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10:35 AM ET, July 14, 2020

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Arlette Saenz / CNN:
Biden wades into Texas with first general election TV ad in state  —  Harry Enten on new Trump poll: This is the worst I've seen  —  (CNN)Joe Biden's campaign is debuting its first general election television ad in Texas on Tuesday, dipping its toes in a state long considered a Republican stronghold …
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Washington Post:
We ran the CDC.  No president ever politicized its science the way Trump has.  —  The administration is undermining public health  —  As America begins the formidable task of getting our kids back to school and all of us back to work safely amid a pandemic that is only getting worse …
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Toluse Olorunnipa / Washington Post:
Trump cites game show host on pandemic while undercutting doctors and questioning their expertise
Washington Post:
We don't worry for Dr. Fauci. We worry for the country.
Discussion: STAT, The Guardian and Fox News
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Tucker Carlson to Take Vacation Amid Staffer Controversy … Tucker Carlson, one of Fox News Channel's most-watched hosts, said he would take a pre-planned vacation as his primetime program comes under new scrutiny.  —  Carlson announced his plans Monday in the wake of a new controversy surrounding …
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Associated Press:
‘Find something new’: White House-backed ad campaign's advice to jobless  —  WASHINGTON — A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to go out and “find something new.”  —  The opening ad in the “Find Something New” …
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
America shuts down again — choosing reality over Trump's false claims  —  (CNN)While President Donald Trump obsesses about his reelection hopes in his White House bubble, state and local leaders are frantically reversing state reopenings that he demanded, which turned America into the world's biggest coronavirus hotspot.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Margaret Talev / Axios:
Axios-Ipsos poll: Americans fear return to school
New York Times:
Los Angeles and San Diego Schools to Go Online-Only in The Fall
William Kristol / The Bulwark:
Is the Republican Party a lost cause?  —  And if so, should it be?  —  Let me be definitive and unequivocal: I don't know.  —  On the one hand, with embarrassingly few exceptions at every level, the Republican party is Donald Trump's party.  So in many ways it deserves to be a lost cause.
Discussion: The Bulwark Podcast
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Nieman Lab:
Hundreds of hyperpartisan sites are masquerading as local news.  This map shows if there's one near you.  —  The growth of partisan media masquerading as state and local reporting is a troubling trend we've seen emerge amid the financial declines of local news organizations.
Washington Post:
White House signals openness to unemployment compromise as crucial deadline looms for 30 million Americans  —  Some Republican lawmakers have said the benefits should cease, while others have called for modest changes  —  Senior Trump administration officials have begun signaling their willingness …
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
Donald Trump, Jr.'s arrest record for “public intoxication” is now public  —  Donald Trump, Jr., the outspoken son of President Donald Trump, was arrested on February 25, 2001 in New Orleans on a charge of “public intoxication.”  To my knowledge, the arrest records have never been made public.
Discussion: HillReporter.com
ABC News:
Down-ballot races across Alabama, Maine and Texas revolve around Trump: 5 things to watch on Tuesday  —  Voters head to the polls for Maine's primaries and runoffs in Alabama and Texas.  —  The presidential primary season might be winding down, but further down the ballot …
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Susan Cornwell / Reuters:
Fight for control of U.S. Senate starts with Maine, Texas, Alabama primaries
Discussion: ABC News
Jon Haworth / ABC News:
Squirrel tests positive for the bubonic plague in Colorado  —  Symptoms of plague include sudden high fever, chills, headache, and nausea.  —  Public health officials have announced that a squirrel in Colorado has tested positive for the bubonic plague.  —  The town of Morrison, Colorado …
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
In Some Countries, Normal Life Is Back.  Not Here.  —  Trump's incompetence has wrecked us.  Where are the calls for him to resign?  —  If you're lucky enough to live in New Zealand, the coronavirus nightmare has been mostly over since June.  After more than two weeks with no new cases …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
House to quickly revive legal effort to get Trump's financial records  —  The House is planning to quickly revisit its effort to obtain President Donald Trump's personal financial records, urging the Supreme Court on Monday night to take its final formal steps on the matter so lawmakers can reignite the issue in the lower courts.
Discussion: Raw Story
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CNN:
Daniel Lewis Lee executed after Supreme Court clears the way for first federal execution in 17 years
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Jodi S. Cohen / ProPublica:
A Teenager Didn't Do Her Online Schoolwork.  So a Judge Sent Her to Juvenile Detention.  —  A 15-year-old in Michigan was incarcerated during the coronavirus pandemic after a judge ruled that not completing her schoolwork violated her probation.  “It just doesn't make any sense,” said the girl's mother.
The Daily Beast:
Top Trump Ally Preps a New Assault on Fauci  —  A forthcoming memo, titled “Dr. Wrong,” is the latest broadside against the nation's top infectious disease expert.  —  As Donald Trump and his press secretary sought to downplay the White House's own effort to scapegoat Dr. Anthony Fauci …
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
10 Theses About Cancel Culture  —  What we talk about when we talk about “cancellation.”  —  Cancel culture is destroying liberalism.  No, cancel culture doesn't exist.  No, it has always existed; remember when Brutus and Cassius canceled Julius Caesar?  No, it exists but it's just a bunch …
Discussion: Althouse
Noga Tarnopolsky / The Daily Beast:
Israeli Data Show School Openings Were a Disaster That Wiped Out Lockdown Gains  —  Of 1,400 Israelis diagnosed with COVID-19 last month, 657 (47 percent) were infected in schools.  Now 2,026 students, teachers, and staff have it, and 28,147 are quarantined.
New York Times:
The QAnon Candidates Are Here.  Trump Has Paved Their Way.  —  The conspiracy theorists accuse Democrats and even fellow Republicans of being beholden to a cabal of bureaucrats, pedophiles and Satanists.  President Trump has cheered them on.  —  A Republican Senate candidate recently declared herself …
Wall Street Journal:
U.K. Makes U-Turn on Huawei After U.S. Pressure  —  British government gives telecom companies until 2027 to remove Chinese firm's technology from their 5G networks  —  LONDON—The British government said it would bar telecom companies from purchasing new equipment made by China's Huawei Technologies Co …
Ryan McCrimmon / Politico:
'Here's your check': Trump's massive payouts to farmers will be hard to pull back  —  Government payments to farmers have surged to historic levels under President Donald Trump as the Agriculture Department floods the industry with cash to stem the financial losses from Trump's tariff fights and the coronavirus pandemic.
Discussion: Raw Story
Los Angeles Times:
Orange County votes to reopen schools without masks or increased social distancing  —  Orange County education leaders voted 4 to 1 Monday evening to approve recommendations for reopening schools in the fall that do not include the mandatory use of masks for students or increased social distancing …
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
Drugmakers will start coronavirus vaccine production by end of summer, Trump health officials say  — U.S. health officials and drugmakers expect to start producing potential coronavirus vaccine doses by the end of the summer, a senior Trump administration official said Monday.
Discussion: STAT
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Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
Dr. Anthony Fauci says U.S. coronavirus cases are surging because nation didn't totally shut down
Discussion: Breitbart
Arizona Republic:
Photo shows Ducey at party with no masks and no social distancing; Governor's Office claims ‘smear attack’  —  A photo of Gov. Doug Ducey attending a party without donning a mask or practicing social distancing is circulating on social media, raising questions about how closely the Republican leader …
Discussion: HillReporter.com
Jeneen Interlandi / New York Times:
Why We're Losing the Battle With Covid-19  —  The escalating crisis in Texas shows how the chronic underfunding of public health has put America on track for the worst coronavirus response in the developed world.  —  To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.
Tristan Justice / The Federalist:
Black Lives Matter Is Not A Peaceful Protest Group  —  Since the killing of George Floyd at the knees of Minneapolis police, Black Lives Matter have exposed its true colors as a violent anarchic movement.  —  Wisconsin police say a Mexican man intentionally drove his truck into a motorcyclist earlier …
Emily Flitter / New York Times:
'I Can't Keep Doing This:' Small-Business Owners Are Giving Up  —  More owners are permanently shutting their doors after new lockdown orders, realizing that there may be no end in sight to the crisis.  —  On the last Friday of June, after Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas said that bars across …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Bloomberg
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Newsroom or PAC?  Liberal group muddies online information wars  —  Rep. Max Rose, one of the most vulnerable Democrats in Congress this November, couldn't have written a better headline himself.  —  “Rep. Max Rose Deploys With National Guard to Get Hospital Ready For Coronavirus Patients …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Joe Biden makes it clear that the country is ready for big change  —  In a Zoom call with a group of journalists on Monday, former vice president Joe Biden made two things clear: He won't be scared off by accusations he is pursuing an “industrial policy” and he sees the country at an inflection point, ready for big change.
Discussion: Breitbart and Wall Street Journal
 
 
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Bloomberg:
Trump Pivots to Self-Pity With Polls Sinking, Pandemic Worsening
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Politico
Adam Harris / The Atlantic:
First Comes Police Reform. Then Comes Everything Else.
Eli Clifton / Responsible Statecraft:
Pay for play? Heritage's cozy ties with foreign arms maker raises eyebrows
Tyler McCarthy / Fox News:
Ricky Gervais said anyone ‘mildly conservative’ on Twitter is labeled as ‘Hitler’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Patrick Tucker / Defense One:
Peter Thiel's New Man In The Defense Department
theepochtimes.com:
Are Americans ‘Mad as Hell’?
Bloomberg:
Biden to Call for $2 Trillion in Spending on Clean Energy
 Earlier Items: 
KSDK-TV:
Former Gov. Greitens rushes to scene to help victims of deadly shooting near Saint Louis University
Gwen Aviles / NBC News:
Men's rights attorney Marc Angelucci's fatal shooting prompts investigation
Washington Post:
Trump administration to recommend National Guard as option to help hospitals report coronavirus data
Discussion: Daily Kos and Raw Story
Joseph Simonson / Washington Examiner:
Biden cites quote made famous by Mao Zedong during fundraiser
Discussion: Breitbart
New York Times:
Headed to the Convention? Not I, More Republicans Are Saying
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post and Raw Story
The Daily Beast:
Mary Trump Free to Dish on Her Family and Tell-All Book, Judge Rules
Discussion: Politico and PRESS RUN