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Joshua Lawson / The Federalist:
No, Kamala Harris Isn't A ‘Moderate’ — She's A Radical Threat To America  —  The media are spinning Kamala Harris as a ‘centrist’ and a ‘moderate.’ In reality, she's a leftist who could be one heartbeat away from the Oval Office.
Discussion: CNN, New York Times and The Hill
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Wall Street Journal:
Why Kamala Harris May Be a Tough Target for Republicans  —  Joe Biden's VP pick has spent her career courting competing constituencies, a balancing act that may now play to her advantage  —  WASHINGTON—Kamala Harris has spent her political career courting different constituencies within …
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.
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, SFWeekly and CANNONFIRE
National Review:
Kamala Harris Is No Moderate  —  K  —  amala Harris, they assure us, is a “moderate.”  —  A moderate what?  Moderate compared to whom?  —  Senator Harris is a moderate autocrat.  During the Democratic primary debates, she vowed to ban so-called assault weapons by executive order.
Megan Garber / The Atlantic:
Kamala Harris and the Veep in the Age of Veep
Robert A. George / New York Daily News:
What Kamala can do: The Democrats' — and America's — reconciliation moment
Discussion: ABC News and Sputnik News
Washington Examiner:
Kamala Harris, the cancel culture cop
Discussion: The Bulwark and Reason
Dan Morain / Washington Post:
America is about to see what smart Republicans saw in Kamala Harris years ago
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:   Inside Biden's unusual VP pick process: Tough questions, 11 finalists and many lawyers
Axios:
Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate
David Bernstein / Reason:
Is Kamala Harris Legally African American, Indian, Both, Neither, or Something Else?
Discussion: Instapundit
Tammy Bruce / Washington Times:   Democratic Party sets rules for criticizing Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
‘This is no longer a debate’: Florida sheriff bans deputies, visitors from wearing masks  —  On Tuesday, as Florida set a daily record for covid-19 deaths, Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods prohibited his deputies from wearing masks at work.  His order, which also applies to visitors to the sheriff's office …
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Greene wants to be ‘worst nightmare’ of Democrats.  She could also haunt Georgia GOP  —  ROME - Many top Georgia Republicans have watched with dread - but took little action - as Marjorie Taylor Greene rose from longshot candidate to the cusp of Congress.  Shortly after her victory …
Discussion: The Week, Washington Post and Vox
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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 …
Tia Mitchell / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
QAnon supporter wins GOP's U.S. House runoff in N.W. Georgia
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
2020 Election Forecast  —  Latest forecast of the 2020 presidential election between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden by Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight
Discussion: Mediaite, Raw Story and Althouse
HuffPost:
Trump Has Nearly Eliminated Intelligence Briefings From His Schedule Entirely  —  A HuffPost analysis finds the president has averaged less than one a week since July 1, after the public learned of Russian bounties on murdered U.S. soldiers.  —  WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump's interest …
Washington Post:
White House clarifies limits of jobless aid plan as talks with Congress dim  —  Unemployment benefit will be $300 per week, not the $400 Trump promised on Saturday  —  President Trump's senior aides acknowledged on Tuesday that they are providing less financial assistance for the unemployed …
Discussion: The Week and Associated Press
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Wall Street Journal:
Funding for $300-a-Week Unemployment Benefits Could Run Out in Six Weeks
Discussion: UPI
Al Jazeera:
Minnesota's Ilhan Omar easily wins against well-funded challenger  —  Somali-American legislator expected to return to Congress in November representing a heavily Democratic district.  —  Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American member of the US Congress, survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Townhall
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David Aaro / Fox News:
‘The Squad’ shows staying power after string of primary wins
Discussion: Politico
James Doubek / NPR:
Postal Workers Decry Changes And Cost-Cutting Measures  —  Toggle more options  —  Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's plans to shake up the agency are gathering opposition from some of its workers.  —  The U.S. Postal Service has had financial problems for years.  It lost $9 billion last year.
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New York Times:
A New Clash Over Mail Voting: The Cost of the Postage
Discussion: Fox News
Stephanie Murray / Politico:
Kennedy allies sweat as Massachusetts Senate race tightens  —  BOSTON — Joe Kennedy was once thought to be such a lock to defeat Sen. Ed Markey that there was widespread speculation in Massachusetts that Markey might just retire to avoid a humbling end.  —  But Markey is piling up endorsements …
Discussion: Political Wire
Nicole Gaudiano / Politico:
Growing number of voters oppose Trump demand to fully reopen schools  —  A growing majority of voters oppose the Trump administration's demand that schools and colleges fully open for in-person instruction, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.  —  In the survey of nearly 2,000 …
Discussion: The Hill and POLITICUSUSA
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
BBC:
Belarus election: Police use live fire on protesters in Brest  —  After a third night of protests in Belarus, the interior ministry says police fired back with live bullets when they came under attack in the southwestern city of Brest.  —  Demonstrators with metal rods targeted officers …
Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
‘A Smoking Gun’: Infectious Coronavirus Retrieved From Hospital Air  —  Airborne virus plays a significant role in community transmission, many experts believe.  A new study fills in the missing piece: Floating virus can infect cells.  —  Skeptics of the notion that the coronavirus spreads through …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
Biden's Veep Creeps
Allyson Waller / New York Times:
Virginia Man, Said to Be a Klan Leader, Gets 6 Years in Prison After Driving Into a Protest
Discussion: Law & Crime and Axios
Dana Rubinstein / New York Times:
New York City Could Use a Champion. Who Will Step Up?
Carl Zimmer / New York Times:
‘This Is All Beyond Stupid.’ Experts Worry About Russia's Rushed Vaccine
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Guardian
John Solomon / Just The News:
New State memos disclose relentless pressure by Hunter Biden-connected Ukrainian firm
Wall Street Journal:
Coronavirus-Hit State Budgets Create a Drag on U.S. Recovery
Bookworm Room:
The WaPo romanticizes violent Antifa anarchists
Discussion: Townhall and Spectator USA
Wendy Ruderman / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
A longtime Philadelphia judge won't wear a mask in court, prompting complaints from lawyers and witnesses
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jsonline:
DNR tells employees to wear masks during Zoom calls, even when they are alone at home
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Hill
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian / Axios:
The American blog pushing Xinjiang denialism
Michelangelo Signorile / The Signorile Report:
Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Queer Predicament
Discussion: The Nation and The Hill
Michael S. Schmidt / Penguin Random House:
Donald Trump v. The United States
Alexandra DeSanctis / National Review:
Kamala Harris's Anti-Catholic Bigotry