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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
What's on the Cognitive Test That Trump Brags He ‘Aced?’  Drawing a Cube, Correctly Identifying a Camel, and More!  —  President Donald Trump bragged that he recently “aced” a cognitive test, but if you're wondering what hurdles of the mind did he overcome in the process …
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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Says He ‘Aced’ Cognitive Test, but White House Won't Release Details  —  President Trump has repeatedly ridiculed Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s fitness to be president.  Mr. Biden's campaign has called it a smear that has backfired.  —  President Trump on Thursday volunteered to Sean Hannity …
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Trump Rally Postponed, Campaign Says, Citing Weather  —  The event was set to be held in Portsmouth, N.H., on Saturday.  The campaign delayed it amid ongoing concerns about President Trump attracting only small crowds at his events.  —  WASHINGTON — Amid ongoing concerns …
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Dan Diamond / Politico:
‘You get made fun of’: Trump campaign office shuns masks, social distancing  —  Inside the Trump campaign's headquarters this week, a team of cleaners scrubbed down surfaces and disinfected equipment — a recognition that coronavirus has found its way into the heart of the president's re-election bid …
Discussion: Raw Story
Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:
Anthony Fauci: ‘We are living in the perfect storm’  —  The straight-talking scientist on keeping the peace with Trump and the hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine  —  I hear Anthony Fauci before I see him.  Out of view of our video call, he asks his tech assistant: “Have you wiped down the table?”
Kendall Karson / ABC News:
Broad disapproval for Trump's handling of coronavirus, race relations: POLL  —  Evaluation of Trump's oversight of the COVID-19 crisis reached a new low.  —  President Donald Trump is facing broad disapproval for his management of the two major crises gripping the nation …
Sarah Longwell / The Bulwark:
What Women Want  —  Here's what women who voted for Trump in 2016 are saying about him now.  —  One of the great mysteries of 2016 was why so many women voted for Donald Trump.  —  Despite being caught on a hot mic talking about grabbing women “by the pu**y,” nearly 20 sexual assault allegations …
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Joshua Nelson / Fox News:
Goya Foods CEO won't apologize in face of boycott, backlash for pro-Trump remarks: ‘Suppression of speech’  —  Bob Unanue praised Trump during an event at the White House  —  Goya Foods President and CEO Bob Unanue said on Friday that he is not backing down in the face of a boycott over his visit to the White House.
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Washington Post:
Trump the victim: President complains in private about the pandemic hurting him  —  Callers on President Trump in recent weeks have come to expect what several allies and advisers describe as a “woe-is-me” preamble.  —  The president rants about the deadly coronavirus destroying …
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Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
White House Advisers Sick of Trump's ‘Woe Is Me’ Attitude to Crisis, Says Report
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Facebook Mulls Political-Ad Blackout Ahead Of U.S. Election  — Limiting political ads may help curb spread of misinformation  — Decision on ban has not yet been made, people familiar say  —  Facebook Inc. is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its social network …
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Bloomberg:
Facebook Considers Political-Ad Blackout Ahead of U.S. Election
Fox News:
Trump expected to commute Roger Stone sentence, days before prison term set to begin  —  Roger Stone told Fox News he is ‘praying’ for Trump to intervene ahead of his prison sentence.  —  President Trump is expected to announce that he will commute Roger Stone's sentence …
Discussion: New York Post and Politico
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Trump advisers fracture over Roger Stone pardon
Will Feuer / CNBC:
U.S. reports record single-day spike of 63,200 new cases of coronavirus  — It's the second time this week the U.S. topped its record for coronavirus cases reported in a 24-hour period.  — Cases were growing, on average, by at least 5% in 36 states and the District of Columbia as of Thursday …
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New York Times:
Amazon Makes Employees Delete TikTok From Phones, Citing Security Risk  —  TikTok, owned by Chinese company Bytedance, has been under scrutiny as a potential national security threat.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon has asked its employees to delete the Chinese-owned video app TikTok from their cellphones …
The Objective:
A More Specific Letter on Justice and Open Debate  —  On Tuesday, 153 of the most prominent journalists, authors, and writers, including J. K. Rowling, Malcolm Gladwell, and David Brooks, published an open call for civility in Harper's Magazine.  They write, in the pages …
Tim Alberta / Politico:
Elissa Slotkin Is Sounding the Alarm.  Will Democrats Listen?  —  When one of Elissa Slotkin's staffers passed along a New York Times report alleging that Russia had put bounties on the heads of American troops in Afghanistan—and that President Donald Trump either did not consume …
Emily Baumgaertner / Los Angeles Times:
A plasma shot could prevent coronavirus.  But feds and makers won't act, scientists say  —  It might be the next best thing to a coronavirus vaccine.  —  Scientists have devised a way to use the antibody-rich blood plasma of COVID-19 survivors for an upper-arm injection …
Washington Post:
Touting criticized study, White House presses FDA to authorize hydroxychloroquine — again  —  Trade adviser Peter Navarro leads the effort with support from Rudy Giuliani, the president's lawyer, and Laura Ingraham's show on Fox News.  —  White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is leading …
Joe Nocera / Bloomberg:
Why Isn't California Criticized Like Florida on Covid-19?  —  It's a blue state, of course.  But the virus doesn't discriminate based on party affiliation.  —  LISTEN TO ARTICLE  —  6:52  —  SHARE THIS ARTICLE  —  Share  —  Tweet  —  Post  —  Email
Bloomberg Law:
DOL Officials Exposed to Virus During White House-Led Interviews  —  Listen  —  A team of Labor Department senior political leaders is now quarantining after being exposed to the novel coronavirus during interviews with White House staffers this week, four sources with knowledge of the situation told Bloomberg Law.
Denise Dillon / WAGA-TV:
Deceased cat gets voter registration application in the mail  —  Deceased family's cat receives voter registration application  —  ATLANTA - It's a presidential election year and there's a big push to get people registered to vote.  —  Some people are even getting flyers in the mail to register.
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Twitter Defends Giving David Duke a Platform: He's ‘Not Currently a Member of the KKK’  —  Why is David Duke, a white supremacist and former Klansmen, allowed to spout hateful anti-semitic, anti-trans, and anti-Black things on Twitter?  According to the company, one reason Duke is not banned …
New York Times:
How ICE Helped Spread the Coronavirus  —  These four immigrants have something in common.  They were recently deported from the United States, and they all had the coronavirus.  Even as extreme measures were taken around the world to stop the spread of Covid-19, Immigration and Customs Enforcement …
Discussion: The Crime Report
New York Times:
A Reporter's Lonely Mission When the Writing Is on the Wall  —  His newspaper has withered under a hedge fund.  His industry was in turmoil even before a pandemic.  But Evan Brandt won't stop chronicling his town.  —  POTTSTOWN, Pa. — An essential worker drove his cluttered Toyota Corolla through …
Josh Axelrod / New Jersey Online:
Iconic Chris Christie beach pic added to Jersey Shore mural  —  Most passersby on the Ocean City boardwalk might notice a storefront mural, splashed across concrete in beachy pastel colors, overlooking the crashing waves of the Atlantic.  They might recognize the iconic Music Pier …
Gabe Schneider / MinnPost:
What Antone Melton-Meaux's primary challenge to Ilhan Omar is all about  —  Antone Melton-Meaux says he voted for Ilhan Omar in the 2018 general election.  —  But now, in 2020, Melton-Meaux, a relatively unknown name in DFL politics, is challenging Omar in the DFL primary on August 11 for her Fifth Congressional District seat.
Discussion: BuzzFeed News and HuffPost
Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
A top terrorism fighter's dire warning  —  America's intelligence agencies risk slipping back into dangerous pre-9/11 habits, a recently departed top counterterrorism official is warning in his first public remarks on the matter.  —  Russell Travers, former head of the U.S. government's hub …
Ashley Loose / KNXV:
Phoenix Mayor: Abrazo nearly out of morgue space, may be requesting refrigerated trucks  —  PHOENIX — Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego says one Abrazo location is nearing capacity in its morgue and may be requesting refrigerated trucks.  —  ABC15 spoke with Mayor Gallego Friday morning …
San Francisco Chronicle:
Newsom to announce 8,000 new prison releases across California  —  Gov. Gavin Newsom is set to announce that he will release approximately 8,000 people incarcerated inside California's prison system, in a move that comes amid devastating coronavirus outbreaks at several facilities and pressure from lawmakers and advocates.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Nicole Gaudiano / Politico:
Pediatricians split with Trump on school reopening threats  —  The American Academy of Pediatrics is joining teachers unions and school superintendents in blasting Trump administration threats to withhold federal funds from schools that do not fully reopen, splitting with the president …
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Trump Is Selling White Grievance.  The Suburbs Aren't Buying It.  —  As the president casts himself as a bulwark against “angry mobs,” there are signs that he is alienating voters in bedroom communities who view him as a deeply flawed messenger on issues of race.
Discussion: Raw Story
Nandini Jammi:
I'm leaving Sleeping Giants, but not because I want to  —  How my white male co-founder gaslighted me out of the movement we built together.  —  Nearly four years after I began building Sleeping Giants, the campaign to make bigotry and sexism unprofitable, I'm leaving — but not because I want to.
Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
Coronavirus Will Be the Real Swing Voter in November  —  If you want to see the appeal of Joe Biden, I urge you to watch a recent appearance on ABC News.  It was tweeted out, in a doozy of a self-own, by Sean Hannity no less.  Grandpa Joe is in front of a window that looks out on a calming, summery garden.
Discussion: Fox News
Carlotta Gall / New York Times:
Erdogan Signs Decree Allowing Hagia Sophia to Be Used as a Mosque Again  —  The decree came after a Turkish court revoked the site's 80-year-old status as a museum and is likely to provoke an international furor.  —  ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree Friday ordering Hagia Sophia …
 
 
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Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Chinese virologist accuses Beijing of coronavirus cover-up, flees Hong Kong …
Discussion: National Review and The Lid
USA Today:
I hope white women will help us change America in 2020. But so far I'm not counting on it.
Patricia Sullivan / Washington Post:
A small, mostly white Virginia town put up a ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner.  Ginni Thomas denounced it.
The Daily Beast:
‘Worse Than New York’: How Coronavirus Exploded in South Carolina
Discussion: WBTW-TV and Fox News
Carlos Lozada / Washington Post:
The real villain of Mary Trump's family tell-all isn't Donald. It's Fred.