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Devan Cole / CNN:
Colin Powell, first Black US secretary of state, dies of Covid-19 complications amid cancer battle  —  (CNN)Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century …
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Fred Kaplan / Slate:
The Moment When Colin Powell Squandered His Spectacular Career  —  Colin Powell, who was the nation's top diplomat, its top general, and the first Black man to be either, died on Monday at the age of 84.  Rarely, if ever, has an American statesman or warrior risen to such heights of power …
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Colin Powell's Blood Cancer Made Him Vulnerable to Covid-19  —  Colin L. Powell, whose immune system was weakened by treatment for multiple myeloma, died of complications of Covid-19 despite being “fully vaccinated,” his family said in a statement.  —  Peggy Cifrino, Mr. Powell's longtime aide …
Al Tompkins / Poynter:   Why Colin Powell's death should not be framed as the death of a vaccinated person
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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Washington Post:
Jan. 6 committee lays out legal arguments against Bannon's subpoena defiance in private letter to his attorney  —  The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol sent Stephen K. Bannon's lawyer a stern letter Friday informing him that the panel rejected his arguments …
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Trump sues to keep White House records secret, claiming executive privilege  —  (CNN)Former President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit in DC District Court against the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection and the National Archives in an effort to keep records …
Discussion: NBC News and Mercury News
Politico:
Two longtime House Democrats will retire  —  It's a sign of the party's diminishing hopes of keeping the House majority after next year's midterm elections.  —  Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) will not seek reelection.  Two longtime Democratic congressmen will announce their retirements on Monday …
Discussion: Breitbart and Fox News
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Manchin on finishing agenda by Halloween: 'I don't know how that would happen'
Discussion: Bloomberg, HotAir and Daily Kos
Naomi Lim / Washington Examiner:
White House: Opposition to IRS snooping proposal driven by top 1% and lazy banks
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Townhall
Seth Hettena / Rolling Stone:
Steve Bannon Thought Jeffrey Epstein Was a Spy  —  The billionaire may have exaggerated his connections to the world of international espionage, but the tales were enough to pull in a top official in Trumpworld  —  In the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign, Jeffrey Epstein told associates something …
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.
Discussion: HotAir, New York Post and Breitbart
Christopher Keating / Hartford Courant:
In book, former Sen. Joe Lieberman describes how Karl Rove and Republicans helped him beat Ned Lamont in 2006  —  HARTFORD — For the past 15 years, former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman has never spoken publicly about the secret help that he received from Republicans Karl Rove and Elizabeth Dole …
Discussion: Associated Press
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: Warner wants quick infrastructure vote — with or without BBB
Discussion: CNN
ABC News:
Out of the Shadows: Christopher Steele defiant on dossier, says Trump still ‘potential’ threat  —  The British former spy says the Russians still may hold “kompromat” on Trump.  —  Retired British spy Christopher Steele is stepping out of the shadows to discuss his so-called “Steele dossier” …
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Byron York's Daily Memo: Christopher Steele's hugger-mugger spy talk
Discussion: Fox News and IJR
New York Times:
Jefferson Statue May Be Removed After More Than 100 Years at City Hall  —  Black, Latino and Asian City Council members who find the sculpture oppressive and racist may finally win a two-decade fight to remove it from their chamber.  —  For more than 100 years, a 7-foot-tall statue …
American Greatness:
New Capitol Video Contradicts Justice Department, Media Narrative on January 6  —  Over the objection of Joe Biden's Justice Department, a lengthy video clip showing U.S. Capitol Police allowing hundreds of people into the building on the afternoon of January 6 has been released to the public.
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Yaron Steinbuch / New York Post:
Brian Laundrie lookalike ambushed by feds at gunpoint on Appalachian Trail  —  An upstate New Yorker bearing an uncanny resemblance to Brian Laundrie had a rude awakening when US Marshals on the hunt for the fugitive pulled their guns on him during a nap on the Appalachian Trail.
Robert Frank / CNBC:
The wealthiest 10% of Americans own a record 89% of all U.S. stocks  — The wealthiest 10% of Americans now own 89% of all U.S. stocks, a record high that highlights the stock market's role in increasing wealth inequality.  — The top 1% gained over $6.5 trillion in corporate equities …
Discussion: Washington Post
John Sexton / HotAir:
Turley: Kamala Harris' explicit support for Terry McAuliffe appears to violate federal law  —  Yesterday, Allahpundit wrote that having Vice President Harris endorse Terry McAuliffe for governor in a video being shown in tax exempt churches was a clear violation of the Johnson Amendment …
Discussion: Fox News
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Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
As Starbucks Workers Seek a Union, Company Officials Converge on Stores  —  A push in the Buffalo area could produce the first union at company-owned stores in the U.S. But backers say moves by management are having a chilling effect.  —  BUFFALO — During her decade-plus at Starbucks …
Max Read / Read Max:
Why You Should Read “Read Max” by Max Read  —  Read Max Read on Reading Read Max  —  You're reading a newsletter called Read Max.  My name is Max Read, and this, my newsletter, is the first opportunity I've had in my professional life to use my name as a pun.
Jenna Romaine / The Hill:
CDC sends out guidelines for vaccinations of kids 5 to 11 years old  —  FDA panels are meeting at the end of this month to discuss granting emergency authorization.  —  Story at a glance  — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out guidance on preparing to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11 years old.
Discussion: Breitbart
Josh Israel / The American Independent:
Glenn Youngkin says he's ‘so appreciative’ to have Trump's support  —  He added that his opponent is backed by ‘crazy people’ like Stacey Abrams, Barack Obama, and Jill Biden.  —  Glenn Youngkin, the Republican nominee for Virginia governor, said at an event on Saturday that he was …
Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Trump faces a pile of civil lawsuits as depositions begin  —  Former President Donald Trump has been ordered to answer questions under oath in a lawsuit Monday, and his attorneys could set a date for a deposition in another case, as well.  —  The lawsuits, involving allegations …
David Gilbert / VICE:
QAnon Is Becoming Even More Antisemitic  —  The organizer of a major QAnon conference in Las Vegas later this week, where at least four sitting GOP lawmakers speak on stage, shared a neo-Nazi film with his 70,000 followers on Sunday evening.  —  John Sabal, who's known online as QAnon John …
Discussion: Joe.My.God., Daily Kos and Raw Story
Matt Cannon / Newsweek:
Donald Trump Asks Supporters for $45 Each to Help ‘Solve the Election Fraud’  —  Members of Donald Trump's mailing list have been asked to contribute $45 each to “solve the election fraud of 2020,” despite no evidence of mass voter fraud.  —  Team Trump's pleas for funds on Sunday evening came …
 
 
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World Bank Mishandled Sexual-Harassment Claims, Internal Tribunal Says
Caitlin Owens / Axios:
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Antjuan Seawright / The Hill:
What a time to be alive — and fighting for Americans' future
Dan Morain / Washington Post:
John Eastman isn't going away quietly
Houston Chronicle:
Abbott's ban on vaccine mandates is still a mandate
 Earlier Items: 
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Julia Davis / The Daily Beast:
CNBC Reporter Smeared as Anti-Putin ‘Special Ops’ Temptress
Marianna Spring / BBC:
I get abuse and threats online - why can't it be stopped?
Discussion: The Guardian
Ruby Cramer / Politico:
‘His Street Cred Went Up’: The Unintended Consequences of Outing the GOP Lawmakers at Jan. 6
Washington Post:
As Japan's yakuza mob weakens, former gangsters struggle to find a role outside crime
Mike Allen / Axios:
GOP senator calls for senility test for aging leaders
Discussion: Fox News, WND, IJR and Joe.My.God.