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4:00 AM ET, September 29, 2021

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Politico:
Manchin, Sinema leave Dems in lurch as Biden agenda teeters  —  Democrats wanted clarity Tuesday from Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema after back-to-back meetings with President Joe Biden.  They didn't get it.  —  During a private meeting with the president, Sinema made clear she's still …
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Washington Post:
Memo to centrists: Progressives aren't your problem. Manchin and Sinema are.
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.
Politico:
McAuliffe, Youngkin unload in feisty final Virginia debate  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin bickered their way through the second and final debate of Virginia's competitive governor's race on Tuesday, trading attacks and accusations from the start of the hourlong meeting.
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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: Forbes and The Hill
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 …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Republicans aim their fire at the military  —  Perhaps nothing Republican lawmakers do anymore should come as a surprise, but their treatment of Gen. Mark A. Milley on Tuesday opened a new front in the war against civilized norms.  —  Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee …
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Ellen Mitchell / The Hill:
Milley reveals he spoke to Woodward, other authors for books on Trump presidency
Lori Aratani / Washington Post:
United Airlines says nearly all workers met vaccine mandate deadline, 593 could face termination  —  The air carrier has begun the process for terminating nearly 600 workers who declined to comply with the requirement  —  Nearly all of United Airlines' U.S.-based employees have been vaccinated …
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
Fadel Allassan / Axios:
Biden cancels Chicago trip as negotiations continue over agenda  —  President Biden has canceled a trip to Chicago on Wednesday and will stay in Washington to continue negotiations on key pieces of his legislative agenda, a White House official confirmed Tuesday.
Discussion: Political Wire, CNN and Breitbart
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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 …
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Say, How Is Joe Biden's Memory These Days?  —  Back on August 19, President Biden insisted none of his top military advisors warned against withdrawing from Afghanistan on his preferred timeline, and that none of them wanted the president to keep about 2,500 troops in the country.
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New York Times:
Senators Question Milley and Austin on End of War in Afghanistan
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Top Pentagon officials contradict Biden on Afghanistan advice
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
Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
New evidence emerges against COVID lab-leak theory — but the press keeps pushing it  —  When it comes to the pandemic, pseudoscience has outweighed real science at almost every turn.  One of the best examples of that is the unsupported assertion that the virus causing COVID-19 escaped from a Chinese laboratory.
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.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's Effort to Attract Preteens Goes Beyond Instagram Kids, Documents Show  —  It has investigated how to engage young users in response to competition from Snapchat, TikTok; ‘Exploring playdates as a growth lever’  —  Facebook Inc. has come under increasing fire in recent days …
David Weigel / Washington Post:
The Trailer: The endless audit: Where Republicans go next after Arizona's ballot review confirmed Biden's win  —  In this edition: The end of the Arizona ballot review, deja vu in Virginia and three words that some Republicans are no longer scared to say.  —  Try to live every day like it's National Voter Registration Day.
Discussion: Raw Story
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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
Brian Leiter / Leiter Reports:
Peter Singer invited to give a Zoom talk about “Pandemic Ethics” by the Philosophy Department at Rhodes College...  ...and now there is an uproar because Singer holds incorrect views, for example, about euthanasia, infanticide and the disabled.  An uproar is fine, what isn't fine are the demands …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
‘Law & Order’ Revived By NBC For Season 21 From Dick Wolf & Rick Eid  —  Eleven and a half years after NBC abruptly canceled Law & Order, denying its shot at making TV history, the network is bringing back Dick Wolf's Emmy-winning series for a new season, its 21st.
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.
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Sean Lyngaas / CNN:
US deports convicted Russian hacker amid cyber tensions with Moscow  —  (CNN)US officials have deported a key player in the Russian cybercriminal world who was sentenced to nine years in US prison in 2020 for his alleged role in a scheme that defrauded Americans of millions of dollars …
Discussion: Associated Press
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Do Democrats Have the Courage of Liz Cheney?  —  A few months ago I had the chance to have a long conversation with Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney.  While we disagreed on many policy issues, I could not have been more impressed with her unflinching argument that Donald Trump represented an unprecedented threat to American democracy.
Discussion: Deseret News, Daily Kos and Insider
 
 
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Tessa Weinberg / Missouri Independent:
Judge rules against AG challenge to masks in Missouri schools. Columbia case continues
Discussion: Kansas City Star
Lindsay Schnell / USA Today:
USPS mail delivery is about to get permanently slower and temporarily more expensive
Discussion: NPR and The Hill
Murtaza Hussain / The Intercept:
Israeli Diplomat Pressured UNC to Remove Teacher Who Criticized Israel
Suzanne Gamboa / NBC News:
Hundreds ordered released as Texas border operation comes under fire
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
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