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Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
‘We are Q’: A deranged conspiracy cult leaps from the Internet to the crowd at Trump's ‘MAGA’ tour  —  On Tuesday evening, the dark recesses of the Internet lit up with talk of politics.  —  “Tampa rally, live coverage,” wrote “Dan,” posting a link to President Trump's Tampa speech in a thread on 8chan …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
As the bizarre QAnon group emerges, Trump rallies go from nasty to dangerous  —  Hostility toward the media at Trump rallies is nothing new.  It infected the presidential campaign and has marred every raucous gathering of supporters since the election.  —  But on Tuesday night in Tampa …
New York Times:
What Is QAnon: Explaining the Internet Conspiracy Theory That Showed Up at a Trump Rally  —  Do you remember Pizzagate?  It's a little like that: a web of baseless conspiracy theories.  And its supporters were highly visible at an event for the president in Florida.
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and Contemptor
Avery Anapol / The Hill:
Trump rally attendee holds up sign linked to conspiracy theory
Discussion: Mediaite
John Santucci / ABC News:
Special counsel Mueller wants to ask Trump about obstruction of justice: Sources  —  Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office wants to ask President Donald Trump about obstruction of justice, sources close to the White House tell ABC News.  According to sources, the president learned within …
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Eileen Sullivan / New York Times:
Trump Calls on Sessions to ‘Stop the Rigged Witch Hunt Right Now’  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday to end the special counsel investigation, an extraordinary appeal to the nation's top law enforcement official to end an inquiry directly in to the president.
Washington Post:
Trump calls Manafort prosecution ‘a hoax,’ says Sessions should stop Mueller investigation  —  President Trump on Wednesday said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should terminate the investigation into Russian election interference and called the prosecution of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort “a hoax.”
New York Times:
Mueller Passes 3 Cases Focused on Illicit Foreign Lobbying to Prosecutors in New York
Bloomberg:
Trump Calls on Sessions to Stop Mueller's Russia Probe
Discussion: Splinter
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
Kirsten Gillibrand Pays The Price For Speaking Out Against Al Franken  —  A number of Democratic donors are furious at her for calling for Franken's resignation and may not support her in 2020.  —  No one in Congress is more associated with the Me Too movement than Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Gap Narrows in CD12 Special  —  Motivated base and gains among independents boost Dem  —  West Long Branch, NJ - The race to fill the open seat in Ohio's 12th Congressional District has shifted from a Republican advantage last month to a toss-up now, according to the Monmouth University Poll.
Kansas City Star:
Kobach promised cities help.  It cost them millions — and powered his political rise  —  Kris Kobach likes to tout his work for Valley Park, Mo. He has boasted on cable TV about crafting and defending the town's hardline anti-immigration ordinance.  He discussed his “victory” there at length on his old radio show.
Rush Limbaugh / Rush Home:
President Trump Calls the Show!  —  RUSH: So I have this note on the call screener computer: “On the hotline...” We don't have a hotline.  “On the hotline, you're receiving a phone call in recognition of your anniversary broadcast.  You'll want to take this immediately.”  Okay.
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Eric Geller / Politico:
3 leaders of notorious cybercrime group arrested in Europe
New York Times:
Facing Losses, Condé Nast Plans to Put 3 Magazines Up for Sale  —  Anna Wintour is staying, but the once-plush company behind Vogue and The New Yorker lost $120 million last year.  —  Condé Nast, the company behind Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, became …
Doug Palmer / Politico:
Trump considers 25 percent tariff on $200B of Chinese goods  —  The Trump administration could hit $200 billion worth of already-targeted Chinese goods with a 25 percent tariff, a significantly higher level than the 10 percent proposed initially, U.S. trade officials said Wednesday.
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Bob Davis / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. to Ratchet Up Proposed Tariffs to 25% on $200 Billion in Chinese Imports
Discussion: Mother Jones
Amina Dunn / Pew Research Center:
Trump's approval ratings so far are unusually stable - and deeply partisan  —  Over the course of an eventful first 18 months in office, President Donald Trump's approval ratings have remained remarkably stable.  There has also been a wider gap between Republicans' and Democrats' views …
CNN:
CNN exclusive: TSA considering eliminating screening at smaller airports  —  Washington (CNN)The Transportation Security Administration is considering eliminating passenger screening at more than 150 small and medium-sized airports across the US, according to senior agency officials and internal documents obtained by CNN.
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal  —  Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest, The Intercept can reveal.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders uses a debunked story to blame the media for damaging the hunt for bin Laden  —  White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders just accused the media of hindering the American government's pursuit of Osama bin Laden just a few years before 9/11.  But she may want to check her evidence.
Cameron Joseph / Talking Points Memo:
Top House Republican: Man Killed His Wife ‘Because The Woman Was Unfair’  —  One of the House's most powerful Republicans had some interesting things to say on domestic violence during a recent event back in his district.  —  Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), the chairman of the influential House Rules Committee …
Discussion: Mediaite
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
White House Weighs Another Reduction in Refugees Admitted to U.S.  —  WASHINGTON — The White House is considering a second sharp reduction in the number of refugees who can be resettled in the United States, picking up where President Trump left off in 2017 in scaling back a program intended …
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Koch network warns of ‘McCarthyism 2.0’ in conservative efforts to harass professors  —  THE BIG IDEA:  —  COLORADO SPRINGS—Leaders of the donor network led by billionaire Charles Koch say they want college students to study Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong.
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Poll: Senate race between Cruz, O'Rourke a dead heat  —  The Texas Senate race between Sen. Ted Cruz  —  (D-Texas) is neck and neck, according to a new poll released Wednesday.  —  The 2018 Texas Lyceum Poll showed Cruz leading O'Rourke by a hair — 41-39 percent among likely voters.
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
Beth Harris / Associated Press:
Correction: Paul Ryan story  —  In a story July 31 about the upcoming season of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.,” The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Gates' wife.  Her name is Marial Iglesias Utset, not Sharon Adams.  —  A corrected version of the story is below:
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Meet the 81 candidates Obama is endorsing in 2018  —  President Obama released a list of 81 candidates he's endorsing ahead of the 2018 midterm election.  —  Why it matters: Obama is the left's answer to President Trump's continued presence in the primaries.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Trump's Tampa circus proves you can't reason with his base  —  For once, the most memorable thing about one of the president's rallies was not his baldfaced lies nor his attacks on reality.  Rather, Trump's Tampa rally will be remembered for the reporting of CNN's Jim Acosta.
CNN:
Corey Stewart aide compared GOP establishment to a ‘house negro,’ disparaged civil rights leaders  —  Senate candidate takes personal shot at Cuomo  —  (CNN)A top consultant and spokesman for Corey Stewart, the Republican nominee for US Senate in Virginia, has used the term “house negro” …
Meagan Day / Vox:
Democratic socialism, explained by a democratic socialist  —  It's not just New Deal liberalism.  —  “They are not traditional socialists.  There is no call for communal ownership of production,” said an MSNBC anchor while attempting to define “democratic socialism,” a term that has burst onto …
Discussion: Mother Jones and Washington Blade
Henry Grabar / Slate:
Of Course Trump Hates Brutalism  —  Washington is at last making its mark on Donald Trump.  On Sunday, Axios reported that the president had indulged in one of the inveterate hang-ups of D.C. society: complaining about the FBI headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Discussion: Instapundit
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Senate rejects effort to beef up states' election security spending  —  Senators on Wednesday rejected an a Democratic proposal to provide states with more election security funding ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.  —  Senators voted 50-47 against adding an amendment from Sen. Patrick Leahy
Julia Horowitz / CNNMoney:
Wells Fargo to pay $2.09 billion fine in mortgage settlement  —  These companies are trying to win back your trust  —  Wells Fargo has agreed to pay a $2.09 billion fine for issuing mortgage loans it knew contained incorrect income information, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
Dan Desai Martin / Shareblue Media:
GOP senator: Obamacare is ‘done’ if we gain Senate seats in midterms  —  If Republicans gain one or two seats in the 2018 elections, they plan on pursuing legislation to take away health care from millions of people.  —  Republicans are clear about their goals if they can win a couple …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Axios
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The Trump team is running a disinformation campaign about Russian interference  —  Most of the headlines from Vice President Pence's cybersecurity speech Tuesday focused on how he clearly enunciated what President Trump won't: that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.  And he did.
Stephanie Murray / Politico:
Poll: Biden leads Trump in early 2020 match-up  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 7 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.  —  A plurality of registered voters, 44 percent, said they'd choose Biden …
John L. Micek / PennLive:
With Pa. visit looming, Trump's White House snubs Bob Casey at his own bill-signing  —  The White House may well be the people's house, but on Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., apparently fell victim to a bit of good, old-fashioned election year politics.
Politico:
Republicans abuzz over Schmidt's divorce from GOP  —  The onetime McCain strategist won't comment on his talks with potential 2020 Democrat Howard Schultz.  —  Steve Schmidt's public break from the GOP and quiet departure from his corporate PR gig earlier this summer are fueling speculation …
Discussion: National Review and Political Wire
 
 
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Olivia Messer / The Daily Beast:
Texts Reveal Ohio State's Urban Meyer Knew His Aide Abused Wife in 2015: Report
Discussion: The Big Lead
Frank G. Runyeon / CSNY:
Inspectors reported contamination in water tanks. NYCHA had it erased.
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
We're All Michael Cohen  —  For years, Michael Cohen delighted in doing an awful job.
Discussion: Hill Reporter
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
U.S. sanctions Turkish officials over detained pastor
Melissa Quinn / Washington Examiner:
FBI describes early-morning raid of Paul Manafort's condo
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Bill Brioux / Macleans.ca:
In conversation with Jane Fonda: ‘I am so disappointed with your prime minister’
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Caller
Kyle Trygstad / National Journal:
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Ian Mohr / Page Six:
There's a ‘serial farter’ on the loose in the West Village
Hollywood Reporter:
The Stakes Are High for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ — And That's the Point
Discussion: Glamour
Associated Press:
Promoting voter ID, Trump says ID needed to buy groceries
Shia Kapos / Politico:
Illinois lawmaker accused of releasing nude photos of ex-girlfriend to resign
Washington Post:
President Trump has made 4,229 false or misleading claims in 558 days
Discussion: Daily Kos