IKE KAVELADZE. Eighth person at Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russian lawyer ID’ed: “Ike Kaveladze’s identity was confirmed by his attorney, Scott Balber. Kaveladze is a senior vice president at Crocus Group, the real estate development company run by Azerbaijani-Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov, according to Kaveladze’s LinkedIn. His personal website says he “holds responsibility for multiple elements of the company’s Russian development project.”
EPIC TRUMPCARE FAIL. Trump says let Obamacare fail. “It’ll be a lot easier. And I think we’re probably in that position, where we’ll just let Obamacare fail. We’re not gonna own it. I’m not gonna own it. I can tell ya the Republicans are not gonna own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are gonna come to us and they’re gonna say, ‘How do we fix it? How do we fix it?’ Or, ‘How do we come up with a new plan?'”
BLOOMBERG SURVEY. Hillary Clinton more unpopular than Donald Trump: “Trump’s 2016 Democratic rival is viewed favorably by just 39 percent of Americans in the latest Bloomberg National Poll, two points lower than the president. It’s the second-lowest score for Clinton since the poll started tracking her in September 2009.”
JOHN BUSH and DAMIAN SCHIFF. Every LGBTQ rights group you’ve ever heard of opposes Trump’s judicial picks.
MITCH MCCONNELL. “I imagine many Democrats were celebrating last night. I hope they consider what they’re celebrating.”
DIANA ORROCK. RNC committeewoman retweets article wishing John McCain would die. “The piece in question, ‘Please Just F—— Die Already,’ was published Monday on Medium by Caitlin Johnstone, who calls herself a ‘rogue journalist’ and an ‘anti-establishment lefty writer.'”
UK. Government one step closer to age verification for porn viewing: “Under new powers contained in the Digital Economy Act, which passed through Parliament earlier this year, a regulator will be able to block porn websites that fail to show that they are denying access to under-18s, for instance by demanding credit card details.”
SINGAPORE. Registry of Marriage voids marriage between same-sex couple: “They wedded as man and wife in October 2015. In June last year, the man went for a sex change and updated the identity card to say “female”. For eight months, they were a married same-sex couple here – until the marriage was voided in February.”
PARIS JACKSON. I’d vote for Caitlyn Jenner.
BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE DAY. Ricky Roman, Allen King, and Carter Dane are the new Fleshjack boys.
— Fleshjack (@Fleshjack) July 17, 2017
SOCIALISM. Millennials love it, but can’t say what it is.
PLUTO and CHARON. NASA releases new flyover videos.
TRAILER OF THE DAY. The Disaster Artist.
TOO HOT TUESDAY. Than Line.