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Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Senate made criminal referral of Trump Jr., Bannon, Kushner and two others to federal prosecutors  —  WASHINGTON — The Republican and Democratic chairmen of the Senate Intelligence Committee made criminal referrals of Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Erik Prince and Sam Clovis …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
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Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Trump's 2016 campaign chair was a ‘grave counterintelligence threat,’ had contact with Russian intelligence, Senate panel finds  —  The Trump campaign chairman's contacts with Kremlin-linked officials posed a “grave counterintelligence threat,” according to the final volume …
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Bipartisan Senate report describes 2016 Trump campaign eager to accept help from foreign power  —  WASHINGTON — In a thousand-page bipartisan report released Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee said the Trump administration obstructed its investigation with “novel claims” of executive privilege.
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
The Senate Report on Trump and Russia Is a Triumph for Truth  —  Here are welcome facts on the president's connections with 2016 election meddling.  —  One of Trumpism's enduring scars will be the social fissures it's widened by waging war on objective reality and public faith in bedrock institutions.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:   Bipartisan Senate Report Shows How Trump Colluded With Russia in 2016
NBC News:
Manafort associate is Russian spy, may have helped coordinate e-mail hack-and-leak, report says
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
USA Today:   Paul Manafort was ‘a grave counterintelligence threat,’ Republican-led Senate panel finds
Axios:
Senate report finds Manafort passed campaign data to Russian intelligence officer
Discussion: Law & Crime and The Week
Zachary Basu / Axios:   Mueller prosecutor says there are new revelations in Senate Russia report
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Senate Intel Panel Found ‘Absolutely No Evidence’ Of Collusion, Faced Roadblocks In Probe Of Steele Dossier
Discussion: The Daily Signal
About.usps.com:
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Statement  —  WASHINGTON, DC — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy issued the following statement today:  —  “The United States Postal Service will play a critical role this year in delivering election mail for millions of voters across the country.
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Eric Cortellessa / Washington Monthly:
Susan Collins Engineered the USPS Disaster She's Now Protesting  —  Trump may be trying to sabotage the election, but the war against the Postal Service goes back decades.  —  At this point, it should come as no surprise that the vast majority of Congressional Republicans have responded …
Washington Post:
Postmaster general announces he is ‘suspending’ policies blamed for mail delays  —  The U.S. Postal Service said it will shelve its controversial cost-cutting initiatives until after the November election, canceling service reductions, reauthorizing overtime and suspending the removal …
Washington Post:
At least 21 states plan to sue the Postal Service over service delays, threat to election
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
GOP and Trump ties run deep on the U.S. Postal Service's board of governors
Discussion: TheBlaze
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
US Postal Service delays force Department of Veterans Affairs to shift prescription delivery methods
Discussion: Raw Story and Task & Purpose
Alexandra Jaffe / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Cindy McCain video on Joe Biden to air at DNC  —  WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Cindy McCain is going to bat for Joe Biden, lending her voice to a video set to air during Tuesday night's Democratic National Convention programming focused on Biden's close friendship with her late husband, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
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David Siders / Politico:
What we're looking for on Night 2 of the Democratic convention  —  On the first night of the Democratic National Convention, the party laid out its overarching message: If you don't like Donald Trump, you have a home with us.  —  Starting tonight through Thursday, the goal is to round out its nominee, Joe Biden.
Discussion: Reuters and Breitbart
Adam Carlson / People.com:
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' First Joint Interview: ‘Audacity’ of Partnering & Their ‘Modern Family’ Values
Discussion: The Hill and Breitbart
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Cindy McCain is the latest Republican to speak on Biden's behalf at convention
Discussion: Fox News, Associated Press and The Hill
Matt Taibbi / Reporting:
The Official 2020 Democratic National Convention Drinking Game
Discussion: ABC News
Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Would you mind giving it a crack?’  Bill Clinton leans back and smiles while receiving neck massage from Epstein victim, 22, in never-before-seen photos during trip on pedophile's plane to Africa in 2002 - as he addresses Dem convention TONIGHT  — Bill Clinton is seen enjoying …
Annie Linskey / Washington Post:
The security guard blurted ‘I love you’ to Joe Biden in an elevator.  One viral video later, she will nominate him for president.  —  WILMINGTON, Del. — She was last seen blurting “I love you” to Joe Biden as she escorted him in an elevator to an editorial board meeting at the New York Times last December …
The Daily Beast:
TV News Networks Worried About Airing Two Hours of Trump's Convention  —  Sources said the networks have given DNC officials a new reason they won't air their event in full: Because they'd also have to air Trump's in full—lies, warts, and all.  —  Over the last few U.S. presidential election cycles …
Discussion: The Week and Raw Story
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Adam Jentleson / New York Times:
What if Trumpism Is the G.O.P.'s Natural State?  —  Beating Trump would be just the beginning.  Democrats would still be confronted with a radical Republican Party.  —  Mr. Jentleson was a deputy chief of staff for Senator Harry Reid of Nevada.  —  Buckle up, Democrats …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
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Politico:
Rank-and-file Dems press Pelosi for more votes on coronavirus aid
Discussion: Raw Story
Alan Fram / Associated Press:
Senate Republicans preparing $500B virus relief proposal
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Megan Henney / Fox News:
Republicans to renew push for coronavirus stimulus deal with smaller aid package
Discussion: The US Sun
Douglas Belkin / Wall Street Journal:
After Reopening, Notre Dame to Move Classes Online Due to Coronavirus Cases  —  The school reopened last week, but male senior students who attended off-campus parties are leading a Covid-19 surge  —  The University of Notre Dame is canceling in-person classes and moving them online …
Discussion: New York Post, The Week and Mediaite
House Foreign Affairs Committee:
Engel Statement on State Department Temper Tantrum  —  Bronx, NY—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:  —  “As the Committee gets closer to answers on a range of pressing oversight issues, Secretary Pompeo has tried to thwart us at every turn.
Discussion: Axios and Foreign Policy
Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Georgia voters to be made ‘inactive’ after absentee mail undeliverable  —  Tens of thousands of Georgia voter registrations are on track to be changed to inactive status because absentee ballot applications mailed to them last spring were undeliverable.  —  These voters will still be able …
Discussion: TheGrio
Devan Cole / CNN:
Former DHS official: Trump will ‘align with dictators around the world’ if he wins  —  (CNN)A former senior Trump administration official who is endorsing Joe Biden's presidential campaign said Tuesday that if President Donald Trump wins a second term he will “align with dictators around the world.”
Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America:
Marjorie Taylor Greene visited the Capitol and tried to get Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to retake their oaths on the Bible  —  Republican congressional candidate and right-wing pundit Marjorie Taylor Greene is a bigot both on and offline.  —  In February 2019, she visited Capitol Hill …
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Michelle Obama's DNC Speech Leaves Stephen Colbert Speechless  —  The “Late Show” host just couldn't bring himself to make fun of the former first lady.  —  As the only late-night host to go live after the Democratic National Convention Monday night, Stephen Colbert had jokes ready …
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Trump questions the legitimacy of any election in which he loses  —  During his latest call-in interview to Fox News' morning program yesterday, Donald Trump was asked if he'd accept the results of his own country's election in the event of his defeat.  Predictably, the president, as he's done many times before, hedged.
Discussion: Raw Story
Jackie Kucinich / The Daily Beast:
Controversial Women's March Leaders Back in DNC's Good Graces  —  Tamika Mallory spoke briefly during a meeting of the Black Caucus this week, while Linda Sarsour appeared on a livestream for the Muslims and Allies Assembly.  —  Eighteen months after seeming to pull their sponsorship …
Andrew Busch / The American Mind:
Sleepwalking into Secession  —  We have flirted with disaster before.  Now we must avert it.  —  Recently, the New York Times reported on a set of simulations run by a bipartisan group called the Transition Integrity Project.  Both the Project itself and the mainstream media reports …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Roger Stone drops appeals of felony convictions  —  Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone has unexpectedly dropped the appeal of his seven federal felony convictions for seeking to thwart a House investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.  —  Stone's lawyers submitted …
Brian Faler / Politico:
Businesses warn they won't participate in Trump's payroll tax plan  —  A raft of big-name business groups is warning many employers won't participate in President Donald Trump's payroll tax deferral plan.  —  Calling it “unworkable,” they said in a letter Tuesday to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin …
Shawn Wheat / WIBW-TV:
Goodyear responds to zero-tolerance policy slide labeled by employee as discriminatory  —  TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Goodyear employee says the company has put out a new policy that has some calling it not equal for all.  —  A photo seen circulating on social media shows a slide …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Instapundit
 
 
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The Daily Beast:
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Discussion: Raw Story
BuzzFeed News:
A Facebook Executive Protected Hate Speech In India. Now She Wants Police Protection.
Discussion: Sputnik News
John M. Barry / New York Times:
A Warning for the United States From the Author of ‘The Great Influenza’
Discussion: Political Wire
Cortney O'Brien / Townhall:
The DNC Is Apparently Including Liz Warren in Tonight's Native American Caucus Meeting
Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:
MyPillow CEO defends promoting unproven COVID-19 “cure”
Discussion: Todd Starnes, Forbes and Breitbart
Sean D. Naylor / Yahoo News:
Former counterterrorism chief: Trump defeat may prompt right-wing terror attacks
Washington Post:
Virginia Sen. L. Louise Lucas charged with felonies over Portsmouth's Confederate Monument protest
Discussion: Axios
 Earlier Items: 
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
The N.R.A. and Wayne LaPierre's Next Foe: One of Their Own
Discussion: Raw Story
Rainesford Stauffer / InStyle:
Inside 6 Female Reporters' Wild 18-Hour Days, from Trump's First Tweet to Radical Self-Care
Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
Pro-Trump Russiagate Doc in the Works From Daughter of Hollywood Legend (Exclusive)
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit