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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: LifeZette
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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.
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 …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump, frustrated by unpopularity with Jews, thrusts Israel into his culture war  —  The Debrief: An occasional series offering a reporter's insights  —  President Trump decided long ago that it would be smart politics for him to yoke his administration to Israel and to try to brand the Democratic Party as anti-Semitic.
New York Times:   Mr. Trump, Stop Questioning the Loyalty of American Jews
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James Arkin / Politico:
Hickenlooper to run for Senate in Colorado  —  Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary race one week ago, announced Thursday that he will challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020.  —  “I don't think Cory Gardner understands …
Alex Burness / The Colorado Independent:
John Hickenlooper is running for U.S. Senate, sources say
Discussion: Raw Story
Nicholas Riccardi / Associated Press:
Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate
Discussion: Fox News, Axios and Roll Call
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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Claire Parker / Washington Post:
Military support, canned pork and an air base: Here's why Denmark has been an important U.S. ally
Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:   Iceland's prime minister will skip Pence's visit. She says it's not a snub.
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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Natasha Korecki / Politico:
Joe Walsh to mount primary bid against ‘absolutely unfit’ Trump
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Kendall Karson / ABC News:
ABC News announces details for 3rd 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: Politico, The Week, RedState, UPI and Axios
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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: Politico and New York Times
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Lisa Friedman / New York Times:   Bernie Sanders Unveils $16 Trillion ‘Green New Deal’ Plan
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 …
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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Associated Press:
AP-NORC poll: Trump approval still weak despite economy  —  NEW YORK (AP) — About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's overall job performance, according to a new poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research …
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 …
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
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
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump and his Minnesota mini-me set out to flip the state red  —  For President Donald Trump, Minnesota is the one that got away in 2016.  Now he's fixated on flipping the state in 2020 — with the help of a provocative ex-radio host whose rantings earned him the nickname “mini-Trump.”
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.
Discussion: The Week
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Terry Tang / Associated Press:   Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Trump's ‘chopper talk’ puts media on the defensive  —  It was another bravura performance of “Chopper Talk.”  —  The latest iteration of President Donald Trump's signature news conferences in front of a thwapping Marine One on Wednesday was a whirligig of boastfulness …
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
The next stop on Donald Trump's end-of-diplomacy tour  —  The one good thing about Donald Trump's failed bid to buy Greenland is that it softens up America's allies for what is to come.  This weekend Mr Trump will join his G7 counterparts in Biarritz for what promises to be one of the most bizarre meetings in its history.
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 …
The Daily Beast:
U.S.-Denmark Relations Are Now in the Hands of a Conspiracy-Loving, Climate-Denying Ex-Actress  —  Carla Sands, who heads U.S. mission to the Kingdom of Denmark, has no diplomatic experience and now is in charge of patching things up with the Danes.  —  The United States ambassador tasked …
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
White House considers new project seeking links between mental health and violent behavior  —  Bob Wright, the former NBC chair and a Trump friend, is one of the proposal's supporters  —  The White House has been briefed on a proposal to develop a way to identify early signs of changes …
Discussion: NPR
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
 
 
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Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Joe Biden's campaign plays the electability card: ‘You have to look at who is going to win’
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
Trump's Riskiest Bet
Discussion: TheBlaze, Politico and Daily Kos
Michael Kruse / Politico:
The Surprising Surge of Andrew Yang
Josefa Velasquez / The City:
City OKed Hotel Plan After Developer Hosted de Blasio Fundraiser
Hans Von Der Burchard / Politico:
POLITICO Brussels Playbook: 30 days to fix Brexit — The Danes are not amused — Anti-Salvinis rising
New York Times:
Pakistan Leader Vents Frustration at India: ‘No Point in Talking to Them’
Discussion: Al Jazeera
Scott MacFarlane / NBC4 Washington:
Ex-GSA Official Had Sex With White House Staffer on Govt. Agency Rooftop: Investigation
Discussion: The Daily Caller
New York Times:
Big Tech, a Conservative Provocateur and the Fight Over Disinformation
 Earlier Items: 
The Babylon Bee:
Trump's Loyalty To Republican Values Questioned After He Actually Does Something To Defund Planned Parenthood
CNN:
At least 27 people have been arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since the El Paso and Dayton shootings
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
Jacqueline Mroz / New York Times:
Their Mothers Chose Donor Sperm. The Doctors Used Their Own.