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10:10 AM ET, October 14, 2021


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Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
As Budget Bill Hangs in Limbo, Kyrsten Sinema Heads to Europe  —  With the Senate out of session, Ms. Sinema, the Democratic senator from Arizona, has been in Europe on a fund-raising trip.  —  Senator Kyrsten Sinema, the moderate Arizona Democrat who has objected to the size and scope …
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
Progressive Group's Poll Suggests Deep Primary Trouble For Kyrsten Sinema  —  2024 is a long way away.  —  Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is deeply unpopular with Democratic primary voters in her home state and would be vulnerable against a number of intra-party challengers, according to a new poll from a progressive group.
Discussion: The Hill, Daily Kos and Political Wire
McKenzie Wilson / Data For Progress:   Poll: Kyrsten Sinema Poised to Lose Democratic Primary in 2024
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
'We're going to make her life unpleasant': Activists aren't finished with Kyrsten Sinema
Discussion: HotAir and Instapundit
McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
The Men Who Are Killing America's Newspapers  —  The Tribune Tower rises above the streets of downtown Chicago in a majestic snarl of Gothic spires and flying buttresses that were designed to exude power and prestige.  When plans for the building were announced in 1922, Colonel Robert R. McCormick …
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:   US Marshals may be called to round up former Trump aides who disobey Jan. 6 subpoenas: House investigator
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Top conservative lawyers steer clear of Trump's latest legal fight
Discussion: Raw Story
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Trump calls in to rally hosted by Bannon for Virginia GOP candidates  —  RICHMOND — Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin steered clear Wednesday night as former president Donald Trump phoned into a rally for the state's GOP ticket, headlined by onetime Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon.
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
Critical race theory is a potent issue in the Virginia governor's race  —  Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin doesn't get the most applause during his rallies when he talks about lowering taxes or assails President Biden.  The loudest cheers come when Youngkin promises …
Washington Post:
Democrats send heavy hitters to boost McAuliffe, amid anxiety over his race
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Nicholas Kristof Leaves New York Times as He Considers a Political Run  —  Mr. Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is weighing a run for governor of Oregon, the state where he grew up.  —  After 37 years at The New York Times as a reporter, high-level editor and opinion columnist …
Nicholas Kristof is leaving New York Times  —  The New York Times on Thursday told employees that star columnist Nicholas Kristof is leaving the paper, Axios has learned.  —  Why it matters: The news comes just days after Kristof formed a political action committee ahead of a potential run for Oregon governor.
Discussion: Washington Post and CNN
Daniel Bates / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Katie Couric covered up RBG's contempt for taking the knee: Anchor says she edited 2016 interview to ‘protect’ the elderly justice after she said people who kneel for the anthem were ‘dumb and disrespectful’  — Katie Couric has admitted to editing out Ruth Bader Ginsburg's controversial comments …
Stephen Breyer says now isn't the time to lose faith in the Supreme Court
Discussion: CBS News and Reason
Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
Calls intensify to end Wisconsin's election review amid blunders by ex-judge in charge  —  The glaring errors became clear soon after a former Wisconsin judge issued subpoenas earlier this month in a Republican review of the state's 2020 presidential election.  Some of the requests referred to the wrong city.
RELATED:   Michael Gableman should resign, or be removed, immediately
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The media's doomsday talk about Biden is greatly exaggerated  —  Many in the media are drumming up the narrative that President Biden is in deep political trouble. … Some in the White House press corps are asking questions along the lines of “Isn't the president worried he's failing?”
Discussion: Townhall, HotAir and The Hill
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Two new polls should really light a fire under Democrats
‘There have to be consequences:’ Judge ups sentences for Capitol rioters  —  A federal judge in Washington has repeatedly sentenced people who stormed the U.S. Capitol to more prison time than prosecutors sought, saying that even people who were not violent should face consequences for joining the unprecedented assault.
How GOP lawyer Cleta Mitchell joined Trump's ‘team deplorables’ advancing his false election fraud claims  —  Trump campaign attorney's key role in plot to overturn election  —  Washington (CNN)The day after the 2020 election, conservative lawyer Cleta Mitchell was wrapping up her work …
Discussion: Daily Kos
George Will / Washington Post:
This scrupulous biography of Robert E. Lee is exactly what the country needs  —  In 1935, the year before Margaret Mitchell's magnolia-scented novel “Gone with the Wind” began 21 months on bestseller lists, Douglas Southall Freeman, the son of a veteran of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's legions …
Andrew Higgins / New York Times:
Czechs Defeat a Populist, Offering a Road Map for Toppling Strongmen  —  A wide range of parties in the Czech Republic banded together despite their differences to oppose Andrej Babis, the country's populist prime minister.  Opposition parties in Hungary are hoping to duplicate the feat.
Discussion: The Indian Express
Margaret Carlson / The Daily Beast:
Jim Jordan Makes His Move to Be the Most Batshit Anti-Vaxxer of All  —  RACE TO THE BOTTOM … He's got stiff competition from the likes of Republican trolls Greg Abbott and Kristi Noem, but the former wrestling coach is rolling up his sleeves and going for it.
Discussion: Raw Story and 90.7 WMFE
Rachel Pannett / Washington Post:
Olympic officials won't push China on human rights ahead of Beijing Games, as calls for boycott grow louder  —  SYDNEY — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said that holding China to account over its human rights record ahead of the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing is not within …
The Advocate:
Late Gov. Edwin Edwards' wife had his remains exhumed and cremated; his children are angry  —  About 10 weeks after former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards died, his widow had him dug up from a Baton Rouge cemetery so she could have him cremated.  —  For now, Trina Edwards is keeping his remains …
New York Times:
Why the Tuskegee Study Slowed Vaccinations of Black Americans  —  Black Americans were once far less likely than white Americans to be vaccinated.  But a wave of pro-vaccine campaigns and a surge of virus deaths have narrowed that gap, experts say.  —  TUSKEGEE, Ala. — By the time vaccines …
Rich Miller / Bloomberg:
Summers Slams Woke Fed for Risking Losing Control of Inflation  — Former Treasury chief has warned about price risks for months  — Summers says Fed not preparing public for potential action  —  Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers castigated monetary policy makers in the U.S …
Discussion: Eschaton
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Biden Administration Plans Wind Farms Along Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline  —  Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced that her agency will formally begin the process of identifying federal waters to lease to wind developers by 2025.  —  WASHINGTON - The Biden administration announced …
Sarah Chaney Cambon / Wall Street Journal:
Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Start of Covid-19 Pandemic  —  Unemployment applications decreased to 293,000 last week from 329,000 a week earlier, the Labor Department said  —  Jobless claims fell below 300,000 last week for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020 …
Global energy crisis could dim climate hopes  —  An energy crisis around the world is hitting households and manufacturers that were already struggling to recover from the global pandemic.  —  Why it matters: This is a perfect storm of crises.  It features supply shortages, especially from China …
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Walker cancels fundraiser with supporter who had swastika in her Twitter profile  —  Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker canceled a fundraiser with a conservative film producer who until Wednesday used a rendering of a swastika as her Twitter profile picture.
Stan Choe / Associated Press:
Winter heating bills set to jump as inflation hits home  —  With prices surging worldwide for heating oil, natural gas and other fuels, the U.S. government said Wednesday it expects households to see their heating bills jump as much as 54% compared to last winter  —  Supply chain issues threaten holiday goods
Discussion: HotAir and The Gateway Pundit
Julia Reinstein / BuzzFeed News:
A Black Trans “Hamilton” Cast Member Has Filed A Discrimination Complaint Against The Show  —  When Hamilton first opened on Broadway, the musical became nothing short of a sensation, racking up Tony Awards and being widely championed as a celebration of a diverse and progressive America.
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Daniel Greenfield / Front Page Magazine:
Hillary Clinton Gets a Job Lying on Purpose
U.S. supply chain too snarled for Biden Christmas fix, experts say
Discussion: The White House, Power Line and IJR
Washington Examiner:
Democrats pour fiscal accelerant on the inflation fire
Discussion: ABC7
Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon:
Kerry Owns Stake in Chinese Investment Group That Funds Company Blacklisted for Human Rights Abuses
Discussion: Just The News
Matt Taibbi / TK News:
Konstantin Kilimnik, Russiagate's Last Fall Guy, Speaks Out
DC police warned other agencies before January 6 rally that attendees were urged to ‘come armed,’ according to new document
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Hacked Records Reveal Hundreds Of Oath Keepers Across New Jersey
Discussion: Salt Lake Tribune and Joe.My.God.
Tom Hanson / KCLO-TV:
Case sealed in arrest of South Dakota Senate Majority Leader Gary Cammack
Emily Yahr / Washington Post:
A year of country music controversies has left some fans disappointed — and wondering whether they should keep listening
Discussion: Hollywood in Toto
Michael Lange / The Narrative Wars:
Sandy Nurse Meets the Moment
New York Times:
People who received a J. & J. vaccine may be better off with a Moderna or Pfizer booster, a study finds.
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Minneapolis Police Caught on Video ‘Hunting’ Activists