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11:10 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  —  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 …
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 …
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Bittersweet Return to the Democratic Convention
Discussion: NBC News and Just The News
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
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.
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
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Bipartisan majority of Americans want more money for Postal Service: Reuters/Ipsos Poll
Discussion: Breitbart and The Hill
Yael Halon / Fox News:
Hanson: Michelle Obama told Dems to ‘go high’ after her husband ‘tried to destroy a political campaign’
Discussion: Breitbart
Newt Gingrich / Fox News:
Biden-Harris ticket will collapse between now and election due to these 3 factors
Discussion: Sean Hannity and Redstate
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
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
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
Cristina Cabrera / Talking Points Memo:   USPS Quietly Added Rule Prohibiting Workers From Signing Mail-In Ballots As Witnesses
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 …
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
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” …
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
The Senate Report on Trump and Russia Is a Triumph for Truth
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.
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
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
Michael Grunwald / Politico:
'He's Destroyed Conservatism': The Republican Case Against Trump's GOP  —  Stuart Stevens spent four decades helping Republicans—a lot of Republicans—win.  He's one of the most successful political operatives of his generation, crafting ads and devising strategies for President George W. Bush …
Discussion: Raw Story
Erica Pandey / Axios:
1 in 5 college students don't plan to go back this fall  —  As the coronavirus pandemic pushes more and more universities to switch to remote learning — at least to start — 22% of college students across all four years are planning not to enroll this fall, according to a new College Reaction/Axios poll.
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 …
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
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
American Samoa soldiers appearing in uniform during DNC roll call raises questions  —  Military personnel must remain neutral at political events.  —  American Samoa's turn during Tuesday night's video roll call at the Democratic National Convention was noteworthy not only because of the …
Discussion: The Hill, IJR, The Week and Washington Times
Justin Clark / Wall Street Journal:
The Trump Campaign Is Suing New Jersey  —  The governor's vote-by-mail executive order is unconstitutional.  —  Democratic convention speakers have been peddling the conspiracy theory that President Trump is working to “sabotage” the U.S. Postal Service.  Mr. Trump is working …
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Chris White / The Daily Caller:
Pipefitters Union Endorses Joe Biden Who's Campaigning To Stop Two Of The Country's Largest Pipelines
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Trump Allies Fear That He's Ditched the Working Class for ‘Boaters’ and Housewives
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
No serious lawyer would argue what Trump's Justice Department is arguing
Discussion: Raw Story
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
Thomas D. Klingenstein / The American Mind:
Fight the Mob … - A revolution requires a new history, one that conforms to the revolutionaries …
Craig Torres / Bloomberg:
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 Earlier Items: 
Wilfredo Lee / WPTV:
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John M. Barry / New York Times:
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Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Trump questions the legitimacy of any election in which he loses
Discussion: Raw Story
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?’ …