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Robert Reich / The Guardian:   A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all
New York Times:
F.D.A. Aims to Give Final Approval to Pfizer Vaccine by Early Next Month  —  The Food and Drug Administration's move is expected to kick off more vaccination mandates for hospital workers, college students and federal troops.  —  WASHINGTON — With a new surge of Covid-19 infections ripping through …
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Marc Thiessen / Washington Post:
Stop harassing the unvaccinated  —  In recent weeks, President Biden has been trying to insult unvaccinated Americans into getting immunized.  He has told the vaccine-hesitant that they are “not nearly as smart as I thought you were,” that they are responsible for the pandemic …
Lexi Lonas / The Hill:
FDA aims to give full approval to Pfizer vaccine by Labor Day: report
Discussion: The Times of Israel and Townhall
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Michael Luciano / Mediaite:   Newsmax's Greg Kelly Defends Cuomo: ‘I Can See a Freakin’ Witch Hunt When It Happens'
Washington Post:
Biden calls for Cuomo to resign after investigation finds the New York governor sexually harassed 11 women
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:   Cuomo Sexual Harassment Part of Broader Toxic Workplace, Report Says
Washington Post:
Biden administration planning to announce new action to limit housing evictions  —  The move would come after congressional Democrats complained that the White House allowed a CDC eviction moratorium to lapse.  —  The Biden administration is expected to announce a new action to limit housing evictions …
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CNN:
CDC announces limited, targeted eviction moratorium until early October
Meryl Kornfield / Washington Post:
Missouri governor pardons Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who waved guns at protesters  —  A St. Louis couple who gained national notoriety for brandishing guns at peaceful protesters last year and pleaded guilty to firearm charges were pardoned by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson last week.
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Associated Press:
Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple  —  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced that he made good on his promise to pardon a couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators as they marched past the couple's home in a luxury St. Louis enclave last year.
Neil Vigdor / New York Times:
Passenger Arrives Taped to a Seat and Is Charged With Assaulting Flight Attendants  —  Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, punched a Frontier Airlines flight attendant and groped two others on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, the authorities said.  —  A Frontier Airlines passenger …
Discussion: Raw Story
Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
Shontel Brown Wins Contentious Ohio Democratic Primary  —  Brown's victory over Nina Turner is a major disappointment for the activist left.  —  MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio ― Shontel Brown, a Cuyahoga County councilwoman, defeated Nina Turner in the special primary election …
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Zachary B. Wolf / CNN:
Will Cuomo resign? Powerful men have a history of not backing down
Discussion: The Hill, New Republic and Mercury News
Scott Powers / Florida Politics:
Poll: Ron DeSantis approval rating sags as COVID-19 rages … Scott Powers  —  Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years' experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch.  He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Nancy Lapid / Reuters:
Delta infections among vaccinated likely contagious; Lambda variant shows vaccine resistance in lab  —  The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19.  —  Delta breakthrough infections likely contagious
Jeremy Duda / Arizona Mirror:
Cyber Ninjas leader ignored records contradicting his false claim  —  This article is a collaboration with ABC15.  To read more about their coverage on the Arizona “audit,” go to their website.  —  Speaking before several thousand supporters at a “Rally to Protect Our Elections” …
Discussion: Political Flare and Raw Story
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American Oversight:
American Oversight v. Arizona Senate - Court Order to Produce Public Records and Related Minute Entry
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CNN:
‘Ignore us at your peril’: Democrats fear losing House as party leaders push to sharpen message
Discussion: Daily Montanan and Slate
David Edwards / Raw Story:
‘We do something new here’: Jen Psaki destroys Peter Doocy with her best 10-second smack down yet  —  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded to Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy on Tuesday by taking a shot at former President Donald Trump's administration.
Zac Anderson / Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
DeSantis downplays COVID-19 concerns during Sarasota and Miami events Tuesday  —  Gov. Ron DeSantis downplayed concerns Tuesday about record COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Florida and the highly contagious new delta variant spreading in schools as they reopen this month.
Discussion: CBS News and NBC 6 South Florida
Louise Richardson / New York Times:
A Fuller Picture of Osama bin Laden's Life … When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission.  —  THE RISE AND FALL OF OSAMA BIN LADEN  —  Of the raft of books that are marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and its aftermath …
Discussion: Townhall
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
President Biden Announces on Live TV That He Intends to Break His Oath of Office  —  President Biden knows that the CDC's eviction moratorium is illegal, having, per Gene Sperling, “not only kicked the tires,” but “double, triple, quadruple checked.”  He also knows that the Supreme Court …
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
The Hill:
Bad week in Trumpland signals hope for American democracy  —  The last five years' deluge of disinformation and discord make it easy to lose faith in democracy, something never helpful to preserving it.  Just when many lamented the Republican pilgrimages to Mar-a-Lago as signs …
Adam Manno / Daily Mail:
California business owner, 61, is arrested for storming the Capitol on January 6 after he sent a selfie to his prayer group that was forwarded to the FBI  — Glenn Allen Brooks ‘boasted’ about being at the riot to his church group chat  — A member of the chat turned his photos and texts over to the FBI in January
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Madness of Teachers Unions Opposing a Vaccine Mandate  —  Last week, two new reports confirmed the catastrophic damage caused by a year of remote schooling.  Not only did American schoolchildren fall dramatically behind in the school year, the damage was substantially greater for low-income …
Discussion: Newsbusters
Kansas City Star:
Coroner in Missouri county keeps COVID off of death certificates |  The Kansas City Star  —  Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes handles the death certificates for this cattle, corn and soybean region of 15,000 in north-central Missouri, near Kirksville — roughly 130 to 140 deaths each year.
Elena Waskey / Equitable Growth:
Byron Auguste joins Equitable Growth Steering Committee  —  CONTACT:  —  WASHINGTON - The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that economist Byron Auguste, co-founder and CEO of Opportunity@Work, has joined the organization's Steering Committee to help guide …
Richard Fausset / New York Times:
As Virus Cases Spike in Arkansas, the Governor Backtracks on Masks  —  Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a law banning mask mandates.  Now he wants to unravel it, reflecting the dilemma for Republican governors across the South, where the health crisis has deepened.
Discussion: Raw Story, POLITICUSUSA and Mediaite
David Harsanyi / National Review:
Rashida Tlaib Says Certain (((People))) Are Exploiting America  —  In a recent video, Rashida Tlaib tells her audience that “behind the curtain,” the forces who stop a “free Palestine” are the “same people” who exploit “regular Americans” for “their profit.”
Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
New York City is expected to require proof of vaccination for indoor dining and fitness.  —  Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to announce Tuesday morning that New York City will require proof of vaccination for people participating in indoor activities, including at restaurants, gyms and performances …
 
 
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Rep. Billy Long launches Missouri Senate campaign after meeting with Trump
John Sexton / HotAir:
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Washington Post:
Biden administration preparing to offer vaccines to migrants along Mexico border
Discussion: Forbes
Wall Street Journal:
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