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8:10 AM ET, October 29, 2021


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Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Youngkin pulls ahead of McAuliffe among Virginia likely voters  —  The race is largely focused on education, and this has energized Republicans  —  Concha: McAuliffe, Biden fixate on Trump in desperate attempt to win Virginia race  —  Republican Glenn Youngkin has moved ahead …
Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Pence wades into school debate roiling Va governor's race  —  PURCELLVILLE, Va. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday hailed activist parents who are decrying school curriculums as un-American, equating instruction on the effects of institutional racism with “state-sponsored racism” …
Allahpundit / HotAir:
Holy cow: Youngkin 53, McAuliffe 45 in new Fox News poll
Discussion: Mediaite, Bloomberg and RedState
Emily Brooks / Washington Examiner:
Glenn Youngkin up 4 points over Terry McAuliffe in poll
Wall Street Journal:
The Facts on Trump's Fraud Letter  —  His 2020 monomania is news, and it reflects on his fitness for 2024.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  The progressive parsons of the press are aflutter that we published a letter to the editor Thursday from former President Trump, objecting …
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:   Chris Cuomo avoids mentioning brother's sex crime charge on CNN show
Brendan J. Lyons / Albany Times Union:
Criminal summons erroneously issued against former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo
New York Post:
Ex-Gov. Cuomo to be charged over alleged groping of former aide: source
Weary Dems keep reliving Infrastructure Week  —  House liberals left the Capitol triumphant on Thursday night after once again scuttling a major vote.  Every other Democrat was fuming.  —  For the second time in less than a month, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team had to delay …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Biden Can't Quite Close the Deal—with His Own Party  —  “Everybody's on board,” the President said.  But they weren't, at least not yet.  —  On Thursday, before flying off to Rome for a week of international summitry, Joe Biden began the day by telling his closest allies on Capitol Hill …
Hunter Walker / The Uprising:
Sources: Nancy Pelosi ‘Kicked Out’ Of Meeting With House Progressive Caucus Amid Tense Budget Talks
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Jason Koebler / VICE:
Zuckerberg Announces Fantasy World Where Facebook Is Not a Horrible Company  —  Facebook's new name is “Meta,” and its new mission is to invent a ‘metaverse’ that will make us all forget what it's done to our existing reality.  —  Jason Koebler  —  Moments before announcing Facebook …
Emily Birnbaum / Politico:
Facebook's meta-problem on Capitol Hill
Discussion: Raw Story, The Dispatch and Wired
Wall Street Journal:
Biden Administration in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Immigrant Families Separated at Border  —  Government is considering payments of $450,000 per person affected by Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy in 2018 for asylum seekers illegally crossing border
Miriam Jordan / New York Times:
Family Members Separated at Border May Each Get Up to $450,000
Discussion: Political Wire and The Daily Wire
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Former lawmakers urge court to reject Trump effort to stymie Jan. 6 committee  —  Sixty-six former lawmakers, including two dozen Republicans, have signed on to a legal brief urging a federal judge to reject former President Donald Trump's effort to block Jan. 6 investigators from accessing his White House's records.
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Jan. 6 committee allows Trump DOJ official to postpone appearance after he loses his lawyer  —  Jeffrey Clark, the Trump-era Justice Department official who sought to support President Donald Trump's false claims of massive voting fraud in the 2020 election, has received a postponement …
Discussion: CNN, KTVZ-TV, Raw Story, The Hill and HuffPost
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Chief federal judge in D.C. assails ‘almost schizophrenic’ Jan. 6 prosecutions: ‘The rioters were not mere protesters’  —  The chief judge presiding over the federal court in Washington on Thursday unleashed a blistering critique of the Justice Department's prosecution of Capitol rioters …
Discussion: Insider, Raw Story and Althouse
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
Air Force is first to face troops' rejection of vaccine mandate as thousands avoid shots  —  Up to 12,000 Air Force personnel have rejected orders to get fully vaccinated against the coronavirus despite a Pentagon mandate, and officials say it is too late for them to do so by the Tuesday deadline …
Carol Rosenberg / New York Times:
For First Time in Public, a Detainee Describes Torture at C.I.A. Black Sites  —  In a sentencing hearing, Majid Khan, a Pakistani who lived in suburban Baltimore before joining Al Qaeda, detailed dungeonlike conditions and episodes of abuse.  —  GUANTÁNAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba …
Christopher Miller / BuzzFeed News:
White Supremacists Used Racist Slurs And Cursed In Bizarre Opening Statements For The Charlottesville Trial  —  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — “Check.  Check.  Check,” neo-Nazi shock jock Christopher Cantwell spoke into the courtroom microphone.  —  Wearing a blue shirt without a tie or jacket …
Discussion: Washington Post, Slate and Raw Story
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
He's Writing Tucker's Deranged Jan. 6 Movie—After Directing a Pizzagater's Opus  —  Beyond Tucker's bonkers new “documentary” about the Capitol riot, Scooter Downey has made movies for other hate-mongers on the far right.  —  The writer of Tucker Carlson's controversial documentary series …
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Washington Post
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Racine County sheriff accuses Wisconsin Elections Commission of breaking election law in nursing homes  —  Molly Beck Patrick Marley Ricardo TorresMilwaukee Journal Sentinel  —  YORKVILLE - The Racine County sheriff is accusing the Wisconsin Elections Commission of breaking state law …
Rachael Bade / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Why Joe Biden already won  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  BIDEN GETS IT DONE, DESPITE HIMSELF — To say Thursday was a roller coaster for President JOE BIDEN's agenda wouldn't do justice to how truly head-spinning the day was.  The White House releases a Build Back Better (BBB) …
Emma Goldberg / New York Times:
The 37-Year-Olds Are Afraid of the 23-Year-Olds Who Work for Them  —  Twenty-somethings rolling their eyes at the habits of their elders is a longstanding trend, but many employers said there's a new boldness in the way Gen Z dictates taste.  —  As a millennial with a habit of lurking on TikTok …
Discussion: Gawker and The Dispatch
Robert Faturechi / ProPublica:
Burr's Brother-in-Law Called Stock Broker, One Minute After Getting Off Phone With Senator  —  According to the SEC, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, then chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, had material nonpublic information about coronavirus impact.
Christopher F. Rufo / City Journal:
“White People, You Are the Problem”  —  AT&T's new racial reeducation program promotes the idea that “racism is a uniquely white trait.”  —  Economy, finance, and budgets  —  The Social Order  —  AT&T Corporation has created a racial reeducation program that promotes the idea that …
Jay Caspian Kang / New York Times:
The Reductive Practice of Assigning Book Reviews by Identity  —  Every once in a while, it might be healthy for progressives to stop, look up from the work of making the world a more equitable place and ask, “Wait, is this specific thing we're doing right now really going to help?”
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New York Times:
New York Braces for Worker Shortage as Vaccination Deadline Nears
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:
In battle at Supreme Court over N.Y. gun law, a surprising split among conservatives
Monica Showalter / American Thinker:
Is Jill Biden asking about a ‘process’ for removing Kamala Harris?
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Ideologues exist on the left and the right. Only one side threatens the country.
Brian Karem / Salon:
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Maureen Breslin / The Hill:
Trump campaign sells 'Let's Go Brandon' T-shirts
Discussion: KTVX-TV and [your]NEWS
Jeff E. Schapiro / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Linwood Holton, Virginia's first GOP governor of the 20th century, who embraced civil rights, dies at 98
Discussion: Associated Press, Insider and WTOP
David Weigel / Washington Post:
The Trailer: Not just Virginia: From county to county, an off-year battle for the suburbs
Albert Hunt / The Hill:
Democracy's sudden peril was an inside-job
Jonathan Oosting / Bridge Michigan:
Voting machine missing after Michigan clerk stripped of election power
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Raw Story
Jacob Silverman / New York Magazine:
Inside Jedi Blue, Facebook's Secret Deal With Google