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What We’re Reading: Hostage Crisis, Jobs Miss, Fact-Check Fail … And More

Hostage Crisis

Taliban preventing departure of 6 planes filled with Americans and allies, says Rep. Mike McCaul — Just the News

Taliban stop planes of evacuees from leaving but unclear why — Politico

State Dept blocking private rescue flights from leaving Afghanistan, organizers say: ‘Blood is on their hands’ — Fox News

Rescue Groups: U.S. Tally Missing Hundreds of Americans Left Behind — AP

Pregnant American Woman Trapped in Afghanistan Says Taliban Going Door to Door — Legal Insurrection

U.S. Embassy contractors, visa applicants among Afghans left behind after massive evacuation effort — Washington Post

Republicans demand answers over screening of Afghans brought to U.S. — Washington Times

Taliban is ‘hunting Americans,’ says California mom-to-be left behind in Afghanistan — Fox News

Republicans press the Biden admin for answers amid ‘deeply disturbing reports of a hostage crisis’ — Twitchy

The Biden White House Signals That It Thinks Afghanistan Is Old News Now — PJ Media

Taliban 2.0

Afghanistan: Taliban accused of killing pregnant police officer — BBC

Kinder, gentler Taliban’s push for women’s rights going about as well as you’d expect — Hot Air

As China woos the Taliban, Uyghurs in Afghanistan fear for their lives — CNN


Biden’s Dismal Jobs Report — Spectator

Half of Small Businesses Have Unfilled Positions in August — Yahoo Finance

Biden’s Decline

Covid deaths in the U.S. are higher than last year at same time — Powerline

Driven by COVID, Afghanistan Failures, Biden Polling Plunge Continues — Newsmax

It sure looks like ‘F*CK JOE BIDEN’ chants will be a thing this fall at college football games and concerts — Twitchy

Biden Says He Visited Synagogue After Anti-Semitic Massacre. The Synagogue Says He Never Came. — Washington Free Beacon

Media Malpractice

Rolling Stone Issues ‘Update’ After Horse Dewormer Hit-Piece Debunked — Zero Hedge

USA Today reporter embarrasses himself with botched “fact-check” on Biden checking his watch during ceremony for fallen soldiers — Not the Bee


Democrats more likely than Republicans to believe false claims on climate change: survey — Washington Times

Apple delays plan to scan iPhones for child abuse images — CNET News


UPDATE: Taliban conducting mostly peaceful beheadings and other news — Genesius Times

Biden’s Approval Rating Among CNN Employees Sinks To All-Time Low Of 98% — Babylon Bee

Shameful: Joe Biden Leaves Dozens Of Americans Stranded In Portland — Glorious American

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