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10:05 PM ET, October 16, 2021


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Bill McKibben / The Crucial Years:
Gutted  —  Thanks to Joe Manchin, we're on the edge of a devastating climate loss  —  Last night's scoop from the New York Times was devastating: the paper reported that Joe Manchin had exercised a firm veto over the Clean Energy Performance Plan (CEPP) at the heart of the Biden administration's climate efforts.
New York Times:
Democrats Weigh Carbon Tax After Manchin Rejects Key Climate Provision  —  Faced with the likely demise of a central pillar of President Biden's agenda, the White House and outraged lawmakers are scrambling to find alternatives.  —  WASHINGTON — Some House and Senate Democrats …
Washington Post:
White House looks to scale back its climate initiative after stiff pushback from Manchin  —  The West Virginia Democrat has shown fierce opposition to the a proposed clean electricity program  —  The White House is scrambling to salvage a critical proposal to reduce carbon emissions and deliver …
Andrew Jeong / Washington Post:
Manchin slams Sanders over opinion piece in W.Va. newspaper urging him to support major spending package
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Key to Biden's Climate Agenda Likely to Be Cut Because of Manchin Opposition
Virginia is for worriers: Governor race poses real risk to Dem agenda  —  The Democratic Party's fortunes are increasingly tied to someone who's never served a day in federal office: Terry McAuliffe.  —  Losing ground in a Virginia gubernatorial campaign once seen as a near-lock for Democrats …
Washington Post:
Publix heiress, funder of Jan. 6 rally, gave $150,000 to GOP attorneys general association  —  A wealthy Trump donor who helped finance the rally in Washington on Jan. 6 also gave $150,000 to the nonprofit arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association, records show …
Hollywood Strike Averted As IATSE & AMPTP Reach Deal On New Film & TV Contract  —  EXCLUSIVE: With Hollywood on edge and picket signs at the ready, IATSE and the AMPTP have reached an agreement on a new film and TV contract, averting a threatened nationwide strike.
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
IATSE and AMPTP Have Reached a Deal to Avert a Strike … Negotiators from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees have reached a deal for a new three-year contract, averting a strike that would have shut down film and TV production across the country.
Discussion: San Bernardino Sun
Adolfo Flores / BuzzFeed News:
Advocates Left A Meeting With Biden Officials Over Plans To Restart A Trump-Era Border Policy  —  Border groups on Saturday “walked out” of a virtual meeting with the Biden administration over its upcoming plans to restart a Trump-era program that forced thousands of immigrants and asylum-seekers …
Discussion: Welcome With Dignity
Alex Thompson / Politico:
“We're done”: Immigration advocates stage walk-out on Biden administration  —  Frustration at the administration's continuation of Trump-era immigration policies is bubbling over.  —  The meeting and the subsequent walk out was prompted by the administration's plans to reinstate Migrant Protection Protocols …
Marie Jackson / BBC:
Sir David Amess: MP murder suspect detained under Terrorism Act  —  A man detained after MP Sir David Amess was stabbed to death on Friday is 25-year-old Ali Harbi Ali, Whitehall officials have confirmed to the BBC.  —  Police said the British man was being held at a London police station under …
Deborah Haynes / Sky News:
Sir David Amess murder: Terror suspect being held by police is named Ali Harbi Ali, Sky News understands
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Charles V. Bagli / New York Times:
Robert Durst has Covid, his lawyer says, and is on a ventilator.  —  The millionaire and former real estate mogul Robert A. Durst, 78, is on a ventilator in a Los Angeles hospital after testing positive for Covid-19, days after being sentenced to life in prison for the 2000 murder of his confidante.
Discussion: NBC News and The Guardian
New York Times:
Instagram Struggles With Fears of Losing Its ‘Pipeline’: Young Users  —  The app, hailed as Facebook's growth engine, has privately wrestled with retaining and engaging teenagers, according to internal documents.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Instagram reached one billion users in 2018 …
Julia Shanahan / Rappahannock News:
Rep. Good encourages Rappahannock students to shed masks at school and rise up in opposition to mandates  —  U.S. Rep. Bob Good on Thursday encouraged a group of Rappahannock County High School students to not wear masks in school, saying during his visit the administration “can't stop everyone.”
Discussion: Rolling Stone and The Hill
Sudan: Protesters demand military coup as crisis deepens  —  Opponents of Sudan's transition to democracy took to the streets of Khartoum on Saturday to call on the army to take control of the country.  —  Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside the presidential palace as the country's political crisis deepens.
Russ Choma / Mother Jones:
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz's Big Fundraising PAC is Nearly Broke  —  Fight disinformation.  Get a daily recap of the facts that matter.  Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.  —  Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz both have a knack for ginning up outrage and stealing headlines.
Washington Post:
Vaccine mandates stoked fears of labor shortages.  But hospitals say they're working.  —  At Houston Methodist — one of the first American health-care institutions to require workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus — the backlash was short-lived.  —  More than 150 employees were fired.
Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Gazette-Mail editorial: Congress should pass Freedom to Vote Act  —  THE MOUNTAIN STATE'S TRUSTED NEWS SOURCE.  —  It's time for Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.  —  The legislation, a compromise from Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., of the previous For the People and John Lewis Voting Rights acts …
Jessica Glenza / The Guardian:
Pete Buttigieg hits back at Fox News host's criticism of his paternity leave  —  The US transportation secretary and his husband recently adopted newborn twins and praised 'an administration that's actually pro-family'  —  US transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg, who has been on paternity …
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Pramila Jayapal Won't Let the Biden Presidency Fail  —  I RECENTLY confided to Pramila Jayapal, the leader of the House Progressive Caucus, that I was literally losing sleep over the fate of the giant social spending bill she's negotiating.  It's been impressive to see the left exert control over Congress …
Discussion: RedState, The Hill and CBS News
Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
Jan. 6 Committee Tests Congress's Waning Power to Command Testimony  —  Former Trump aide Steve Bannon's defiance of House committee subpoena highlights legislative branch's reliance on courts and prosecutors to enforce its actions  —  WASHINGTON—Congress's powers to conduct investigations …
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.
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Caroline Vakil / The Hill:
Trump pushing ex-Rep. Duffy to run for Wisconsin governor
Discussion: Political Wire
Wall Street Journal:
As Afghanistan Sinks Into Destitution, Some Sell Children to Survive
Caroline Vakil / The Hill:
Hoyer signals House vote on bill to ‘remove’ debt limit threat
Heather Long / Washington Post:
Uncomfortable inflation is here, and it's changing the economy
Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
Funding Fight Threatens Plan to Pump Billions Into Affordable Housing
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Discussion: Political Wire
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