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12:55 AM ET, June 25, 2019

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The Hill:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump vehemently denies E. Jean Carroll allegation, says 'she's not my type'  —  President Trump said Monday that writer E. Jean Carroll was “totally lying” when she recently accused him of raping her during an encounter in a New York department store in the mid-1990s.
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Lara Takenaga / New York Times:
Our Top Editor Revisits How We Handled E. Jean Carroll's Allegations Against Trump  —  Dean Baquet, our executive editor, says “we were overly cautious” in our handling of a prominent writer's allegations against the president.  —  After an article last week reported the advice columnist E …
CNN:
Murdoch lieutenant ordered removal of New York Post story on Trump sexual assault allegation, sources say  —  New York (CNN)The New York Post's former top editor, a supporter of President Trump and an old lieutenant of Rupert Murdoch who returned to the conservative tabloid as an adviser in early 2019 …
John Gage / Washington Examiner:   Anderson Cooper cuts to commercial after Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll calls rape ‘sexy’
Associated Press:
Government moves migrant kids after poor conditions exposed  —  The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.
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Caitlin Dickerson / New York Times:
Hundreds of Migrant Children Are Moved Out of an Overcrowded Border Station  —  Following a public outcry, hundreds of migrant children have been transferred out of a filthy Border Patrol station in Texas where they were detained for weeks without access to soap, clean clothes or adequate food, the authorities confirmed on Monday.
Alex Samuels / The Texas Tribune:
People want to donate diapers and toys to children at Border Patrol facilities in Texas.  They're being turned away.  —  A Border Patrol official told a state lawmaker that the agency doesn't accept donations for facilities where children are reportedly being held in substandard conditions.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Off the Kuff
Daniella Silva / NBC News:
Almost 300 migrant children removed from Texas facility described as ‘appalling’
Discussion: Washington Post, NB Blog and Reason
Slate:   What You Need to Know About the Crisis at the Border
NBC News:
Star-studded cast to perform live reading of the Mueller report  —  The cast includes Justin Long, Piper Perabo, Michael Shannon and Zachary Quinto, among others.  Sigourney Weaver, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mark Hamill will also make appearances.  —  LOS ANGELES — Haven't perused the Mueller report yet?
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Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
AG Bill Barr killed 7 Robert Mueller investigations — 10 days after he submitted his report  —  Attorney General Bill Barr killed seven different investigations started by special counsel Robert Mueller just ten days after he submitted his report.
The Hill:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump: I do not need congressional approval to strike Iran  —  President Trump told Hill.TV in an exclusive interview Monday that he does not need congressional approval to strike Iran.  —  When asked if he believes he has the authority to initiate military action against Iran without …
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The Hill:
EXCLUSIVE — Trump: I would fill Supreme Court vacancy before 2020 election  —  President Trump on Monday said he would make a nomination to the Supreme Court if there's a vacancy anytime before the 2020 presidential election.  —  “Would I do that?  Of course,” Trump said in an exclusive interview …
Ted Barrett / CNN:   Democrats may filibuster defense bill to force vote on Iran
Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg:
Trump Muses Privately About Ending Postwar Japan Defense Pact  — President wants compensation for Okinawa Marine base move  — U.S. military in Japan calls itself ‘cornerstone of peace’  —  President Donald Trump has recently mused to confidants about withdrawing …
Discussion: CNBC and Political Wire
Andrew Hollinger / ushmm.org:
Statement Regarding the Museum's Position on Holocaust Analogies  —  Press Contacts  —  WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary.
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Washington Post:
White House moves to bar counselor Kellyanne Conway from testifying to Congress about alleged violations of Hatch Act  —  The White House will block counselor Kellyanne Conway from testifying before a House panel about allegations by a government watchdog that she violated the Hatch Act …
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CNN:
White House says Kellyanne Conway won't show up to Hatch Act hearing
Discussion: Townhall and The Week
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Judge releases court details that show speed, scope of Mueller investigation following CNN request  —  Schiff: Hope to reach Mueller subpoena decision this week  —  Washington (CNN)At the request of CNN, a federal judge in Washington on Monday released about 230 pages of data from the court showing …
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Michael Flynn's New Lawyer Seeks Security Clearance, Citing Unknown Evidence  —  WASHINGTON — A lawyer Michael T. Flynn recently hired said on Monday that she would most likely need a security clearance to review classified materials that were separate from the documents that prosecutors …
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:   New Michael Flynn attorney seeks access to classified information as Flynn awaits sentencing
Matt Bruenig / People's Policy Project:
The Student Debt Forgiveness Muddle Continues  —  I have been arguing for a while that the student debt discussion is undertheorized, which is leading to confusion and muddling (I, II).  Recent proposals from Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and the discussion around those proposals …
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David Goldstein / Vox:
I paid off all my student loans. I still support student loan forgiveness.
The Hill:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump declines to say he has confidence in FBI director  —  President Trump on Monday declined to say he has confidence in Christopher Wray and stressed that he disagrees with the FBI director, who has said he does not believe there was spying on the president's 2016 campaign.
Discussion: CNN and Political Wire
CNN:
Trump says Obamacare ‘works at least adequately now’ after trying to dismantle it  —  Trump punts health care until after 2020 election  —  Washington (CNN)In the last three months, President Donald Trump has called Obamacare a “disaster,” a “catastrophe” and something that just “doesn't work.”
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New York Times:
A New Trump Order May Make More Health Care Prices Public
Discussion: Daily Wire
Mike Schneider / Associated Press:
Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police  —  ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety.  —  Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police …
Premier:
Doctors must not abort mentally-ill woman's baby, appeal judges rule  —  A judge on Friday concluded that a pregnancy termination was in the woman's best interests.  —  Mrs Justice Lieven had analysed evidence at a hearing in the Court of Protection, where issues relating to people who lack …
Anthony Faiola / Washington Post:
Maduro's ex-spy chief lands in U.S. armed with allegations against Venezuelan government  —  BOGOTA, Colombia — In a palace said to be filled with plotters, turncoats and thieves, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro could count on the loyalty of at least one man: Gen. Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera.
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Ex-Trump Aide Jason Miller Leaves High-Powered Firm After Jerry Nadler ‘Fat F*ck’ Tweets  —  The departure, Miller tells The Daily Beast, was “by mutual consent.”  —  Jason Miller, a former top campaign aide and close adviser to Donald Trump, has left his job as a managing director at Teneo …
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Yasser Okbi / Jerusalem Post:
Iran attempted attack in Paris, half a ton of explosives found - report  —  The British newspaper “Independent in Arabic” quoted an intelligence source as saying that in 2018 Iran had delivered half a ton of TATP explosives in diplomatic packages to a civilian plane.
Discussion: Jewish Journal
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Joe Biden Doesn't Look So Electable in Person  —  He may be a likable white man, but his performance on the trail doesn't inspire confidence.  —  On Saturday, Joe Biden was one of 20 presidential candidates to speak at a Planned Parenthood forum in Columbia, S.C., held right next door to the state's Democratic convention.
Discussion: Shakesville
Max Hastings / The Guardian:
I was Boris Johnson's boss: he is utterly unfit to be prime minister  —  The Tory party is about to foist a tasteless joke upon the British people.  He cares for nothing but his own fame and gratification  —  Six years ago, the Cambridge historian Christopher Clark published a study …
Rob Hotakainen / E&E News:
Emails show scramble to dump Stonewall pride flag: ‘Oy vey’  —  After spending $66 to buy a new 3-by-5-foot nylon rainbow flag, the National Park Service flew it high at one of the agency's newest monuments: the historic Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village, where a riot on June 28 …
Discussion: Splinter
New York Times:
Iranians Greet Latest Sanctions Imposed by U.S. With Mockery  —  Iranian officials have railed for two months against the Trump administration's sanctions blocking their oil sales as “economic warfare.”  —  But the response to the latest American penalties imposed on Monday …
Michael Tackett / New York Times:
Trump Promised a Manufacturing Renaissance.  What Happens in 2020 in Places That Lost Those Jobs?  —  Donald J. Trump carried Michigan on a vow to end manufacturing job losses.  That has not happened.  —  DIMONDALE, Mich. — In August 2016, Donald J. Trump was full of promises when he spoke …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Fox Business:
EXCLUSIVE: After Stephen Moore's failed Fed bid, he's creating a crypto central bank  —  Economist Stephen Moore, who recently lost out on a bid to join the board of the Federal Reserve, is now looking to start his own mini-Fed through the creation of a cryptocurrency product that is billing itself as …
 
 
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Talia Kaplan / Fox News:
Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper sends first memo to troops as Pentagon boss
BBC:
The Arab world in seven charts: Are Arabs turning their backs on religion?
USA Today:
Risky business? Voters worry about Trump's tariff threats with China
Noah Smith / Bloomberg:
Elizabeth Warren Channels the Real New Deal
Discussion: New York Times and Sean Hannity
CBS News:
New police video shows Jussie Smollett with rope around neck after alleged hate crime hoax
Discussion: Daily Wire
The Hill:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump accuses Biden of lying about Obama's lack of endorsement
Ellen Knickmeyer / Associated Press:
Blurred lines: Trump's UN choice and her coal magnate spouse
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Democrats mimic 2018 House takeover strategy in bid to capture Senate
Discussion: Breitbart
 Earlier Items: 
John Ellis / Common Dreams:
How the Media Will Pick the Next Democratic Presidential Candidate
Discussion: Roll Call and Fox News
New York Times:
There's No Excuse for Mistreating Children at the Border. Here's What To Do About It.
John Ziegler / Mediaite:
Here is Why Trump ‘Wins’ When Facing Non-Friendly Interviews, and What Should Be Done About It
Brent Scher / Washington Free Beacon:
Just-Promoted DCCC Official Has History of Homophobic, Racist Comments
Discussion: Breitbart and NRCC
Project Veritas:
Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam