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4:25 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 …
Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
‘Expect endless retaliation’: House riot committee provokes partisan war
Discussion: ABC News
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: Fox News, Mediaite, 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
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
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: Insider, Raw Story and Townhall
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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.
Douglas E. Schoen / The Hill:
Six months in, two challenges could define Biden's presidency  —  Six months into his first term, President Biden is finding himself faced with two major domestic challenges: getting both parts of his infrastructure plan passed and handling the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discussion: CBS News and Vox
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Wall Street Journal:   Senators Scramble to Finalize Deal on Infrastructure Package
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 …
New York Times:
Bob Moses, Crusader for Civil Rights and Math Education, Dies at 86  —  Mr. Moses developed a reputation for extraordinary calm in the face of violence as he helped to register thousands of voters and trained a generation of activists in Mississippi in the early 1960s.
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Cleveland Indians name change to Guardians profoundly stupid, unnecessary  —  “Can anybody believe that the Cleveland Indians, a storied and cherished baseball franchise since taking the name in 1915, are changing their name to the Guardians?  Such a disgrace, and I guarantee that the people …
Discussion: Fox News, Boing Boing and Breitbart
Washington Post:
A Catholic newsletter promised investigative journalism.  Then it outed a priest using Grindr data.  —  In January, when Ed Condon and JD Flynn broke off from their jobs at a long-standing Catholic news agency, they promised readers of their new newsletter that they would deliver reporting without an agenda, or a foregone conclusion.
Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
The Delta Variant Is the Symptom of a Bigger Threat: Vaccine Refusal  —  There are almost as many reasons for vaccine hesitancy and refusal as there are unvaccinated Americans.  But this problem, not the variant, lies at the root of rising infection rates.  —  After an all too brief respite …
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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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 …
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 and Mediaite
Harry Enten / CNN:
How Fox News viewers are less likely to get vaccinated  —  (CNN)Most in the media have been urging Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.  That hasn't always been the case at Fox News, however.  Many of the hosts have peddled anti-vaccine rhetoric.
Discussion: BizPac Review
 
 
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Discussion: National Review
Anna Gronewold / Politico:
Cuomo said AG probe would clear him. Now his aides say it's political.
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Sen. Tim Scott warns of the ‘one thing you cannot do’ in passing police reform
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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.
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Grassley pressured to run as Democrats set sights on Iowa
USA Today:
Exclusive poll finds Detroit residents far more worried about public safety than police reform
Discussion: Detroit Free Press
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
Nancy Mace Called Herself a ‘New Voice’ for the G.O.P. Then She Pivoted.
Discussion: Vanity Fair
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