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Sarah Sanders defends Trump siding with Kim Jong-un on Joe Biden  —  Speaking from Tokyo in her first “Meet the Press” interview ever, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told NBC's Chuck Todd that President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un “agree in their assessment” …
New York Times:
The Insults Trump Has Hurled at 2020 Democrats  —  Joseph R. Biden Jr. is “sleepy,” Bernie Sanders is “crazy” and Elizabeth Warren is “angry.”  Since January, President Trump has attacked several of the Democrats competing for his job — some more than others.  Here are the candidates Mr. Trump has insulted so far.
Washington Post:
Trump appears to contradict Bolton on North Korea, expresses ‘confidence’ in Kim  —  TOKYO — President Trump appeared to contradict his national security adviser on foreign soil in an early morning tweet Sunday, noting that while some in his administration were “disturbed” …
Daniel Politi / Slate:
Trump Implies He Trusts North Korea's Kim More Than His Own People
Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
John McCain Recited Names Of Dictators During Trump Inaugural, Senator Says  —  Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, sat next to McCain during Trump's January 2017 speech.  —  DES MOINES, Iowa - Sen. John McCain repeatedly compared President Donald Trump …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Mediaite
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Crazy Is as Crazy Does  —  WASHINGTON — Sometimes, as the light comes in my bedroom window and I start to wake up, my mind drifts to other things.  —  I think about how talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge is, with her two mordant shows, “Killing Eve” and “Fleabag.”
Agence France-Presse:
Jews in Germany warned of risks of wearing kippah cap in public  —  Government commissioner says lifting of inhibitions and rise of uncouthness are factors behind rising incidence of antisemitism  —  Germany's government commissioner on antisemitism has warned Jews about the potential dangers …
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Benjamin Weinthal / Jerusalem Post:   U.S. AMBASSADOR URGES JEWS IN GERMANY TO WEAR KIPPOT AND NOT CONCEAL IDENTITY
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Buttigieg says Trump slandering troops by mulling pardons for those accused of war crimes  —  Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, in an interview that aired Sunday, said President Trump had slandered American troops by considering pardoning servicemen accused of war crimes …
Discussion: Axios and Breitbart
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Justin Gomez / ABC News:
'It's a continuing horror show': Buttigieg sounds off on current state of Washington
Washington Post:
Trump's allies insist he is winning in feud with Pelosi.  Her backers say she showed up the president.
Discussion: Axios and Raw Story
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump turns the full force of the government on perceived political enemies  —  Analysis: The president is wielding power in ways not seen in the United States in generations — if ever.  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump found four former federal officials guilty of “treason” …
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
‘Ghosted’: GOP abandons female House hopeful despite talk of electing women  —  Before Leigh Brown ran for a vacant House seat in North Carolina earlier this year, she got plenty of encouragement from Republicans in Washington eager to grow the ranks of GOP women in Congress.
Discussion: Raw Story and Hullabaloo
Stephen Gruber-Miller / Des Moines Register:
Chuck Grassley will apply for Trump's federal farm bailout cash for the second time  —  ‘If he fails it could be a catastrophe’ Sen. Grassley on speaks on Trump tariffs  —  For the second time, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley will apply for financial assistance from the federal government to lessen …
Discussion: Vox
Roger Kimball / American Greatness:
Let's Call the Russian Collusion ‘Hoax’ What it Really Is  —  During the Japanese bombardment of Shanghai in 1932, the Austrian essayist Karl Kraus was anguishing over the placement of commas in a column.  It might seem futile at such a moment, he told a friend, but “if those who are obliged …
Maggie Severns / Politico:
Buttigieg pushes for massive fundraising haul to cement top-tier status  —  Pete Buttigieg is aiming to shake the Democratic presidential race with a massive fundraising total this quarter, staking his claim in the top tier of the primary and demonstrating staying power after rocketing to prominence two months ago.
Mark DeCambre / MarketWatch:
The richest 10% of households now represent 70% of all U.S. wealth  —  The rich are getting richer.  It is a refrain that has certainly been uttered before, and likely will again, as Deutsche Bank Securities' chief economist points out that the gap between the haves and have-nots in the U.S. is, indeed, widening.
Gerry Shih / Washington Post:
‘If I disappear’: Chinese students make farewell messages amid crackdowns over labor activism  —  BEIJING — The video opens with the 21-year-old sociology student facing the camera.  His voice quivers as he recounts his interrogation — his humiliation — for days at the hands of Beijing police.
 
 
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