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4:45 PM ET, July 11, 2021


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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
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 …
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
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
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Texas Gov. Abbott: Proposed voting reforms will make it ‘easier to vote’ and ‘harder to cheat’  —  The Texas state legislature is in a special session right now to discuss voting reforms and other issues  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for July 11  —  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claims …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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Fauci says Pfizer head apologized for not giving ‘heads up’ on booster announcement
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Jessica Anderson / National Review:
Reading, Writing, and Racism: the NEA's Campaign to Gaslight Parents
Discussion: RedState and NBC News
Melanie Notkin / New York Post:
Why progressive women want to date men who act like conservatives
Discussion: BizPac Review
Fuzzy Slippers / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Why Is Kamala The Last Democrat Still Arguing Against Voter I.D.?
Discussion: Power Line
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
 Earlier Items: 
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
Washington Post:
Vacancies remain in key Biden administration positions