Nicole Lafond

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Nicole Lafond is TPM’s special projects editor, based in New York. Previously, she was a senior newswriter for TPM. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and formerly covered education for The News-Gazette in Illinois.
Where Things Stand: Fauci Doesn’t Kid Either
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“I don’t kid.”

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Where Things Stand: Faulty Testing Logic
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Out of sight, out of mind.

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Where Things Stand: Stark Difference In Trump, GOP Marking Of Juneteenth
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It’s Juneteenth and President Trump is, predictably, handling the day that marks the liberation of slaves in the United States poorly.

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Where Things Stand: Musing About SCOTUS Loyalty
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The expectation of loyalty has never been more transparent than now.

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Where Things Stand: Show-And-Tell Police Reform
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Momentarily, President Trump will head out to the White House Rose Garden, parading out a group of families whose loved ones were victims of police violence, and announce a set of executive order reforms that will do little but appease the police.

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Where Things Stand: The First Good News Of 2020
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2020 has been a rough one for everyone.

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Where Things Stand: COVID Is Over But Also Don’t Sue Me If It’s Not Actually Over
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Every major news outlet has some sort of headline on this news today. It’s too juicy to resist.

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Where Things Stand: This Will Be Rich
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President Trump is heading to Dallas, Texas today to participate in some friendly roundtable discussions on reopening the country and to attend a fundraising dinner at a private residence.

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Where Things Stand: This Alleged ‘Double Standard’
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood on the Senate floor this morning, nobly calling out the “double standard” he thinks is being applied to protests amid COVID-19.

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Where Things Stand: Media Mistakes Embolden Another Trumpian
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Regardless of who-pitched-who, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) clearly knew what he was doing — and what he was getting away with — with his New York Times op-ed pushing the use of military force against protesters demonstrating against police brutality and the death of George Floyd.

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