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4:05 PM ET, September 10, 2021


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Mike Allen / Axios:
America's civil war of 2021  —  Top Republicans are calling for a public uprising to protest President Biden's broad vaccine mandates, eight months after more than 500 people stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to overturn the election.  —  Why it matters: It has been decades since America …
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
What legal ground do Republican governors have to push back on vaccine mandates?  —  Not much, based on a century of Supreme Court precedent.  —  Vaccine mandates have arrived.  And so, too, has opposition led by Republicans.  Nineteen Republican governors spoke out against President …
Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Federal mandate takes vaccine decision off employers' hands  —  Larger U.S. businesses now won't have to decide whether to require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Doing so is now federal policy.  —  President Joe Biden announced sweeping new orders Thursday …
Robby Soave / New York Times:
Biden's Vaccine Mandate Is a Big Mistake  —  Mr. Soave, a senior editor at Reason, has written extensively about law, public policy and free speech.  —  There's one person that President Biden desperately needs to consult about his new federal vaccine mandate: President-elect Biden.
Claire Rafford / Politico:
Biden to vaccine mandate legal challengers: ‘Have at it’
Discussion: CBS News and ABC News
Philip Klein / National Review:
The Practical Problems with Biden's Employer Vaccine Mandate
Discussion: HotAir
Washington Post:
Unvaccinated people were 11 times more likely to die of covid-19, CDC report finds  —  Moderna vaccine is most effective, says another study, the largest to date in U.S. to assess real-world effectiveness … People who were not fully vaccinated this spring and summer were over 10 times …
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
Phil Willon / Los Angeles Times:
New poll finds Newsom could easily beat recall thanks to motivated Democrats  —  Momentum has turned strongly against the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom with just days to go before voting ends, a change that comes after a deluge of political ads and support from leading Democrats …
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Opposition to California recall widens in new poll
Wall Street Journal:
Journalism Schools Leave Graduates With Hefty Student Loans  —  Students take on debt for master's degrees in hope of news jobs even as opportunities diminish  —  News reporting has lost thousands of jobs over the past decade, with a further slide predicted.
Kevin D. Williamson / New York Times:
The Trump Coup Is Still Raging  —  Mr. Williamson writes extensively about politics and more at National Review.  —  What happened at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was not a coup attempt.  It was half of a coup attempt — the less important half.  —  The more important part of the coup attempt …
Discussion: ABC News, Raw Story and
Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
Hundreds of law enforcement officials were prepped early for potential Jan. 6 violence
Discussion: HotAir, CNN and The Daily Beast
Dan Bloom /
Britain will now see ‘permanent food shortages’ and it's ‘going to get worse’  —  Food and Drink Federation chief Ian Wright said the country won't run out of food, but the days of shoppers knowing they can get whatever they like at the supermarket are gone forever
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton:
Norton Denies Responsibility for Setting Zebras Free, Supports Freedom Generally  —  Norton says the charges are understandable, but for the first time offers an alibi.  The six zebras escaped from a D.C.-area farm early this week  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton …
Matt Dixon / Politico:
The Second Amendment fight that could upend Florida's midterms  —  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court will consider a challenge to a 2011 gun law recently expanded by Gov. Ron DeSantis, a decision that could prompt a ruling on the politically contentious issue of Second Amendment rights in the middle of the 2022 midterms.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Melissa Alonso / CNN:
Florida appeals court rules in favor of DeSantis, reverses order to allow mask mandate ban in schools
They Created Our Post-9/11 World.  Here's What They Think They Got Wrong.  —  The sense of vulnerability and fear — yes, terror — was palpable.  In the hours and days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the consensus was that more deadly attacks were being prepped.
Discussion: Insider and The Moderate Voice
Brendan O'Neill / spiked:   When the politics of victimhood turned violent
CNN launches new polling methodology  —  (CNN)The landscape of political polling is changing, and so too is the way CNN carries out its polls.  Beginning with Friday's newly released CNN poll conducted by SSRS, the network is implementing a new methodology for measuring public opinion.
Tim Alberta / The Atlantic:
‘I Was Responsible for Those People’  —  On the evening of September 4, 2021, one week before the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Glenn Vogt stood at the footprint of the North Tower and gazed at the names stamped in bronze.  The sun was diving below the buildings across the Hudson River in New Jersey …
Texas ban spotlights Democrats' generational divide on abortion and trans issues  —  When Texas last week became the first state in nearly 50 years to ban abortions early in pregnancy, President Joe Biden, senior Democrats in Congress and the liberal members of the Supreme Court swiftly condemned the move …
David Goldman / CNN:
Here's who loves Biden's vaccine mandate: The companies that have to enforce it  —  New York (CNN Business)President Joe Biden gave a gift to every major company in America by forcing them to mandate vaccines or stringently test their employees for Covid.  Their reaction to the new rule: glee.
Discussion: Townhall
Musadiq Bidar / CBS News:
In speech taking on Trump, Christie calls on Republicans to renounce conspiracy theories and discredit extremists “in our midst”  —  Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was once a close adviser to former President Trump, told Republicans gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential …
Texas passes social media ‘de-platforming’ law  —  The US state of Texas has made it illegal for social media platforms to ban users “based on their political viewpoints”.  —  Prominent Republican politicians have accused Facebook, Twitter and others of censoring conservative views.
Trump's House GOP enemies get boost from McCarthy's leadership team  —  ‘Disgraceful’: Former President Trump's niece reacts to what he's doing on 9/11  —  (CNN)House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and his leadership team are quietly working to prop up some of the GOP incumbents targeted …
Daniel Idfresne / Common Sense with Bari Weiss:
I'm 17.  And I'm Immunized from Woke Politics.  —  Here's how.  —  I'm a first generation, 17-year-old Black American who grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the Brooklyn neighborhood made famous by Jay-Z.  —  Given that brief biography, perhaps you'd assume that I'm a Black Lives Matter slogan-chanting …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The inescapable overlap of pandemic and politics  —  There are three reasons that Florida has consistently been a focal point of debate over the course of the pandemic.  One is that its governor, Ron DeSantis, is a prominent Republican official, a role that he embraces and elevates.
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Inside Biden's call with Xi  —  President Biden used a call with Xi Jinping on Thursday night to test whether personal diplomacy with the Chinese leader can make more progress than the meetings among subordinates, who have been snubbing and rebuffing Biden's aides.
Discussion: HotAir and WAMU
Caitlin Emma / Politico:
Democrats plot shutdown-prevention patch into December  —  Majority Leader Steny Hoyer warned lawmakers that House leaders might have to add extra voting days in October to accommodate a jam-packed schedule.  —  Majority Leader Steny Hoyer privately told Democrats of the plan on Friday.
Discussion: Political Wire
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
On Sean Hannity's Fox News show, it's still Trump, Trump, Trump  —  Almost every night, a member of the Trump family or a former Trump administration official appears as a guest on the primetime show  —  During the four years of Donald Trump's presidency, the 9 p.m. hour on Fox News hosted …
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The Daily Beast:
Inside the Bromance Between the ‘Trump of the Tropics’ and the Original
Discussion: Raw Story and
Mike Allen / Axios:
White House spoils for fight on taxes
USA Today:
Parents want kids to learn about ongoing effects of slavery - but not critical race theory. They're the same thing.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
Olivia Krauth / Courier-Journal:
Kentucky's school mask mandate axed after Gov. Andy Beshear's veto overridden
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
U.S. Approval of Interracial Marriage at New High of 94%
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo and Forbes
Gordon Corera / BBC:
‘Havana syndrome ’ and the mystery of the microwaves
Discussion: HotAir
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Blumenthal / HuffPost:
Senate Democrats Close To Agreement On Voting Rights Compromise
Discussion: CNN
Spencer Ackerman / Forever Wars:
Return To Little Pakistan: The Reign of Terror in Brooklyn after 9/11
Discussion: The Nation
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Producer inflation accelerated in August, as wholesale prices rose record 8.3% from a year ago
Jonathan Edwards / Washington Post:
An alleged Capitol rioter says his ankle monitor beeps too loudly. He wants a judge to let him remove it.
Discussion: Raw Story
Jordan Green / Raw Story:
Ex-Marines in neo-Nazi terror cell planned to attack power grid as precursor to assassination campaign: government

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Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
OpenAI gives premium ChatGPT users access to an updated GPT-4 Turbo, promising “more direct, less verbose” responses that “use more conversational language”

Jonathan Greig / The Record:
Palo Alto Networks alerts customers that hackers are exploiting a zero-day in its popular GlobalProtect VPN product and promises a patch by April 14

Chris Dolmetsch / Bloomberg:
A US judge sentences ex-Amazon security engineer Shakeeb Ahmed to three years in prison for stealing $12.3M+ from Nirvana and another crypto exchange in 2022

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