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11:30 AM ET, July 9, 2020

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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Joy Reid Takes Nightly Anchor Slot at MSNBC  —  She becomes one of the few Black women to anchor a major American evening news program.  The move was made by new leadership at NBC News, which runs the liberal-leaning cable network.  —  Joy Reid, who rose to television fame as a sharp critic …
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Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:   Joy Reid named new MSNBC host for 7 p.m. hour
NBC Universal:
MSNBC NAMES JOY REID AS THE HOST OF “THE REIDOUT” - WEEKNIGHTS AT 7PM ET ON MSNBC
Discussion: Contemptor
Ahiza García-Hodges / NBC News:
Joy Reid to host ‘The ReidOut’ weeknights on MSNBC
Discussion: Mediaite and Deadline
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutor may see Trump's financial records, denies Congress access for now  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Trump's assertion that he enjoys absolute immunity while in office, allowing a New York prosecutor to pursue a subpoena of the president's private and business financial records.
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Axios:
Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutors can obtain Trump's financial records  —  President Trump's banks and accounting firms must turn over his financial records to Manhattan prosecutors, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.  —  Why it matters: The ruling is a stinging loss for Trump …
Discussion: Fox News and Raw Story
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Supreme Court rules Trump not immune from New York grand jury process  —  WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 on Thursday that President Donald Trump is not immune from a New York prosecutor's effort to get his tax returns — a defeat for the president, who fought hard to keep the details of his personal finances private.
Discussion: Axios and Contemptor
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
Supreme Court says Manhattan DA can get Trump's tax records, but rejects bid by House Democrats
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
John McCormack / National Review:   Biden Says He Would Rescind Exemption for Little Sisters of the Poor
Sean Murphy / Associated Press:
Health official: Trump rally ‘likely’ source of virus surge  —  FILE - In this March 17, 2020, file photo, Tulsa Health Department director Dr. Bruce Dart takes part in a news conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa that drew thousands of people in late June …
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Naomi Thomas / CNN:
CDC director says agency won't revise school reopening guidelines despite WH push  —  (CNN)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will not revise its guidelines for reopening schools despite calls from the White House to do so, agency Director Dr. Robert Redfield said Thursday.
Discussion: WHDH-TV, IJR and POLITICUSUSA
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Redfield clarifies CDC guidelines for school reopenings after coronavirus closings  —  Trump on Wednesday said he disagreed with the CDC's back-to-school guidance  —  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield clarified Thursday that the agency would not be revising …
Associated Press:
Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices
Discussion: KTLA and 6abc
David Folkenflik / NPR:
U.S. Broadcasting Agency Will Not Extend Visas For Its Foreign Journalists  —  Dozens of foreign nationals working as journalists in the U.S. for Voice of America, the federal government's international broadcaster, will not have their visas extended once they expire, according to three people with knowledge of the decision.
NBC New York:
Street in Front of Trump Tower Closes for Black Lives Matter Mural  —  Work on what President Trump called a “symbol of hate” was supposed to start last week before being postponed abruptly  —  New York City will start painting “Black Lives Matter” on Fifth Avenue directly in front …
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Wall Street Journal:
Biden Looks to Curb Covid-19 Economic Damage With ‘Buy American’ Plan  —  Presumptive Democratic nominee to propose in Pennsylvania speech limiting dependence on imports for critical medical supplies  —  WASHINGTON—Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected Thursday to outline a plan …
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Scott Detrow / NPR:   Democratic Task Forces Deliver Biden A Blueprint For A Progressive Presidency
Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Biden proposes $700 billion-plus ‘Buy American’ campaign
Discussion: Axios
Elaine Glusac / New York Times:
On Some Planes, Empty Rows While Passengers Crowd Together  —  Airlines vowed to bring social distancing to the air.  In practice, some are and some aren't.  —  On a June 30 flight on American Airlines from Dallas to Newark, Joy Gonzalez, an aviation engineer based in Seattle …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Patricia Cohen / New York Times:   Unemployment Claims Show Continued Pressure on Economy: Live Updates
William Wan / Washington Post:
America is running short on masks, gowns and gloves.  Again.  —  Health-care workers are scrambling for supplies and reusing equipment as the coronavirus pandemic surges  —  Health-care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are encountering shortages of masks, gowns …
Discussion: CBS Chicago and POLITICUSUSA
New York Times:
Where's Trump's Financial Disclosure?  The White House Blames the Pandemic  —  The annual report was due last week under federal ethics rules, but the White House says it needs more time.  The president was already given a 45-day extension.  —  President Trump's annual financial disclosure report …
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Maegan Vazquez / CNN:   Trump granted another 45-day extension to file annual financial disclosure
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Trump who?  Senate GOP candidates in tight races avoid any mention of the president in campaign ads.  —  In his most recent television ad, Colorado's Cory Gardner cheerfully touts an outdoor conservation bill he recently wrote.  Arizona's Martha McSally denounces “communist China” in her 30-second clips.
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Henry Olsen / Washington Post:
This year's Senate races spell disaster for the Republican Party
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
Abid Rahman / Hollywood Reporter:
Rudy Giuliani Calls New York Police After Being Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen  —  Just a few weeks after the ‘Who is America?’ star made a clandestine appearance at a far-right rally, he managed to trick Donald Trump's personal attorney into an interview.  —  Sacha Baron Cohen strikes again.
Discussion: Page Six, Variety and Outkick
Margaret Wente / Quillette:
It Wasn't My Cancelation That Bothered Me.  It Was the Cowardice of Those Who Let It Happen  —  It doesn't take much to get cancelled these days.  Last month, my turn came around.  The experience was unpleasant, but also completely ludicrous.  And I learned a lot.  I learned how easily an institution will cave to a mob.
Heather Mac Donald / Wall Street Journal:
I Cited Their Study, So They Disavowed It  —  If scientists retract research that challenges reigning orthodoxies, politics will drive scholarship.  —  The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal that claims to publish “only the highest quality scientific research.”
Discussion: TheBlaze
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
The humbling of the Anglo-American world  —  Abandonment of common sense during the pandemic has damaged the US and UK national brands  —  It takes effort to recapture how Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s hastened the demise of the Soviet Union.  Images of that triumphal moment are as fresh as yesterday.
Ryan Cooper / The Week:
The Republican coronavirus meatgrinder  —  The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic continues to accelerate.  July 7 saw over 54,000 confirmed cases, a 72-percent increase over the previous two weeks.  Many hospital intensive care units are completely full in Texas, Florida, Arizona …
Discussion: Raw Story
Marja Novak / Reuters:
U.S. first lady Melania Trump statue set on fire in Slovenia  —  ROZNO, Slovenia (Reuters) - A wooden sculpture of U.S. first lady Melania Trump was torched near her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia, on the night of July Fourth, as Americans celebrated U.S. Independence Day, said the artist who commissioned the sculpture.
John F. Harris / Politico:
A President Who Makes Us Puke—Just Like He Was Hired To Do  —  Probably you used to keep a bottle in your bathroom at home, or your parents did.  The stuff is called ipecac, and it is what physicians call an emetic.  —  The idea was that if someone swallowed something bad …
Discussion: Raw Story
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
I've Seen a Future Without Cars, and It's Amazing  —  Why do American cities waste so much space on cars?  —  As coronavirus lockdowns crept across the globe this winter and spring, an unusual sound fell over the world's metropolises: the hush of streets that were suddenly, blessedly free of cars.
New York Post:
NYPD limits retirement applications amid 400 percent surge this week  —  New York's Finest are putting in for retirement faster than the NYPD can handle — citing a lack of respect and the loss of overtime pay, The Post has learned.  —  A surge of city cops filing for retirement during …
Discussion: Townhall
Stella Morabito / The Federalist:
Why Do So Many White Women Hate Themselves?  —  Amid societal unrest, woke white women are proving to be a brainwashed force to be reckoned with.  —  Some might find it odd that so many seemingly middle-class, young, white women are taking up street theater with a vengeance.
Molly Jong-Fast / The Daily Beast:
Mary Trump's Book Gives ‘Crazy Uncle’ a Whole New Meaning  —  FOUR MONTHS AND COUNTING...  With the president's niece, we meet a species we never thought we'd encounter on this Earth: a sane Trump with values and a conscience like the rest of us.  —  BEAST INSIDE
USA Today:
‘I would be very careful in the middle of the street’: Drivers have hit protesters 66 times since May 27  —  People running, screaming and shouting words of disbelief.  Bodies thrown in the air, lifted onto windshields or trapped under cars and semi-trucks.  It's become a horrifying and familiar scene in recent weeks.
Discussion: The Hill and New York Times
Wall Street Journal:
FBI Probes Chinese Exile, Including Work With Former Trump Aide Steve Bannon  —  Feds question source of funds for media company tied to Guo Wengui  —  The FBI is examining exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui and the money used to fund his media efforts in the U.S., including his work with Steve Bannon …
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
Egypt tries to silence its critics in the United States by jailing their relatives  —  CAIRO — Reem Desouky, an American from Pennsylvania, was unfairly jailed in an Egyptian prison.  Mohamed Soltan, an activist in Northern Virginia who helped get her released in May, was himself once a prisoner in Egypt's jails.
 
 
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Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Ex-Sanders aides launch pro-Biden ad targeting Latino voters
Discussion: The Hill
Tyler Olson / Fox News:
Biden says he would restore pre-Hobby Lobby contraceptive mandate in wake of Little Sisters ruling
Discussion: Breitbart
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Jobless claims at better-than-expected 1.3 million, total getting benefits falls to 18 million
Discussion: The Daily Caller
The Daily Beast:
Dems Fear Trump Will Rush Vaccine to Boost Re-Elect
Discussion: Raw Story and Observer
John Aguilar / Denver Post:
Denver suburb passes resolution shielding officers from key portion of Colorado's new police reform law
Gregg Re / Fox News:
Obama admin shut down H1N1 testing, complicating Biden's attacks on Trump's coronavirus screening
Discussion: KNXV
Angelo Codevilla / The American Mind:
Scamocracy in America  —  How a fraudulent ruling class plundered …
Tom LoBianco / Business Insider:
GOP insiders say the Trump campaign has decided to lean into culture war because it can't make attacks on Biden stick
 Earlier Items: 
CNN:
Manhattan federal prosecutor ousted by Barr to testify before House panel
Nancy Cook / Politico:
Trump's culture wars worked in 2016. His aides worry the world has changed.
Discussion: Raw Story
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Congress's bipartisan national-service bill would be a powerful tonic for what's ailing America
Noga Tarnopolsky / The Daily Beast:
‘The Second Wave’ of COVID Hits Israel Like a Tsunami
Jenny Gross / New York Times:
Boeing Communications Chief Resigns Over 33-Year-Old Article
Discussion: Mother Jones
NBC News:
As coronavirus surges, Houston confronts its hidden toll: People dying at home
Alicia Adamczyk / CNBC:
32% of U.S. households missed their July housing payments
Discussion: Raw Story and Vox