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12:10 PM ET, June 24, 2019


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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 …
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed News:
“These People Are Ready To Bolt”: Elizabeth Warren Allies Plan To Target Joe Biden Voters  —  You won't hear Elizabeth Warren say it, but allies at a national progressive group working closely with her campaign will: Joe Biden supporters “are ready to bolt.”
Discussion: The Week and Political Wire
Theodoric Meyer / Politico:
The Ivory Tower team of wonks behind Warren's policy agenda
Discussion: Shakesville
Associated Press:
Sanders, progressives unveil bill to cancel student debt
Discussion: Roll Call
Saritha Prabhu / USA Today:   A civil war is coming for the Democratic Party — and it won't be pretty
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.
Tawnell D. Hobbs / Wall Street Journal:
Don't Want Your School to Be Named for a Confederate General?  Find Someone Else Named Lee  —  Schools honor others with surname to avoid costs of repainting or new signs  —  The North East Independent School District in Texas was facing pressure to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School …
Danny Danon / New York Times:
What's Wrong With Palestinian Surrender?  —  Knowing when to give up is often the first step to making peace.  —  Mr. Danon is Israel's ambassador to the United Nations.  —  The “economic workshop” in Bahrain this week, a summit of business leaders and political figures …
Josef Federman / The Times of Israel:   US uses pics from programs it cut to promote its new Palestinian economic plan
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
Pete Buttigieg's Crash Course in Crisis  —  NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.—The metaphor was so obvious, even cliché, but it was also inescapable: As Pete Buttigieg was driving here from Columbia for a town hall late Saturday afternoon, huge, dark clouds moved into the sunny sky, and a cold wind started blowing through the heat.
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
Black residents of South Bend unload on Mayor Pete Buttigieg
Discussion: Splinter, Power Line and Mother Jones
Hanna Trudo / The Daily Beast:
‘Pete Has a Black Problem’: Top Black Leaders Say Buttigieg Is ‘Naive’ on Race
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.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
E. Jean Carroll's Trump rape claim did not get enough coverage
Paul Demko / Politico:
Supreme Court agrees to hear Obamacare cases with billions of dollars at stake  —  The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge from health insurers who argue the federal government owes them hefty Obamacare payments, stoking the possibility the Trump administration could be forced …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to consider whether federal government owes billions to health-care providers  —  The Supreme Court will review another controversy involving the Affordable Care Act, the justices announced Monday, this one involving health-care providers who say the federal government owes them billions of dollars.
Project Veritas:
Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam  —  Insider: Google “is bent on never letting somebody like Donald Trump come to power again.”  —  Google Head of Responsible Innovation Says Elizabeth Warren “misguided” on “breaking up Google”
Lyman Stone / The Atlantic:
The Boomers Ruined Everything  —  The Baby Boomers ruined America.  That sounds like a hyperbolic claim, but it's one way to state what I found as I tried to solve a riddle.  American society is going through a strange set of shifts: Even as cultural values are in rapid flux, political institutions seem frozen in time.
Allison P. Davis / The Cut:
The Wild Ride at Babe.Net The Aziz Ansari controversy was just the beginning of the trouble for the website.  —  In the spring of 2018, I visited the offices of the millennial/Gen-Z-oriented website, a sunny loft space in Williamsburg, just around the corner from Vice.
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Oversight panel demands White House official testify on Trump-Putin docs  —  The House Oversight and Reform Committee is demanding that the White House's records chief testify about President Donald Trump's alleged efforts to conceal documents detailing his private conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Discussion: Washington Post
USA Today:
Supreme Court limits access to government records in loss for Argus Leader, part of the USA TODAY Network  —  Argus Leader will be heard in the U.S. Supreme Court April 22.  Here's why.  —  CONNECT  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court limited public and media access to government records Monday …
Associated Press:
AP-NORC Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States.  But, on the eve of the first debates in the campaign …
Discussion: Political Wire
Elana Schor / Associated Press:
Medical groups warn climate change is a ‘health emergency’  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change …
Discussion: Political Wire
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Supreme Court sides with designer over allegedly offensive trademark  —  In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Los Angeles designer who sought to trademark “FUCT” for his clothing line but was blocked by a federal law prohibiting registration of “immoral or scandalous” ideas.
Discussion: Washington Post
Jim VandeHei / Axios:
California governor: “Xenophobic” GOP will be 3rd party  —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) told “Axios on HBO” that it's highly likely Republicans will wind up as a third party nationally in 10 to 15 years because of their “xenophobia” and “hyper-masculinity.”
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News:
TikTok Has A Predator Problem.  A Network Of Young Women Is Fighting Back. … The same mechanics that have turned TikTok into this year's fastest-growing social media app have brought with them a dark side: sexual predation.  —  In an era when the failure of social media giants to police …
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Judge: New Census Case Evidence Paints ‘Disturbing Picture’ Of Discriminatory Motives  —  A federal judge in Maryland on Monday explained why he wanted another look at potential racial animus behind the Trump administration's census citizenship question, with an opinion that said it …
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.
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Trump Suffers a Triple Fail on Iran, Mexico and Immigration  —  The president's solo initiatives on Iran, Mexico and immigrants were all abandoned before taking effect.  Twitter bravado is a terrible way to govern.  —  LISTEN TO ARTICLE  —  4:46  —  SHARE THIS ARTICLE  —  Share  —  Tweet
Discussion: CNSNews and RedState
Robert Samuels / Washington Post:
How a grieving mom changed Kirsten Gillibrand's stance on guns  —  The New York senator's visit led to a well-timed change of heart, but the community was hoping for more  —  NEW YORK — As she walked through the doors of Nazareth Regional High School in Brooklyn, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told herself …
Lauren Collins / New Yorker:
Can Emmanuel Macron Stem the Populist Tide?  —  France's young President is now Europe's most forceful progressive.  But violence at home and the success of right-wing parties throughout the Continent threaten his ambitions.  —  Emmanuel Macron, a paradox in executive form …
Yonette Joseph / New York Times:
U.K. Court Says Mentally Disabled Woman Must Have Abortion  —  LONDON — A British court has ordered an abortion for a mentally disabled woman against her and her mother's wishes, with the judge calling the decision “heartbreaking” but in the best interests of the woman, who is 22 weeks pregnant.
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New York Post:
McConnell will meet with 9/11 first responders amid Jon Stewart feud
Discussion: Shareblue Media, IJR and Fox News
John Irving / New York Times:
The Long, Cruel History of the Anti-Abortion Crusade
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Ben Geman / Axios:
Jay Inslee's plan to wean the U.S. off its reliance on coal, oil and natural gas
Discussion: Vox, Politico, ThinkProgress and The Week
Jon Gabriel / Arizona Republic:
Horrors! USDA moved a few bureaucrats out of D.C. to improve service
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Trump's ‘Concentration Camps’
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Biden blasts Trump's ‘racist invective’ in immigration plan roll-out
Discussion: Axios
Sarah N. Lynch / Reuters:
Ex-Trump adviser Flynn to appear in court with Mueller critic as his new lawyer
Discussion: Political Wire
 Earlier Items: 
Margot Cleveland / The Federalist:
How Hope Hicks's Testimony Again Destroyed The Trump-Russia Collusion Narrative
Karol Markowicz / New York Post:
Democrats refuse to say what America should do about border crisis
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
Joe Biden Says He Can Work With the Senate.  The Last Time He Tried, Mitch McConnell Picked His Pockets Badly.
Mosaic Magazine:
What Iran Is Really Up To  —  Desperate to preserve the nuclear deal …
Scott Bland / Politico:
Democratic group's poll shows Trump vulnerable with his base on health care
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
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Serena Marshall / ABC News:
Doctor compares conditions at immigrant holding centers to ‘torture facilities’