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10:15 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
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
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, Jewish Insider and Fox News
Michael Crowley / New York Times:
At Rally, President Accuses Liberal Critics of Seeking the Nation's ‘Destruction’  —  GREENVILLE, N.C. — President Trump road-tested his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen on Wednesday, casting them as avatars of anti-American radicalism and reiterating his call for them to leave the country …
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
Mediaite:   Brian Kilmeade: Trump Rally ‘Send Her Back’ Chants Gave ‘MSNBC and CNN Something to Focus On’
Gabby Orr / Politico:   Senate Republicans pray Trump will take budget deal
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" …
Discussion: Hullabaloo, New York Times and Eschaton
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Wall Street Journal:
Epstein Scandal Brings Legal Titans to Blows  —  Four-year battle between David Boies, Alan Dershowitz turns uglier following financier's arrest  —  The arrest of Jeffrey Epstein is escalating a long-simmering fight between two of the nation's best-known lawyers, Alan Dershowitz and David Boies.
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
CNN:
Elizabeth Warren's new plan targets Wall Street and private equity ‘vampires’  —  Elizabeth Warren: Giant corporations need to be called out  —  (CNN)Elizabeth Warren pivoted her presidential campaign on Thursday to the issue that made the Massachusetts senator a hero of the progressive left long …
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Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
End Wall Street's Stranglehold On Our Economy  —  Last month, I announced my economic patriotism agenda — a commitment to fundamentally change the government's approach to the economy so we put American workers and middle-class prosperity ahead of multinational profits and Wall Street bonuses.
Discussion: CNBC and American Prospect
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.
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
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 …
Discussion: Reason, Vanity Fair, CNN and Roll Call
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Rand Paul blocks Senate from approving 9/11 victim compensation fund
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Scaramucci disinvited from Florida GOP fundraiser for bashing Trump's ‘racially charged’ attacks  —  The Palm Beach County GOP disinvited Anthony Scaramucci from addressing its annual fundraising event after the short-lived former White House spokesman criticized President Trump's …
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 …
Morning Consult:
Morning Consult's Senator Approval Rankings  —  On a daily basis, Morning Consult is surveying over 5,000 registered voters across the United States on their senators.  Each quarter, we'll update this page with the latest survey data, providing an in-depth look at how all 100 U.S. senators stand with voters in their state.
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Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
How Trump Is Weighing on 2020's Most Vulnerable Senators
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
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
Jacob Heilbrunn / NYR Daily:
National Conservatism: Retrofitting Trump's GOP with a Veneer of Ideas  —  From the outset of his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump has sought to reinvent the Republican Party in his own image by sounding nationalist themes, including his initial pledge in his foreign policy speech …
Discussion: Reason and Spectator USA
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Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
Trump and the dead end of conservative nationalism
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.
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: Mediaite, twitchy.com, Hullabaloo, CNN and VICE
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.
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
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 …
Ashley Feinberg / Slate:
Jake Tapper Appears to Have Taken a Break From Truth-Telling  —  Late this afternoon, after increasing tensions among the House Democratic caucus seemed to pause in the wake of Donald Trump's racist tweets about Reps. Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib, CNN anchor Jake Tapper had some news.
 
 
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Agence France-Presse:
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The Texas Tribune:
Houston councilwoman Amanda Edwards jumps into Democratic primary in hopes of unseating Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn
Marc Thiessen / New York Post:
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Denise Grady / New York Times:
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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
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Democratic lawmakers accuse their own party of proposing ‘deep’ cuts to health centers for poor
New York Times:
A Border Kept Him From His Daughter. Now He's Here to Say Goodbye.
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
DNC warns 2020 campaigns not to use FaceApp ‘developed by Russians’