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Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Georgia electrical vehicle factory becomes Kemp, Perdue campaign battle  —  RUTLEDGE, Ga. — There are few things politicians love more than creating jobs and cutting ribbons.  —  But what if those jobs are on the wrong side of the culture war?  —  Plans to build a massive electric vehicle factory …
Discussion: The Hill
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Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
Trump Faces Another Round of Humiliation in Georgia  —  Last December, when Donald Trump talked former U.S. senator David Perdue into challenging his bitter enemy, Georgia governor Brian Kemp, in the state's May 24 Republican primary, it initially looked like a political coup for the ex-president.
Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
Giuliani Meets With Jan. 6 Committee for Over 7 Hours
Discussion: HuffPost and WTOP News
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Australia's Labor Party Wins as Scott Morrison's Coalition Concedes  —  Here's what you need to know:  —  Labor wins the government after a long stretch of conservative leadership.  —  Anthony Albanese and his opposition Labor Party ended nine years of conservative government in Australia on Saturday …
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Rod Mcguirk / Associated Press:
Australian prime minister concedes election defeat  —  CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister conceded defeat after an election Saturday that could deliver a minority government.  —  Scott Morrison acted quickly despite millions of votes yet to be counted …
Discussion: Associated Press
Politico:
Court ruling could upend Pa. Senate race  —  A little-watched federal court case could upend the neck-and-neck Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania between Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick.  —  On Friday afternoon, a three-judge panel for the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals issued …
Discussion: Raw Story, WITF and Washington Post
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Jon Levine / New York Post:
Eric Adams eyeing White House run in 2024: sources  —  Mayor Adams may be eyeing a White House run if President Biden doesn't seek a second term, confidantes and City Hall insiders told The Post.  —  “Eric has told me repeatedly that he thinks that he has a platform to run for national office, for president in 2024.
Discussion: Fox News, Insider and TheBlaze
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Politico:
National Dems are calling in a new communications expert: Eric Adams
Discussion: No More Mister Nice Blog and PIX11
Bess Levin / Vanity Fair:
Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy: Our Maternal Death Rates Are Only Bad If You Count Black Women  —  “If you correct our population for race, we're not as much of an outlier as it'd otherwise appear.”  —  As conservatives across the country wage war on reproductive rights …
New York Times:
The Root of Haiti's Misery: Reparations to Enslavers  —  Lire en français Li an Kreyòl  —  DONDON, Haiti — Adrienne Present steps into the thin forest beside her house and plucks the season's first coffee cherries, shining like red marbles in her hands.  —  The harvest has begun.
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Judge Approves N.Y. House Map, Cementing Chaos for Democrats  —  The new district lines, approved late Friday night, will create pickup opportunities for Republicans and force Democratic incumbents to run against each other.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Washington Post:
Voting is surging in Georgia despite controversial new election law  —  Tuesday's primary is the first big test of new election legislation, which was opposed by voting-rights groups and Democrats.  —  GRIFFIN, Ga. — When the Spalding County Board of Elections eliminated early voting on Sundays …
Discussion: Election Law Blog and POLITICUSUSA
Eric Levai / The Daily Dot:
EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Loudermilk gave a radio interview that blows up his denials about hosting Jan. 6 protesters in his office  —  The Daily Dot has obtained a radio interview from Jan. 6, 2021, from WBHF in Cartersville, Georgia, in which Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) says, “about a dozen” …
Discussion: Peach Pundit
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Herschel Walker's ties to veterans program face scrutiny  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health.
Discussion: HotAir and Raw Story
Yascha Mounk / The Atlantic:
The Doom Spiral of Pernicious Polarization  —  Until a few decades ago, most Democrats did not hate Republicans, and most Republicans did not hate Democrats.  Very few Americans thought the policies of the other side were a threat to the country or worried about their child marrying a spouse who belonged to a different political party.
All:
Have I Been Redistricted?  Search Your Redrawn District in New York  —  Congressional and state seats have changed.  Before this summer's primary elections, find out how your old districts stack up with your new ones.  —  After a chaotic redistricting process, New York's political boundaries …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Pete Davidson Expected to Exit ‘Saturday Night Live’ (EXCLUSIVE) … Chad, Li'l Baby Aidy, Barbara DeDrew and Baby Yoda are all leaving Studio 8H.  —  Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney are all expected to leave “Saturday Night Live” after it ends its 47th season tomorrow evening …
Kate Lý Johnston / Heartland Signal:
Sen. Ron Johnson's campaign communications director resigns  —  Sen. Ron Johnson's (R-WI) campaign for a third term is already getting messy, as his communications director quit three months into the job.  —  Jake Wilkins, who started working for Johnson last February …
Washington Post:
Telling George Floyd's story gave us a deeper understanding of racism  —  Two reporters reflect on the pain and hope they encountered as Black men while reporting their new book  —  In their new book, “His Name Is George Floyd,” Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa examine the conditions of Black life in America.
Wall Street Journal:
Princeton Targets a Dissenting Professor  —  The school may purge Joshua Katz after he criticized a faculty letter.  —  1x  —  Everyone knows American universities are dangerous places these days if you dare to express unpopular views.  But Princeton University's handling …
Discussion: Simple Justice
Reuters:
Biden, Yoon vow to deter North Korea and offer COVID aid  —  President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed on Saturday to hold bigger military drills and deploy more U.S. weapons if necessary to deter North Korea, while offering to send COVID-19 vaccines and potentially meet Kim Jong Un.
Zeke Miller / Associated Press:
US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is planning for “dire” contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn't approve more money for fighting COVID-19.
NBC News:
McKinsey & Co. worked with Russian weapons maker even as it advised Pentagon  —  Russia has fired more than 2,000 missiles on Ukraine since invading in February.  The engines for many of these missiles were manufactured by a massive state-owned enterprise called Rostec …
New York Times:
Judge Orders Government to Continue Migrant Expulsions on Border  —  LAFAYETTE, La. — A federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration from lifting a pandemic-related health order whose scheduled expiration on Monday would have reopened the doors of the United States to asylum seekers …
Discussion: HotAir and Washington Examiner
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Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Federal judge blocks Biden admin from ending Title 42 border expulsions
Jack Ewing / New York Times:
Tesla's Aura Dims as Its Plunging Stock Highlights the Risks It Faces  —  Investors are reassessing the premise that justified Tesla's astronomical stock price and made its founder, Elon Musk, the richest person in the world.  —  Tesla's $1 trillion valuation made sense only if investors believed …
Discussion: Raw Story
Dwight Garner / New York Times:
Roger Angell, Who Wrote About Baseball With Passion, Dies at 101  —  In elegantly winding articles for The New Yorker loaded with inventive imagery, he wrote more like a fan than a sports journalist.  —  Roger Angell, the elegant and thoughtful baseball writer who was widely considered among …
Wall Street Journal:
Garcetti Ambassador Nomination Stalled in Senate Over Questions About Former Aide's Conduct  —  Biden's pick for ambassador to India hasn't secured enough Senate confirmation votes  —  WASHINGTON—Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's nomination to be ambassador to India has stalled in the U.S. Senate …
 
 
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Eric Cortellessa / TIME:
'I'm Sorry. I've Got Your Sister.' A Family Grieves After the Buffalo Shooting
Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Second look? John Kirby moves to White House communications job
John Sexton / HotAir:
Report confirms White House had advance knowledge of the NSBA's ‘domestic terrorism’ letter and promised ‘we have your back’
Discussion: Breitbart and Fox News
Fenit Nirappil / Washington Post:
CDC tells doctors to be on alert for monkeypox as global cases rise
Discussion: MSN
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Justin Rohrlich / The Daily Beast:
Teen Rapist's High-Profile Lawyer Says He Violated Bond 50 Times Because He Was Depressed
Discussion: Raw Story and WCSC-TV
Bill McKibben / New Yorker:
Could Google's Carbon Emissions Have Effectively Doubled Overnight?
Discussion: The Crucial Years
Isabela Dias / Mother Jones:
Meet the Muslim Mom Who Has Mobilized Asian American Parents in the War on Public Schools
Phillip Jackson / HuffPost:
Priscilla and Schacana Geter had a close brush with death on Saturday, and the racism that led to the tragedy is still around them.
László Komáromy / miniszterelnok.hu:
Speech by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at the opening of CPAC Hungary
Discussion: Mother Jones
Tal Kopan / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. archbishop says Pelosi will be denied communion over abortion
 

 
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