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7:05 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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Reuters:
U.S. Senate passes major $430 billion bill to fight climate change, cut drug costs  —  The U.S. Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping $430 billion bill intended to fight climate change, lower drug prices and raise some corporate taxes, a major victory for President Joe Biden that Democrats hope …
Discussion: New York Times and Deadline
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.
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 …
Discussion: ABC News, Insider and PoliticusUSA
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
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 …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The politics of making history
Discussion: Washington Post, CNN and The Hill
CNN:
Senate passes Democrats' sweeping health care and climate bill
NBC News:
Senate passes sweeping climate, health and tax package, putting Democrats on cusp of historic win
Discussion: Financial Times, USA Today and CBS News
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
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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Elise Kaplan / Albuquerque Journal:
‘People are beginning to panic’: Fourth Muslim man killed Friday night
Discussion: KRQE-TV
Myah Ward / Politico:
Republican lawmaker: Abortion could hurt GOP in November if party goes too far  —  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 the overturning …
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
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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Bloomberg:
Robert Brockman, Software Developer Who Fought IRS, Dies at 81
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Post
Nina Golgowski / HuffPost:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: ‘No One Can Convince Me’ Jan. 6 Rioters Weren't Antifa
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
The case of a lifetime  —  For a Buffalo lawyer, the investigation of one mass shooting leads him back to another
Roni Caryn Rabin / New York Times:
Some Women ‘Self-Manage’ Abortions as Access Recedes
Jack Khoury / Haaretz:
Live Updates: Israel-Gaza Cease-fire Set to Go Into Effect, Reports Say
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
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
Robyn Dixon / Washington Post:
Russian men, dying in war, leave many families sad, angry and silent