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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 …
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Gwynedd Stuart / Los Angeles Magazine:
Louise Linton, aka Mrs. Steven Mnuchin, Is Sorry  —  Swaddled in a white terry cloth robe and perched on a director's chair in the marble-floored powder room of her massive Bel Air mansion (a stone's throw from Salma Hayek's), Louise Linton is being administered to by a makeup artist …
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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Chris Riotta / The Independent:
Trump administration providing ‘false’ information about Gulf of Oman attack, says Japanese tanker owner  —  Chief executive of Japanese company operating Kokuka Courageous says ‘flying objects’ were cause of damage to vessel  —  The owner of the Japanese tanker attacked on Thursday …
CBS News:
Tanker owner seems to dispute U.S. account of Gulf of Oman attack  —  The Japanese owner of the Kokuka Courageous, one of two oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, said Friday that sailors on board saw “flying objects” just before it was hit, suggesting the vessel wasn't damaged by mines.
Jon Gambrell / Associated Press:
US says Iran took mine off tanker; Iran denies involvement  —  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said shows Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz …
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
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Orion Rummler / Axios:
The highlights from Trump's 50-minute birthday “Fox & Friends” call  —  President Trump spent 50 minutes of his 73rd birthday on the phone with the hosts of “Fox & Friends” Thursday — the latest in a series of free-wheeling interviews with one of his favorite TV shows.
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post, Axios and Newser
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Trump won't promise to endorse Pence for president in 2024
Associated Press:
Trump doesn't commit to backing Pence for president in 2024
Discussion: Breitbart
Politico:
Trump declines to give Pence his endorsement for a 2024 presidential run
Discussion: Shareblue Media
Steven Nelson / Washington Examiner:
Dozen contenders: Sarah Sanders departure triggers scramble for new press secretary
Discussion: CNN, The Week and The Daily Caller
New York Times:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leaving White House at the End of the Month
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 …
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Bill Allison / Bloomberg:
Ivanka Trump Made $4 Million From President's Washington Hotel  — Husband Jared Kushner had at least $27 million in debt  — Filing shows closed fashion brand earnings of $1 million  —  Ivanka Trump made $4 million from her investment in her father's Washington hotel last year …
Discussion: Axios
Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
NBC announces lineup of Democrats for each of the two nights for first 2020 debate  —  To decide the match-ups, candidates' names were drawn manually at NBC News' headquarters in New York.  —  NBC News on Friday announced the lineups of Democratic presidential candidates who are appearing …
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New York Times:
Here's How the Candidates Will Be Divided for the First Democratic Debates
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and KTVQ-TV
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 …
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: UPI and Joe.My.God.
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New York Times:
The Youngest Known Child Separated From His Family by the Trump Administration  —  Caitlin Dickerson is a Peabody award-winning national immigration reporter, who profiles the lives of immigrants, including those without legal status.  Last year, Caitlin reported that the Trump administration …
Peter Jamison / Washington Post:
Trump still owes D.C. $7 million in inauguration costs as he plans July Fourth gala  —  President Trump's speech at the Lincoln Memorial on the Fourth of July is expected to drive up security costs for an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the nation's capital.
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and The Guardian
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.
Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
Leveling the Playing Field for Entrepreneurs  —  Every American should have a fair shot at starting a small business.  The only things that should determine whether a new business succeeds are the strength of the idea and the hard work of the owners and employees.
Discussion: National Review and Mother Jones
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Phoebe Neidl / Rolling Stone:
Elizabeth Warren's New Plan to Close the Racial Wealth Gap
Discussion: CNBC
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The Trump camp's latest lies cannot obscure what's now been exposed  —  The large outlines of the Russiagate scandal have long been hiding in plain sight: President Trump and his campaign encouraged, eagerly sought to benefit from and worked to conspire with a foreign power's sweeping effort …
Discussion: HuffPost
Wall Street Journal:
Trump's 2020 Re-Election Campaign Wants Order and Discipline, Down to Font Sizes  —  Four years after the president flouted electioneering tradition, his re-election team is taking a more conventional approach  —  ARLINGTON, Va.—President Trump's path to a second term starts not in Florida …
John Solomon / The Hill:
Delirious Democrats are now accusing Team Obama of treason  —  If you read the newspapers, tuned into the cable TV pundits or received an email from one of the Democrats running for president, you'd swear Donald Trump was back to his treasonous ways.  —  All that was missing …
Discussion: Politico
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Elizabeth Warren isn't Hillary Clinton  —  How Warren is using many policies to reinforce one message, and a few other notes from our conversation.  —  My old American Prospect editor Mark Schmitt had a maxim I always liked: “It's not what you say about the issues; it's what the issues say about you.”
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.
Anne Flaherty / ABC News:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump says of Fed Reserve chairman 'I've waited long enough'  —  President Donald Trump slammed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell again this week, insisting that Powell's actions have prevented the economy from soaring even higher and declaring he's out of patience with the man …
Discussion: Political Wire
Thomas Gibbons-Neff / New York Times:
U.S. Special Forces Battle Against ISIS Turns to Containment, and Concern  —  DEH BALA, Afghanistan — Two years ago, Pentagon officials said that American forces in the remote reaches of Afghanistan could defeat the Islamic State's offshoot here by the end of 2017.
Jack Holmes / Esquire:
An Expert on Concentration Camps Says That's Exactly What the U.S. Is Running at the Border  —  “Things can be concentration camps without being Dachau or Auschwitz.”  —  Surely, the United States of America could not operate concentration camps.  In the American consciousness …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Corky Siemaszko / NBC News:
Former Democractic rising star and Afghanistan War veteran speaks out for first time about PTSD treatment  —  “After 11 years of trying to outrun depression and PTSD symptoms, I have finally concluded that it's faster than me.  That I have to stop running, turn around, and confront it,” Jason Kander said.
Michael Kruse / Politico:
The Escalator Ride That Changed America  —  Four years ago, Donald Trump stepped onto an escalator in the atrium of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York and began descending into a lobby packed with cameras.  It's safe to say the 10 or so seconds that followed are the most consequential escalator ride in American history.
Megan Specia / New York Times:
Julian Assange's U.S. Extradition Hearing Is Set for February  —  LONDON — A British court on Friday set February 2020 as the date for the full extradition hearing on whether Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, should be sent to the United States to face a slew of charges, including several under the Espionage Act.
Perry Bacon Jr / FiveThirtyEight:
Should We Take These Early General Election Polls Seriously?  $#!% No!  —  Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup.  —  Poll of the week  —  A lot of people are talking about hypothetical 2020 general election polls, including the president of the United States.
Discussion: MinnPost and PinkNews
Alexandra Hutzler / Newsweek:
Happy Birthday Mr. President?  Trump Turns 73, Gets Trolled on Twitter as #JohnMcCainDay Goes Viral  —  In celebration of Donald Trump's 73rd birthday on Friday, thousands of Twitter users made the hashtag #JohnMcCainDay go viral in order to honor the late Republican senator and rival of the president.
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
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
 
 
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David Brooks / New York Times:
Voters, Your Foreign Policy Views Stink!
Angelina Chapin / HuffPost:
Teen Mom And Prematurely Born Baby Neglected At Border Patrol Facility For 7 Days
Pia Deshpande / Politico:
Trump says Melania T is the new Jackie O
Discussion: Breitbart
The Hill:
Centrist Democrats raise concerns over $15 minimum wage push
Discussion: Splinter
Heather Mac Donald / Wall Street Journal:
Who ‘Deserves’ to Go to Harvard?
Discussion: Power Line
Richard Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
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Anna Massoglia / OpenSecrets.org:
Trump 2020 campaign ad payments hidden by layers of shell companies
Discussion: Washington Post
Yaroslav Trofimov / Wall Street Journal:
Belarus Comes In From the Cold as It Seeks to Distance Itself From Russia
Associated Press:
Emails: Trump official consulting climate change rejecters
Angelo Codevilla / American Greatness:
A Conservative Resistance?  —  Leftists in America treat …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Forget “No Collusion,” Trump Is Now Pro-Collusion
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Michael Avenatti is sued for allegedly siphoning paraplegic's $4 million settlement
Discussion: Political Wire and Splinter
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Fox's Judge Napolitano: Seems Trump ‘Is Prepared to Commit a Felony to Get Re-Elected’
Discussion: Wonkette