Those calls [from the Boy Scouts and Mexico] to Trump? White House admits they didn't happen (NY Times).
Seth Rich lawsuit claims White House colluded with Fox News to fake story on DNC staffer (Financial Times).
My party is in denial about Donald Trump (Senator Jeff Flake / Politico).
Yale historian warns Trump's rise perfectly mirrors frightening ascent of Fascism and Nazis in the 1930s (Raw Story).
OUR IMMIGRATION NIGHTMARE
Trump, GOP senators unveil measure to cut legal immigration (The Hill).
U.S. citizen who was held by ICE for 3 years denied compensation by Appeals Court (NPR).
ICE just unveiled its chilling new anti-immigration hotline (Splinter).
TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY BLUNDERS
Trump's breathtaking surrender to Russia (Washington Post).
The week Donald Trump lost the South China Sea (Foreign Policy).
How the Trump administration broke the State Department (Foreign Policy).
WHY ISN'T THIS HEADLINE NEWS?
Hackers take control of voting machines in 90 minutes (The Telegraph).
Snowflake-in-Chief Trump threatens to sue political cartoonist who featured his image (Reverbpress).
Guarding Trump's Mar-a-Lago club cost taxpayers $6.6 million (The Hill).
Germany is quietly building a European army under its command (Foreign Policy).
Entrepreneurs don't have a special gene for risk - they come from families with money (Quartz).
A clinical psychologist explains how Ayn Rand seduced young minds and helped turn the U.S. into a selfish nation (Raw Story).
Why Roman concrete still stands strong while modern version decays (The Guardian).
WHY ISN'T THIS DRIVING POLICY DISCUSSIONS?
Health insurance industry rakes in billions while blaming Obamacare for losses (Consumer Affairs).
Why the myth of meritocracy hurts kids of color (The Atlantic).
Here's how much members of Congress pay for their health insurance (CNBC).
These Americans hated the health law. Until the idea of repeal sank in (NY Times).
THIS IS WHY TRUMP IS WORRIED
Trump's Russian laundromat (New Republic).
What do the Russians 'have' on the Trump family? Fear (Esquire).
Ex-NSA analyst warns Putin's latest moves show Trump is 'expendable' - and GOP should worry too (Raw Story).
House Democrats want to know why a major Russian money-laundering case was abruptly settled (Business Insider).
CLIMATE CHANGE ... YES, IT'S REAL
In landmark move, GOP congress calls climate change 'direct threat' to security (Foreign Policy).
The Larsen C Ice Shelf collapse is just the beginning - Antarctica is melting (NatGeo).
Donald Trump's Triumph of Stupidity (Spiegel Online).
THIS RIGHT-WING RELIGIOUS STUFF IS OUT OF CONTROL
Rewriting history and the pursuit of ignorance ... or 'Stop trying to rewrite history: America is NOT a Christian nation' (The Hill).
He thinks the Grand Canyon proves Noah's flood was real (Daily Beast).
Geologist believes Grand Canyon was caused by Noah's flood - so he's suing the Park Service to prove it (Raw Story).
Creationist has an all-new embarrassing excuse for his theme park's dreadful attendance (Alternet).
Bad news for automakers: The average U.S. household can't afford a new car (The Fiscal Times).
The Russian hack absolutely affected the outcome of the 2016 election (HuffPost).
Private prison corporation wrote Texas bill extending how long immigrant children can be detained (The Intercept).
I know why poor whites chant "Trump, Trump, Trump": From the end of slavery to the rise Donald Trump, wealthy elites have relied on the loyalty of poor whites ... (STIR Journal).
KHSD to pay $670,000, train staff, to settle suit alleging minorities targeted for suspension and expulsion (Bakersfield Californian).