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Sara Boboltz / HuffPost:
Man Confronts Tucker Carlson At Montana Store: ‘You Are The Worst Human Being’  —  The Fox host got an earful when he popped into a fly fishing store.  —  When a local fly fishing guide spotted noted vaccine skeptic Tucker Carlson at a sporting goods store in Livingston, Montana, he did not waste time.
William Grimes / New York Times:
Jackie Mason, 93, Dies; Turned Kvetching Into Comedy Gold  —  He kept the borscht belt style of comedy alive long after the Catskills resorts had closed and eventually brought it, triumphantly, to Broadway.  —  Jackie Mason, whose staccato, arm-waving delivery and thick Yiddish accent kept …
Jose Gonzalez / Reuters:
Iraq war Marine walks U.S.-Mexico border to protest deportation of veterans  —  When U.S. military veteran Ramon Castro began meeting deported veterans living along the U.S.-Mexican border not far from his home in Southern California, he knew that, but for a piece of paper proving his citizenship, he could have been one of them.
Andrew Stanton / Newsweek:
Michael Flynn Criticizes DeSantis, Hannity for Vaccine Push: ‘They Know That They Have Influence’  —  Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn criticized Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Fox News Host Sean Hannity yesterday for promoting COVID-19 vaccines.
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Arizona secretary of state tells Trump before election lie rally: get over it  —  Democrat Katie Hobbs says ‘this is nothing more than being a sore loser’ as ex-president heads to Phoenix for event  —  Arizona's secretary of state had a message for Donald Trump before he appeared in Phoenix on Saturday …
Glenn Greenwald:
FBI Using the Same Fear Tactic From the First War on Terror: Orchestrating its Own Terrorism Plots  —  Questioning the FBI's role in 1/6 was maligned by corporate media as deranged.  But only ignorance about the FBI or a desire to deceive could produce such a reaction.  —  3 hr ago
Discussion: New York Post
Orlando Sentinel:
At a critical moment for Florida, let's take control of COVID this weekend and get vaccinated … We were so close, Florida.  —  So close to kicking COVID's ass.  —  Just one month ago Florida was averaging around 1,500 new cases per day.  Remember how good we felt?  Like we had this thing licked.
Discussion: The Hill
David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
‘We Could Have Prevented This’ The scientist Eric Topol on the Delta variant and its dangerous impact.  —  At present, there are two big anchors to conventional-wisdom thinking on the Delta variant: that those already vaccinated remain exceedingly well protected against the new …
Reuters:
China criticizes NBC Universal for showing ‘incomplete map’ during Olympic opening ceremony … China criticized NBC Universal for showing an “incomplete map” of the country in its broadcast of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, after a map displayed during the arrival …
Discussion: Deadline, TheBlaze, The Hill and Twitchy
Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Texas Democrats unravel - “I'm just pissed off” that Biden won't meet with them  —  It seems like only a few days ago that Texas fleebaggers were begging for a meeting with Joe Biden.  The Texas Democrat Congressional delegation sent a letter to Biden asking him to meet with the Texas state lawmakers.
Discussion: ABC News
Mary Kay Linge / New York Post:
GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance blames ‘childless left’ for culture wars  —  Ohio Republican US Senate candidate J.D. Vance is taking aim at New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other leaders of the “childless left” for their lack of “physical commitment to the future of this country” …
NBC News:
Republicans increasingly look to ballot initiatives as way to enact voting measures  —  Republicans seeking to change state voting laws in the face of opposition from Democratic governors or unwilling legislatures are zeroing in on another path — enacting fresh restrictions via ballot initiatives.
Heather Digby Parton / Salon:
Republicans' anti-government chickens have finally come home to roost  —  On vaccines, the right's decades-long anti-government propaganda campaign comes back to bite them  —  Ronald Reagan, the most beloved president of the modern Republican Party (before Donald J. Trump, anyway) had a very famous saying:
Arian Campo-Flores / Wall Street Journal:
Florida Leads U.S. in Covid-19 Cases as Hospitalizations Surge  —  Driving the rise are the Delta variant, large numbers of unvaccinated, relaxation of preventive measures and more indoor time  —  MIAMI—Florida is recording more Covid-19 cases than any other U.S. state …
Discussion: HuffPost
Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
The Most Influential Spreader of Coronavirus Misinformation Online  —  Researchers and regulators say Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician, creates and profits from misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The article that appeared online on Feb. 9 began …
Wall Street Journal:
Covid-19 Vaccine Holdouts Face Restrictions in Europe as Delta Variant Spreads  —  Proof of vaccination is increasingly required to enter restaurants and other public spaces  —  European governments worried about the rapid spread of the Delta coronavirus variant are nudging …
 
 
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Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:
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The Daily Beast:
Even Dershowitz Took a Pass on Trump's Big Tech Suit
Discussion: Raw Story
Brittny Mejia / Los Angeles Times:
Vaccine stragglers explain hesitancy
Gromer Jeffers Jr / Dallas Morning News:
Donald Trump's PAC makes last-minute ad buy for Susan Wright in District 6 congressional race
Financial Times:
Wall Street doubles down on lending ‘cheap money’ to the rich
Rocky Swift / Reuters:
Basketball 3x3-Macron and Jill Biden look on as France lose to U.S.
Discussion: The Hill and Associated Press
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Senate GOP report finds Biden administration spending $2B to suspend border wall construction
Discussion: New York Post and RedState
 Earlier Items: 
Peter Aitken / Fox News:
Michigan Gov. Whitmer stripped of emergency powers
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Peter Hermann / Washington Post:
‘Some are still suffering’: Months after Capitol riot, police who fought the mob contend with physical, psychological pain
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Laura Foreman, Reporter Whose Romance Became a Scandal, Dies at 76
Jenna McLaughlin / Yahoo News:
Exclusive: Jan. 6 select committee will include former CIA inspector general found to have retaliated against whistleblower
Discussion: Politico, CNN and New York Post
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Why Some Americans Are Still Hesitant to Get Vaccinated
Discussion: The Guardian
Nicholas Casey / New York Times:
Spain Pledged Citizenship to Sephardic Jews. Now They Feel Betrayed.
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Washington Post:
Bolsonaro once said he'd stage a military takeover. Now Brazilians fear he could be laying the foundation for one.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway