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Jennifer Araoz / New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein Raped Me When I Was 15  —  Now I'm suing his estate and accomplices.  —  Ms. Araoz has filed a lawsuit against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein.  —  The first time I stepped into Jeffrey Epstein's mansion on the Upper East Side in the fall of 2001, I noticed his security cameras.
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Laura Curtis / Bloomberg:
Stocks Slide, Bonds Flash Warning After Weak Data: Markets Wrap  — U.S. 30-year yield hits record, 10- and two-year yields invert  — Data from China and Germany sours mood after tariff reprieve  —  Want the lowdown on European markets?  In your inbox before the open, every day.
Discussion: Splinter, The Week, CNBC and Raw Story
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Thomas Franck / CNBC:
Main yield curve inverts as 2-year yield tops 10-year rate, triggering recession warning  —  KEY POINTS  — The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was at 1.623%, below the 2-year yield at 1.634%.  — The last inversion of this part of the yield curve was in December 2005 …
Discussion: Political Wire and UPI
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Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
Stacey Abrams ‘Open’ to Being Vice President for Any Democratic Nominee
Discussion: New York Times
New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein Death: 2 Guards Slept Through Checks and Falsified Records  —  The guards did not check on him for three hours, officials said.  The disclosures came as the guards and the warden at the jail were removed.  —  The two guards who were in the jail unit where Jeffrey Epstein …
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Simon Shuster / TIME:
A Kremlin-Linked Firm Invested Millions in Kentucky.  Were They After More Than Money?  —  Last summer, it looked like things were finally about to change for Ashland, Ky. For two decades, the jobs that once supported this Appalachian outpost of 20,000 people on a bend in the Ohio River …
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Washington Post:
How a McConnell-backed effort to lift Russian sanctions boosted a Kentucky project
Discussion: The Week
Greg B. Smith / The City:
Anti-New York White Supremacist Hate is Rising, NYPD Says  —  When white nationalist Garrett Kelsey discovered an internet video castigating Nordic neo-Nazis, he allegedly turned his fury on the Manhattan-based Jewish group that posted it.  —  From his home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa …
Garrett Haake / NBC News:
Beto O'Rourke to deliver campaign reset speech Thursday  —  DALLAS — Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke plans to deliver his first major, written address on Thursday, offering a reset of his presidential campaign, a new focus and a fresh strategy for going forward in the wake of a mass shooting …
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David Siders / Politico:   O'Rourke plots return from 2020 sidelines
Andy Shain / Post and Courier:
Biden keeps large lead in SC's 2020 Democratic presidential primary  —  COLUMBIA — Despite two shaky debates and some recent misstatements, South Carolina Democratic voters still prefer former Vice President Joe Biden in the South's first presidential primary.
Discussion: Political Wire
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Waning of American Power?  Trump Struggles With an Asia in Crisis  —  The Trump administration has taken a hands-off approach to conflicts — from Kashmir to Hong Kong to the rivalry between Japan and South Korea — as Asian officials escalate the battles.  —  阅读.体 …
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David Brunnstrom / Reuters:   U.S. senator warns China on Hong Kong trade status if it intervenes in protests
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
New York Times demotes editor who sparked fury  —  New York (CNN Business)Jonathan Weisman, the deputy Washington editor for The New York Times (NYT), has been demoted after a pair of incidents in which he ignited controversy on Twitter (TWTR), the newspaper said Tuesday.
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Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Rot of journalism ethics at New York Times has turned into leftist plague
Windsor Mann / The Week:
Everyone will eventually turn on Trump.  Even Steve Doocy.  —  It's too soon to say when Donald Trump's presidency will end, but it's not too soon to say how it will end.  It will end in disgrace.  And when it does, Trump's defenders will turn on him.  —  Some already have.
Discussion: Business Insider and Breitbart
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
Top Pence aide will move to Pentagon as new press secretary  —  Alyssa Farah is leaving her job as Vice President Pence's spokeswoman at the end of the month and will join the Defense Department as press secretary, starting in September.  —  Farah began her tenure at the White House almost two years ago …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CNN
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Behind the scenes of Trump's new gun talks
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Advisers Are Wary as President Considers Gun Proposals  —  Following mass shootings, Trump is interested in exploring legislation with new gun restrictions, but his aides are divided on the right approach  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump's public push for gun-control measures …
Discussion: Political Wire
Max Boot / Washington Post:
National Review's ugly attack on me reflects the Trumpification of conservatism  —  I grew up reading National Review in the 1980s.  As I described in “The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right,” my father got me a subscription when I was 13 years old, and it shaped my worldview.
Discussion: Mediaite, Raw Story and twitchy.com
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Anita Kumar / Politico:
Why the Secret Service spent thousands at a Trump hotel  —  Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, flew to Canada for one of his regular visits to the Yukon mountains to hunt stone sheep with friends.  He was accompanied by Secret Service agents on that August 2017 trip …
Discussion: Raw Story
Penny Nance / The Federalist:
My Son's Freshman Orientation At Virginia Tech Was Full Of Leftist Propaganda  —  Now that I have witnessed college propaganda firsthand, I refuse to ignore the indefensible and discriminatory behavior of the liberal campus bullies anymore.  —  Are taxpayers funding academic institutions to indoctrinate our kids?
Joe Walsh / New York Times:
Trump Needs a Primary Challenge  —  The case for a contender from the right.  —  Mr. Walsh is a former Republican member of Congress from Illinois.  —  There's a strong case for President Trump to face a Republican primary challenger.  I know a thing or two about insurgencies.
Discussion: Contemptor
Aris Folley / The Hill:
Over 70,000 people sign petition to rename Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower after Obama  —  More than 70,000 people have signed onto a petition that seeks to rename the portion of Fifth Avenue in front of the Trump Tower in Manhattan after former President Obama.
Sarah Ruiz-Grossman / HuffPost:
Ken Cuccinelli: Statue Of Liberty Poem About ‘People Coming From Europe’  —  Trump's citizenship and immigration chief followed up his earlier comments about the famous Emma Lazarus poem with a racist clarification.  —  Ken Cuccinelli, the Trump administration's acting head of U.S. Citizenship …
Andrew Kerr / The Daily Caller:
Ocasio-Cortez's Known Donors From Her Own District Are Nearly Non-Existent, FEC Records Show  — Only 10 people who live within Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's congressional district have been recorded making donations to her reelection campaign in 2019, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis …
Discussion: Instapundit
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Man Sues CNN's Don Lemon for Alleged Assault at Sag Harbor Bar  —  A man is suing Don Lemon, claiming the CNN host attacked him at a Hamptons bar last summer.  The suit, obtained by Mediaite, was filed Sunday and seeks unspecified damages for “emotional pain and suffering.”
Nikole Hannah-Jones / New York Times:
America Wasn't a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One  —  Our founding ideals of liberty and equality were false when they were written.  For generations, black Americans have fought to make them true. … My dad always flew an American flag in our front yard.
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
Biden camp jumped into damage control after upsetting Latino leaders  —  Joe Biden's presidential campaign is quietly playing cleanup with dozens of immigration activists and Latino leaders — weeks after upsetting them by using what they considered loaded language to describe his views on immigration policy.
John Amato / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
AOC Pwns Barstool Sports Creator For Threatening Employees Over Unionizing  —  Dave Portnoy really ought to know better than this, but apparently testosterone trumps brains.  —  Dave Portnoy, the creator of Barstool Sports, threatened he would fire all his employees if they responded …
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
John Hickenlooper Mulling Ending Presidential Bid to Run for Senate  —  CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado is in discussions about ending his presidential bid and entering the race for his state's Republican-held Senate seat, potentially giving Democrats a strong candidate …
John DiStaso / WMUR:
Lewandowski leads GOP US Senate field in poll conducted by Trump pollster  —  Survey of likely GOP Senate voters released by Lewandowski friend, ally, Bossie  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. —  Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski leads the 2020 Republican U.S. Senate field …
Washington Post:
YouTube discriminates against LGBT content by unfairly culling it, suit alleges  —  The Google-owned site's software targets gay and lesbian videos for takedowns, some creators say  —  A group of LGBT video creators is accusing YouTube of discrimination by suppressing their content …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Sharon Otterman / New York Times:
‘Keep the Hasidic Out’: A Small-Town Housing Showdown  —  Developers say local leaders in the Hudson Valley are blocking a housing project in order to keep out Hasidic Jews.  —  CHESTER, N.Y. — In a peaceful corner of the Hudson Valley, a broad expanse of land sits at the ready for hundreds …
Lauren Egan / NBC News:
Trump says he's losing as much as $5B being president  —  During a visit to a Pennsylvania factory, the president claimed without evidence that he was losing money while in office.  —  MONACA, Pa. — President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that being president will personally cost him billions of dollars …
 
 
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Jeremy B. White / Politico:
California's Trump tax return law raises fears of Republican lockout
Discussion: Raw Story and electionlawblog.org
Brian Resnick / Vox:
Social media's conspiracy theory problem isn't going away
Jack Detsch / Al-Monitor:
Pentagon sends team to scout Syria safe zone
Politico:
Duncan Hunter's trial pushed back, pending appeal of ruling
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Burgess Everett / Politico:
GOP Sen. Martha McSally drafts bill making domestic terrorism a federal crime
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech
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Bloomberg:
U.S. Farmers Stung by Tariffs Now Face a $3.5 Billion Corn Loss
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Isabella Borshoff / Politico:
UK Commons speaker pledges to fight suspension of parliament with ‘every bone in my body’
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Matt Bruenig's case for single-payer health care
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Carlos Maza reportedly leaving Vox after harassment on Twitter
Discussion: TheBlaze
Ethan Brown / The Appeal:
A No-Holds-Barred Assault on Prosecutors
Annie Karni / New York Times:
No One Attacked Trump More in 2016 Than Republicans. It Didn't Work.
Discussion: Politico