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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 …
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Quint Forgey / Politico:
Poll shows Trump's coronavirus approval at all-time low
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?”
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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 …
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight, Reason and Raw Story
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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.
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
An Unexpected Struggle for Trump: Defining an Elusive Biden
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
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Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
White House Advisers Sick of Trump's ‘Woe Is Me’ Attitude to Crisis, Says Report
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
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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Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Trump predicts ‘big crowd’ for Saturday night's rally in New Hampshire
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
David Goldman / CNN:
Goya Foods boycott takes off after its CEO praises Trump  —  New York (CNN Business)The hashtag #Goyaway was trending on social media Friday after Robert Unanue, CEO of Goya Foods, appeared in the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon and praised President Donald Trump.
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Trump advisers fracture over Roger Stone pardon  —  Roger Stone is headed to prison next week unless Donald Trump intervenes.  And a chorus of outside allies is pressing the president to do just that — over the wishes of White House and campaign aides who don't like Stone and think Trump has nothing to gain by helping him.
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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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Matthew Stokes / The Bulwark:
Tammy Duckworth and the Trump Trap
Discussion: Washington Post and The Federalist
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 …
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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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 Vanity Fair
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 …
Associated Press:
AP: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses …
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
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
Will “Cancel Culture” Stop Democratic Momentum?  —  As we have seen over the past week, the president is eager to frame this election as a war over the symbols, monuments and statues that celebrate America's historic figures.  As a White House aide told the Wall Street Journal the other day …
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, NPR and Fox News
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 …
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: WBTW-TV and Fox News
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 …
Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Chinese virologist accuses Beijing of coronavirus cover-up, flees Hong Kong: ‘I know how they treat whistleblowers’  —  Li-Meng Yan told Fox News that she believes China knew about the coronavirus well before it claimed it did.  She says her supervisors also ignored research …
Discussion: National Review
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: New York Post and The Week
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 …
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
USA Today:
I hope white women will help us change America in 2020.  But so far I'm not counting on it.  —  One might think that at this point, Joe Biden choosing a Black woman as his running mate is a foregone conclusion.  However, with a Democratic Party hesitant to lose the mysterious “swing voter” …
Brad Kutner / courthousenews.com:
Virginia Judge Blocks Effort to Take Down Confederate Statue  —  RICHMOND, Va. (CN) — Calling a Confederate general who led an uprising against the United States of America an “American war veteran,” a state judge blocked the removal of any war monuments in the state capital Thursday afternoon.
 
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Joe Sutton / CNN:
Utah governor declares state of emergency during protests over ruling that fatal police shooting was justified
Discussion: The Hill and KSTU
Parker Molloy / Media Matters for America:
QAnon may be coming to Congress, and journalists need to be ready
Discussion: The Dispatch
Arizona Republic:
As COVID-19 surge persists, Ducey takes little action
Catherine Valentine / CNN:
Retired two-star Army general pleads guilty to sexually abusing his daughter
Discussion: New York Post and Task & Purpose
Paul Rahe / The Federalist:
America Can't Take Another Lockdown. Protect The Vulnerable And Carry On
Lazaro Gamio / New York Times:
How Coronavirus Cases Have Risen Since States Reopened