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New York Times:
You Should Resign, Governor Cuomo  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.  It is separate from the newsroom.  —  Last winter, after the first wave of accusations of sexual misconduct …
Zachary B. Wolf / CNN:
Will Cuomo resign?  Powerful men have a history of not backing down  —  ‘He should resign’: Biden reacts to allegations against Gov. Cuomo … (CNN)The most powerful men in politics.  They're often rewarded for having no shame.  —  That New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat …
Washington Post:
Biden calls for Cuomo to resign after investigation finds the New York governor sexually harassed 11 women
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 …
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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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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.
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Zac Anderson / Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
DeSantis downplays COVID-19 concerns during Sarasota and Miami events Tuesday
Discussion: NBC 6 South Florida
Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
Arkansas banned mask mandates.  As schools get ready to reopen, the governor says he regrets signing the law.  —  Mere months after Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill that banned local mask mandates across Arkansas, the state's top Republican has asked lawmakers to reconsider the prohibition …
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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 and POLITICUSUSA
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
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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Annie Karni / New York Times:
Obama Significantly Scales Back 60th Birthday Party as Virus Cases Rebound  —  Hundreds of former Obama administration officials, celebrities and Democratic donors had been planning to attend the huge bash on Martha's Vineyard on Saturday.  —  WASHINGTON — The party plans had been months …
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.
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” …
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  —  Congress is on track to mark a 50-year milestone this year as the Senate closes in on the votes it needs to repeal outdated authorizations for the use of military force in Iraq.
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.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Reports of Trump's demise are exaggerated  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  BREAKING OVERNIGHT — “Obama Significantly Scales Back 60th Birthday Party as Virus Cases Rebound,” by NYT's Annie Karni: “The party plans had been months in the making and many invitees had already arrived …
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.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Democratic Insider and a Republican Backed by Trump Win Ohio House Races  —  The victories by Shontel Brown, a Democrat supported by the national establishment, and Mike Carey, a Republican endorsed by Donald Trump, provided a lift to the leadership of both parties.
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 …
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Mayor Bowser's poor spin about not following her own mask mandate  —  “We all know what the rules says about sitting at a dining table and dining.  Don't be ridiculous. ...  They took a picture of me where dinner and drinks were served.”  — Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), speaking to reporters, Aug. 3
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: pjmedia.com and Los Angeles Times
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.”
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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John Sexton / HotAir:
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Washington Post:
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Discussion: Forbes
Wall Street Journal:
Law School Loses Luster as Debts Mount and Salaries Stagnate
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Ann Wagner / The Missouri Times:
It's time to get our country back on the right track
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Matt Yglesias' Case Against Powell Critics Is Weak
Kansas City Star:
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Madness of Teachers Unions Opposing a Vaccine Mandate
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