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12:30 AM ET, August 1, 2021

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Jeremy Beaman / Washington Examiner:
Former RNC chairman to Jim Jordan on Jan. 6: ‘You know, b****, what time you called the president’  —  Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele called Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan a “son of a b****” for his recent remarks that he wasn't certain whether he spoke to former President Donald Trump on Jan. 6.
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Washington Post:
Trump raked in $82 million in first half of 2021 and has more than $100 million in the bank  —  The fundraising was done through a set of political action committees with few limitations on how the money can be spent  —  Former president Donald Trump's political action committees raised $82 million …
Discussion: The Hill
Politico:
Trump political groups raised $82M in first half of 2021
Discussion: CNN and RedState
Wall Street Journal:   Trump Has $102 Million in Political Cash as GOP Eyes Midterm Elections
David J. Neal / Miami Herald:
Florida sets a record with 21,683 new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday, the CDC says  —  Saturday, the state of Florida reported more new COVID-19 cases to the Centers for Disease Control than any previous day in the coronavirus pandemic, 21,683.  —  That's a jump over the previous record …
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CNN:
Less than 0.001% of fully vaccinated Americans died after a Covid-19 breakthrough case, CDC data shows  —  Nurse: Some Covid-19 patients think I'm lying about diagnosis  —  (CNN)Less than .004% of people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 experienced a breakthrough case resulting in hospitalization …
Discussion: Fox News and The National Interest
Oriana Gonzalez / Axios:
Chart: Less than 0.1% of vaccinated Americans infected with COVID-19  —  Of the 164 million vaccinated Americans, less than 0.1% have been infected with the coronavirus, and 0.001% have died, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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  — State now accounts for one in five new case in the U.S.  — Disney among Florida businesses to reinstate mask requirements  —  Florida reported 21,683 new cases on Friday, breaking a daily record for the entire pandemic …
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Why Do Republicans Hate Cops?
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Scott Mcfetridge / Associated Press:
Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect  —  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic.  —  That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears …
Jon Levine / New York Post:
AOC has spent thousands on security, including $4k-plus to ex-Blackwater contractor  —  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez paid thousands for personal security to a former Blackwater contractor, a review of Federal Election Commission records shows.  —  AOC's campaign dropped at least $4,636 …
Discussion: RedState, Lucianne, Page Array and TheBlaze
Mujib Mashal / New York Times:
Body of Reuters Photographer Was Mutilated in Taliban Custody, Officials Say  —  The body of Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize winner killed in Afghanistan, was unrecognizable when it was brought to a Kandahar hospital, one official said.  —  NEW DELHI — The body of Danish Siddiqui …
Discussion: Current Industry and The US Sun
New York Times:
'It's Nowhere Near Over': A Beach Town's Gust of Freedom, Then a U-turn  —  Provincetown, Mass., the quirky community at the tip of Cape Cod, thought it was safe to return to prepandemic partying.  It wasn't.  —  PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — By the Fourth of July, Provincetown's tourist season had built to a prepandemic thrum.
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
Rudy Giuliani Says He's ‘More Than Willing To Go To Jail’ But Did Nothing Wrong in Amazing Interview with NBC New York  —  NBC New York's Melissa Russo interviewed former NYC mayor and former Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani this week, and in very on-brand fashion the outspoken attorney made multiple startling declarations.
Discussion: The Guardian and NBC New York
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Sarah Palin teases 2022 Senate run in Alaska  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she may yet jump back into politics, teasing the possibility of a Senate run in 2022 against incumbent Lisa Murkowski.  —  “If God wants me to do it I will,” Palin told an enthusiastic audience during …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
WATCH: Mark Meadows Says Trump Meeting with ‘Cabinet Members’ at Jersey Golf Club About ‘Moving Forward in a Real Way’  —  Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said that former President Donald Trump has been meeting with “cabinet members” at his New Jersey golf resort …
Discussion: HuffPost and Raw Story
David P. Goldman / Asia Times:
Will China bail out Biden?  —  Prominent Chinese academic's warning that inflation might bankrupt the US government will be read carefully in Washington  —  Renmin University professor Jin Canrong has Washington's attention.  The senior director for China at the US National Security Council …
Discussion: Power Line and Lucianne
Caroline Anders / Washington Post:
A lawyer hoped history books would help her Capitol riot clients grow.  She was called a traitor — and worse.  —  Defense attorney Heather Shaner said her first client from Jan. 6 wanted to invoke “the Constitution from 1776.″ When she tried to explain that the document was ratified years later …
Joel Burgess / Asheville Citizen Times:
Rep. Madison Cawthorn tried to board plane with gun; could face fine, status loss  —  ASHEVILLE - U.S. House member Madison Cawthorn had his gun taken by airport police and will likely face a federal fine and loss of a special security status, local and federal officials said.
Discussion: Law & Crime, Insider and HuffPost
Sarah Kliff / New York Times:
New Rule Raises Question: Who'll Pay for All the Covid Tests?  —  With the Delta variant surging, many companies have decided that unvaccinated workers will need to get regular testing.  —  Spurred by rising Covid cases and the Delta variant's spread, a wave of major employers announced …
Discussion: NBC New York
Human Rights Watch:
Myanmar: Coup Leads to Crimes Against Humanity  —  6 Months After Takeover, Urgent Need for Targeted Sanctions, Arms Ban  —  (Bangkok) - Myanmar's military junta has committed numerous abuses against the population that amount to crimes against humanity in the six months since the February 1, 2021 coup, Human Rights Watch said today.
Valerie Gonzalez / MyRGV.com:
Source: Mexico not taking certain migrant families; RGV feeling impact with over 10,000 in custody  —  Mexico has stopped accepting families who are not from the country, according to a Mexican federal source, prompting an increase in migrants held in detention across the Rio Grande Valley …
Farnaz Fassihi / New York Times:
Murder Trial in Sweden Could Shine Unsavory Light on Iran's New President  —  Nearly 3,000 miles from Tehran where mass executions were carried out in 1988, a murder trial in Sweden could produce new revelations that complicate life for Iran's president-elect.
Discussion: HotAir
Eclectablog:
All hands on deck for democracy - with special guest Marcy Wheeler  —  Marcy Wheeler's website: EmptyWheel.net  —  Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: DOJ unimpressed by Mo Brooks' kickass conspiracy defense  —  Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: Like all his co-conspirators, Donald Trump would be charged for obstruction, not incitement
Michael Flynn / The Western Journal:
Gen. Flynn Exclusive: 10 INDISPUTABLE FACTS on the 2020 Election That Argue for Audits  —  It's an oft-quoted saying: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.”  —  A fact is something done, an action performed or an event or circumstance that actually occurred.
 
 
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Tara Todd / WVIR-TV:
Augusta County School Board votes against VDoE transgender model policies
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Townhall
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Biden administration resumes fast-track deportation flights for migrants denied asylum
Discussion: Townhall and Insider
Axios:
1 big thing: Biden's quick-trigger COVID problem
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Maher: Maybe the “woke Olympics” shouldn't have taken its cues from the Oscars
Discussion: The Hill, MSN and Insider
Zaid Jilani / MSN:
Progressives' New Racialism Isn't Just Repulsive. It's Dangerous
 Earlier Items: 
Olivia Beavers / Politico:
Cawthorn vs. McKinley: Another intra-GOP spat breaks out on House floor
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Post
Abby Luby / The Examiner News:
Local Outrage at Trump Winged Foot Gala Goes National
Fraternal Order of Police:
NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
Discussion: Fox News and Townhall
Ashton Pittman / Mississippi Free Press:
Emails Show UM Officials' Concern Over Fired Historian Criticizing Private Prison Ties
Isabel Vincent / New York Post:
Activist Shaun King lives lavishly in lakefront New Jersey home
Discussion: BizPac Review
Politico:
McConnell stirs GOP intrigue with support for Biden's infrastructure bill
Discussion: Raw Story