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7:55 PM ET, August 3, 2020

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New York Times:
D.A. Is Investigating Trump and His Company Over Fraud, Filing Suggests  —  The office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., made the disclosure in a new court filing arguing Mr. Trump should turn over his tax returns.  —  The Manhattan district attorney's office suggested on Monday …
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Tom Winter / NBC News:
Trump Org under investigation for ‘insurance and bank fraud,’ filing suggests
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
Carla Herreria Russo / HuffPost:   Manhattan DA Is Investigating Trump And His Company Over Reports Of Fraud
Washington Post:
As Trump leans into attacks on mail voting, GOP officials confront signs of Republican turnout crisis  —  President Trump's unfounded attacks on mail balloting are discouraging his own supporters from embracing the practice, according to polls and Republican leaders across the country …
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Politico:
Trump's assault on mail voting threatens his reelection bid  —  Donald Trump's all-out war on mail voting is backfiring in battleground states.  —  New private polling shared first with POLITICO showed that Republicans have become overwhelmingly concerned about mail balloting …
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Why the Botched N.Y.C. Primary Has Become the November Nightmare  —  Nearly six weeks later, two congressional races remain undecided, and officials are trading blame over the mishandling of tens of thousands of mail-in ballots.  —  Election officials in New York City widely distributed mail …
Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:
Watchdog Calls For Probe Amid Fears Of ‘Voter Suppression Tactics’ Through Postal Service
David Siders / Politico:
Trump campaign nears point of no return
Discussion: NBC News and Raw Story
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Trump USAID appointee unloads as rocky tenure ends  —  Merritt Corrigan, the deputy White House liaison at the U.S. Agency for International Development, is leaving the agency after a short and tumultuous tenure marred by calls for her removal over controversial comments she had made on LGBT rights …
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NBC News:
White House-USAID liaison fired after series of anti-LGBTQ tweets
Discussion: New York Post and The Daily Caller
Nick Wadhams / Bloomberg:   U.S. Aid Agency Official Departs After Series of Anti-Gay Tweets
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Democrats are threatening to expand the Supreme Court.  Good.  —  With an election three months away in which Republicans very well may lose the White House and Senate — even as the 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is battling cancer yet again — the question has arisen anew …
Discussion: The Hill and Yahoo News
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
These Conservatives Have a Laser Focus: ‘Owning the Libs’  —  On The Federalist and in Fox News appearances, some of President Trump's supporters don't really defend him.  They attack the critics.  —  When President Trump ran for office four years ago, a conservative writer …
Discussion: Redstate and Twitchy
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Reuters:
Congressional Democrats, White House cite progress in talks on coronavirus bill
Discussion: The Hill
Alex Leary / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Says U.S. Should Get Slice of TikTok Sale Price  —  President says he told Microsoft's Nadella that U.S. should get a cut 'because we're making it possible for this deal to happen'  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump confirmed Monday he is open to a deal in which Microsoft Corp. MSFT 5.62% …
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
2020 Electoral Map Ratings: Trump Slides, Biden Advantage Expands Over 270 Votes  —  Loading...  It's hard to believe that the hole President Trump dug for himself could get deeper, but it has.  —  A record and widening majority of Americans disapprove of the job he's doing when it comes …
Discussion: Althouse
RELEVANT Magazine:
Jerry Falwell Jr. Posted — Then Deleted — a Bizarre ‘Vacation Photo’ From Instagram  —  Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. posted — and then apparently deleted — a bizarre Instagram post in which he appeared with his shirt hiked up and his pants unzipped, standing next to a woman identified as a “friend.”
Discussion: Blue Virginia and Raw Story
George Conway / Washington Post:
Trump's name should live in infamy  —  If there's one thing we know about President Trump, it's that he lies and he cheats.  Endlessly.  And shamelessly.  But still, mostly, incompetently.  —  So it should have come as no surprise that Trump finally went where no U.S. president had ever gone before.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
A Line-by-Line Analysis of the Hilarious ‘Case for Trump’  —  Hugh Hewitt occupies a rare place in the media ecosystem.  The white haired, genial talk radio host who used to host a show on MSNBC, was the subject of a somewhat flattering 2005 New Yorker profile, and still writes a column …
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Why Stuart Stevens Wants to Defeat Donald Trump  —  Many Republicans have joined the Never Trump camp, but few have previously been more important to the Party than Stuart Stevens.  After working on George W. Bush's two Presidential campaigns and serving as a consultant for several major …
Discussion: Political Wire
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
How the Pandemic Defeated America  —  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers.  Find the collection here.  —  Image above: A masked worker cleans a New York City subway entrance.  —  How did it come to this?
Katie Mettler / Washington Post:
Two Black moms took their kids to the Mall.  Secret Service officers confronted them with guns, they said.  —  It was a hot Thursday afternoon, so India Johnson, 26, and Yasmeen Winston, 25, decided to take their babies to splash in the fountains at the World War II Memorial.
Elizabeth Drew / New York Times:
Let's Scrap the Presidential Debates  —  They've become unrevealing quip contests.  —  Ms. Drew is a journalist based in Washington.  —  Nervous managers of the scheduled 2020 presidential debates are shuffling the logistics and locations to deal with the threat of the coronavirus.
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
For richer and poorer, Uncle Sam's coronavirus response widened the gulf  —  WASHINGTON — For two decades, Jeff Esaw of Stratford, Connecticut, has been serving up Southern barbecue to the gastronomes of elite hideaways dotting the state's coastline.  —  But economic trends haven't been as kind …
Discussion: Raw Story
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Chuck Todd Expands to Streaming as MSNBC Overhauls Afternoons (EXCLUSIVE) … If it's good wi-fi, it's “Meet The Press.”  —  Chuck Todd, who has moderated NBC News' Sunday-morning public affairs program since the fall of 2014, and worked a weekday version of the show on MSNBC since 2015, will now expand the series to streaming video.
Nikki Haley:
A Day Of Reckoning Is Coming With The National Debt  —  I'm often asked about America's biggest challenges.  —  On the world stage, communist China tops the list.  Closer to home, the coronavirus pandemic is the most urgent issue.  But there's also a massive fiscal challenge that we face …
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
‘Not handling the pandemic well’: Man fires at officers with AK-47 after refusing to wear a mask, police say  —  When a cigar shop clerk told Adam Zaborowski on Friday he had to wear a mask in the shop, the 35-year-old angrily refused.  Instead, he grabbed two stogies, stormed outside …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
How white supremacy infected Christianity and the Republican Party  —  Robert P. Jones, chief executive and founder of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), is fast becoming the leading expert in the values, votes and mind-set of White Christians.  His work has explained how loss …
Washington Post:
Chad Wolf emerges as Trump's favorite Department of Homeland Security chief  —  Chad Wolf often was overshadowed by more bombastic political appointees at the Department of Homeland Security in the months after President Trump named him acting secretary last fall.
Martin Gould / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Police bodycam footage shows moment-by-moment arrest of George Floyd for the first time - from terror on his face when officer points gun at his head, sobbing before he's shoved into squad car and begging to breathe as his life drains away  — The terror on George Floyd's face …
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Gettysburg?  The Liberty Bell?  Trump Weighs R.N.C. Speech Options  —  The president and his aides are holding out hope for ambitious convention programming, and have considered a return to Mount Rushmore or a speech by Melania Trump from Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Ken Klippenstein / The Nation:
Homeland Security Is Quietly Tying Antifa to Foreign Powers  —  An intelligence report obtained exclusively by The Nation mentions several Americans, including a left-wing podcast host.  —  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intelligence officials are targeting activists it considers …
Houston Chronicle:
Thousands of Texans are getting rapid-result COVID tests.  The state isn't counting them.  —  The government's official data on the coronavirus outbreak is startling: More than 4.6 million cases in the U.S. More than 440,000 in Texas.  More than 70,000 in Harris County.
Discussion: TheBlaze and Washington Post
Jon Hilsenrath / Wall Street Journal:
Homicide Spike Hits Most Large U.S. Cities  —  Journal analysis shows double-digit increases in 36 of 50 biggest cities amid pandemic, though other types of violent crime fell  —  A sharp rise in homicides this year is hitting large U.S. cities across the country, signaling …
Neal Augenstein / WTOP:
Call for resignation of Virginia mayor after ‘Aunt Jemima’ post regarding Biden  —  The longtime mayor of Luray, Virginia — a tiny town just east of tourist destination Luray Caverns — is facing a call for his resignation after a Facebook post that read, “Joe Biden has just announced Aunt Jemima as his VP pick.”
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Yaniv Kubovich / Haaretz:
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Lawrence Glickman / Washington Post:
Stop worrying about protecting ‘taxpayers.’ That isn't the government's job.
Des Moines Register:
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Discussion: The Hill
Associated Press:
Trump takes disciplinary action against Tennessee Valley Authority over outsourcing
Discussion: Breitbart and National Review
The Boston Globe:
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Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
Don't blame “Congress” for GOP ending $600 unemployment benefit
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Pressed on possible foreign sources, Republicans remain mum
Discussion: Raw Story
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
House committee subpoenas 4 top Pompeo aides
Discussion: Associated Press and Townhall
Matthew Haag / New York Times:
One-Third of New York's Small Businesses May Be Gone Forever
Matthew Phelan / New Republic:
Inside the Project Veritas Plan to Steal the Election
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
The Blind Oracle of Noonan
Discussion: Twitchy