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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” …
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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 …
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
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
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.
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
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Susan Collins has a predictably pathetic response to El Paso and Dayton shootings
Discussion: Common Dreams
Elizabeth Harrington / The Hill:
The ‘Hate Trump’ agenda by the Democrats has gone way too far
Kathryn Watson / CBS News:
Trump traveling to Dayton and El Paso after weekend mass shootings
Jared Holt / Right Wing Watch:
Anti-Semitic Outburst Cut From White Nationalist Nick Fuentes' Podcast on El Paso Shooting
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  —  Topline: A report that Stephen Ross, the billionaire owner of the Equinox and SoulCycle fitness clubs and the Miami Dolphins, would host a Hamptons fundraiser for President Trump prompted …
Michelle Ye Hee Lee / Washington Post:
Billionaire owner of SoulCycle, Miami Dolphins faces backlash over Trump fundraiser  —  News of an upcoming fundraiser for President Trump at the swanky Hamptons home of billionaire Stephen Ross drew swift backlash Wednesday from prominent customers of Ross's luxury fitness brands and a player …
Discussion: Political Wire
Marianne Dodson / The Daily Beast:
Billionaire Owner of Equinox, SoulCycle to Host Trump Fundraiser in Hamptons
Discussion: Townhall
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Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Post-9/11 Intel Center Now Going After Domestic Terror
Discussion: emptywheel
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
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.
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.
Emily Larsen / Washington Examiner:
Six Trump donors Joaquin Castro tried to shame also gave to him and brother Julián  —  Rep. Joaquin Castro's effort to shame and embarrass constituents who donated the maximum amount to President Trump's reelection bid has dredged up records showing that at least six also gave …
Discussion: Axios and The Daily Caller
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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
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Joaquin Castro outed one of his own donors in bid to shame Trump supporters
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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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
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
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.
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 …
Rishika Dugyala / Politico:
Steve Bullock: Trump reelection ‘more likely with each passing minute’  —  As Montana Gov. Steve Bullock stood on the debate stage last week and listened to his 2020 rivals bicker and criticize one another, visions of a second term for President Donald Trump kept flashing through his mind.
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight and Political Wire
 
 
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Colleen Flaherty / Inside Higher Ed:
N-Word at the New School  —  Another professor is under fire …
Discussion: The College Fix
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Wall Street Journal:
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