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11:50 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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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.
Politico:
Biden: ‘We stand with the Cuban people’ amid historic protests  —  President Joe Biden on Monday expressed solidarity with protesters in Cuba, where thousands of people rallied against food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus pandemic over the weekend.
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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 …
The White House:
Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Protests in Cuba  —  We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba's authoritarian regime.
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Cuba protests are a ‘clarion call for freedom,’ Biden says
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.
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.
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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 …
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 …
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Nick R. Martin / Talking Points Memo:
Advisor To Major Pro-Trump Group Runs Racist Newsletter  —  This article was co-published with The Informant, which covers hate and extremism in the U.S. It was an email so racist it might make a ku klux klansman blush.  An advisor for the influential conservative youth organization Turning …
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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
Emily Heil / Washington Post:
Edwin Edwards, roguish Louisiana governor, dies at 93  —  In Louisiana, a state notorious for colorful politicians, Edwin Edwards blazed for half a century, a near-perpetual neon rainbow.  —  The former Louisiana governor and U.S. congressman, 93, who died July 12 of respiratory problems …
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Tyler Bridges / The Advocate:
Edwin Edwards, Louisiana populist who served 4 terms as governor and 8 years in prison, dies at 93
Discussion: Associated Press and The Hill
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.
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
E.P.A. Approved Toxic Chemicals for Fracking a Decade Ago, New Files Show  —  The compounds can form PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” which have been linked to cancer and birth defects.  The E.P.A. approvals came despite the agency's own concerns about toxicity.
Discussion: The Progressive Pulse
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Fox News airs disclaimer during Trump CPAC speech about 2020 election  —  Fox News on Sunday aired a disclaimer adding context to comments made by former President Trump referencing electoral fraud during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Discussion: The Root and Breaking News USA
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Associated Press:
Trump lawyers might be penalized over Michigan election case … A federal judge is considering whether to order financial penalties or other sanctions against some of former President Donald Trump's lawyers who signed onto a lawsuit last year challenging Michigan's election results.
Washington Examiner:
Yes, critical race theory is being taught in public schools  —  While we all debate what critical race theory is and whether lawmakers should ban it from public schools, every honest person should agree on one thing: This theory is behind the curricula in school districts all over the country …
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David Bossie / Washington Times:
Corruption in the Fourth Estate: Will media bias hurt the Democrats in 2022?
Discussion: Newsbusters
Emily Badger / New York Times:
Covid Didn't Kill Cities.  Why Was That Prophecy So Alluring?  —  A distrust of urban life has persisted in America, finding expression in different ways over time.  —  From the moment U.S. coronavirus cases emerged in the Seattle area and then devastated New York City last spring …
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Biden backs Trump rejection of China's South China Sea claim  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Sunday upheld a Trump-era rejection of nearly all of China's significant maritime claims in the South China Sea.  The administration also warned China that any attack on the Philippines …
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James Joyner / Outside the Beltway:
Doug Mataconis, RIP  —  Jazz Shaw drew my attention to a post on Doug's Facebook feed from last evening: … Alas, I have no further details and have not yet found any other confirmation of the news but have no reason to doubt that it's true.  —  Despite his long association with this blog …
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.
 
 
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Discussion: Breitbart
Hannah Dreier / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Outside the Beltway