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11:30 AM ET, September 13, 2021

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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump says Dems ‘disparaged’ COVID-19 vaccine while he was president: ‘Now they wonder why’ some are hesitant  —  Trump criticizes Biden's new COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employers  —  Joe Biden's Massive Vaccine Mandates  —  EXCLUSIVE: Former President Donald Trump blamed Democrats …
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Timothy Bella / Washington Post:
Alabama man dies after being turned away from 43 hospitals as covid packs ICUs, family says  —  When Ray DeMonia was having a cardiac emergency last month, his Alabama family waited anxiously for a nearby hospital with available space in its intensive care unit.
Washington Examiner:
Biden's vaccine mandate theater  —  If you want to understand President Joe Biden's motives, look no further than White House chief of staff Ron Klain's Twitter feed.  —  Less than an hour after Biden ordered his Labor Department to issue a nationwide vaccine mandate in the workplace …
Discussion: TheBlaze
Ross Dellenger / TIME:
I Didn't Want to Push My Aunt to Get the Vaccine. Now I Live With Regrets
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Fauci says he would support vaccine requirements for air travel
Discussion: Breitbart and New York Post
Mary Ramsey / USA Today:
Justice Amy Coney Barrett argues Supreme Court isn't ‘a bunch of partisan hacks’  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In the wake of a controversial decision on abortion rights, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett told a crowd of more than 100 here that she doesn't believe the highest court in the land is politically driven.
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Grisham dishes on Melania  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  THE WEEK AHEAD: JOE BIDEN campaigns with GAVIN NEWSOM in Long Beach, Calif., tonight before voters there decide Tuesday whether Newsom should be recalled (polls show him up by double digits) ... Secretary …
Discussion: Insider, The Hill, Forbes and Raw Story
NBC News:
Barrett concerned about public perception of Supreme Court  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett expressed concerns Sunday that the public may increasingly see the court as a partisan institution.  —  Justices must be “hyper vigilant to make sure they're …
United States Capitol Police:
USCP Officers Arrest California Man with Bayonet & Machete  —  This morning the United States Capitol Police arrested a California man who had multiple knives in his truck near the Democratic National Committee headquarters.  —  “This is good police work plain and simple,” said Chief Tom Manger.
Washington Post:
Afghan American woman's escape highlights secretive CIA role in Kabul rescues  —  Five days after Afghanistan's fall, Shaqaiq Birashk, holed up in her Kabul apartment, was contacted by a stranger offering to have her picked up and escorted to the airport for evacuation.
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Says Its Rules Apply to All.  Company Documents Reveal a Secret Elite That's Exempt.  —  A program known as XCheck has given millions of celebrities, politicians and other high-profile users special treatment, a privilege many abuse  —  Mark Zuckerberg has publicly said Facebook Inc. allows …
George Lenker / Union-News:
Former US Sen. Al Franken talks political downfall, return to comedy before Northampton show  —  The past few years have been unsettling for many — and Al Franken is no exception.  —  After a successful career in comedy, including a lengthy stint on NBC's “Saturday Night Live,” …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Why Our Monsters Talk to Michael Wolff  —  In his new book, the author of “Fire and Fury” continues his specialty: teasing out stories from men in power.  —  It's early 2019, a few months before Jeffrey Epstein will be arrested on sex charges, and he is sitting in the vast study …
Piers Morgan / Daily Mail:
It made me sick to watch a once-male special forces combat veteran beat up a woman on TV - it's time to stop this trans sport insanity before women start being killed  —  It was the moment ideology met cold, hard reality.  —  Alana McLaughlin, 38, the second transgender MMA fighter to compete in the sport …
Discussion: HotAir
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Trump's White House chief of staff is target of Capitol attack records request  —  House select committee investigating 6 January wants telecom and social media companies to preserve records on Mark Meadows  —  The House select committee investigating the 6 January attack on the Capitol …
Discussion: Bipartisan Report and Raw Story
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Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Melania Trump says she was ‘disappointed and disheartened’ watching Capitol riots
Discussion: IJR
NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights:
The consequences of extreme partisan animosity  —  In the U.S., where divisiveness has reached new extremes, the consequences of polarization include declining trust in fellow citizens and major institutions; erosion of democratic norms like respect for elections; loss of faith in the existence …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Washington Post expands 202 newsletter franchise  —  The Washington Post is relaunching its 202 newsletter suite with a new email around climate, new authors and an expanded product suite.  —  Why it matters: The redesigned products are meant to be more digestible and personality-driven …
Brad Heath / Reuters:
USA-POLICING/MINNEAPOLIS  —  After the brutal killing of a Black man went viral and triggered national protests, Minneapolis police underwent an abrupt shift: Officers began making fewer traffic stops, drug and gun checks, Reuters found.  With the city engulfed in violence, citizens ask: Where are the police?
Carol Rosenberg / New York Times:
The Legacy of America's Post-9/11 Turn to Torture  —  Twenty years after the attacks, the United States is still grappling with the consequences of brutal interrogations carried out in the name of national security.  —  NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — Mohamedou Ould Slahi is almost clinical …
David Dayen / American Prospect:
House, Senate Spar Over Reducing Drug Prices  —  There's overwhelming support among Democrats for finally allowing Medicare to negotiate with drug companies.  But the details matter.  —  Differences have emerged between the House's conception of drug price reform and a more modest Senate proposal.
Discussion: The Hill, CNN, Roll Call and Common Dreams
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Afghan crisis puts Blinken in a rare position: The hot seat  —  Secretary of State Antony Blinken has in many respects lived a charmed life, leading to the kind of bio that features words like “Harvard,” “France” and “wealthy.”  —  The last several weeks, though, have not been great.
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The Daily Beast:
Trump Politicizes Soldier Deaths.  Gold Star Families Call It ‘Disgusting.’  —  Former President Donald Trump has taken to calling out President Joe Biden for soldier deaths in Afghanistan.  Gold Star families aren't so pleased.  —  “Gross.”  “Disgusting.”  “Without honor.”
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC Charges Three Media Companies with Illegal Offerings of Stock and Digital Assets  —  Companies to Pay More Than $539 Million in Settlement for Distribution to Investors  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged New York City-based GTV Media Group Inc. and Saraca Media Group Inc. …
Discussion: CNBC and One America News Network
ProPublica:
Long-Secret FBI Report Reveals New Connections Between 9/11 Hijackers and Saudi Religious Officials in U.S.  —  “This validates what we have been saying,” says an attorney for families of 9/11 victims who are suing the Saudi government over alleged support of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Washington Post:
Texas wanted to be the tech haven of the U.S. Its new abortion bill and other measures are causing workers to rethink their move.  —  Tech workers are marking Texas off the list of places they'd consider working after the state passed the nation's most restrictive abortion law
Discussion: Financial Times
Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
Gavin Newsom and the Revenge of California's ‘Anger’ Lobby  —  The political universe has been transfixed by what could happen to California's governor on Tuesday: A special election may throw Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom — who won his last election with a decisive 62 percent of the vote …
Discussion: Washington Post and Townhall
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Banished reality hit ‘Cops’ will return on Fox News Media's streaming service  —  “Cops,” the reality TV series depicting law enforcement in action, was pulled off the air last year after 32 seasons amid the nationwide protests over policing sparked by the murder of George Floyd.
 
 
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In the wake of Trump's attack on democracy, election officials fear for the future of American elections
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Discussion: The Hill
Adam Wren / Insider:
Meet Ron Klain, manager of the White House's summer from hell
Douglas E. Schoen / The Hill:
Without drastic changes, Democrats are on track to lose big in 2022
Mattathias Schwartz / Insider:
I spent 5 years inside DC's foreign policy ‘blob.’ Here's why the experts keep getting us into unwinnable wars like Afghanistan.
Discussion: Eunomia
Alyssa Lukpat / New York Times:
The U.S. is falling to the lowest vaccination rates of the world's wealthiest democracies.
Discussion: Eschaton