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11:30 AM ET, August 26, 2017


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New York Times:
Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio, Who Became Face of Crackdown on Illegal Immigration  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff whose aggressive efforts to hunt down and detain undocumented immigrants made him a national symbol of the divisive politics …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
If he'll pardon Arpaio, why wouldn't Trump pardon those who ignore Robert Mueller?  —  That President Trump pardoned former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio surprised no one who'd been paying attention.  On Tuesday, he'd all but said that he was going to do so, soaking up the applause …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Joe Arpaio / Arizona Republic:
Our View: Donald Trump just resurrected Joe Arpaio from irrelevance … CONNECT  —  While America was talking about tearing down monuments that offend historically oppressed people, Donald Trump effectively erected yet another one.  —  His pardon of Joe Arpaio elevated …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PARDON OF JOE ARPAIO  —  Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on President Trump's pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio:  —  “No one is above the law and the individuals entrusted …
Adam Kelsey / ABC News:
Trump pardons controversial former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Discussion: Axios and Joe.My.God.
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Trump pardons controversial former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio
Discussion: Power Line and Fox News
Brandon Carter / The Hill:
McCain blasts Trump over Arpaio pardon
Discussion: RedState and The Gateway Pundit
Megan Cassidy / Arizona Republic:
President Donald Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Discussion: RedState and WND
Margaret Talbot / New Yorker:
Why Donald Trump Pardoned Joe Arpaio
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and The Week
Kaili Joy Gray / Shareblue:
Racist Trump pardons racist criminal Joe Arpaio in biggest gift to white supremacists yet
Discussion: Daily Kos, Axios and Joe.My.God.
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Breaking: Sebastian Gorka Resigns From Trump Administration  —  Sebastian Gorka is resigning his post as Deputy Assistant to President Trump, multiple sources familiar with the situation have told The Federalist.  —  In a blunt resignation letter, the national security and counterterrorism …
New York Times:
Sebastian Gorka Is Forced Out as White House Adviser, Officials Say  —  Sebastian Gorka, an outspoken adviser to President Trump and lightning rod for controversy, has been forced out of his position at the White House, two administration officials said on Friday.
Sebastian Gorka, Bannon protégé, leaves White House post  —  WASHINGTON — Sebastian Gorka, the British-born deputy assistant to President Trump whose unsmiling, dark-bearded visage and plummy English accent made frequent appearances on political talk shows, left his post late Friday.
Ben Kew / Breitbart:
Sebastian Gorka Resigns from Trump Administration  —  Dr. Sebastian Gorka, who has served as deputy assistant to President Donald Trump since January, resigned from the White House administration on Friday evening.  —  “Given recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Sebastian Gorka, a fiery nationalist and Bannon ally, abruptly exits White House
Discussion: Raw Story, Axios and Mediaite
Shane Harris / Wall Street Journal:
Special Counsel Examines Possible Role Flynn Played in Seeking Clinton Emails From Hackers  —  Mueller probe of potential link between Trump campaign and Russia follows trail of GOP operative's correspondence  —  WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining what role, if any …
NBC News:
Mueller Seeks Grand Jury Testimony from PR Execs Who Worked With Manafort  —  WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas in recent days seeking testimony from public relations executives who worked on an international campaign organized by Paul Manafort …
USA Today:
Flooding from Hurricane Harvey, now Category 1, could leave communities underwater for days  —  CORPUS CHRISTI — Hurricane Harvey, slowing to a Category 1 storm, moved farther inland Saturday, but forecasters warned that it continues to deliver life-threatening storm surges up to 12 feet …
Tony Romm / Recode:   Before Hurricane Harvey, wireless carriers lobbied against upgrades to a national emergency alert system
Joint statement from ICE and CBP regarding Hurricane Harvey
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
The Memo: Trump allies say he needs a GOP scalp  —  Republicans on Capitol Hill lament President Trump's aggressive behavior toward them, but some people in the president's orbit are urging him to up the ante even further.  —  They say that, far from making nice, Trump needs to instill fear …
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:   Trump considers backing away from Strange in heated Alabama Senate runoff
Jackson Landers / The Daily Beast:
Protesters Got Christopher Cantwell Arrested, Cops Didn't Even Try … CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — Police did not seek the warrants that led to the arrest of white supremacist Christopher Cantwell this week, documents reviewed by The Daily Beast show.  —  Cantwell was booked …
Discussion: Splinter and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Trump confronts unprecedented public rebuke by Gary Cohn after Charlottesville  —  An unprecedented rebuke of President Trump by National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn reverberated through Washington on Friday, forcing the White House to respond to harsh, public criticism from one of the president's top advisers.
Ben White / Politico:
Ditching Trump's White House can be a messy affair
Discussion: Political Wire and Axios
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
Late Wages for Migrant Workers at a Trump Golf Course in Dubai  —  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — They are not inclined to complain, not about the merciless sun or the 110-degree heat, as they labor to transform the pale sands of the Arabian desert into verdant fairways.
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC News:
Trump Likely to End DACA Immigrant Program  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appears likely to pull the plug on DACA, the Obama-era program allowing young people who came to the U.S. illegally as children to remain here, several government officials said Friday.
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Vikram Dodd / The Guardian:
Buckingham Palace suspect with 4ft sword shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’
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John Eligon / New York Times:
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Clare Foran / The Atlantic:
What Joe Manchin Can Teach Democrats
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Washington Post:
The chosen  —  Ayan Abdi is one of 5,000 refugees at a Kenya camp vying …
Bruce Bawer / Gatestone Institute:
Anti-Semitism in Europe: New Official Report
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Jenna Lyons / San Francisco Chronicle:
Man facing charges from pro-Trump rally in Berkeley put in jail
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
OSHA removes list of worker fatalities from homepage
Discussion: Politico
 Earlier Items: 
Jeremy Berke / Business Insider:
Richard Spencer stayed at Trump's D.C. hotel while he planned the Charlottesville rally
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Marin Independent Journal:
San Anselmo's San Domenico School creates stir by removing Catholic statues