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4:35 PM ET, August 7, 2022

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Washington Post:
Republicans block cap on millions of patients' insulin costs  —  GOP senators move to strip a $35 price cap on insulin under private insurance from the Inflation Reduction Act  —  Republican lawmakers on Sunday successfully stripped a $35 price cap on the cost of insulin for many patients …
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Politico:
Senate Dems pass long-awaited climate, tax and health care bill  —  Senate Democrats passed their signature climate, tax and health care package Sunday afternoon, handing a long-sought victory to President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer even as the bill hit some last-minute snags.
Emily Cochrane / New York Times:
Live Updates: Senate Nearing Final Vote on Climate and Tax Bill  —  The legislation includes the most substantial investment in history to counter the warming of the planet.  The Senate pushed through the night with a series of rapid-fire amendment votes, with the bill on track to pass as soon as Sunday.
NBC News:
Senate passes sweeping climate, health and tax package, putting Democrats on cusp of historic win  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats narrowly passed a sweeping climate and economic package on Sunday, putting President Joe Biden and his party on the cusp of a big legislative victory just three months …
Christina Zhao / NBC News:
Republicans block cap on insulin costs for many Americans from Democratic deal  —  Republican senators on Sunday voted down a cap on the price of insulin in the private market, removing it from Democrats' sweeping climate and economic package.  —  Democrats had tried to preserve the provision …
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 and Wide World of News
Deepa Shivaram / NPR:
Democrats pass a major climate, health and tax bill.  Here's what's in it  —  Senate Democrats, after weeks of negotiations to revive the core of their election-year agenda, passed a spending bill which would attempt to tackle climate change, the high cost of prescription drugs and lower the deficit by roughly $300 billion.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The politics of making history
Discussion: The Guardian and Washington Post
Ken Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Biden to Resume Schedule After Again Testing Negative for Covid-19, White House Says
Caitlin Dickerson / The Atlantic:
An American Catastrophe  —  As a therapist for children who are being processed through the American immigration system, Cynthia Quintana has a routine that she repeats each time she meets a new patient in her office in Grand Rapids, Michigan: She calls the parents or closest relatives …
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.”
Elise Kaplan / Albuquerque Journal:
‘People are beginning to panic’: Fourth Muslim man killed Friday night  —  On Friday afternoon, Naeem Hussain attended the funeral service for two Muslim men who were killed in the past two weeks.  He joined other mourners afterward, sharing a meal, at the Islamic Center of New Mexico.  Then he left.
Discussion: KRQE-TV
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Fox News:
Trump doesn't rule out backing Brian Kemp in Georgia gubernatorial race  —  Trump tells Fox News Digital he's ‘looking’ into supporting Kemp in the Georgia race against Abrams  —  Trump says he'll be ‘looking’ at whether to back Brian Kemp in Georgia  —  Former President Donald Trump …
Discussion: Insider and Politico
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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
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Brian Stelter Suggests Hunter Biden Turmoil Could Force President to Bail on 2024 Bid: It's a ‘Real Problem’ and ‘Not Just a Right-Wing Media Story’  —  CNN's Brian Stelter questioned whether President Joe Biden might be forced to forgo re-election in 2024 because of his legally-embattled son: Hunter Biden.
Discussion: Breitbart and Newsbusters
Amanda Holpuch / New York Times:
Alabama City Moves to Dissolve Police Department Over Racist Text  —  Leaders of Vincent, Ala., suspended the chief and assistant police chief after a screenshot circulated on social media showing the text message.  —  A small city in Alabama moved this week to disband its three-member police force …
Discussion: New York Post, The Root, Insider and Unsafe
Myah Ward / Politico:
Republican lawmaker warns if party goes too far, abortion could hurt GOP in November  —  GOP Congresswoman Nancy Mace on Sunday warned that Republicans could pay a price in November if they don't reel in extreme takes on abortion policy.  —  The Republican from South Carolina supports …
Jacqueline Thomsen / Reuters:
Alex Jones' lawyer could face consequences for phone-records release  —  The lawyer defending conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in a Texas trial drew his own national headlines this week for accidentally handing over highly-sensitive data to his adversaries, opening him up to potential legal consequences.
 
 
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