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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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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 …
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Trump invites right-wing extremists to White House ‘social media summit’
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump plans new move to force citizenship question on census
Discussion: Associated Press
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 executive action on citizenship question
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Peter Suderman / Reason:
Trump Is Hosting a Very Weird Social Media Summit at the White House
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
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 …
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 and Political Wire
John Bresnahan / Politico:
House to vote next week on criminal contempt against Barr and Ross
Discussion: Axios
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump lashes out as House investigators prep more subpoenas
Discussion: Vox, Townhall and IJR
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.
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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The Daily Beast:   Fox News Hasn't Asked Paid Contributor Ken Starr About His Pedophile Client Jeffrey Epstein
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
Errin Haines Whack / Associated Press:   AP Interview: Buttigieg discusses his plan to tackle racism
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Ocasio-Cortez: I Wonder Why Pelosi's Attacking “Women Of Color”?  Update: War  —  Oh yes — it's on, and both sides are playing for keeps.  Nancy Pelosi scolded her caucus on disunity this week, and the frosh “Squad” didn't like it one bit.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez all but called Pelosi a bigot …
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Washington Post:
‘Outright disrespectful’: Four House women struggle as Pelosi isolates them
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.
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Elizabeth Warren takes on Trump with immigration overhaul  —  Elizabeth Warren on Thursday unveiled her plan to reform the nation's immigration system amid a deepening crisis over detention at the southern border and a fraught debate across the country and within the Democratic Party on the way forward.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
A Fair and Welcoming Immigration System
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
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.”
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
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
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
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 …
Discussion: Big League Politics
 
 
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Molly Hensley-Clancy / BuzzFeed News:
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Sexual assault allegations complicate confirmation of Trump's nominee for military's No. 2 officer
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
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
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Mark Hemingway / RealClearInvestigations:
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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
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Major Garrett / CBS News:
Analysis: What's missing from the Ross Perot obituaries
Discussion: Washington Post and Rolling Stone