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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.
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Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Washington Post:
‘I am the chosen one’: Trump again plays on messianic claims as he embraces ‘King of Israel’ title  —  President Trump on Wednesday tweeted a fawning quote from a non-Jewish conservative radio host who described Trump as the “King of Israel” and who said, without evidence, that Israeli Jews …
Rafi Schwartz / Splinter:
Trump Is Gaslighting the Hell Out of Jews  —  Just hours after glowingly referring to himself as the “King of Israel” and the “second coming of God,” President Donald Trump doubled down on—and ramped up—his blatant anti-Semitism, making clear to the White House press corps that he thinks Jewish Americans …
Bari Weiss / New York Times:   Donald Trump and the ‘Disloyal’ Jews
Marc Schulman / Newsweek:   With His Accusation of ‘Disloyalty,’ Trump Reminded Jews Exactly Why They Vote Democratic | Opinion
New York Times:
Trump Buying Greenland Seemed Like a Joke.  Then It Got Ugly.  —  It started as a headline seemingly straight out of The Onion.  Then it unleashed a torrent of jokes on late-night television and social media.  And finally it exploded into a serious diplomatic rupture between the United States and one of its longtime allies.
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Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Iceland's prime minister will skip Pence's visit. She says it's not a snub.
Discussion: NPR
Alex Pappas / Fox News:
Defiant Trump digs in amid battles on trade, guns, Israel: ‘I am the chosen one’
Rick Noack / Washington Post:
Danes furious over postponement of Trump's visit, call his behavior ‘insulting’
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Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Jay Inslee drops out of the 2020 presidential race  —  The Washington governor had centered his campaign around climate change, calling it “the most urgent challenge of our time.”  —  Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, he announced Wednesday night on MSNBC's “The Rachel Maddow Show.”
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The Seattle Times:
Jay Inslee exits presidential race; plans to run for 3rd term as governor
Discussion: Splinter and Earther
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
Jay Inslee withdraws from 2020 presidential race
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Rachel La Corte / Associated Press:
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he's ending presidential bid
Discussion: Townhall and Balloon Juice
BuzzFeed News:   Jay Inslee Is Ending His Climate Change-Driven Campaign For President
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
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Faithless elector: A court ruling just changed how we pick our president  —  The decision could give a single elector the power to decide the outcome of a presidential election — if the popular vote results in an apparent Electoral College tie.  —  A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday …
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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 …
Discussion: Power Line
Ben Casselman / New York Times:
Job Gains Were Weaker Than Reported, by Half a Million  —  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 …
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 …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Gateway Pundit
CNN:
At least 27 people have been arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since the El Paso and Dayton shootings  —  Police: Teen arrested after making threat in chat room  —  (CNN)When authorities arrived Friday to arrest a 15-year-old in Florida after threats to commit a school shooting showed …
Discussion: The Intellectualist
New York Times:
Giuliani Renews Push for Ukraine to Investigate Trump's Political Opponents  —  WASHINGTON — Months after backing out of a trip to Ukraine amid criticism that he was mixing partisan politics with foreign policy, Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, has renewed his push …
Discussion: Axios
New York Times:
Pakistan Leader Vents Frustration at India: ‘No Point in Talking to Them’  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan intensified his criticism of India on Wednesday over its Kashmir crackdown, saying he would no longer seek dialogue with Indian officials and raising …
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: New York Times, RedState, The Week, UPI and Axios
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 …
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, LifeZette and Breitbart
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President Donald J. Trump / The White House:
President Donald J. Trump Is Working Tirelessly to Provide the Benefits and Services that Our Brave Veterans Deserve
Discussion: Axios
Washington Post:
Sen. Bernie Sanders changes how Medicare-for-all plan treats union contracts in face of opposition by organized labor  —  ALTOONA, Iowa — Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a key change to his Medicare-for-all insurance plan Wednesday, a move meant to assuage fears on the part of organized labor …
Discussion: New York Times
Daily Mail:
Man who posed up for THAT Clinton in a dress painting speaks out: French model says he was ‘stunned’ to learn the now infamous artwork wound up on the wall of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's $56 million New York home  — The man who posed up for a painting of Bill Clinton wearing a blue dress …
Discussion: New York Post
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 …
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, The Week and CBS Sacramento
New York Post:
Prince Andrew flew on Jeffrey Epstein's private jet with teen ‘sex slave’: pilot  —  Prince Andrew flew on Jeffrey Epstein's private jet — at least twice — with the disgraced money manager's alleged 17-year-old sex slave Virginia Roberts on board, the pilot claimed.
Discussion: Page Six, Breitbart and The Sun
Denver Post:
John Hickenlooper will run for U.S. Senate, sources say  —  Former Colorado governor dropped his presidential bid last week  —  Former Gov. John Hickenlooper will run for Senate, sources familiar with the governor's decision told The Denver Post.  —  Hickenlooper told a congressional Democrat …
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.
Sam Levine / HuffPost:
Crystal Mason Was One Of Thousands Who Cast A Provisional Ballot.  She Was The Only One Prosecuted For A Crime.  —  Mason was one of nearly 4,000 people who had a provisional ballot rejected in her county during the 2016 election.  —  During the 2016 election, almost 4,500 people cast …
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.
Scott MacFarlane / NBC4 Washington:
Ex-GSA Official Had Sex With White House Staffer on Govt. Agency Rooftop: Investigation  —  Report: Former GSA Official Had Rooftop Sex at Headquarters  —  A former associate administrator at the U.S. General Services Administration had sex with a White House staffer in his government office …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
New York Times:
Big Tech, a Conservative Provocateur and the Fight Over Disinformation  —  A veteran political operative built a potent online disinformation mill with his son.  When Silicon Valley changed the rules, they tried to go straight.  Or did they?  —  Each day, in an office outside Phoenix …
CNN:
Fact check: Trump makes at least 11 false claims to reporters, including two about Greenland  —  Trump calls Danish PM's response on Greenland ‘nasty’  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump made at least 11 false claims Wednesday while speaking with reporters for more than half an hour …
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
 
 
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The Babylon Bee:
Trump's Loyalty To Republican Values Questioned After He Actually Does Something To Defund Planned Parenthood
Alexandra Hutzler / Newsweek:
Donald Trump Has Spent Nearly A Third of His Presidency Visiting His Business Properties At Taxpayer Expense: Report
Discussion: The Intellectualist
Yashar's Newsletter:
Trump/Elephants  —  Subscribe … NEWS: US to Oppose Proposal …
Jerry Lambe / Law & Crime:
In Latest Filing, Trump Lawyers Signal Supreme Court May Need to Resolve Heated Subpoena Fight
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump says administration looking ‘seriously’ at ending birthright citizenship
Jake Thomas / The Intellectualist:
Graves Of U.S. Veterans To Be “Dug Up” For Trump's Border Wall
Tasneem Nashrulla / BuzzFeed News:
A Mom Said Her Son Was “Just A Little Boy.” Police Said He Could Be The Next “Kid From Parkland.”
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
Mike Pompeo says no to Senate run in exclusive, wide-ranging interview
 Earlier Items: 
Bloomberg:
Farm Tensions Escalate as USDA Staffer Is Threatened in Midwest
CNN:
Donald Trump made 84 false claims last week
Paul McLeary / Breaking Defense:
Pentagon Cancels Multi-Billion $ Boeing Missile Defense Program
Ted Nesi / WPRI-TV:
Langevin comes out for Trump impeachment inquiry
Discussion: Vox
Brian Rosenwald / The Atlantic:
They Just Wanted to Entertain
New York Times:
Migrant Families Would Face Indefinite Detention Under New Trump Rule