ST: Trump campaign on president’s decision to relaunch coronavirus briefings ((storymaccallum____)) ((lubuntu at wor3))

President Trump felt it was important to update the American people on results his whole of government COVID strategy is producing, says Trump 2020 campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp

ST: MSNBC contributor suggests federal response in Portland may be trial run for Trump to ‘steal this election’ ((storymaccallum____)) ((lubuntu at wor3))

Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock calls John Heilemann’s suggestion ‘alarmist nonsense.’

SR: President Trump strikes serious tone in succinct COVID briefing from the White House ((specialreportbaier)) ((lubuntu at wor3))

Reaction and analysis from the ‘Special Report’ All-Stars: National Public Radio’s Mara Liasson; TownHall.com’s Guy Benson and the Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel

ST: Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf rejects Joe Biden’s criticism of federal law enforcement response in Portland ((storymaccallum____)) ((lubuntu at wor3))

When peaceful protests cross the line into violence we have to take a stand, says acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf

SR: Postal woes raise concerns for presidential election ((specialreportbaier)) ((lubuntu at wor3))

A presidential election in the middle of a pandemic could make mail-in voting more popular than ever and prove to be a stress test for a U.S. Postal Service that’s drowning in debt; Fox Business correspondent Hillary Vaughn reports

SR: Republicans attack Liz Cheney over Fauci support ((specialreportbaier)) ((lubuntu at wor3))

Conservatives from the House Freedom Caucus accused Cheney of being too deferential to Dr. Anthony Fauci and questioning the president’s decisions to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Germany; congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reports

SR: Joe Biden unveils $775 billion plan for caregivers ((specialreportbaier)) ((lubuntu at wor3))

The new policies that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has rolled out in the last few weeks would cost north of $8 trillion, according to calculations done by FoxNews.com; Peter Doocy reports

SR: Pharmaceutical executives update congressional lawmakers on COVID vaccine development ((specialreportbaier)) ((lubuntu at wor3))

U.S. health officials remain optimistic a coronavirus vaccine could be ready by later this year or early 2021; Casey Stegall reports from Dallas