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4:55 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.
Discussion: Axios and The Guardian
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Trump Raves Over Macron at G7, While Aides Slam France  —  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:
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 …
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.
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: WSVN-TV, The Week and Politico
Washington Post:
G-7 leaders hope for productive — and quiet — summit amid worries Trump will disrupt the gathering
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 …
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 …
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.”
New York Times:
In Aftermath of El Paso Attack, a Reckoning on Texas's Divisive Political Rhetoric  —  HOUSTON — Typically, a campaign plea from a Texas governor calling for fellow Republicans to “defend Texas” from illegal immigration and “take matters into our own hands” would be met with a collective yawn.
Chelsea Prince / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: Georgia Court of Appeals judge found shot dead behind Albany home  —  A Georgia Court of Appeals judge was found dead behind his Albany home on Saturday morning, authorities said.  —  Stephen Goss, 60, was dead of a single gunshot wound when Albany police arrived at the home …
Washington Post:
Trump's company could save millions if interest rates fall as he demands  —  President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts.
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 …
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Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
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Discussion: Fox News
Fox News:
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Discussion: RedState
Matthew Choi / Politico:
Justice Dept. cancels news briefings service after sending white nationalist link
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Alex Parker / RedState:
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National Democrats Endorse John Hickenlooper, a Proponent of Fracking, in Competitive Colorado Primary
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Discussion: Raw Story
Harry Enten / CNN:
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Discussion: Hullabaloo
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