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9:15 AM ET, July 12, 2019

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Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
“Congratulations Again, Mr. President”: Trump and the Co-opting of the G.O.P.  —  He is a Twitter cry baby, but it's more calculated than it looks.  —  Donald Trump hates criticism but loves to criticize.  As President, he's done more of it than perhaps any of his predecessors.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Hunter Walker / Yahoo News:
Sebastian Gorka at the center of Rose Garden ruckus following Trump event  —  WASHINGTON — It was an unusual spectacle, even by the unconventional standards of the Trump administration.  After President Trump invited a group of right-wing and fringe media figures to the White House for a …
Discussion: CNN and VICE
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Trump Praises Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorists at White House: ‘The Crap You Think of Is Unbelievable’  —  The social media summit at the White House featured a who's who of the right wing fringe, but the president was the one who made it a truly bizarre affair.
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
Trump Says It's Not Free Speech to ‘Write Bad’ About ‘Something Good’: That's ‘Dangerous Speech’
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
‘Like a rocket’: Trump revels in his love-hate relationship with Twitter
Discussion: New York Post and Balloon Juice
Miami Herald:
New victims come forward as Epstein asks to be released from jail to his Manhattan mansion  —  At least a dozen new victims have come forward to claim they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein even as the multimillionaire money manager tries to convince a federal judge to allow him to await …
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Michelle Celarier / New York Magazine:
Real Hedge-Fund Managers Have Some Thoughts on What Epstein Was Actually Doing  —  Long before Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to prostitution charges in Florida more than a decade ago, his fellow Palm Beach resident and hedge-fund manager Douglas Kass was intrigued by the local gossip about his neighbor.
Discussion: Slate, New York Times and Instapundit
Ryan Devereaux / The Intercept:
Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost Was a Member of Secret Facebook Group  —  When news broke that thousands of current and former Border Patrol agents were members of a secret Facebook group filled with racist, vulgar, and sexist content, Carla Provost, chief of the agency, was quick to respond.
Discussion: VICE, The Outline and GovExec.com
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Quartz:   This framed photo of Tomi Lahren hangs in US Border Patrol headquarters
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump's cave on Census stuns allies  —  Top figures in the conservative legal community are stunned and depressed by President Trump's cave in his fight for a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.  —  The state of play: Sources say Leonard Leo and other Federalist Society stalwarts …
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Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Warren responds to Trump retreat on census citizenship question: 'Wow, he's going to follow the law?'
Discussion: Washington Press
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump aborts yet another plan
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Democratic lawmaker unloads on Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff for ‘using the race card’
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
The Overhyped Feud Between Nancy Pelosi and AOC
Discussion: CNN, New York Post and The Hill
Scott Wong / The Hill:
CBC lawmakers rip Justice Democrats for targeting black lawmakers for primaries
Discussion: Eschaton
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 …
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Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Sanders and Warren voters have astonishingly little in common  —  PHILADELPHIA — Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are two of the most ideologically aligned candidates in the Democratic primary — both left-wing populists who rail against a “rigged” economic system.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Biden holds commanding lead among South Carolina Democrats
NBC New York:
R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Sex Trafficking Charges: Law Enforcement Officials  —  The 52-year-old was arrested by NYPD detectives and Homeland Security Investigators on sex trafficking charges  —  Singer R. Kelly has been arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges, according two law enforcement sources.
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
Fox News Host Tyrus Sent Lewd Text Messages To Colleague: ‘Pull Your Boobs Out’  —  Fox News split up Tyrus and his former Fox Nation co-host, Britt McHenry, after he sent her the messages.  But he still works at the network.  —  Tyrus, a Fox News contributor and a host on the network's digital channel …
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Pentagon in its longest-ever stretch of leadership limbo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — When he resigned as defense secretary last December, Jim Mattis thought it might take two months to install a successor.  That seemed terribly long at the time.  —  Seven months later, the U.S. still …
Discussion: The Week
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Trump's big deal gets battered by 2020 Dems and Pelosi  —  The Democratic presidential primary is becoming a big problem for what would be President Donald Trump's premier bipartisan achievement.  —  The leading White House contenders are amping up their opposition to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Erik Wasson / Bloomberg:   Pelosi Wants July Debt Limit Solution But Hurdles Still Remain
Laura Bassett / GQ:
When Does America Reckon with the Gravity of Donald Trump's Alleged Rapes?  —  In light of the new legal scrutiny of Jeffrey Epstein, it's time to re-examine all the sexual misconduct allegations against the president.  —  For more than a decade, it's been no secret that multimillionaire …
Discussion: Page Six
Sean Wilentz / New Yorker:
Nancy Pelosi, Impeachment, and Places in History  —  Crises make and break historical reputations.  In our current constitutional emergency, a few unlikely figures, above all the former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, have upheld the rule of law, possibly redeeming their places in history.
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Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
An impeachment inquiry is risky. Not opening one is riskier.
Discussion: Breitbart, Boing Boing and Politico
Monica Hesse / Washington Post:
The ‘Billy Graham rule’ doesn't honor your wife.  It demeans her — and all women.  —  It's charitable to first assume our fellow humans are acting in good faith, so let's first assume that Robert Foster genuinely believes he is the hero of this story.  Let's assume that when the Mississippi …
ABC7:
CA lawmakers pass bill requiring Trump, presidential candidates to release tax returns  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KABC) — California legislation that would require presidential and state gubernatorial candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the state's ballot cleared a significant hurdle …
New York Times:
U.A.E. Pulls Most Forces From Yemen in Blow to Saudi War Effort  —  For four years, the United Arab Emirates have been the military linchpin of the Saudi-led war in Yemen, providing weapons, money and thousands of ground troops to a campaign to drive out Yemen's Houthi rebels.
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PBS NewsHour:
Members of new Pompeo task force have previously praised human-rights abusers
Discussion: Breitbart and NBC News
David Reid / CNBC:
Turkey takes delivery of Russian missile system, despite risk of US sanctions  —  KEY POINTS  — The United States says Turkey is risking the security of the NATO alliance and the F-35 fighter jet program.  —  A Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system.
Max Cohen / USA Today:
Obama sends letter to prisoner he freed, who made the dean's list: ‘I am so proud of you’  —  President Barack Obama granted Danielle Metz clemency in 2016.  Out of prison, she made the dean's list in college.  She wished she could thank Obama for his help.
Claire Parker / Washington Post:
A Soviet-era submarine is emitting radiation at levels 800,000 times normal, Norway says  —  Norway has discovered that a Soviet-era submarine that sank in the Norwegian Sea 30 years ago is leaking radiation up to 800,000 times the normal levels.  —  Using a remote-controlled vehicle to probe the wreck …
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
John Solomon / The Hill:
Democrats' opposition research got exposed — this time, not by the Russians  —  When the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee in summer 2016, one of the crown jewels obtained by Vladimir Putin's team was the party's opposition research files on then-GOP candidate Donald Trump.
Discussion: Politico
David M. Herszenhorn / Politico:
Social Democrats issue demands for backing von der Leyen  —  In letter, MEPs insist nominee for Commission president make written commitments on policy priorities.  —  The center-left group in the European Parliament warned Ursula von der Leyen in a letter Friday that it would not support …
KRON4.com:
ICE raids have already begun in Bay Area, immigration attorneys say  —  CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KRON) — While the focus is on upcoming weekend ICE raids, immigration attorneys in the Bay Area say those raids have already begun.  —  A group of Bay Area immigration attorneys entered federal ICE offices …
Mona Charen / Mona Charen from Creators Syndicate:
Claremont Would Make Founders Weep  —  The Claremont Institute was part of the flowering of intellectual conservatism that graced America in the 1970s and '80s.  Founded by students of Lincoln scholar Harry Jaffa, the California think tank was devoted to teaching “the principles …
 
 
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New York Times:
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
‘You are asking my client to lie’: Flynn lawyers fought with prosecutor
Loïc Tregoures / ECFR:
Kosovo, the global far right, and the threat to liberalism
Lachlan Cartwright / The Daily Beast:
Weinstein's Legal Team Falls Apart Again: 'He's Impossible to Work With'
Luke Rosiak / The Daily Caller:
TV Ignores Conservative Authors of No. 1 Book In The Country, While Putting Liberal Author …