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9:10 AM ET, August 7, 2022


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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Liz Cheney Is Ready to Lose.  But She's Not Ready to Quit.  —  The Republican says her crusade to stop Donald J. Trump will continue — even if she loses her primary next week.  Restoring a “very sick” G.O.P. will take years, she says, “if it can be healed.”
Discussion: Twitchy, RedState and Newsweek
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
Dems' climate, tax and health care bill survives all-night GOP onslaught  —  Senate Democrats watched Sunday dawn from the Senate floor still on track to pass their signature climate, tax and health care package after slogging through an all-night attempt by Republicans to force changes.
Discussion: Washington Post, Roll Call and CBS News
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats plan to challenge parliamentarian on insulin cap
Discussion: Bloomberg and CNN
Chuck Schumer wants to dare Republicans to vote against a popular $35 insulin cap
Discussion: Fortune
Katherine Tully-McManus / Politico:
Sinema's tax tweaks
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
Associated Press:
Biden steps out of the room and finds legacy-defining wins  —  Over five decades in Washington, Joe Biden knew that the way to influence was to be in the room where it happens.  But in the second year of his presidency, some of Biden's most striking, legacy-defining legislative victories came about by staying out of it.
Discussion: Politico, Wide World of News and NPR
New York Times:
Killings of Three Muslim Men in Albuquerque May Be Linked, Police Say  —  The authorities also suspect the deaths could be connected to the homicide of a Muslim man in 2021.  —  The police in Albuquerque are investigating the killings of three Muslim men that they say may be connected.
Discussion: Insider, The Daily Beast and WTOP News
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.
Discussion: Bloomberg and Al Jazeera
Robyn Dixon / Washington Post:
Russian men, dying in war, leave many families sad, angry and silent  —  When Yevgeny Chubarin told his mother he was joining the Russian army to fight against Ukraine, she cried and begged him not to go.  But his exhilaration shone through.  By May 15, he had an AK-47 and was on his way.
Sam Wilson / Missoulian:
GOP redistricting proposals could lock in legislative supermajorities  —  The two Republican-drawn maps of proposed Montana House districts, unveiled by the state's redistricting commissioners last week, would likely yield supermajorities for the state's dominant GOP.
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR:
Republicans have long feuded with the mainstream media.  Now many are shutting them out  —  I went to Wisconsin in June to report on how abortion rights are affecting the Senate and governor primaries - the idea was to do one story on the Democrats and one on the Republicans.
Discussion: Newsbusters
Evan Allen / The Boston Globe:
‘It was you!’  Traffic spat turned police coverup leads to questions for DA Hayden  —  Jason Leonor should have felt relief when the police cars pulled up behind him in Mattapan.  After all, he was the one who called 911.  Instead, he felt a swirl of confusion and dread.  “Something isn't right,” he thought.
Laura Davison / Bloomberg:
Share Buyback Tax's Lag Could Spur Rush to Repurchase This Year  —  The new 1% levy on stock buybacks in the US Senate's tax and climate package isn't slated to go into effect until 2023, which means that there could be a flurry of repurchases before the end of this year.
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.
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.
Josh Margolin / ABC News:
Secret Service hands agents' phone numbers to Jan. 6 committee: Sources  —  The committee can now determine which agents' call records they want to review.  —  A Secret Service agent stands by after Marine One at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 10, 2022.
Discussion: CNN and Insider
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Jon Levine / New York Post:
Hunter Biden attributes his penis obsession to ‘body dysmorphia’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and RedState
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
After 246 Years, Marine Corps Gives 4 Stars to a Black Officer
Discussion: WTOP News
Lora Kelley / New York Times:
Major Indiana Employers Criticize State's New Abortion Law
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Hey, Joe, Don't Give It a Go
Discussion: Breitbart
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Jeff E. Schapiro / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Old problem for new governor - the distraction of ambition