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3:00 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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite
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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 …
Washington Post:
Kudlow says White House is ‘looking at’ trying to buy Greenland  —  White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday confirmed that the Trump administration is exploring trying to buy the country of Greenland, noting that the self-governing country is a “strategic place” that is rich in minerals.
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Washington Post:   Top Trump officials downplay recession risks
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 predicting and preparing for a Trump victory in 2020.
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Roger Kimball / American Greatness:   Trump and Tone  —  One of the great difficulties in perfecting …
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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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 …
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 …
HuffPost:
Proud Boys, Outnumbered By Anti-fascists, Get Police Escort After 30-Minute Rally  —  Many had feared the rally in Portland would be the most violent fascist rally of the Trump era.  —  PORTLAND, Ore. ― A few hundred fascists once again invaded Portland for a much-anticipated rally Saturday …
Discussion: New York Times, CNN and USA Today
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Oregonian:
Portland protests: 13 arrested as police declare civil disturbance (live updates)
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.
Discussion: Power Line
Washington Post:
Trump's speech at a Shell plant drew thousands of workers.  They were paid overtime to be there.  —  Workers at a Royal Dutch Shell plant in Monaca, Pa., were forced to choose Tuesday between attending a speech by President Trump or forgoing overtime pay that their co-workers would earn.
Discussion: Informed Comment, Newsweek and Axios
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Maher rails against anti-Israel boycott movement: ‘A bulls— purity test’ for Democrats  —  Liberal commentator Bill Maher on Friday night went after the international movement to boycott Israel, calling it a “bullshit purity test” for Democrats after the Israeli government said it would deny entry …
Discussion: RedState, CANNONFIRE and twitchy.com
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Caroline Linton / CBS News:
“More than anything, I'm a granddaughter”: Tlaib addresses supporters
 
 
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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:
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The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate-based scam that nearly caused me to be murdered
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New York Times:
India Plans Big Detention Camps for Migrants. Muslims Are Afraid.
Miami Herald:
Why was Jeffrey Epstein allowed to purchase small women's panties from the Palm Beach jail?
Discussion: New York Post
Ryan Prior / CNN:
The water is so hot in Alaska it's killing large numbers of salmon
BostonGlobe.com:
Joseph P. Kennedy III to decide soon on challenge to Senator Edward Markey
Matt Schudel / Washington Post:
Ralph Whittington, erotica collector extraordinaire, dies at 74
Discussion: Althouse
John Cassidy / New Yorker:
No Wonder the Economy Has Trump Spooked
Discussion: Washington Press