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: He Chose To Cancel The Convention? Prime Badge
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A new Politico report tells the story of how President Trump apparently made the move to cancel the in-person convention event in Jacksonville, Florida next month.

But I find that hard to believe.

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Where Things Stand: 48 Tweets Before 9 AM Prime Badge

President Trump doesn’t have anything on his public schedule until 5 p.m. today.

And it’s painfully obvious.

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Where Things Stand: It’s Not Hard To Predict What This Will Be About Prime Badge
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President Trump has a rather transparent event on his schedule today around 3:00 p.m. ET: An address on “Operation Legend: Combating Violent Crimes in American Cities.”

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Where Things Stand: More Critic Silencing? Prime Badge
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The President’s former lawyer and fixer is claiming he is in the same camp as Mary Trump and John Bolton.

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Where Things Stand: Congress Back In Session Today, Expectations Low Prime Badge
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Congress is back in session and if lawmakers are able to band together to pass some sort of COVID-19 relief package in coming weeks, it might be the last major piece of legislation we see before the 2020 election.

Which means: things could get ridiculous. There’s too much at risk to expect any different.

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Where Things Stand: One Of The Darkest Remarks Yet Prime Badge
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks about human rights yesterday are among the most disturbing utterances I’ve heard come out of this administration thus far.

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Where Things Stand: Fauci Unbothered, Living His Best Life Prime Badge
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Let me direct your attention to this very important photo:

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Where Things Stand: We’ll Probably See More Of Last Night’s Unhinged Behavior Prime Badge
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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump spoke on several topics including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the stock market and relations with China as the coronavirus continues to spread in the U.S., with nearly 3.4 million confirmed cases. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

As Summer Concepcion and I discussed how to cover President Trump’s press briefing last night, we were both utterly gaping at his behavior — that’s coming from two journalists who have been following the ins-and-outs of the Trump-era since Day 1.

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Where Things Stand: Trump Attempts One Final Nail In Sessions’ Career Prime Badge
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It feels like a lifetime ago that we religiously covered President Trump’s repeated attacks on his ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It’s laughable now that the “beleaguered” tweet day felt like a critical moment in Trump’s presidency.

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Where Things Stand: GOP Keeps Losing, Conceding In-Person Rally Fights Prime Badge
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Despite the Texas Republican Party’s most valiant efforts to hold its annual gathering in Houston this week, the state’s all-conservative Supreme Court on Monday blocked the GOP’s ongoing appeals to hold the gathering in-person.

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