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7:25 PM ET, July 21, 2019

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Will Bunch / Inquirer.com:
I can't stop thinking about the little girl behind Trump and the hate she's being taught  —  I'm terrible at guessing ages, but if I had to guess I'd say she was about 12 or 13.  She was wearing a bright summery top and a red “Make America Great Again” cap that looks to be a half-size too big …
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Noah Weiland / New York Times:
In 88 Trips to Capitol Hill, Mueller Grew Weary of Partisanship  —  Dozens of hours of Robert S. Mueller III's congressional testimony since 1990 reveal his complex relationship with legislators.  —  WASHINGTON — Days after he was appointed special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III visited …
Discussion: Washington Post
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Nadler: Trump has broken the law “6 ways from Sunday”  —  House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on Fox News Sunday that Donald Trump has “violated the law 6 ways from Sunday,” and that he would be indicted if he were not president. … Why it matters: Nadler …
Discussion: Breitbart
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Democrats to face off against a reluctant Mueller
Discussion: Axios
Kate Sullivan / CNN:   ‘Very substantial evidence’ Trump is ‘guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors,’ House Judiciary Chair says
CBS News:
Most Americans disagree with Trump's “go back” tweets — CBS News poll  —  The controversy around President Trump's tweets last week comes at a time when nearly nine in 10 Americans see a nation divided along racial lines, and most believe the parties each hold different ideas about what makes a person an American.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Week
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CBS News:
Biden, Warren, Harris and Sanders top 2020 field — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll  —  Joe Biden continues to be the first choice among Democratic voters across the 2020 primary states holding contests through Super Tuesday.  However, rivals Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are gaining …
Washington Post:
Stephen Miller defends Trump's attacks on Rep. Omar
Discussion: USA Today, RedState and CNN
CBS News:
Early contests by the numbers: Democratic delegate race tightens — CBS News Battleground Tracker
Discussion: Opinion Today
Ali Watkins / New York Times:
He Wasn't Seeking to Kill a Mob Boss.  He Was Trying to Help Trump, His Lawyer Says.  —  In new court documents, the lawyer for Anthony Comello says he became obsessed by far-right QAnon conspiracy theories.  —  As his pickup truck roared toward the Todt Hill section of Staten Island …
Discussion: Law & Crime
Charles Sykes / America Magazine:
Dante, Trump and the moral cowardice of the G.O.P.  —  One of John F. Kennedy's favorite quotes was something he thought came from Dante: “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.”  —  As it turns out, the quote is apocryphal.
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Military studies ‘hyperfit’ women who pass grueling courses  —  ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, Mass. (AP) — In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women , at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have graduated Marine infantry school …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Washington Post:
Hundreds of Islamic State militants are slipping back into Iraq.  Their fight isn't over.  —  QAIM, Iraq — Islamic State militants who escaped the defeat of their self-declared caliphate in Syria earlier this year have been slipping across the border into Iraq, bolstering a low-level insurgency …
Miami Herald:
As Trump's reliable sycophant, Rubio drags us further into the president's swamp |  Editorial  —  Witnessing Sen. Marco Rubio's pathetic response last week to President Trump's latest racist outrages, it is impossible now to believe that Florida's senior senator was once hailed as …
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Chris Wallace burns down Stephen Miller over Trump's racist lies: He let ‘send her back’ chant ‘go for 13 seconds’  —  Things did not go well for Donald Trump adviser Stephen Miller when he appeared on Fox News Sunday morning.
Andy Newman / New York Times:
My Frantic Life as a Cab-Dodging, Tip-Chasing Food App Deliveryman  —  I had just started my lunch shift when the phone pinged: Uber Eats, pickup at Cocina del Sur on West 38th Street in Manhattan, five blocks away.  Great!  I pedaled down West 40th into congealing crosstown traffic.
Marisa Fernandez / Axios:
Cory Booker says Trump is “worse than a racist”  —  2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Cory Booker claimed on CNN's “State of the Union” Sunday that President Trump is “worse than a racist,” and that his rhetoric weaponizes race just as Gov. George Wallace — a staunch segregationist — did in his presidential campaigns.
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Eleanor Mueller / Politico:
Cory Booker charges Trump is ‘worse than a racist’
Discussion: Breitbart
Bianca Quilantan / Politico:
Elijah Cummings: Trump's words brings back bad memories of racism
Discussion: Breitbart and Axios
Garry Kasparov / New York Daily News:
The demagogue and the Democrats: Trump spits in the face of American values; the opposition party has no clue how to respond  —  Like nearly everyone else to ever leave his homeland, I would like to go back to where I came from.  I would like to have continued to live in my native Baku …
Holly Aguirre / Vanity Fair:
“THE GIRLS WERE JUST SO YOUNG”: THE HORRORS OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S PRIVATE ISLAND  —  Locals say Epstein was flying in underage girls long after his conviction for sex crimes—and authorities did nothing to stop him.  “It was like he was flaunting it,” says an employee at the airstrip on St. Thomas.
New York Times:
Trump Sets the Terms on Racial Division.  Do Democrats Know What to Do?  —  GREENVILLE, N.C. — President Trump waited for 13 seconds, as the chants from the crowd of thousands grew louder.  —  “Send her home!” the North Carolina audience yelled, mimicking Mr. Trump's recent tweet attacking a Somali-born Democratic congresswoman.
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Meet the woman who ties Jeffrey Epstein to Trump and the Clintons  —  How did wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein come to be palling around with Bill Clinton and Donald Trump?  —  People who know those involved said Epstein's connections to two U.S. presidents ran through one bubbly British heiress: Ghislaine Maxwell.
Discussion: New York Post
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James Anderson / Associated Press:
In some states, GOP employs the recall as a political weapon  —  DENVER (AP) — Republicans frustrated by losing their grip on political power in some Western states have begun deploying a new weapon: the recall.  —  Once reserved for targeting corrupt or inept elected officials …
 
 
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Philip Wegmann / Real Clear Politics:
Cuccinelli, the Immigration Hawk After Trump's Own Heart
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump's Bolton Doctrine: Why the president keeps his hawkish national security adviser
Axios:
Puerto Rico governor says he will not seek re-election amid mass protests
Maureen Callahan / New York Post:
In the #MeToo era, it's time to revisit Ted Kennedy's legacy
Discussion: Instapundit
Axios:
Scoop: Kushner to travel to Israel, Arab countries for discussions on peace plan
Joseph Simonson / Washington Examiner:
Biden won't promise Americans they'll keep their doctor under his healthcare plan
Discussion: IJR
Associated Press:
Police launch tear gas as Hong Kong protest turns violent
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Associated Press:
New audio shows UK could not prevent Iran takeover of tanker
Discussion: Slate
Adam Geller / Associated Press:
Sanders' early life in Brooklyn taught lessons, some tough
Ethan Cai / Campus Reform:
STUDY: Faculty diversity at near stand-still despite MILLIONS spent by universities
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
Elizabeth Warren Has Momentum. Can She Build a Movement?
Daily Mail:
Why I helped expose ambassador's embarrassing cables: Journalist, 19, behind Trump scoop comes forward …
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Guardian