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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Kyrsten Sinema gets her make-or-break moment with Republicans  —  Throughout Joe Biden's weeks of infrastructure talks with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito about infrastructure, he was also hearing from another bipartisan broker holding her own quiet talks with Republicans: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
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Hayes Brown / MSNBC:
Biden's American Jobs Plan can't afford to get any smaller  —  It's been a little over two months since President Joe Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan.  It was a $2.25 trillion proposal to shore up America's crumbling infrastructure while investing in critical areas like affordable housing and upgrading child care facilities.
Michael Starr Hopkins / The Hill:
The GOP's strategy is galvanizing Democrats ahead of 2022  —  Less than a year after a brutal election that only further divided an already fractured nation, members of both sides of the aisle have begun to turn their attention to the upcoming 2022 midterm elections.
Discussion: Associated Press
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Perry Bacon / Washington Post:
Were Biden's bold first 100 days a mirage?
Discussion: The National Interest and Politico
Washington Post:   Democratic establishment tightens its hold on the party as far-left candidates fall short
Pew Research Center:
America's Image Abroad Rebounds With Transition From Trump to Biden  —  But many raise concerns about health of U.S. political system  —  This analysis focuses on public opinion of the United States in 16 advanced economies in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
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Claire Parker / Washington Post:
Global approval of the United States has rebounded under Biden, survey finds  —  President Biden has promised the world that “America is back.”  —  As he takes his first trip abroad as president, a Pew Research Center global survey released Thursday shows that many in advanced economies believe it.
Discussion: The Hill, POLITICUSUSA and ABC News
email.punchbowl.news:
THE TOP  —  News: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is expected to file cloture Thursday on Lina Khan to be an FTC commissioner.  Khan is a noted critic of Big Tech, which has won her support on both the left and right.  Schumer's move will set up a vote on Khan's confirmation next week.
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Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
“False equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups”: House Dems rip Omar for remarks on Israel, US, Hamas
Ron Kampeas / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Jewish Democratic lawmakers consider condemning Ilhan Omar for likening Hamas to Israel and US
Joshua Green / Bloomberg:
Election Denial and $16 Spritzers: Welcome to Florida's Trump Coast  —  Since he left Washington in turmoil in January, Donald Trump has spent the bulk of his brief, contentious post-presidency holed up in what Karl Rove calls his “Fortress of Solitude”—Mar‑a‑ Lago, his private club in Palm Beach.
Discussion: NBC News and Raw Story
Felix Salmon / Axios:
Half of the pandemic's unemployment money may have been stolen  —  Criminals may have stolen as much as half of the unemployment benefits the U.S. has been pumping out over the past year, some experts say.  —  Why it matters: Unemployment fraud during the pandemic could easily reach $400 billion …
Discussion: Insider and New York Post
Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Don't Cry for H.R. 1  —  Amend the Electoral Count Act instead.  —  When Sen. Joe Manchin announced that he would oppose the For the People Act, Steve Benen of MSNBC spoke for many Democrats when he declared that “Joe Manchin is prepared to be remembered by history as the senator who did little …
Discussion: Morning Shots
U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
CBP Announces May 2021 Operational Update  —  WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released operational statistics for May 2021, which can be viewed here.  —  CBP Enforcement Numbers  —  In May 2021, CBP encountered 180,034 persons attempting entry along the Southwest Border.
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Jean Guerrero / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: What Kamala Harris' callous message to migrants really means
Discussion: Breitbart
Glenn Greenwald:
Yet Another Media Tale — Trump Tear-Gassed Protesters For a Church Photo Op — Collapses  —  That the White House violently cleared Lafayette Park at Trump's behest was treated as unquestioned truth by most corporate media.  Today it was revealed as a falsehood.  —  3 hr ago
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Mark Lee Greenblatt / DOI OIG:
Statement from Inspector General Mark Lee Greenblatt Regarding Special Review Report “Review of U.S. Park Police Actions at Lafayette Park”
Patrick Wintour / The Guardian:
Biden arrives with demand that UK settle Brexit row over Northern Ireland  —  Warnings from envoys that David Frost must compromise with EU on border checks as risk to Good Friday agreement ‘will not be welcomed by the US’  —  Senior US embassy diplomats in London, backed …
Discussion: IrishCentral and Eschaton
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Patrick Maguire / The Times:
G7 summit 2021: Joe Biden accuses Boris Johnson of ‘inflaming’ Irish tensions
Sharon Zhang / Truthout:
AOC Blasts Manchin for Dark Money Ties, Suggests He's “Intertwined” With Kochs  —  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) on Tuesday questioned whether Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-West Virginia) stated reasons for opposing voting rights legislation and filibuster abolition are as straightforward as he claims they are.
Discussion: Raw Story, RedState and Washington Post
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Jennifer Oldham / Politico:
Where Voters Are Losing Patience With Lauren Boebert  —  Charles Perko gestured past a vine-covered chain link fence toward a hulking steel facility with massive mills and squat brick office buildings.  The 140-year-old complex had forged the iron that built the West, and once was Colorado's largest employer, with some 10,000 workers.
Discussion: Raw Story
Kadia Goba / BuzzFeed News:
The Congressional Black Caucus Is Blocking A Black Republican From Joining The Group  —  The Congressional Black Caucus is blocking membership to Rep. Byron Donalds, a Republican from Florida who has tried to join the organization, a source familiar with the CBC's plans told BuzzFeed News.
Michael Siegel / Ordinary Times:
The Final Stages of the Con: Donald Trump, Stolen Elections, and Delusion  —  In 1986, televangelist Peter Popoff was at the top of his game.  Popoff had a wildly successful ministry which centered around faith healing.  Walking amidst a vast audience, he would approach apparent strangers.
Discussion: Alternet.org
Rachel Siegel / Washington Post:
Prices jumped 5 percent in May, continuing inflationary climb.  Policymakers say it's temporary.  —  The most recent inflation figures are unlikely to rattle the Biden administration or Federal Reserve  —  Prices were up by 5 percent in May compared with a year ago, the largest increase since …
Discussion: RedState and Political Wire
Miami Herald:
The city that's home to Trump's South Florida resort just voted to ban casinos  —  Count Doral among the latest Miami-Dade cities to erect defenses against casino politics as the prospect of gambling — and a Trump-branded casino — creeps closer.  —  The Doral city council on Wednesday voted 4 …
Discussion: Raw Story
Frank Figliuzzi / MSNBC:
How the FBI's most wanted Capitol rioters are being hunted online  —  After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a New York advertising executive conceived of a slogan that was eventually adopted by the newly formed Department of Homeland Security: “See something, say something.”
Discussion: Raw Story and HuffPost
Politico:
Eric Adams wants to be mayor of New York — and swears he doesn't live in New Jersey  —  NEW YORK — Mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams spent Wednesday morning trying to put to bed questions about where he sleeps with a tour of his cluttered basement apartment in Brooklyn and an emotional explanation for his insistence on personal privacy.
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Post
Kyle Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Universities prioritize their racial politics over academics  —  In recent years, universities have begun to prioritize promulgating their highly progressive racial politics over instilling students with the appropriate academic knowledge.  Colleges, particularly elite colleges …
Discussion: The US Sun
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Katie Hill fights to make revenge porn a federal crime and ponders another run for office  —  Katie Hill has faced deep lows since resigning from Congress after nude images of her were disseminated around the globe without her consent.  She feared for her physical safety during her divorce …
Ben Dreyfuss / Good Faith:
The world is not filled with monsters.  It's filled with normal, flawed human beings.  —  Don't be the person who demands to know who has and hasn't suffered.  —  7 hr ago  —  A few years ago I was at a party and people began to talk about whether it was OK for people in other countries …
New York Times:
WAKES  —  UP  —  During the pandemic, one of New York City's greatest qualities — its delirious density — became a liability.  New Yorkers had to adjust to a strange new reality, in which avoiding one another was the safe and responsible choice.  But last month, with the vaccination rate soaring …
Jacob Bunge / Wall Street Journal:
JBS Paid $11 Million to Resolve Ransomware Attack  —  Meat supplier's U.S. chief executive says firm paid cybercriminals in bitcoin to avoid more disruptions  —  JBS USA Holdings Inc. paid an $11 million ransom to cybercriminals who last week temporarily knocked out plants that process roughly …
Haaretz:
Pompeo Says Sale of F-35 Jets Was ‘Critical’ for Israel-UAE Peace Deal  —  The sale of the fighter jets had been controversial in Israel, which originally had exclusive use of the F-35 in the Middle East  —  Despite numerous Israeli denials, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo …
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Alice Yan / South China Morning Post:
Beijing bus stunned by shrieking woman demanding a seat saying she's royalty  —  The woman quickly became enraged and began shrieking at other passengers, labelling them as ‘beggars’ and ‘uncivilised’ After a video of the incident appeared on social media police detained the woman She came …
Jenny Gross / New York Times:
Yes, Your Employer Can Require You to Be Vaccinated  —  Companies can require workers entering the workplace to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to recent U.S. government guidance.  —  As many Americans prepare to head back to the office, companies are hammering out policies …
Discussion: NBC News and The Daily Caller
Eli Lake / Bloomberg:
Biden Should Offer the Vaccine to Iran  —  President Joe Biden's plan to provide 500 million doses of the Covid vaccine to countries suffering from a deadly pandemic is welcome news for many reasons.  The most obvious is that it's in everyone's interest to inoculate as many people as possible …
Discussion: Associated Press
Mark Schoofs / New York Times:
She Exposed the Truth About ‘Dirty Money.’ Why Was She Sentenced to Prison?  —  Mr. Schoofs is the editor in chief of BuzzFeed News and a visiting professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.  —  Last Thursday, President Biden vowed …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Biden's plans would give families a surprisingly big lift.  New data shows how.  —  It's sometimes suggested that the unexpected ambition of President Biden's proposals could revamp our political debate.  They might allow Democrats to take control over the “economic populist” space in our politics …
 
 
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Michael Farris / National Review:
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Discussion: Fox News and Townhall
Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
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Matthew Foldi / Washington Free Beacon:
Liberal Group Funded by Swiss Billionaire Spends Big to Attack ‘Billionaires Buying Our Elections’
Discussion: The Hill and Instapundit
Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
Mueller prosecutor says Manhattan DA may have ‘insider’ in Trump criminal case
Discussion: ABC News
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The Economist:
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Ivan Penn / New York Times:
A U.S. solar company will build a new factory in Ohio, giving Biden a boost.
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
Judge Finds Proud Boy's Pleas to Get Out of Jail ‘Without Merit,’ Highlighting Vulgar Threats He Made Against People Who ‘Ratted’ Him Out
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story