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New York Times:
2016 All Over Again  —  What many of those in Orlando really wanted to do was relive their historic victory.  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — The crowd in the Amway Center, an arena that seats 20,000, cheered loudly as oversize screens hanging from the ceiling broadcast Fox News projections …
Discussion: twitchy.com
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Charles Creitz / Fox News:
President Trump unveils 2020 slogan to replace 2016 rallying cry during campaign rally  —  President Trump revealed the 2020 re-election campaign slogan to replace his Make America Great Again mantra from 2016.  —  “Make America Great Again” was the best political slogan in history …
New York Times:
Trump, at Rally in Orlando, Kicks Off His 2020 Re-election Bid  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — President Trump delivered a fierce denunciation of his rivals, the news media and the political establishment on Tuesday as he rallied a huge crowd of raucous supporters in Florida to officially open his re-election campaign …
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
Inside Trump's 2020 Campaign Launch in Orlando, It's Still 2016
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Beast
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Biden, Recalling Civility in Senate, Invokes Two Segregationist Senators  —  Joseph R. Biden Jr., defending himself on Tuesday night against suggestions that he is too “old fashioned” for today's Democratic Party, invoked two Southern segregationist senators by name as he fondly recalled the …
Discussion: Slate
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Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg:
Biden Tells Elite Donors He Doesn't Want to ‘Demonize’ the Rich  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden told affluent donors Tuesday that he wanted their support and — perhaps unlike some other Democratic presidential candidates — wouldn't be making them political targets because of their wealth.
Discussion: Breitbart
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
Biden cites his relationships with segregationist senators as examples of ‘civility’  —  Joe Biden wistfully recalled on Tuesday an era in which he was able to get along with segregationist senators even though they “didn't agree on much of anything.”  —  Dismissing criticism …
Washington Post:
As Trump's defense pick withdraws, he addresses violent domestic incidents  —  In the months that he has served as President Trump's acting secretary of defense, Patrick Shanahan has worked to keep domestic violence incidents within his family private.  His wife was arrested after punching him in the face …
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Washington Post:
Pompeo warns Iran about trigger for U.S. military action as some in administration question aggressive policy  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has privately delivered warnings intended for Iranian leaders that any attack by Tehran or its proxies resulting in the death of even one American service member …
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Trump's empty Cabinet
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Jackson Richman / JNS.org:
Jewish groups slam Ocasio-Cortez for comparing US border control to ‘concentration camps’
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
Four to Face Murder Charges in Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17  —  MOSCOW — International prosecutors on Wednesday said that four men, including three with close ties to the Russian military and intelligence, would face murder charges in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine five years ago, killing 298 people.
Discussion: bellingcat
Nic Robertson / CNN:
Khashoggi murder: Independent investigation blames Saudi Arabia for ‘extrajudicial killing’ of journalist  —  (CNN)Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a “deliberate, premeditated execution,” a United Nations special rapporteur has concluded in the first independent investigation into his death.
Discussion: Al Jazeera
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Washington Post:
U.N. investigator calls for probing Saudi officials in Khashoggi killing  —  A special U.N. investigator on Wednesday called for further investigation of high-level Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Reuters:
Exclusive: Pompeo blocks inclusion of Saudis on U.S. child soldiers list - sources
Washington Post:
Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement  —  A wealthy Manhattan couple has emerged as significant financiers of the anti-vaccine movement, contributing more than $3 million in recent years to groups that stoke fears about immunizations online and at live events …
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
'She's extremely serious': Sarah Sanders eyes run for Arkansas governor  —  Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the outgoing White House press secretary, is seriously considering running for governor of Arkansas, according to three people who have spoken to her in recent days.
Discussion: Political Wire and IJR
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New York Times:
The Evangelical, the ‘Pool Boy,’ the Comedian and Michael Cohen  —  Jerry Falwell Jr. defied expectations when he supported Donald J. Trump in 2016.  Now details are emerging about behind-the-scenes maneuvering before the endorsement.  —  MIAMI BEACH — Senator Ted Cruz was running neck …
Charlie Mahtesian / Politico:
Warren emerges as potential compromise nominee  —  CHARLESTON, S.C. — There was a time not so long ago when leading Democrats warned that Elizabeth Warren's “fantasy-based blue-state populism” risked leading the party to ruin.  —  But in a revealing tell of how far her campaign has come since …
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Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Biden/Sanders, Warren/O'Rourke to be center stage at first debate
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook moderators break their NDAs to expose desperate working conditions  —  At Facebook's worst-performing content moderation site in North America, one contractor has died, and others say they fear for their lives  —  Content warning: This story contains descriptions of violent acts …
New York Times:
Tiffany Cabán for Queens District Attorney  —  In next Tuesday's Democratic primary, an ambitious young public defender offers overdue change.  —  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.  It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.
Discussion: Simple Justice
BuzzFeed News:
A Former Republican Operative With Ties To White Nationalists Has Been Publishing Opinion Pieces In The Wall Street Journal  —  A former Republican operative notorious for his connections to white nationalists has established himself as an opinion contributor for several national publications …
Vera Bergengruen / TIME:
Watchdogs Sue Trump Administration Over Missing Notes From Putin Meeting  —  A new lawsuit filed on Tuesday alleges that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo broke the law by allowing President Donald Trump to seize the notes from a key meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and failing …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Washington Press
New York Times:
Here's What They Said.  —  We tracked down the 2020 Democrats and asked them the same set of questions.  Here's one:  —  CLOSED CAPTIONS  —  THE QUESTIONS  —  In an ideal world, would anyone own handguns?  —  Would your focus be improving the Affordable Care Act or replacing it with single payer?
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Fight over flight to Cochran funeral breaks out in Senate Appropriations Committee  —  What started as a routine request — arranging for a government flight to take senators to the funeral of the late Sen. Thad Cochran — has become a controversy over Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Tom Cotton wants to bomb Iran, and he has Trump's ear  —  Tom Cotton is the most outspoken champion for bombing Iran in a Senate filled with Republican hawks.  And he's got President Donald Trump's ear on it, too.  —  The Arkansas Republican has spoken to several high-ranking U.S. officials …
Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
India Bullies Twitter Into Banning Accounts of American, British Students Thousands of Miles Away  —  A Texas college student is among other Westerners to be banned after a crusade against Pakistani trolls went terribly wrong—and ensnared unwitting students thousands of miles away.
Kenneth P. Vogel / New York Times:
A Foreigner Paid $200,000 for Tickets to Trump's Inaugural.  Now He Says He Was Duped.  —  WASHINGTON — A Ukrainian-Russian developer who wanted access to President Trump's inauguration filed a lawsuit on Tuesday saying he was bilked out of the $200,000 he paid for what he thought would be V.I.P. tickets to the event.
Discussion: Splinter and Talking Points Memo
 
 
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Quint Forgey / Politico:
Poll: Democratic support for impeachment grows
Discussion: Political Wire
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Why Trump chose Orlando for his re-election launch
Alia Wong / The Atlantic:
The Surreal End of an American College
Declan Walsh / New York Times:
Egypt Quietly Buries Former President Morsi, Muting Coverage of Death
Franco Ordoñez / NPR:
Kushner Meets With Bipartisan Architects Of Dreamer Legislation
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Leftists Have Turned Obama Into Mitt Romney
Discussion: Daily Kos
Washington Post:
We ought to be concerned about preserving the political order of the Supreme Court
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 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Trump plans Air Force One flyover of Mall for July Fourth celebration
Discussion: Fox News and Boing Boing
Jane Perlez / New York Times:
A Muslim Family Sought Help at the Belgian Embassy in Beijing. The Police Dragged Them Out.
Associated Press:
US air quality is slipping after years of improvement
Discussion: Fox News and Axios
Kathryn Watson / CBS News:
Trump campaign manager says he'd win in an “electoral landslide” as of today
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Michael Savage Has Doubts About Trump. His Conservative Radio Audience Does Not.
Discussion: Mediaite