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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: twitchy.com and LifeZette
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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.
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.
Discussion: The Atlantic and Hot Air
New York Times:
Mr. Trump, Stop Questioning the Loyalty of American Jews
Discussion: Washington Post
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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 …
Mitch McConnell / New York Times:   The Filibuster Plays a Crucial Role in Our Constitutional Order
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:
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
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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Tara Golshan / Vox:
Bernie Sanders's ambitious plan to double union membership, explained
Discussion: Jacobin, Bloomberg and Daily Kos
Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Unveils $16 Trillion ‘Green New Deal’ Plan
Discussion: The Week
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.
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 …
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Joe Biden's Poll Numbers Mask an Enthusiasm Gap  —  There are signs of a disconnect between support for Mr. Biden in polls and excitement for his campaign on the ground in Iowa.  —  PROLE, Iowa — Joseph R. Biden Jr. is coasting in the national polls.  Surveys show him ahead of his Democratic rivals …
Discussion: Vox and CNN
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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’
James Kynge / 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.
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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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 …
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 …
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
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.”
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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Matt Stevens / New York Times:
The Next Democratic Debate Is One Poll Away From Being Split Over Two Nights (Again)
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 …
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:
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 …
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
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
Trump's Riskiest Bet  —  It's the nightmare scenario that President Donald Trump's camp dreads most: an economic downturn that steadily intensifies as the 2020 election nears.  What would it mean for Trump if, by the fall of 2020, the jobless rate had doubled, economic growth was hovering …
Discussion: TheBlaze, Politico and Daily Kos
Bryan Walsh / New York Times:
A Giant Volcano Could End Human Life on Earth as We Know It  —  Why isn't anyone taking this problem more seriously?  Unlikely isn't the same thing as impossible, even though it's human nature to conflate the two.  —  Mr. Walsh is the author of a forthcoming book on existential risks.
Discussion: Fox News
 
 
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Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
White House considers new project seeking links between mental health and violent behavior
Discussion: NPR
Michael Kruse / Politico:
The Surprising Surge of Andrew Yang
Josefa Velasquez / The City:
City OKed Hotel Plan After Developer Hosted de Blasio Fundraiser
New York Times:
South Korea Says It Will Scrap Intelligence-Sharing Deal With Japan
Discussion: The Week
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
 Earlier Items: 
Scott MacFarlane / NBC4 Washington:
Ex-GSA Official Had Sex With White House Staffer on Govt. Agency Rooftop: Investigation
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Sam Levine / HuffPost:
Crystal Mason Was One Of Thousands Who Cast A Provisional Ballot.  She Was The Only One Prosecuted For A Crime.
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