National Headlines 8-9-18

Pelosi is the star of GOP attack ads, worrying Democrats upbeat about midterms (Washington Post)

If We Silence Hate Speech, Will We Silence Resistance? (New York Times)

The challenge of tagging Republicans as ‘corrupt’ in 2018 (Politico)

Trump Supporters Aren’t Budging (Slate)

Border patrol chief: Wall will ‘most certainly’ help secure southern border (The Hill)

Bots vs. Trolls: How AI Could Clean Up Social Media (Wall Street Journal)

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer, ‘Exploring’ 2020 Presidential Run (Daily Beast)

Massachusetts man arrested for threatening ICE agents on Twitter (NBC News)

White House Describes Military ‘Space Force,’ Aims To Create It By 2020 (NPR)

Kobach says he’ll recuse himself as vote count discrepancies found in Kansas GOP primary (CNN)

Sinclair’s merger breakup could frustrate its TV ambitions (Politico)