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Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Scoop: Dem fundraising platform ActBlue boots Cuomo  —  The Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue has removed a donation page that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign committee used to solicit contributions, the company confirmed to Axios.  —  Driving the news: ActBlue is the lifeblood of grassroots Democratic fundraising.
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Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
After sexual harassment report, Cuomo is cut from fundraising platform ActBlue
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Political Wire
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
CNN's Cuomo Conundrum: A Star Anchor With a Brother in Trouble
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:   How Andrew Cuomo Holds on to Power
Molly Ball / TIME:
What Mike Fanone Can't Forget  —  It wasn't a cop bar; that was the point.  They weren't there to meet other cops.  They were there to meet girls.  The three police officers took seats at the wine bar in D.C.'s trendy Navy Yard neighborhood—exposed concrete walls, leather banquettes …
Politico:
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka dead at 72  —  Richard Trumka, president of the powerful AFL-CIO labor organization, has died unexpectedly, the federation announced Thursday.  —  Trumka, 72, had served as president of the AFL-CIO, which represents more than 12.5 million workers …
Zoe Richards / The Daily Beast:
Rudy Giuliani Admitted He Lied About Feds Slipping Him Info Ahead of 2016 Election, Watchdog Finds  —  The 2016 election was upended just as Giuliani went on the radio and claimed “active agents” had shared “rumors” about the Hillary Clinton email probe.  —  Rudy Giuliani has admitted …
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Daniel Friedman / Mother Jones:   The FBI Is Investigating Giuliani's Attempt to Make a Movie About the Bidens and Ukraine
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Another not-proud moment for Rudy Giuliani
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Townhall
Sarah Kaplan / Washington Post:
A critical ocean system may be heading for collapse due to climate change, study finds  —  ‘The consequences of a collapse would likely be far-reaching.’  —  Human-caused warming has led to an “almost complete loss of stability” in the system that drives Atlantic Ocean currents …
Associated Press:
Republican Lawmaker Who's Suing Pelosi Over Mask Rule Says He Has Covid  —  Columbia, S.C. (AP) — Rep. Ralph Norman, one of the three congressional Republicans suing Speaker Nancy Pelosi over fines for not wearing masks during a vote on the U.S. House floor, has contracted a breakthrough case of COVID-19 …
Discussion: Associated Press and Joe.My.God.
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Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Rep. Ralph Norman tests positive for COVID-19 despite vaccination
Discussion: Fox News, Forbes and NBC News
Allan Massie / Baltimore Sun:
I went to a party with 14 other vaccinated people; 11 of us got COVID
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Biden told White House chief to seek Harvard legal scholar's guidance, leading to reversal on evictions  —  Ron Klain consulted with Laurence Tribe about the legality of a new eviction moratorium, helping to bring about a dramatic White House pivot  —  After White House legal advisers found …
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
How Biden's Supreme Court throwdown could backfire
Hunter Walker / The Uprising:
Exclusive: Going Down The ‘Big Lie’ Rabbit Hole With Former President Trump  —  The Uprising obtained the former president's purported evidence of election fraud.  Trump's statement reveals the origins of his conspiracy theories and how key conservative allies fuel them.
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Richard L. Hasen / Slate:
Trump Is Planning a Much More Respectable Coup Next Time  —  In recent weeks, we've gotten an even greater glimpse into Donald Trump's efforts to discredit and overturn the results of the 2020 election.  From the clownish ongoing audit in Arizona to the revelation of Jeffrey Clark's insane …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Inside a Kamala Harris crisis dinner  —  A group of the Democratic Party's most influential women met for dinner at a home in the nation's capital last month to game out how to defend Vice President Kamala Harris and her chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, against a torrent of bad press.
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: GOP latches on to Cori Bush's private security spending
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Townhall
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
CBO says bipartisan infrastructure bill would add $256B to deficit over 10 years  —  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Thursday released an analysis saying the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package would add $256 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade …
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Ruy Teixeira / The Liberal Patriot:
The Fox News Fallacy  —  It's Blinding the Democrats to Real Problems  —  The Fox News Fallacy is having a dire effect on many Democrats.  This is the idea that if Fox News (substitute here the conservative bête noire of your choice if you prefer) criticizes the Democrats for X …
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Cameron Joseph / VICE:   This Mad Dad Fighting Critical Race Theory Is Also an Ex-Jeff Sessions Aide
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Office of the Texas Governor:
Governor Abbott Announces Second Special Session Date & Agenda
Politico:
Jan. 6 select panel takes over House probe of Trump DOJ  —  A key House committee has postponed multiple scheduled witness interviews about Donald Trump's final days in office, handing them off to the select panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.  —  “As the Oversight Committee continues …
Discussion: The Hill
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Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Top Republicans move to protect Trump from Capitol attack fallout
Discussion: Politico
CNN:
GOP fears grow over Herschel Walker as party leaders seek other candidates in Georgia Senate race  —  (CNN)Republicans from Georgia to Washington, DC, are searching for a viable candidate to mount a Senate bid in the Peach State next year, fearing that former President Donald Trump's choice …
Adam Serwer / The Atlantic:
The Capitol Rioters Attacked Police.  Why Isn't the FOP Outraged?  —  On Tuesday, the National Fraternal Order of Police decided to “clear up confusion” about its position on the January 6 assault on the Capitol by enraged Donald Trump supporters.  “Those who participated in the assaults …
Jared Greenspan / New York Post:
Jimmy Graham says he was ‘basically forced’ to get COVID-19 vaccine  —  Jimmy Graham is vaccinated against COVID-19 - but he doesn't seem happy about it.  —  “Was basically forced into getting the vaccine.  Now I'm just confused @NFLPA,” the five-time Pro Bowler and Bears tight end tweeted Thursday …
Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
Graham says he's told Trump to ‘speak up’ on COVID vaccines  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As he recovers from a breakthrough infection of the coronavirus, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that he has urged former President Donald Trump to press his supporters to get the COVID-19 vaccine …
Discussion: WBMA-TV, The Hill, Insider, Joe.My.God. and IJR
Ryan Goodman / Just Security:
Mark Meadows Timeline: The Chief of Staff and Schemes to Overturn 2020 Election  —  Former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, was directly involved at major intersections of President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.  What follows is a detailed timeline of all the publicly available information.
Discussion: Raw Story, Insider, Daily Kos and Politico
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Lawmakers Probe Biden Admin Bid To Nix Sanctions on Iran  —  Congressional foreign policy leaders are investigating the Biden administration's private negotiations with Iran, which could waive sanctions on the country and provide its hardline regime with cash assets.
Tech Transparency Project:
False Election Audit Claims Surge on Facebook  —  Facebook failed to stem the flow of election conspiracies that led to the Capitol riot.  Now, it's failing again with misinformation about Arizona's election ‘audit.’  —  Facebook is allowing false claims about the election “audit” …
Discussion: Washington Post
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
Why it matters that Tucker Carlson is broadcasting from Hungary this week  —  The country has become a model for a rising kind of authoritarianism.  So, of course, the American right's most popular cable host is embracing it.  —  This week, America's most watched cable news host is broadcasting …
The Tennessean:
‘All of them’: Tennessee health chief says children's hospitals will fill up as the delta variant surges  —  Natalie Allison Brett KelmanNashville Tennessean  —  The delta variant of the coronavirus is ravaging hospitals in Tennessee, and pediatric wings won't escape the crisis, the state's health chief said Thursday.
 
 
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Paige Fry / Chicago Tribune:
Austin family sues city and CPD, accusing cops of mistakenly barging into home and pointing guns at 2 young girls, dad, grandfather
Discussion: Reason and The Root
Philip Klein / National Review:
Bring Back the Tea Party
Discussion: HotAir and Shot in the Dark
Nicole Lafond / Talking Points Memo:
Institutionalism Can't Save Us Now
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Steps to Drive American Leadership Forward on Clean Cars and Trucks
Steve Kornacki / MSNBC:
The rise of America's nationalized political culture
Wall Street Journal:
Eradication of Covid Is a Dangerous and Expensive Fantasy
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
 Earlier Items: 
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
The IRS has seized $1.2 billion worth of cryptocurrency this fiscal year - here's what happens to it
Discussion: Breitbart and Ace of Spades HQ
Lindsay Chervinsky / Governing:
The Long History of Mandated Vaccines in the United States
Discussion: Mediaite
Christian Schneider / USA Today:
A toxic legacy: Masculinity in the Republican Party requires subservience to Donald Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Half of Californians in new poll want Newsom recalled
Evan Smith / The Texas Tribune:
T-Squared: Sewell Chan is The Texas Tribune's next editor-in-chief
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
WATCH: Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade Spar Over Vaccines and TV Anchors ‘Recommending Medical Advice’
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
As Florida hospitals fill, DeSantis tries changing the subject