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7:45 AM ET, August 7, 2019

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Associated Press:
Dayton, site of latest mass shooting, warily awaits Trump  —  DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley's stricken community will have a visitor Wednesday in President Donald Trump, who in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend has made calls for unity on the heels of his divisive political talk.
Discussion: El Paso Times, Adelia Johnson and KTLA
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Andy Ngo / New York Post:
Dayton shooter may be antifa's first mass killer  —  Over the weekend, America suffered two mass shootings within hours of one another, in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.  These followed another mass shooting in Gilroy, Calif., a week earlier.  The alleged perpetrators of the attacks were young, “lone-wolf” gunmen.
Discussion: Washington Post
CNET:
8chan owner says El Paso shooter didn't post manifesto … 8chan, an anonymous forum, has been under scrutiny since the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas on Saturday.  A hate-filled, anti-immigrant manifesto from the alleged shooter was uploaded to the site prior to the massacre.
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
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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Peter Hasson / The Daily Caller:
Joaquin Castro Posts Names, Employers Of Trump Donors  —  Democratic Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro on Monday tweeted the names and employers of 44 San Antonio residents who donated the federal maximum to President Donald Trump's reelection campaign.  —  Castro, whose district includes much of San Antonio …
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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 …
Fredreka Schouten / CNN:
Rep. Joaquin Castro tweets names, employers of Trump donors in San Antonio
Discussion: alicublog
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 …
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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Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
Marianne Williamson's Obsessively-Covered Debate Performance Got Her to... 0% in the Polls
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
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 …
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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
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
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 …
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: The Week
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
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
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
CNN:
Hickenlooper keeping his options open on Senate run as presidential bid struggles  —  (CNN)John Hickenlooper, who has struggled to break through the crowded Democratic presidential field, spoke to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer late last week about running for the Senate from Colorado …
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Ernest Luning / Gazette:
Hickenlooper cracks door open to challenging Cory Gardner
Discussion: Colorado Pols
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Peter Strzok, key figure in Russia probe, sues FBI, DOJ over firing  —  Peter Strzok, the former FBI agent who came under fire for sending disparaging text messages about President Trump and other political figures during the 2016 presidential race, is suing his former employer over his firing …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Siddhartha Deb / New Republic:
India's Looming Ethno-Nationalist Catastrophe  —  The decision to revoke Kashmir's special status is part of a ghastly—and popular—agenda for Delhi's hard-right Hindu government.  —  Add to Pocket  —  In the long list of enemies maintained by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of India …
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Pence: ‘Spend more time on your knees than on the internet’  —  VP says prayer helps cope with unfair criticism  —  Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday he was surprised by media criticism of his wife's decision to teach art at a school with devout Christian beliefs, and said he's gotten lots of practice in forgiving his critics.
Discussion: Advocate and Talking Points Memo
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.
Vikram Dodd / The Guardian:
Brexit: no deal would harm UK security, senior officer warns  —  Counter-terror chief raises ‘deep concerns’ as key crime-fighting tools will be lost  —  The UK's safety and security would suffer from a no-deal Brexit and no amount of planning and preparation can erase the risk, Britain's head of counter-terrorism has said.
The City:
Melissa Mark-Viverito Runs for Congress, Touting Progressive Cred  —  Former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is running for Congress — painting herself as the early leader of the progressive wave now sweeping Democratic politics in New York.  —  “At a time when the norm was being pragmatic …
 
 
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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
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
GOP Rep. Michael R. Turner of Dayton backs assault-weapon ban, magazine limits
Discussion: The Week and Axios
Washington Post:
Hispanics in America are under attack
CNN:
Twitter tells new congressional candidates they'll have to win their primaries to get verified
 Earlier Items: 
Megan McArdle / Washington Post:
If conservatives want to keep their guns, they're going to have to find a way to stop mass shootings
Brooke Staggs / Orange County Register:
Democrats about to outnumber Republicans in Orange County
Daniel Oberhaus / Wired:
A CRASHED ISRAELI LUNAR LANDER SPILLED TARDIGRADES ON THE MOON
Discussion: Algemeiner.com, Vox and Big Think
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Jerry Nadler makes new push for Kavanaugh's White House records
CBS Pittsburgh:
Dayton Shooter's Girlfriend Says He Showed Her Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Video On First Date
Discussion: Townhall
James Barragán / Dallas Morning News:
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen apologizes for saying ‘terrible things’ that conservative activist recorded
Gromer Jeffers Jr / Dallas Morning News:
New poll: Biden leads O'Rourke in Texas presidential primary, race against Sen. John Cornyn wide open
Discussion: National Review and Breitbart