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6:45 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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ABC News:
White House seeks to discredit Fauci in memo leaked to reporters  —  Administration sources say he's sometimes referred to as “Dr. Gloom and Doom.”  —  The White House has taken the unusual step of attacking a member of its coronavirus task force, by providing a document to several media outlets …
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
Nancy Cook / Politico:
Mark Meadows finds it's not so easy being chief
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
Associated Press:   100,000 mail-in votes went uncounted in California's primary
Pam Fessler / NPR:
Signed, Sealed, Undelivered: Thousands Of Mail-In Ballots Rejected For Tardiness
Discussion: The Hill and IJR
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
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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” …
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
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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
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
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: Outside the Beltway and The Hill
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, CNN and Talking Points Memo
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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
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.
Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
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Discussion: Mediaite
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Michael Kruse / Politico:
‘He Is and Always Will Be a Terrified Little Boy’
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
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 …
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 …
Leah Simpson / Daily Mail:
Alaska Airlines flight makes an emergency landing in Seattle after passenger threatens to ‘kill everybody on this plane unless you accept Jesus was a black man’  — Video shows the man moving through the cabin of Flight 422 bound for Chicago O' Hare yelling that he is going to ‘kill everybody’ and to just ‘accept it’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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.
David Marchese / New York Times:
Oliver Stone thinks Hollywood has gone crazy.  —  Beginning in 1986 with the release of his films “Salvador” and “Platoon,” Oliver Stone kicked off a decade-long run of remarkable success.  Many of the controversial and stylistically brash films that he made during this era were box-office hits …
Discussion: Mediaite and Breitbart
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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Caitlin Emma / Politico:
Wasserman Schultz pitches new spending panel on equity, justice, diversity
Discussion: The Hill
New York Times:
How Russia Built a Channel to the Taliban, Once an Enemy
Discussion: Political Wire
Chris Stirewalt / Fox News:
Where it's at  —  The 2016 election was the biggest upset …
Discussion: HISTORY and Breitbart
Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Workers are pushed to the brink as they continue to wait for delayed unemployment payments
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jemele Hill / The Atlantic:
The Anti-Semitism We Didn't See  —  DeSean Jackson's Hitler moment …
Discussion: Washington Post
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
 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
Patrick Rucker / ProPublica:
Trump Financial Regulator Quietly Shelved Discrimination Probes Into Bank of America and Other Lenders
Alison Flood / The Guardian:
Donald Trump Jr's new anti-Biden book misplaces apostrophe in title
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Former Mueller prosecutor writing book on investigation
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Axios
New York Times:
Inside the White House, a Gun Industry Lobbyist Delivers for His Former Patrons
Discussion: Politico