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BBC PoliticsJul 14, 2020
Coronavirus: Face masks and coverings to be compulsory in England's shops
The new rules will apply from 24 July and those failing to comply will face a fine of up to £100.

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Foreign PolicyJul 14, 2020
U.S. Hardens Stance on Beijing's Activities in South China Sea
Before yesterday's announcement, the United States has preferred to have its warships do the talking.

Washington Post PoliticsJul 14, 2020
Trump ad falsely suggests Biden supports defunding police
The Trump campaign is spending big money to promote an ad with a false narrative.

The Daily BeastJul 14, 2020
Fauci Is Honest and Competent—so Naturally, Trump Hates Him
There's a scene in the film The Death of Stalin, where Stalin suffers a cerebral hemorrhage, and Nikita Khrushchev suggests calling a doctor, but Lazar Kaganovich observes a Catch-22: "The best doctors are in the gulag or dead, so any doctor still in Moscow is not a good doctor." 

Donald Trump has a good doctor in Anthony Fauci, but he is trying to assassinate his character and sideline him. Eventually, there will be no good people left who are willing to advise Trump—and fewer still who will have the guts to save him from himself. 

Just as Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who tried to warn about the dangers of coronavirus, was punished and humiliated (before dying of the virus), Trump also has created a culture that figuratively murders the messenger and rewards the executioner. 

Read more at The Daily Beast.



The Daily BeastJul 14, 2020
DeSantis Says Florida Has a COVID-19 ‘Blip.' Nurses Say It's Far Worse.
Joe Raedle/GettyMIAMI—At the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States and the world, physicians and nurses in Florida's besieged health care system are struggling to keep up with a tidal wave of new cases.

Despite what their Republican governor keeps saying, nothing about what they're experiencing seems run-of-the-mill or likely to improve any time soon. If anything, experts and medical workers in the state say, the worst is yet to come.

"The past two weeks [have] been crazier than at the beginning of the pandemic," a nurse at Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines outside Miami, who requested anonymity because she had not received authorization from her hospital to speak to the press, told The Daily Beast. "Everybody is exhausted. I have never seen it like that before."

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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Drudge ReportJul 14, 2020
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Drudge ReportJul 14, 2020
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New York Times PoliticsJul 14, 2020
Supreme Court Lifts Block on Federal Execution
A district court in Washington, D.C., had put the execution of Daniel Lewis Lee on hold hours before it was to be carried out. The Supreme Court cleared the way in a late-night, unsigned ruling.

The Daily BeastJul 14, 2020
‘They Put Us in Here to Let Us Die': ICE Prison Sees Outbreak of Coronavirus—and Guard Violence
ReutersA dire situation is unfolding at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prison in Virginia, where the vast majority of people detained have now tested positive for the coronavirus, and where guards have responded violently to protests at least three times in two weeks. 

The director of Farmville, a privately run immigration detention center in central Virginia, recently stated in court papers that at least 267 people currently detained there have tested positive for the coronavirus—and the numbers may spike further, with 80 people still awaiting test results. 

It took until July 2 to test all 366 detainees. Only 19 people tested negative. In addition, 22 employees of the detention center have tested positive.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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New York Times PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Roger Stone Denies Withholding ‘the Goods' on Trump in Exchange for Clemency
Speaking out days after the president commuted his 40-month sentence for obstructing a congressional investigation, Mr. Stone said that "I would not lie against my friend of 40 years."

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CNN PoliticsJul 13, 2020
House Democrats ask Supreme Court to speed things up in Trump financial docs cases
The House of Representatives asked the Supreme Court late Monday night to move faster so it can begin a renewed attempt to obtain documents from President Donald Trump's financial firms.

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PoliticoJul 13, 2020
Sessions crashes into Tuberville, Trump in Alabama runoff
The former football coach has played it safe and relied on Trump's endorsement in the prolonged, 19-week runoff.

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Washington Post PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Trump cites game show host on pandemic while undercutting doctors and questioning their expertise
While the president has played down the virus and dismissed the warnings of public health experts for months, his recent push has come amid a fresh surge in cases and concern over how to safely reopen schools.

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Fox PoliticsJul 13, 2020
AOC doubles down amid GOP criticism over take on NYC crime
The congresswoman said Republicans haven't "experienced or seen" poverty.

CNN PoliticsJul 13, 2020
US declares 'most' of China's maritime claims in South China Sea illegal
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced a formal rejection of "most" of China's maritime claims in the South China Sea, the latest in the escalation between Washington and Beijing.

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Fox PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Trump hoping to get backing of police unions as law enforcement concerns mount over Biden
Donald Trump is hoping to use his "law and order" persona to get the endorsement of the nation's largest police unions.

Fox PoliticsJul 13, 2020
RNC chairwoman touts GOP voter registration amid coronavirus
The Republican National Committee (RNC) is spotlighting a new report that shows the GOP has edged out the Democratic Party in the race to sign up new voters amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Daily BeastJul 13, 2020
Seth Meyers Roasts Trump for Wearing a Face Mask ‘4 Months Late'
NBCOf all the reasons Donald Trump has refused to wear a mask in public in the four-plus months since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S., high on the list must be fear of ridicule. That would explain why the few times he has supposedly worn a mask off-camera, he's bragged about how good he looks and compared himself to the Lone Ranger. 

On Monday night, his worst nightmare came true.

After making his first-ever public appearance in a mask at Walter Reed Hospital over the weekend, Trump was mercilessly mocked Monday night by Late Night host Seth Meyers.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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The Daily BeastJul 13, 2020
Top Trump Ally Preps a New Assault on Fauci
Alex Wong/GettyAs Donald Trump and his press secretary sought to downplay the White House's own effort to scapegoat Dr. Anthony Fauci, top allies to the president spent Monday working on ways to discredit the nation's leading infectious-diseases expert even more.

Stephen Moore, a conservative economist who informally advises Trump on economic matters, said on Monday evening that he is working on a new policy memo that would "go after Fauci," not just for the doctor's proclamations on the still-raging coronavirus pandemic, but for his decades of work for the U.S. government prior to the current crisis.

"We are working on a memo that shows how many times Dr. Fauci's been wrong during not just [this pandemic], but during his entire career," Moore told The Daily Beast, adding that he and his team at the Committee to Unleash Prosperity had been working on it for weeks. Moore, whose failures at political and economic prognostication are routine grist for his critics, added that he and his group intend to send their final product to the White House and Trump and to "publicize it," once ready.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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New York Times PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Fauci Back at the White House, a Day After Trump Aides Tried to Undermine Him
The visit underscored a reality for both the president and his most prominent coronavirus adviser: They are stuck with each other.

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PoliticoJul 13, 2020
‘Everyone is lying': Trump questions public health experts on Twitter
Trump retweeted messages from the politically conservative former game show personality Chuck Woolery.

New York Times PoliticsJul 13, 2020
China Imposes Tit-for-Tat Sanctions on Three American Lawmakers
The sanctions, which target Republican members of Congress, were in retaliation for the Trump administration's bans on Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses.

CNN PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Prison officials in New York called bosses in DC about Michael Cohen before taking him back behind bars, source says
Bureau of Prison officials in New York gave their bosses in Washington, DC, a heads up before hauling Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, back to prison late last week, a law enforcement official told CNN.

CNN PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Mueller considered speaking up earlier against Trump and Barr's attacks, sources say
Former special counsel Robert Mueller chose to break his silence and defend his investigation this weekend after weeks of contemplating doing so, in part because an inflammatory and factually incorrect White House statement attacked his prosecution of President Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone, according to multiple sources familiar with the Mueller team.

CNN PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Judges block six-week abortion bans in Georgia and Tennessee
Federal judges blocked controversial abortion restrictions out of Georgia and Tennessee on Monday, a pair of key victories for abortion rights advocates after a flurry of so-called "heartbeat bans" swept state legislatures last year.

BBC PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Unison boss stepping down after 20 years in role
Dave Prentis will step down as general secretary of the UK's biggest union at the end of the year.

BBC PoliticsJul 13, 2020
PM says face coverings ‘should be worn' in shops
Boris Johnson says he is looking at possible new rules - and "enforcement" - for England.

Washington Post PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Trump's attacks on Fauci and other experts reinforce that he'd rather Americans be confused than concerned
With the alternative being accountability, Trump's coronavirus response devolves into an attempt to muddy the waters.

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CNN PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Roger Stone denies he protected Trump to secure commutation of sentence
Longtime President Donald Trump friend and political adviser Roger Stone said Monday evening that he had not protected the President in exchange for a commutation, in his first TV interview since Trump commuted his prison sentence last week.

Yahoo PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Roger Stone says Trump saved his life by commuting his prison sentence
Roger Stone said Monday that President Trump saved his life by commuting his prison sentence and sparing him any time behind bars during the COVID-19 pandemic.


New York Times PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Mary Trump's Tell-All Cleared by Judge for Publication
In his ruling, Judge Hal B. Greenwald dismissed the argument by the Trump family that a 2001 confidentiality agreement applied to the book, which goes on sale on Tuesday.

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New York Times PoliticsJul 13, 2020
DeVos Abandons a Lifetime of Local Advocacy to Demand Schools Reopen
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has become the face of the Trump administration's demands, a stance diametrically opposite to how she has led the department.

PoliticoJul 13, 2020
Judge rules Mary Trump is free to discuss her tell-all book
The president's niece had been blocked by a restraining order from publicizing her work.

PoliticoJul 13, 2020
Trump's demand that schools fully reopen spurned by big districts
The Los Angeles and San Diego districts said they'll start the year with distance learning.

New York Times PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Trump Continues Criticism of Movement to Defund the Police
The president is embracing law enforcement, a tactic that won him support in the 2016 campaign, while ignoring calls for reform.

New York Times PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Monthly U.S. Budget Deficit Soared to Record $864 Billion in June
The shortfall was nearly as large as the entire 2019 deficit as spending on virus-related efforts outpaced revenues.

CNN PoliticsJul 13, 2020
US military sees 60 percent jump in coronavirus cases in first few weeks of July
The US military has seen a spike Covid-19 cases in recent weeks, with the number of confirmed cases in July growing by about 4,000, a jump of about 60%, according to Defense Department statistics.

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PoliticoJul 13, 2020
Los Angeles, San Diego schools will remain closed when classes resume


Yahoo PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Alabama primary tests Trump's influence among Republican voters
With the backing of President Trump, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville faces off against former Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday in a primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in Alabama.


The Daily BeastJul 13, 2020
‘The Old Guard' Finally Gives Us Gay Superheroes—And It's More Beautiful Than We Hoped
Aimee Spinks/NetflixPeople might debate whether The Old Guard is a superhero movie, what with its blessed existence outside the Marvel-DC dick-measuring contest and not a swatch of spandex to be found.

To me, the film is as if the Avengers and the Justice League met up with the Fantastic Four and teamed up with the X-Men. It did the thing the superheroes movies are supposed to do—present a world where the best among us fight for what's right—but which none had done before: present a world that feels like my own.

The first time it's acknowledged that the characters Joe (Marwan Kenzari) and Nicky (Luca Marinelli) are in a relationship, you almost don't realize it. 

Read more at The Daily Beast.



PoliticoJul 13, 2020
New York City sees uptick in coronavirus cases among young adults


CNN PoliticsJul 13, 2020
The Point: This Republican senator has a wild idea about what voters will care about in November
North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis has a theory about the 2020 election that you need to hear.

Foreign PolicyJul 13, 2020
After Decades of Wrong Predictions, Oil May Finally Be Peaking
Thanks to the pandemic, demand is flattening faster than expected. In turn, the energy economy could transform sooner rather than later.

Yahoo PoliticsJul 13, 2020
Tucker Carlson says his former head writer 'paid a heavy price' for racist Internet posts
Carlson acknowledged the posts were "wrong," but did not offer an apology on behalf of the show or the network, saying his longtime associate had "paid a very heavy price" in losing his job.


Drudge ReportJul 13, 2020
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PoliticoJul 13, 2020
Supreme Court appears likely to sidestep Obamacare hearing before election
The justices said they won't hear the Trump-backed lawsuit in October when they return.

Washington Post PoliticsJul 13, 2020
White House lawyer gives Trump extra time to file his personal financial disclosure forms, the second extension since May 15
A White House spokesperson said Trump needed more time because he has been focused on the coronavirus and other matters.

Yahoo PoliticsJul 13, 2020
School officials in frantic scramble to plan — and pay for — reopening
Weeks before the 2020-21 school year is due to start, plans vary wildly from district to district, with school superintendents across the country scrambling to figure out how to safely educate children during a pandemic and a looming financial crisis.


Democracy NowJul 13, 2020
Attempted Lynching in Indiana. No Arrests? Meet the Survivor: Human Rights Commissioner Vauhxx Booker
We go to Bloomington, Indiana, to speak with the African American human rights commissioner for Monroe County, Vauhxx Booker, who says he survived an attempted lynching when a group of white men pinned him against a tree over the Fourth of July weekend. "You have to be aware of George Floyd and how many other Black folks in our history have heard their executions spoken before them in real time," Booker recalls. "I felt myself want to cry out 'I can't breathe' with these men on top of me, and I just couldn't say the words." Police were called, but no arrests were made. "These men remain loose in my community," says Booker. The FBI is investigating the encounter as a potential hate crime, and Bloomington's mayor has condemned the incident in a statement. But Booker is now calling on the U.S. District of Southern Indiana to convene a grand jury to take up the case. "At this point, I'm not sure that we can find justice in our local system," he notes, "so we've asked for the federal government to step in."

Fox PoliticsJul 12, 2020
Democrats and Republicans criticize Trump for commuting Roger Stone's prison sentence
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., became the latest lawmaker to criticize President Trump for commuting the prison sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone on Friday.

The Daily BeastJul 11, 2020
Disney World Reopens with Short Lines and Scared Staff, as Florida COVID-19 Cases Spike
REUTERS/Gregg NewtonTake a gander at any of the public social media groups for enthusiasts of Orlando, Florida's Walt Disney World and you'll find a common refrain: the theme park, which reopened on Friday amid a COVID-19 catastrophe, has super-short lines for all its top roller coasters right now.

Disney World closed in mid-March, when COVID-19 cases began sweeping the country. Then on Friday, the same day Florida reported its largest single-day increase in the virus and the first day the U.S. reported more than 70,000 cases, Disney World reopened its gates.

The reopening also comes one day after unionized Disney staff lobbied, unsuccessfully for COVID-19 testing. The result, say Disney megafans who visited on reopening day, is a weirdly empty park.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



The Daily BeastJul 11, 2020
Sure, Birth Control Does More Than Prevent Pregnancy. Why Do You Care What I Use it For?
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos GettyThis week, the Supreme Court upheld Trump's exceptions to the Affordable Care Act, which will allow universities and employers to deny insurers free birth control due to moral objections. The outcry from women's rights advocates was swift. Many insisted that contraception is an imperative part of health care for women.

On Twitter, former California congresswoman Katie Hill was quick to note that birth control does more than just prevent pregnancies. It also helps to treat some conditions like endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. 

"Nothing to do with contraception," Hill wrote. "Just with health, & preventing unimaginable pain. Clearly, people still don't give a shit about women." 

Read more at The Daily Beast.



The Daily BeastJul 10, 2020
Texas Lt. Governor Is Determined to Sacrifice Everyone but Himself for GOP Convention
Loren Elliott/GettyNobody howled louder than Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick when Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner barred the state GOP from holding its convention there amid a COVID-19 explosion.

"This is nothing but a political hack job by Mayor Turner," Patrick told Laura Ingraham on Fox News.

Patrick failed to mention that he and Gov. Greg Abbott and various other GOP elected officials had earlier opted out of actually joining the 6,000 party stalwarts who signed up for the July 16th gathering at the George R. Brown Convention center. They had instead planned to address the gathering via video.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



BBC PoliticsJul 08, 2020
Care homes face staffing 'black hole' with new immigration bill
Health and social care leaders warn the prime minister about the impact of the new immigration bill.

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