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11:35 AM ET, August 19, 2020


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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.
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
Janet Hook / Los Angeles Times:   Democrats want young voters, but showcase old faces
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Bittersweet Return to the Democratic Convention
Discussion: NBC News and Just The News
Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New Yorker:   Joe Biden, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Shaky Unity of the Democratic National Convention
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Cindy McCain voices appreciation of Biden
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Democrats are against Trump — but what are they for?  —  Watching the long slog of the second night …
Discussion: Fox News
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Bipartisan majority of Americans want more money for Postal Service: Reuters/Ipsos Poll
Discussion: Breitbart and The Hill
Newt Gingrich / Fox News:
Biden-Harris ticket will collapse between now and election due to these 3 factors
Discussion: Sean Hannity and Redstate
Yael Halon / Fox News:
Hanson: Michelle Obama told Dems to ‘go high’ after her husband ‘tried to destroy a political campaign’
Discussion: Breitbart
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.
Discussion: Raw Story and
Washington Post:
Postal Service blocked lawmakers from key evidence on DeJoy's selection, Schumer says  —  The Senate's top Democrat says he has new evidence that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin intervened in the postmaster general appointment process  —  The U.S. Postal Service blocked congressional lawmakers …
Cristina Cabrera / Talking Points Memo:   USPS Quietly Added Rule Prohibiting Workers From Signing Mail-In Ballots As Witnesses
Countdown Journal: 76 Days To Go  —  The long quarantine is taking a toll.  “What we've all found out the hard way the last five months is that we are working harder and it's more intense and there are no breaks, or community,” an executive tells Politico.  “And it bleeds into weekends and you are kind of on 24/7.
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
The Senate Report on Trump and Russia Is a Triumph for Truth
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Joe Biden United the Democrats—It's Not Likely to Last  —  The DNC is rallying around Joe Biden in hopes of defeating Trump, but the party's progressive wing is energized and centrists claim a broad mandate.  That means the internal battle over what the Democrats stand for will continue no matter the result in November.
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
Caitlin McFall / Fox News:
John Kerry calls Trump's foreign policy a ‘blooper real’ of breakups with allies, ‘love letters to dictators’
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
Daniel McCarthy / The American Conservative:   Peace Through Stability
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 …
Associated Press:
Far-Right Extremist Laura Loomer Wins Florida Republican Primary  —  She is looking to unseat Democratic Rep. Lois Frankel in a district that includes President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A far-right social media provocateur whose hate speech got her banned …
Discussion: Palm Beach Post
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: New York Post
Katherine Gregg /   R.I. calamari will get 30 seconds in spotlight at Democratic National Convention
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Trump Allies Fear That He's Ditched the Working Class for ‘Boaters’ and Housewives  —  In 2016, the billionaire media celebrity was able to brand himself as a savior of the working class.  Four years later, he's obsessed with the stock market and boaters.  —  President Donald Trump …
Discussion: Raw Story
Alex Pareene / New Republic:
Madison Cawthorn Is the Future of the Republican Party  —  In a June primary, a photogenic Zoomer Republican named Madison Cawthorn beat a candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump to fill the North Carolina House seat formerly occupied by his chief of staff, Mark Meadows.
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 …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and The Week
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 …
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Scoop: Israel raises concerns with U.S. about new Saudi nuclear facility  —  Israel has privately expressed concerns to the Trump administration about a new nuclear facility reportedly built in the Saudi desert with Chinese help, Israeli officials said.  —  Why it matters: This secret …
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
Amy Spiro / Jewish Insider:
From Tehran to the Trump admin by way of Bais Yaakov  —  Ellie Cohanim arrived in New York at age 6 from Tehran, without speaking a word of English.  More than four decades later, Cohanim now serves as the assistant special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism in the State Department …
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
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Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Doug Emhoff, husband of Kamala Harris, takes leave from job representing ‘highest profile’ people and ‘biggest names in Hollywood’
Discussion: The Hill and Reuters
Chris White / The Daily Caller:
Pipefitters Union Endorses Joe Biden Who's Campaigning To Stop Two Of The Country's Largest Pipelines
Justin Clark / Wall Street Journal:
The Trump Campaign Is Suing New Jersey
Erica Pandey / Axios:
1 in 5 college students don't plan to go back this fall
Washington Post:
No serious lawyer would argue what Trump's Justice Department is arguing
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Grunwald / Politico:
'He's Destroyed Conservatism': The Republican Case Against Trump's GOP
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
RFE / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Lukashenka Orders Ministry To Stem Unrest In Belarus, Tighten Border Controls
Discussion: Politico
Lucy Craymer / Wall Street Journal:
China's National-Security Law Reaches Into Harvard, Princeton Classrooms
Discussion: National Review
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
Alexander C. Kaufman / HuffPost:
Democrats Drop Demand To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies From Party Platform
Discussion: Vox and The Week