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Washington Post:
On Democratic convention's first night, speakers blame Trump for America's woes  —  The virtual event showcases dozens of testimonials, culminating in an indictment from Michelle Obama  —  Democrats kicked off their virtual nominating convention Monday with a focused denunciation of President Trump …
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Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — GOP Convention Speakers to Include Nick Sandmann, Gov. Kristi Noem  —  Covington Catholic high school student Nick Sandmann, who was viciously smeared by the establishment media and has won settlements from the Washington Post and CNN, will speak at the Republican National Convention …
New York Times:
No Applause, No Crowds: Democrats Begin a Most Unusual Convention  —  Driven online because of the coronavirus crisis, Democrats presented a program that spanned the ideological gamut from socialists to Republicans, all hailing their nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post and Althouse
CNN:
Transcript: Michelle Obama's DNC speech  —  Michelle Obama's DNC speech: Full video  —  (CNN)Read former first lady Michelle Obama's speech from the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery:  —  Good evening, everyone.  It's a hard time, and everyone's feeling it in different ways.
Associated Press:
Five takeaways from first night of the Democratic convention  —  In another profound way that the coronavirus pandemic has upended American life, the Democratic National Convention started Monday with no convening.  Instead, Democrats opted for the first virtual convention as the party begins …
Discussion: Washington Post and Reuters
Christopher Bedford / The Federalist:
Day 1 Of The Digital DNC: A Night Of GOP, Moderate Outreach Falls Flat  —  After months of riots assaulting the Founders, America-was-never-great speeches, and national anthem protests, the convention went another direction, kicking off with the Constitution, then the Pledge of Allegiance.
Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
Michelle Obama's speech was like an eloquent neighbor expressing sorrow for what our country has become  —  Michelle Obama returned to the political stage looking like the first lady that she was rather than the cultural celebrity that she has become.  But as soon as she began to speak …
New York Post:   De Blasio says he didn't know Democratic National Convention was this week
John Podhoretz / New York Post:   Low-energy virtual Democratic Convention fails to inspire
FiveThirtyEight:   DNC, Day 1: Live Updates And Analysis
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:   Biden Leads Trump in Wisconsin as Democratic Convention Begins
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
Senate will hold Postal Service hearing with DeJoy on Friday, as mail delay fears grow  —  Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will testify at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Friday about the U.S. Postal Service's vote-by-mail financial requirements, according to two people familiar with the decision.
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David Rothkopf / NBC News:
Trump's USPS defunding efforts prove 2020 fix is already in.  Democrats need to act like it. … These are times unlike any other we have faced in our lives.  A pandemic is ravaging our population, 1 in 5 households in the U.S. are food -insecure, and tens of millions of our neighbors worry that they will not be able to pay the rent.
Discussion: Mother Jones and The Root
Roger Sollenberger / Salon:   DeJoy donated big to GOP senators up for re-election; they're still silent on USPS
National Review:   No, the Postal Service Isn't Stealing the Election
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 …
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Roger Stone / Stone Cold Truth:
WHY I DECIDED TO WITHDRAW THE APPEAL OF MY UNJUST CONVICTION IN THE MUELLER WITCH HUNT  —  On the strong advice of my attorneys and after giving the decision considerable thought, I have reluctantly decided to dismiss the appeal of what I believe to be a wrongful conviction in a trial tainted …
Discussion: Fox News, CNN, Just The News and The Hill
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo book on COVID-19 response out in October  —  NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has gained a national following through his management of the coronavirus pandemic, is writing a book that looks back on his experiences, and includes leadership advice and a close look …
Discussion: Axios, Political Wire and Spectator USA
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Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Sanders claims America threatened by ‘authoritarianism’ in dire convention speech
Discussion: Associated Press
Jeff Hampton / Virginian-Pilot:
‘The mystery is over’: Researchers say they know what happened to ‘Lost Colony’  —  BUXTON, N.C. — The English colonists who settled the so-called Lost Colony before disappearing from history simply went to live with their native friends — the Croatoans of Hatteras, according to a new book.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Henry J. Gomez / BuzzFeed News:
Why John Kasich, A Lifelong Republican, Is Helping Launch Joe Biden's Democratic Party
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
Trump warns of a ‘big surge’ of coronavirus in New Zealand, which had just recorded nine new cases  —  While the novel coronavirus continues to surge through the United States, President Trump noted on Monday that other countries have also seen recent rises.  Case in point, he told supporters at a Minnesota airport: New Zealand.
Discussion: Bloomberg and Political Wire
Miles Taylor / Washington Post:
At Homeland Security, I saw firsthand how dangerous Trump is for America  —  Miles Taylor served at the Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019, including as chief of staff.  —  After serving for more than two years in the Department of Homeland Security's leadership during …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
On Centennial of 19th Amendment, Trump Pardons Susan B. Anthony  —  President Trump's pardon of the famed suffragist Susan B. Anthony comes as women celebrate the 100th anniversary of their right to vote, and Joseph R. Biden Jr. benefits from a yawning gender gap.
Yoav Gonen / THE CITY:
Chirlane McCray Nearly Doubled Her Official Staff Payroll With Undisclosed Taxpayer-Funded Hires  —  The city's First Lady officially has eight employees who support ThriveNYC and other projects.  But at least 14 people on the government payroll work on her team, ahead of a potential Brooklyn borough president run.
Christian Britschgi / Reason:
Donald Trump and Ben Carson Go Full NIMBY in The Wall Street Journal  —  Few political transformations have been more remarkable to witness than Ben Carson's constant ping-ponging on housing policy.  The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary can't seem to make up his mind …
Discussion: Power Line and Los Angeles Times
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Fed up with anti-maskers, mask advocates are demanding mandates, fines — and common courtesy.  —  Susan van Vonno has strong feelings about masks.  At 82, with a compromised immune system, she has little patience for bellicose anti-maskers who refuse to cover their faces because they believe it infringes on their personal liberty.
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
William Barr Disdains Election Deadline With Plan to Report on FBI Probe  — DOJ guidelines warn about public comments 60 days before vote  — Barr says deadline is moot because Biden, Trump aren't focus  —  Attorney General William Barr is promising more revelations from a probe …
 
 
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For Bill Clinton, a Chance to Address a Party That Has Left Him Behind
Matt Vespa / Townhall:
Is This Real? Why Some Are Calling the DNC Outro Monday Night ‘The Moment Trump Won Re-Election’
Alex Nester / Washington Free Beacon:
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Discussion: Instapundit
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
Coronavirus Doctors Battle Another Scourge: Misinformation
Axios:
Harris gives Biden ticket a big shot of enthusiasm
Discussion: Washington Post
Sam Baker / Axios:
Axios-Ipsos poll: Democrats fear in-person campaigning, voting
Discussion: The Hill
Nancy Levine / Rantt Media:
As QAnon Spreads, Social Media Companies Finally Step Up
Discussion: The Guardian
Tristan Justice / The Federalist:
New CDC Data On Suicide Shows Americans Can't Handle Continued Lockdowns
 Earlier Items: 
Politico:
Trump rejects Pentagon's proposed cuts to military health care
Discussion: Just The News and Raw Story
CNN:
Trump retweets Russian propaganda about Biden that US intel agencies say is intended to influence 2020 election
Discussion: Raw Story and Associated Press
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
‘We know where you live, beware’: The 911 call of a household put on blast by Tucker Carlson
Discussion: Raw Story
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Former CIA officer charged with spying for China
Discussion: Raw Story and Reuters