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Lauren Strapagiel / BuzzFeed News:
A Georgia High School Suspended Two Students For Posting Photos Of Crowded Hallways  —  At least two students have been suspended at North Paulding High School in Georgia for posting photos of crowded hallways that went viral on Twitter.  —  The photos show students packed into hallways between classes …
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New York Times:
‘The Photo Does Not Look Good’: Georgia School's Crowded Halls Go Viral  —  A student was suspended for five days for posting images of packed hallways at North Paulding High School, her mother said.  —  The widely circulated photo from North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga. …
S.E. Cupp / New York Daily News:
My vote for Biden hinges on his veep pick  —  The job of the vice president hasn't gotten much respect over the years.  —  Benjamin Franklin is rumored to have suggested that the title be renamed “His Superfluous Excellency.”  Vice President John Nance Garner — aka, “who?”
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Edward Luce / Financial Times:   Joe Biden would be wise to pick Kamala Harris
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Meghan McCain Won't Commit to Voting Biden Over Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
Hon. Rudolph W. Giuliani / Commission …:
CPD Statement  —  Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. 1300 N. 17th Street  —  Dear Mayor Giuliani:  —  Thank you for your letter dated August 5.  We are pleased that President Trump and Vice President Biden both have agreed to participate in the debates the Commission on Presidential Debates …
Discussion: Axios, The Hill and The Daily Caller
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Tim Mak / NPR:
New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation  —  The Attorney General of New York took action today to dissolve the National Rifle Association, following an 18-month investigation that found evidence the powerful gun rights group is “fraught with fraud and abuse.”
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Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA in suit accusing gun rights group of wide-ranging fraud and self-dealing  —  The chief executive of the National Rifle Association and several top lieutenants engaged in a decades-long pattern of fraud to raid the coffers of the powerful gun rights group …
New York Times:
Iran Envoy Brian Hook, a ‘Survivor’ on Trump's Team, to Quit  —  The exit of Brian Hook, the State Department's special envoy for Iran, most likely rules out nuclear diplomacy with Tehran before November.  —  Brian Hook, the State Department's special envoy for Iran and one of the few …
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Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Trump's foreign policy team is hedging against a Biden win  —  The Trump foreign policy team is racing the clock to establish facts on the ground on a range of issues.  One key aim: to make it as difficult as possible for a potential Biden administration to undo the Trump team's actions.
Discussion: Reuters
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:   Let's not ignore the serial foreign policy failures of this administration
Randall Lane / Forbes:
Exclusive: Kanye West Indicates That His Spoiler Campaign Is Indeed Designed To Hurt Biden  —  In an exclusive interview, the billionaire rapper says he's “walking for president” as GOP operatives work to get him on state ballots.  —  Amid various reports that Republican …
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jsonline:   Bice: Did Kanye West file his nomination papers too late to get on the Wisconsin ballot? Maybe.
Morgan Phillips / Fox News:
Kanye West qualifies to appear on Colorado presidential ballot
Discussion: Associated Press
NBC News:
Facebook removes troll farm posing as African-American support for Donald Trump  —  Facebook removed hundreds of accounts on Thursday from a foreign troll farm posing as African-Americans in support of Donald Trump and QAnon supporters.  It also removed thousands of fake accounts linked …
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Madeline Charbonneau / The Daily Beast:   Facebook Removes Troll Farm Pretending to Be African-Americans in Support of Trump
New York Times:
Former Saudi Official Accuses the Crown Prince of Trying to Kill Him  —  Saad Aljabri, a former top intelligence official, filed suit in Washington alleging that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a team of agents to Canada to kill him.  —  BEIRUT — A former top Saudi intelligence …
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Douglas Quan / Toronto Star:   Saudi hit squad was sent to Toronto to try to kill former intel official, lawsuit alleges
Harry Enten / CNN:
New polls suggest Trump's position has stabilized  —  (CNN)There's little doubt that former Vice President Joe Biden has the upperhand against President Donald Trump at this point.  Biden has led in poll after poll nationally and in almost every poll in the core six battleground states …
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National Review:   Why Trump's Losing  —  How COVID magnifies his flaws  —  President Trump pulled …
New York Times:
The Unique U.S. Failure to Control the Virus  —  Slowing the coronavirus has been especially difficult for the United States because of its tradition of prioritizing individualism and missteps by the Trump administration.  —  By David LeonhardtGraphics by Lauren Leatherby
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Politico:
Emboldened Pelosi takes hard line as relief talks drag on  —  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stood up before a room full of Senate Republicans noshing on lunch Tuesday, compelled to make a declaration about Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  —  “There were press reports that Mark is indecisive and I'm owned by Nancy …
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Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
Biden raises eyebrows with remark contrasting African American, Latino diversity  —  He made the comments during an interview that aired at the NAHJ and NABJ convention  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden raised eyebrows Thursday with comments comparing the African American and Latino communities.
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BuzzFeed News:
Facebook Fired An Employee Who Collected Evidence Of Right-Wing Pages Getting Preferential Treatment  —  Facebook employees collected evidence showing the company is giving right-wing pages preferential treatment when it comes to misinformation.  And they're worried about how the company …
The Hill:
Republicans fear disaster in November  —  Republicans are privately fearing the worst possible outcome in November, one that could leave them without the White House or a majority in either chamber of Congress next year.  —  House Republicans face numerous, almost insurmountable obstacles …
Discussion: National Review and The US Sun
The Daily Beast:
Before Biden Backed Out of Speech, COVID Was Detected at Convention Site  —  Three individuals had positive test results this week, a convention aide confirmed.  They are now self-isolating.  —  The same week that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden formally canceled plans to give …
Washington Post:
Ukrainian who made appearance in Trump impeachment saga accused by U.S. of stealing, laundering billions  —  The Justice Department on Thursday accused a Ukrainian oligarch who has been considered an ally of that country's president of stealing billions of dollars from a bank he once owned …
Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
Even Asymptomatic People Carry the Coronavirus in High Amounts  —  Researchers in South Korea found that roughly 30 percent of those infected never develop symptoms yet probably spread the virus.  —  Of all the coronavirus's qualities, perhaps the most surprising has been that seemingly healthy people can spread it to others.
Discussion: The Week
Matt Blitz / DCist:
In DC, An ‘Increasing Number’ Of Infectious People Ate In Restaurants  —  Contact tracing has revealed that an “increasing number” of individuals have dined at D.C. restaurants while infectious with COVID-19 in recent weeks.  In addition, tracing has shown that a number of individuals …
Robby Soave / Reason:
Tulane Canceled a Talk by the Author of an Acclaimed Anti-Racism Book After Students Said the Event Was ‘Violent’  —  Life of a Klansman: A Family History of White Supremacy is the latest book by Edward Ball, whose award-winning 1998 book Slaves in the Family traces the histories of people enslaved by Ball's own ancestors.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
One tweet tried to identify a cop — then five people were charged with felony harassment … A New Jersey police department is pursuing cyber harassment charges against five people in connection with a protest photo uploaded to Twitter in June.  Complaints were served against the original tweeter …
HuffPost:
Trump Finds A Big-Dollar Underwriter For His Campaign: The American Taxpayer  —  The president is openly using ‘official’ events, Air Force 1 and federal employees to attack Democrats and spread his reelection message.  —  MIDLAND, Texas - Air Force cargo jets hauled in armored SUVs …
Jesse Newman / Wall Street Journal:
More Farmers Declare Bankruptcy Despite Record Levels of Federal Aid  —  Coronavirus pandemic adds strain to agricultural economy already reeling from trade fights, commodity glut  —  More U.S. farmers are filing for bankruptcy, as federal payments projected to reach record levels …
Fadel Allassan / Axios:
Judge dismisses House GOP lawsuit against Pelosi's proxy voting system  —  A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought by House Republicans against Speaker Nancy Pelosi that sought to invalidate a resolution that allows members to vote via proxy during the coronavirus pandemic.
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Morgan Phillips / Fox News:
Trump tells Geraldo Rivera that Biden and Dems are ‘against the Bible’  —  ‘That may be a little harsh, him being against the Bible,’ Rivera responded  —  President Trump told Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera on Thursday that Joe Biden and Democrats are “against the Bible.”
Discussion: Reuters, The Hill and Breitbart
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Trump-appointed tech fund chief linked to multilevel marketing companies  —  The man the Trump administration is trying to install as acting CEO of the government-funded Open Technology Fund, James Miles, was linked to two multilevel marketing companies that drew legal scrutiny from multiple state attorneys general.
Discussion: Raw Story
Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
Senator launches investigation into Postal Service delays  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator said Thursday he is launching an investigation into changes at the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries across the country just as big volume increases are expected for mail-in election voting.
Discussion: Reuters and The Hill
Sabrina Rodriguez / Politico:
Trump will slap tariffs on Canada's aluminum again  —  President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will reimpose tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada, a move reignites trade tensions just a month after his signature North American trade deal took effect.
 
 
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Antonio Olivo / Washington Post:
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Discussion: WAVY-TV
Mercedes Schlapp / Real Clear Politics:
CNN's Dishonesty on Universal Vote-by-Mail
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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Bezos sells more than $3 billion in Amazon shares
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Stanley Kurtz / National Review:
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Focus on Rural America:
Heartland Poll Release: Biden Leads in Midwest
FIRE:
University of North Texas investigates music theory journal for defending 19th century composer from racism charges
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Snapchat adds in-app voter registration targeted at young people
David Crary / Associated Press:
‘See you in court’: ACLU files nearly 400 cases versus Trump
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Ezra Klein / Vox:
How inequality is changing the Republican Party — and breaking American politics
CNN:
Trump singles out Texas and Florida for help with coronavirus response
Discussion: Daily Kos