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11:20 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 …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
The White House Called a News Conference.  Trump Turned It Into a Meandering Monologue.  —  The president spoke in the Rose Garden for 63 minutes.  He spent only six of those minutes answering questions from reporters.  —  WASHINGTON — In theory, President Trump summoned television cameras …
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Trump uses Rose Garden event for extended campaign-like attack on Biden
Discussion: Reuters, Fox News and The Hill
Charles Sykes / The Bulwark:   Elder Abuse at the White House
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Trump uses Rose Garden as substitute rally venue in onslaught against Biden
Discussion: 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: Axios, Daily Kos, 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 …
Kansas Republican Rep. Steve Watkins charged with voter fraud  —  Watkins' father is under investigation by Federal Election Commission probe as well.  —  Watkins called the charges “very suspicious” and “hyper political.”  The freshman lawmaker denied any wrongdoing.
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.
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 …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
New York Times Will Move Part of Hong Kong Office to Seoul  —  A sweeping national security law passed by China in June has unsettled news organizations and created uncertainty about the city's prospects as a hub for journalism in Asia.  —  The New York Times said on Tuesday that it would relocate …
Dominic Green / Spectator USA:   Source: ‘Dozens of instances of bullying and harassment’ at New York Times
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Bari Weiss Resigns From New York Times Opinion Post
USA Today:
Anthony Fauci has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on: Peter Navarro  —  Dr. Anthony Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public, but he has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on.  —  In late January, when I was making the case on behalf …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data  —  Hospitals have been ordered to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all patient information to a central database in Washington, raising questions about transparency.
New York Times:
Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida Breaks Its Record for Most Deaths in a Day
Discussion: The Verge and Florida Phoenix
Elaina Plott / New York Times:
For Sessions, No Amount of Campaigning Could Overcome Trump in Alabama  —  The former attorney general, running for his old Senate seat in Alabama, struggled to persuade voters to see past the president's anger after he recused himself from the Russia investigation.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Jane Coaston / Vox:
Tommy Tuberville wins the Alabama GOP Senate primary, defeating Jeff Sessions
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
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: Instapundit
Virginia Kruta / The Daily Caller:
Rasmussen: Is Joe Biden Capable Of Debating Donald Trump?  Only 54% Say Yes  —  Only 54% of likely voters believe former Vice President Joe Biden is up to the task of debating President Donald Trump.  —  A poll released Tuesday by Rasmussen Reports said that in a national survey of 1000 likely voters …
Rasmussen Reports:
Only 54% Think Biden Capable of Debating Trump
Discussion: Breitbart and Washington Times
Kyle Olson / Breitbart:
Joe Biden Refuses to Take Questions from Reporters for 2nd Time in Under a Week
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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.
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, Breitbart and Axios
Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for possible infection
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: Raw Story and The Hill
Ebony Bowden / New York Post:
Trump sporting more natural gray hairdo amid the pandemic  —  WASHINGTON — As the rest of the nation endures missed appointments with their hairdressers and beauticians, President Trump has also started sporting a more natural look.  —  At a briefing in the Rose Garden on Tuesday …
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.
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.
JAMA Network:
Universal Masking to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Transmission—The Time Is Now  —  John T. Brooks, MD1; Jay C. Butler, MD1; Robert R. Redfield, MD1  —  In this issue of JAMA, Wang et al present evidence that universal masking of health care workers (HCWs) and patients can help reduce transmission …
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 …
Russell E. Travers / Washington Post:
I'm a former civil servant.  We are professionals, not a ‘deep state.’  —  Russell E. Travers retired from the civil service this month after being removed as the acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center.  —  I retired from the federal civil service this month.
Reade Pickert / BloombergQuint:
America's Jobless Are About to Lose Their $600-a-Week Lifeline  —  (Bloomberg) — In about two weeks millions of Americans could lose a crucial economic lifeline of this pandemic: $600 a week in extra federal unemployment benefits.  —  Bloomberg  —  Missing BloombergQuint's WhatsApp service?
Business Insider:
Russia used Trump's intelligence sharing to try to assassinate Chechen dissidents in Europe, sources say  —  Foto: Vladimir Putin.  — Russia is using an information-sharing process with the US to target Chechen dissidents, sources told Insider.  — The US and Russia have shared …
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 …
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.
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 …
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: NBC News and Fox News
Stanley Kurtz / The American Mind:
Taking Back the Academy  —  What is to be done?  —  Last Friday, President Trump sent out a couple of tweets saying he'd instructed the Treasury Department to review the tax-exempt status and funding of U.S. schools, colleges, and universities.  Given the commitment of so many educational institutions …
Em Steck / CNN:
Senior Trump campaign lawyer critical of mail-in ballots voted by mail three times  —  (CNN)A top Trump campaign adviser and lawyer who has criticized voting-by-mail and warned without evidence that it could lead to election fraud previously voted by mail at least three times.
Discussion: The Hill
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
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Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
If you aren't filled with rage at Trump, you aren't paying attention
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Trump's ‘law and order’ is a code for maintaining personal power
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
Postal Service memos detail ‘difficult’ changes, including slower mail delivery
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Geraldo Rivera Blasts Judge for Denying Bail to Ghislaine Maxwell: She ‘Chickened Out’
Nick Timiraos / Wall Street Journal:
Fed's Brainard Sees Substantial Economic Risks and Slow Recovery
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
Freedom Caucus member tests positive for coronavirus
Discussion: The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
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
Leia Idliby / Mediaite:
Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson Ambushed Over Bush Support By Colbert's Cartoon Anchors
Discussion: Twitchy
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
GOP Governors Losing Residents' Support on COVID-19