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11:10 PM ET, July 14, 2019

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Goldie Taylor / The Daily Beast:
Trump Is a Racist.  If You Still Support Him, So Are You.  —  The president keeps baring his ass, and the people talking about his clothing as he does are part of the problem.  —  The president is a racist, in his words and his actions.  —  Before you go clutching your pearls and extolling the virtues of …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump Fans the Flames of a Racial Fire  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump woke up on Sunday morning, gazed out at the nation he leads, saw the dry kindling of race relations and decided to throw a match on it.  It was not the first time, nor is it likely to be the last.
Discussion: Splinter
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Trump's Tweets Prove That He Is a Raging Racist  —  It is undeniably true that America's president opposes diversity.  —  Donald Trump keeps trying to convince any disbelieving holdouts that he is a raging racist.  At least, that's how I imagine his motives.
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.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
A Blunder of Epic Proportions  —  Regular readers know that I am a fan of President Trump, and more often than not, a fan of his use of social media.  But today he committed the worst unforced error of his presidency, one that we will hear about from the Democrats from now until November 2020.
Kirby Wilson / Tampa Bay Times:
Donald Trump told U.S.-born congressional Reps. to ‘go back’ to their home countries.  Florida's response?  —  We asked the four Florida congressional representatives who are immigrants or the children of immigrants for their thoughts on the president's comments.
Discussion: Axios, Breitbart and Deneen Borelli
Bonchie / RedState:
As Democrats Fight a Civil War, Trump Strips Naked and Runs Onto the Battlefield  —  But why though?  —  The Democrats are currently embroiled in a civil war so damaging that you have members calling each other racist and threatening to primary one another.
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 …
Kaly Soto / New York Times:   Have You Been Told to ‘Go Back’ to Your Country Even Though You Are American? Tell Us About It.
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Tells Group of Democrats, Who Are Minorities, to ‘Go Back’ to Fix Problems
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Fox News
Jason Lemon / Newsweek:
‘Racist and Disgusting’: Ex GOP Congressman Justin Amash Blasts Trump After He Says Congresswomen …
Discussion: The Hill and Breitbart
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:   Democrats and Republicans agree — Donald Trump will be re-elected
Mary Hudetz / globalnews.ca:
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 …
Kevin Fitzpatrick / Vanity Fair:
Lindsey Graham: “I Don't Care” If Migrants “Stay in These Facilities for 400 Days”  —  Senator Graham said on Sunday that he has no sympathy for the conditions seen in migrant camps over the weekend.  —  Speaking with Sunday Morning Futures host Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
What Happened in New York?  —  Let's discuss this.  There's too little evidence here to support any clear theory.  But given the current leadership of the Department of Justice, a hermeneutic of suspicion is called for.  But consider these dates.  —  On Friday CNN reported …
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
‘His own fiefdom’: Mulvaney builds ‘an empire for the right wing’ as Trump's chief of staff  —  Mick Mulvaney's battles with Alexander Acosta began almost immediately.  —  Weeks after he was named acting White House chief of staff, Mulvaney summoned the labor secretary for a tense January encounter …
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Democrats debate how far left is too far left as they prepare to take on Trump  —  The past few weeks have put on remarkable display just how far to the left the Democratic Party has moved, with many in the 2020 presidential field now embracing previously untouchable positions on health care and immigration.
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Republicans ready to dive off a cliff on Obamacare
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Week
Beto O'Rourke / Medium:
Rose and Eliza  —  I was recently given documents showing that both Amy and I are descended from people who owned slaves.  Along with other possessions listed in their property log were two human beings, Rose and Eliza.  —  A paternal great-great-great grandfather of mine, Andrew Cowan Jasper, owned these two women in the 1850s.
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 …
Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman / Jerusalem Post:
Rashida Tlaib compares ‘racist’ Israel to 19th-century US segregation  —  Rashida Tlaib also said of US President Donald Trump: “We are allowing a crooked CEO to run this country.”  —  Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib claims that “there is continued dehumanization and racist policies by the State …
Discussion: Geller Report News and Jacobin
 
 
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Jane Musgrave / Palm Beach Post:
Jeffrey Epstein: Model prisoner who swept, mopped floors, official says
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Top 2020 Dems wouldn't reverse Trump's Jerusalem embassy decision
Monique O. Madan / Miami Herald:
No calls or showers: Boy, reunited with mom, tells of trek from Houston to Homestead
Lara Korte / The Texas Tribune:
Some Houston churches will open doors to immigrants during ICE raids
Discussion: Reason, Off the Kuff and New York Times
Wall Street Journal:
Manufacturers Move Supply Chains Out of China
Discussion: Mother Jones
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Washington Post:
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Emily S. Rueb / New York Times:
He Emerged From Prison a Potent Symbol of H.I.V. Criminalization
Julie K. Brown / Miami Herald:
Epstein scandal explodes in Israel as ties to former prime minister under scrutiny
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Washington Post
James Ludden / Bloomberg:
Trump Nixed Iran Deal for ‘Personality Reasons,’ Mail Says
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Salena Zito / New York Post:
Why America's tariff-hit farmers still support Trump
Discussion: alicublog
Will Bunch / Inquirer.com:
Netroots Nation was the day Elizabeth Warren became president of the American left
Discussion: The Guardian
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Pete Buttigieg's Life in the Closet
Discussion: Breitbart