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12:35 PM 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 …
Discussion: Washington Post and VICE
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 …
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump plans new move to force citizenship question on census  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce new executive action Thursday to try to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census, even after the Supreme Court temporarily blocked the effort.
Discussion: Associated Press
New York Times:
Trump Turns to Executive Action to Press Citizenship Question on Census
CBS News:
Trump to announce executive action on census citizenship question
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and The Week
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump invokes social media platforms, 2020 Dems and Deutsche Bank in Twitter tear
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Week
David Jackson / USA Today:
Trump to order citizenship question on census, despite Supreme Court ruling
Peter Suderman / Reason:
Trump Is Hosting a Very Weird Social Media Summit at the White House
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Trump to take exec action to add citizenship question to census
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Margaret Talev / Bloomberg:
Trump to Take Executive Action on Census Citizenship Question
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Post
Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:   Trump expected to announce executive action on adding citizenship question to census
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Trump to Hold News Conference on Census Citizenship Question
Discussion: Mother Jones
Trump expected to announce executive action on census
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and TheBlaze
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.
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
The Daily Beast:
Fox News Hasn't Asked Paid Contributor Ken Starr About His Pedophile Client Jeffrey Epstein  —  One of the major attorneys behind Epstein's unconstitutional 2008 deal is a paid Fox News pundit.  No one on the network has thought to ask him about his pedophile client.
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
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 …
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.
Tanya Somanader / Crooked Media:
Pollercoaster 2020: Who's Up, Who's Down?
Discussion: Political Wire
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump lashes out as House investigators prep more subpoenas  —  President Donald Trump on Thursday laid into congressional Democrats over their investigations into his administration and 2016 campaign, asking, “How many bites at the apple do they get” before dropping their probes and moving on to issues like immigration reform?
Discussion: Vox, Townhall, Political Wire and IJR
Politico:   Here Are 11 Questions We'd Ask Robert Mueller
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.
Charlie Kirk / Washington Post:
It's time to treat tech platforms like publishers  —  Charlie Kirk is the founder and chief executive of Turning Point USA, a conservative youth organization, and the host of “The Charlie Kirk Show” on Apple Podcasts.  —  By now, most conservatives are convinced that our voices are being shadow-banned …
Discussion: Reason
Katie Rogers / New York Times:
White House Hosts a Meeting for Pro-Trump Twitter Warriors
Discussion: NPR
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 …
Mack Lamoureux / VICE:
People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships  —  We spoke to people who told us how the QAnon conspiracy theory ruined their marriage, turned their parents into completely different people, and otherwise made their lives miserable.  —  One of the most disheartening signs …
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 …
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
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 …
Benjamin Oreskes / Los Angeles Times:
San Francisco homeless count goes from bad to worse, jumping 30% from 2017  —  Over the last several months, cities and counties across California have been releasing homeless counts.  The results have been grim.  —  San Francisco was no exception.  In May, the city released data that showed homelessness had jumped 17%.
Discussion: Front Page Magazine
Los Angeles Times:
FBI investigating tattooed deputy gangs in Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department  —  The FBI is investigating a secret society of tattooed deputies in East Los Angeles as well as similar gang-like groups elsewhere within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, multiple people familiar with the inquiry said.
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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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries
Byannie Linskey / Washington Post:
Warren proposes reshaping immigration agencies, decriminalizing border crossings
Lee Haye-ah / Yonhap News Agency:
U.S. mulling 12- to 18-month sanctions relief in exchange for Yongbyon, nuclear freeze: source
Discussion: Bloomberg
Errin Haines Whack / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Buttigieg discusses his plan to tackle racism
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
Heather Knight / San Francisco Chronicle:
Legislation to stop patients getting massive ER bills is on life support
Summer Said / Wall Street Journal:
Saudis Plan to Ease Travel Restrictions on Women
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
New polling shows how much sexism is hurting the Democratic women running for president.
Discussion: Shakesville
Laura Kayali / Politico:
Paris responds to US probe threat as French tech tax passes final hurdle
Major Garrett / CBS News:
Analysis: What's missing from the Ross Perot obituaries
Discussion: Washington Post and Rolling Stone
Howard Kurtz / Fox News:
Trump moves into damage control mode (just like every other politician)
Phillip M. Bailey / Courier-Journal:
Amy McGrath: 'If President Trump has good ideas, I'll be for them'