THE FEED
coronavirus
coronavirus
NYC Sets Up COVID Checkpoints to Enforce Quarantine for Visitors From 34 States
Mayor de Blasio said the city will screen visitors at “key entry points” in order to prevent a second wave of the coronavirus in New York.
vision 2020
vision 2020
The Disappearing National Political Convention
Whether they are gone for good or make a comeback down the road, the old-school national political conventions are over for now.

That stimulus bill still isn’t happening yet

Meadows: “There’s no agreement. We’re done for the day.”
@ChadPergram
lebanon
lebanon
Hundreds of Thousands Displaced By Beirut Explosion
Prime Minister Diab announced an investigation into the blast that killed at least 135, which appeared to be caused by a store of ammonium nitrate.
vision 2020
vision 2020
Would Biden Contest a Trump Electoral College Win?
While there’s abundant evidence Trump is willing to contest an adverse election result, it’s unlikely Joe Biden would trigger a constitutional crisis.
protests
protests
Portland’s Bigger Policing Problem Was Always Local
Trump’s agents may leave Portland. Police brutality won’t.
2020 census
2020 census
Congressional Democrats Need to Stop the Census Power Grab
The Trump administration claims there isn’t enough time to count everybody. Democrats should insist that Congress give it to them.

The country is in a healthy place

Fauci tells Sanjay on @CNN that he is receiving death threats and that people are harassing his family.
@Acosta

The Democratic convention gets ever less convention-like

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept Democratic presidential nomination.
@NickRiccardi
2020 elections
2020 elections
Another Deep-Red State Votes to Expand Medicaid
In a fairly close vote, Missouri became the 38th state to sign on, even as Republicans try to cripple the Affordable Care Act.

Trump clings to a lead in a state he absolutely needs to win

New Monmoth poll of Iowa among registered voters:

Trump 48%
Biden 45%

Ernst 48%
Greenfield 45%https://t.co/cYeQ7If74K
@MikeDelMoro

A member of “the squad” easily wins her primary

Freshmen Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan has prevailed against a Democratic primary challenge from Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, CNN projects
@mkraju

Trump’s entire presidency raises major ethics questions

Trump confirming the White House is on the short list for his convention speech, because it’s inexpensive and easy operationally, plus a beautiful setting. Raises major ethics questions, however
@ChrisJansing

As opposed to Trump’s calm, soothing presence

Trump on Obama’s speech at John Lewis’s funeral: “I thought it was a terrible speech. It was an angry speech. It shows there is an anger there that people don’t see. He lost control.”
@ddale8
vision 2020
vision 2020
How Much Ground Does Trump Need to Make Up to Have a Good Chance of Reelection?
Trump needs positive net job approval ratings to be in a solid position to win, and that’s something he has yet to achieve.
100-person poll
100-person poll
100 New Yorkers on the New Rules of Outdoor Drinking
 On a recent Saturday, we asked 100 people at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park about porta-potties, open container laws, and other 2020 etiquette.
coronavirus stimulus
coronavirus stimulus
At-Risk Republicans Ask McConnell to Get Stimulus Deal or Suspend Senate Recess
Republicans in close races want to put off the August break to close the stimulus package, including a potential extension of the $600 weekly benefit.

There are now just 12 remaining states that have not passed Medicaid expansion

I’ve seen enough: Missouri voters narrowly pass constitutional Amendment 2 to expand Medicaid.
@Redistrict
2020 elections
2020 elections
Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate Primary
The abrasive nativist and vote suppressor — and Trump’s close ally — was defeated by Roger Marshall, a better prospect for holding an open GOP seat.
extreme weather
extreme weather
Isaias Wreaks Havoc on Northeast, Leaving Millions Without Power
The powerful storm left more than 3 million without power, tornadoes were reported in at least five states, and at least five people were killed.
education
education
The Major School Districts That Will Remain Online-Only This Fall
Public schools in Chicago, L.A., and San Diego will not return to campus next semester, with COVID-19 still spreading in California and Illinois.
the top line
the top line
Why Disney’s Plan to Release Mulan Online for $30 Pleases Wall Street
COVID-19 may be ravaging the movie industry, but it’s also presenting opportunities to think outside the box office.
labor
labor
Teachers Aren’t Sacrificial Lambs. No Essential Worker Is.
Don’t blame school workers for trying to protect themselves from danger.
pivot
pivot
Are the Security Fears About TikTok Misplaced?
On the first episode of Pivot Schooled Live, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk to the general manager of tech’s hottest company.

Not the greatest numbers

In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States via Gallup poll:

March: 42% satisfied, 57% dissatisfied
May: 32% satisfied, 66% dissatisfied
June: 20% satisfied, 78% dissatisfied
Now: 13% satisfied, 86% dissatisfied
@ryanstruyk

Cause of Lebanon explosion revealed

BREAKING: Lebanese Prime Minister says #Beirut explosions caused by an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate left unsecured for 6 years in a warehouse. He vows to punish officials responsible. 50+ dead, 3,000 injured, hospitals overwhelmed.
@BillNeelyNBC
games
games
Sports Now Feel Meaningless — and More Valuable Than Ever
With the narrative stakes gone, each game is a pure, self-contained piece of entertainment.
vision 2020
vision 2020
Trump Says Voting by Mail is Evil — Except in Florida
Trump executes a selective reversal by suggesting that voting by mail in Florida — but not in other states — is just fine.
vision 2020
vision 2020
Voters Are Turning Against Trump in Places Hit Hard by COVID-19
A new study confirms the president is paying a political price for presiding over mass death.

He always knows just what to say

Trump, this morning, introducing his Secretary of the Interior: “He loves the Interior.”
@anniekarni

Things are getting intense in NYC

Winds are howling in the NYC area as #Isaias sweeps through. Some airport gusts just before 1 PM EDT:
–52 mph at Newark
–53 mph at JFK
–60 mph at LaGuardia
@bhensonweather
coronavirus stimulus
coronavirus stimulus
Trump Mulls End-Running Congress to Get His Payroll Tax Cut
Trump’s advisers are threatening that he could take matters into his own hands if Congress can reach a stimulus agreement. He may prefer it that way.
intelligencer chats
intelligencer chats
Should Susan Rice’s Benghazi Past Matter to Biden?
The former national security adviser comes with a prepackaged faux scandal, but it may not resonate outside the Fox bubble.

A huge explosion has rocked Beirut, with the cause unclear

*Lebanon’s Capital Hit By Massive Explosion
*Explosion At Beirut Port - Social Media
*Beirut Explosion Causes Widespread Damage in Nearby Neighbourhoods
*Not Immediately Clear What Caused The Explosion
*Lebanese Government Officials Couldn’t Be Immediately Reached
@summer_said
the national interest
the national interest
The 9 Wildest Answers in Trump’s Interview With Jonathan Swan, Ranked
The 1964 Civil Rights Act hasn’t worked out?
2020 census
2020 census
Census Bureau to End Counting Efforts a Month Early
Advocates say the Trump administration is attempting to leave out people in marginalized groups.

Get ready, New York

Storm Isaias has slightly shifted West, that means between noon and 5pm the city will experience high winds. There is also a tornado watch and we are likely to see tornado warnings in NYC, @nycemergencymgt
@NY1
education
education
Parents Are Flocking to Virtual Charters and Homeschooling. That’s Bad News.
Poorly regulated education alternatives could set kids back.

Me Me Me

From @axios: When asked if he found [John] Lewis’ life impressive, Trump responded: “He didn’t come to my inauguration. He didn’t come to my State of the Union speeches. And that’s OK. That’s his right. And, again, nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have.”
🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
@DanielBShapiro
feature
feature
Two Lawyers, a Summer of Unrest, and a Molotov Cocktail
What would make a young professional with everything to lose throw a gasoline-filled Bud Light bottle at a cop car?