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4:55 PM ET, August 18, 2019

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Jon Haworth / ABC News:
Ohio white nationalist, anti-Semite arrested for threatening to shoot up Jewish community center, police say  —  An Ohio man has been arrested for making threats toward a local Jewish community center in New Middletown.  —  James Reardon Jr., 20, has been charged with telecommunications harassment …
Discussion: Slate
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New York Times:
Antifa and Far-Right Groups Face Off in Portland as Trump Weighs In  —  Conservative groups are urging the United States to label Antifa a domestic terrorist group.  President Trump said the city was “being watched very closely.”  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — About 1,200 people converged for a rally …
Oregonian:
Portland protests: 13 arrested as police declare civil disturbance (live updates)
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The White House aide on the front page of today's NYT and WaPo  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  LOOK WHO IS ABOVE THE FOLD OF THE FRONT PAGE TIMES AND WAPO TODAY: STEPHEN MILLER.  Here's the Sunday NYT and Sunday WaPo.  —  NYT: “How Stephen Miller Seized the Moment to Battle Immigration …
Goldie Taylor / The Daily Beast:
My Childhood Rape and My Life That Might Have Been  —  I sometimes wonder what I might have been, but for the puss and scarring of sexual violence, how it formed and defined and confined me.  —  I have become, it seems, something of a collector: old magazines filled with young starlets …
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Support for free trade reaches new high in NBC/WSJ poll  —  Amid the ongoing trade war with China, nearly two-thirds of Americans say they support free trade in the latest NBC News/WSJ poll.  —  WASHINGTON — Amid President Donald Trump's trade war with China, nearly two-thirds of Americans …
Discussion: Axios and New York Post
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Ken Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Half of Americans Disapprove of Trump's Response to Mass Shootings  —  Wall Street Journal/NBC poll shows 68% worry U.S. will see another attack by white nationalists  —  WASHINGTON—About half of Americans disapprove of President Trump's response to the deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and CNBC
Daily Mail:
The tantalising mystery of Ghislaine Maxwell's burger bar ‘makeover’ as conspiracy theorists ask why she ‘took off her glasses while reading a book and had TWO drinks next to her’  —  They are the photographs that raise more questions than they answer.  —  When Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend …
Rebecca Klar / The Hill:
Scaramucci asks left to create ‘off ramp’ for Trump officials, compares it to ‘trying to deprogram people from a cult’  —  Anthony Scaramucci, who briefly served as President Trump's White House communications director, said the left needs to give Republicans supporting Trump the space they need to break from the president.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Kudlow says White House is ‘looking at’ trying to buy Greenland
Kevin Freking / Associated Press:
Trump economic adviser dismisses fears of looming recession  —  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's top economic adviser is playing down fears of a looming recession after last week's sharp drop in the financial markets and predicting the economy will perform well in the second half of 2019.
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Washington Post:   Top Trump officials downplay recession risks
Politico:
Joe Biden's boom and bust online campaign  —  Biden's online fundraising has tailed off, suggesting problems generating grassroots enthusiasm, a POLITICO review of millions of donations shows.  —  Joe Biden raised $4.6 million online on his first day in the 2020 presidential race …
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New York Times:
The 5 Days That Defined the 2020 Primary
Discussion: Axios
Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
PA bans LGBTQ activities in West Bank  —  The ban came after LGBTQ group Al-Qaws was planing to hold a gathering for its members in Nablus.  —  The Palestinian Authority has banned members of the Palestinian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community from carrying out any activities in the West Bank.
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:   Intersectionality On the West Bank
Emma Green / The Atlantic:
Why Some Christians ‘Love the Meanest Parts’ of Trump  —  Ben Howe is angry at evangelicals.  As he describes it, he is angry that they didn't just vote for Donald Trump in record numbers, but repeatedly provide moral cover for his outrageous failings.  He is angry that leaders of the religious right …
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
'People don't want to be stupid twice': Foreign diplomats brace for Trump 2020 win  —  Foreign diplomats are still feeling burned after assuming Donald Trump would lose in 2016 — and they don't want to be fooled again.  —  So many of them are quietly preparing for and predicting a Trump victory in 2020.
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Roger Kimball / American Greatness:   Trump and Tone  —  One of the great difficulties in perfecting …
CNN:
Inside Elizabeth Warren's courtship of Native American leaders  —  Elizabeth Warren's heritage struggles all started here  —  (CNN)Elizabeth Warren's campaign is soaring: She is rising in the polls, her fundraising is on fire and her seemingly endless ideas are helping to define the Democratic race for the White House.
Hugh Hewitt / Washington Post:
How the Navy could be torpedoing Trump's chances in 2020  —  Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were the most surprising states that turned from supporting President Barack Obama in 2012 to voting for Donald Trump in 2016, and they were critical to putting him in the White House.
David Masciotra / Salon:
Donald Trump and the Republican Party hate America: It's time to say it  —  For all they blather on about patriotism, the unctuous Republicans are the ones who really despise their country … For most of modern political history, the Republican Party has used patriotism …
 
 
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New York Times:
Her Ex-Boyfriend Killed Her Mother. Will the U.S. Offer a Refuge?
Washington Post:
Trump's speech at a Shell plant drew thousands of workers. They were paid overtime to be there.
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
The ‘follow-up appointment’  —  For many people in medical debt …
Justin Wise / The Hill:
Bernie Sanders vows to go to ‘war with white nationalism and racism’ as president
Discussion: Common Dreams and Breitbart
Government of Gibraltar:
Further Mutual Legal Assistance Requests from the United States of America - 604/2019
Discussion: Bloomberg, Politico and UPI
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Sanders unveils proposal for massive overhaul of criminal justice system
Discussion: The Week
Paul Rosenberg / Salon:
Does anyone understand the 2020 race? This scholar nailed the blue wave — here's her forecast
 Earlier Items: 
Jessica Prol Smith / USA Today:
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate-based scam that nearly caused me to be murdered
Discussion: Daily Wire
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
New goal for New York Times: ‘Reframe’ American history, and target Trump, too
New York Times:
India Plans Big Detention Camps for Migrants. Muslims Are Afraid.
Ryan Prior / CNN:
The water is so hot in Alaska it's killing large numbers of salmon
Matt Schudel / Washington Post:
Ralph Whittington, erotica collector extraordinaire, dies at 74
Discussion: Althouse