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Robin Opsahl / Des Moines Register:
U.S. Rep. Steve King: If not for rape and incest, ‘would there be any population left?’  —  U.S. Rep. Steve King told the Westside Conservative Club Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest throughout human history.  —  “What if we went back through all the family trees …
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Paige-Godden / Iowa Starting Line:
Steve King Confronted With Incestuous Rape Example After Comments
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Fox News
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Rep. Steve King says humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest
Discussion: The Week and Mediaite
Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Epstein had a painting of Bill Clinton wearing a blue DRESS and red heels and lounging in the Oval Office inside his Manhattan mansion - visitor reveals bizarre image inside pedophile's $56m lair  — Jeffrey Epstein had a painting of Bill Clinton wearing a blue dress and red heels hanging inside his Manhattan home
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Jennifer Araoz / New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein Raped Me When I Was 15  —  Now I'm suing his estate and accomplices.  —  Ms. Araoz has filed a lawsuit against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein.  —  The first time I stepped into Jeffrey Epstein's mansion on the Upper East Side in the fall of 2001, I noticed his security cameras.
Paige Leskin / Business Insider:
Tech CEO denies that Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, is hiding out at his house
Discussion: New York Post
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:   Years after serving jail time, Jeffrey Epstein found a way to meet with Microsoft's Bill Gates to discuss philanthropy
Washington Post:
Stocks losses deepen as a key recession warning surfaces  —  U.S. stocks plummeted Wednesday after the inverted yield curve, one of the most reliable indicators of a recession, sparked a new wave of investor fears.  —  For the first time since 2007, the yields on short-term U.S. bonds eclipsed those of long-term bonds.
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Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
‘CRAZY INVERTED YIELD CURVE!’  — Trump rips ‘clueless Jay Powell’ and the Fed as the market slides  —  KEY POINTS  — President Donald Trump blames the Fed for concerns about a slowing U.S. economy after a yield curve inversion helps to send stocks falling.
Ben White / Politico:
Trump's recession risk rises
Neil Irwin / New York Times:
Global economic trouble is brewing, and the trade war is only part of it.
Discussion: Washington Post
Associated Press:   Markets Right Now: Dow drops 800 after bonds flash warning
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Most back gun restrictions after shootings, Trump ratings down  —  In the wake of two mass shootings, overwhelming and bipartisan majorities of voters favor background checks on gun buyers and taking guns from people who are a danger to themselves or others, according to the latest Fox News Poll.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Rachel Frazin / The Hill:
Fox News poll: Trump disapproval rises to near record  —  President Trump's disapproval rating has jumped to 56 percent in a Fox News survey released Wednesday, just one point shy of the record high in Fox News polling.  —  The survey found a 5-percentage point increase in Trump's disapproval from last month.
Discussion: Fox News
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
James O'Keefe's Google ‘Whistleblower’ Loves QAnon, Accused ‘Zionists’ of Running the Government  —  The former YouTube software engineer believes Google is now trying to “off” him.  —  Right-wing provocateur James O'Keefe published his latest video on tech giants on Wednesday …
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
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Project Veritas:
Google “Machine Learning Fairness” Whistleblower Goes Public, says: “burden lifted off of my soul”  —  HUNDREDS of Internal Google Documents Leaked to Project Veritas... news blacklist, “human raters,” YouTube CEO video...  Google Insider Wants More Insiders to Blow Whistle …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed News:
When Their Book Deal Blew Up After Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Glenn Thrush Kept His Advance.  Maggie Haberman Had To Pay Hers Back.  —  The first two years of the Trump presidency were a boom time for political books, and one of the boomiest was the deal announced in September 2017 …
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Tom Metcalf / Bloomberg:
The Epstein Tapes: Unearthed Recordings From His Private Island  —  There are questions Jeffrey Epstein will never answer now.  —  But a lifetime ago—long before his dark journey ended in an apparent suicide in a Manhattan jail cell—Epstein settled into a sling-back chair on his private Caribbean island and began talking.
Dominic Holden / BuzzFeed News:
Trump's Latest Proposal Would Let Businesses Discriminate Based On LGBTQ Status, Race, Religion, And More  —  The Trump administration on Wednesday formally proposed a new rule to let businesses with federal contracts cite religious objections as a valid reason to discriminate against their workers …
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Ben White / Politico:
Trump resists aides' pressure to back Hong Kong protesters  —  Donald Trump's top aides are urging him to back Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters, but the president isn't interested, multiple people familiar with the administration's internal debates say.  —  In recent days …
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Christopher Bodeen / Associated Press:
Satellite photos: Chinese armored vehicles near Hong Kong
Discussion: TheBlaze
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Pelosi refers to McConnell as ‘Moscow Mitch’  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) “Moscow Mitch” while attacking him for blocking House Democrats' legislation, including election security measures.
Discussion: USA Today, CNN, Fox News, IJR and Reuters
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Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:   Pelosi knocks ‘Moscow Mitch’ for blocking gun, election interference bills
Louis Jacobson / PolitiFact:
The death of Michael Brown, legal facts and Democratic messaging  —  Two Democratic presidential candidates recently observed the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown's death by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. — a case that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement as well as days of unrest locally.
New York Times:
Why a Banking Heiress Spent Her Fortune on Keeping Immigrants Out  —  Newly unearthed documents reveal how an environmental-minded socialite became an ardent nativist whose money helped sow the seeds of the Trump anti-immigration agenda.  —  She was an heiress without a cause …
Hannah Natanson / Washington Post:
Someone left old TVs outside 50 homes in Virginia while wearing a TV on his head.  No one knows why.  —  It was kind of like Christmas — except it was August, the only presents were vintage television sets, and Santa had a TV on his head.  —  Residents of more than 50 households in Henrico County …
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Max Boot's Dishonesty  —  He intentionally misconstrues what others write and then lies about it, knowing that no one will bother to uncover his distortion.  —  Before yesterday, my primary criticism of the Washington Post's Max Boot was political in nature.
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
JUST IN: Elizabeth Warren Surges to Statistical Tie With Joe Biden in New National Poll  —  Results of a new poll show Sen. Elizabeth Warren surging into a statistical tie with former Vice President Joe Biden.  —  The poll, conducted by YouGov for The Economist, shows Biden earning 21% support compared …
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Andy Shain / Post and Courier:
Biden keeps large lead in SC's 2020 Democratic presidential primary
Rasmussen Reports:
Americans Say Murder More Likely Than Suicide in Epstein Case  —  Americans aren't buying that disgraced financier and convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in jail last weekend.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% …
Discussion: Hot Air, The Daily Caller and Townhall
Matthew Brown / Deseret News:
Will the face of the Republican resistance vote for Donald Trump?  —  It was Sept. 28, 2018, and Jeff Flake, the Republican senator from Arizona, stood in an elevator as two women blocked the doors from closing.  —  Both were sexual assault survivors.  They wanted to know why Flake was voting …
Sarah Ruiz-Grossman / HuffPost:
This Is How The 2020 Democratic Candidates Practice Self-Care … With the 2020 presidential general election still more than a year away, and more than two dozen Democrats in the race, the candidates have a long road ahead of them.  Given the notoriously grueling, high-pressure environment …
Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America:
White supremacist Pat Buchanan will co-star on public television's relaunched McLaughlin Group  —  Pat Buchanan is a white supremacist who has complained that the United States is “committing suicide” because “Asian, African, and Latin American children” are replacing whites …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Jeran Wittenstein / Bloomberg:
Overstock Tumbles 36% Since CEO Byrne's ‘Deep State’ Statement  —  Overstock.com Inc. shares fell for a third day Wednesday as investors reacted to statements by Chief Executive Officer Patrick Byrne that he was a part of federal investigations related to the 2016 election.
Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
Behind Universal's Call to Scrap ‘The Hunt’: Death Threats, Negative Test Screening Feedback  —  A politically charged satire denounced by Trump and the right sparked menacing emails as its violent marketing ran squarely into horrific news of a trio of mass shootings.
 
 
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Kevin M. Kruse / New York Times:
How Segregation Caused Your Traffic Jam
Aamer Madhani / USA Today:
White nationalists could have firearms taken under red flag law proposed by Kamala Harris
Discussion: Big League Politics
Mark Burger / Interview Magazine:
Marianne Williamson Shares Her Thoughts on Memes, Goop, and Mar-a-Lago
Scott Allen / Washington Post:
Redskins' Josh Norman helps pay bail for immigration activist detained since May
Discussion: NFL.com
Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:
NYPD Police Union Boss: Sorry For Sharing Racist Video, ‘I Have Black Friends’
Discussion: VICE and New York Post
The Daily Beast:
Harry Reid: I Wish Al Franken Would Run Again
Discussion: Washington Times, Politico and Mediaite
Noah Lanard / Mother Jones:
Cuccinelli's Family Tree Suggests His New Immigration Rule Might Have Blocked His Ancestors
The Daily Beast:
‘Absolute Amateur Hour’: Team Trump Mangles Messages to Iran
Discussion: Washington Post
 Earlier Items: 
Elizabeth Bruenig / Washington Post:
Evangelicals view Trump as their protector. Will they stand by him in 2020?
Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
Revealed: Republican lawmaker aided group training young men for ‘biblical warfare’
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Nikole Hannah-Jones / New York Times:
America Wasn't a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One
Windsor Mann / The Week:
Everyone will eventually turn on Trump. Even Steve Doocy.
Discussion: Business Insider
Joe Walsh / New York Times:
Trump Needs a Primary Challenge
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Stacey Abrams Says She's Open to Being Vice President for Any Democratic Nominee