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11:35 PM ET, July 16, 2019

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NBC News:
House divided: Vote temporarily halted after Pelosi calls Trump comments ‘racist’ on the floor  —  The resolution would rap Trump for racist tweets, but Collins said denigrating the president violates House rules.  He moved to have Pelosi's remarks stricken.
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Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
House Condemns Trump's Attack on Four Congresswomen as Racist  —  WASHINGTON — The House voted on Tuesday to condemn as racist President Trump's attacks against four congresswomen of color, but only after the debate over the president's language devolved into a bitterly partisan brawl …
VICE:   Republicans Won't Call Trump Racist — But One Said White People Are “People of Color”
John Bresnahan / Politico:
House thrown into chaos after Pelosi decries Trump's ‘racist’ tweets on floor
Rachael Bade / Washington Post:
Rep. Green files articles of impeachment against Trump despite pushback from Democratic leaders
Discussion: CNN, Townhall and The Root
Gregg Re / Fox News:
Floor fight erupts as Pelosi speaks ahead of vote to condemn Trump's ‘racist’ comments
Discussion: Geller Report News
Matt Fuller / HuffPost:   House Votes To Condemn Trump's Attack On Congresswomen As Racist
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Who Led Liberal Wing, Dies at 99  —  John Paul Stevens, whose 35 years on the United States Supreme Court transformed him, improbably, from a Republican antitrust lawyer to the outspoken leader of the court's liberal wing, died Tuesday at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 99.
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Charles Lane / Washington Post:
John Paul Stevens, longtime leader of Supreme Court's liberal wing, dies at 99
Discussion: Political Wire and UPI
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Republican support for Trump rises after racially charged tweets: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen …
Discussion: Political Wire
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The Daily Beast:
CNN Invites White Supremacist Richard Spencer to Talk About Trump's Racist Tweets  —  A man who wants ‘peaceful ethnic cleansing’ and invokes Nazi slogans was allowed to represent racists.  It's the latest instance of the press struggling to cover the far right.
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
CNN Blasted for Giving Platform to White Nationalist Richard Spencer
Discussion: CNN
CNN:   Trump said ‘many people agree’ with his racist tweets. These white supremacists certainly do.
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Kellyanne Conway just said something that should stun you  —  (CNN)Kellyanne Conway prides herself on her combativeness with the press.  It's a trait that has long endeared her to President Donald Trump and kept her in his ever-shrinking inner circle of advisers.  —  But on Tuesday afternoon, she went too far — even for her.
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Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
What Would It Cost for Republicans to Condemn Trump?  —  Anything you will have to do eventually, you should do immediately.  —  This is the passage that struck me most in the George Conway piece everyone is talking about: … What is it, exactly, that we want from elected Republicans?
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Kellyanne Conway Snaps Back at Reporter: 'What's Your Ethnicity?'  —  “My ethnicity is not relevant to the question I'm asking you,” the reporter replied.  —  When White House reporter Andrew Feinberg posed a question to Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday about the president's racist tweets …
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
The American Right Defines Patriotism As Complacency About Racism
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:   Strawman Elegy  —  I like and admire our friend J. D. Vance …
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Why Donald Trump is thrilled about this fight with the ‘Squad’
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Planned Parenthood Ousts President, Seeking a More Political Approach  —  Planned Parenthood on Tuesday removed its president after less than a year in the job, seeking new leadership at a time when abortion rights have come under increasing attack from statehouses and Republicans in Washington.
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Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
EXCLUSIVE: Former Trump Aide Jason Miller Admits to Hiring Prostitutes in 2015 and 2017  —  Republican operative Jason Miller, the former communications chief for the Trump campaign and transition team, said he hired numerous prostitutes and visited “hand job” massage parlors as recently …
Caitlin Byrd / Post and Courier:
Mark Sanford, SC Republican, former US Rep considers presidential run against Trump  —  Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina congressman ousted from office after President Donald Trump urged voters to reject him, is considering a run for president.  —  Sanford, in an exclusive interview Tuesday …
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Shifra / Tammy Bruce:   Former SC Rep. Mark Sanford Considers Presidential Run Against Trump
Washington Post:
76 billion opioid pills: Newly released federal data unmasks the epidemic  —  America's largest drug companies saturated the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012 as the nation's deadliest drug epidemic spun out of control, according …
Yahoo:
Chris Pratt criticised for ‘white supremacist’ T-shirt  —  Chris Pratt is facing criticism over a T-shirt he was pictured wearing featuring a controversial symbol.  —  The  —  Marvel star's top shows the American flag with a coiled snake over the top and a message underneath which reads “Don't Tread On Me.”
George Prayias / The Rush Limbaugh Show:
Caller Wants to Nominate a “Normal” Republican Instead of Trump  —  RUSH: Let's grab Douglas on line 4, San Diego.  Douglas, it's great to have you on the EIB Network, sir.  Hello.  —  CALLER: Well, thanks.  It's wonderful to be here.  Of course, I often... I listen to your show.
Discussion: Hot Air
John Solomon / The Hill:
FBI's spreadsheet puts a stake through the heart of Steele's dossier  —  Some in the news media have tried in recent days to rekindle their long-lost love affair with former MI6 agent Christopher Steele and his now infamous dossier.  —  The main trigger was a lengthy interview in June …
Ted Lieu / Washington Post:
I have served in the Air Force and in Congress.  People still tell me to ‘go back’ to China.  —  Ted Lieu, a Democrat, is a U.S. representative from California.  —  I served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and currently serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Discussion: WAVE-TV, NPR, New York Post and The Hill
The Daily Beast:
Jeffrey Epstein Abused Victims While Serving Time in Florida, Accuser's Lawyer Says  —  Attorney Brad Edwards says a new accuser has come forward to say Epstein took advantage of work release to prey on young women.  —  An attorney representing Jeffrey Epstein accusers said Tuesday that at least …
Jacqueline Thomsen / The Hill:
Judge signs order permanently blocking citizenship question from 2020 census  —  A federal judge in New York on Tuesday signed an order permanently blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, days after President Trump gave up on his efforts to get such a question on next year's census.
Discussion: CNN, The Gateway Pundit and UPI
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
A Judge Has Banned Roger Stone From Posting Anything On Instagram, Facebook, Or Twitter  —  WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday issued an order prohibiting Roger Stone, a longtime ally and adviser of President Donald Trump, from posting anything on Instagram, Facebook …
Discussion: The Verge and Mother Jones
Amy Spiro / Jewish Insider:
Ex-CNN commentator at progressive summit: Major news outlets are ‘Zionist orgs’  —  PHILADELPHIA — Former CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill claimed that news outlets like NBC and ABC were “Zionist organizations” that produced “Zionist content,” during a panel on Friday at the annual Netroots Nation summit held …
TIME:
The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet  —  For our fifth annual roundup of the most influential people on the Internet, TIME evaluated contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.  Here's who made this year's unranked list.
Charles Sykes / Politico:
Memo to Dems: You're Playing Into Trump's Hands  —  I'm guessing you're feeling pretty good right now.  As a result of his racist tweet storms, President Trump has managed to simultaneously unite fractious Democrats while further alienating moderate voters.
Caitlin Emma / Politico:
Pelosi sees ‘clear understanding’ with Mnuchin on budget deal  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested tonight that she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may be within striking distance of a two-year agreement to avoid billions in automatic spending cuts and a calamitous default on the nation's debt.
Discussion: Political Wire
Tracy Wilkinson / Los Angeles Times:
Trump administration diverts Central America aid to U.S.-backed opposition in Venezuela  —  The Trump administration plans to divert more than $40 million in humanitarian aid from Central America to the U.S.-backed opposition in Venezuela, according to an internal memo and interviews.
Ellen Knickmeyer / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: NRC looking at reducing inspections at reactors  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that the agency cut back on inspections at the country's nuclear reactors, a cost-cutting move promoted by the nuclear power industry but denounced by opponents as a threat to public safety.
 
 
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Pete Buttigieg has raised more money from NYC residents than de Blasio got nationwide
John Podhoretz / Commentary:
Why Does Trump Want to Be Unpopular?
Alanna Vagianos / HuffPost:
Another Mississippi Gov. Candidate Refuses To Be Alone With Woman Other Than Wife
Rick Wilson / The Daily Beast:
Racist Trump Takes a Dump on the American Dream
U.S. Department of Justice:
Department of Justice Announces Extradition of Iranian National and Unsealing of Charges …
Discussion: American Greatness
James Arkin / Politico:
Republicans' choice: Stand with Trump or risk his wrath
Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:
An Asylum Officer Said She Won't Enforce “Immoral” Asylum Standards At The US-Mexico Border
Rick Noack / Washington Post:
‘Go back’? Trump's grandfather's German hometown has a different message for the U.S. president
Discussion: Washington Press
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Charlie Hoffmann / Washington Free Beacon:
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Discussion: Daily Wire
Julia Horowitz / CNN:
Ikea is closing its only US factory and moving production to Europe
Discussion: UPI
JM Rieger / Washington Post:
Steve Scalise says House Republicans didn't disrespect Obama's position. Let's go to the tape.
Discussion: Daily Kos
David Steil / USA Today:
Republican business owner and former state lawmaker: We need Medicare for All. Here's why.
Discussion: Jacobin
Kate Riga / Talking Points Memo:
Judge Decides Neo-Nazi Owes Woman Over $14M After ‘Storming’ Her Family
David Montgomery / Washington Post:
Sebastian Gorka says that Obama was our first celebrity president