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7:50 PM ET, July 14, 2020


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Grace Segers / CBS News:
Asked why Black Americans are killed by police, Trump responds, “So are White people”  —  Watch more from Catherine Herridge's interview with President Trump on the “CBS Evening News” at 6:30 p.m. ET, and on “CBS This Morning” from 7 to 9 a.m. ET.  —  Washington — In an interview with CBS News …
Laura Wagner / VICE:
Bari Weiss Is Leaving the New York Times  —  The writer and editor has self-expelled from the newspaper, she tells VICE.  —  Laura Wagner  —  Bari Weiss, a writer and editor for the embattled New York Times Opinion section, is leaving the paper.  —  When reached by phone …
Kerry Flynn / CNN:
Longtime columnist and blogger Andrew Sullivan resigns from New York magazine  —  New York (CNN Business)Columnist and blogger Andrew Sullivan is leaving New York magazine, his professional home since 2016, he announced Tuesday.  —  “This will be my last week at New York Magazine,” Sullivan tweeted.
Dominic Green / Spectator USA:   Source: ‘Dozens of instances of bullying and harassment’ at New York Times
New York Times:
Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Administration Walks Back Rule That Would Have Stripped Some Foreign Student Visas  —  Florida broke its record for most deaths in a single day, and Republicans are rethinking their convention there.  People in England will be required to wear masks inside shops and supermarkets.
NBC News:
Trump administration backs down on restrictions for international students
Discussion: Reuters, ABC News and Breitbart
Tiffany Littler / KSNT-TV:
3 felony criminal charges filed against Steve Watkins  —  TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay announced Tuesday he's filed criminal charges against Kansas Rep. Steve Watkins.  This follows an investigation by the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office.
Discussion: and Raw Story
Melissa Brunner / WIBW-TV:
DA charges Watkins with voter fraud  —  TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins faces criminal charges of voter fraud.  —  Shawnee Co. District Attorney Mike Kagay said Tuesday he filed four counts against Watkins: Interference with Law Enforcement, Providing False Information …
John M. Barry / New York Times:
The Pandemic Could Get Much, Much Worse.  We Must Act Now.  —  A comprehensive shutdown may be required in much of the country.  —  Mr. Barry is the author of “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History.”  —  When you mix science and politics, you get politics.
Billie Kanfer / Data For Progress:
Joe Biden Moves Left on Climate, Voters Love To See It  —  By Danielle Deiseroth, Marcela Mulholland and Julian Brave NoiseCat  —  Today, former Vice President Joe Biden released two new plans, building on his “Build Back Better” platform and updating the climate plan first released by his campaign last year.
Discussion: Common Dreams and Washington Post
New York Times:
Biden Announces $2 Trillion Climate Plan
Discussion: The Week
Ben Jacobs / New York Magazine:
Kanye's Short-Lived Attempt to Get on the 2020 Ballot  —  On July 4, Kanye West tweeted that he was running for president.  It was treated as one of his typical grandiloquent pronouncements.  The tweet sparked a lot of opinion pieces, cable news segments, and even a question in an Oval Office interview with Donald Trump.
The Texas Tribune:
Texas hospitals are running out of drugs, beds, ventilators and even staff  —  Many Texas hospitals are no longer accepting transfer patients in order to maintain space for a surge that's expected to come.  In some parts of the state, it's already here.  —  Copy link
Discussion: Fox News
NBC News:
Federal stockpile is thin amid coronavirus surge, internal documents show
Christian Cooper / Washington Post:
Why I have chosen not to aid the investigation of Amy Cooper  —  Christian Cooper is a writer and editor and a board member of New York City Audubon.  —  On May 25, when I was birding in the Ramble section of New York's Central Park, I asked a woman whose dog was off his leash to please put him back on, as the area's rules require.
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 …
Mike Levine / ABC News:
A message for President Donald Trump from his niece: ‘Resign’  —  In exclusive, Mary Trump said she saw “first hand” what shaped her uncle.  —  Speaking about her influential uncle for the first time since the publication of her explosive new book, Mary Trump — President Donald Trump's niece …
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
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” …
David Knowles / Yahoo News:
Ivanka Trump tells workers to ‘Find Something New’ — because old jobs aren't coming back
Discussion: New York Post, WHDH-TV and 9to5Mac
Giovanni Russonello / New York Times:
Trump's Convention?  ‘Everybody Just Assumes No One Is Going’  —  After changing cities, the R.N.C. finds itself back where it began: the middle of a coronavirus hot spot.  It's Tuesday, and this is your politics tip sheet.  Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday.
Discussion: Florida Politics
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 …
Robby Soave / Reason:
Museum Curator Resigns After He Is Accused of Racism for Saying He Would Still Collect Art From White Men  —  Until last week, Gary Garrels was senior curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).  He resigned his position after museum employees circulated …
Discussion: National Review
Morgan Phillips / Fox News:
Trump to hold Rose Garden press conference  —  A source familiar with the matter said the president will use the opportunity to discuss China  —  President Trump will hold a press conference in the Rose Garden Tuesday at 5 p.m., the White House announced, and a source familiar with the matter …
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Trump expected to talk about China and Hong Kong at news conference
Discussion: Associated Press, The Hill and Fox News
NBC News:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized with infection  —  Supreme Court Justice Ruther Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday for treatment of a possible infection.  —  Ginsburg was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. …
Discussion: Politico and Axios
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.
Edgar Sandoval / New York Times:
I Went Home to Texas to Cover the Virus.  Then My Family Got It.  —  Edgar Sandoval knew he was well prepared to report on the spread of the coronavirus on the Texas-Mexico border.  He was going home.  Little did he know exactly what he would find.  —  MCALLEN, Texas …
Leia Idliby / Mediaite:
Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson Ambushed Over Bush Support By Colbert's Cartoon Anchors  —  Rick Wilson, the co-founder of anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project, was ambushed on Monday night by the cartoon anchors on Stephen Colbert's parody news show Tooning Out the News.
Discussion: Twitchy
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
GOP Governors Losing Residents' Support on COVID-19  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans are broadly positive about the way their state governors are handling the COVID-19 crisis, but that sentiment has slipped in the past month as virus cases have skyrocketed in parts of the country.
Dunford withdraws as pick to lead coronavirus oversight commission  —  Retired Gen. Joseph Dunford, former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, has withdrawn from consideration to lead a congressional commission tasked with overseeing the Trump administration's implementation …
Discussion: The Hill
Amanda Becker / Washington Post:
Lincoln Project video editor is out over crude tweets about female anatomy  —  A video editor who shaped the buzzy Lincoln Project ads needling President Trump is no longer affiliated with the Republican organization over a series of past tweets in which he used offensive slang for female anatomy to insult political rivals.
Tamar Lapin / New York Post:
Jimmy Fallon welcomes Gov. Andrew Cuomo during first show back in studio  —  Jimmy Fallon was back in 30 Rock studios for Monday night's episode of NBC's “The Tonight Show” after nearly four months away due to the coronavirus pandemic.  —  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared as a guest via Zoom …
Kyle Kondik / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Electoral College: The Fringe of the Map Expands  —  Editor's Note: This is the first of two issues of the Crystal Ball this week.  We'll be back Thursday with our regularly-scheduled issue.  —  KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE  — President Trump's position has been perilously weak for a month and a half.
Kyle Olson / Breitbart:
Joe Biden Refuses to Take Questions from Reporters for 2nd Time in Under a Week  —  For the second time in less than a week, Joe Biden refused to take any questions from reporters.  —  Biden concluded his prepared remarks and a journalist shouted, “Mr. Vice President, time for a few questions?”
U.S. Department of Justice:
Former Atomwaffen Division Leader Pleads Guilty to Swatting Conspiracy  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A former leader of the white supremacist group Atomwaffen Division pleaded guilty today to charges related to his role in a conspiracy that conducted multiple swatting events targeting journalists …
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
Freedom Caucus member tests positive for coronavirus  —  Rep. Morgan Griffith, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, has tested positive for coronavirus — a diagnosis that comes five days after the Virginia Republican attended a GOP press conference and which spurred an effort at contact tracing within the group.
Discussion: The Hill
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.
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Deborah Douglas / Nieman Reports:
Meet the New Black Press
Jody Rosen / Los Angeles Times:
It's time to cancel ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’ Here's what should replace it
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Twitchy
Timothy Lloyd / Reuters:
FBI concerned over laundering risks in private equity, hedge funds - leaked document
New York Times:
Judge Upends Harvey Weinstein Settlement, Questioning Its Approach
Discussion: Vanity Fair and The Daily Caller
Associated Press:
Florida tops virus death mark, UK, France mandate masks
Discussion: The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
GOP congressman Morgan Griffith tests positive for coronavirus
Discussion: Reuters
Ed Morrissey / Hotair:
Hmmm: Georgia Expands Criminal Probe Into DA In Rayshard Brooks Case — Who's Now On His Third Explanation On Subpoenas
Discussion: Power Line
Trump Pivots to Self-Pity With Polls Sinking, Pandemic Worsening
Discussion: Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
Donald Trump, Jr.'s arrest record for “public intoxication” is now public
Jon Haworth / ABC News:
Squirrel tests positive for the bubonic plague in Colorado
Noga Tarnopolsky / The Daily Beast:
Israeli Data Show School Openings Were a Disaster That Wiped Out Lockdown Gains