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11:00 PM ET, August 7, 2022


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Nathan Layne / Reuters:
Exclusive: Trump-backed Michigan attorney general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show  —  The Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general led a team that gained unauthorized access to voting equipment while hunting for evidence to support former President Donald …
Heidi Przybyla / Politico:
Michigan AG calls for special prosecutor in case now involving her Trump-backed opponent  —  Michigan's attorney general is requesting a special prosecutor be named to investigate her Trump-endorsed opponent, citing evidence tying him to a potentially criminal scheme to seize and tamper with voting machines …
Discussion: Bridge Michigan
Joan E Greve / The Guardian:
Senate passes $739bn healthcare and climate bill after months of wrangling  —  Inflation Reduction Act will reduce planet-heating emissions and lower prescription drug costs - and give Biden a crucial victory  —  Senate Democrats passed their climate and healthcare spending package on Sunday …
The Sinema-Manchin split that shaped Dems' deal  —  For months, Joe Manchin was the Democrat with all the leverage.  At the end, even he had to cede some ground.  —  After Manchin agreed with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on the party-line tax, health care and energy bill …
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 …
POLITICO Playbook: The politics of making history  —  With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  RECONCILIATION LATEST — The overnight vote-a-rama is winding down and a final vote on the Inflation Reduction Act in the Senate will come this afternoon.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Senate approves Inflation Reduction Act, clinching long-delayed health and climate bill  —  The party-line vote marks a major achievement for Democrats, after more than a year of wrangling over a centerpiece of President Biden's economic agenda.  It now awaits a vote in the House.
Brad Dress / The Hill:
Pro-SALT deduction House Democrats say they'll back Senate bill
Virginia Aabram / Washington Examiner:
‘We are elated:’ Chuck Schumer revels in Inflation Reduction Act's passage
Discussion: Vox, National Review and New Republic
The White House:
Statement by President Biden on Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
Senate passes Democrats' sweeping health care and climate bill
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite
NBC News:
Mass shooting leaves at least 9 injured in downtown Cincinnati  —  Mass shooting in Cincinnati leaves at least 9 injured  —  At least nine people were injured in a mass shooting in downtown Cincinnati in the early hours of Sunday, police said.  —  As the suspect was actively shooting …
Rachel Cohrs / STAT:
In a massive victory for Democrats, Medicare is poised to negotiate drug prices  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden is on the verge of his own crowning health care achievement to call, in his words, a BFD.  —  After two decades, Democrats are finally on track to break the firewall between …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Stephen Pollard / Telegraph:
Amnesty is now utterly morally bankrupt  —  Its anti-Western obsession has driven it into the gutter  —  For anyone who has followed Amnesty International in recent years, its attack on Ukraine for daring to defend itself against Russia and thus “putting civilians at risk” was entirely in character.
Nina Golgowski / HuffPost:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: ‘No One Can Convince Me’ Jan. 6 Rioters Weren't Antifa  —  The 2020 election conspiracy theorist added that those criminally charged “for things they shouldn't have done” during the Capitol attack are being unfairly treated.  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene …
Discussion: Mediaite
Laurence Norman / Wall Street Journal:
Iran, U.S. Close In on Nuclear Deal Text but Hurdles Remain  —  Tehran says it will only sign a final deal after U.N. drops probe into its nuclear program  —  Negotiations between Iran and the U.S. on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal are close to completion, the European Union's senior negotiator …
Discussion: Al-Monitor
Josh Kraushaar / Axios:
Celebrity candidates threaten GOP's hopes of a Senate majority  —  Inexperienced Republican candidates are threatening to cost Mitch McConnell a long-anticipated Senate majority in this year's midterms. … - Senate Minority Leader McConnell (R-Ky.) acknowledged the lowered expectations days ago …
Discussion: Raw Story
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.”
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.
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
The case of a lifetime  —  For a Buffalo lawyer, the investigation of one mass shooting leads him back to another  —  BUFFALO — John Elmore's newest clients had come to his law office in the last weeks to review their relatives' autopsy reports, plan funerals and meet with investigators from the FBI …
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Luke Harding / The Guardian:
‘Absolute evil’: inside the Russian prison camp where dozens of Ukrainians burned to death
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Robert Brockman, Software Developer Who Fought IRS, Dies at 81
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Post
Roni Caryn Rabin / New York Times:
Some Women ‘Self-Manage’ Abortions as Access Recedes
Ben Samuels / Haaretz:
Live Updates: Israel, Islamic Jihad Agree to Gaza Cease-fire
Jacqueline Thomsen / Reuters:
Alex Jones' lawyer could face consequences for phone-records release
 Earlier Items: 
Ken Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Biden to Resume Schedule After Again Testing Negative for Covid-19, White House Says
Elise Kaplan / Albuquerque Journal:
‘People are beginning to panic’: Fourth Muslim man killed Friday night
Lauren Gambino / The Guardian:
Democratic ads boosted extremists in Republican primaries. Was that wise?
Discussion: CNN, Politico and Washington Times
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR:
Republicans have long feuded with the mainstream media. Now many are shutting them out
Discussion: Newsbusters