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12:50 PM 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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Politico:
Tensions mount between CDC and Biden health team over boosters  —  Top Biden Covid-19 officials are increasingly clashing with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the administration pushes to begin distributing booster shots widely by Sept. 20.
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Fauci says he would support vaccine requirements for air travel
Ross Dellenger / TIME:
I Didn't Want to Push My Aunt to Get the Vaccine. Now I Live With Regrets
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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, CNN, Jezebel, Forbes, The Hill and Raw Story
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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.
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 …
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.
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Emily Singer / The American Independent:
White supremacist arrested outside DNC headquarters with a bayonet and machete  —  The California man was found in a pickup truck decorated with a swastika and other white supremacist imagery.  —  Capitol Police on Monday announced they arrested a 44-year-old Californian man outside …
Discussion: CNN, Mercury News and Daily Kos
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.
Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
Most People Don't Need a Covid Vaccine Booster, New Review Says  —  None of the data on coronavirus vaccines so far provides credible evidence in support of boosters for the general population, according to a review published on Monday by an international group of scientists …
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
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,” …
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
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 …
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 …
Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Lauren Boebert Says Government Should Be Run by ‘Righteous Men and Women of God’  —  Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado spoke Saturday at a conference held by the Truth & Liberty Coalition, a religious-right political organization founded by right-wing pastor Andrew Wommack.
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Julian Mark / Washington Post:
California couple die of covid, leaving five kids behind.  Their newborn is 3 weeks old.  —  Davy Macias, 37, was intubated and dying of complications from covid-19 when doctors helped her give birth to her daughter.  She would never see her baby.  —  Her husband, Daniel Macias, 39 …
Discussion: The Hill
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. …
Catherine Clifford / CNBC:
Lab-grown woolly mammoths could walk the Earth in six years if geneticist's new start-up succeeds  — Tech entrepreneur Ben Lamm is helping to fund a project by Harvard geneticist George Church to revive the woolly mammoth.  — The project, called Colossal, aims to create a calf in as little as six years, Church told CNBC.
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, Bipartisan Report and Raw Story
Hunter Walker / Rolling Stone:
GOP ‘Moderate’ Blasted Capitol Riots — and Cozied Up to a Jan. 6 Bus Trip Organizer  —  Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick called Jan. 6th a “coup attempt,” but that didn't stop him from attending a fundraiser at the home of a man who helped bus hundreds of people to Washington for a “Million MAGA March”
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
Homeland Security chief of staff abruptly resigns  —  The shake-up comes at a critical and difficult time for the agency.  —  Jennifer Higgins, the current associate director of Refugee, Asylum and International Operations at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will step …
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 …
Discussion: Election Law Blog
Margaret Harding McGill / Axios:
Scoop: Biden to tap privacy hawk for FTC post  —  President Biden will nominate Georgetown University law professor Alvaro Bedoya to be a Democratic commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission, people familiar with the matter told Axios.  —  Why it matters: Bedoya, founding director …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Biden's coronavirus mandate isn't as ‘divisive’ as its opponents claim  —  The Republican Party is suddenly united in its approach to the coronavirus pandemic.  And all it took was for President Biden to announce that the federal government would mandate vaccination or weekly testing for employees of large companies.
Discussion: The Hill, Conservative Brief and HotAir
The Daily Beast:
Forget About Biden's ‘Cruel Summer’—He's Doing Big Things  —  He's ended America's longest war, got vaccines distributed at no cost nationwide and halved the child poverty rate.  So why all the stories about 'Biden's Cruel Summer'? … We are both old enough to remember a time when you picked …
Discussion: Raw Story
MSNBC:
Sen. Alex Padilla on voting rights and filibuster reform  —  Senate Democrats are nearing a compromise on new voting rights legislation.  Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) joined NBC's Mehdi Hasan to break down where negotiations stand.  He also discussed filibuster reform and the future of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
 
 
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Judd Legum / Popular Information:
In key states, corporate donations go overwhelmingly to legislators that oppose abortion rights
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Manchin: “Hard no” to $3.5T bill — and maybe to any reconciliation spending
Brad Heath / Reuters:
USA-POLICING/MINNEAPOLIS  —  After the brutal killing of a Black man went viral …
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Banished reality hit ‘Cops’ will return on Fox News Media's streaming service
Ben Taub / New Yorker:
How a Syrian War Criminal and Double Agent Disappeared in Europe
Ben Schreckinger / New York Post:
New book reveals how Biden's family used his position for profit
 Earlier Items: 
Heath Brown / The Daily Beast:
Steve Bannon Hopes Homeschooling Moms Will Be His New Shock Troops
Discussion: Raw Story
Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
Gavin Newsom and the Revenge of California's ‘Anger’ Lobby
Discussion: Townhall and Washington Post
Lisa Lerer / New York Times:
Union Veteran Takes Over at Emily's List as Abortion Fights Loom
Discussion: The Hill
Douglas E. Schoen / The Hill:
Without drastic changes, Democrats are on track to lose big in 2022
Kana Ruhalter / The Daily Beast:
'They're All In on It!' Rose McGowan Slams Dems at Larry Elder Campaign Event
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.
Discussion: Financial Times