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Alex Burness / The Colorado Independent:
John Hickenlooper is running for U.S. Senate, sources say  —  Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has decided to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020, several sources with knowledge of his plans said Wednesday.  —  “Hick has been making calls to various elected officials telling them he's running …
Discussion: Raw Story
Nicholas Riccardi / Associated Press:
Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate
Discussion: Axios and The Daily Caller
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 …
Bari Weiss / New York Times:   Donald Trump and the ‘Disloyal’ Jews
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.
Alex Pappas / Fox News:
Defiant Trump digs in amid battles on trade, guns, Israel: ‘I am the chosen one’
New York Times:
A Former Congressman and Tea Party Republican Considers a Challenge to Trump  —  WASHINGTON — Joe Walsh, a conservative radio show host and former Republican congressman from Illinois, is expected to announce he is running for president as early as this weekend, presenting President Trump …
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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
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
Jay Inslee withdraws from 2020 presidential race
Discussion: Politico and HuffPost
BuzzFeed News:   Jay Inslee Is Ending His Climate Change-Driven Campaign For President
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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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 …
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — ‘Crappy Jew Year’: New York Times Editor's Antisemitism, Racism Exposed  —  A New York Times political editor has a years-long history of antisemitic and racist comments on his Twitter page, a Breitbart News investigation has found.  —  Tom Wright-Piersanti …
Discussion: New York Times
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
New York Times:
South Korea Says It Will Scrap Intelligence-Sharing Deal With Japan  —  South Korea said on Thursday that it would abandon a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, a move that dramatically escalates tensions between the two countries and offers the latest evidence of the United States' declining presence in the region.
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Terry Tang / Associated Press:   Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left
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
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
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: CNN and 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 …
Discussion: Al Jazeera
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
Reuters:
Trump says he is seriously looking at ending birthright citizenship  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration was seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of noncitizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally.
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Josefa Velasquez / The City:
City OKed Hotel Plan After Developer Hosted de Blasio Fundraiser  —  Shortly after hosting a fundraiser for one of Mayor Bill de Blasio's political action committees in March, a developer got the city's go-ahead to begin work on a new 20-story hotel, records show.
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
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, Breitbart and Townhall
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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
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 …
 
 
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Hans Von Der Burchard / Politico:
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Sam Levine / HuffPost:
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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
Daily Mail:
Man who posed up for THAT Clinton in a dress painting speaks out: French model says he was 'stunned …
Discussion: New York Post
Jerry Lambe / Law & Crime:
In Latest Filing, Trump Lawyers Signal Supreme Court May Need to Resolve Heated Subpoena Fight
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