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New York Times:
You Should Resign, Governor Cuomo
David K. Li / NBC News:
New details emerge about how CNN anchor Chris Cuomo advised Gov. Andrew Cuomo in sex harassment inquiry
Daniel Greenfield / Front Page Magazine:
The Cuomosexual Chickens Come Home to Roost
Discussion: Breitbart
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
NYU researchers speak out after Facebook disables their accounts  —  On Tuesday, Facebook suspended the accounts, apps and pages of several New York University researchers who have been using scraping tools to better understand political ads and disinformation on Facebook.
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David Gilbert / VICE:   Facebook Just Suspended the Accounts of Some of Its Biggest Critics
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
These corporations just donated to a Republican group that helped create the January 6 mob  —  Judd Legum, Tesnim Zekeria, and Rebecca Crosby … That was an excerpt from robocalls sent on January 5 by the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), through its self-described “policy branch,” the Rule of Law Defense Fund (RLDF).
Discussion: Raw Story
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Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Donations fizzle to GOP AG group involved in Jan. 6 rally
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Ally Mutnick / Politico:
Establishment prevails as Brown beats Turner in Ohio special election  —  BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Democratic establishment dealt a crushing blow to the progressive movement Tuesday, when Shontel Brown, the preferred candidate of party stalwarts, triumphed over Nina Turner …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Reports of Trump's demise are exaggerated
Allahpundit / HotAir:
Dem establishment holds off progressives in Ohio special election
Discussion: National Review and Fox News
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Democratic Insider and a Republican Backed by Trump Win Ohio House Races
Andrew Stanton / Newsweek:
Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Regrets Signing Mask Ban Into Law as State Sees Delta Surge  —  Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said he regrets signing a bill into law that bans state and local government authorities from implementing mask mandates amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.
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Eesha Pendharkar / Education Week:
A $5 Million Fine for Classroom Discussions on Race?  In Tennessee, This Is the New Reality  —  Remove  —  Tennessee aims to levy fines starting at $1 million and rising to $5 million on school districts each time one of their teachers is found to have “knowingly violated” …
Janelle Irwin Taylor / Florida Politics:
Shock poll: Charlie Crist leads Ron DeSantis amid COVID-19 surge … Janelle Irwin Taylor  —  Janelle Irwin Taylor has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in Tampa Bay since 2003.  Most recently, Janelle reported for the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Mediaite
Suzanne Ciechalski / NBC News:
Virginia Covid patient goes from ‘invincible’ to hospital-bed vaccine advocate … An unvaccinated Virginia man who's been hospitalized with Covid-19 is using social media to urge others to go out and get the shot.  —  Travis Campbell, 43, has been in the hospital for more than a week …
Michael Wilner / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Fauci warns COVID-19 cases may double in delta variant surge  —  Coronavirus cases driven by the delta variant are rising in a “very steep fashion” across the United States and may double in the coming weeks to 200,000 cases a day, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday.
Discussion: Sacramento Bee
C. Ryan Barber / Insider:
How a tiny legal office inside the Justice Department is tormenting Trumpworld  — The Justice Department's policing of foreign influence is bedeviling Trumpworld figures.  — Rudy Giuliani and the Trump ally Tom Barrack caught prosecutors' attention over foreign dealings.
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
Emma Colton / Fox News:
Boston mayor uses slavery, Trump to shoot down questions about vaccine passports  —  NYC Mayor de Blasio announces proof of vaccination will be required in indoor restaurants, gyms  —  De Blasio's vaccine mandate will hurt minorities the most  —  Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey shot down talks …
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WCVB:
Boston Mayor Kim Janey compares vaccine passports to slave papers, birtherism
Discussion: The Daily Caller and New York Post
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
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Biden shows he's ready to make drastic moves in Covid-19 fight — even if he's not sure they're legal  —  (CNN)Even President Joe Biden doesn't know whether his new federal eviction moratorium for renters is legal and sustainable.  But crushing humanitarian and political pressure left …
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Biden Has a Growing Problem With Independents  —  49% of independents disapprove of his job performance, contributing to his worst approval numbers this year  — Perceptions of Biden's handling of the pandemic and the economy have soured among independents since June amid a surge of COVID-19 cases and rising consumer costs.
Discussion: Breitbart and Politico
Andrew Romano / Yahoo News:
Poll: Most Americans now favor mask mandates to slow Delta's rapid spread  —  hypercontagious Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to fuel  —  a new wave of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the U.S. — and as scientists discover that vaccinated people can experience
The Texas Tribune:
Two House Democrats who broke quorum missing from Washington, D.C., reportedly vacationing in Portugal  —  Their vacation does not affect the lack of quorum that the House has in Austin to pass the elections bill.  But it is at odds with Democrats' insistence that they would use their time away …
Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
Mexico to sue U.S.-based gunmakers over flow of arms across border  —  MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government said Wednesday it plans to file legal action against several major U.S.-based gun manufacturers, alleging that lax controls contribute to the illegal flow of weapons over the border …
Discussion: Associated Press and WTOP
The Daily Beast:
Website Run by ‘Dumbest Man on the Internet’ Helped Fuel Trump's Effort to Cancel Democracy  —  Trump told officials that they were not “following the internet the way I do” as he tried to subvert the election.  He was referring in part to conspiracy site The Gateway Pundit.
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
The C.D.C. Needs to Stop Confusing the Public  —  Dr. Tufekci is a contributing Opinion writer who has extensively examined the Covid-19 pandemic.  —  “Be first, be right, be credible,” are among the most important principles for health authorities to follow in a crisis …
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Trump asks court to block release of tax returns to Congress  —  Former President Trump's personal attorneys are asking a federal judge to block the release of his tax returns to Congress after the Biden administration issued a legal memo authorizing that the records be handed over to House Democrats …
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 …
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
The Myth of the Golden Years  —  “You'll want to read this,” my wife said, handing me the Sunday Boston Globe.  The cover story that week in late September 2020 was about a 62-year-old woman who had colon cancer that had metastasized.  She died in a local hospital; her husband was also in poor health …
 
 
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