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7:35 AM ET, August 21, 2019

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Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Trump's ‘disloyalty’ comment about American Jews who vote Democrat was disgusting and worrisome  —  President Trump, on a tirade about Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib on Tuesday, claimed that American Jews who voted Democrat were either ill-informed or were exhibiting “great disloyalty.”
Discussion: NB Blog
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Jacob Kornbluh / Jewish Insider:
Jewish groups react to Trump's latest comments on American Jewish voters  —  On Tuesday, President Donald Trump dropped another bombastic claim in his campaign to paint Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as the face of the Democratic Party.  “I think Jewish people that vote for a Democrat …
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Trump Accuses Jewish Democrats of ‘Great Disloyalty’  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Tuesday that any Jewish person who votes for a Democrat is guilty of ignorance or “great disloyalty,” intensifying his efforts to drive in a partisan wedge over religion and support for Israel …
Batya Ungar-Sargon / The Forward:
This Week Proves It: Politicians Won't Call Out Anti-Semitism On Their Own Side
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Trump's Phone Calls With Wayne LaPierre Reveal NRA's Influence  —  Three days after a pair of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas that left 31 people dead, President Donald Trump was preoccupied with visions of a Rose Garden ceremony.  —  His daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump …
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Nancy Cook / Politico:
Trump team braces GOP donors for a potential ‘moderate and short’ recession  —  In public, President Donald Trump and top White House officials keep extolling the strength of the U.S. economy.  In private, they're increasingly worrying about a global economic slowdown triggering a U.S. recession …
Discussion: Breitbart
Washington Post:
Of course Trump backtracks on gun reform. He lacks the courage.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Washington Post:
Trump tells NRA chief that universal background checks are off the table
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Trump Scraps Trip to Denmark, as Greenland Is Not for Sale  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday night abruptly canceled a coming trip to Denmark, writing on Twitter that because the country's prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, “would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland,” they would meet “another time.”
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Trump postpones Denmark trip after prime minister declines to sell him Greenland  —  The move comes two days after President Trump told reporters that owning Greenland “would be nice” for the United States from a strategic perspective.  — Felicia Sonmez, Anne Gearan, Damian Paletta -  ·
Ali Watkins / New York Times:
Man Arrested With 17 Guns, Grenade Launcher and Nazi Paraphernalia  —  The arrest in New Jersey comes amid a spate of mass shootings as officials grapple with a rising white supremacist threat.  —  Had Joseph Rubino not wrecked his car, he might still be living with a house full of guns in New Jersey.
HuffPost:
Trump Inflating Scottish Golf Resorts' Value By $165 Million, Per UK Filings  —  The president told British authorities the properties are a combined $65 million in the red.  His U.S. disclosures say they're worth at least $100 million.  —  WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump …
Discussion: The Week
Hannah Sayle / Star Tribune:
Elizabeth Warren meets her lookalike at Minnesota rally: ‘We need to talk!’  —  The presidential candidate was taking selfies at Monday's town hall when she came face to face with a familiar person.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  Stephanie Oyen is not Elizabeth Warren.
Discussion: Fox News and Boston Globe
David Ovalle / Miami Herald:
Jeffrey Epstein lawsuits offer sordid details, including sex while on work release  —  While serving a lenient jail sentence in Palm Beach County, wealthy financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was allowed to leave jail for “work release” — at an office at his own organization, the Florida Science Foundation.
Discussion: Fox News, Hot Air and Mediaite
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Tucker Carlson's Fox News Show Loses More Advertisers  —  In keeping with a monthslong trend, the exodus of advertisers from Tucker Carlson's prime-time Fox News program continued this month.  —  Over the last year, dozens of advertisers, including Pacific Life, Farmers Insurance and SodaStream …
John Solomon / The Hill:
10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall  —  Behind the scenes, some major events were set in motion last autumn that could soon change the tenor in Washington, at least as it relates to the debunked Russia collusion narrative that distracted America for nearly three years.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Rachel Premack / Business Insider:
Truckers voted for Trump in droves.  Now they say his trade war is ‘killing’ their ability to make a living.  — They say his trade wars and a slew of tax changes have ruined their ability to make a living.  —  Morris Coffman has been a truck driver for 35 years.
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Trump Says He's Exploring ‘Various Tax Reductions,’ and the Economic Data He Loves Shows Why  —  Some of the administration's favorite data points are now flashing warning signs about investment, jobs and growth.  —  Last fall, administration officials displayed a series of charts that showed …
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Associated Press:
Trump acknowledges China policies may mean US economic pain
Annabelle Dickson / Politico:
Boris Johnson's not-so-grand tour  —  LONDON — Boris Johnson is heading to Europe, but his officials are heading out.  —  The U.K. prime minister will touch down in Berlin on Wednesday for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as part of his pledge to work with “energy and determination” …
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
The US won't provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps  —  KEY POINTS  — At least three children held in detention centers at the Mexican border have died, in part, from the flu, a group of doctors say.  — The government is not vaccinating migrant families …
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
What The 1619 Project Leaves Out  —  “The goal of The 1619 Project, a major initiative from The New York Times that this issue of the magazine inaugurates, is to reframe American history by considering what it would mean to regard 1619 as our nation's birth year,” The New York Times Magazine editors declare.
Discussion: twitchy.com
Washington Post:
Trump critics eye GOP primary race, even if defeating him seems ‘preposterous’  —  Joe Walsh, a pugnacious former congressman, is preparing a Republican primary challenge to President Trump that he previewed as a daily “bar fight” with the incumbent over his morality and competency.
Discussion: Salt Lake Tribune
Scientific American Blog Network:
Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change  —  A book entitled Discerning Experts explains why—and what can be done about it  —  Recently, the U.K. Met Office announced a revision to the Hadley Center historical analysis of sea surface temperatures (SST) …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Dana Hedgpeth / Washington Post:
If you left your snake at the TSA checkpoint at Newark Airport, please go get it  —  The 15-inch ring-necked snake was left at a security checkpoint Monday night  —  If you left your pet snake at a security checkpoint at the Newark airport, please return to claim it.
Discussion: CBS New York and CBS Philly
Victoria McGrane / BostonGlobe.com:
Markey aide apologizes for sharing ‘despicable’ message about Kennedy family  —  The primary matchup between Senator Edward J. Markey and Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III is still hypothetical, but it's already getting messy.  —  An apparent social media blunder by Markey's top campaign hand …
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Examiner
Will Bunch / Inquirer.com:
Anti-fascism won WWII for America.  Now Trump calls it ‘domestic terrorism.’ What the...?  —  It seems like if you were truly sincere about the whole “Make America Great Again” thing — that is, if it weren't just a campaign slogan that jibes with your xenophobic branding and can move tens …
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Arizona poll shows Kelly overtaking McSally  —  Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) trails her Democratic opponent for the first time, according to a new survey, as President Trump's approval rating falls in the key swing state.  —  Retired astronaut Mark Kelly leads McSally …
Discussion: Shareblue Media, KTAR.com and Breitbart
Michael Gold / New York Times:
Weinstein Wants Trial Moved Because of His 11,000 Page Six Mentions  —  The mogul filed a motion contending he cannot find an impartial jury in Manhattan because of the robust news media here.  —  Harvey Weinstein, the once-powerful movie mogul who put Manhattan's skyline in the Miramax logo …
Ruth Michaelson / The Guardian:
UN postpones anti-torture conference in Cairo after backlash  —  Human rights campaigners criticised ‘whitewashing’ of Egyptian government's abuses  —  The UN has postponed an anti-torture conference due to take place in Cairo, following an outcry from human rights activists who accused the organisation of …
Discussion: Al Jazeera
Arthur Delaney / HuffPost:
Why Some White Liberals Will Probably Vote For Donald Trump  —  A new study demonstrates that racist dog whistles work.  —  Reporters often describe President Donald Trump's racism as a strategy to excite Republican voters, but it may actually work better on certain self-identified liberals.
 
 
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Justin Miller / The Texas Observer:
Republicans Come to Texas to Prepare for the 2021 Redistricting Battle
Ethan Brown / The Appeal:
Inequality, Not Violence, Is Killing Americans At Record Rates
Joseph Nasr / Reuters:
Far-right party surge in eastern German regions threatens Merkel's coalition
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
U.S. seeks deal to send asylum seekers from Africa and Asia to Panama
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Chinese Media Is Running Facebook Ads To Convince Westerners The Country's Detention Centers …
ProPublica:
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 Earlier Items: 
Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
Former VA physician charged with the deaths of three veterans
Discussion: UPI
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Republicans Sabotaged Obama's Economy and Assume Democrats Are Doing It to Them
Discussion: New York Times and City Journal
Mad Dog PAC:
Federal Judge holds; entire Kansas US Attorney's Office in CONTEMPT
Abigail Hauslohner / Washington Post:
Customs and Border Protection press secretary Katharine Gorka departs after two months on the job
Discussion: CNN
The Commercial Appeal:
FBI: Truck driver threatened mass shooting at Memphis church
Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel / CREW:
CREW Obtains New Docs on Mar-a-Lago Member's VA Influence