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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 …
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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?
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
The American Right Defines Patriotism As Complacency About Racism
NPR:
White House Spokesman Doesn't Back Away From Trump's Racist Tweets
Discussion: Splinter
Isabella Borshoff / Politico:
Scaramucci: Trump ‘turning into’ a racist
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:   Strawman Elegy  —  I like and admire our friend J. D. Vance …
John Bresnahan / Politico:   House thrown into chaos after Pelosi decries Trump's ‘racist’ tweets on floor
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Why Donald Trump is thrilled about this fight with the ‘Squad’
Rachael Bade / Washington Post:
Rep. Green files articles of impeachment against Trump despite pushback from Democratic leaders
Discussion: Townhall
David Remnick / New Yorker:
A Racist in the White House
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 …
Washington Post:
A divided House votes for resolution condemning Trump's racist remarks  —  A divided House voted Tuesday to condemn President Trump's racist remarks telling four minority congresswomen to “go back” to their ancestral countries, with all but a handful of Republicans dismissing the rebuke …
CNN:   Trump said ‘many people agree’ with his racist tweets. These white supremacists certainly do.
Gregg Re / Fox News:
Floor fight erupts as Pelosi speaks ahead of vote to condemn Trump's ‘racist’ comments
Discussion: Geller Report News
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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Washington Post:
Head of Planned Parenthood forced out after eight months  —  The president of Planned Parenthood was forced out of her job Tuesday in a dispute over the direction of the the nation's largest women's reproductive rights organization amid growing political and legal challenges to abortion.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
New York Times:
Eric Garner's Death Will Not Lead to Federal Charges for N.Y.P.D. Officer  —  The decision came five years after Mr. Garner's dying words — “I can't breathe” — became a rallying cry.  —  The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against a New York City police officer in the death …
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
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 …
New York Times:
In 2020 Democratic Fund-Raising, Five Candidates Stand Out  —  Five Democratic presidential candidates raised a combined $96 million from individual donors in the last three months — about three-quarters of the total fund-raising by the entire Democratic field, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.
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CNN:
5 takeaways from 2020 Democrats' second quarter fundraising reports
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.
Rick Noack / Washington Post:
‘Go back’?  Trump's grandfather's German hometown has a different message for the U.S. president  —  BERLIN — When it became clear Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president in 2016, the German village of Kallstadt suddenly became a destination for journalists and tourists curious about the unlikely candidate's roots.
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 …
James Arkin / Politico:
Republicans' choice: Stand with Trump or risk his wrath  —  Sen. John Cornyn prides himself on winning a large share of the Latino vote in Texas, campaigning in the Asian American community and running ads in three languages.  It's a crucial strategy for a Republican in a diverse state …
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.
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, Boston Globe and NPR
U.S. Department of Justice:
Department of Justice Announces Extradition of Iranian National and Unsealing of Charges against Two Other Men for Exporting Carbon Fiber from the United States to Iran  —  Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the Southern District of New York …
Discussion: American Greatness
JM Rieger / Washington Post:
Steve Scalise says House Republicans didn't disrespect Obama's position.  Let's go to the tape.  —  House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) made quite an assertion Tuesday about how Republicans treated President Barack Obama while he was in office.  —  “We had disagreements with a lot …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:
An Asylum Officer Said She Won't Enforce “Immoral” Asylum Standards At The US-Mexico Border  —  At least one asylum officer won't enforce a new regulation that ended asylum protections for hundreds of thousands of Central Americans and other immigrants, calling the change “illegal” and “immoral.”
Ginger Thompson / ProPublica:
A Border Patrol Agent Reveals What It's Really Like to Guard Migrant Children  —  With the agency under fire for holding children in deplorable conditions and over racist and misogynistic Facebook posts, one agent speaks about what it's like to do his job.  “Somewhere down the line people just accepted what's going on as normal.”
Discussion: Slate, ABC News and VICE
 
 
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HuffPost:
Donald Trump's ‘Go Back’ Slur All Too Familiar To Minority Members Of Congress
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Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Google VP grilled by senators over allegations of tech giant's bias against conservatives
Discussion: Politico
John Nolte / Breitbart:
Trump's Bold Truth-Telling About ‘The Squad’ Makes Free Speech Great Again
Ally Mutnick / National Journal:
Freshmen Dems Fortify House Advantage With Massive Q2s
Discussion: Shareblue Media
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
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Dan Diamond / Politico:
Exclusive: Trump to order drive for improved flu vaccine
Discussion: New York Post
Julia Horowitz / CNN:
Ikea is closing its only US factory and moving production to Europe
Discussion: UPI
 Earlier Items: 
David Steil / USA Today:
Republican business owner and former state lawmaker: We need Medicare for All. Here's why.
Discussion: Jacobin
Karen Heller / Washington Post:
The extraordinary trek of George Takei
Kate Riga / Talking Points Memo:
Judge Decides Neo-Nazi Owes Woman Over $14M After ‘Storming’ Her Family
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Is the Most Unpatriotic Presidential Candidate in American History
Discussion: New York Times and Washington Post
David Montgomery / Washington Post:
Sebastian Gorka says that Obama was our first celebrity president
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Joe Biden: I'll challenge Trump to do push-ups onstage if he makes fun of my age or mental state
Kate Morrissey / Stars & Stripes:
Customs and Border Protection denies Marine Corps veteran entry for scheduled citizenship interview
Discussion: Shakesville