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QU Poll:
Release Detail  —  June 11, 2019 - Top Dems Lead Trump In Head-To-Head Matchups, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Democratic Primary Race Narrows As Biden Goes Flat  —  In a first look at head-to-head 2020 presidential matchups nationwide, several Democratic challengers lead President Donald Trump …
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Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Why Trump Isn't Likely to Win a Second Term  —  Democrats can lower expectations all they want, but polls show the president facing a decisive defeat.  —  Democrats still have so much post-traumatic stress from the last presidential campaign that they're unable to recognize the obvious …
The Daily Beast:
Obama Veterans: Joe Biden's Pledge to Work With GOP Is Delusional
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Joseph Simonson / Washington Examiner:
Biden promises he'll cure cancer if elected president
John Harwood / CNBC:   Wall Street expects a Trump win in 2020, but a new poll points to a different outcome
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
White House Will Preview Mueller Evidence Before Nadler Review: Admin Officials  —  The chairman hailed his deal with DOJ.  But the situation may be more complicated than it looks.  —  When House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) announced on Monday that he had reached …
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Zachary Basu / Axios:
House votes to allow committees to enforce subpoenas in court
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:   Barr will ask Trump to assert executive privilege over materials on added Census question …
Miriam Jordan / New York Times:
An Arizona Teacher Helped Migrants.  Jurors Couldn't Decide if It Was a Crime.  —  TUCSON — For 15 years, volunteers have trekked into the Arizona desert to place jugs of water, canned beans and blankets in spots where migrants traverse the most treacherous reaches of the borderlands.
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Astrid Galvan / Associated Press:   Jury can't decide on charges against Arizona border activist
Sarah Lustbader / The Appeal:   Spotlight: Prosecuting Lifesavers Exposes Deep Problems With Laws and Their Enforcement
CNN:
Read: Joe Biden's remarks as prepared for delivery in Iowa  —  By CNN  —  It's great to be in Iowa.  —  I'm sorry I couldn't attend the Hall of Fame events over the weekend — but it was my daughter's birthday and my granddaughter's graduation from High School.
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W.J. Hennigan / TIME:
Trump Administration to Hold Migrant Children at Base That Served as WWII Japanese Internment Camp  —  The Trump Administration has opted to use an Army base in Oklahoma to hold growing numbers of immigrant children in its custody after running out of room at government shelters.
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CBS News:
Jon Stewart lashes out at hearing on 9/11 responders bill: “You should be ashamed of yourselves”
Discussion: The Daily Dot
Jack Holmes / Esquire:   Jon Stewart Just Gave Congress All the Shame It Deserves Over Healthcare for 9/11 First Responders
YouTube:   JON STEWART Goes OFF On Congress During 9/11 Hearing
Associated Press:
Joe Morrissey wins Virginia Senate primary 4 years after scandal  —  A former Virginia lawmaker who used to spend his days at the state Capitol and his nights in jail after being accused of having sex with his teenage secretary has won a contested primary in his bid for a state Senate seat.
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Richmond Times-Dispatch:   Joe Morrissey knocks off Sen. Rosalyn Dance in Democratic primary
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Instagram will leave up deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg  —  Keeping the policy set by the edited Nancy Pelosi clip  —  A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg was uploaded to Instagram earlier this week, as first reported by Motherboard, leading to heated speculation as to how the company …
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Jeff Zeleny / CNN:
Steve King not allowed on Air Force One for Trump's trip to Iowa Tuesday  —  (CNN)Rep. Steve King, the Iowa Republican who was stripped of his congressional committee assignments earlier this year, was not allowed to fly aboard Air Force One on Tuesday as President Donald Trump traveled to Iowa, two GOP officials say.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
A Post photographer snapped an image of Trump's alleged secret Mexico deal.  Here's what it says.  —  President Trump has claimed for two days that he secured a secret immigration deal with Mexico — beyond the one announced Friday.  But the White House has declined to disclose any details, and Mexico has denied it.
Heather Long / Washington Post:
GOP leader concedes tax cuts may not pay for themselves as 2019 deficit grows  —  Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.), a lead architect of the GOP tax bill, suggested Tuesday the tax cuts may not fully pay for themselves, contradicting a promise Republicans made repeatedly while pushing the law in late 2017.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Political Wire
NBC News:
Trump may be having second thoughts about Shanahan as Defense Secretary  —  While in Europe to commemorate D-Day, Trump asked at least 3 people if they had any suggestions for different candidates, said 4 sources.  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appears to be having second thoughts …
Patrick Marley / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Hours before a trial was set to start, Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstates most GOP lame-duck laws  —  Here is what you need to know about the on-going Wisconsin Lame-Duck Lawsuit  —  MADISON - The state Supreme Court late Tuesday reinstated most of the lame-duck laws Republican lawmakers approved …
Marissa J. Lang / Washington Post:
Protesters want to fly ‘Baby Trump’ balloon during the president's Fourth of July address in Washington  —  When President Trump ascends the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to address the nation on Independence Day, a group of activists want him to see the scowling, splotchy face of a giant orange baby floating above the crowd.
Zack Budryk / The Hill:
Privately funded border wall ordered to keep gate open indefinitely  —  Officials have ordered a privately funded section of wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to keep its gate open indefinitely, saying organizers failed to obtain required permits, according to BuzzFeed News.
Luke Darby / GQ:
The Koch Brothers Want to Prevent Future AOCs  —  Charles and David Koch are probably, justifiably, the richest conservative bogeymen in the U.S. Collectively, they're referred to as the Koch brothers—though that excludes their less notorious brothers Frederick and Bill.
Amy Forliti / Associated Press:
Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules.  They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years …
Discussion: Associated Press and Breitbart
CNN:
First on CNN: Donald Trump Jr. to be interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors Wednesday  —  (CNN)Donald Trump Jr. is returning to the Senate Intelligence Committee to be interviewed behind closed doors on Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Robert Moore / Texas Monthly:
In El Paso, Border Patrol Is Detaining Migrants in ‘a Human Dog Pound’  —  Immigration officials have resumed the much-criticized practice of keeping people outdoors for weeks to relieve dangerous overcrowding.  —  After New Mexico State University professor Neal Rosendorf read …
Stephen Robinson / Wonkette:
Kamala Harris Doesn't Have To Explain Her Kickass Self To Your Dumb Asses  —  “Kamala is a cop!” is probably our least favorite criticism of Senator Harris.  Harris was never even technically a cop.  She didn't run around in a leather jacket, waving a gun, and shouting, “You're under arrest, sugar!”
Discussion: National Review
The Independent:
Outrage on Capitol Hill over ‘completely unacceptable’ US-funded scheme to shape Iran debate  —  ‘This is something that happens in authoritarian regimes, not democracies’  —  United States officials say they are outraged by a government-funded troll campaign that has targeted American citizens critical …
Kerry Howley / New York Magazine:
Tulsi Gabbard Had a Very Strange Childhood Which may help explain why she's out of place in today's Democratic Party.  And her long-shot 2020 candidacy.  —  The Poet  —  It was 1970-something, and Sina was not yet teaching at the University of Hawaii — a Samoan poet who had not yet become …
Discussion: Politico
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Climate Change Poses Major Risks to Financial Markets, Regulator Warns  —  WASHINGTON — A top financial regulator is opening a public effort to highlight the risk that climate change poses to the nation's financial markets, setting up a clash with a president who has mocked global warming …
Patrick Oster / Bloomberg:
Martin Feldstein, Reagan's Economic Adviser, Dies  — He persuaded president to break pledge not to raise taxes  — Feldstein was chairman of CEA; also served under Bush, Obama  —  Martin Feldstein, the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers who successfully persuaded …
Jack Ewing / New York Times:
Deutsche Bank Acknowledges Lapse in Checks on Money Laundering  —  FRANKFURT — Deutsche Bank on Monday acknowledged a lapse in its money laundering controls, underlining the bank's continuing struggle to move beyond a series of scandals that have helped push its stock price to a record low.
Discussion: Financial Times
Allan Smith / NBC News:
NBC announces five moderators for first Democratic debate  —  The presidential primary face off, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo, will take place in Miami on June 26-27.  —  NBC announced on Tuesday the five moderators for the first Democratic presidential primary debate, set for later this month.
CNN:
Ocasio-Cortez says Dems are ‘sitting on our hands’ on impeachment  —  (CNN)Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday it appears Democrats are “sitting on their hands” when it comes to impeachment, reflecting the unease from an outspoken bloc of members who want Democrats to take a tougher stance against the President.
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
Trump doesn't want to be impeached — but he is fascinated by ‘the I-word’  —  President Trump has threatened to take legal action if Democrats try to impeach him, musing that he'll “sue.”  He has peppered confidants and advisers with questions about how an impeachment inquiry might unfold.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Politico
 
 
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The Intercept:
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Politico:
Trump judicial nominee withdraws amid GOP opposition
Discussion: Axios and Detroit News
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
A new survey shows how economic policy divides the GOP and unites Democrats
New York Times:
As 2020 Candidates Struggle to Be Heard, Their Grumbling Gets Louder
Discussion: Washington Post
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Liz Cheney clashes with NRCC chief behind closed doors
Fred Imbert / CNBC:
Larry Kudlow says the US economy will maintain 3% pace even without a China trade deal
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Politico:
Trump taunts journalists with supposed one-page Mexico deal
Discussion: The Root
Pam Fessler / NPR:
Trump Wants To Limit Aid For Low-Income Americans. A Look At His Proposals
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The House begins to tell the story of Trump's criminality
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Breitbart and The Hill
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
In 1991, Joe Biden Was Skeptical Clarence Thomas Would Be Extreme On Abortion
Discussion: Washington Post
Project Veritas:
Tech Insider Blows Whistle on How Pinterest Listed Top Pro-Life Site as Porn, “Bible Verses” Censored