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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 …
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Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:
Trump deflects on why Black people are killed by police: “And so are white people”  —  Asked by CBS News' Catherine Herridge on Tuesday why Black Americans are still dying at the hands of police, President Trump responded: “And so are white people.  So are white people.  What a terrible question to ask.”
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 …
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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  —  'Bari Weiss's letter was tame,' a New York Times insider tells me.  ‘She could have named names.  She could have said, “There are dozens of other instances of bullying and harassment.”  Because there are.’
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NBC News:
Trump administration backs down on restrictions for international students
Discussion: ABC News, Politico and Breitbart
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.
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.
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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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
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NBC News:
Federal stockpile is thin amid coronavirus surge, internal documents show
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
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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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” …
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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 POLITICUSUSA
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
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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.
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Trump expected to talk about China and Hong Kong at news conference  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump scheduled a 5 p.m. EDT/2100 GMT news conference on Tuesday that will be related to Hong Kong and China, two administration officials said, as Trump and his administration adopt …
Discussion: Associated Press, The Hill and Fox News
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Morgan Phillips / Fox News:
Trump to hold Rose Garden press conference
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.
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
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.
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Joe Biden for President:
THE BIDEN PLAN TO BUILD A MODERN, SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE AND AN EQUITABLE CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
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
Politico:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Guaderrama / FOX 35 Orlando:
Orlando Health confirms state COVID-19 report has errors  —  Some Florida labs report 100 percent positivity rates  —  ORLANDO, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health released its daily coronavirus testing report showing a statewide positivity rate of 11 percent, but FOX 35 News quickly noticed some shocking positivity rates.
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?”
Jody Rosen / Los Angeles Times:
It's time to cancel ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’ Here's what should replace it  —  The Francis Scott Key monument in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is one of those old-fashioned pieces of public art that, shall we say, lays it on thick.  It is imposing and fussy, a 52-foot-tall chunk …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Twitchy
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 …
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 …
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 …
Neal K. Katyal / The Atlantic:
Roger Stone Can Be Tried, Again  —  Donald Trump's commutation of his friend Roger Stone's criminal sentence is one of the most severe affronts to the rule of law during the Trump administration—and that's really saying something.  Fortunately, it's not indelible.  A future Justice Department could indict Stone once again.
Lauran Neergaard / Associated Press:
First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing  —  FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a subject receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine by Moderna for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Bloomberg:
Trump Pivots to Self-Pity With Polls Sinking, Pandemic Worsening  — President lists personal grievances in interviews, events  — Trump sees himself as a cheerleader but is prone to complaints  —  President Donald Trump swept to power by championing the hardships of forgotten men and women …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
 
 
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