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12:20 PM ET, August 22, 2019


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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.
Jordan Weissmann / Slate:
What Republicans Really Mean When They Call Jews Disloyal  —  Antisemitism is really a wonder to behold, because of how it manages to adapt to the times.  Back in the good old days, the line was that Jews couldn't be trusted because they were loyal to a foreign power.
Discussion: BizPac Review, PinkNews and USA Today
Noga Tarnopolsky / Los Angeles Times:
Many Israelis are worried about the state of the U.S. alliance
Discussion: Washington Post and The Week
Yair Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Trump keeps pushing anti-Semitic stereotypes. But he thinks he's praising Jews.
Discussion: Reason, The Atlantic and Vox
Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times:
Stephanie Grisham's Turbulent Ascent to a Top White House Role  —  WASHINGTON — Stephanie Grisham doled out fast food and tracked lost gear as a press wrangler on President Trump's 2016 campaign, far from the in-crowd flying on the gold-plated Trump jet.  An early and hard-working convert …
Discussion: The Intellectualist and Daily Kos
Ursula Perano / Axios:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders to join Fox News as a contributor  —  Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will join Fox News as a contributor, making her debut on “Fox & Friends” on Sept. 6, the network announced on Thursday.  —  Why it matters: Sanders was one of President Trump's …
Discussion: Politico
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Sarah Sanders becomes the latest ex-Trump official to join Fox News
Discussion: Variety
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 …
Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
Lincoln Chafee: 'I'd Be Open' to a Libertarian White House Bid  —  The 2016 Democratic candidate has switched parties and states.  But he still is considering a residency in 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.  —  The 2016 presidential election was not kind to Lincoln Chafee: the former Rhode Island governor …
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
Joe Walsh to mount primary bid against ‘absolutely unfit’ Trump  —  CHICAGO — Joe Walsh, the flame-throwing conservative radio show host and former Illinois congressman, is moving toward challenging President Donald Trump in a Republican primary, calling the president an “unfit divider-in-chief” …
Denver Post:
John Hickenlooper is running for U.S. Senate: “I'm not done fighting for the people of Colorado”  —  John Hickenlooper is launching a bid Thursday to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, exactly one week after pulling out of his run for the presidency.  —  “I've always said Washington …
John Hickenlooper / YouTube:
Not Done Fighting  —  Brewer, scientist, small biz owner, former Mayor and Governor.
Discussion: The Federalist and Politico
Nicholas Riccardi / Associated Press:
Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate
Discussion: Axios, Roll Call and The Daily Caller
Alex Burness / The Colorado Independent:
John Hickenlooper is running for U.S. Senate
Jonathan Ellis / New York Times:   John Hickenlooper Will Run for Senate in Colorado, a Key Target for Democrats
Mitch McConnell / New York Times:
The Filibuster Plays a Crucial Role in Our Constitutional Order  —  Democrats who want to change Senate rules for temporary political gain will rue the day, as they have before.  —  Mr. McConnell is the Senate majority leader.  —  “You'll regret this, and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think.”
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:   Abolishing the Filibuster Is Unavoidable for Democrats
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 …
Discussion: Bloomberg, National Review and Eschaton
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
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona
Discussion: Political Wire
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Joe Biden's campaign plays the electability card: ‘You have to look at who is going to win’
Discussion: Breitbart
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 …
Yun Li / CNBC:
Manufacturing sector contracts for the first time in nearly a decade  —  KEY POINTS  — The U.S. manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers index) was 49.9 in August, below the neutral 50.0 threshold for the first time since September 2009, according to IHS Markit.
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
Jeffry Bartash / MarketWatch:
U.S. created 500,000 fewer jobs since 2018 than previously reported, new figures show  —  Turns out hiring wasn't nearly as strong in 2018 and early 2019 as the government initially reported — by about a half-million jobs.  —  The economy had about 501,000 fewer jobs as of March 2019 …
Talk Business & Politics:
Sen. Cotton says he asked Danish ambassador about selling Greenland  —  Months before President Donald Trump expressed an interest in buying Greenland, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said he suggested the idea to the President and met with the Danish ambassador to propose the sale of the large land mass to the U.S.
Jill Filipovic / The Guardian:
A new poll shows what really interests ‘pro-lifers’: controlling women  —  According to their own survey responses, anti-abortion voters are hostile to gender equality in practically every aspect  —  According to self-identified “pro-life” advocates, the fundamental divide between …
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: New York Post
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.
Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders' ‘Green New Deal’: A $16 Trillion Climate Plan  —  Mr. Sanders's climate change proposal calls for the U.S. to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2050.  —  John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor who ended his presidential campaign last week, will run for Senate.
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 …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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:
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, РБК and Axios
Low Wages, Sexual Harassment and Unreliable Tips.  This Is Life in America's Booming Service Industry  —  Published in partnership with The Fuller Project, a non-profit newsroom that reports on issues impacting women.  —  After an eight-hour shift on her feet, shuffling between a stuffy kitchen …
New York Times:
In the Trump Era, a Family's Fight With Google and Facebook Over Disinformation  —  The man behind “Willie Horton” and Citizens United built a potent online disinformation mill with his son.  Then Big Tech changed the rules.  —  Each day, in an office outside Phoenix, a team of young writers and editors curates reality.
Discussion: Instapundit
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Donald Trump Is Not the Messiah, He's a Very Naughty Boy  —  The president isn't the type to think he can walk on water, but he is the type to hope that millions of evangelicals keep falling for his shtick.  —  While talking to reporters on the White House lawn Wednesday about his plans …
Rick Wilson / The Daily Beast:
This Isn't the Madman Theory.  This Is a Madman President.  —  In business, Trump could paper over his bankruptcies, flops, asinine remarks, and failed cons.  The presidency is different.  —  At this moment, on another Earth, a man is locked in a padded cell, nodding to the gibbering chorus …
Windsor Mann / The Week:
The false prophet in the White House  —  On Tuesday, the president of the United States accused Jews of disloyalty and stupidity, a congresswoman of anti-Semitism, Democrats of planning to abolish the Second Amendment, and a former employee of “gross incompetence.”
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 …
Vanessa Williams / Washington Post:
Democrats, citing GOP-imposed voting restrictions, aim to take over secretary of state offices in five states  —  The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State is launching an initiative to try to wrest control of those offices from Republicans, who the group claims have used their power …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Olivia Messer / The Daily Beast:
Yale Professor Lured Students to Caribbean Island to ‘Molest’ Them, Investigation Finds
Discussion: New York Post
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
C.E.O.s Should Fear a Recession. It Could Mean Revolution.
Discussion: Fortune
Washington Post:
South Korea axes pact to share military intelligence with Japan
Discussion: New York Times
Just Security:
Public Document Clearinghouse: Congressional Russia Investigations
New York Times:
Economic Anxiety Among Voters Is a Sign of Vulnerability for Trump
Discussion: Political Wire
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
White House considers new project seeking links between mental health and violent behavior
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 Earlier Items: 
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
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Discussion: Politico, TheBlaze and Daily Kos
Michael Kruse / Politico:
The Surprising Surge of Andrew Yang
Discussion: The Week
Scott MacFarlane / NBC4 Washington:
Ex-GSA Official Had Sex With White House Staffer on Govt. Agency Rooftop: Investigation
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Jay Inslee drops out of the 2020 presidential race
Washington Post:
Sen. Bernie Sanders changes how Medicare-for-all plan treats union contracts in face of opposition by organized labor
Discussion: Politico, Mediaite and New York Times
The Babylon Bee:
Concerning Survey Finds Too Many People Believe Snopes Is A Legitimate Fact-Checking Website
Discussion: RedState and Power Line