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3:55 PM ET, June 15, 2019

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New York Times:
U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia's Power Grid  —  WASHINGTON — The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools …
New York Times:
Hong Kong's Leader Is Set to Delay Extradition Bill Indefinitely  —  HONG KONG — On the defensive after days of huge street protests, Hong Kong's chief executive is preparing to indefinitely suspend her push to adopt a contentious extradition bill after consulting with her superiors in mainland China …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Reuters:
Bowing to pressure, Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill
Mike Ford / RedState:
Hong Kong Protests: China's Kobayashi Maru
Discussion: BBC
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Top Trump Census Official Communicated With GOP Operative About Citizenship Question  —  On May 30, the plaintiffs challenging the Trump administration's census citizenship question dropped a bombshell: A central portion of the Justice Department's rationale for the question was apparently written …
Discussion: OpenSecrets.org
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Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Even More Evidence Emerges Linking Deceased Consultant To Trump Census Push  —  Voting rights group say they have found even more evidence connecting a now-deceased GOP gerrymandering consultant to the Trump administration's push to add a citizenship question census.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Cristina Maza / Newsweek:
Germany joins chorus casting doubt on Trump administration claim that Iran was behind attack on oil tankers  —  Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Friday cast doubt on evidence that the U.S. government claims is proof that Iran was behind an attack this week on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, CNBC and Reuters
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
As Trump Accuses Iran, He Has One Problem: His Own Credibility  —  WASHINGTON — To President Trump, the question of culpability in the explosions that crippled two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman is no question at all.  “It's probably got essentially Iran written all over it,” he declared on Friday.
Discussion: Spectator USA, Reason and Newser
Jonathan Greenberg / Washington Post:
Saving face  —  How Donald Trump silenced the people who could expose his business failures  —  How did Donald Trump, a self-serving promoter who lost billions of dollars for his investors, convince the world that he is a financial genius?  It wasn't just by fabricating tales of his success.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump campaign zeroes in on a new threat: Elizabeth Warren  —  President Donald Trump's reelection machine is setting its sights on a new target, one it had left for dead just a few months ago: Elizabeth Warren.  —  With the Massachusetts senator rising in polls and driving a populist message …
Katy Tur / MSNBC:
Why is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocking election security bills?  —  Multiple election security bills are in limbo because Senator McConnell hasn't allowed them to pass through the Senate.  Morgan Radford discusses McConnell's stance with Politico National Security Correspondent …
Thomas Burr / Salt Lake Tribune:
Utah Rep. Chris Stewart says it would be ‘foolish’ for a candidate not to look at foreign intel against an opponent  —  Washington  • Rep. Chris Stewart, a Utah Republican who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday that it would be “foolish” not to take information …
Discussion: Washington Post
Declan Walsh / New York Times:
Sudan Ousted a Brutal Dictator.  His Successor Was His Enforcer.  —  KHARTOUM, Sudan — Once a camel trader who led a militia accused of genocidal violence in Darfur, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan now sits at the pinnacle of power in Sudan, overlooking the scorched streets from his wood-paneled office high …
Discussion: Fox News
Bloomberg:
Europe Should Join the U.S. in Confronting Iran  —  The recent attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman have endangered lives, disrupted traffic in some of the world's most important shipping lanes, and forced up global energy prices.  And they aren't the first: Tankers off the port of Fujairah were attacked last month.
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Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
F-bombs and insults: Norman Mailer's epic run for mayor of New York in 1969  —  He and running mate Jimmy Breslin were entertaining but ineffective  —  A glass of whisky in his hand, Norman Mailer cursed the roaring crowd in Greenwich Village and told them to shut up when they interrupted his speech …
CNN:
Tom Homan caught by surprise by President's border czar announcement, source says  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's announcement on “Fox and Friends” Friday morning that Tom Homan would be his new “border czar” appears to have been premature.  —  Homan, a Fox News contributor …
 
 
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Politico:
‘You have to know how to hit a curveball’: Trump's Pentagon choice fights to win over doubters
Jeremy B. Merrill / Quartz:
Does Google not realize Beto O'Rourke is running for president?
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
Justice backs Mnuchin's refusal to turn over Trump's taxes
Discussion: Press Herald
NBC News:
Ivanka Trump made almost $4 million from Trump Washington hotel last year
Discussion: Rolling Stone, Quartz and Daily Kos
Chris Mills Rodrigo / The Hill:
McCabe says it's ‘absolutely’ time to launch impeachment inquiry into Trump
Discussion: Daily Wire and twitchy.com
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Appeals Court Rebukes Brett Kavanaugh, Grants Abortion Access to Undocumented Minors
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, CNN and The Hill
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
Richard Holbrooke and a Certain Idea of America
 Earlier Items: 
The White House:
Executive Order on Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees
Reed Richardson / Mediaite:
Ex-CIA Director Leon Panetta: Trump's Foreign Dirt Comments Are ‘Violation of the Oath of Office’
Julia Arciga / The Daily Beast:
Alex Jones Offers $1M Reward After Alleged ‘Malware’ Attack That He Says Planted Child Porn on His Servers
KCRW 89.9FM:
Early days in Iowa
Sheelah Kolhatkar / New Yorker:
Can Elizabeth Warren Win It All?
The Guardian:
UK rights advocate co-owns firm whose spyware is ‘used to target dissidents’
Chauncey DeVega / Salon:
Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee: Trump's mental health is now a “national and global emergency”