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1:25 PM ET, June 24, 2019

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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 …
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Kellyanne Conway Just ‘Disregarded’ The Law, Trump-Appointed Watchdog to Testify  —  In testimony to Congress, Henry Kerner, who Trump appointed as chief of the Office of Special Counsel, defended his decision to call for Conway's firing.  —  The Trump-appointed ethics official who called …
Discussion: Axios and Politico
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Rachael Bade / Washington Post:
House panel reaches agreement to question former chief of staff to onetime White House counsel
Discussion: Politico
Pia Deshpande / Politico:
Conway says calls for her firing are efforts to ‘put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth’
Discussion: Washington Post
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Oversight panel demands White House official testify on Trump-Putin docs
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
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Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
E. Jean Carroll's Trump rape claim did not get enough coverage
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Is the Media Ignoring What E. Jean Carroll Says About Trump?
Discussion: Mother Jones, CNN and Washington Post
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.
Discussion: Townhall and Louder With Crowder
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Yaron Steinbuch / New York Post:
US Holocaust museum denounces AOC's ‘concentration camp’ remarks  —  The US Holocaust Memorial Museum on Monday denounced “efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events” - a reaction to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's equating border facilities for migrants to concentration camps.
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Trump's ‘Concentration Camps’
Discussion: Hullabaloo
CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES:
Himes Calls for Impeachment Inquiry  —  The time has come for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump  —  Washington, DC— Today, Representative Jim Himes (CT-04) called for the opening of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump:
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Brandon Conradis / The Hill:   Himes becomes latest Democrat to back impeachment inquiry against Trump
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:   Adam Schiff sounds a lot more open to impeachment than he did a few weeks ago
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 …
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Josef Federman / The Times of Israel:   US uses pics from programs it cut to promote its new Palestinian economic plan
Mosaic Magazine:
What Iran Is Really Up To  —  Desperate to preserve the nuclear deal, Iran with the help of its Western friends is creating just enough turmoil to make America, and not it, appear eager for war.  —  In April 2015, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—known more commonly as the Iran nuclear deal …
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Washington Post:
Trump signs order imposing new sanctions on Iran, warns U.S. restraint is limited
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Aya Batrawy / Associated Press:   Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran
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 …
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Ari Berman / Mother Jones:   Federal Judge Opens a Longshot Path to Striking Down Census Citizenship Question
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 …
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 …
Discussion: CNN and Politico, more at Mediagazer »
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.
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”
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 babe.net, a sunny loft space in Williamsburg, just around the corner from Vice.
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
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Theodoric Meyer / Politico:
The Ivory Tower team of wonks behind Warren's policy agenda
Discussion: Shakesville
Hanna Trudo / The Daily Beast:
‘Pete Has a Black Problem’: Top Black Leaders Say Buttigieg Is ‘Naive’ on Race  —  When asked in a private meeting about his support from African-American leaders in South Bend, the mayor couldn't think of one person, a source tells The Daily Beast.  —  NORTH AUGUSTA, South Carolina …
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:   Pete Buttigieg's Crash Course in Crisis
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.
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 …
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to consider whether federal government owes billions to health-care insurers
Discussion: Politico
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
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: NPR, Politico, Washington Post and The Week
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
 
 
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Ex-Fox Newser Carl Cameron takes his ‘unfinished business’ to progressive startup
Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
Crack-ups at the Crossroads of Intersectionality
Wall Street Journal:
Dispatches From the 2020 Long Shots' Trail
Robert Samuels / Washington Post:
How a grieving mom changed Kirsten Gillibrand's stance on guns
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News:
TikTok Has A Predator Problem. A Network Of Young Women Is Fighting Back.
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 Earlier Items: 
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
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Trump Suffers a Triple Fail on Iran, Mexico and Immigration
Discussion: CNSNews
Margot Cleveland / The Federalist:
How Hope Hicks's Testimony Again Destroyed The Trump-Russia Collusion Narrative
Jim VandeHei / Axios:
California governor: “Xenophobic” GOP will be 3rd party
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Caller
Scott Bland / Politico:
Democratic group's poll shows Trump vulnerable with his base on health care
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
What Happens After Amazon's Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues
Discussion: Vox, more at Mediagazer »