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9:10 AM ET, October 16, 2021

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Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Key to Biden's Climate Agenda Likely to Be Cut Because of Manchin Opposition  —  The West Virginia Democrat told the White House he is firmly against a clean electricity program that is the muscle behind the president's plan to battle climate change.  —  WASHINGTON — The most powerful part …
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Sen. Bernie Sanders / Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Let's stand together to protect working families (Opinion)  —  THE MOUNTAIN STATE'S TRUSTED NEWS SOURCE.  —  In America today, the very rich are becoming richer while millions of working families are struggling to put food on the table or pay their bills.  We now have the absurd situation …
Ella Nilsen / CNN:
Democrats' clean energy program will likely be cut from massive budget bill  —  (CNN)The Clean Electricity Performance Program, the cornerstone climate policy in Democrats' massive social safety net package, will likely be dropped from the final budget deal after pushback from Sen. Joe Manchin …
Andrew Jeong / Washington Post:
Manchin slams Sanders after opinion piece in W.Va. newspaper urging him to support major spending package
Discussion: Townhall
Mynewsdesk:
Counter Terrorism Command leading investigation into Sir David Amess murder  —  The fatal stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea has tonight been declared as a terrorist incident, with the investigation being led by Counter Terrorism Policing.  —  The investigation is being led by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command …
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Bloomberg Law:
Biden's Supreme Court Commission Loses Two Conservatives  —  President Joe Biden's bipartisan commission studying changes to the U.S. Supreme Court, including court expansion, lost two of its conservative members ahead of a Friday meeting to review preliminary findings.
Greg Hinz / Chicago Business:
Lipinski bombshell: He may try to reclaim his old seat from Newman  —  Former U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski has had a look at the new proposed congressional map, and now he's considering trying to win back his spot in the U.S. House.  —  By On Politics  —  In a bombshell development …
Discussion: Capitol Fax.com
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Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Illinois Democrats Reward Never Trump Adam Kinzinger by Redrawing District to End His Career
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Zoe Schiffer / The Verge:
Netflix just fired the organizer of the trans employee walkout  —  The company suspects they leaked metrics about the Dave Chappelle special to the press  —  Netflix has fired a leader of the trans employee resource group who was organizing the upcoming October 20th walkout.
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Shawna Chen / Axios:
Biden: DOJ should prosecute those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas  —  President Biden said Friday that the Justice Department should prosecute those who defy subpoenas from the Jan. 6 select committee.  —  Why it matters: The president's remarks come one day after Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon failed …
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CNN:
Biden says DOJ should prosecute those who defy January 6 committee subpoenas
Chauncey DeVega / Salon:
Steve Bannon's second act: He's back, and he wants to bring down the curtain on democracy
Discussion: Conservative Brief and The Nation
Hailey Fuchs / Politico:
Sinema rakes in Pharma and finance cash amid reconciliation negotiations  —  Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) raised more campaign money in the last three months than in any quarter since she became a senator.  And she hit that $1.1 million haul with a big assist from the pharmaceutical …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Poster
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Biden giving stiff-arm to press interviews  —  President Biden has only given 10 one-on-one press interviews since taking office in January, a low number that is drawing more attention toward the White House's efforts to control and manage the way Biden interacts with reporters.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Jason Lange / Reuters:
Trump-backed challengers to Republican lawmakers lag in fundraising  —  Four candidates backed by Donald Trump to challenge Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach him or boot him from office are falling behind in raising money for their campaigns, according to disclosures filed on Friday.
Discussion: Bloomberg and Raw Story
Joey Roulette / New York Times:
Surprise Russian Thruster Firing Prompts Space Station Emergency  —  While the astronauts were said to not be in any danger, it was the second such incident since July.  —  The International Space Station was briefly tilted out of its normal position in orbit on Friday during a test firing …
Discussion: Space.com and Space Station
NBC News:
Trump's stolen election lie is on the ballot in 2022, thanks to these candidates  —  The future of U.S. elections is on the ballot in 2022, largely because former President Donald Trump can't let go of the past.  —  “The single biggest issue — the issue that gets the most pull, the most respect …
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Money Floods the Race for Control of Congress, More Than a Year Early  —  The main House war chests for both Democrats and Republicans have a combined $128 million in the bank — more than double the sum at this point in 2020.  —  A dizzying amount of money is already pouring into the battles …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Bojan Pancevski / Wall Street Journal:
Politico's New Owner Plans to Grow Staff, Launch Paywall  —  Axel Springer, whose $1 billion acquisition of Politico is expected to close next week, also eyes foreign-language editions  —  BERLIN— Axel Springer SE plans to eventually put Politico's content behind a paywall and immediately boost …
Johnny Diaz / New York Times:
Texas Superintendent Apologizes After Official's Holocaust Remarks  —  State lawmakers and the Anti-Defamation League condemned a school official's advice to “make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust, that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives.”
Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Bet on Raising Taxes on High-Income People, Big Businesses  —  Push is viewed broadly within party as political asset, based on opinion polls, but GOP sees it as overreach  —  WASHINGTON—Many Democrats are willing—even eager—to enact tax increases on high-income households …
Discussion: The Hill
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Woman with baseball bat bites Capitol Police officer on West Front  —  A woman carrying a baseball bat near the Capitol's West Front on Friday morning “became combative” and bit a Capitol Police officer, the department said.  —  According to the Capitol Police, a woman identified as Olivia Romano …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Book Trump signed for Giuliani fetches $54K at auction: ‘I promise never to run against you’
Discussion: Insider
Spencer Ackerman / Forever Wars:
Terrorism, Structural Racism, And Facebook
Brett Simpson / The Atlantic:
Why Cars Don't Deserve the Right of Way
John Nichols / The Nation:
Why Won't New York's Top Democrats Back the Democratic Nominee for Mayor of Buffalo?
Discussion: HuffPost
Michael Wolff / The Daily Beast:
Jeffrey Epstein Bragged Bill Barr was in Charge, Not Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Tampa Bay Times:
Trump won Florida, but online and at your door, his supporters are trying to force an audit
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and Joe.My.God.
Deidre McPhillips / CNN:
New CDC data shows the risk of dying from Covid-19 is 11 times higher for unvaccinated adults than for fully vaccinated adults
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Deseret News
Eva Corlett / The Guardian:
New Zealand council ends contract with wizard after two decades of service
Discussion: NPR, New York Post and RedState
Jonathan Levinson / opb:
Oath Keepers in Oregon law enforcement
Terry Spencer / Associated Press:
Attorney: Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school massacre
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Is a Democratic Wipeout Inevitable?
Discussion: Politico
Megan Carpentier / Oxygen Official Site:
Native American Woman In Oklahoma Convicted Of Manslaughter Over Miscarriage
Discussion: Jezebel and Reason