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3:35 PM ET, August 21, 2019

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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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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.”
Ewan Palmer / Newsweek:
DisloyalToTrump Trends After President Accuses Jewish Americans of ‘Disloyalty’: ‘We Know Exactly Who He Is...and We Reject It’  —  President Donald Trump has been widely criticized for suggesting Jewish Americans who vote for the Democrats show either a “total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”
Discussion: USA Today, Common Dreams and Daily Wire
Josef Federman / Associated Press:
As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet  —  JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics …
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
Trump and the fragile belonging of American Jews
Discussion: New York Times, NBC News and Slate
Marc Schulman / Newsweek:   With His Accusation of ‘Disloyalty,’ Trump Reminded Jews Exactly Why They Vote Democratic | Opinion
Amir Tibon / 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
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.
Discussion: Washington Press
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.
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Trump Scraps Trip to Denmark, as Greenland Is Not for Sale
Jan M. Olsen / Associated Press:
Greenland fallout: Trump's canceled trip blindsides Denmark
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
Deficit Will Reach $1 Trillion Next Year, Budget Office Predicts  —  The federal budget deficit is growing faster than expected as President Trump considers plans that would add to government debt, like tax cuts.  —  Breaking87 comments  —  Trump's Message: The Economy Is Great.  But We Need a Big Stimulus.
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Wall Street Journal:
In Reversal, Trump Says He Is No Longer Considering Tax Cuts  —  President had said Tuesday he wanted to bolster the economy by reducing capital gains, payroll taxes  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump said Wednesday he was no longer looking at any form of tax cuts, in a stark reversal from a day earlier.
Ursula Perano / Axios:
Trump says he is “the chosen one” to take on China in trade war  —  Speaking to reporters outside the White House Wednesday, President Trump looked to the sky and proclaimed “I am the chosen one” while arguing that “somebody” had to take on China over their unfair trade practices.
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Katia Dmitrieva / Bloomberg:   Trade War Dragging on U.S. Economy as Deficit Soars, CBO Warns
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
U.S. deficit to expand by about $800 billion more than previously expected over 10 years, CBO says
Discussion: The Hill
Bloomberg:
Twitter Helps China Push Agenda Abroad Despite Ban in Mainland  — Chinese officials use Twitter, Facebook to sway public opinion  — Push persists despite recent ban on paid ads from state media  —  Twitter Inc. removed hundreds of accounts linked to the Chinese government …
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Bloomberg:   China's Warning to Global CEOs: Toe the Party Line on Hong Kong
David Von Drehle / Washington Post:
Xi's choice: Destroy Trump, or save him and weaken America
Mitch McConnell / Wall Street Journal:   We Stand With Hong Kong
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: The Week
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Los Angeles Times:   Bernie Sanders' famed $27 donors are split in 2020's sprawling Democratic field
Michael Brice-Saddler / Washington Post:
Elizabeth Warren just met her look-alike at a rally. Can you tell them apart?
Discussion: WCCO | CBS Minnesota
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Biden and Bernie the only Democrats to beat Trump in new poll  —  Joe Biden is taking his electability pitch to new lengths.  —  Only eight seconds into his first TV ad launched Tuesday, there's a full-screen graphic showing Biden leading President Donald Trump by from 9 to 13 points in four recent polls.
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Grace Sparks / CNN:
CNN Poll: Public's view on the economy dips for the first time in Trump's presidency
Discussion: Political Wire
The Economist:   Who is ahead in the Democratic primary race?
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 …
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.”
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
The Daily Beast:
'Where's Steve?':  Trump Frets as CNN Benches His Biggest Defender  —  Amid national uproar over mass shootings, possible economic gloom, and gun control, the president has found time to be distressed over a pro-Trump pundit's lack of CNN airtime.  —  Over the past month …
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.
Hannah Knowles / Washington Post:
This viral Instagram hoax duped A-listers — and the man overseeing our nuclear arsenal  —  The ramifications of Instagram's supposedly new “rule where they can use your photos” weren't totally clear.  —  But the warnings multiplied rapidly online: Your posts could end up being leveraged against you in court cases.
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.”
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 …
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.”
 
 
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John McCormack / National Review:
Why Kamala Harris Is Fading in the Democratic Primary
Discussion: USA Today, NB Blog and CNN
Brian Rosenwald / The Atlantic:
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Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump now says he has ‘an appetite’ for stronger gun background checks
Discussion: Political Wire and Shareblue Media
Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Trump admin weighs letting states, cities deny entry to refugees approved for resettlement in U.S.
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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
GOP megadonor John Childs has given over $330,000 to Republican fundraising committees since …
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Bill Ruthhart / Chicago Tribune:
Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg's overwhelmingly white crowd at event on Chicago's South …
Discussion: Front Page Magazine and Breitbart