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12:20 AM ET, August 8, 2019

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CNN:
Exclusive: El Paso suspect's mother called police concerned about gun  —  (CNN)The El Paso shooting suspect's mother called the Allen, Texas, Police Department weeks before the shooting because she was concerned about her son owning an “AK” type firearm, lawyers for the family confirmed to CNN.
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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, Daily Kos and Breitbart
New York Times:
Trump Uses a Day of Healing to Deepen the Nation's Divisions  —  EL PASO — President Trump visited Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso on Wednesday on a day intended as a show of compassion to cities scarred by a weekend of violence, but which quickly devolved into an occasion for anger-fueled broadsides against Democrats and the news media.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Boing Boing, Mediaite and NPR
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Joe Biden's speech in Iowa puts Trump to shame  —  President Trump visits El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, but cannot make a big speech in an open venue for fear of being booed.  (In Dayton, he made himself invisible, meeting behind closed doors with family and medical staff, making no public appearance or comment.)
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 …
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Susan Collins has a predictably pathetic response to El Paso and Dayton shootings
Discussion: Common Dreams
Washington Post:
Trump attacks local leaders as he visits two cities grieving from mass shootings
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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Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Twitter freezes McConnell campaign account for posting video of protester's violent threats
Discussion: Courier-Journal
Alexandra S. Levine / Politico:
Twitter locks McConnell campaign account over video of protesters hurling threats
Discussion: Washington Times
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.
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
Discussion: Jezebel, Mercury News and Boing Boing
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
Discussion: Slate, Axios and Boing Boing
Sarah Fowler / The Clarion Ledger:
Where are Mom and Dad? School on standby to help children in aftermath of ICE raids
Discussion: New York Times
Abigail Hauslohner / Washington Post:
ICE agents raid Miss. work sites, arrest 680 people in largest single-state immigration enforcement …
Discussion: The Week
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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Aída Chávez / The Intercept:
Democrats Are Resurfacing a Gun Control Bill That Contains an Anti-Immigrant Amendment
Discussion: WDEF-TV
R. Derek Black / USA Today:
I grew up a white nationalist. We never blamed ourselves for mass shootings like El Paso.
Discussion: Common Dreams
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 to the man's family.  —  The man, Jimmy Aldaoud, spent most of his life in the U.S. …
Discussion: Facebook and Splinter
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
Discussion: Politico and Wall Street Journal
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.
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 …
Discussion: CNN
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 …
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 …
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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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge greenlights libel suit against NPR over Seth Rich reports  —  A federal judge has rejected National Public Radio's bid to dismiss a Texas investment adviser's libel suit over news reports about conspiracy theories surrounding the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer during the 2016 campaign.
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.
Ny MaGee / EURweb:
CNN Eyes All-black Opinion Show for April Ryan, Bakari Sellers, Angela Rye, Andrew Gillum  —  *CNN is reportedly planning to roll out an all-black panel show featuring regular contributors April Ryan, Andrew Gillum, Angela Rye and Bakari Sellers.  —  According to Page Six …
Discussion: Page Six
Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:
Families “Are Scared To Death” After A Massive ICE Operation Swept Up Hundreds Of People  —  On Wednesday morning, Dianne received an alarming call.  It was her fiancé, dialing her from the chicken processing plant in a nearby central Mississippi town where he worked long shifts deboning meat.
 
 
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Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
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The Babylon Bee:
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NBC News:
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John Solomon / The Hill:
George Soros's secret 2016 access to State exposes ‘big money’ hypocrisy of Democrats
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Steve Bullock: Trump reelection ‘more likely with each passing minute’
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
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
Jonathan M. Katz / The Long Version:
How the New York Times made ‘The Charlottesville Lie’ hoax possible
Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today:
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Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
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