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With Phil Rosen.
1. WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Their excessive hopes did not find yourself launching a mayor into the White Home. However the comfort prizes for Pete Buttigieg and the loyal staffers on his marketing campaign are laborious to beat. Buttigieg, after all, is now transportation secretary, and practically 5 dozen of his high aides have new gigs of their very own.
- Former staffers say they’re simply getting began: “There’s going to be a Buttigieg mafia not solely serving to lead Democratic politics for a era however operating the businesses and organizations which might be going to form the way forward for the nation extra broadly,” Hari Sevugan, Buttigieg’s former deputy marketing campaign supervisor, instructed my colleague Adam Wren.
Here is a peek at the place 59 ex-staffers are proper now:
- Chris Meagher, particular assistant to the president and deputy press secretary: A former newspaper reporter, Meagher has labored for politicians together with his dwelling state’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and Sen. Jon Tester of Montana. He was Buttigieg’s nationwide press secretary and was introduced on shortly earlier than the marketing campaign’s April 2019 launch.
- Emily Voorde, affiliate director for disability-community engagement within the White Home: On the marketing campaign, Voorde labored as Chasten Buttigieg’s physique lady and journey director. He wrote in his memoir that Voorde typically reminded him to drink extra water.
- Andrew Mamo, communications director for Rep. Josh More durable: Mamo stated Lis Smith, the Democratic strategist who was a significant guiding power behind the marketing campaign, requested him one query throughout his 45-second job interview to be a nationwide press assistant for the marketing campaign. “Are you quick?”
See all the Buttiverse of former high aides my colleagues are monitoring.
2. Writing is on the wall for Cuomo: A majority of New York State Meeting members are stated to assist ousting Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he would not resign after the sexual-harassment investigation. A easy majority is required to start an impeachment, and at the least 86 of 150 have voiced assist for the impeachment choice, in response to a tally by the Related Press. Cuomo remains to be denying all accusations of inappropriate sexual advances. Extra on the fallout from the bombshell investigation.
3. Landlords are able to battle Biden’s eviction ban in court docket, once more: An Alabama realtors group, its Georgia counterpart, and landlords are amongst these asking a federal decide to overturn the prolonged evictions moratorium, arguing that the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention exceeded its authority when it prolonged the ban by 60 days in areas of the nation with extreme COVID-19 unfold, The Washington Put up studies. Opponents talked about President Joe Biden’s feedback during which he expressed some skepticism about whether or not the extension would go authorized muster. Extra on the most recent in a battle that would have an effect on tens of millions of renters.
4. DeSantis swipes again at Biden: “Why do not you do your job?” Gov. Ron DeSantis snapped again on the president. A day earlier, Biden identified that Texas and DeSantis’ state of Florida accounted for an enormous share of the nation’s latest reported COVID-19 instances. DeSantis retorted that till the southern US border was “safe” he did not “need to hear a blip about COVID” from Biden.
5. US could require all international vacationers to be vaccinated: An unnamed White Home official instructed Reuters the Biden administration was contemplating a vaccine mandate as a part of plans to permit international vacationers again within the US. The White Home has saved its journey restrictions up to now amid a rise in instances led by the Delta virus variant. Extra on the story.
6. Former Trump and Obama staffers sq. off over masks mandates in a small Mississippi faculty district: The feud over masks in faculties that is enjoying out in Oxford (inhabitants 28,000) is only one of many going down in convention rooms and electronic mail listservs throughout the nation as mother and father and native officers brace for the beginning of yet one more faculty yr fraught with uncertainty. However this one options two mothers who’re additionally each former senior EPA officers. Now they’re duking it out on social media.
7. Invoice Gates opened up for the primary time since his divorce: “Melinda’s a terrific individual, and that partnership that we had coming to an finish is a supply of nice private disappointment,” Gates instructed CNN in his first interview since his divorce was finalized. Gates expressed hope that he and Melinda French Gates may discover a strategy to work collectively, saving their basis, one of many world’s largest, from large modifications. Gates stated he did have regrets, together with what he known as the “enormous mistake” of spending time with Jeffrey Epstein.
8. Mexico is suing US gunmakers: Mexico sued a number of US gun corporations, arguing their enterprise practices brought about illicit weapons to move over the border into Mexico and enhance murder charges. The US authorities, which Mexico has lengthy criticized for its lax gun-control legal guidelines, was not focused by the lawsuit. Extra on the authorized battle.
9. Workers are voting with their toes to do business from home extra typically: After a yr and a half out of the workplace, tens of millions of People have gotten used to the flexibleness. However as places of work reopen, there is a widening divide between what employers need and what staffers need. The way forward for work is shaping as much as be much more contentious than anticipated.
10. All of the moments you missed on the Olympics: The American Ryan Crouser cemented his dominance over shot put with a gold medal and by breaking the Olympic document thrice over his six throws.
On the cusp of a four-peat: Kevin Durant and the US males’s basketball staff superior to the gold-medal sport with a 97-78 rout of Australia after falling into an early 15-point gap.
Bronze for USWNT: The US ladies’s soccer staff additionally defeated Australia, 4-3, incomes the People a bronze medal simply minutes in the past. The primary US aim got here straight off a nook kick — a uncommon feat, however a bit extra widespread for Megan Rapinoe.
Issues persist: The US didn’t qualify for the finals of the lads’s 4×100-meter relay after botching a baton switch. The handoff has plagued the staff in previous Olympics too.
No horseplay: A statue of a sumo wrestler on the Tokyo Olympics equestrian course could also be scaring the horses.
As we speak’s trivia query: Sticking with the Olympics, the US has gained greater than 1,000 gold medals within the fashionable Summer time Video games, far surpassing some other nation. When did Group USA attain 1,000? E-mail your guess and a urged query to me at email@example.com.