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New York Times:
Mary Trump's Book Accuses the President of Embracing ‘Cheating as a Way of Life’  —  The president's niece, Mary L. Trump, is the first to break ranks with the family and release a tell-all memoir.  —  Mary L. Trump, President Trump's niece, plans to publish a tell-all family memoir next week …
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Lachlan Cartwright / The Daily Beast:
Mary Trump Book Claims Trump Praised Her Breasts and His Own Sister Called Him a Clown  —  Mary Trump's explosive tell-all about the president details her uncle's comments about her body, his cheating on the SAT's, and how his own sister called him a clown.  —  Mary Trump's book …
Washington Post:
Trump's worldview forged by neglect and trauma at home, his niece says in new book  —  A tell-all book by President Trump's niece describes a family riven by a series of traumas, exacerbated by a daunting patriarch who “destroyed” Donald Trump by short-circuiting his “ability to develop …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Mary Trump book: How she leaked Trump financials to NYT  —  In her new memoir, President Trump's niece reveals how she leaked hordes of confidential Trump family financial documents to the New York Times in an effort to expose her uncle, whom she portrays as a dangerous sociopath.
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Psychological disorders and family squabbles: 9 details from the book by Donald Trump's niece  —  A new book by Donald Trump's niece Mary Trump describes the president as a person likely afflicted by multiple psychological disorders who is profoundly unsuited to be president.
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:   Trump Won't Release His Grades Because He Cheated On The SATs
Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun-Times:
Mary Trump says uncle Donald may have ‘undiagnosed learning disability’ in new book
Discussion: Raw Story
Elliot Ackerman / Harper's:
A Letter on Justice and Open Debate  —  We welcome responses at letters@harpers.org  —  Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial.  Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality …
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Fredrik deBoer:
ending the charade  —  I am perpetually annoyed that we continue to have culture war battles out of habit long after they have ceased to mean anything.  For example, the liberal insistence that the media or the academy do not have liberal biases.  Of course, the mainstream media is hostile to the interests of the Trump administration.
CNN:
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19 after months of dismissing the seriousness of the virus  —  (CNN)Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for Covid-19, following months of downplaying the virus.  —  Bolsonaro himself announced the result, speaking on Brazilian TV channels Tuesday.
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Jacob Knutson / Axios:
At least 5 Republican senators say they will not attend GOP convention  —  At least five GOP senators have said they will not attend next month's Republican National Convention in Jacksonville either due to coronavirus concerns or political reasons.  —  Why it matters: For some …
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Romney, Collins, Murkowski won't attend GOP convention
Discussion: Bangor Daily News and POLITICUSUSA
Washington Post:
Five Republican senators to skip GOP convention next month in Florida
Wall Street Journal:
Trump's Emphasis on Racial Divides Worries Republicans  —  The president's campaign believes focusing on cultural issues will resonate with many voters, but some GOP strategists and officials fear it's the wrong message for a country undergoing social change
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State Rep. Vernon Jones / The Daily Caller:
I Am Black And I Am A Democrat. But 'I Ain't' Voting For Joe Biden This November
Discussion: Townhall
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
They Can't Stomach Trump.  They're Sufficiently Comfortable With Biden.  —  Some voters who disliked both nominees in 2016 chose a third-party candidate instead.  Now, many of them are shunning President Trump and are ready to back Joe Biden.  —  In Florida in 2016, J.C. Planas …
Discussion: Morning Consult
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Judd Gregg / The Hill:
The coming Biden coup  —  It is more than a possibility, and slightly less than a likelihood, that Joe Biden will be elected president in November.  —  Biden has made it clear that a woman will be his running mate.  —  What is becoming equally apparent is that he may be cornered into choosing …
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
Sweden Has Become the World's Cautionary Tale  —  Its decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage — a red flag as the United States and Britain move to lift lockdowns.  —  LONDON — Ever since the coronavirus emerged in Europe …
Washington Post:
Trump's attacks on mail voting are turning Republicans off absentee ballots  —  President Trump's relentless attacks on the security of mail voting are driving suspicion among GOP voters toward absentee ballots — a dynamic alarming Republican strategists, who say it could undercut their own candidates, including Trump himself.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Michelle Ye Hee Lee / Washington Post:   In new guidance, CDC recommends alternatives in addition to in-person voting to avoid spreading coronavirus
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Dr. Fauci contradicts Trump's boasts about lower COVID death rate — and calls it a ‘false narrative’  —  Even as documented cases of COVID-19 have surged in recent weeks, President Donald Trump has so far taken comfort from the fact that the number of deaths related to the disease have so far not surged with it.
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Orion Rummler / Axios:
Fauci: “False narrative” to take comfort in lower coronavirus death rate
Aaron Gordon / VICE:
Post Office Delivery Trucks Keep Catching on Fire  —  Hundreds of the iconic Post Office delivery trucks have caught on fire in recent years, thanks to a 30-year-old fleet and a manufactured budget crisis.  —  Aaron Gordon  —  On April 30, 2016, a United States Post Office letter carrier in Fall River …
William Davis / The Daily Caller:
Ilhan Omar Calls For The ‘Dismantling’ Of US Economy, Political System  —  Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar called for the “dismantling” of the U.S. economy and political system Tuesday.  —  “As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting …
Politico:
Republicans in danger of losing huge portion of their women senators  —  Senate Republicans could lose nearly half of the women currently in their caucus come November after recently making painstaking gains — the latest potential blow to the party in the Trump era.
Discussion: The Hill, Raw Story and Scripting News
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Collin Binkley / ABC News:
DeVos rejects part-time reopening for schools amid pandemic  —  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is assailing plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week  —  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday assailed plans by some local districts to offer …
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump administration moves to formally withdraw US from WHO  —  The White House has officially moved to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO), a senior administration official confirmed Tuesday, breaking ties with a global public health body in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Trump administration notifies UN of intent to withdraw from WHO
Discussion: Washington Post
Brian Fung / CNN:
Facebook ad boycott organizers met with Zuckerberg.  It didn't go well  —  (CNN Business)Civil rights and activist groups blasted Facebook's leadership on Tuesday after meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives to discuss the demands of a large advertiser boycott that now includes hundreds of brands.
Discussion: Twitchy
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
Tucker Carlson suggests Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs in Iraq, hates America  —  Before launching a broadside against Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Fox News host Tucker Carlson acknowledged that it's not easy to go after a Purple Heart recipient who lost both her legs while serving her country in Iraq.
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
‘MacGyver,’ ‘Magnum P.I.’ Boss Peter Lenkov Fired at CBS  —  The network has parted ways with one of its top showrunners after an investigation into what sources say were multiple claims that he created a toxic work environment.  —  Following an investigation into multiple claims …
Discussion: Variety, The Hill and The Wrap
Tim Miller / Rolling Stone:
What 9 GOP Campaign Consultants Really Think About Republicans' Chances in November  —  The mood in MAGA-land: “Every shred of evidence points to a likely ass kicking”  —  Shooting rubber bullet grenades at protesting priests.  Catastrophically botching the pandemic response, resulting in a public health and economic calamity.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Seven Arrested, Facing Federal Charges After Weekend Riots at Hatfield Federal Courthouse (Photo)  —  PORTLAND, Ore.—U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced today that seven people have been arrested and face federal charges for their roles in weekend riots at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland.
NBC News:
Trump ‘going with his gut’ in fanning racism, frustrating some White House aides  —  WASHINGTON — Some White House officials are privately expressing frustration over President Trump's recent embrace of a message stoking racial and cultural divisions.  —  The Trump allies are telling …
The Markup:
Anatomy of a Fake News Headline  —  How a series of algorithms whiffed and ended up warning Oregonians of an antifa invasion  —  As confrontations between Black Lives Matter protesters and police erupted across the country earlier this month, some Oregonians, mostly older people …
Roger Sollenberger / Salon:
Mike Flynn swears allegiance to QAnon in Fourth of July video  —  Flynn tagged his lawyers and an organization founded by Charlie Daniels, who died two days later  —  President Donald Trump's first national security adviser Mike Flynn tweeted a video on Independence Day in which he administers …
Jan Ransom / New York Times:
Case Against Amy Cooper Lacks Key Element: Victim's Cooperation  —  Ms. Cooper, who is white, is charged with filing a false police report after she claimed a Black bird-watcher threatened her in Central Park during a dispute over her dog.  —  The Manhattan district attorney's decision …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Politico:
Lawmakers paralyzed over response to Russian bounty intel  —  Members of Congress were consumed last week with reports that the Russian government was paying bounties to Taliban militants who killed U.S. troops overseas.  But they now appear poised to do little — if anything — about it.
Nick Nicholas / Amazon.com:
Preaching to the Choir  —  It's unfortunate that the people who most need to read this book will be the ones who won't, and the people most likely to read the book already are the ones convinced of its main points.  The author's main premise is that whites will be a minority of the population by 2045 …
Discussion: HuffPost
Sophie Lewis / CBS News:
Growing number of Texas sheriffs refuse to enforce governor's mask requirement  —  A growing number of sheriffs in Texas say they are refusing to follow a recent executive order requiring masks in public.  Governor Greg Abbott's mandate aims to slow the spread of coronavirus, as cases in the state soared past 200,000 on Tuesday.
 
 
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Allum Bokhari / Breitbart:
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Sloan Rachmuth / The National Pulse:
REVEALED: Ford Motors Makes Millions from Police Cruisers While the Ford Foundation Donates Millions …
Kevin M. Kruse / Vanity Fair:
Why a Biden Administration Shouldn't Turn the Page on the Trump Era
Daniel Dale / CNN:
A list of people and things Donald Trump tried to get canceled before he railed against ‘cancel culture’
Discussion: Raw Story and Balloon Juice
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Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Pompeo to release human rights report in person, drawing pandemic fears
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump is in deep trouble. His own allies are privately admitting why.
Discussion: CNN, The Week and Raw Story
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Loeffler opposes WNBA's plan to spread ‘Black Lives Matter’ message