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The White House:
Statement by President Joe Biden on DACA and Legislation for Dreamers … In 2012, the Obama-Biden Administration created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which has allowed hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to remain in the United States, to live, study, and work in our communities.
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Maria Sacchetti / Washington Post:
U.S. judge blocks new applicants to program that protects undocumented ‘dreamers’ who arrived as children
Josh Blackman / Reason:
The Path Forward For The Texas DACA Case
Discussion: Power Line
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Federal judge declares DACA program illegal, but halts only new applications
Discussion: The Daily Caller and HotAir
Mica Rosenberg / Reuters:
U.S. judge blocks new applications to DACA program for ‘dreamer’ immigrants
Discussion: Al Jazeera and The Moderate Voice
James Pindell Globe / The Boston Globe:
At the kickoff event of the 2024 presidential race, Trump voters in Iowa say they are ready to move on  —  DES MOINES — If ever there was a political bloc that could be counted on to hold a candle for Donald Trump, it would seem to be white evangelical Christians, who maintained a near-uniform front …
Discussion: Raw Story and CNN
Jeff Horseman / Press Enterprise:
Riverside rally with Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene canceled  —  A Riverside political rally that was to feature two controversial members of Congress was canceled late Friday, July 16 — about 24 hours before it was set to begin.  —  The abrupt cancellation capped a day filled with outrage …
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Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Another California Venue Cancels Plans To Host Marjorie Taylor Greene And Matt Gaetz After Local Outcry
Discussion: Insider
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
The Latest ‘Stolen Election’ Stunt's Lesson: Move On from Trump — or Lose  —  A new spat between Bill Barr and a former U.S. attorney is yet more proof that relitigating 2020 will only drag the GOP down.  —  n Thursday, I had a column on the homepage about House minority leader Kevin McCarthy's dithering …
Discussion: HotAir
John Wright / Raw Story:
Texas man who called vaccines ‘poison’ dies from COVID-19 after spending 17 days on a ventilator  —  A 54-year-old Texas man who thought COVID-19 vaccines were “poison” died from the virus last month, and was buried by his wife and three sons on Father's Day.
Discussion: WWL-TV and Joe.My.God.
New York Times:
'They're Killing People': Biden Denounces Social Media for Virus Disinformation  —  The president's blunt statement capped weeks of frustration in the White House over the spread of vaccine disinformation on Facebook and other platforms.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden unleashed …
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Fox News's embarrassing blunder in the White House briefing room
Lauren Egan / NBC News:
'They're killing people': Biden blames Facebook, other social media for allowing Covid misinformation
TMZ.com:
‘Just a Friend’ Rapper Biz Markie Dead at 57  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  REMEMBERING BIZ MARKIE  —  Rapper Biz Markie — most famous for his iconic hit “Just a Friend” — has died after a series of complications from diabetes that he's been fighting for more than a year ... TMZ has confirmed.
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Democrats See Edge in Early Senate Map as Trump Casts Big Shadow  —  Early fund-raising totals provide Democrats cause for optimism in key states as Republicans split over how closely to align with Donald Trump's preferences.  But historical trends work against the party in power.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
The media scramble at the heart of Trump Book Summer  —  The peak of Trump Book Summer, the moment of maximum media intensity, may have come last Wednesday, when reporters scrambled to match a story about a story contained in one of those books.  —  Around 3 p.m. that day …
New York Times:
Collapse Raises New Fears About Florida's Shaky Insurance Market  —  Insurers were already skittish after losses from repeated hurricanes.  The recent condo collapse has brought new insecurity.  How long will Florida's coast be insurable?  —  Steve Rosenthal escaped with his life …
Bloomberg Law:
Texas Senate Votes to Remove Required Lessons on Civil Rights  —  The Texas Senate on Friday passed legislation that would end requirements that public schools include writings on women's suffrage and the civil rights movement in social studies classes.  —  Among the figures whose works …
Joanna Weiss / Politico:
Reality TV Has Remade Our Politics.  But Just for One Party.  —  Once, it seemed as if no politician could test the line between reality TV and modern campaigning as boldly as Donald Trump.  But now, there's Caitlyn Jenner.  Shortly before announcing her bid for California governor …
Discussion: SFGATE
New York Times:
Israeli Companies Aided Saudi Spying Despite Khashoggi Killing  —  Ignoring concerns that Saudi Arabia was abusing Israeli spyware to crush dissent at home and abroad, Israel encouraged its companies to work with the kingdom.  —  TEL AVIV — Israel secretly authorized a group …
Discussion: The Register
Adam Entous / New Yorker:
Vienna Is the New Havana Syndrome Hotspot  —  Roughly two dozen possible new cases have been reported by U.S. spies and diplomats in the Austrian capital, more than in any other city except Havana itself.  —  Since Joe Biden took office, about two dozen U.S. intelligence officers, diplomats …
CNN:
2020 election becomes early dividing line for Republicans in crucial 2022 Senate race in Arizona  —  (CNN)In one of next year's most consequential Senate races, the Republican primary to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona is turning on a question: Who won the 2020 presidential election?
Discussion: Raw Story
The Hill:
A failure to act on climate is not an option  —  As a nation, we find ourselves at a pivotal moment.  Once-in-a-generation climate catastrophes are becoming regular occurrences, threatening communities and infrastructure in every town and city in the United States.
Nicholas Wallace / Slate:
The Federalist Society Remains Rife With Insurrectionists.  Its Leaders Don't Care.  —  The group refuses to condemn insurrectionists in its ranks.  It should not occupy a place of respect in the legal community.  —  Two months ago, on the eve of my graduation from Stanford Law School …
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
GOP Candidate Lifts Language From Dem Opponent's Op-Ed  —  Republican candidate Jen Kiggans appears to have taken direct phrases from an op-ed by her Democratic opponent, and then passed off the argument as her own.  —  BEAST INSIDE … It is, by all measurements, one thing to knock …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Rebecca Panico / New Jersey Online:
N.J. woman must remove anti-Biden F-bomb signs or face $250-a-day fines, judge rules  —  Editor's note: This story contains a photo that features profanity.  —  A municipal judge on Thursday ruled that a Roselle Park homeowner's owner's anti- President Biden flags including the F-bomb …
Politico:
Strange but true: Bernie takes a ‘very pragmatic’ turn  —  The Vermont Independent, often depicted by the media and Republicans as well to the left of his party, is showing a conciliatory side.  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders arrives at the Capitol after meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House on Monday in Washington.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and The Hill
Hannah Knowles / Washington Post:
Republican governor says anti-vaccine rhetoric is ‘killing people’ and denounces ‘propaganda’  —  The Republican governor of Utah on Thursday decried “propaganda” spread against coronavirus vaccines, warning that those discouraging immunization are “killing people.”
Renuka Rayasam / Politico:
A midterm report on the 2022 midterms  —  FOLLOWING THE MONEY — There are 480 days to go before the 2022 elections.  With control of Congress on the line, House and Senate candidates are already raising staggering sums of money.  Nightly reached out to House campaign reporter Ally Mutnick …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and HotAir
 
 
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Kenneth Rogoff / Financial Times:
Don't panic: a little inflation is no bad thing
Juana Summers / NPR:
Voting Rights Activists Think Biden's Actions Fall Short Of His Dire Warnings
Michael Pack / Washington Examiner:
Beyond bias  —  The media used to be biased, presenting news that favored the political proclivities of those doing the reporting.
Christopher Mathias / HuffPost:
William Regnery II, Reclusive Millionaire Who Financed American Fascists, Dead At 80
Gary Gately / Washington Post:
Gloria Richardson, fiery civil rights activist in Maryland showdown, dies at 99
Ken Ritter / Associated Press:
Officials advise wearing masks in Vegas as COVID cases rise
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Shoshana Wodinsky / Gizmodo:
Company That Aims to Solve the ‘Crisis of Toxicity Online’ Makes Money From the Daily Caller and Ben Shapiro
 Earlier Items: 
Spencer Hsu / Washington Post:
Two Fla. police officers charged in new Proud Boys indictment in Capitol riot
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
Politico:
How Biden avoided the F bombs
Bob Levey / Washington Post:
Harry M. Rosenfeld, a key figure in The Post's Watergate coverage, dies at 91
Pia Singh / CNBC:
Monthly child tax credit payments are one of the best forms of government spending, economist says
Discussion: The National Interest
Associated Press:
AP: Few Arizona voter fraud cases undercut Trump's claims
 

 
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