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10:15 PM ET, August 14, 2019

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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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Daily Mail:
Ghislaine Maxwell has been living in mansion outside of Boston  —  Ghislaine Maxwell, 57, has been living with tech CEO Scott Borgerson, 43, at his secluded $3M oceanfront property in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Paige Leskin / Business Insider:
Tech CEO denies that Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, is hiding out at his house  — The Daily Mail reported Wednesday that Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, has been dating and staying at the home of a tech CEO named Scott Borgerson.
Discussion: New York Post
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.
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:   Years after serving jail time, Jeffrey Epstein found a way to meet with Microsoft's Bill Gates to discuss philanthropy
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
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
Robert Moran / Inquirer.com:
Multiple Philly police officers wounded in active shootout near Temple University's health campus  —  At least five police officers were shot in a confrontation with possibly two gunmen Wednesday afternoon in the Tioga section of North Philadelphia.  —  Police Commissioner Richard Ross …
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Emily Shapiro / ABC News:
Suspect who shot 6 cops has barricaded himself inside building  —  Six Philadelphia police officers have been shot by at least one gunman who authorities say is firing at them in an ongoing shooting incident, according to the police department.  —  Police cars were seen speeding toward …
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
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 …
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”
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 …
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 an Heiress Spent Her Fortune Trying to Keep 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 — an indifferent student …
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.
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
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 …
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
Mark Burger / Interview Magazine:
Marianne Williamson Shares Her Thoughts on Memes, Goop, and Mar-a-Lago  —  Best-selling author, self-help oracle, and Oprah confidante Marianne Williamson has decided that it's time for us to rebuild.  All of us.  The Democratic candidate for president of the United States and author …
Kevin M. Kruse / New York Times:
How Segregation Caused Your Traffic Jam … Atlanta has some of the worst traffic in the United States.  Drivers there average two hours each week mired in gridlock, hung up at countless spots, from the constantly clogged Georgia 400 to a complicated cluster of overpasses at Tom Moreland Interchange …
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 …
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.
Jason Meisner / Chicago Tribune:
State seeks to disbar ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich from practicing law more than 8 years after conviction  —  Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who has never really been considered a giant in the legal profession, used to joke that he'd spent more time frolicking on the beach at his law school in Malibu …
Discussion: Fox News
Joe Kennedy III / Washington Post:
Joe Kennedy: This moment isn't about my grandfather Robert Kennedy's legacy.  It is about our own.  —  Joe Kennedy III, a Democrat, represents Massachusetts in the U.S. House.  —  On the night the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, Robert F. Kennedy climbed onto the back of a flatbed truck …
Daniel Horowitz / Conservative Review:
The Statue of Liberty poem means the exact opposite of what immigrant welfare advocates think  —  With so many millions of Americans on welfare and so much debt accruing every year, why in the world would we invite new people to come to this country and use welfare?
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
Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:
NYPD Police Union Boss: Sorry For Sharing Racist Video, ‘I Have Black Friends’  —  The president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, New York City's second-largest police union, says he should not face consequences for circulating an explicitly racist video—in which black people are referred to as …
Discussion: VICE and New York Post
 
 
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Aamer Madhani / USA Today:
White nationalists could have firearms taken under red flag law proposed by Kamala Harris
Discussion: Big League Politics
Scott Allen / Washington Post:
Redskins' Josh Norman helps pay bail for immigration activist detained since May
Discussion: NFL.com
Noah Lanard / Mother Jones:
Cuccinelli's Family Tree Suggests His New Immigration Rule Might Have Blocked His Ancestors
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The Daily Beast:
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Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
Revealed: Republican lawmaker aided group training young men for ‘biblical warfare’
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Nikole Hannah-Jones / New York Times:
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Windsor Mann / The Week:
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Discussion: Business Insider
Joe Walsh / New York Times:
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