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July 08, 2019
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“Dems in disarray!”

In This Episode

Trump looks for a new rationale to rig the Census, Nancy Pelosi triggers an intraparty skirmish, Joe Biden goes for a campaign reset, and Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren shake up the primary. Then attorney Warren Binford talks to Tommy about her interviews with migrant children at the detention center in Clint, Texas.

Show Notes


  • NYT: Trump Considering an Executive Order to Allow Citizenship Question on Census
  • NBC News – Trump ‘determined’ to add citizenship question to the census, immigration official says
  • Politico: Trump ‘determined’ to add citizenship question to census, top immigration official says
  • Mother Jones – Trump Administration Shockingly Revives Push for Census Citizenship Question
  • WaPo: Top USCIS official suggests census citizenship question could help with ‘burden’ of illegal immigration
  • WaPo: Trump administration scrambles to save citizenship question on census
  • Vox: After removing a citizenship question on the 2020 census, the DOJ is trying to put it back on — at Trump’s request
  • WaPo: ‘A willingness to fight’: Win or lose, Trump’s push for a citizenship question in the census is red meat for his base
  • WaPo: Trump just admitted something he probably shouldn’t have about the census citizenship question
  • WaPo: Trump rages over his latest failure to corrupt our democracy
  • Election Law Blog – By Rick Hasen – Gaming Out the Census Citizenship Question Endgame: What Comes Next, and How Will Things End?
  • CNN: Trump faces ‘limited paths forward’ on census citizenship question
  • Axios: Trump publicly weighs executive order on citizenship question
  • Reuters: Trump presses for contentious census citizenship question despite legal uncertainty
  • WSJ – Op-Ed by David Rivkin and Gilson Gray – How to Put Citizenship Back in the Census
  • WaPo – Op-Ed by Hugh Hewitt – The census should remain in the hands of the president
  • WaPo: The census belongs to the president. He needs to get it back. Here’s how. – Op-ed By Hugh Hewitt
  • The Atlantic – The Census Case Just Took an Even Stranger Twist
  • NPR: How The Trump Administration Could Still Add A Citizenship Question To The Census
  • NPR: Trump Administration’s Delay In Census Printing Sets Up Count’s ‘Biggest Risk’
  • WaPo: The staggering scale of printing questionnaires for the 2020 Census

Dems in Disarray

  • NYT – Op-Ed by Maureen Dowd – It’s Nancy Pelosi’s Parade
  • CNN: AOC hits back at Pelosi for knocking far-left lawmakers who voted against border bill
  • The Intercept – By Mehdi Hasan – Nancy Pelosi Has Chosen Her War, and it’s With Her Own Party’s Future
  • WaPo: Haunted by the Reagan era – Past defeats still scare older Democratic leaders — but not the younger generation – Op-Ed by Ryan Grim
  • WaPo: ‘A betrayal’: Inside the bitter rift between Pelosi and Schumer over border bill
  • WaPo: Hispanic Democrats press House leaders to act quickly to address border crisis
  • Politico: ‘Everyone hates this place’: Border bill tears apart Democratic caucus
  • NYT: House Passes Senate Border Bill in Striking Defeat for Pelosi
  • Vox: The furious, last-minute fight over the House and Senate border aid bills, explained
  • WaPo – Op-Ed By Jeh Johnson – Trump-era politics are drowning out consensus on immigration. It’s time for some straight talk.
  • WaPo: Tensions flare over Pelosi’s comments about four House Democratic women and border bill
  • Guardian – House approval of border bill triggers Democratic progressive-moderate split
  • WaPo:  ‘When friends fight, foes feast’: House Democrats warn of fallout from disunity
  • Politico: ‘Members are looking over their shoulders’: Democrats spooked by new primary threats


  • WaPo: Aided by a strong economy, Trump approval rises, but a majority also see him as ‘unpresidential’
  • ABC: Trump reaches career-high approval, yet faces a range of re-election risks
  • CNN: Poll: Biden only Democratic candidate with wide lead over Trump in hypothetical matchup
  • WaPo: Biden holds lead in Democratic presidential contest as Harris is praised for debate performance, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows
  • Axios: Trump’s approval rating hits highest point, but Biden leads poll
  • Mother Jones – A New Poll Shows That Trump’s Handling of Climate Change Is Deeply Unpopular
  • CNN: Who has the best shot at beating Trump? Who knows? 
  • NYT: Biden, Under Fire on Race, Apologizes for Remarks on Segregationists
  • Politico: Biden apologizes for remarks about segregationists, defends civil rights record
  • WaPo: Biden says he regrets remarks about working with segregationists, but stands by his record on issues of race
  • WaPo: Joe Biden explains his poor debate — with some odd defenses
  • Bloomberg – Biden Explains Delay in Apologizing for Segregationist Comments
  • CNN: Kamala Harris stops short of fully accepting Biden’s apology: ‘We cannot rewrite history’
  • ABC – Michelle Obama won’t comment on Biden apology, holds off on endorsement at Essence Festival
  • Axios: Joe Biden’s reboot: A “wrap the bow” strategy
  • NYT: Biden, in CNN Interview, Says Harris Caught Him Off Guard in Debate
  • WaPo: Bravado or belligerent, it’s Joe Biden’s response to nearly everything: ‘C’mon, man!’
  • WaPo: Breaking down where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris stand on busing
  • WaPo: Biden says he’s open to renominating Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court
  • NYT: ‘Do You Support Busing?’ Is Not the Best Question
  • CNBC – Biden vows to bring back Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty for not having insurance
  • NYT: Warren and Harris Rise in Democratic Primary, Challenging Male Front-Runners
  • WaPo: Kamala Harris tries to turbocharge her campaign but faces lingering questions
  • AP: AP Interview: Kamala Harris on race and electability in 2020
  • CNN: Elizabeth Warren’s first law review article blasted an anti-busing court ruling
  • NYT: Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren Introduce Racial Equity Plans
  • CNN: What to make of differing post-debate polls (Hint: It’s good news for Kamala Harris)
  • WaPo: It all seemed clear after that Harris-Biden moment in Miami. Today, things look muddier.
  • New Yorker – How Iowans Greeted Kamala Harris After Her Debate Breakthrough
  • WaPo: Harris reports nearly $12 million in second-quarter donations, lagging Buttigieg, Biden and Sanders
  • FiveThirtyEight – Where Kamala Harris’s New Voters Came From
  • WaPo: The Trailer: Sanders wants to reshape the electorate. Here’s how his campaign plans to try.
  • The Atlantic – The Most Critical Argument Democrats Will Have in 2020
  • Politico: Who’s in and who’s out of the next Dem debates?
  • NYT: Here Are the Democrats at Risk of Not Making the July Debates
  • New Yorker – Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father’s Campaign?

Warren Binford

  • NYT: Trump and His Aides Dismiss Reports of Disease and Hunger in Border Facilities
  • NYT: Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.
  • Think Progress – Trump official defends squalid conditions in children’s detention facility
  • Oregonian – An Oregon lawyer visited border patrol facilities in the El Paso sector; here’s what she knows and what it means.
  • WSJ: As Border Crisis Worsens, a Detention Center Designed for Children Has None
  • Vox: Reminder: Trump doesn’t need to keep migrants in detention camps
  • Vox: How a lack of personal care products contributes to harrowing conditions for detained migrants
  • Willamette – Professor Binford describes conditions at the border
  • The Atlantic  ‘Children Were Dirty, They Were Scared, and They Were Hungry’
  • NPR: Law Professor Describes Poor Conditions Where Migrant Children Are Held
  • New Yorker: Inside a Texas Building Where the Government Is Holding Immigrant Children