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5:45 PM ET, July 3, 2020


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Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:
Eric Trump Deletes Tweet of Bill Clinton With Ghislaine Maxwell After Twitter Buries Him With Photos of Her With His Father  —  Eric Trump tweeted, and then deleted, a photo of former President Bill Clinton with Jeffrey Epstein's alleged partner-in-crime Ghislaine Maxwell …
Discussion: Raw Story and Law & Crime
Greg Olear / PREVAIL:
Brickshitters: Who's Afraid of Ghislaine Maxwell?  —  Epstein's partner in crime has the skinny on some of the most powerful men in the world.  —  4 hr  —  WHEN JEFFREY EPSTEIN signed his notoriously lax plea deal in 2007, one of the stipulations to the agreement was that his co-conspirators …
Alan Dershowitz / Spectator USA:
The Ghislaine Maxwell I know … My wife and I were introduced to Ghislaine Maxwell by Sir Evelyn and Lady Lynne de Rothschild, and we subsequently met her on several occasions — generally in the presence of prominent people such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Nobel Prize-winning scientists …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Maureen Callahan / New York Post:   Powerful men are scared about what Ghislaine Maxwell will say
Coronavirus is surging in Florida — and so is anxiety over Trump's chances with senior voters  —  St. Petersburg, Florida (CNN)John Dudley, a retired banker, proudly cast his ballot for Donald Trump in 2016, excited at the prospect of sending an entrepreneur to the White House on a pledge to change Washington.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
MSNBC's Donny Deutsch predicts Trump will drop out in the face of ‘the biggest landslide defeat in US history’  —  Appearing on MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” regular contributor Donny Deutsch said he would not be surprised at all if Donald Trump dropped out of the 2020 presidential race …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Betsy Klein / CNN:
Trump set for another massive event during national pandemic  —  Keystone, South Dakota (CNN)President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump head to Mount Rushmore National Memorial on Friday to celebrate an early Fourth of July at a gathering of an estimated 7,500 people during a global pandemic.
Discussion: ABC News, and Breitbart
John Seewer / Associated Press:
‘Huge bummer’: July Fourth will test Americans' discipline
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Washington Post:
Washington Redskins move toward changing controversial team name  —  The Washington Redskins moved Friday toward what team owner Daniel Snyder once vowed was unthinkable: changing its controversial name in a bow to pressure from its largest corporate sponsors and the fierce winds of societal reckoning sweeping the country.
KyleSmithforGM / Hogs Haven:
The “Redskins,” racism, and the future of a franchise
Discussion: ESPN and The Federalist
Liz Clarke / Washington Post:
FedEx calls on Redskins to change name following investors' demands on sponsors
David Rothkopf / The New York Review of Books:
‘The Most Ignorant and Unfit’: What Made America's Worst Ever Leader?  —  “Being president,” former First Lady Michelle Obama has said, “doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are.”  In this moment, we may also need to acknowledge that presidents also reveal much about who we are.
New York Times:
Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History  —  Sources: Crowd Counting Consortium, Edwin Chow and New York Times analysis |  Note: The Times partnered with Edwin Chow, an associate professor at Texas State University, to count the protesters based on available aerial images …
Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
A Democratic Money Blitz Is About To Swamp Susan Collins  —  Republican strategists believe almost every incumbent GOP senator was outraised over the past three months.  —  After Maine's Republican Sen. Susan Collins voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh …
CBS News:
105 University of Washington students in frat houses test positive for coronavirus  —  More than 100 students living in fraternity houses near the University of Washington campus have reported testing positive for COVID-19, with hundreds of results pending.  The Interfraternity Council …
Discussion: KIRO and The Daily Caller
Foreign Policy:
White House to Interview Defense Officials in Perceived Loyalty Test  —  Interviews with political appointees at the Pentagon raise fears of another purge.  —  A pair of 20-something White House staffers will begin conducting interviews with political appointees at the Defense Department starting next week …
Christian Britschgi / Reason:
Arizona Gyms Reject Governor Doug Ducey's Shutdown Order  —  Arizona's gym owners want big brother off their lats.  —  Some of the state's fitness centers have announced that they will remain open in defiance of an order Gov. Doug Ducey (R) issued on Monday mandating they close, along with bars, movie theaters, and water parks.
The Daily Beast:
Trump Whines He's Not Getting Praised for a Recovery With 25 Million People Still Out of Work  —  The president feels that if Biden were in the Oval now, Democrats would be building statues for his handling of the economy.  —  In the past month, during which two U.S. jobs reports have shown signs …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Anemona Hartocollis / New York Times:
A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors  —  Most universities plan to bring students back to campus.  But many of their teachers are scared to join them.  —  College students across the country have been warned that campus life will look drastically different in the fall …
Discussion: Fox News and Los Angeles Times
Marlene Cimons / Washington Post:
How Fauci, 5 other health specialists deal with covid-19 risks in their everyday lives  —  The Washington Post is providing this important information about the coronavirus for free.  For more free coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, sign up for our Coronavirus Updates newsletter where all stories are free to read.
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
How J-L Cauvin Became the Most Spot-On Trump Impersonator Alive  —  THE LAST LAUGH  —  On this bonus episode of “The Last Laugh” podcast, comedian J-L Cauvin reveals how his Trump impression blew up online and what he thinks of his rival Sarah Cooper.  —  About six months before anyone …
Wesleyan Media Project:
Trump Spends Big on TV Ads While Biden Holds Back  —  Senate Ads Spike; Eight Races See 10,000 Spots since May  —  (MIDDLETOWN, CT) July 2, 2020 - A new analysis from the Wesleyan Media Project, in partnership with the Center for Responsive Politics, shows that Donald Trump has ramped up his TV ad spending.
Noah Manskar / New York Post:
Boeing communications boss Niel Golightly resigns over sexist article  —  Boeing communications boss Niel Golightly has resigned over a sexist article he wrote three decades ago opposing women's service in the military.  —  His exit leaves the embattled planemaker searching for a new top spokesman …
Scott Feinberg / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Hillary Rodham Clinton ('Hillary')  —  The polarizing trailblazer who has had a front row seat to — and personally shaped — American history over the last 40 years lets loose about sexism, conspiracy theories and Trump (including how she'd fare …
Nancy Scola / Politico:
Inside the Ad Boycott That Has Facebook on the Defensive  —  Hundreds of companies are boycotting the social media giant.  Here's the backstory of how it happened.  —  Sean Gallup/Getty Images  —  The advertising boycott battering Facebook is unlike anything the social-media giant has faced …
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Trump's Re-election Message Is White Grievance  —  Republicans in D.C. just pretend not to see it.  —  A lot of Republicans are acting puzzled about Donald Trump's re-election pitch.  “He has no message,” one Republican source told Reuters.  “He needs to articulate why he wants a second term,” said another.
Tom Porter / Business Insider:
The White House repeatedly denied the CDC permission to brief the public on the coronavirus, report says  —  Foto: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Robert Redfield passes President Donald Trump At a White House briefing on April 22, 2020.
Discussion: The Intellectualist
Elie Honig / CAFE:
Note From Elie: Jerry Nadler's Talk is Brash, but his Walk is Timid  —  WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler (D-NY) presides over a hearing at the Capitol Building  —  Jerry Nadler's talk is brash, but his walk is timid.
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
California Bans Singing in Church  —  The State of California has banned singing in any indoor religious services, even with masks on, under new guidelines issued by the Department of Public Health to control the spread of the coronavirus.  —  The new guidelines state (emphasis added):
Discussion: TheBlaze
Katrin Bennhold / New York Times:
As Neo-Nazis Seed Military Ranks, Germany Confronts ‘an Enemy Within’  —  After plastic explosives and Nazi memorabilia were found at an elite soldier's home, Germany worries about a problem of far-right infiltration at the heart of its democracy.  —  CALW, Germany — As Germany emerged …
Arizona Republic:
Sonora health officials seek tougher border restrictions with Arizona over COVID-19 spread  —  TUCSON — The top health official leading coronavirus response efforts in the Mexican state of Sonora will petition the federal government in Mexico City to implement stricter controls …
Ed Shanahan / New York Times:
He Was Playing With Fireworks.  One Flew Into His Home, Video Shows.  —  In footage released by the Fire Department, flames rise in the Brooklyn house, a striking example of the dangers posed by the proliferation of fireworks.  —  Three people stand in a driveway between two houses in Brooklyn.
New York Times:
Coronavirus Cases Are Peaking Again.  Here's How It's Different This Time.  —  The first wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States never really ended, and cases are surging again.  But this time, a different and much bigger swath of the country is feeling the effects.
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Trevor Hunnicutt / Reuters:
U.S. Supreme Court blocks Alabama order easing voting restrictions
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and The Hill
U.S. Department of Justice:
Nigerian National Brought to U.S. to Face Charges of Conspiring to Launder Hundreds of Millions …
Discussion: UPI and Law & Crime
Jack Meserve / Democracy Journal:
The Post-Planning Pandemic
Elisa Braun / Politico:
5 things to know about France's new PM Jean Castex
Discussion: Politico
NBC News:
Senate Republicans cool to 2nd round of stimulus checks, direct deposits
Discussion: Raw Story
Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic:
The New Boomerang Kids Could Change American Views of Living at Home
Robin Wright / New Yorker:
To the World, We're Now America the Racist and Pitiful
Discussion: Raw Story and Althouse
 Earlier Items: 
Hirsh Goodman / The Atlantic:
Annexation, Apartheid, and Me  —  If Israel annexes part …
America Spends Billions To Get The Best Intel In The World But Can't Make Trump Read It
Garrett M. Graff / Politico:
How to Redesign the World for Coronavirus and Beyond
Cameron Peters / Vox:
The QAnon supporters winning congressional primaries, explained
Nikolaj Skydsgaard / Reuters:
Copenhagen's Little Mermaid labelled “racist fish”
Hannah Knowles / Washington Post:
Man who went to party warned people not to be an ‘idiot like me’ a day before dying of covid-19
Discussion: ABC13
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Trump's Virus Is Spreading, and His Economy Is Stalling
Discussion: Raw Story
Thomas Gibbons-Neff / New York Times:
For Maine Lobstermen, a Perfect Storm Threatens the Summer Season