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Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
The Roots of Democratic Disarray  —  If anyone tells you they know how the battle among congressional Democrats will be resolved, wish them a good day and walk away very quickly.  They managed to pass an infrastructure bill in the Senate — with Republican support! — and are now in total disagreement …
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Politico:
As Dems race forward, Manchin pumps brakes: ‘There is no timeline’  —  Democratic leaders and President Joe Biden are speeding up their work on Biden's massive jobs and families plan.  Joe Manchin keeps throttling momentum back.  —  The president wants Manchin and other holdouts to find …
Discussion: Insider and Washington Examiner
Politico:
Pelosi goes all in with domestic agenda on the line  —  Nancy Pelosi has never been in a bind like this before.  —  The speaker is on the cusp of muscling through a pair of bills that amount to trillions of dollars in investments that, if they make it to President Joe Biden's desk, will reshape both her and the president's legacies.
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Democrats' Spending Fight Carries High Stakes for Their Candidates  —  Failure of moderates and progressives to reach a deal would fuel Republican attacks on their competence — with consequences as soon as November in Virginia, and in the midterms next year.
Paul Starr / American Prospect:
The Real Trouble With the Sprawling Reconciliation Bill  —  Focusing the agenda could have a benefit: a clearer message.  —  President Joe Biden speaks about infrastructure at the Flatirons campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, September 14, 2021, in Arvada, Colorado.
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
The Biden effect: GOP starts linking down-ballot Democrats to an increasingly unpopular president
Discussion: Washington Examiner
James Fallows / the:
The Next Real-Time Test for the Press  —  The “debt limit” is a serious threat.  It's not a serious issue.  This will be a chronicle of whether media can remain clear about the difference.  —  I believe in real-time chronicles of aberrant moments in our national life.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Why the GOP is threatening to block a debt limit extension they say is needed  —  Republicans say the debt limit must be extended.  They support the contents of the bill to which that extension is attached.  And they're promising to block that vote.  Here's why.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Trump on what would prevent 2024 bid: ‘I guess a bad call from a doctor’  —  Former President Trump suggested in an interview Friday night that only a “bad call from a doctor” would prevent him from seeking another White House bid.  —  Trump, who has openly flirted with launching another …
Discussion: Insider
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Kaitlin Sullivan / NBC News:
I got the Moderna vaccine.  Can I get a Pfizer booster?  —  Efforts to give a Covid-19 booster shot to certain adults in the United States have officially begun, following a week of intense deliberation from government advisory committees.  —  Early Friday, Centers for Disease Control …
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New York Times:
Biden Promised to Follow the Science. But Sometimes, He Gets Ahead of the Experts.
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
Adela Suliman / Washington Post:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologizes after tearful ‘present’ vote on Israel Iron Dome funding bill  —  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) penned a lengthy and emotional open letter apologizing to her constituents on Friday for effectively abstaining in a vote over funding …
Discussion: CNN, The Times of Israel and UPI
Associated Press:
Witness: Taliban hang dead body in Afghan city's main square  —  KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, a witness said Saturday, in a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban's methods of the past.
National Review:
Biden's Shameful Attack on Border Patrol  —  After saying nary a discouraging word about the Taliban as they chased us from Afghanistan and held us to an exit deadline that meant abandoning American citizens, green-card holders, and Afghan allies behind enemy lines, Joe Biden has finally found …
Discussion: Fox News
Terry Jones / tippinsights:
I&I/TIPP Poll: Biden Voters Abandon Him In Droves  —  If an election were held today, a substantial number of those who voted President Joe Biden in November wouldn't do so now, a new I&I/TIPP Poll shows.  This comes after a spate of recent polls from TIPP and others suggesting Biden's political support …
Discussion: Breitbart and Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Mexican Government Seeks Arrest of Top Scientists in Funding Dispute  —  Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to jail 31 scientists on charges of organized crime and money laundering  —  Mexican prosecutors have asked a federal judge to jail 31 renowned Mexican scientists on charges …
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
‘Gutfeld!’ beats all late-night shows on their widely hyped ‘Climate Night’  —  Greg Gutfeld also trounced his cable news competitors on MSNBC and CNN  —  Tucker roasts ‘dumbest’ CNN hosts on ‘Gutfeld!’  —  Fox News' “Gutfeld!” beat all the other late-night shows Wednesday …
Aris Folley / The Hill:
USDA to launch commission to address ‘racial equity issues’ within agency  —  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will launch a commission to tackle “racial equity issues” within the agency and its programs.  —  The move comes as Biden administration has made efforts …
Discussion: The Root
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Ex-Trump Campaign Lawyer Powell Sues Voting Firm for Suing Her  — Sidney Powell seeks $10 million from Dominion Voting Systems  — Judge has denied her motion to toss Dominion's lawsuit  —  Former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell sued the voting-technology company she falsely accused …
Discussion: Raw Story
governor.ny.gov:
In Preparation for Monday Vaccination Deadline, Governor Hochul Releases Comprehensive Plan to Address Preventable Health Care Staffing Shortage  —  Plan Includes Preparation of State of Emergency Declaration to Supplement Workforce Supply at Health Care Facilities
Discussion: CBS News, The Daily Beast and Bloomberg
New York Times:
The Surveillance Apparatus That Surrounded Britney Spears  —  An account by a former employee of the security team hired by Ms. Spears's father created the most detailed portrait yet of the singer's life under 13 years of conservatorship.  —  Britney Spears's father and the security firm …
New York Times:
‘Stop the Steal’ Movement Races Forward, Ignoring Arizona Humiliation  —  As a Republican review of 2020 votes in Arizona sputtered to a close, Donald Trump and his allies signaled that their attack on the election, and their drive to reshape future elections, were far from over.
Carla Marinucci / Politico:
Elder energizes California GOP but steers party against the tide  —  OAKLAND — California voters' staggering rejection of the Gov. Gavin Newsom recall was bad enough for the state's Republicans.  Now the party has to navigate the meteoric rise of conservative Larry Elder …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
 
 
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Republicans advance bill banning critical race theory in schools
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China's Xinjiang Crackdown Reaps Millions of Dollars in Assets for the State
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
Seven-seven-what? After 74 years, D.C. braces for a new area code.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Alex Traub / New York Times:
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Tyler Pager / Washington Post:
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Ian Austen / New York Times:
China Frees 2 Canadians After U.S. Deal Over Huawei Executive
Sune Engel Rasmussen / Wall Street Journal:
Trapped in Kabul, Prominent Afghan Women Fear Retribution Under Taliban Rule
Insider:
One of the most secretive and powerful groups in GOP politics just had its cell phone numbers leaked.  Here's what its members said about Trump 2024 when we started calling.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Think tank: Trump faces ‘substantial’ legal risk in Georgia case
Discussion: myfox8.com and HillReporter.com