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Kate Kelly / New York Times:
Details on F.B.I. Inquiry Into Kavanaugh Draw Fire From Democrats  —  The F.B.I. said some of the 4,500 tips it received about Justice Brett Kavanaugh were given to the Trump White House, leading some Democrats to call the process a sham.  —  Nearly three years after Justice Brett M …
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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 …
The Official U.S. Senate website …:
After New Details on Kavanaugh Investigation Surface, Senators Call on FBI for Answers on Handling of ‘Tip Line’  —  4,500 tips to FBI went uninvestigated following supplemental investigation, newly released FBI letter shows  —  Washington, DC - Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chris Coons …
Lindsay Wise / Wall Street Journal:
Lindsey Graham Urges Republicans to Leave Washington to Block Budget Bill
Discussion: Insider and RedState
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 …
The Dworkin Report:   Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn's harrowing firsthand account of the January 6th insurrection
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
Katherine Tully-McManus / Politico:
The day after: What's next for infrastructure, Jan. 6 select committee
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 …
The White House:
Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Continuing Crackdown in Cuba  —  I unequivocally condemn the mass detentions and sham trials that are unjustly sentencing to prison those who dared to speak out in an effort to intimidate and threaten the Cuban people into silence.
Discussion: CBS Miami
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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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Politico:
Capitol physician considers recommending masks again due to Delta variant  —  The chief Capitol physician is weighing whether to recommend people wear masks inside the complex again.  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell dons a mask.  The Capitol's chief physician is considering reimposing …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Psaki: ‘Unvaccinated people should be more fearful’ of delta variant than the vaccinated
Discussion: CBS News, The Hill and Vanity Fair
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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.
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: Metro.co.uk, Deseret News and Gizmodo
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.”
Aaron Gordon / VICE:
Congrats to Andrew Cuomo on His Useless LaGuardia AirTrain  —  The only thing the future LaGuardia AirTrain will accomplish is reminding us why our transportation infrastructure rarely gets better.  —  Aaron Gordon  —  Every so often, a transportation project comes up that's so likely to be a flop …
Discussion: Gothamist
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.
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.
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: Politico and Political Wire
Wright Thompson / The Atlantic:
His Name Was Emmett Till  —  The dentist was a few minutes late, so I waited by the barn, listening to a northern mockingbird in the cypress trees.  His tires kicked up dust when he turned off Drew Ruleville Road and headed across the bayou toward his house.
Jeffrey Toobin / CNN:
Clarence Thomas Is the new Chief Justice  —  Hear Clarence Thomas' rare question in live oral arguments  —  Jeffrey Toobin is chief legal analyst for CNN and the author of “The Nine” and “The Oath.”  The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.  View more opinion at CNN.
Discussion: Reason
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 on his foreign policy work and falsely tells town hall you WON'T get COVID if you have the shot  — President Joe Biden stumbled through …
Discussion: CNN and Ace of Spades HQ
Jackeline Luna / Los Angeles Times:
Is California's electric car revolution bad for the planet?  —  By 2035, California will ban the sale of gas-powered cars in an effort to address climate change and push drivers toward electric vehicles.  But that means we'll need more raw materials to build electric car batteries …
Discussion: Twitchy
Sam Stockard / Tennessee Lookout:
Years in the making, Forrest busting out of State Capitol  —  Black lawmakers have been fighting for years to relocate Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's bust from the State Capitol.  —  They were in reserved celebratory mood Thursday.  —  Finally, after a 5-2 vote Thursday …
 
 
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Cassandra Pollock / The Texas Tribune:
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Megan Cassella / Politico:
The pandemic drove women out of the workforce. Will they come back?
Michael R. Gordon / Wall Street Journal:
U.S., Iraq to Agree that U.S. Combat Troops Should Leave by End of 2021
Discussion: Sputnik News
Dake Kang / Associated Press:
Room for 10,000: Inside China's largest detention center
Discussion: The Daily Caller and BuzzFeed News
Eugene Scott / Washington Post:
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Axios:
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Discussion: HotAir and Townhall
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
5 takeaways from President Joe Biden's CNN town hall
Discussion: Sara A. Carter and Bloomberg
Maya T. Prabhu / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Zell Miller's grandson enters race for Georgia's lieutenant governor
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
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ProPublica:
Operation Fox Hunt: How China Exports Repression Using a Network of Spies Hidden in Plain Sight
Discussion: CNBC