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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Democratic lawmaker unloads on Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff for ‘using the race card’  —  Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) unloaded on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday for “using the race card” after Ocasio-Cortez accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of being racially insensitive.
Discussion: Fox News, Splinter, Daily Wire and Mediaite
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Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
Trump expected to announce executive action on adding citizenship question to census  —  President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would have an announcement later in the day related to “the Census and Citizenship” and a senior administration official told ABC News the president was expected …
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Trump expected to end his fight to add citizenship question to census, sources say  —  President Donald Trump is expected to announce later Thursday he is backing down from his effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, and will instead take executive action that instructs …
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 …
John Bresnahan / Politico:
House to vote next week on criminal contempt against Barr and Ross
Discussion: Axios
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump plans new move to force citizenship question on census
Discussion: Associated Press
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Trump abandons effort to add citizenship question to census
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Breitbart
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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Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney slams Trump, saying he ‘vilifies’ journalists
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Trump invites right-wing extremists to White House ‘social media summit’
David Montgomery / Washington Post:
AOC's Chief of Change  —  Saikat Chakrabarti isn't just running her office.  He's guiding a movement.  —  On a Wednesday morning in late May, emissaries of two of the strongest political voices on climate change convened at a coffee shop a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol.
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Politico:
Pelosi shuts down questions on feud with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  —  The freshman firebrand has accused the speaker of targeting progressive women of color.  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to address claims by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that she's singling out women of color for criticism …
Washington Post:
Pelosi defends handling of 4 House women as Democrats fume about Ocasio-Cortez's top aide
Discussion: NPR, Fox News, CNN and Breitbart
Mark Murray / NBC News:
NBC/WSJ poll: Biden, Warren top 2020 Democratic field  —  Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders round out the top four candidates in the first NBC/WSJ post-debate poll.  —  WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., lead the Democratic presidential field …
Discussion: Political Wire and Bloomberg
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New York Times:
Thousands Are Targeted as ICE Prepares to Raid Migrant Families  —  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 …
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 …
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.
Cassandra Sweetman / KFOR-TV:
Logan Co. man allegedly driving stolen vehicle filled with uranium, a rattlesnake, and Kentucky Deluxe  —  GUTHRIE, Okla. - Two people were arrested after a traffic stop of a stolen car revealed the two had a rattlesnake, radioactive uranium, and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe.
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
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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 …
Rachel Martin / NPR:
Buttigieg Proposes Broad Plan To Counter Racial Inequality  —  South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg got a really big boost to his campaign recently, announcing a staggering $24.8 million fundraising haul over the past three months.  —  But that hasn't changed one of the toughest realities …
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Daniel Strauss / Politico:
How Pete Buttigieg would fight systemic racism
Discussion: Washington Post
Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
A Fair and Welcoming Immigration System  —  Immigrants have always been a vital source of American strength.  They grow our economy and make our communities richer and more diverse.  They are our neighbors, our colleagues, and our friends — and every bit as much a part of America as those who were born in the United States.
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Alex Thompson / Politico:
Elizabeth Warren takes on Trump with immigration overhaul
Discussion: Political Wire
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
House Judiciary approves subpoenas for 12 key witnesses, including Jared Kushner  —  The House Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to authorize subpoenas for 12 crucial witnesses as part of House Democrats' ongoing investigations targeting President Donald Trump.
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John Wagner / Washington Post:
House panel votes to subpoena Kushner, former attorney general Sessions in investigation …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Jason Zinoman / New York Times:
Dave Chappelle on Broadway: The Joke Is Getting Old  —  The comic hasn't adjusted his material for the setting: he's still defending wealthy, famous peers and joking about transgender targets.  —  For those spending hundreds of dollars to see Dave Chappelle on Broadway, some advice: Don't leave your seats too quickly.
Discussion: TheBlaze
David Choi / Business Insider:
Video appears to show Trump embracing a 2016 campaign staffer.  She's now suing and claims he forcibly kissed her.  — Alva Johnson, who worked for the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, is suing President Donald Trump over what she says was an unwanted attempted kiss “on the mouth.”
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.
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Luke Rosiak / The Daily Caller:
TV Ignores Conservative Authors of No. 1 Book In The Country, While Putting Liberal Author of No. 3,421 Book On Major Tour  — Author E. Jean Carroll claimed President Donald Trump raped her as part of a book launch, and the national TV shows put her the air non-stop.
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
U.S. allies hold breakfast for departing British ambassador — and ‘the message is clear’  —  In what one European diplomat called a subtle but “pretty clear” message of solidarity with departing British Ambassador Kim Darroch, his German counterpart hosted him and the French …
Discussion: 1A and The Week
CBS News:
Biden answer's Trump's “America first” with his own foreign policy plan  —  Joe Biden's presidential campaign is about saving the country — and the world — from President Trump, and that message runs through the plans he has to reshape U.S. foreign policy, too.
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
It Looks Like a Lake Made for Instagram.  It's a Dump for Chemical Waste.  —  MOSCOW — The pictures seem to show a little piece of paradise in Siberia: a beautiful expanse of turquoise water, inflatable beach toys and women lounging in bathing suits.  —  The site, a lake in Siberia …
Discussion: New York Post, VICE, Engadget and Earther
 
 
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Dan Hassler-Forest / Washington Post:
‘The Lion King’ is a fascistic story. No remake can change that.
Discussion: NB Blog
Katia Dmitrieva / Bloomberg:
U.S. Budget Gap Widens to $747 Billion in 9 Months Through June
Discussion: Axios
Chris Arnold / NPR:
Broken Promises: Teachers Sue U.S. Over Student Loans That Weren't Forgiven
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CNN
New York Times:
Cruelty Won't Stop the Crisis at the Border
Molly Hensley-Clancy / BuzzFeed News:
Kamala Harris Has A New Plan To Close The Rape Kit Backlog
Jamie Ballard / YouGov:
67% of Republicans say people who burn the US flag should be stripped of citizenship
Washington Post:
White House kills key drug pricing rule to eliminate hidden rebates
Discussion: Shareblue Media
 Earlier Items: 
Los Angeles Times:
FBI investigating tattooed deputy gangs in Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries
Discussion: Daily Kos and Big League Politics
Summer Said / Wall Street Journal:
Saudis Plan to Ease Travel Restrictions on Women
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Mark Hemingway / RealClearInvestigations:
Who Will Clean Up America's Voter Rolls?
Discussion: TheBlaze and Real Clear Politics
CNN:
Fact check: Trump wrong on all 3 claims in tweet on Iran deal
Discussion: Daily Kos
Bill Haslam / The Tennessean:
Why I am not running for U.S. Senate in 2020 | Opinion
Discussion: Tennessee Star and Roll Call
Major Garrett / CBS News:
Analysis: What's missing from the Ross Perot obituaries
Discussion: Washington Post