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9:15 AM ET, July 23, 2019


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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.
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.
Eric Felten / RealClearInvestigations:
The Shaky Standing of Mueller's Footnotes  —  Jule 23, 2019  —  The Mueller report.  Top photo: Its author, left, with his successor as FBI boss, James Comey, who looms large not just in height but in the report's footnotes.  —  Who knew that the humble footnote would loom so large …
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Most Republicans plan to tune out Mueller probe: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  (Reuters) - When Robert Mueller testifies before Congress on Wednesday about his probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, a key part of the U.S. public appears likely to tune out - Republicans.
Discussion: Political Wire
The Daily Beast:
Can Mueller Cut Through Barr's ‘Fog of Propaganda’?
Discussion: Washington Post
Washington Post:
Justice Department tells Mueller to not answer a wide swath of questions
Discussion: Hot Air, CNBC and The Week
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The media is getting a second chance to cover Robert Mueller's findings — and this time get it right
Just Security:
35 Questions for Congress to Ask Robert Mueller (+ Questions from Readers)
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: and TheBlaze
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:   A U.S. citizen has been in immigration custody for nearly a month due to a paperwork snafu, attorney says
Anna Kaplan / The Daily Beast:   18-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Has Been in CBP and ICE Custody for Three Weeks
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.
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 …
Hugo Gye / The Sun:
BOJO BLOWS IN Boris anoints himself ‘The Dude’ to ‘deliver Brexit, unite the country, defeat Corbyn and energise’ as he thumps Hunt to be new Prime Minister  —  BORIS Johnson today declared himself “The Dude” as he was named the next Prime Minister after defeating Jeremy Hunt in a landslide.
Stephen Castle / New York Times:
Boris Johnson to Be U.K. Prime Minister After Winning Party Vote  —  LONDON — Boris Johnson, Britain's brash former foreign secretary, on Tuesday won the contest to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, with his party handing the job of resolving the country's three-year Brexit nightmare …
Boris Johnson elected Tory leader, set to become UK PM
Discussion: Breitbart
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.
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” …
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 …
Heather Caygle / Politico:   ‘Another white guy in the race’: Dems perplexed by Tom Steyer's run
Jennifer Haberkorn / Los Angeles Times:
Trump announces deal with Democratic and GOP leaders on budget and debt ceiling
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
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:   Usually talkative Trump silent on asylum changes
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 …
Chad Calder / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Two Gretna officers fired: One posted Ocasio-Cortez ‘needs a round,’ 2nd hit ‘like’ button
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 …
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
Laura Reiley / Washington Post:
Trump administration proposal would push 3 million Americans off food stamps
Discussion: Axios, Slate and Common Dreams
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
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.
William Cummings / USA Today:
President Trump's job approval rating reaches high mark in NPR/PBS/Marist poll after racist tweets
Discussion: Shareblue Media
Ed Burmila / The Baffler:
This is Going to Get Worse  —  “Send her back” is what Trumpism has been all along  —  This is what Donald Trump is, and what Donald Trump always was.  The Baffler  —  W  —  O  —  R  —  D  —  F  —  C  —  T  —  O  —  R  —  Y  —  WATCHING A VIRTUALLY ALL-WHITE CROWD of viciously angry …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Fake Science of Global Warming  —  Francis Menton sticks it to the global warming lobby, good and hard: … This is not science, obviously.  There is much more at the link, but I will close with this: … It turns out to be exceptionally close:  —  This is from the article by Povlovsky and Kauppinen:
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.
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 …
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Lawyers For Trump ‘Super Fan’ Cesar Sayoc Say Trump's Rhetoric Inspired Terrorist Plot On Democrats  —  “A rational observer may have brushed off Trump's tweets as hyperbole, but Mr. Sayoc took them to heart,” his attorneys wrote.  —  Cesar Sayoc, the fanatical Donald Trump fan …
Discussion: UPI
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Robert Reich / American Prospect:
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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
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Kamala Harris and Jerry Nadler Team on Major Marijuana Legislation
Discussion: CNN, Politico and Vox
Eryn Brown / Washington Post:
Chris Kraft, godfather of NASA's Mission Control, dies at 95
Sarah Emerson / VICE:
Under Trump, 26% of Climate Change References Have Vanished From .Gov Sites
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Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Gillibrand: Female senators unfairly blamed for Franken exit
Discussion: Associated Press
 Earlier Items: 
Ken Dalecki / National Press Club:
Club member Kay Shaw Nelson, ex-CIA spy, dies at 93
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
John Solomon / The Hill:
How Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann's offer to an oligarch could boomerang on DOJ
Discussion: RedState and The National Interest
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
‘Racially charged’: Reuters is struggling with descriptions of Trump's racist tweets
Discussion: CNN and Townhall, more at Mediagazer »
Blake Apgar / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Former Nevada Sen. John Ensign divorces wife
Discussion: Roll Call