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11:05 AM ET, July 13, 2019

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Mark Landler / New York Times:
A White House Correspondent Departs the Jaw-Dropping Trump Beat  —  WASHINGTON — Choosing a single day that epitomizes Donald J. Trump's presidency — amid the endless tangle of jaw-dropping, reality-bending, norm-shattering days — is a fool's errand.  But for a White House correspondent departing …
Washington Post:
‘This is tough stuff’: At Texas detention facility, Pence sees hundreds of migrants crammed with no beds  —  MCALLEN, Tex. — When Vice President Pence visited a migrant detention center here Friday he saw nearly 400 men crammed behind caged fences with not enough room for them all to lie down on the concrete ground.
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Ginger Thompson / ProPublica:   Border Patrol Official Circulates Article That Deems Our Reporting on Secret Facebook Group a Threat
New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein Taught at Dalton.  His Behavior Was Noticed.  —  Some students at the esteemed Manhattan prep school recall that Mr. Epstein, now charged with sex trafficking, was willing to violate norms in his encounters with girls.  —  In the mid-1970s, students at one of New York's …
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Epstein Paid $350,000 to Possible Witnesses Against Him, Prosecutors Say  —  Federal prosecutors made the allegations in an effort to have bail denied for Mr. Epstein, the financier facing sex-trafficking charges.  —  Jeffrey Epstein, the financier facing sex-trafficking charges in New York …
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NBC News:
Jeffrey Epstein paid $350K to ‘influence’ possible co-conspirators: prosecutors  —  Prosecutors said the payments were made last November just days after the publication of a bombshell Miami Herald story.  —  Accused child sex predator Jeffrey Epstein wired a total of $350,000 to a pair …
Julie K. Brown / Miami Herald:
Prosecutors say Epstein tried to tamper with witnesses after Herald published series
Discussion: The Guardian, TheBlaze and Vox
Andy Campbell / HuffPost:
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Honors KKK Grand Wizard With Proclamation  —  The day of observation calls on Tennesseans to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, a slave-owning war criminal and Klan grand wizard.  —  Despite public outcry, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) re-signed a proclamation Thursday declaring July 13 …
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Jason Hall / WZTV:
Gov. Lee signs proclamation for ‘Nathan Bedford Forrest Day’ to be observed in Tennessee
Discussion: twitchy.com
THE TENNESSEE HOLLER:
GOV. LEE SIGNS FIRST KKK GRAND WIZARD DAY PROCLAMATION
Discussion: Progress Pond
Jonathan Blitzer / New Yorker:
Trump Is Poised to Sign a Radical Agreement to Send Future Asylum Seekers to Guatemala  —  Early next week, according to a D.H.S. official, the Trump Administration is expected to announce a major immigration deal, known as a safe-third-country agreement, with Guatemala.
Discussion: Breitbart
Tami Abdollah / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: New election systems use vulnerable software  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020.  Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems.
New York Daily News:
Rep. Greg Meeks lobs veiled primary threat against Ocasio-Cortez amid ‘intolerable’ feud with Democratic leadership  —  The gloves are coming off in the Capitol Hill brawl between Democratic moderates and progressives.  —  Queens Democratic boss and 11-term congressman Greg Meeks took …
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Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
Pelosi's House of Pain
CNN:
Prosecutors unlikely to charge Trump Org executives, sources say  —  (CNN)A federal investigation into whether Trump Organization executives violated campaign-finance laws appears to be wrapping up without charges being filed, according to people familiar with the matter.
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Democrats learn the hard way: Latino voters don't just care about immigration  —  MILWAUKEE — As the nation's oldest Latino civil rights organization gathered here this week for its annual convention, anxiety over immigration issues could hardly have been higher.
Discussion: Mother Jones and Daily Wire
Juliegrace Brufke / The Hill:
House Republicans dismissive of Paul Ryan's take on Trump  —  House Republicans are pushing back on former Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) criticisms of President Trump, with some arguing the Wisconsin Republican didn't yield as much power over the president's decisionmaking as the ex-lawmaker suggested in a new book.
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Acosta's Sweetheart Deal Likely to Foreclose Epstein's SDNY Prosecution  —  Double-jeopardy rules almost certainly prohibit settling a federal case and then prosecuting it again in federal court.  —  Alex Acosta did a bad job on the Jeffrey Epstein case.  This column was nearly finished …
Toluse Olorunnipa / Washington Post:
‘It works out actually better’: When Trump loses, he's quick to tout Plan B as the real victory  —  The Debrief: An occasional series offering a reporter's insights  —  After fighting for months in court to try to get a citizenship question on the 2020 Census — and briefly overruling …
Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
9th Circuit rules in favor of Trump admin in ‘sanctuary city’ case  —  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled in favor of the Trump administration's efforts to prioritize federal dollars for local policing to towns and cities that complied with certain immigration policies.
Niels Lesniewski / Roll Call:
Letters in Amy McGrath campaign launch video were postmarked the same day  —  Kentucky Senate candidate Amy McGrath's three-minute campaign launch video retells her personal story of getting no answer to letters to members of Congress, then features four Kentuckians writing …
Discussion: twitchy.com
Yashar's Newsletter:
Exclusive: Boehner Baited Ailes With Non-Public Info on Benghazi Probe in Attempt to Sway Fox News Bookings, New Book Reveals  —  In 2014, then-Speaker of the House John Boehner tried to bait Fox News Chief Roger Ailes into pulling certain conservative lawmakers off the Fox airwaves …
Discussion: Mediaite
Wall Street Journal:
FTC Approves Roughly $5 Billion Facebook Settlement  —  FTC commissioners broke along party lines, 3-2, with the Republican majority lining up to support the pact while Democratic commissioners objected  —  The Federal Trade Commission has endorsed a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc …
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Harper Neidig / The Hill:
FTC settles with Facebook for $5 billion fine: report
Jared S. Hopkins / Wall Street Journal:
OxyContin Made The Sacklers Rich.  Now It's Tearing Them Apart.  —  A rash of lawsuits, which accuse its Purdue Pharma of helping fuel the addiction crisis, has exacerbated longstanding divisions  —  Jacqueline Sackler was fed up.  HBO's John Oliver had just used his TV show to pillory her family …
Dale Peck / New Republic:
My Mayor Pete Problem  —  One of the worst things I ever did happened in 1992.  I was leaving the bar called The Bar (RIP) on Second Avenue and 4th Street to go to a party called Tattooed Love Child at another bar, Fez, located in the basement of Time Cafe (RIP x 2).
Jeffery C. Mays / New York Times:
Can Dante de Blasio Save His Father's Presidential Campaign?  —  With Mayor Bill de Blasio trailing badly, his son is heading to Iowa and beyond.  —  It started out with a soft launch: a snippet of Dante de Blasio supposedly giving his father some tongue-in-cheek advice before he stepped on the presidential debate stage.
Discussion: twitchy.com
CNN:
Robert Mueller public hearing to be delayed one week  —  (CNN)Robert Mueller's long-awaited testimony has been delayed a week, until July 24, to allow more time for Mueller to testify, House Democrats said in a statement late Friday.  —  House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler …
 
 
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Bil Browning / LGBTQ Nation:
Every member of Trump's new human rights commission is an anti-LGBTQ activist
Discussion: Shareblue Media
Xander Landen / VTDigger:
Kamala Harris considers Vermont campaign presence in challenge to Bernie Sanders
The Texas Tribune:
Family separations aren't over.  As many as five kids per day are separated from their parents at the border.
Discussion: Off the Kuff
Robbie Gramer / Foreign Policy:
Pompeo Seeks to Make Baghdad Embassy Pullout Permanent, Officials Say
Stephanie Murray / Politico:
Protesters rail against Biden on deportations
Anna Jean Kaiser / Associated Press:
Glenn Greenwald becomes focus of Brazil press freedom debate
Fox News:
Trump administration asks for Supreme Court intervention over border wall construction
Discussion: Politico
Alexander C. Kaufman / HuffPost:
As Tom Steyer Enters 2020 Race, Climate Activists Shrug: 'I Really Don't Get It, Man'
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Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
How Trump Doubled Down On The Crazy Claim He's Immune From Oversight
Discussion: Hullabaloo
New York Times:
House Votes to Check Trump's Authority to Strike Iran
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Duncan Hunter sends more Islamophobic campaign mailers in California
Discussion: Shareblue Media
Caroline Haskins / VICE:
Revealed: This Is Palantir's Top-Secret User Manual for Cops
Discussion: Boing Boing
Darlena Cunha / New York Times:
ICE Is Dangerously Inaccurate
Discussion: The Long Version