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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.
New York Times:
You Should Resign, Governor Cuomo
Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
Newsmax's Greg Kelly Defends Cuomo: ‘I Can See a Freakin’ Witch Hunt When It Happens'
Daniel Greenfield / Front Page Magazine:
The Cuomosexual Chickens Come Home to Roost
Discussion: Breitbart
Robert Schmad / Washington Examiner:
Andrew Cuomo's COVID policy killed thousands — that's what should have ended his career
Luis Ferré-Sadurní / New York Times:
Biden Says Cuomo ‘Should Resign,’ as Sexual Harassment Findings Emerge
Discussion: Denver Post and Joe.My.God.
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  —  Facebook has made good on its threat to kick out a group of researchers who've been among the platform's biggest critics.  —  The Cybersecurity for Democracy project at New York University has revealed major flaws …
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 …
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Fox News:
Obama scales back plans for 60th birthday party amid coronavirus concerns
Discussion: The Hill, RedState and The Daily Caller
Allahpundit / HotAir:
Dem establishment holds off progressives in Ohio special election  —  Turner, a former Ohio state senator who became a chief surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bids, entered the special as a well-known figure with a huge financial edge; her own internal polling from late …
Discussion: National Review
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Democratic Insider and a Republican Backed by Trump Win Ohio House Races
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Reports of Trump's demise are exaggerated
Discussion: Townhall and Financial Times
Ally Mutnick / Politico:
Establishment prevails as Brown beats Turner in Ohio special election
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: Mediaite
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Scott Powers / Florida Politics:
Poll: Ron DeSantis approval rating sags as COVID-19 rages
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
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 …
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.
Discussion: KATV-TV, Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
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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
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
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
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 …
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.
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
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” …
KFF:
KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: July 2021  —  , Mellisha Stokes , and Mollyann Brodie  —  The KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor is an ongoing research project tracking the public's attitudes and experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations.  Using a combination of surveys and qualitative research …
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.
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 …
Mark Hemingway / RealClearInvestigations:
1619 Project, Touted as Racial Reckoning, Ignores Democratic Party Racism  —  Democrats who advanced a bill in June to remove statues of white supremacists from the U.S. Capitol ignored a central fact about those figures: All of them had been icons of their party, from Andrew Jackson's adamantly …
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Quin Hillyer / Washington Examiner:
Kill this awful ‘infrastructure’ bill  —  The Senate infrastructure bill spends too much money, adding too much debt, for too many unnecessary projects while using too many budgetary gimmicks to claim it is “paid for” when it is not.  —  All of that is before considering that Democratic leaders …
FIRE:
Lhamon fails to advance out of Senate committee; full Senate should not allow her nomination to proceed further  —  Today, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions considered Catherine Lhamon's nomination to be the next assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education …
 
 
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Meryl Kornfield / Washington Post:
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