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5:20 PM ET, July 14, 2019


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New York Times:
Trump Tells Freshman Congresswomen to ‘Go Back’ to the Countries They Came From  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday weighed in on the friction between a group of four freshman Democratic congresswomen and Speaker Nancy Pelosi: He suggested that the congresswomen — none of whom are white …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Exclusive poll: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defining Democrats among crucial 2020 swing voters  —  Top Democrats are circulating a poll showing that one of the House's most progressive members — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — has become a definitional face for the party with a crucial group of swing voters.
Washington Post:
Trump tells four liberal congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries, prompting Pelosi to defend them  —  President Trump said Sunday that four minority, liberal congresswomen who have been critical of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should “go back and help fix the totally broken …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Fox & Friends Laugh it up Over Trump Telling AOC Squad to Leave U.S.  —  The Fox & Friends crew were very amused by President Donald Trump's suggestion that the four congresswomen in the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez squad should leave the United States and return to the countries from which they came …
Discussion: RedState, The Daily Beast and Slate
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Tells Group of Democrats, Who Are Minorities, to ‘Go Back’ to Fix Problems  —  Democrats call Twitter messages racist as the president weighs in on intraparty tensions  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump said on Twitter Sunday that a group of liberal lawmakers currently at odds …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
This Is Donald Trump On Fox: Tells Dem ‘Squad’ To ‘Go Back’ To Where They Came From  —  Enraged by a “Fox & Friends” segment on the Democratic freshman congresswomen fighting to protect detainees, Donald Trump unleashes an angry, racist tirade.  —  Whoo boy, someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.
David Cohen / Politico:
Trump tells Dem congresswomen: Go back where you came from
Discussion: NBC News, HuffPost, Townhall and Slate
Kat Tenbarge / Business Insider:
Trump tells progressive freshman congresswomen to ‘go back’ to ‘broken and crime infested’ countries
Mary Hudetz /
Jeffrey Epstein's ranch in New Mexico linked to sex trafficking, abuse investigation  —  WATCH ABOVE: At the time this video was posted, Epstein's New Mexico ranch not named in latest indictment despite older court records alleging abuse at compound.  —  At the centre of Jeffrey Epstein's secluded …
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Trump trails Biden, Warren and Sanders in new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll  —  Joe Biden holds largest lead against Trump due to better performance among Independents and suburban voters.  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump trails the top Democratic contenders in hypothetical matchups …
Julie K. Brown / Miami Herald:
Epstein scandal explodes in Israel as ties to former prime minister under scrutiny  —  Jeffrey Epstein's arrest is reverberating in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud party are calling for a criminal probe into former prime minister Ehud Barak's personal …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Washington Post
James Ludden / Bloomberg:
Trump Nixed Iran Deal for ‘Personality Reasons,’ Mail Says  — Mail on Sunday publishes second batch of diplomat's missives  — Latest cables center on Boris Johnson's visit to Washington  —  President Donald Trump abandoned the nuclear pact with Iran last year because it was signed …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Washington Post:
As immigrant families wait in dread, no sign of large-scale enforcement raids  —  Immigrants and advocacy groups braced for enforcement raids that President Trump said would start Sunday, but by late morning there was little evidence that any large-scale operation was underway.
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Democrats and Republicans agree — Donald Trump will be re-elected  —  It's a mixed marriage of a certain kind.  He was a Trump supporter all along and she ­detested the man.  —  But these days, they agree on one big thing: The president will be ­re-elected.  Easily.  —  “Easily?”
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Democrats Start to Worry  —  What's this?  Trouble in Democratland?  Several reliably liberal media mouthpieces are noting the growing hold of identity politics extremism in the Democratic Party, and are sounding the alarm.  —  Let's start with Maureen Dowd of the New York Times …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Pete Buttigieg's Life in the Closet  —  And why it took him until he was 33 to come out.  —  The closet that Pete Buttigieg built for himself in the late 1990s and 2000s was a lot like the ones that other gay men of his age and ambition hid inside.  He dated women, deepened his voice …
Discussion: Breitbart
Will Bunch /
Netroots Nation was the day Elizabeth Warren became president of the American left  —  She had them at “hello.”  —  No, seriously.  After applauding performatively for anti-Trump red meat tossed out by New York Sen. Kirsten Gillbrand ("We all have a responsibility to fight as hard …
Discussion: The Guardian
Cathy Wurzer /
Norm Coleman: ‘I hope to keep livin’ until the clock runs out' … This coming Monday, former U.S. Senator and St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman will undergo surgery to remove some of his lung.  —  He has cancer again.  It first showed up in his tonsils nearly five years ago.  He beat it.
New York Times:
Power Restored to Manhattan's West Side After Major Blackout  —  A power failure plunged a stretch of the West Side of Manhattan into darkness on Saturday night, trapping people in subway cars and elevators for a time, leaving drivers to fend for themselves at intersections with no traffic signals …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Attacker on Tacoma ICE Detention Center identified as “anarchist and antifascist”  —  Willem Van Spronsen attacked the center with incendiary devices before being shot dead.  In an earlier 2018 protest outside the facility, Van Spronsen “was accused of lunging at a police officer's neck …
Rachel Frazin / The Hill:
Inslee says he'll ask soccer player Megan Rapinoe to be secretary of state  —  Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said Saturday that if he is elected president, he will ask soccer player Megan Rapinoe to be his secretary of state.  —  He said at the progressive Netroots Nation conference …
Marianna Brady / BBC:
Megan Rapinoe: Can a pink-haired lesbian be an American hero?
Discussion: The Guardian
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