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Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
The Big Money Behind the Big Lie  —  Donald Trump's attacks on democracy are being promoted by rich and powerful conservative groups that are determined to win at all costs. … It was tempting to dismiss the show unfolding inside the Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona, as an unintended comedy.
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The route to stealing the 2024 election begins with a simple step  —  It seems increasingly plausible that we'll see an effort to steal the 2024 presidential election if the Democratic candidate wins by a margin close enough to permit it.  Indeed, whether this effort does or does not end up happening …
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump to Fight Release of Tax Returns, His Lawyer Says  —  Attorney for former president objects to Treasury Department's intention to turn over tax records to congressional committee  —  WASHINGTON—Former President Donald Trump will fight any move by the Treasury Department to turn …
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Jan Wolfe / Reuters:
Trump to object to release of tax returns -lawyer  —  Former U.S. President Donald Trump will challenge a recent U.S. Justice Department order that his tax returns should be turned over to a House of Representatives committee, one of his personal lawyers signaled on Monday.
Discussion: Raw Story
Whitney Wild / CNN:
Officer who responded to January 6 attack is third to die by suicide  —  (CNN)A DC police officer who responded to the US Capitol insurrection has died by suicide, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.  —  “Officer Gunther Hashida, assigned to the Emergency Response Team within …
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CNBC:
Third police officer, Gunther Hashida, dies by suicide after defending Capitol during riot by pro-Trump mob
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
As Florida's COVID crisis intensifies, DeSantis' response falters  —  In mid-March, Politico published a report under text that read, “How Ron DeSantis won the pandemic.”  As we've discussed, the evidence to bolster the claim was dubious, but the report nevertheless featured Florida's Republican governor …
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CNN:
Top RNC official in Florida spreads Covid-19 conspiracies, calling vaccines the ‘mark of the beast’  —  (CNN)Amid recent surging coronavirus cases in Florida, a top Republican National Committee official in the state has spread anti-vaccine rhetoric and misinformation, comparing …
Discussion: Raw Story
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
New congressional report says covid-19 likely emerged in Wuhan months earlier than originally thought  —  Nineteen months after the start of the pandemic, the Chinese government continues to actively thwart a real investigation into the origins of covid-19.  Now, a new GOP congressional report alleges …
Discussion: Insider and New York Post
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Committee on Foreign Affairs:
McCaul Releases Addendum to Origins of COVID-19 Report
Jake Dima / Washington Examiner:
Andrew Napolitano out at Fox after sexual harassment allegations  —  Judge Andrew Napolitano, a longtime analyst at Fox News, “parted ways” with the network following allegations of sexual harassment.  —  A producer who works on the Kudlow show, hosted by Larry Kudlow on Fox Business …
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Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:
Fox Business Employee Sues Network, Alleging Larry Kudlow Made Racist and Sexist Remarks
Discussion: Political Flare
Leonard Greene / New York Daily News:
Larry Kudlow accused of racist, sexist remarks in Fox Business producer's suit; Andrew Napolitano accused of harassment
Graham Gremore / Queerty:
broke as a joke Rudy Giuliani's bank account is almost empty and guess who's totally iced him out  —  As the summer drags on, things only seem to be getting worse for Rudy Giuliani.  —  In addition to being ensnared in multiple lawsuits and a federal investigation that is reportedly costing …
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Eschaton and POLITICUSUSA
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Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:   Rudy Giuliani Is Reportedly Almost Broke And Trump's Shutting Him Out
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:   Trump PACs paid lawyers nearly $8 million as he fought election results and impeachment
Josh Kovensky / Talking Points Memo:
Tucker Carlson Summers With Viktor Orban, Touted As Speaker At Budapest Far-right Gathering  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson is billed as a speaker at a far-right conference in Hungary on Saturday, according to a flier for the event.  The appearance will come days after the Fox host met …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and mccfeszt.hu
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Schumer weaponizes August recess to advance Biden agenda  —  Chuck Schumer doesn't have to be the bad guy in the Senate's infrastructure debate.  The calendar is doing that job for him.  —  With the upper chamber closing in on President Joe Biden's long-sought, $550 billion bipartisan infrastructure plan …
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CNN:
Lindsey Graham tests positive for Covid-19 and has had ‘flu-like symptoms’ despite being vaccinated
New York Times:
Cuomo Grilled for 11 Hours in Sexual Harassment Inquiry  —  The investigation by the New York State attorney general's office could determine Gov. Andrew Cuomo's political future.  —  For Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the setting and even the circumstances were familiar.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
CDC Extends Order at the Southern and Northern Land Borders  —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order under Sections 362 and 365 of the Public Health Service Act, and associated implementing regulations, that temporarily suspends the introduction …
Jay Greene / Washington Post:
Amazon union election results should be scrapped over improprieties, NLRB officer recommends  —  The union that lost the initial vote said the recommendation comes in a decision from a National Labor Relations Board hearing officer, who wrote that Amazon's tactics improperly skewed union election results.
Phillip Nieto / The Spectator World:
College Republicans rocked by fake sexual assault allegations scandal  —  Two women say a senior College Republican asked them to falsely accuse a male student of misconduct  —  What would you be prepared to do in pursuit of political power?  —  Two women are accusing senior members …
Justin Fox / Bloomberg:
GDP Growth Under Trump Was the Worst Since Hoover  —  The pandemic was partly to blame, and there are some measures that make his record look better.  But it was not a stellar performance.  —  It was the whopping-yet-still-disappointing 6.5% annualized growth number for the second quarter …
Maya Pottiger / Washingtonian:
Mayor Muriel Bowser Under Fire for Allegedly Violating Her Indoor Mask Mandate at a Wedding  —  The Washington Examiner writer on the story was not invited to the wedding, an organizer says.  —  Mayor Muriel Bowser made headlines this weekend when the Washington Examiner posted photos …
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Jen Fifield / Arizona Republic:
Maricopa County and Dominion won't comply with new subpoenas issued by Arizona Senate  —  Maricopa County supervisors and Dominion Voting Systems refused to produce additional election material on Monday in response to new subpoenas filed by the Arizona Senate.
WDSU-TV:
COVID-19 vaccine required for all New Orleans deputy constables ahead of heavy eviction workload  —  WDSU Digital Team  —  Hide Transcript Show Transcript  —  The latest breaking updates, delivered straight to your email inbox.  —  Submit  —  Privacy Notice  —  NEW ORLEANS —
Discussion: Slow Boring
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic:
Congress Is Slashing a $30 Billion Plan to Fight the Next Pandemic  —  President Joe Biden campaigned as America's pandemic fighter.  So it will be strange, to say the least, if his infrastructure bill fails to significantly increase the country's pandemic-preparedness budget.  —  But it could happen.
Discussion: Washington Post
Jeremy B. White / Politico:
Jenner campaign in debt as California recall hits homestretch  —  OAKLAND — Caitlyn Jenner's gubernatorial campaign has piled up debt, filings show, as the celebrity and former Olympian struggles to make headway in California's recall race.  —  From the launch of Jenner's candidacy through the end of July …
Mike Ferrara / NBC News:
Prosecuting Trump for role in Jan. 6 riot got easier thanks to Capitol officers' testimony … “All of them - all of them were telling us, 'Trump sent us.”  In harrowing, heart-wrenching testimony before a House select committee established to investigate the events of Jan. 6 …
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans' Optimism About COVID-19 Dashed as Cases Surge  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a dramatic shift from last month, more Americans now say the coronavirus situation in the U.S. is getting worse (45%) rather than better (40%).  In June, a record 89% said the situation was getting better, while only 3% said it was getting worse.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The GOP scamming of rural Trump voters continues.  A new study shows the latest.  —  It has long been central to Republican mythology that Democrats have nothing but seething contempt for the rural and small-town inhabitants of the Real American Heartland.  Republicans sometimes pair …
Discussion: RedState and POLITICUSUSA
Joe Cunningham / RedState:
Kamala Harris Is Turning Out to Be Joe Biden's Biggest Mistake  —  As of right now, the Republican Party seems to be primed to take back at least part of Congress in 2022.  They barely have a lead in the House and they must rely on Kamala Harris to break any tie in the Senate.
Discussion: Fox News, CNBC, Insider and Ace of Spades HQ
Houston Keene / Fox News:
Jesse Jackson arrested at DC protest  —  This was the latest arrest for Jackson, who joined protesters in support of the election reform bill  —  Jesse Jackson: Must be ‘consequences’ for police shootings  —  The Rev. Jesse Jackson was arrested in Washington, D.C. by Capitol Police on Monday …
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Mary Trump Calls Out Meghan McCain: She Doesn't Have the ‘Courage’ to Face Me  —  The former president's niece publicly called out Meghan McCain for ducking her appearance on “The View.”  —  On her final Monday as host of The View, Meghan McCain was conspicuously absent from the show's big interview with Mary Trump.
Andrea Mitchell / MSNBC:
Secy.  Mayorkas: Domestic extremism ‘the greatest terrorist related threat we have in the homeland’  —  Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security tells Andrea Mitchell that domestic extremism is “the greatest terrorist related threat we have in the homeland,” shares how the Department …
 
 
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Perry Bacon / Washington Post:
The Democratic establishment's attacks on progressives are counterproductive. There's a better way forward.
Naomi Jagoda / The Hill:
Optimism grows that infrastructure deal will get to Biden's desk
Discussion: Breitbart
OpenSecrets.org:
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CNN:
American democracy's infrastructure is crumbling
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Sarah Palin says she's praying about running for Senate against Murkowski
Discussion: Townhall and Insider
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Biden approval takes a hit as coronavirus surges, poll shows
Discussion: IJR
Michael Moline / Florida Phoenix:
A brazen scheme? ALEC software giveaway to GOP lawmakers violated FL campaign-finance laws
Discussion: Florida Politics
New York Times:
We Cannot Stand By and Watch Afghanistan Collapse
Discussion: The Western Journal
 Earlier Items: 
Josh Barro / Insider:
The vaccines work very well against Delta, so stop badgering the vaccinated to wear masks
Discussion: Washington Post
David Dayen / American Prospect:
Anatomy of an Anti-Union Meeting
Los Angeles Times:
Newsom could be replaced by someone with a tiny fraction of the vote. That's nuts
The Guardian:
100-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to be tried
Discussion: TheBlaze and The Local
David Brooks / The Atlantic:
How the Bobos Broke America
Discussion: Althouse