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9:30 AM ET, August 7, 2019

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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Biden the durable  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  THE BIG TAKEAWAY FROM THE LATEST QUINNIPIAC POLL on the presidential race: JOE BIDEN'S durability.  —  DESPITE THE CHATTER about Biden's shortcomings, he's still in the mid-30s, having barely budged after enduring weeks …
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El Paso Times:
El Paso braces for Trump visit: Medical workers petition against visit, groups plan joint vigil  —  President Donald Trump was expected to be greeted with denunciations from some El Paso leaders when he visits Wednesday.  —  U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, along with the Border Network …
Jelani Cobb / New Yorker:
How the Trail of American White Supremacy Led to El Paso  —  A century ago this week, the city of Chicago, its air tinged with smoke, was conducting a body count.  It had just endured eight days of arson and violence, which had claimed the lives of thirty-eight people—fifteen of them white …
Andy Ngo / New York Post:
Dayton shooter may be antifa's first mass killer
Discussion: Townhall and Washington Post
Washington Post:   Trump's Latino supporters say they're sticking with him after El Paso shootings
Quint Forgey / Politico:
‘Be quiet!’: Trump mocks O'Rourke before traveling to El Paso
Kathryn Watson / CBS News:
Trump traveling to Dayton and El Paso after weekend mass shootings
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CBS Baltimore
Axios:
Joe Biden: Trump “has fanned the flames of white supremacy”
Discussion: Breitbart
CNN:
Trump campaign still owes El Paso more than $500,000 on eve of President's return visit
Discussion: Hyperallergic
BuzzFeed News:
A Walmart Employee Helped About 150 People Escape From The El Paso Shooting
Discussion: The Guardian
Megan McArdle / Washington Post:
If conservatives want to keep their guns, they're going to have to find a way to stop mass shootings
Stephen Rex Brown / New York Daily News:
Students for Trump founder pleads guilty to posing as lawyer in $46K scam  —  The founder of Students for Trump pleaded guilty Tuesday to running a $46,000 scam in which he posed as a lawyer and gave legal advice.  —  John Lambert, 23, created a website for a fake law firm called Pope & Dunn …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Gabriel Snyder / Columbia Journalism Review:
Times public editor: The readers versus the masthead  —  Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, was at home on Monday night—as was the rest of the paper's senior leadership (referred to internally as “the masthead")—when the next day's front page was being composed.
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Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Joaquin Castro doubles down amid backlash over tweeting names of Trump donors  —  Joaquin Castro, a Democratic congressman from Texas and chairman of the presidential campaign of his twin brother, Julián, fired back on Tuesday after being castigated on social media for tweeting the names …
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Peter Hasson / The Daily Caller:
Joaquin Castro Posts Names, Employers Of Trump Donors
Fredreka Schouten / CNN:
Rep. Joaquin Castro tweets names, employers of Trump donors in San Antonio
Discussion: alicublog
QU Poll:
Release Detail  —  August 6, 2019 - Warren Up, Harris Down, But Biden Leads Among U.S. Dems Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 14 Dems Have Less Than 1 Percent  —  Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the big winner in the second round of Democratic presidential debates …
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
‘Warren has built a monster’: Inside the Democrats' battle for Nevada  —  LAS VEGAS — Kamala Harris hired a dream team of operatives.  Joe Biden has solid establishment support.  Bernie Sanders heads a volunteer army.  And Julián Castro is seen as a “sleeper.”
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Trump Campaign Ad Features QAnon Signs  —  Whether accidental or not, the Trump campaign keeps nodding to QAnon conspiracy theorists, even after the FBI called them a potential source of domestic terror  —  Two signs promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory are visible in a video …
Vivian Wang / New York Times:
Tiffany Cabán Concedes Queens D.A. Race, Dashing Progressives' Hopes  —  Melinda Katz wins the Democratic nomination by 55 votes after a recount erases her opponent's slim election night lead.  —  The pitched seven-week battle for the Democratic nomination for Queens district attorney finally ended …
Discussion: Daily Wire
Anna Slatz / The Post Millennial:
Alleged predator Jessica Yaniv arrested, home searched  —  UPDATE: According to the National Post, after the Monday afternoon Blaire White livestream in which the prohibited weapon was brandished, Yaniv was arrested and brought to an RCMP holding cell.  Yaniv was released Tuesday morning.
www.theadvocate.com:
Shooting at Walmart in Baton Rouge: Initial report that fight led to gunfire incorrect, sheriff says  —  Law enforcement responds after a shooting altercation between two patrons at Walmart on Burbank Drive Tuesday August 6, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La.  —  LATEST STORY: East Baton Rouge …
Ashley Feinberg / Slate:
Is Donald Trump Actually Just Blind?  An Investigation.  —  As President Donald Trump addressed the nation about the two mass shootings that had occurred over the weekend, he said, “May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo.”  The public reacted with alarm and derision …
Washington Post:
NRA discussed purchasing luxury mansion for its chief executive to use, documents show  —  Documents indicate that the National Rifle Association planned to purchase a luxury mansion in the Dallas area last year for the use of chief executive Wayne LaPierre, according to two people familiar with the records.
Discussion: Political Wire and The Week
Kim Tong-hyung / Associated Press:
Kim says North Korean launches were warning to US, South  —  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed, short-range ballistic missiles intended to send a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military exercises.
Discussion: Politico, Political Wire and France 24
Ed Mazza / HuffPost:
Tucker Carlson Claims There's No White Supremacy Problem: ‘This Is A Hoax’  —  Fox News host says “it's actually not a real problem in America.”  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday claimed there is no white supremacy problem in the United States and that the very notion of one is a hoax created by the media and the left.
Discussion: Common Dreams
Marcy Oster / The Forward:
Top Republican Congressman Sent Letter Saying Rich Jews Bought Congress  —  (JTA) — A letter sent by National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Emmer to party members identified three “left-wing radicals” that he says “bought control of Congress for the Democrats.”  They are all Jewish.
Discussion: JNS.org
Paul Sperry / RealClearInvestigations:
Mueller Tied to Double Deception: First in Court, Then Before Congress  —  Republican lawmakers allege Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have perjured himself before Congress in his sworn testimony last month, when he gave what they say were incomplete answers regarding why he held an earlier press briefing.
Daily Mail:
Is Ilhan Omar having an affair with this Dem strategist?  The man she was holding hands with at a secluded eatery is Tim Mynett, who has constantly been by her side, left his physician wife and was paid $250K by her campaign  — Ilhan Omar, 37, has been seen getting up close and personal …
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Monica Lewinsky-Produced ‘Impeachment’ Set as Next ‘American Crime Story’ at FX  —  Sarah Paulson, Beanie Feldstein and Annaleigh Ashford will star in the anthology, with writer Sarah Burgess set to pen the script.  —  Nearly a year and a half after season two of FX's Emmy-winning American Crime Story ended …
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John Koblin / New York Times:
Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky Scandal Is Next for ‘American Crime Story’
Discussion: CNN and The Wrap
Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
Far-Right Accounts Retweeted by Trump Keep Getting Suspended  —  “Twitter's always been fair to me,” said one Trump supporter.  “Until the president of the United States retweeted me.”  —  Nearly 10 percent of the unverified accounts retweeted by President Trump since his inauguration …
David French / National Review:
My Family Has Been Threatened by Racists.  Why Should They Outgun Me?  —  The right to effective self-defense has never been more important.  —  Few things are more frustrating than watching members of the media, politicians, and activists who often know very little about guns …
Discussion: Townhall and New York Post
Doug Palmer / Politico:
Trump's China battle heads into the danger zone  —  President Donald Trump is pushing his bitter trade war with China into an aggressive and unpredictable new phase, bewildering Wall Street and risking an even bigger slowdown heading into a 2020 election in which the economy was supposed to be the president's strongest selling point.
 
 
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Los Angeles Times:
Orange County, longtime GOP stronghold, now has more registered Democrats than Republicans
Richard Gonzales / NPR:
Federal Judge Orders Release Of Khashoggi Records By U.S. Government
Jessica Wehrman / The Columbus Dispatch:
Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Turner of Dayton now backs ban on sale of military-style weapons
Discussion: Politico
Siddhartha Deb / New Republic:
India's Looming Ethno-Nationalist Catastrophe
Michael R. Pompeo / USA Today:
Trump administration pressure is weakening Iran's regime
Susan E. Rice / New York Times:
When the President Is a Bigot, the Poison Spreads
Discussion: CNN
The City:
Melissa Mark-Viverito Runs for Congress, Touting Progressive Cred
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Hispanics in America are under attack
Discussion: WDEF-TV
Vikram Dodd / The Guardian:
Brexit: no deal would harm UK security, senior officer warns
CNN:
Hickenlooper keeping his options open on Senate run as presidential bid struggles
James Barragán / Dallas Morning News:
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen apologizes for saying ‘terrible things’ that conservative activist recorded
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Pence: ‘Spend more time on your knees than on the internet’
Discussion: Advocate and Talking Points Memo
Ellen Ioanes / Business Insider:
The cost of Trump's new Air Force One has skyrocketed nearly $2 billion from the original estimate
Discussion: Task & Purpose