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8:55 AM ET, June 12, 2019

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NPR:
Harris: Justice Dept. ‘Would Have No Choice’ But To Prosecute Trump After Presidency  —  California Sen. Kamala Harris says that if she's elected president, her administration's Department of Justice would likely pursue criminal obstruction of justice charges against a former President Donald Trump.
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Stephen Robinson / Wonkette:
Kamala Harris Doesn't Have To Explain Her Kickass Self To Your Dumb Asses
Discussion: Instapundit and National Review
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
Discussion: Washington Post, Roll Call and Axios
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.
Discussion: Newser and The Week
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Astrid Galvan / Associated Press:   Jury can't decide on charges against Arizona border activist
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
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.
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: Fire and farmers: Trump and Biden duel in Iowa over ways to tackle China threat  —  Salutations, Power Peeps.  Insert pithy greeting here.  Reach out, sign up and forward to your friends.  Thanks for waking up with us.  —  Outside the Beltway  —  BATTLE OF IOWA …
Discussion: New York Times, Althouse and Fox News
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Makini Brice / Reuters:
Trump publicly opposes using CIA informants against North Korea's Kim
NBC News:
Reps of 22 foreign governments have spent money at Trump properties  —  The number of foreign governments hints at a significant foreign cash flow to the U.S. president that critics say violates the Constitution.  —  WASHINGTON — Representatives of at least 22 foreign governments appear …
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Fear of a blue Texas: New GOP group to spend millions registering Republicans  —  Wealthy Republican donors are preparing a multimillion-dollar effort to register more than 1 million new GOP voters in Texas for 2020 amid anxiety that President Trump could be in more trouble in this reliably red state than some in the party realize.
Discussion: Political Wire
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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New York Times:
Hong Kong Protest Updates: Standoff With Police After Clashes  —  Demonstrators, protesting a contentious extradition bill, threw bricks, bottles and umbrellas at riot police guarding the city's Legislative Council.  The police responded with tear gas, pepper spray and batons.
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Associated Press:
The Latest: Hong Kong police defend dispersal of ‘riot’
Discussion: Politico
Star Tribune:
Ilhan Omar's credibility takes another hit  —  Tax return irregularities are just the latest misstep by the first-term congresswoman.  —  By Editorial Board Star Tribune  —  TEXT SIZE  —  U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is back in the news again, and not in a good way.
Discussion: Power Line
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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.
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.
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
USA Today:
Seniors were sold a risk-free retirement with reverse mortgages.  Now they face foreclosure.  —  Urban African American neighborhoods are hardest hit as nearly 100,000 loans have failed.  —  Show caption Hide caption  —  Patricia Blair looks over the items left in the basement as she prepares …
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.
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.
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.
Connor Sheets / ProPublica:
Wasted Funds, Destroyed Property: How Sheriffs Undermined Their Successors After Losing Reelection  —  Alabama sheriffs who lost reelection in 2018 personally pocketed funds and deleted public records, an investigation by AL.com and ProPublica found.  Holes were drilled through government-issued smartphones …
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 …
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 …
RealClearInvestigations:
It Started With a Lie: Bruce Ohr's Linchpin Role in Russiagate  —  Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr was perfectly positioned to advance the Russia collusion narrative.  He had a rare set of relationships — ties to opposition researchers and the FBI — and would use his links …
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 …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump looks to squash Amash  —  The president has discussed with aides backing a primary challenge against the lone Republican impeachment supporter.  —  Donald Trump and his top allies are moving to make Justin Amash pay for becoming the sole Republican congressman to call for the president's impeachment.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
As Bernie Sanders Leans Into Socialism, His Rivals Laugh  —  WATERLOO, Iowa—Making Elizabeth Warren laugh can be tricky.  Throwing her off her talking points is almost impossible.  Both happened when she heard that her 2020 opponent Bernie Sanders is scheduled to deliver a “major address” …
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.
David Siders / Politico:
O'Rourke pledges protections for LGBTQ people  —  Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday pledged to reverse President Donald Trump's restrictions on transgender people serving in the military and push for passage of the Equality Act if elected president.  —  The Texas Democrat, releasing a broad plan …
Discussion: Axios
Joel Kotkin / City Journal:
California's Progressive Betrayal  —  The Golden State's left-wing policies hurt working-class and middle-class residents.  —  California  —  Economy, finance, and budgets  —  Politics and law  —  The recent California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco exposed the divide between …
Discussion: Daily Wire
Bloomberg:
Trump's Net Worth Rises to $3 Billion Despite Business Setbacks  — Wealth boosted by surging value of stake in two Vornado towers  — Golf courses and resort properties declined by $125 million  —  President Donald Trump's net worth rose to $3 billion, a 5% gain over the past year …
Discussion: Political Wire
 
 
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Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Democratic presidential candidates to join striking workers in early nominating states
Patrick Tucker / Defense One:
EXCLUSIVE: US Intelligence Officials and Satellite Photos Detail Russian Military Buildup on Crimea
Silvia Sciorilli Borrelli / Politico:
Italy takes further steps to clamp down on immigration
Washington Post:
The U.S. still hasn't done nearly enough to stop election interference
Discussion: Washington Monthly
The City:
Questions Over Why Layleen Polanco Was Jailed Amid $500 Bail
Discussion: Gothamist and Refinery29
The Intercept:
Bernie Sanders Calls for Brazil's Judiciary to Release Lula in Wake of Corruption Exposure
Discussion: Bloomberg
CBS News:
Jon Stewart lashes out at hearing on 9/11 responders bill: “You should be ashamed of yourselves”
Discussion: Daily Wire and The Daily Dot
 Earlier Items: 
Politico:
Trump judicial nominee withdraws amid GOP opposition
Discussion: Detroit News and Axios
Jack Ewing / New York Times:
Deutsche Bank Acknowledges Lapse in Checks on Money Laundering
Discussion: Financial Times
Patrick Oster / Bloomberg:
Martin Feldstein, Reagan Economic Adviser, Dies at 79
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Climate Change Poses Major Risks to Financial Markets, Regulator Warns
CNN:
Ocasio-Cortez says Dems are ‘sitting on our hands’ on impeachment
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
Discussion: Talking Points Memo