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10:15 PM ET, July 23, 2019


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Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Key Aide Will Appear Alongside Mueller During Hearings  —  WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III's longtime right-hand aide will appear beside him at the witness table during Wednesday's hearing with the House Judiciary Committee to assist as needed as the former special counsel answers questions …
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Bill Barr Already Won
Discussion: Axios and Washington Post
CNN:   Trump irritated — not anxious — ahead of Mueller testimony
Josh Campbell / CNN:
Robert Mueller will frustrate the hell out of Congress
Discussion: National Review
Martin Matishak / Politico:
Ahead of Mueller testimony, Democrats rip into McConnell on election security
Discussion: ABC News
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Mueller Makes Last-Minute Request Ahead Of Testimony, And Republicans Aren't Happy About It
Chase Madar / BuzzFeed News:
Ilhan Omar's Anti-Semitism Is Becoming A Load-Bearing Myth For American Politics  —  When House Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments about the Israel lobby took over the news cycle earlier this year, they struck some as innocuously accurate, others as impolitic, while for others they were outrageous and inflammatory.
Kadia Goba / BuzzFeed News:
The House Voted To Condemn The Boycott Israel Movement Over Protests From Reps. Ilhan Omar And Rashida Tlaib  —  The measure to formally condemn the BDS movement passed the House overwhelmingly Tuesday night.  “Dissent is how we nurture democracy,” Tlaib said.  —  Reporting From  —  Washington, DC
Sarah Ferris / Politico:   House condemns Israel boycott over liberal objections
Kera Bolonik / The Cut:
The Most Gullible Man in Cambridge A Harvard Law professor who teaches a class on judgment wouldn't seem like an obvious mark, would he?  —  It was just supposed to have been a quick Saturday-morning errand to buy picture hooks.  On March 7, 2015, Harvard Law professor Bruce Hay, then 52 …
Emily Guskin / Washington Post:
How Americans view Mueller and impeachment, in five charts  —  Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify before Congress on Wednesday about his investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.
Discussion: Politico
Rachael Bade / Washington Post:   ‘A lack of urgency’: Democrats frustrated as House investigators struggle to unearth major revelations about Trump
Hannah Gilberstadt / Pew Research Center:   For the first time, majority of Republicans express confidence in the fairness of Mueller's investigation
Joseph Zeballos-Roig / Business Insider:
Joe Biden says he didn't think anyone thought Trump ‘would be as bad as he is’ during the 2016 presidential election  — Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview that he didn't believe anyone thought during the 2016 presidential election that President Trump would be as divisive as he turned out to be.
Joe Biden for President:
Justice - Joe Biden for President  —  The Biden Plan for Strengthening America's Commitment to Justice Equality, equity, justice - these ideas form the American creed.  We have never lived up to it and we haven't always gotten it right, but we've never stopped trying.
New York Times:
Neil Armstrong's Death, and a Stormy, Secret $6 Million Settlement  —  When Neil Armstrong died in a Cincinnati hospital two weeks after undergoing heart surgery in 2012, his family released a touching tribute addressing the astronaut's millions of admirers around the globe.
Discussion: New York Post
New York Times:   Trump Sues New York and Congress to Shield His State Tax Returns
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Trump sues House Democrats to block release of state tax returns
Discussion: Politico
Jared Holt / Right Wing Watch:
This GOP Challenger to Ilhan Omar ‘100%’ Stands with QAnon  —  Danielle Stella, a Republican candidate seeking to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar from the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020, firmly supports the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to someone identifying themselves as communications volunteer …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Splinter
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:   Rep. Ilhan Omar's Republican Challenger Appears to be a QAnon Conspiracy Theorist
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
We Jailed An American Citizen for Having Brown Skin  —  That's not “populism” and it's sure as hell not “patriotism.”  —  We needed to jail Francisco Galicia until our country's representatives could figure out what the hell was going on.  —  This was the position of the Trump administration …
Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department to Open Broad, New Antitrust Review of Big Tech Companies  —  Inquiry signals Barr's deep interest in tech sector, poses threat to companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple  —  WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is opening a broad antitrust review …
Brian Beutler / Crooked Media:
The Case for A More Fighting Democratic Party  —  There's a battle underway between the left and the center for the soul of the Democratic Party.  On the left, insurgent presidential candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, along with freshman legislators like “The Squad,” …
Aidan Smith / The Nation:   The Overlooked Difference Between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren
Bloomberg Law:
Sanders White House Campaign Hit with Federal Labor Complaint  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign has been hit with an unfair labor practice complaint alleging illegal employee interrogation and retaliation against staffers.  —  The July 19 complaint …
The Babylon Bee:   Sanders Campaign Raises Pay To $700 Per Hour By Laying Off Everyone Except Bernie
Washington Post:
'We're like Thelma and Louise': Republicans shrug at deficits under Trump  —  In 2011, with the nation still climbing back from the Great Recession, Republicans threatened global markets by refusing to raise the federal debt limit unless President Obama and the Democrats agreed to steep, across-the-board spending cuts for years to come.
John Harwood / CNBC:   Why the GOP keeps losing the fight in budget deals
John Solomon / The Hill:
Robert Mueller soon may be exposed as the ‘magician of omission’ on Russia  —  While most of the political world focused its attention elsewhere, special prosecutor John Durham's team quietly reached out this summer to a lawyer representing European academic Joseph Mifsud …
Discussion: Just Security
New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein Moved Money Overseas in Transactions His Bank Flagged to U.S.  —  As Deutsche Bank officials this year scrambled to extricate themselves from a yearslong relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financier charged this month with sex trafficking, they uncovered suspicious transactions …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Trump transition adviser convicted on foreign-agent charges  —  A federal jury on Tuesday convicted Bijan Rafiekian, a former business partner of Michael Flynn, on a pair of foreign-agent felony charges stemming from work the two men did for Turkish interests during the final months of the Trump presidential campaign in 2016.
New York Times:
Trump Relies on Populist Language, but He Mostly Sides With Corporate Interests  —  WASHINGTON — History will record last week as a moment when President Trump turned to raw racial appeals to attack a group of nonwhite lawmakers, but his attacks also underscored a remarkable fact of his first term …
CBS News:
Thousands of unaccompanied migrant children could be detained indefinitely  —  An unprecedented number of unaccompanied migrant children are at risk of spending the rest of their childhoods in federal custody, CBS News learned in an exclusive interview with the head of the Office of Refugee Resettlement …
Discussion: Axios
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Fox News helped radicalize domestic terrorist Cesar Sayoc, say his lawyers  —  Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty in March to mailing improvised explosive devices to 13 people, including many prominent Democratic figures, among them former president Barack Obama, former vice president Joe Biden …
Miami Herald:
He's a Chinese billionaire and a member of Trump's Mar-a-Lago.  Is he also a communist spy?  |  Miami Herald  —  He's a Chinese billionaire and a member of Trump's Mar-a-Lago.  Is he also a communist spy?
Discussion: Florida Politics
Anna Bauman / Detroit Free Press:
Dearborn burger franchise founded in Israel delays opening after backlash, threats  —  A franchisee has delayed the scheduled opening of his Burgerim restaurant in Dearborn amid backlash from the Arab-American community over the popular burger company's Israeli roots.
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Matthew Vann / ABC News:
Gold star dad tells Trump to go to Arlington for ‘proof of multiracial democracy’
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Former Justice John Paul Stevens traveled to Portugal at age 99, Ginsburg reveals at his funeral
Discussion: The Week
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Jon Stewart's Outrage Forced Washington to Actually Do Something Good
Discussion: NPR and Mediaite
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
The Man Who Built The Retweet: “We Handed A Loaded Weapon To 4-Year-Olds”
Washington Post:
Newly unsealed exhibits in opioid case reveal inner workings of the drug industry
Discussion: LAist
John Bresnahan / Politico:
House prepares to formally endorse Trump-related subpoenas
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Jane Coaston / Vox:
A question for conservatives: what if the left was right on race?
Discussion: The College Fix
C.J. Ciaramella / Reason:
Tucker Carlson's Unhinged Rant Against Prison Reform Makes Us All Dumber
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
Who is Kamala Harris, really? Ask her sister Maya.
Maxwell Strachan / HuffPost:
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