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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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Washington Post:
Cuomo sexually harassed multiple female staffers in violation of state and federal law, N.Y. attorney general concludes  —  New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees, creating a hostile work environment for women in violation of state and federal law …
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.
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
Amanda Eisenberg / Politico:
New York City to mandate vaccines for indoor restaurants, gyms, performances
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
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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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
John Ismay / New York Times:
Pentagon Lockdown Lifted Following Shooting  —  The Pentagon complex was locked down for approximately 75 minutes on Tuesday following a shooting at the building's Metro entrance.  —  It was not immediately clear how many shots were fired or if anyone was injured or killed.
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Alex Azar / New York Times:
Americans Need to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine  —  Mr. Azar was secretary of Health and Human Services under President Donald Trump.  He oversaw Operation Warp Speed, the program to expedite Covid-19 vaccines.  —  Among the many debatable issues around Covid-19 is one unassailable fact: The coronavirus is nonpartisan.
Discussion: Insider, The Guardian, Forbes, Mediaite and IJR
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New York Times:
Don't Want a Vaccine? Be Prepared to Pay More for Insurance.
Discussion: HotAir and eVille Times
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
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: Townhall
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 …
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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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
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
Paulina Villegas / Washington Post:
County approves bill to let police sue anyone who harasses them.  Activists cry foul.  —  County lawmakers in Long Island, N.Y., passed a bill Monday night that allows first responders to sue any person who harasses, attacks or injures them while they are in uniform.
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
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
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Republicans aren't conservatives.  They're nihilists.  —  The most benign spin you can put on the Trumpified Republican Party is that the American right has entered its “hippie phase,” as Kevin D. Williamson suggests in National Review.  In the 1960s, he points out, the liberal counterculture attacked …
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Noem endorses Timken in crowded Ohio Senate Republican primary  —  Trump ally takes sides in one of most competitive Republican Senate primaries in country  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for August 3  —  EXCLUSIVE: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is supporting former Ohio GOP chair Jane Timken …
Discussion: Townhall
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
Gregory S. Schneider / Washington Post:
Inside Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin's long career at Carlyle  —  RICHMOND — The first thing most Virginians know about Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin is that he is rich.  Very rich.  —  Youngkin has so much money that when he retired last year …
 
 
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Travis Loller / Associated Press:
Tennessee won't incentivize COVID shots but pays to vax cows
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Rose Wong / Tampa Bay Times:
Florida leads the nation in kids hospitalized for COVID
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
GOP Sen. Tim Scott says race is being ‘weaponized’ by Democrats: 'It's a very dangerous weapon'
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Has Congress learned nothing about how to deal with a pandemic?
Discussion: Common Dreams, Reason and The Atlantic
John McWhorter / It Bears Mentioning:
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Walter Russell Mead / Wall Street Journal:
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 Earlier Items: 
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
MyPillow Guy Punts Timeline for Trump Retaking Power as Conspiracy Theories Get Wackier
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: What to watch for in tonight's special elections
CBC News:
Should British Columbia change its name? As we reckon with history, some say it's time
Washington Post:
Liberals erupt in fury at White House over end of eviction moratorium
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
New congressional report says covid-19 likely emerged in Wuhan months earlier than originally thought