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6:15 AM ET, August 9, 2019

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Shane Harris / Washington Post:
Trump announces shakeup at top of U.S. intelligence  —  President Trump said in a tweet Thursday that he will name Joseph Maguire, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, as the acting director of national intelligence.  —  Maguire will assume the role Aug. 15, when Sue Gordon …
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Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Deputy Intel Chief Sue Gordon Is Out After Trump Snub  —  Sue Gordon would have been next in line as acting director following the scheduled departure of Dan Coats on Aug. 15.  —  One of America's most seasoned intelligence officials is leaving the building.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg:
Trump Says Deputy Intelligence Director to Resign With Coats
Discussion: Townhall
Martin Matishak / Politico:
Trump announces departure of No. 2 intelligence official Sue Gordon
Discussion: KTLA, Washington Times and Fox News
Wall Street Journal:   Deputy Director of National Intelligence to Leave
Jenna Amatulli / HuffPost:
Long John Silver's Drops Fox News After Tucker Carlson Said White Supremacy's A ‘Hoax’  —  The brand is one of more than 20 that have stopped advertising during the Fox News host's show because of his offensive rhetoric.  —  Fox News and host Tucker Carlson are losing more advertisers.
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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Tucker Carlson, Now on Vacation, Could Face More Advertiser Defections  —  Amid the backlash to the host calling white supremacy a “hoax,” Nestlé confirmed that it won't advertise on his Fox News show in the future.  —  Tucker Carlson, who abruptly announced plans for a vacation …
Jason Lemon / Newsweek:
Kellyanne Conway Defends Tucker Carlson, Says White Supremacy Gets ‘Outsized Coverage’ Compared to Antifa  —  White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday, arguing that his assertion that white supremacy is a “hoax” was getting “outsized coverage” compared to other threats.
Emma Kinery / Bloomberg:
Biden Says ‘Poor Kids’ Are Just as Smart as ‘White Kids’  —  Joe Biden told a group of mostly Asian and Hispanic voters Wednesday that “poor kids are just as bright” as white children.  —  The former vice president, who is known for verbal gaffes, made the remarks to the Asian & Latino Coalition …
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Edmund DeMarche / Fox News:
Biden says ‘poor kids’ just as bright as ‘white kids’ in latest gaffe
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Biden Holds Lead, Warren on the Chase
Daily Mail:   ‘You just want me to say the words!’ …
Washington Post:
During El Paso hospital visit, Trump compared his and O'Rourke's crowd sizes at political rallies, video shows  —  A video that surfaced of President Trump's visit Wednesday to an El Paso hospital in the wake of a mass shooting shows him talking to medical staff about the crowd sizes …
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John Fritze / USA Today:   A USA TODAY analysis found Trump used words like ‘invasion’ and ‘killer’ at rallies more than 500 times since 2017
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
The ugliness of politics is on full display right now
Discussion: The Federalist and NRCC
Washington Post:
Who's a terrorist and who's mentally ill? We looked at 10 years of news coverage to find out.
Discussion: Daily Wire and fox8.com
KOLR:
Springfield Police arrest armed person at Walmart on Republic  —  SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- The Springfield Police Department tweeted out Thursday that an armed man was arrested at the Walmart Neighborhood Market on W. Republic Road. … Later, Lt. Mike Lucas with Springfield Police confirmed …
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Quillette Duped by Left-Wing Hoaxer Posing as Communist Construction Worker  —  “Archie Carter,” who pretended to be a blue-collar member of the Democratic Socialists of America, says he set out to humiliate the conservative site with his error-riddled story.
Discussion: Quillette
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Archie Carter / Quillette:
DSA Is Doomed  —  I am working class and a Marxist-Leninist.  I believe in a revolution of the proletariat, and the usurpation of the ruling class.  As I looked around the political landscape after Donald Trump's election win, I noticed the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
Discussion: Splinter
Aaron Freedman / Jacobin:   Exclusive: We Found Archie Carter
Katherine Rosman / New York Times:
They Paid $42 for a SoulCycle Ride, Not for Trump  —  A look at what happens when politics enters every spandex-clad corner of life, especially in the Hamptons.  —  WATER MILL, N.Y. — Dressed in workout clothes, Lulu Hall hovered by the front door of the SoulCycle while fighting back tears.
CBS News:
Sobbing 11-year-old girl begs for dad's release after massive ICE raid  —  After ICE agents took approximately 680 workers at seven Mississippi food processing plants into custody on Wednesday in the largest single-state immigration raid in U.S. history, 11-year-old Magdalena Gomez Gregorio tearfully begged for her father's release.
Discussion: WDEF-TV and Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Sophie Tatum / ABC News:   ICE releases hundreds rounded up in Mississippi as children left behind
New York Times:
Trump Weighs New Stance on Guns as Pressure Mounts After Shootings  —  WASHINGTON — In the wake of two mass shootings, the divisive politics of gun control appeared to be in flux on Thursday as President Trump explored whether to back expanded background checks on gun purchasers and Senator Mitch McConnell …
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Sahil Chinoy / New York Times:
Quiz: Let Us Predict Whether You're a Democrat or a Republican  —  Tell us a few details about you and we'll guess which political party you belong to.  It shouldn't be that simple, right?  We're all complex people with a multiplicity of identities and values.
New York Times:
Trump's Opponents Want to Name His Big Donors.  His Supporters Say It's Harassment.  —  WASHINGTON — For many businesses, a sudden deluge of phone calls might signal an influx of new customers.  But most of the 25 calls Justin Herricks received before noon on Thursday were from people …
Kera Bolonik / The Cut:
The Harvard Professor Scam Gets Even Weirder Six other men describe their encounters with the same mysterious Frenchwoman.  —  Two weeks ago, New York readers were introduced to Bruce Hay, the Harvard Law School professor who had a brief affair with a young woman named Maria-Pia Shuman …
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Going to Extremes Against Guns  —  Threatening to take voters' firearms away isn't the way to beat Donald Trump.  —  Democrats insist there's no more urgent job than ensuring Donald Trump is a one-term president.  Which is odd, given how hard they are simultaneously working to alienate the voters they most need to make that happen.
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Asher Stockler / Newsweek:   Kellyanne Conway Claims Trump “Introduced The Idea” of Red Flag Laws; 17 States Already Have Them
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Biden: If Elected President, I'll Let Mitch McConnell Block Everything  —  Joe Biden, touring Iowa, told reporters, in so many words, that his plan is to have an ineffectual, failed presidency.  Or, as Biden put it more pithily, “Ending the filibuster is a very dangerous move.”
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
BuzzFeed News:
Flight Records Show Salvini's Aide Made A Lot Of Mysterious Trips To Moscow Around The Time Of The Secret Oil Deal Meeting  —  Gianluca Savoini, the political operative at the center of the storm over a secret plan to fund the far-right party of Italy's deputy prime minister with Russian oil money …
Discussion: bellingcat
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
Will Shootings Sway Voters?  Look First to Virginia Races  —  The state's elections in November will test the potency of gun rights as a voting issue.  Democrats are looking to take power and enact gun control legislation next year.  —  CENTREVILLE, Va. — At door after door, house after house …
Mike Tipping / Beacon:
Collins attends fundraiser at $4m mansion of nation's top anti-choice judicial activist  —  Senator Susan Collins attended a private campaign fundraising event tonight at the $4-million Northeast Harbor summer mansion of Leonard Leo, the executive vice president of the Federalist Society.
NBC News:
Russia-linked Twitter accounts promoted ‘doxxing’ over racial tension videos  —  Clemson University researchers found videos of confrontations between white people and minorities received instrumental early social media promotion from inauthentic accounts.  —  In October 2018 …
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
Andrew McCabe sues FBI over firing, alleges plot by Trump to oust those disloyal to the president  —  Andrew McCabe, the acting FBI director who authorized an investigation into President Trump for ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice, filed a lawsuit against the bureau …
Discussion: Vox, POLITICUSUSA and Political Wire
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The Hill:
McCabe sues FBI, DOJ, blames Trump for his firing
Discussion: RedState
Tess Owen / VICE:
The FBI Needed Child Porn Charges to Arrest a Man with “Hunting Guides” for Jews, Muslims, and Refugees  —  Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox?  Sign up here.  —  The FBI received a tip in January that someone was posting “hunting guides” online targeting Jews, Muslims, and refugees.
Yahoo News:
Here's the data on white supremacist terrorism the Trump administration has been ‘unable or unwilling’ to give to Congress  —  WASHINGTON — Alleged white supremacists were responsible for all race-based domestic terrorism incidents in 2018, according to a government document distributed earlier …
 
 
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Kimberly Dozier / TIME:
The U.S. is Close to a Peace Deal With the Taliban, Officials Say
Trevor Timm / The Intercept:
Brazil Supreme Court Minister Rules to Protect Press Freedom for Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept
Chris Gelardi / The Intercept:
The Tragic Story of Jimmy Aldaoud, Deported From the Streets of Detroit to His Death in Iraq
Discussion: Detroit Free Press
Emily McFarlan Miller / Washington Post:
An entire Lutheran denomination has declared itself a ‘sanctuary church body,’ signaling support for immigrants
Miami Herald:
Lead U.S. prosecutor in '08 Epstein case — who sources say wanted to charge him — resigns
Discussion: New York Post
 Earlier Items: 
Bloomberg:
Trump's Hamptons Fundraisers Put High-Profile Donors in a Bind
Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:
Florida Republican Party to hold voter registration at gun show one week after mass shootings
Discussion: Daily Kos and CBS Miami
Kim Zetter / VICE:
Exclusive: Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials
 

 
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