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Arizona Republic:

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 …


Aaron Blake / Washington Post:   The Trump-backed audits that keep debunking Trump, ranked

Jeremy Duda / Arizona Mirror:   Arizona ‘audit’ finds Biden won (by more votes) and no evidence of fraud

Sonam Sheth / Insider:   Trump releases statement falsely claiming GOP audit in Arizona uncovered ‘undeniable evidence’ of fraud after the audit confirmed Biden won

Liza Hearon / HuffPost:   Draft Report Of Arizona Sham Audit Confirms Biden’s Win Over Trump

Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo:   Audit Backfires! Trumpy Sham Election ‘Audit’ Counts More Votes For Biden, Drafts Show

Rachel Leingang / Arizona Agenda:   It’s Joe Biden Victory in Arizona Day!

Tim Murphy / Mother Jones:   Phony Arizona Election “Audit” Reveals Nothing About 2020 Electoral Votes

The Moderate Voice:   Biden wins again: Trump lost in Arizona, says draft of contentious election audit

Clyde Hughes / UPI:   Criticized Arizona election audit to show Biden won more votes than Trump

Lindsey Michelle /   Sen. Rogers On The Maricopa County ‘Leaked Draft’ Report: “Hearing Will Render Findings Of Great Consequence…God Is In Control”

Bonchie / RedState:   Arizona Election Audit Delivers Surprise Result Per Reports

Martha Mercer / The Daily Beast:   Chaotic Arizona Recount Finds Biden, Uh, Actually Did Beat Trump

Jemima McEvoy / Forbes:   Highly Controversial Election Audit Confirms Biden’s Win In Arizona—And Actually Furthers His Lead

Carmine Sabia / Conservative Brief:   Donald Trump Issues Statement Before Arizona Audit Results Announced

Patterico’s Pontifications:   The Looming Constitutional Crisis

Andrew Trunsky / Daily Caller News Foundation:   Trump-Endorsed Maricopa County Audit Finds That Biden Won By An Even Larger Margin Than Originally Tallied

Howard Fischer / Arizona Capitol Times:   Draft Ninja report: Biden still wins

Emily Singer / The American Independent:   Arizona GOP helps Biden find even more votes in costly election ‘audit’

JD Rucker / NOQ Report:   Audit to Show Maricopa County had More than Enough Voter Fraud for Legislature to Decertify Election

Caroline Vakil / The Hill:   GOP-backed Arizona election review confirms Biden 2020 win

Joe Jervis / Joe.My.God.:   Draft AZ “Audit” Result Show Biden GAINING Votes

Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:   Arizona Audit Backfires On Republicans And Shows Biden Won

Red Painter / Crooks and Liars:   January 6th Committee Drops A Slew Of Subpoenas On Trump Inner Circle

Associated Press:   Arizona Republicans ready to show results of partisan 2020 recount review

Adam Brewster / CBS News:   Biden won Arizona in 2020, draft of report on state Senate GOP-mandated 2020 review shows

Zach Montellaro / Politico:   GOP-led Arizona election review closely matches Biden’s winning margin

Bob Brigham / Raw Story:   Maricopa County celebrates Cyber Ninjas audit admitting that Joe Biden did, in fact, win

James Barragán / The Texas Tribune:   Despite his victory in Texas and no credible evidence of widespread fraud, Donald Trump calls for election audit legislation

Michael Wines / New York Times:   Arizona’s Election Review Inspires Copycat Efforts in Other States

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New York Times:

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 …


Greg Sargent / Washington Post:   The Arizona ‘audit’ just destroyed a big GOP lie — in more ways than one

John Eidson / The Blue State Conservative:   My Conditional Support For Trump In 2024

Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:   Cyber Ninjas’ GOP-backed audit of Arizona votes still shows Biden won, Maricopa County says

Michael Luciano / Mediaite:   At Long Last, the Much Maligned Arizona Election Audit Results Are In: Biden Won – Again

Eliza Relman / Insider:   Trump actually lost Arizona’s largest county by hundreds more votes, according to GOP ‘audit’

Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:   Texas, Spurred By Trump, Announces Election Audit in 4 Counties

David A. Graham / The Atlantic:   All Is Not Well That Ends Well in Arizona  —  The so-called audit of votes in Maricopa County …

Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:   Pro-Trump Arizona ‘Forensic Audit’ Draft Results Confirm President Biden’s Win — by a Wider Margin Than Official Results

Alex Leary / Wall Street Journal:   Arizona GOP’s Election Audit Confirms Biden Win in Draft Report

Oliver Willis / The American Independent:   Crickets on Fox News as Arizona ‘audit’ results confirm that Biden beat Trump

CNN:   Draft report from partisan Arizona review confirms Biden defeated Trump in Maricopa County last November

Lindsey Michelle /   ‘Must Be Criminally Investigated!’: Trump Demands Amid ‘Leaked Draft’ Report Findings For Maricopa Cty.

Associated Press:   Maricopa County draft report shows Biden beat Trump by wider margin

Steven L. Taylor / Outside the Beltway:   BREAKING: Biden Wins AZ

Laura Clawson / Daily Kos:   Leaked Arizona fraudit report confirms Biden’s win, but Republicans aren’t giving up on the Big Lie

Comrade Misfit / Just An Earth-Bound Misfit, I:   I’m Sure That the Trumpanzees Will Claim That Their Own Audit Was Rigged

Nicholas Reimann / Forbes:   Trump Requests Election Audit In Texas—Which He Won

Nicholas Waddy / Townhall:   The Coming Dem/Progressive Civil War

Bradley Cortright / IJR:   Controversial Audit of Arizona Election Results Confirms Biden’s Win and Finds Fewer Votes for Trump

Kim Zetter / Zero Day:   Controversial Maricopa “Audit” Concludes that Biden Won by More Votes Than Previously Reported   Buckle up: Arizona Republicans to show 2020 recount results

Paul Campos / Lawyers, Guns & Money:   Arizona cyberninjas use semi-magical powers to make millions of dollars disappear

Bob Brigham / Raw Story:   Trump’s hope for audit to distract from subpoenas dashed as Cyber Ninjas find he’s an even bigger loser: report

NBC Bay Area:   Maricopa County: Draft of Cyber Ninjas Election Review Says Biden 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.

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 …


Allahpundit / HotAir:   The weirdest moment in the history of “The View”

Fox News:   Border Patrol stunned as Biden goes to war with his own agents over false ‘whipping’ allegations

Kaylee McGhee White / Washington Examiner:   Texas photographer confirms Biden is lying about mounted Border Patrol agents

Zachary Evans / National Review:   Biden Lashes Out at Mounted Del Rio Border Patrol Agents: ‘Those People Will Pay’

Washington Post:   Facing Black leaders’ anger, Biden condemns treatment of Haitians

American Greatness:   National Sabotage by Immigration

Nick Arama / RedState:   Biden Shows He Has No Shame When It Comes to Afghanistan or Anything Else

Jordan Davidson / The Federalist:   Here Are The Conspiracy Theorists Who Spread The Lie That Mounted Border Agents ‘Whipped’ Illegal Aliens

Natassia Paloma / KRON4:   Photographer behind controversial migrant photos claims agents weren’t whipping anyone

Brianna Lyman / The Daily Caller:   Photographer Who Took Photos Of Alleged ‘Whipping’ Says He Never Saw Anyone Actually Being Whipped

Charlie Spiering / Breitbart:   Joe Biden Berates Mounted Border Patrol Agents: ‘Those People Will Pay’

Sarah D. / Twitchy:   Nail, meet narrative coffin? Photog who took pics of mounted Border Patrol agents in Del Rio says he’s ‘never seen them whip anyone’

Sarah Taylor / TheBlaze:   Photographer behind viral photo debunks narrative that Border Patrol agents on horseback ‘whipped’ Haitian refugees

Julio Rosas / Townhall:   Photographer Who Took Photos of Border Patrol’s Horse Unit Takes a Sledgehammer to ‘Whipping’ Lie

Scott Johnson / Power Line:   Who’s whippin’ who: Tentative finale

Amanda Batchelor / Associated Press:   Congresswoman ‘pissed’ about treatment of Haitians at Texas border, says some are being sheltered in Miami

Scott Bixby / The Daily Beast:   Biden’s Black Allies ‘Pissed’ Biden Is ‘Following the Trump Policy’ With Haitians

Immigration Prof / ImmigrationProf Blog:   What is President Biden’s Approach to Immigration?

Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:   Biden’s Approach To Immigration Is Causing A Huge Internal Rift And Leading To A Lot Of Confusion

Shelby Kapp / BorderReport:   Del Rio confrontation brings near century-old horseback Border Patrol unit to the spotlight

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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 …


Insider:   Chris Cuomo apologized to the husband of the woman he’s accused of sexually harassing before apologizing to her, email suggests

Allahpundit / HotAir:   Chris Cuomo’s former boss: He sexually harassed me — and admitted it in an email

Fox News:   CNN’s Chris Cuomo accused of sexually harassing female producer while at ABC News

Fareeha Rehman / KRON4:   Chris Cuomo’s ex-boss accuses him of sexual harassment

Philip Caldwell / Washington Free Beacon:   CNN’s Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment

Carly Roman / Washington Examiner:   Chris Cuomo accused of sexually harassing boss in 2005

Graison Dangor / Forbes:   Chris Cuomo’s Former Boss Accuses Him Of Sexually Harassing Her

WAVY-TV:   Chris Cuomo’s ex-boss accuses him of sexual harassment

Jack Davis / The Western Journal:   CNN’s Chris Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment by His Former Boss

Cristina Laila / The Gateway Pundit:   CNN’s Chris Cuomo Accused of Sexually Harassing Female Producer at Work Party in Front of Her Husband, Co-Workers

Emily Crane / New York Post:   CNN stays silent on Chris Cuomo after Shelley Ross’ sexual harassment allegations

Lauren Conlin / 77 WABC:   NY Times Opinion Editorial: “Chris Cuomo sexually harassed me”

Caroline Vakil / The Hill:   Former co-worker accuses Chris Cuomo of sexual harassment in NYT essay

Jim Treacher / Who the Hell Is Jim Treacher?:   Biden Finally Recognizes America’s Biggest Threat: Horses

Nick Arama / RedState:   Chris Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment; Accuser Has Bizarre Email From Him Acknowledging Act

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

Jon Dougherty / BizPac Review:   Chris Cuomo apologized in email to ex-boss accusing him of sexual harassment, she has doubts he meant it

Associated Press:   A Former ABC News Executive Says Chris Cuomo Sexually Harassed Her At A Party In 2005

Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:   CNN’s Chris Cuomo Admits Inappropriately Touching Former Top ABC News Producer 16 Years Ago

Zachary Evans / National Review:   Former Boss Accuses CNN’s Chris Cuomo of Sexual Harassment

Brian Steinberg / Variety:   Chris Cuomo Alleged to Have Touched Former ABC News Producer Inappropriately

Jill Goldsmith / Deadline:   Former News Producer Says Chris Cuomo Once Touched Her Inappropriately

Leia Idliby / Mediaite:   Chris Cuomo’s Former Boss Accuses Him of Grabbing Her Butt, Offering Bizarre Email Apology Afterwards

Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:   Chris Cuomo Had to Apologize for Grabbing Ex-Boss’ Buttock at 2005 Party

Jon Blistein / Rolling Stone:   TV Producer Says Chris Cuomo Sexually Harassed Her, Apologized to Her Husband First

Virginia Kruta / The Daily Caller:   Former ABC Producer Accuses Chris Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment

Matt Naham / Law & Crime:   Chris Cuomo’s Former Boss at ABC News Accuses Him of Sexually Harassing Her in 2005. She Saw His Apology as an Attempt to ‘Evade’ Legal Accountability.

Sam Janney / Twitchy:   Like brother like brother? Chris Cuomo’s former boss at ABC claims he sexually harassed her in DAMNING write-up for the NYT

Mollie Cahillane / TVNewser:   Former ABC News Producer Alleges Chris Cuomo Sexually Harassed Her in 2005

Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:   Chris Cuomo’s Former Producer and Boss Alleges That Cuomo Sexually Harassed Her, Groped Her

Phil Shiver / TheBlaze:   CNN’s Chris Cuomo accused of sexual harassment by former boss

Taegan Goddard / Political Wire:   Chris Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment

more at Mediagazer »

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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.

Reason, Angry Bear and New Republic



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 …


USA Today:   Four former Trump associates subpoenaed by House committee on January 6 insurrection

Josh Kovensky / Talking Points Memo:   Meet The First Trump Cronies Subpoenaed By The Jan. 6 Committee

Washington Post:   Eleven questions for Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.)

Matt Cohen / The American Independent:   The Jan. 6 committee just subpoenaed 4 of Trump’s closest allies

Savannah Rychcik / IJR:   Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas 4 Close Aides and Allies of Trump

Brent Hamachek / Human Events:   The ‘Little Inquisition That Could’ Keeps Chugging: Jan 6 Committee Subpoenas Four Trump Confidants

CNN:   January 6 committee issues first subpoenas for witness testimony to four Trump loyalists

Mark Sumner / Daily Kos:   First subpoenas from Jan. 6 committee go straight to core group who helped organize insurrection

Al Jazeera:   Trump allies Bannon, Meadows subpoenaed in Capitol riot probe

Todd Neikirk /   Joe Scarborough Explains Why Latest Subpoenas Are Very Bad News For Trump [VIDEO]

Florida Politics:   House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Donald Trump advisers, associates

Zandar / Zandar Versus The Stupid:   Joe Versus The Orange Volcano

Clea Skopeliti / The Guardian:   First Thing: House committee subpoenas key Trump aides

Thomas Colson / Insider:   Trump’s plan to stop Biden from disclosing details of what Trump did as the Capitol riot unfolded probably won’t work, experts say

Joe Jervis / Joe.My.God.:   Riot Committee Subpoenas Meadows And Bannon

Washington Post:   House Jan. 6 committee issues subpoenas for Trump aides and advisers, including Meadows and Scavino

Martin Walsh / Conservative Brief:   House Dems Issue Subpoenas for 4 Trump Allies – Steve Bannon, Dan Scavino, Kash Patel, and Mark Meadows

The Sun:   Former Trump aides Kash Patel, Mark Meadows, Steve Bannon, & Dan Scavino hit with subpoenas by Capitol riot committee

Samuel Chamberlain / New York Post:   Jan. 6 House panel subpoenas Trump allies Bannon, Meadows, 2 more

WGN-TV:   House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates

Associated Press:   House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisors, associates

Rachel Martin / NPR:   House Panel Investigating Jan. 6 Attacks Subpoenaed 4 Former Trump Officials

Jessica Kwong /   Joe Biden’s White House ‘wants to release Capitol riot information as Donald Trump objects’

Rebecca Downs / Townhall:   Key Figures Subpoenaed by January 6 Select Committee

Claudia Grisales / NPR:   Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Former Trump Officials, Including Mark Meadows, Steve Bannon

Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:   Spicer sues Biden over ‘illegal’ firing from Navy Academy board

David Badash / Raw Story:   Read: Letter to Steve Bannon from House Jan. 6 Committee ordering him to appear in three weeks

Hunter Walker / Rolling Stone:   The January 6 Investigation Names Names: Bannon, Meadows, and Scavino

Brandon Gage /   House January 6th Committee Subpoenas Four Former Trump Administration Officials

Caroline Downey / National Review:   January 6 Committee Subpoenas Former Trump Advisers, Escalating Probe

Bess Levin / Vanity Fair:   For Probably Totally Innocent Reasons, Trump Doesn’t Want Biden to Reveal What He Was Up to on 1/6

Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:   House committee on Capitol attack subpoenas Trump’s ex-chief of staff and other top aides

Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:   1/6 Committee Says Trump Has No Executive Privilege To Block Documents

Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:   JUST IN: Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Documents and Witness Testimony from Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, Steve Bannon, and Kash Patel

Mark Sumner / Daily Kos:   Biden White House prepares to turn over Trump documents to House Select Committee on Jan. 6

Billy House / Bloomberg:   Former Trump Aides Subpoenaed by Capitol Riot Probe Panel   House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates

Luke Broadwater / New York Times:   The Jan. 6 committee subpoenaed top Trump advisers, ramping up its investigation.

W. Hackwhacker / Hackwhackers:   Trump Insiders Subpoenaed By January 6 Committee

Sanjana Karanth / HuffPost:   Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas 4 Trump Associates In Capitol Investigation

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 …

New York Times:

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.


Rachel Roubein / Washington Post:   CDC director has overruled her agency’s advisors on booster shots

Jim Geraghty / National Review:   CDC’s Rochelle Walensky Overrules Her Own Agency

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

Politico:   Booster confusion takes hold as Biden announces expanded eligibility

Joshua Rhett Miller / New York Post:   Joe Biden waters down CDC advice on COVID-19 booster shots

Isabel Keane /   Joe Biden urges those now eligible for Pfizer booster shot to get one soon

New York Times:   Covid Live Updates: Delta Variant Is Overwhelming Alaska, Site of Worst U.S. Outbreak

Brooke Singman / Fox News:   Biden says he will get COVID-19 booster shot after approval from FDA, CDC boss

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

Ed Silverman / STAT:   STAT+: Pharmalittle: CDC director overrules panel and recommends Pfizer shot for at-risk workers; DOD watchdog faults military over pharma supply chain issues

Reuters:   CDC overrides advisory panel to back Pfizer booster for Americans with high-risk jobs

Al Jazeera:   US CDC backs COVID-19 boosters for at-risk workers, elderly   Biden urges COVID-19 booster shots for those now eligible

Shelby Talcott / The Daily Caller:   CDC Chief Overrules Her Own Advisers After Panel Doesn’t Recommend Booster Shots For Frontline Workers

Robert Hart / Forbes:   CDC Director Backs Pfizer Booster Shots For Seniors, Vulnerable—And High-Risk Workers   US CDC Backs COVID-19 Boosters for High-Risk Workers, Director Breaks With Panel

Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:   Democrats stare down spending disaster

Leah Barkoukis / Townhall:   Walensky Ignores CDC Advisory Panel’s Recommendation Against Boosters for Younger At-risk Workers

Darryl Coote / UPI:   CDC approves 3rd Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose for Americans over 65 or at high risk

Allahpundit / HotAir:   CDC advisory panel backs Pfizer boosters for senior citizens and people with health risks — but not job risks

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 …

Washington Examiner

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.

Washington Post:

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.

Washington Post:

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 …

 Earlier Items: 

Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register:

Iowa Republican US Sen. Chuck Grassley will run for reelection in 2022 Senate race


Katie Akin / Iowa Capital Dispatch:   Grassley will seek eighth Senate term in 2022

Elena Moore / NPR:   Sen. Chuck Grassley, The Oldest Republican In The Senate, Will Run For Reelection

Carl Hulse / New York Times:   Iowa’s Grassley will seek an eighth term in the Senate.

Ed Morrissey / HotAir:   Grassley: I got up before you did to tell you I’m running for another term

Associated Press:   Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley Seeking Reelection For 8th Term

Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:   Sen. Chuck Grassley, 88, to seek re-election in Iowa

Eugene Scott / Washington Post:   Sen. Grassley, the oldest GOP senator at 88, announces he will seek another term

Burgess Everett / Politico:   Grassley will seek reelection, boosting GOP’s majority hopes

John McCormick / Wall Street Journal:   Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley to Seek Re-election

Seth McLaughlin / Washington Times:   Impending release of Arizona election audit results puts state’s AG on the spot

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

Simon Kent / Breitbart:   Running Man: 88-Year-Old Chuck Grassley Confirms Iowa Reelection Bid

Bridget Bowman / Roll Call:   Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley will run for eighth term

Kerry Picket / Washington Times:   Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley seeking reelection for 8th term

Joe Jervis / Joe.My.God.:   Sen. Chuck Grassley, 88, To Seek 8th Term In 2022

Andrew Trunsky / The Daily Caller:   Chuck Grassley Seeking An Eighth Term In Iowa

Jackson Richman / Mediaite:   Sen. Chuck Grassley, 88, Announces He’s Running for Re-Election

Zarrin Ahmed / UPI:   Sen. Chuck Grassley running for re-election in 2022 in boost to GOP’s hopes

Kaelan Deese / Washington Examiner:   Chuck Grassley announces 2022 reelection campaign


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