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The Hill:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump vehemently denies E. Jean Carroll allegation, says 'she's not my type'  —  President Trump said Monday that writer E. Jean Carroll was “totally lying” when she recently accused him of raping her during an encounter in a New York department store in the mid-1990s.
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Lara Takenaga / New York Times:
Our Top Editor Revisits How We Handled E. Jean Carroll's Allegations Against Trump  —  Dean Baquet, our executive editor, says “we were overly cautious” in our handling of a prominent writer's allegations against the president.  —  After an article last week reported the advice columnist E …
CNN:
Murdoch lieutenant ordered removal of New York Post story on Trump sexual assault allegation, sources say  —  New York (CNN)The New York Post's former top editor, a supporter of President Trump and an old lieutenant of Rupert Murdoch who returned to the conservative tabloid as an adviser in early 2019 …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: What Iran's president says about Trump's White House
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Reuters
John Gage / Washington Examiner:   Anderson Cooper cuts to commercial after Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll calls rape ‘sexy’
Gabriel Snyder / Columbia Journalism Review:   Times Public Editor: Ignoring a scoop that's not your own
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:   Stephen Colbert Sounds Off on E. Jean Carroll's Trump Rape Allegation: ‘Specific, Credible and Terrible’
Caitlin Dickerson / New York Times:
Hundreds of Migrant Children Are Moved Out of an Overcrowded Border Station  —  Following a public outcry, hundreds of migrant children have been transferred out of a filthy Border Patrol station in Texas where they were detained for weeks without access to soap, clean clothes or adequate food, the authorities confirmed on Monday.
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Alex Samuels / The Texas Tribune:
People want to donate diapers and toys to children at Border Patrol facilities in Texas.  They're being turned away.  —  A Border Patrol official told a state lawmaker that the agency doesn't accept donations for facilities where children are reportedly being held in substandard conditions.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Associated Press:
Government moves migrant kids after poor conditions exposed  —  The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.
Washington Post:
America should be horrified by this  —  CHILDREN WEARING clothes …
Daniella Silva / NBC News:
Almost 300 migrant children removed from Texas facility described as ‘appalling’
Discussion: NB Blog
Slate:   What You Need to Know About the Crisis at the Border
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Judge releases court details that show speed, scope of Mueller investigation following CNN request  —  Schiff: Hope to reach Mueller subpoena decision this week  —  Washington (CNN)At the request of CNN, a federal judge in Washington on Monday released about 230 pages of data from the court showing …
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NBC News:
Star-studded cast to perform live reading of the Mueller report  —  The cast includes Justin Long, Piper Perabo, Michael Shannon and Zachary Quinto, among others.  Sigourney Weaver, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mark Hamill will also make appearances.  —  LOS ANGELES — Haven't perused the Mueller report yet?
The Hill:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump: I do not need congressional approval to strike Iran  —  President Trump told Hill.TV in an exclusive interview Monday that he does not need congressional approval to strike Iran.  —  When asked if he believes he has the authority to initiate military action against Iran without …
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The Hill:
EXCLUSIVE — Trump: I would fill Supreme Court vacancy before 2020 election  —  President Trump on Monday said he would make a nomination to the Supreme Court if there's a vacancy anytime before the 2020 presidential election.  —  “Would I do that?  Of course,” Trump said in an exclusive interview …
Eliana Johnson / Politico:   Mike Pompeo's dilemma: Stick with Trump or bet on his own future
Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg:
Trump Muses Privately About Ending Postwar Japan Defense Pact  — President wants compensation for Okinawa Marine base move  — U.S. military in Japan calls itself ‘cornerstone of peace’  —  President Donald Trump has recently mused to confidants about withdrawing …
Discussion: Slate, The Week and CNBC
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
AG Bill Barr killed 7 Robert Mueller investigations — 10 days after he submitted his report  —  Attorney General Bill Barr killed seven different investigations started by special counsel Robert Mueller just ten days after he submitted his report.
Washington Post:
Former top Commerce aide says he was directed by Ross to add Census citizenship question  —  A House panel is releasing information that it says “points to a partisan and discriminatory effort” behind the Trump administration's move to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census …
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Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Commerce Dept. ordered ex-official not to answer House panel questions
Discussion: Political Wire
The Hill:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump declines to say he has confidence in FBI director  —  President Trump on Monday declined to say he has confidence in Christopher Wray and stressed that he disagrees with the FBI director, who has said he does not believe there was spying on the president's 2016 campaign.
Discussion: CNN and Axios
Anthony Faiola / Washington Post:
Maduro's ex-spy chief lands in U.S. armed with allegations against Venezuelan government  —  BOGOTA, Colombia — In a palace said to be filled with plotters, turncoats and thieves, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro could count on the loyalty of at least one man: Gen. Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera.
Discussion: The Week
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James Dobbins / Foreign Affairs:   Preparing for a Venezuela After Maduro
Washington Post:
White House moves to bar counselor Kellyanne Conway from testifying to Congress about alleged violations of Hatch Act  —  The White House will block counselor Kellyanne Conway from testifying before a House panel about allegations by a government watchdog that she violated the Hatch Act …
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CNN:
White House says Kellyanne Conway won't show up to Hatch Act hearing
Discussion: Townhall and The Week
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Joe Biden Doesn't Look So Electable in Person  —  He may be a likable white man, but his performance on the trail doesn't inspire confidence.  —  On Saturday, Joe Biden was one of 20 presidential candidates to speak at a Planned Parenthood forum in Columbia, S.C., held right next door to the state's Democratic convention.
Nasser Karimi / Associated Press:
Iran calls new US sanctions ‘outrageous and idiotic’  —  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the “permanent closure” for diplomacy between the two nations.
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
BBC:
The Arab world in seven charts: Are Arabs turning their backs on religion?  —  Arabs are increasingly saying they are no longer religious, according to the largest and most in-depth survey undertaken of the Middle East and North Africa.  —  The finding is one of a number on how Arabs feel …
Max Hastings / The Guardian:
I was Boris Johnson's boss: he is utterly unfit to be prime minister  —  The Tory party is about to foist a tasteless joke upon the British people.  He cares for nothing but his own fame and gratification  —  Six years ago, the Cambridge historian Christopher Clark published a study …
Ellen Knickmeyer / Associated Press:
Blurred lines: Trump's UN choice and her coal magnate spouse  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The email went out from senior Environmental Protection Agency officials to Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, responding to questions she had about a funding matter.
Fox Business:
EXCLUSIVE: After Stephen Moore's failed Fed bid, he's creating a crypto central bank  —  Economist Stephen Moore, who recently lost out on a bid to join the board of the Federal Reserve, is now looking to start his own mini-Fed through the creation of a cryptocurrency product that is billing itself as …
New York Times:
Iranians Greet Latest Sanctions Imposed by U.S. With Mockery  —  Iranian officials have railed for two months against the Trump administration's sanctions blocking their oil sales as “economic warfare.”  —  But the response to the latest American penalties imposed on Monday …
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Michael Flynn's New Lawyer Seeks Security Clearance, Citing Unknown Evidence  —  WASHINGTON — A lawyer Michael T. Flynn recently hired said on Monday that she would most likely need a security clearance to review classified materials that were separate from the documents that prosecutors …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Mohammad Shtayyeh / Washington Post:
Palestinians want freedom, not Trump administration bribes  —  Mohammad Shtayyeh is prime minister of the Palestinian Authority.  —  The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled the economic portion of its long-awaited diplomatic plan for Palestine and Israel.
Discussion: Foreign Policy and Mondoweiss
 
 
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David French / National Review:
America's Most Educated, Engaged Citizens Are Making Politics Worse
Discussion: The Week
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Joe Biden keeps stepping in it - and voters couldn't care less
New York Times:
Mexico's Crackdown at Its Southern Border, Prompted by Trump, Scares Migrants From Crossing
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Talia Kaplan / Fox News:
Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper sends first memo to troops as Pentagon boss
Matt Bruenig / People's Policy Project:
The Student Debt Forgiveness Muddle Continues
USA Today:
Risky business? Voters worry about Trump's tariff threats with China
Noah Smith / Bloomberg:
Elizabeth Warren Channels the Real New Deal
Discussion: New York Times and Sean Hannity
CBS News:
New police video shows Jussie Smollett with rope around neck after alleged hate crime hoax
Discussion: Daily Wire
 Earlier Items: 
The Hill:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump accuses Biden of lying about Obama's lack of endorsement
Yasser Okbi / Jerusalem Post:
Iran attempted attack in Paris, half a ton of explosives found - report
Discussion: Jewish Journal
Mike Schneider / Associated Press:
Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Rob Hotakainen / E&E News:
Emails show scramble to dump Stonewall pride flag: ‘Oy vey’
Discussion: Splinter
Michael Tackett / New York Times:
Trump Promised a Manufacturing Renaissance. What Happens in 2020 in Places That Lost Those Jobs?
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Premier:
Doctors must not abort mentally-ill woman's baby, appeal judges rule
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Ex-Trump Aide Jason Miller Leaves High-Powered Firm After Jerry Nadler ‘Fat F*ck’ Tweets
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Andrew Hollinger / ushmm.org:
Statement Regarding the Museum's Position on Holocaust Analogies