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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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Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo left, listened as north side community members held a protest and rally at the 4th precinct on Plymouth avenue in response to the shooting death of Thurman Blevins by Minneapolis Police  Sunday June 24, 2018 in Minneapolis , MN. ]  JERRY HOLT • jerry.holt@startribune.com
Where Things Stand: This Alleged ‘Double Standard’ Prime Badge
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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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Super-Spreader Cops: Police Conduct, Crack Down On Protesters Endangers Everyone Amid COVID
In addition to the direct physical assaults of protesters at the hands of police, the use of tear gas, pepper spray and the arrests of citizens for non-serious alleged offenses has put us all at deeper risk of contracting the deadly and highly contagious coronavirus.
Where Things Stand: Media Mistakes Embolden Another Trumpian Prime Badge
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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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NYC Cop Charged With Assault For Violently Shoving Protester
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 04: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., are seen in the Capitol before a news conference on health care on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 31: Police arrive and spray pepper spray after a tanker truck drove into a peaceful protest on the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River on May 31, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A large group of protesters had been marching over the bridge on both lanes before a truck was driven into the crowd. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
U.S. President George W. Bush appears with Prime Minister Rasmussen of Denmark in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, May 28, 2004. Photo by Brooks Kraft/Corbis
NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES - 2020/02/17: A view of an american conservative cable television news channel Fox News logo. (Photo by Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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