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3:15 PM ET, July 20, 2019


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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
WATCH: Trump Hangs Melania and Ivanka Out to Dry, Says They Never Objected to Racist Chant  —  President Donald Trump contradicted reports that First Lady Melania Trump and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump objected privately to rally chants urging that U.S. citizen Rep. Ilhan Omar be sent back to Africa.
Annie Karni / New York Times:
In Another About-Face, Trump Refuses to Condemn ‘Send Her Back’ Chant  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday demonstrated the limited influence of allies or advisers who try to steer him away from pre-election racial and cultural fights.  He walked back his disavowal of a racially loaded chant …
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
Michelle Obama seemingly swipes at Trump amid ‘send her back’ controversy
Discussion: Breitbart and LifeZette
Lori Rozsa / Washington Post:
For ‘client’ Jeffrey Epstein, an unlocked cell in a Florida jail  —  PALM BEACH, Fla. — In 2008, a supervisor at the county jail here alerted staff members to the needs of an inmate serving an 18-month sentence for sex crimes involving a minor.  Jeffrey Epstein, he wrote in a memo …
Discussion: CNN, Daily Wire and The Week
New York Times:
U.K. Warns Iran of ‘Serious Consequences’ for Seizing Oil Tanker  —  LONDON — Britain on Saturday warned Iran that “there will be serious consequences” for seizing a British-owned oil tanker and warned ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial shipping route for the world's oil supplies.
Farnaz Fassihi / New York Times:
As Conflict With U.S. Grows, Some Iran Hard-liners Suggest Talking to Trump
Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:
Oliver Stone Asks Vladimir Putin to Be His Daughter's Godfather  —  “OK, we'll make her that,” the bootlicking filmmaker said when the Russian leader asked if she'd be willing to convert to Orthodox Christianity.  —  Filmmaker and conspiracy theorist Oliver Stone has made no secret …
Billings Gazette:
Gazette opinion: More a sycophant than a Senator  —  There is no shortage of fools in Washington, D.C.  —  Or even in Montana.  —  Because fools, as the saying goes, rush in where wise men fear to tread.  —  Wise men, or even those with common sense, would see President Donald Trump's most recent Twitter tirade and back away.
Harry Enten / CNN:
How Trump's 2020 reelection strategy could work — but probably won't  —  Washington (CNN)First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme from The Larry Sanders Show.  —  Poll of the week: A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that President Donald Trump's approval rating among voters nationwide is 45%.
Matt Vespa / Townhall:
The Democrats' ‘Ultimate Nightmare Scenario’: Trump Loses By 5 Million Votes.... And Still Wins Re-Election
Discussion: Breitbart and Instapundit
Associated Press:
Trump offers to guarantee A$AP Rocky's bail in Sweden  —  BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and “offered to personally vouch for his bail.”  —  Trump tweeted that during a “a very good call” …
Discussion: The Root, Slate and New York Times
Vivian Wang / New York Times:
House Democrats Prepare for Civil War as Challengers Plot Primary Battles  —  Several entrenched New York representatives will face progressive hopefuls seeking to replicate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's success.  —  Representative Jerrold Nadler has served in Congress for 27 years …
Discussion: Instapundit and Power Line
Daniel Dale / CNN:   Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ocasio-Cortez of calling Americans ‘garbage’
Becket Adams / Washington Examiner:
Andrea Mitchell messes up again, and coincidentally, it's in defense of Democrats
Discussion: Instapundit
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
No One Really Wants to ‘Send Her Back’  —  Don't exaggerate the significance of raucous chants.  —  The president can be very entertaining, but I don't pay much attention to political rallies, including his famously raucous ones.  —  For the faithful, the rallies are fun spectacles, like rock concerts or ball games.
Discussion: Power Line and The Gateway Pundit
Ernesto Londoño / New York Times:
‘The Antithesis of Bolsonaro’: A Gay Couple Roils Brazil's Far Right  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — The votes had been tallied, and the skies of Rio de Janeiro crackled with fireworks as supporters celebrated the decisive election of a far-right populist, Jair Bolsonaro, as Brazil's president.
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Mueller Hearings on Wednesday Present Make-or-Break Moment for Democrats  —  WASHINGTON — For more than two years, Democrats have hoped that Robert S. Mueller III would show the nation that President Trump is unfit for office — or at the very least, severely damage his re-election prospects.
Brian Kahn / Earther:
Scientists Wrote a Eulogy for Iceland's First Glacier Lost to Climate Change  —  That may sound like an Onion headline, but alas, it is not.  We've reached the point in our wild planetary experiment where humans are memorializing the things we're knowingly wiping out.
Jerry Dunleavy / Washington Examiner:
EXCLUSIVE: Buzz Aldrin wants to go back to the moon — as a first step to putting settlers on Mars  —  Dr. Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin is on an urgent mission: Get man back to the moon, and fast.  —  And Aldrin isn't afraid to ruffle feathers to advocate for what he sees as America's next big leap.
The Surprising Phone Call Ted Kennedy Made to His Mistress After a Woman Died in His Car in Chappaquiddick  —  In the early morning hours after Sen. Ted Kennedy crashed his car off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, killing his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, he turned first not to his wife — but to his mistress for help
Discussion:, Hot Air and RedState
Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Campaigning from behind: Lower-tier 2020ers seek comeback  —  FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As her campaign bus trundled along Interstate 80 toward the Michigan-Ohio border, Kirsten Gillibrand was offering wedding planning advice to one of her presidential campaign staffers who recently got engaged.
Jennifer Schuessler / New York Times:
Polishing the Nationalist Brand in the Trump Era  —  Conservative thinkers are trying to bring intellectual coherence to the Trumpian moment under the banner of nationalism.  But can it be cleansed of its darker currents?  —  WASHINGTON — Ever since Donald J. Trump laid waste …
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Arizona Dem Kyrsten Sinema joins GOP in push for program that would quickly deport migrants without valid asylum claims  —  Illegal immigration begins to fall as DHS reveals lower border apprehensions following US-Mexico partnership  —  Freshman Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. …
Discussion: Big League Politics, Townhall and IJR
William Lee / Chicago Tribune:
‘Ready to explode’: How a black boy's drifting raft triggered a deadly week of riots 100 years ago in Chicago  —  One hundred years ago, 7-year-old Juanita Mitchell should have been playing with other children in the streets during that summer's heat wave and getting to know her new home on Chicago's South Side.
Washington Post:
Trump tells aides to look for big spending cuts in second term, sowing confusion about budget priorities  —  President Trump has instructed aides to prepare for sweeping budget cuts if he wins a second term in the White House, five people briefed on the discussions said …
JM Rieger / Washington Post:
Trump criticized the U.S. for years.  Now he wants people who do that to leave.  —  On Friday, President Trump was asked again about his racist remarks aimed at four minority congresswomen.  He again doubled down.  —  “I'm unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman, in this case a different congresswoman …
Discussion: Slate, Breitbart and The Guardian
Nick Timiraos / Wall Street Journal:
Fed Officials Signal Quarter-Point Rate Cut Likely at July Meeting  —  Central bank's move viewed as insurance against sharper slowdown  —  Federal Reserve officials signaled they are ready to lower interest rates by a quarter-percentage point later this month, while indicating the potential …
Discussion: Political Wire
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
U.S. spy chief creates a new head of election security for intelligence agencies  —  Dan Coats announced Friday he has appointed a career official, Shelby Pierson, to serve as the first intelligence community election threats executive.  —  ASPEN, Colo. — The nation's top spy has created …
John Binder / Breitbart:
Twitter Suspends Angel Mom for Posting About Illegal Immigration  —  Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza, who heads the Angel Families organization, has been suspended from Twitter after posting about illegal immigration and raising awareness about the harms of sanctuary city policies.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Sen. Marco Rubio / Orlando Sentinel:
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Maggie Severns / Politico:
DNC raises $8.5 million in June
Discussion: Axios
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Obama's Pro-Iran Echo Chamber Finds New Ally in Rand Paul
Discussion: New Yorker, The Atlantic and Politico
Thomas Gibbons-Neff / New York Times:
The Army's Failure to Train and Equip Troops in Afghanistan
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Amazon hires Trump-allied lobbyist Jeff Miller as president threatens to intervene in battle over Pentagon contract
Discussion: GeekWire
Washington Post:
Internal drug company emails show indifference to opioid epidemic
Discussion: WBUR News
James Poniewozik / New York Times:
The Night Democracy Became the Lotto
Discussion: NB Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Pew Research Center:
Americans say the nation's political debate has grown more toxic and ‘heated’ rhetoric could lead to violence
Discussion: US News, The Root and National Review
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Mueller witness George Nader charged with transporting 14-year-old boy for sex, child porn
Discussion: CNN, Washington Post and Daily Wire
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Racial Resentment Is Down Since 2016
Trump Puts More GOP Money In His Own Pocket During Another Million-Dollar Golf Trip
MJ Lee / CNN:
Donald Trump's accusers: ‘The forgotten’ women of the #MeToo movement
The Intercept:
Democrat-Backed Centrist PAC Is Supporting a Republican Against a Vulnerable Swing-District Incumbent