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Marist Poll:
Marist Poll Results & Analysis: Governor Andrew Cuomo  —  The post Marist Poll Results & Analysis: Governor Andrew Cuomo first appeared on Home of the Marist Poll.
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New York Times:
You Should Resign, Governor Cuomo
Daniel Greenfield / Front Page Magazine:
The Cuomosexual Chickens Come Home to Roost
Discussion: Breitbart
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
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
Alexander Sammon / American Prospect:
Nina Turner Lost to the Redbox  —  How Shontel Brown used questionably legal campaign finance tactics to take a House seat  —  A cardboard cutout likeness of Nina Turner atop a campaign vehicle  —  As recently as June, the special election to replace Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge …
Discussion: NPR, Fox News and FiveThirtyEight
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Ally Mutnick / Politico:
Establishment prevails as Brown beats Turner in Ohio special election
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Reports of Trump's demise are exaggerated
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 …
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
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Scott Powers / Florida Politics:
Poll: Ron DeSantis approval rating sags as COVID-19 rages
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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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 …
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” …
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
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Tucker Carlson Has Seen the Future, and It Is Fascist Orban's Hungary is the road map for American authoritarianism.  —  In 1919, the progressive journalist Lincoln Steffens visited the nascent Soviet Union and declared, “I have seen the future and it works.”
Discussion: Insider
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Scoop: Buzzy media startup Puck launches in beta  —  Puck, a splashy new digital media company, is coming out of stealth mode, Axios has learned.  The company debuted its landing page, puck.news, on Wednesday, and will officially launch its website in September.
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
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.
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
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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 …
 
 
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Brad Polumbo / Washington Examiner:
Rep. Cori Bush's disturbing, childish attempt to silence debate
Discussion: Democracy Now and Townhall
Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
Mexico to sue U.S.-based gunmakers over flow of arms across border
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Scott Yenor / The James G. Martin Center …:
Academic Freedom Doesn't Shield Universities From Oversight
Discussion: National Review
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Trump asks court to block release of tax returns to Congress
Roni Caryn Rabin / New York Times:
Is the Delta Variant Making Younger Adults ‘Sicker, Quicker’?
Discussion: Forbes
Laurel Brubaker Calkins / Bloomberg:
GOP's Devin Nunes Sues NBC, Claiming Rachel Maddow Smeared Him
David Smith / The Guardian:
Lucrative fundraising points to small but strong Republican anti-Trump resistance
Discussion: Raw Story
FIRE:
Lhamon fails to advance out of Senate committee; full Senate should not allow her nomination to proceed further
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Quin Hillyer / Washington Examiner:
Kill this awful ‘infrastructure’ bill
Rand Paul / Fox News:
Mask mandates and lockdowns from petty tyrants? No, not again. Choose freedom
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Mark Hemingway / RealClearInvestigations:
1619 Project, Touted as Racial Reckoning, Ignores Democratic Party Racism
Christian Paz / The Atlantic:
The Voters Who Could Turn California Red
Discussion: The Hill, National Review and Breitbart
The Hill:
Bad week in Trumpland signals hope for American democracy
New York Times:
F.D.A. Aims to Give Final Approval to Pfizer Vaccine by Early Next Month
Meryl Kornfield / Washington Post:
Missouri governor pardons Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who waved guns at protesters