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Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Trump's new impeachment problem  —  President Trump's racist tweets had an unintended consequence: They gave House Democrats a new rationale for impeachment.  —  Why it matters: This has the potential to fundamentally change the conversation around impeachment, which has so far mostly focused …
Discussion: ABC News, Politico and Rep. Al Green
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David Remnick / New Yorker:
A Racist in the White House  —  On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama beat John McCain by nine and a half million votes and became the country's first African-American President.  In 2016, Donald Trump, an unapologetic racist, lost the popular ballot by three million votes but …
Discussion: Washington Post
Isabella Borshoff / Politico:
Scaramucci: Trump ‘turning into’ a racist  —  Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications chief, said that U.S. President Donald Trump could be “turning into” a racist.  —  Scaramucci told the BBC's “Today” program on Tuesday that the president's recent Twitter tirade …
Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post:
Trump's racism cements his party's place among the West's far right  —  Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.  —  President Trump tweets with such frenzy and frequency that we have become almost inured to his rhetorical excesses.  But there are times when you have to pay attention.
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
CNN Panel on Trump's Demagoguery Goes Off the Rails: ‘The White Nationalists Will Never Love You’  —  CNN went wild on Monday night when former Trump adviser Steve Cortes and New York Times columnist Wajahat Ali collided over President Donald Trump's racist attacks on Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
We need someone who can lift us up again. Enter President Obama.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump feeds his voters another scam, wrapped in racist packaging
Discussion: Power Line, CNN and Politico
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
What has Ilhan Omar done that Donald Trump hasn't?
Discussion: Power Line, VICE and Breitbart
David Moye / HuffPost:
Rep. Ilhan Omar Has Been A U.S. Citizen Longer Than Melania Trump
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Biden praises AOC and progressive congresswomen following Trump's attacks
Discussion: Breitbart and The Week
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: Trumpworld says attacks on minority congresswomen are actually good politics
Discussion: Reuters, Shareblue Media and NPR
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 T. Conway III / Washington Post:
George Conway: Trump is a racist president  —  George T. Conway III is a lawyer in New York.  —  To this day, I can remember almost the precise spot where it happened: a supermarket parking lot in eastern Massachusetts.  It was the mid-1970s; I was not yet a teenager, or barely one.
Washington Post:
Pelosi torpedoes White House debt limit plan, throwing budget talks into chaos  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Monday said the House of Representatives would not raise the debt ceiling unless it is part of a broader budget deal, putting extreme pressure on the White House and congressional leaders to cut a deal within days.
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The political world Trump made  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  WELCOME TO AMERICA'S NEW POLITICAL REALITY, courtesy of Donald Trump.  —  THE BULK OF THIS WEEK will be focused on President DONALD TRUMP'S attack on Reps. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, AYANNA PRESSLEY, ILHAN OMAR and RASHIDA TLAIB, a.k.a. The Squad.
Harry Enten / CNN:
Most moderate GOP voices on immigration were wiped out in the 2018 Democratic wave  —  (CNN)Following President Donald Trump's racist tweets this weekend telling “'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen [to...] go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
‘Racist’ tweets? News media grapple with how to label Trump's latest attacks
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Abolish the debt ceiling — no strings attached
Discussion: The Week, CNN and Fox News
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 …
Discussion: The Daily Beast, VICE and The Week
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Washington Post:
Justice Dept. will not charge police in connection with Eric Garner's death
Discussion: Breitbart
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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Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:   Beto O'Rourke's Fund-Raising Falters as 2020 Democrats Announce Finances
New York Times:
How North Korea's Leader Gets His Luxury Cars  —  WASHINGTON — The armored black limousines appear everywhere with Kim Jong-un, sleek Western chariots for the young dictator of North Korea.  —  Flown in from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on a cargo plane, the sedans carried …
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Min Joo Kim / Washington Post:   North Korea hints it may resume nuclear testing, accuses U.S. of reneging on pact
Foster Klug / Associated Press:   North Korea suggests it might lift weapons test moratorium
Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg:
Peter Thiel Says Elizabeth Warren Is Most ‘Dangerous’ Candidate  —  Peter Thiel, the technology industry's most prominent supporter of President Donald Trump, called Elizabeth Warren the most “dangerous” Democratic presidential candidate.  —  In a rare television interview …
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Charles Creitz / Fox News:
Peter Thiel tells Tucker Carlson which 2020 Dem has him ‘most scared’
Discussion: The Hill and Axios
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  —  If President Trump makes of fun of his age or questions his mental state during a debate, Joe Biden has a response at the ready: He'll challenge him to do push-ups onstage.
Discussion: Shakesville, IJR and Political Wire
Kate Morrissey / Stars & Stripes:
Customs and Border Protection denies Marine Corps veteran entry for scheduled citizenship interview  —  SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Tribune News Service) — A deported Marine Corps veteran who has been unable to come back to the U.S. for more than a decade was denied entry to the country Monday morning …
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
It's taking longer and longer to become a legal immigrant  —  The number of immigrants waiting on a judge to decide whether they can stay in the U.S. keeps climbing, according to Justice Department data.  —  Why it matters: Immigration-court backlogs “are basically crippling the whole system …
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Politico:
How Trump Broke the Immigration Courts
Discussion: The Marshall Project
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP megadonors pour money into Trump campaign  —  President Donald Trump savaged the megadonor class during his 2016 campaign.  Now, he's turning to them to bankroll his 2020 effort.  —  The Trump political machine raked in $108 million for his campaign and the Republican National Committee during …
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New York Times:
Trump Campaign Invests Big in Small Donors, and Reaps Rewards
Discussion: CNBC
Salvador Hernandez / BuzzFeed News:
A Neo-Nazi Blogger Was Ordered To Pay $14 Million To A Woman Who Was Targeted In A Racist “Troll Storm”  —  A federal judge awarded more than $14 million to a woman who was barraged with anti-Semitic and threatening messages online after a neo-Nazi blogger instructed his followers to target her and her family with a “troll storm.”
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Anti-Defamation League:   White Supremacists, Extremists Celebrate President Trump's Latest Racist Tweets
Akela Lacy / The Intercept:
Reformist District Attorney Larry Krasner Argues Pennsylvania Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional  —  Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who campaigned in 2017 as an unequivocal opponent of the death penalty, asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a legal filing Monday night to declare …
Discussion: Reason
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Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg / The Appeal:
Philadelphia D.A. Asks Court to Declare Death Penalty System Unconstitutional
Discussion: Splinter
New York Times:
After 2016 Bible Slip, Trump Lashed Out at ‘So-Called Christians,’ Book Says  —  Furious after he was criticized by evangelicals for stumbling in his reference to a book of the Bible during the 2016 campaign, Donald J. Trump lashed out at “so-called Christians” and used an epithet in describing …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Eric Felten / RealClearInvestigations:
The Labyrinthine Ways and Wages of Stefan Halper  —  Stefan Halper, the shadowy Cambridge academic who may have helped the FBI spy on the Trump campaign, was paid more than $1 million by a U.S. agency for research papers of dubious value, according to a new government report.
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
 
 
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Juliegrace Brufke / The Hill:
Al Green to force impeachment vote following incendiary Trump tweets
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Ronald Brownstein / CNN:
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Racism Comes Out of the Closet
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Atlantic
Tom Rogan / Washington Examiner:
Ousted UK ambassador leaked US intelligence
Discussion: RedState
Niv Elis / The Hill:
WH projects $1 trillion deficit for 2019
Discussion: Politico, UPI and Axios
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
BBC Accepts Iran's Demand Of Blackout On Its Persian Sites Amid Regime's Attacks On Press