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10:35 PM ET, August 11, 2020

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New York Times:
2020 Election Live Updates: Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris to Be His Running Mate  —  In a new national poll, Mr. Biden leads President Trump by 10 points.  In Minnesota, Ilhan Omar faces a stiff primary challenge, while a QAnon supporter has a shot at a Georgia House seat.
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Axios:
Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate  —  Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he has chosen Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate — the first Black woman to be named to a major-party U.S. presidential ticket, and potentially the first woman vice president if Biden defeats President Trump.
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Wall Street executives are glad Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris to be his VP running mate  — Wall Street leaders on Tuesday cheered Joe Biden's selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate in the presidential election.  — Finance executives, confident the ticket has what it takes …
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Harris VP pick creates dilemma for Trump campaign, which lobs conflicting attacks … WASHINGTON — Joe Biden's selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate creates a conundrum for which President Donald Trump's campaign didn't have an immediate answer: How to run against her.
CNN:
Why Kamala Harris won the VP contest  —  David Axelrod, a senior CNN political commentator and host of “The Axe Files,” was senior adviser to President Barack Obama and chief strategist for the 2008 and 2012 Obama presidential campaigns.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
Maureen Lee Lenker / EW.com:
Maya Rudolph reacts to Kamala Harris VP pick: ‘Oh s—’  —  Rudolph said she is ready to return as Harris on Saturday Night Live.  —  It's official: Joe Biden has selected Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 election.  And Maya Rudolph, who played Harris during …
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
On Kamala Harris  —  Joe Biden has named his 2020 running mate: authoritarianism.  —  American prosecutors wield awesome and terrible powers that lend themselves easily to abuse, and Senator Kamala Harris, formerly the attorney general of California, is an enthusiastic abuser of them.
Discussion: Fox News
New York Times:
In Kamala Harris, a Choice at Once Safe and Energizing
Discussion: Breitbart
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:   What the Kamala Harris Pick Says About the Biden Campaign
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:   Why Joe Biden Picked Kamala Harris
Tammy Bruce / Washington Times:   Democratic Party sets rules for criticizing Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris
Dan Morain / Washington Post:   America is about to see what smart Republicans saw in Kamala Harris years ago
Alexandra DeSanctis / National Review:   Kamala Harris's Anti-Catholic Bigotry
The Daily Beast:
Trump Campaign Playbook: Paint Kamala as ‘Ruthless’ and ‘Power-Hungry’
Discussion: NPR, National Review and Reuters
Nardine Saad / Los Angeles Times:
‘Yes, We Kam!’ Hollywood is fired up over Kamala Harris as Biden's VP pick
Discussion: Twitchy
Makini Brice / Reuters:
NAACP launches drive to boost Black voter turnout in six key states
Discussion: Fox News and The Hill
USA Today:   Public defender: I worked with Kamala Harris. She was the most progressive DA in California.
Alexandra Petri / Washington Post:
Team Biden wishes it had known something was slightly wrong with every woman before promising a female VP
Grace Panetta / Business Insider:
Marjorie Greene defeats John Cowan in the runoff for Georgia's 14th congressional district  —  Foto: Screenshot via Marjorie Taylor Greene/YouTube Marjorie Taylor Greene  — Businesswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene defeated neurosurgeon Dr. John Cowanin the August 11 Republican primary runoff for Georgia's 14th congressional district.
Discussion: ABC News, Politico, Washington Post and Vox
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New York Times:
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon Supporter, Wins House Primary in Georgia  —  Ms. Greene's victory came as six states were holding elections on Tuesday, with Ilhan Omar facing a well-funded primary challenge in Minnesota.  —  Conspiracy theorists won a major victory on Tuesday as a Republican supporter …
John Nagl / Defense One:
“. . . All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic”: An Open Letter to Gen. Milley  —  If the commander in chief attempts to ignore the election's results, you will face a choice.  —  Dear General Milley:  —  As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, you are well aware of your duties in ordinary times …
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding
Michael S. Schmidt / Penguin Random House:
Donald Trump v. The United States  —  Buy the Audiobook Download:  — Apple- Audible- downpour- eMusic- audiobooks.com  —  ABOUT DONALD TRUMP V. THE UNITED STATES  —  With unparalleled reporting, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter continues to break news …
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Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
Trump: If Biden Wins, You'll ‘Have To Learn To Speak Chinese’
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post and IJR
Big Ten Conference:
Big Ten Statement on 2020-21 Fall Season  —  ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference announced the postponement of the 2020-21 fall sports season, including all regular-season contests and Big Ten Championships and Tournaments, due to ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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New York Times:
Retail Chains Abandon Manhattan: 'It's Unsustainable'  —  Some national chains, both retail and restaurants, are closing outlets in New York City, which are struggling more than their branches elsewhere.  —  For years, Bryant Park Grill & Cafe in Midtown Manhattan has been one of the country's …
New York Times:
A Bible Burning, a Russian News Agency and a Story Too Good to Check Out  —  WASHINGTON — For some of President Trump's loudest cheerleaders, it was a story too good to check out: Black Lives Matters protesters in Portland, Ore., had burned a stack of Bibles, and then topped off the fire with American flags.
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
End of an era?  Trump says he won't hold rallies with empty seats.  —  The Trump rally may be a thing of the past.  —  At the least, the signature stew of tribal politics, showmanship, insults, outrage, humor and hero worship that propelled Donald Trump's improbable victory four years ago …
Michelangelo Signorile / The Signorile Report:
Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Queer Predicament  —  Let's not forget about the *other* sexually-compromising photos.  And Trump's former fixer, Michael Cohen, could tell all in his book.  —  11 hr … Back in June, I wrote about Senator Lindsey Graham's queer predicament.
Pew Research Center:
About One-in-Four U.S. Hispanics Have Heard of Latinx, but Just 3% Use It  —  Young Hispanic women among the most likely to use the term  —  For this analysis we surveyed 3,030 U.S. Hispanic adults in December 2019 as part of the 2019 National Survey of Latinos.
Vladimir Isachenkov / Associated Press:
Russia clears virus vaccine despite scientific skepticism  —  MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to clear a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism.  President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated.
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Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Revolt of the Republican Strategists  —  What the Trump era has revealed about the people who used to run Republican campaigns.  —  Last week I found myself reading “It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump,” the new book by Stuart Stevens, the longtime Republican operative …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
CNBC:
Government lawyer suggests Attorney General Barr had secret reasons for dropping Michael Flynn criminal case  — Attorney General William Barr may have had secret information that led the Justice Department to seek to drop its criminal case against Michael Flynn, a government lawyer said Tuesday.
Vicky Prodeline / Polls:
Election Meddling Concerns  —  Democrats suspect Russia, Republicans point finger at the Democrats  —  West Long Branch, NJ - American voters are simultaneously confident and concerned about the integrity of the upcoming election.  While many Democrats are worried about Russian meddling …
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
How we stop Trump from stealing 11/3 by mail |  Will Bunch Newsletter  —  For two nights I was a happy camper in the deep woods of Massachusetts, and like Henry David Thoreau I'm back with some new thoughts on resisting a corrupt American government.  If you're as worried about Trump …
Discussion: Fox News and The Nation
Mike O'Sullivan / Voice of America:
Mike Pence: Backing up a Demanding Boss  —  Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can download this video to view it offline.  —  Download File  —  U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has weathered storms that have shaken the Trump White House …
Gary Fineout / Politico:
DeSantis squelches talk of a White House run  —  TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he plans to run for a second four-year term and expects to make a formal announcement at the end of the year.  —  He said speculation about a 2024 White House bid was “total garbage” …
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Trump won't be hosting the G-7 summit this fall.  That's a good thing.  —  President Trump casually announced Monday that he would prefer not to host a Group of Seven summit at Camp David before the election, as had been the plan for months.  These comments came as a complete surprise …
Bangor Daily News:
A hard path for Susan Collins and 5 other takeaways from the BDN's Maine poll  —  Democrats are leading in Maine's major races, according to a Bangor Daily News-Digital Research poll conducted in late July and early August.  —  House Speaker Sara Gideon held a 5-point lead …
Discussion: The Hill
 
 
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