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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 …
John Harwood / CNBC:
Wall Street expects a Trump win in 2020, but a new poll points to a different outcome  —  KEY POINTS  — The Quinnipiac Poll showed the top Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, leading Trump by a double-digit margin in a potential 2020 matchup.
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
CNN BREAKING NEWS: ‘Biden to Eviscerate Trump Today in Iowa Speech’  —  CNN's New Day previewed an advance copy of a stump speech that Joe Biden plans to give during a campaign visit today in Iowa later on Tuesday, and according to the on-screen chyron, the former Vice President will “eviscerate” President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Townhall, Breitbart, NB Blog and twitchy.com
Des Moines Register:
Joe Biden sidesteps media questions on abortion, Hyde Amendment in Ottumwa
Discussion: Vox and FiveThirtyEight
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
More brutal 2020 poll numbers for Trump
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  —  The House voted 229-191 on a resolution Tuesday allowing the Judiciary Committee and other panels investigating the Trump administration to go to court to enforce their subpoenas.  —  Why it matters: The resolution …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
DOJ threatens executive privilege to block access to census docs
Discussion: Axios and The Daily Beast
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Stepping up Trump clash, House votes to enforce Barr and McGahn subpoenas
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Alex Pappas / Fox News:
Biden rips off Avenatti with 'let's make America America again' slogan
Discussion: PJ Media Home
CNN:
For front-runner Biden, bad week or ominous omen?
Discussion: Breitbart and WHOTV
Joseph Simonson / Washington Examiner:
Biden reverses course: ‘We need to get tough with China’
Discussion: The Last Refuge
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.
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Politico:
Trump taunts journalists with supposed one-page Mexico deal
Discussion: The Root
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Jon Stewart excoriates lawmakers for skipping hearing on 9/11 victims fund  —  Jon Stewart on Tuesday torched lawmakers in emotional testimony for failing to attend a September 11 victim's fund hearing, calling it “shameful” and “a stain on this institution.”
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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
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 …
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:
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.
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Washington Post:
Donald Trump Jr. to appear for second Senate Intelligence Committee interview Wednesday
Discussion: Townhall
Samantha Cole / VICE:
This Deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg Tests Facebook's Fake Video Policies  —  A fake video of Mark Zuckerberg giving a sinister speech about the power of Facebook has been posted to Instagram.  The company previously said it would not remove this type of video.
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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
Dana Bash / CNN:
Exclusive: Trump campaign considering putting resources in Oregon  —  CNN gets rare look into Trump's re-election campaign  —  (CNN)The Trump campaign is considering putting resources into Oregon, CNN has learned, a state where Hillary Clinton beat the President by 11 percentage points in 2016.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Political Wire
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
Barr will ask Trump to assert executive privilege over materials on added Census question, if lawmakers don't back off contempt  —  Attorney General William P. Barr will ask President Trump to assert executive privilege over documents from the administration's decision to add a citizenship question …
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.
David Uberti / VICE News:
YouTube's Bungled Crackdown On Steven Crowder Only Made Him Stronger  —  A week after Steven Crowder's bullying of a Vox journalist pitted conservative media against Big Tech, it's official: Crowder has won.  —  In an interview Monday night at the Code Conference in Arizona …
Project Veritas:
Tech Insider Blows Whistle on How Pinterest Listed Top Pro-Life Site as Porn, “Bible Verses” Censored  —  [This post contains video, click to play]  —  Insider: Search Term “Christian” Won't Auto-Complete, Others Can't Trend, No Notifications, or Recommendations
Jeffrey Cimmino / Washington Free Beacon:
Gillibrand Compares Pro-Life Viewpoint to Racism, ‘Not Acceptable’  —  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) compared pro-life beliefs to racism and suggested the pro-life viewpoint is “not acceptable” during an interview with the Des Moines Register.  —  Gillibrand's comments came in response …
Discussion: The Federalist and Daily Wire
Kyle Pope / Columbia Journalism Review:
Meet your new public editors  —  Last week at Columbia, CJR hosted more than three dozen public editors from around the world, gathered together for their annual meeting.  Brazil, India, Australia, Denmark, Estonia, and South Africa were among the nations represented.  And the official delegation from the United States?
Linda Fairstein / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix's False Story of the Central Park Five  —  Ava DuVernay's miniseries wrongly portrays them as totally innocent—and defames me in the process.  —  At about 9 p.m. April 19, 1989, a large group of young men gathered on the corner of 110th Street and Fifth Avenue for the purpose …
Nick R. Martin / The Daily Beast:
Journalist Says Twitter Suspended Him for Displaying Book About Far-Right  —  David Neiwert's profile features a book cover including KKK hoods.  That was apparently enough to get his account blocked.  He's not backing down.  —  Twitter suspended the account of David Neiwert …
Discussion: Daily Kos and twitchy.com
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
In 1991, Joe Biden Was Skeptical Clarence Thomas Would Be Extreme On Abortion  —  Abortion rights advocates warned senators that putting Thomas on the Supreme Court would be a disaster for women's rights.  Biden was less convinced.  —  Even before Anita Hill went public …
 
 
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Timothy Williams / New York Times:
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Discussion: National Review and The Stranger
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Steve Israel / The Atlantic:
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Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
McConnell Is Blocking Any Plan to Prevent a Russian Election Attack in 2020
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Shakesville
Haaretz:
New York Times to Cease Political Cartoons After anti-Semitic Depiction of Netanyahu
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Buttigieg puts focus on foreign policy as he hammers Trump
Discussion: Axios and Breitbart
Donald Shaw / Sludge:
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Discussion: Hullabaloo and Politico