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Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Susan Collins has a predictably pathetic response to El Paso and Dayton shootings  —  “There are times for political debate, but this is not one of them.”  —  Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is once again very disappointed.  Amid calls for action to stop gun violence and mass shootings …
Discussion: Common Dreams
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Orion Rummler / Axios:
Trump attacks Ohio politicians, Biden, Fox News after visiting shooting victims  —  In a series of tweets after visiting victims of the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, President Trump accused Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley of lying in a press conference …
Discussion: CNBC, Political Wire and Breitbart
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
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
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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Lisette Voytko / Forbes:   Backlash Hits Billionaire Stephen Ross—Equinox, SoulCycle, Dolphins Owner—Over Trump Fundraiser
Michelle Ye Hee Lee / Washington Post:
Billionaire owner of SoulCycle, Miami Dolphins faces backlash over Trump fundraiser
Discussion: Political Wire
Jacob Ogles / Advocate:
Equinox, SoulCycle Owner to Host Trump Fundraiser in Hamptons
Discussion: CNN, Gizmodo and Refinery29
Marianne Dodson / The Daily Beast:
Billionaire Owner of Equinox, SoulCycle to Host Trump Fundraiser in Hamptons
Discussion: Townhall
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” …
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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 …
Jonathan M. Katz / The Long Version:   How the New York Times made ‘The Charlottesville Lie’ hoax possible
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: Slate and 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.
Erick Erickson / The Resurgent:
This Is Highly Irresponsible.  Why Are Some in the Media Defending It?  —  Cesar Sayoc decided to go to war with the media.  He believed the President's rhetoric about the media being the enemy of the people and he sent pipe bombs to various media outlets.
Discussion: Daily Wire and BizPac Review
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Emily Larsen / Washington Examiner:
Six Trump donors Joaquin Castro tried to shame also gave to him and brother Julián
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Joaquin Castro outed one of his own donors in bid to shame Trump supporters
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Twitter Locked McConnell Campaign's Account For Posting Video Of Protesters Outside Senator's Home  — Twitter forced at least three accounts, including that of Mitch McConnell's campaign, to remove video of protesters calling for violence outside the senator's home.
Discussion: twitchy.com
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Courier-Journal:
McConnell's campaign suspended from Twitter for posting critic's profanity-laced video  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign has been thrown in Twitter jail.  —  After sharing a video of a profanity-laced protest outside of the Kentucky Republican's home in Louisville …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Cory Booker delivers an impassioned — and impressive — speech in Charleston  —  On Wednesday morning, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) went to the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., where, four years ago, white supremacist Dylann Roof fatally shot nine people at a Bible study class.
Discussion: EURweb
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New York Times:   2020 Democrats Say Trump Is Fostering Hatred, Not Fighting It
Elizabeth Harrington / The Hill:
The ‘Hate Trump’ agenda by the Democrats has gone way too far
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 …
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.
Discussion: Spectator USA
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 …
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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: Axios and One America News Network
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Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
House Judiciary Committee slaps Don McGahn with lawsuit to enforce subpoena
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and The Week
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 …
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Instagram's lax privacy practices let a trusted partner track millions of users' physical locations, secretly save their stories, and flout its rules  — A buzzy San Francisco startup has been secretly saving what appears to be millions of Instagram users' stories and tracking their locations.
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
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.
 
 
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Pew Research Center:
Republicans Now Are More Open to the Idea of Expanding Presidential Power
Discussion: Washington Post and Hullabaloo
Harry Jaffe / Washington Post:
The Trump Appointee Who's Putting White Supremacists in Jail
Donald Trump / Newsweek:
Veterans: We call on gun dealers and responsible owners to prevent the next shooting | Opinion
Rishika Dugyala / Politico:
Steve Bullock: Trump reelection ‘more likely with each passing minute’
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight and Political Wire
Theodoric Meyer / Politico:
U.S. Soccer hires lobbyists to argue women's national team isn't underpaid
Colleen Flaherty / Inside Higher Ed:
N-Word at the New School  —  Another professor is under fire …
Discussion: The College Fix
Helen Lewis / The Atlantic:
To Learn About the Far Right, Start With the ‘Manosphere’
Discussion: Daily Kos
 Earlier Items: 
Heather Havrilesky / The Cut:
My In-Laws Are Careless About My Deadly Food Allergy!
Daily Mail:
Is Ilhan Omar having an affair with this Dem strategist? …
Marc Caputo / Politico:
‘Warren has built a monster’: Inside the Democrats' battle for Nevada