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10:10 AM ET, June 14, 2019

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Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
See a Design of the Harriet Tubman $20 Bill That Mnuchin Delayed  —  WASHINGTON — Extensive work was well underway on a new $20 bill bearing the image of Harriet Tubman when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced last month that the design of the note would be delayed for technical reasons …
Discussion: Political Wire
Gwynedd Stuart / Los Angeles Magazine:
Louise Linton, aka Mrs. Steven Mnuchin, Is Sorry  —  America's most controversial cabinet wife sounds off on the perils of D.C., her feelings about the Trumps, and her starring role as a sociopathic bisexual serial killer  —  Swaddled in a white terry cloth robe and perched on a director's chair …
Discussion: Splinter and The Week
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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:   Louise Linton Resurfaces in New Interview: ‘It Sucks to Be Hated’
New York Times:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leaving White House at the End of the Month  —  WASHINGTON — Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary who fiercely defended President Trump through one of the most tumultuous periods in American politics while presiding over the end of the iconic daily news briefing …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Sarah Sanders was the disdainful Queen of Gaslighting  —  When Sarah Sanders said Thursday that she hopes to be remembered for her transparency and honesty, the first impulse was to laugh.  —  But lying to citizens while being paid by them really isn't all that funny.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Megan Garber / The Atlantic:
Sarah Sanders Broke the News  —  “I know it's hard for you to understand even short sentences, I guess, but please don't take my words out of context.”  —  It was June of 2018, and they were fighting again, the White House press secretary and the White House press.
Orion Rummler / Axios:
The highlights from Trump's 50-minute birthday “Fox & Friends” call
Discussion: Washington Post, Axios and Politico
Ben Dooley / New York Times:
‘Flying Object’ Struck Tanker in Gulf of Oman, Operator Says, Not a Mine  —  TOKYO — One of the tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman was struck by a flying object, the ship's Japanese operator said on Friday, disputing at least part of the account of United States officials who had blamed Iran for the attack.
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Camilo Montoya-Galvez / CBS News:
Trump campaign says it will handle foreign info on rivals on “case by case basis”  —  President Trump's 2020 reelection campaign will handle damaging information on political opponents provided by foreign governments and entities on a “case by case basis,” according to the campaign's top spokesperson.
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Matthew Choi / Politico:
‘Let me make something 100% clear’: FEC chair lays down the law on foreign help  —  The head of the Federal Election Commission released a statement on Thursday evening reiterating, emphatically, that foreign assistance is illegal in U.S. elections.  —  “Let me make something 100% clear …
Washington Post:
‘Absolutely unprecedented’: Trump upends long-held views with openness to foreign assistance
Discussion: IJR
Owen Daugherty / The Hill:   Trump campaign says it will handle foreign intel offers on ‘case by case basis’
Justin Fishel / ABC News:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump disputes account of White House counsel's testimony to Mueller  —  President Donald Trump is directly disputing the account of a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible obstruction of justice during the course of the Russia probe saying that it …
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Trump says he won't fire Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act Violations  —  President Trump said Friday that he will not fire White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for repeated violations of the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in political activity in the course of their work.
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Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Trump won't promise to endorse Pence for president in 2024  —  President Trump said Friday morning that if Vice President Pence runs for president in 2024, he wouldn't automatically have his endorsement.  —  The president was asked the hypothetical during a wide-ranging interview on “Fox & Friends.”
Discussion: Political Wire
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Associated Press:   Trump doesn't commit to backing Pence for president in 2024
Maureen Groppe / Indianapolis Star:
Exclusive: Indiana Republican Susan Brooks will not seek re-election to Congress  —  WASHINGTON — Indiana Rep. Susan Brooks, one of only 13 Republican women in the House as well as the head of GOP recruitment for 2020, found someone she could not convince to run: herself.
Discussion: USA Today and Joe.My.God.
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Eliminates Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations  —  New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, joins California and a handful of other states in revoking religious exemptions.  —  ALBANY — Lawmakers in New York, the epicenter …
Discussion: Splinter and Newser
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Adam Serwer / The Atlantic:
The Illiberal Right Throws a Tantrum  —  By the tail end of the Obama administration, the culture war seemed lost.  The religious right sued for détente, having been swept up in one of the most rapid cultural shifts in generations.  Gone were the decades of being able to count …
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Fox's Judge Napolitano: Seems Trump ‘Is Prepared to Commit a Felony to Get Re-Elected’  —  'There's no wiggle room with respect to dirt,' the judge noted.  —  Reacting to President Trump saying he would accept foreign intel on a political opponent if offered, and that he doesn't feel it's necessary …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Forget “No Collusion,” Trump Is Now Pro-Collusion  —  There is no such thing as an outrage-free week anymore.  On Wednesday, President Trump offered us a particularly stunning example of this new political reality, telling the ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos that he would welcome foreign interference …
Zack Budryk / The Hill:
Federal employees turn their backs on Agriculture secretary after relocation plans announced  —  Members of the American Federation of Government Employees turned their backs on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday, apparently over plans to relocate them from Washington to the Kansas City area.
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: Pete Buttigieg wants to lead on foreign policy.  These are his advisers  —  It's Friday.  Hope you're all loving Linsanity 2.0 as much as I am.  Also, the president turns 73 today.  Have a great weekend, a happy Father's Day, and see you on Monday 😎  —  The People
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Trump smashed months of FBI work to thwart election interference  —  Nearly two years ago, FBI Director Chris Wray set up an office tasked solely with stopping the type of Russian interference efforts that infected the 2016 campaign.  —  On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump undercut the whole operation in a matter of seconds.
Discussion: The Week, PJ Media Home and Vanity Fair
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Michael Avenatti is sued for allegedly siphoning paraplegic's $4 million settlement  —  (Reuters) - Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against U.S. President Donald Trump, has been sued by a paraplegic former client who accused him of siphoning away a $4 million settlement he had won.
Discussion: Splinter
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Liberal Wonks, or at Least Elizabeth Warren, Have a Plan for That  —  The surprising power of evidence-based progressivism.  —  Not long ago, political pundits were writing off Elizabeth Warren's political chances, but recent polling makes her an increasingly plausible contender …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
Trump says he'll name Thomas Homan as “border czar”  —  Thomas Homan, a Fox News contributor who served as acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement director at the start of President Trump's tenure, will work as an administration “border czar,” the president announced on “Fox & Friends” Friday.
Discussion: Breitbart and Joe.My.God.
Zachary B. Wolf / CNN:
How Jared Kushner is the ultimate test for US ethics laws  —  (CNN)No recent president has run up against the idea of financial transparency quite like Donald Trump.  —  He's fought the release of his tax returns and refused to divest his businesses, which he still frequents.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
As the Christchurch massacre trial begins, New Zealand news orgs vow to keep white supremacist ideology out of their coverage  —  As the trial of the man accused of the Christchurch mosque massacres began a few hours ago, New Zealand's major media organizations had a plan.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Hill push to battle foreign election interference is stuck at McConnell roadblock  —  The Senate majority leader has not allowed a vote on any of the bipartisan measures to strengthen election systems and make it harder for hostile powers to manipulate social media.
David Lauter / Los Angeles Times:
Impeach Trump?  Many California Democrats aren't convinced … Much like their elected representatives, California Democrats are divided sharply over whether Congress should move to impeach President Trump, a new poll shows.  —  Trump remains deeply unpopular in the nation's largest state …
Yaroslav Trofimov / Wall Street Journal:
Belarus Comes In From the Cold as It Seeks to Distance Itself From Russia  —  Authoritarian President Aleksander Lukashenko, once shunned by U.S., EU, now hopes to take advantage of competition between Moscow, the West and China to diversify trade  —  MINSK, Belarus—President Aleksander Lukashenko …
Anna Massoglia / OpenSecrets.org:
Trump 2020 campaign ad payments hidden by layers of shell companies  —  The Trump 2020 campaign funneled money to a shell company tied to ad buyers at the center of an alleged illegal coordination scheme with the National Rifle Association (NRA) as recently as May 2019, according to new government records analyzed by OpenSecrets.
Discussion: Washington Post
Associated Press:
Emails: Trump official consulting climate change rejecters  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration national security official has sought help from advisers to a think tank that disavows climate change to challenge widely accepted scientific findings on global warming, according to his emails.
Discussion: Political Wire
 
 
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Angelo Codevilla / American Greatness:
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Sam Knight / New Yorker:
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