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2:40 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.
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Collins says infrastructure bill could pass Senate by end of week with at least 10 Republicans in support  —  Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Sunday that the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package could be introduced on the Senate floor as early as today and that she believes …
Discussion: Politico and Washington Times
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
Eric Swalwell Nails It And Explains Why Jim Jordan And Kevin McCarthy Are Running Scared
Discussion: Raw Story
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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Nancy A. Youssef / Wall Street Journal:
Fauci Warns on Covid-19 That ‘Things Are Going to Get Worse’  —  Infectious-disease expert cites more contagious variant and surge of new cases  —  The Biden administration's chief medical adviser said he didn't believe the U.S. would return to lockdowns but warned that “things are going to get worse” …
Discussion: Reuters, Mediaite and UPI
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
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 …
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: Raw Story and Political Flare
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.
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Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Joe Biden's failing first crisis
Washington Post:
His campaign is over.  But Trump's political groups are still spending donor money at his properties.  —  Save America, the leadership PAC where former president Donald Trump is asking loyalists to direct their political contributions, paid for lodging about two dozen times in the first six months of 2021.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Trump's fundraising prowess: $82 million haul during first half of 2021
Washington Post:
Trump has more than $100 million in political cash after first six months of 2021
Discussion: The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Has $102 Million in Political Cash as GOP Eyes Midterm Elections
Discussion: New York Post
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.
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 …
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
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.
Laurie McGinley / Washington Post:
FDA vows ‘all hands on deck’ effort to get Pfizer coronavirus vaccine full approval as quickly as possible  —  As covid-19 cases rise, agency plans “sprint” to expedite approval and counter vaccine hesitancy  —  With coronavirus cases surging, the Food and Drug Administration's top vaccine official …
Discussion: National Review and Insider
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Felicia Schwartz / Wall Street Journal:   FDA Under Pressure to Grant Full Approval to Covid-19 Vaccines
David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
The U.K.'s Delta Surge Is Collapsing.  Will Ours?  —  On Thursday night, with the equivalent of a five-alarm siren, the Washington Post and New York Times, along with other media outlets, blared the major bullet points of an internal CDC slide presentation explaining a recent shift in mask guidance …
 
 
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Christina Maxouris / CNN:
Some vaccinated Americans have lost their patience with those refusing the shot as Covid-19 cases surge and mandates return
New York Times:
As Fears Grip Afghanistan, Hundreds of Thousands Flee
GOV.UK:
UK condemns deliberate attack on oil tanker by Iran
Discussion: UPI and One America News Network
Kelsey Tamborrino / Politico:
Manchin: No guarantee reconciliation package will pass
Discussion: The Hill, CBS News and Fox News
Vivian Yee / New York Times:
Tunisia's President Holds Forth on Freedoms After Seizing Power
Marisa Iati / Washington Post:
Vaccinated people are ready for normalcy — and angry at the unvaccinated getting in their way
Washington Post:
When will the summer coronavirus surge peak? It will get worse before it gets better, experts predict.
 Earlier Items: 
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 …
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.
David P. Goldman / Asia Times:
Will China bail out Biden?
Discussion: Power Line
New York Times:
'It's Nowhere Near Over': A Beach Town's Gust of Freedom, Then a U-turn
Discussion: National Review and HotAir
Mike Schneider / Associated Press:
Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases
Scott Mcfetridge / Associated Press:
Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect
Discussion: TheBlaze