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9:40 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.”
Kate Bennett / CNN:
Trump taps Melania Trump's spokeswoman as next White House press secretary  —  (CNN)Melania Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham will get a major new role as both White House press secretary and communications director, the first lady tweeted Tuesday.  —  “I am pleased to announce @StephGrisham45 …
New York Times:
Trump Names Stephanie Grisham, Aide to First Lady, as White House Press Secretary  —  WASHINGTON — Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's loyal and sometimes combative communications director, will replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders as White House press secretary, the first lady announced on Tuesday.
Nancy Cook / Politico:
Trump tiring of Mulvaney
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Sarah Sanders: Farewell happy hour not the ‘appropriate venue’ to discuss honesty
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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: 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.
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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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?
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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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 …
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
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Mueller could face 2 subpoenas to testify before Congress  —  The House Intelligence and Judiciary committees are “linking arms” on whether to issue a subpoena to former special counsel Robert Mueller, Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Tuesday.  —  “We need to resolve this this week.
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Axios:
Robert Mueller agrees to publicly testify to Congress
HuffPost:   Democratic Leaders Ignore Simmering Support For Impeachment
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Washington Post:
Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign money to fund extramarital affairs, prosecutors allege
Discussion: New York Times and Vanity Fair
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 …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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
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 …
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, The Week and Shareblue Media
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 …
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 …
Dirk VanderHart / OPB:
Oregon Senate President: Cap-And-Trade Bill Won't Pass  —  UPDATE (2:20 p.m. PT) — Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, says Oregon's sweeping plan for addressing climate change this legislative session does not have the votes to pass.  —  But it's not clear whether that will be enough to bring Senate Republicans back to work.
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 …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Debates Mark the Starting Line for the Media's Race Through 2020  —  MIAMI — For all of the cable news chatter, Twitter skirmishes and presidentially bestowed nicknames, this week's prime-time Democratic debates mark the entry point for millions of Americans who are just now tuning into a contest …
CBO Publications:
The 2019 Long-Term Budget Outlook  —  Each year, the Congressional Budget Office publishes a report presenting its budget projections for the next 30 years.  Those extended baseline projections generally reflect current law.  This report is the latest in the series.  —  Debt in CBO's Extended Baseline Projections.
Discussion: Axios, CNN, Political Wire, Reason and TheBlaze
 
 
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Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact check: Trump is wrong that soldiers' remains are still ‘coming back’ from North Korea
Bloomberg Law:
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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
Economic Innovation Group:
The Flipped Counties of 2016 Still Lagging Behind
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Axios
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 …
Tara Golshan / Vox:
Bernie Sanders is using his massive email list to warn immigrants about ICE raids
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
‘Lock the S.O.B.s Up’: Joe Biden and the Era of Mass Incarceration
MSNBC:
GOP Rep. on conditions in camp: ‘Any child is free to leave at anytime’
Bloomberg:
Debt, Conflict and Vacancy Imperil Kushners' Times Square Dream
Jonathan Blitzer / New Yorker:
ICE Agents Are Losing Patience with Trump's Chaotic Immigration Policy
Axios:
Media braces for a “Trump slump”