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7:35 PM ET, August 3, 2021

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Washington Post:
Biden calls for Cuomo to resign after investigation finds the New York governor sexually harassed 11 women  —  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, state Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday.
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Allahpundit / HotAir:
Breaking: NY AG says Cuomo broke law by sexually harassing multiple women
CNN:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, state attorney general report says
Luis Ferré-Sadurní / New York Times:
Cuomo Live Updates: Officials to Release Findings of Sexual Misconduct Investigation
ABC News:
DOJ officials rejected colleague's request to intervene in Georgia's election certification: Emails  —  The DOJ officials rejected the request from another department official.  —  Top members of the Department of Justice last year rebuffed another DOJ official who asked them to urge officials …
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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New York Times:
Biden is expected to announce a new eviction moratorium for places hard hit by the Delta variant.
Discussion: Breitbart
Wall Street Journal:   Biden Administration Set to Issue New Eviction Moratorium
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: NBC 6 South Florida
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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.
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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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.
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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 …
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.
CNN:
Police officer dies following shooting outside the Pentagon building, law enforcement sources say  —  (CNN)A police officer died Tuesday following a shooting outside the Pentagon building, according to three law enforcement sources.  —  While the exact circumstances of the shooting are still unclear …
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Max Moran / Revolving Door Project:
Matt Yglesias' Case Against Powell Critics Is Weak  —  Share Created with Sketch.  Created with Sketch.  Created with Sketch.  —  The blogger Matthew Yglesias has spent decades cultivating a persona as someone who is savvy, policy-oriented...in a word, a wonk™.
Ruth Ben-Ghiat / Lucid:
Tucker Carlson & Viktor Orbán Plan Our Fascist Future  —  “You Should Know What's Happening Here in Hungary,” read the Fox News chyron as Tucker Carlson kicked off a week of broadcasts from Budapest.  Earlier that day, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had posted a photograph …
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.
Georgi Kantchev / Wall Street Journal:
Belarusian Olympic Athlete Who Refused to Go Home Says She Will Never Return  —  Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she is looking to continue her athletic career in another country  —  TOKYO—The Belarusian sprinter who refused her team's orders to fly home after a public dispute …
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.
DFRLab:
Eight trends in online militia movement communities since the US Capitol Riot  —  In the months since January 6, militia movement supporters have shifted their approach to propaganda and organizing  —  Unlawful militia movement groups appeared more prominently in the public spotlight …
American Oversight:
American Oversight v. Arizona Senate - Court Order to Produce Public Records and Related Minute Entry  —  Order and related minute entry from the Arizona Superior Court compelling the Arizona Senate to produce records to American Oversight in litigation concerning the “audit” …
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.
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 …
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Substack doubles down on uncensored ‘free speech’ with acquisition of Letter  —  Substack announced last week that it acquired Letter, a platform that encourages written dialogue and debate.  The financials of the deal weren't disclosed, but this acquisition follows Substack's recent $65 million raise.
Discussion: Freddie deBoer
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.
Ann Wagner / The Missouri Times:
It's time to get our country back on the right track  —  Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and the radical Left are attacking the fabric of our society with their socialist agenda.  Each day they have control, they push our nation closer and closer to the brink of socialism.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and The Hill
Christopher Flavelle / New York Times:
In the Infrastructure Bill, a Recognition: Climate Change Is a Crisis  —  For the first time, both parties have acknowledged — by their actions, if not their words — that the United States is unprepared for global warming and will need huge amounts of cash to cope.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Schumer, McConnell race to cameras  —  Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) swooped in front of the cameras staked out next to the Senate chamber just ahead of his Republican rival, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).  —  The amusing moment came just before the weekly Senate press conferences.
Discussion: Fox News, Insider and The Dispatch
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Karen Bass signals openness to Los Angeles mayoral run  —  Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), one of the most prominent Black women in Congress and an ally of President Biden, has signaled she is open to running for mayor of Los Angeles in 2022 under encouragement from some Democrats, according to two people familiar with her thinking.
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Law School Loses Luster as Debts Mount and Salaries Stagnate
Discussion: Discourse.net
Human Rights Watch:
“They Killed Us from the Inside”
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
'They can't sit calmly in Tehran': Israel vows to retaliate against Iran if US won't
Discussion: BBC, Politico and The Times of Israel
Conrad Black / The Hill:
Honeymoon's over: Biden's record may have Americans demanding a divorce
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Democrats' election bills ignore the Founders' principles
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Republicans aren't conservatives. They're nihilists.
Discussion: Raw Story
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Trump raised millions but spent none of it on audits and GOP candidates
Discussion: CNN