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Ron Johnson on stimulus negotiations: ‘I hope the talks remain broken down’  —  MADISON - U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson would rather see no new coronavirus stimulus bill than one that includes new spending, the Oshkosh Republican said Friday.  —  Johnson said in a Friday interview with Breitbart News Tonight …
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New York Times:
Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Could Temporarily Block Americans Who Might Be Infected From Returning to the U.S.  —  Nearly 100,000 children tested positive in the last two weeks of July, according to a new report.  During a visit to Taiwan, the U.S. health secretary praised the island's response to the pandemic.
Discussion: The Guardian and NBC Connecticut
Marisa Fernandez / Axios:
House will not hold votes until Sept. 14 unless stimulus deal is reached  —  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced Monday that the House will not hold any floor votes until Sept. 14, though members will remain on 24-hour notice to return to Washington in case a deal on coronavirus stimulus is reached.
Washington Post:   New Trump chief of staff drew hard line during relief talks, challenging Democrats' approach
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Mnuchin is open to restarting virus relief talks: 'We're prepared to put more money on the table'
Discussion: UPI, The Hill, NBC News, POLITICUSUSA and MSNBC
New York Times:
Biden's V.P. Pick Is Said to Be Imminent  —  Joe Biden's advisers are planning an announcement for the middle of the week as his search concludes, people briefed on the selection process said.  —  WILMINGTON, Del. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. has told allies that he has interviewed every finalist …
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Douglas Schoen / The Hill:
Why Joe Biden needs Kamala Harris  —  Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is set to announce his running mate this week.  The reveal has been highly anticipated as Biden promised to select a woman as vice president if he won the nomination.  Given the significant role …
Discussion: Reuters and Fox News
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Willie Brown to Kamala Harris: Don't join Biden's ticket
Discussion: Spectator USA and National Review
Megan Henney / Fox News:
Susan Rice's financial ties to Keystone Pipeline worry some progressives ahead of Biden VP selection
NBC News:
QAnon groups have millions of members on Facebook, documents show  —  An internal investigation by Facebook has uncovered thousands of groups and pages, with millions of members and followers, that support the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to internal company documents reviewed by NBC News.
Chicago Tribune:
Chicago police return fire as looters hit Mag Mile, smashing windows and confronting officers  —  Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores, confronting police and at one point exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities said.
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Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump accuses Sasse of going ‘rogue’ after GOP senator slams his coronavirus orders  —  President Donald Trump on Monday accused Sen. Ben Sasse of being a “RINO” who had “gone rogue” by scolding the White House for a recent collection of executive actions meant to provide assistance to Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Alexandra Alper / Reuters:
White House announces spectrum auction in 2021 to fuel 5G growth
Detroit Free Press:
Sources: Big Ten cancels football season; no games for Michigan, Michigan State in 2020  —  See you later, college football.  —  The Big Ten has voted to cancel the 2020 college football season in a historic move that stems from concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic …
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Detroit Free Press:
Big Ten reportedly voted 12-2 to cancel football season; Michigan, MSU voted not to play
Discussion: The Hill
ESPN:
Sources: Power 5 conferences talking about no fall football
Institute of Politics and Public Service:
Battleground Poll  —  The August 2020 Battleground Poll gave strong evidence that three months out from the 2020 election, President Trump faces eroding support on the economy, and major challenges with Independent, suburban, and middle class voters.  Americans trust Vice President Joe Biden …
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Helen Branswell / STAT:
Winter is coming: Why America's window of opportunity to beat back Covid-19 is closing  —  The good news: The United States has a window of opportunity to beat back Covid-19 before things get much, much worse.  —  The bad news: That window is rapidly closing.  And the country seems unwilling or unable to seize the moment.
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Trump's inadvertent tax hike  —  President Trump's payroll tax deferral is supposed to reduce taxes and make employees cheaper to hire.  It may do precisely the opposite, which Trump would know if he had real tax experts or economists advising him instead of just people who play them on TV.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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Associated Press:
Dems say Trump's payroll tax break weakens Social Security
Discussion: The Hill
Jaclyn Peiser / Washington Post:
‘Their tactics are fascistic’: Barr slams Black Lives Matter, accuses the left of ‘tearing down the system’  —  Nearly two weeks after Democrats grilled Attorney General William P. Barr over the Justice Department's crackdowns on racial justice protests, Barr on Sunday evening lashed …
Discussion: Vanity Fair and Townhall
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Ezra Klein / Vox:
A devastating indictment of the Republican Party from a GOP insider  —  President Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John's Church across from the White House on June 1, 2020, after the area was cleared of people protesting the death of George Floyd.  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Politico:
Newsom indicates California health officer's abrupt departure related to test data problem  —  SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom took responsibility Monday for California's coronavirus test data problems and hinted that the abrupt departure late Sunday of his state public health officer was related to the information blunder.
Discussion: Reuters
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Bernard Goldberg:
Why I Want Biden to Lose More than I Want Trump to Win  —  As regular readers of my column know, I'm no fan of Donald Trump.  And that's putting it mildly.  —  I don't like his chronic dishonesty.  I don't like narcissism.  I don't like his nastiness and his silly name-calling.
Discussion: Fox News and Twitchy
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Business Insider:
Top Democrats fear Trump and his staff will shred documents, withhold important information and delete official emails on the way out if Biden wins the election.
Discussion: Raw Story
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Bill O'Reilly is on the verge of landing a new show on radio station owned by a Trump ally  — Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is on the brink of landing his own radio show at a station owned by longtime Trump ally John Catsimatidis.  — O'Reilly, according to his attorney Fred Newman …
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
GOP Aides: Trump Nom for German Ambassador ‘Dead on Arrival’  —  The Trump administration's nominee to assume a critical ambassadorship in Germany is “dead on arrival,” according to three senior Republican congressional aides who pointed to Douglas Macgregor's insinuation that a cadre …
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Have Female Reporters Got Trump on the Run?  —  It starts with a reporter, usually a female reporter, asking President Donald Trump hard, tenacious questions at a news conference.  Trump's jaw seizes up, rattled and dumbfounded by the questions that he can't or won't answer …
Discussion: Raw Story and CBS News
Orion Rummler / Axios:
Trump claims he would have not called for Obama to resign over 160,000 virus deaths  —  President Trump claimed at a press briefing Monday that he would not have called for President Obama to resign if 160,000 Americans had died on his watch, despite tweeting in 2014 that Obama should resign …
Discussion: Political Wire
Jason Whitlock / OutKick:
Why is Gregg Popovich Lying About Michael Brown And Stirring Racial Animus?  —  Six years ago, I bought the Michael Brown “hands up, don't shoot” narrative.  I bought the act of Twitter activist Shaun King, too.  Through King, I donated $1,000 to support Michael Brown's mother …
Discussion: Twitchy
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
E.P.A. to Lift Obama-Era Controls on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas  —  The reversal is the latest move in the Trump administration's ongoing effort to weaken environmental rules, but it could be quickly undone after the November election.  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration …
Alex Abad-Santos / Vox:
Performative masculinity is making American men sick  —  American men are failing the pandemic.  —  Fellas, is it gay to not die of a virus that turns your lungs into soggy shells of their former selves, drowning you from the inside out?  Is wearing a mask to avoid death part of the feminization of America?
 
 
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Eilish O'Sullivan / The Daily Dot:
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Stephen Fowler / Georgia Public Broadcasting:
Georgia State Election Board Approves Absentee Ballot Process Improvements
Discussion: electionlawblog.org
Miranda Green / NBC News:
Federal agency to reopen 53 Native American schools despite coronavirus fears
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
With Biden likely to pick a Black woman as VP, here's how the media can avoid playing into sexist and racist tropes
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It's possible that Trump actually isn't the hardest-working president in history
Discussion: Raw Story
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The ‘Blue Shift’ Will Decide the Election
Discussion: Raw Story
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What Democrats Can Learn from the Republicans about Political Power
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Big Tech Makes Inroads With the Biden Campaign
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Arizona Focus Group Sees Trump's Crime Attack On Biden As ‘Far From Reality’
Discussion: Raw Story