the time right before I suffered a freakish brain hemorrhage last year to the time I regained full consciousness roughly two weeks later, I remember nothing.
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Administration Revokes $929 Million for California High-Speed Rail  —  Transportation Department follows through on threat after state scaled back plans for troubled project  —  The Trump administration carried out its threat to cancel nearly $1 billion in funding …
Discussion: CNBC and Daily Wire
Kyle Sammin / The Federalist:
The Strange Tale Of How Mark Zuckerberg Bought Cory Booker's Loyalty  —  School reforms parachuted in from Silicon Valley failed to make much difference for kids.  They did make Zuckerberg a lifelong friend and gave Booker the platform to win himself a Senate seat.
Katy O'Donnell / Politico:
HUD's Ben Carson broke law with furniture order, GAO says  —  Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson broke the law when he failed to report an order for a $31,561 dining room table set for his office as well as the installation of an $8,000 dishwasher in the office kitchen …
Discussion: Political Wire and Axios
CNN:
Buttigieg wields his military credentials: 'It's not like I killed Bin Laden,' but it was dangerous  —  CNN reviews Buttigieg's military record in Afghanistan  —  Chicago (CNN)Pete Buttigieg wields his military service as both a sword and a shield in his race for the White House.
Discussion: Political Wire
VICE:
Area Man Regrets Helping Turn Joe Biden Into a Meme  —  A former ‘Onion’ editor wishes his publication had gone harder at Diamond Joe.  —  If you've ever thought of Joe Biden as a clueless but lovable clod, a well-meaning klutz who is predictable, friendly, and ultimately electable, I am in small part responsible for that image.
Astra Taylor / New Republic:
Reclaiming the Future  —  One day last February, I found myself seated on stage, rather incongruously, between the neoconservative Never Trumper-turned-Resistance hero Bill Kristol and my friend Natasha Lennard, a radical anti-fascist writer and activist I first met at Occupy Wall Street back in 2011.
 
 
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Joe Davidson / Washington Post:
Her daughter died at Charlottesville. She wants the feds to do more to fight hate.
Discussion: House Committee …
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Melania Trump's parents would have struggled to come to the U.S. under Trump's immigration plan
Discussion: Politico
Steven Lemongello / Orlando Sentinel:
Angry Florida members of Congress demand FBI reveal hacked counties
Peter Canellos / Politico:
Why Trump Should Be Thanking Alec Baldwin
Jeff Stein / New Republic:
The Watergate Editor on How Trump “Leads the Press Around by the Nose”
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Tracy Wright / Daily Mail:
Emily Ratajkowski poses naked to decry ‘25 old white men’ …
Discussion: Common Dreams
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: Joni Ernst says there's more momentum than ever to tackle military sexual assault
Associated Press:
Roy Moore weighs AL Senate re-run despite GOP opposition
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire
 Earlier Items: 
Daily Mail:
Does he want to work for Trump? …
Charles Creitz / Fox News:
Bill de Blasio's 2020 presidential run a bad idea for ‘unmitigated disaster’ mayor, Scaramucci says
Discussion: Washington Post and Breitbart
Kenneth P. Vogel / New York Times:
Democrats Seek Review of Russian Investment in Kentucky
Siraj Hashmi / Washington Examiner:
Actually, ‘sharia law’ is kinda fine with first-trimester abortion
Washington Post:
Trump's plan to take over Fourth of July celebration opposed by D.C. mayor
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
Trump wants his border barrier to be painted black with spikes. He has other ideas, too.