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8:15 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 …
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.
Politico:
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.
Discussion: Washington Post, Breitbart, CNN and The Hill
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 …
Politico:
Senate Dems pass long-awaited climate, tax and health care bill
Associated Press:
Biden steps out of the room and finds legacy-defining wins
Discussion: Politico and Wide World of News
The White House:
Statement by President Biden on Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
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
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 …
Discussion: Politico
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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: CBS News, Law & Crime and KRQE-TV
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Josh Kraushaar / Axios:
Celebrity candidates threaten GOP's hopes of a Senate majority
Discussion: Raw Story
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
The case of a lifetime  —  For a Buffalo lawyer, the investigation of one mass shooting leads him back to another
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Jack Khoury / Haaretz:
Live Updates: Israel-Gaza Cease-fire Set to Go Into Effect, Reports Say
Jacqueline Thomsen / Reuters:
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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, Washington Times and Politico
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR:
Republicans have long feuded with the mainstream media. Now many are shutting them out
Discussion: Newsbusters