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CNN PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Sen. Tom Cotton says he floated the idea of buying Greenland to Trump
Sen. Tom Cotton says he raised the idea of buying Greenland with the White House well before the issue became public last week, a proposal that ultimately caused a diplomatic spat between President Donald Trump and the Danish Prime Minister.

The Point: The 'Never Trumpers' are getting very, very desperate (CNN Politics)
Trump court pick denounced feminists, gay-rights groups and diversity efforts in 1990s, 2000s editorials (CNN Politics)

BBC PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Brexit: Corbyn backs Macron on Irish backstop
Jeremy Corbyn says he agrees with President Emmanuel Macron of France that the backstop is indispensable.

Boris Johnson insists Brexit deal can be made (BBC Politics)
Brexit: Backstop indispensable, Macron tells Johnson (BBC Talking Point)

New York Times PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Bernie Sanders's ‘Green New Deal': A $16 Trillion Climate Plan
Mr. Sanders's climate change proposal calls for the United States to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2050. "We must be extraordinarily aggressive," he said in an interview.

Sanders releases $16 trillion ‘Green New Deal' plan, promises it will ‘pay for itself' (Fox Politics)

Drudge ReportAug 22, 2019
WASH POST LEAD FRIDAY: White House internal warnings about economic slowdown...

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Leading House Dem calls out Omar and Tlaib amid Trump attack for furthering anti-Semitism with 'vile' cartoon (Fox Politics)
White House mulling tax cuts but not to counter short-term weakness: adviser (Reuters Politics)

Fox PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Sanders agrees to 'Medicare-for-all' change after union concerns
Sen. Bernie Sanders is making changes to his signature policy proposal - "Medicare-for-all" - in order to address union concerns that a shift to single-payer health care could force members to give up hard-fought insurance plans for nothing in return. 

BBC PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Did Boris Johnson put his foot in it in talks with Macron?
The prime minister has been criticised for putting his foot on a table in front of Emmanuel Macron.

PoliticoAug 22, 2019
Fact check: Did Bernie just backtrack on Medicare for All?
Critics pounced on a tweak Sanders made this week to his signature plan, but they're being misleading.

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Reuters PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Should I stay or should I run? Pompeo under pressure over U.S. Senate seat
Republican pressure on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for U.S. Senate next year to help keep the party's majority intact is coming up against President Donald Trump's hope of keeping one of his most trusted aides in his administration.

Washington Post PoliticsAug 22, 2019
What Jay Inslee's departure says about climate change and the Democratic primary
Given a moment in the spotlight, Inslee didn't convey the urgency he said powered his campaign.

Fox PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Hickenlooper announces Senate run against GOP incumbent, after dropping White House bid
One week after ending his White House bid, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper launched a campaign for the Senate.

John Hickenlooper Will Run for Senate in Colorado, a Key Target for Democrats (New York Times Politics)

Washington Post PoliticsAug 22, 2019
After dropping White House bid, Jay Inslee announces he is seeking a third term as Washington governor
"I want to continue to stand with you in opposing Donald Trump and rejecting his hurtful and divisive agenda," he said in a letter to supporters.

Inslee quickly announces re-election bid for governor after dropping out of White House race (Fox Politics)

New York Times PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Trump Administration Drops Proposal to Cut Foreign Aid After Intense Debate
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top lawmakers had objected to the idea of withdrawing money already allocated for overseas aid.

DNC likely to raise polling threshold for November debate, sources say (Yahoo Politics)

Drudge ReportAug 22, 2019
House Dems less likely to get Trump's tax returns before 2020 election...

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PoliticoAug 22, 2019
Hickenlooper goes from David to Goliath
The former Colorado governor didn't catch on in the presidential race, but he's a front-runner — with familiar flaws — for the Senate.

Fox PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Protests erupt after DNC puts kibosh on climate change-focused debate
The Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco erupted into a hail of protests on Thursday, as unruly environmentalist activists condemned the party's decision not to hold a presidential primary debate focused exclusively on climate change — a demand long sought by left-wing activists.

Washington Post PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Sen. Cotton says he raised the idea of buying Greenland in conversations with Trump and Danish ambassador
The revelation came a day after Trump called off a trip to Denmark, saying in a tweet that he postponed the visit because the country's leader was not interested in selling Greenland to the United States.

The Daily BeastAug 22, 2019
Dark-Money Group Quietly Hones House Dems' 2020 Messaging
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyA deep-pocketed Democratic dark-money group is using a national direct-mail campaign to hone the party's congressional election messaging, providing a potent avenue for donors to secretly finance key political work.

The dark-money group, House Majority Forward, is staffed by top Democratic operatives at its sister super PAC, House Majority PAC.

It made a splash last month when the group announced the first ads in what it promised would be a $10 million 2020 ad spree in tandem with the super PAC's efforts to elect and re-elect House Democrats.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Drudge ReportAug 22, 2019
POLL: Biden, Warren tied with Trump -- in Arizona?

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PoliticoAug 22, 2019
Kamala's health care stumbles fuel rough stretch for her campaign
It's testing whether a senator not known for her health care expertise has the dexterity to thread the needle between Sanders and Biden on a complicated policy.

New York Times PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Join Fox News as a Contributor
The former White House press secretary's move reinforced the strong ties between the conservative network and the Trump administration.

New York Times PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Joe Biden's Poll Numbers Mask an Enthusiasm Challenge
There are signs of a disconnect between support for Mr. Biden in polls and excitement for his campaign on the ground in Iowa.

Reuters PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020 battleground states
President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is hosting events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an important voting bloc that defected from Republicans during last year's congressional contests.

Fox PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Lindsey Graham to offer backstop plan for Afghanistan, amid troop withdrawal concerns
Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to introduce legislation as early as next month to create a backstop measure in Afghanistan requiring the secretaries of state and defense to certify that dropping troop levels would not endanger U.S. national security, as President Trump moves toward agreeing to a phased withdrawal of troops, Fox News has learned.

Drudge ReportAug 22, 2019
Microplastics in drinking water 'not a health risk'...

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CNN PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Sarah Sanders joins Fox-White House revolving door
Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has joined Fox News as a contributor, the network announced on Thursday.

Reuters PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Former Republican lawmaker leaning toward Trump challenge
Joe Walsh, a former conservative congressman turned talk show host, said on Thursday he was leaning toward a Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump, calling him a liar and a bully who is unfit for office.

Drudge ReportAug 22, 2019
San Francisco board rebrands 'convicted felon' as 'justice-involved person'...

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Drudge ReportAug 22, 2019
Trump kills plan to cut billions in foreign aid...

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Reuters PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Facing farmer anger, Trump scrambles Cabinet to brainstorm on biofuel policy: sources
U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with mounting anger in the farm belt over policies that allow oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol, summoned Cabinet members on Thursday to discuss ways to boost biofuel demand, four sources familiar with the matter said.

CNN PoliticsAug 22, 2019
See Ted Cruz's 2015 prediction about Trump and Denmark
During the 2015 GOP primary election, Ted Cruz joked that Donald Trump might "nuke Denmark" if elected president.

Trump Invited Himself to Denmark Before Canceling Trip, Danes Say (The Daily Beast)

Washington Post PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Democrats, citing GOP-imposed voting restrictions, aim to flip secretary of state offices in five states
Buoyed by victories in three states last year, Democrats are looking to expand their representation in the offices that oversee elections in most states.

Reuters PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Trump set to discuss biofuels Thursday with USDA, EPA: sources
President Donald Trump, faced with mounting anger in the farm belt over policies that allowed oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol, is set to meet with cabinet members on Thursday to discuss ways to boost biofuel demand, four sources familiar with the matter said.

CNN PoliticsAug 22, 2019
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Reuters PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Trump to meet with USDA, EPA chiefs on Thursday over biofuels policy: sources
President Donald Trump will be meeting with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler later on Thursday, three sources familiar with the matter said, to discuss biofuel policy after his latest decision to grant 31 small refinery waivers caused an uproar within the ethanol industry.

Washington Post PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Joe Walsh is not your anti-Trump savior
The one-term congressman is getting a push to run in a primary against Trump. Before his turn as a Trump critic on social media, he was calling Barack Obama a Muslim and pushing the birther conspiracy theory.

Washington Post PoliticsAug 22, 2019
The Health 202: Migrants kids could stay in detention for months instead of weeks, under new Trump rule
The Flores settlement is under fire.

CNN PoliticsAug 22, 2019
Walsh says he is 'strongly, strongly considering' challenging Trump in Republican primary
Former Illinois GOP Rep. Joe Walsh, who has been publicly mulling a 2020 primary challenge to President Donald Trump, said Thursday he is "strongly, strongly considering" entering the race.

New York Times PoliticsAug 21, 2019
Trump's Interest in Buying Greenland Seemed Like a Joke. Then It Got Ugly.
President Trump's much-ridiculed Greenland venture comes at a time when he has seemed particularly erratic.

BBC PoliticsAug 21, 2019
Brexit: Johnson and Merkel meet amid call to scrap backstop
The UK PM is expected to reiterate his call for the Irish border backstop plan to be scrapped during his meeting with the German chancellor.

Brexit: PM meets Angela Merkel with call to scrap backstop (BBC Politics)

Yahoo PoliticsAug 21, 2019
Trump makes it personal with Danish PM over Greenland, calling her statement ‘nasty'
A day after canceling his trip to Denmark over its refusal to sell Greenland, President Trump on Wednesday tore into Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen for calling his idea of buying it "absurd."

PoliticoAug 21, 2019
Trump swats at Danish prime minister for 'nasty' statement
Trump axed a planned state visit to Copenhagen in early September over Mette Frederiksen's response to the president's desire to buy Greenland.

PoliticoAug 21, 2019
Team Trump launches 'coast-to-coast' campaign for suburban women
But a possible recession could make the message of women's economic empowerment a tougher sell in 2020.

CNN PoliticsAug 21, 2019
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross steps down from the NFL's social justice committee
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has stepped down from the NFL's social justice committee after he was criticized for hosting a fundraiser for President Donald Trump.

Politics - U.S. HouseAug 21, 2019
Pompeo Fuels Further Talk of Senate Race
Many Republicans hope the secretary of state, who met with prominent members of the party on Tuesday, will run for the Senate from Kansas.

Reuters PoliticsAug 21, 2019
Trump imposes rule allowing U.S. to detain migrant families indefinitely
The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a rule that allows officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the United States, eliminating a previous 20-day limit.
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