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ABC News:
Pelosi considering adding former GOP congressman as adviser to Jan. 6 committee  —  Rep. Liz Cheney had pushed the idea even before Pelosi rejected two GOP picks.  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats are considering inviting former House Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman to serve …
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CNN:
Pelosi considering adding GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to the 1/6 select committee  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is considering naming GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to join the select committee investigating the deadly January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.  —  During a news conference on Capitol Hill …
Libby Cathey / ABC News:
Pelosi says she won't let GOP ‘antics’ distract from Jan. 6 committee investigation
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
House Democrats Erode Democracy to Defend It
Discussion: Salon and Sara A. Carter
Neil Vigdor / New York Times:
A Grizzly Bear Terrorized a Man for Days in Alaska.  The Coast Guard Saw His SOS.  —  Down to his last rounds of ammunition, with bruises and a leg injury, the man was rescued by a helicopter crew that just happened by.  —  He was sleep-deprived and nearly out of ammunition, alone in the wilderness of Alaska.
Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
Why Vaccinated People Are Getting ‘Breakthrough’ Infections  —  The vaccines are effective at preventing serious illness and death, but they are not a golden shield against the coronavirus.  —  A wedding in Oklahoma leads to 15 vaccinated guests becoming infected with the coronavirus.
Discussion: The Atlantic, NPR and The Daily Signal
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CNN:
Fact check: Biden makes false claims about Covid-19, auto prices and other subjects at CNN town hall  —  Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden participated Wednesday in the second CNN town hall of his presidency, taking questions from anchor Don Lemon and local residents in Cincinnati.
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Katelyn Caralle / Daily Mail:
'The experts say we know that this virus is, in fact, uh, um, uh, it's going to be, or excuse me': Biden loses his thoughts on vaccines, flubs answer …
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Stephen Kruiser / pjmedia.com:
The Morning Briefing: Drunk Uncle Biden Struggles With English, Truth at Town Hall
Siobhan Hughes / Wall Street Journal:
Bill to Strip Social Media of Protections for Health Misinformation  —  Sen. Amy Klobuchar's legislation would create exception to law known as Section 230  —  WASHINGTON—Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduced a bill Thursday that would strip online platforms such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc …
Riley Vetterkind / madison.com:
US Sen. Ron Johnson: ‘I may not be the best candidate’ for 2022  —  U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is sending out some mixed signals on whether he'll run for re-election in 2022.  —  In an interview this week, Johnson, R-Oshkosh, said he “may not be the best candidate” for the 2022 U.S. Senate race …
Discussion: The Hill, Raw Story and Gingrich 360
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Mississippi asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in upcoming case  —  Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade in order to uphold the state's restrictions on abortion access, and to renounce the court's landmark holding a half-century ago that the Constitution protects a woman's right to obtain an abortion.
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Jeffrey Toobin / CNN:
Clarence Thomas Is the new Chief Justice
Discussion: Reason
Politico:
Biden sanctions Cuban regime after crackdown on protesters  —  MIAMI — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced plans to slap targeted individual sanctions on Cuba regime officials and entities, bucking the progressive voices in his own party who called for an end to the embargo.
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The White House:
Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Continuing Crackdown in Cuba
Discussion: Rolling Stone and CBS Miami
Tara Parker-Pope / New York Times:
Why Everyone Has the Worst Summer Cold Ever  —  As pandemic restrictions begin to relax, common viruses that cause drippy noses, stuffy heads and other cold symptoms have roared back to taunt your immune system.  —  Yes, the summer cold and cough season really is worse than usual.
Politico:
Capitol physician considers recommending masks again due to Delta variant  —  The Capitol's chief physician is considering reimposing a mask recommendation in the Capitol after two months of mostly face-covering-free business in the House and Senate, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Psaki: ‘Unvaccinated people should be more fearful’ of delta variant than the vaccinated
Russell Gold / Wall Street Journal:
Startup Claims Breakthrough in Long-Duration Batteries  —  Form Energy's iron-air batteries could have big ramifications for storing electricity on the power grid  —  A four-year-old startup says it has built an inexpensive battery that can discharge power for days using one of the most common elements on Earth: iron.
David Wildstein / New Jersey Globe:
Kim Guadagno, Christie's Lt. Governor, leaves the Republican Party  —  Former New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who was elected twice on a ticket with Gov. Chris Christie, has left the Republican Party and is now an unaffiliated voter, the New Jersey Globe has confirmed.
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
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Matt Friedman / Politico:   Kim Guadagno, who served as Christie's lieutenant governor, leaves GOP
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Washington Post reporter sues paper and former editor Marty Baron, alleging discrimination after she publicly disclosed sexual assault  —  New York (CNN Business)A reporter at The Washington Post filed a lawsuit Thursday against the newspaper, its former top editor, and other senior leaders …
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
The Matt Gaetz-Marjorie Taylor Greene Fundraising Tour Is Actually a Cash Fire  —  Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene have teamed up and formed a joint fundraising committee.  Unfortunately for them, they're losing money.  —  At the height of the controversy surrounding Rep. Matt Gaetz …
Susan Page / USA Today:
At 98 and facing cancer, Bob Dole reckons with legacy of Trump and ponders future of GOP  —  Bob Dole turns 98 years old Thursday and is battling lung cancer, but he is still outspoken about what's going on in the Washington he once helped lead - from the Keystone Pipeline to the need to protect the Senate filibuster.
Discussion: CNN, Insider, POLITICUSUSA, Raw Story and IJR
Eric Ting / SFGATE:
Big warning signs for Gavin Newsom in latest recall poll  —  US virus cases nearly triple in 2 weeks amid misinformation  —  Big warning signs for Gavin Newsom in latest California recall poll  —  We finally have a new poll of the Gavin Newsom recall election in California …
Discussion: RedState, The Hill, KRON4 and KTLA
Kierra Frazier / Axios:
Former Rep. Abby Finkenauer announces run for Iowa Senate seat  —  Former Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D) announced Thursday that she'll run in 2022 for the U.S. Senate in Iowa, a seat currently held by seven-term incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley (R).  —  Why it matters: Finkenauer is the first major Democrat …
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Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
America Is Getting Unvaccinated People All Wrong  —  Last week, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that COVID-19 is “becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”  President Joe Biden said much the same shortly after.  They are technically correct.  Even against the fast-spreading Delta variant …
Politico:
Biden's obsession with scoring a bipartisan deal suddenly looks quite doable  —  President Joe Biden may finally be nearing the bipartisan win he's long yearned for but that some in his party say is politically unnecessary and may ultimately prove fleeting.  —  Despite a failed vote …
Geoffrey Skelley / FiveThirtyEight:
Why Biden's Approval Rating Has Barely Budged In His First 6 Months  —  The first six months in the White House are often frenzied for presidents as they push for big policy changes to try to live up to their campaign promises.  President Biden is no exception.
Caitlin Flanagan / The Atlantic:
The University of California Is Lying to Us  —  “Liberté, égalité, fraternité!” is the cry that once stirred a nation to action, but out here in the crumbling state of California, we're at a lower ebb.  A hobbled people rally to a revolutionary whimper: “Put your pencils down.”
CBS News:
Alabama city leader who used n-word in council meeting says he won't apologize and might run for mayor  —  TARRANT, Ala. — A White city leader captured on video using a racial slur toward Black people during a council meeting said he won't apologize, and might run for mayor.  Others are calling for his resignation.
Discussion: New York Post, CBS 42 and TheBlaze
Jordan Mendoza / USA Today:
Scientists discover more than 30 viruses frozen in ice, most never seen before  —  A group of scientists discovered ancient viruses frozen in two ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China, and most of them are unlike anything ever seen before.  —  The findings, published Wednesday …
Discussion: Deseret News, Metro.co.uk and Gizmodo
The Dworkin Report:
Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn's harrowing firsthand account of the January 6th insurrection  —  Scott Dworkin speaks with Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn.  Officer Dunn will be one of the first officers called to testify in front of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection against Congress.
 
 
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