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10:25 AM ET, October 20, 2021

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Alex Heath / The Verge:
Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name  —  Mark Zuckerberg wants to be known for building the metaverse  —  Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.
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Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Mark Zuckerberg will be added to a Facebook privacy lawsuit.
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Politico:
Meadows retains top GOP lawyer for Jan. 6 investigation
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
House hopes to defy history in criminal contempt case against Bannon
Christian Datoc / Washington Examiner:
White House ups war of words over Jan. 6 probe
Discussion: CNN and Fox News
Wall Street Journal:
Jan. 6 Committee Set to Recommend Contempt Charge for Steve Bannon
New York Times:
Trump Organization, Already Under Indictment, Faces New Criminal Inquiry  —  The investigation, by the Westchester County district attorney's office, increases the legal scrutiny of the former president and his family business.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump's family business …
Discussion: Insider, Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Sam Janney / Twitchy:
Terry McAuliffe's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad campaign gets WORSE as he flips out during interview, scolds reporter and storms off (watch)  —  Terry McAuliffe's campaign seems to be in a world of hurt right now.  From his recent ad claiming NO NO, he really does think parents …
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Collin Anderson / Washington Free Beacon:
White House Turns to Legally Dubious Tactics To Boost McAuliffe for Virginia Gov
Discussion: Politico, Fox News and RedState
CNN:
Biden discusses $1.9 trillion top line for economic package and tells Democrats free community college is out  —  (CNN)President Joe Biden informed House progressives Tuesday afternoon that the final bill to expand the social safety net is expected to drop tuition-free community college …
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Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix Co-CEO Says He ‘Screwed Up’ When Defending Dave Chappelle Special  —  ‘I should have recognized the fact that a group of our employees was really hurting,’ Ted Sarandos says in interview  —  Netflix Inc. Co-Chief Executive Ted Sarandos said he “screwed up” in his efforts to communicate …
Washington Post:
White House unveils plans to roll out coronavirus vaccines for children ages 5 to 11  —  The White House on Wednesday announced its plan to roll out coronavirus vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, pending the vaccine's approval by federal health officials, which the Biden administration anticipates will happen within weeks.
Elena Kadvany / San Francisco Chronicle:
In-N-Out blasts S.F. over vaccine mandate shutdown: ‘We refuse to become the vaccination police’  —  Beloved California burger chain In-N-Out is firing back against San Francisco's vaccine mandate.  The company blasted the city after the Department of Public Health temporarily shut …
Jonathan Larsen / TYT Network:
Fortenberry, a Family Insider, Indicted on Federal Charges  —  Nebraska Congressman Is The Latest Family Member Embroiled in Ethical Scandal … Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), indicted Tuesday on charges of lying to the FBI, has deep connections to The Family, the secretive Christian group …
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Ryan Hoffman / Omaha World-Herald:
Federal grand jury issues indictment for Rep. Jeff Fortenberry
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
Soldier with ‘Hitler mustache’ is first to be thrown out of military after Capitol riot charges  —  An Army reservist charged in the Justice Department's sweeping investigation of the U.S. Capitol riot was quietly demoted and discharged earlier this year, becoming the first known service member …
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo News:
Schiff ‘vehemently’ disagrees with Attorney General Garland's reluctance to pursue Trump  —  American judge and 86th United States Attorney General  —  In unusually pointed comments about a member of President Biden's Cabinet, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff says he …
Shea Johnson / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Embroiled in controversies, Michele Fiore announces run for governor  —  Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore said Tuesday she will seek the Republican nomination for governor, casting herself as a champion for conservative values amid a cascade of controversies that figure to be election cycle targets.
Discussion: Raw Story
Quinnipiac University Poll:
78% Of Republicans Want To See Trump Run For President In 2024, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Americans Now Split On Border Wall As Opposition Softens  — mail_outline  —  Nearly one year after the 2020 presidential election, a majority of Americans (58 - 35 percent) …
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
‘Coup memo’ think tank encouraging ‘secession-by-sheriff’ with latest project: report  —  A right-wing Claremont Institute is undermining law and order and encouraging secession one county at a time.  —  The think tank, where coup memo author John Eastman remains a member in good standing …
Tablet Magazine:
Lectures From Limousine Liberals  —  The same people who sat at home praising essential workers as heroes now repay them with exclusion and sneering condescension
Discussion: HotAir and Instapundit
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Commerce Department announces new rule aimed at stemming sale of hacking tools to Russia and China  —  The Commerce Department on Wednesday announced a long-awaited rule that officials hope will help stem the export or resale of hacking tools to China and Russia while still enabling cybersecurity collaboration across borders.
Blake Montgomery / The Daily Beast:
Jeffrey Epstein Said With a Straight Face That He Was a ‘Firm Believer’ in Time's Up  —  IS THAT A JOKE  —  In what can only be described as a death blow to irony, Jeffrey Epstein told Steve Bannon that he supported a charity dedicated to ending sexual harassment.
Associated Press:
Fox News' Cavuto tests positive for COVID-19, urges vaccines  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto tested positive for COVID-19, which he said was surprising but made him grateful that he was vaccinated.  —  Cavuto, who learned of the test results after Monday's episode of …
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Scoop: Jake Sullivan discussed Saudi-Israel normalization with MBS  —  White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan raised normalization with Israel during his recent meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, three U.S. and Arab sources tell Axios.
Washington Examiner:
COVID-19 is plummeting in Florida — DeSantis's critics hardest hit  —  Late this summer, COVID-19 finally took off in Florida and began ravaging its elderly population, courtesy of the delta variant.  Some people were very pleased about it.  —  Critics of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis were positively gleeful.
Discussion: Yahoo
Robert Gonzalez / Arizona Republic:
I urged Republicans to stay.  Now, months later, I'm leaving the party.  Here's why  —  Opinion: I had hoped that decent people working from the inside could save the Republican Party from those who believe the Big Lie.  I was wrong.  —  In February, I wrote an op-ed urging Republicans not to leave the party.
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
Why Biden's not doing interviews  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With Allie Bice.  —  President JOE BIDEN is not doing one-on-one interviews.  —  In the first nine months of his presidency, he has participated in just 10, none since Labor Day.
Washington Post:
Rep. Andy Harris, a doctor, says he's prescribed ivermectin as a covid-19 treatment  —  Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), a practicing anesthesiologist, said he has prescribed ivermectin, a medication typically used to treat parasites in livestock and humans, as a covid-19 treatment …
Discussion: The Hill and WND
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
Mayor de Blasio announces COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all city workers  —  All New York City municipal employees will be required to have the COVID-19 vaccine under a new mandate announced by Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday.  —  The city workers — including firefighters and cops …
Discussion: New York Times
Mark Winne / WSB-TV:
Police say hospital discharged seriously ill man, left him on the street  —  CONYERS, Ga. — Police want answers after a local hospital discharged a sick man and left him alone on the sidewalk.  —  Channel 2′s Mark Winne was in Conyers Friday, where someone called 911 after finding …
Kevin Duggan / AM New York:
SEE IT: Video shows maskless cops in Manhattan shove rider out of subway platform for asking them to cover faces  —  Two police shove a rider out the emergency exit at the 8th Street Station in Manhattan.  —  Instead of “serve” and “protect,” these cops shove and eject!
Discussion: Mediaite
Daily Mail:
REVEALED: Accused rapist who ‘attacked’ woman on SEPTA train in Philadelphia as passengers ‘filmed it’ is an illegal Congolese immigrant with prior convictions for sex abuse and drugs who should have been deported in 2015  — Alleged rapist Fiston Ngoy, 35, has been present in the US illegally since 2015
Discussion: Fox News and New York Post
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Border arrests have soared to highest levels since 1986, new CBP data shows  —  U.S. authorities detained more than 1.7 million migrants along the Mexico border during the 2021 fiscal year that ended in September, and arrests by the Border Patrol soared to the highest levels since 1986 …
 
 
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The cowardice of Senate Republicans blocking a qualified Muslim's confirmation
Greg B. Smith / THE CITY:
Adams: ‘I Was Wrong.’ Mayoral Leader Finally Apologizes for Sexist Smear of Whistleblower Cop
Lindsay Crouse / New York Times:
What Jon Gruden's Emails Tell Us About Cancel Culture
Discussion: Althouse and Awful Announcing
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
China's Bullying Is Becoming a Danger to the World and Itself
Associated Press:
Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children
Adam Sexton / WMUR:
Georgia lieutenant governor visits NH pitching idea of ‘GOP 2.0’ after fighting Trump on election results
New York Post:
The Post Says: Diss is what the Dems now are
Discussion: Power Line and Daily Pundit
Financial Times:
Evergrande share trading halt pushes HKEX suspensions to record $61bn
 Earlier Items: 
Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
Never Trump ‘Red Dogs,’ Democrats' Litmus Tests Are Not About You
Jacqueline Feldscher / Defense One:
30 State Department Nominees, Including NATO Ambassador, Advance To Full Senate
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Ben Casselman / New York Times:
The Economic Rebound Is Still Waiting for Workers
Discussion: Florida Politics and Kevin Drum
Abigail Tracy / Vanity Fair:
“Right Now, All I Want Is a Healthy Baby”: Former Congresswoman Katie Hill Is Ready for Her Next Chapter
Discussion: Politico and RedState
New York Times:
F.B.I. Raids Homes Linked to Russian Oligarch