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8:55 PM ET, August 6, 2022

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Lora Kelley / New York Times:
Major Indiana Employers Criticize State's New Abortion Law  —  The drug company Eli Lilly said it “will be forced” to look outside the state for employment growth.  The engine maker Cummins said the law will “impede our ability to attract and retain top talent.”
Discussion: CNBC, Vanity Fair and Insider
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Christopher Rowland / Washington Post:
A challenge for antiabortion states: Doctors reluctant to work there  —  Recruiters say OB/GYNs are turning down offers, a warning for conservative-dominated states already experiencing shortages  —  In a few years, Olgert Bardhi's skills will be in high demand.
Ellen Francis / Washington Post:
‘Not her body, not her choice’: Indiana lawmakers on abortion ban  —  Indiana lawmakers approved a near-total ban on abortion Friday, making the state the first in the nation to pass sweeping limits on access to the procedure since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.
Insider:
Chuck Schumer wants to dare Republicans to vote against a popular $35 insulin cap  — Schumer wants to dare the GOP into knocking out a popular insulin cap plan, per two people familiar.  — The $35 insulin cap is a major Democratic priority included in the Inflation Reduction Act.
Discussion: Fortune
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John L. Dorman / Insider:
Trump blasts the Democratic-led climate and tax bill, says ‘old broken crow’ Mitch McConnell was ‘taken for a ride’ by Joe Manchin  — Former President Trump blasted McConnell and Manchin over the Democratic-led climate and tax bill.  — Trump said McConnell was “taken for a ride” …
Discussion: Roll Call
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats plan to challenge parliamentarian on insulin cap  —  Senate Democrats say they plan to challenge a ruling by the parliamentarian striking a proposal sponsored by Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) to cap insulin prices from the Inflation Reduction Act, according to a Democrat familiar with the plan.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
State Legislatures Are Torching Democracy  —  Even in moderate places like Ohio, gerrymandering has let unchecked Republicans pass extremist laws that could never make it through Congress. … As the Supreme Court anticipated when it overturned Roe v. Wade, the battle over abortion rights is now being waged state by state.
Discussion: Straight Razor
Katherine Tully-McManus / Politico:
Sinema's tax tweaks  —  It's a Friday in August, do you know where your senators are?  They aren't here.  But they aren't on Summer recess either.  —  SINEMA SIGNS ON — Arizona centrist Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is backing the Democrats climate, tax and health care bill …
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Politico:
Democrats clear major hurdle on signature climate, tax and health care proposal
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Trump easily wins Texas CPAC 2024 GOP presidential nomination straw poll; DeSantis second  —  Trump captured 69.1% of ballots cast, DeSantis received 23.7% in the anonymous CPAC straw poll  —  CPAC attendees reveal whether they want Trump or DeSantis as the 2024 GOP nominee
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iaea.org:
Director General Grossi Alarmed by Shelling at Ukraine NPP, says IAEA Mission Vital for Nuclear Safety and Security  —  The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, issued the following statement today about the situation at Ukraine's Zaporizhzya nuclear power plant:
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Praveena Somasundaram / Washington Post:
U.N. watchdog warns of ‘nuclear disaster’ from shelling at Zaporizhzhia plant  —  The United Nations nuclear chief warned of a potential “nuclear disaster” after shelling of Europe's largest atomic power plant, once again urging Russia and Ukraine to allow a mission of experts access to the facility to help secure it.
Dana Goldstein / New York Times:
Drop Box for Babies: Conservatives Promote a Way to Give Up Newborns Anonymously  —  After Roe, groups are seeking to expand safe haven laws, which allow women to surrender babies with minimal interference.  But these laws pose their own problems.  —  The Safe Haven Baby Box at a firehouse in Carmel …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Biden Tests Negative for Coronavirus but Will Keep Isolating  —  The negative test came a week after his rebound case emerged.  He will remain in isolation until he tests negative a second time, his doctor said.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden finally tested negative for the coronavirus on Saturday …
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Hey, Joe, Don't Give It a Go  —  WASHINGTON — Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a cautionary tale.  —  She missed the moment to leave the stage, ignoring friendly nudges from Democrats and entreaties from Obama allies.  She fell in love with her late-in-life image as a hip cultural icon: “Notorious R.B.G. …
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:
Deplorables Are Real  —  The problem isn't the demagogues, it's their audiences.  —  Every week I highlight three newsletters that are worth your time.  —  If you find value in this project, do two things for me: (1) hit the Like button, and (2) share this with someone.
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Hunter Biden attributes his penis obsession to ‘body dysmorphia’  —  Hunter Biden said his obsession with naked selfies was a result of “body dysmorphia,” according to a rambling screed found in the notes of his hard drive.  —  “I loved to be reassured that my 9-inch very big penis was actually big.
Discussion: RedState
Timothy Puko / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Lawmakers Lobby Oil Industry to Denounce Tax-and-Climate Bill  —  Democrats' plan includes measures lauded by some in the oil-and-gas industry, frustrating Republicans  —  WASHINGTON—Congressional Republicans are ramping up pressure on the oil-and-gas industry to take an aggressive stance …
Discussion: Fox News
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Todd Neikirk / HillReporter.com:
WATCH: Gleeful Jeanine Pirro Says Brittney Griner Won't be Taking a Knee Anymore  —  WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced this week to 9 years in prison.  The United States is working on getting her freed from jail and has discussed prisoner exchanges.  —  Since Griner has dabbled in activism …
 
 
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Heather Mac Donald / City Journal:
The Corruption of Medicine  —  Guardians of the profession discard merit in order to alter the demographics of their field.
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
After 246 Years, Marine Corps Gives 4 Stars to a Black Officer
Discussion: Fox News and CNN
Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
The Texas Tribune:
Greg Abbott appoints Austin officer charged with aggravated assault to agency that regulates Texas law enforcement
Discussion: KXAN-TV
Bill Gates / New York Times:
A Clean Energy Future is in the Hands of Congress
Discussion: The Hill
New York Times:
In Turbulent Times, Xi Builds a Security Fortress for China, and Himself
Discussion: The Guardian
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Old problem for new governor - the distraction of ambition
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Turkish Banks Are Adopting Russian Payments System, Erdogan Says
Daniel Desrochers / Kansas City Star:
Eric Greitens lost the Missouri Senate primary. He won't disappear from politics
Tessa Stuart / Rolling Stone:
Her Team Helped Beat Back Kansas' Abortion Ban. Here's What She Wants Other States to Know
Discussion: Blue Virginia
bellingcat:
Tracking the Faceless Killers who Mutilated and Executed a Ukrainian POW
Discussion: The Guardian
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
How ‘Loyal Dog’ Sean Hannity Went From King of Fox News to Has-Been
Discussion: Raw Story
 

 
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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q2 revenue up 20% YoY to €3.8B, MAUs up 14% YoY to 626M, subscribers up 12% YoY to 246M, above est., and €266M operating income; SPOT jumps 12%+

Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast reports Peacock Q2 revenue up 28% YoY to $1B, a $348M loss, down from $651M in Q2 2023, and paying subscribers up 38% YoY to 33M

Max Goldbart / Deadline:
BBC plans to lay off 500 more staff by March 2026 and reports a £263M operating deficit in 2023/24, up from £193M in 2022/23, projected to be £492M in 2024/25

 
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