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10:10 PM ET, September 19, 2021

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Hans Nichols / Axios:
Scoop - Manchin: Delay Biden plan to '22  —  Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is privately saying he thinks Congress should take a “strategic pause” until 2022 before voting on President Biden's $3.5 trillion social-spending package, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.
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Coral Davenport / New York Times:
This Powerful Democrat Linked to Fossil Fuels Will Craft the U.S. Climate Plan  —  Senator Joe Manchin is already a crucial swing vote in the Democrats' sweeping budget bill.  But he will also write the details of its climate change program.  —  WASHINGTON — Joe Manchin …
Discussion: CBS News and Political Wire
Laura Barrón-López / Politico:
Sinema tells White House she's opposed to current prescription drug plan
Discussion: CNN
CNN:
Democrats unlikely to get immigration measure in $3.5 trillion budget proposal after Senate parliamentarian ruling  —  ‘Absolutely not acceptable’: Sanders on Manchin's push to cut Dems' $3.5T bill  —  Washington (CNN)Senate Democrats likely will not be able to include a pathway to legalization …
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Maria Sacchetti / Washington Post:   Senate parliamentarian nixes immigration measure in budget bill
Politico:
Dems vow to go the distance as September problems pile up
Discussion: Bloomberg
Axios:
Scoop: Beto plans Texas comeback in governor's race  —  Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke is preparing to run for governor of Texas in 2022, with an announcement expected later this year, Texas political operatives tell Axios.  —  Why it matters: O'Rourke's entry would give Democrats a high-profile candidate …
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Dallas Morning News:
Abbott's right turn deflates GOP rivals but opens door for O'Rourke, McConaughey: News/UT-Tyler poll  —  Survey shows sharp drop for Texas governor among independents after summer of pushing to ban abortion and mandates on masks and vaccines.  —  WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott …
Discussion: Salon, The Hill and Political Wire
Harry Enten / CNN:
Voters still don't like the GOP's answer to the coronavirus  —  (CNN)Republicans have been hoping to turn the political page from the coronavirus pandemic for over a year now.  —  We saw then-President Donald Trump try to do it in the lead-up to the 2020 election.  It didn't work.
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Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms
Discussion: RedState
THE CITY:
Eric Adams' Townhouse Trouble: Tax Filing ‘Mistake’ and Blown-Off Buildings Inspector  —  Campaign says mayoral nominee will amend tax returns for a second time after THE CITY pointed out irregularities concerning filings on his Bed-Stuy residence.  Adams also overlooked …
James Downie / Washington Post:
Tate Reeves and the high cost of covid incompetence  —  When naming the poster child for irresponsible leadership on covid-19, there are plenty of governors to choose from.  You could make a strong case for South Dakota Gov. Kristi L. Noem (R) or Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
Discussion: CNN, Daily Kos and Raw Story
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Matthew Brown / USA Today:
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves attacks vaccine mandates, downplays state's high death toll
New York Times:
In the Heart of Nashville, Rolling Parties Rage at Every Stoplight  —  As Nashville's popularity has grown, so has the “transportainment” business — a motley assortment including old buses, farm tractors and a truck with a hot tub.  Many think it has gotten out of hand.
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Looks for Challenger to Depose Mitch McConnell as Split Widens  —  GOP's most influential figure and its top elected official are divided on policy, politics and who should lead the party in the future  —  WASHINGTON— Mitch McConnell's record-long reign as Senate Republican leader …
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
The Exvangelicals  —  Even as evangelicals maintain their position as the most popular religion in the U.S., a movement of self-described “exvangelicals” is breaking away, using social media to engage tens of thousands of former faithful.  —  The big picture: Donald Trump's presidency …
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David French / The Dispatch:
Did Donald Trump Make the Church Great Again?
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
Associated Press:
US launches mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas  —  DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. flew Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland Sunday and tried blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico in a massive show of force that signaled the beginning …
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Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Ignoring Haitians' humanity exposes Biden's broken promise — and a looming crisis
Discussion: The Hill
Brandon Judd / Fox News:   Biden's Del Rio border crisis - admin cedes control of US security to cartels
Washington Post:
Biden seeks a phone call with France's Macron to calm the waters  —  REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — President Biden is pressing to set up a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron in coming days, U.S. officials said Sunday, hoping to end a frantic stretch of public snubs and behind-the-scenes exchanges between the two allies.
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Tyler O'Neil / Fox News:
Biden goes for bike ride at the beach amid national crises, refuses to answer questions
The Guardian:   UK-France defence summit cancelled in Aukus row
Ben Smith / New York Times:
How the U.S. Helped, and Hampered, the Escape of Afghan Journalists  —  The secretary of state cites a “massive effort” by the government, but people involved in the evacuation instead describe bureaucratic snags.  —  As American news organizations scrambled to evacuate their Afghan journalists …
Heather Long / Washington Post:
‘The pay is absolute crap’: Child-care workers are quitting rapidly, a red flag for the economy  —  Child care employment is still down more than 126,000 positions as workers leave for higher-paying positions as bank tellers, administrative assistants and retail clerks.
Discussion: HuffPost
Tyler Cowen / Bloomberg:
Why Wokeism Will Rule the World  —  The woke movement could be the next great U.S. cultural export — and it is going to do many other countries some real good.  —  I am decidedly un-woke.  As a professor of economics, I strongly favor a market-oriented approach.
Jason Gale / Bloomberg:
Bats in Laos Caves Harbor Closest Relatives to Covid-19 Virus  — Pasteur Institute scientists tested hundreds of horseshoe bats  — Finding moves researchers closer to pinpointing Covid origins  —  Bats dwelling in limestone caves in northern Laos were found to carry coronaviruses …
Hannah Nightingale / The Post Millennial:
BLM to protest NYC restaurant where black women were denied service due to lack of vaccine proof  —  Following the altercation, Hawk Newsome, co-founder of Black Lives Matter NY, said that the organization plans to hold a protest on Monday in response to the incident.
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Netanyahu mocks Biden about debunked falling asleep video  —  Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu mocked President Biden's physical appearance during a Facebook live session with supporters on Sunday and imitated him falling asleep.  —  Why it matters: This is an unprecedented move …
Discussion: Raw Story and Reuters
 
 
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Erwin Chemerinsky / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: Are Supreme Court justices ‘partisan hacks’? All the evidence says yes
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Praveen Swami / Firstpost:
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Joanna Chiu / Toronto Star:
A Chinese student in Canada had two followers on Twitter. He still didn't escape Beijing's threats over online activity
Tom Rogan / Washington Examiner:
Why the US should offer to buy France's submarines for Vietnam
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Eduardo Medina / New York Times:
Covid-stricken Alabama had more deaths than births last year, a first in its recorded history.
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
John L. Dorman / Insider:
Kellyanne Conway told Trump that he didn't have ‘swagger’ in 2020 and said his campaign resembled Hillary Clinton's 2016 bid: book
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Darrell Owens / Darrell's Newsletter:
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Hunter Walker / Rolling Stone:
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New York Times:
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Discussion: Mother Jones and Common Dreams