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8:45 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.
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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 …
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
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
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 …
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.
Christian Paz / The Atlantic:
California Republicans See an Opening  —  At the end of the 2020 election, California's Republicans had reason to feel hopeful.  Although Joe Biden won the state by a landslide, Donald Trump won more votes (6 million) there than any other Republican candidate had ever.
Discussion: National Review, Breitbart and Townhall
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John Sexton / HotAir:
Latest poll: Support for recalling Gov. Newsom is growing
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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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.
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 …
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Jared Yates Sexton / The Daily Beast:
Tucker Carlson's Orban Lovefest Is a Dark Glimpse of the Future MAGA Wants
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
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
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post and CNN
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 …
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.
 
 
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The Daily Beast:
Website Run by ‘Dumbest Man on the Internet’ Helped Fuel Trump's Effort to Cancel Democracy
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Raw Story
The Hill:
Bad week in Trumpland signals hope for American democracy
Elena Waskey / Equitable Growth:
Byron Auguste joins Equitable Growth Steering Committee
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Donations fizzle to GOP AG group involved in Jan. 6 rally
Discussion: Raw Story
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Rep. Billy Long launches Missouri Senate campaign after meeting with Trump
David Harsanyi / National Review:
Rashida Tlaib Says Certain (((People))) Are Exploiting America
 Earlier Items: 
Katie Kindelan / ABC News:
Black women lose nearly $1M over a lifetime due to gender wage gap, data shows
Discussion: Protocol, Daily Kos and The Guardian
Washington Post:
Biden administration preparing to offer vaccines to migrants along Mexico border
Discussion: Forbes
Wall Street Journal:
Law School Loses Luster as Debts Mount and Salaries Stagnate
Ann Wagner / The Missouri Times:
It's time to get our country back on the right track
Discussion: Washington Examiner and The Hill
Kansas City Star:
Coroner in Missouri county keeps COVID off of death certificates | The Kansas City Star
Discussion: Joe.My.God.