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10:35 PM ET, October 23, 2021

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Washington Post:
Ahead of Jan. 6, Willard hotel in downtown D.C. was a Trump team ‘command center’ for effort to deny Biden the presidency  —  They called it the “command center,” a set of rooms and suites in the posh Willard hotel a block from the White House where some of President Donald Trump's …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Services Are Used to Spread Religious Hatred in India, Internal Documents Show  —  Company researchers say anti-Muslim material is rife and calls to violence coincided with deadly riots last year.  Facebook says it's working to improve enforcement.
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New York Times:
In India, Facebook Struggles to Combat Misinformation and Hate Speech  —  Internal documents show a struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence in the country, the company's biggest market.  —  On Feb. 4, 2019, a Facebook researcher created a new user account …
Mel Leonor / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Youngkin calls for police in all Virginia schools, tapping into heated school issues to close his campaign  —  1 of 11  —  As many Virginia localities examine the role of police in schools, Republican Glenn Youngkin is calling on every school in the state to have a law enforcement officer on its campus …
Discussion: Breitbart and Fox News
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Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Obama gives fiery speech for McAuliffe: 'Don't sit this one out'
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Virginia's gubernatorial race tests the fear-of-Trump factor as a political motivator
Discussion: Shore News Network and Reuters
Chelsea Janes / Washington Post:
Travis Tritt, who is against vaccine mandates, to sing national anthem before Game 6 of NLCS  —  ATLANTA — If Game 6 of the National League Championship Series were held at Dodger Stadium, country star Travis Tritt likely would not be willing to perform the national anthem.
Discussion: WTOP and Twitchy
Daren Butler / Reuters:
Turkey to expel U.S. envoy and nine others, Erdogan says  —  Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had told his foreign ministry to expel the ambassadors of the United States and nine other Western countries for demanding the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala.
Reuters:
Fact Check-Biden talked about corporations not paying ‘a cent’ in town hall hand gesture moment  —  A hand gesture U.S. president Joe Biden made during a CNN town hall in Baltimore on Oct. 21 was in reference to corporations not paying taxes.  Some social media users are isolating a screenshot …
New York Post:
Alec Baldwin ignored the No. 1 rule of gun safety: Hollywood weapons expert  —  Alec Baldwin failed to follow the No. 1 rule of gun safety before the fatal shooting on the set of “Rust,” a Hollywood weapons expert tells The Post.  —  “Loaded or unloaded, a weapon never gets pointed at another human being …
Discussion: Daily Mail, Breitbart, HotAir and TMZ.com
Daniel Boguslaw / The Intercept:
As Sen. Joe Manchin's Star Rose in West Virginia, the FBI and IRS Probed His Closest Allies … In June 2010, the body of Sen. Robert Byrd lay in repose on the floor of the U.S. Senate, offering his colleagues a final opportunity to pay their respects.  For years, Byrd had lorded …
Discussion: Raw Story and Common Dreams
Christine Jordan Sexton / Florida Politics:
Surgeon General asked to leave Tina Polsky's office after refusing to wear mask  —  Polsky will begin radiation therapy treatment for cancer next week.  —  Florida's top public health official was asked to leave a state Senator's office this week after refusing to don a mask in her office.
Christian Spencer / The Hill:
Bipartisan legislators demand answers from Fauci on ‘cruel’ puppy experiments  —  “Our investigators show that Fauci's NIH division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive,” White Coat Waste said.
Washington Post:
White supremacists are returning to Charlottesville.  But this time, they're on trial.  —  As hundreds of white supremacists prepared to descend on Charlottesville in 2017, they hashed out logistics in private chat groups.  They suggested a dress code of polo shirts during the day and shirts with swastikas at night.
Discussion: NBC News
Bill McCarthy / PolitiFact:
Newsmax, Fox News air outdated, out-of-context photos of empty shelves in segments bashing Biden  — ECONOMY - FOOD - PUNDITS - TRADE - FACEBOOK FACT-CHECKS - PUNDITFACT - CORONAVIRUS  —  In recent segments, both Newsmax and Fox News displayed old, out-of-context photos in a misleading …
The Hill:
Biden remarks on Taiwan leave administration scrambling  —  President Biden's public remarks Thursday that the United States would come to Taiwan's defense if it were attacked by China left White House officials scrambling to explain it did not represent a shift in U.S. policy.
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New York Post:
Hunter Biden's wife seen at SoHo gallery as controversial art show opens  —  The hotly anticipated and controversial solo art show by Hunter Biden finally opened Saturday in SoHo.  —  Workers took down the paper covering the windows and posted Biden's paintings, and Biden's wife stopped by the space.
Jonathan Shelley / WPTA21:
Rep. Banks: ‘Twitter has suspended my official account’ … FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Rep. Jim Banks says his official congressional account has been suspended by Twitter.  —  In a tweet from his personal account — which the Republican from Columbia City also uses frequently …
KASW-TV:
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods dies at 67  —  PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Former Arizona Attorney General and politician Grant Woods died Saturday afternoon.  Woods served as Attorney General from 1991 until 1999 and was a supporter of former senator John McCain.
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
How Public Health Took Part in Its Own Downfall  —  The field's future lies in reclaiming parts of its past that it willingly abandoned.  —  There was a time, at the start of the 20th century, when the field of public health was stronger and more ambitious.
Thomas Fleming / KFOR-TV:
Oklahoma senator receiving backlash after referring to Asian-American families as ‘yellow’  —  OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - A state senator is receiving backlash after referring to Asian Americans as “yellow families” during a recent interim study focused on racial inequality.
Washington Post:
Sinema's silence on spending bill vexes many Democrats while she digs in on talks out of public view  —  Senate Democrats left their weekly lunch on Tuesday proclaiming that every person in the room — from Vermont's Bernie Sanders to West Virginia's Joe Manchin III — was unified on the urgency …
Discussion: HotAir, PolitiFact and AM New York
Holman W. Jenkins, Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Inflation Is the Mother of Big Political Change  —  Remember the 1970s.  Neither Democrats nor Republicans could sit out the demand for reform.  —  Since excessive inflation is one characteristic outcome of a fiat money system, who is really surprised that such a moment might be on us again?
Zachary Evans / National Review:
National School Boards Association Apologizes for Letter Comparing Parents to Terrorists  —  The National School Boards Association has apologized for a letter that called on the Biden administration to investigate whether alleged threats against school-board members constituted domestic terrorism.
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Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Biden postpones release of JFK assassination files, citing pandemic-related delays  —  President Biden has further postponed the release of secret government files related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, citing delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Discussion: Breitbart, Slate, CNN, Insider and CBS News
Fox News:
Organized migrant caravan moves toward US, surging past Mexican forces  —  There were more than 192,000 migrant encounters in September alone  —  Border Patrol detained record 1.7M migrants at southern border in past year  —  A massive and organized migrant caravan is on its way from southern Mexico toward …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
New York Times:
What Kind of Mayor Might Eric Adams Be?  No One Seems to Know.  —  The vegan, meditating ex-police officer is on the cusp of becoming New York's new mayor.  Which version of him would show up at City Hall?  —  Eric Adams could not resist the story.  —  In a 2019 commencement address …
Wall Street Journal:
Trump's Social-Media Platform Joins Crowded Conservative Media Field  —  The former president's son, Donald Trump Jr., has been closely involved in creation of new company  —  Former President Donald Trump's planned digital-media venture could quickly become a serious competitor in a crowded field …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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