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Rick Noack / Washington Post:
Danes furious over postponement of Trump's visit, call his behavior ‘insulting’  —  BERLIN — Danish lawmakers on Wednesday reacted in fury to President's Trump's postponement of his two-day visit in early September to Denmark after its prime minister said she was not interested in selling him the autonomous island of Greenland.
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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.”
BBC:
Trump cancels Denmark visit amid spat over sale of Greenland  —  US President Donald Trump has cancelled a state visit to Denmark after the nation's prime minister said Greenland was not for sale to the US.  —  The president was scheduled to visit on 2 September, at the invitation of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II.
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Trump picked a fight over Greenland with an unlikely target: Denmark's anti-immigration prime minister
Discussion: CNN, The Week and Axios
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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John Wagner / Washington Post:
Trump quotes conspiracy theorist claiming Israelis ‘love him like he is the second coming of God’  —  President Trump went on Twitter on Wednesday to quote a conservative radio host and known conspiracy theorist who praised him as “the greatest President for Jews” and claimed that Israelis “love him like he is the second coming of God.”
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 …
Amir Tibon Washignton / Haaretz:
Jews Who Vote Democrat Are Disloyal or Ignorant, Trump Says
Annie Grayer / CNN:
Bernie Sanders jabs Trump over comments about Jewish loyalty
Discussion: Front Page Magazine and Axios
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Donald Trump Is Bad for the Jews
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
How the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process Became a Farce
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 …
CNN:
Trump cements stance on wide-ranging background checks in call with NRA boss
Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Trump seems to backtrack on gun control, warns of ‘slippery slope’
Michael Brice-Saddler / Washington Post:
Elizabeth Warren just met her look-alike at a rally.  Can you tell them apart?  —  No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you.  —  One of the women pictured above is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the 70-year-old Massachusetts Democrat with presidential aspirations.
Discussion: WCCO | CBS Minnesota
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Hannah Sayle / Star Tribune:
Elizabeth Warren meets her lookalike at Minnesota rally: ‘We need to talk!’
Discussion: Fox News and Boston Globe
Good Morning America:
‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2019: Hannah B, Karamo and more to compete on new season  —  The celebrities who will battle it out this year on the dancefloor were revealed on “GMA.”
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.
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.
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 …
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
Scott Bixby / The Daily Beast:
Trump Administration Launches Most Brazen Attack on Protections for Young Migrants  —  The termination of the Flores Agreement would be President Trump's most aggressive attempt to circumvent protections for undocumented kids since his family separation policy.
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Abigail Hauslohner / Washington Post:
Customs and Border Protection press secretary Katharine Gorka departs after two months on the job
Discussion: CNN
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: RedState and The Gateway Pundit
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.
Alisa Wiersema / ABC News:
Nearly a year after John McCain's death, Cindy McCain says no one in the GOP carries ‘voice of reason’  —  Nearly a year after her husband's death, Cindy McCain said the current Republican Party is “not the party of Abraham Lincoln ... nor the party of Ronald Reagan.”
Discussion: Political Wire
Grace Sparks / CNN:
CNN Poll: Public's view on the economy dips for the first time in Trump's presidency  —  (CNN)Almost two-thirds of Americans (65%) say current economic conditions are good, but that's down since May, representing the first significant decline in public perception of the economy during Donald …
Discussion: Political Wire
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Sean Spicer to compete on ‘Dancing With the Stars’  —  Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer will compete in the upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC.  —  The network announced the latest celebrity lineup for the popular reality television dance show Wednesday morning on “Good Morning America.”
Discussion: Political Wire
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Team Trump launches ‘coast-to-coast’ campaign for suburban women  —  President Donald Trump's reelection campaign will dispatch more than a dozen female surrogates on Thursday to some of the most important 2020 battleground states in its first major push to mobilize suburban women …
Discussion: Political Wire
Justin Wise / The Hill:
Ocasio-Cortez blasts Electoral College as a ‘scam’  —  First-term Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is calling for the U.S. to abolish the Electoral College, saying that the voting system is a “scam” that negatively impacts minorities.  —  Ocasio-Cortez made her argument on Monday …
 
 
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Jim VandeHei / Axios:
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Andrew C. McCarthy / RealClearInvestigations:
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Associated Press:
Outside money flows into race for Susan Collins' Senate seat
Bill Ruthhart / Chicago Tribune:
Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg's overwhelmingly white crowd at event on Chicago's South …
Discussion: Political Wire
Cockburn / Spectator USA:
Mark Halperin and the art of the #MeToo U-turn
Discussion: Bleeding Heartland
Washington Post:
Parkland students unveil sweeping gun-control proposal and hope for a youth voting surge in 2020
Discussion: Axios, Hullabaloo and Political Wire
Annabelle Dickson / Politico:
Boris Johnson's not-so-grand tour
Dana Hedgpeth / Washington Post:
If you left your snake at the TSA checkpoint at Newark Airport, please go get it
Discussion: CBS New York and CBS Philly
 Earlier Items: 
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
What The 1619 Project Leaves Out
Discussion: twitchy.com
Arthur Delaney / HuffPost:
Why Some White Liberals Will Probably Vote For Donald Trump
Will Bunch / Inquirer.com:
Anti-fascism won WWII for America. Now Trump calls it ‘domestic terrorism.’ What the...?
Victoria McGrane / BostonGlobe.com:
Markey aide apologizes for sharing ‘despicable’ message about Kennedy family
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Examiner
Scientific American Blog Network:
Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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
Rachel Premack / Business Insider:
Truckers voted for Trump in droves.  Now they say his trade war is ‘killing’ their ability to make a living.