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1:25 PM ET, August 7, 2022

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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 …
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Politico:
GOP partially strips out insulin cap from Dems' climate, tax and health care bill  —  Senate Republicans blocked an attempt to cap insulin prices on the commercial market on Sunday morning, another setback in Democrats' mostly successful plans to pass their climate, tax and health care package by midday.
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.”
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
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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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.
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: NPR, Wide World of News and Politico
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Ken Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Biden to Resume Schedule After Again Testing Negative for Covid-19, White House Says
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 …
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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 …
Hannah Demissie / ABC News:
Sour views on economy keep Biden approval on issues down: POLL  —  More than two-thirds of people think the nation's economy is getting worse.  —  President Joe Biden speaks before signing two bills aimed at combating fraud in the COVID-19 small business relief programs, Aug. 5, 2022, at the White House in Washington.
CNN:
State of the Union  —  DANA BASH, CNN HOST (voice-over): Vote-a-rama.  The Senate pulls an all-nighter, as Democrats aim to push through their tax and climate bill.  —  SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): This is one of the most comprehensive and impactful bills.  —  BASH: But will their Inflation Reduction Act actually reduce inflation?
Discussion: Insider, Reuters and PoliticusUSA
JONATHAN TURLEY:
Rhodes Alumni Launch Campaign to Remove Justice Barrett from School's Hall of Fame  —  The petition by an alumni group at Rhodes College is seeking to remove Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett from the school's “Hall of Fame” due to her vote in the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Fox News
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.
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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Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:
Deplorables Are Real  —  The problem isn't the demagogues, it's their audiences.
 
 
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Lauren Gambino / The Guardian:
Democratic ads boosted extremists in Republican primaries. Was that wise?
Discussion: CNN and Washington Times
Josh Margolin / ABC News:
Secret Service hands agents' phone numbers to Jan. 6 committee: Sources
Discussion: CNN and Insider
Sam Wilson / Missoulian:
GOP redistricting proposals could lock in legislative supermajorities
Laura Davison / Bloomberg:
Share Buyback Tax's Lag Could Spur Rush to Repurchase This Year
Evan Allen / The Boston Globe:
‘It was you!’ Traffic spat turned police coverup leads to questions for DA Hayden
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Christopher Rowland / Washington Post:
A challenge for antiabortion states: Doctors reluctant to work there
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
After 246 Years, Marine Corps Gives 4 Stars to a Black Officer
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and WTOP News
Lora Kelley / New York Times:
Major Indiana Employers Criticize State's New Abortion Law
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money