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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
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post, Wonkette and Breitbart
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Zachary Basu / Axios:
House votes to allow committees to enforce subpoenas in court
Discussion: Politico and The Gateway Pundit
CNN:
Ocasio-Cortez says Dems are ‘sitting on our hands’ on impeachment
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.
Discussion: The Week
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Astrid Galvan / Associated Press:   Jury can't decide on charges against Arizona border activist
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.
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Beast
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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
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.
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
The Daily Beast:
Obama Veterans: Joe Biden's Pledge to Work With GOP Is Delusional  —  “Fuck no,” one senior Obama aide said when asked about Biden's claim that the GOP will come around and work with a Democratic president once Trump is gone.  —  Joe Biden insists that congressional Republicans will work …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Alex Pappas / Fox News:
Biden rips off Avenatti with 'let's make America America again' slogan  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden was applauded Tuesday by Democrats in Iowa when he slammed President Trump with his own twist on the president's famous campaign slogan.  —  “He says, 'let's make America great again,'” Biden said of Trump in Ottumwa.
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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.
CBS News:
Jon Stewart lashes out at hearing on 9/11 responders bill: “You should be ashamed of yourselves”  —  Former host of Comedy Central's “The Daily Show” Jon Stewart took a vastly different tone than his usual satirical shtick when he spoke Tuesday on Capitol Hill about the need to reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Discussion: The Daily Dot
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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
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
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.
Nick Givas / Fox News:
Trump promises not to use Kim Jong Un's family members as intel assets  —  President Donald Trump promised Tuesday not to use Kim Jong Un's family members as intelligence assets, and reassured the North Korean dictator of his commitment to detente.  —  A report released Monday showed Kim's half brother …
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Makini Brice / Reuters:
Trump publicly opposes using CIA informants against North Korea's Kim
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Rani Molla / Vox:
Mary Meeker's most important trends on the internet  —  Here are all the slides, plus analysis.  —  It's the holiday season for data nerds: That is, Mary Meeker is delivering her annual Internet Trends Report — the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley — again at Code Conference 2019.
Patrick Oster / Bloomberg:
Martin Feldstein, Reagan's Chief Economic Adviser, Dies at 79  — 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 …
 
 
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Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Hullabaloo
Politico:
Trump taunts journalists with supposed one-page Mexico deal
Discussion: The Guardian and The Root
Amy Forliti / Associated Press:
Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband
Discussion: Associated Press and Breitbart
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.
Discussion: Politico