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What We’re Reading Today: COVID Bill Gets Swine Flu, Mask Mandates Ending, Another Biden Appointee In Trouble . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Can Congressional Pork Cure COVID-19?

Senate Democrats still finishing their Covid relief bill as Biden signs off on narrowing stimulus check eligibility — CNN

Biden has finally agreed to slim down stimulus checks. There’s a lot more he could cut. — Washington Post

Stimulus Standoff: McConnell Says GOP Will Fight Biden Plan in Every Way — Bloomberg Politics, via YouTube

$140 million ‘Pelosi subway’ axed from Senate COVID bill: parliamentarian — NY Post

Criticism Mounts Over Biden’s Rescue Plan — The Epoch Times

COVID Masks Coming Off In ‘Neanderthal’ States

Alabama to Join Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Others in Eliminating Mask Mandates this Week — Breitbart

Biden: Texas, Mississippi Lifting Mask Mandates Is ‘Neanderthal Thinking’ — Breitbart

COVID death data fraud — American Thinker

Biden’s Appointees Reflect Stumbling Start

After Neera Tanden’s defeat, Republicans set sights on HHS nominee Becerra — Fox News

Confirmation Unsure for Biden Health Secretary Nominee Xavier Becerra — NewsMax

No Honeymoon: The Enthusiasm for Biden’s Presidency Appears to Match the Enthusiasm for His Campaign — PJ Media

New York Gov. Cuomo’s Troubles Multiply

Apologetic Gov. Andrew Cuomo: ‘I Feel Awful, Embarrassed’, But Won’t Resign — NewsMax

The Hospital Lobbyists Behind Cuomo’s Nursing Home Scandal — Wall Street Journal

About That ‘Nonexistent’ Election Fraud . . .

Mike Pence: Election Integrity Is a National Imperative — The Daily Signal

Mississippi: Massive 78% of Mail-In Ballots Proved Fraudulent, Judge Orders Election Do-Over — The National Pulse

The High Cost Of Open Borders

1 in 20 Asylum Seekers Test Positive for COVID at US Border — National Pulse

DHS Warns of 117,000 Unaccompanied Children at Border in 2021 — PJ Media

ICE suspects ‘human smuggling’ involved in California crash that killed 13 — NY Post

Morning Greatness: Migrant Children Crossing Border to Shatter Record — American Greatness

Capitol Hill Riot, Redux

Capitol Police: We Have Intel Suggesting A Militia Plot Could Target The Capitol Tomorrow Or This Weekend; Update: House Cancels Session — Hot Air

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