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July 20, 2020
Pod Save America
“The John Lewis Voting Rights Act.”

In This Episode

Donald Trump’s 40-minute interview with Fox News’s Chris Wallace is perfection, the Administration is sending unidentified paramilitary troops to crack down on protesters in Portland, and America says goodbye to Congressman John Lewis and CT Vivian, two giants of the Civil Rights Movement. Then Voto Latino’s María Teresa Kumar talks to Tommy about organizing the Latino community ahead of November.

Show Notes

Trump’s Fox Interview

  • Fox News: Fox News Poll: Biden holds lead over Trump as coronavirus concerns grip nation
  • WaPo: Biden leads by double digits as coronavirus takes a toll on the president, Post-ABC poll finds
  • Fox News: Transcript: ‘Fox News Sunday’ interview with President Trump
  • WaPo: Trump’s Fox News interview, in 4 minutes
  • NYT: Trump Leans Into False Virus Claims in Combative Fox News
  • WaPo: Trump declines to say whether he will accept November election results
  • Slate: Watch the Most Combative Moments From Trump’s Interview With Chris Wallace
  • Mother Jones: “I’ll Be Right Eventually”: The Most Ridiculous Comments From Trump’s Fox News Interview
  • Axios: Chris Wallace fact-checks Trump on U.S. coronavirus mortality rate
  • WaPo: No, Trump and DeVos can’t withhold funding from schools whenever they want. Here’s what they can do.
  • Politico: Trump threatens to cut federal funds from schools that don’t reopen
  • WaPo: Trump administration pushing to block new money for testing, tracing and CDC in upcoming coronavirus relief bill
  • NYT: Trump Administration Balks at Funding for Testing and C.D.C. in Virus Relief Bill
  • USA Today: ‘Sir, he does not’: Fox’s Chris Wallace fact-checks Trump’s claim that Biden supports defunding the police
  • Politico: Trump doubles down on threats to defense, coronavirus relief bills
  • Real Clear Politics: Trump: What, Are You Going To Rename Fort Bragg After The Rev. Al Sharpton?
  • WaPo: From ‘Sleepy Joe’ to a destroyer of the ‘American way of life,’ Trump’s attacks on Biden make a dystopian shift


  • Donald Trump Twitter
  • NYT: Federal Officers Deployed in Portland Didn’t Have Proper Training, D.H.S. Memo Said
  • LA Times: Federal agents in Portland continue crackdown; protesters and local leaders shout, ‘Go home’ 
  • WaPo: ‘It was like being preyed upon’: Portland protesters say federal officers in unmarked vans are detaining them
  • The Nation: The Border Patrol Was Responsible for an Arrest in Portland
  • NYT: Federal Agents Unleash Militarized Crackdown on Portland
  • NYT: 50 Nights of Unrest in Portland
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting: Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets
  • NYT: Were the Actions of Federal Agents in Portland Legal?
  • Reuters: U.S. swoops down on Portland protesters after Trump order to protect monuments
  • Mother Jones: Federal Agents Invade Portland, Citing Trump’s Executive Order Protecting Statues
  • WaPo: Oregon attorney general sues federal agencies for allegedly violating protesters’ civil rights
  • NPR: Oregon Sues Federal Agencies For Grabbing Up Protesters Off The Streets
  • CNN: US attorney requests DHS investigation after video shows masked, camouflaged federal authorities arresting protesters in Portland
  • ACLU: A Constitutional Crisis in Portland
  • The Hill: Portland mayor sharply criticizes Trump’s use of federal police in city
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting: Portland Mayor Accuses Trump Of Using Federal Agents As ‘Personal Army’
  • Oregon Live: Evidence shows Portland police working with federal officers at protests, contradicting city officials
  • USA Today: Portland protests spur House Democrats to call for probe into use of federal officers against protesters
  • Axios: Pelosi accuses Trump admin of “violent tactics” against Portland protesters
  • NPR: Oregon Senator On ‘Unmarked Paramilitary Presence’ In Portland
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting: Political Fight Over Violence By Federal Officers In Portland Deepens

C.T. Vivian & John Lewis

  • AJC: John Lewis, 1940-2020
  • NYT: John Lewis, Towering Figure of Civil Rights Era, Dies at 80
  • AP: John Lewis, lion of civil rights and Congress, dies at 80
  • Vox: 6 John Lewis speeches key to understanding his work and legacy
  • The New Yorker: The Essential and Enduring Strength of John Lewis
  • The Atlantic: John Lewis: Photos From a Life Spent Getting Into Good Trouble
  • Slate: Do Not Call John Lewis a “Hero” if You Stood in His Way
  • LA Times: Tributes abound for Rep. John Lewis after the death of the civil rights giant
  • NYT: Trump Weighs In on the Death of John Lewis, One of His Most Vocal Critics
  • Politico: Presidents, politicians and civil rights leaders pay tribute to John Lewis
  • WaPo: Marco Rubio, Dan Sullivan pay tribute to John Lewis using the photo of a different black congressman
  • NYT: 2 Republican Senators Post Photos of Elijah Cummings in John Lewis Tributes
  • WaPo: Democrats demand expansion of voting rights in memory of John Lewis
  • ABC News: To honor John Lewis’ legacy, need to pass voting rights act: Rep. Karen Bass
  • WaPo: How to remember John Lewis 
  • NYT: Death of John Lewis Fuels Movement to Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge
  • Tarana Burke tweet thread
  • Vox: Rep. John Lewis’s voting rights legacy is in danger
  • Mother Jones: John Lewis’ Legacy Is the Right to Vote. And It’s Under Attack
  • CNN: The US loses two icons of the civil rights movement in one day
  • NPR: C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Leader And Champion Of Nonviolent Action, Dies At 95
  • WaPo: C.T. Vivian, King aide bloodied on the front lines of civil rights protest, dies at 95
  • NYT: C.T. Vivian, Martin Luther King’s Field General, Dies at 95
  • USA Today: Rev. C.T. Vivian: The civil rights icon’s life in pictures