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7:35 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 …
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 …
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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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Alayna Treene / Axios:
White House and Congress say it's “September or bust” on gun legislation  —  If new gun legislation doesn't pass in September, it won't get done before the 2020 election, sources involved in the talks between the White House and Capitol Hill tell Axios.  —  The bottom line: “It's September or bust …
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Kudlow says White House is ‘looking at’ trying to buy Greenland
Chris Mills Rodrigo / The Hill:
Trump calls Juan Williams ‘pathetic,’ ‘always nasty and wrong’  —  President Trump on Sunday tore into Fox News political analyst Juan Williams, calling him “pathetic,” “nasty” and “wrong.”  —  “Juan Williams at @FoxNews is so pathetic, and yet when he met me in the Fox Building lobby …
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 …
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 …
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
Discussion: CNBC and ThinkProgress
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
Mike Brest / Washington Examiner:   Palestinian Authority bans LGBT activities in West Bank
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 …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Amid failure to topple Maduro, Trump privately proposes a naval blockade of Venezuela  —  President Trump has suggested to national security officials that the U.S. should station Navy ships along the Venezuelan coastline to prevent goods from coming in and out of the country …
Discussion: Political Wire
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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Pat Rynard / Iowa Starting Line:
Interview: The Only Person Who Attended Steve King's Forum  —  It was early Saturday morning, and Jessica Birch didn't feel like getting out of bed.  Hungover and tired, the 21-year-old University of Northern Iowa student could easily have turned off her alarm.
Discussion: Raw Story and ThinkProgress
NBC News:
Shell workers would have lost pay if they missed Trump speech at plant  —  One worker who attended told NBC News that he didn't really want to come, but wanted to get his full pay.  —  Thousands of union workers at a western Pennsylvania petrochemical plant were given a choice last week …
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Washington Post:
Trump's speech at a Shell plant drew thousands of workers. They were paid overtime to be there.
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Graham: IG's report on Russia probe will be ‘ugly and damning’ for DOJ  —  Lindsey Graham on IG investigation into Russia probe: I want the American people to see what happened  —  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is adamant about revealing what went on behind …
Discussion: RedState
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 …
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.
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 …
Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
Sanders' criminal justice plan aims to cut prison population  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana.
Discussion: Splinter and Daily Wire
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Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Sanders unveils proposal for massive overhaul of criminal justice system
Discussion: The Week
 
 
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Trump suggests Commerce Department won't extend Huawei reprieve
Reuters:
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Danny Westneat / The Seattle Times:
In blue Seattle, Trump supporters are starting to come out of hiding
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
FEC Chief Supported Russia-NRA Campaign Finance Probe Based Solely On ‘Vague’ News Article
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Aris Folley / The Hill:
Megan Rapinoe on Trump: ‘We are everything he loves,’ except 'we're powerful, strong women'
Discussion: Breitbart and The Guardian
New York Times:
Women Are Fleeing Death at Home. The U.S. Wants to Keep Them Out.
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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
David Masciotra / Salon:
Donald Trump and the Republican Party hate America: It's time to say it
Paul Rosenberg / Salon:
Does anyone understand the 2020 race? This scholar nailed the blue wave — here's her forecast
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