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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 …
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 …
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney slams Trump, saying he ‘vilifies’ journalists
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Trump to take exec action to add citizenship question to census
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Peter Suderman / Reason:
Trump Is Hosting a Very Weird Social Media Summit at the White House
Margaret Talev / Bloomberg:
Trump to Take Executive Action on Census Citizenship Question
Discussion: Slate, Mediaite and New York Post
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump invokes social media platforms, 2020 Dems and Deutsche Bank in Twitter tear
Discussion: twitchy.com and Bloomberg
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.
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite
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New York Times:
Trump Turns to Executive Action to Press Citizenship Question on Census
David Jackson / USA Today:
Trump to order citizenship question on census, despite Supreme Court ruling
CBS News:
Trump to announce executive action on census citizenship question
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and The Week
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:   Fox News Hasn't Asked Paid Contributor Ken Starr About His Pedophile Client Jeffrey Epstein
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
House Democrats Subpoena a Who's Who of Mueller Witnesses  —  WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a dozen new subpoenas targeting a who's who of witnesses cited in Robert S. Mueller III's report as Democrats sought to elevate their showdown with President Trump …
Discussion: CNN, KTLA and Mediaite
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John Wagner / Washington Post:
House panel votes to subpoena Kushner, former attorney general Sessions in investigation …
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
How Pete Buttigieg would fight systemic racism  —  Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign on Thursday rolled out an extensive plan to fight systemic racism and expand economic freedom for African Americans.  —  The South Bend, Ind., mayor has dubbed this set of proposals the “Douglass Plan …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Errin Haines Whack / Associated Press:   AP Interview: Buttigieg discusses his plan to tackle racism
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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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.
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
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.”
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 …
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: Reason and Front Page Magazine
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 …
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
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries  —  Republicans are facing an early headache of nightmare primary fights as they plot to keep control of the Senate.  —  In Alabama and Kansas, two deep-red states that should be safe GOP seats, the party is facing bids from conservatives Roy Moore …
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.
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: The Week
 
 
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