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9:15 AM ET, July 12, 2021

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Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Despite Outbreaks Among Unvaccinated, Fox News Hosts Smear Shots  —  Months after Rupert Murdoch got a Covid-19 dose, one of his network's stars, Tucker Carlson, called a Biden vaccination proposal “the greatest scandal in my lifetime.”  —  Back in December, before the queen of England …
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CNN:
Tucker Carlson is ‘furious’ at Fox News executives for not supporting his NSA spying claims, sources say  —  (CNN Business)Tucker Carlson is furious with Fox News executives for not vigorously defending him amid his evidence-free claims that the National Security Agency spied on him in a conspiracy …
Caitlin Owens / Axios:
Republicans push to ban “discrimination” against unvaccinated people  —  State Republican lawmakers around the country are pushing bills — at least one of which has become law — that would give unvaccinated people the same protections as those surrounding race, gender and religion.
Frances Robles / New York Times:
Cubans Denounce ‘Misery’ in Biggest Protests in Decades  —  The rallies, widely viewed as astonishing for a country that limits dissent, were set off by economic crises worsened by the pandemic.  —  MIAMI — Shouting “Freedom” and other anti-government slogans, hundreds of Cubans took …
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Miami Herald:
‘Freedom!’  Thousands of Cubans take to the streets to demand the end of dictatorship  —  Thousands of people took to the streets at several locations in Cuba including the capital Havana on Sunday to call for the end of the decades-old dictatorship and to demand food and vaccines as shortages …
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
A weekend of demagoguery shows why Trump can't be ignored  —  (CNN)Nothing can destroy former President Donald Trump in the eyes of those who love him, one reason why his hold on American politics remains formidable.  —  The ex-President showed this weekend that defeat after a single term …
Discussion: ABC News, HuffPost and Bloomberg
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Stephanie McCrummen / Washington Post:
An American Kingdom  —  A new and rapidly growing Christian movement is openly political, wants a nation under God's authority, and is central to Donald Trump's GOP  —  FORT WORTH — The pastor was already pacing when he gave the first signal.  Then he gave another, and another …
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Police say suspect in killing of Haiti's Moïse planned to assume presidency  —  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Authorities said Sunday they have arrested a Haitian man suspected of playing a leading role in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, allegedly recruiting some of the assailants …
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Catherine Porter / New York Times:
Haiti's police claim American recruited mercenaries.  —  A Haitian-born doctor based in Florida has been arrested as a key suspect in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti, and the national police chief suggested at a news conference that he believed the suspect was plotting to become president.
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Scuffle breaks out at Rep. Katie Porter's town hall  —  A melee broke out at Rep. Katie Porter's district town hall meeting Sunday, with her supporters scuffling with supporters of former President Trump who were loudly interrupting the congresswoman as she spoke.
Discussion: CBS Los Angeles
Abigail Shrier / The Truth Fairy:
Want to Save America?  Don't Act Like a Conservative  —  Chest-Thumpers and ‘Aw, Shucks’ Conservatives Personify the Right's Love Affair with Losing  —  Chris Rufo is doing something so spectacularly unconservative, he may need to update his political affiliation: he's winning.
Ken Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Biden and Eric Adams to Discuss Curbing Gun Violence  —  The president will meet with the Democratic nominee for New York City mayor, Attorney General Merrick Garland and local leaders  —  President Biden will meet with Eric Adams, the Democratic nominee for New York City mayor …
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Hunter Walker / The Uprising:
Eric Adams Is Set To Meet With Joe Biden At The White House
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
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
Discussion: Raw Story
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
The persecution of Hervis Rogers  —  It was 7 PM on March 3, 2020, and the line to vote in the Texas primary stretched on for hours.  Hervis Rogers had to report to one of his two jobs at 6 AM the next morning.  But Rogers was determined to cast his ballot in Harris County.
Discussion: HuffPost, Off the Kuff and Slate
David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
The Kids Are Alright Why now is the time to rethink COVID safety protocols for children —and everyone else.  —  The kids are safe.  They always have been.  —  It may sound strange, given a year of panic over school closures and reopenings, a year of masking toddlers and closing playgrounds …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Republicans now stand for lawlessness and disorder  —  Republicans, once upon a time, fancied themselves as defenders of “law and order.”  The essence of the hackneyed phrase was that the law should be dependable, apply impartially and act as a restraint on those in power.
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.
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Jemima McEvoy / Forbes:
Trump Claims To Have New Information About Ashli Babbitt's Death As He All But Confirms 2024 Presidential Run
Discussion: New Republic and Insider
Becky Sullivan / NPR:
The Battle For The U.S. Senate Will Be On Display During Baseball's All-Star Game  —  As baseball's All-Star festivities begin tonight in Denver, a new political attack ad is hoping to remind viewers that the game was once supposed to be held in Georgia.  —  The commercial …
Perry Bacon / Washington Post:
The Biden administration needs to take democracy issues much more seriously  —  President Biden and his team have a logical strategy for how they are attempting to counter the racist, anti-democratic drift in the Republican Party.  But it's wrong for this political moment.
Karol Markowicz / New York Post:
Don't let Randi Weingarten whitewash her role in school closures  —  If your child didn't attend school regularly last year, Randi Weingarten is likely the reason why.  —  No wonder why the American Federation of Teachers boss has launched a soft-focus rehabilitation campaign in the media.
Matthew Yglesias / Slow Boring:
What is the climate left doing?  —  Protesting Joe Biden thanks to a fundamental misreading of the situation  —  Unlike my usual bland fare, I suspect this one will make some people upset, but climate change is a really big problem and I'm increasingly concerned that huge swathes of the climate advocacy world are losing the plot.
Jane Greenway Carr / CNN:
The GOP chooses chaos over everything else  —  Sign up to get our new weekly column as a newsletter.  We're looking back at the strongest, smartest opinion takes of the week from CNN and other outlets.  —  (CNN)"What is given may be taken away at any time," writes Irish-born novelist Maggie O'Farrell in her acclaimed novel “Hamnet.”
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Higher Inflation Is Here to Stay for Years, Economists Forecast
Tyler Durden / ZeroHedge News:
“Ignore No Soliciting Signs, Use Your Script”: Vaccine Door-Knocking Documents Revealed
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ and Lucianne
Hannah Dreier / Washington Post:
‘The real damage’ … HALE COUNTY, Ala. — Not enough people were signing up for help …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Reuters:
Pope reappears after surgery, backs free universal health care
MSNBC:
WH Press Secy. on Biden's voting rights agenda
Stephen L. Miller / spectatorworld.com:
Ron DeSantis, the Great Right Hope
Discussion: HotAir
Tyler Olson / Fox News:
Trump slams Democrats over calls to pack the Supreme Court, alleges intimidation
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Reason
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Prominent Lawyer Makes Moves to Represent Britney Spears
Discussion: Insider
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
New polling shows Democrats alarmed about crime, too
Discussion: HotAir and Power Line
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Voters Chose Boring Over Bombast. They Got Biden's Penchant for Pontificating.
Melissa Ryan / CtrlAltRightDelete:
Six months out of the White House and Trump's power, reach, and stature continues to shrink.
Sarah Jones / New York Magazine:
How to Manufacture a Moral Panic Christopher Rufo helped incite an uproar over racism education with dramatic, dodgy reporting.
Maya Wiley / Washington Post:
I lost the NYC mayoral race, but women and minorities win with ranked-choice voting