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12:30 PM 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
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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Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Climate, Guns and Abortion Are Top Debate Topics for Democratic Voters  —  Slavery reparations, Trump's proposed border wall at the bottom of the list  —  The Democratic National Committee's first two debates of the 2020 cycle will be held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami on Wednesday and Thursday.
New York Times:
Cory Booker Needs a Breakout Moment. Will He Create One at the Debates?
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
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
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 …
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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Associated Press:   More than 100 migrant kids moved back to troubled facility
Alex Samuels / The Texas Tribune:
People want to donate diapers and toys to children at Border Patrol facilities in Texas.
Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
My Plan to Strengthen Our Democracy  —  Elections are the foundation of our democracy, but in the United States — the greatest democracy in the world — our government treats voting like it's one of the least important things we do.  We have around 8,000 election jurisdictions all doing their own thing.
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German Lopez / Vox:
Elizabeth Warren has a new plan to make voting easier
Discussion: Politico
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.
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
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
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 …
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
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: The Week
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 …
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
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
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.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Hackers are stealing years of call records from hacked cell networks  —  At least 10 cell networks have been hacked over the past seven years  —  Security researchers say they have uncovered a massive espionage campaign involving the theft of call records from hacked cell network providers …
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.
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.
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
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
 
 
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Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Abortion a Factor in 2020 Vote
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Congress scrambles to agree on emergency border bill as White House, liberal Dems clash
Discussion: Politico
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Discussion: National Review
Sarah Ferris / Politico:
Democratic campaign officials warn against focusing on impeaching Trump
Peter Hamby / Vanity Fair:
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Bloomberg:
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Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
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