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11:40 AM ET, July 11, 2019

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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
Discussion: Vox and Talking Points Memo
Charlie Kirk / Washington Post:
It's time to treat tech platforms like publishers
Discussion: Reason and The Verge
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: The Week and Mediaite
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
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
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.
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 …
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?
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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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
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 …
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 …
Howard Kurtz / Fox News:
Trump moves into damage control mode (just like every other politician)  —  When the British ambassador to Washington was caught disparaging President Trump in cables back to London, everyone knew what happened next would be rather undiplomatic.  —  The president Twitter-taunted “wacky” …
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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 …
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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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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Fred Imbert / CNBC:
Dow jumps more than 100 points to break above 27,000 for the first time ever
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and TheBlaze
Mack Lamoureux / VICE:
People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships
Benjamin Oreskes / Los Angeles Times:
San Francisco homeless count goes from bad to worse, jumping 30% from 2017
Heather Knight / San Francisco Chronicle:
Legislation to stop patients getting massive ER bills is on life support
Politico:
Here Are 11 Questions We'd Ask Robert Mueller
Summer Said / Wall Street Journal:
Saudis Plan to Ease Travel Restrictions on Women
Washington Post:
New polling shows how much sexism is hurting the Democratic women running for president.
Discussion: Shakesville
 Earlier Items: 
Laura Kayali / Politico:
Paris responds to US probe threat as French tech tax passes final hurdle
Tim Fitzsimons / NBC News:
Trump administration's new human rights commission alarms LGBTQ advocates
Todd Wallack / BostonGlobe.com:
Bill would limit public access to police video in Massachusetts
Aída Chávez / The Intercept:
New Jersey Political Boss Warns “Certain Elements of the Working Class” Are Turned Off by Embrace of Immigrants