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Washington Post PoliticsJul 02, 2020
Power Up: Trump is touting an enthusiasm gap with Biden. But his campaign may be looking at the numbers the wrong way.
Voters seem just as motivated to vote against Trump as for him.

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Fox PoliticsJul 02, 2020
Trump coronavirus response would face 9/11 Commission-style scrutiny under Dem plan
Three Democratic senators - Dianne Feinstein of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania - introduced legislation Wednesday to create a bipartisan commission on the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

PoliticoJul 02, 2020
Live tracker: How many coronavirus cases have been found in each U.S. state?
Using data from the COVID Tracking Project, we're following how each state is responding to COVID-19.

Fox PoliticsJul 02, 2020
Gang of Eight gets Russia bounty briefing amid confusion over Trump's role
Intelligence community heads are set to brief top congressional leaders on Thursday about the reports that Russia has offered militants in Afghanistan bounties for killing American soldiers, the highest-level briefing for members of Congress on the matter so far. 

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BBC PoliticsJul 02, 2020
Coronavirus: School safety means two cases and pupils go home
Safety plans announced for England's schools in autumn will be based on separate "bubbles".

The Daily BeastJul 02, 2020
Who Are You Going to Trust—Dr. Fauci or Texas' Joke of a Lieutenant Governor?
Sergio Flores/Bloomberg/GettyDan Patrick had no problem trusting medical expertise when he was a Houston talk radio host seeking a ratings boost by undergoing a vasectomy live on his show. 

"The ratings skyrocketed," Patrick reported after the 1991 stunt.

But now that Patrick has parlayed his radio fame into becoming Texas lieutenant governor, he says he will not even listen to the nation's leading infectious disease expert in the face of a raging pandemic.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



Drudge ReportJul 02, 2020
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The Daily BeastJul 02, 2020
This Deep Red State Admits: We're in Deep COVID Trouble
Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via APThe mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi, can't find just one thing to blame for a resurgent coronavirus ravaging his state these days. 

But he's clear that it starts at the top. 

To Jason Shelton, the approach taken by President Donald Trump, and the politicizing of the pandemic, is where the problem began. Then it trickled down to the president's followers, like the state's GOP governor, who Shelton described as having emulated Trump's behavior and words toward COVID-19 during the public health crisis. 

Read more at The Daily Beast.



Washington Post PoliticsJul 02, 2020
The Energy 202: Trump's nomination of public lands manager tees up tough vote in the Senate
William Perry Pendley is under scrutiny for his past comments on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Washington Post PoliticsJul 02, 2020
The Health 202: To open schools in the fall or not: That is one pressing coronavirus question
‘I don't freaking care about getting the parents back to work,' said the NEA head. ‘I care about opening a school carefully so those kids have a decent education.'

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CNN PoliticsJul 02, 2020
Analysis: Trump's on a losing streak with Republicans
President Donald Trump's political strategy can be summed up in a simple phrase: It's all about that base. He has shown little eagerness to reach out to the center, and he's generally received strong support from Republicans.

The Daily BeastJul 02, 2020
Forget Biden vs. Trump, It's Biden vs. Himself at Fall Debates
Matt Slocum/AP/ShutterstockThe pressure had never been higher for Joe Biden not to fuck up.

It was October 2012, one week after a disastrous performance by President Barack Obama in his inaugural debate against Republican rival Mitt Romney had Democrats in near-hysterics. The president had come across as aloof, professorial, and disengaged in front of an audience of 67 million people—and it had cost him dearly. A Gallup poll released five days afterwards found that 72 percent of debate watchers believed Romney was the clear winner, with only 20 percent believing that Obama had won. It was the widest margin of victory for any presidential debate in Gallup history, and national polls in an already close election immediately swung in Romney's favor.

Now, it was up to the Obama administration's most gaffe-prone member to keep the ship from going down.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



BBC PoliticsJul 02, 2020
Hong Kong: US passes sanctions as nations condemn new law
The US House Speaker said the law was a "brutal, sweeping crackdown" against Hong Kong's people.

Fox PoliticsJul 02, 2020
Seattle's CHOP may be cleared, but political fallout could linger
Seattle police on Wednesday forcefully cleared out "CHOP," the infamous protest zone in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, after weeks of protests that culminated with two fatal shootings that forced the city's Democrat leadership to finally act after facing weeks of mounting scrutiny.

Fox PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Michigan governor orders closure of indoor service at bars in much of the state over coronavirus fears
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer became the latest state leader to roll back the easing of some restrictions as the country deals with a surge in coronavirus cases when she signed an executive order Wednesday closing indoor service at bars throughout most of lower Michigan.

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Drudge ReportJul 01, 2020
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PoliticoJul 01, 2020
Opinion | How the Facebook Boycott Could Just Make Facebook Stronger
Corporate ad boycotts have as long a tradition as corporate virtue-signaling. Don't count on either to dent the social-media titan.

New York Times PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Congress Extends Small-Business Loan Program for 5 Weeks
The House cleared the extension, which would give companies more time to apply for pandemic relief loans, sending it to the White House for President Trump's signature.

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Yahoo PoliticsJul 01, 2020
GOP candidates who embrace far-right QAnon conspiracy theory score primary wins
Lauren Boebert, who knocked off five-time incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado Tuesday night, is the latest QAnon-friendly candidate to find success in a Republican primary.


Drudge ReportJul 01, 2020
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The Daily BeastJul 01, 2020
Tucker Carlson Calls Black Lives Matter Protests a ‘Pandemic': ‘Minneapolis Was Our Wuhan'
Fox News host Tucker Carlson continued his relentless attacks on social justice movement Black Lives Matter on Wednesday night, likening the protests over police brutality to coronavirus while describing the city where George Floyd was killed as "our Wuhan."

Carlson led off his top-rated Fox News primetime program by referencing COVID-19, a disease that has currently killed roughly 130,000 Americans, in an effort to draw a comparison to the recent push for racial justice kicked off by Floyd's late-May death.

"We spent an awful lot of time this spring talking about viruses and how they spread," he proclaimed. "One person infects another person who infects a third who then has contact with a larger group of people and infects 20 more, each of whom, and you know how it works. It's exponential. Pretty soon, individuals thousands of miles from the source of the outbreaks start getting sick."

Read more at The Daily Beast.



PoliticoJul 01, 2020
Record cash floods Democrats, Black groups amid protests and pandemic
ActBlue, the online donation processor favored by Democrats and many left-leaning groups, smashed its monthly fundraising record in June.

New York Times PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Slotkin, Former Intelligence Briefer, Presses White House on Russia Reports
The first-term congresswoman's experience as an intelligence official told her there was something very unusual in the way the White House handled disturbing reports on Russia.

Politics - U.S. HouseJul 01, 2020
House Passes $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Package Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Democrats cited the pandemic to argue for a plan that was about double the size of the one they proposed earlier this year.

CNN PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Fact-checking Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's attacks on Dr. Fauci
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Tuesday evening took some direct shots at Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the President's coronavirus task force.

Fox PoliticsJul 01, 2020
California's Newsom creates 'strike teams' to enforce business shutdowns amid coronavirus surge
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that he has set up "multi-agency strike teams" to make sure businesses across the state are adhering to his orders to close shop as cases of COVID-19 surge.

PoliticoJul 01, 2020
Senate Republicans shrug off Trump's veto threat over renaming Confederate bases
"It was expected," says one GOP senator.

CNN PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Fact-checking Rand Paul's assertions that schools are safe to reopen despite Dr. Fauci urging caution
At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Republican Sen. Rand Paul criticized government experts about their response to Covid-19 and plans to reopen the country. Paul directed most of his ire at Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House coronavirus task force, who has frequently urged caution as US states reopen.

CNN PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Analysis: Trump refuses to lead as pandemic worsens and allies desert him on masks
Most Presidents would try to stop the United States from barreling toward disaster. But Donald Trump has nothing to say and no answers to mitigate a calamity unfolding on his watch that he seems resolved to ignore.

Washington Post PoliticsJul 01, 2020
New York court sides with publisher of explosive book by President Trump's niece
Mary Trump's book about the "world's most dangerous man" is slated for publication July 28.

Washington Post PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Coronavirus cases rose by nearly 50 percent last month, led by states that reopened first
More than 800,000 new cases were reported in June; Pence says Arizona did the right thing by restoring some lockdown measures.

New York Times PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Mary Trump Book on President Can Move Forward Pending Hearing, Judge Rules
The decision reversed a lower court's ruling that had temporarily halted publication of the book by the president's niece, but it didn't address whether she violated a confidentiality agreement.

Washington Post PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Gun rights activist defeats five-term GOP congressman in Colorado primary
Lauren Boebert is the owner of a gun-themed restaurant who battled the city and state over coronavirus restrictions.

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Fox PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Biden and DNC outraise Trump and RNC during blockbuster fundraising month
President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden both set eye-popping fundraising records last month - but Biden's records were larger.

The Daily BeastJul 01, 2020
Samantha Bee Unloads on ‘Unlovable Loser' Trump's Fox News Falling-Out
TBS"Welcome to Full Frontal, I'm basic cable John Oliver," Samantha Bee said at the top of her TBS show Wednesday night. And like her former Daily Show colleague, she went deep on President Donald Trump's war against the free press. 

After playing a montage of journalists getting attacked by police during recent protests, Bee declared, "This is not normal. Journalists shouldn't have to deal with being threatened by the police." 

"Fortunately, the president saw these injustices and responded quickly to defend the First Amendment," she joked before reading one of Trump's most recent Twitter attacks on the "FAKE NEWS" media. "Look, I know it's not exactly a revelation that the president is always trying to undermine the media, but that's the problem. We're all so used to it that we act like it's normal, and the more we ignore anti-press sentiment in America, the more it will spread." 

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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New York Times PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Administration's Asylum Rule
A federal judge has ruled that a regulation that effectively barred many asylum seekers from obtaining protection in the United States violated federal law. It is the latest in a string of defeats.

Fox PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Trump campaign, RNC smash fundraising records in June
President Trump's reelection campaign, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and joint fundraising ventures announced a record-setting quarter in which they raised more than $266 million -- $131 million of which came in the month of June alone. 

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CNN PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Trump campaign announces $131 million raised in June
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign announced Wednesday that the campaign and the Republican National Committee had taken in $131 million in June, bringing the amount raised in the second quarter of the year to $266 million.

New York Times PoliticsJul 01, 2020
HUD Rule Would Cut Protections for Homeless Transgender People
Homeless shelters would have the right to turn away transgender people from single-sex facilities that correspond to their gender identity.

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CNN PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Trump administration wants to end another Obama-era protection for transgender people
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday that it plans to roll back an Obama-era rule that barred federally funded homeless shelters from discriminating against transgender people.

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PoliticoJul 01, 2020
Trump, RNC raised $131 million in June
The president's reelection apparatus has built a significant financial advantage ahead of the general election.

CNN PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Trump says he's 'all for masks,' but believes coronavirus will 'disappear'
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would have "no problem" wearing a face mask in public in certain circumstances -- a pivot from his months-long refusal to wear a mask in public at events where social distancing was not always observed.

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Politics - U.S. SenateJul 01, 2020
Seattle Police Clear ‘No Cop' Zone
The so-called Capitol Hill Organized Protest area in Seattle was taken over by demonstrators after the death of George Floyd, and was the site of several shootings.

Fox PoliticsJul 01, 2020
Kellyanne Conway backs mask-wearing, says US should prioritize schools over bars in coronavirus plans
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday, seemed to back states that are rolling back their coronavirus reopenings as cases surge -- in some places threatening hospital capacity -- and supported general safety measures like masks advocated by public health experts. 

PoliticoJul 01, 2020
Seattle mayor orders ‘occupied' area cleared, police arrive
Police said the move Wednesday is designed to protect the public.

Democracy NowJul 01, 2020
Ed Yong on the "Disgraceful" U.S. Pandemic Response & How Medicare for All Could Have Saved Lives
As the United States experiences the world's worst outbreak of COVID-19, we speak with Ed Yong, science writer for The Atlantic, who warned of the country's unpreparedness for a viral outbreak in 2018. Now he says "it's truly shocking and disgraceful" how badly the pandemic has been handled in the United States, and blames a lack of federal leadership for most of the damage. "A country with the resources that we have should not be in this state," he argues, and adds that Medicare for All could have saved lives.

Department of Homeland Security NewsJul 01, 2020
DHS Announces New Task Force to Protect American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues
WASHINGTON— Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad F. Wolf, announced the establishment of the DHS Protecting American Communities Task Force (PACT), a special task force to coordinate Departmental law enforcement agency assets in protecting our nation's historic monuments, memorials, statues, and federal facilities.

"DHS is answering the President's call to use our law enforcement personnel across the country to protect our historic landmarks," said Acting Secretary Wolf. "We won't stand idly by while violent anarchists and rioters seek not only to vandalize and destroy the symbols of our nation, but to disrupt law and order and sow chaos in our communities."

On June 26th, President Trump issued an Executive Order to ensure that our historic monuments and statues will be protected. The Order, "Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues and Combating Recent Criminal Activity," directs DHS, within its statutory authority, to provide personnel to assist with the protection of federal monuments, memorials, statues, or property.

As a result, DHS created the PACT, which will conduct ongoing assessments of potential civil unrest or destruction and allocate resources to protect people and property. This may involve potential surge activity to ensure the continuing protection of critical locations. DHS's Office of Operations Coordination will also partner closely with the Departments of Justice and Interior to establish information and intelligence sharing.

"As we approach the July 4th holiday, I have directed the deployment and pre-positioning of Rapid Deployment Teams (RDT) across the country to respond to potential threats to facilities and property," said Acting Secretary Wolf. "While the Department respects every American's right to protest peacefully, violence and civil unrest will not be tolerated."

 

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CNN PoliticsJun 30, 2020
The politics of wearing a mask hits Alabama's US Senate race as Doug Jones releases ad urging face covering
Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama is running a new television ad commending people in his state for following the advice of medical professionals and wearing masks, as top Republicans pressure President Donald Trump to encourage Americans to wear them to limit the spread of coronavirus.

PoliticoJun 30, 2020
Rep. Scott Tipton ousted in Colorado GOP primary
The fifth-term congressman lost to Lauren Boebert, the owner of a restaurant where servers open-carry and who is supportive of the "QAnon" conspiracy theory.

Politics - U.S. HouseJun 30, 2020
Senate Approves Extending Small-Business Program
The Senate granted five additional weeks for the remaining money left in the program to be spent.

Politics - U.S. HouseJun 24, 2020
With Wilson Confirmation, Trump and Senate Republicans Achieve a Milestone
The confirmation of the Mississippian, over Democratic opposition, fills the final appeals court vacancy and makes him the 200th judge installed by President Trump.

Reuters PoliticsJun 17, 2020
Factbox: All the president's countries featured so far in ex-Trump adviser's book
China was not the only country mentioned in a litany of allegations that former national security adviser John Bolton makes about U.S. President Donald Trump in excerpts https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-bolton-book/trump-asked-china-to-help-him-win-in-2020-offered-favors-to-dictators-bolton-says-idUSKBN23O3B7 published on Wednesday of his book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir."

Democracy NowJun 16, 2020
Black Trans Lives Matter: Movement Pushes for Justice & Visibility Amid "Epidemic" of Violence
At least 15,000 people marched through Brooklyn Sunday to protest violence against Black transgender people, particularly women, who face disproportionate levels of violence at the hands of police and on the streets. The protest came as two more Black trans women were killed last week, in Ohio and Pennsylvania. They are believed to be at least the 13th and 14th violent deaths of transgender people in the United States this year. We speak with journalist Imara Jones, creator of TransLash, who says the trans rights movement currently has "tremendous visibility" but also faces a "tremendous backlash."

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