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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 …
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Josh Campbell / CNN:
Robert Mueller will frustrate the hell out of Congress
Discussion: National Review
CNN:
Trump irritated — not anxious — ahead of Mueller testimony
Discussion: Political Wire
Martin Matishak / Politico:
Ahead of Mueller testimony, Democrats rip into McConnell on election security
Discussion: ABC News
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
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Michael Brice-Saddler / Washington Post:
Trump falsely tells auditorium full of teens the Constitution gives him ‘the right to do whatever I want’  —  President Trump believes the Constitution gives him a wide breadth of power.  That's the message he delivered ― not for the first time — on Tuesday while addressing a crowd …
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Bill Barr Already Won
Discussion: Washington Post and Axios
Hannah Gilberstadt / Pew Research Center:   For the first time, majority of Republicans express confidence in the fairness of Mueller's investigation
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 …
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.
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John Harwood / CNBC:   Why the GOP keeps losing the fight in budget deals
Brian Beutler / Crooked Media:   The Case for A More Fighting Democratic Party
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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
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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Rep. Ilhan Omar's Republican Challenger Appears to be a QAnon Conspiracy Theorist
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 …
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Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:   MAGA Bomber's Lawyers Blame Trump, Sean Hannity for His Radicalization
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Lawyers For Trump ‘Super Fan’ Cesar Sayoc Say Trump's Rhetoric Inspired Terrorist Plot On Democrats
Discussion: ThinkProgress and UPI
Maria Sacchetti / Washington Post:
Trump vowed millions of immigration arrests in dramatic raids.  ICE caught 18 family members.  —  When President Trump vowed to deport “millions” of immigrants from the United States, he was telegraphing an Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation that targeted migrants with final deportation orders.
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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 …
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Obed Manuel / Dallas Morning News:
A Dallas-born citizen picked up by the Border Patrol has been detained for three weeks
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 …
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The Babylon Bee:   Sanders Campaign Raises Pay To $700 Per Hour By Laying Off Everyone Except Bernie
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
Who is Kamala Harris, really?  Ask her sister Maya.  —  DES MOINES — It was the Fourth of July, Independence Day, and Kamala Harris was explaining to her sister, Maya, that campaigns are like prisons.  —  She'd been recounting how in the days before the Democratic debate in Miami life had actually slowed down to a manageable pace.
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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 …
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.
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 …
U.S. Department of Justice:
Justice Department Reviewing the Practices of Market-Leading Online Platforms  —  Review Focuses on Practices that Create or Maintain Structural Impediments to Greater Competition and User Benefits  —  The Department of Justice announced today that the Department's Antitrust Division …
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Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department to Open Broad, New Antitrust Review of Big Tech Companies
Discussion: CNBC, more at Techmeme »
Maxwell Strachan / HuffPost:
The Fall Of Mic Was A Warning  —  “I don't need a pair of Nikes.  I need a 401(k)” — and other lessons from the death of a venture-backed, Facebook-dependent, millennial-focused news site.  —  Esther Bergdahl felt invigorated.  How could she not?  It was 2014, and she had just joined …
CNN:
Warplanes from four countries face off in Asian confrontation  —  Seoul (CNN)Warplanes from four countries faced off Tuesday in a chaotic and unprecedented confrontation above a small, disputed island off the coast of South Korea and Japan.  —  South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff issued …
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 …
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.
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
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.
Discussion: Axios and The Gateway Pundit
Washington Post:
Newly unsealed exhibits in opioid case reveal inner workings of the drug industry  —  This is a developing story.  Check back for more details.  —  Newly unsealed documents in a landmark lawsuit Tuesday in Cleveland show the pressure within drug companies to sell opioids in the face …
 
 
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Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Jon Stewart's Outrage Forced Washington to Actually Do Something Good
Discussion: NPR and Mediaite
Washington Post:
‘The British Trump’: Johnson and Trump may be chums, but U.S., UK policy differences remain
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
The Man Who Built The Retweet: “We Handed A Loaded Weapon To 4-Year-Olds”
John Bresnahan / Politico:
House prepares to formally endorse Trump-related subpoenas
Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
FBI's Wray says most domestic terrorism arrests this year involve white supremacy
Discussion: Politico and The Root
Hamid Shalizi / Reuters:
Kabul seeks clarification on Trump talk of wiping out Afghanistan
Jane Coaston / Vox:
A question for conservatives: what if the left was right on race?
Discussion: The College Fix
 Earlier Items: 
David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
Tlaib: BDS Movement Against Israel Like American Boycott of Nazi Germany
Discussion: Townhall and The Daily Caller
C.J. Ciaramella / Reason:
Tucker Carlson's Unhinged Rant Against Prison Reform Makes Us All Dumber
Aidan Smith / The Nation:
The Overlooked Difference Between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren
Morgan Phillips / Mediaite:
MSNBC Guests Keep Repeating False Claim That Fox News Isn't Covering the Mueller Hearings
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Mentions of Immigration as Top Problem Surpass Record High
Discussion: National Review, Townhall, RedState and IJR
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Sherrod Brown Is the Only Democrat in America Not Running for President