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9:20 AM ET, July 18, 2019

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Associated Press:
Trump leans on issue of race in bid for a 2nd term in 2020  —  NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has placed racial animus at the center of his reelection campaign, and even some of his critics believe it could deliver him a second term.  —  Every successful modern presidential campaign …
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Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Trump Rally Crowd Launches Into ‘Send Her Back’ Chant Over Ilhan Omar  —  We now have a new gross Trump rally crowd chant to replace “Lock Her Up!”  —  We now have a new gross Trump rally crowd chant to replace “Lock Her Up!”  —  During President Trump's Wednesday night rally in Greenville …
Discussion: Washington Post and Breitbart
Tamar Auber / Mediaite:
Trump Rally Crowd Chants ‘SEND HER BACK!’ as POTUS Tears Into Ilhan Omar  —  The audience at a Trump rally in North Carolina chanted “send her back” as President Donald Trump railed against freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Wednesday.  —  The chant came during a lengthy screed during …
Discussion: Washington Post and VICE
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: What Trump might not get about impeachment  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  IT BARELY TOOK THE PRESIDENT ANY TIME before he said this Wednesday evening at his campaign rally in Greenville, N.C.: “I just heard that the United States House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted …
Discussion: Haaretz, Fox News and Jerusalem Post
Axios:
Shifting demographics are the biggest threat to Republicans' long-term viability  —  The single biggest threat to Republicans' long-term viability is demographics.  —  The big picture: The numbers simply do not lie.  America, as a whole, and swing states, in particular, are growing more diverse, more quickly.
Discussion: Associated Press
Noah Bierman / Los Angeles Times:
Trump rally has a new chant: ‘Send her back’  —  President Trump is always in search of a new hook to keep his fans engaged, especially one that is likely to offend, gain attention or both.  —  Wednesday night, he got one when the crowd at his rally in North Carolina broke into chants of …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
‘Send her back!’ chant shows Trump's ugly plan to get reelected
Discussion: ABC News
Washington Post:
At rally, crowd responds to Trump's criticism of Somali-born congresswoman Ilhan Omar with chants of ‘Send her back!’
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
House Holds Barr and Ross in Contempt Over Census Dispute  —  WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday evening to hold Attorney General William P. Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress for their refusal to turn over key documents related to the Trump administration's attempt …
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Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
House holds William Barr, Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress
Discussion: Splinter and The Week
Natalie Andrews / Wall Street Journal:
House Votes to Hold Ross, Barr in Contempt Over Citizenship Question on Census
Discussion: Washington Post and POLITICUSUSA
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Jon Stewart Eviscerates Rand Paul for Blocking 9/11 Victim Funding: 'It's an Abomination'  —  The former ‘Daily Show’ host told Fox News that Paul was trying to “balance the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first responder community.”  —  One month ago, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart went …
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Rand Paul blocks Senate from approving 9/11 victim compensation fund  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to pass an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.  —  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) tried to win the Senate's consent to approve …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Gizmodo Media Staff Enraged at New CEO's ‘Insane’ Direction  —  High-level staffers at the company that now owns ex-Gawker sites like Jezebel and Deadspin complain their new leader is destroying a famously freewheeling culture.  —  Leaning on editors to be nice to advertisers.
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“IT'S GOING TO BE STAGGERING, THE AMOUNT OF NAMES”: AS THE JEFFREY EPSTEIN CASE GROWS MORE GROTESQUE, MANHATTAN AND DC BRACE FOR IMPACT  —  The disgraced financier “collected people,” said a source.  Could some of them be implicated in his crimes?  Meanwhile, Alan Dershowitz ("He's a bad person" …
New York Times:
Puerto Ricans in Protests Say They've Had Enough  —  SAN JUAN, P.R. — Flags in hand, Puerto Ricans descended into the streets of San Juan on Wednesday, arriving by the thousands for several hours before the start of an enormous protest.  They filled a boulevard lined with palm trees …
Discussion: Jacobin, Skift and Mother Jones
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Louis Casiano / Fox News:
Thousands of Puerto Ricans gather to demand governor's resignation
Discussion: Associated Press
CNN:
US preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions  —  Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is reinforcing its controversial military relationship with Saudi Arabia by preparing to send hundreds of troops to the country amid increasing tensions with Iran.
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Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:   House votes to block Trump's arms sales to Saudi Arabia, setting up a likely veto
Washington Post:
Behind the scenes the night Trump partied at Mar-a-Lago with Jeffrey Epstein and NFL cheerleaders  —  Donald Trump was coming off a bruising few years: His casino and real estate business had teetered on the edge of collapse, awash in debt.  His marriage to Ivana Trump had disintegrated …
Mark Preston / CNN:
How to watch CNN's live debate drawing  —  (CNN)The candidate lineups for the upcoming Democratic presidential debates in Detroit will be decided by a live, random draw Thursday night during a special edition of Anderson Cooper 360 at 8 p.m. ET on CNN.  —  The CNN debate brings …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Dan Merica / CNN:
Here are the 2020 Democratic candidates who qualify for CNN's debate
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Where Is Ivanka?  —  Ivanka Trump wants it both ways.  —  Since joining her father's White House as a senior adviser in early 2017, the first daughter has reserved the right to toggle between a strict and loose construction of her portfolio.  When flashy opportunities arise …
Washington Post:
Border official in Clint accused of harassing mother of 12-year-old migrant who was in custody  —  A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent allegedly sought out an undocumented Guatemalan woman living in California, sent her Facebook messages and asked her to watch a live video of him masturbating …
Discussion: Splinter
Victor Fiorillo / Philadelphia Magazine:
Inga Saffron and Stu Bykofsky Absolutely Savaged Each Other at Stu's Farewell Party  —  Don't worry.  There's video.  —  When it's your last day on the job, assuming you've worked at your job for a long time, there will probably be a toast with some sort of alcoholic beverage.  You'll say a few words.
Megh Wright / Vulture:
The Garbage Man Speaks  —  ClickHole, a sister site of the Onion that parodies the internet's most clickbaity content, launched in June 2014, but it arguably wasn't until later that year that the site dropped its first timeless classic.  This was a post so widely shared that New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Just a random group of ‘Republicans’?  CNN doesn't tell the whole story about a Trump-loving panel  —  There's no question that the panel of women CNN interviewed about President Trump liked him a lot and don't think he's a racist, despite a congressional resolution to the contrary on Tuesday.
Discussion: twitchy.com, Hullabaloo and CNN
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Democratic lawmakers accuse their own party of proposing ‘deep’ cuts to health centers for poor  —  Several Democratic lawmakers are accusing members of their own party of advancing a plan that would have the effect of cutting health care services for millions of Americans in poor and rural parts …
New York Times:
A Border Kept Him From His Daughter.  Now He's Here to Say Goodbye.  —  Heydi Gámez Garcia, a 13-year-old from Honduras, waited for her father to join her in the United States.  But he was repeatedly stopped at the border.  —  He came too late.  —  BRENTWOOD, N.Y. …
The Texas Tribune:
Houston councilwoman Amanda Edwards jumps into Democratic primary in hopes of unseating Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn  —  Edwards joins an increasingly crowded field vying for the Democratic nomination for one of Texas' U.S. Senate seats.  The eventual nominee will face an incumbent who already has a $9 million war chest.
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
DNC warns 2020 campaigns not to use FaceApp ‘developed by Russians’  —  Washington (CNN)The Democratic National Committee sent a security alert to 2020 presidential campaigns Wednesday afternoon warning them not to use the popular smartphone application FaceApp, CNN has learned.
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Senate Republicans pray Trump will take budget deal  —  Congress and the White House are moving toward an ambitious budget deal, but the big question still remains: What will President Donald Trump do?  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican senators are pushing Trump …
Maggie Severns / Politico:
Obama and Clinton's bundlers are betting on these 3 candidates  —  Big-money Democratic donors have jumped off the sidelines of the presidential race, and three candidates are the clear winners of their support: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris.  —  Each of those three candidates received …
Discussion: Political Wire
 
 
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Agence France-Presse:
‘You had the Nobel Prize?’ Trump learns of Yazidi activist Murad
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
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Kaitlyn Folmer / ABC News:
Former IT contractor for Jeffrey Epstein says he quit over concerns about revealing pictures and topless young women
Discussion: The Root
Marc Thiessen / New York Post:
Dems insist ‘no one is above the law’ — except illegal immigrants
Denise Grady / New York Times:
Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency
Discussion: VICE and STAT
Isabella Borshoff / Politico:
Michel Barnier: Theresa May ‘never’ threatened EU with no-deal Brexit
Discussion: BBC and One America News Network
Greg Ip / Wall Street Journal:
China's State-Driven Growth Model Is Running Out of Gas
Discussion: The Week
Rahm Emanuel / Washington Post:
No, the Democratic Party hasn't lurched to the left
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Goads Crowd Into Urging Deportation of Congressional Democrat
Discussion: Breitbart
Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
Beating Susan Collins Might Take Younger Voters In The State With The Oldest Population
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
Trump and the dead end of conservative nationalism
Talia Lavin / GQ:
When Non-Jews Wield Anti-Semitism as Political Shield
Discussion: Jewish Insider and Washington Post