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9:25 AM ET, August 6, 2019

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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.
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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 »
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 …
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 …
Rebecca Klar / The Hill:
Walmart: No change in gun sales policy after El Paso shooting
Discussion: Breitbart
John Wagner / Washington Post:   Trump plans visits to El Paso and Dayton, where he won't be universally welcome
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
Alexandra S. Levine / Politico:
How do you solve a problem like 8chan?
The Daily Beast:
DHS Official: Trump Can't Admit ‘This Is Terrorism’
Discussion: Washington Post
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.”
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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 …
Ed Mazza / HuffPost:
NYT's Trump Headline Is So Outrageous That People Are Canceling Subscriptions
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Joe Biden pushes for federal gun buyback program, assault weapons ban in wake of mass shootings
Discussion: Axios and Biden
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Trump's Habit of Contradicting Himself After a Tragedy
Discussion: CNN and Mediaite
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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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
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 …
Adam Serwer / The Atlantic:
Conservatives Cannot Defend Trump and Also Defeat White Nationalism
Ali H. Soufan / New York Times:
I Spent 25 Years Fighting Jihadis. White Supremacists Aren't So Different.
Discussion: American Greatness
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
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 …
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Gabby Orr / Politico:
Trump explores executive action on guns
Jonathan S. Tobin / New York Post:   Trump is primed to rise above the stale gun debate
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 …
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VICE:
EXCLUSIVE: Dayton Shooter Was in a “Pornogrind” Band That Released Songs About Raping and Killing Women
Discussion: BizPac Review and New York Post
Washington Post:
Ex-girlfriend says Dayton shooter heard voices, talked about ‘dark, evil things’
Discussion: New York Post and VICE
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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Matthew Choi / Politico:
Mitch McConnell campaign tweets image of tombstone with opponent's name
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.
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
Tom McKay / Gizmodo:
Trump Boosts Fired Google Engineer Who Proposed Richard Spencer Fundraiser, Suggested Skinheads Rebrand  —  On Monday morning, President Donald Trump finally took the time to issue a (hollow and thoroughly unconvincing) denunciation of white supremacy in the wake of mass shootings in Dayton …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Splinter
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J. Arthur Bloom / The Daily Caller:
Ex-Google Engineer Made Troubling Posts On Listservs About Richard Spencer, Golden State Skinheads
Discussion: Mediaite
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
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.
Adriana Belmonte / Yahoo Finance:
U.S. farmers are exasperated by latest trade war moves: ‘Another nail in the coffin’  —  This post has been updated.  —  Trade tensions between the  —  U.S. and China are flaring once again, and American farmers continue to bear the brunt of the implications.
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
 
 
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Roseann Moring / Omaha World-Herald:
Ben Sasse announces reelection campaign, says 2020 is ‘choice between civics and socialism’
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Sumantra Maitra / The Federalist:
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Jeremy B. White / Politico:
San Diego Republican to challenge embattled Hunter for House seat
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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
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Ariel Edwards-Levy / HuffPost:
Elizabeth Warren Had Another Very Good Debate, Poll Finds
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Eric Katz / GovExec.com:
USDA Office Relocations Are Illegal, IG Says
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Judge signals interest in removing Mueller report redactions
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Neo-Nazis boast ‘We got Tulsi in the debates’
 

 
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