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2:50 PM ET, July 25, 2021

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Maura Gillespie / Congressman Adam Kinzinger:
Kinzinger on January 6th Commission: When Duty Calls, I Will Answer  —  f t # e  —  Washington, DC - Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement after being asked to serve on the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol:
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CNN:
Pelosi appoints Kinzinger to 1/6 House select committee  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday she has appointed GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to the House select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.  —  “Today, I am announcing the appointment …
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 …
Bill Hutchinson / ABC News:
Pelosi confident in bipartisan committee, plans to add more Republicans  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on ABC's “This Week” Sunday.  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is confident in the bipartisan select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol …
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: Raw Story, HotAir 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.
Discussion: Progress Pond
Sarah Huckabee Sanders / Arkansas Online:
The reasoning behind getting vaccinated  —  A few months ago, I decided to take advantage of President Trump's Operation Warp Speed and get vaccinated.  —  Like many of you, I have had a lot of misinformation thrown at me by politicians and the media during the pandemic.
Discussion: The Hill and SWARK Today
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 …
BBC:
LA man who mocked Covid-19 vaccines dies of virus  —  A California man who mocked Covid-19 vaccines on social media has died after a month-long battle with the virus.  —  Stephen Harmon, a member of the Hillsong megachurch, had been a vocal opponent of vaccines, making a series of jokes about not having the vaccine.
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. …
Ivana Saric / Axios:
Fauci: New masking guidelines for vaccinated Americans under “active consideration”  —  NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN's “State of the Union” Sunday that health officials are considering revising masking guidelines for vaccinated Americans.  —  Why it matters: Fauci said that the United States is …
Discussion: HotAir, CNN, New York Post and Breitbart
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
Brian Windhorst / ESPN:
Team USA falls to France at Tokyo Games for first Olympic men's basketball loss since 2004  —  SAITAMA, Japan — Team USA's invincibility in men's basketball is long gone, and the journey to a fourth consecutive gold medal is already fraught with adversity.  —  France gut-punched the Americans …
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 …
Discussion: NPR, Variety, Vanity Fair, 6abc, Deadline and UPI
Greg Price / The Daily Caller:
‘Settle Down, Son’: Tucker Carlson Laughs In Face Of Heckler Who Calls Him ‘Worst Human Being’  —  Tucker Carlson was confronted on Friday by a heckler named Dan Bailey, who confronted him at a fly fishing shop to tell him that he is the “worst human being known to mankind.”
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Anna Gronewold / Politico:
Cuomo said AG probe would clear him. Now his aides say it's political.
Harry Enten / CNN:
How Fox News viewers are less likely to get vaccinated
Discussion: CBS News and BizPac Review
Wall Street Journal:
Senators Scramble to Finalize Deal on Infrastructure Package
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Sen. Tim Scott warns of the ‘one thing you cannot do’ in passing police reform
Spencer Lindquist / The Federalist:
Senate Candidate Blasts ‘Childless Left’ Who Have ‘No Physical Commitment To The Future Of This Country’
 Earlier Items: 
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.
Dana Kennedy / New York Post:
Bizarre arrest of FBI agent spotlights accusations of bureau corruption
Discussion: BizPac Review and Glenn Greenwald
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Grassley pressured to run as Democrats set sights on Iowa
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
Orlando Sentinel:
At a critical moment for Florida, let's take control of COVID this weekend and get vaccinated
Discussion: The Hill