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7:30 AM ET, July 28, 2021

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Annie Grayer / CNN:
House Republicans pull out of another key select committee in a sign of 1/6 panel fallout  —  (CNN)House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has pulled out all six Republicans designated to serve on a key select committee on the economy, three sources tell CNN, a sign of the fallout among House Republicans …
Discussion: The Federalist, UPI and The Hill
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Brian Stelter / CNN:
How right-wing networks covered the January 6 hearing after months of soft-pedaling the Capitol attack  —  New York (CNN Business)While viewers of other TV channels heard House Democrats denouncing the “whitewashing” of the January 6 attack, One America News viewers witnessed the whitewashing first-hand.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Raw Story
Jerry Dunleavy / Washington Examiner:
Debunked claims Officer Sicknick died from Capitol riot injuries reemerge at Day One hearing  —  The evidence-free claim that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died from injuries suffered in the Jan. 6 riot reemerged Tuesday during the first day of hearings in the Democratic-led House select committee's inquiry of the event.
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Capitol police testimony blunts GOP's law-and-order message  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party's self-portrayal as champions of law and order collided with searing testimony Tuesday from police officers themselves.  Officers described in vivid, personal terms the terror of defending …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
The heroes of Jan. 6 expose the lies that Republicans keep telling us  —  “To be honest, I did not recognize my fellow citizens assaulting the Capitol, or the United States they claimed to represent.”  —  Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell wiped tears away as he offered the leadoff testimony Tuesday …
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
What will Republicans defend if not themselves, the Constitution and Capitol? … WASHINGTON — Aquilino Gonell, a sergeant with the U.S. Capitol Police force, testified Tuesday that he put his duty to the Constitution ahead of the interests of his wife and son when he fought rioters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Michael Wilson / New York Times:
How a Respected N.Y.P.D. Officer Became the Accused Capitol Riot #EyeGouger
Discussion: Raw Story
Matthew Smith / YouGov:
The most and least popular US presidents, according to Americans  —  YouGov ranks all US presidents according to how the US public feels about them  —  The respective excellence of US presidents is always being debated.  Many academics have put together rankings over the years to demonstrate …
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
CNN:
Biden will announce vaccination requirement across federal government on Thursday  —  Mandatory vaccines?  The V.A., New York City, and California roll out new vaccine mandates for government employees, health care workers  —  (CNN)President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday a requirement …
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John Daniel Davidson / The Federalist:
Sorry, Simone Biles, The Olympics Isn't About You, It's About Winning For America  —  I always thought the Olympics was supposed to be about competing, and winning, for your country.  As an American, the Olympic Games always felt like a unique opportunity to utterly defeat other countries and prove …
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Juliet Macur / New York Times:
Simone Biles Says She Wasn't Right Mentally During Olympic Final
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Andrew Miller / Fox News:
Jake Ellzey wins Texas special election over Trump-backed Susan Wright
Discussion: CNN
Annie Karni / New York Times:
White House staff told to wear masks again, as cases rise in the capital.  —  The White House is masking up again, just over two months after President Biden and senior government officials shed their face coverings in the biggest sign to date that the country was moving toward normalcy.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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Miriam Berger / Washington Post:
Israel appears to have committed war crimes in May conflict with Hamas, Human Rights Watch says  —  According to a leading human rights group, Israel violated international law during the 11 days of fighting with Hamas militants in the densely packed Gaza Strip in May, in what “apparently amount to war crimes.”
Fox News:
Gov. Newsom pulls son from summer camp after maskless photos surface  —  California announced earlier this month that all students will wear masks when they return to the classroom  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for July 27  —  Gov. Gavin Newsom removed his children from a summer camp …
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Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press:
Newsom pulls kids from summer camp with no mask requirement
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
A Confusing Message  —  The C.D.C. recommends indoor masking for the vaccinated, but only in some places.  —  The C.D.C. has both a polarization problem and a communication problem.  —  Let's start with the polarization problem: The parts of the country that would benefit most from a new crackdown …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Los Angeles Times:
Ed Buck convicted in meth overdose deaths of Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean  —  Ed Buck, a longtime fixture of West Hollywood politics, was convicted Tuesday of charges that he supplied the methamphetamine that killed two men during “party-and-play” encounters at his apartment.
U.S. Department of Justice:
United States Sells Unique Wu-Tang Clan Album Forfeited by Convicted Hedge Fund Manager Martin Shkreli  —  Defendant Forfeited His Interest in the Album, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” Following Conviction for Engaging in Securities Fraud Schemes  —  Proceeds from the Sale Will be Applied to Forfeiture Money Judgment Against Shkreli
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David Siders / Politico:
‘America is not racist’ becomes a GOP 2024 mantra  —  Lightning-rod issues such as critical race theory and “defund the police” are a staple for Republican contenders.  —  Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, Iowa.  Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo
Discussion: EXPOSEDbyCMD
The Guardian:
Julian Assange stripped of citizenship by Ecuador  —  Authorities cite unpaid fees and problems in naturalisation papers relating to WikiLeaks founder  —  Ecuador has revoked the citizenship of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks who is currently in a British prison.
Discussion: Raw Story, The Register and WTOP
Kevin Johnson / USA Today:
DOJ: Ala. Rep Brooks should not be dismissed from Capitol riot lawsuit; actions not ‘within scope’ of duties  —  The Justice Department concluded late Tuesday that Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., did not warrant exclusion from a Capitol riot lawsuit that claims that the congressman …
Adam Serwer / The Atlantic:
Democratic Leaders Are Betraying Black Voters  —  Democratic leaders have a plan for overcoming the Republican Party's attempts to restrict the franchise: Just vote harder.  —  Civil-rights leaders expressed their frustrations to The New York Times last week, telling the outlet that …
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
Scoop: 50,000 migrants released; few report to ICE  —  About 50,000 migrants who crossed the southern border illegally have now been released in the United States without a court date.  Although they are told to report to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office instead, just 13% have shown up so far, Axios has learned.
Matt Taibbi / TK News:
The Vaccine Aristocrats  —  Covid-19 cases are rising, but the “Pandemic of the Unvaccinated” blame-game campaign is the worst way to address the problem  —  Then there was the educated Texan from Texas who looked like someone in Technicolor and felt, patriotically, that people of means …
Politico:
‘Tiger of the House’ claws his way through infrastructure talks  —  Peter DeFazio has made his life's work about transportation.  Now, at a pivotal moment, the Democratic committee chair's being boxed out.  —  Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) speaks at a press conference on the INVEST in America Act on June 30, 2021 in Washington, D.C. |
Cheyenne Ubiera / The Daily Beast:
Oregon Rep. Pleads Guilty to Allowing Violent Protesters Into State Capitol Through Backdoor  —  BANNED  —  Former Oregon state Rep. Mike Nearman has been banned from entering the Oregon Capitol building and its surrounds for the next 18 months after pleading guilty Tuesday to official misconduct.
Discussion: Statesman Journal and Raw Story
Houston Keene / Fox News:
Every Dem senator votes to advance eco-terrorist-linked nominee who endorsed population control  —  The Senate could vote to confirm Stone-Manning as soon as Monday
Discussion: The Daily Caller
NBA.com:
Former President Barack Obama joins NBA Africa as strategic partner … President Obama will help advance the league's social responsibility efforts across the continent, including programs and partnerships that support greater gender equality and economic inclusion.
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Louise Story, a top editor at The Wall Street Journal, is leaving.  —  Louise Story, who oversaw digital strategy and technology at The Wall Street Journal, has decided to leave the paper after less than three years.  —  Her departure was announced on Tuesday by Matt Murray, the editor in chief …
 
 
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Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
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Progressive Denial Won't Stop Violent Crime
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CDC warns COVID-19 may be a few mutations away from evading vaccines
Sam Jones / Financial Times:
Swiss prosecutors end Magnitsky ‘dirty money’ probe without bringing charges
Discussion: WTOP
Austin Ramzy / New York Times:
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