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Liberals are rising in Polarization Nation.
Why it matters:
Thought bubble from Axios' Alexi McCammond: A 28-year-old socialist Latina beating a 56-year-old white man is the most 2018 thing to happen this cycle.
Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shock victory over 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) was the latest sign of the historic momentum behind women candidates in this midterm election cycle:
Be smart ... Cook Political's David Wasserman: "If House Democrats are ultimately successful in November, 2018 might be remembered as the 'Year of the Angry College-Educated Female' — a reversal of the 1994 GOP revolution's 'Year of the Angry White Male.'"
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America's allies in Europe are worried about President Trump's expected meeting next month with Vladimir Putin.
Senior officials from four NATO member nations tell Jonathan Swan that their worst fear is that Trump will clash with America's allies at the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11-12, then will shortly afterward lavish praise on Putin.
Poland's Anna Maria Anders — a senator and a secretary of state, who has mostly nice things to say about President Trump — told Swan:
Another senior European official: "The fear is the sequence — a bad NATO summit followed by a good Putin meeting, with the two leaders embracing."
Fun fact: That's not a typo above. Anders, the Polish senator, did inadvertently refer to Trump as "our" president:
Tony Blinken, who served as deputy national security adviser and John Kerry's deputy in the Obama administration, told us that Trump "has an opportunity to reverse the narrative that he's too hard on our allies and too eager to cozy up to Putin."
Garrett Marquis, the National Security Council spokesperson, replied when asked about this reporting:
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"A judge in California [last night ]ordered U.S. border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days, setting a hard deadline in a process that has so far yielded uncertainty about when children might again see their parents," per AP:
"The Supreme Court handed President Trump the most significant legal victory of his presidency on Tuesday, upholding the administration’s ban on foreign visitors and immigrants from several mostly Muslim countries," per L.A. Times' David Savage.
How it's playing ... N.Y. Times banner: "JUSTICES BACK TRAVEL BAN, YIELDING TO TRUMP: 5-4 Ruling Says Power Over Borders Outweighs Remarks on Muslims" ... WashPost banner: "High court upholds Trump's travel ban."
"In the annals of Supreme Court history, a 1944 decision upholding the forcible internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II has long stood out as a stain that is almost universally recognized as a shameful mistake," the N.Y. Times' Charlie Savage writes.
The backdrop, from National Park Service: "In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were incarcerated during World War II."
Nearly all Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (92%) think that traditional news outlets knowingly report false or misleading stories at least sometimes, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.
Why it matters: The data shows that trust in the media is heavily influenced by partisan politics, with Republicans more skeptical of mainstream media than their Democratic and independent counterparts.
Trust in traditional news outlets continues to sink, with the overwhelming majority of Americans (70%) saying that "traditional major news sources report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading."
The most stunning finding ... Among those who think traditional news outlets report false news, most think they do so intentionally:
Mitt Romney and grandson Dane Romney point to a plane after last evening's victory rally in Orem, Utah.
"On the heels of a couple's Facebook fundraising campaign that aimed for $1,500 — and then raised more than $20 million for an immigration charity — the social network is rolling out ... new product features to expand the fundraising tool's capability," per USA Today:
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