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9:05 AM ET, July 13, 2020

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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.
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USA Today:
Washington NFL team to announce retirement of ‘Redskins’ nickname, reveal new name Monday  —  Just less than two weeks after one of his most prominent corporate sponsors urged him to change the name of his football team, Washington owner Daniel Snyder plans to announce the retirement of the …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: White House declares open season on Fauci  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  IN FLORIDA, some 15,300 CORONAVIRUS cases were reported in the last day.  Health experts are warning of a resurgence of the virus.  Yet, the White House is spending its time slagging ANTHONY FAUCI …
Robert McCartney / Washington Post:
Corporate money, Black Lives Matter protests and elites' opinion drove Redskins name change
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows lays traps to find suspected leakers  —  President Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told several White House staffers he's fed specific nuggets of information to suspected leakers to see if they pass them on to reporters — a trap that would confirm his suspicions.
Discussion: Politico, The Week, Raw Story and The Hill
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Aides Undercut Fauci as He Speaks Up on Virus Concerns  —  Administration officials moved to treat the nation's top infectious disease expert as if he were a warring political rival, releasing a list of what they said were questionable statements he had made.
Discussion: IJR and Mediaite
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ABC News:
White House seeks to discredit Fauci in memo leaked to reporters
Discussion: The Hill
NBC News:
White House seeks to discredit Fauci amid coronavirus surge
NBC New York:
New York City Without Coronavirus Deaths Four Months After First Report  —  New York City health officials reported zero deaths related to the novel coronavirus four months after the state's first official death was recorded on March 11.  —  According to initial data reported by the NYC Department …
Discussion: The Hill, Axios, Bloomberg, Fox News and Twitchy
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 …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
While America Looks Away, Autocrats Crack Down on Digital News Sites  —  Independent journalism is on the defensive, from Hungary to Malaysia.  —  Like many American media types, I spent a lot of time last week reading heated arguments about free speech.  I was wondering if I, too …
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
George Soros's Foundation Pours $220 Million Into Racial Equality Push  —  Mr. Soros's group will invest $150 million in grants for Black-led racial justice groups, and another $70 million toward local grants for criminal justice reform and civic engagement opportunities.
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Joe Schoffstall / Washington Free Beacon:   Soros-Backed Liberal Groups Raked in Tens of Millions From PPP
Politico:
‘Adapt immediately or find a new job’: Senate GOP confronts fundraising emergency  —  Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee prepared a slideshow for Senate chiefs of staff full of bleak numbers about the party's failure to compete with Democrats on digital fundraising.
Discussion: Raw Story
National Review:
An Indefensible Commutation  —  President Trump has commuted the sentence of Roger Stone.  The timing, late on Friday, suggests internal embarrassment over the move, and we wish there were more.  —  The commutation is a move fully within the president's powers and in keeping …
Washington Post:
Long delays in getting test results hobble coronavirus response  —  Test results for the novel coronavirus are taking so long to come back that experts say the results across the United States are often proving useless in the campaign to control the deadly disease.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats see immigration reform as topping Biden agenda  —  Democrats are vowing to move forward with immigration reform if presumptive nominee Joe Biden is elected president and the party also takes back the Senate in this fall's elections.  —  The prospect would set up a bruising battle …
Discussion: Breitbart and ImmigrationProf Blog
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Harry Enten / CNN:
Texas is a swing state in 2020, new polls reveal
Discussion: The Hill, Axios and CBS News
Michael Kruse / Politico:
‘He Is and Always Will Be a Terrified Little Boy’  —  Donald Trump is the damaged product of an absent mother and a sociopathic father.  —  That's in essence Mary Trump's assessment in her ultra-anticipated instant bestseller that's due out Tuesday—Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man.
Discussion: Deadline
Mike Allen / Axios:
Roger Stone says he plans to campaign for Trump  —  Roger Stone told Axios in a phone interview that he plans to write and speak for President Trump's re-election now that Stone “won't die in a squalid hellhole of corona-19 virus.”  —  “I'm asthmatic,” said Stone, 67.
Elizabeth Doran / Syracuse Post-Standard:
At least 16 sick after coronavirus exposure at DeWitt in-home day care: ‘Take this seriously ... stay home if sick at all’  —  DeWitt, N.Y. — At least 16 children and adults have come down with the coronavirus after it spread from contact at a DeWitt family in-home child care.
Washington Post:
President Trump has made more than 20,000 false or misleading claims  —  It took President Trump 827 days to top 10,000 false and misleading claims in The Fact Checker's database, an average of 12 claims a day.  —  But on July 9, just 440 days later, the president crossed the 20,000 mark …
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Former Mueller prosecutor writing book on investigation  —  NEW YORK (AP) — A top prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller has a book coming out this fall about the two-year investigation into the alleged ties between Russia and the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump.
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 …
Daniel Politi / Slate:
Trump Insists Obama Played More Golf as President.  The Numbers Say Otherwise.  —  President Donald Trump is apparently none too happy that people are criticizing him for playing golf as a pandemic is raging in the United States.  The commander in chief took to Twitter Sunday to defend …
New York Times:
Inside the White House, a Gun Industry Lobbyist Delivers for His Former Patrons  —  The Trump administration lifted a ban on sales of silencers to private overseas buyers that was intended to protect U.S. troops from ambushes.  The change was championed by a lawyer for the president who had worked for a firearms trade group.
New York Post:
NYC sees 15 shootings in 15-hour span as gun violence surge continues  —  New York City's plague of gun crime continued this weekend — with 15 people shot in the same number of hours since midday Saturday, police sources told The Post.  —  The shootings — including a 21-year-old man left fighting …
Discussion: Fox News
Associated Press:
China sanctions Cruz, Rubio, Smith, Brownback for criticism  —  FILE - This combination of the 2020 file photos shows, from left to right; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. in Washington on May 5, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas in Washington on June 24, Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., in Washington on June 2 …
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
Trump's Health Officials Warn More Will Die as Covid Cases Rise  —  They struck a sober note on Sunday's news programs, strongly urging the vast majority of people in hard-hit cities and states to wear masks and avoid large gatherings.  —  Two of the Trump administration's top health officials …
Nick Cohen / The Guardian:
Anne Applebaum: how my old friends paved the way for Trump and Brexit  —  In a powerful new book, the journalist and historian reveals how her former friends and colleagues became agents of populism  —  Anne Applebaum can look at the wreck of democratic politics and understand it with a completeness few contemporary writers can match.
 
 
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Charles Creitz / Fox News:
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Discussion: Breitbart
Scott Gottlieb / Wall Street Journal:
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As Confederate monuments fall, don't forget Bree Newsome's athletic act of protest in 2015
Kelly Kennedy / WOIO:
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Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
What Donald Trump's ‘Access Hollywood’ Weekend Says About 2020
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Roger Stone, coronavirus, and the 192 days that may destroy America as we know it
Washington Post:
Parscale hits a rough patch as Trump's campaign manager
CNN:
Superintendent for one of US's largest public school systems has a message for DeVos …
Discussion: East Bay Times