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  • Louisiana Mandates Face Masks July 12, 2020
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) issued an executive order requiring all people ages 8 and older to wear face coverings in public to curb the spread of the coronavirus, […]
  • Trump Wanted to Sell Puerto Rico After Hurricane July 12, 2020
    President Trump raised the possibility of selling hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico to his Secretary of Homeland Security in late 2017, the New York Times reports.
  • Never Trumpers Become a Force July 11, 2020
    Washington Post: “Groups such as the Lincoln Project and Republican Voters Against Trump emphasize guerrilla tactics and scathing ads as they troll the president. The movement seeks to build a […]
  • Trump Wears a Mask In Public July 11, 2020
    “President Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering […]
  • ‘Roger Stone Remains a Convicted Felon’ July 11, 2020
    Former special counsel Robert Mueller writing in the Washington Post: “The work of the special counsel’s office — its report, indictments, guilty pleas and convictions — should speak for itself. […]
  • Trump’s Defiant Help for Stone Adds to Washington Tumult July 11, 2020
    “President Trump’s intervention into a criminal case connected to his own conduct drew fierce rebukes Saturday from Democrats and a few lonely Republicans, with calls for investigations and legislation,” the […]
  • Bonus Quote of the Day July 11, 2020
    “I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not.” — A 30-year-old patient who died in a San Antonio hospital this week after attending […]
  • Rumors About John Lewis Are Untrue July 11, 2020
    Rep. John Lewis’s (D-GA) chief of staff told the Atlanta Journal Constitution there is no truth to posts on social media that he passed away today. Said Michael Collins: “It’s […]
  • Sessions Hits Back at Trump July 11, 2020
    Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions hit back at President Trump after the president endorsed his rival in the Alabama Senate runoff just days before the contest. Said Sessions: “I’ve taken […]
  • The Wake Up Call July 11, 2020
    Out next week: The Wake-Up Call: Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West, and How to Fix It by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. An urgent and […]

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  • Saturday, July 11, 2020 July 11, 2020
    President Trump commutes the sentence of longtime associate and "dirty trickster" Roger Stone. America's coronavirus testing system is nearing capacity and yet still insufficient. Chicago is enduring a wave of gun violence.
  • Up First For Friday July 10, 2020 July 10, 2020
    In California, a strong initial response kept coronavirus numbers low, but now the state is seeing one of the country's worst outbreaks. The U.S. Supreme Court decision that a huge swath of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation may have big legal implications. Finally, the trajectory of the economy has often swayed presidential elections, […]
  • Breaking News Update: Supreme Court Rules On Trump Financial Records July 9, 2020
    The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Trump a big loss Thursday, ruling that he is not "categorically immune" from having his pre-presidential financial records released to a New York grand jury. But in a second decision on the House's request for similar information, the court appeared to question the breadth of congressional authority.
  • Up First for Thursday July 9, 2020 July 9, 2020
    The Trump administration is questioning its own guidelines to try to get schools to reopen this fall, but is it logistically and financially possible? Joe Biden is working with Bernie Sanders and other progressives to improve his pitch to progressives, and finally the Supreme Court will rule today on Trump's financials. Will the public get […]
  • Up First for Wednesday July 8, 2020 July 8, 2020
    The Trump Administration is pushing for K-12 schools to open this fall. They are also threatening to expel international students who are only being offered online courses by their universities. After a legal challenge, President Trump's niece, Mary Trump, will publish a tell-all family memoir next week. What does she have to say about her […]
  • Up First for Tuesday July 7, 2020 July 7, 2020
    As coronavirus cases are surging, Miami-Dade County is rolling back reopening measures. But Florida's Governor is downplaying the spike in cases. The economy is starting to bounce back, but those gains could be jeopardized by a new surge of coronavirus infections. Economists at Goldman Sachs say requiring people to wear face masks could slow the […]

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  • Confidence Interval: Could Trump Win If He Replaces Pence? July 10, 2020
    Welcome to another episode of Confidence Interval, where we make a persuasive case for a hot take … and then reveal how confident we really feel about the idea. This time, elections analyst Geoffrey Skelley wonders whether replacing Vice President Mike Pence would help President Trump’s chances of reelection in November.
  • Barcelona Is Struggling. Is Messi Part Of The Problem Or The Solution? July 10, 2020
    cwick (Chadwick Matlin, deputy editor): English soccer is … sorta boring right now? Liverpool has clinched a title and is sorta faffing about on the field. The race for the final Champions League spot (assuming Manchester City is barred from participating) is not that suspenseful. And we already exalted Chelsea’s youth movement last time we […]
  • Are Supreme Court Justices Influenced By Public Opinion? July 10, 2020
    In this week’s FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, FiveThirtyEight senior writer Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux joins Galen Druke to look back at a U.S. Supreme Court term full of consequential cases.
  • How Biden Is Winning An Identity Politics Election So Far July 10, 2020
    After President Trump won the 2016 election, there was a big debate over the role “identity politics” played in his victory. Some scholars argued that many white voters without a college degree — a group that proved pivotal in that election — jumped from supporting then-President Barack Obama in 2012 to Trump in 2016 largely […]
  • Can You Make 24? July 10, 2020
    Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. Two puzzles are presented each week: the Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and the Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct […]
  • Politics Podcast: Conservatives Didn’t Get The SCOTUS They Wanted This Term July 9, 2020
    The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up a lengthy and consequential term on Thursday with a ruling that rejected President Trump’s claims to legal immunity. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Galen Druke unpack the implications of that ruling and look back at other key decisions throughout the term. They also […]
  • Dr. Fauci On How The U.S. Is Doing And The Timeline For A COVID-19 Vaccine July 9, 2020
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talks to PODCAST-19 host Anna Rothschild about political partisanship, how America’s response to COVID-19 compares with other countries’, and the search for a vaccine. Don’t want to miss an episode of PODCAST-19, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly look at what we know — and […]
  • Fauci: ‘I Don’t Think You Can Say We’re Doing Great. I Mean, We’re Just Not.’ July 9, 2020
    For this week’s episode of PODCAST-19, we interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and a leader in the United States’ COVID-19 response. As you’ll hear in the podcast and read in selected excerpts below, we covered a lot of ground in the 30 minutes we had […]
  • We’re Not Going To See Trump’s Tax Returns Anytime Soon July 9, 2020
    President Trump is one of the only presidents in modern memory who has kept his tax returns private, and attempts to force their release have sparked a mountain of litigation, reaching all the way to the Supreme Court. But the Supreme Court’s verdict on whether Trump’s banks and accounting firm can be required to release […]
  • Biden’s Polling Lead Is Big — And Steady July 9, 2020
    The race between President Trump and Joe Biden is verging on a landslide. That’s not a word we use lightly. Over the past month, Biden’s lead over Trump has been both incredibly stable and unusually large. Amidst Trump’s unpopular handling of the protests that followed the police killing of George Floyd, Biden’s lead has hovered […]

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