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10:35 AM ET, July 17, 2021

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Maria Sacchetti / Washington Post:
U.S. judge blocks new applicants to program that protects undocumented ‘dreamers’ who arrived as children  —  A federal judge in Texas has largely halted an Obama administration initiative that grants work permits and reprieves from deportation to undocumented immigrants brought to the United States …
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Pete Williams / NBC News:
Federal judge declares DACA program illegal, but halts only new applications
Discussion: The Daily Caller and HotAir
Josh Blackman / Reason:
The Path Forward For The Texas DACA Case
Discussion: Power Line
Mica Rosenberg / Reuters:
U.S. judge blocks new applications to DACA program for ‘dreamer’ immigrants
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Allahpundit / HotAir:
Federal judge in Texas blocks DACA program
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.
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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Lauren Egan / NBC News:
'They're killing people': Biden blames Facebook, other social media for allowing Covid misinformation
Nick Niedzwiadek / Politico:
Psaki excoriates criticism of Biden administration work on vaccine misinformation
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 …
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
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.
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 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.
Associated Press:
AP: Few Arizona voter fraud cases undercut Trump's claims  —  PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in last year's presidential election, undercutting former President Donald Trump's claims …
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: CNN, Task & Purpose and HuffPost
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
Ken Ritter / Associated Press:
Officials advise wearing masks in Vegas as COVID cases rise  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Masks are back in Las Vegas, after regional health officials on Friday cited a rising number of coronavirus cases and advised everyone — vaccinated or not — to wear facial coverings in crowds and indoor places.
Discussion: KTNV, Townhall and USA Today
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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
Rosalind Helderman / Washington Post:
‘A propaganda tool’ for Trump: A second federal judge castigates attorneys who filed a lawsuit challenging the 2020 results  —  Just before Christmas, two Colorado lawyers filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of 160 million American voters, alleging a vast conspiracy to steal the 2020 presidential election …
Discussion: Insider and Crooks and Liars
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
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.”
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 …
KWTX-TV:
Monkeypox infection confirmed in North Texas  —  DALLAS, Texas (KWTX) - Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) on Friday reported the first case of monkeypox in a resident of Dallas County, a case believed to be the first monkeypox virus infection in a Texas resident.
 
 
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Jeff Horseman / Press Enterprise:
Riverside rally with Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene canceled
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.
Nicholas Wallace / Slate:
The Federalist Society Remains Rife With Insurrectionists. Its Leaders Don't Care.
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
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Kevin McCarthy's odd Trump-worship on Fox News hints at GOP midterm strategy
Discussion: Raw Story and CNN
Shoshana Wodinsky / Gizmodo:
Company That Aims to Solve the ‘Crisis of Toxicity Online’ Makes Money From the Daily Caller and Ben Shapiro
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Listen to MSNBC Bosses Smoothly Trying to Bust Their Staffers' Union
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
Lexi Lonas / The Hill:
Trump says Milley should be court-martialed ‘if he said what was reported’
Discussion: HuffPost and Slate
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
Delta Is Driving a Wedge Through Missouri
Discussion: Raw Story and HotAir
 

 
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
BuzzFeed sells Complex, acquired for $300M in 2021, to livestream shopping platform Ntwrk for $108.6M; BuzzFeed plans to lay off 16% of its workforce

Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Sources: Amazon plans to shut its FAST service Freevee in the coming weeks, as part of a broader effort to focus its ad and product efforts on Prime Video

Amelia Pollard / Bloomberg:
Filing: a US court gives Audacy, the second-largest radio broadcaster in the US, approval to exit bankruptcy, slashing ~$1.7B of its debt in a restructuring

 
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