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5:05 PM ET, July 11, 2021


 Top Items:
4 arrested at Maven Hotel, police feared a ‘Las Vegas style shooting’ during All-Star Game in Denver  —  Sources tell Denver7 16 long guns, body armor and 1,000+ rounds of ammo found inside hotel room  —  DENVER - Police feared a “Las Vegas style shooting” during the All-Star Game in Denver …
David Cohen / Politico:
Trump on Jan. 6 insurrection: ‘These were great people’  —  Former President Donald Trump on Sunday widely praised those who attended the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the insurrection at the Capitol, repeatedly using the word “love” to describe the tone of the event.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Breaking News USA
Samantha Davenport / Anchorage Daily News:
Alaska Republican Party leaders endorse Tshibaka in U.S. Senate race  —  The Alaska Republican State Central Committee on Saturday endorsed Kelly Tshibaka in the 2022 race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Lisa Murkowski.  —  The committee approved Tshibaka's endorsement …
Kelly Hooper / Politico:
Eric Adams says national Dems' priorities on gun laws are ‘misplaced’  —  New York City Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams said Sunday that national Democrats are focusing on the wrong issue in terms of gun violence.  —  Adams told CNN's Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” …
Discussion: New York Post
Jake Dima / Washington Examiner:
Eric Adams cautions Democrats not to be ‘so idealistic’ that they're ‘not realistic’
Discussion: The Hill and IJR
Helaine Olen / Washington Post:   If progressives don't start taking rising crime seriously, they risk getting mugged by reality
Wall Street Journal:
Young Americans Aren't Getting Vaccinated, Jeopardizing Covid-19 Fight  —  Slow uptake of Covid-19 shots among 18-to-29-year-olds is complicating mass vaccination campaign; U.S. ramps up outreach to young adults  —  Millions of Americans have rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated against Covid-19 …
Discussion: HotAir and Mock Paper Scissors
David French / The Dispatch:
Lost Friendships Break Hearts and Nations  —  We were not created for power and prosperity, but for community and fellowship.  —  5 hr ago  —  I want to start by talking about a friend.  His name is Leo, and it's hard to imagine a person more different from me.
Joseph Choi / The Hill:
‘U-S-A’ chants drown out boos as Trump enters arena for UFC match  —  Loud chants of “U-S-A” drowned out scattered boos at the UFC fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier late Saturday as former President Trump entered the arena.  —  As can be heard in videos shared online …
Keith Naughton / The Hill:
The Democrats are stuck with Kamala Harris, like it or not  —  For vice president, Kamala Harris checked all the boxes.  But just because she made perfect political sense as President Biden's running mate did not mean her elevation would work out for the Democrats.  So far, the reviews are not good.
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo and RedState
Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
The Democrats Need a Reality Check  —  They have a majority coalition.  They control the White House.  But the Democrats are trapped in delusions of rewriting the rules, while the GOP figures out ways to bend them.  —  If you're looking for a microcosm of the burdens weighing on Democrats …
Washington Post:
Vacancies remain in key Biden administration positions
Lauren Lumpkin / Washington Post:
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ta-Nehisi Coates appointments signal new era for Howard University  —  The recent growth at Howard University comes a few years after students waged a nine-day protest over conditions at the school and called for their president's resignation  —  The past year has been very good to Howard University.
Discussion: ArkansasTimes and Crooks and Liars
Maya Wiley / Washington Post:
I lost the NYC mayoral race, but women and minorities win with ranked-choice voting  —  Maya Wiley is a civil rights lawyer and a former candidate for New York mayor.  —  A Black middle-aged woman, slender and with a purposeful walk, approached me on a Harlem street corner.
Human Rights Watch:
Saudi Arabia: New Details of Alleged Torture Leaked  —  Prison Guards Describe Harrowing Scenes Concerning Political Detainees  —  (Beirut) - New accounts have emerged of alleged torture of high-profile political detainees in Saudi prisons, Human Rights Watch said today.
Emma Graham-Harrison / The Guardian:
Forget the geopolitics.  Let's focus on the human cost of the exit from Afghanistan  —  As the Taliban exploits the hasty US withdrawal, the fallout on  —  the ground could be disastrous, especially for women  —  arges and Hasina - not their real names - are 15-year-old best friends I met recently in Kabul.
Kelly Hooper / Politico:
Fauci: ‘There should be more’ local vaccine mandates  —  Anthony Fauci on Sunday advocated for more mandates at the local level for businesses and schools to require Covid-19 vaccinations.  —  “I have been of this opinion, and I remain of that opinion, that I do believe at the local level …
Shannon Prince / The Hill:
Moves to silence critical race theory have only amplified its virtues  —  Recently, a number of states have passed laws banning critical race theory — or what legislators with willful ignorance or outright malice misspeak of as critical race theory — as well as teaching about past and present racism in its systemic form.
John L. Dorman / Insider:
The Trump team was anxious about a ‘delay’ with the Wisconsin election results, but they had the time zones wrong: book  — Trump waited earnestly for updated results from Wisconsin on election night, per a forthcoming book.  — White House attendees thought there was a “delay” in the election results from the Midwestern state.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Sarah Jones / New York Magazine:
How to Manufacture a Moral Panic Christopher Rufo helped incite an uproar over racism education with dramatic, dodgy reporting.
Celine Castronuovo / The Hill:
Fauci says Pfizer head apologized for not giving ‘heads up’ on booster announcement
Discussion: WBBH-TV and CNN
Jessica Anderson / National Review:
Reading, Writing, and Racism: the NEA's Campaign to Gaslight Parents
Discussion: RedState and NBC News
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Texas Gov. Abbott: Proposed voting reforms will make it ‘easier to vote’ and ‘harder to cheat’
Melanie Notkin / New York Post:
Why progressive women want to date men who act like conservatives
Discussion: BizPac Review
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Why Is Kamala The Last Democrat Still Arguing Against Voter I.D.?
Discussion: Power Line
 Earlier Items: 
Steve Cuozzo / New York Post:
Eric Adams' win in high-crime areas proves liberals are out of touch
Washington Post:
In Haiti, rivals claw for power as crisis escalates after assassination
Tommy Hicks / Washington Examiner:
Over 100 days of failure at the border
Rogerlsimon /
A Defeat in the Courts for Biden's Racist ‘Equity’ Policies
National Review:
Republicans Are Right to Push Back against CRT in the Classrooms
Anna Gronewold / Politico:
‘We all wait with bated breath’: Secretive Cuomo inquiry leaves New York politics in limbo