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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.
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Sarah Fitzpatrick / NBC News:
Jeffrey Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz sues Ghislaine Maxwell, 3 other Epstein staffers  —  Jennifer Araoz alleges she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by Jeffrey Epstein at his New York townhouse when she was 14 and 15, including a 2002 rape.  —  A new front in the Jeffrey Epstein case …
Thomas Franck / CNBC:
Main yield curve inverts as 2-year yield tops 10-year rate, triggering recession warning  —  KEY POINTS  — The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was at 1.623%, below the 2-year yield at 1.634%.  — The last inversion of this part of the yield curve was in December 2005 …
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Laura Curtis / Bloomberg:
Stocks Slide, Bonds Flash Warning After Weak Data: Markets Wrap  — U.S. 30-year yield hits record, 10- and two-year yields invert  — Data from China and Germany sours mood after tariff reprieve  —  Want the lowdown on European markets?  In your inbox before the open, every day.
Washington Post:
Stocks losses deepen as a key recession warning surfaces
Discussion: New York Times
Andy Shain / Post and Courier:
Biden keeps large lead in SC's 2020 Democratic presidential primary  —  COLUMBIA — Despite two shaky debates and some recent misstatements, South Carolina Democratic voters still prefer former Vice President Joe Biden in the South's first presidential primary.
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
JUST IN: Elizabeth Warren Surges to Statistical Tie With Joe Biden in New National Poll  —  Results of a new poll released conducted by YouGov for The Economist shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren surging into a statistical tie with former Vice President Joe Biden.  —  The poll shows Biden earning …
Neil Irwin / New York Times:
Global economic trouble is brewing, and the trade war is only part of it.  —  A clear signal from the bond market that investors are pessimistic about the economy's longer-term prospects.  —  In a span of less than 24 hours, developments in Washington and Wall Street have sent a vivid message …
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Michael R. Strain / Bloomberg:
U.S. Businesses Are Stuck in Trade War Uncertainty
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Stacey Abrams Says She's Open to Being Vice President for Any Democratic Nominee  —  Ms. Abrams, who announced this week that she would not run for president, told The Times she would be ‘honored to be considered.’  —  Stacey Abrams made it official this week that she would not seek …
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Advisers Are Wary as President Considers Gun Proposals  —  Following mass shootings, Trump is interested in exploring legislation with new gun restrictions, but his aides are divided on the right approach  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump's public push for gun-control measures …
Discussion: The Resurgent and Political Wire
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Laura Hughes / Washington Post:
Montana's GOP wants to make it impossible for local governments to enact gun control
Discussion: Politico
Joe Walsh / New York Times:
Trump Needs a Primary Challenge  —  The case for a contender from the right.  —  Mr. Walsh is a former Republican member of Congress from Illinois.  —  There's a strong case for President Trump to face a Republican primary challenger.  I know a thing or two about insurgencies.
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 …
Windsor Mann / The Week:
Everyone will eventually turn on Trump.  Even Steve Doocy.  —  It's too soon to say when Donald Trump's presidency will end, but it's not too soon to say how it will end.  It will end in disgrace.  And when it does, Trump's defenders will turn on him.  —  Some already have.
Garrett Haake / NBC News:
Beto O'Rourke to deliver campaign reset speech Thursday  —  DALLAS — Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke plans to deliver his first major, written address on Thursday, offering a reset of his presidential campaign, a new focus and a fresh strategy for going forward in the wake of a mass shooting …
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David Siders / Politico:
O'Rourke plots return from 2020 sidelines
Discussion: Hot Air, Splinter and CNN
Greg B. Smith / The City:
Anti-New York White Supremacist Hate is Rising, NYPD Says  —  When white nationalist Garrett Kelsey discovered an internet video castigating Nordic neo-Nazis, he allegedly turned his fury on the Manhattan-based Jewish group that posted it.  —  From his home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Behind the scenes of Trump's new gun talks  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  BEHIND THE SCENES ... QUIET GUN TALKS AT THE WHITE HOUSE ... We were hoping to save this news for this morning, but the NYT beat us to the punch on a few details Tuesday night toward the middle of their gun story.
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Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
Top Pence aide will move to Pentagon as new press secretary
Discussion: Breitbart, Talking Points Memo and CNN
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Why the Secret Service spent thousands at a Trump hotel  —  Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, flew to Canada for one of his regular visits to the Yukon mountains to hunt stone sheep with friends.  He was accompanied by Secret Service agents on that August 2017 trip …
Discussion: Shareblue Media and Raw Story
Simon Shuster / TIME:
A Kremlin-Linked Firm Invested Millions in Kentucky.  Were They After More Than Money?  —  Last summer, it looked like things were finally about to change for Ashland, Ky. For two decades, the jobs that once supported this Appalachian outpost of 20,000 people on a bend in the Ohio River …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Washington Post:
How a McConnell-backed effort to lift Russian sanctions boosted a Kentucky project
Discussion: The Week
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Rot of journalism ethics at New York Times has turned into leftist plague  —  There's not a single journalist, dead or alive, who hasn't missed a story, made a mistake or mangled a quote.  It comes with the territory of writing history's first draft on deadline, with the consolation that there's a new story and new chance tomorrow.
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Penny Nance / The Federalist:
My Son's Freshman Orientation At Virginia Tech Was Full Of Leftist Propaganda  —  Now that I have witnessed college propaganda firsthand, I refuse to ignore the indefensible and discriminatory behavior of the liberal campus bullies anymore.  —  Are taxpayers funding academic institutions to indoctrinate our kids?
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Waning of American Power?  Trump Struggles With an Asia in Crisis  —  The Trump administration has taken a hands-off approach to conflicts — from Kashmir to Hong Kong to the rivalry between Japan and South Korea — as Asian officials escalate the battles.  —  阅读.体 …
Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
Revealed: Republican lawmaker aided group training young men for ‘biblical warfare’  —  The group ‘Team Rugged’ offers ‘patriotic and biblical training’ that includes instruction on how to use knives and guns  —  The Republican politician Matt Shea connected close allies with a group offering training …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Sarah Ruiz-Grossman / HuffPost:
Ken Cuccinelli: Statue Of Liberty Poem About ‘People Coming From Europe’  —  Trump's citizenship and immigration chief followed up his earlier comments about the famous Emma Lazarus poem with a racist clarification.  —  Ken Cuccinelli, the Trump administration's acting head of U.S. Citizenship …
Wall Street Journal:
Huawei Technicians Helped African Governments Spy on Political Opponents  —  Employees embedded with cybersecurity forces in Uganda and Zambia intercepted encrypted communications and used cell data to track opponents, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Judge rejects House Dem request to link McGahn, Mueller grand jury lawsuits  —  A federal judge on Wednesday rejected the House Judiciary Committee's bid to formally link two lawsuits it contends will expedite its decision to recommend articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Sharon Otterman / New York Times:
‘Keep the Hasidic Out’: A Small-Town Housing Showdown  —  Developers say local leaders in the Hudson Valley are blocking a housing project in order to keep out Hasidic Jews.  —  CHESTER, N.Y. — In a peaceful corner of the Hudson Valley, a broad expanse of land sits at the ready for hundreds …
Aris Folley / The Hill:
Over 70,000 people sign petition to rename Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower after Obama  —  More than 70,000 people have signed onto a petition that seeks to rename the portion of Fifth Avenue in front of the Trump Tower in Manhattan after former President Obama.
Andrew Kerr / The Daily Caller:
Ocasio-Cortez's Known Donors From Her Own District Are Nearly Non-Existent, FEC Records Show  — Only 10 people who live within Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's congressional district have been recorded making donations to her reelection campaign in 2019, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis …
Discussion: TheBlaze, Daily Wire and Instapundit
WashPost PR:
Job posting: White House economics reporter  —  The Washington Post is seeking a White House economics reporter to spearhead coverage of a critically important policy area.  —  The successful candidate will take on the primary role in chronicling how President Trump, his top advisers …
John DiStaso / WMUR:
Lewandowski leads GOP US Senate field in poll conducted by Trump pollster  —  Survey of likely GOP Senate voters released by Lewandowski friend, ally, Bossie  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. —  Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski leads the 2020 Republican U.S. Senate field …
Bridget Read / The Cut:
Marianne Williamson Talks Policy at The Wing (Just Kidding!)  —  Marianne Williamson is comparing herself to a migrant.  Specifically, to one of the thousands of people currently waiting at the U.S.-Mexico border, detained there in concentration camps.  She is saying her dismissal …
Discussion: Raw Story
ciec-ccie.parl.gc.ca:
Contravention of section 9 of the Conflict of Interest Act found in report released by Commissioner Dion  —  Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion today released the Trudeau II Report, an examination of the allegation that the Prime Minister sought to influence the Attorney General …
Discussion: Bloomberg and National Observer
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
Biden jumps into damage control after upsetting Latino leaders  —  Joe Biden's presidential campaign is quietly playing cleanup with dozens of immigration activists and Latino leaders — weeks after upsetting them by using what they considered loaded language to describe his views on immigration policy.
 
 
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We Need All the Trump Defectors We Can Get. Even Mooch.
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Jeremy B. White / Politico:
California's Trump tax return law raises fears of Republican lockout
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Isabella Borshoff / Politico:
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Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
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