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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.
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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.
Alexandra Petri / Washington Post:
Team Biden wishes it had known something was slightly wrong with every woman before promising a female VP  —  What a mess!  With the deadline to select a vice president approaching, the members of Team Biden wish someone had told them before this all started that every high-profile woman …
Discussion: The US Sun
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Biden taps Kamala Harris as running mate, setting aside tensions from primary
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 …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
First look: New Trump ad doubles down on radical left frame for Biden  —  The Trump campaign launches a new ad Tuesday in five early-voting states that hits Joe Biden on taxes and immigration, redoubling a strategy to paint the Democratic nominee as a tool of the radical left.
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USA Today:   Andrew Yang on Democratic National Convention: ‘I kind of expected to speak’
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
Susan Rice Was a Diplomatic Disaster
Discussion: Power Line and Townhall
Detroit Free Press:   Report: Whitmer to speak to Democratic convention Monday, throws VP speculation in doubt
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
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:
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.
Fadel Allassan / Axios:
Trump says men may be “insulted” by Biden picking a woman for VP  —  President Trump suggested Tuesday that some men feel “insulted” by Joe Biden's promise to choose a woman as his running mate, telling Fox Sports Radio that the former vice president has “roped himself into a certain group of people.”
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Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:   Trump: Biden Is Insulting Men Everywhere by Picking Woman as Running Mate
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Conservative ‘News’ Site's Secret: It's Run by Trump's Super PAC  —  The American Herald calls itself “a conservative news platform.”  It's actually just an extension of the Trump political machine.  —  Donald Trump's “official” super PAC has spent more than $25 million since last year to get the president re-elected.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Exclusive: Facebook cracks down on political content disguised as local news
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Appeals court likely to let judge decide whether to drop Michael Flynn charges  —  Members of a federal appeals court signaled Tuesday that they will likely let a lower court judge decide whether to dismiss criminal charges against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Discussion: Reuters
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Danny M. Lavery / Slate:
Help!  I Can't Believe My Son's Friend Fed Him Indian Food Without Calling Me First.  —  Slate is now asking those who read the most to support our journalism more directly by subscribing to Slate Plus.  Learn more.  —  Danny is online weekly to chat live with readers.
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.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
An economic crisis in Kentucky has workers, businesses furious with McConnell  —  Joblessness is high, benefits are running out and local leaders say they need the kind of aid that the Senate's most powerful figure has yet to endorse  —  The parade of cars honked incessantly as they crawled past …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Raw Story
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.
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 …
Matt Lewis / The Daily Beast:
Dems Say Sexist Attacks Are Wrong.  Someone Tell Sarah Palin!  —  Liberals are busy pre-butting expected sexist attacks on Biden's vice-presidential choice.  Gee, I remember a different time...  BEAST INSIDE  —  Joe Biden's campaign, in conjunction with influential women's groups …
Discussion: Althouse
KING-TV:
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announces resignation  —  Best's resignation comes after the Seattle City Council voted to cut spending for the Seattle Police Department on Monday.  —  SEATTLE — Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best has announced that she will be resigning next month.
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Sister Toldjah / Redstate:
BREAKING: Seattle's First Black Female Police Chief Resigns After Council Caves to BLM, Reporters Note Irony
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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Leigh Ann Caldwell / NBC News:
Congressional inaction puts incumbents in more peril
Discussion: Vox, Raw Story and MSNBC
Andrew Chung / Reuters:
Supreme Court blocks path to Oregon redistricting ballot measure  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked a lower court ruling that had opened the door to a ballot measure in Oregon to create an independent commission to redraw electoral district lines in the state.
Associated Press:
New York's true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility.
Brian Faler / Politico:
5 things to know about Trump's order on payroll taxes  —  President Donald Trump's bid to go around Congress and try to unilaterally cut payroll taxes is raising lots of questions— from, “Can he do that?” to “How would this work, anyway?”  —  Technically, he is only delaying the deadline …
Discussion: The Hill
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Richard Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
Employers Cast Wary Eye on Trump Payroll-Tax Deferral
Ronald Brownstein / CNN:
Can majority rule survive America's widening political divide?  —  (CNN)If Joe Biden maintains his steady lead in national polls over President Donald Trump through Election Day, Democrats will win the popular vote for the seventh time in the past eight presidential elections …
Discussion: Political Wire
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump unloads in morning interviews as U.S. struggles to tame virus  —  President Donald Trump let loose in a pair of lengthy radio interviews Tuesday morning, weighing in on foreign affairs and cultural flashpoints while continuing to speak dismissively of the rampant coronavirus threat.
Discussion: OutKick, The Hill, IJR and Breitbart
globaltimes.cn:
Exclusive: US rudely unpacks official furniture ordered by Chinese Mission to UN  —  The US has brutally unpacked a container with 60 pieces of furniture (official supplies) ordered by the Chinese delegation to the United Nations and dismantled the wrappings of 12 pieces, the Global Times learned.
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Trump's Scottish and Irish golf resorts spur a new round of scrutiny on his businesses  —  President Donald Trump appears to have inflated the value of his three golf resorts in Scotland and Ireland in documents filed with the U.S. government, according to a new examination of six years of financial records in the U.S. and Europe.
Discussion: Raw Story
The Hill:
Lincoln Project expands GOP target list, winning Trump ire  —  The former GOP operatives behind The Lincoln Project are expanding their list of Republican targets, infuriating allies of President Trump's and national Republicans scrambling to preserve the GOP majority in the Senate.
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
Federal report highlights key ways to prevent school attacks  —  NEW YORK (AP) — School officials nationwide should improve mental health resources, monitor student social media accounts and improve physical security measures, according to a Justice Department report on school safety released Tuesday.
Discussion: The Hill
 
 
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Washington Post:
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Lisa Rab / Politico:
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Discussion: Raw Story