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The Daily Beast:
Trump's Social Media Summit Mortifies White House, Enrages Far-Right Allies  —  No one who is invited to the summit has actually been banned from social platforms.  —  Donald Trump has invited personalities from across the right-wing internet to the White House on Thursday for a …
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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Trump invites right-wing extremists to White House ‘social media summit’  —  New York (CNN Business)Some of the right-wing media universe's biggest stars are set to descend on the White House Thursday for what has been billed as a “social media summit” and will likely become a forum …
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Trump expected to order citizenship question added to the census  —  Trump and A.G. William Barr have said they'd soon announce how the administration intends to ask the citizenship question as part of the census process.  —  President Donald Trump is expected to announce an executive action …
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump invokes social media platforms, 2020 Dems and Deutsche Bank in Twitter tear  —  President Donald Trump on Thursday morning launched into a multisubject Twitter tear ahead of the White House's planned social media summit, firing off more than a dozen posts that included swipes …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Bloomberg
Katie Rogers / New York Times:
White House Hosts a Meeting for Pro-Trump Twitter Warriors
Discussion: NPR
Margaret Talev / Bloomberg:
Trump to Take Executive Action on Census Citizenship Question
Discussion: Mediaite and The Week
VICE:
Trump Invites Fringe Social Media Company Popular With Nazis to the White House
Discussion: Reuters
New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein's ‘Infinite Means’ May Be a Mirage  —  When federal prosecutors announced sex-trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein this week, they described him as “a man of nearly infinite means.”  They argued that his vast wealth — and his two private jets — made him a flight risk.
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New York Post:
NYPD let convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein skip judge-ordered check-ins  —  Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein never once checked in with city cops in the eight-plus years since a Manhattan judge ordered him to do so every 90 days — and the NYPD says it's fine with that.
The Daily Beast:
Acosta's Epstein Excuses Are Nonsensical and Self-Serving  —  Three former prosecutors break down the labor secretary's explanation of the cushy plea deal he cut.  —  Alex Acosta took the podium Wednesday to try to put to rest a controversial plea deal he reached with accused child-sex …
Discussion: Breitbart
Dánica Coto / Associated Press:
Whispers, suspicion about Epstein on Caribbean island
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
U.S. Prepares to Arrest Thousands of Immigrant Family Members  —  Nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, according to two current and one former homeland security officials, moving forward with a rapidly changing operation, the final details of which remain in flux.
Hunter Walker / Yahoo News:
Republican campaign committee darkened Colin Kaepernick's skin for a fundraising ad  —  WASHINGTON—Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick did not look like himself in a fundraising email that was sent by the National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Washington Post:
‘Outright disrespectful’: Four House women struggle as Pelosi isolates them  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admonished Democrats for personally attacking one another, warning in a closed-door meeting Wednesday that the party's fracturing was jeopardizing its majority.
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David Jackson / USA Today:
Trump to order citizenship question on census, despite Supreme Court ruling  —  WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump plans to announce executive action Thursday to include a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census, a move that would trigger more litigation and seems to defy a Supreme Court decision from just two weeks ago.
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CBS News:
Trump to announce executive action on census citizenship question
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
CNN:
Trump expected to announce executive action on census
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
New book details how Republican leaders learned to stop worrying and love Trump  —  Few people have more power in President Trump's White House than Madeleine Westerhout, his executive assistant who controls access to the Oval Office, delivers the president's marker-scribbled messages …
Discussion: Axios, Political Wire and Mediaite
Sarah Jones / New York Magazine:
What Does Nancy Pelosi Think She's Doing?  —  Alexander Acosta is running out of friends.  His work as secretary of Labor is haunted by his former life as a U.S. Attorney and by the leniency he once showed billionaire sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein.  With Epstein facing a new round of charges …
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Bill Haslam / The Tennessean:
Why I am not running for U.S. Senate in 2020 |  Opinion  —  Bill Haslam: ‘This is a difficult decision because I have loved my time in public service and I believe so deeply in the importance of our political process.’  —  To my fellow Tennesseans:  —  For the last several years …
Mark Hemingway / RealClearInvestigations:
Who Will Clean Up America's Voter Rolls?  —  Los Angeles County has too many voters.  An estimated 1.6 million, according to the latest calculations - which is roughly the population of Philadelphia.  That's the difference between the number of people on the county's voter rolls and the actual number of voting age residents.
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Devan Cole / CNN:
Mississippi gubernatorial candidate stands by refusal to allow female reporter to interview him alone, which she says is ‘sexism’  —  Washington (CNN)A Mississippi Republican gubernatorial candidate on Thursday stood by his decision to deny a female reporter's request to accompany …
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
A Midsummer Overview Of The Democratic Field  —  When people ask me who I think is going to win the Democratic nomination, I shrug my shoulders and say, “I have no freaking idea.”  It's worth keeping in mind that in a field of 20-something candidates with no runaway frontrunner, all of the candidates are fairly heavy underdogs.
Discussion: Morning Consult and Hullabaloo
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Tanya Somanader / Crooked Media:   Pollercoaster 2020: Who's Up, Who's Down?
CNN:
Fact check: Trump wrong on all 3 claims in tweet on Iran deal  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's Wednesday tweet on the Iran nuclear deal contained three inaccurate claims.  —  “Iran has long been secretly ‘enriching,’ in total violation of the terrible 150 Billion Dollar deal …
Phillip M. Bailey / Courier-Journal:
Amy McGrath: 'If President Trump has good ideas, I'll be for them'  —  Democrat Amy McGrath is hoping she can convince Kentuckians who voted for President Donald Trump and his pledge to “drain the swamp” that Republican Mitch McConnell is the biggest swamp-dweller in Washington.
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Major Garrett / CBS News:
Analysis: What's missing from the Ross Perot obituaries  —  The people.  —  That's what's missing.  —  Ross Perot died Tuesday of leukemia at age 89.  Obituaries noted many extraordinary details about his life - that he was a self-made billionaire, champion of Vietnam veterans and POWs …
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Officer accuses general of sexual misconduct  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior military officer has accused the Air Force general tapped to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of sexual misconduct, potentially jeopardizing his nomination.
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Bernie Sanders to Skip Netroots Nation  —  Before he committed to attending, his team brought up potential concerns that a moderator might have been biased towards him.  —  Before confirming his attendance at this weekend's Netroots Nation conference in Philadelphia, members of Sen. Bernie Sanders …
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CBS News:   Biden tells lawmakers he would end detention of migrant children
 
 
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