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Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
Progressive trying to unseat Nadler puts pressure on the N.Y. congressman with ‘Impeach Trump Now’ petition  —  An insurgent progressive candidate trying to unseat Jerry Nadler in 2020 is making the House Judiciary chairman's dithering stance on impeachment a major pushing point for her long-shot campaign.
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Washington Post:
Emerging budget deal likely to include few or no actual spending cuts, while lifting debt limit for two years  —  Deal taking shape days ahead of Congress' summer recess, but still awaits Trump's approval  —  White House and congressional negotiators rushing to hammer out the final details …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Democrats to face off against a reluctant Mueller
Discussion: Axios
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Ahead of Mueller hearings, top Democrats call Trump ‘unindicted co-conspirator’ …
Discussion: Townhall, Vox, The Guardian, Slate and Mediaite
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Nadler: Trump has broken the law “6 ways from Sunday”
Discussion: Breitbart
Kate Sullivan / CNN:   ‘Very substantial evidence’ Trump is ‘guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors,’ House Judiciary Chair says
Jelani Cobb / New Yorker:
Donald Trump's Idea of Selective Citizenship  —  Last week, the President wasn't just attacking four congresswomen of color; he was reanimating ideas whose prevalence wreaked havoc in the nation's past.  —  We have known since the earliest moments of Donald Trump's political life …
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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 …
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.
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.
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CBS News:   Biden, Warren, Harris and Sanders top 2020 field — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll
Dánica Coto / Associated Press:
Puerto Rico gov will not seek re-election, leaves his party  —  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek re-election or continue …
Discussion: Slate
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Axios:
Puerto Rico governor says he will not seek re-election amid mass protests
New York Times:   Defying Protests, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico Refuses to Resign
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
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein Pitched a New Narrative.  These Sites Published It.  —  After Jeffrey Epstein got out of the Palm Beach County jail in 2009, having served 13 months of an 18-month sentence resulting from a plea deal that has been widely criticized, he began a media campaign to remake his public image.
New York Times:
A Peculiarly Dutch Summer Rite: Children Abandoned in the Night Woods  —  It may sound extreme, but it's normal in the Netherlands.  —  AUSTERLITZ, the Netherlands — Shortly after 10 p.m. on a recent night, a car came to a stop at the edge of the woods.  The door opened to release three children …
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Robert Morgenthau, Longtime Manhattan District Attorney, Dies at 99  —  Robert M. Morgenthau, a courtly Knickerbocker patrician who waged war on crime for more than four decades as the chief federal prosecutor for Southern New York State and as Manhattan's longest-serving district attorney, died on Sunday in Manhattan.
Discussion: New York Post
Hayley Miller / HuffPost:
Cumulus Media Blocks Country Radio Stations From Airing Pete Buttigieg Interview  —  Nash FM's Blair Garner recorded an interview with the Democratic presidential candidate last week, but the broadcasting company spiked it.  —  Cumulus Media, one of the largest broadcasting companies in the country …
Discussion: Rolling Stone
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump's Bolton Doctrine: Why the president keeps his hawkish national security adviser  —  President Trump made small talk with the Irish prime minister as they sat in the Oval Office in mid-March, accompanied by a handful of senior American and Irish officials.
Osita Nwanevu / New Yorker:
Conservative Nationalism Is Trumpism for Intellectuals  —  On the final night of this past week's National Conservatism Conference, Senator Josh Hawley—a graduate of Stanford and Yale and a former instructor at an English private school—warned the attendees gathered in the ballroom …
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.
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
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.
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 …
Derrick Bryson Taylor / New York Times:
‘The Hate Is Real’: Black Georgia Lawmaker Says She Was Berated at Supermarket  —  Erica Thomas said a white man angry at how many items she had in an express lane checkout told her “go back where you came from.”  —  A black member of Georgia's House of Representatives said she had been the target …
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Chinese Money in the U.S. Dries Up as Trade War Drags On  —  WASHINGTON — Growing distrust between the United States and China has slowed the once steady flow of Chinese cash into America, with Chinese investment plummeting by nearly 90 percent since President Trump took office.
Discussion: New York Times
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 …
 
 
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Charles Kaiser / The Guardian:
The Man Who Sold America: Joy-Ann Reid hosts a Trump house of horrors
Renuka Rayasam / Politico:
Migrant mental health crisis spirals in ICE detention facilities
Washington Post:
Muslim countries joined China in defending its cultural genocide of Uighurs. Aren't they ashamed?
Anna Giaritelli / Washington Examiner:
Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Why ‘send her back’ is even worse than ‘lock her up’
Philip Wegmann / Real Clear Politics:
Cuccinelli, the Immigration Hawk After Trump's Own Heart
Discussion: The Root
New York Times:
Trump Sets the Terms on Racial Division. Do Democrats Know What to Do?
Holly Aguirre / Vanity Fair:
“THE GIRLS WERE JUST SO YOUNG”: THE HORRORS OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S PRIVATE ISLAND
 Earlier Items: 
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: Breitbart and IJR
Associated Press:
Police launch tear gas as Hong Kong protest turns violent
James Anderson / Associated Press:
In some states, GOP employs the recall as a political weapon
Associated Press:
New audio shows UK could not prevent Iran takeover of tanker
Discussion: Slate
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Meet the woman who ties Jeffrey Epstein to Trump and the Clintons
Discussion: New York Post
Miami Herald:
As Trump's reliable sycophant, Rubio drags us further into the president's swamp | Editorial