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2:25 PM ET, July 11, 2020

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Washington Post:
Trump's commutation of Roger Stone's sentence is an unforgivable betrayal of his office  —  THERE ARE no doubt thousands of people in federal prison who deserved a presidential commutation more than Roger Stone.  But after President Trump's intervention on Friday, Mr. Stone will serve none of his prison sentence.
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David Frum / The Atlantic:
Stone Walks Free in One of the Greatest Scandals in American History  —  Roger Stone's best trick was always his upper-class-twit wardrobe.  He seemed such a farcical character, such a Klaxon-alarm-from-a-mile-away goofball—who could take him seriously?  —  Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen: They had tradecraft.
Lee Moran / HuffPost:
Mitt Romney Slams Donald Trump's Commutation For Roger Stone: ‘Historic Corruption’  —  The Republican senator said the move was “unprecedented.”  —  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Saturday morning pulled no punches with his response to President Donald Trump's decision to commute the sentence …
Discussion: Bloomberg, Redstate and Axios
Lawfare:
Trump's Aberrant Pardons and Commutations
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:   The Roger Stone Case Shows Why Trump Is Worse Than Nixon
New York Times:
Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone in Case He Long Denounced
William Kristol / The Bulwark:   The Filthy Air  —  Trump gives Roger Stone his Get Out of Jail Free card.
The White House:
Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grant of Clemency for Roger Stone, Jr.
Gerald Tracy / WOAI:
‘I thought this was a hoax’: Patient in their 30s dies after attending ‘COVID party’  —  SAN ANTONIO, Texas (WOAI/KABB) - A patient in their 30s died from the coronavirus after attending what is known as a “COVID party,” according to health care officials.  Chief Medical Officer …
Jeremy Kohler / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Portland Place couple who confronted protesters have a long history of not backing down  —  ST. LOUIS — When Black Lives Matter protesters marched up Kingshighway on June 28 and turned through an iron gate into the magnificent private street of Portland Place, they encountered a couple who have for years …
Discussion: Quiz Category
Christine Byers / KSDK-TV:
McCloskeys served with search warrant, police take rifle shown in viral pictures  —  Sources told 5 On Your Side police seized one of the weapons, the rifle, from the couple and they told police their attorney has the pistol seen in photos.  —  ST. LOUIS — 5 On Your Side …
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Dom Calicchio / Fox News:
Missouri couple who defended home have rifle seized during police search: report  —  There was no immediate indication the McCloskeys were arrested or charged with a crime  —  Authorities in St. Louis executed a search warrant Friday evening at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey …
Discussion: Redstate, Breitbart, Twitchy and Townhall
New York Times:
'I Don't Want to Go Back': Many Teachers Are Fearful and Angry Over Pressure to Return  —  Teachers say crucial questions about how schools will stay clean, keep students physically distanced and prevent further spread of the virus have not been answered.  —  Many of the nation's 3.5 million …
Discussion: NPR, The Daily Caller, Deadline and KTLA
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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum  —  New York (CNN Business)Editor's note: This article quotes racist, homophobic and sexist language, much of which has not been censored.  —  The top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson …
CNN:
Democrats, it's too soon to cheer Trump's defeat  —  Opinion by Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan  —  Arick Wierson, who writes frequently for CNN Opinion, is a six-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and a former senior media adviser to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Discussion: Sputnik News and Instapundit
Sonny Soleil / WTF Florida?:
Commissioner who Voted Against Masks in Critical Condition with COVID-19  —  St. Augustine (WTFF) - St. Johns County Commissioner Paul Waldron caught the coronavirus and went into septic shock after voting against a motion to mandate masks for county employees last week.
Discussion: Florida Politics
Maria Copeland / Campus Reform:
Police say Texas A&M student who found racist notes on his car put them there  — A report from the university police department concluded that the student was responsible for the act.  —  A student at Texas A&M University who reported that racist notes had been left on his car windshield is responsible for the act, police say.
Discussion: TheBlaze
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Ashe Schow / The Daily Wire:
HATE CRIME HOAX: Student Claims He Found Racist Notes On His Car. Police Say He Wrote Them.
Discussion: The College Fix
Andrew Feinberg / The Independent:
White House insiders are worried that ‘unhinged conspiracy theorists’ are being given more and more powerful roles at the Pentagon  —  'It's like these individuals are living in a complete alternate reality,' one source told me, adding that the idea of such people still serving in government was ‘terrifying’
Discussion: IJR
USA Today:
‘Republicans are really fed up’: GOP increasingly splits with Trump as his polls drag  —  WASHINGTON - Weeks before President Donald Trump accepts his party's nomination, cracks are deepening within the party as a host of GOP lawmakers distance themselves from the Republican standard bearer …
Discussion: Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
New York Times:
'I Couldn't Do Anything': The Virus and an E.R. Doctor's Suicide  —  Dr. Lorna Breen was unflappable — until she faced a new enemy.  —  On an afternoon in early April, while New York City was in the throes of what would be the deadliest days of the coronavirus pandemic …
David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
NBC Contributor Reveals He Never Had Coronavirus After Network Documented His Recovery  —  An NBC medical expert who was brought on air nearly a dozen times to detail his struggle with COVID-19 never had the virus, he revealed this week.  —  After believing he had the coronavirus in spite …
Jonathan Karl / Washington Post:
It's the duty of the White House press secretary to hold briefings.  But not like this.  —  Jonathan Karl, the author of “Front Row at the Trump Show,” covers the White House for ABC News and is president of the White House Correspondents' Association.  —  On the Monday following President …
Discussion: Mediaite
Nathan L. Gonzales / Roll Call:
Rating changes: Democratic control of Senate more likely because of Trump  —  Alaska, South Carolina seats in play; McSally an underdog  —  ANALYSIS — After Donald Trump's unexpected victory in 2016, there's a temptation to avoid making political projections.  But one election result shouldn't cause us to ignore the data.
Discussion: The Guardian
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Georgia.  Ohio.  Texas.  Democrats Tell Biden to Go Big (He's Being Cautious).  —  This election, some Democrats argue, offers the party the provocative possibility of a new path to the presidency, even as others warn against overconfidence.  —  WASHINGTON — With President Trump's poll numbers sliding …
Discussion: Axios and The Week
Adam Klasfeld / courthousenews.com:
New Friday Night Justice Department Shake-Up Installs Barr Deputy in Brooklyn  —  (CN) — In a mirror image drama of a shake-up that occurred three weeks earlier, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the sudden replacement of a powerful federal prosecutor in New York with an associate of Attorney General Bill Barr.
Associated Press:
Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse  —  NEW YORK (AP) — A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic.  —  The number of deaths per day from the virus had been falling for months …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Jack Healy / New York Times:
For Oklahoma Tribe, Vindication at Long Last  —  After decades of betrayals and broken treaties, the Supreme Court ruled that much of Oklahoma is their land, after all.  —  The sorrow and death of the Trail of Tears were still fresh when a band of Muscogee (Creek) people gathered by an oak tree …
Discussion: Vox
Politico:
Trump allies push for a new campaign opening act: Michael Flynn  —  Four years ago, Michael Flynn, an intelligence officer with a three-decade military career, became a MAGA star introducing Donald Trump at raucous campaign rallies.  —  Now, after a prolonged battle against what Trump's biggest supporters …
Kristina Peterson / Wall Street Journal:
Psychedelic Mushrooms Could Pit D.C. Against Congress  —  Ballot initiative to decriminalize some hallucinogenic substances is likely to go to voters this fall, but federal lawmakers might intervene if it passes  —  WASHINGTON—District of Columbia residents are likely to vote this fall …
Ryan Faircloth / Star Tribune:
Feds deny Walz's request for aid to rebuild after riots  —  More than 1,500 buildings suffered damage in the unrest after George Floyd's death.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  The federal government has denied Gov. Tim Walz's request for aid to help rebuild and repair Twin Cities structures that were damaged …
Discussion: Redstate
 
 
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Associated Press:
Mail carrier in West Virginia pleads guilty to attempted election fraud
Paul Berger / Wall Street Journal:
New York City's Transit System Faces Unprecedented Financial Reckoning
Kim Chandler / Associated Press:
Sessions vies for Senate comeback in race shadowed by Trump
Associated Press:
Biden forges brand of liberal populism to use against Trump
U.S. Mission China / U.S. Embassy & Consulates …:
Security Alert - Heightened Risk of Arbitrary Detention
Discussion: Bloomberg
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Interview: Pence declares only Trump can save America and its history from the mob
Discussion: Redstate, The Hill and Breitbart
Jonathan Wosen / San Diego Union-Tribune:
More viruses will jump from animals to people, San Diego Zoo says. Can we catch them?
New York Times:
In Latin America, the Pandemic Threatens Equality Like Never Before
 Earlier Items: 
Stacy Cowley / New York Times:
The Students Are Victims of Fraud, but the Government Won't Help
Kimberly Wehle / Politico:
Actually, the Supreme Court Just Gave Congress a Big Win
Discussion: Raw Story
Allison Gordon / CNN:
Dozens of Mississippi lawmakers have coronavirus after weeks of refusing to wear masks
Discussion: Mediaite and HillReporter.com
Michael Brice-Saddler / Washington Post:
Despite hopes that it would, summer weather has not stopped virus's spread in the U.S.
Madeline Holcombe / CNN:
Expert warns the US is approaching ‘one of the most unstable times in the history of our country’
Politico:
When Val Demings Stood by Police Officers Accused of Excessive Force
Baltimore Sun:
Baltimore Police sergeant arrested, accused of kidnapping contractor and extorted him for a refund …
Discussion: Law & Crime
NBC News:
Concern over turnout was factor in postponing Trump rally, GOP advisers say
Discussion: MSNBC and Mediaite