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11:05 AM ET, June 24, 2019


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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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
Sanders, progressives unveil bill to cancel student debt
Discussion: Roll Call
Tara Golshan / Vox:   Bernie Sanders's proposal to make college free and cancel all student loan debt, explained
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  —  “This is what I was wearing 23 years ago when Donald Trump attacked me in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room.”  With those words—and an accompanying image—on the cover of New York magazine, E. Jean Carroll …
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
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:   Pete Buttigieg's Crash Course in Crisis
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed News:
“These People Are Ready To Bolt”: Elizabeth Warren Allies Plan To Target Joe Biden Backers  —  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
Saritha Prabhu / USA Today:   A civil war is coming for the Democratic Party — and it won't be pretty
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.
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.
Paul Demko / Politico:   Supreme Court agrees to hear Obamacare cases with billions of dollars at stake
Project Veritas:
Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam  —  Google Head of Responsible Innovation Says Elizabeth Warren “misguided” on “breaking up Google”  —  Google Exec Says Don't Break Us Up: “smaller companies don't have the resources” to “prevent next Trump situation”
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
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.
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 …
Eugene Kontorovich / Wall Street Journal:   Take the Palestinians' ‘No’ for an Answer  —  They've rejected every peace initiative.
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
Cindy Boren / Washington Post:   A White House visit for Raptors is a ‘hard no,’ Danny Green says
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 …
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
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.”
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
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 …
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Trump's ‘Concentration Camps’  —  The cruelty of immigrant family separations must not be tolerated.  —  I have often wondered why good people of good conscience don't respond to things like slavery or the Holocaust or human rights abuse.  —  Maybe they simply became numb to the horrific …
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
O'Rourke releases proposal that aims to improve veterans' lives  —  Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke — who heavily focused on veterans issues during his six years in the House of Representatives — released a proposal Monday morning that outlines how he would improve the lives of veterans if elected president.
Discussion: CNN, Politico and Beto For America
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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: Politico, ThinkProgress and Vox
Jon Gabriel / Arizona Republic:
Horrors! USDA moved a few bureaucrats out of D.C. to improve service
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
Margot Cleveland / The Federalist:
How Hope Hicks's Testimony Again Destroyed The Trump-Russia Collusion Narrative
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Stand-Ins, Push-Ups and Long Drives: How the 2020 Field Is Preparing for the Debates
Karol Markowicz / New York Post:
Democrats refuse to say what America should do about border crisis
 Earlier Items: 
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
Wall Street Journal:
Enough With Hamilton, Say Fans of Other Founding Fathers
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
What Happens After Amazon's Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP to launch new fundraising site as Dems crush the online money game
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Serena Marshall / ABC News:
Doctor compares conditions at immigrant holding centers to ‘torture facilities’