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11:20 PM ET, August 4, 2019


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Jonathan Lemire / Associated Press:
After pair of mass shootings, Trump remains out of sight  —  BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — As the nation reeled from two mass shootings in less than a day, President Donald Trump spent the first hours after the tragedies out of sight at his New Jersey golf course, sending out tweets …
Jessica McBride /
Connor Betts: Twitter Posts on Being a Leftist, Guns  —  Connor Betts, the Dayton, Ohio mass shooter, was a self-described “leftist,” who wrote that he would happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added …
Matthew Prince / The Cloudflare Blog:
Terminating Service for 8Chan  —  The mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are horrific tragedies.  In the case of the El Paso shooting, the suspected terrorist gunman appears to have been inspired by the forum website known as 8chan.  Based on evidence we've seen …
National Review:
Crush This Evil  —  Yesterday, in the Texan border town of El Paso, a young white supremacist opened fire at a Walmart, killing 20 people and injuring dozens more.  His intention, per a manifesto he left on the website 8chan, was to exact revenge against “the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
‘How do you stop these people?’:  Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric looms over El Paso massacre  —  President Trump has relentlessly used his bully pulpit to decry Latino migration as “an invasion of our country.”  He has demonized illegal immigrants as “thugs” and “animals.”
New York Times:
We Have a White Nationalist Terrorist Problem  —  America's leaders need to do more to condemn and combat the extremist ideology — white nationalism — in their midst.  —  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.  It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
There is no excuse for supporting this president  —  On Sunday morning, former congressman Beto O'Rourke spoke for millions of Americans. … O'Rourke is a native of El Paso, Tex., one of two sites of mass murder in the past 24 hours.  The alleged killer had regurgitated white nationalist bile and hatred of immigrants.
Bonchie / RedState:
NEW: The Dayton Shooter Was a Satanist, Leftist-Socialist, and Bernie/Warren Fan, Supported Antifa  —  Bernie Sanders by Gage Skidmore, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original  —  This is probably something CNN won't be sharing with its audience, but there's some pretty striking news on the shooter …
Discussion: Power Line
CBS News:
9 killed in Dayton, Ohio, in second U.S. mass shooting in 24 hours  —  Nine people in Ohio were killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter was killed by police, authorities said.  Dayton police tweeted that an active shooter situation began …
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
FBI faces skepticism over its efforts against domestic terrorism  —  The FBI insists it is fully engaged in combating the threat of violence from white supremacists, but some former federal officials charge that the government is still coming up short in the face of a strain of American terrorism that now seems resurgent.
New York Times:
Dayton Shooting: Gunman Kills 9 in Entertainment District
David Frum / The Atlantic:
The American Exception
Washington Examiner:
Trump must name and condemn the evil of white nationalism
New York Times:   Walmart Store Connected Cultures, Until a Killer ‘Came Here for Us’
Wajahat Ali / The Atlantic:
The Death Rattle of White Supremacy
Discussion: Washington Post
Associated Press:
9 killed in Ohio in second US mass shooting within 24 hours
Yasmeen Abutaleb / Washington Post:
What's inside the hate-filled manifesto linked to the alleged El Paso shooter
Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
López Obrador says six Mexicans among the dead in El Paso; plans legal action to protect Mexicans in the U.S.
Discussion: Reuters, Townhall and New York Post
CJ Werleman / Sydney Morning Herald:
US in the midst of a white nationalist terrorism crisis
Discussion: The Atlantic and Los Angeles Times
Associated Press:
2020 Democrats lay blame on Trump's rhetoric for shootings
Discussion: Quartz and The Week
New York Times:
Minutes Before El Paso Killing, Hate-Filled Manifesto Appears Online
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
McConnell fractures shoulder in fall at Kentucky home  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suffered a fractured shoulder Sunday from a fall outside his home in Louisville, briefly hospitalizing the Kentucky Republican, his office said in a statement.  —  “This morning …
Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
Democrats pressure Mitch McConnell to cancel Senate recess for gun control vote
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Mitch McConnell fractures his shoulder
Discussion: Slate and Talking Points Memo
Axios:   Mitch McConnell fractures shoulder after falling at Kentucky home
Christina Schaefer / WRGT:
Police: Suspect's sister among those killed in Oregon District shooting  —  BELLBROOK, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) — Dayton Police, the FBI and Bellbrook Police have descended upon a neighborhood in Bellbrook in connection with the deadly mass shooting in the Oregon District.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Slate
New York Daily News:
Mayor de Blasio ordered NYPD Executive Protection Unit to move his daughter out of a Brooklyn apartment, sources say  —  Mayor de Blasio has his own moving company - the NYPD.  —  Hizzoner ordered members of his troubled NYPD security detail to move his daughter out of an apartment in Sunset Park …
Elizabeth Thomas / ABC News:
In bloody August weekend, gun violence beyond mass shootings  —  It has been a bloody August weekend in the U.S., with multiple shootings reported across the country.  In addition to mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, gun deaths were reported in other states, including Illinois, Virginia, Louisiana, Florida and Maryland.
James Comey / New York Times:
Mr. President, Please Take a Stand Against Racism  —  The nation's ability to contain it is faltering.  —  Mr. Comey is a former director of the F.B.I.  —  America has long had a radioactive racist soup in the center of our national life.  Donald Trump thinks he is stirring it for political benefit.
Discussion: CNN and Mediaite
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