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6:00 PM ET, July 13, 2020

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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump's rage at Fauci just boomeranged back on him  —  President Trump was probably thrilled when he learned that aides sent reporters opposition-research-style bullet points about Anthony S. Fauci.  After all, we're told, Trump is a “counter-puncher,” and Fauci has made him look bad …
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Molly Nagle / ABC News:
Biden campaign slams Trump for ‘disgusting’ attempt to discredit Fauci  —  The Biden campaign says Trump is trying “pass the buck by blaming” Fauci.  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign has issued a sharp rebuke of the Trump administration's efforts to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Breitbart
ABC News:
White House seeks to discredit Fauci in memo leaked to reporters
Nancy Cook / Politico:
Mark Meadows finds it's not so easy being chief
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New York Times:
Redskins to Drop Name, Yielding to Pressure From Sponsors and Activists  —  The N.F.L. team in Washington announced the move on Monday and will continue its search for a new name and logo.  —  The N.F.L. team in Washington announced Monday that it would drop its logo and “Redskins” …
Washington Post:
Redskins to retire team name Monday; new name to be revealed later  —  The Washington Redskins plan to announce Monday morning that they will change their team name, three people with knowledge of the situation confirmed Sunday night.  The team is not expected to reveal a new name until a later date.
Morgan Phillips / Fox News:
Trump believes Native American community ‘would be very angry’ over Redskins name change, McEnany says
Discussion: The Hill
New York Times:
Los Angeles and San Diego Schools to Go Online-Only in The Fall  —  California's two largest districts made the joint call amid a White House push to get children back into classrooms.  —  SACRAMENTO — California's two largest public school districts said Monday that instruction will be remote …
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Benjy Sarlin / NBC News:   Coronavirus spread threatens to overrun school reopening plans
Jeremy B. White / Politico:
California rolls back reopening plans as new outbreaks force major reversal  —  OAKLAND — Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down indoor activities across California on Monday in the starkest sign yet that the nation's most populous state is scrambling to prevent months of progress against the coronavirus from evaporating.
Discussion: Axios and Mediaite
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Alison Kosik / CNN:
Cooper Hefner, son of Playboy founder, announces campaign for California Senate  —  Cooper Hefner talks about growing up in the Playboy Mansion  —  (CNN)The son of the late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is jumping into the political ring.  —  Cooper Hefner announced Monday that he's launching …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Noah Higgins-Dunn / CNBC:   California to close indoor restaurants, movie theaters and bars statewide as coronavirus cases rise
Bloomberg Law:
Covid-19 Reinvades U.S. States That Already Beat It Back Once
Daniel Bates / Daily Mail:
BREAKING NEWS: Ghislaine Maxwell tried to flee and had a phone wrapped in tin foil to avoid detection when the FBI raided her $1M New Hampshire hideaway  — Ghislaine Maxwell refused to open the front door to the FBI and tried to flee to another room when they raided her $1million home, prosecutors claimed today
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New York Times:
Ghislaine Maxwell Tried to Hide When F.B.I. Knocked, Prosecutors Say
Discussion: Raw Story
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Judge seeks more details on Trump's clemency for Roger Stone  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday demanded more information about President Donald Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone.  —  U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered …
Discussion: Axios, Talking Points Memo and CNN
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USA Today:
Judge in Roger Stone case wants more information about the scope of clemency
Discussion: Axios and The Daily Caller
Megan Brenan / Gallup:
Americans' Face Mask Usage Varies Greatly by Demographics  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — It has been more than three months since the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reversed course and recommended that Americans wear face masks in public to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Discussion: The Hill and Outside the Beltway
New York Times:
2020 Election Live Updates: Republicans Say Florida Convention Is ‘a Risk You Have to Take’  —  Jeff Sessions, the former attorney general, is making a last appeal to Alabama voters in an attempt to win back his old Senate seat.  A new poll in Texas shows Joe Biden leading President Trump.
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Nomaan Merchant / Associated Press:
Court refuses to order Houston to host Texas GOP gathering
Discussion: The Hill
Mick Mulvaney / CNBC:
Op-ed: The next stimulus bill should focus on dealing with Covid-19  — If we are going to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars, let's do it to treat the cause of our economic illness, not just the symptoms, writes Mick Mulvaney.  —  By now everyone expects that Congress will pass another stimulus package.
Pam Fessler / NPR:
Signed, Sealed, Undelivered: Thousands Of Mail-In Ballots Rejected For Tardiness  —  Toggle more options  —  Mail-in voting, which tens of millions of Americans are expected to use this November, is fraught with potential problems.  Hundreds of thousands of ballots go uncounted each year …
Discussion: The Hill and IJR
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Associated Press:   100,000 mail-in votes went uncounted in California's primary
Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
Mary Trump scolds media for downplaying Donald's mental disorders  —  Thank you always for your support.  Please considering subscribing to PRESS RUN for just $6 a month.  —  Ultimately, this newsletter is only possible because of the support of readers like you who are backing a new kind of independent journalism.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Michael Kruse / Politico:
‘He Is and Always Will Be a Terrified Little Boy’
Discussion: Raw Story
Associated Press:
US to reject nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is poised to escalate its actions against China by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright nearly …
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Chun Han Wong / Wall Street Journal:   U.S. Set to Reject Certain Chinese Maritime Claims in South China Sea
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
Why Joe Biden Has His Eye on Karen Bass  —  The first time Representative Karen Bass heard Joe Biden talk about the car crash that killed his wife and infant daughter, she dropped into her chair, overwhelmed.  —  It was 2008, and Bass was watching the Democratic National Convention video introducing Biden …
New York Times:
Coronavirus Live Updates: 17 States Sue Trump Administration Over Rule That Could Revoke Visas for Foreign Students  —  The U.S. outbreak is growing across 39 states.  Administration officials are targeting Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the U.S.
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Collin Binkley / Associated Press:
More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
New York Times:
Choke Point for U.S. Coronavirus Response: The Fax Machine  —  Before public health officials can manage the pandemic, they must deal with a broken data system that sends incomplete results in formats they can't easily use.  —  Public health officials in Houston are struggling to keep …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Warns That Biden Presidency Would Be Disaster (for Ratings)  —  Last month, when asked what new goals he would accomplish in a second term, President Trump rambled so incoherently his allies responded with public distress.  The answer was so bad that his unofficial spokesperson Sean Hannity offered …
John Hudson / Washington Post:
Castro to challenge party elders for committee chair amid reckoning on foreign policy  —  Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas will announce this week that he will compete for the chairmanship of the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee, according to congressional aides familiar with his planning …
Ian Sample / The Guardian:
Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests  —  Exclusive: King's College London team found steep drops in patients' antibody levels three months after infection  —  People who have recovered from Covid-19 may lose their immunity to the disease within months …
Chauncey DeVega / Salon:
Dr. John Gartner: “Donald Trump is the most successful bio-terrorist in human history”  —  Psychologist and former Johns Hopkins professor on Trump's pandemic conduct: “He is a first-degree mass murderer”  —  The June 6 edition of the German newsweekly Der Spiegel described Donald Trump as a …
Discussion: Raw Story
Maya T. Prabhu / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Federal judge throws out Georgia's anti-abortion law  —  A federal judge on Monday struck down Georgia's anti-abortion law approved by the General Assembly last year, calling it unconstitutional.  —  District Judge Steve C. Jones wrote in his ruling that the law — which would have outlawed …
Discussion: Twitchy
CNN:
Amid rising coronavirus cases, the Trump campaign struggles to get its rally machine going  —  Washington (CNN)With just four months until Election Day, the Trump campaign is struggling to deploy what was supposed to be a chief feature of the President's reelection effort — the signature Trump rally.
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Workers are pushed to the brink as they continue to wait for delayed unemployment payments
Discussion: Daily Kos
Leah Simpson / Daily Mail:
Alaska Airlines flight makes an emergency landing in Seattle after passenger threatens …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Jemele Hill / The Atlantic:
The Anti-Semitism We Didn't See  —  DeSean Jackson's Hitler moment …
Discussion: Washington Post
Ben Cohen / The Appeal:
THE FEDERAL DEATH PENALTY HAS THE VENEER OF RESPECTABILITY.  BUT IT'S JUST AS FLAWED AS THE STATES' KILLING MACHINES.
Bloomberg:
McConnell Says GOP Will Pitch Its Own Stimulus Plan Next Week
Rupert Neate / The Guardian:
Super-rich call for higher taxes on wealthy to pay for Covid-19 recovery
Discussion: Common Dreams and The Hill
Robert Gast / The Federalist:
Lost Cause: A Special Forces Soldier's Case For Leaving Afghanistan
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
The Pandemic Has Accelerated Demands for a More Skilled Work Force
 Earlier Items: 
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit the Pandemic
Kyle Daly / Axios:
Online conspiracy theory links child trafficking to Wayfair furniture sales
Wall Street Journal:
Connecticut Bet Big on the Suburbs. That Might Finally Pay Off.
Alison Flood / The Guardian:
Donald Trump Jr's new anti-Biden book misplaces apostrophe in title
David Marchese / New York Times:
Oliver Stone thinks Hollywood has gone crazy.
Discussion: Mediaite and Breitbart
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Former Mueller prosecutor writing book on investigation
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Axios