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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 …
Amir Tibon Washignton / Haaretz:
Jews Who Vote Democrat Are Disloyal or Ignorant, Trump Says  —  U.S. president attacks Democratic Party for defending Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar over canceled Israel, West Bank visit  —  WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that “any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat …
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
Batya Ungar-Sargon / The Forward:
This Week Proves It: Politicians Won't Call Out Anti-Semitism On Their Own Side
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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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.
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 -  ·
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: Washington Post and 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
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
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Michael Brice-Saddler / Washington Post:
Elizabeth Warren just met her look-alike at a rally. Can you tell them apart?
Discussion: WCCO | CBS Minnesota
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
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
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 …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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.
Discussion: Hot Air, Fox News and Mediaite
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
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
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.
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” …
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
Washington Post:
Parkland students unveil sweeping gun-control proposal and hope for a youth voting surge in 2020  —  The student activists who crashed the political arena after the mass shooting last year at their high school in Parkland, Fla., are throwing their weight behind a new and ambitious gun-control program …
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire
 
 
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Cockburn / Spectator USA:
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Reid Wilson / The Hill:
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Ruth Michaelson / The Guardian:
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Discussion: Al Jazeera
 Earlier Items: 
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
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Discussion: twitchy.com
Arthur Delaney / HuffPost:
Why Some White Liberals Will Probably Vote For Donald Trump
Will Bunch / Inquirer.com:
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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
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