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Hansi Lo Wang / NPR:
Census Cuts All Counting Efforts Short By A Month  —  The Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a month shorter than previously announced, the bureau's director confirmed Monday in a statement.  That includes critical door-knocking efforts …
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Ariana Pekary:
Personal news: why I'm now leaving MSNBC  —  “Just quit.”  —  That's the advice Alec gave a year and a half ago when I expressed concerns about my job.  —  “You just quit.  It's that simple.”  —  “Stay at MSNBC at least until the midterms,” Jeffrey said a couple years back.
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Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:   MSNBC producer resigns from network with scathing letter: They block ‘diversity of thought’ and ‘amplify fringe voices’
David Nather / Axios:
Watch the full “Axios on HBO” interview with President Trump  —  In this episode of “Axios on HBO”, President Trump discusses his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming election and much more with National Political Correspondent Jonathan Swan.  The interview was filmed on Tuesday, July 28 and aired Monday, Aug. 3 on HBO.
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David Nather / Axios:
Exclusive: Trump declines to praise John Lewis, citing inauguration snub  —  President Trump dismissed the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis in an interview with “Axios on HBO,” saying only that Lewis made a “big mistake” by not coming to his inauguration.  —  The big picture …
Sam Baker / Axios:
Trump: Coronavirus is “under control”  —  President Trump said in an interview with “Axios on HBO” that he thinks the coronavirus is as well-controlled in the U.S. as it can be, despite dramatic surges in new infections over the course of the summer and more than 150,000 American deaths.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Nothing is decided  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  HERE'S AN AMAZING FACTOID almost two weeks into the talks aimed at producing a Covid relief bill: The two sides have not resolved a single issue.  Let us say this another way: Speaker NANCY PELOSI and Senate Minority Leader CHUCK SCHUMER …
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Washington Post:
After months of favor, Birx raises Trump's ire with grim coronavirus assessment
Washington Post:
Michigan ballots tangled in mail delays in advance of Tuesday primary  —  Mail problems marred the delivery of absentee ballots in Michigan in the run-up to Tuesday's primary in the state, testing election administrators and ramping up fears of political pressure on the U.S. Postal Service just three months before Nov. 3.
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Politico:
Trump's assault on mail voting threatens his reelection bid
Discussion: Daily Kos, Rolling Stone and Slate
Ari Fleischer / Fox News:   In 2020 election, if states can't prove they can handle voting by mail, don't try it now
Suzanne Gamboa / NBC News:
'I'm not a communist': Potential Biden running mate Rep. Bass reassures Cuban American voters  —  Rep. Karen Bass, the five-term California congresswoman and potential Joe Biden running mate, urged Cuban American voters Monday to “not believe the lies” of Republicans.  —  “I'm not a socialist.
Discussion: The Hill
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The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Karen Bass Denies Links To Nation Of Islam, Despite Photos And Event Appearances, But Doesn't Disavow Radical Group  — California Rep. Karen Bass, a top contender to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's 2020 running mate, denied having ties to the Nation of Islam …
Discussion: Townhall and Fox News
New York Times:
From Outsider to Insider: Karen Bass's Unexpected Journey to Power
Politico:
Trump's bag of tricks comes up empty against Biden  —  On a Saturday in late July, Rudy Giuliani was having lunch with Donald Trump at the president's golf course in Virginia.  Both men were in unusually good spirits.  Giuliani, the president's sometimes lawyer who is representing Trump …
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Republicans Lead Senate Races in Alabama, Kentucky and Texas, With South Carolina Tied  —  Polling underscores roadblocks to a filibuster-proof majority for Democrats  — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leads Democrat Amy McGrath by 17 points, 53% to 36%.
BuzzFeed News:
New Emails Detail The Behind-The-Scenes Drama After The Justice Department Recommended A Lesser Sentence For Roger Stone  —  WASHINGTON — At 2:59 p.m. on Feb. 11, Aaron Zelinsky, one of the lead prosecutors in the criminal case against Trump ally Roger Stone, sent an email notifying …
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BuzzFeed News:   New FBI Documents From Mueller's Russia Investigation Reveal What Witnesses Said About Trump
Knight Foundation:
American Views 2020: Trust, Media and Democracy  —  OVERVIEW  —  There is a widening gulf between American aspirations for and assessments of the news media.  With each passing benchmark study, the American people render deeper and increasingly polarized judgments about the news media …
Ben Jacobs / New York Magazine:
Two People Linked to Kanye West's Campaign Are Active in GOP Politics  —  At least two people with links to Kanye West's nascent presidential campaign are also active in Republican Party politics.  —  One of West's electors in the state of Vermont will also be a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Charlotte.
Keith Sargeant / New Jersey Online:
Massive coronavirus outbreak envelops Rutgers football team  —  The number of COVID-19 cases connected with the Rutgers University football team nearly has doubled from 15 to 28 players, plus multiple staff members, three people with knowledge of the situation told NJ Advance Media on Monday night.
Discussion: Sports Illustrated
Politico:
Kansas set to decide Kobach's fate — and possibly the Senate's  —  Republicans are about to learn if they have a serious problem in Kansas — and another major threat to their teetering Senate majority.  —  In Tuesday's primary, GOP voters will decide between hard-line conservative Kris Kobach …
Discussion: Reuters, National Review, NPR and Raw Story
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.
Noah Rothman / The Bulwark:
Caesar on the Hudson  —  No, Andrew Cuomo didn't handle COVID-19 well.  —  Did Andrew Cuomo and New York state really get the response to COVID-19 right?  —  To judge from the almost universal acclaim in which the governor basks, he must have.  —  Cuomo had emerged “America's governor …
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 …
Discussion: New Republic
James Arkin / Politico:
Senate Democrats wade into pricey Texas race  —  The DSCC is making a coordinated investment with the party's nominee, MJ Hegar.  —  Voters cast their ballots in Houston, Texas.  Loren Elliott/Getty Images  —  Senate Democrats' official campaign committee is making its first big investment …
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic:
The Princeton Faculty's Anti-Free Speech Demands  —  Princeton University is consumed from top to bottom with what seems to be the question of the moment: How should it reorder itself to fight racism?  —  The school's president, Christopher L. Eisgruber, ordered 23 of the institution's …
Jaclyn Peiser / Washington Post:
‘Shame on all of you’: Viral obit blames Trump and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for man's covid-19 death  —  Much of David W. Nagy's obituary, which ran in his local paper in Jefferson, Tex., on July 30, recounted his painful death from the novel coronavirus at age 79 and named his surviving family members.
Nathan J. Robinson / Current Affairs:
The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free … Paywalls are justified, even though they are annoying.  It costs money to produce good writing, to run a website, to license photographs.  A lot of money, if you want quality.  Asking people for a fee to access content is therefore very reasonable.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
U.S. Department of Justice:
Statement of Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers on the Public Release of the Department's Findings with Respect to the 29 FISA Applications that Were the Subject of the March 2020 OIG Preliminary Report  —  Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers stated:
Discussion: Raw Story
Alayna Treene / Axios:
GOP plans “nightly surprise” for revamped convention  —  The reworked Republican National Convention will be a four-night spectacle including still-under-wraps venues, a 10 p.m. “nightly surprise” and guests and themes playing to “the forgotten men and women of America,” two senior Trump campaign officials involved tell Axios.
Discussion: The Hill
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: Raw Story and Blue Virginia
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 …
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Q&A: What would Sean Hannity's Fox News show look like under a Biden presidency?  —  Sean Hannity is the most-watched personality on cable news.  But a conversation with him quickly reminds you that his roots are in radio, which he still does three hours a day.
 
 
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Tampa Bay Times:
Five who attended same sheriffs meeting as Ron DeSantis test positive for coronavirus
Discussion: The Hill and The Wrap
Gerard Baker / Wall Street Journal:
The Elites Fiddle While America Burns
Associated Press:
Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states
Discussion: Washington Post
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Turkish Aggression Is NATO's ‘Elephant in the Room’
Michael Martina / Reuters:
Biden assails Trump's ‘bald-faced lies’ about voting by mail
Discussion: Breitbart
Paul McLeod / BuzzFeed News:
Trump Vaccine Adviser Warns That Scrutiny Of Him Will Delay Arrival Of Coronavirus Vaccine
 Earlier Items: 
The White House:
Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with U.S. Tech Workers and Signing of an Executive Order on Hiring American
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
The Mask Slackers of 1918  —  As the influenza pandemic swept across the United States in 1918 and 1919 …
Discussion: The Big Picture
Allison Kaplan Sommer / Haaretz:
In a Pickle, Seth Rogen Tells Haaretz What He Really Thinks About Israel and ‘White Supremacist’ Trump
Washington Post:
Chad Wolf emerges as Trump's favorite Department of Homeland Security chief
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
For richer and poorer, Uncle Sam's coronavirus response widened the gulf
Discussion: Raw Story
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Why Stuart Stevens Wants to Defeat Donald Trump