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11:55 AM ET, June 25, 2019

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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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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 …
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 …
John Gage / Washington Examiner:
Anderson Cooper cuts to commercial after Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll calls rape ‘sexy’
Discussion: Mediaite
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: Palestinians throw cold water on Jared Kushner's Middle East plans
Gabriel Snyder / Columbia Journalism Review:   Times Public Editor: Ignoring a scoop that's not your own
Ali Vitali / NBC News:
Elizabeth Warren jumps out to a big lead in MoveOn poll  —  The survey comes a day ahead of the first Democratic debate, hosted by NBC, in Miami on Wednesday and Thursday.  —  MIAMI — Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders top a new straw poll from progressive group MoveOn.org …
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New York Times:
Cory Booker Needs a Breakout Moment.  Will He Create One at the Debates?  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — Senator Cory Booker has for months been looking for his breakout moment, the opportunity to stand out from the sprawling Democratic presidential field, go viral online, and reap the benefits in the polls and with a surge of new contributors.
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Trump says attack by Iran on anything American will be met with ‘obliteration’  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump threatened Iran with “obliteration” on Tuesday, saying that an attack on “anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force.”  —  “In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration.
Discussion: WPIX 11 New York
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Washington Post:
Iran calls new U.S. sanctions ‘outrageous and idiotic,’ warns that path to diplomacy is permanently closed  —  DUBAI — Iranian officials slammed the Trump administration Tuesday for new sanctions targeting the country's leadership, saying the measures permanently closed the path to diplomacy …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: What Iran's president says about Trump's White House
Golnar Motevalli / Bloomberg:
Iran Says Diplomatic Path Closed After U.S. Sanctions Khamenei
Nancy Cook / Politico:
Trump tiring of Mulvaney  —  But the president is unlikely to replace his acting chief of staff for the foreseeable future, because finding a fourth chief of staff would be a heavy lift.  —  President Donald Trump's honeymoon period with Mick Mulvaney is coming to an end.
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Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Mike Pompeo's dilemma: Stick with Trump or bet on his own future
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Migrant children are suffering at the border.  But reporters are kept away from the story.  —  Overcrowded facilities.  Sick, filthy and hungry children sleeping on concrete floors.  Young children taking care of infants and toddlers in the enforced absence of their parents.
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German Lopez / Vox:
Elizabeth Warren has a new plan to make voting easier  —  Warren's plan is a mix of progressive ideas to expand access to voting and boost election security.  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) now has a plan to beef up election security and make voting easier.
Discussion: Politico
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Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
My Plan to Strengthen Our Democracy
Discussion: BostonGlobe.com, CNN and New York Times
MSNBC:
GOP Rep. on conditions in camp: ‘Any child is free to leave at anytime’  —  Chris Hayes talks to GOP Rep. Michael Burgess about reported deplorable conditions for children in migrant detention camps.
Discussion: Slate and Splinter
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Once the poorest senator, ‘Middle Class Joe’ Biden has reaped millions in income since leaving the vice presidency  —  The Georgian-style home — from the front a brick version of the White House — once belonged to Alexander Haig, the former secretary of state.
Axios:
Media braces for a “Trump slump”  —  Top news executives tell Axios that a real “Trump slump” is hitting digital, cable and more.  —  Why it matters: The shock factor around President Trump's unplanned announcements, staff departures, taunting tweets and erratic behavior is wearing off …
Discussion: Political Wire
Noa Landau / Haaretz:
Contradicting Trump, Top Putin Adviser Says U.S. Drone Downed in Iranian Airspace  —  At first-ever trilateral meeting in Jerusalem, National Security Adviser Bolton says U.S. ready for Iran to engage in ‘real negotiations’  —  Russia has military intelligence that shows that a U.S. drone …
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Tom Embury-Dennis / The Independent:   Russia contradicts Trump administration by saying downed US drone was in Iranian air space
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
Charles Sykes / Politico:
Dear Democrats, Here's How to Guarantee Trump's Reelection  —  As you prepare for your first debates later this week, some unsolicited thoughts on what you could do to blow this election.  With 20 of you clamoring for attention over two nights, the opportunities are abundant for you to kick off …
Discussion: NPR
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Self-Inflicted Medical Misery  —  Red America's homemade rural health crisis.  —  Over the weekend The Washington Post published a heart-rending description of a pop-up medical clinic in Cleveland, Tenn. — a temporary installation providing free care for two days on a first-come-first-served basis.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Urie Dvorozniak / Salon:
Trump supporters are furious that a knitting website took a stand on white supremacy  —  The knitting forum that boasts over 8 million users says hate won't be tolerated on its site anymore  —  When you think of the knitting community, you might envision an elderly woman …
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, UPI, Japan Times, 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.
Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
Mitch McConnell Will Be The Boogeyman Of The 2020 Elections  —  Republicans and Democrats alike are trying to turn the senator from Kentucky into American politics' ultimate antagonist.  —  Democrats are preparing to make Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a central villain of their push …
Ben Poston / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. County demands journalists' sources while refusing to release records, Times lawyers allege  —  A Los Angeles County judge is expected to hear arguments Tuesday over whether Times reporters should be protected from revealing the identity of sources and other unpublished information …
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 …
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.
Jonathan Blitzer / New Yorker:
ICE Agents Are Losing Patience with Trump's Chaotic Immigration Policy  —  Last Monday, when President Trump tweeted that his Administration would stage nationwide immigration raids the following week, with the goal of deporting “millions of illegal aliens,” agents at Immigration and Customs Enforcement were suddenly forced to scramble.
Discussion: Shareblue Media
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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Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Congress scrambles to agree on emergency border bill as White House, liberal Dems clash
Discussion: Politico
Eli Broad / New York Times:
Please, Please Raise My Taxes
Discussion: National Review
Joshua Jamerson / Wall Street Journal:
Debates Put Democratic National Committee Back in Spotlight
Politico:
Democratic campaign officials warn against focusing on impeaching Trump
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Americans in the age of Trump: Less tolerant
Peter Hamby / Vanity Fair:
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Joe Trippi / USA Today:
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Bloomberg:
Debt, Conflict and Vacancy Imperil Kushners' Times Square Dream
Anthony Faiola / Washington Post:
Maduro's ex-spy chief lands in U.S. armed with allegations against Venezuelan government
Discussion: The Week