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Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
A U.S. citizen has been in immigration custody for nearly a month due to a paperwork snafu, attorney says
Discussion: VICE
NBC News:   Abner, 17, describes 11 days of hunger and thirst at Yuma's border station
Anna Kaplan / The Daily Beast:   18-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Has Been in CBP and ICE Custody for Three Weeks
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.
Discussion: Washington Post and Law & Crime
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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 …
Josh Campbell / CNN:   Robert Mueller will frustrate the hell out of Congress
The Daily Beast:
Can Mueller Cut Through Barr's ‘Fog of Propaganda’?
Discussion: Washington Post
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Most Republicans plan to tune out Mueller probe: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Discussion: Political Wire
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
DOJ tells Mueller to limit testimony to his report
New York Times:
Despite Rhetorical Appeals, Trump Has Accomplished Little for Working Class  —  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 …
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Issues & Insights:
A Budget Disaster of Epic Proportions  —  Three days after President Trump told his aides to look for deep cuts in federal spending for 2020, he agreed to a budget deal that blows a $320 billion hole in the spending caps and allows a two-year suspension of the debt ceiling.
Discussion: Instapundit
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Deficit Don? Red ink gushes in Trump era
Discussion: Washington Post
Heather Caygle / Politico:
‘Another white guy in the race’: Dems perplexed by Tom Steyer's run
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Deal or no deal?
New York Times:
Federal Budget Would Raise Spending by $320 Billion
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.
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Washington Post:   Boris Johnson, Brexit cheerleader, to become Britain's next prime minister
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 …
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 and Progress Pond
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Tami Luhby / CNN:
Trump administration proposal could kick 3 million off food stamps
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, USDA and UPI
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
US attorney general William Barr says Americans should accept security risks of encryption backdoors  —  U.S. attorney general William Barr has said consumers should accept the risks that encryption backdoors pose to their personal cybersecurity to ensure law enforcement can access encrypted communications.
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Sherrod Brown Is the Only Democrat in America Not Running for President  —  EL PASO, Tex. — As 20 Democrats debated on national television, Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and his wife, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz, texted each other a running critique of the candidates.
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 …
Discussion: The Week
Walter Shapiro / Roll Call:
Moderation in the Trump era?  Democrats, it's futile  —  OPINION — The tone of the letter from the Columnists' Guild I'm expecting any minute now will be as stiff as the old-fashioned stationery it's printed on.  It will note that I am “derelict in your duties” and “an embarrassment …
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Heritage Blasts ‘Vengeful’ Conservative Critics—Including Its Former President  —  In a lengthy internal memo, Kay Coles James hammered reporting in the new book “American Carnage” and accused her predecessor of leaking unflattering details about the think tank.
CNN:
ICE officers came for a Tennessee man.  His neighbors stepped in to stop them  —  (CNN)When US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers tried to take a Tennessee man into custody early Monday morning, the man's neighbors stepped up to stop them, CNN affiliates WTVF and WZTV reported.
Discussion: Washington Post, Daily Kos and WTVF-TV
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 …
NBC News:
Human rights groups lead chorus of alarm over new Trump administration commission  —  A trio of letters sent Tuesday voice concern over the administration's new “Commission on Unalienable Rights.”  —  WASHINGTON — Hundreds of prominent human rights organizations, presidential candidates …
Discussion: Politico
VICE:
EXCLUSIVE: HHS Is Shutting Down the Model Facility for Migrant Kids It Showed Off to Journalists  —  When the Department of Health and Human Services wanted to show how well it was treating unaccompanied minors in its custody, it invited journalists and politicians to visit a new emergency shelter …
Jeffrey Cimmino / Washington Free Beacon:
Gabbard: ‘Kamala Harris is Not Qualified to Serve as Commander in Chief’  —  'She's got no background or experience in foreign policy'  —  Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) argued Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) is not qualified to serve as commander in chief during an appearance on Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis on Tuesday.
Carol E. Lee / NBC News:
Among the questions for Mueller: Why wasn't Donald Trump Jr. interviewed?  —  The president's son was the only American participant in the infamous Trump Tower meeting not to talk with investigators in the Russia probe.  —  WASHINGTON — Former special counsel Robert Mueller is likely …
Josh Lederman / NBC News:
Doctors find differences in brains of U.S. diplomats who alleged mystery attacks in Cuba  —  Doctors found “significant differences” but couldn't say if they were caused by whatever happened in Cuba or if those differences were tied to symptoms.  —  WASHINGTON — A group …
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
 
 
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Jon Gerberg / Washington Post:
'I just don't want to kill 10 million people': Trump's comments reverberate in Afghanistan
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
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Joseph Berger / New York Times:
Paul Krassner, Anarchist, Prankster and a Yippies Founder, Dies at 87
Discussion: Althouse and Hullabaloo
Eugene Scott / Washington Post:
Can Democrats do anything to combat being painted as socialists?
Betsy Klein / CNN:
Donald Trump Jr. to become an author this November
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Usually talkative Trump silent on asylum changes
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
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Discussion: UPI
Robert Reich / American Prospect:
How Corporate Welfare Hurts You
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Biden announces criminal justice policy sharply at odds with his '94 crime law
Ed Burmila / The Baffler:
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Fake Science of Global Warming
John Solomon / The Hill:
How Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann's offer to an oligarch could boomerang on DOJ
Discussion: RedState and The National Interest