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June 07, 2021
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“Trump’s Fauci fetish.”

In This Episode

Joe Manchin says he’s voting against the For the People Act, Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail to target Dr. Fauci, and a new Democratic analysis of 2020 offers the party advice on message and organization ahead of the midterms. Then journalist Kara Swisher talks to Jon Lovett about Facebook’s decision to ban Trump for two years.


Show Notes


Manchin Kills HR1

  • Charleston Gazette-Mail: Joe Manchin: Why I’m voting against the For the People Act 
  • Daily Beast: Chris Wallace Confronts Manchin on His Bipartisan Fantasies: ‘Aren’t You Being Naive?’
  • CBS: Transcript: Senator Joe Manchin on “Face the Nation,” 
  • CNN: Manchin signals he’s not ready to buck Republicans on key issues 
  • The Daily: Joe Manchin’s Motivations 
  • RollingStone: What Joe Manchin Wants 
  • Esquire: Joe Manchin Should Check in With 2011 Joe Manchin 
  • CNN: Joe Manchin is at the center of an extremely divided Washington. Here’s how he got here. 
  • MSNBC: Rep. Mondaire Jones slams Manchin’s op-ed: ‘Intellectually un-serious’ 
  • NYT: Four House Democrats urge party leaders to fight for an expansive voting rights bill. 
  • HuffPost: Kamala Harris Will Go Around Congress To Build Support For Voting Rights
  • WaPo: Opinion: Biden is sending Joe Manchin a very loud message. Will the senator hear it? 
  • Intelligencer: Manchin Probably Welcomes Biden’s Criticism on Voting Rights
  • Politico Playbook: The problem with Manchin/Sinema and voting rights 
  • WaPo: Pressure mounts on Manchin as ‘panic’ sets in among Democrats over voting rights 
  • USA Today: The Kamala Harris-Joe Manchin dust-up explained – and why it matters to the Biden administration
  • WaPo: H.R. 1 can’t pass the Senate. But here are some voting reforms that could.
  • WaPo: Opinion: How to get to yes on voting rights reform 
  • Slate: The Fight Over Whether Democrats Should Even Try to Compromise on Voting Rights
  • Intelligencer: Democrats Need a New Plan to Defend Voting Rights
  • Slate: The Democrats Are Walking Right Into a Trap on Voting Rights 
  • The Atlantic: It’s Not Complacency That’s Paralyzing Democrats 
  • CNN: Kamala Harris to lead Biden administration’s efforts on voting rights Vox: The prospects for Democrats’ major voting rights bill look grim in the Senate
  • The Message Box: How to Protect Democracy while Joe Manchin Dawdles
  • Democracy Docket: Georgia Voter Suppression Bill (NGP)
  • MotherJones: Georgia’s New Voter Suppression Law Is Hit With Its First Lawsuit 


Trump in North Carolina 

  • Politico: Trump reemerges on the trail and plays the hits of yore 
  • NYT: At Once Diminished and Dominating, Trump Begins His Next Act
  • CNN: Trump endorses Ted Budd in North Carolina Senate GOP primary
  • NPR: Trump Returns To Campaign Trail With Election Lies And Dark Warnings
  • Mother Jones: Trump’s Return to a Live GOP Audience Is Filled With the Same Old Lies
  • Axios: Trump endorses N.C. Rep. Ted Budd for Senate as Lara Trump declines to run
  • Raleigh News & Observer: Ban ‘toxic critical race theory’ in schools, Trump tells NC Republicans
  • Reuters: In rare public outing, Trump denounces Fauci, China; dangles 2024 prospects
  • Salon / Raw Story: Was Trump wearing his pants backwards during NC speech? Twitter seems to think so
  • The Wrap: Did Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kris Kross Memes Have Already Begun
  • MSNBC: Donald Trump’s rebooted rallies have no place on your television 
  • Slate: Fox News, CNN Decided Not to Broadcast Trump’s First Major Speech Since February
  • CNN: How should the news media cover Trump’s post-presidency?
  • NPR: Trump’s North Carolina GOP Convention Speech And The Phenomenon Of ‘The Big Lie’
  • WaPo: Republican leaders say they want to focus on the future, but Trump is far from done with the past
  • CNN: Trump advances dangerous disinformation campaign as more states move to restrict the vote
  • CNN: As Trump readies summer rallies and speeches, allies worry he’s stuck in the past
  • WaPo: Trump called Arizona Senate president to thank her ‘for pushing to prove any fraud’ in election, emails show
  • NYT: Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims
  • LA Times: Fox News declines to air ad about Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol 
  • WaPo: In pro-Trump speech, Pence says he doesn’t know if they’ll ‘ever see eye-to-eye’ on Jan. 6 Capitol attack
  • WaPo: To build a crowd for a pro-Trump rally, Nevada GOP consultant sought help from Proud Boys
  • WaPo: Trump and his allies try to rewrite, distort history of pandemic while casting Fauci as public enemy No. 1 
  • Vox: What the “Fauci Gate” emails tell us about Covid-19 and American politics
  • Politico: Attacks on Fauci grow more intense, personal and conspiratorial
  • Guardian: China, Fauci and hoaxes: Donald Trump targets usual suspects in return to stage
  • Slate: A Very Calm Guide to the Lab Leak Theory 
  • Vanity Fair: The Lab-Leak Theory: Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins 
  • WaPo: Timeline: How the Wuhan lab-leak theory suddenly became credible
  • WaPo: China could pay if nations come to believe the virus leaked from a lab
  • WaPo: A scientist adventurer and China’s ‘Bat Woman’ are under scrutiny as coronavirus lab-leak theory gets another look
  • CNN: Why scientists are suddenly more interested in the lab-leak theory of Covid’s origin
  • NY Mag: The Groupthink That Produced the Lab-Leak Failure Should Scare Liberals 
  • Politico: Republicans dive into politically fraught push for Covid’s origin story 
  • Politico: Why Biden treads lightly on Covid-19 origins and Wuhan lab leak theory
  • Axios: Fauci calls personal attacks “distorted” and “misleading”
  • Axios: Trump’s new Hillary


Dem Autopsy

  • NYT: Democratic Report Raises 2022 Alarms on Messaging and Voter Outreach
  • NYT: Read the Report
  • NYT: Democrats Beat Trump in 2020. Now They’re Asking: What Went Wrong? (2/20)
  • CNN: Why Democrats may defy history and win the 2022 midterms
  • WaPo: Opinion: Can Democrats avoid the pitfalls of 2020? A new analysis offers striking answers. 
  • CNN: Trump dwells on 2020 during North Carolina event aimed at helping Republicans in 2022


Facebook Bans Trump

  • NYT: The Terrible Cost of Mark Zuckerberg’s Naïveté 
  • NYT: Facebook Says Trump’s Ban Will Last at Least 2 Years 
  • Facebook: In Response to Oversight Board, Trump Suspended for Two Years; Will Only Be Reinstated if Conditions Permit 
  • The Guardian: Donald Trump responds to Facebook ban by hinting at return to White House
  • The Hill: Trump blasts Facebook ban: ‘Ultimately, we will win’ 
  • Politico: Facebook VP defends Trump suspension as reasonable and proportionate 
  • Axios: Facebook pleases no one with Trump decision 
  • TheVerge: Facebook to end special treatment for politicians after Trump ban 
  • Recode: What Facebook’s two-year Trump ban does and doesn’t do 
  • The Atlantic: Facebook Won’t Talk About the Insurrection 
  • Recode: Why you can’t write for Bulletin, Facebook’s new Substack clone
  • Politico: On Trump, Facebook Kicks the Can—Again  


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