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10:00 AM ET, August 24, 2019


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Peter Baker / New York Times:
A Gyrating Economy, and Trump's Volatile Approach to It, Raise Alarms  —  BIARRITZ, France — President Trump has again tossed out the economic and political playbook that guided other occupants of the Oval Office for generations as the United States dominated the flow of goods and services across the world.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump Asserts He Can Force U.S. Companies to Leave China  —  BIARRITZ, France — President Trump asserted on Saturday that he has the authority to make good on his threat to force all American businesses to leave China, citing a national security law that has been used mainly to target terrorists …
Matthew Choi / Politico:
Trump: ‘Chosen one’ remark was sarcasm  —  In a wide-ranging press gaggle before departing for the G7 in France, President Donald Trump late Friday spoke positively of world leaders, North Korea and the economy, and said his recent remark calling himself the “chosen one” to fight China on trade was just sarcasm.
Neil Irwin / New York Times:   One Crazy Day Showed How Political Chaos Threatens the World Economy
National Review:   Out of Order  —  A question in the spirit of Donald Trump's tweets …
Heather Long / Washington Post:
Trump calls the Fed chair an ‘enemy’ after Powell said trade war is ‘turbulent’
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. cancels internal news briefing after judges were sent link to anti-Semitic blog post  —  The Justice Department has canceled a news-clip service for employees in its immigration review office after Monday's edition included a link to and a summary of a blog post …
New York Times:
Joe Biden, Recalling '68, Asks Audience to Imagine Obama's Assassination  —  “Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee,” Mr. Biden said, evoking the tumult of 1968.  —  HANOVER, N.H. — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr …
Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Biden evokes 1968, asks voters to imagine if Obama had been assassinated
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Townhall
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Evoking 1968 at town hall, Biden asks: What would have happened if Obama had been assassinated?
Discussion: Mediaite, Politico and BizPac Review
Associated Press:
At global summit, Trump facing limits of go-it-alone stance  —  BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived Saturday in France for an international summit with the leaders of the globe's economic powers as he confronts the consequences of his preference for going it alone …
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Trump has questioned why he must attend G7  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump departs late Friday for a summit he's questioned is worth his time.  —  This year's G7 gathering, held in seaside France, is Trump's third.  It comes amid global economic jitters, tensions from the Mideast …
New York Times:
As Amazon Fires Become Global Crisis, Brazil's President Reverses Course  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — As an ecological disaster in the Amazon escalated into a global political crisis, Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, took the rare step on Friday of mobilizing the armed forces to help contain blazes of a scale not seen in nearly a decade.
Mike Baker / New York Times:
How a Bitter Divorce Battle on Earth Led to Claims of a Crime in Space  —  Summer Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer living in Kansas, has been in the midst of a bitter separation and parenting dispute for much of the past year.  So she was surprised when she noticed …
Discussion: CNN
Associated Press:
This means trade war: Is Trump's economic team up for it?  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a trade war against China that has shaken the global economy, President Donald Trump gathered his most trusted economic aides in the Oval Office.  —  The assembled brain trust for Friday's urgent consultations included …
Discussion: Raw Story
Claire Goforth / The Daily Dot:
Far-right troll Jacob Wohl scammed a Trump fan out of $25,000 (updated)  —  ‘We got cheated by some 20-year-old kid.’  —  Jacob Wohl scarcely goes a month without being implicated in a scam.  And his latest is a doozy.  —  Two men say that his latest target was the Telugu Association of North America …
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
Liberty and Slavery Have Always Been Wrapped Up With Each Other  —  The question of how to work out the relationship between them is fundamental to understanding American history.  —  I am just one of many contributors to The New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project and can't claim to speak for it.
Megan Greenwell / The Concourse:
The Adults In The Room  —  There is a version of the story of this company in which idealistic journalists, unconcerned with profit, are posed against ruthless business-doers, concerned about profit above all else.  That would be a convenient story, pitching me and my colleagues and friends …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Haley-Pence rivalry heats up as GOP weighs post-Trump future  —  Interviews with top Republicans reveal they're watching each other warily ahead of a potential 2024 showdown.  —  When top Republicans convened at the St. Regis resort in Aspen, Colo. last month for an exclusive donor retreat …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Associated Press:
Candidate: Michigan city should be as white ‘as possible’  —  MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan said Friday she has no plans to end her campaign after shocking a public forum when she said she wants to keep her community white “as much as possible.”
Nabih Bulos / Los Angeles Times:
Iraqis, bristling over Israeli airstrike, renew call for U.S. troops to get out  —  News that Israel was behind airstrikes in Iraq has reinvigorated calls to oust U.S. forces from the country.  —  A U.S. official confirmed Friday that Israel had struck a base for the Hashd al Shaabi …
Discussion: Informed Comment
NBC News:
African American employee's office vandalized inside Education Department  —  African art figurines were found beheaded and a school desegregation poster was damaged, leading to fears the attack was racially motivated.  —  WASHINGTON — The office of an African American employee …
Discussion: Fox News
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Trump Clarification Syndrome  —  In December, 2003, the columnist Charles Krauthammer made a brief return to his first career, as a psychiatrist.  Writing in the Washington Post, he said, “It has been 25 years since I discovered a psychiatric syndrome (for the record: 'Secondary Mania …
Megan McArdle / Washington Post:
When will Trump supporters finally say, ‘Okay, this is not normal’?  —  The left had an easy time settling on its attitude toward President Trump's supporters: a mixture of horrified outrage and sneering contempt.  For many of us on the right, though, it hasn't been so easy.
Discussion: New York Times and Hot Air
Dominic Holden / BuzzFeed News:
The Trump Administration Asked The Supreme Court To Legalize Firing Workers Simply For Being Gay  —  The Trump administration took its hardest line yet to legalize anti-gay discrimination on Friday when it asked the Supreme Court to declare that federal law allows private companies to fire workers based only on their sexual orientation.
Discussion: Splinter and Daily Kos
Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated Again For Cancer  —  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just completed three weeks of radiation treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the U.S. Supreme Court disclosed Friday.  —  The radiation therapy, conducted on an outpatient basis …
Jamil Smith / Rolling Stone:
The Very Real Possibility of President Elizabeth Warren  —  Can she beat Trump?  There's a plan for that  —  Not too many campaign websites first ask visitors if they are unsure about the candidate in question.  But if you click the “I'm not sure yet” button on the launch page …
Sarah Ewall-Wice / CBS News:
Biden campaign accuses Trump campaign of poaching donors  —  Joe Biden's presidential campaign is accusing President Trump's campaign of poaching online donors.  In a fundraising email sent to supporters Thursday, the Biden campaign pointed out that if someone types “donate Joe Biden” …
Discussion: Front Page Magazine
Tim Hains / RealClearPolitics:
Rep. Mo Brooks: “Growing Influence Of The Islamic Religion In Democratic Party” Fuels Anti-Israel, Anti-Jewish Views  —  Wednesday during an appearance on “The Jeff Poor Show” on Alabama's WVNN radio, Rep. Mo Brooks warned that the “growing influence” of Islam in the Democratic Party …
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David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
MSNBC Calls Republican's Belief in Only Two Genders ‘Incendiary’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Timothy Meads / Townhall:
The Left Bastardizes Language: San Fran Criminals Must Now Be Called ‘Justice-Involved Persons’
Discussion: TheBlaze
Fact check: Trump wrong that doctors left operating rooms to meet with him, El Paso and Dayton hospitals say
Discussion: Washington Post
Andrea Castillo / Los Angeles Times:
ICE shut down a hotline for detained immigrants after it was featured on ‘Orange Is the New Black’
Discussion: The Root and TheBlaze
Jennifer Medina / New York Times:
California Is the ‘Popular Boy or Girl at the Dance’ in 2020
Discussion: Breitbart
Russia's first seaborne nuclear power plant sets sail across Arctic
 Earlier Items: 
Sophie Tatum / ABC News:
Kids left without either parent at home for 8 days after Mississippi ICE raid
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Trolling Trump, Joe Walsh Tries to Recruit George Conway for Nascent Challenge
Discussion: Washington Post and Mediaite
Laura Snapes / The Guardian:
Taylor Swift: Trump thinks his presidency is an autocracy
BuzzFeed News:
These New Documents Confirm Trump Associate Felix Sater Helped Track Osama Bin Laden
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The speech we want to hear: ‘This is madness’
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Barr Seized on Epstein Case as Doubts Mounted About Justice Dept.
Ema O'Connor / BuzzFeed News:
A Powerful Catholic Group Is Facing Allegations of Insurance Fraud