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Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
Dear Colleague on House Returning to Save the Postal Service  —  The Postal Service is a pillar of our democracy, enshrined in the Constitution and essential for providing critical services: delivering prescriptions, Social Security checks, paychecks, tax returns and absentee ballots to millions of Americans …
Discussion: The Hill
Washington Post:
State officials rush to shore up confidence in Nov. 3 election as voters express new fears about mail voting  —  President Trump's unprecedented attacks on the U.S. Postal Service amid widespread mail delays across the country are shaking voters' faith that their ballots will be counted …
Matthew Rink / Erie Daily Times-Morning News:
Erie loses mail-sorting machines in USPS purge  —  Two of Erie's six delivery bar code sorters, which can sort 36,000 pieces of mail an hour, were unplugged in recent weeks.  —  The U.S. Postal Service in recent weeks unplugged two of its six delivery bar code sorters from its East 38th Street processing facility in Erie.
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Trump's coup-by-mail is underway.  America can't wait until November to fight back  —  First, they came for the mailboxes.  —  The once-fantastical notion of a political or military coup in the United States has long lingered in the American imagination.  Older Boomers might remember …
Discussion: Scripting News
Mike Allen / Axios:   Pelosi calls House back to act on Postal Service “sabotage”
Associated Press:
House Dems summon postal leaders to hearing on mail delays
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
The Most Tremendous Reelection Campaign in American History Ever Inside the chaotic, desperate, last-minute Trump 2020 reboot.  —  For the two and a half years that he was in charge, a Brad Parscale sighting was always news at Trump campaign headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA, The Week and Daily Kos
John McCormick / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Leads Trump, 50% to 41%, in Poll Ahead of Party Conventions  —  President struggles to reach job approval that would make re-election more likely, while opponent draws soft support that could present turnout challenges  —  President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden start …
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Mark Murray / NBC News:
Biden remains ahead of Trump nationally on eve of conventions in NBC News/WSJ poll
CBS News:
Biden solidifies Democratic base support ahead of convention — Battleground Tracker poll
Discussion: The Week
USA Today:
Trump has a plan to steal the election and it's not clear Democrats have a plan to stop him
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Natasha S. Alford / TheGrio:
Kamala Harris has a message for voters who aren't feeling her and Joe Biden  —  EXCLUSIVE: In an interview with theGrio, Sen. Harris explains why showing up to vote is a life or death matter in the age of COVID-19.  —  Loading the player...  Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has a message …
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NBC News:
Trump eyes Putin meeting before November election, say four people familiar with discussions  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has told aides he'd like to hold an in-person meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin before the November election, according to four people familiar with the discussions.
Luke Kenton / Daily Mail:
'I'm leaving, you guys won': Moment furious Seattle cop tells activist he's quitting because of constant unrest caused by BLM protests - just days after city's Chief of Police resigned over huge budget cut  — While the circumstances surrounding the video remain unclear, the officer …
Discussion: Raw Story
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
‘May rent.  June rent.  Late fees.  Penalties.’ … There's no room for disbelief in my position.  I've had other people tell me: “Really?  They're evicting you during a pandemic?  That's crazy.”  I don't know.  Maybe it is.  I haven't had time to sit and feel sorry.
Andy Borowitz / New Yorker:
Bill Barr Injures Back While Trying to Lift Mailbox Into Truck  —  WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Attorney General William Barr suffered what was described as a “severe back strain” while trying to lift a mailbox into a pickup truck on Saturday.  —  According to Barr, he tried to give the mailbox …
John Bolton / Wall Street Journal:
Iran ‘Snapback’ Isn't Worth the Risk  —  It would weaken the Security Council veto, which serves U.S. interests at the U.N.  —  For the U.S., there is one point of high principle worth dying in a ditch for at the United Nations: Never impair the Security Council veto.
Lulu Garcia-Navarro / NPR:
‘Hatemonger’ Tracks How Right-Wing Media Shaped Trump Policy Architect Stephen Miller  —  Toggle more options  —  Stephen Miller is the architect of Donald Trump's extreme policies on immigration.  —  And leaked emails have shown him pushing white-power ideology cloaked in pseudo-science.
Gary Langer / ABC News:
54% approve of Harris selection, including 1 in 4 Republicans: POLL  —  More Americans approve than disapprove by a 25-point margin.  —  More Americans approve than disapprove of Joe Biden's choice of Sen. Kamala Harris for the 2020 Democratic ticket by a 25-point margin, 54-29%, in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.
Discussion: The Hill and New York Post
Dave Lawler / Axios:
The U.S. is far behind other rich countries in coronavirus response  —  Over the past several weeks, the coronavirus has killed Americans at six times the average rate in other rich countries.  And we're recording about eight times more infections.  —  Why it matters: The virus burned through …
New York Times:
Trump's Policies Are a Boon to the Super Rich.  So Where Are All the Seven-Figure Checks?  —  Only a small fraction of the president's top donors from 2016 have given as much to his re-election effort.  —  Timothy Mellon, reclusive heir to a Pittsburgh banking fortune …
Discussion: Raw Story
The Bulwark:
Belarus Protests: U.S. and EU Must Act Now  —  Or else Putin could step in and help destroy or undermine democratic opposition now protesting election fraud.  —  If the size of protests held across Belarus on Sunday is an indication, Aleksander Lukashenko is hanging by a thread.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
‘Hidden’ Trump Voters Exist.  But How Much Impact Will They Have?  —  Republicans insist that millions of Americans want to vote for Trump but won't admit it.  Polling experts tell a different story.  —  MOORESVILLE, N.C. — It wasn't the most obvious spot for a flag that people usually buy to make a big statement.
Discussion: Raw Story and Althouse
Mark Townsend / The Guardian:
Facebook algorithm found to ‘actively promote’ Holocaust denial … Facebook's algorithm “actively promotes” Holocaust denial content according to an analysis that will increase pressure on the social media giant to remove antisemitic content relating to the Nazi genocide.
Discussion: New York Post
Emily Shugerman / The Daily Beast:
Suburban Housewives Take a Hard Pass on Trump's Cringeworthy Ploy  —  After Trump tweeted that “suburban housewives” would be voting for him, those same housewives mobilized against him the best way they knew how—on Facebook.  —  Earlier this week, President Donald Trump tweeted what many saw …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Intelligence community has delivered nearly 20 classified election threat briefings to Trump, Biden, RNC, DNC, Congress
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The Biden factor in the UAE-Israel deal
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Harry Enten / CNN:
Biden heads into the conventions in a historically strong position
Discussion: Mediaite
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New York Times:
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Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
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David Wasserman / NBC News:
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Discussion: Politico
 

 
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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU may accept Apple's proposal to open its NFC payments tech to rivals, and may close its antitrust probe in May, letting Apple avoid hefty fines

George Steer / Financial Times:
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Hacking group GhostR claims it stole 5.3M records from World-Check screening database, used for KYC checks for sanctions and financial crime links, in March

 
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