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1:25 PM ET, August 1, 2021

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Craig Howie / Politico:
Kinzinger: ‘Significant amount’ of subpoenas likely in Jan. 6 probe  —  Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday indicated the select House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol would use its subpoena power to compel “a lot of people” to testify.  —  “I would expect to see a significant amount …
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Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
McCarthy jokes it will be hard not to ‘hit’ Pelosi with gavel if he becomes Speaker  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) joked over the weekend that it would be hard for him not to hit Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calf.) with a gavel if the GOP wins control of the lower chamber in next year's midterm elections.
Discussion: Political Flare and Mediaite
ABC News:
Kinzinger supports issuing subpoenas for members of Congress, including McCarthy
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
Eric Swalwell Nails It And Explains Why Jim Jordan And Kevin McCarthy Are Running Scared
Discussion: Raw Story
Gabrielle Tétrault-farber / Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE Belarusian sprinter says she won't return home  —  A Belarusian sprinter said she was taken to the airport against her wishes on Sunday to board a flight back home after she complained about national coaches at the Tokyo Olympics.  —  Krystsina Tsimanouskaya …
Molly Nagle / ABC News:
Fauci warns ‘things are going to get worse’ with COVID  —  He doesn't believe lockdowns aren't likely to return, however.  —  As the country grapples with a surge in the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci believes that lockdowns the country saw last year are not likely to return …
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Jackie Salo / New York Post:
Dr. Fauci warns latest COVID-19 wave is ‘going to get worse’  —  Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned that the country's latest COVID-19 surge is “going to get worse” — but insisted he doesn't expect the climbing case numbers to trigger any new lockdown orders.
Discussion: The Hill
Zachary B. Wolf / CNN:
The rent is now due, America  —  (CNN)It's like Democrats in the White House and Congress forgot the date.  —  Now it's the first of the month and rent — and back rent — is suddenly due for millions of Americans who have been shielded from eviction during the pandemic.
Discussion: Truthout, Althouse and New York Times
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Tiana Lowe / Washington Examiner:
DC Mayor Bowser officiates maskless indoor wedding after reinstated mask mandate  —  Fewer than 24 hours after Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated her 49th birthday with a DJ and comedian Dave Chappelle, she officiated a wedding at The Line DC, a four-star hotel in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of the city.
NBC News:
Our brother Paul Gosar backed Trump's lie and betrayed America.  Has he no shame?  —  In 1954, the Boston lawyer Joseph Welch famously asked Wisconsin Republican Sen. Joseph McCarthy, “At long last, sir, have you left no sense of decency?”  It was a question that marked the beginning …
Discussion: Political Flare and Raw Story
GOV.UK:
UK condemns deliberate attack on oil tanker by Iran  —  UK assessments have concluded that it is highly likely that Iran attacked the MV MERCER STREET in international waters off Oman using one or more Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.  —  From:  —  Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
‘I will not be silenced’: Women targeted in hack-and-leak attacks speak out about spyware  —  Ghada Oueiss, a Lebanese broadcast journalist at Al-Jazeera, was eating dinner at home with her husband last June when she received a message from a colleague telling her to check Twitter.
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Why Trust Is in Short Supply on Capitol Hill  —  Suspicion and skepticism among lawmakers complicates deal-making.  —  WASHINGTON — Congress is running a serious trust deficit.  —  While a bipartisan group of centrist senators was able to strike a rare accord on infrastructure …
Discussion: Reuters
Mike Schneider / Associated Press:
Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases  —  ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state's highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday, as its theme park resorts again started asking visitors to wear masks indoors.
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Ian Fisher / Bloomberg:
Florida Daily Covid Cases Hit Record, Becomes U.S. Epicenter
Discussion: Miami Herald
New York Times:
Who Are the Unvaccinated in America?  There's No One Answer.  —  One segment of people who have avoided shots is vehemently opposed to the idea.  But there is a second group, surveys suggest, that is still deciding.  —  As coronavirus cases rise across the United States …
Discussion: UPI and Trending Politics
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New York Times:
'It's Nowhere Near Over': A Beach Town's Gust of Freedom, Then a U-turn
Discussion: HotAir and National Review
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
Biden, Republicans and the Pandemic Blame Game
Discussion: Raw Story and Associated Press
Robert Silverman / The Daily Beast:
How ‘Coward and Phony’ Tim Pool Became One of the Biggest Political YouTubers on the Planet  —  OFF THE DEEP END … A former darling of Occupy Wall Street, Tim Pool has racked up more than a billion views and millions in earnings while dangerously whitewashing the far right.
CNN:
Attendee at St. Louis County Council vote to overturn mask mandate tests positive for Covid-19  —  Health official describes racist attack after council meeting on masks  —  (CNN)A person who attended a St. Louis County Council meeting last week where officials voted to overturn a mask mandate …
Kelsey Tamborrino / Politico:
Manchin: No guarantee reconciliation package will pass  —  Manchin said he expected the text of the bipartisan bill would be released Sunday, and that senators would start the amendment process on the bill by Monday.  —  Sen. Joe Manchin stands outside the chamber.  J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
Washington Post:
Trump has more than $100 million in political cash after first six months of 2021  —  The sizable war chest reveals how the former president has reaped financial rewards while claiming the election was stolen from him.  —  Former president Donald Trump's proved himself his party's …
Discussion: The Hill
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Marisa Iati / Washington Post:
Vaccinated people are ready for normalcy — and angry at the unvaccinated getting in their way
Felicia Schwartz / Wall Street Journal:
FDA Under Pressure to Grant Full Approval to Covid-19 Vaccines
Discussion: National Review
Washington Post:
When will the summer coronavirus surge peak? It will get worse before it gets better, experts predict.
Karl Evers-Hillstrom / The Hill:
Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement
Paul A. London / The Hill:
The war against cities  —  The Republican Party is waging a war against cities …
 Earlier Items: 
Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New Yorker:
An Uncertain New Phase of the Pandemic, in Which Cases Surge But Deaths Do Not
New York Times:
Biden Promised to Restore the Iran Nuclear Deal. Now It Risks Derailment.
Human Rights Watch:
Myanmar: Coup Leads to Crimes Against Humanity
David P. Goldman / Asia Times:
Will China bail out Biden?
Discussion: Power Line
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Sarah Palin teases 2022 Senate run in Alaska
Scott Mcfetridge / Associated Press:
Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect
Discussion: TheBlaze