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Tammy Duckworth / New York Times:
Tucker Carlson Doesn't Know What Patriotism Is  —  Neither does President Trump.  —  Ms. Duckworth is a Democratic senator from Illinois.  —  A little over 240 years ago, two of my ancestors put on the uniform of George Washington's Continental Army and marched into battle …
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David Weigel / Washington Post:
Rep. Dan Crenshaw questions Sen. Tammy Duckworth's values in Trump campaign meetup  —  Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas suggested to an online audience this week that Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois agreed with “the destruction of America,” adding his voice to a chorus of Republicans who have questioned …
Carlos Lozada / Washington Post:
The real villain of Mary Trump's family tell-all isn't Donald.  It's Fred.  —  Review of “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man” by Mary L. Trump  —  TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man  —  Simon & Schuster.
Discussion: New Republic and New York Times
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Washington Post:
Presidents don't usually lose as badly at the Supreme Court as Trump did
Discussion: The White House and Raw Story
CNN:
‘Never Trump’ movement returns for Act II, armed with President's own words and record  —  (CNN)The Never Trump movement failed four years ago.  But a small band of Republicans still bucking their party are back with a new game plan for their second act: turning President Donald Trump's words and record against him.
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Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
Trolling Trump Isn't The Same Thing As Beating Him  —  The Lincoln Project's ads go viral.  That doesn't mean they work.  —  The Lincoln Project, a group of “Never Trump” Republicans who have now dedicated themselves to defeating the president in 2020, makes the “the best ads on television …
Sarah Longwell / The Bulwark:   What Women Want  —  Here's what women who voted for Trump …
Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Says  —  The agency also explained more directly that people without symptoms may spread the virus.  The acknowledgments should have come sooner, some experts said.  —  The coronavirus may linger in the air in crowded indoor spaces …
Discussion: The Week, FOX 2 and NPR
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Lazaro Gamio / New York Times:   How Coronavirus Cases Have Risen Since States Reopened
New York Times:   Coronavirus Live Updates: The Surge in U.S. Cases Is Driven Largely by States That Reopened Early
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
The Unburdened Believer  —  On the morning of May 19, Larry Kudlow was booked as a guest on the Fox Business channel.  This in itself wasn't unusual.  As the National Economic Council director, the former CNBC host is a natural show pony in the stable of officials whose duties entail regular appearances …
CNN:
Trump implies he's ready to grant clemency to Roger Stone  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump implied in a pair of interviews Thursday that he was ready to grant clemency to Roger Stone, his friend and ally who was convicted of, among other things, lying to Congress and is set to go to prison this month.
Discussion: Contemptor
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Trump advisers fracture over Roger Stone pardon
New York Times:
DeSantis Is Said to Quietly Hinder Fund-Raising for Trump Convention  —  A personal dispute has prompted Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor, to discourage donors from contributing, people familiar with the discussions said.  His top fund-raiser denies any attempt to undercut the convention.
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 …
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.
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Pentagon chief confirms he was briefed on intelligence about Russian payments to the Taliban  —  (CNN)Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed Thursday that he had been briefed on information regarding Russian payments to the Taliban, seemingly acknowledging that Russia's support …
New York Times:
Michael Cohen Returned to Jail in Dispute Over Trump Book  —  President Trump's former personal lawyer balked at signing an agreement not to publish a book while serving his sentence at home, his legal adviser said.  —  Michael D. Cohen, President Trump's onetime lawyer and fixer …
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New York Daily News:   Michael Cohen arrested after refusing gov't demand to not publish Trump book during sentence: friend
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
An interview with President Trump: ‘The real hate is the hate from the other side’  —  This column is the first of two I'm writing based on my interview with President Trump on Wednesday.  —  As I walked into to the Oval Office, President Trump was going over new polls — some internal …
Discussion: The Bulwark and POLITICUSUSA
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
President Winning-by-Losing Is, in Fact, Losing  —  Donald Trump has made a career of turning bad news into good, but the virus has already defeated him.  —  Soon after the Supreme Court ruled, on Thursday morning, against Donald Trump's effort to stop a Manhattan prosecutor from obtaining his tax returns …
Washington Post:
Trump the victim: President complains in private about the pandemic hurting himself  —  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 …
Patricia Sullivan / Washington Post:
A small, mostly white Virginia town put up a ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner.  Ginni Thomas denounced it.  —  The banner says “Welcome to Clifton where Black Lives Matter.”  —  It was posted over the tiny Northern Virginia town's Main Street, in a space mostly used to advertise community events …
Discussion: The Week
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New York Times:   N.Y.C. Paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural Outside Trump Tower
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, the former head of the U.S. government's hub …
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?”
Robin Wright / New Yorker:
Trump's Impeachment Revenge: Alexander Vindman Is Bullied Into Retiring  —  Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, in full-dress Army uniform and with a Purple Heart pinned to his chest, ended his opening statement during the impeachment hearings on President Trump last fall by addressing his father.
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
How the Trump administration is turning legal immigrants into undocumented ones  —  The Trump administration is turning legal immigrants into undocumented ones.  —  That is, the “show me your papers” administration has literally switched off printers needed to generate those “papers.”
Joshua T. Katz / Quillette:
A Declaration of Independence by a Princeton Professor  —  In Congress, on July 4th, 1776, came the “unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.”  Signed by 56 men, many of whom were considered national heroes just a few minutes ago, it opens with a long and elegant sentence whose …
Discussion: Power Line, The College Fix and Reason
Robert T. Garrett / Dallas Morning News:
As Texas sets 3 more single-day records on coronavirus, Gov. Greg Abbott predicts next week will ‘look worse’  —  Texans may not be accustomed to wearing masks, but that's ‘the only strategy we have left to avoid having our economy shut down again,’ he pleaded.
Steve Martin / New York Times:
Carl Reiner, Perfect  —  The director and funnyman taught Steve Martin about film and comedy, but it's Reiner's advice on a completely different subject that he cherishes.  —  I've known only two perfect people in my life.  One is that son of a bitch Martin Short; the other is Carl Reiner.
Betsy Hodges / New York Times:
As Mayor of Minneapolis, I Saw How White Liberals Block Change  —  But this revolutionary moment is inviting us to be a part of the solution.  —  Ms. Hodges was the mayor of Minneapolis from 2014 to 2018.  —  Democrats have largely led big and midsize cities for much of the past half-century.
Washington Post:
Investigation rebukes Commerce Department for siding with Trump over forecasters during Hurricane Dorian  —  Report confirms Commerce officials responded to orders from the White House.  —  The Commerce Department inspector general issued a delayed and harshly critical report laying …
Discussion: WWLP-TV, Axios and New York Times
Wall Street Journal:
Behind New Covid-19 Outbreaks: America's Patchwork of Policies  —  Skyrocketing coronavirus cases in Florida, Texas, California and other states reveal missteps at all levels of government; ‘There is no national goal, no national objective’  —  The rising tide of coronavirus cases …
Discussion: The Guardian
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Durham, under pressure to wrap up investigation, could ‘punt’ to after Election Day: source  —  Durham is working expeditiously to try to finish the probe by the end of summer  —  EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Attorney John Durham is under pressure to wrap up his investigation into the origins …
Ian Duncan / Washington Post:
More than 1,000 TSA employees have tested positive for coronavirus  —  The president of the TSA officers' union said the agency is still struggling to keep its workforce safe during the pandemic  —  More than 1,000 employees at the Transportation Security Administration have tested positive …
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. teachers union says schools should not reopen next month, citing coronavirus spike  —  Leaders of the Los Angeles teachers union on Friday will call for campuses to remain closed and for distance learning to continue when the school year begins on Aug. 18, The Times has learned.
Discussion: KTLA
The Daily Beast:
‘Worse Than New York’: How Coronavirus Exploded in South Carolina  —  South Carolina is besieged by the coronavirus, reporting more cases per capita than most countries.  “We've completely lost control of the situation,” one doctor told the Beast.  —  At one hospital in Charleston …
Discussion: Fox News
New York Times:
Like ‘A Bus Accident a Day’: Hospitals Strain Under New Flood of Covid-19 Patients  —  I.C.U. units are reaching capacity.  Nurses are falling sick, contributing to shortages.  The new coronavirus spikes are challenging hospitals across the country.  —  TAMPA — As states across …
David Mack / BuzzFeed News:
A Mail Carrier Took People's Absentee Ballot Requests And Switched Their Party To Republican  —  A West Virginia mail carrier is facing prison time after admitting he attempted election fraud by changing the party registrations of people who had requested absentee ballots for the state's June primary, officials announced Thursday.
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Times
Washington Post:
CDC feels pressure from Trump as rift grows over coronavirus response  —  The June 28 email to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was ominous: A senior adviser to a top Health and Human Services Department official accused the CDC of “undermining the President” …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Jordan Valinsky / CNN:
Starbucks will require customers to wear masks
Fareed Zakaria / Washington Post:
Smart states have the edge in fighting covid-19. The United States isn't one of them.
Discussion: CNN
Chelsea Strub / WNEP-TV:
Joe Biden one on one  —  Newswatch 16's Chelsea Strub spoke …
Matthew Choi / Politico:
Trump: ‘I expect’ to wear a mask during upcoming Walter Reed hospital visit
CNN:
Bodycam footage from Phoenix arrest reveals new details about Black man's death in custody
Discussion: The Root
Lucy Diavolo / Teen Vogue:
Ronald Reagan Wasn't the Good Guy President Anti-Trump Republicans Want You to Believe In
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Bethany Mandel will not be canceled
David Mack / BuzzFeed News:
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KAJA-TV:
Nueces County Medical Examiners Office not taking COVID-19 victims
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Joshua Ceballos / Miami New Times:
Trump National Doral Could Become a Hurricane Shelter — Possibly Violating U.S. Constitution
National Review:
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