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Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
Tucker Carlson Trashes Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: 'He's Not Just a Pig, He's Stupid'  —  On Thursday, Tucker Carlson slammed Gen. Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, calling him “a pig” and “stupid.”  —  The Fox News host took particular issue with Milley's testimony …
Discussion: HuffPost, The Sun and Forbes
Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:   Trump Wanted Military to ‘Beat the F*ck’ Out of George Floyd Protesters, ‘Just Shoot Them,’ Says New Book
Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
‘Neither I, Nor OAN, Are Suggesting Anyone Should Be Executed,’ Says Guy on OAN Who Suggested People Should Be Executed For Election Fraud
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
National Review:
Republicans Shouldn't Fall for Biden's Infrastructure Charade  —  Last month, we warned Republicans about the pitfalls of indulging President Biden's infrastructure fantasies.  The bipartisan framework announced Thursday isn't causing us to change our mind.
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Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Joe Biden Is Confirming Judges Faster Than Decades Of Past Presidents
Discussion: Fox News
Washington Post:
Biden whisperer, longtime Washington lobbyist helps secure breakthrough in infrastructure talks
Politico:   A heart transplant at 18. The White House at 31.
ProPublica:
New Details Suggest Senior Trump Aides Knew Jan. 6 Rally Could Get Chaotic  —  Text messages and interviews show that Stop the Steal leaders fooled the Capitol police and welcomed racists to increase their crowd sizes, while White House officials worked to both contain and appease them.
New York Times:
Pence, Diverging From Trump, Says He Was ‘Proud’ to Certify Election  —  In a speech, former Vice President Mike Pence went the furthest he has gone yet in distancing himself from Donald Trump and the Capitol riot.  But he still praised the former president and his agenda.
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Zachary Evans / National Review:
Pence ‘Proud’ of Rejecting ‘Un-American’ Demand That He Overturn Election Results  —  Former vice president Mike Pence said he would remain “proud” that he and members of Congress completed the certification of the Electoral College results, in remarks at the Reagan Library on Thursday evening.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Washington Post and CBS News
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New York Times:
They Seemed Like Democratic Activists.  They Were Secretly Conservative Spies.  —  Operatives infiltrated progressive groups across the West to try to manipulate politics and reshape the national electoral map.  They targeted moderate Republicans, too — anyone seen as threats to hard-line conservatives.
Associated Press:
Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated  —  Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren't vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been and an indication that deaths per day — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine.
Politico:
Trump set to reemerge on the trail with revenge on his mind  —  Former President Donald Trump is bronzed, rested and politically bloodthirsty.  —  Having spent months in semi-retirement after his election loss in 2020, Trump is set this weekend to kick off a series of political events.
Discussion: Raw Story and MSN
Felix Salmon / Axios:
America's continued move toward socialism  —  Just half of younger Americans now hold a positive view of capitalism — and socialism's appeal in the U.S. continues to grow, driven by Black Americans and women, according to a new Axios/Momentive poll.  —  Why it matters: The pandemic …
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Dan De Luce / NBC News:
Even the Taliban are surprised at how fast they're advancing in Afghanistan  —  WASHINGTON — The Taliban are advancing at lightning speed across Afghanistan as U.S. troops withdraw.  They now control a third of the country, are fighting for control of 42 percent more — and may even be slowing their advance on purpose.
Discussion: CNN
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John Rose / Wall Street Journal:
How I Liberated My College Classroom  —  I created a special seminar to discuss controversial issues freely, and the results were eye-opening.  —  Durham, N.C.  —  The conservative critique of American higher education is well known to Journal readers: The universities are run by intolerant progressives.
CNN:
More than 50 unaccounted for in deadly Surfside, Florida, building collapse, official says  —  Video shows moment building collapses in Florida  —  Surfside, Florida (CNN)An intense search and rescue effort is underway after part of a 12-story residential building collapsed early Thursday …
Courtney Mares / Catholic News Agency:
Vatican ‘foreign minister’ doubts speaking out on Hong Kong ‘would make any difference whatever’  —  A senior Vatican official said Friday that he and many of his colleagues at the Secretariat of State have yet to be convinced that speaking out on the situation in Hong Kong “would make any difference whatever.”
Jon Styf / Washington Examiner:
Tennessee locales rank poorly in analysis of best-run cities  —  A new report from WalletHub ranks Chattanooga, Tennessee, as the fourth-worst run large city in the country, behind Washington, D.C., San Francisco and New York.  —  Not far behind, at No. 133, was Memphis while Knoxville was 113th and Nashville ranked 111th.
Matt Fuller / The Daily Beast:
Congressmen Squirm as ‘World-Class Sleazeball’ Gaetz Continues to Roam  —  Members of Congress—Democrats and Republicans—are pretending like nothing is wrong, like their colleague isn't credibly accused of paying for sex with a minor.  —  Matt Gaetz is currently stuck somewhere between …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Dahlia Scheindlin / Haaretz:
In the News- COVID outbreak- New prehistoric human- Back to masks- Delta - Israel- Chile Jews- Israel - Iran- Palestinian critic- NSO - army- Evyatar outpost- App  —  For 18 years, Israeli governments have backed a law built on faulty security arguments, explicit demographic engineering and pure human suffering.
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Samuel Heilman / Haaretz:   In the News- COVID outbreak- New prehistoric human- Back to masks- Delta - Israel- Chile Jews- Israel - Iran- Palestinian critic- NSO - army- Evyatar outpost- App
Yascha Mounk / Persuasion:
The Perils of 180ism  —  Stop blindly opposing your adversaries.  Stick to your values and think for yourself.  —  A few months after I first moved to the United States, “The Colbert Report” premiered on television.  In his very first episode, in October 2005, Stephen Colbert defined “truthiness.”
Emily Goodin Senior U.S. / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE - 'You're a f***ing a**hole Rudy': Trump's top campaign lawyer Justin Clark screamed at Giuliani for accusing him of ‘lying’ about Georgia fraud claims during Oval Office phone call with the president  — Donald Trump's top campaign lawyer Justin Clark called Rudy Giuliani a 'f***ing …
Discussion: Insider, UPROXX and Raw Story
 
 
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Michael Laris / Washington Post:
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Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
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