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Luis Ferré-Sadurní / New York Times:
Cuomo Live Updates: Officials to Release Findings of Sexual Misconduct Investigation  —  Here's what to expect from the report on sexual misconduct allegations against Cuomo.  —  The New York State attorney general is expected to release on Tuesday the findings of a four-month investigation …
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Allahpundit / HotAir:
Breaking: NY AG says Cuomo broke law by sexually harassing multiple women  —  Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women in violation of state and federal laws as well as the executive chamber's own written policies, according to a long-anticipated report Tuesday from the state Attorney General's Office.
NBC News:
Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including employees, New York attorney general finds … New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed almost a dozen women, including employees in his office, and violated state and federal laws, according to the findings of an investigation by the state attorney general's office.
Michael R. Sisak / Associated Press:
Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, probe finds  —  NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday.
ABC News:
Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, NY AG probe finds
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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New York Post:
NYC to mandate proof of vaccination for many indoor settings  —  New York City will mandate proof of vaccination to enter certain indoor businesses — including restaurants, entertainment venues and gyms — and deny entry to those without the jab, Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce Tuesday.
Amanda Eisenberg / Politico:
New York City to mandate vaccines for indoor restaurants, gyms, performances
Discussion: Associated Press and WHTM-TV
wusa9.com:
Fourth officer who responded to the US Capitol on January 6 dies by suicide  —  MPD confirmed Officer Kyle DeFreytag died by suicide, hours after the department confirmed Ofc.  Gunther Hashida died by suicide.  Both defended the Capitol on Jan. 6.  —  WASHINGTON — Four law enforcement officers …
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American Greatness:   Another Partisan Stunt by the U.S. Capitol Police
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Pentagon on lockdown after gunshots fired near Metro  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon was on lockdown Tuesday morning after multiple gunshots were fired near a platform by the facility's Metro station.  —  At least one person was down, according to two people familiar with the shooting …
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Biden rebuffs progressives on pressuring Stephen Breyer to retire from Supreme Court  —  Anxiety is rising on the left about Breyer, who turns 83 on Aug. 15.
Discussion: HotAir, Insider, NBC News, Slate and Raw Story
Associated Press:
DeSantis doubles down as Florida again breaks COVID record  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down Tuesday as the state again broke its record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, insisting that the spike will soon abate and that he will not impose any business restrictions or mask mandates.
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Lisa Lerer / New York Times:
D.N.C. Staff to Join Union, in a Milestone for Labor  —  The effort follows the unionization of several 2020 Democratic presidential campaigns, and will make the D.N.C. the first national party group to have an organized work force.  —  Staff members at the Democratic National Committee …
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The Hill:   Staff seeks to create union at DNC
Spencer Ackerman / Forever Wars:
Out of The Newsroom  —  I've been part of newsrooms since I was 19.  Goodbye to all that.  —  THE FIRST THING I ever did in journalism was beg someone to let me open her mail.  —  I was 19 years old.  Weeks before, I had been turned down for an internship at New York Press …
New York Times:
Don't Want a Vaccine?  Be Prepared to Pay More for Insurance.  —  Dr. Rosenthal is the editor in chief of Kaiser Health News.  She was an emergency room physician before becoming a journalist.  Mr. Kramon is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has reported on health insurance.
Discussion: HotAir and eVille Times
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Politico:
House Dem campaign chief warns the majority at risk without message reboot  —  During a closed-door lunch last week with some of his most vulnerable incumbents, House Democrats' campaign chief delivered a blunt warning: If the midterms were held now, they would lose the majority.
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Liberals erupt in fury at White House over end of eviction moratorium  —  Tensions escalated sharply Monday between liberal Democrats and President Biden, as disputes over the end of an eviction moratorium and the fate of the Democrats' social agenda threatened to upend the Democrats' delicate center-left alliance.
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Alan Rappeport / New York Times:   Yellen and Pelosi will discuss rental assistance as an eviction crisis looms and Democrats demand answers.
Charlie Sykes / Morning Shots:
The Fascist-Curious Right  —  Salazar, Orban, and the yearning for an American Caesar  —  Let's start with this: The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has had it with the bogus Cyber Ninja election audit and is openly defying the latest subpoena from the state senate.
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Margaret Talev / Axios:
Axios-Ipsos poll: The blame game  —  Americans place the most blame for rising COVID-19 cases and the spread of new variants on the unvaccinated, people from other nations traveling to the U.S. and Donald Trump, according to the latest installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index.
Discussion: Forbes, The Triad and The Hill
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Edward Fitzpatrick Globe / The Boston Globe:
R.I. Democratic strategist under fire for tweet about Senator Lindsey Graham testing positive for COVID-19  —  “It's wrong to hope he dies from Covid, right?”  Kate Coyne-McCoy tweeted.  “Asking for a friend.”  —  PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Democratic Party political strategist Kate Coyne-McCoy …
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 …
Felicia Gans Globe / The Boston Globe:
Largest Mass. teachers union calls on state to require masks in schools, regardless of vaccination status  —  The largest teachers union in Massachusetts is calling on Governor Charlie Baker and other state leaders to require masks inside school buildings regardless of vaccination status …
Discussion: NBC Boston
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
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Trump says he will not try to stop former Justice Dept. officials from testifying to Congress.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump said this week that he will not move to stop former Justice Department officials from testifying before two committees that are investigating the Trump administration's efforts …
Discussion: Fox News, Politico and Raw Story
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Trump raised millions but spent none of it on audits and GOP candidates  —  Six months since leaving office, former President Donald Trump is sitting on a $102 million war chest.  —  But having whipped his supporters into a frenzy with pledges to overturn the election and promises …
Discussion: LifeNews.com
NBC News:
Covid is surging in Florida.  Doctors and nurses are back in crisis mode. … JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Debi de la Paz, a nurse at UF Health Jacksonville, worked in the intensive care unit during some of the darkest days of the Covid-19 pandemic last summer.  —  “It was bad,” she said of the first wave …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
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Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
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Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
MyPillow Guy Punts Timeline for Trump Retaking Power as Conspiracy Theories Get Wackier
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
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CBC News:
Should British Columbia change its name? As we reckon with history, some say it's time
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
New congressional report says covid-19 likely emerged in Wuhan months earlier than originally thought