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11:00 AM 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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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.”
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Trump picked a fight over Greenland with an unlikely target: Denmark's anti-immigration prime minister
Discussion: CNN, POLITICUSUSA and The Daily Caller
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.”
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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
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:   Trump Says Jews Should Love Him Because He's Almost Literally Jesus
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Trump Accuses Jewish Democrats of ‘Great Disloyalty’
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
Discussion: Mediaite, Washington Post and The Hill
Benjamin Hart / New York Magazine:
Trump Insults Several Million American Jews
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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 …
Discussion: Splinter, The Guardian and The Week
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Department of Homeland Security:
DHS and HHS Announce New Rule to Implement the Flores Settlement Agreement; Final Rule Published to Fulfill Obligations under Flores Settlement Agreement  —  WASHINGTON - Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced …
Discussion: Washington Post and Axios
Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Trump administration to lift limit on how long it can detain migrant families
Discussion: VICE
Colleen Long / Associated Press:   Trump administration moves to end limits on child detention
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 …
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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 …
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.”
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 …
David M. Herszenhorn / Politico:
Tusk and Johnson will meet Sunday for Brexit pow-wow  —  Meeting on the sidelines of the G7 will be their first since British PM demanded the EU renegotiate Brexit deal.  —  European Council President Donald Tusk and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet Sunday in Biarritz …
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Annabelle Dickson / Politico:
Boris Johnson's not-so-grand tour
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.
Steven T. Dennis / Bloomberg:
Susan Collins Faces Bipartisan Anger in Trump-Era Re-Election Bid  — Maine Republican is one of the most at-risk senators in 2020  — Democrats see Maine Senate seat ripe to flip in next election  —  Republican Susan Collins is caught in the cross-fire of the angry partisan division that's defining …
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Associated Press:   Outside money flows into race for Susan Collins' Senate seat
Washington Post:
Hate crime reports have soared in D.C. Prosecutions have plummeted. … The hatred that day couldn't have been clearer to Ashly Taylor.  —  She had endured it ever since coming out as a teenager, when strangers said lewd things to her for holding another girl's hand and one of her own relatives called her a “dyke.”
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
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
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: The Week and Political Wire
The Economist:
Who is ahead in the Democratic primary race?  —  Twenty-seven candidates have thrown their hat into the ring for the Democrats' presidential nominating contest in 2020.  This field, the largest ever, includes United States senators and House representatives, mayors, entrepreneurs and even a self-help guru.
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
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.
Mitch McConnell / Wall Street Journal:
We Stand With Hong Kong  —  Sooner or later, the rest of the world will have to do what the protesters are doing—confront Beijing.  —  The Hong Kong crisis is something the world has seen time and again: authoritarian rulers seeking to repress the innate human desire for freedom, self-expression and self-government.
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
Jim VandeHei / Axios:
A Trump asset for 2020: He obsesses on turning his campaign promises into reality  —  One of President Trump's under-appreciated re-election assets is something all politicians promise but few do: He has largely done precisely what he promised his base he would do.
 
 
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Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
GOP sets another 2020 money record, 1,900% increase in online fundraising
Discussion: The Daily Caller and BizPac Review
The Daily Beast:
'Where's Steve?': Trump Frets as CNN Benches His Biggest Defender
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Defiant Steve King vows to run for reelection 'unless I'm dead'
Discussion: National Review
CNN:
Playboy columnist sues Trump White House over press pass suspension
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Sean Spicer to try to boost his national profile with ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Discussion: The Guardian and Political Wire
Bill Ruthhart / Chicago Tribune:
Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg's overwhelmingly white crowd at event on Chicago's South …
Discussion: Political Wire
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Team Trump launches ‘coast-to-coast’ campaign for suburban women
Discussion: Political Wire
 Earlier Items: 
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
How the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process Became a Farce
Washington Post:
Parkland students unveil sweeping gun-control proposal and hope for a youth voting surge in 2020
Discussion: Axios, VICE, Hullabaloo and Political Wire
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
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
What The 1619 Project Leaves Out
Discussion: twitchy.com
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
Rachel Premack / Business Insider:
Truckers voted for Trump in droves.  Now they say his trade war is ‘killing’ their ability to make a living.