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11:20 PM ET, June 27, 2022


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New York Times:19 minutes ago
Live Updates: At Least 46 Migrants Found Dead in San Antonio  —  Three people were detained in what appeared to be one of the worst episodes of migrant death in recent years on the southern border.  A heat wave in Texas has brought record temperatures and drought.
Washington Post:
At least 40 migrants found dead inside tractor-trailer in Texas  —  SAN ANTONIO — At least 40 migrants were found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer in San Antonio on Monday, according to two federal law enforcement officials briefed on the horrific finding.
46 people found dead in 18-wheeler on Southwest Side, multiple sources report  —  Several emergency vehicles also at the scene  —  SAN ANTONIO - Forty-six people were found dead inside a tractor-trailer on the Southwest Side, and 16 others were taken to area hospitals in varying conditions, according to San Antonio police.
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Federal Agents Seized Phone of John Eastman, Key Figure in Jan. 6 Plan  —  The action suggests that the criminal inquiry into efforts to help overturn the results of the 2020 election is accelerating.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  Federal agents armed with a search warrant …
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
John Eastman searched and had phone seized by federal agents last week, he says  —  (CNN)The FBI seized the phone of former President Donald Trump's election attorney John Eastman last week, according to a new court filing from the lawyer.  —  Eastman disclosed the search and seizure …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Facebook Is Banning People Who Say They Will Mail Abortion Pills  —  A Facebook user and Motherboard both faced consequences for posting about mailing abortion pills on Facebook on the same day the Supreme Court overturned protections offered by Roe v. Wade.
Discussion: Associated Press and KRON4
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Mitch McConnell's Court Delivers  —  While Democrats seethe, the Senate Republican leader sees the fruits of his efforts to install an aggressive conservative majority on the Supreme Court.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  WASHINGTON — When Speaker Nancy Pelosi refers …
Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Nick Fuentes Says SCOTUS Ruling Overturning Roe Shows Why People 'That Don't Serve Jesus' Cannot Hold Public Office
Discussion: Townhall and Washington Times
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court's abortion ruling and worry about other rights
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:   Rules and Power and Roe
Washington Post:10 minutes ago
Frustration, anger rising among Democrats over caution on abortion  —  A growing number of Democrats are voicing anger at what they see as the passivity of Biden and other party leaders in the face of hard-hitting GOP tactics on abortion and other issues.  —  Just hours after the Supreme …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The last institutionalists are the leaders of the Democratic Party
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:30 minutes ago
Rudy Giuliani gets caught in another lie — at a supermarket  —  Not for the first time, Americans face a conundrum over whom to believe: Rudy Giuliani, or their own lying eyes?  —  The former mayor and current election-lie propagator, campaigning Sunday in a Staten Island ShopRite supermarket for his son …
Chelsia Rose Marcius / New York Times:
Man Accused of Hitting Giuliani Faces Lesser Charges After Video Emerges
Josh Boswell / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: 'I think you're clear': VOICEMAIL from Joe Biden to Hunter about NY Times report on his Chinese business dealings proves he DID speak to his son about his relationship with criminal dubbed the ‘spy chief of China’  — Joe Biden called Hunter in December 2018 saying he wanted …
Andrew Kerr / Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden unwittingly helped finance Hunter's trysts with Russia-linked escorts
Ashley Gold / Axios:
Scoop: Google moves to keep campaign messages out of spam  —  Google has asked the Federal Election Commission to green light a program that could keep campaign emails from ending up in spam folders, according to a filing obtained by Axios. … - Republican leadership introduced a bill …
Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Alex Wagner to Succeed Rachel Maddow at MSNBC  —  MSNBC President Rashida Jones said that Ms. Wagner's experience covering politics would be crucial as the network prepares to cover the midterm elections.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  MSNBC has named Alex Wagner …
New York Times:
Live Updates: Judges Block Utah and Louisiana Abortion Laws Amid Flurry of Legal Action  —  Abortion clinics in Utah and Louisiana have been granted temporary reprieves from “trigger” laws.  California lawmakers have placed a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would protect reproductive rights in the state.
New York Times:
Biden Irked by Democrats Who Won't Take ‘Yes’ for an Answer on 2024  —  The White House is trying to tamp down speculation about plans to seek re-election, while aides say President Biden is bristling at the persistent questions.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Margi Murphy / Bloomberg:
Anti-Abortion Centers Find Pregnant Teens Online, Then Save Their Data  —  When Lisa suspected she was pregnant, she did what other teenagers might: She Googled her options to terminate.  One of the first links that popped up in the search engine was a clinic in Volusia, Florida, where the 19-year-old lived.
Samantha Cole / VICE:
The #1 Period Tracker on the App Store Will Hand Over Data Without a Warrant30 minutes ago
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
The Supreme Court hands the religious right a big victory by lying about the facts of a case  —  Kennedy v. Bremerton School District is a big victory for the religious right, but only because Gorsuch misrepresents the facts of the case.  —  The Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision …
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Ex-RNC chair: Republicans will ‘absolutely’ kill filibuster to pass nationwide abortion ban  —  Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele warned that Republicans will “absolutely” do away with the Senate filibuster in order to enact a federal abortion ban if they take over the chamber next year.
Discussion: HotAir and CNN
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Roe Is the New Prohibition  —  The culture war raged most hotly from the '70s to the next century's '20s.  It polarized American society, dividing men from women, rural from urban, religious from secular, Anglo-Americans from more recent immigrant groups.  At length, but only after a titanic …
The Hill:
Gonzalez withdraws as Biden's ICE nominee  —  President Biden's nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Ed Gonzalez, said Monday that he was withdrawing himself from consideration after his nomination hit roadblocks following domestic violence allegations.
Rebecca Downs / Townhall:
Biden's Nominee to Lead ICE Withdraws from Consideration
Meg Cunningham / STLPR:
Missouri declines to extend postpartum health care, but moms say ‘we need more time’  —  Missouri has one of the nation's highest maternal mortality rates.  And yet, it's not among the many states taking advantage of an offer from the federal government to pay for extended Medicaid coverage for postpartum mothers.
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Thomas: When oh when will we finally revisit Sullivan?  —  On the twelfth of never, apparently, although perhaps it should.  Normally, the Supreme Court's orders list doesn't attract much attention, especially at the end of a term when blockbuster cases tend to congregate.
New York Post:
Harry Wilson calls Lee Zeldin, aide ‘scumbags’ in mistakenly sent text  —  Trailing in the polls appears to be getting to GOP gubernatorial candidate Harry Wilson.  —  Wilson bitterly blasted front-runner Lee Zeldin and a campaign aide as “scumbags” in a text message — and then accidentally sent it to his rival, The Post has learned.
Matthew Goldstein / New York Times:
Trump's social network deal is under grand jury scrutiny.  —  A federal grand jury in Manhattan has issued subpoenas regarding the merger, which is also under investigation by financial regulators.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  The public listing of former President Donald …
New York Post:
'It's bad': Eric Adams admits being ‘shocked’ by the sorry state of NYC  —  Mayor Eric Adams had no idea how rotten the Big Apple was at its core before taking office — telling The Post he was “shocked” to learn just “how bad this place is.”  —  During an exclusive interview conducted …
Elliot Smith / CNBC:
Russia slides into historic debt default as payment period expires  — Interest payments totaling $100 million were due on May 27 and subject to grace period which expired on Sunday night.  — Sweeping sanctions imposed by Western powers in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine …
New York Times:
Jan. 6 Panel Abruptly Sets Tuesday Hearing on ‘Recently Obtained Evidence’  —  The panel, which had planned at least two additional hearings next month, had not been scheduled to meet this week.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack …
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Rudy Giuliani gets caught in another lie — at a supermarket   Find
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Associated Press:
US officials back in Venezuela in a bid to rebuild ties   Find
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Associated Press:
US officials back in Venezuela in a bid to rebuild ties
Discussion: CNN and Bloomberg
Dylan Housman / The Daily Caller:
CDC Caught Using False Data To Recommend Kids' COVID Vaccine
Roberta Smith / New York Times:
Sam Gilliam, Abstract Artist of Drape Paintings, Dies at 88
Discussion: CBS News
Sachs Media:
Poll Finds Competitive Race in Florida CD2 for Reps. Neal Dunn and Al Lawson
NBC News:
Ryan Kelley was arrested for his role in Jan. 6. Now he's a front-runner in Michigan's GOP primary for governor.
Shi Jiangtao / South China Morning Post:
China hits back at US over G7 belt and road alternative
 Earlier Items: 
Ashley Hermalin / Jerusalem Post:
Antisemitic soldier pleads guilty to terrorism
Discussion: and The Daily Wire
Casey Quinlan / The American Independent:
Experts on white nationalism say anti-trans rally in DC part of larger threat to democracy
Abraham Riesman / New York Magazine:
She Was WWE's First Female Referee. She Says Vince McMahon Raped Her.
Discussion: New York Post
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
America Is Sliding Into the Long Pandemic Defeat
Emily Yoffe / Common Sense:
Biden's Sex Police
Discussion: Washington Examiner