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E. Jean Carroll / The Cut:
Donald Trump assaulted me in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23 years ago.  But he's not alone on the list of awful men in my life.  —  My first rich boy pulled down my underpants.  My last rich boy pulled down my tights.  My first rich boy — I had fixed my eyes on his face long enough to know …
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Sarah Jones / New York Magazine:
E. Jean Carroll: “Trump attacked me in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman.”  —  The cover story New York published today details an encounter the writer E. Jean Carroll had over two decades ago with Donald J. Trump, in which the then-real-estate mogul allegedly assaulted her in a dressing room …
The Daily Beast:
Trump Approved Iran Strikes Knowing Body Count Would Be High  —  Trump said he called off an attack on Iran when a general told him minutes before that 150 people could die.  But Trump was informed of the death toll earlier—and okayed the strike.  —  President Donald Trump approved preparations …
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New York Times:
Urged to Launch an Attack, Trump Listened to the Skeptics Who Said It Would Be a Costly Mistake  —  WASHINGTON — He heard from his generals and his diplomats.  Lawmakers weighed in and so did his advisers.  But among the voices ringing in President Trump's head was that of one of his favorite Fox News hosts: Tucker Carlson.
Ahmed Charai / Politico:
Trump Has a Point on Iran.  So Do the Democrats.  —  President Donald Trump's surprise overnight decision to hit Iran with missiles, then call off the strike, has only added fuel to a narrative surrounding the U.S. policy on Iran over the past two years: That America simply …
Discussion: Washington Post and Breitbart
Washington Post:
‘I stopped it’: Inside Trump's last-minute reversal on striking Iran  —  The plans had been drawn, the targets set, and a single word from the commander in chief would have activated the U.S. military to strike a foreign adversary.  But President Trump was having second thoughts.
New York Times:
Trump Stopped Strike on Iran Because It Was ‘Not Proportionate’
Daniella Silva / NBC News:
Trump says he did not give final approval for Iran strikes, no planes were in the air
James Stavridis / Bloomberg:   Trump and U.S. Allies Can Still Make Iran Blink
Washington Post:   War-weary Republicans and Democrats express relief after Trump calls off strike on Iran
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
ICE raids targeting migrant families slated to start Sunday in major U.S. cities  —  President Trump has directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders, an operation that is likely to begin …
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Quinn Owen / ABC News:
Trump administration plans unprecedented roundup of 2K family members in deportation raids
Angelina Chapin / HuffPost:
4 Severely Ill Migrant Toddlers Hospitalized After Lawyers Visit Border Patrol Facility  —  The kids were unresponsive, feverish and vomiting, yet receiving no medical care, according to lawyers.  —  Four toddlers were so severely ill and neglected at a U.S. Border Patrol facility in McAllen …
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Caitlin Dickerson / New York Times:
‘There Is a Stench’: No Soap and Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children  —  A chaotic scene of sickness and filth is unfolding in an overcrowded border station in Clint, Tex., where hundreds of young people who have recently crossed the border are being held, according to lawyers who visited the facility this week.
Andrea Pitzer / NYR Daily:   ‘Some Suburb of Hell’: America's New Concentration Camp System
Associated Press:
Lawyers claim infants, children are in dangerous situation at border detention site
Discussion: Washington Post
Manu Raju / CNN:
‘I just screwed it up’: Nadler says he misspoke in calling Hope Hicks ‘Ms. Lewandowski’  —  Hope Hicks' House committee testimony released  —  (CNN)House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Friday that he inadvertently referred to former White House aide Hope Hicks as “Ms. Lewandowski” …
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Christian Vasquez / Politico:
Trump says impeachment would help him win re-election
Discussion: Breitbart
New York Times:
Andrew Weissmann, a Top Mueller Prosecutor, Has a Book Deal  —  Andrew Weissmann, one of the top prosecutors for Robert S. Mueller III on the Russia investigation, is writing a book that will explore his work on the special counsel's inquiry, according to a publishing executive with knowledge of the deal.
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Orion Rummler / Axios:
One of Robert Mueller's top prosecutors is writing a book about the investigation
Discussion: Front Page Magazine
TIME:
Donald Trump's Interview With TIME on 2020: Read the Transcript  —  President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with TIME in the Oval Office on June 17 for a story on his re-election campaign.  —  During the 57-minute conversation, he discussed his Democratic rivals …
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Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Trump threatens reporter with prison time during interview
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Trump threatened Time journalist with prison over Kim Jong Un letter
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
READ: Court Unseals Manafort Docs, Revealing Texts With Hannity  —  Court documents previously filed under seal with the government's sentencing recommendations for Paul Manafort were made public on Friday.  —  The documents include a months-long text exchange between Manafort and a “Sean” who appears to be Fox News host Sean Hannity.
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Police called to loud altercation at Boris Johnson's home  —  Neighbour records shouting and banging at flat potential PM shares with Carrie Symonds  —  Police were called to the home of Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, in the early hours of Friday morning after neighbours heard …
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell / U.S. Representative …:
Mucarsel-Powell Statement Regarding Opening an Impeachment Inquiry  —  f t # e  —  WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement regarding the House opening an impeachment inquiry:  —  “I did not run for office to impeach the President.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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David Gutman / The Seattle Times:
Rep. Adam Smith is second Washington member of Congress to call for impeachment inquiry
Discussion: Politico and Observer
Washington Post:
Murder in the Atlas Mountains  —  In a crime apparently intended to impress the Islamic State, two Scandinavian women were brutally slain in Morocco.  The killings were seized on by the far right to attack Islam.  —  MARRAKESH, Morocco — Their screams must have carried for miles in the thin air …
Ali Vitali / NBC News:
Clyburn explains why Harris and Booker haven't caught on in S. Carolina  —  The third-ranking House Democrat talked to NBC News ahead of his famous ‘Fish Fry’ gathering Friday night, featuring more than 20 presidential contenders.  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn expressed …
Discussion: Politico
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Biden Has Not Changed.  The Politics, Culture and Mood of His Party Have.  —  Joseph R. Biden Jr. was addressing an elite audience, describing how as a young senator he had learned to work with Jesse Helms, the right-wing North Carolinian known for his fierce opposition to civil rights and his open loathing of gay people.
Discussion: Washington Post
Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
NYT reporter flagged Jared Kushner meetings with Russians to FBI  —  A New York Times reporter fed information about Jared Kushner meeting with Russians to the FBI, newly released emails show.  —  Journalist Michael Schmidt sent an email on March 24, 2017, to FBI Assistant Director …
Yahoo News:
Pentagon secretly struck back against Iranian cyberspies targeting U.S. ships  —  WASHINGTON — On Thursday evening, U.S. Cyber Command launched a retaliatory digital strike against an Iranian spy group that supported last week's limpet mine attacks on commercial ships, according to two former intelligence officials.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Jacqueline Feldscher / Politico:
Trump taps Army Secretary Mark Esper to lead Pentagon  —  President Donald Trump will nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper to be the next secretary of Defense, the White House said Friday night, in the administration's latest attempt to resolve months of uncertainty at the top of the Pentagon.
Discussion: Axios and Vox
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
What if Trump won't accept 2020 defeat?  —  In 2016, Donald Trump waffled over whether he would accept the election results if he lost.  —  Since then, Trump has repeatedly joked about staying in office beyond the two terms the Constitution allows.  Jerry Falwell Jr., Trump's …
 
 
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Annie Gowen / Washington Post:
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Washington Post:
Federal agents search Georgetown home of D.C. Council member Jack Evans
Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:
Trump To Profit Bigly From His D.C. Hotel During July 4th Bash Starring Him
Discussion: Shareblue Media and The Wrap
Sam Dorman / Fox News:
Justin Amash demands congressional approval for any ‘offensive military action’ against Iran
Discussion: Politico and Vox
Henry Farrell / Washington Post:
Trump's Iran strategy is a Twitter thread. It's hard to know where to start
Daniel McGraw / Quillette:
Ideology and Facts Collide at Oberlin College
Zoé Samudzi / Jewish Currents:
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 Earlier Items: 
CBS News:
Trump campaign manager speaks to “The Takeout”
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
The Supreme Court tossed Curtis Flowers's death-row conviction, ruling it was racially biased
Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Fairfax ‘thinking very seriously’ about run for governor, says scandal has raised his public profile
Patrick Marley / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
On 4-3 vote, Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds state's lame-duck laws limiting power of Democratic governor
Discussion: Mother Jones
Kayla Tausche / CNBC:
West Virginia is still waiting on a game-changing $84 billion investment from China that was promised in 2017
Olivia Gazis / CBS News:
Justice Dept review of intel in Russia probe fuels fears of politicization
Discussion: RedState, Daily Kos and Shakesville
Wall Street Journal:
Prosecutors Intensify Scrutiny of Trump Fundraiser Elliott Broidy
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Politico