We Now Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Convention Programming

Forget the luxury-suite studios soaring above the convention stage. Or the morning-show stars flown in for an on-scene dispatch. Or the armies of television crews and correspondents trawling the arena floor for rebellious delegates.

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Trump’s attempt to play off Russian bounties as a ‘hoax’ is crumbling in the face of more details

Trump continues to proclaim it “a hoax” that “didn’t rise to the occasion.” But at this point, there are briefings that go back over a year, detective work that put together the way money was making it from Russia to the Taliban, raids and arrests that happened six months ago, and tactical changes to Afghan operations made in the knowledge of Russian actions.

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Joe Biden Gives Trump’s ‘Wartime President’ Claim A Savage Reality Check

Biden: “Remember when he exhorted the nation to ‘sacrifice together’ to face an ‘invisible enemy’? What happened? Now it’s almost July, and it seems the wartime president has surrendered — has waved the white flag and left the field of battle.” 

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Supreme Court: John Roberts sides with liberals to block controversial Louisiana abortion law

he 5-4 ruling is a win for supporters of abortion rights who argued that the law was not medically necessary and amounted to a veiled attempt to restrict abortion.
The majority opinion was penned by Justice Stephen Breyer, who wrote that the majority “consequently hold that the Louisiana statute is unconstitutional.”

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Trump praises, retweets video of supporter shouting ‘white power!’ at anti-Trump demonstrators

The “white power!” cry and hand sign is impossible to miss, happening in the first 15 seconds of the video. The video itself focuses on angry confrontations between pro- and anti-Trump seniors in the retirement community, and can hardly be seen as flattering for the racist idiot-manchild.

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Judge orders the release of children held in ICE detention facilities over risks from COVID-19

As the Times reports, Judge Gee’s order explicitly criticizes ICE over how shelters are not following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The shelters have not made enough space for those being held to practice social distancing, or halted practices that put large numbers of detainees together. Neither the detainees nor staff at the facilities are consistently wearing masks despite CDC recommendations.

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Fauci says US considering new testing strategy because “something’s not working” currently

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Friday that the White House coronavirus task force is “seriously considering” pool testing for Covid-19. 

The proposal is still in the discussion stage, and is not expected to be announced at the task force briefing later today, Fauci told CNN. Dr. Fauci first mentioned the discussions in an interview with The Washington Post published on Friday morning.

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