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What’s going on today:
- Door-to-door against the Delta variant. Desperate to get Americans vaccinated as the Delta variant spreads, Biden suggests a door-to-door vaccination effort. “Millions of Americans are still unvaccinated and unprotected. And because of that, their communities are at risk,” Biden said. Nearly 30% of Americans still say they won’t get vaccinated.
- A vacation with a side of vaccine. Guam is offering vaccines with vacations because it has so many doses left, and it’s a hit with Taiwanese travelers. With its vaccination drive running smoothly, Guam has launched a vaccination and vacation program it calls “Air V&V” to attract tourists.
- Greenberg wants more time to spill the beans. Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg requested for his sentencing to be pushed back by 90 days so he can continue to help prosecutors out. Greenberg was due to be sentenced on August 19, but asked for 90 days to finish giving “additional proffers” to prosecutors.
- What we’ve learned from NYC’s great ranked-choice voting experiment. 4 takeaways from New York City’s attempt to use ranked-choice voting to pick its next crop of politicians. The Board of Elections screwed up and the candidates didn’t play the system to their advantage until the end. But up and down the ballot, it worked.
- Bible study busted. Police infiltrated and stopped a militia disguised as a ‘bible group’ started by one of the Capitol rioters. In February, Fi Duong’s militia met at his house with the undercover agent, calling themselves a “Bible study.” Only two bible verses were discussed.
That’s all for now. See you tomorrow.