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CBS Los Angeles:
‘America First’ Rally Supposed To Be Held In Anaheim Cancelled For Third Time  —  ANAHEIM (CBSLA) - Saturday evening's “America First” rally at the Anaheim Event Center has been canceled.  Anaheim officials say they expressed safety concerns with the private venue, and the operators shared those concerns.
Alaina Demopoulos / The Daily Beast:
No One in California Wants to Host Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene's Rally  —  Three venues in California have now bailed on the pair, leaving them orphaned just hours before a Saturday evening rally.  —  Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene hoped the third time might …
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Another California Venue Cancels Plans To Host Marjorie Taylor Greene And Matt Gaetz After Local Outcry
Discussion: Mediaite, Raw Story and Mercury News
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.
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, HotAir and CNN
Guy Rosen / About Facebook:
Moving Past the Finger Pointing  —  At a time when COVID-19 cases are rising in America, the Biden administration has chosen to blame a handful of American social media companies.  While social media plays an important role in society, it is clear that we need a whole of society approach to end this pandemic.
Discussion: CNBC and The Verge, more at Techmeme »
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BBC:
Covid misinformation on Facebook is killing people - Biden
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Fox News's embarrassing blunder in the White House briefing room
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
Tampa Bay Times:
Florida leads nation in coronavirus infections in 2020-like surge  —  Nearly one-in-five of the nation's new COVID-19 infections comes from Florida, according to the White House.  —  Updated Earlier today  —  The coronavirus is surging in Florida in ways not seen since the pandemic summer of 2020.
New York Times:
As Frozen Land Burns, Siberia Fears: 'If We Don't Have the Forest, We Don't Have Life'  —  Northeastern Siberia is a place where people take Arctic temperatures in stride.  But 100-degree days are another matter entirely.  —  MAGARAS, Russia — The call for help lit up villagers' phones …
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 and Crooks and Liars
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
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.
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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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
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 …
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.
 
 
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USA Today:
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Meet the Censored: Matt Orfalea
Kenneth Rogoff / Financial Times:
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Voting Rights Activists Think Biden's Actions Fall Short Of His Dire Warnings
The Hill:
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Joanna Weiss / Politico:
Reality TV Has Remade Our Politics. But Just for One Party.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
GOP Candidate Lifts Language From Dem Opponent's Op-Ed
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Pack / Washington Examiner:
Beyond bias  —  The media used to be biased, presenting news that favored the political proclivities of those doing the reporting.
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Vice leadership failed to act as responsible stewards of a good product, and instead paid themselves lavish salaries and burned through hundreds of millions

Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
A preview of the NetChoice cases to be argued at SCOTUS on February 26, about the constitutionality of Texas and Florida laws regulating social media content

Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

 
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