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10:45 AM ET, August 12, 2020

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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 …
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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 …
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
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: New York Times, CNN and The Hill
Megan Garber / The Atlantic:
Kamala Harris and the Veep in the Age of Veep  —  “There will be a resistance to your ambition.  There will be people who say to you, ‘You are out of your lane,’ because they are burdened by only having the capacity to see what has always been instead of what can be.”
National Review:   Kamala Harris Is No Moderate
Robert A. George / New York Daily News:
What Kamala can do: The Democrats' — and America's — reconciliation moment
Discussion: ABC News and Sputnik News
Dan Morain / Washington Post:
America is about to see what smart Republicans saw in Kamala Harris years ago
Washington Examiner:
Kamala Harris, the cancel culture cop
Discussion: The Bulwark and Reason
Axios:
Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:   Inside Biden's unusual VP pick process: Tough questions, 11 finalists and many lawyers
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 …
Discussion: Ocala.com, The Hill and Raw Story
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 …
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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NPR:   How Are Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's Changes Affecting Workers?
New York Times:
A New Clash Over Mail Voting: The Cost of the Postage
Discussion: Fox News
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
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
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 …
Carl Zimmer / New York Times:
‘This Is All Beyond Stupid.’ Experts Worry About Russia's Rushed Vaccine  —  Vaccines are among the safest medical products in the world — but only because of the intense rigor of the clinical trials that test their safety and effectiveness.  —  When Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Guardian
Wall Street Journal:
Coronavirus-Hit State Budgets Create a Drag on U.S. Recovery  —  Aid to states and cities is a sticking point as talks in Congress bog down over next round of stimulus  —  WASHINGTON—Spending cuts by state and local governments grappling with the coronavirus pandemic pose a headwind …
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
Biden's Veep Creeps  —  Ole Grandpa Badfinger has made a choice, and it was more complicated than his usual choice of what flavor of mush he's having for breakfast.  He had to choose a vice-presidential running mate, and as people who are smarter than me about such things have observed, he had no good choices.
 
 
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Nicole Gaudiano / Politico:
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Allyson Waller / New York Times:
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Wendy Ruderman / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
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