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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.
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Mike Allen / Axios:
A tough time to be a Trump supporter  —  Conservatives who reluctantly support President Trump often try to pretend the daily outrage didn't happen, but yesterday's “go back” tweets were like his “both sides” comment on Charlottesville — a transgression that won't instantly fade, and can't be laughed off.
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
Republicans are quiet as Trump urges minority congresswomen to leave the country  —  A day has passed without prominent Republicans stepping forward to disagree with President Trump's notion that four minority congresswomen who have been critical of his approach to immigration enforcement should …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump just denied his attacks are racist.  He only confirmed the worst.  —  Ever since President Trump launched his candidacy by declaring Mexicans to be “rapists,” Trump's public racism has often included two additional important elements: An adamant refusal to apologize for it in the face of outrage …
Discussion: RedState, ThinkProgress and USA Today
Los Angeles Times:
Trump is truly America's Bigot-in-Chief  —  President Trump's Twitter feed is a repugnant place, and no one would want the thankless task of having to weed through all his bitter, bigoted ramblings to determine which are the most offensive.  But a three-tweet thread early Sunday morning …
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 …
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Trump's Tweets Prove That He Is a Raging Racist
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:   Tiptoeing around Trump's racism is a betrayal of journalistic truth-telling
Adrian Walker / BostonGlobe.com:
Ayanna Pressley brushes off Trump's tweets — but not his treatment of refugees
Discussion: CNN, The Nation and Splinter
Nina Golgowski / HuffPost:
Republicans Silent On Trump's Racist Remarks To Congresswomen
Colleen Long / Associated Press:
Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Sam Baker / Axios:
Joe Biden unveils his health care plan
Discussion: Fox News and The Daily Caller
Sam Baker / Axios:
The GOP isn't worried about its Affordable Care Act lawsuit
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Politico
NBC News:
Trump weighs ousting Commerce chief Wilbur Ross after census defeat  —  Some White House officials expect the Cabinet secretary, who has known the president for years, to depart as soon as this summer.  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has told aides and allies that he is considering …
Congressman Andy Harris / WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5:
LATEST PODCASTS  —  Congressman Andy Harris joins me this morning to discuss the ICE raids targeting nearly 2,000 undocumented immigrants ordered to be removed from the country.  We get his take on the raids and discuss President Trump's tweets targeting four members from the democratic side of the aisle.
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Huge Turnout Is Expected in 2020.  So Which Party Would Benefit?  —  Democrats typically gain from a broader electorate in presidential races, but that pattern is not assured in the Trump era.  —  The 2020 presidential election is poised to have the highest turnout in a century …
Garrett M. Graff / Politico:
The Border Patrol Hits a Breaking Point  —  Vice President Mike Pence's Friday visit to a Border Patrol detention facility in Texas didn't go according to plan.  Meant to pressure Democrats to address the migrant crisis at the southern border, the visit instead appeared to horrify …
BBC:
Italy seizes ‘combat-ready’ missile in raids on far right  —  Anti-terrorism police in northern Italy have seized an air-to-air missile and other sophisticated weapons during raids on far-right extremist groups.  —  Three people were arrested - two of them near Forli airport.
Tim Alberta / Vanity Fair:
“You Crossed the Rubicon...There's No Going Back”: Karl Rove, Kellyanne Conway, and the Odd Couple Marriage Between Mike Pence and Donald Trump  —  He didn't like Rove (Trump: “I'll win New York”; Rove: “No, you won't").  Conway had worked for “Lyin' Ted Cruz.”  And Pence was a choirboy, albeit a hyper-ambitious one.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty / The Atlantic:
An Epidemic of Disbelief  —  This article is part of our project “The Presence of Justice,” which is supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge.  —  Robert Spada walked into the decrepit warehouse in Detroit and surveyed the chaos …
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.
Lizzie Presser / ProPublica:
The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It.  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Sign up for ProPublica's Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Obama officials say Trump administration hasn't delayed new $20 bill, despite Harriet Tubman firestorm  —  Congressional Democrats have been hammering the Trump administration for delaying the introduction of 19th-century abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.
Discussion: Townhall
Daniel Arkin / NBC News:
Andrea Mitchell to receive lifetime achievement award at news Emmys  —  The award's previous recipients include Larry King, Barbara Walters and Ted Koppel.  —  Andrea Mitchell, NBC News' chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC's “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” …
New York Post:
The Post says: de Blasio must be removed as mayor  —  The lights went out on Broadway Saturday night, and Bill de Blasio was a thousand miles away in Iowa.  It was the moment that perfectly captured his distracted, ego-driven failure of a mayoralty.  —  Bill de Blasio does not care about New York City.
Discussion: Fox News and New York Times
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New York Daily News:
Bill's power failure: A blackout hits, and de Blasio is busy in the campaign spotlight
Discussion: Shakesville and The Daily Caller
Kevin Peachey / BBC:
New face of the Bank of England's £50 note is revealed  —  Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing will feature on the new design of the Bank of England's £50 note.  —  He is celebrated for his code-cracking work that proved vital to the Allies in World War Two.
Discussion: Mashable
Craig Gilbert / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Former Gov. Scott Walker to take the helm of conservative group, says he won't run for office in 2022  —  Former Gov. Scott Walker has accepted a full-time position running a national conservative youth organization based in northern Virginia.  —  Walker said the move rules out a run …
Discussion: Political Wire
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
Just say ‘racist’  —  Yesterday, the president of the United States “fanned the flames of a racial fire.”  According to a panoply of major news outlets, Trump “starkly injected” “racially infused” and “racially charged” words into a morning tweetstorm; the language he used was …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Nico Hines / The Daily Beast:
Award-Winning Reporter to Counter-Sue Man Who Bankrolled Brexit for ‘Harassment’  —  Award-winning journalist Carole Cadwalladr hits back with countersuit against Brexit campaigners who are suing her for libel.  —  LONDON—The award-winning journalist whose investigations led to the collapse …
 
 
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Stephanie Mencimer / Mother Jones:
How Matt Gaetz Used Daddy's Money to Become Trump's Favorite Congressman
Ben Kesslen / NBC News:
‘Never again means close the camps’: Jews protest ICE across the country
Discussion: Breitbart
Jim Galloway / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Son of Joe Lieberman contemplates a run for U.S. Senate in Georgia
Discussion: Political Wire
STAT:
Biden Cancer Initiative to suspend operations as 2020 campaign heats up
Discussion: Fortune and The Week
Wall Street Journal:
Kavanaugh Fight Was No ‘Win’
Discussion: twitchy.com
Bloomberg:
U.K. Leader Says Trump's Tweets on Democrats Are ‘Completely Unacceptable’
Discussion: Political Wire
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Trump Is Undoing Jimmy Carter's Greatest Accomplishment
 Earlier Items: 
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Democrats Have Found Their Battle Cry
Dana Goodyear / New Yorker:
Kamala Harris Makes Her Case
Discussion: Althouse
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Of Progressive Carnivores and Cannibals
Michael Calderone / Politico:
Sanders campaign: Media ‘find Bernie annoying, discount his seriousness’
New York Times:
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Dina Nayeri / Slate:
Why They Fear Ilhan Omar
Washington Post:
‘His own fiefdom’: Mulvaney builds ‘an empire for the right wing’ as Trump's chief of staff