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6:45 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
NBC News:
Liz Cheney's role on Jan. 6 committee grows after GOP pulls participation
Discussion: Insider
Bill Hutchinson / ABC News:
Pelosi confident in bipartisan committee, plans to add more Republicans
Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
‘Expect endless retaliation’: House riot committee provokes partisan war
Discussion: Forbes and 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.
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 …
Discussion: Mother Jones
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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Janet Hook / Los Angeles Times:
Mar-a-Lago primary: Trump wields power with endorsements, but some in GOP fear midterm damage  —  Former President Trump, again upending American political norms, is moving to remake Congress and the Republican Party in his own image.  —  Since leaving the White House …
Discussion: Fox News, Page Array, CNN and Political Wire
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
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.
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
Max Fisher / New York Times:
Disinformation for Hire, a Shadow Industry, Is Quietly Booming  —  Back-alley firms meddle in elections and promote falsehoods on behalf of clients who can claim deniability, escalating our era of unreality.  —  In May, several French and German social media influencers received a strange proposal.
Discussion: BBC and NBC4 Washington
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.
Discussion: The Hill and CNN
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 …
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Fox News hosts discuss how to ban ‘childless’ liberals from voting  —  Fox News hosts on Sunday promoted the idea that “childless” Americans should not be allowed to participate in society by voting.  —  The idea was recently floated by Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance.
Discussion: The Federalist and New York Post
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.
Discussion: LGBTQ Nation
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: Twitchy and Detroit Free Press
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.
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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
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
Daniel Politi / Slate:
Watch Man Confront Tucker Carlson in Montana: “You Are the Worst Human Being”  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson got a lot more than he bargained for when he walked into a store in Livingston, Montana to stock up on gear for a fly fishing trip.  While in the store he was confronted …
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E.J. Dionne / Washington Post:
Republicans unleashed a deadly vaccine skepticism. Can they now contain it?
Discussion: Off the Kuff and USA Today
Redfield & Wilton Strategies:
Plurality of Britons Would Support Government Censorship of Sexist, Homophobic, or Racist Books
American Greatness:
Critical Witchcraft Theory
Discussion: National Review
Anna Gronewold / Politico:
Cuomo said AG probe would clear him. Now his aides say it's political.
Discussion: New York Post
Harry Enten / CNN:
How Fox News viewers are less likely to get vaccinated
Discussion: BizPac Review
Brian Windhorst / ESPN:
Team USA falls to France at Tokyo Games for first Olympic men's basketball loss since 2004
 Earlier Items: 
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Sen. Tim Scott warns of the ‘one thing you cannot do’ in passing police reform
Discussion: Townhall
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.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Grassley pressured to run as Democrats set sights on Iowa
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
Nancy Mace Called Herself a ‘New Voice’ for the G.O.P. Then She Pivoted.
Discussion: Vanity Fair