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8:00 AM ET, August 19, 2019

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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
In Economic Warning Signals, Trump Sees Signs of a Conspiracy  —  President Trump, confronting perhaps the most ominous economic signs of his time in office, has unleashed what is by now a familiar response: lashing out at what he believes is a conspiracy of forces arrayed against him.
Discussion: CNN, The Week, 77 WABC Radio and Bloomberg
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Bianca Quilantan / Politico:
'I'm not happy with it': Trump hits Fox News over poll results  —  President Donald Trump on Sunday slammed his preferred news network over recent unfavorable poll results, saying: “There's something going on at Fox [News], I'll tell you right now.  And I'm not happy with it.”
Discussion: TheBlaze
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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 …
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Joshua Goodman / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss  —  BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela's socialist party boss as members of President Nicolás Maduro's inner circle seek guarantees they won't face retribution if they cede …
Discussion: Political Wire and The Week
Associated Press:   US Official: Secret communications opened with Venezuela socialist boss Cabello over guarantees for Maduro insiders
Paul LeBlanc / CNN:
Danish prime minister calls Trump's interest in buying Greenland ‘absurd’  —  What you should know about Trump's interest in Greenland  —  Washington (CNN)The Danish Prime Minister called Donald Trump's interest in buying Greenland “absurd” the same day the President confirmed he had discussed …
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Amy Russo / HuffPost:
Larry Kudlow Says Trump Admin Still ‘Looking At’ Buying Greenland
CNN:
There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren't stopped, authorities say  —  (CNN)Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out.
Discussion: New York Post and The Week
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of Trump  —  How he became a heartland evangelical—and the President's most loyal soldier.  —  In the winter of 2016, Donald Trump was roaring through the primaries, and Mike Pompeo was determined to stop him.  Pompeo, a little-known congressman from Wichita …
Discussion: Political Wire
Nick Timiraos / Wall Street Journal:
Fed Chief Wedged Between a Slowing Economy and an Angry President  —  Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell faces scrutiny from markets and the White House in an economy unsettled by a trade dispute and fears of recession  —  Jerome Powell is entering the most perilous stage yet of his tenure …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump: ‘We already have a lot of background checks’  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  IF YOU ARE SOMEONE who is looking forward to Congress coming back into session and passing gun control, take a look at what President DONALD TRUMP said Sunday before leaving New Jersey.
Discussion: Associated Press
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Trump cuts off one of his closest friends  —  Tom Barrack and Donald Trump have been friends and confidants for more than three decades — the two men are so close, for instance, that Barrack comforted Trump during the funeral of his father, Fred.  —  But the intimate relationship between …
Discussion: Political Wire
Carla Marinucci / Politico:
Biden to skip DNC meeting in San Francisco where 13 candidates are expected  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of Democratic National Committee delegates will be here next weekend for a three-day gathering that gives them a chance to meet and hear from 13 presidential contenders …
Heather Mac Donald / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Isn't the One Dividing Us by Race  —  He hardly mentions it, while his adversaries are obsessed with ‘whiteness’ and ‘white privilege.’  —  Long before the El Paso massacre, President Trump's political opponents accused him of sowing “division” with his “racist language.”
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Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:   Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren lie about the Michael Brown case
James Arkin / Politico:
The low-key, Harley-riding senator Democrats are leaning on to win the majority  —  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Democrat Gary Peters, a bearded, buttoned-down genial Midwesterner who could easily pass for the investment adviser he once was, is known in the Senate mostly for steering as far clear from the spotlight as he possibly can.
Ali Vitali / NBC News:
Elizabeth Warren's heritage flap re-emerges ahead of native American forum  —  SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Time may really heal all wounds — even those that are self-inflicted and political in nature.  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren's, D-Mass., controversial rollout of a DNA test regarding …
Discussion: New Republic and Fox News
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Trump's economic record is one big con  —  President Trump came into office promising some fabulous yet unspecified health-care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.  No plan existed; every plan Republicans came up with managed to reduce the number of insured.
The Daily Beast:
Disgraced Pundit Mark Halperin's Accusers Call New Book Deal a ‘Slap in the Face’  —  News of the “Game Change” author's deal with Regan Arts came as a shock to his accusers, and prominent Democrats interviewed in the book have been scrambling to explain themselves.
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Annie Linskey / Washington Post:
Warren works to overcome hurdles with black voters in S.C.  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — At services Sunday morning, a pastor misidentified Sen. Elizabeth Warren's husband.  The day before, the man introducing Warren at the Black Church PAC presidential candidate forum in Atlanta inaccurately said she was from the …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
Sanders' criminal justice plan aims to cut prison population
Discussion: Splinter and Daily Wire
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 …
Jeanne Whalen / Washington Post:
The quantum revolution is coming, and Chinese scientists are at the forefront  —  China's drive to dominate a field with big economic and military applications outpaces some U.S. strides  —  SHANGHAI — More than a decade ago, Chinese physicist Pan Jian-Wei returned home from Europe …
Michael R. Gordon / Wall Street Journal:
Russian Nuclear Monitoring Stations Went Silent After Missile Blast  —  Outages spur concerns by experts that Russia is trying to restrict evidence of the explosion  —  Two Russian monitoring stations designed to detect nuclear radiation went silent soon after the explosion at a missile test site …
Discussion: Fox News and Forbes
William Echols / POLYGRAPH.info:
Pelosi Accused of Applauding Hong Kong Violence Over Tiananmen Candle Vigil Praise  —  “They have told blatant lies, applauded violence as ‘a beautiful sight to behold...’  —  On August 15, the commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Joel Achenbach / Greenwich Time:
Two mass murders a world apart share a common theme: ‘ecofascism’  —  Before the slaughter of dozens of people in Christchurch, New Zealand and El Paso, Texas this year, the accused gunmen took pains to explain their fury, including their hatred of immigrants.
 
 
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Erin Durkin / Politico:
Republican challengers rushing to unseat Ocasio-Cortez
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Parliament cannot stop Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel
Will Englund / Washington Post:
Seeking democracy on the streets of Russia
Melinda Deslatte / Associated Press:
Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies
Discussion: The Week and Axios
Jack Healy / New York Times:
Amid the Kale and Corn, Fears of White Supremacy at the Farmers' Market
Clare Duffy / CNN:
Websites that peddle disinformation make millions of dollars in ads, new study finds
Reuters:
Iranian tanker at center of standoff with West leaves Gibraltar, shipping data shows
NBC News:
Shell workers would have lost pay if they missed Trump speech at plant
Discussion: Quartz and Out Magazine
 Earlier Items: 
Alayna Treene / Axios:
White House and Congress say it's “September or bust” on gun legislation
Discussion: The Week
Pat Rynard / Iowa Starting Line:
Interview: The Only Person Who Attended Steve King's Forum
Discussion: Raw Story and ThinkProgress
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Graham: IG's report on Russia probe will be ‘ugly and damning’ for DOJ
Discussion: RedState
New York Times:
Women Are Fleeing Death at Home. The U.S. Wants to Keep Them Out.
Rebecca Klar / The Hill:
Scaramucci asks left to create ‘off ramp’ for Trump officials, compares it to ‘trying to deprogram people from a cult’
Discussion: Political Wire
Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
PA bans LGBTQ activities in West Bank
Daily Mail:
The tantalising mystery of Ghislaine Maxwell's burger bar ‘makeover’ …