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11:40 AM ET, July 25, 2021

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CNN:
Pelosi says it's her ‘plan’ to appoint Kinzinger to 1/6 House select committee  —  GOP lawmaker calls out ‘biggest tragedy’ by his own party  —  (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it's her “plan” to appoint GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to the House select committee to investigate January 6 …
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NBC News:
Liz Cheney's role on Jan. 6 committee grows after GOP pulls participation  —  WASHINGTON — In May, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., was stripped of her role as the third-ranking Republican in the House by fellow party members who said they had tired of her frequent and vocal opposition …
Teaganne Finn / NBC News:
Pelosi plans to add Republican Rep. Kinzinger to Jan. 6 committee
Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
‘Expect endless retaliation’: House riot committee provokes partisan war
Discussion: ABC News
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
‘Sore loser’ Trump reaps fruits of election lies in Arizona  —  (CNN)Ex-President Donald Trump's big lie came full circle on Saturday as he traveled to Arizona to dangerously seize on the false fruits of a sham election “audit” precipitated by his own discredited claims the 2020 election was stolen.
Discussion: HotAir, Raw Story and Townhall
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Erin Banco / Politico:
In Alabama and Louisiana, partisan opposition to vaccine surges alongside Delta variant  —  SHEFFIELD, Ala. — George Grabryan and Mike Melton have been helping people here on the bank of the Tennessee River survive devastating tornadoes, floods and other disasters for decades.
Sara Boboltz / HuffPost:
Man Confronts Tucker Carlson At Montana Store: ‘You Are The Worst Human Being’  —  The Fox host got an earful when he popped into a fly fishing store.  —  When a local fly fishing guide spotted noted vaccine skeptic Tucker Carlson at a sporting goods store in Livingston, Montana, he did not waste time.
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William Grimes / New York Times:
Jackie Mason, 93, Dies; Turned Kvetching Into Comedy Gold  —  He kept the borscht belt style of comedy alive long after the Catskills resorts had closed and eventually brought it, triumphantly, to Broadway.  —  Jackie Mason, whose staccato, arm-waving delivery and thick Yiddish accent kept …
Timothy Noah / Washington Monthly:
What Ken Starr's Alleged Affair Means for Republicans  —  How can you wage culture war when your warriors are hypocrites and reprobates? … — Judi Hershman, former public relations adviser to Starr during the Clinton impeachment, on Medium, July 12.  —  After four years of unapologetic immorality …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
Americans' optimism about country's direction over next year drops nearly 20 points since May: POLL  —  In May, a little more than a third were pessimistic.  Now, it is a majority.  —  As President Joe Biden completed 100 days in office, the country was optimistic about the coming year …
Discussion: The Hill, CNN and Washington Times
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
Nancy Mace Called Herself a ‘New Voice’ for the G.O.P. Then She Pivoted.  —  Her shift reflects how rank-and-file Republicans — even those who may disagree with him — have decided it is too perilous to openly challenge former President Donald J. Trump.  —  MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. …
Max Hauptman / Washington Post:
DOJ declines to investigate Cuomo's handling of covid-19 in nursing homes  —  The U.S. Justice Department announced Saturday that it will not conduct a civil investigation into New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D)'s handling of coronavirus cases in state nursing facilities.
Discussion: The Hill, BizPac Review and CNN
Jesus Jiménez / New York Times:
Hospitalized with Covid, a conservative Tennessee radio host shifts his message to urge vaccinations.  —  A conservative radio host in Tennessee who had expressed unwillingness to be vaccinated is now hospitalized with Covid pneumonia and urging his listeners to get the shots.
Discussion: Slate, Mother Jones, Mediaite and NBC News
USA Today:
Exclusive poll finds Detroit residents far more worried about public safety than police reform  —  Susan Page Dana Afana Jasmin Barmore Sam Fogel Janelle JamesUSA TODAY  —  Amid a jump in violent crime in this and other cities nationwide, Detroit residents report being much more worried …
Discussion: Detroit Free Press
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Grassley pressured to run as Democrats set sights on Iowa  —  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is under increasing pressure to run for reelection as Democrats look to turn around their recent struggles in Iowa next year.  —  Republicans have publicly and privately encouraged the 87-year-old Grassley …
Washington Examiner:
Fire Fauci  —  Credibility is an essential component of any successful public health campaign.  As federal officials push for everyone to get vaccinated and avoid infection by the delta variant, they cannot afford to rely on those who have forfeited the public trust.
Mary Kay Linge / New York Post:
GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance blames ‘childless left’ for culture wars  —  Ohio Republican US Senate candidate J.D. Vance is taking aim at New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other leaders of the “childless left” for their lack of “physical commitment to the future of this country” …
Discussion: BizPac Review and The Hill
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Spencer Lindquist / The Federalist:
Senate Candidate Blasts ‘Childless Left’ Who Have ‘No Physical Commitment To The Future Of This Country’
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Raw Story
Dana Kennedy / New York Post:
Bizarre arrest of FBI agent spotlights accusations of bureau corruption  —  Angry, and armed, the militiamen in Michigan were gearing up, getting ready to unleash their fury over an unjust government and zeroing in on a target who they believed upended their lives with pandemic restrictions: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Discussion: Lucianne and BizPac Review
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Glenn Greenwald:   FBI Using the Same Fear Tactic From the First War on Terror: Orchestrating its Own Terrorism Plots
 
 
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Marissa Martinez / Politico:
Trump's impact on the line in Texas special election
Discussion: Raw Story
Heather Digby Parton / Salon:
Republicans' anti-government chickens have finally come home to roost
Jose Gonzalez / Reuters:
Iraq war Marine walks U.S.-Mexico border to protest deportation of veterans
NBC News:
Republicans increasingly look to ballot initiatives as way to enact voting measures
Wall Street Journal:
Covid-19 Vaccine Holdouts Face Restrictions in Europe as Delta Variant Spreads
Orlando Sentinel:
At a critical moment for Florida, let's take control of COVID this weekend and get vaccinated
Discussion: The Hill
Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Texas Democrats unravel - “I'm just pissed off” that Biden won't meet with them
Discussion: ABC News
 Earlier Items: 
Arian Campo-Flores / Wall Street Journal:
Florida Leads U.S. in Covid-19 Cases as Hospitalizations Surge
Discussion: HuffPost
Andrew Stanton / Newsweek:
Michael Flynn Criticizes DeSantis, Hannity for Vaccine Push: ‘They Know That They Have Influence’
David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
‘We Could Have Prevented This’ The scientist Eric Topol on the Delta variant and its dangerous impact.
Pete Thamel / Yahoo Sports:
With OU and Texas nearing Big 12 exit, here's the biggest questions looming over college athletics
Brittny Mejia / Los Angeles Times:
Vaccine stragglers explain hesitancy
Financial Times:
Wall Street doubles down on lending ‘cheap money’ to the rich