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9:05 AM ET, August 6, 2019

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Washington Post:
Teleprompter Trump meets Twitter Trump as the president responds to mass slayings  —  Teleprompter Trump repudiated Twitter Trump in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Monday.  —  Speaking in the wake of two mass shootings in less than 24 hours that left at least 31 dead over the weekend …
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Los Angeles Times:
‘We were safe until he started talking’: El Paso residents respond to President Trump  —  Watching President Trump step up to a White House podium Monday to assert that “hate has no place in America,” many people in this Texas border city were dumbfounded.  —  “We were safe until he started talking …
Discussion: CNN and The Week, more at Mediagazer »
Matthew Adams / Dallas Morning News:
Donald Trump, who's going to El Paso this week, owes city more than $500K for his February rally  —  Updated at 6:13 p.m. Aug. 5 to reflect that Trump is coming Wednesday.  —  WASHINGTON — Ahead of a Wednesday visit to El Paso, President Donald Trump still owes the city more than $500,000 …
Alexandra S. Levine / Politico:
How do you solve a problem like 8chan?
Kate Linthicum / Los Angeles Times:
Foreign countries are warning their citizens about U.S. travel after mass shootings
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New York Sun:   The El Paso Blame Game
The Daily Beast:
DHS Official: Trump Can't Admit ‘This Is Terrorism’
Discussion: Washington Post
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
China confirms it is suspending agricultural product purchases in response to Trump's new tariffs  —  KEY POINTS  — A spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce says Chinese companies have stopped purchasing U.S. agricultural products in response to President Trump's new 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods.
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Damian Paletta / Washington Post:
Trump is increasingly relying on himself — not his aides — in trade war with China  —  President Trump is increasingly acting based on his own intuition and analysis and not the advice of aides in the increasingly fraught trade war with China, five people briefed on the actions said …
Wall Street Journal:
Trade War Becomes Currency War
Discussion: New York Times
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Trump Is a White Nationalist Who Inspires Terrorism  —  Don't pretend his teleprompter speech changes anything.  —  A decade ago, Daryl Johnson, then a senior terrorism analyst at the Department of Homeland Security, wrote a report about the growing danger of right-wing extremism in America.
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Axios:
The era of white nationalism  —  White nationalism — a racist extremism that was confined to the ugly fringes for most of our lives — is a growing major danger in America:  —  The big picture: Racial resentment and anxiety have been a central appeal for Donald Trump and his rhetoric among …
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Conservatism Has a Violence Problem
Discussion: twitchy.com
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim  —  Since January, more than 2,000 ads mentioned an “invasion” on the southern border — language that is under scrutiny after the El Paso shooting.  —  El Paso Victims Were as Diverse as the City  —  A 2-month-old boy lost both parents.
Raw Story:
Young Mitch McConnell supporters pose for a photo strangling a cardboard cutout of AOC  —  On Monday, a picture appeared on Instagram, apparently taken by a group of young men supporting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at the Fancy Farm, Kentucky political picnic.
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Ursula Perano / Axios:
Beto O'Rourke backs abolishing filibuster to pass gun control
Discussion: Politico, Fox News and Crooked Media
VICE:
EXCLUSIVE: Dayton Shooter Was in a “Pornogrind” Band That Released Songs About Raping and Killing Women  —  Before he killed nine people in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday, Connor Betts was deeply involved in the misogynistic, male-dominated “goregrind” or “pornogrind” extreme metal music scene.
Discussion: BizPac Review and New York Post
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Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed News:
The Dayton Shooter Was The Lead Singer Of A “Pornogrind” Metal Band  —  The man who killed nine and injured 27 in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, was the lead singer of a “pornogrind” metal band, a genre defined by its explicit subject matter and themes of gore and violence …
Washington Post:
Ex-girlfriend says Dayton shooter heard voices, talked about ‘dark, evil things’
Discussion: New York Post and VICE
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump's two political crises  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  WASHINGTON IS TYPICALLY a bit sleepy in August.  But the month has been jolted by a pair of crises: an escalating trade war with China, which shaved 3% off the Dow on Monday, and two mass shootings, which once again …
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Jonathan S. Tobin / New York Post:   Trump is primed to rise above the stale gun debate
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Trump explores executive action on guns
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Trump's Habit of Contradicting Himself After a Tragedy
Discussion: CNN and Mediaite
James Pindell / BostonGlobe.com:
Biden, Sanders, and Warren top postdebate survey of N.H. Democrats  —  The first poll of likely New Hampshire Democrats since last week's debates shows that penetrating a top-tier of three candidates might be tougher than ever in the state's first-in-the-nation primary.
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Ariel Edwards-Levy / HuffPost:
Elizabeth Warren Had Another Very Good Debate, Poll Finds
Discussion: CNN
Elena Schneider / Politico:
These are the winners of the post-debate media competition
Discussion: Deep Root Analytics
Max Fisher / New York Times:
White Terrorism Shows ‘Stunning’ Parallels to Islamic State's Rise  —  Many scholars of terrorism see worrying similarities between the rise of the Islamic State and that of white nationalist terrorism, seen most recently in the carnage in El Paso, Tex.  —  “The parallels are stunning,” …
Discussion: The Week
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Ali H. Soufan / New York Times:
I Spent 25 Years Fighting Jihadis. White Supremacists Aren't So Different.
Discussion: American Greatness
Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
‘The headline was bad’: New York Times amends front page on Trump's response to mass shootings after backlash  —  The New York Times weathered intense backlash Monday night for its front-page headline about President Trump's response to the pair of mass shootings that read: “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM.”
Alexa St. John / Wall Street Journal:
New York City Businesses Struggle to Keep Up After Minimum Wage Increase  —  Business owners and leaders say labor costs have forced cuts in jobs and work shifts  —  More than six months after the $15 minimum wage went into effect in New York City, business leaders and owners …
Discussion: NY State of Politics
J. Arthur Bloom / The Daily Caller:
Ex-Google Engineer Made Troubling Posts On Listservs About Richard Spencer, Golden State Skinheads  —  The most recent ex-Google engineer who claims to have been fired for his conservative views also suggested raising money under the auspices of the company's free speech listserv for a bounty …
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Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
Republicans Fear ‘Extinction in the Suburbs’ Over Gun Control  — Two new mass shootings renew debate over firearm restrictions  — Suburban and college-educated voters favor new gun limits  —  After two gruesome mass shootings in a 24-hour span, some Republicans are raising alarms …
Discussion: Political Wire, Splinter and UPI
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Washington Post:   It's time to debate gun control on its merits
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
How Bill de Blasio Went From Progressive Hope to Punching Bag  —  The New York mayor turned quixotic presidential candidate seems sick of his city—and the feeling is mutual.  —  Aides to Bill de Blasio have long observed that he seems to grow happier with each mile of distance from the city he leads …
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Houston Chronicle:
Galveston police apologize after photo surfaces of horse-mounted officers leading handcuffed suspect  —  Galveston police are apologizing after a dramatic photo circulated online showing horse-mounted officers leading a handcuffed man of color by what appears to be a rope.
Washington Post:
Cesar Sayoc, who mailed explosive devices to Trump's critics, sentenced to 20 years in prison  —  NEW YORK — Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man who mailed explosive devices to prominent Democrats and media figures was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison.  —  Prosecutors had called for a life sentence …
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Associated Press:
Judge sentences man who sent pipe bombs to Dems to 20 years
Discussion: Daily Wire
Vivian Salama / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Venezuela Into an Embargo  —  New measures mark a significant escalation of pressure against the regime of President Nicolás Maduro and countries including Russia and China that continue to support him  —  WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is moving …
Wall Street Journal:
America Needs an Independent Fed  —  The economy functions best when the central bank is free of short-term political pressures.  —  As former chairs of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, we are united in the conviction that the Fed and its chair must be permitted …
Discussion: CNBC
 
 
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Jeremy B. White / Politico:
San Diego Republican to challenge embattled Hunter for House seat
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Joe Biden pushes for federal gun buyback program, assault weapons ban in wake of mass shootings
Discussion: Axios and Biden
David Siders / Politico:
‘Corn, soybeans and landmines’: Dems sweat early state blunders
Isabella Borshoff / Politico:
Post-Brexit UK ‘desperate’ for Trump trade deal, former US treasury secretary says
Adriana Belmonte / Yahoo Finance:
U.S. farmers are exasperated by latest trade war moves: ‘Another nail in the coffin’
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GateHouse Media owner to acquire USA TODAY owner Gannett
Eric Katz / GovExec.com:
USDA Office Relocations Are Illegal, IG Says
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Judge signals interest in removing Mueller report redactions
Discussion: emptywheel
Ben Jacobs / Jewish Insider:
Neo-Nazis boast ‘We got Tulsi in the debates’
 

 
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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with Netflix co-CEO Greg Peters on updating the company's famous culture memo, its advertising ambitions, bundling, game streaming, AI use cases, and more

Raphael Minder / Financial Times:
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