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8:45 AM ET, August 10, 2020

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Shibani Mahtani / Washington Post:
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law  —  HONG KONG — Media tycoon and activist Jimmy Lai, his sons and several others were arrested early Monday for allegedly colluding with foreign forces, a crime under Hong Kong's new national security law, according to the newspaper he founded and a close associate.
Discussion: NPR and Hong Kong Free Press HKFP
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Iain Marlow / Bloomberg:
Hong Kong Media Tycoon Arrested in Latest Blow to Democracy Camp  — Jimmy Lai's media group had backed pro-democracy protests  — Police say seven arrested for breaching new security law  —  Hong Kong police arrested media tycoon and prominent democracy activist Jimmy Lai under …
New York Times:
Hong Kong Publisher Jimmy Lai Is Arrested Under National Security Law  —  The pro-democracy figure is the most high-profile figure detained under the sweeping law imposed by Beijing on the semiautonomous territory.  —  HONG KONG — The Hong Kong police on Monday arrested seven people …
Colum Murphy / Bloomberg:
China Hits U.S. Officials With Sanctions, Avoids Top Trump Aides  — Rubio, Cruz, HRW executive director among 11 to be sanctioned  — U.S. has sanctioned Hong Kong officials including Carrie Lam  —  China said it will sanction 11 Americans in retaliation for similar measures imposed …
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law  —  Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai has been arrested for “collusion with foreign powers,” said Mark Simon, an executive at the tycoon's media firm Next Digital Monday morning local time.
Zen Soo / Associated Press:   Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested, newsroom searched
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
China announces retaliatory sanctions on Rubio, Cruz and other U.S. officials
William Saletan / Slate:
How Trump Killed Tens of Thousands of Americans  —  On July 17, President Donald Trump sat for a Fox News interview at the White House.  At the time, nearly 140,000 Americans were dead from the novel coronavirus.  The interviewer, Chris Wallace, showed Trump a video clip in which Robert Redfield …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
How Pro-Trump Forces Work the Refs in Silicon Valley  —  The new referees in American politics are Facebook, Google and Twitter, and they would be wise to pay attention to lessons the old media tried to learn.  —  One of the oddest moments during last month's tech hearings on Capitol Hill came …
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Trump tries to set a tax trap for Biden  —  President Trump is trying to lure Joe Biden into a Walter Mondale trap — attempting to force the Democratic nominee to embrace middle-class tax increases as part of his election strategy.  —  Why it matters: With his Saturday evening executive action …
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CNN:
Trump declares war on Social Security, Medicare
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Social Security Works:
Donald Trump: If Reelected, I will “Terminate” Social Security
Discussion: Daily Kos
Axios:
Behind the scenes: Trump assembles team of closest aides to prepare for Biden debates  —  Two weekends ago, President Trump met with a group of his closest aides in the conference room of his Bedminster golf club to discuss a subject that has been weighing heavily on his mind: the three scheduled debates with Joe Biden.
Discussion: The US Sun, Raw Story and IJR
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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
There Will Be No October Surprise This Year
Discussion: New York Times
Politico:
Facing bleak November, Republicans look to stoke BLM backlash  —  The battle to define the movement comes as the president and fellow GOP candidates try to win back suburban voters.  —  Protesters gather in front of the district attorney's office in Salt Lake City on July 9.  Rick Bowmer/AP Photo
Discussion: Raw Story and The Guardian
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Associated Press:   Black people in Portland struggle to be heard amid protests
New York Times:
Coronavirus Live Updates: At Least 97,000 Children in the U.S. Tested Positive in Last 2 Weeks of July  —  Trump's unilateral economic relief actions come under fire.  Ohio's governor urges use of rapid tests, but with caution after his false positive.  —  RIGHT NOW A Georgia school whose …
Jamie Ehrlich / CNN:
New York Times: White House reached out to South Dakota governor about adding Trump to Mount Rushmore  —  Washington (CNN)White House aides reached out to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem last year about the process of adding additional presidents to Mount Rushmore, the New York Times reported.
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Benji Jones / Business Insider:
The White House reportedly asked South Dakota's governor how to add another president to Mount Rushmore, and she later gave Trump a 4-foot replica with his face on it
Discussion: Rolling Stone
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon and Mall Operator Look at Turning Sears, J.C. Penney Stores Into Fulfillment Centers  —  Hookup between Simon Property Group, Amazon would show how retail and logistics are converging more rapidly  —  Simon Property Group Inc., the biggest mall owner in the U.S. …
Willie Brown / San Francisco Chronicle:
Kamala Harris should say no to vice presidency  —  If Joe Biden offers the vice presidential slot to Sen. Kamala Harris, my advice to her would be to politely decline.  —  Harris is a tested and proven campaigner who will work her backside off to get Biden elected.
Discussion: Fox News and Breitbart
Harry Enten / CNN:
Another electoral college-popular vote split?  It's possible  —  What is the Electoral College?  —  Washington (CNN)New CBS News/YouGov polls from Pennsylvania and Wisconsin seem to tell a familiar story.  Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by six points among likely voters …
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Rachael Levy / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Agency Sidelines Planned $765 Million Loan to Kodak Amid Probes  —  The move comes as the SEC investigates Kodak's disclosure of the loan and stock options granted to executives  —  WASHINGTON—A federal agency has put a planned $765 million loan to Eastman Kodak Co. KODK -7.64% on hold …
Evie Fordham / Fox News:
US would share coronavirus vaccine with world after Americans' needs are met: Azar  —  US companies including Moderna and Novavax are in the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine
Discussion: Reuters and Raw Story
Andrew Roth / The Guardian:
Belarus election: Lukashenko's claim of landslide victory sparks widespread protests … Clashes broke out in cities across Belarus on Sunday evening as riot police used rubber bullets, flash grenades, teargas and water cannon to quash protests against the results of the contested presidential election.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Elena Schneider / Politico:
As decision day nears, VP hopefuls rake in big money for Biden  —  Biden first and foremost wants a governing partner.  But fundraising prowess is unquestionably a plus.  —  Of Joe Biden's potential running mates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has brought in the most cash for the presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign.
Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
Ron Johnson subpoenas documents from FBI director  —  The Wisconsin senator is demanding Christopher Wray hand over all documents related to the bureau's counterintelligence probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.  —  Christopher Wray is being asked to provide documents, but the request doesn't involve testimony.
Discussion: Fox News and Axios
Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
'You can't control people's anger': Portland protesters set fire to police union headquarters as tensions rise again  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — Robert Dorris leaned against the door frame of his ground-floor apartment in Portland, Ore., on the same block as the police union's headquarters …
Discussion: Breitbart
 
 
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Reuters:
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Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
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Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
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Tina Bellon / Reuters:
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Robert Knight / Washington Times:
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New York Times:
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Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
A president ignored: Trump's outlandish claims increasingly met with a collective shrug
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Mnuchin warns Democrats against challenging Trump's executive orders
Mike Allen / Axios:
Ben Sasse emerges as GOP Trump critic ahead of November
Discussion: Breitbart, NPR and Washington Post
Washington Post:
At least 21 people shot, one fatally, at a party in Southeast Washington
Discussion: Mother Jones and UPI
 

 
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