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10:15 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
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: What Iran's president says about Trump's White House
Gabriel Snyder / Columbia Journalism Review:   Times Public Editor: Ignoring a scoop that's not your own
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: Palestinians throw cold water on Jared Kushner's Middle East plans
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:   Stephen Colbert Sounds Off on E. Jean Carroll's Trump Rape Allegation: ‘Specific, Credible and Terrible’
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.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Splinter
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Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Mike Pompeo's dilemma: Stick with Trump or bet on his own future  —  Mike Pompeo is the GOP's best shot at keeping a must-win Senate seat in Republican hands.  But he's also the most stable national security voice in an administration that's constantly on the verge of cracking up …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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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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.
Discussion: Mother Jones and Pacific Standard
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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.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Emergency Aid for Migrants Badly Divides Democrats
Washington Post:
America should be horrified by this  —  CHILDREN WEARING clothes …
Discussion: The Week, Bloomberg and KTLA
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
This is the reality of Trump's America
Discussion: NBC News, Daily Kos and Axios
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
Michael J. Stern / USA Today:
The Trump Justice Department has turned ‘religious liberty’ into a license to discriminate  —  Trump's DOJ is destroying civil rights for gay, Mexican, Muslim and transgender people in the name of religious freedom for conservative Christians.  —  CONNECT  —  Last year, the Department …
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Washington Post:
Former top Commerce aide says he was directed by Ross to add Census citizenship question
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Commerce Dept. ordered ex-official not to answer House panel questions
Discussion: Political Wire
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
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
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 …
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David French / National Review:
America's Most Educated, Engaged Citizens Are Making Politics Worse
Discussion: The Week
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.
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.
Douglas MacMillan / Washington Post:
Data brokers are selling your secrets.  How states are trying to stop them.  —  Vermont's new data broker registry highlights the difficulties of regulating dozens of secretive firms buying and selling personal data  —  Until recently, Randy Koloski had never heard of Amerilist, a small business 25 miles north of Manhattan.
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 …
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 …
Joe Trippi / USA Today:
First, fire all the pollsters?  Trump doesn't get it.  Bad news can save a campaign  —  Donald Trump hates hearing news that doesn't bode well for him.  Does that mean he plans to fly blind everywhere he doesn't like his poll numbers?  —  CONNECT  —  Bad news comes from many places in a campaign.
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
Kyung Lah / CNN:
Kamala Harris endorsed by Rep. William Lacy Clay  —  (CNN)Sen. Kamala Harris of California has added a fourth Congressional Black Caucus member to her list of endorsements from its influential members: Rep. William Lacy Clay.  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden has five endorsements from the caucus …
Discussion: Washington Times
Bloomberg:
Debt, Conflict and Vacancy Imperil Kushners' Times Square Dream  —  Jared Kushner's family averted disaster last year when a Canadian asset manager swooped in to buy their skyscraper in midtown Manhattan, which had been hemorrhaging millions of dollars.  Now they're facing a similar crisis a few blocks away.
Peter Hamby / Vanity Fair:
Can Democrats Win Back the Internet In the Age of Trump?  —  As the curtain rises on the 2020 election, Democrats are still clinging to the quaint notion that political discourse on the internet will fix itself, that facts and reason will somehow overcome the baser human instincts that gave rise to Trump.
 
 
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Washington Post:
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David Byler / Washington Post:
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Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
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Michael Kruse / Politico:
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Jessica Kwong / Newsweek:
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CNN:
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 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Blitzer / New Yorker:
ICE Agents Are Losing Patience with Trump's Chaotic Immigration Policy
Discussion: Shareblue Media
The Hill:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump declines to say he has confidence in FBI director
Discussion: CNN and Axios
Ellen Knickmeyer / Associated Press:
Blurred lines: Trump's UN choice and her coal magnate spouse
Discussion: Washington Post
Max Hastings / The Guardian:
I was Boris Johnson's boss: he is utterly unfit to be prime minister
Yasser Okbi / Jerusalem Post:
Iran attempted attack in Paris, half a ton of explosives found - report
Discussion: Jewish Journal
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Joe Biden Doesn't Look So Electable in Person