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12:05 AM ET, August 12, 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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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 …
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.
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
What the Kamala Harris Pick Says About the Biden Campaign  —  Kamala Harris is now the presumptive 2024 Democratic nominee.  —  I kid!  Sort of.  We'll get to that.  But before we do, for the last few weeks I haven't been able to stop thinking about the 1998 NFL draft.
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
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.
Dan Morain / Washington Post:
America is about to see what smart Republicans saw in Kamala Harris years ago  —  Dan Morain, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times and editorial page editor of the Sacramento Bee, has covered California politics and policy since 1991.  —  Smart Republicans could see Kamala D. Harris coming years ago …
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.
New York Times:
In Kamala Harris, a Choice at Once Safe and Energizing  —  Her selection as Joe Biden's running mate was conventional by some political standards.  But it was historic most of all, and especially sweet for many Black women.  —  WASHINGTON — In naming Kamala Harris as his running mate …
Discussion: Breitbart
Tammy Bruce / Washington Times:   Democratic Party sets rules for criticizing Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Kamala Harris is the choice Joe Biden needed to win over Silicon Valley
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:   Why Joe Biden Picked Kamala Harris
Alexandra DeSanctis / National Review:   Kamala Harris's Anti-Catholic Bigotry
MSNBC:   Joy: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris ticket belongs to ‘the emerging America,’ what Trumpism cannot stop
Nardine Saad / Los Angeles Times:
‘Yes, We Kam!’ Hollywood is fired up over Kamala Harris as Biden's VP pick
Discussion: Twitchy
USA Today:   Public defender: I worked with Kamala Harris. She was the most progressive DA in California.
Makini Brice / Reuters:
NAACP launches drive to boost Black voter turnout in six key states
Discussion: Fox News and The Hill
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.
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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 …
Washington Post:
QAnon supporter, with Georgia primary victory, is poised to bring far-right conspiracy theory to Congress  —  Congressional Republicans came a step closer Tuesday to welcoming into their ranks a promoter of the QAnon conspiracy theory, whose adherents believe President Trump is battling a cabal …
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: Mediaite and Liberty Unyielding
Steve Vladeck / Slate:
The Alarming Growth of the Supreme Court's “Shadow Docket”  —  Like clockwork, each June brings the Supreme Court back to the forefront of America's culture wars, as the justices issue major new opinions that are equal parts significant and divisive—precipitating a flood of headlines …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and Vox
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Andrew Chung / Reuters:
Supreme Court blocks path to Oregon redistricting ballot measure
Discussion: Washington Post
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 …
The Intercept:
College Democrat at Center of Attack on Alex Morse Hoped to Launch Career Through Richard Neal … In the battle raging for Massachusetts First Congressional District, currently held by the chair of the powerful Ways and Means committee Richard Neal, political operatives are turning up in unlikely places.
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
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New York Times:
A New Clash Over Mail Voting: The Cost of the Postage
Discussion: The Hill and electionlawblog.org
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.
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 …
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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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 …
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.
Associated Press:
Voters judge Omar's mix of progressive politics, celebrity  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Tuesday survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity.  —  Omar, seeking her second term in November …
Discussion: Reuters
 
 
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