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10:05 AM ET, June 27, 2019

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Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
The Landmine that Just Got Laid for Elizabeth Warren  —  On several occasions in Wednesday night's Democratic debate, the NBC moderators invited candidates to take a shot at Senator Elizabeth Warren, and neither of her fellow senators, Amy Klobuchar or Cory Booker, took the bait.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Vox
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Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Elizabeth Warren proved she's ready for the big show  —  She commanded on her issue but more importantly showed the political savvy Democrats have wondered about.  —  Elizabeth Warren not only served as the literally and metaphorically central figure of the opening Democratic debate …
TIME:
The First Debate Showed How Far to the Left Democrats Have Moved  —  That sound you heard in Miami on Wednesday evening?  El partido demócrata dando un fuerte giro a la izquierda.  The screech of a Democratic Party swerving hard to the left.  —  As the first 2020 Democratic debate wrapped here …
Discussion: Washington Post and Daily Wire
Associated Press:
Takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate  —  MIAMI (AP) — Democrats hoping that Wednesday night's first presidential debate of the 2020 campaign would be clarifying probably came away disappointed.  There were no major stumbles but few standout moments as 10 candidates vied for the nation's attention.
Discussion: Sean Hannity, WND and ABC7
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Most of the 2020 Democratic candidates are already doomed  —  Political reporters, whose powers of analysis and prediction have been not so reliable in the Trump era, have learned to lean on what editors call the “to be sure” paragraph.  These are like the fine print in a legal contract …
Discussion: Washington Post
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Booker and Castro Thrive, Warren Coasts, and Beto Crashes
Discussion: Washington Post and Althouse
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Elizabeth Warren Takes a Huge Risk by Calling to End Private Health Insurance
Discussion: National Review
Roger Kimball / Spectator USA:   A pathetic exhibition of virtue-signaling in Miami
Nick Givas / Fox News:
Trump renders verdict on Democratic debate: ‘BORING!’
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
Russell Berman / The Atlantic:   Bill de Blasio Tries to Rock the Democratic Boat
Ursula Perano / Axios:
Democrats team up on Beto
Discussion: Breitbart, Politico and Fox News
Dylan Scott / Vox:
Why only 2 of 10 Democrats raised their hands to say they'd abolish private insurance
Discussion: Mother Jones, ACA Signups and The Week
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Jay Inslee says Donald Trump is the biggest national security threat facing the U.S.
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
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New York Times:
Corroborating E. Jean Carroll … The writer E. Jean Carroll came forward last week with explosive accusations that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s.  Today, the two women who corroborated her account go on the record for the first time with our colleague.  —  On today's episode:
Discussion: Slate, twitchy.com and Splinter
Maryclaire Dale / Associated Press:   Latest sex accusation against Trump lands with a thud
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Is Trump a Rapist?  —  America needs to give these women …
Discussion: The Hill and IJR
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Mocks Beto and Booker's ‘Humorous’ Spanish Skills at Democratic Debate  —  The progressive congresswoman highlighted Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro as stand-out candidates during a post-debate appearance on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.’
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
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Paul Joseph Watson / Summit News:
Photos Reveal AOC Was Crying Over an Empty Parking Lot  —  Newly uncovered photos from the border protest attended by a tearful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez show that she was crying over an empty parking lot.  —  Many have accused the Congresswoman and her supporters of staging a photo-op after the images …
David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
First Debate Proved The Democratic Party Has Gone ¡Loco!
Discussion: TheBlaze
Martin Crutsinger / Associated Press:
US economy grew at solid 3.1% rate in first quarter  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a confidence-shaking trade battle between the United States and China.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Politico:
Trump ready for tariff truce with China
Washington Post:
Trump arrives at global economic summit with full agenda and list of grievances
Carol Robinson / al.com:
Woman indicted in shooting death of her unborn child; charges against shooter dismissed  —  A woman whose unborn baby was killed in a 2018 Pleasant Grove shooting has now been indicted in the death.  —  Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old Birmingham woman, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on a manslaughter charge.
Washington Post:
U.S. asylum officers say Trump's ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is threatening migrants' lives, ask federal court to end it  —  Asylum officers urged a U.S. appeals court Wednesday to block the Trump administration from forcing migrants to remain in Mexico while they await their immigration court hearings in the United States.
Conor Finnegan / ABC News:
Trump says what happens in Putin meeting is ‘none of your business’  —  Ahead of a planned meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Japan, President Donald Trump on Wednesday said what he talks about with the Russian president is “none of your business.”
Discussion: Mediaite
Matt Bruenig / People's Policy Project:
Low Income People Have More Student Debt Than Realized  —  Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders both unveiled student debt forgiveness plans recently.  This has prompted a good deal of think tank and media coverage trying to estimate the precise distributional impact of those plans.
CNN:
Fact-checking the first night of the first Democratic presidential debate  —  (CNN)The first 2020 Democratic presidential debate kicked off in Miami with 10 candidates trying to stand out in a crowded field.  They took on taxes, equal pay, health insurance and immigration reform.  —  Here are the facts.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Jacob Wohl Says He'll Enlist if Trump Attacks Iran  —  “If we go to war with Iran, I will enlist within 10 days,” Jacob Wohl said.  —  Energetic but ineffectual young conservative operative Jacob Wohl is all-in on the prospect of war with Iran.  Wohl is so into the idea …
Discussion: Splinter
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
China's efforts to undermine democracy are expanding worldwide  —  The Chinese government claims a foreign policy of noninterference in other countries' internal affairs, but there's a growing mountain of evidence that's just not true.  In fact, the Chinese Communist Party has been rapidly expanding …
Wall Street Journal:
FCC Investigates Whether Sinclair Showed ‘Lack of Candor’ When Trying to Buy Tribune  —  Local TV station operator could be facing significant fines or even loss of broadcast licenses  —  The Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. SBGI .79% misled …
Sahil Chinoy / New York Times:
What Happened to America's Political Center of Gravity?  —  The Republican Party is farther right than U.K.I.P. and France's National Rally, according to an analysis of their platforms.  —  Editorials  —  Are You Ready for Weapons That Call Their Own Shots?
Discussion: Mother Jones and Opinion Today
Michael Laris / Washington Post:
Long before the Max disasters, Boeing had a history of failing to fix safety problems  —  Years before two Boeing 737 Max jets crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia, U.S. regulators found a pattern of recurring safety problems with the manufacturing giant.  —  During a trip to Japan in 2015 …
Bob McManus / New York Post:
Now even knitting has to be political in Trump age  —  The blogger Glenn Reynolds, in his new book, predicts that the digital age will prove as significant to the human race as its adoption of agriculture.  He's probably correct, but with at least one major exception.
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Democrats need a better answer to the Mitch McConnell question  —  The debate Democrats need to have: How do you win back the Senate?  —  The question that mattered most at the Democrats' first presidential primary debate was the question that none of the assembled candidates had a good answer for …
Andy Ngo / City Journal:
Inventing Victimhood  —  Universities too often serve as “hate-crime hoax” mills.  —  The Social Order  —  This month, an Ohio jury awarded the owners of Gibson's Food Mart and Bakery in Oberlin $44 million in combined punitive and compensatory damages in its defamation action …
Tina Moore / New York Post:
NYPD failed to find one incident of biased policing in five years  —  The NYPD received 2,495 reports of biased policing since it began investigating allegations from the public five years ago — but cops haven't substantiated a single complaint, a new city report has found.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Guy Verhofstadt / Project Syndicate:
Boris Johnson's Big Lie  —  While Boris Johnson, the likely successor to British Prime Minister Theresa May, takes his country down a path of diminished trade, the European Union is negotiating one of the largest free-trade agreements in the world.  One really has to wonder what the “buccaneering” Brexiteers have to complain about.
Discussion: The Guardian and Politico
 
 
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Orion Rummler / Axios:
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Discussion: Breitbart
Jerry Brewer / Washington Post:
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Los Angeles Times:
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Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Senate rejects House border funding bill over ‘poison pill riders,’ setting up critical vote
Discussion: The Federalist, New York Times and BBC
Lananh Nguyen / Bloomberg:
Bank of America Will Stop Lending to Private-Prison Firms
Discussion: RedState, The Week and TheBlaze
John Solomon / The Hill:
‘Unmasker in Chief’ Samantha Power spewed anti-Trump bias in government emails
Discussion: Sean Hannity