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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 …
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Infrastructure deal in precarious state as endgame nears  —  President Biden on Monday took a subtle yet unmistakable dig at Republicans who have backed away from a major funding component in a bipartisan infrastructure package that is now starting to fray, saying pointedly that …
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Politico:
Senior House Dem trashes Senate's bipartisan infrastructure talks  —  A top House Democrat scorched the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure negotiations during a private call Monday, saying he hopes the talks fail 48 hours before a high-profile test vote in the upper chamber.
Edmund DeMarche / Fox News:
Graham says adding amnesty to infrastructure bill could be ‘dumbest idea’ in history of the Senate, WH
Discussion: The Hill, Mediaite and RedState
Politico:
GOP: Bipartisan infrastructure deal has ‘no chance’ on Wednesday
Jacob Fischler / Daily Montanan:
Senate schedules Thursday vote for Stone-Manning
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Margaret Talev / Axios:
Axios-Ipsos poll: Most unvaccinated Americans won't get the shot for any reason  —  Many won't budge even if their own doctor gives the shot, a celebrity endorses it or they get paid time off.
Washington Post:
Indicted Trump Organization executive may have defended his Mercedes perks in custody, court documents show  —  NEW YORK — Indicted Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg may have offered an unprompted early defense to investigators on the day he was charged in a 15-year tax avoidance …
Discussion: Insider, Raw Story and Vanity Fair
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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Washington Post:
Jim Jordan, four other Republicans chosen by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on panel investigating Jan. 6 riot
Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
Progressive Group Launches 6-Figure Super PAC To Boost Nina Turner  —  The Working Families Party plans to spend at least $150,000 in the hotly contested Ohio congressional race.  —  The Working Families Party, a progressive group, plans to spend at least $150,000 in support …
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:   A House Race in Cleveland Captures the Democrats' Generational Divide
Orlando Sentinel:
We're begging you, Gov. DeSantis, stop messing in Texas and save Florida from COVID  —  That's what DeSantis told the conservative TPUSA crowd on Sunday.  —  We agree.  Completely.  —  Please, governor, we're begging you, handle the COVID problem.  Be a leader.
Discussion: Raw Story and Breaking News USA
Matthew Yglesias / Slow Boring:
Let's get more people vaccinated  —  It all starts with actually approving the vaccine....  One great piece of news about life in the United States of America in July of 2021 is that widely available mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna are highly effective against the SARS-Cov-2 virus.
Discussion: New York Times
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Stephanie Saul / New York Times:
A federal judge upholds Indiana University's vaccination requirement for students.
Shannon Pettypiece / NBC News:   Vaccine mandates more likely once FDA grants full approvals, health experts say
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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Peter Wade / Rolling Stone:
Fox Rails Against Vaccine Passports, Uses Vaccine Passports
Discussion: Mediaite and Daily Kos
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.
Kylee Zempel / The Federalist:
Democrats' Definition Of ‘Misinformation’ Is Whatever Hurts Them Politically Today  —  The Biden administration's gross collusion with Big Tech to censor opposing viewpoints is not only blatant tyranny but also obvious hypocrisy.  —  Facebook is killing people, misinformation is rampant …
Discussion: RedState and Townhall
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Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Is Biden's Vaccine Scapegoat
Discussion: Newsbusters and TheBlaze
Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:
Texas Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That Ku Klux Klan Is ‘Morally Wrong’  —  Eliminated requirements also include the writings of Martin Luther King Jr., United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez and suffragist Susan B. Anthony.  —  In a new political low in Texas …
Discussion: National Review, Truthout and Insider
Jennifer Mercieca / The Conversation:
We are all propagandists now  —  The U.S. is in an information war with itself.  The public sphere, where Americans discuss public issues, is broken.  There's little discussion - and lots of fighting.  —  One reason why: Persuasion is difficult, slow and time-consuming …
John DiStaso / WMUR:
Young conservative Republican Karoline Leavitt becomes candidate for 1st District U.S. House seat  —  NH native, former Trump White House staffer, says ‘radical’ Democrats, including Pappas, have ‘dismantled progress’ made under 45th president  —  Hide Transcript Show Transcript
Discussion: The Hill and The Daily Caller
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 …
Lance Morrow / Wall Street Journal:
The Hedgehogs of Critical Race Theory  —  They start with important truths—slavery was wicked—and get carried away into monomania.  —  The political philosopher Isaiah Berlin turned an obscure fragment by the ancient Greek poet Archilochus ("The fox knows many things …
NBC News:
As many as 200 Americans have now reported possible symptoms of ‘Havana Syndrome,’ officials say  —  WASHINGTON — As many as 200 Americans have come forward to describe possible symptoms of directed energy attacks, part of a wave of fresh reports that includes newly identified incidents around the world, Western officials say.
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.
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: HuffPost, Raw Story and ACA Signups
Victoria Eavis / Casper Star-Tribune:
Buffalo Bill Center of the West trustee resigns after racist newsletter comes to light  —  A longtime member of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West board of trustees resigned Monday after it was recently revealed that he runs a racist newsletter.  —  Henry “Rip” McIntosh had been a trustee at the museum since September 2012.
Joe Kaufman / Front Page Magazine:
Florida Young Democrats Taken Over by Islamists  —  The maniacs are running the asylum, targeting Jews, homosexuals and Israel. … For the past two months, a group of young and angry Israel bashers, led by Central Florida anti-Semite activist Rasha Mubarak and under the banner 'Florida Palestine Network …
Rian Malan / New York Post:
How ‘equity’ ideology plunged South Africa into inequality and chaos  —  Van Wyksdorp, South Africa - As South Africa erupted into chaos, my thoughts turned to the United States — a great country brought low by the same toxic and demented racial politics that set afire my homeland last week.
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
“The Forever War Doesn't End With Afghanistan”: Joining the Substack Parade, Spencer Ackerman Wants to Reimagine National Security Coverage  —  The veteran journalist is launching “Forever Wars,” a newsletter (with an editor!) that will combine original reporting, history …
New York Times:
Biden Legal Team Decides Inmates Must Return to Prison After Covid Emergency  —  When the pandemic ends, thousands in home confinement will be recalled unless Congress acts or Biden issues mass commutations.  —  WASHINGTON — The Biden administration legal team has decided that thousands …
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Post-court ruling, Democrats face pressure to deliver on immigration  —  Democrats are under growing pressure to pass long-stalled immigration reform after a federal judge poured new fuel onto the years-long fight by blocking new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applicants.
Brian Mann / NPR:
Justice Department Blasts Purdue Pharma's Bankruptcy Plan  —  The U.S. Justice Department is condemning a proposed bankruptcy settlement for Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin.  In court filings Monday, two divisions of the DOJ described the plan as fatally flawed.
 
 
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John Nichols / The Nation:
I'm Fine With Sending Jeff Bezos Into Space, As Long as He Pays His Taxes Here on Earth
Discussion: WBUR, The Atlantic and New York Post
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Bipartisan bill aims to assert Congress's power over arms sales, emergencies and military operations
Discussion: ABC News
BBC:
Covid: Boris Johnson resisted autumn lockdown as only over-80s dying - Dominic Cummings
Discussion: Insider
Los Angeles Times:
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Tess Owen / VICE:
American Dental Association Bares Teeth, Extracts Funding for Paul Gosar
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Raw Story
Jamie Hopkins / Center for Public Integrity:
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Rory Cooper / Washington Post:
In Fairfax County, parents are taking back the power
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Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Judge Guts Trump-Era Case Against Rocker Raided For Photo Shoot Promoting His Band