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11:00 AM ET, August 13, 2019

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James B. Stewart / New York Times:
The Day Jeffrey Epstein Told Me He Had Dirt on Powerful People  —  Almost exactly a year ago, on Aug. 16, 2018, I visited Jeffrey Epstein at his cavernous Manhattan mansion.  —  The overriding impression I took away from our roughly 90-minute conversation was that Mr. Epstein knew …
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CBS News:
Shrieking heard from Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell the morning he died  —  CBS News has learned that the morning of Jeffrey Epstein's death there was shouting and shrieking from his jail cell.  Guards attempted to revive him while saying “breathe, Epstein, breathe.”
Vanessa Grigoriadis / Vanity Fair:
“They're Nothing, These Girls”: Unraveling the Mystery of Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's Enabler  —  She hired girls for him, shared his life with him, possibly hoped to marry him.  And now she may be a target of a conspiracy charge.  —  Is it possible prosecutors have lost track of Ghislaine Maxwell …
Discussion: CBS News, The Bulwark, The Wrap and Townhall
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Twitter-fed disaster over Epstein's death demands a solution: Slow news
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: New ‘socialism’ polling, and Kevin Madden's new gig
Discussion: CNBC, Wall Street Journal and The Week
New York Times:
In Short-Staffed Jail, Epstein Was Left Alone for Hours; Guard Was Substitute
Daily Mail:
A dozen FBI agents raid Jeffrey Epstein's ‘Pedophile Island’
HuffPost:
One Of Jeffrey Epstein's Guards Was A Temp Correctional Officer: Report
Discussion: The Week, KTLA and Associated Press
CNBC:
US removes some items from China tariff list, delaying tariffs for others, including cell phones  —  This is a breaking news story.  Check back for updates.  —  The United States Trade Representative office said Tuesday certain items were being removed from the new China tariff list because of …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and UPI
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Paul Wiseman / Associated Press:
US delays tariffs on some Chinese goods, drops others  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is delaying tariffs on Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers and other items and removing other Chinese imports from its target list altogether in a move that triggered a rally on Wall Street.
Zachary Basu / Axios:
U.S. delays impending China tariffs on some products until December
Discussion: One America News Network and CNBC
Heather Long / Washington Post:
U.S. businesses are taking down job listings as Trump's trade war grows
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Congressman David Price:
Rep. David Price Calls for U.S. House of Representatives to Carry an Impeachment Inquiry Forward  —  Raleigh, North Carolina (August 13, 2019) - Today, Congressman David Price (D-NC), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee …
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Noah Bookbinder / USA Today:
Make it simple, Democrats: How to tell the Trump impeachment story and speed it up, too  —  Centralize and simplify the impeachment narrative.  Show how Trump's abuses relate to each other and how they started on the day he took his oath.  —  CONNECT  —  A majority of House Democrats now favor an impeachment inquiry.
Tamar Lapin / New York Post:
Chris Cuomo caught on video flying into rage after man calls him ‘Fredo’  —  Warning: Graphic language … If he calls Chris Cuomo that again, he could be sleeping with the fishes.  —  The CNN anchor was caught on video flying into an abject rage at a man for calling him “Fredo” …
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The Daily Beast:
NYT Top Editor: Trump Racism Headline Was a ‘F*cking Mess’  —  In a lengthy town-hall meeting on Monday, the paper's top brass addressed a bevy of recent controversies centering around the Times' coverage of Trump, race, and politics.  —  New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet admitted Monday …
Discussion: Daily Wire, Fox News and Mediaite
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Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
“WE'RE NOT GONNA BE A PART OF THE RESISTANCE”: HOW TRUMP AGGRAVATES THE TIMES'S LONG-RUNNING IDENTITY CRISIS
Discussion: Algemeiner.com
Tyler Cowen / Bloomberg:
The World Turns, America Sleeps  —  Protest movements no longer fall within the U.S. field of vision.  —  Since the protests in Hong Kong started two months ago, I have been struck by the coolness of the American response.  I am referring not just to President Donald Trump …
Discussion: UPI
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Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
Julián Castro has a message for Trump.  He bought a ‘Fox & Friends’ ad to reach him.  —  Julián Castro, a Democratic candidate for president, plans to release a television ad Wednesday directly addressing President Trump and faulting his incendiary rhetoric for the massacre …
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Melanie Mason / Los Angeles Times:
In suburban Texas, 'It feels like there's no place for lifelong Republicans like me'  —  Vanessa Steinkamp is the kind of voter that Texas Republicans counted on.  She's a devoted conservative who volunteered for Bob Dole's presidential campaign, interned for former GOP Sen. Bill Frist …
Jessica Kwong / Newsweek:
Trump's Secretary of Agriculture Tells Joke About Whining Farmers to Room Full of Farmers, Gets Boo'd  —  President Donald Trump's Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue cracked a joke that American farmers “whine” about Trump's trade war with China and got laughs as he intended but also boo's …
Rafael Carranza / Arizona Republic:
Arizona border agent pleads guilty to intentionally running over migrant near Nogales  —  TUCSON — A former U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with running over a Guatemalan migrant along the Arizona-Mexico border and then lying about it has pleaded guilty and can face up to a year in prison, according to a deal with prosecutors.
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Ivanka Trump is quietly calling lawmakers about the gun debate  —  Ivanka Trump has quietly been making calls to members of Congress in the days following the deadly mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso to gauge where they stand on pending gun legislation, sources familiar with her conversations told Axios.
Marina Fang / HuffPost:
Trump Immigration Chief: ‘Give Me Your Tired And Your Poor Who Can Stand On Their Own 2 Feet’  —  Ken Cuccinelli suggested new wording for the Statue of Liberty to defend a controversial rule restricting legal immigration.  —  Ken Cuccinelli, the Trump administration's acting head …
CNN:
Washington Post editor responds to Bernie Sanders: Your ‘conspiracy theory’ is wrong  —  (CNN)The executive editor of The Washington Post hit back at Sen. Bernie Sanders' suggestion that the paper's coverage of the presidential candidate is linked to its owner's business interests, calling the accusation a “conspiracy theory.”
Harry Enten / CNN:
Trump's base is very different than the swing voters he'll need in 2020  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump's chief problem heading into the 2020 campaign can be boiled down to “like him on the economy, but not overall.”  Aggregating our last three CNN polls, Trump has a 44% approval rating and 52% disapproval rating among voters.
Jocelyn Gecker / Associated Press:
Women: Opera's Domingo abused power to sexually harass them  —  For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances …
Discussion: New York Times and The Wrap
New York Times:
Joe Biden Knows He Says the Wrong Thing  —  Many advisers and donors to Joseph R. Biden Jr. were elated last Wednesday as he delivered one of the best-reviewed speeches of his 2020 campaign, using prepared remarks on a Teleprompter to accuse President Trump of encouraging white supremacy …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Useful Idiots and Trumpist Billionaires  —  Greed, ego and willful blindness at the top.  —  Whoever came up with the phrase “useful idiots” — it's often credited to Lenin, but there's no evidence he ever said it — was on to something.  There are times when dangerous political movements …
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Exclusive: Democratic group wants Hickenlooper to drop out of the 2020 race  —  The Democratic group 314 Action, which supports candidates with a science background, is launching a six-figure “Draft Hickenlooper” campaign Tuesday to encourage John Hickenlooper to drop out of the 2020 presidential race …
Discussion: Denver Post and Townhall
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Republicans embrace Don Jr.'s ‘trolling’ on the campaign trail  —  For Republican candidates who can't get President Donald Trump, there's always the next best thing: Junior.  —  Donald Trump Jr. will hold a series of fundraisers and events in the coming months for Senate Republicans running for reelection.
Discussion: Raw Story
Julie Zauzmer / Washington Post:
Evangelicals aren't turned off by Trump's first term — they're delighted by it  —  BRANDON, Fla. — Three years ago, Rickey Halbert was torn about whether to vote for President Trump.  —  On the one hand, he'd read about Trump's extramarital affairs and the women who alleged he had sexually assaulted them.
Discussion: Raw Story
Rick Noack / Washington Post:
How an unarmed 65-year-old stopped a gunman from attacking a Norwegian mosque  —  BERLIN — A 65-year-old former Pakistani military officer is being credited with thwarting an attack at a mosque in Norway after he tackled a heavily armed gunman who allegedly stormed into the house of worship …
Discussion: UPI
 
 
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Lisa Lerer / New York Times:
Who Won the Iowa State Fair?
Richard Gonzales / NPR:
Trump Administration Seeks Decertification Of Immigration Judges' Union
Ariel Edwards-Levy / HuffPost:
Most Americans Say White Nationalism Poses A Threat To The U.S.
James Pethokoukis / American Enterprise Institute:
An economic lesson worth remembering: Communism was pretty terrible …
Maggie Fitzgerald / CNBC:
Bank of America raises chance of a recession to 1-in-3 in the next 12 months
Ben White / Politico:
Wall Street sees risk of recession rising
Discussion: Raw Story
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Trump's Push to Bring Back Jobs to U.S. Shows Limited Results
 Earlier Items: 
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Oregon Governor Supports Making Trump Release Tax Returns To Get On Primary Ballot
Hidetaka Hirota / Washington Post:
The danger of vilifying poor immigrants
David Marcus / The Federalist:
MSNBC Panelist On Most White People: ‘Destroy Them’
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Republicans Stay With Trump Because He's the President* They've Been Waiting Their Whole Lives For
Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
Fourth member resigns from NRA board in a sign of further upheaval
Emily Jane Fox / Vanity Fair:
D.C. Attorney General Issues New Subpoena Over Trump Inauguration
Discussion: Washington Press