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12:30 AM ET, September 18, 2021

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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
France recalls its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia to protest Biden's submarine deal.  —  France announced on Friday that it was immediately recalling its ambassadors to the United States and Australia in protest of President Biden's announcement of an agreement to provide nuclear-powered submarines …
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Jack Beyrer / Washington Free Beacon:
Chinese Fighter Jets Fly Over Taiwan After US Submarine Deal  —  China dispatched 10 military planes to Taiwanese airspace one day after the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom declared a groundbreaking agreement to counter Beijing's influence by building nuclear submarines.
David E. Sanger / New York Times:   Secret Talks and a Hidden Agenda: Behind the U.S. Defense Deal that France Called a ‘Betrayal’
Rick Noack / Washington Post:
Why the French are so furious at the Biden administration over a derailed submarine deal
Discussion: RedState and New York Times
BBC:
Aukus: France recalls envoys amid security pact row
NBC News:
Carmine's hostess attacked after asking diners for proof of vaccination  —  Three people were arrested for allegedly assaulting a New York City restaurant hostess on Thursday after she asked a group of diners visiting from Texas to show proof they had been vaccinated before seating them.
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Adam Harding / NBC New York:
Carmine's Hostess Attacked After Asking Tourists for Vaccination Proof to Dine Inside  —  The 22-year-old hostess asked the group to show proof of getting the COVID vaccine in order to dine inside, part of NYC's executive order that went into effect this week
Washington Post:
McAuliffe, Youngkin locked in tight race for Virginia governor, Post-Schar School poll finds  —  RICHMOND — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin are locked in a tight race for Virginia governor, with McAuliffe standing at 50 percent to 47 percent for Youngkin among likely voters in a Washington Post-Schar School poll.
Discussion: Politico
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Sam Dorman / Fox News:
Catholic group using geo-data to target parishes in Virginia governor's race
Discussion: Townhall
The Guardian:
Overturning Roe v Wade will promote abstinence, says architect of Texas abortion ban
Discussion: HuffPost and Raw Story
CNBC:
FDA panel recommends Pfizer's Covid booster doses for people 65 and older after rejecting third shots for general population  —  FDA panel votes not to recommend booster shots at this time  —  An influential Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday rejected a proposal …
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Lauren Gardner / Politico:
FDA panel votes against broad rollout of Pfizer booster shot, endorses narrower use
House Republican Leader:
The Southern Border is a National Security Crisis; President Biden Must Deploy National Guard and VP Harris Must Brief the Republican Conference  —  Washington, D.C. - Today, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the national security crisis at the southern border:
Discussion: Breitbart
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Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Biden admin to step up deportation of Haitians to address migrant surge, documents say
Discussion: Breitbart and NBC Los Angeles
Michelle Hackman / Wall Street Journal:
Haitian Migrants Huddle Under Texas Bridge, Creating Humanitarian Crisis
Discussion: The Daily Signal and The Hill
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
How not to lobby Brett Kavanaugh  —  The First Amendment protects “the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for redress of grievances.”  So the crowd of 50 or so abortion rights activists who marched on Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh's Chevy Chase home this week …
Washington Post:
U.S. military admits ‘horrible mistake’ in Kabul drone strike that killed 10 Afghans  —  A U.S. drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 civilians, including seven children, was launched after numerous miscalculations led commanders to believe an aid worker was hauling explosives in a car …
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Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Pentagon acknowledges Aug. 29 drone strike in Afghanistan was a tragic mistake that killed 10 civilians.
Josh Partlow / Washington Post:
Bureau of Land Management headquarters to return to D.C., reversing Trump decision  —  Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday announced the move and said current headquarters in Grand Junction, Colo., would become a “Western headquarters” for the agency  —  The Interior Department will summon …
Brooke Leigh Howard / The Daily Beast:
Anti-Mask Florida Official Dies of COVID—and Takes GOP Software Secrets With Him  —  Surviving colleagues had to tell the FEC that Tampa's GOP committee might be late with its filing, while others turned Gregg Prentice's sudden death into a “murder” conspiracy.
Discussion: Daily Mail and YouTube
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Bully Pulpit No More: Jen Psaki's Turn at the Lectern  —  President Biden's press secretary has tamped down the vitriol that colored news briefings during the Trump administration.  She still may not answer your question, though.  —  WASHINGTON — Jen Psaki, President Biden's press secretary …
Mimi Lau / South China Morning Post:
Blinken deletes tweet saying US would ‘stand with people of Hong Kong’  —  US secretary of state initially put the post up on September 16 but took it down and issued a more muted sentiment, drawing criticism and questions A spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry's Hong Kong office …
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Judges strike down North Carolina voter ID law, citing its ‘discriminatory purpose’ against African Americans  —  A panel of North Carolina judges on Friday struck down the state's law requiring voters to present photo identification before casting ballots, saying that the measure …
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Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
‘Death panels’ arrive — in COVID-stricken Republican Idaho  —  It may be recalled that one of the chief GOP arguments against the Affordable Care Act in 2010 was that it would institute bureaucratic “death panels” to determine, in the words of former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, whether someone was “worthy of healthcare.”
Ewan Palmer / Newsweek:
Doctor Who Said Masks Cause Carbon Dioxide Poisoning Has License Revoked  —  A doctor in Oregon has had his license revoked for continually refusing to follow COVID-19 guidelines when dealing with patients and spreading misinformation about face masks.  —  The Oregon Medical Board issued …
Discussion: Raw Story
Talal Ansari / Wall Street Journal:
Dozens Charged With Healthcare Fraud Estimated at $1.4 Billion  —  Allegations from Justice Department involve claims related to opioids, telemedicine practices and Covid-19  —  The Justice Department has brought criminal charges against nearly 140 people, including medical professionals …
Discussion: UPI, CNBC and CBS News
Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
Laura Loomer, Who Once Said ‘Bad Fajitas’ Were Worse Than COVID, Says She's Tested Positive  —  The far-right activist said in a Gettr post that she's experiencing severe coronavirus symptoms.  —  The far-right, anti-Muslim, anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer says she's tested positive …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A Texas Republican's vile rant shows ‘great replacement’ is becoming GOP dogma  —  It is becoming a trend: More and more Republicans have been signing on to “great replacement theory.”  Because this worldview posits various versions of a nefarious liberal scheme to replace Native Americans …
Tandra Smith / al.com:
Alabama Pickers, couple known for reselling and vaccine opposition, both dead of COVID  —  A married Alabama couple known for their reselling videos on YouTube under the name “Alabama Pickers” have both died of COVID.  —  Dusty and Tristan Graham lived in Huntsville, where they would often post videos …
John Williams / New York Times:
Bob Woodward Extends His Trump Chronicles With the Chaotic Transfer of Power … When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission.  —  The titles of Bob Woodward's three books about the Trump administration — “Fear,” “Rage” and now “Peril” — are appropriately blunt.
Washington Post:
Republican leaders remain silent as Trump casts perpetrators of Jan. 6 attack as political prisoners  —  The Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol and the falsehoods that inspired it continue to shape the Republican Party, with former president Donald Trump ramping up his defense of the rioters …
Data For Progress:
The Build Back Better Plan Remains Popular  —  From September 10 to 13, 2021, Invest in America and Data for Progress conducted a survey of 1,188 likely voters nationally.  We sought to measure likely voters' opinions towards the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, President Biden's Build …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Bipartisan Report
Rasmussen Reports:
Afghanistan: Leaving Americans Behind Is ‘Humiliation,’ Voters Agree  —  The revelation this week by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken that thousands of U.S. green card holders have been left behind in Afghanistan has voters worried that these Americans will become Taliban hostages, and most agree it is a “national humiliation.”
Discussion: Breitbart and Washington Examiner
 
 
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Howard Koplowitz / al.com:
MyPillow's Mike Lindell to run ‘tests’ on Alabama voter list after meeting Merrill, Ivey
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Examiner
Emily Pyrek / La Crosse Tribune:
State COVID death rate over 10 times higher for the unvaccinated
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
A Detroit community college professor is fighting Silicon Valley's surveillance machine. People are listening.
BuzzFeed News:
Beyond Britney: Abuse, Exploitation, And Death Inside America's Guardianship Industry
Noah Garfinkel / Axios:
Jan. 6 panel hires former Bush administration official as top legal adviser
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Mariecar Mendoza / Datebook:
Maskless S.F. Mayor London Breed got down with legendary Bay Area musicians at indoor jazz club
 Earlier Items: 
Hassan Kanu / Reuters:
Florida governor conflated ‘black joy’ with protest, judge says
Discussion: Reason, TheGrio and POLITICUSUSA
Washington Post:
Capitol Police chief dropped request for armed National Guard members to be on standby for Saturday's rally after Pentagon discussions
Discussion: Insider and Washington Examiner
William Booth / Washington Post:
As climate pledges fall short, U.N. predicts globe could warm by worrying 2.7 degrees Celsius
Discussion: UPI and Common Dreams
Washington Post:
Alone in death … MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — Twenty miles outside Phoenix in a desolate cemetery …
Albany Times Union:
How low, Ms. Stefanik?  —  Back in 2017, white supremacists marched in Charlottesville …
Discussion: Raw Story
Gromer Jeffers Jr / Dallas Morning News:
Anti-Trump Lincoln Project tackles Texas Gov. Greg Abbott with college football ad buy
Discussion: Raw Story