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8:10 AM ET, July 23, 2019

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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  —  An 18-year-old Dallas-born U.S. citizen has been in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for more than three weeks, his attorney says.
Discussion: twitchy.com and TheBlaze
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NBC News:
Abner, 17, describes 11 days of hunger and thirst at Yuma's border station  —  Abner said he gave food to younger migrant kids so they wouldn't go hungry, saw a guard hit a boy, and drank from the sink by cupping his unwashed hands.  —  CHICAGO — Abner, a 17-year-old Guatemalan boy …
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:   A U.S. citizen has been in immigration custody for nearly a month due to a paperwork snafu, attorney says
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
DOJ tells Mueller to limit testimony to his report  —  Justice Department officials have communicated to Robert Mueller that the department expects him to limit his congressional testimony this week to the public findings of his 448-page report, according to one current and one former U.S. official familiar with the preparations.
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Neal K. Katyal / New York Times:
With Three Simple Answers, Mueller Can Speak Volumes  —  For those who have read it, the special counsel's report speaks for itself.  For those who haven't, he can speak for it in Congress.  —  Mr. Katyal was an acting solicitor general in the Obama administration.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The media is getting a second chance to cover Robert Mueller's findings — and this time get it right
Washington Post:
Justice Department tells Mueller to not answer a wide swath of questions
Discussion: Hot Air, CNBC and The Week
Just Security:
35 Questions for Congress to Ask Robert Mueller (+ Questions from Readers)
Fox News:
Read the letter: Department of Justice instructs Mueller to keep testimony to information from his report
Discussion: Axios and Townhall
Ronald A. Klain / Washington Post:
Robert Mueller's testimony seems destined to disappoint. But Democrats could make it worthwhile.
Discussion: Politico and Vox
New York Times:
Federal Budget Would Raise Spending by $320 Billion  —  WASHINGTON — White House and congressional negotiators reached accord on a two-year budget on Monday that would raise spending caps and lift the government's debt ceiling, likely averting a fiscal crisis but splashing still more red ink on an already surging deficit.
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Deficit Don?  Red ink gushes in Trump era  —  President Donald Trump may have to hand out some new nicknames — for himself — after endorsing a bipartisan budget deal with Congress: “Trillion Dollar Trump?”  “Deficit Don?”  —  With a new bipartisan budget deal that does nothing to cut federal spending …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Deal or no deal?  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  CAPITOL HILL has reached a budget deal.  We say it like that because we do not yet have definitive evidence that President DONALD TRUMP is supporting this agreement.  He tweeted that he was “pleased to announce that a deal has been struck” …
Jennifer Haberkorn / Los Angeles Times:
Trump announces deal with Democratic and GOP leaders on budget and debt ceiling
Brian Riedl / National Review:
New Budget Deal Puts Final Nail in the Tea-Party Coffin
Discussion: The Resurgent
Jordain Carney / The Hill:   Trump, Democrats clinch two-year budget deal
Trent Spiner / Politico:
Behind Pence's Air Force Two cancellation: A drug dealer  —  Vice President Mike Pence was one short plane ride away from shaking hands with an alleged interstate drug dealer.  —  Pence abruptly canceled his trip to Manchester, N.H., earlier this month but never said why he was pulled from Air Force Two at the last minute.
Emma Ockerman / VICE:
The Cop Who Said AOC “Needs A Round” Just Got Fired  —  The Louisiana cop who called AOC a “vile idiot” who “needs a round” has reportedly been fired, along with a fellow cop who “liked” the post.  —  Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson on Monday afternoon fired officer Charlie Rispoli and another officer …
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Chad Calder / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Two Gretna officers fired: One posted Ocasio-Cortez ‘needs a round,’ 2nd hit ‘like’ button
Heather Stewart / The Guardian:
Boris Johnson elected new Tory leader  —  Former foreign secretary will succeed Theresa May as Britain's next prime minister after beating Jeremy Hunt  —  Play Video  —  Boris Johnson will become Britain's next prime minister after being elected leader of the Conservative party …
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BBC:
Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and PM  —  Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister.  —  He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival's 46,656.
Miriam Jordan / New York Times:
More Than 2,000 Migrants Were Targeted in Raids.  35 Were Arrested.  —  More than 2,000 migrants who were in the United States illegally were targeted in widely publicized raids that unfolded across the country last week.  But figures the government provided to The New York Times on Monday show …
Discussion: CNN
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Tom Polansek / Reuters:
Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 million people from food stamps  —  CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said.
Discussion: Fox News
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Laura Reiley / Washington Post:
Trump administration proposal would push 3 million Americans off food stamps
Discussion: Axios and Common Dreams
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Poll: Americans Not Sold On Trump — Or Democrats  —  Democratic presidential candidates are proposing lots of progressive policies in this election.  And while those policies may resonate with the party base, some of those ideas are not popular with a general election electorate, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.
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William Cummings / USA Today:
President Trump's job approval rating reaches high mark in NPR/PBS/Marist poll after racist tweets
Discussion: Shareblue Media
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Trump met with Nunes to talk intel chief replacements  —  President Donald Trump recently spoke to top House Intelligence Republican Devin Nunes about replacements for the country's intelligence chief — the latest sign that Dan Coats' tenure may be short-lived.
New York Times:
These Michigan Voters Show How Trump's ‘Go Back’ Attack May Help Him  —  PORT HURON, Mich. — As President Trump presses his attacks against four women of color in Congress, suggesting they are unpatriotic and should leave the country, many voters in this city on Lake Huron are embracing his …
Discussion: CNN
Tess Bonn / The Hill:
Giuliani warns Epstein case could ‘implicate a lot of people’  —  Rudy Giuliani, a personal attorney for President Trump, warned Monday that a renewed investigation into registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein could potentially implicate many more prominent individuals.
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Lauren Gardner / Politico:
Kelly Craft was out of Canada for half her days as ambassador  —  President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, spent the equivalent of seven months of her 20-month tenure as U.S. ambassador to Canada back in the United States in places where she had homes …
Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Gillibrand: Female senators unfairly blamed for Franken exit  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday that she doesn't regret calling for Al Franken's resignation from the Senate and that female senators are being blamed for it in a way their male colleagues are not.
Discussion: Associated Press
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Dispute builds over Georgia lawmaker's confrontation at grocery store  —  A confrontation at a grocery store between a black state legislator and a man she accused of demanding that she “go back” to where she came from has led to barbed attacks from partisan leaders, calls for her to resign and threats of litigation.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
‘Racially charged’: Reuters is struggling with descriptions of Trump's racist tweets  —  A mystery hangs over a story that Reuters published on July 16 regarding President Trump's racist tweets regarding four Democratic congresswomen of color: … Emphasis added to ask several questions: From where do those quotation marks come?
Discussion: CNN and Townhall, more at Mediagazer »
Robert Reich / American Prospect:
How Corporate Welfare Hurts You  —  The logo for Boeing appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  —  You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs”—by which they mean programs that provide health care or safety nets to ordinary Americans.
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Kamala Harris and Jerry Nadler Team on Major Marijuana Legislation  —  The new legislation would go far beyond simply decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level.  —  Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) are teaming up on sweeping legislation aimed …
Discussion: CNN, Vox and Politico
Eryn Brown / Washington Post:
Chris Kraft, godfather of NASA's Mission Control, dies at 95  —  Chris Kraft, an aeronautical engineer who helped shape the success of NASA's manned space missions in the 1960s as the godfather of the ground-based Mission Control organization, died July 22, two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
 
 
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Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Biden announces criminal justice policy sharply at odds with his '94 crime law
Discussion: Axios and New York Times
Ed Burmila / The Baffler:
This is Going to Get Worse  —  “Send her back” is what Trumpism has been all along
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Fake Science of Global Warming
Sarah Emerson / VICE:
Under Trump, 26% of Climate Change References Have Vanished From .Gov Sites
Discussion: Splinter
Ken Dalecki / National Press Club:
Club member Kay Shaw Nelson, ex-CIA spy, dies at 93
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Deregulation explodes under Trump, 13 regulations killed for every new one, $33B saved
Discussion: Power Line
 Earlier Items: 
Jared Holt / Right Wing Watch:
Pizzagater Jack Posobiec Granted Fellowship By Increasingly White Nationalist Think Tank
Discussion: The Federalist
Tom Jawetz / Center for American Progress:
Endnotes  — While immigrants have always been an essential part …
Discussion: Breitbart and TheBlaze
Deb Haaland / New York Times:
Trump Wants Immigrants to ‘Go Back.’ Native Americans Don't.
VICE:
Why Democrats Could Be Heading for the Dreaded Contested Convention
John Solomon / The Hill:
How Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann's offer to an oligarch could boomerang on DOJ
Discussion: The National Interest
Blake Apgar / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Former Nevada Sen. John Ensign divorces wife
Discussion: Roll Call
CNBC:
Betsy DeVos and family see profits soar after Trump tax reform bill, deregulation efforts
Discussion: The Stranger