1. politics
    Democrats Scramble for Climate Options After Manchin Rejects Clean-Energy PlanManchin’s opposition to a key program has reportedly upended Democrats’ climate-policy plans and forced the White House to seek alternatives.
  2. puerto rico
    Fed Up Over Power Outages, Puerto Ricans Took to the StreetsThousands marched on Friday to highlight continuing outages, rising bills, and concerns about the privatization of the power grid on the island.
  3. past is prologue
    Joe Biden Is Not Jimmy Carter, and This Is Not the 1970sThe right’s facile comparisons of the two presidents miss the vastly different circumstances facing Biden and distort Carter’s record.
  4. politics
    British Lawmaker Stabbed to Death During Meeting With ConstituentsThe gruesome attack has been declared a terrorist incident.
  5. tourism
    Fully Vaccinated Travelers Can Visit U.S. Starting November 8The U.S. will soon allow fully vaccinated visitors from more than 30 countries, including via the borders with Canada and Mexico.
  6. the national interest
    5 Theories on What Kyrsten Sinema WantsIs she just the Glenn Greenwald of senators?
  7. virginia gubernatorial election
    Youngkin Dances Around Insurrection Flag Rally Held to Promote His CandidacyBannon and Trump showing up to honor January 6 and Youngkin’s candidacy is not what the candidate needs to charm swing voters.
  8. the city politic
    De Blasio Could Have a Great Final Act — Under One ConditionThe mayor can’t let his gubernatorial dreams prevent him from making tough political decisions.
  9. media
    Nicholas Kristof to Attempt Rare Columnist-to-Politician PivotThe longtime New York Times columnist is really doing it; he quit the paper as he gears up to run for governor of Oregon.
  10. organized labor
    Welcome to StriketoberWhat’s really behind the wave of national strikes at John Deere, Kellogg’s, and more.
  11. intelligencer chats
    How Government Could Make the Inflation Problem WorseWith politically damaging price increases showing no signs of easing, it may be tempting to take counterproductive measures.
  12. politics
    Women and Trans Inmates to Be Transferred Out of RikersThis move comes as state and local officials are trying to grapple with the crisis at Rikers that has resulted in multiple inmate deaths this year.
  13. january 6
    Trump Doesn’t Care How Ashli Babbitt DiedThe grim reality behind the ex-president’s “happy birthday” message to the slain Capitol rioter.
  14. big lie
    Trump Says Republicans Must Solve the Big Lie or Their Voters Won’t VoteIt’s unclear how Trump’s phony fraud incidents can be solved by a party that opposes federal election legislation. But it keeps the focus on himself.
  15. politics
    Democratic Losses in 2022 Won’t Doom Biden’s ReelectionClinton and Obama bounced back after their party’s poor midterm performances, and Biden will have the benefit of incumbency in 2024.
  16. politics
    Why Republicans May Go All In on Parental RightsVirginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin thinks defending parents’ rights to dictate what happens in schools appeals to swing and base voters.
  17. republicans
    Mark Robinson Exposes the GOP’s Problem With Its BaseThe North Carolina lieutenant governor’s extreme culture-war positions may excite the MAGA faithful, but they’re broadly unpopular.
  18. transit
    Farewell (for Now) to the Absurd La Guardia AirTrainAndrew Cuomo’s dream of shepherding riders the wrong way to the airport is on likely permanent hold.
  19. politics
    Democrats Should Save Some Reconciliation Goodies for 2022The best way to reduce the Build Back Better price tag without sacrificing initiatives is to delay the most popular ideas, like Medicare expansion.
  20. the national interest
    Republicans Are Rehabilitating the Participants in Trump’s Attempted CoupThe campaign to defend John Eastman.
  21. crime
    The Murders Down the Hall393 Powell Street was a peaceful home, until residents started dying in brutal, mysterious ways.
  22. covid diary
    An Atheist Reconsiders God in the PandemicI thought several hundred times this year, Maybe I should go to church.
  23. the inside game
    Joe Biden’s FDR Dream Hits The RocksPromises of a truly transformative presidency have run up against reality — much sooner than many expected.
  24. the law
    Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion BanAs expected, the conservative-leaning Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked a lower court’s ruling against the law.
  25. centrist democrats
    Most Centrist Democrats Aren’t Like Kyrsten SinemaParty unity is less of a problem for congressional Dems than their very thin margin for error.
  26. politics
    Who’s Leaking Dirt on Kathy Hochul?According to recent reports, Andrew Cuomo intended to replace her on the ticket before his resignation.
  27. the national interest
    Marco Rubio Doesn’t Know What a ‘Socialist’ Is, But He Knows Biden Is One.The Florida Republican gives a master class in political philosophy.
  28. that happened
    Let’s Revisit October 2020, a Truly Wild Month in U.S. PoliticsTrump’s COVID ordeal. Amy Coney Barrett’s rushed confirmation. Rudy Giuliani’s “October surprise” flop. It all went down one year ago.
  29. debt limit
    Republican Revolt Against McConnell Debt-Limit Deal FizzlesJust enough Republican Senate votes materialized to break the filibuster and punt the debate on the debt limit to December.
  30. taiwan
    U.S. Troops Have Reportedly Been in Taiwan for Over a YearThe U.S military is reportedly training Taiwanese forces as China encroaches closer to the island’s airspace.
  31. politics
    Audit Fever Is Now Spreading to States Trump Easily WonTrump supporters are skeptical about the integrity of our elections, and they’re starting to devour their own.
  32. politics
    Joe Manchin Doesn’t Want an ‘Entitlement Society.’ We Already Live in One.The Build Back Better Act would make things a little more fair. The bill’s privileged opponents consider that a problem.
  33. politics
    No, Mitch McConnell Didn’t ‘Cave’ on the Debt CeilingTalk of McConnell folding misses what he got out of the debt-limit deal: a vote he can use against Democrats in 2022 and more chaos down the road.
  34. debt default
    McConnell and Schumer Find a Temporary Solution to a Pretend CrisisThe leaders have solved the debate over the looming debt default by kicking the issue a few months down the line.
  35. politics
    De Blasio Misused NYPD Resources for Campaign, Family: DOI ReportInvestigators say the mayor’s security detail helped his daughter move, and he’s yet to reimburse $300k in costs accrued during his presidential run.
  36. explainer
    Trump’s Long Campaign to Steal the Presidency: A TimelineThe insurrection wasn’t a one-day event. It was the culmination of a multifaceted, yearslong plot — and it isn’t over.
  37. politics
    Kamala Harris Shouldn’t Have to Save the 2024 ElectionIf Congress fixes the Electoral Count Act now, it could reduce the odds of the vice president needing to assert powers she may not really have.
  38. s.b. 8
    Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Enforcement of Texas Abortion BanIts “vigilante” mechanism is now on pause, though Texas’s Republican AG is expected to appeal the ruling with the sympathetic 5th Circuit court.
  39. who
    World Health Organization Approves First Malaria VaccineMosquirix, the first vaccine ever developed for a parasitic disease, is 50 percent effective in preventing serious cases.
  40. politics
    Democrats, Joe Manchin Is Absolutely Not Going to Reform the FilibusterIf a potential debt default followed by an economic collapse isn’t reason enough to limit the power of the filibuster, nothing else is either.
  41. politics
    Idaho’s No. 2 Attempts Power Grab in Governor’s AbsenceFor the second time, Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin issued COVID-19 mandate orders that Governor Brad Little – a fellow Republican – opposes.
  42. politics
    De Blasio Is Talking to People About Running for Governor: Report“I’ve got a lot to offer.”
  43. politics
    Red Flags From Lindsey Graham’s Fickle FriendshipsThe senator has a history of cozying up to D.C.’s “alpha dogs” — and then turning on them. Here’s what his next potential pal should know.
  44. the national interest
    Anybody Fighting Joe Biden Now Is Helping Trump’s Next CoupAll Republican politics is now functionally authoritarian.
  45. sdny
    Federal Prosecutors for Manhattan and Brooklyn Confirmed by the SenateDamian Williams now heads the Southern District of New York and Breon Peace leads the Eastern, guiding the nation’s most high-profile prosecutions.
  46. kyrsten sinema
    Why Aren’t Democratic Senators More Vulnerable Than Sinema Playing Her Game?Somehow or other, Democratic senators in tough 2022 reelection races aren’t posturing and holding the Biden agenda hostage to show their independence.
  47. debt ceiling
    Democrats Must Raise the Debt Limit to a Quadrillion DollarsInstead of trying to win a staring contest with Mitch McConnell, Democrats should use reconciliation to (effectively) abolish the debt ceiling.
  48. politics
    A Manufactured Debt Limit Crisis Is a Bad Gamble for DemocratsCould be a “Heads I win, tails you lose” situation for McConnell and Republicans, since Democrats will be blamed for any economic fallout.
  49. encounter
    ‘I Was Part of Something Unusually Evil’In Kansas with Stephanie Grisham, who does not believe she will be redeemed.
  50. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Could Go Totally Extremist This TermIn at least three areas – abortion, guns, and federal regulatory powers – the Court could take a big and consequential leap to the right.
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