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10:45 AM ET, June 26, 2019

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Danny Hakim / New York Times:
N.R.A. Shuts Down Production of NRATV  —  The National Rifle Association has shut down production at NRATV.  —  The N.R.A. on Tuesday also severed all business with its estranged advertising firm, Ackerman McQueen, which operates NRATV, the N.R.A.'s live broadcasting media arm …
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Secret Service Take Chicago Restaurant Employee into Custody After She Spits on Eric Trump  —  U.S. Secret Service took an employee of a Chicago restaurant into custody Tuesday evening after she spit on President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump, the president's son told Breitbart News.
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Anna Kaplan / The Daily Beast:
Eric Trump Says He Was Spit on by Restaurant Employee in Chicago  —  “It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems,” he said.  —  President Donald Trump's son Eric says he was spit on by an employee at the Aviary, a cocktail bar in Chicago, on Tuesday night.
Discussion: Splinter, Fox News and Mediaite
CNN:
Mueller to testify publicly on July 17 following a subpoena  —  (CNN)Robert Mueller will testify before Congress on July 17 after House Democrats issued a subpoena for his appearance, a move that paves the way for a reluctant special counsel to answer questions publicly for the first time …
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Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Brian Kilmeade: I Don't Think Robert Mueller Knows the Details of the Mueller Report  —  As Fox & Friends talked about Robert Mueller's upcoming testimony before Congress on Wednesday, Brian Kilmeade said at one point that he doubts the special counsel really knows what's in his report.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:   Mueller's team may think it is done. Democrats have other ideas.
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Robert Mueller to Testify Before House Committees
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Slate
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.
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CNN:
A shocking image of a drowned man and his daughter underscores the crisis at the US-Mexico border  —  (CNN)The photo is haunting, a vivid reminder of the danger many face when they try to cross into the United States.  It shows the human toll of a crisis at the border that's often debated …
New York Times:
Photo of Drowned Migrants Captures Pathos of Those Who Risk It All
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and twitchy.com
Lili Loofbourow / Slate:
The Devastating Oddness of E. Jean Carroll's Trump Accusation  —  Reading E. Jean Carroll's account in the Cut of her 21 “Hideous Men”—packed as it is with details about Girl Scout knives and cheerleading and jokes and echoes of David Foster Wallace's story collection of a similar name …
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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 …
The Daily Beast:   A House Dem Calls for Investigating Trump Sexual Assault Allegations as Her Colleagues Shrug
Antonia Noori Farzan / Washington Post:
New White House press secretary yanked Arizona reporters' access after critical coverage  —  On April 5, 2016, Hank Stephenson checked his email and saw that he had a new message from Stephanie Grisham.  “Attached please find the form that you requested for the cursory background check we have discussed …
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NBC News:
What to watch for at tonight's first Democratic presidential debate  —  First Read is your briefing from “Meet the Press” and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.  —  MIAMI — The first debates of the 2020 Democratic presidential race are finally here.
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Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Why 2020 Democrats should ignore Twitter at the first debate
Megan McArdle / Washington Post:
Sanders had a good brand. But he knew he needed a refresh.
Discussion: CNN, CBS News and Eduwonk
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 …
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 …
House Judiciary Dems / Medium:
IN A VICTORY FOR THE CONSTITUTION, JUDGE REJECTS DELAY & ORDERS DISCOVERY IN BLUMENTHAL V. TRUMP, LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY BLUMENTHAL, NADLER & 213 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS  —  In a victory for the Constitution and 215 Congressional plaintiffs, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District …
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Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
Judge Allows Lawsuit by Democrats Against Trump to Proceed
Caroline Linton / CBS News:
Public defender with backing from top progressive Democrats declares victory in Queens DA race  —  Public defender and criminal justice reformer Tiffany Cabán declared victory late Tuesday in the Queens county district attorney Democratic primary.  The race has drawn national attention as a test for progressive Democrats.
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Ross Barkan / The Nation:   Tiffany Cabán Just Made History
Holly Ellyatt / CNBC:
Mnuchin: ‘We were about 90% of the way’ on China trade deal and there's a ‘path to complete this’  —  KEY POINTS  — “We were about 90% of the way there (with a deal) and I think there's a path to complete this,” he told CNBC's Hadley Gamble in Manama, Bahrain on Wednesday.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Politico and UPI
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Paul Wiseman / Associated Press:
Possible outcome of Trump-Xi meeting: A truce in trade war
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 …
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Tim Alberta / Politico:
‘Complete This Sentence: Donald Trump Wins Reelection If ... ’  —  Never has there been a presidential race as sprawling and wide-open as the 2020 Democratic primary.  It would be a landscape entirely without a map, except that a small handful of battle-hardened veterans have navigated similar terrain before.
Discussion: Political Wire
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
Joe Biden Won't Say If He Backs the Trade Deal He Helped Sell  —  Toward the end of his vice presidency, Joe Biden was a prime player in the administration's bid to win support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the failed trade deal that was supposed to be the crowning achievement of Barack Obama's presidency-long “pivot to Asia.”
Discussion: Althouse
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Team Trump plans debate night offensive  —  As Democrats spar on the debate stage this week, the president's campaign will be unleashing dozens of Donald Trump backers on the airwaves in 2020 swing states, blasting out any embarrassing moments on social media and dispatching talking points to ensure everyone stays on message.
Discussion: USA Today and YouTube
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Lynn Vavreck / New York Times:   It's Not So Much the Debate. It's the Days After the Debate.
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 …
Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal:
NSA Improperly Collected U.S. Phone Records a Second Time  —  The National Security Agency collected records about U.S. calls and text messages that it wasn't authorized to obtain last year, in a second such incident, renewing privacy concerns surrounding the agency's maligned phone-surveillance program …
Jack Stubbs / Reuters:
Break-ins and evictions  —  For security staff at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the Ericsson situation was just one dark cloud in a gathering storm, according to internal documents and 10 people with knowledge of the matter.  —  For years, the company's predecessor, technology giant Hewlett Packard, didn't even know it had been hacked.
Morgan Gstalter / The Hill:
Activists get permit to fly ‘Baby Trump’ blimp over July 4 ‘Salute to Trump’ celebration  —  The “Baby Trump” blimp that has followed President Trump around the world will fly just blocks from the White House in Washington, D.C., hours before his Fourth of July address.
Ruth Eglash / Washington Post:
Netanyahu reportedly trying to undo Israel's election redo  —  JERUSALEM — Less than three months after narrowly winning his fifth term as Israel's prime minister and a month after calling an unprecedented second election, Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly trying to undo the redo.
 
 
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New York Times:
Op-Ed Columnist  —  Cory Booker can sound like he's giving …
Salvador Rizzo / Washington Post:
How many migrants show up for immigration court hearings?
Discussion: The Progressive Pulse
Miranda Green / The Hill:
New EPA rule could expand number of Trump officials weighing in on FOIA requests
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Democrats Should Stop the ‘Lock Him Up’ Chants
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
Jay Sekulow / Fox News:
Obama administration's anti-Trump actions revealed in newly disclosed documents
Discussion: RedState
Andy Slavitt / USA Today:
Democrats can beat Trump on health care if they focus on high costs and economic security
Wall Street Journal:
Huawei Telecom Gear Much More Vulnerable to Hackers Than Rivals' Equipment, Report Says
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Washington owes Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch an apology
Washington Post:
As you watch the Democratic debates, remember that how politicians speak is as important as what they say
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Tulsi Gabbard Insists She Was Never Vetted for a Trump Cabinet Post
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Kushner tries to sell Mideast plan to skeptical audience
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Another Own-Goal by the Left
Discussion: The Hill
HuffPost:
Democratic Leaders Ignore Simmering Support For Impeachment
Discussion: Splinter