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1:10 AM ET, June 24, 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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Tim Reid / Reuters:
Democratic Mayor Buttigieg faces growing fallout over police shooting in his city
Discussion: TalkLeft
Associated Press:   Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall about shooting
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: Axios and Political Wire
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Tara Golshan / Vox:
Bernie Sanders's proposal to make college free and cancel all student loan debt, explained  —  Sanders wants to cancel all student loan debt.  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders's proposal to make college free in the United States just got bigger: He wants to erase all student debt, too.  All $1.6 trillion of it.
Luke Rosiak / The Daily Caller:
Hidden Clue On Website Belonging To Ilhan Omar's Sister Adds To Evidence About Marriage History  — In a 2017 divorce petition, she swore she hadn't seen Ahmed N. Elmi since 2011 and didn't know anyone who might be able to contact him.  — Evidence shows that Elmi may have designed …
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Tiana Lowe / Washington Examiner:
Dozens of documents indicate Ilhan Omar lived with Ahmed Hirsi while claiming to be married to Ahmed Elmi
Discussion: Daily Wire and twitchy.com
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
What Happens After Amazon's Domination Is Complete?  Its Bookstore Offers Clues  —  SPERRYVILLE, Va. — “The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy” is a medical handbook that recommends the right amount of the right drug for treating ailments from bacterial pneumonia to infected wounds.
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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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
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Blowhard on the Brink  —  WASHINGTON — As shocking as it is to write …
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.
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. …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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.
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.
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
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Enough With Hamilton, Say Fans of Other Founding Fathers  —  Success of Broadway show steals limelight from Jefferson, Franklin and others; ‘not a lot of demand for James Madison’  —  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—It's a hard time to be a Founding Father if your name isn't Alexander Hamilton.
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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New York Times:
Biden, in Interview with Sharpton, Tries to Defuse Criticism of Remarks on Segregationists  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Saturday sought to tamp down anger over his praise for the bygone civility of a Senate that included notorious segregationists, stopping just short of an apology …
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Bianca Quilantan / Politico:
Booker maintains Biden showed ‘lack of understanding’ in segregationist remarks
Discussion: Breitbart
 
 
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Beth LeBlanc / Detroit News:
Michigan GOP headquarters tagged with anti-ICE graffiti
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Carlotta Gall / New York Times:
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BostonGlobe.com:
For a young Elizabeth Warren, ‘a firecracker questioner,’ debate was a ticket to another life
Discussion: Washington Post
Wall Street Journal:
New York Landlords in a Financial Bind From New Rent Law
Discussion: Splinter
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
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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
 Earlier Items: 
Will Bunch / Inquirer.com:
Phase 2 of Trump's American autocracy has arrived, and it's as bad as your worst fears
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
Salt Lake Tribune:
Tribune Editorial: Yes, we do have concentration camps