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Tara Palmeri / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: A new ‘Sputnik moment’  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  Reminder: HBO's “Succession” returns tonight for its third season.  —  A SIGN O' THE TIMES — Superman has long been known for championing “truth, justice and the American way.”  Now, DC Comics is changing that motto by cutting out the whole “American way” thing.
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Dems find their anti-Rubio warrior in Val Demings  —  MIAMI — A panicked question gripped Florida Democratic insiders this summer as Joe Biden's approval numbers began to fade and eyes turned toward the midterm election horizon: Where's Val Demings?  —  For months, the Florida congresswoman challenging …
Discussion: Insider
Maya King / Politico:
‘This is the future’: Black Senate candidates crush fundraising expectations
Discussion: Fox News and POLITICUSUSA
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
'I'm So Stupid': MAGA Fan Who Attacked Officer Mike Fanone Called Himself A ‘Piece Of S**t’  —  Danny “D.J.” Rodriguez, who was arrested after he was identified in a HuffPost story, called himself a “f**king piece of s**t” during his interview with the FBI.  —  “I'm not smart.”  —  “I'm so stupid.”
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
In Virginia, Republicans see education, curriculum fears as a path to victory  —  WARRENTON, Va. — Democrat Terry McAuliffe launched his campaign for Virginia governor last year at a public school to tout his education plan.  —  But in the final days of an unexpectedly tight race …
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Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
Terry McAuliffe is misreading what matters to Virginia voters
Discussion: Insider
Michelle Celarier / New York Magazine:
Why the ‘Big Short’ Guys Think Bitcoin Is a Bubble  —  During the past year of COVID-induced market mania, cryptocurrencies have gone up so much — bitcoin is up about fivefold, while many other crypto projects are up far, far more — that even reluctant Wall Street institutions have begun to tiptoe into the arena.
Harriet Alexander / Daily Mail:
Former NYT opinion editor Bari Weiss hits out at CNN's Brian Stelter after he suggested a controversial column by a Republican senator she published ‘endangered lives’  — Bari Weiss appeared on Brian Stelter's podcast on Thursday to discuss media  — Weiss resigned from The New York Times in July 2020 in protest at their stance
New York Times:
90 Seconds of Rage  —  The American flag became a blunt instrument in the bearded man's hands.  Wielding the flagpole like an ax, he swung once, twice, three times, to beat a police officer being dragged down the steps of a United States Capitol under siege.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
‘More immediate, more visceral’ and a lot tougher on Eric Clapton: A plan for reviving Rolling Stone  —  Last Monday in Manhattan, outside the Fifth Avenue offices of Rolling Stone, dozens of young fans of the South Korean boy band P1Harmony swarmed the building, hoping to catch a glimpse of their idols.
Miriam Berger / Washington Post:
A woman won a million-euro Spanish literary prize.  It turned out that ‘she’ was actually three men.  —  The work of one woman was, it turned out, the equivalent of the labors of three men.  —  That was at least the case for Spain's top writer of crime thrillers, a professor and mother …
Haven Daley / Associated Press:
Bill Clinton released from Southern California hospital  —  ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been treated for an infection and will head home to New York to continue his recovery, a spokesman said.
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Deepa Shivaram / NPR:
Former President Bill Clinton released from the hospital
Discussion: USA Today and NBC News
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
A Jan. 6 ‘blood flag’ and a Bond villain in the Senate — it's no time to go back to brunch  —  Say what you will about our modern obsession with James Bond movies, but their timing often seems impeccable.  This fall's release of No Time to Die, the 25th official film in the series …
CNN:
Five times as many police officers have died from Covid-19 as from gunfire since start of pandemic  —  (CNN)Jessica Desfosses shared the final heartrending text messages she exchanged with her police officer husband in the days before he died from Covid-19.  —  “Commercial just came on tv …
Discussion: DNyuz and WTOP
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Kierra Frazier / Yahoo News:
Five times as many police officers have died from COVID as from guns since pandemic began
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Glenn Greenwald:
Civil Liberties Are Being Trampled by Exploiting “Insurrection” Fears.  Congress's 1/6 Committee May Be the Worst Abuse Yet.  —  Following the 9/11 script, objections to government overreach in the name of 1/6 are demonized as sympathy for terrorists.  But government abuses pose the greater threat.
Discussion: Althouse
Andrew Bucholtz / Awful Announcing:
Allison Williams is leaving ESPN over COVID-19 vaccine mandate, says “I am so morally and ethically not aligned with this.” … Disney, ESPN's parent company, is one of many large corporations requiring all employees to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, which has led to more than 722,000 deaths in the United States.
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Pressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks  —  The clock is ticking for President Biden and White House officials to broker an agreement among congressional Democrats on the president's economic agenda as patience in some corners wears thin.  —  The House has yet to vote …
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Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
Is Biden Doing Enough to Protect Democracy?  —  As a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer in the early 2000s, I once received a call from a couple of Republican campaign operatives who said they had something to show me.  We met at their office in Washington, D.C., a few days later.
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Says AI Can Enforce Its Rules, but the Company's Own Engineers Are Doubtful  —  AI has only minimal success in removing hate speech, violent images and other chronic problems from the platform, according to internal company reports  —  Facebook Inc. executives have long …
Danielle DuClos / ABC News:
J&J recipients should ‘feel good’ about booster recommendation: Fauci  —  Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on ABC's “This Week” Sunday.  —  Recipients of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine should not be concerned about the shot's lower efficacy now that boosters have been recommended …
Lisa Kashinsky / Politico:
These Republicans torpedoed vaccine edicts — then slipped in the polls  —  New research shows governors in states without vaccine mandates — or where they've outright prohibited such a requirement — have “significantly lower” approval ratings for their handling of the coronavirus.
Charlie Sykes / MSNBC:
Is Trump running in 2024?  The Claremont Institute hopes so  —  A recent piece in The Atlantic described the influential conservative think tank Claremont Institute as “the intellectual home of America's Trumpist right.”  —  That is, of course, one way of putting it.
Discussion: Morning Shots
Town & Country:
Sarah Snook Finds the Success in Succession  —  The star of the hit HBO series on power, privilege, and what's next for Shiv Roy in everyone's famous one-percent family feud.  —  There's a lot going on in the teaser trailer for the  —  new season of  —  Succession  —  . Father-son fisticuffs.
 
 
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Matt Taibbi / TK News:
Yes, Virginia, There is a Deep State
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Catholic Church in Sicily Bans Godparents For Now
Discussion: New York Post
Armando Garcia / ABC News:
Policies at southern border pushing migrants to take greater risks, advocates say
Discussion: The Daily Caller and HotAir
Orion Rummler / The 19th:
‘For all families and gender identities’: WNBA union denounces Texas abortion ban in New York Times ad
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
How 3 Strangers a World Away Came to the Rescue of a Badly Burned Afghan Girl
Fredreka Schouten / CNN:
Cheney, Murkowski and other Trump targets outraise their Republican rivals
Bill Allison / Bloomberg:
Manchin Rakes In Cash From Energy Industry, Some GOP Donors
Politico:
Illinois Democrats agonize over how much to gerrymander
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Amy Davidson Sorkin / New Yorker:
The G.O.P.'s Race to Out-Trump the Trumpists
Discussion: CNN
Washington Examiner:
Merrick Garland should really resign, but the least he can do is recuse himself
Russ Choma / Mother Jones:
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz's Big Fundraising PAC is Nearly Broke
Discussion: Raw Story and Crooks and Liars
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