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9:45 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.
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 …
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: The Hill and CBS Los Angeles
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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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.
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
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.
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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
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.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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
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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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
Hunter Walker / The Uprising:
Eric Adams Is Set To Meet With Joe Biden At The White House
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
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.
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 …
Jemima McEvoy / Forbes:
Trump Claims To Have New Information About Ashli Babbitt's Death As He All But Confirms 2024 Presidential Run  —  As he gave his biggest indication yet of plans to run for office again in 2024, former President Donald Trump during a Sunday morning interview with Fox News claimed—without evidence …
Discussion: BizPac Review, New Republic and Insider
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Associated Press:
Trump lawyers might be penalized over Michigan election case
Discussion: Raw Story
Matthew Yglesias / Slow Boring:
What is the climate left doing?
Wall Street Journal:
Higher Inflation Is Here to Stay for Years, Economists Forecast
Jane Greenway Carr / CNN:
The GOP chooses chaos over everything else
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
 Earlier Items: 
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
New York Times:
Prominent Lawyer Makes Moves to Represent Britney Spears
Discussion: Insider
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.
Maya Wiley / Washington Post:
I lost the NYC mayoral race, but women and minorities win with ranked-choice voting