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11:15 PM ET, July 19, 2021

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Kate Conger / New York Times:
Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for Posting Coronavirus Misinformation  —  The Republican lawmaker from Georgia cannot tweet for 12 hours, after the White House criticized social media sites for amplifying vaccine lies.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter said on Monday …
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Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
White House Dispute Exposes Facebook Blind Spot on Misinformation  —  The company doesn't know some specifics about how falsehoods about Covid-19 and vaccines for the virus spread on its social network.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — At the start of the pandemic, a group of data scientists at Facebook held …
CNN:
Twitter temporarily suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for vaccine misinformation
Discussion: SFist
Politico:
McCarthy makes his 5 GOP picks for Jan. 6 select committee  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has chosen his five GOP appointees for the Democrat-led select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.  —  While the California Republican took his time deciding between naming …
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CNN:
Jim Jordan among 5 House Republicans selected by McCarthy for January 6 select committee  —  (CNN)House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has made his selection of five Republicans to join the select committee investigating January 6, ensuring that Republicans will have input in the investigation run by Democrats.
Discussion: Lawfare
Washington Post:
Jim Jordan, four other Republicans chosen by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on panel investigating Jan. 6 riot  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced Monday that he will recommend five Republicans to serve on the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack …
Vanity Fair:
“I'm Getting the Word Out”: Inside the Feverish Mind of Donald Trump Two Months After Leaving the White House  —  In an hours-long interview with Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker from his Mar-a-Lago throne, the former president repeated his election lies, bashed Mitch McConnell ("he's a stupid person"), and teased a triumphant comeback.
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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Fox has quietly implemented its own version of a vaccine passport while its top personalities attack them  —  New York (CNN Business)Tucker Carlson has called the idea of vaccine passports the medical equivalent of “Jim Crow” laws.  And other Fox News personalities have spent months …
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Stephanie Saul / New York Times:
A federal judge upholds Indiana University's vaccination requirement for students.  —  In what appeared to be the first ruling upholding a coronavirus vaccine mandate by a university, a federal judge affirmed on Monday that Indiana University could require that its students be vaccinated against the virus.
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Max Boot / Washington Post:
Stop pleading with anti-vaxxers and start mandating vaccinations
Discussion: Raw Story
Mike Schneider / Associated Press:
Watchdog: Ross misled on reason for citizenship question  —  President Donald Trump's commerce secretary misled Congress about why he sought to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, according to an investigation from the Office of Inspector General, but President Joe Biden's Justice Department has decided not to prosecute.
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Laurence H. Tribe / The Boston Globe:   Merrick Garland's insurrection ruling and democracy's destiny
Henry Fountain / New York Times:
How Bad Is the Bootleg Fire?  It's Generating Its Own Weather.  —  Unpredictable winds, fire clouds that spawn lightning, and flames that leap over firebreaks are confounding efforts to fight the blaze, which is sweeping through southern Oregon.  —  A towering cloud of hot air …
Miami Herald:
Biden orders review of Havana embassy staff, remittances after Cuba protests  —  President Joe Biden took steps on Monday to respond to a historic wave of protests in Cuba, ordering the State Department to review an increase in staff at the U.S. Embassy in Havana and forming a working group …
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Lisa Black / services.aap.org:
American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Recommendations for Opening Schools in Fall 2021 … For Release: Media Contact:  —  630-626-6084  —  lblack@aap.org  —  The nation's pediatricians call for prioritizing in-person learning and advise schools to prepare to address students' mental health needs
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Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Trump's Business Hauled In $2.4 Billion During Four Years He Served As President  —  Forbes estimates the pandemic helped wipe about $200 million off Trump's top line last year.  —  In April 2017, Press Secretary Sean Spicer took the podium in the White House briefing room and announced …
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
BBC:
Pedro Castillo declared president-elect of Peru  —  Pedro Castillo has been declared president-elect of Peru, weeks after winning the popular vote in a tightly-contested run-off election.  —  The country's election authority announced its verdict after reviewing claims of electoral fraud by his right-wing rival, Keiko Fujimori.
Discussion: The Guardian, CBS News and Al Jazeera
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Marco Aquino / Reuters:
Peru election authority confirms it will name socialist Castillo as next president
U.S. Department of Justice:
Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Property in Burning of Banner Taken from Church  —  Defendant Also Pleads Guilty in a Separate Firearms Case  —  WASHINGTON - Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, 37, of Miami, Fla., pleaded guilty today to charges in two cases, including one involving the burning …
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Judge Guts Trump-Era Case Against Rocker Raided For Photo Shoot Promoting His Band  —  Justin Coffman spent a month behind bars and had his home raided because of his band's promotional photo shoot.  —  A senior federal judge has gutted a criminal case championed by a Trump-appointed top federal prosecutor …
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream:
Ben & Jerry's Will End Sales of Our Ice Cream in the Occupied Palestinian Territory  —  We believe it is inconsistent with our values for Ben & Jerry's ice cream to be sold in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).  We also hear and recognize the concerns shared with us by our fans and trusted partners.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Republicans Have Their Own Private Autocracy  —  I'm a huge believer in the usefulness of social science, especially studies that use comparisons across time and space to shed light on our current situation.  So when the political scientist Henry Farrell suggested that I look at his field's literature …
Discussion: Raw Story
Andy Kroll / Rolling Stone:
Trump Is Telling His Dinner Pals He's Planning to Run for President in 2024  —  In conversations with at least 3 people, a top GOP source says, Trump has said he wants another run at the White House  —  WASHINGTON — Brace yourself: Donald Trump plans to run for president again.
Robert Snell / Detroit News:
FBI agent in Whitmer kidnap case arrested following domestic incident  —  The arrest of an FBI agent credited with helping thwart a plot to kidnap and kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer complicates one of the most closely watched cases of violent extremism that is becoming increasingly focused on allegations of wrongdoing by investigators.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Florida man gets 1st felony sentence for role in Capitol riot  —  A Florida man who was seen carrying a large red “Trump 2020” flag on the floor of the U.S. Senate during the Capitol riot received eight months in prison Monday in the first felony sentence from the Jan. 6 attack.
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Marshall Cohen / CNN:
First US Capitol rioter convicted of a felony gets 8 months in prison after DOJ says stiffer sentence could stop future attacks
Rory Cooper / Washington Post:
In Fairfax County, parents are taking back the power  —  A battle has been brewing in the school districts around our nation's biggest cities for the past year.  On one side are parents who saw incompetent school boards and administrators harming children by ignoring science and keeping children locked …
travel.state.gov:
United Kingdom Travel Advisory  —  Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution due to terrorism.  —  Read the Department of State's COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.  —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …
John L. Dorman / Insider:
Giuliani was intentionally given the wrong time for a debate-prep session after clashing with other Trump advisors, book says  — Giuliani was given the wrong time for a debate-prep session, an upcoming book says.  — He wanted Trump to use a more personal strategy in attacking Hunter Biden in a debate, it says.
Discussion: HuffPost, The Hill and Raw Story
Tess Owen / VICE:
American Dental Association Bares Teeth, Extracts Funding for Paul Gosar  —  The ADA was the controversial Republican congressman's biggest donor.  —  Turns out the American Dental Association might have teeth after all.  They've finally cut their longtime pal, onetime “Dentist of the year” …
Discussion: Raw Story
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A vile new Trump-GOP claim about vaccines suggests trouble ahead  —  It was only a matter of time until Donald Trump converted the debate over covid-19 vaccines into an occasion for his supporters to show their loyalty to him — and even worse, to the “big lie” that his 2020 loss was illegitimate.
The White House:
President Biden Announces Three Key Nominations  —  WASHINGTON - Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following three individuals to serve in key roles:  — Tamara Cofman Wittes, Nominee for Assistant Administrator for Middle East, United States Agency for International Development
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. County coronavirus spike hits alarming levels, with 10,000 infected in a week, as Delta variant spreads  —  Los Angeles County is now recording more than 10,000 coronavirus cases a week — a pace not seen since March — an alarming sign of the dangers the Delta variant poses to people …
Discussion: KTLA
Laura Field / The Constitutionalist:
The GOP's Minoritarian Defense and Justificatory Schema  —  Laura K. Field is a writer and political theorist, Scholar in residence at American University, and Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center.  She is a regular contributor to The Constitutionalist.
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
The National Security Disaster You Probably Missed Last Week  —  It may seem a wonky piece of trivia that a man named Michael Brown withdrew his nomination last week to be the Pentagon's acquisitions chief.  But in fact, it's a national security disaster, a retreat from a promise of major reform …
 
 
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Ben Stein / The American Spectator:
Goodbye, America  —  July 2021.  A month that will live in infamy.
Jamie Hopkins / Center for Public Integrity:
Q&A with Paul Cheung: ‘Who is journalism really serving?’
Associated Press:
New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection
Discussion: Roll Call and The Hill
Jennifer Millman / NBC New York:
Delta COVID Surge Fuels Renewed Calls for Mask Mandates in NYC, Elsewhere
Aurelien Breeden / New York Times:
In France, angry protests, rising infections and record vaccinations.
Discussion: FactCheck.org and The Guardian
Lynsey Hanley / Jacobin:
We Will Never Forget Dawn Foster
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Sarah Jones / New York Magazine:
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Politico:
Senate Democrats propose requiring women to register for military draft
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Marty Makary / Wall Street Journal:
The Flimsy Evidence Behind the CDC's Push to Vaccinate Children
Insider:
Former Trump aide says campaign paid actors to appear at his 2016 presidential announcement
Discussion: Raw Story