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11:05 PM ET, June 23, 2019

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Axios:
Exclusive: Massive leak of Trump transition vetting documents shows “red flags” for top officials  —  Nearly 100 internal Trump transition vetting documents leaked to “Axios on HBO” identify a host of “red flags” about officials who went on to get some of the most powerful jobs in the U.S. government.
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:   Behind the scenes: How Trump's team staffed the U.S. government
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
Black residents of South Bend unload on Mayor Pete Buttigieg … A town hall featuring Mayor Pete Buttigieg broke into near chaos Sunday afternoon as the Democratic presidential candidate tried to respond to community anger over a white police officer's killing of a black man.
Discussion: Power Line and Mother Jones
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Associated Press:   Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall about shooting
New York Times:   Biden, in Interview with Sharpton, Tries to Defuse Criticism of Remarks on Segregationists
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Sanders to propose canceling entire $1.6 trillion in U.S. student loan debt, escalating Democratic policy battle  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will propose on Monday eliminating all $1.6 trillion of student debt held in the United States, a significant escalation of the policy fight …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Tara Golshan / Vox:   Bernie Sanders's proposal to make college free and cancel all student loan debt, explained
Tiana Lowe / Washington Examiner:
Dozens of documents indicate Ilhan Omar lived with Ahmed Hirsi while claiming to be married to Ahmed Elmi  —  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Dozens of official documents suggest that Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was living with her current husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, throughout her entire legal marriage …
Discussion: Daily Wire and twitchy.com
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Martin Matishak / Politico:
Trump warns Iran of 'obliteration like you've never seen before'  —  President Donald Trump warned the United States may launch a devastating military attack on Iran unless it comes to the negotiating table and drops its bid to develop nuclear weapons.  —  “I'm not looking for war …
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Blowhard on the Brink  —  WASHINGTON — As shocking as it is to write …
Anya van Wagtendonk / Vox:
After cancelling a retaliatory strike on Iran, Trump warns: “If they do something else, it'll be double”
Discussion: Breitbart, New York Post and NPR
Ravelry:
New Policy: Do Not Post In Support of Trump or his Administration  —  We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry.  —  This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content.  Note that your project data will never be deleted.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP to launch new fundraising site as Dems crush the online money game  —  Republicans are set to launch a long-awaited, much-delayed online fundraising platform on Monday, a move aimed at closing Democrats' massive small-donor money advantage ahead of the 2020 election.
Discussion: Political Wire
Cindy Boren / Washington Post:
A White House visit for Raptors is a ‘hard no,’ Danny Green says  —  For the first time in Donald Trump's presidency, the NBA has a champion other than the Golden State Warriors, but don't expect the Toronto Raptors' position on visiting the White House during this administration to be much different from that of the Warriors.
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
America's Finest Economists Have Been Needlessly Undermining Growth, Study Confirms  —  For much of the past decade, America's foremost economic thinkers have been struggling to resolve two “mysteries”:  —  1. Why was the prime-age labor-force participation rate (i.e. …
Zachary Basu / Axios:
House Oversight to subpoena Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act violations  —  The House Oversight Committee will vote on Wednesday to subpoena White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for testimony connected to her violations of the Hatch Act.  —  Context: The Hatch Act bars federal employees …
Discussion: Politico and The Gateway Pundit
Jesselyn Cook / HuffPost:
Here's What It's Like To See Yourself In A Deepfake Porn Video  —  There's almost nothing you can do to get a fake sex tape of yourself taken offline.  —  On a busy workday in March, 28-year-old Kate felt an urgent tap on her shoulder.  Her colleague wanted to show her a video …
Andrew Stein / Wall Street Journal:
Trump-Haley in 2020  —  Putting her on the ticket may win over some moderate, suburban women.  —  I'm proud to have founded the Democrats for Trump movement in 2016.  President Trump's pro-growth policies have revived the stagnating U.S. economy, and he deserves a second term.
Hayley Miller / HuffPost:
Sunday Morning Talk Shows Largely Ignore Trump Rape Allegation  —  The “big five” — NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and Fox — were all but silent on E. Jean Carroll's horrifying claim.  —  Acclaimed author E. Jean Carroll publicly alleged for the first time Friday that President Donald Trump raped her in a dressing room in the mid-1990s.
Serena Marshall / ABC News:
Doctor compares conditions at immigrant holding centers to ‘torture facilities’  —  From sleeping on concrete floors with the lights on 24 hours a day to no access to soap or basic hygiene, migrant children in at least two U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities face conditions …
Helena Bottemiller Evich / Politico:
Agriculture Department buries studies showing dangers of climate change  —  The Trump administration has refused to publicize dozens of government-funded studies that carry warnings about the effects of climate change, defying a longstanding practice of touting such findings by the Agriculture Department's acclaimed in-house scientists.
Salt Lake Tribune:
Tribune Editorial: Yes, we do have concentration camps  —  By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board  —  Yes, we do have concentration camps.  —  They are not work camps.  They are not death camps.  At least, not on purpose.  Our government is not building massive gas chambers and industrial crematoria.
Wall Street Journal:
New York Landlords in a Financial Bind From New Rent Law  —  Curb on market-rate conversions pressures the value of rent-stabilized apartment  —  Property investors have spent billions of dollars on apartment buildings for what has been one of the most reliably profitable bets in New York City real estate …
Discussion: Splinter
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Trump Shrugs Off Killing of Khashoggi by Saudi Agents, Saying Saudi Arabia Is an Important Trading Partner  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday shrugged off the brutal dismembering of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, just days after a United Nations report described …
Discussion: Splinter, Slate and Mother Jones
Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Los Angeles Times:
Japanese internment camp survivors protest Ft. Sill migrant detention center … With the Trump administration planning to move 1,400 migrant children to this fortified Army post later this summer, a small group of Japanese American World War II internment camp survivors came to the gates Saturday to make their opposition known.
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog and The Week
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Carlotta Gall / New York Times:
Turkey's President Suffers Stinging Defeat in Istanbul Election Redo  —  ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey suffered the biggest defeat of his political career on Sunday as his candidate for Istanbul mayor conceded defeat in a repeat election.
Discussion: Politico
 
 
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Beth LeBlanc / Detroit News:
Michigan GOP headquarters tagged with anti-ICE graffiti
Discussion: Breitbart
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Kushner conference was supposed to bring Israelis and Palestinians together.  Neither side is likely to show up.
Discussion: Splinter, Al Arabiya and ABC News
BostonGlobe.com:
For a young Elizabeth Warren, ‘a firecracker questioner,’ debate was a ticket to another life
Discussion: Washington Post
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
‘Urgent needs from head to toe’: This clinic had two days to fix a lifetime of needs
Kevin Drawbaugh / Reuters:
Trump: naming Sessions U.S. attorney general was ‘biggest mistake’
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Former Rep. Joe Sestak becomes 25th Democrat to enter White House race
NPR:
Law Professor Describes Poor Conditions Where Migrant Children Are Held
Will Bunch / Inquirer.com:
Phase 2 of Trump's American autocracy has arrived, and it's as bad as your worst fears
 Earlier Items: 
Bianca Quilantan / Politico:
Booker maintains Biden showed ‘lack of understanding’ in segregationist remarks
Discussion: Breitbart
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Considers Requiring 5G Equipment for Domestic Use Be Made Outside China
Discussion: Engadget and Bloomberg
PBS NewsHour:
ICE raids delayed ahead of Pence's ‘Latinos for Trump’ rollout in Miami
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
White House to assert ‘immunity’ claims over ex-McGahn aide
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Roger Kimball / American Greatness:
Charles Reich, R.I.P.
Discussion: Instapundit
Gabriel Debenedetti / New York Magazine:
'That's Hell': Democrats' Debate Prep Gets Real
Discussion: twitchy.com
Anna Giaritelli / Washington Examiner:
Officials accuse DHS chief Kevin McAleenan of leaking ICE raids plan to sabotage operation
Ken White / The Atlantic:
Why a Government Lawyer Argued Against Giving Immigrant Kids Toothbrushes
Discussion: Vox