Sunday shows are a relic of a lazy low-stakes era

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On one of the now unwatchable Sunday “news” shows, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd introduced a segment on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by—I’m just kidding. It wasn’t about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pfizer’s clinical data puts the US one step closer to a Covid-19 vaccine for younger kids

A Food and Drug Administration review this week determined that Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children ages 5 to 11, paving the way for a shot to be authorized for that age group as soon as early November.
Pfizer also announced on Friday that the vaccine is more than 90 percent effective at protecting school-age children from serious illness or hospitalization from Covid-19, similar to the level of protection it provides in adults.

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Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas Convicted of Campaign Finance Crimes

Lev Parnas, the businessman from Florida who is an associate of Rudolph Giuliani, was convicted Friday of campaign finance crimes, including funneling money from a Russian entrepreneur to U.S. political campaigns. The jury took only a couple of hours to decide that Parnas was guilty on all six felony counts. They determined that Parnas committed fraud by making donations to state and federal candidates that were paid for by a Russian financier.

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Buttigieg’s paternity leave is a reminder that the US prioritizes work over family | Arwa Mahdawi

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Buttigieg’s paternity leave is a reminder that the US prioritizes work over family

Arwa Mahdawi

The transportation secretary is ‘at work’ like the heroic workaholic he is – but that undermines the whole point of parental leave

‘Forget bonding with your vulnerable newborns, there are urgent emails to be sent.’ Photograph: Sue Ogrocki/AP

‘Forget bonding with your vulnerable newborns, there are urgent emails to be sent.’ Photograph: Sue Ogrocki/AP

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Trump Ukraine Conspirator Thought Going Public Might Help Him in Court. He Was Wrong.

Lev Parnas and his lawyer, Joseph Bondy, leave federal court in New York after Parnas’ guilty verdict.John Lamparski/Sipa USA via AP

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Looking back, following the Michael Cohen model might not have been a great approach for Lev Parnas.

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Trump Ukraine Conspirator Thought Going Public Might Help Him in Court. He Was Wrong.

Lev Parnas and his lawyer, Joseph Bondy, leave federal court in New York after Parnas’ guilty verdict.John Lamparski/Sipa USA via AP

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Looking back, following the Michael Cohen model might not have been a great approach for Lev Parnas.

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DeSantis Calls for Special Legislative Session to Block Biden’s Vaccine Mandates

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis talks to the media during a news conference in Miami, Fla., August 29, 2019. (Marco Bello/Reuters)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday called for a special legislative session to prevent President Biden’s vaccine mandates from being enacted in the Sunshine State. 
“We have an opportunity here to take additional action, and I think we have to do it,” DeSantis said. “I think we have got to stand up for people’s jobs and their livelihoods.

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DeSantis Calls for Special Legislative Session to Block Biden’s Vaccine Mandates

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis talks to the media during a news conference in Miami, Fla., August 29, 2019. (Marco Bello/Reuters)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday called for a special legislative session to prevent President Biden’s vaccine mandates from being enacted in the Sunshine State. 
“We have an opportunity here to take additional action, and I think we have to do it,” DeSantis said. “I think we have got to stand up for people’s jobs and their livelihoods.

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New York’s Future: Cuomoism Without Cuomo?

Kathy Hochul, the new governor of New York, has made it clear she wants to make a clean break from the Andrew Cuomo years and shore up her reelection prospects. The former lieutenant governor to the disgraced Cuomo, Hochul has purged numerous holdovers from his administration and made a few concrete policy changes, including announcing the correct number of coronavirus deaths and speeding up the release of funds for rental relief.

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Klobuchar’s Fake War on Big Tech

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is at least zero for two when it comes to legislation limiting the power of Big Tech.
After hearing from an extreme far-left Facebook whistleblower who is being funded by former eBay founder and current billionaire social engineer Pierre Omidyar, who wants more censorship of conservatives, Klobuchar responded in a clip played by Shannon Bond on National Public Radio saying, “I think the time has come for action, and I think you are the catalyst for that action.

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