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Graham Moomaw / Virginia Mercury:
‘Tired of getting whupped’: GOP convention voters offer competing visions for a red Virginia  —  Republicans around Virginia streamed into voting sites Saturday to choose their nominee for governor, and in Caroline County, Don Denton was first in line.  —  He said he was backing Amanda Chase …
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Richmond Times-Dispatch:   WATCH NOW: GOP convention delegates make picks for governor, other offices; counting starts Sunday
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Warren says she will run for reelection in 2024  —  In a move that may surprise some ambitious Massachusetts Democrats, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says that she's going to run for reelection in 2024.  —  “Yep,” the 71-year-old said simply in a POLITICO interview Friday, when asked if she planned to make the run.
Discussion: The Hill and CBS Boston
Dana Goldstein / New York Times:
Schools Are Open, but Many Families Remain Hesitant to Return  —  Even as fears of the coronavirus abate, many students are continuing to opt out of in-person learning.  Some school leaders are trying to woo — or push — them back.  —  Pauline Rojas's high school in San Antonio is open.
Discussion: Axios
Ted Cruz / Wall Street Journal:
Your Woke Money Is No Good Here  —  Corporations have taken advantage of Republicans for too long.  I won't take their PAC dollars anymore.  —  Georgia's new election law runs 98 generously spaced pages.  A fast reader can get through it in one sitting.  If you're the CEO of a major corporation …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Jeff Barker / Baltimore Sun:
Gov. Hogan grants posthumous pardons to 34 Maryland lynching victims, including 15-year-old Howard Cooper  —  Gov. Larry Hogan granted posthumous pardons Saturday to 34 Maryland lynching victims, including Howard Cooper, a 15-year-old Black boy who was hanged outside the Towson jailhouse by a white mob in 1885.
CNN:
I survived brain surgery—and the American health care system  —  CNN commentator after brain surgery: I am grateful to be here  —  Karen Finney is a Democratic strategist and CNN commentator.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.  View more opinion on CNN.
Emily Peck / New York Times:
How Child Care Went From ‘Girly’ Economics to Infrastructure  —  Experts who sounded the alarm about the care economy were often shunted to the side of policy discussions.  Not anymore.  —  When the economist Nancy Folbre got a call from the MacArthur Foundation in 1998, she was expecting rejection …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell safe in power, despite Trump's wrath  —  Share to Facebook Share to Twitter  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is safe in his job despite repeated attack from former President Trump, Republican aides and strategists say.  —  At the same time, GOP sources …
Discussion: Political Irony and NBC News
Washington Post:
Ransomware attack leads to shutdown of major U.S. pipeline system  —  The attack on top U.S. operator Colonial Pipeline appears to have been carried out by an Eastern European-based criminal gang  —  A ransomware attack led one of the nation's biggest fuel pipeline operators to shut …
Baltimore Sun:
4 dead, 1 injured in Woodlawn shooting and explosion; Baltimore County police kill suspect  —  Four people died and one was injured in a shooting and explosion Saturday in a townhouse neighborhood in Woodlawn, including the alleged gunman, whom Baltimore County Police said they killed.
Discussion: NBC Chicago
Rebecca Beitsch / The Hill:
Biden fills immigration court with Trump hires  —  Share to Facebook Share to Twitter  —  The Biden team has hired a slate of immigration judges initially selected during the Trump era, angering advocates who argue the White House is already failing to deliver in its pledge to push …
Discussion: NBC News and ImmigrationProf Blog
Washington Post:
South Carolina may bring back electric chair, once used to execute a 14-year-old boy later exonerated  —  Barely 5 feet tall and not yet 100 pounds, George Stinney Jr. sat so small in the electric chair that the straps were too big to contain him.  —  The 14-year-old had to sit on books for his head to reach the headpiece.
Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:
Chinese Rocket Debris Reportedly Crashes Into Indian Ocean  —  See update at end of article; the rocket debris has reportedly crashed into the Indian Ocean.  —  We now have more details about the 22-ton Chinese rocket that is expected to crash to Earth soon, including an approximate window of time and expected risk zone.
Katie Honan / Wall Street Journal:
New York City Government Workers Offered Travel Buddies  —  Municipal employees who feel unsafe taking the subway to their offices can sign up for a commuting partner under a new program  —  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says that crime on the subway is low, but his office is still launching …
Erin Schumaker / ABC News:
Vaccination rates lag in communities of color, but it's not only due to hesitancy, experts say  —  Focusing on hesitancy, rather than access, is looking at the problem backward.  —  Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.  —  CJ Gunther/EPA via Shutterstock  —  It started with the op-eds.
Tarpley Hitt / The Daily Beast:
Philly DA Candidate Forced to Address Paralegal Found Dead in His Mansion  —  It's just the latest twist in an eventful, bitter race for Philadelphia's District Attorney.  —  On first look, the campaign website for Charles Peruto Jr., a bombastic Republican attorney running …
Discussion: The Hill, Political Wire and Raw Story
Alex Walker / Media Matters for America:
Fox News is already distorting the American Families Plan  —  Biden's proposal would invest $1.8 trillion in education, paid leave, and other programs  —  On Wednesday night, President Joe Biden unveiled the American Families Plan — a proposal designed to expand access to education, paid leave, child care, and certain tax credits.
Maxine Bernstein / Oregonian:
Police investigating armed confrontation on North Portland street  —  Police are investigating an armed confrontation between a motorist who pulled a handgun and at least two pedestrians dressed in black and armed with what appear to be assault rifles that erupted Thursday in the middle of a residential street in North Portland.
Discussion: HotAir, New York Post and Twitchy
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico:
UK Labour descends into civil war after dismal election results  —  LONDON — The U.K.'s opposition Labour party was plunged into civil war after leader Keir Starmer sacked his deputy Angela Rayner from her frontbench role as chair following dismal local election results.
Miami Herald:
Miami-Dade police lieutenant and union official charged with rape in Palm Beach County  —  A Miami-Dade police lieutenant and high-ranking union member was booked into a Palm Beach County jail late Friday on rape charges, records show.  —  Lt. John Jenkins , who last week resigned …
Discussion: Raw Story
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
As Biden faces a struggle to hold the Senate, Democrats' divisions resurface  —  Reporter covering national politics  —  In Pennsylvania, a Black, gay Senate candidate is already lashing out at his White Democratic primary rival, calling on him to apologize for once brandishing a shotgun to detain an unarmed Black jogger.
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
The DOJ's Abusive Indictment of the Police Who Killed George Floyd  —  Federal prosecution of these defendants makes no sense — except as a political matter.  —  t best, the Justice Department's indictment of Derek Chauvin and the three other former Minneapolis cops involved in George Floyd's killing nearly a year ago is overkill.
Discussion: Power Line and HotAir
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
Nina Turner Opponent Shontel Brown Is Low-Key Pleading for Super PAC Support … Shontel Brown's campaign for Congress is blaring one of the least subtle messages sent to a super PAC since the outside money groups were legalized by the Supreme Court in its Citizens United v. FEC decision.
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Reps. Greene, Gaetz push Trump's grievances, ‘America First’ message at Florida rally  —  Two Republican members of Congress who have been among the most outspoken supporters of former president Donald Trump sought to carry the torch for his “America First” movement, holding a rally …
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Steven Lemongello / Sun-Sentinel:   Controversial U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene find refuge at raucous joint rally in The Villages
 
 
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Patrick Kingsley / New York Times:
Evictions in Jerusalem Become Focus of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
Mass murder and the sin of silence
Associated Press:
States scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Amanda Little / Bloomberg:
A Baby Boom Would Be Bad
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Washingtonian staffers orchestrate work stoppage over CEO's ‘public threat to our livelihoods’
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Caroline Reinwald / WISN:
Milwaukee FPC votes to ban police chokeholds completely
Julie Bykowicz / Wall Street Journal:
Cannabis Goes Corporate: Lobbyists, Unions Seek to Shape Marijuana Industry
Anthony Izaguirre / Associated Press:
Election officials face fines, charges in GOP voting laws
Discussion: CNN, Washington Post and POLITICUSUSA
Wall Street Journal:
Murders Are Rising the Most in a Few Isolated Precincts of Major Cities
Discussion: Power Line
Heather Knight / San Francisco Chronicle:
Alison Collins wants $87 million for damage to her career. These SFUSD employees say she destroyed theirs
Wall Street Journal:
Militants Attack Afghan Schoolgirls, Killing 25 People in Blast