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With Harris in, Trump can no longer hide

(Salon) To average Americans, especially swing voters who will decide the race, Trump is mostly out of sight and out of mind. This appears very much by design. While they are being graded on a steep curve, Trump's campaign managers are, as reported, more professional and competent than his previous hires. They're no doubt aware that the biggest obstacle to persuading skeptical voters to back Trump is the candidate himself. His overt racism, sociopathic impulsivity, and off-the-charts narcissism turn off everyone who isn't deeply in the MAGA cult. With Harris as the Democratic nominee, Trump is caught in a no-win situation.


100,000 new volunteers signed up for the Harris campaign since Sunday

(Cassie Semyon) A new memo out from the Harris campaign this morning: $126 million raised since Sunday, over 1.4 million grassroots donors made donations since Sunday, nearly 2,000 applied to work for the campaign in the first 24 hours, and over 100,000 people have signed up to volunteer since Sunday.


House GOP leaders urge members: Stop making race comments about Harris

(Politico) House Republican leaders told lawmakers to focus on criticizing Vice President Kamala Harris’ record without reference to her race and gender, following caustic remarks from some Republicans attacking her on the basis of identity. During a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning, chair of the House GOP campaign arm Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) and others issued the warning after a series of comments by their members that focused on Harris’ race as well as claims she is a “DEI” pick, according to two people in the room. Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) said Monday that Harris was a “DEI vice president” and Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) over the weekend questioned if Democrats are sticking by her “because of her ethnic background.”


Swalwell: Trump Will Get Beaten By Kamala Harris Like 'Other Sexual Predators And Rapists'

(Mediaite) Eric Swalwell: "Donald Trump has been going around saying he’s going to easily beat Kamala Harris. Well, she’s heard this before from other sexual predators and rapists when she was Prosecutor Harris. And if he wants to know how this movie ends, he won’t have to look too far. But he’s going to have to go to a prison, to find out, because she put away a lot of bad guys. And she’s ready to make the next case for the country."


'He's Dragging Trump Down': CNN's Data Guru Reveals Brutal Polling Data for JD Vance

(Mediaite) Enten says he looked at every election since 1980 and could not find another veep selection with a net negative rating. “He is the first guy after, immediately following a convention, a VP pick, who actually had a net negative favorable rating that is underwater,” he went on. “The average since 2000 is plus 19 points, JD Vance, making history in the completely wrong way.” Enten added that vice presidential nominees are “usually very popular” when they are first selected. “But in this case, he’s dragging Trump down.”


Trump's Black voter efforts hit a wall

(Salon) Beyond a velvet rope near the front door of Milwaukee’s Oak Barrel Public House last Wednesday night, Republican National Convention attendees who shelled out $500 could head upstairs to mingle with other VIPs at the Black Conservative Federation’s Kicks & Cocktails party. As she celebrated with friends, Tasha Hoggatt, a Trump delegate from California, said her favorite RNC speaker was former Trump trade advisor, Peter Navarro — who dehumanized migrants as “a whole army of illiterate illegal aliens” in a Wednesday speech he delivered hours after stepping out of prison following a four-month stint behind bars for contempt of Congress.


Pentagon reaffirms support for Ukraine in first defense heads call since Biden's campaign exit

(Reuters) U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reaffirmed Washington's unwavering support for Ukraine in a call with Ukraine's defense minister, Rustem Umerov, the Pentagon said late on Tuesday. It was the first call between the defense heads since U.S. President Joe Biden's announcement that he was ending his reelection bid and endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris for the Democratic nomination to take on Republican former President Donald Trump.


The Court Fools Itself - The Roberts Court has made the current crisis of American democracy perpetual.

(The Atlantic) The justices, less independent arbiters than the shock troops of the conservative movement, wanted Trump to be immune to prosecution, and so they conjured a rationale for doing so, with a narrow window of legal accountability that only they have the right to determine. But that window might as well be barred from the inside: What Jackson’s story shows is that the feeble, arbitrary restraints the justices put into their own grant of royal immunity to Trump will not withstand any president with the capacity to violate them.

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