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5:45 PM ET, August 7, 2019

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Elizabeth Chuck / NBC News:
A ‘hero’ grandfather, a teen, an Army vet: These are the victims of the El Paso massacre  —  A gunman opened fire at a Walmart Saturday, killing 22.  —  The trip to Walmart was supposed to be fun: an excuse for David Johnson and his wife, Kathy, to take their 9-year-old granddaughter …
Discussion: NPR, Military.com, Task & Purpose and KTLA
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Timothy Archuleta / El Paso Times:
Mr. President, the hatred of the El Paso shooting didn't come from our city
Discussion: Shareblue Media and The Week
Elizabeth Harrington / The Hill:
The ‘Hate Trump’ agenda by the Democrats has gone way too far
Discussion: Washington Post, CNN and Rolling Stone
New York Times:   2020 Democrats Say Trump Is Fostering Hatred, Not Fighting It
Orion Rummler / Axios:
Trump attacks Ohio politicians, Biden, Fox News after visiting shooting victims
Discussion: CNBC, Political Wire and Breitbart
Jared Holt / Right Wing Watch:
Anti-Semitic Outburst Cut From White Nationalist Nick Fuentes' Podcast on El Paso Shooting
New York Times:
The El Paso Shooting Revived the Free Speech Debate. Europe Has Limits.
Discussion: Chicago Sun-Times and IJR
Kathryn Watson / CBS News:
Trump traveling to Dayton and El Paso after weekend mass shootings
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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Fran Tirado / Election:
The Owner of Equinox Is Hosting a Huge Fundraiser for Trump  —  Time to think about ethical consumption, fitness gays!  —  Heads up, gym bunnies.  Yet another brand we consume in our vast, daily practice of capitalism has been implicated into the problematic views of billionaires.
Lisette Voytko / Forbes:   Backlash Hits Billionaire Stephen Ross—Equinox, SoulCycle, Dolphins Owner—Over Trump Fundraiser
Jacob Ogles / Advocate:
Equinox, SoulCycle Owner to Host Trump Fundraiser in Hamptons
Discussion: Gizmodo
Marianne Dodson / The Daily Beast:
Billionaire Owner of Equinox, SoulCycle to Host Trump Fundraiser in Hamptons
Discussion: Townhall
Michelle Ye Hee Lee / Washington Post:   Billionaire owner of SoulCycle, Miami Dolphins endures backlash over Trump fundraiser
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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Mehdi Hasan / The Intercept:
These 7 Prominent Conservatives Have Nothing in Common With White Supremacists, Nothing at All  —  Photo: AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images  —  In the wake of the El Paso massacre, the prominent conservative commentator Ben Shapiro — aka the “cool kid's philosopher” …
Jonathan M. Katz / The Long Version:
How the New York Times made ‘The Charlottesville Lie’ hoax possible  —  Welcome back to The Long Version, a newsletter by Jonathan M. Katz.  —  Subscribe  —  Amid the spate of mass shootings last week, Saturday's massacre of at least 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso posed a particular problem for conservatives.
Jake Tapper / CNN:
Exclusive: White House rebuffed attempts by DHS to make combating domestic terrorism a higher priority  —  Washington (CNN)White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats …
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.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and VICE
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Associated Press:
The Latest: Mississippi immigration raids net 680 arrests  —  MORTON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on immigration raids at Mississippi food processing plants (all times local):  —  U.S. immigration officials say raids at seven food processing plants in Mississippi resulted in 680 arrests.
Discussion: Axios
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.
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 …
Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today:
USA TODAY headquarters evacuated; police confirm report of man with a weapon  —  WASHINGTON — USA TODAY's headquarters in McLean, Virginia was being evacuated Wednesday amid a heavy police presence after police reported a man with a weapon at the suburban Washington building.
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.
Bloomberg:
Farm Discontent Spills Over as Ag Secretary Is Confronted in Minnesota  — Agriculture secretary hears criticism of Trump's trade war  — Farmers say they fear long-term damage that aid won't repair  —  Farmers' discontent over President Donald Trump's escalating trade war …
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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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Erick Erickson / The Resurgent:
This Is Highly Irresponsible. Why Are Some in the Media Defending It?
Discussion: Daily Wire and BizPac Review
Aimee Picchi / CBS News:
Cheesecake Factory and others warn of new risk: “Active shooter situations”  — Some U.S. companies are now citing the risk of mass shootings in their regulatory filings with the SEC.  — In its annual earnings report, the Cheesecake Factory said the threat of “active-shooter situations” …
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Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:   Mental illness and mass murder
Lizzie O'Leary / The Atlantic:
‘I Know People Want a Richer, More Thoughtful Explanation’  —  Yesterday, The New York Times received intense criticism from journalists, readers, and politicians for its initial front-page headline: “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism.”  The article was about the president's televised address on Monday night …
Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
Elizabeth Warren Proposes A Public Option For The Internet  —  The White House contender wants to make sure every U.S. home has a fiber broadband connection at an affordable cost.  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced a plan Wednesday to create a public option for the internet, aiming to ensure universal broadband access.
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
House Democrats ready lawsuit to enforce subpoena for McGahn testimony  —  As early as Wednesday, Democrats are expected to file a lawsuit to enforce their subpoena for former White House counsel Donald McGahn's testimony, sharply escalating their dispute with the White House by sending …
Discussion: Politico, Axios, The Week and Political Wire
Colleen Flaherty / Inside Higher Ed:
N-Word at the New School  —  Another professor is under fire for using the slur in class while discussing a work by James Baldwin.  Should universities pursue cases against instructors who use the word in a teaching context, not as a weapon?  —  Being a good writer and a good writing teacher don't always go hand in hand.
Discussion: The College Fix
Theodoric Meyer / Politico:
U.S. Soccer hires lobbyists to argue women's national team isn't underpaid  —  The U.S. Soccer Federation has hired two Washington lobbying firms to push back against claims that it pays the women's national team less than half of what it pays the men's team.
 
 
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Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Puerto Rico Supreme Court overturns swearing-in of new governor
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Rishika Dugyala / Politico:
Steve Bullock: Trump reelection ‘more likely with each passing minute’
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Cory Booker delivers an impassioned — and impressive — speech in Charleston
Discussion: EURweb
Helen Lewis / The Atlantic:
To Learn About the Far Right, Start With the ‘Manosphere’
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Wall Street Journal:
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Anita Kumar / Politico:
Trump quietly used regulations to expand gun access
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Washington Post:
Head of House GOP campaign arm accused of anti-Semitism after letter claiming Bloomberg …
Jason Koebler / VICE:
Bernie Sanders Promises to Tell Us About Aliens if He's Elected President
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