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Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
'Don't feel sorry for me,' Powell said as the end approached  —  As death approached, Colin L. Powell was still in fighting form.  —  “I've got multiple myeloma cancer, and I've got Parkinson's disease.  But otherwise I'm fine,” he said in a July interview.  —  And he rejected expressions of sorrow at his condition.
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Spencer Ackerman / Forever Wars:
The Only Man Who Could Have Stopped The Iraq War Is Dead
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
Colin Powell and the Crisis of the Boomer Elite
Discussion: Instapundit
Kori Schake / The Atlantic:   What Working for Colin Powell Taught Me
Summer Concepcion / Talking Points Memo:
Fox News Anchor Thoroughly Dragged For Boosting Anti-Vax Talk After Powell's Death
Politico:
Trump sues Jan. 6 committee, National Archives  —  Donald Trump is suing the Jan. 6 select committee and the National Archives to block the release of his White House's records related to the Capitol attack.  —  The former president's lawyers filed the 26-page suit in D.C. district court on Monday …
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Josh Chafetz / NBC News:
Steve Bannon's House subpoena defiance should end in prosecution  —  MAGA Leader Steve Bannon Faces Jail Again — With No Pardon This Time  —  The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will vote Tuesday on whether to hold former Trump White House aide Steve Bannon …
Justin Klawans / Newsweek:
Psaki Says Trump ‘Incited Insurrection,’ Pressured DOJ to ‘Propagate Lies’
Discussion: Associated Press and RedState
Select Committee to Investigate …:
Thompson & Cheney Statement on the Former President's Lawsuit
Discussion: Insider
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump files lawsuit to block release of Jan. 6 documents
New York Post:
Midnight runs: Biden secretly flying underage migrants into NY in dead of night  —  Planeloads of underage migrants are being flown secretly into suburban New York in an effort by President Biden's administration to quietly resettle them across the region, The Post has learned.
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Congressman says he expects to be indicted  —  Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) told supporters on Tuesday he expects to be indicted on allegations he lied to federal investigators.  —  Driving the news: In a video uploaded to YouTube, the congressman sat with his wife and dog in a vintage pickup truck …
Chuck Culpepper / Washington Post:
Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich fired after failing to comply with vaccine mandate  —  In perhaps the most striking case to date of a public employee being terminated because of a coronavirus vaccine mandate, Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich was dismissed Monday …
Joe Otterson / Variety:
‘History of the World Part II’ Variety Series Ordered at Hulu, Mel Brooks to Write and Executive Produce (EXCLUSIVE) … “History of the World, Part I” is finally getting a Part II, with Hulu ordering a variety series followup to the classic Mel Brooks comedy film, Variety has learned exclusively.
Julie Ray / Gallup:
U.S. Ratings at Record Low as Trump Exited, Rally Under Biden  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Six months into Joe Biden's presidency, approval ratings of U.S. leadership around the world had largely rebounded from the record-low ratings observed during the Trump administration.
Micheline Maynard / Washington Post:
Don't rant about short-staffed stores and supply chain woes.  Try to lower expectations.  —  For more than a century, business experts have been trying to dial up the United States' efficiency.  Ever since Frederick Taylor published “The Principles of Scientific Management” in 1911 …
New York Times:
F.D.A. to Allow ‘Mix and Match’ Approach for Covid Booster Shots  —  The agency may act this week, when it is expected to authorize booster shots for recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.  —  WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is planning to allow Americans …
Washington Post:
Russia allows methane leaks at planet's peril  —  On the morning of Friday, June 4, an underground gas pipeline running through the ancient state of Tatarstan sprang a leak.  And not a small one.  —  In a different era, the massive leak might have gone unnoticed.  —  Blank slide
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Charlie Warzel / Galaxy Brain:
JOE ROGAN DESTROYSSSSSS CNN YOU WONT BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT  —  (We all lose) … The Least Productive Conversation  —  Today, I want to talk about a way that our media ecosystems can take even relatively boring exchanges and turn them into internet chum that helps basically nobody.
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Democratic Party chair reports lynching threat after writing op-ed critical of Donald Trump  —  Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn received multiple threats, including one of lynching, after he penned an opinion piece critical of former President Donald Trump, he told the Des Moines Register.
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Conservative pundit Dan Bongino threatens to quit radio giant over vaccination mandate  —  “I don't see this going forward as a workable arrangement,” Bongino said of his radio distributor's vaccination requirement.  —  In late May, the massively influential radio network Westwood One debuted …
Justin Rohrlich / The Daily Beast:
Dennis Prager Announces He Has COVID After Hugging ‘Thousands’ to Get It  —  The right-wing personality offered dangerous advice to his audience about achieving natural immunity, which can kill a person in the process.  —  Right-wing personality and talk radio host Dennis Prager, who once …
Discussion: Mediaite and TheBlaze
Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
Jerome Powell Sold More Than a Million Dollars of Stock as the Market Was Tanking  —  Disclosure documents reveal that the spectacle of Fed officials personally trading stocks extended to the chair himself.  —  Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sold between $1 million and $5 million worth …
Brian Stieglitz / Daily Mail:
Beginning at 10pm on Tuesday, the mob ran amok through the streets and shattered windows, setting fires, spraying graffiti messages like ‘anarchy means attack,’ ‘riots work,’ and ‘breaking windows is good’  —  The exception to the new law is when the circumstances constitute a riot …
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Democrats to scale back Treasury's IRS bank reporting plan amid GOP uproar  —  Business groups and Republicans had blasted the White House proposal alleging government overreach.  —  Senate Democrats on Tuesday will unveil a scaled-back version of a Biden administration proposal to crack …
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Hill
C. Ryan Barber / Insider:
Senate Republicans have put a ‘hold’ on Biden's pick to oversee the January 6 prosecutions  — Senate Republicans have put a “hold” on Biden's pick for US attorney in Washington, DC.  — Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton confirmed the block on the nominee but declined to provide details.
Huma Abedin / Vogue:
Huma Abedin on the Moment Her Private Life Went Public  —  To listen to this excerpt, click the play button below: … When I awoke in Buckingham Palace, it was as if I were still in a dream.  I turned my head to the tall, narrow windows, where sunlight was just beginning to peek through the gray clouds.
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
McAuliffe rolls out ad invoking Charlottesville riots in latest effort to tie Youngkin to Trump  —  Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe rolled out an ad on Tuesday invoking his response as governor to the 2017 far-right riots in Charlottesville, Va. in his latest effort …
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
Gary Fineout / Politico:
Race for Hastings' Florida seat turns into 11-candidate pileup  —  TALLAHASSEE — The late Alcee Hastings held on to his South Florida congressional seat for more than 28 years.  His successor may not last 12 months.  —  The death of the 84-year-old lawmaker in April created a rare opportunity …
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
What is Tommy Tuberville doing here? … Tommy Tuberville had a decision to make.  So did the other Republican senators huddling with him in the storage closet.  —  It was Jan. 6, right-wing rioters were ransacking the U.S. Capitol, but these lawmakers were already in a secured part …
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
Special elections show how much the parties have changed  —  IOWA — There is always a bit of unchecked hubris in politics ahead of a big midterm election.  Special elections, at times, lull strategists into believing their party will safely hold on to its majority or snatch it away from the other side.
Christopher Tremoglie / Washington Examiner:
No gold coffins or public funerals for officer Dylan Harrison  —  Alamo, Georgia, police officer Dylan Harrison just had his funeral.  Harrison was ambushed outside the Alamo Police Department on Oct. 8.  Although WGXA streamed the funeral service on Facebook, Harrison did not get a public funeral.
The HighWire:
San Francisco Closes In-N-Out Burger After Defying City's Vaccine Rule … In-N-Out Burger's Chief Legal and Business Officer, Arnie Wensinger, is set to release a statement after the San Francisco Department of Health closed one of the Top California Burger Restaurant's locations.
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
Manchin Hasn't Killed Biden's Climate Agenda (Yet)  —  The cornerstone of Joe Biden's climate agenda looks dead.  —  Last week, Joe Manchin told the White House that he strongly opposes the president's Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP), a policy that would require all electric utilities …
J.D. Capelouto / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Atlanta could appoint a ‘night mayor’ dedicated to after-hours life, economy  —  Atlanta is set to study whether it should create a new office focused on life, business and public safety in the city during overnight hours.The City Council passed a resolution Monday that calls for a study …
Politico:
State IG launches investigations into end of Afghanistan operations  —  The State Department's inspector general is launching a series of investigations into the end of the Biden administration's diplomatic operations in Afghanistan, according to State Department and congressional officials, as well as documents viewed by POLITICO.
 
 
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Elisha Sauers / Virginian-Pilot:
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Washington Post:
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Brian Klaas / Washington Post:
Republican ‘election audits’ have been used before — by dictators
Discussion: HotAir
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Eric Bradner / CNN:
Calls to end Wisconsin Republicans' review of 2020 election grow amid investigator's blunders
Discussion: Raw Story
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Supreme Court will consider fast track appeal of Texas abortion law