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4:05 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 …
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: The Federalist and CANNONFIRE
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.
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 …
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.
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 and Townhall
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 …
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Kamala Harris is the choice Joe Biden needed to win over Silicon Valley  —  The California senator has glad-handed with tech elites for decades.  —  For months, Silicon Valley hasn't been quite sure what to make of Joe Biden.  —  But Kamala Harris?  That's a candidate the industry can get behind.
David Cohen / Politico:
Sarah Palin offers survival tips to Kamala Harris  —  Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin had some warmhearted and uncharacteristically nonpartisan advice for Kamala Harris as she joined Palin in the small club of women chosen to run for vice president: “Trust no one new” and “Don't get muzzled.”
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Althouse
Associated Press:
How it happened: Inside Biden's search for a running mate
Discussion: Breitbart, Politico and The Hill
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
Tammy Bruce / Washington Times:   Democratic Party sets rules for criticizing Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
On Kamala Harris  —  Joe Biden has named his 2020 running mate: authoritarianism.
Discussion: Slate, Fox News and Politico
USA Today:   Public defender: I worked with Kamala Harris. She was the most progressive DA in California.
Scott Detrow / NPR:
In Historic Pick, Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris To Be His Running Mate
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:   Why Joe Biden Picked Kamala Harris
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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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
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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: The Nation
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 …
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian / Axios:
The American blog pushing Xinjiang denialism  —  A website called The Grayzone has made a name for itself by denying China's campaign of cultural and demographic genocide in Xinjiang.  —  Why it matters: Chinese government officials and state media outlets are citing The Grayzone …
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
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.
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.
New York Times:
A New Clash Over Mail Voting: The Cost of the Postage  —  Senator Chuck Schumer assailed the Postal Service for what he said was an effort to triple the cost to states of sending out mail-in ballots.  The service said it was just a suggestion to use first-class mail.
Discussion: Fox News
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 …
 
 
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