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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:
Gaetz and Greene Hold Bizarre Outdoors ‘Protest’ After Multiple Venues Bailed  —  Three venues in California bailed on the pair, leaving them with only the sidewalk outside the Riverside City Hall for their planned rally.  —  Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene hoped …
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Another California Venue Cancels Plans To Host Marjorie Taylor Greene And Matt Gaetz After Local Outcry
Discussion: Mediaite, Insider and Raw Story
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.
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: The Verge and CNBC, more at Techmeme »
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USA Today:
Arkansas leads nation in COVID-19 case rate as vaccinations lag; study touts benefits of second shot: Live updates
Discussion: CNN and Forbes
BBC:
Covid misinformation on Facebook is killing people - Biden
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
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
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 …
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.
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
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
Andrew Demillo / Associated Press:
GOP governor's vaccination tour reveals depths of distrust  —  TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Free lottery tickets for those who get vaccinated had few takers.  Free hunting and fishing licenses didn't change many minds either.  And this being red-state Arkansas, mandatory vaccinations are off the table.
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.
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 …
BBC:
‘Havana syndrome’-like mystery illness affects Vienna US diplomats  —  The US government is investigating a series of health incidents in the Austrian capital Vienna involving its diplomats and other administration staff.  —  More than 20 officials have reported symptoms similar to Havana Syndrome …
Victoria Bekiempis / The Guardian:
US justice department to appeal Daca court decision, says Biden  —  Texas federal judge's ruling prevents government from approving new applications but doesn't affect current recipients  —  Joe Biden has said the US Department of Justice intends on appealing a new court decision …
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The White House:
Statement by President Joe Biden on DACA and Legislation for Dreamers
Jason Burke / The Guardian:
South Africa's leaders fear fresh wave of violence by Zuma loyalists  —  Attacks by supporters of jailed former president ‘are bid for pardon or to unseat government’  —  South African authorities fear a new wave of attacks aimed at undermining the economy, investment and the rule of law …
Discussion: HotAir
 
 
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Financial Times:
Europe wields the stick to boost vaccination as Delta variant spreads
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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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