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8:50 AM ET, October 21, 2021

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David Corn / Mother Jones:
SCOOP: Manchin Tells Associates He's Considering Leaving the Democratic Party and Has an Exit Plan  —  In recent days, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) has told associates that he is considering leaving the Democratic Party if President Joe Biden and Democrats on Capitol Hill do not agree to his demand …
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Washington Post:
Biden abruptly accelerates his involvement in agenda talks  —  For weeks, President Biden has met repeatedly with Democratic lawmakers as part of the tortuous negotiations over his agenda — but to the frustration of many, he has revealed few opinions of his own on what should remain in the plan and what should be jettisoned.
Washington Post:
Bannon only one of 19 not cooperating with Jan. 6 panel  —  Rise and shine, Early Birds!  T-minus 12 hours until “Dune” lands on a screen near you.  Tips, comments, dad jokes?  We're all ears (no spoilers!): earlytips@washpost.com.  —  On the Hill  —  All the committee's subpoenas …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Report: Sinema Bent on Destroying Biden Presidency to Keep Taxes on the Wealthy Low This sounds extremely bad.
Politico:
‘We are sleepwalking’: Senate Dem operatives privately warn about rough road ahead
Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Cut Programs' Durations to Lower Cost of Social Policy and Climate Plan
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Rep. Jim Jordan tells House panel he can't recall how many times he spoke with Trump on Jan. 6
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
All eyes on Manchin after Republicans again block voting rights legislation
New York Times:
Stymied Before, Trump Finds Backing for His Own Media Venture  —  A merger could give the former president access to nearly $300 million in cash — and perhaps a new platform.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday that he had lined up the investment money to create …
Discussion: Raw Story, NPR and HotAir
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Michael Powell / New York Times:
When M.I.T. Asked Dorian Abbot to Speak, It Invited Criticism  —  Dorian Abbot is a scientist who has opposed aspects of affirmative action.  He is now at the center of an argument over free speech and acceptable discourse.  —  CHICAGO — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology invited …
David Brock / New York Times:
I Was Wrong About Donald Trump  —  Mr. Brock led one of the largest Democratic super PACs dedicated to defeating Donald Trump in the 2020 election.  Before he became a Democrat, he worked for The Washington Times and the Heritage Foundation.  —  Like most Democrats, I initially underestimated Donald Trump.
Discussion: CNN
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Variety:
Netflix Employee Walkout Grows Tense as Trans Rights Protesters Clash With Dave Chappelle Supporters  —  Hundreds of Netflix employees and supporters gathered in the shadow of the streaming giant's Los Angeles headquarters on Wednesday to protest Dave Chappelle's standup special “The Closer.”
Laura Gómez / Arizona Mirror:
ASU Police asks prosecutors to charge 4 people for Sinema bathroom protest  —  The Arizona State University Police Department has asked county prosecutors to charge four people with misdemeanors after a protest against U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema interrupted a class she was teaching and ended with an activist following her into a bathroom.
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Athena Ankrah / Arizona Republic:
ASU police: 4 should get misdemeanor charges after activists confront Sinema in bathroom
Discussion: The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
Moderna and J&J Covid-19 Boosters, Mixing and Matching Authorized by the FDA  —  The extra doses are expected to become available in coming days, once the CDC offers guidance on usage  —  U.S. health regulators significantly widened the nation's Covid-19 booster campaign …
Vicky Prodeline / Monmouth University Polling …:
GOP Gains in Governor's Race  —  Enthusiasm gap and shift in voter priorities boost Youngkin  —  West Long Branch, NJ - With two weeks to go before Election Day, Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin are locked in a close battle for governor of Virginia.
Troy Closson / New York Times:
Unmasked NYPD Officers Remove Subway Rider After He Confronts Them  —  Andrew Gilbert said he repeatedly asked two officers to wear masks in accordance with M.T.A. and Police Department policy.  He was eventually pushed out of the station.  —  A New York City police officer grabs a male commuter …
Discussion: The Hill and Bloomberg
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Why Facebook is rebranding  —  Fresh details from the search for a new name.  PLUS: Five former employees weigh in  —  Programming note: Platformer will be off on Thursday to work on some ... stuff.  See you Monday!  —  Facebook is changing its name.  Perhaps you heard.
Washington Post:
China wipes Boston Celtics from NBA broadcasts after Enes Kanter slams Tibet abuses  —  The Boston Celtics are facing blowback in China after center Enes Kanter posted a video voicing his support for Tibetan independence.  —  The reaction was swift.  Chinese video-streaming giant Tencent cut …
BBC:
COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report  —  A huge leak of documents seen by BBC News shows how countries are trying to change a crucial scientific report on how to tackle climate change.  —  The leak reveals Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia …
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Matt Gaetz's Fundraising Craters as He Finally Shuns Spotlight  —  Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has finally started to keep his mouth shut.  Turns out, that strategy has consequences.  —  As Rep. Matt Gaetz gears up for potential charges to drop, the Florida Republican has gotten much quieter …
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
The accused spy knew stealth was crucial from his work on submarines.  He surfaced anyway.  —  For years, the aspiring spy had gone to remarkable lengths to protect his identity and evade detection.  —  With a cash-bought burner phone, he created an anonymous email account …
Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Woman arrested on allegations she threatened judge in Georgia ballot case  —  Police have arrested a Kentucky woman who allegedly threatened a Georgia judge and his family after he dismissed a lawsuit that sought to inspect absentee ballots for signs of fraud in last year's presidential election.Erin Northup …
Isaac Arnsdorf / ProPublica:
Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream  —  A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials.
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BuzzFeed News:   Leaked Oath Keepers Data Shows At Least 28 Elected Officials Have Ties To The Group
Demetri Sevastopulo / Financial Times:
China conducted two hypersonic weapons tests this summer  —  Nuclear-capable ‘glide vehicle’ raises US fears that Beijing is developing new generation of arms  —  The Chinese military conducted two hypersonic weapons tests over the summer, raising US concerns that Beijing is gaining ground …
Theodore Schleifer / Puck:
The $100 Million Plan to Completely Fix Washington  —  In 2017, a Wisconsin dairy scion wrote a Harvard Business School case study applying “industry competitive analysis” to party politics.  The result is a $100 million plan to transform election rules.  Reid Hoffman and one of the Bay …
Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Activist dad of school shooting victim joins anti-gun group  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a 14-year-old girl killed in the 2018 Florida high school shooting massacre announced Thursday that he's joining the top ranks of a progressive anti-gun group to promote like-minded political candidates around …
Discussion: The Hill, Washington Examiner and KTLA
CNN:
Suspected human remains and items belonging to Brian Laundrie found in Florida park, FBI says  —  (CNN)What appears to be human remains and items belonging to Brian Laundrie, including a backpack, have been found in the Carlton Reserve in North Port, Florida, according to FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson.
 
 
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Howard Schneider / Reuters:
Boston Fed will not release documents on its former president's trades
Caroline Bleakley / KLAS:
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Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Is Trump's influence waning in Texas? Election audit bill ignored during special session
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Andrew Solender / Axios:
GOP congressman forfeits committee seats after indictment
Discussion: The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
Taliban Commander Who Launched Bombings in Kabul Is Now a Police Chief in Charge of Security
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Sarah Kaplan / Washington Post:
Inaction on climate change imperils millions of lives, doctors say
Discussion: NPR, The Verge and Gizmodo
Wall Street Journal:
Exxon Debates Abandoning Some of Its Biggest Oil and Gas Projects
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Dominick Reuter / Insider:
A worker in Florida applied to 60 entry-level jobs in September and got one interview
Mark Hand / Burke, VA Patch:
Youngkin Supporter Punches Reporter At Campaign Rally In Burke
Discussion: RedState and Blue Virginia