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“Live, from the Tulsa overflow” (with Jon Stewart!)

Trump tanks in Tulsa with a small crowd and rambling speech, fires a U.S. Attorney who was investigating his allies, loses a legal battle to stop John Bolton’s book from being published, and loses the Supreme Court decision over DACA. Then Jon Stewart talks to Jon Favreau about money in politics, the media, and his new movie, Irresistible.

Show notes

Trump Tanks in Tulsa

  • NYT: The President’s Shock at the Rows of Empty Seats in Tulsa
  • The Hill: Tulsa Fire Department says Trump rally attendance was about 6,200
  • Axios: Coverage of the Trump Tulsa Rally
  • NYT: Trump Rally Fizzles as Attendance Falls Short of Campaign’s Expectations
  • LA Times: Trump wanted big crowds at his comeback rally in Tulsa. They didn’t show up
  • NBC News: Trump ‘furious’ about ‘underwhelming’ crowd at Tulsa rally
  • The Guardian: Brad Parscale faces Trump ‘fury’ after Tulsa comeback rally flops
  • Axios: Chris Wallace grills Trump campaign adviser on Tulsa rally: “The arena was empty”
  • NYT: How the Trump Campaign’s Plans for a Triumphant Rally Went Awry
  • ProPublica: The Myths of the “Genius” Behind Trump’s Reelection Campaign
  • AP: 6 staffers setting up for Trump rally positive for COVID-19
  • NPR: 6 Trump Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of Tulsa Rally
  • Politico: Trump campaign manager: Trolls claiming rally ticket hack ‘don’t know what they’re talking about’
  • NYT: TikTok Teens and K-Pop Stans Say They Sank Trump
  • Politico: Trump campaign blames protesters for disappointing turnout at Tulsa rally
  • CNN: TikTok users are trying to troll Trump’s campaign by reserving tickets for Tulsa rally they’ll never use
  • Rev: Donald Trump Tulsa, Oklahoma Rally Speech Transcript
  • The Guardian: Donald Trump sows division and promises ‘greatness’ at Tulsa rally flop
  • CNN: Biden campaign blasts Trump’s ‘outrageous’ comments on coronavirus testing
  • WaPo: Live updates: Trump says he told officials to slow coronavirus testing to keep case numbers low
  • CNN: White House officials on the defensive after Trump uses a racist term for Covid-19 and says he wanted testing slowed down
  • NBC News: Trump officials defend coronavirus testing comments, crowd
  • NBC News: Trump tells Tulsa crowd he wanted to “slow down” COVID-19 testing, W.H. says he was joking
  • NPR: Trump Returns To Campaign Trail With A Familiar Message In A Changing
  • WSJ: Trump Drives Economic Message as Poll Shows He Has Few Strengths
  • WaPo: Stung by crises, the brander in chief searches for a reelection message

Trump vs. The Law

  • NYT: Trump Fires U.S. Attorney in New York Who Investigated His Inner
  • Axios: U.S. attorney for Southern District of N.Y. resigns, after Barr says Trump fired him
  • ABC News: Berman relents, leaves post as US attorney after taking stand against firing
  • CNN: Geoffrey Berman is leaving office immediately after standoff with Trump administration
  • Reuters: Trump denies firing Manhattan prosecutor Berman
  • WSJ: Attorney General Barr, Known by Aides as ‘the Buffalo,’ Scrutinized Over Firing of U.S. Attorney
  • The Hill: More than 100 former Manhattan prosecutors condemn Berman firing
  • FiveThirtyEight: Trump’s Latest Firing May Have Violated Four Core Values Of American Democracy
  • WaPo: Barr’s botched effort to remove a prosecutor who probed Trump allies
  • NYT: Who Can Fire a Court-Appointed U.S. Attorney? An Abrupt Legal Fight, Explained
  • tweet thread from Lea Goldman explaining the history and importance of the US Attorney for SDNY
  • Tweet thread from Adam Goldman running down Barr actions as AG
  • Slate: How To Stop Presidents From Corrupting U.S. Attorneys
  • USA Today: Geoffrey Berman firing: AG Barr’s glowing account of NY prosecutor’s work further clouds dismissal
  • NBC News: Democrats push for ousted U.S. attorney’s testimony
  • CNN: Why it will be a tough climb to confirm anyone new to Berman’s post before the November elections
  • Axios: Graham says he plans to uphold Democratic veto power on influential U.S. attorney nomination
  • The Hill: Democrats pan Trump, Barr over dismissal of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman
  • AP: Judge: Bolton can publish book despite efforts to block
  • WaPo: Judge declines to block release of Bolton book
  • Leaked PDF of Bolton’s book
  • NYT (book review): In ‘The Room Where It Happened,’ John Bolton Dumps His Notes and Smites His Enemies
  • NPR: John Bolton’s Book ‘The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,’ Reviewed
  • BBC News: John Bolton: Ten biggest claims in his Donald Trump book
  • CBS News: Key revelations in John Bolton’s new book about the Trump White House
  • WaPo: John Bolton’s book is full of startling revelations he should have told us sooner
  • Full Supreme Court decision
  • NYT: Trump Can’t Immediately End DACA, Supreme Court Rules
  • Politico: Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to end DACA
  • WaPo: Supreme Court blocks Trump’s bid to end DACA, a win for undocumented ‘dreamers’
  • NPR: Supreme Court Rules For DREAMers, Against Trump
  • Politico: DACA ‘unlawful’ despite Supreme Court ruling, acting Homeland Security chief says
  • AP: Trump says he will renew effort to end DACA protections
  • America’s Voice: DACA Poll Roundup: Overwhelming and Consistent Support for Dreamers and DACA in Poll after Poll
  • Politico: Poll: Trump voters want to protect
  • Pew Research Center: Americans broadly support legal status for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children
  • CBS News: Americans weigh in on issues before the Supreme Court – CBS News

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