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1:35 PM ET, July 13, 2020

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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.
Discussion: Axios and The Daily Caller
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CNN:   New York should prosecute Roger Stone
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Top Mueller lawyer to publish insider account of Trump-Russia investigation
Discussion: IJR, POLITICUSUSA and Political Wire
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Judge seeks more details on Trump's clemency for Roger Stone
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Hill
John Bowden / The Hill:
Top Mueller prosecutor: ‘We could have done more’ in Russia investigation
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
Robert McCartney / Washington Post:
Corporate money, Black Lives Matter protests and elites' opinion drove Redskins name change
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
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Trump's attacks on Fauci and other experts reinforce that he'd rather Americans be confused than concerned
Richard North Patterson / The Bulwark:
Trump Is Cornered.  Here's Why.  —  The pandemic.  Race relations.  Unemployment.  And more—including his own unlikable self.  —  The electoral dynamics have already hardened.  Donald Trump will lose if everyone who wants to vote can.  His remaining hope is to choose his own electorate.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Alison Flood / The Guardian:
Donald Trump Jr's new anti-Biden book misplaces apostrophe in title  —  Liberal Privilege, which he is self-publishing in August, is subtitled 'Joe Biden and the Democrat's Defense of the Indefensible'  —  Donald Trump Jr appears to have forgotten one of the cardinal rules of the apostrophe …
Chris McGreal / The Guardian:
'He's in trouble here': can Trump win this critical swing state again?
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and New York Post
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D. Clay Ackerly / Vox:   My patient caught Covid-19 twice. So long to herd immunity hopes.
Nancy Cook / Politico:
Mark Meadows finds it's not so easy being chief  —  The same night President Donald Trump announced Mark Meadows would serve as his fourth chief of staff, he told donors at a fundraiser that the North Carolina congressman could be “my James Baker” — the legendary aide and Cabinet member to three Republican presidents.
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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.
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Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
Mary Trump scolds media for downplaying Donald's mental disorders
Discussion: Mediaite
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
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: IJR
Open Society Foundations:
Open Society Foundations Announce $220 Million for Building Power in Black Communities  —  NEW YORK—To support this nation's historic movement towards racial justice, the Open Society Foundations today is announcing investments totaling $220 million in emerging organizations and leaders building power …
Discussion: Axios, The Hill and The Gateway Pundit
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Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:   George Soros's Foundation Pours $220 Million Into Racial Equality Push
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 …
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: The Week and Raw Story
Karen Attiah / Washington Post:
The Texas Rangers' team name must go  —  As the Washington football team finally gives up its racist slur of a name, there is one major sports team that has avoided the spotlight and resisted meaningful engagement with the violent and racist implications of its name.
Discussion: Althouse, CBS Baltimore and Twitchy
Kyle Daly / Axios:
Online conspiracy theory links child trafficking to Wayfair furniture sales  —  Platforms including Reddit, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have been playing host to a baseless conspiracy theory that picked up steam over the weekend claiming that furniture e-tailer Wayfair is a front for human trafficking.
Nomaan Merchant / Associated Press:
Court refuses to order Houston to host Texas GOP gathering  —  HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Monday upheld Houston's refusal to allow the state Republican convention to hold in-person events in the city due to the coronavirus pandemic.  —  The court dismissed an appeal …
Discussion: The Hill
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Connecticut Bet Big on the Suburbs.  That Might Finally Pay Off.  —  One of the nation's most troubled states hopes to capitalize on interest from New Yorkers looking to escape the city  —  WESTON, Conn.—It took a global pandemic and a severe economic downturn to do what once seemed impossible …
 
 
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
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Lawrence Krauss / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: National Review
New York Times:
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Discussion: The Guardian