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10:10 AM ET, August 7, 2019

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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 …
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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 …
Quint Forgey / Politico:
‘Be quiet!’:  Trump mocks O'Rourke before traveling to El Paso  —  President Donald Trump on Tuesday night mocked Beto O'Rourke's performance in the Democratic presidential primary and commanded him to “be quiet” in the wake of a mass shooting in the former congressman's hometown of El Paso …
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 …
Washington Post:   Trump's Latino supporters say they're sticking with him after El Paso shootings
Kathryn Watson / CBS News:
Trump traveling to Dayton and El Paso after weekend mass shootings
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CBS Baltimore
Washington Post:
'We don't want him here': Trump to face protests and skepticism as he visits El Paso and Dayton after mass shootings
Axios:
Joe Biden: Trump “has fanned the flames of white supremacy”
Discussion: Breitbart
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
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
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 …
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.
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.
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David Nakamura / Washington Post:
With North Korea talks bogged down, Trump faces a cascade of new crises in East Asia
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: UPI and Daily Wire
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 …
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
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
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 …
Jason Rezaian / Washington Post:
Journalism in Iran nears extinction  —  Authorities in Iran are preemptively tightening the reins on media outlets working inside the country.  The regime has, of course, always tried to control the flow of information to the rest of the world.  But now, as it faces mounting internal and external pressures …
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Michael R. Pompeo / USA Today:
Trump administration pressure is weakening Iran's regime
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 …
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.
Discussion: Power Line and Real Clear Politics
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
Richard Gonzales / NPR:
Federal Judge Orders Release Of Khashoggi Records By U.S. Government  —  A judge in New York ordered federal agencies to produce thousands of pages documents pertaining to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist and U.S. resident who was slain in his country's consulate in Turkey last year.
Los Angeles Times:
Orange County, longtime GOP stronghold, now has more registered Democrats than Republicans  —  Orange County, long a Republican stronghold, has officially turned blue.  —  The county that nurtured Ronald Reagan's conservatism and is the resting place of Richard Nixon is now home …
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
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 …
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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Charlie Hoffmann / Washington Free Beacon:
Anti-Semitic Va. Democrat Dumped Water on Fox News Host in 2016
Hollywood Reporter:
Ads Pulled for Gory Universal Thriller ‘The Hunt’ in Wake of Mass Shootings (Exclusive)
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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
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
Washington Post:
Hispanics in America are under attack
Discussion: WDEF-TV
 Earlier Items: 
Vikram Dodd / The Guardian:
Brexit: no deal would harm UK security, senior officer warns
David French / National Review:
My Family Has Been Threatened by Racists. Why Should They Outgun Me?
Discussion: Townhall and New York Post
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