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6:55 AM ET, August 4, 2021


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David K. Li / NBC News:
New details emerge about how CNN anchor Chris Cuomo advised Gov. Andrew Cuomo in sex harassment inquiry  —  State prosecutors shed new light Tuesday on CNN anchor Chris Cuomo's involvement in managing the response to the sexual harassment scandal surrounding his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
Newsmax's Greg Kelly Defends Cuomo: ‘I Can See a Freakin’ Witch Hunt When It Happens'  —  Newsmax host Greg Kelly defended embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after the state attorney general's office released a report that concluded he had sexually harassed multiple women and broke state and federal law.
POLITICO Playbook: Reports of Trump's demise are exaggerated
Zachary B. Wolf / CNN:
Will Cuomo resign? Powerful men have a history of not backing down
Discussion: The Hill, New Republic and Mercury News
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Chris Cuomo Completely Ignores Brother's Scandal on First Show After Report Drops
Discussion: Insider, CNN and The 19th
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
Lexi Lonas / The Hill:
FDA aims to give full approval to Pfizer vaccine by Labor Day: report
Discussion: The Times of Israel and Townhall
Robert Reich / The Guardian:   A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all
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 …
CDC announces limited, targeted eviction moratorium until early October
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 …
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.
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.
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
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: Raw Story and Political Flare
American Oversight:
American Oversight v. Arizona Senate - Court Order to Produce Public Records and Related Minute Entry
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
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Senate nears pivotal 60-vote threshold for scrapping Iraq war authorizations  —  But replacing the measure that's allowed U.S. airstrikes in the region is “likely to happen when cows fly over the moon,” one skeptic said.  —  An Iraqi woman passes U.S. troops and Iraqi police officers …
Discussion: UPI
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
CDC Issues Eviction Order in Areas of Substantial and High Transmission  —  CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky today signed an order determining the evictions of tenants for failure to make rent or housing payments could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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: NBC 6 South Florida and CBS News
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Rep. Billy Long launches Missouri Senate campaign after meeting with Trump  —  GOP Rep. Billy Long jumped into Missouri's Senate race Tuesday evening, casting himself as a staunch ally of Donald Trump in a primary contest that is also doubling as a competition to prove loyalty to the former president.
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Donations fizzle to GOP AG group involved in Jan. 6 rally  —  Donations to the Republican Attorneys General Association dipped considerably in the months following the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol, records show.  —  Driving the news: Large companies that gave in the past — such as Amazon …
Discussion: Raw Story
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The Hill:
Bad week in Trumpland signals hope for American democracy
Elena Waskey / Equitable Growth:
Byron Auguste joins Equitable Growth Steering Committee
Yael Eisenstat / Washington Post:
Facebook silences the people who know its operations best
John Sexton / HotAir:
Latest poll: Support for recalling Gov. Newsom is growing
David Harsanyi / National Review:
Rashida Tlaib Says Certain (((People))) Are Exploiting America
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Biden administration preparing to offer vaccines to migrants along Mexico border
Discussion: Forbes
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
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Wall Street Journal:
Law School Loses Luster as Debts Mount and Salaries Stagnate
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
President Biden Announces on Live TV That He Intends to Break His Oath of Office
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Georgi Kantchev / Wall Street Journal:
Belarusian Olympic Athlete Who Refused to Go Home Says She Will Never Return
Kansas City Star:
Coroner in Missouri county keeps COVID off of death certificates | The Kansas City Star
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Madness of Teachers Unions Opposing a Vaccine Mandate
Discussion: Newsbusters