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10:50 PM ET, June 25, 2019

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Amanda Darrach / Columbia Journalism Review:
It's not a party for Sarah Huckabee Sanders  —  On June 13, when Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that she would step down as White House Press Secretary, Francesca Chambers, White House correspondent for the Daily Mail, and Anita Kumar, White House correspondent for Politico …
Discussion: Splinter
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Shawn McCreesh / New York Times:
Toasting Sarah Huckabee Sanders.  By the Press.  Really.  —  “You'd better not say I was here,” said one White House reporter, who attended the awkward drinks at a nearby steakhouse.  —  WASHINGTON — There's an old maxim about the press, sometimes attributed to H.L. Mencken: “Journalism is to politician as dog is to lamp post.”
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Sarah Sanders: Farewell happy hour not the ‘appropriate venue’ to discuss honesty
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Rachael Bade / Washington Post:
Mueller to testify to Congress in open session about his investigation  —  Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify to Congress in open session next month about his investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Axios:
Robert Mueller agrees to publicly testify to Congress  —  Former special counsel Robert Mueller agreed to testify before Congress on Tuesday evening, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Chair Schiff announced.  —  Why it matters: Mueller said in his only public statement …
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Mueller could face 2 subpoenas to testify before Congress
Discussion: Splinter and The Daily Caller
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:   Robert Mueller to Testify Before House Committees
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Mueller agrees to testify before 2 House committees in July
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
HuffPost:   Democratic Leaders Ignore Simmering Support For Impeachment
New York Times:
Acting Border Chief Expected to Resign as Migrant Children Are Returned to Texas Facility  —  The Customs and Border Protection agency's acting commissioner, John Sanders, is expected to step down in the coming weeks as the government's primary border enforcement executive …
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New York Times:
Mark Morgan to Lead Customs and Border Protection in Latest Homeland Security Shake-Up  —  WASHINGTON — Chaos intensified on Tuesday inside the agency responsible for securing the nation's borders as a top official was replaced by an immigration hard-liner and former Fox News contributor …
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Children Remain in Dangerous Conditions on the Texas Border
Discussion: Vox, Slate and Talking Points Memo
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Migrant children are suffering at the border. But reporters are kept away from the story.
Associated Press:
Father-daughter border drowning highlights migrants' perils  —  MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl's head tucked inside.
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
N.R.A. Shuts Down Production of NRATV  —  The National Rifle Association has shut down production at NRATV.  —  The N.R.A. on Tuesday also severed all business with its estranged advertising firm, Ackerman McQueen, which operates NRATV, the N.R.A.'s live broadcasting media arm …
Bloomberg:
Trump's Protocol Chief Is Quitting Just Before the G-20 Summit  — Sean Lawler faces a probe into claims of verbal altercations  — Protocol official assists president on overseas trips  —  The Trump administration official in charge of diplomatic protocol plans to resign …
CNN:
Two Republican senators say rape allegation against Trump should be investigated while many in GOP stay mum  —  Writer accuses Trump of '90s sexual assault  —  (CNN)Two Republican senators said Tuesday the rape allegation made against President Donald Trump by writer E. Jean Carroll …
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Melanie Zanona / Politico:
‘I believe the president’: GOP stands by Trump on sexual assault allegation
Nancy Cook / Politico:
Trump tiring of Mulvaney
Web / Millsaps College:
Latest Millsaps/Chism Strategies Survey Examines Democratic Presidential Candidates  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a commanding lead among Mississippi Democratic voters as the first televised presidential primary debates are scheduled for the evenings of June 26-27.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Maria Bustillos / Columbia Journalism Review:
MSNBC Public Editor: In (and Out) of the Tank for Joe Biden
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Democratic bigwigs fear debates will devolve into horror show
Discussion: CBS News
Project Veritas:
BREAKING: New Google Document Leaked Describing Shapiro, Prager, as ‘nazis using the dogwhistles’  —  (New York) - Project Veritas has obtained a newly leaked document from Google that appears to show a Google employee and member of Google “transparency-and-ethics” group calling conservative …
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:   A Smoking Gun Against Google?
Jen Gennai:
This is not how I expected Monday to go!
Washington Post:
Democrats' emoluments lawsuit against President Trump can proceed, federal judge rules  —  Rejecting a request from President Trump, a federal judge in Washington on Tuesday cleared the way for nearly 200 Democrats in Congress to continue their lawsuit against him alleging that his private business violates …
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Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
Judge Allows Lawsuit by Democrats Against Trump to Proceed
Discussion: Washington Press and POLITICUSUSA
Andrew M Harris / Bloomberg:
Democrats Get Go-Ahead to Probe President's Finances in Lawsuit
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Richard L. Hasen / Slate:
The Census Case Is Shaping Up to Be the Biggest Travesty Since Bush v. Gore  —  The government's conduct in the pending Supreme Court case about adding a citizenship question to the census has gone from indefensible to outrageous.  In the case, which is likely to be decided this week …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Prosecutors: Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign funds to pursue affairs  —  Federal prosecutors have accused Rep. Duncan Hunter of improperly using campaign funds to pursue numerous romantic affairs with congressional aides and lobbyists, according to a new court filing late Monday night.
Chris Brennan / Inquirer.com:
Pennsylvania GOP chair Val DiGiorgio traded sexually charged messages with a Philly Council candidate.  Then he sent her an explicit photo.  —  Irina Goldstein says she didn't immediately recognize the man who sent her a Facebook friend request in October, after she had commented on a group photo that had included him.
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Neil Vigdor / New York Times:
Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Resigns Amid Sexting Scandal
Discussion: Inquirer.com and Splinter
Roque Planas / HuffPost:
Elizabeth Warren: Repeal The Law That Criminalizes Migrants  —  The Democratic presidential candidate wants to repeal a decades-old law put forth by a famed segregationist.  —  Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called Tuesday for repealing the decades-old law criminalizing …
Lachlan Cartwright / The Daily Beast:
New York Times' Trump Tax Team Imploded When Star Reporter David Barstow Went Rogue  —  David Barstow tried to ghostwrite a book with a top-secret source on the Pulitzer-winning story.  —  On April 15, the New York Times staff gathered in the newsroom, looking up at Executive Editor Dean Baquet …
New York Times:
A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End.  Then Trump Became President.  —  The project's reversal of fortunes has angered environmentalists and focused attention on an unusual connection between a Chilean billionaire and President Trump's family.
Discussion: CNN, Shareblue Media and The Week
The Onion:
‘I Just Want A Substantive, Issues-Oriented Democratic Debate,’ Lie Thousands Of Americans Hungry For Unhinged Trainwreck  —  WASHINGTON—Claiming to desire a measured, civilized discussion bringing to light the pros and cons of each candidate, thousands of Americans hungry for an unhinged trainwreck lied …
Janelle Nanos / BostonGlobe.com:
Wayfair employees plan walkout to oppose furniture sales to migrant detention facilities  —  Employees of the Boston-based online housewares giant Wayfair announced Tuesday that they would stage a walkout at the company's Back Bay offices Wednesday to protest the company's decision to sell furniture …
 
 
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Claire Parker / Washington Post:
Jared Kushner's new economic plan for Palestinians sounds a lot like old, failed plans
Discussion: CNN, Foreign Policy and Al Jazeera
Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact check: Trump is wrong that soldiers' remains are still ‘coming back’ from North Korea
Bloomberg Law:
Human Trafficking Victims Blocked from Visas by Trump Wage Boss
Sam Dorman / Fox News:
Claire McCaskill urges Warren not to be like annoying ‘professor’: Be more ‘relatable’
Megan Brenan / Gallup:
Electability of Democratic Nominee Outranks Issue Stances
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Debates Mark the Starting Line for the Media's Race Through 2020
Economic Innovation Group:
The Flipped Counties of 2016 Still Lagging Behind
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Axios
 Earlier Items: 
Christina Sturdivant Sani / Washington Post:
These researchers study terrorists. Sometimes, they also stumble across scoops.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Former Arkansas State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Tax Fraud Charges …
New York Times:
‘Lock the S.O.B.s Up’: Joe Biden and the Era of Mass Incarceration
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Self-Inflicted Medical Misery
Discussion: Daily Kos and Mother Jones
Axios:
Media braces for a “Trump slump”