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11:40 AM ET, August 7, 2019

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Timothy Archuleta / El Paso Times:
Mr. President, the hatred of the El Paso shooting didn't come from our city  —  When you visit today, you will see El Paso in the agony of our mourning.  You also will see El Paso at its finest.  —  Dear Mr. President:  —  Today is a tragic day to visit El Paso.
Discussion: Shareblue Media and The Week
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New York Times:
How the El Paso Shooting Exposes the Rifts in Texas Politics  —  SUGAR LAND, Tex. — Nearly 700 miles from the El Paso Walmart where the suspect in the killing of 22 people on Saturday denounced a “Hispanic invasion,” Rish Oberoi, a candidate for state representative, gestured toward …
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 …
Associated Press:
Trump heads to Dayton, El Paso, facing protests  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump headed to El Paso and Dayton on Wednesday to offer a message of healing and unity, but he will be met by unusual hostility in both places by people who fault his own incendiary words as a contributing cause to the mass shootings .
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 …
Quint Forgey / Politico:
‘Be quiet!’: Trump mocks O'Rourke before traveling to El Paso
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Biden the durable
Washington Post:   Trump's Latino supporters say they're sticking with him after El Paso shootings
Washington Post:
'We don't want him here': Trump to face protests and skepticism as he visits El Paso and Dayton after mass shootings
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
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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.
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.”
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QU Poll:
Release Detail  —  August 6, 2019 - Warren Up, Harris Down …
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.
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: RedState, UPI and Daily Wire
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 …
Discussion: CNN
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
Ruth Graham / Slate:
The “30-50 Feral Hogs” Guy Actually Had a Point  —  Earlier this week, a tweet was born that captured the imagination of a divided nation.  It came from Arkansas, and it was a response to musician Jason Isbell, who had suggested no one actually needs a so-called assault weapon.
Discussion: Althouse
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
CNN:
Texas to loosen firearm laws, allowing guns in churches and on school grounds  —  A tribute to the victims of the horrific attacks in El Paso, Dayton  —  (CNN)A series of new firearm laws will go into effect in Texas next month — further loosening gun restrictions in a state that's had four …
Discussion: VICE and The Trace
Charlie Hoffmann / Washington Free Beacon:
Anti-Semitic Va. Democrat Dumped Water on Fox News Host in 2016  —  The Virginia lawmaker who interrupted President Trump's speech in Jamestown has been identified as the individual who dumped water on Geraldo Rivera at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The GOP has caught autocratic fever  —  The number of conservative Republicans favoring fewer checks and balances on a president has doubled since last year.  —  Five years ago, congressional Republicans blasted former president Barack Obama as “Emperor Obama” and compared him to a king …
Discussion: Pew Research Center
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.
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 …
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 …
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: Algemeiner.com
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Post-9/11 Intel Center Now Going After Domestic Terror  —  How the government's “knowledge bank” has quietly mobilized against the rising white supremacist threat.  —  As white supremacist violence surges, a major hub for American intelligence has quietly expanded its focus on domestic terrorism …
Discussion: emptywheel
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.
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 …
New York Times:
Is ‘Bernie or Bust’ the Future of the Left?  —  The Democratic Socialists of America figure out what it means to oppose Donald Trump.  —  ATLANTA — Three years ago, the Democratic Socialists of America had 5,000 members.  Just another booth at the campus activities fair …
 
 
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