2:15 PM ET, September 24, 2021
Hand count in audit affirms Biden beat Trump, as Maricopa County said in November — Jen Fifield Robert AnglenArizona Republic — A monthslong hand recount of Maricopa County’s 2020 vote confirmed that President Joe Biden won and the election was not “stolen” from former President Donald Trump …
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Caroline Vakil / The Hill: GOP-backed Arizona election review confirms Biden 2020 win
Zach Montellaro / Politico: GOP-led Arizona election review closely matches Biden’s winning margin
Republican Review of Arizona Vote Fails to Show Stolen Election — The much criticized review showed much the same results as in November, with 99 more Biden votes and 261 fewer Trump ones. — PHOENIX — After months of delays and blistering criticism, a review of the 2020 election …
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Reid J. Epstein / New York Times: Texas, Spurred By Trump, Announces Election Audit in 4 Counties
Nicholas Reimann / Forbes: Trump Requests Election Audit In Texas—Which He Won
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Trump blames media after Arizona audit finds Biden won — Former President Trump on Friday laid into the news media after a draft report of the 2020 election audit in Arizona reaffirmed President Biden’s victory in the state’s largest county and showed Trump with fewer votes than previously counted.
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Not even Arizona’s sham audit can dispel reality of Trump’s election loss
Natassia Paloma / KTSM-TV:
Photographer behind controversial photos speaks exclusively to KTSM — EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The photographer behind images depicting Border Patrol agents on horseback told KTSM things are not exactly what they seem when it comes to the photos. — The photographs, which were taken Sunday …
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Kaylee McGhee White / Washington Examiner: Texas photographer confirms Biden is lying about mounted Border Patrol agents
Charlie Spiering / Breitbart: Joe Biden Berates Mounted Border Patrol Agents: ‘Those People Will Pay’
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Shelley Ross / New York Times:
Chris Cuomo Sexually Harassed Me. I Hope He’ll Use His Power to Make Change. — Ms. Ross is a veteran television journalist and former executive producer at ABC and CBS. — I was Chris Cuomo’s boss at ABC News nearly two decades ago, and I am a regular viewer of CNN today …
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Fareeha Rehman / KRON4: Chris Cuomo’s ex-boss accuses him of sexual harassment
Graison Dangor / Forbes: Chris Cuomo’s Former Boss Accuses Him Of Sexually Harassing Her
Lauren Conlin / 77 WABC: NY Times Opinion Editorial: “Chris Cuomo sexually harassed me”
Richard Luscombe / The Guardian: Former ABC producer accuses Chris Cuomo of sexual harassment
Katie Pavlich / Townhall: Another Cuomo Has Been Accused of Sexual Harassment
Carmine Sabia / Conservative Brief: Former Boss Accuses Chris Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment
Virginia Kruta / The Daily Caller: Former ABC Producer Accuses Chris Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment
Mollie Cahillane / TVNewser: Former ABC News Producer Alleges Chris Cuomo Sexually Harassed Her in 2005
C. Ryan Barber / Insider:
Meet the Trump lawyer who wanted Pence to overturn the 2020 election — John Eastman authored a memo to convince Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 election. — Known as an unorthodox legal scholar, he retired amid scrutiny of his role in Trump election fights.
Jan. 6 committee subpoenas 4 from Trump’s inner circle — The select panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection is issuing subpoenas to four current and former top aides to President Donald Trump, including his most recent chief of staff Mark Meadows. — The committee issued its first subpoenas …
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Savannah Rychcik / IJR: Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas 4 Close Aides and Allies of Trump
Clea Skopeliti / The Guardian: First Thing: House committee subpoenas key Trump aides
Samuel Chamberlain / New York Post: Jan. 6 House panel subpoenas Trump allies Bannon, Meadows, 2 more
Rebecca Downs / Townhall: Key Figures Subpoenaed by January 6 Select Committee
Sanjana Karanth / HuffPost: Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas 4 Trump Associates In Capitol Investigation
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
The Jan. 6 Plotters Had a Mob. They Also Had a Plan.
Michael Edison Hayden / Southern Poverty Law Center:
Jan. 6 Video Suggests ‘Russia Insider’ Entered Capitol
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Scoop: Fox to Rudy: You’re banned — DRIVING THE DAY — BREAKING OVERNIGHT: The Arizona Republic scooped the results of the Maricopa County “audit” paid for by “Stop the Steal” and DONALD TRUMP allies: It found that Trump lost the key county by a wider margin than the official election results.
Ryan Bort / Rolling Stone:
Fox News Bans Rudy Giuliani — The network is not allowing the former Trump lawyer on the air for at least three months, a move one of his allies described as “cowering to the far left” — It turns out there’s a limit to just how far from reality you can stray and still be welcome on Fox News.
Ben Collins / NBC News:
‘Vigilante treatments’: Anti-vaccine groups push people to leave ICUs — Anti-vaccine Facebook groups have a new message for their community members: Don’t go to the emergency room, and get your loved ones out of intensive care units. — Consumed by conspiracy theories claiming that doctors …
C.D.C. Chief Overrules Agency Panel and Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Boosters for Workers at Risk — In a highly unusual decision, the C.D.C. director, Rochelle Walensky, reversed a move by agency advisers and endorsed additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for health care workers, teachers and other workers at risk.
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Dylan Scott / Vox: The new guidelines for Covid-19 booster shots, explained
Shannon Pettypiece / NBC News: Biden urges Americans to get boosters, says he will soon do the same
Joshua Rhett Miller / New York Post: Joe Biden waters down CDC advice on COVID-19 booster shots
Robby Soave / Reason: Biden: You Will Get a Booster Shot When the CDC Says So
Rachel Gutman / The Atlantic: Fully Vaccinated Is Suddenly a Much Less Useful Phrase
Marc Caputo / Politico:
DeSantis pulls ahead of 2024 GOP pack as Florida’s Covid cases fall — Florida’s coronavirus caseloads are dropping fast. And Gov. Ron DeSantis is again rising above other possible 2024 GOP presidential candidates in a new poll. — In a theoretical primary without Donald Trump on the ballot …
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Paper of un-Record: NYT stealth edits out blaming “influential lobbyists and rabbis” for AOC’s vote switch on Iron Dome — A funny thing happened on the way to the accountability forum for the New York Times. In attempting to explain why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez broke out in tears …
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Trump Organization Warned by Judge to Obey N.Y. Subpoenas — Former President Donald Trump’s company will have to hire an outside firm to search its documents if it doesn’t soon fully comply with subpoenas issued by New York Attorney General Letitia James, a judge warned.
Robert Kagan / Washington Post:
Our constitutional crisis is already here — “Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation.” — The United States is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War, with a reasonable chance over the next three to four years …
Alex Gangitano / The Hill:
Biden: Negotiations over economic agenda at a ‘stalemate’ — President Biden on Friday acknowledged it is going to take time to pass his economic agenda following meetings with key Democratic lawmakers this week to discuss the bipartisan infrastructure package and the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.
Burgess Everett / Politico:
McConnell warms to Herschel Walker as primary war with Trump fizzles — Republicans are hand-wringing over former President Donald Trump’s hand-picked candidate Herschel Walker entering a critical Senate race. Surprisingly, Mitch McConnell isn’t one of them.
Rep. Karen Bass plans to announce run for mayor of Los Angeles — Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) is planning to announce that she will run for mayor of Los Angeles in 2022, according to two people with knowledge of the situation, joining a high-stakes race to run the second-most populous city in the country.
House passes legislation to create statutory right to abortion as battle over Texas law heats up — The House on Friday passed legislation that would create a statutory right for health-care professionals to provide abortions, amid an intensifying legal battle over a Texas law that is the most restrictive in the nation.
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Why Sex-Positive Feminism Is Falling Out of Fashion — In her new book, “The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century,” the philosopher Amia Srinivasan, who is quickly becoming one of the most high-profile feminist thinkers in the English-speaking world, describes teaching Oxford students about second-wave anti-porn activism.
Daniel D’Addario / Variety:
‘The View’ Pulls Two Hosts Mid-Show for Positive COVID Tests Before Kamala Harris Interview … A planned interview with Vice President Kamala Harris on “The View” was derailed Friday when two of the show’s co-hosts were asked to exit mid-broadcast because they tested positive for COVID.
Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou ‘to be freed’ in US deal — A Chinese technology executive held in Canada on US fraud charges could be freed as early as Friday after the US government said it would submit a “resolution” to the case against her. — Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei …
Christopher Flavelle / New York Times:
Flood Insurance Costs Are Set to Skyrocket for Some — New federal flood insurance rates that better reflect the real risks of climate change are coming. For some, premiums will rise sharply. — Florida’s version of the American dream, which holds that even people of relatively modest means …
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More Republicans Announce Support For $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill
Fernando Travaglini / Bloomberg:
Bolsonaro Says He’ll Trust Voting System in Brazil Election Next Year
Bob Herman / Axios:
Other drug companies want to help make the vaccines
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Rebecca Shabad / NBC News: Sen. Chuck Grassley, 88, to seek re-election in Iowa
Burgess Everett / Politico: Grassley will seek reelection, boosting GOP’s majority hopes
Steven T. Dennis / Bloomberg: Senate’s Chuck Grassley, 88, to Run Again, Buoying GOP’s Hopes in 2022
Kathryn Watson / CBS News: Chuck Grassley, oldest GOP senator at 88, is running for reelection
Dom Calicchio / Fox News: Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, to seek 8th term
Bridget Bowman / Roll Call: Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley will run for eighth term
Jackson Richman / Mediaite: Sen. Chuck Grassley, 88, Announces He’s Running for Re-Election
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
It’s Too Early to Consign Joe Biden to the Ash Heap of History