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8:00 AM ET, August 25, 2019


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Washington Post:
Trump, for first time, signals regret China trade war has escalated  —  BIARRITZ, France — President Trump on Sunday for the first time expressed regret that his trade war with China had spiraled into an international quagmire, answering “yes” when a reporter asked if he regretted the way things had played out.
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Trump Aides Slam French for Focusing on ‘Niche Issues’ at G7  —  BIARRITZ, France — Lunching on a patio overlooking the Bay of Biscay at the Hôtel du Palais on Saturday, President Trump gushed over Emmanuel Macron, the French president and the host of the weekend's annual Group of 7 meeting …
Discussion: The Guardian and Bloomberg
NewsHound Ellen / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Sen. Graham: Be Glad Trump's China Trade War Tanked Your 401(k)!  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (Trump-SC) is A-OK with markets diving and prices spiking in a China trade war.  But behind the scenes, he helped companies in SC avoid the pain.  —  Yesterday, after even Fox News host Martha MacCallum acknowledged …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Associated Press:
Trump signals some regret on China trade war  —  BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled regret Sunday for an escalating trade war with China, as he faces a tense reception from world leaders meeting amid mounting anxiety of a global economic slowdown at the Group of Seven summit in France.
Discussion: Axios, The Guardian and Reuters
Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump expresses confidence on Brexit talks  —  BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of Seven summit.  (all times local):  —  President Donald Trump says he has confidence in new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to carry out Brexit talks with the European Union.
Associated Press:
The Latest: G-7 leaders meeting on threats to global economy  —  The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local):  —  Leaders of the Group of Seven are arriving for a working meeting focused on looming threats to the global economy.  —  U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders …
Wall Street Journal:
G-7 Summit Off to Rocky Start as U.S. Officials Assail France  —  French president is accused of ignoring Washington's input and focusing event on ‘niche’ issues  —  From left, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron …
Washington Post:
‘Senseless disputes’: E.U.'s Tusk says Trump's trade wars are damaging global economy
Discussion: Politico, UPI and Splinter
Rick Wilson / New York Daily News:
The great crackup: Trump is coming even more undone  —  “Our great American companies are hereby ordered...”  —  The subtle meter in Americans' brains that tracks the degree to which the universe seems off its axis has been in a state of constant flux since Donald Trump's election in 2016 …
Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
Blame Economists for the Mess We're In  —  Why did America listen to the people who thought we needed “more millionaires and more bankrupts?”  —  Mr. Appelbaum is a member of The New York Times Editorial Board and the author of the forthcoming “The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets and the Fracture of Society.”
Jeff Poor / Yellowhammer News:
ALGOP passes resolution calling for Ilhan Omar's expulsion from Congress- 'Let Alabama be first and let's see how many other states follow'  —  AUBURN — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (R-Minn.) is no friend of the Alabama Republican Party.  —  That was the takeaway on Saturday at the ALGOP's summer meeting hosted …
Tyler Pager / Bloomberg:
Virtual Caucus at Risk After DNC Experts Hacked Conference Call  — Iowa, other state officials outraged that system may change  — Democrats required states to try a virtual option in 2020  —  The Democratic National Committee has raised substantial cybersecurity concerns over virtual caucusing …
Under Trump, the deficit has ballooned, exploding a GOP myth  —  Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, and author, with Kevin Kruse, of the new book “Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974.”  Follow him on Twitter at @julianzelizer.
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Mazel Tov, Trump.  You've Revived the Jewish Left.  —  ‘Only one political party is quite literally inciting white nationalists to shoot up our synagogues.’  —  On Aug. 11, more than 1,000 people marked Tisha B'Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, by occupying an Amazon Books store in Manhattan …
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
Terror-sponsor Iran threatens Washington think tank with actions by ‘security apparatuses’  —  Iran, an international sponsor of terrorism, has announced sanctions against a hawkish Washington think tank, threatening that any actions taken against it by “security apparatuses” will be “considered legitimate” by Tehran.
Discussion: Fox News and Radio Free Europe
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Discussion: RedState
Matthew Choi / Politico:
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Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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