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10:11 AM ET, August 19, 2020


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Chuck Rocha / New York Times:
Joe Biden's Secret Untapped Weapon  —  How he could win the Latino vote ... and the presidency.  —  Mr. Rocha is the author of the book “Tío Bernie: The Inside Story of How Bernie Sanders Brought Latinos Into the Political Revolution.”  —  In less than four years …
Discussion: Latino Rebels
Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
AOC backs Sanders for president, ignores Biden in brief remarks  —  In one of the shortest speeches of the convention, progressive star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did not endorse Biden for president Tuesday but instead nominated his 2020 rival, Bernie Sanders.
Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New Yorker:
Joe Biden, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Shaky Unity of the Democratic National Convention  —  On Day Two of the Democratic National Convention, the Party's recent past kept ghosting in and out.  Before the networks had even begun their broadcasts, the Party rolled through half a century …
Janet Hook / Los Angeles Times:
Democrats want young voters, but showcase old faces  —  When Bill Clinton gave his convention acceptance speech in 1992, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a toddler.  —  Clinton, whose presidency steered the party to the center a generation ago, returned to the convention podium Tuesday night …
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.
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Bittersweet Return to the Democratic Convention  —  The party's 2016 standard-bearer will return to the stage on Wednesday to promote Joseph R. Biden Jr. and confer her legacy on Kamala Harris, the vice-presidential nominee.  —  Hillary Clinton, whose presidential candidacy …
Discussion: Just The News
Yael Halon / Fox News:
Hanson: Michelle Obama told Dems to ‘go high’ after her husband ‘tried to destroy a political campaign’
Discussion: Breitbart
Watch Live: Night 2 of the Democratic National Convention
Discussion: Reuters and Breitbart
Matt Taibbi / Reporting:
The Official 2020 Democratic National Convention Drinking Game
Discussion: ABC News and Bloomberg
Ivan Pereira / ABC News:
Biden discusses healthcare plan at Dem convention
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Mueller prosecutor says there are new revelations in Senate Russia report  —  Andrew Weissmann, one of the lead prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller's team and the architect of the case against Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, said there is “definitely new information” …
New York Times:
Report Details Manafort's Ties During 2016 Trump Campaign to a Russian Agent
Discussion: Rolling Stone
Washington Post:
Calamari, Rhode Island's controversial state appetizer, becomes an unexpected star of Democratic convention  —  There was an Ohio union worker alarmed over the economy, a New York nurse decrying the coronavirus pandemic, and a Tennessee college student honoring the state's history-making vote for the 19th Amendment.
Discussion: Daily Kos and New York Post
Katherine Gregg /   R.I. calamari will get 30 seconds in spotlight at Democratic National Convention
New York Times:
Democrats Nominate Biden for President, Delivering Long-Sought Prize
Discussion: The Week
Helen Raleigh / The Federalist:
What Corporate Media Won't Tell You About Trump's Historic Middle East Peace Deal  —  Israel's Abraham Accord agreement with the United Arab Emirates marks a substantial achievement for the mission of peace and stability in the Middle East.  —  August 13, 2020 will go down as one of the most significant days …
Discussion: Ilan Berman
Daniel McCarthy / The American Conservative:   Peace Through Stability
Caitlin McFall / Fox News:
John Kerry calls Trump's foreign policy a ‘blooper real’ of breakups with allies, ‘love letters to dictators’
Discussion: Associated Press
CNN Poll: Most Americans embarrassed by US response to coronavirus  —  Poll: Majority of Americans embarrassed by US pandemic response  —  (CNN)Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say the US response to the coronavirus outbreak makes them feel embarrassed, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS …
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Bipartisan majority of Americans want more money for Postal Service: Reuters/Ipsos Poll
Discussion: Breitbart and The Hill
Mitch McConnell: US House's Postal Service bill may be negotiating opportunity  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that House legislation focusing on the U.S. Postal Service could be a chance to make some headway in the stalled negotiations over a coronavirus relief package.
Discussion: Axios, IJR, The Hill, New York Times and Reuters
Susan Cornwell / Reuters:
U.S. congressman facing campaign finance probe struggles in Florida primary battle
Discussion: Washington Post and Fox News
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Cops Who Charged Civil Rights Leaders With Felonies Try To Sideline Progressive Prosecutor  —  The Portsmouth Police Department in Virginia doesn't want its local prosecutor handling criminal cases connected to the destruction of Confederate monuments.  —  The Virginia police department …
Discussion: Washington Post and Forbes
Annie Linskey / Washington Post:
The security guard blurted ‘I love you’ to Joe Biden in an elevator.  One viral video later, she nominated 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 …
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 …
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 …
Lucy Craymer / Wall Street Journal:
China's National-Security Law Reaches Into Harvard, Princeton Classrooms  —  Professors at elite U.S. universities turn to code names, warning labels to protect students  —  The effect of the new national-security law that China imposed on Hong Kong is extending far beyond the territory to American college campuses.
Discussion: National Review
Alexander C. Kaufman / HuffPost:
Democrats Drop Demand To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies From Party Platform  —  Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris each ran on axing subsidies, but the party said including that in the final draft of the platform was an “error.”  —  The Democratic National Committee this week quietly dropped …
Discussion: Vox and The Week
Michael Thau / Redstate:
The Case for Masks, School Closings, & Social Isolation Just Collapsed!  —  The purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better.  When people are forced to remain silent …
James Brooks / Anchorage Daily News:
In rule change, Postal Service forbids employees from signing absentee ballots as witnesses  —  In a nationwide rule change that went unnoticed this summer, the U.S. Postal Service has forbidden employees from signing absentee ballots as witnesses while on duty.
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
Long-Haulers Are Redefining COVID-19  —  Editor's Note: Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers.  Find the collection here.  —  Lauren Nichols has been sick with COVID-19 since March 10, shortly before Tom Hanks announced his diagnosis …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Michael Grunwald / Politico:
'He's Destroyed Conservatism': The Republican Case Against Trump's GOP
Discussion: Raw Story
RFE / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Lukashenka Orders Ministry To Stem Unrest In Belarus, Tighten Border Controls
Discussion: Politico
Alex Pareene / New Republic:
Madison Cawthorn Is the Future of the Republican Party
Thomas D. Klingenstein / The American Mind:
Fight the Mob … - A revolution requires a new history, one that conforms to the revolutionaries …
Craig Torres / Bloomberg:
Monopoly Power Lies Behind Worst Trends in U.S., Fed Study Says
Wilfredo Lee / WPTV:
Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony declares victory over Scott Israel in Democratic primary
 Earlier Items: 
Jackie Kucinich / The Daily Beast:
Controversial Women's March Leaders Back in DNC's Good Graces
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Twitchy
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’
House Foreign Affairs Committee:
Engel Statement on State Department Temper Tantrum
Discussion: Axios and Foreign Policy
The Daily Beast:
TV News Networks Worried About Airing Two Hours of Trump's Convention
Discussion: Raw Story and The Week
Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Would you mind giving it a crack?’ …