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11:45 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 …
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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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
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 …
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 …
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Sen. Tim Scott warns of the ‘one thing you cannot do’ in passing police reform  —  Scott said the number of cops will decrease if there is a ‘war on police and prosecution and not on crime’  —  Tim Scott remains ‘skeptical’ of Dems' ‘human’ infrastructure spending
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
Spencer Lindquist / The Federalist:
Senate Candidate Blasts ‘Childless Left’ Who Have ‘No Physical Commitment To The Future Of This Country’  —  J.D. Vance, a U.S. Senate candidate from Ohio, called out the “childless left” whom he said have “no physical commitment to the future of this country” in a fiery speech given …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Raw Story
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Mary Kay Linge / New York Post:
GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance blames ‘childless left’ for culture wars
Discussion: BizPac Review and The Hill
 
 
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Marissa Martinez / Politico:
Trump's impact on the line in Texas special election
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Examiner:
Fire Fauci  —  Credibility is an essential component of any successful public health campaign.
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