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Washington Post:
White House was warned Giuliani was target of Russian intelligence operation to feed misinformation to Trump  —  U.S. intelligence agencies warned the White House last year that President Trump's personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani was the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence …
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New York Post:
Emails reveal how Hunter Biden tried to cash in big on behalf of family with Chinese firm  —  Hunter Biden pursued lucrative deals involving China's largest private energy company — including one that he said would be “interesting for me and my family,” emails obtained by The Post show.
Christopher Miller / BuzzFeed News:   Facebook Gave A Platform To The Shady Ukrainians Pushing The New York Post Biden Story
Lachlan Cartwright / The Daily Beast:
Rupert Murdoch Predicts a Landslide Win for Biden
Caroline Rose Giuliani / Vanity Fair:
Rudy Giuliani's Daughter Caroline on Voting for Joe Biden  —  I have a difficult confession—something I usually save for at least the second date.  My father is Rudy Giuliani.  We are multiverses apart, politically and otherwise.  I've spent a lifetime forging an identity in the arts separate …
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Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
NBC Actors, Producers Protest Network's Decision to Host Trump Town Hall at Same Time as Biden's ABC Event  —  In letter to executives, the group demand Trump event be moved to different time slot  —  More than one hundred prominent actors, writers and producers are protesting NBC News's decision …
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Hollywood Reporter:
J.J. Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Mariska Hargitay Among 100 Top Hollywood Players Protesting NBC's Trump Town Hall  —  “You are enabling the president's bad behavior while undercutting the Presidential Debate Commission and doing a disservice to the American public,” the group …
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Trump town hall sparks behind-the-scenes fury at NBC  —  MIAMI — NBC has been rocked by an internal feud over its decision to host a town hall with Donald Trump at the same time as ABC's Thursday event with Joe Biden, a scheduling move that critics contend is a gift to the president …
David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:   ‘Undecided Voter’ at NBC Town Hall Informed Producer He Would Vote for Biden
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
By giving Trump a town hall to rival Biden's, NBC is playing into his ratings obsession — again
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Exclusive: GOP Sen. Sasse says Trump ‘kisses dictators’ butts' and mocks evangelicals  —  Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, in a private call with constituents, excoriated President Trump, saying he had mishandled the coronavirus response, “kisses dictators' butts,” “sells out our allies,” spends …
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Lindsey Graham Leads Jaime Harrison in South Carolina Race, Poll Shows  —  Mr. Graham, in a tough fight for re-election, is ahead by six percentage points, a Times/Siena College poll shows.  President Trump leads Joseph R. Biden Jr. by eight points in a state he won by 14 in 2016.
Discussion: The Hill, Politico, Townhall and IJR
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Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Democrats hint at consequences as GOP moves to confirm Amy Coney Barrett
Donna Provencher / The American Independent:
Amy Coney Barrett refused to answer Senate questions 95 times
Discussion: Big League Politics and CNN
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Christie Says He Was ‘Wrong’ Not to Wear Masks at White House  —  Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor who was hospitalized as he battled the coronavirus, urged people to follow C.D.C. guidelines in public.  —  Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor who was recently battling …
David Bauder / Associated Press:
C-SPAN suspends Scully after he admits to lie about hack  —  NEW YORK (AP) — C-SPAN suspended its political editor Steve Scully indefinitely Thursday after he admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked when he was confronted about a questionable exchange with former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci.
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Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Poll: Biden Takes Double-Digit Lead Over Trump  —  With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, Democrat Joe Biden has taken a double-digit lead over President Trump, according to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.  —  The former vice president leads Trump 54% to 43% among likely voters in the poll.
NBC News:
YouTube bans QAnon, other conspiracy content that targets individuals  —  YouTube said Thursday that it would no longer allow content that targets individuals and groups with conspiracy theories, specifically QAnon and its antecedent, “pizzagate.”  —  “Today, we are taking another step …
Politico:
Adelsons pour $75M into last-ditch effort to save Trump  —  Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam Adelson gave $75 million to a super PAC that flooded battleground states with anti-Joe Biden ads in September, a huge investment from the GOP megadonors as President Donald Trump slipped in the polls.
Discussion: NPR
Phillip Halpern / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Commentary: I won't work in Attorney General William Barr's Justice Department any longer  —  After 36 years, I'm fleeing what was the U.S. Department of Justice — where I proudly served 19 different attorneys general and six different presidents.  For the last three-plus decades …
Discussion: Raw Story
Lauren Leatherby / New York Times:
U.S. Virus Cases Climb Toward a Third Peak  —  The number of new coronavirus cases in the United States is surging once again after growth slowed in late summer.  While the geography of the pandemic is now shifting to the Midwest and to more rural areas, cases are trending upward in most states …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Surprise!  Huge early vote bodes well for avoiding electoral disaster.  —  A few months ago, the reigning fear was that President Trump might be able to exploit delays in the mail service to try to steal the election by pushing for the invalidation of millions of late-arriving mail ballots.
Discussion: YouGov and Daily Kos
Jason DeParle / New York Times:
8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up  —  Two new studies show the effect of the emergency $2 trillion package known as the Cares Act and what happened when the money ran out.  —  WASHINGTON — After an ambitious expansion of the safety net …
James Carville / The Bulwark:
A Crusade for Something Noble  —  Americans are coming together to save our Republic, right now.  And it means something.  —  In 1948, General Dwight D. Eisenhower released an expansive memoir that transcribed his personal account as Supreme Allied commander in Europe during World War II …
Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon:
Kelly Campaign Spox Calls Police ‘Worthless F—ing Pigs’  —  Comments came as Arizona Dem tried to portray himself as moderate on policing issues  —  The campaign spokesman for Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly referred to police as “worthless f—ing pigs” on Twitter in August …
Dan Primack / Axios:
McConnell says he will not put $1.8 trillion stimulus bill on Senate floor  —  The stimulus negotiations are beginning to remind me of running on a treadmill — lots of effort, no forward motion.  —  Driving the news: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that he would not put …
John Fabian Witt / New York Times:
Republican Judges Are Quietly Upending Public Health Laws  —  A catastrophic sequence of decisions has blocked states from responding to the pandemic.  —  Mr. Witt is a law professor at Yale and the author of the forthcoming “American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law From Smallpox to Covid-19.”
ProPublica:
Inside the Fall of the CDC … ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they're published.  —  At 7:47 a.m. on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, Dr. Jay Butler pounded out a grim email to colleagues at the Centers …
Discussion: Science
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
The best thing Senate Republicans can do to save themselves on Election Day  —  As polls show Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holding what appears to be a solid and durable lead over President Trump, there is a growing assumption among Republicans that Trump is heading for defeat …
 
 
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Timeline of the Coronavirus Pandemic and U.S. Response
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ABC News:
A person who has flown with Biden tests positive for COVID-19
Discussion: Reuters
Concepción de León / New York Times:
Jetpack Sighted Again Above Los Angeles, This Time at 6,000 Feet
Discussion: Gothamist
Joshua Leifer / Jewish Currents:
The New Heimish Populism  —  LAST WEEK, in the middle of the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot …
Paul McLeod / BuzzFeed News:
John Kennedy Is America's Folksiest Senator. Some People Who Know Him Say It's An Act.
Wall Street Journal:
A Demoralized CDC Grapples With White House Meddling and its Own Mistakes
Discussion: Raw Story and Alternet.org
Elizabeth A. Harris / New York Times:
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Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Dem Gains in Key Races
Matthew Zeitlin / New York Magazine:
Nerd Wars Nate Silver and G. Elliott Morris are trying to make sense of the 2020 election — and each other.
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
Bari Weiss / Tablet Magazine:
Stop Being Shocked  —  American liberalism is in danger from a new ideology—one with dangerous implications for Jews
Discussion: Instapundit
Bonchie / Redstate:
Dr. Fauci Has a New Demand of You, as His Shameless Media Tour Continues
Discussion: CBS News, The Week and Washington Post
Tom Phillips / The Guardian:
Police find cash hidden between Bolsonaro ally's buttocks
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Fox News veterans face a hurdle in the job market: Having Fox on the résumé
Graeme Wood / The Atlantic:
He Won't Concede, but He'll Pack His Bags
Discussion: Raw Story
John F. Harris / Politico:
Trump Is Suffering From Trump Derangement Syndrome