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Washington Post:
Rep. Tlaib says she will not go to Israel after the country initially rejected her request for a visit, then reversed course  —  BREAKING:Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said in a statement she will not visit Israel “under these oppressive conditions,” even though her humanitarian request to visit …
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Bari Weiss / New York Times:
King Bibi Bows Before a Tweet
Discussion: LGBTQ Nation, VICE and Jewish Insider
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
Rashida Tlaib Says She Won't Visit West Bank Under Israel's Conditions
Aiden Pink / The Forward:
The Palestinian Group That Arranged Tlaib And Omar's West Bank Trip Once Claimed Jews Put Christian Blood In Matzah
Discussion: NB Blog
Yossi Klein Halevi:   The day Israel humiliated its US friends in Congress
David French / National Review:
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Partnered with Vicious Anti-Semites to Plan Their Trip to Israel
Aaron David Miller / USA Today:
Trump, Netanyahu relationship erodes core values of U.S.-Israeli bond: Today's talker
Emily Tamkin / New Republic:
Ilhan Omar Is Already Changing Washington
Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:
Memo reveals a House Republican strategy on shootings: downplay white nationalism, blame left  —  The GOP memo falsely pinned the El Paso massacre and other notable mass shootings on the left.  —  Congressional Republicans recently circulated talking points on gun violence that falsely described …
Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen / Reuters:
Greenland tells Trump it is open for business but not for sale  —  COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Greenland on Friday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that U.S. President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world's biggest island.
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Andy Borowitz / New Yorker:
Denmark Offers to Buy U.S.  —  COPENHAGEN (The Borowitz Report)—After rebuffing Donald J. Trump's hypothetical proposal to purchase Greenland, the government of Denmark has announced that it would be interested in buying the United States instead.  —  “As we have stated, Greenland is not for sale …
Paul Musgrave / Foreign Policy:
American Imperialists Have Always Dreamed of Greenland  —  Trump's reported hopes of buying the Danish island exemplify his 19th-century values.  —  From his love of tariffs to his racial view of the world, Donald Trump is the nineteenth-century president America never had.
The Irish Times:   Donald Trump's interest in buying Greenland stuns Denmark
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The man Trump mocked as heavyset at his New Hampshire rally was a Trump supporter  —  About half an hour into his lengthy campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., on Thursday, President Trump was interrupted by a protester.  —  The commotion unfolded on the balcony behind him and to his left …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Beast
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Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Trump phones supporter he mocked for having a ‘weight problem’
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump mocks appearance of rally protester: 'That guy's got a serious weight problem'
Ali Watkins / New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein Autopsy Results Show He Hanged Himself in Suicide  —  The New York City's chief medical examiner determination refutes conspiracy theories that he may have been murdered.  —  The official results of an autopsy showed that the financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself …
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New York Times:
Citing Economy, Trump Says That ‘You Have No Choice but to Vote for Me’  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Trump doubled down on his economic argument for re-election on Thursday night amid increasing concerns about a recession, declaring that even Americans who hate him “have no choice” …
Ed Whelan / National Review:
Rachel Maddow's Racial Smear of Second Circuit Nominee Steven Menashi  —  In a 2010 law-review article titled “Ethnonationalism and Liberal Democracy,” Second Circuit nominee Steven Menashi argues that “ethnonationalism remains a common and accepted feature of liberal democracy that is consistent …
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
NRA Spent Tens of Thousands on Hair and Makeup for CEO's Wife  —  The gun group used donor funds to fly Susan LaPierre's favorite stylists around the country and put them up in style.  —  The NRA spent tens of thousands of dollars bringing hair and makeup artists around the country for the wife of its CEO …
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Bloomberg:
Trump Held Call With Dimon, Moynihan, Corbat as Markets Plunged  — Stocks dropped and bond markets signaled recession that day  — Call came as executives held pre-scheduled meeting at Treasury  —  President Donald Trump held a conference call Wednesday amid a plunge in the stock market …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Trump has a dream team for mismanaging a recession
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:
A federal judge in D.C. hit ‘reply all,’ and now there's a formal question about his decorum  —  A clash between judges on two important federal courts in Washington has created an early, unusual test of new rules intended to make sure courthouses across the country are civil, harassment-free workplaces.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Anthony Scaramucci talks to Bill Kristol about trying to force Trump off the GOP ticket in 2020  —  KEY POINTS  — Anti-Trump pundit and veteran GOP operative Bill Kristol confirmed to CNBC in a few brief text messages that he has spoken to Anthony Scaramucci since the SkyBridge Capital founder had a public falling out with Trump.
Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
Obama and Biden's Relationship Looks Rosy.  It Wasn't Always That Simple.  —  WASHINGTON — Barack Obama was riding his call for generational change to the Democratic presidential nomination in the spring of 2008 when he began musing about potential running mates with aides traveling with him on the trail.
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Deadspin Editor Quits, Rails Against Bosses: 'I've Been Repeatedly Lied To and Gaslit'  —  The new bosses in charge of what used to be the Gawker network of websites have drastically upended the culture, Greenwell said, leaving her no choice but to resign.  —  Deadspin's editor in chief …
NBC News:
Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, announces he is gay  —  The father of five says he is leaving the Mormon church and has divorced his wife as he is “finally acknowledging a part of me that I have struggled with most of my life and never wanted to accept.”
Associated Press:
Migrant kids separated at border faced abuse in foster homes  —  SANTA ANA, California (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film.  —  ___
Discussion: Shareblue Media, Daily Kos and The Week
John Harwood / CNBC:
Trump's tax cut isn't giving the US economy the boost it needs  —  KEY POINTS  — Benefits from what President Trump called “the biggest reform of all time” to the tax code have dwindled to a faint breeze just 20 months after its enactment.  — Half of corporate chief financial officers surveyed …
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
Trump met his commitments to LGBTQ Americans.  He has our endorsement.  —  Robert Kabel is chairman of Log Cabin Republicans.  Jill Homan is the vice chairwoman of Log Cabin Republicans.  —  While the chasm between left and right in this nation continues to grow, and even the definition …
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
With Trump as President, the World Is Spiraling Into Chaos  —  Trump torched America's foreign policy infrastructure.  The results are becoming clear.  —  Earlier this week, Pakistan's ambassador to the United States, Asad Majeed Khan, visited The New York Times editorial board …
Discussion: The Mahablog, The Week, Al Jazeera and 1A
Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
Honoring and Empowering Tribal Nations and Indigenous Peoples  —  In 2003, the United States Commission on Civil Rights released a report on the state of federal support for Indian Country.  The report detailed the chronic failure of the federal government to provide the resources necessary …
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Sometimes Winning Gets Old  —  MANCHESTER, N.H.—During a rally in the nation's first primary state last night, President Donald Trump delivered two hours' worth of musings on his favorite topics, including, in the order mused: the 2016 election, “fake polls,” the “fake news media,” crowd size …
Alissa Zhu / The Clarion Ledger:
ICE raid separates 4-month-old baby from breastfeeding mom  —  A mother of three has been detained in the ICE raids.  Now, her husband, also undocumented, continues working and caring for their children.  —  Dad awaits his own deportation hearing  —  CONNECT
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN Appears to Have Benched Two Pro-Trump Contributors  —  Steve Cortes hasn't been seen on the network in more than a month and Ben Ferguson hasn't been on since April, but both are still paid contributors.  —  CNN president Jeff Zucker is famously committed to ideological diversity.
Discussion: Contemptor
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Buttigieg lags behind rivals in Iowa after big national splash  —  TIPTON, Iowa — Pete Buttigieg burst into the 2020 presidential race by building national excitement on social media and cable news shows.  Now, pork chop in hand, he's playing catch-up in the all-important first caucus state.
Discussion: Towleroad Gay News and Fox News
Hollywood Reporter:
Hong Kong Protestors Call for Disney Boycott After ‘Mulan’ Star Voices Support for Police Crackdown  —  Chinese-American actress Crystal Liu has pulled Disney into the heated political fray surrounding Hong Kong's pro-democracy and anti-police brutality protests.
The Moscow Times:
Exclusive: Russian Doctors Say They Weren't Warned Patients Were Nuclear Accident Victims  —  One doctor was reportedly later found to have a radioactive isotope in their muscle tissue.  —  The three injured men arrived at the hospital around 4:30 pm, naked and wrapped in translucent plastic bags.
 
 
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Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
The Limits of My Conservatism
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Zogby: ‘Poor performances’ of Democrats boost Trump's approval to 51%, up with blacks and Hispanics
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Phoebe Neidl / Rolling Stone:
The Campaign Press: Members of the 10 Percent, Reporting for the One Percent
Discussion: naked capitalism and Common Dreams
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Trump is the one with the ‘electability’ problem
Discussion: The Hill, Hot Air and NBC News
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
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Daniel Friedman / Mother Jones:
Michael Flynn Wants a Judge to Allow Him to Travel to a Conference Held by a QAnon Fan
Discussion: Raw Story
CNN:
How Elizabeth Warren went from a regulation critic to Wall Street watchdog
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Construction workers prepare to battle former ally Trump
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Luke Rosiak / The Daily Caller:
Clinton IT Aide Who Defied Subpoena Says He Created A Cryptic Gmail Account And Sent It Nearly All Of Hillary's Emails
Discussion: Townhall
Quinn Owen / ABC News:
Court allows Trump admin asylum restrictions to take place along most of border
A.C. Thompson / ProPublica:
“Dirtbag,” “Savages,” “Subhuman”: A Border Agent's Hateful Career and the Crime That Finally Ended It
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
House Intel Committee could bolster Dem case for impeaching Trump
CNN:
Fact check: Former Michigan congressman sheds light on Trump's claim to be Michigan's ‘Man of the Year’
Discussion: Washington Times
Washington Post:
Trump plans Friday meeting to make arrangements for withdrawal from Afghanistan
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35 vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what American cities looked like before pollution was regulated
 

 
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Michael Msika / Bloomberg:
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Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
The Trump campaign has denied press credentials for several reporters, often after tough questions or articles; in 2016, it denied them for entire news outlets

 
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