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Washington Post:
Trump played tough with Putin when cameras were around, but a new book details his insecurities  —  Little is known about what happened in the 90-minute conversation between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Osaka, Japan, two years ago.
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Katie Rogers / New York Times:
Stephanie Grisham's Book Details Trump's ‘Terrifying’ Temper  —  The former press secretary is reflective in her tell-all: “I should have spoken up more.”  —  WASHINGTON — Stephanie Grisham, the former Trump White House press secretary perhaps best known for never holding a televised briefing …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Loses Case to Enforce Omarosa Manigault Newman's N.D.A.  —  Donald Trump had filed the case against Ms. Manigault Newman, a former White House aide and “Apprentice” star, after she wrote a tell-all book about serving in his administration.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump has lost …
David Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Trump loses case meant to silence former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman
Discussion: CNN, Bloomberg and UPI
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: Dems prepare to go it alone
Discussion: USA Today, Roll Call and Political Wire
Timothy Bella / Washington Post:
N.C. hospital system fires about 175 workers in one of the largest-ever mass terminations due to a vaccine mandate  —  A North Carolina-based hospital system announced Monday that roughly 175 unvaccinated employees were fired for failing to comply with the organization's mandatory coronavirus …
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New York Times:
Deadline Looming, Thousands of Health Care Workers in New York Get Vaccinated  —  Though many hospital and nursing home employees remain unvaccinated, officials say worst-case staffing shortages seem less likely.  —  When New York State officials issued a sweeping coronavirus vaccine mandate …
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Biden opposes changing Senate rules to raise debt limit  —  The White House said Tuesday that President Joe Biden opposes changing the filibuster to suspend or raise the debt ceiling, closing off a break-the-glass option to avoid financial calamity.  —  White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed …
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Mitch McConnell is laughing in your faces, Democrats.  Do something about this.  —  There's an old maxim in politics that declares: “If you're explaining, you're losing.”  Well, you're also losing if you are sputtering with ineffectual outrage even as your opponent's primary response is to laugh derisively in your face.
Lara Seligman / Politico:
‘Speed equals safety’: Inside the Pentagon's controversial decision to leave Bagram early  —  On a rainy day in early May, weeks after President Joe Biden announced the U.S. exit from Afghanistan, senior leaders from across the government gathered in the basement of the Pentagon …
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Lara Seligman / Politico:
Top generals contradict Biden, say they urged him not to withdraw from Afghanistan
Josh Israel / The American Independent:
Youngkin caught saying he ‘can remove’ Virginia vaccine requirement ‘on Day One’  —  In an exclusive video, Republican Virginia gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin said he could eliminate the state's COVID-19 safety measures for state employees if elected.  —  The Republican candidate …
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Wall Street Journal:
131 Federal Judges Broke the Law by Hearing Cases Where They Had a Financial Interest  —  The judges failed to recuse themselves from 685 lawsuits from 2010 to 2018 involving firms in which they or their family held shares, a Wall Street Journal investigation found
CBS San Francisco:
Woman Accused of Starting Fawn Fire Was Attempting To Boil Bear Urine to Drink  —  SHASTA COUNTY (CBS SF) — According to court documents, the Bay Area woman accused of starting the Fawn Fire in Shasta County last week was attempting to boil bear urine so she could drink it when she allegedly set off the destructive blaze.
Discussion: RedState and Daily Mail
David Dayen / American Prospect:
Pelosi Tries to Bulldoze Progressives on the Infrastructure Bill  —  But she claims it must pass to avoid an expiration of highway funding.  That's just not true.  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks about the infrastructure and budget legislation during her weekly press conference, September 23, 2021, on Capitol Hill.
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Pelosi and the Squad brace for a showdown
Discussion: Breitbart, Axios and Common Dreams
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
NY Times' cluelessness is wrecking journalism  —  I know, I know, you're probably sick of “anniversary journalism,” but it must be noted that this week marked the 32nd anniversary of Billy Joel's last big hit, the unforgettable “We Didn't Start the Fire.”  I'm thinking there's plenty of material …
Politico:
‘No major incidents of illegal activity’: DHS told Pentagon as pro-Trump mob breached Capitol  —  On Jan. 6, more than 30 minutes after the first attackers breached barricades erected to protect the Capitol, the Department of Homeland Security sent an incongruous update to the Pentagon.
Discussion: Raw Story
Quinnipiac University Poll:
51% Of Texas Voters Say Abbott Doesn't Deserve To Be Reelected, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; President Biden's Approval Numbers Head South  — mail_outline  —  As Governor Greg Abbott faces reelection in 2022, a slight majority of voters say 51 - 42 percent that he does not deserve …
Discussion: The Hill and Forbes
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Milley admits to speaking with authors of best-selling Trump books  —  Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley admitted at a Senate hearing Tuesday that he spoke with Bob Woodward and other journalists for their recent books about the Trump presidency.
Discussion: Puck and Political Wire
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Ellen Mitchell / The Hill:
Milley reveals he spoke to Woodward, other authors for books on Trump presidency
Washington Post:
The feared eviction ‘tsunami’ has not yet happened.  Experts are conflicted on why.  —  Eviction filings have fallen or remained flat in many areas after the moratorium was struck down.  —  When the Supreme Court decided to strike down a federal ban on evictions in August …
Shay Khatiri / The Bulwark:
What Went Wrong with Conservatism?  —  Two important pieces of the puzzle: mindless anti-leftism and hackish popularizers.  —  Conservatism in its postwar incarnation was, for the most part, a coalition of ideologies.  Chances are you know them by heart: the anti-Soviet hawks, the free marketeers, and the traditionalists.
Suzanne Gamboa / NBC News:
Hundreds ordered released as Texas border operation comes under fire  —  More than 200 people jailed under Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's border enforcement operation are being released after weeks of detainment in state prisons without charges and far from lawyers.
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Jolie McCullough / The Texas Tribune:
Texas court orders release of more than 200 migrants imprisoned in Gov. Greg Abbott's border security clampdown
Discussion: The Hill and Rolling Stone
Zoom Video Communications:
Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege in Pursuit of Racial Justice: A Workshop  —  As we strive toward racial justice, there's an opportunity for people who identify as white women to examine how they have navigated sexism and misogyny and internalized white superiority.
Pete Wells / New York Times:
Eleven Madison Park Explores the Plant Kingdom's Uncanny Valley  —  Now vegan, Daniel Humm's acclaimed restaurant does strange things to vegetables.  —  8 PhotosView Slide Show  —  ›  —  Daniel Krieger for The New York Times … When you make a reservation at an independently …
Discussion: NBC New York
San Francisco Chronicle:
Dianne Feinstein to return to D.C. following husband's hospitalization  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein was absent from the Senate for a week due to her husband's hospitalization, but the California Democrat is returning to Washington in the midst of a tumultuous legislative session.
Discussion: Politico
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
We've reached the ‘Red Covid’ phase of the pandemic  —  (CNN)In his victory speech after the 2020 election, Joe Biden said this: “I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify.  Who doesn't see red and blue states, but a United States.”  —  Roughly nine months into his presidency …
Ellen McCarthy / Washington Post:
MacArthur will give 25 new fellows $625,000 each to pursue ‘high-risk, high-reward’ work  —  Reginald Dwayne Betts was at home in New Haven, Conn. when his phone rang with a number he didn't recognize.  The stranger on the other end of the line asked if he was alone.  Betts replied that his two sons were downstairs.
Micah Lee / The Intercept:
Network of Right-Wing Health Care Providers Is Making Millions Off Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin, Hacked Data Reveals … A network of health care providers pocketed millions of dollars selling hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and online consultations, according to hacked data provided to The Intercept.
Eric Kleefeld / Media Matters for America:
After seemingly hammering Republicans for blocking debt ceiling, NBC News host Chuck Todd then falsely blames “both parties”  —  In a frustrating display, NBC News host Chuck Todd came so close to giving an accurate presentation on the facts of the debt ceiling debate in Congress …
Sally Jenkins / Washington Post:
Kyrie Irving wants to leave a legacy.  With his stance on vaccination, he just might.  —  Kyrie Irving is too smart for you.  He's so smart, he can outwit germs and governments.  He's so smart, you can't understand a word he's saying.  That's how smart he is.
 
 
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Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Bad Apple  —  Judd Legum, Tesnim Zekeria, and Rebecca Crosby  —  Apple does not want the public …
Warren P. Strobel / Wall Street Journal:
Havana Syndrome Attacks Widen With CIA Officer's Evacuation From Serbia
Sam Dorman / Fox News:
New Hampshire prioritizing non-White individuals for COVID-19 vaccines: federal complaint
Discussion: The Federalist and National Review
National Review:
Another Defeat for Election Truthers
Discussion: Washington Post, CNN and Forensic News
Alex Blasdel / The Guardian:
Pinker's progress: the celebrity scientist at the centre of the culture wars
Victoria Guida / Politico:
‘A dangerous man’: Warren opposes reappointment of Fed's Powell
Melissa Jeltsen / Vanity Fair:
She Was Walking Home: How Sarah Everard's Murder Revealed Feminism's Fault Lines
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Dan Pfeiffer / The Message Box:
Memo to Centrists: The Planet is Melting
Ashton Pittman / Mississippi Free Press:
Overturning Roe Will ‘Empower’ Women to Have Kids and Careers, Mississippi AG Says
Discussion: New York Magazine and Slate
Margaret Talev / Axios:
Axios-Ipsos poll: Biden trust takes a blow as COVID lingers