National Headlines 8-8-18

The New York Times hands Trump a win by protecting Sarah Jeong’s bigotry (Washington Examiner)

Zinke blames ‘radical environmentalists’ for wildfires (The Hill)

Trump says GDP growth ‘could be in the 5s’ next quarter (Associated Press)

The Trump Administration Is Not Bringing Back Asbestos (Slate)

With Democrats’ help, California DMV dodges audit of wait times (Sacramento Bee)

Trump refuses to discuss US-China strategy at private business dinner (CNBC)

Cranky judge, flawed witness threaten Mueller’s Manafort case (Politico)

Socialist torchbearers flame out in key races, despite blitz by Bernie Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez (FOX News)

The Far Left Is Losing (U.S. News & World Report)

Kris Kobach Will Likely Oversee the Recount in His Own Too-Close-to-Call Primary (Slate)

New Mexico compound suspects were training children for school shootings, prosecutors say (CNN)