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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Tucker Carlson's claim that white supremacy is a hoax is easy to prove wrong.  Just watch his show.  —  In his ongoing and remarkably successful quest to be the worst of the Fox News nighttime hosts, Tucker Carlson hit a new low on his Tuesday show.  —  White supremacy, he claimed …
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Mehdi Hasan / The Intercept:
These 7 Prominent Conservatives Have Nothing in Common With White Supremacists, Nothing at All  —  Photo: AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images  —  In the wake of the El Paso massacre, the prominent conservative commentator Ben Shapiro — aka the “cool kid's philosopher” …
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Susan Collins has a predictably pathetic response to El Paso and Dayton shootings  —  “There are times for political debate, but this is not one of them.”  —  Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is once again very disappointed.  Amid calls for action to stop gun violence and mass shootings …
Discussion: Common Dreams
R. Derek Black / USA Today:
I grew up a white nationalist. We never blamed ourselves for mass shootings like El Paso.
Aída Chávez / The Intercept:
Democrats Are Resurfacing a Gun Control Bill That Contains an Anti-Immigrant Amendment
Discussion: WDEF-TV and CNSNews
Safid Deen / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins' Kenny Stills calls out team owner Steve Ross for hosting Trump luncheon … Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross was publicly criticized by the most outspoken NFL player on his team Wednesday for his plan to host a pricey fundraiser supporting President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election at his New York residence later this week.
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Lisette Voytko / Forbes:   Backlash Hits Billionaire Stephen Ross—Equinox, SoulCycle, Dolphins Owner—Over Trump Fundraiser
Michelle Ye Hee Lee / Washington Post:
Billionaire owner of SoulCycle, Miami Dolphins faces backlash over Trump fundraiser
Marianne Dodson / The Daily Beast:
Billionaire Owner of Equinox, SoulCycle to Host Trump Fundraiser in Hamptons
Associated Press:
ICE raids food plants on day of Trump visit to grieving city  —  MORTON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday, part of a large-scale operation carried out by President Donald Trump's administration that targeted both corporations and their largely Latino employees.
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Associated Press:
The Latest: Mississippi immigration raids net 680 arrests  —  MORTON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on immigration raids at Mississippi food processing plants (all times local):  —  U.S. immigration officials say raids at seven food processing plants in Mississippi resulted in 680 arrests.
Discussion: Slate, Axios and Boing Boing
Abigail Hauslohner / Washington Post:   ICE agents raid Miss. work sites, arrest 680 people in largest single-state immigration enforcement …
Courier-Journal:
McConnell's campaign suspended from Twitter for posting critic's profanity-laced video  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign has been thrown in Twitter jail.  —  After sharing a video of a profanity-laced protest outside of the Kentucky Republican's home in Louisville …
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Michael Edison Hayden / Southern Poverty Law Center:
U.S. State Department Official Involved in White Nationalist Movement, Hatewatch Determines  —  A U.S. State Department official oversaw the Washington, D.C.-area chapter of a white nationalist organization, hosted white nationalists at his home and published white nationalist propaganda online, Hatewatch has determined.
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
A Divisive Voice Once Again Has Trump's Ear  —  WASHINGTON — As President Trump doubles down on a re-election approach of stoking fear of immigrants, he is once again elevating a voice of validation — and many say racism — that he discovered during his last presidential campaign.
Elizabeth Chuck / NBC News:
A ‘hero’ grandfather, a teen, an Army vet: These are the victims of the El Paso massacre  —  A gunman opened fire at a Walmart Saturday, killing 22.  —  The trip to Walmart was supposed to be fun: an excuse for David Johnson and his wife, Kathy, to take their 9-year-old granddaughter …
Discussion: NPR, Military.com, Task & Purpose and KTLA
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Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:   Joe Biden reminded all of us of what a presidential president would sound like
Timothy Archuleta / El Paso Times:
Mr. President, the hatred of the El Paso shooting didn't come from our city
New York Times:
2020 Democrats Say Trump Is Fostering Hatred, Not Fighting It
Discussion: USA Today
Jake Tapper / CNN:
Exclusive: White House rebuffed attempts by DHS to make combating domestic terrorism a higher priority  —  Washington (CNN)White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats …
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Iraqi man dies after Trump administration deports him  —  A 41-year-old Detroit man deported to Iraq in June died Tuesday, according to the American Civil Liberties Union and two people close the man's family.  —  The man, Jimmy Aldaoud, spent most of his life in the U.S. …
Discussion: Facebook and Splinter
Orion Rummler / Axios:
Trump attacks Ohio politicians, Biden, Fox News after visiting shooting victims  —  In a series of tweets after visiting victims of the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, President Trump accused Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley of lying in a press conference …
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Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Sherrod Brown, Dayton mayor of misrepresenting his hospital visit  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, his press secretary and his director of social media accused Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, both of whom are Democrats …
Discussion: Politico, Townhall, Boing Boing and NPR
Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
Bill de Blasio Attacks Fox News in Wild Clash With Hannity: This is ‘Such a Charade!’  —  In the wild world of cable news, little surprises us here at Mediaite these days.  But we must admit, the sight of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sitting across from Sean Hannity made us do a double take.
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Reed Richardson / Mediaite:   Tucker Carlson Rails Against The Left's ‘Frenzy of Racial Hatred’: ‘This is the Path to Civil War’
Laura Nahmias / New York Daily News:
Rules for thee but not for me: the de Blasio principle
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
White House drafting executive order to tackle Silicon Valley's alleged anti-conservative bias  —  The White House is circulating drafts of a proposed executive order that would address allegations of anti-conservative bias by social media companies, according to a White House official …
New York Times:
Pondering Impeachment, House Sues Don McGahn, Ex-White House Counsel, for Testimony  —  The Judiciary Committee hopes a federal judge will strike down the White House's “absolute immunity” claims, clearing the way for testimony from key witnesses to the special counsel.
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Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
House Democrats ready lawsuit to enforce subpoena for McGahn testimony
Discussion: Axios
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Joaquin Castro outed one of his own donors in bid to shame Trump supporters  —  EXCLUSIVE: Trump donors whose names and employers were posted in a highly controversial tweet by Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro blasted the Texas congressman on Wednesday for what they described as a “ridiculous” …
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Erick Erickson / The Resurgent:
This Is Highly Irresponsible. Why Are Some in the Media Defending It?
Discussion: Daily Wire and BizPac Review
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Don't Assume Trump's Approval Rating Can't Climb Higher.  It Already Has.  —  Millions of Americans who did not like the president in 2016 now say they do.  —  Donald J. Trump doesn't always seem like a candidate focused on expanding his base of support.  He may have done so anyway.
Discussion: Spectator USA
Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today:
USA TODAY headquarters evacuated; police confirm report of man with a weapon  —  WASHINGTON — USA TODAY's headquarters in McLean, Virginia was being evacuated Wednesday amid a heavy police presence after police reported a man with a weapon at the suburban Washington building.
Sister Toldjah / RedState:
Baltimore Sun Treats Conservative Activist's Cleanup Efforts Like Garbage Because He Made Democrats Look Bad  —  Most people reading this have heard the phrase “no good deed goes unpunished.”  But in case you haven't, the editors at the Baltimore Sun have helpfully - though inadvertently …
Discussion: WBAL and American Greatness
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Washington Post:
Trump's openness to extensive background checks for gun buys draws warning from NRA  —  President Trump has repeatedly told lawmakers and aides in private conversations that he is open to endorsing extensive background checks in the wake of two mass shootings, prompting a warning …
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Kimberly Breier resigns as assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere  —  Kimberly Breier, the assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere since October, has resigned, leaving a key vacancy at the top of the diplomatic office in charge of the Trump administration's efforts …
 
 
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Ny MaGee / EURweb:
CNN Eyes All-black Opinion Show for April Ryan, Bakari Sellers, Angela Rye, Andrew Gillum
Discussion: Page Six
The Babylon Bee:
Democrats Propose Creation Of National Trump Voter Registry
NBC News:
Full speech: Biden condemns Trump's rhetoric and white nationalism
Robby Soave / Reason:
Democratic Socialists of America Voted To Establish an Anti-Fascist Working Group.  It Was Controversial.
John Solomon / The Hill:
George Soros's secret 2016 access to State exposes ‘big money’ hypocrisy of Democrats
Khadeeja Safdar / Wall Street Journal:
Leslie Wexner Says Jeffrey Epstein ‘Misappropriated Vast Sums of Money From Me’
Mohammed Hanif / New York Times:
India Annexes Kashmir and Brings Us Back to Partition
Donald Trump / Newsweek:
Veterans: We call on gun dealers and responsible owners to prevent the next shooting | Opinion
 Earlier Items: 
Rishika Dugyala / Politico:
Steve Bullock: Trump reelection ‘more likely with each passing minute’
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Cory Booker delivers an impassioned — and impressive — speech in Charleston
Discussion: EURweb
Colleen Flaherty / Inside Higher Ed:
N-Word at the New School  —  Another professor is under fire …
Discussion: The College Fix
Bloomberg:
Farm Discontent Spills Over as Ag Secretary Is Confronted in Minnesota
Helen Lewis / The Atlantic:
To Learn About the Far Right, Start With the ‘Manosphere’
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jonathan M. Katz / The Long Version:
How the New York Times made ‘The Charlottesville Lie’ hoax possible
Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
Elizabeth Warren Proposes A Public Option For The Internet