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3:20 PM ET, July 17, 2021

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Brooke Staggs / Orange County Register:
As protests mount, Reps. Gaetz, Greene move America First rally back to Orange County  —  Rally is now slated to take place Saturday night in Anaheim.  It's the third location for the controversial GOP Congress members.  —  Update: The Anaheim event was canceled on Saturday morning.
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Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Another California Venue Cancels Plans To Host Marjorie Taylor Greene And Matt Gaetz After Local Outcry  —  Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) were forced to change the location of their upcoming California rally for a second time Friday after a Convention Center …
Discussion: Insider, Mediaite and Raw Story
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: HotAir, Raw Story and CNN
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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Josh Blackman / Reason:
The Path Forward For The Texas DACA Case
Discussion: Power Line
Maria Sacchetti / Washington Post:
U.S. judge blocks new applicants to program that protects undocumented ‘dreamers’ who arrived as children
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Slip Sliding Away From History  —  WASHINGTON — It is a hoary tradition: Outfox history, if you can.  —  You might call this maneuver: I really wasn't the horrible person I was.  I want to be remembered as the person I want you to think I was.  —  Distancing from failure or embarrassment is part of every politico's skill set.
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
The media scramble at the heart of Trump Book Summer
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: Crooks and Liars and HotAir
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 …
USA Today:
Arkansas leads nation in COVID-19 case rate as vaccinations lag; study touts benefits of second shot: Live updates  —  Cases of COVID-19 have doubled in the U.S. in the past two weeks, and Arkansas is becoming a case study in how low vaccination rates can fuel the spread of the virus.
Discussion: CNN and Forbes
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Austin American-Statesman:
3 Texas Democrats test positive for COVID-19 in Washington, D.C.  —  Nicole Cobler Madlin MekelburgAustin American-Statesman  —  WASHINGTON — Three Texas House Democrats have tested positive for COVID-19 from Washington, D.C., according to Texas House Democratic Caucus leadership.
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.
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 …
Discussion: The Root
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Fox News's embarrassing blunder in the White House briefing room  —  The White House press briefing room has been a little more boring over the past six months, which is probably a good thing.  But there are occasional fireworks, mostly when Fox News's Peter Doocy asks press secretary Jen Psaki …
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BBC:
Covid misinformation on Facebook is killing people - Biden
New York Times:
'They're Killing People': Biden Denounces Social Media for Virus Disinformation
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.
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 …
Politico:
Strange but true: Bernie takes a ‘very pragmatic’ turn  —  Bernie Sanders gave Washington whiplash this week — and it was all part of his plan.  —  Barely 24 hours after the Vermont senator publicly rejected a $3.5 trillion spending deal following a Monday meeting with President Joe Biden …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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: Outside the Beltway
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 …
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.
Matt Taibbi / TK News:
Meet the Censored: Matt Orfalea  —  Yes, the government is helping crack down on text messages and Facebook posts, but not to worry.  At least your private thoughts are safe, right?  Not so fast, found filmmaker Matt Orfalea  —  21 hr ago  —  America's burgeoning censorship movement had a great week.
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
 
 
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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
The Hill:
A failure to act on climate is not an option
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
GOP Candidate Lifts Language From Dem Opponent's Op-Ed
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
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
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Spencer Hsu / Washington Post:
Two Fla. police officers charged in new Proud Boys indictment in Capitol riot
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