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9:10 AM ET, July 29, 2021


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Yvonne Wingett Sanchez / Arizona Republic:
Sinema doesn't support Democrats' $3.5T bill, clinches bipartisan infrastructure deal  —  Sen. Kyrsten Sinema does not support Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget plan that aims to deliver major components of President Joe Biden's economic agenda that Democrats hope to pass after moving …
New York Times:
The Infrastructure Plan: What's In and What's Out … Sources: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; White House  —  The infrastructure bill that started moving forward again Wednesday is undeniably large: It calls for new federal spending of about $550 billion, an amount roughly equivalent …
Discussion: CNN, Insider and Bloomberg
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Infrastructure bills face House chaos
Discussion: Politico
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
$1.2 trillion “hard” infrastructure bill clears major procedural vote in Senate
Discussion: New York Magazine and CNN
The White House:
FACT SHEET: Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
Jim Newell / Slate:
Turns Out Mo Brooks Was Wearing Body Armor to Trump's Very Peaceful Jan. 6 Rally  —  Rep. Mo Brooks may be done with Jan. 6, but Jan. 6 isn't done with him.  —  The Alabama representative, notorious for his speaking role at the Jan. 6 rally leading up to the invasion of the Capitol …
Discussion: The Intellectualist and Insider
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Mo Brooks Accidentally Gave Up His Immunity From Eric Swalwell's Insurrection Lawsuit  —  On Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced that it would not shield Rep. Mo Brooks from Rep. Eric Swalwell's lawsuit against the fomenters of the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Wall Street Journal:
Two False Narratives About the Capitol Riot  —  As the Jan. 6 committee meets, politics drowns out the actual story.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  The House inquiry on the events of Jan. 6 held its opening hearing Tuesday, and it showed why no Republican should try to brush aside the ugliness of the Capitol riot.
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Rep. Jordan acknowledges speaking with Trump on Jan. 6
Discussion: Spectrum News 1 Ohio, CNN and HuffPost
Kurt Streeter / New York Times:
Simone Biles and the Power of ‘No’  —  By withdrawing from competition citing concerns over her mental health, Biles showed that resisting expectations can be more powerful than persisting through them.  —  No.  —  What a small and simple word.  —  What transformative power it possesses.
Eren Orbey / New Yorker:
The Radical Courage of Simone Biles's Exit from the Team USA Olympic Finals
Piers Morgan / Daily Mail:
Sorry Simone Biles, but there's nothing heroic or brave about quitting because you're not having ‘fun’ - you let down your team-mates, your fans and your country
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump allies blame conservative leader for failed Texas endorsement  —  Susan Wright's defeat in a Republican runoff dealt a blow to Trump's aura of invincibility as a GOP kingmaker.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Texas loss alarms Trump advisers worried about party clout
Discussion: Raw Story and Roll Call
News Blog, Riverfront Times:
St. Louis County Health Director: I Was Assaulted, Called ‘Brown C—  ’ After Mask Plea  — Dr. Faisal Khan, acting director of the St. Louis County Department of Health. … Dear Chairwoman Days,  —  I appreciated the opportunity to share the latest data, scientific research …
Rosalind Helderman / Washington Post:
Arizona's GOP ballot review has raised more than $5.7 million in private donations, organizers say  —  A private contractor conducting a Republican-commissioned review of 2020 presidential ballots in Arizona's largest county announced late Wednesday that it has collected more than $5.7 million in private donations to fund the process.
Washington Post:
As Trump pushed for probes of 2020 election, he called acting AG Rosen almost daily  —  President Donald Trump called his acting attorney general nearly every day at the end of last year to alert him to claims of voter fraud or alleged improper vote counts in the 2020 election, according to two people familiar with the conversations.
Washington Post:
CDC reversal on indoor masking prompts experts to ask, 'Where's the data?'  —  New recommendations from federal health officials this week on when vaccinated Americans should don face masks came with a startling bolt of news: People who have had their shots and become infected with the delta variant …
Andrew Miller / Fox News:
Biden confuses Trump with Obama, calls it ‘Freudian slip’  —  Biden's remark prompted head-scratching on social media  —  JD Vance: Biden admin should stop insulting people about vaccine hesitancy  —  President Biden mixed up former President Obama and former President Trump during …
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Biden shifts onus for pandemic onto the unvaccinated as he readies federal worker vaccine requirement  —  Avlon: Unvaccinated are holding us hostage  —  WASHINGTON (CNN)President Joe Biden, who for months used techniques like public service announcements and grassroots campaigns …
Aaron Maté / RealClearInvestigations:
A Fresh Reminder of Russiagate's Failed Guardian(s) of Integrity  —  Above left, RCI writer Aaron Maté in a tense 2017 interview with Luke Harding of the Guardian (full video below).  Harding was lead author on a supposed blockbuster this month ignored by major news outlets …
Dennis Aftergut / The Bulwark:
Meet the Corporations That Went Back on Their Word Not to Support the Sedition Caucus  —  They promised not to support Republicans who voted not to certify the election results.  And then they changed their minds and hoped Americans wouldn't notice.  —  Following the January 6 insurrection …
Washington Post:
Something strange is happening in Britain.  Covid cases are plummeting instead of soaring.  —  LONDON — This is a puzzler.  Coronavirus cases are plummeting in Britain.  They were supposed to soar.  Scientists aren't sure why they haven't.  —  The daily number of new infections recorded …
Discussion: Politico and
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
U.S. GDP increased at 6.5% pace in the second quarter, well below expectations  — GDP rose at a 6.4% annualized pace in the second quarter, according to the Commerce Department's first estimate Thursday.  — That was well below the Dow Jones estimate of 8.4%.
Jason DeParle / New York Times:
Pandemic Aid Programs Spur a Record Drop in Poverty  —  The most comprehensive study yet of the federal response to the pandemic shows huge but temporary benefits for the poor — and helps frame a larger debate over the role of government.  —  WASHINGTON — The huge increase in government aid prompted …
Logan Hullinger / York Dispatch:
‘Election integrity committee’ in York County accused of voter intimidation  —  A group calling itself an “election integrity committee” drew allegations of voter intimidation after its members reportedly knocked on doors across York County asking about how and for whom residents voted.
Discussion: Raw Story
Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post:
Tunisia's crisis tests Biden's democracy agenda  —  You're reading an excerpt from the Today's WorldView newsletter.  Sign up to get the rest, including news from around the globe, interesting ideas and opinions to know, sent to your inbox every weekday.  —  Since he took office …
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
Charlie Kirk's pro-Trump youth group stokes vaccine resistance as covid surges again  —  Turning Point USA and its affiliates are urging students to resist mandates and spreading baseless claims about “medical raids,” part of a bid for donations  —  A young emergency room doctor stood …
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Jared Kushner to leave politics, launch investment firm - sources  —  Jared Kushner, a top adviser to former President Donald Trump, plans to launch an investment firm in coming months, a move that will take him away from politics for the foreseeable future, sources familiar with the plan said on Wednesday.
Ben Shpigel / New York Times:
Deshaun Watson and the Texans Opened Camp With Business as Unusual  —  The quarterback remains the subject of 22 civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual misconduct.  But you wouldn't have known that as training camp opened Wednesday.  —  HOUSTON — At 9:26 a.m. Wednesday …
Lingling Wei / Wall Street Journal:
China's New Ambassador to the U.S. Adopts Placating Tone  —  NEW YORK—China's new envoy to the U.S. struck a conciliatory note upon his arrival in Washington on Wednesday, pledging to repair the increasingly testy relationship between the two world powers days after Chinese Foreign Ministry officials greeted …
Discussion: New York Times and Japan Times
Max Boot / Washington Post:
People are dying because of Republican hostility to science  —  If you want to know why the United States is in such big trouble, look at the findings of a new Gallup poll.  The percentage of Republicans expressing a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in science has plummeted from 72 percent in 1975 to just 45 percent today.
Allahpundit / HotAir:
Rumblings: Teachers union head, Fed chair hint that schools might not reopen on schedule  —  I've said it before, but once again for emphasis: If you have school-aged kids and you live in a blue state, you're courting disaster by not moving before the fall semester.  Which is now only a month or so away.
Discussion: KTVZ-TV, PIX11 and Twitchy
Jeffrey Tucker / HotAir:
The CDC's hysterical mask flip-flop might be its final undoing  —  The real problem, conclude many, is this bogus freedom of choice.  This is why there is more constant talk about vaccine mandates, and why NPR gets breathless with excitement at every new directive - from the Department of Veterans Affairs …
Discussion: Lucianne and RealClearMarkets
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The Guardian:
‘A nightmare scenario’: how an anti-trans Instagram post led to violence in the streets
Discussion: Raw Story
Marco Rubio / Fox News:
We must stop Silicon Valley-Democrat collusion before conservatives are silenced for good
Discussion: The Federalist
Brad Polumbo / Foundation for Economic Education:
Despite ‘Delta’ Alarmism, US COVID Deaths Are at Lowest Level Since March 2020, Harvard and Stanford Professors Explain
Ben Brasch / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Georgia Republicans take first step to Fulton elections takeover
Sheehan Hannan / Politico:
The Beltway Can't Stop Talking About Him. The Voters He Needs Barely Know Him.
Lew Blank / Data For Progress:
Congress Can Prevent the Next Pandemic. Why Won't They?
Albert Hunt / The Hill:
Democrats need a coherent response to attacks on critical race theory
Discussion: New Republic and CNN
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Man arrested in fatal shooting of 6-year-old Nyiah Courtney in D.C.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Calm down about the Delta variant
Aaron Rupar / Vox:
Why Newsmax is failing  —  The sudden rise and precipitous fall of Newsmax, explained by an expert.
Discussion: Raw Story and
The Number of People With IRAs Worth $5 Million or More Has Tripled, Congress Says
New York Magazine:
What If Vaccines Don't Really Stop the Virus From Spreading?
Discussion: SFist
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
A Saudi official's harrowing account of torture reveals the regime's brutality