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5:10 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 …
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Right-wing vaccine disinformation is killing people, and the propagandists are furious Biden is fighting back  —  President Joe Biden's Thursday announcement that federal regulators will seek to compel businesses with more than 100 employees to require their employees to either be vaccinated …
Robby Soave / New York Times:
Biden's Vaccine Mandate Is a Big Mistake
Claire Rafford / Politico:
Biden to vaccine mandate legal challengers: ‘Have at it’
'It's about time': Biden puts the screws on the unvaccinated
Philip Klein / National Review:
The Practical Problems with Biden's Employer Vaccine Mandate
Discussion: HotAir
New York Times:
Times Investigation: In U.S. Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb  —  U.S. officials said a Reaper drone followed a car for hours and then fired based on evidence it was carrying explosives.  But in-depth video analysis and interviews at the site cast doubt on that account.
New York Times:
‘Imminent Threat’ or Aid Worker: Did a U.S. Drone Strike in Afghanistan Kill the Wrong Person?  —  [explosion] In one of the final acts of its 20-year war in Afghanistan, the United States fired a missile from a drone at a car in Kabul.  It was parked in the courtyard of a home …
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 …
Noah Garfinkel / Axios:
CDC: Unvaccinated people were 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19  —  Unvaccinated people were about 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19 and were more than 10 times more likely to be hospitalized with the disease, a new study from the CDC released on Friday found.
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
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
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.
Melissa Alonso / CNN:
Florida appeals court rules in favor of DeSantis, reverses order to allow mask mandate ban in schools  —  (CNN)Florida's 1st District Court on Friday reinstated a stay on mask mandates in schools, blocking face mask requirements in schools for now, court documents show.
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
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 …
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR:
Breyer Warns Against Remaking The Court: ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’  —  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has a warning to those who want to remake the court: Be careful what you wish for.  —  In his new book, The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics …
Jordan Williams / The Hill:
Justice Breyer issues warning on remaking Supreme Court: ‘What goes around comes around’
Discussion: RedState
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.
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
U.S. has flagged 44 Afghan evacuees as potential national security risks over the past two weeks, vetting reports show  —  The Department of Homeland Security flagged 44 Afghan evacuees as potential national security risks during the past two weeks as the government screened tens of thousands …
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 …
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 …
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: HotAir and Townhall
Davey Alba / New York Times:
Facebook sent flawed data to misinformation researchers.  —  More than three years ago, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook trumpeted a plan to share data with researchers about how people interacted with posts and links on the social network, so that the academics could study misinformation on the site.
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 …
Chris Anderson / Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
The secret moves of the Cyber Ninjas moneyman  —  Once they finish finding voter fraud in the presidential election, and they will find it, the Cyber Ninjas should rappel down the Tomb of the Unknown Ballot Box and turn their considerable auditing skills to the real estate acquisitions of Patrick Byrne …
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 …
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.
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
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Ari Natter / Bloomberg:
Natural Gas Excluded in Democrats' Budget Plan for Clean Energy
Discussion: National Review
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Agencies That Issued Mandates Before Biden's Push Show Some Early Success
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The inescapable overlap of pandemic and politics
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
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
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Inside Biden's call with Xi
Discussion: HotAir and WAMU
Gordon Corera / BBC:
‘Havana syndrome ’ and the mystery of the microwaves
Discussion: HotAir
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

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