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Samuel Chamberlain / New York Post:
DHS chief pushes back on claim whips used against Haitian migrants  —  Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas denied Monday that Border Patrol agents used whips to prevent Haitian migrants from crossing the Rio Grande to reach an encampment set up under a Texas bridge where thousands of other migrants have gathered.
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Emily Green / VICE:
US Border Agents Are Removing Haitian Migrants Using Horses and Whips  —  “This is why your country's shit,” one Border Patrol agent on horseback yelled at a group of Haitian migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.  —  EG  —  Border Patrol officers on horseback swinging whips in the faces of Haitians.
Washington Post:
Biden to raise refugee admissions cap to 125,000 in the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1
Politico:
Dems fear Biden's domestic agenda could implode  —  Internal Democratic discord has wounded President Joe Biden's massive social spending plan, raising the prospect that the package could stall out, shrink dramatically — or even fail altogether.  —  Myriad problems have arisen.
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Washington Post:
Two GOP operatives indicted for allegedly routing money from Russian national to support Trump campaign  —  A political strategist who was pardoned by the former president after being convicted in a 2012 campaign finance scheme is facing new charges related to an alleged 2016 plot …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Fortune Appoints Insider's Alyson Shontell as Top Editor  —  Digital-media veteran plans to focus on increasing business magazine's online readership and subscriptions  —  Fortune hired digital-media veteran Alyson Shontell as its next top editor, in a bid to expand the business magazine's online readership …
CNN:
Memo shows Trump lawyer's six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election  —  Washington (CNN)A conservative lawyer working with then-President Donald Trump's legal team tried to convince then-Vice President Mike Pence that he could overturn the election results on January 6 when Congress counted …
Ann Marimow / Washington Post:
Texas doctor who violated state's abortion ban is sued, launching test of constitutionality  —  A lawsuit that could test the constitutionality of the nation's most restrictive abortion ban was filed in Texas on Monday against a doctor who admitted to performing an abortion considered illegal under the new law.
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
Bill Maher, Isiah Thomas score over the NFL's playing of ‘Black national anthem’  —  “I saw last night on the football game, Alicia Keys sang ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing,’ which now I hear is called the ‘Black national anthem.’ Now, maybe we should get rid of our national anthem, but I think we should have one national anthem.
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Kylie Atwood / CNN:
Member of CIA chief's team reported Havana syndrome symptoms on recent trip to India  —  Washington (CNN)When CIA Director Bill Burns traveled to India earlier this month a member of his team reported symptoms consistent with Havana syndrome and had to receive medical attention, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
Techno Fog / The Reactionary:
Where does John Durham go from here?  —  A review of the Special Counsel's next targets  —  Michael Sussmann has been indicted for lying to the FBI general counsel James Baker during a September 2016 meeting where he provided to Baker materials and information purported to link the Trump Organization with Russian entity Alfa Bank.
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Felicia Schwartz / Wall Street Journal:
J&J Says Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Two Months After First Shot Increases Protection  —  Trial participants in the U.S. who received a second dose eight weeks after the first had 94% protection against the illness  —  Johnson & Johnson said a booster dose of its Covid-19 vaccine administered …
New York Times:
Where are the tests?  —  Your daughter wakes up with a scratchy throat, and you can't decide whether she should go to school.  —  You can't shake a runny nose and start wondering whether it's really because of allergies.  —  You're planning a family gathering, but you are nervous about your aging parents being there.
Last Positivist / The Sooty Empiric:
Personal Tribute to Charles Mills  —  Like many in the philosophical world today I am in dismay at the loss of Charles Mills.  I feel compelled to honour him with a public tribute, as he meant more to me than almost anyone else in the profession and I think socialised affection and grief are a fitting response to this sort of tragedy.
Mikael Thalen / The Daily Dot:
After the Capitol riot, ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer Ali Alexander was scrambling to hide his digital footprint  —  The ‘Stop the Steal’ founder's data was swept up in the breach of web hosting company Epik.  —  Just days after supporters of former President Donald Trump violently stormed …
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Politico:
‘Cowboys for Trump’ founder's Jan. 6 case highlights challenges facing prosecutors
Discussion: Raw Story
Dan Margolies / KCUR 89.3:
St. Louis Couple Who Waved Guns At BLM Protesters Face Suspension Of Their Law Licenses  —  Mark and Patricia McCloskey made national headlines in June 2020 when they confronted a group of mostly Black protesters who entered their gated community en route to demonstrate in front of the nearby home of a former St. Louis mayor.
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Eric Trump Signs Up to Hype Daddy's Record at Anti-Vax Event  —  Eric Trump said the vaccine push during his dad's tenure could end up “one of the greatest accomplishments of any president in history.”  His hosts called it a “SHOT OF POISON!”  —  Donald Trump's son Eric Trump will give …
Amanda Connolly / globalnews.ca:
Liberals projected to form minority government  —  Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is now projected to hold onto his role as prime minister — but Canadians appear to have voted in the federal election on Monday to keep requiring him to work with the other parties in order to govern in a second minority government.
Adam Cancryn / Politico:
Becerra takes a back seat while others steer Covid response  —  The nation's top health official has seldom been the one giving orders.  —  HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra has steered clear of internal policy debates that have raged between HHS' public health agencies.  Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Financial Times:
Top EU official warns ‘something broken’ in transatlantic relations  —  Thierry Breton's intervention comes as Franco-American tensions threaten broader diplomatic efforts  —  Thierry Breton, the EU commissioner for internal markets, has warned that “something is broken” in transatlantic relations …
Discussion: War on the Rocks
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
‘Private Funding’ Fueled Nazis in Charlottesville: Lawsuit  —  A lawsuit brought by the victims of violence at Charlotteville's hate rally has exposed how white supremacists paid for their activities.  —  BEAST INSIDE  —  Organizers of a deadly 2017 white supremacist rally had “private funding …
Discussion: Raw Story
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
The Middle-Aged Sadness Behind the Cancel Culture Panic  —  “The Chair,” a Netflix comic drama about academia starring Sandra Oh, turns on a particularly absurd and unfair cancellation.  In the first episode Bill, a onetime superstar English professor who's falling apart after the death of his wife …
Discussion: Liberal Currents
Michelle Nichols / Reuters:
EU backs France in submarine dispute, asking: Is America back?  —  European Union foreign ministers expressed support and solidarity with France on Monday during a meeting in New York to discuss Australia's scrapping of a $40 billion submarine order with Paris in favor of a U.S. and British deal.
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Key House Republicans Balk At Saving $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill From Progressive Boycott  —  As House progressives threaten to withhold dozens of votes to pass a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill if it comes up for a vote in the coming weeks, several Republican members …
Anna Gustafson / Michigan Advance:
Kent Co. health director tells commissioners after almost being run off the road: ‘I need help’  —  Email details abuse after department issued school mask mandate  —  After a woman attempted to run Kent County Health Department director Adam London off the road just hours after he issued …
Eli Clifton / Responsible Statecraft:
Groups urge Congress to strengthen rules on defense lobbying  —  The greased revolving door from the Pentagon to the weapons industry gives former officials easy access for influence peddling. … Fourteen Pentagon contractors hired 1,718 former Department of Defense senior civilian …
 
 
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