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8:20 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.
New York Times:
Justice Dept. to Ask Supreme Court to Block Texas' Near-Total Abortion Ban as Legal Fights Continue
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
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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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
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.”
Michael Wolff / The Daily Beast:
Jeffrey Epstein Bragged Bill Barr was in Charge, Not Trump  —  The pedophile told Ehud Barak he had “direct knowledge” that Barr was in charge in DC, according to a new book that also claims Steve Bannon gave Epstein advice on his PR strategy.  —  On a morning in early 2019, with spring in the air …
Discussion: Raw Story
CREW:
CREW files Hatch Act Complaint against Psaki  —  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appears to have violated the Hatch Act by endorsing Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial campaign in Virginia from the podium in the White House Briefing Room.  —  During a press briefing, Psaki said of McAuliffe …
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Book Trump signed for Giuliani fetches $54K at auction: ‘I promise never to run against you’  —  A book inscribed by Donald Trump to Rudy Giuliani, promising “never to run” against him, is fetching big bucks at auction, selling for more than $54,000.  —  The former president …
Discussion: Insider
Brett Simpson / The Atlantic:
Why Cars Don't Deserve the Right of Way  —  On a hot June evening in Berkeley, California, last year, while his groceries sweated on the couch, 24-year-old Darrell Owens sent a tweet that changed his city.  —  “Traffic enforcement needs to be totally removed from the police ...” it began.
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
CNN praises Dr. Sanjay Gupta for interview with Joe Rogan, buries viral moments  —  Gupta admitted his CNN colleagues should not have referred to Rogan's COVID treatment as ‘horse de-wormer’  —  CNN showered its chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta with praise for daring to sit …
Discussion: Mediaite, Althouse and The Daily Caller
 
 
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John Nichols / The Nation:
Why Won't New York's Top Democrats Back the Democratic Nominee for Mayor of Buffalo?
Discussion: HuffPost
Adnan Sarwar / Financial Times:
Among the Taliban: a soldier-turned-writer's journey through Afghanistan
The White House:
FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Roadmap to Build an Economy Resilient to Climate Change Impacts
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Tampa Bay Times:
Trump won Florida, but online and at your door, his supporters are trying to force an audit
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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
Emily Tamkin / New Statesman:
Sarah Palin lost, but then she won
Megan Carpentier / Oxygen Official Site:
Native American Woman In Oklahoma Convicted Of Manslaughter Over Miscarriage
Discussion: Jezebel and Reason