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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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Max Boot / Washington Post:
The GOP's future looks more like Tucker Carlson than Larry Hogan
New York Times:
Los Angeles and San Diego Schools to Go Online-Only in The Fall  —  California's two largest districts made the joint call amid a White House push to get children back into classrooms.  —  SACRAMENTO — California's two largest public school districts said Monday that instruction will be remote …
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Margaret Talev / Axios:   Axios-Ipsos poll: Americans fear return to school
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post and Axios
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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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Mike Cason / al.com:   President Trump talks up Tommy Tuberville on election eve conference call
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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Maya T. Prabhu / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Federal judge throws out Georgia's anti-abortion law
Discussion: Twitchy
New York Times:
Headed to the Convention?  Not I, More Republicans Are Saying  —  “Everybody just assumes no one is going,” said one House member wary of the virus risks.  But other delegates dismissed the health threat and said it was an honor to help nominate President Trump.
Discussion: Politico and Raw Story
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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 …
Discussion: Raw Story and Alternet.org
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Marc Caputo / Politico:   Biden makes sharp pivot toward Latino vote
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 …
The Daily Beast:
Mary Trump Free to Dish on Her Family and Tell-All Book, Judge Rules  —  A judge has freed Mary Trump from a gag order that prevented her from discussing Trump family drama and promoting her bombshell book.  —  A judge has freed Mary Trump from a gag order, allowing the president's niece …
Discussion: Politico and PRESS RUN
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: Wall Street Journal and Breitbart
Gwen Aviles / NBC News:
Men's rights attorney Marc Angelucci's fatal shooting prompts investigation  —  California police say they are investigating the death of a prominent men's rights attorney who was fatally shot at his home over the weekend.  —  County deputies responded to reports of a shooting around 4 p.m. Saturday …
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.
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.
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
Mueller considered publicly condemning the DOJ over reversing the Flynn prosecution: report  —  On Monday, CNN reported that former special counsel Robert Mueller considered publicly rebuking Attorney General William Barr's Justice Department following their move to drop charges …
Discussion: CNN, Alternet.org and Redstate
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
KSDK-TV:
Former Gov. Greitens rushes to scene to help victims of deadly shooting near Saint Louis University  —  One of the victims died and the other victim's condition is not known as this time  —  ST. LOUIS — One person is dead after a double shooting near Saint Louis University Monday night.
Bloomberg:
Biden to Call for $2 Trillion in Spending on Clean Energy  — Plan would create 100% clean electricity standard by 2024  — Earlier proposal aimed for $1.7 trillion over 10 years  —  Joe Biden on Tuesday will call for setting a 100% clean-electricity standard by 2035 and investing $2 trillion …
Discussion: Washington Post and Axios
Joseph Simonson / Washington Examiner:
Biden cites quote made famous by Mao Zedong during fundraiser  —  Joe Biden cited a quote made famous by Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong during a digital fundraising speech with former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.  —  “We've got to get real economic relief into women's hands now …
Andrew Stiles / Washington Free Beacon:
NBA Store Allows ‘Defund Police,’ ‘Beware of Jews’ on Custom Jerseys, But Not ‘Free Hong Kong’  —  In keeping with league policy on political statements, the official online store of the NBA does not permit fans to order a custom jersey with the phrase “Free Hong Kong” printed on the back.
Discussion: Twitchy
The Guardian:
Phone of top Catalan politician ‘targeted by government-grade spyware’  —  Exclusive: Guardian and El País find regional speaker was targeted in ‘possible domestic political espionage’  —  One of Catalonia's most senior politicians has been warned his mobile phone was targeted using spyware …
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.
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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.
Washington Post:
Trump administration to recommend National Guard as option to help hospitals report coronavirus data  —  The Trump administration is poised to ask governors to consider sending in the National Guard to hospitals to help improve data collection about novel coronavirus patients, supplies and capacity …
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 …
Discussion: CBS Los Angeles and Fox News
Associated Press:
100,000 mail-in votes went uncounted in California's primary  —  Every registered voter in California will receive a mail-in ballot  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected by California election officials during the March presidential primary …
Jemele Hill / The Atlantic:
The Anti-Semitism We Didn't See  —  Like DeSean Jackson, the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver who is being condemned for posting a fake Adolf Hitler quote on his Instagram feed last week, I too have had an ill-advised Hitler moment.  —  In 2008, I was a general columnist for ESPN.com …
Discussion: Washington Post
 
 
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Steve Clemons / The Hill:
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Priska Neely / Poynter:
I am not your Black unicorn
Melanie Grayce West / Wall Street Journal:
New York Pushes to Track Some U.S. Visitors to Stem Coronavirus Spread
Toluse Olorunnipa / Washington Post:
Trump cites game show host on pandemic while undercutting doctors and questioning their expertise
Zachary Basu / Axios:
House Judiciary Committee releases transcript of Geoffrey Berman testimony
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Dave Levinthal / Business Insider:
Trump administration deep-sixes ‘Deep State’ …
Louis Casiano / Fox News:
American Airlines ‘reviewing’ matter after Dem operative tweets pic of Ted Cruz flying without mask
 Earlier Items: 
Leah Simpson / Daily Mail:
Alaska Airlines flight makes an emergency landing in Seattle after passenger threatens …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
CNN:
Amid rising coronavirus cases, the Trump campaign struggles to get its rally machine going
Discussion: Raw Story
John Hudson / Washington Post:
Castro to challenge party elders for committee chair amid reckoning on foreign policy
Discussion: The Hill
New York Times:
Ghislaine Maxwell Tried to Hide When F.B.I. Knocked, Prosecutors Say
Discussion: Raw Story
Jeremy B. White / Politico:
California rolls back reopening plans as new outbreaks force major reversal
Chauncey DeVega / Salon:
Dr. John Gartner: “Donald Trump is the most successful bio-terrorist in human history”