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Abby Livingston / The Texas Tribune:
Sen. Joe Manchin, key Democratic holdout on federal voting protections, coming to Texas for fundraiser hosted by several GOP donors  —  The fundraiser comes just a day after Manchin met with Texas House Democrats on Capitol Hill who are desperate for his support of the congressional efforts …
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Raw Story
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Manchin signals he'll be team player on spending deal
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
Delta Is Driving a Wedge Through Missouri  —  The summer wasn't meant to be like this.  By April, Greene County, in southwestern Missouri, seemed to be past the worst of the pandemic.  Intensive-care units that once overflowed had emptied.  Vaccinations were rising.
Discussion: Raw Story
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ABC News:
As COVID-19 surges again, what experts say about the millions of unvaccinated  —  U.S. coronavirus cases have doubled in recent weeks.  —  As Americans start packing bars and live venues once again in the age of mass COVID-19 vaccination — with many abandoning masks and social distancing measures …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
“You're Gonna Have a Fucking War”: Mark Milley's Fight to Stop Trump from Striking Iran  —  Inside the extraordinary final-days conflict between the former President and his chairman of the Joint Chiefs.  —  The last time that General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff …
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Tucker Carlson / Fox News:
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff should be fired  —  Mark Milley has repeatedly tried to subvert civilian control of the US military - why is he still in control?  —  Tucker: Why is Mark Milley still in command of US military?  —  Just before last November's presidential election …
Reuters:
Reuters journalist killed covering clash between Afghan forces, Taliban  —  Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui was killed on Friday while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters near a border crossing with Pakistan, an Afghan commander said.
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Explosive Interview Directly Implicates Trump in Tax Scheme  —  As investigators look into a scheme at the Trump Organization to avoid paying taxes on employee benefits, one witness has set the scene to show Trump was involved.  —  A witness in the New York investigation against the Trump Organization …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA, Raw Story and Insider
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Justice in legal knot in Mo Brooks, Trump case  —  The Justice Department is facing a decision over whether to help insulate Rep. Mo Brooks from a civil lawsuit claiming the Alabama Republican was among those responsible for inciting a mob to storm the Capitol on January 6.
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Politico:
Judge won't let contractor see Capitol Riot grand jury evidence
Discussion: Raw Story
American Greatness:   The Capitol Cover Up  —  Release the tapes.  Release the name of Ashli Babbitt's shooter.
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Ticket sales are moving slowly for the coming Trump-O'Reilly stadium tour  —  Donald Trump is having trouble selling advance tickets for his upcoming speaking tour with conservative pundit Bill O'Reilly, according to interviews with ticketing officials for the venues.
NBC News:
Two men charged in plot to attack Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento  —  WASHINGTON — Two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple charges in connection with an alleged plot to attack the Democratic Party headquarters building in Sacramento after last year's presidential election.
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Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Hunter Biden's prosecutor rejected moves that would have revealed probe earlier  —  Last summer, federal officials in Delaware investigating Hunter Biden faced a dilemma.  The probe had reached a point where prosecutors could have sought search warrants and issued a flurry of grand jury subpoenas.
Seth Mandel / Washington Examiner:
Leaving Trump behind  —  Donald Trump's cultural and long-term political legacy will be debated for decades.  But his legacy for the Republican Party will be tested far sooner than that.  He has the power to leave the GOP and the conservative movement intact or disastrously divided.
Discussion: alicublog and Fox News
Michael C. Bender / Washington Post:
To Trump's hard-core supporters, his rallies weren't politics.  They were life.  —  What 2020 looked like from the front row on the campaign trail  —  Donald Trump soaked in the adoration as he commanded a rally stage inside a massive central Florida arena.  I stewed in my seat and stopped taking notes.
National Review:
Democrats' New Amnesty Gambit  —  If a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill isn't bad enough, how about a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill that tortures the Senate rules to include a highly contentious, consequential policy change that wouldn't have a prayer of passing otherwise?
Discussion: Townhall
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:   Byron York's Daily Memo: A new Democratic immigration ploy
Michael Brendan Dougherty / National Review:
Convincing the Skeptics  —  Vaccine resisters can't be persuaded if they feel disrespected.  —  here's no doubt that vaccination rates have hit a wall of skepticism: 48.5 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, and 56.1 percent have had at least one dose of the vaccine.
Discussion: HotAir
Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
Trump showerhead rule to increase water flow being dropped  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for Donald Trump's quest for “perfect” hair.  —  President Joe Biden's administration is reversing a Trump-era rule approved after the former president complained he wasn't getting wet enough because of limits on water flow from showerheads.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Democratic, Republican Confidence in Science Diverges  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sixty-four percent of U.S. adults say they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in science, compared with 70% when Gallup last measured it more than four decades ago.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CNN Snares Kasie Hunt From NBC in Big Bet on Streaming (EXCLUSIVE) … CNN has snatched Kasie Hunt, the Capitol Hill correspondent long viewed as a rising star at NBC News, as part of an aggressive bid to push the WarnerMedia cable-news outlet into the new frontier of streaming video.
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
GB News in crisis as exec quits and presenter is pulled for ‘taking the knee’  —  Director of programming at TV channel resigns and Guto Harri taken off air after viewer backlash  —  GB News has been plunged into crisis as news of a senior executive's resignation emerged hours after a presenter …
Bloomberg:
Yellen to Convene U.S. Regulators to Discuss Stablecoins  — Government increasingly concerned about lack of oversight  — Group to develop recommendations to address risks in market  —  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will convene top U.S. financial-market and bank regulators …
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Kate Marino / Axios:
The pandemic-fueled decline of cash
Discussion: Finimize
Marisa Schultz / Fox News:
House Republicans introduce bill to ban ‘tyrannical’ federal mask mandates  —  House Republicans join with Sen. Rand Paul to ban mask mandates on public transit  —  CDC says unvaccinated students still need to wear masks in fall  —  EXCLUSIVE: A group of House Republicans introduced legislation Friday …
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Luke Money / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. County will require masks indoors amid alarming rise in coronavirus cases
Washington Post:
Biden selects Jane Hartley as ambassador to U.K.  —  President Biden will nominate Jane Hartley, a former ambassador to France, to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.  —  The ambassador to the Court of St. James's is considered …
Discussion: Associated Press, The Hill and CNN
Charlie Sykes / Morning Shots:
Our Woke Book Burners  —  Books are not violence … Apparently, we have to remind people about this again: … We've devoted a great deal of time lately to discussing illiberalism and authoritarianism, and justifiably so.  But we have to recognize that liberalism and free expression face …
Cheri Mossburg / CNN:
California man was arrested with an arsenal of weapons and a racist manifesto, officials say  —  A California man is in custody after police found a cache of weapons, ammunition, and racist writings in his vehicle saying he wanted to wipe out the Black, Hispanic and Jewish populations, officials said Thursday.
Amina Khan / Los Angeles Times:
Police officers treat Black and white men differently.  You can hear it in their tone of voice  —  Scientists who analyzed the body camera footage from more than 100 police officers have found a subtle but clear pattern: During traffic stops, officers spoke to Black men in a less respectful …
 
 
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Albert Hunt / The Hill:
Remembering the Carter era — and what it tells us about today
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
EXCLUSIVE: Chris Sununu takes aim at Maggie Hassan as he flirts with New Hampshire Senate bid
Discussion: Political Wire
Nathaniel Weixel / The Hill:
White House: Florida accounts for 20 percent of all new COVID-19 infections
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
Republicans Now Have Two Ways to Threaten Elections
Discussion: Election Law Blog
Tom Randall / Bloomberg:
Covid Still Killing Americans Faster Than Guns, Cars and Flu Combined
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Melissa Davey / The Guardian:
Huge study supporting ivermectin as Covid treatment withdrawn over ethical concerns
Peter Beinart / Jewish Currents:
It's Time to Name Anti-Palestinian Bigotry
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Facebook has a vaccine misinfo problem
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Foreign Policy:
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Hanna Krueger Globe / The Boston Globe:
It's been 58 days since Ben & Jerry's posted on social media. Here's how its silence may be tied to the Middle East
Issues & Insights:
The Dreaded Misery Index Is On The Rise Under Biden
Discussion: Instapundit
Mary Eberstadt / Newsweek:
Might Trauma Affect Gender Identity?
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Gaetz enlists Trumpworld for scandal-ridden re-election fight
Discussion: Raw Story
Salvador Rizzo / Washington Post:
Four Pinocchios for Ron Johnson's campaign of vaccine misinformation
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Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
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Thomas Claburn / The Register:
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