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7:00 PM ET, August 21, 2019

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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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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Says Danish Prime Minister Was ‘Nasty’ in Rejecting Greenland Offer  —  President Trump on Wednesday said that the new prime minister of Denmark was “nasty” to him when she rejected his interest in purchasing Greenland, as he explained why he abruptly canceled a trip to the European nation next month.
Thomas Wright / The Atlantic:
Trump Has Defected  —  Yesterday, President Donald Trump canceled a meeting with the new Danish prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, because she refuses to discuss the sale of Greenland.  Greenland used to be a Danish colony but now belongs to the people of Greenland—the Danish government could not sell the island even if it wanted to.
Discussion: Washington Post, Politico and Slate
Alex Pappas / Fox News:
Defiant Trump digs in amid battles on trade, guns, Israel: ‘I am the chosen one’
Discussion: Breitbart
Yair Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Trump keeps pushing anti-Semitic stereotypes.  But he thinks he's praising Jews.  —  Philo-Semitism may seem benign.  It isn't.  —  When it comes to Jews, President Trump presents a puzzle.  —  His daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism to marry his Jewish son-in-law.  He has Jewish grandchildren.
Discussion: The Atlantic and Hot Air
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Marc Schulman / Newsweek:   With His Accusation of ‘Disloyalty,’ Trump Reminded Jews Exactly Why They Vote Democratic | Opinion
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
Trump and the fragile belonging of American Jews
Ben Casselman / New York Times:
Job Growth Was Weaker Than Believed, Government Says  —  Employers added a half-million fewer jobs in 2018 and early 2019 than previously reported, the Labor Department said Wednesday.  —  The revisions, which are preliminary, are part of an annual process in which survey-based estimates …
Julia Ioffe / GQ:
The Summer of Warren  —  Julia Ioffe joins Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail, where the surging senator has spent the season overcoming her campaign's wobbly start and getting down to business—trouncing debate foes, climbing in the polls, and somehow making a slew of policy plans feel exciting.
Discussion: Breitbart and The Week
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Los Angeles Times:   Bernie Sanders' famed $27 donors are split in 2020's sprawling Democratic field
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
At least eight jail officials knew Jeffrey Epstein was not to be left alone in cell  —  At least eight Bureau of Prisons staffers knew that strict instructions had been given not to leave multimillionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein alone in his cell, yet the order was apparently ignored …
New York Times:
Budget Deficit on Path to Surpass $1 Trillion Under Trump  —  WASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit is growing faster than expected as President Trump's spending and tax cut policies force the United States to borrow increasing sums of money.  —  The deficit — the gap between …
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Wall Street Journal:
In Reversal, Trump Says He Is No Longer Considering Tax Cuts
Discussion: WHYY
Kendall Karson / ABC News:
ABC News announces details for third Democratic primary debate  —  The upcoming third Democratic primary debate, hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision and slated for Sept. 12 and 13 in Houston, will feature four moderators, ABC News announced Wednesday.
Discussion: Axios and The Guardian
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Says Jews Should Love Him Because He's Almost Literally Jesus  —  President Trump has been vexed recently by the refusal of the majority of the American Jewish community to support him.  For insight into the mysterious paradox of why a traditionally liberal social minority remains unenthusiastic …
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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.
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:   Republicans have a choice, but they prefer the racist anti-Semite
Jacqueline Mroz / New York Times:
Their Mothers Chose Donor Sperm.  The Doctors Used Their Own.  —  Scores of children born through artificial insemination have learned from DNA tests that their biological fathers were the doctors who performed the procedure.  —  Growing up in Nacogdoches, Tex., Eve Wiley learned at age 16 …
New York Times:
Migrant Families Would Face Indefinite Detention Under New Trump Rule  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration unveiled a regulation on Wednesday that would allow it to detain indefinitely migrant families who cross the border illegally, replacing a decades-old court agreement that imposed …
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Department of Homeland Security:
DHS and HHS Announce New Rule to Implement the Flores Settlement Agreement; Final Rule Published …
Penelope Gristelfink:
Letter to the editor of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg  —  Thank you for firing my ex-husband Kevin D. Williamson.  —  What Kevin Tweeted about how women who have abortions should be hanged, and what he said in the MediaMatters podcast, are his true beliefs.
Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
Trump claims he hasn't shifted position on gun sale background checks after call with NRA  —  President Donald Trump insisted on Wednesday that he hasn't changed his position on gun sale background checks after a call with the NRA, even as he has walked back his previous call for “meaningful” …
Discussion: Politico and Roll Call
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Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump to release gun control proposals, including background check updates
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump says he wanted to give himself Medal of Honor  —  President Donald Trump claimed to laughter on Wednesday that he sought to give himself a Medal of Honor, but decided not to after being counseled against the move by aides.  —  The offhand remark from the president came during his address …
Discussion: Shareblue Media and Political Wire
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump says administration looking ‘seriously’ at ending birthright citizenship  —  President Trump on Wednesday said his administration is once again seriously considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship months after several lawmakers cast doubt on his ability to take such action.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and TheBlaze
CNN:
Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says  —  (CNN)Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn that it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change.  —  The fires are burning at the highest rate since …
CNN:
Donald Trump made 84 false claims last week  —  Trump falsely claims Google ‘manipulated’ votes in 2016 election  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump spent most of last week at his Bedminster golf club, where he sometimes retreats from the public eye.
The Babylon Bee:
Concerning Survey Finds Too Many People Believe Snopes Is A Legitimate Fact-Checking Website  —  U.S.—A troubling new survey released by The Babylon Bee confirmed Wednesday that too many people think Snopes is a real fact-checking website.  —  The survey found that over 60% of people believe Snopes …
Jesse Paul / The Colorado Sun:
Colorado's presidential electors don't have to vote for candidate who wins the state, federal appeals court rules  —  Colorado's presidential electors do not have to vote for the candidate who wins the state's popular vote, the powerful 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Tuesday evening …
Tasneem Nashrulla / BuzzFeed News:
A Mom Said Her Son Was “Just A Little Boy.”  Police Said He Could Be The Next “Kid From Parkland.”  —  A 15-year-old high school student was arrested at his home in Volusia County, Florida, on Friday for allegedly making an online threat to shoot up a school.
Terry Tang / Associated Press:
Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left  —  When Amanda Berg heard reports that President Donald Trump mocked the accents of the leaders of South Korea and Japan at a recent fundraiser, it brought back painful memories from her childhood.
Jake Thomas / The Intellectualist:
Graves Of U.S. Veterans To Be “Dug Up” For Trump's Border Wall  —  In Hildalgo County, Texas, residents are fighting to protect the graves of veterans under threat by President Donald Trump's border wall, according to local news station KVEO-TV.  —  The Eli Jackson Cemetery is the final resting place …
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Trump signs executive order cancelling student loan debt for disabled veterans  —  President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that forgives all student loan debt for any permanently disabled U.S. military veterans.  —  The order, which Trump signed following a speech …
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
Steven Nelson / Washington Examiner:
‘What changed?’:  Scaramucci hosted Trump Jr. for dinner days before break with president  —  Less than two weeks before Anthony Scaramucci broke with President Trump, the former White House communications director hosted a dinner in Manhattan with Donald Trump Jr. in a bid to impress clients of a business he owns.
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
Thomas Franck / CNBC:
Yield curve briefly inverts again with 2-year Treasury yield topping 10-year rate  —  The spread between the yield on the 10-year Treasury note and that of the 2-year note on Wednesday turned negative for the second time in one week, a recession warning that flashed for the first time since 2005 on Aug. 14.
Ted Nesi / WPRI-TV:
Langevin comes out for Trump impeachment inquiry  —  WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Democratic Congressman Jim Langevin announced Wednesday he now supports impeachment hearings against President Trump, becoming the latest House lawmaker to back a process that could lead to Trump's removal from office.
Discussion: Vox
Melody Gutierrez / Los Angeles Times:
Anti-vaccine activist assaults California vaccine law author, police say  —  An anti-vaccine activist was cited for assault by the Sacramento Police Department on Wednesday after he livestreamed a physical confrontation of state Sen. Richard Pan, author of legislation to restrict vaccine exemptions.
Discussion: KTLA and CBS Sacramento
 
 
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New York Post:
Prince Andrew flew on Jeffrey Epstein's private jet with teen ‘sex slave’: pilot
Discussion: Breitbart and The Sun
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
Mike Pompeo says no to Senate run in exclusive, wide-ranging interview
Jonathan Bernstein / New York Times:
Julián Castro Is in the Next Debate. That's a Big Deal.
Discussion: CNN, Bloomberg and Rolling Stone
Bloomberg:
Farm Tensions Escalate as USDA Staffer Threatened in Midwest
Joshua Posaner / Politico:
Merkel to Johnson: Let's find a Brexit plan in 30 days
Paul McLeary / Breaking Defense:
Pentagon Cancels Multi-Billion $ Boeing Missile Defense Program
John McCormack / National Review:
Why Kamala Harris Is Fading in the Democratic Primary
Discussion: NB Blog, CNN and USA Today
Brian Rosenwald / The Atlantic:
They Just Wanted to Entertain
 Earlier Items: 
James Poniewozik / New York Times:
Don't Let Sean Spicer Tap-Dance Out of Infamy on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Discussion: Variety, PAPER, CNN and Mediaite
Hannah Knowles / Washington Post:
This viral Instagram hoax duped A-listers — and the man overseeing our nuclear arsenal
The Atlantic:
No More Corporate Lawyers on the Federal Bench
Discussion: Above the Law
Ethan Brown / The Appeal:
Man Accused Of Shooting 6 Philadelphia Police Officers Was Federal Informant
Discussion: Above the Law
Washington Post:
Hate crime reports have soared in D.C. Prosecutions have plummeted.
The Daily Beast:
'Where's Steve?': Trump Frets as CNN Benches His Biggest Defender
Discussion: Mediaite