"The scenes inside the Convention Center sharply contrasted with recent assurances from RNC and local officials, who have touted sweeping health guidelines to mitigate COVID-19 exposure risk for delegates and Charlotte area residents... Quick-turnaround testing for coronavirus is in place for the convention but results won’t be immediately publicly-disclosed, Harris said. After the event is over, an 'after-action' report will be released but the timing of that is unclear."
Flowers for the First Family: The History of the White House Rose Garden
"The White House Rose Garden has just been restored... 'The Rose Garden has seen administrations come and go,' writes its original landscape designer, Rachel Lambert Mellon, in the September issue of House and Garden. 'It has fulfilled John F. Kennedy's vision of a garden that would endure and whose atmosphere, with the subtlety of its ever-changing patterns, would suggest the ever-changing pattern of history itself."
Paul Manafort and the Red Thread Running Through the Long Ukrainian Revolution, by Katerina Sergatskova
Three years on from the shooting of protesters in Kiev, geopolitical scores are far from settled. A bumpy road connects polticial consultant Paul Manafort, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian lawmaker Andrei Artemenko and American President Donald Trump.
From Russia With Trump: A Political Conflict Zone, by Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Patrick Reevell
Donald Trump and his children have for years promoted themselves and their real estate opportunities in Russia and other former Soviet states, and ethics experts say if he is elected President the get-tough U.S. sanctions against Russia could be in direct conflict with his business interests.
Executive Talk: Donald Trump Jr. bullish on Russia and few emerging markets, by the editor of eTurboNews
For Trump, Russia is the emerging market worth investing in currently, however in caveat into the high-end sector he counts on his international experience in the market. Trump said: “The emerging world in general attributes such brand premium to real estate that we are looking all over the place, primarily Russia."