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3:50 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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Matthew Brown / USA Today:
Susan Collins says Trump shouldn't testify to Jan. 6 panel, criticizes it as ‘partisan’  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., over the House's select committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack, while lamenting the collapse …
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Collins says infrastructure bill could pass Senate by end of week with at least 10 Republicans in support
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 and Mediaite
Jackie Salo / New York Post:
Dr. Fauci warns latest COVID-19 wave is ‘going to get worse’
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and 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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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.
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 …
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
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:
Discussion: UPI and One America News Network
Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Say goodbye to persuasion: Vaccine mandates may be coming — but will they be legal?  —  “They didn't get vaccinated.”  Those words from President Biden summed up why his administration made a critical shift in its COVID policies, from mask recommendations to mandatory shots for federal workers.
Discussion: Trending Politics
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.
Nick Allen / Telegraph:
Future president?  Kamala Harris now ‘underwater’ as sinking popularity alarms Democrats  —  Vice president to be sent abroad to raise her profile  —  Kamala Harris has become the most unpopular US vice president six months into an administration since at least the 1970s, according to polls.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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.
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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
 
 
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Fox News:
White House touts ‘strongest week’ of first-time vaccinations since early June
Discussion: Washington Post
John Blake / CNN:
Democrats are on the verge of repeating a voting rights blunder that led to the rise of Jim Crow
Brooke Harrington / The Atlantic:
The Anti-vaccine Con Job Is Becoming Untenable
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
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Joe Biden's failing first crisis
Vivian Yee / New York Times:
Tunisia's President Holds Forth on Freedoms After Seizing Power
 Earlier Items: 
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.
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:
'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