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12:50 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
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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 …
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump plans new move to force citizenship question on census
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
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Trump to take exec action to add citizenship question to census
Discussion: ThinkProgress
David Jackson / USA Today:
Trump to order citizenship question on census, despite Supreme Court ruling
Margaret Talev / Bloomberg:
Trump to Take Executive Action on Census Citizenship Question
Discussion: Slate, Mediaite and New York Post
Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
Trump expected to announce executive action on adding citizenship question to census
Discussion: Mediaite
Katie Rogers / New York Times:
White House Hosts a Meeting for Pro-Trump Twitter Warriors
Discussion: Progress Pond and NPR
CNN:
Trump expected to announce executive action on census
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and TheBlaze
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Trump to Hold News Conference on Census Citizenship Question
Discussion: Mother Jones
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.
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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.
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.
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Tanya Somanader / Crooked Media:
Pollercoaster 2020: Who's Up, Who's Down?
Discussion: Political Wire
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.
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Benjamin Oreskes / Los Angeles Times:
San Francisco homeless count goes from bad to worse, jumping 30% from 2017
Discussion: Front Page Magazine
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
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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.
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 …
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” …
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 …
Byannie Linskey / Washington Post:
Warren proposes reshaping immigration agencies, decriminalizing border crossings  —  MILWAUKEE — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday called for remaking two of the country's immigration enforcement agencies “from top to bottom” and establishing independent immigration courts …
 
 
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries
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
Charlie Kirk / Washington Post:
It's time to treat tech platforms like publishers
Discussion: Reason
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
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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
CBS News:
Biden tells lawmakers he would end detention of migrant children
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Phillip M. Bailey / Courier-Journal:
Amy McGrath: 'If President Trump has good ideas, I'll be for them'