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12:30 PM ET, August 18, 2020

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Lee Moran / HuffPost:
St. Louis Couple Who Pointed Guns At Black Lives Matter Protesters To Speak At RNC  —  Lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who face felony gun charges, will reportedly endorse Donald Trump in their convention address.  —  A white couple from St. Louis facing felony weapons charges …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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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.
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump to Michelle Obama: I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Barack  —  President Donald Trump responded Tuesday morning to former first lady Michelle Obama's forceful rebuke of his character and leadership, claiming that he would not even have been elected to the White House …
Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
Michelle Obama's speech was like an empathetic neighbor expressing sorrow for what our country has become
Discussion: The Week
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
5 key moments from the Democratic National Convention's first night
Discussion: Reuters
Washington Post:
On Democratic convention's first night, speakers blame Trump for America's woes
FiveThirtyEight:   DNC, Day 1: Live Updates And Analysis
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 …
Discussion: Forbes
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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.
Discussion: Reuters
New York Times:
G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel Details Ties Between 2016 Trump Campaign and Russian Interference  —  A nearly 1,000-page report confirmed the special counsel's findings at a moment when President Trump's allies have sought to undermine that inquiry.  —  WASHINGTON — A sprawling report released Tuesday …
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Senate report finds Manafort passed sensitive campaign data to Russian intelligence officer  —  The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released the fifth and final volume of its report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, which details “counterintelligence threats and vulnerabilities.”
Discussion: The Guardian
Associated Press:
Senate panel finds Russia interfered in the 2016 US election
Discussion: Reuters
Politico:
Manafort was ‘grave counterintelligence threat’ due to Russian contacts, Senate panel says
Discussion: New York Post
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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Louisiana elections chief rolls back COVID-19 excuses for absentee mail-in ballots  —  Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin's proposed Nov. 3 election plan rolls back most of the COVID-related exceptions that expanded absentee mail-in voting options for the July 11 and Aug. 15 elections.
Discussion: Raw Story
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
GOP and Trump ties run deep on the U.S. Postal Service's board of governors  — Most members of the U.S. Postal Service's board of governors have numerous ties to the Republican Party as well as President Donald Trump's associates and administration.  — The Postal Service's leadership …
David Rothkopf / NBC News:
Trump's USPS defunding efforts prove 2020 fix is already in. Democrats need to act like it.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Joshua Nelson / Fox News:
Jim Jordan says universal mail-in ballots will cause ‘chaos and confusion’: If you can protest, you can vote in person
Discussion: Breitbart
Roger Sollenberger / Salon:
DeJoy donated big to GOP senators up for re-election; they're still silent on USPS
Discussion: DSCC
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: CNN, Fox News, Just The News and The Hill
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Donald Trump / Fox News:
Susan B. Anthony to get posthumous pardon
Discussion: The Hill, Politico and Reuters
Associated Press:
Trump to pardon women's suffrage leader Susan Anthony
Discussion: Vox, Axios and WOOD-TV
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: Raw Story and The Moderate Voice
Marshall Allen / ProPublica:
Cellphone Data Shows How Las Vegas Is “Gambling With Lives” Across the Country  —  Las Vegas casinos, open for months now, are a likely hotbed for the spread of COVID-19.  For many reasons, contact tracing has proved next to impossible as tourists return to homes across the U.S.
Matt Vespa / Townhall:
Is This Real?  Why Some Are Calling the DNC Outro Monday Night ‘The Moment Trump Won Re-Election’  —  This cannot be real.  Did two hours of watching the Democratic National Convention cause me to lose my mind.  President Trump was blamed by one woman for causing her father's death from COVID.
Yoav Gonen / THE CITY:
Chirlane McCray Nearly Doubled Her Official Staff Payroll With Undisclosed Taxpayer-Funded Hires  —  First Lady Chirlane McCray announces a program between the city and Department of Defense providing mental health programs for health care workers, April 29, 2020.  Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office
Discussion: National Review
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: Political Wire and Bloomberg
 
 
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Quint Forgey / Politico:
DNC Chair Perez on Trump's in-person campaign events: ‘Ask the family of Herman Cain’
USA Today:
Don't count on herd immunity for COVID-19 yet. A vaccine is the best way to get there.
CNN:
Dr. Deborah Birx says she wishes US entered coronavirus lockdown like Italy - CNN Video
Kevin Rector / Los Angeles Times:
Police reform advocates scrutinize police unions, calling them obstacles to reform
Ella Nilsen / Vox:
Why Alaska's Senate and House races look competitive in 2020
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
What Happens When Ex-Navy SEALS Go Full QAnon?
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Trump Might Cheat. Activists Are Getting Ready.
 Earlier Items: 
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Fed up with anti-maskers, mask advocates are demanding mandates, fines — and common courtesy.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
New York Post:
De Blasio says he didn't know Democratic National Convention was this week
Christian Britschgi / Reason:
Donald Trump and Ben Carson Go Full NIMBY in The Wall Street Journal
Discussion: Power Line and Los Angeles Times
Axios:
Harris gives Biden ticket a big shot of enthusiasm
Discussion: Reuters and Washington Post
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
William Barr Disdains Election Deadline With Plan to Report on FBI Probe