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New York Times:
Trump Group Pays for Jan. 6 Lawyers, Raising Concerns of Witness Pressure  —  The former president's political organization and allies have paid for or promised to cover legal fees for witnesses, as the House inquiry suggests he is trying to influence testimony.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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Politico:
New details of Jan. 6 panel's mystery messages emerge  —  The Jan. 6 select committee publicly pointed to two communications this week as potential evidence of Trump-world's efforts to influence witness testimony — without revealing their origin.  Both were detailed to the panel by Cassidy Hutchinson …
David Rohde / New Yorker:
A Potential Criminal Prosecution of Donald Trump Is Growing Closer  —  As evidence mounts, a rift has opened between the congressional committee investigating January 6th and the Department of Justice.  —  Attorney General Merrick Garland receives a briefing each week from senior Justice Department officials …
Washington Post:
How Trump World pressures witnesses to deny his possible wrongdoing  —  Trump and his allies shower potential witnesses with flattery privately while publicly blasting those who dare cross him  —  As rumors flew in the spring of 2018 that Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen …
Discussion: Insider and CNN
ABC News:
Hutchinson's testimony raises fresh questions about Secret Service's handling of Jan. 6  —  The testimony “raises highly disconcerting questions,” says an ex-DHS official.  —  7:4  —  A video of President Trump's motorcade leaving the January 6th rally on the Ellipse is displayed as Cassidy Hutchinson …
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Mark Meadows' associate threatened ex-White House aide before her testimony  —  It was the second warning Cassidy Hutchinson had received before her deposition, cautioning her against cooperating with the panel  —  Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson received at least …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Is Biden Handling Putin Better Than He's Handling Trump?  —  Facing down the threats that the two men pose to democracy has become the defining challenge of Biden's Presidency.  —  Like most prickly would-be tyrants, neither Donald Trump nor Vladimir Putin likes to be mocked publicly—and a lot of that was directed at them this week.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Anthony Ornato has repeatedly disputed key White House conversations
Anumita Kaur / Los Angeles Times:
Cassidy Hutchinson testimony set audience record for a daytime Jan. 6 hearing25 minutes ago
Discussion: Washington Post
Hayes Brown / MSNBC:NEW!
Congress has let the Supreme Court run amok  —  Biden accuses Supreme Court of ‘outrageous behavior’ following Roe v. Wade reversal  —  The Supreme Court ended its term Thursday having produced a string of decisions that with casual brutality threatened Americans' privacy, health and well-being.
Discussion: NBC News, Washington Post and Jezebel
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Libby Cathey / Good Morning America:
Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court justice  —  With Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement at noon on Thursday, Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the first Black woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ryan Bort / Rolling Stone:
Supreme Court Rules 6-3 That the Planet Should Burn
Blake Emerson / Slate:
The Real Target of the Supreme Court's EPA Decision
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Why Today Felt Like the Most Hopeless Day of the SCOTUS Term
Brian Lopez / The Texas Tribune:
Texas educator group proposes referring to slavery as “involuntary relocation” in second grade curriculum  —  The Texas State Board of Education is fielding proposals to update the state's public school social studies curriculum this summer.  —  Copy link  —  A group of Texas educators …
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Associated Press:
Some Texas schools may call slavery ‘involuntary relocation’
Discussion: WTOP News
Hannah Fingerhut / Associated Press:
Abortion, women's rights grow as priorities: AP-NORC poll  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds a growing percentage of Americans calling out abortion or women's rights as priorities for the government in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, especially among Democrats and those who support abortion access.
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Matthew Kassel / Jewish Insider:
Neo-Nazi publisher Andrew Anglin gives ‘forceful endorsement’ of Blake Masters' Senate bid  —  The move by The Daily Stormer publisher is a play to try to exert influence in a GOP moving to the right, experts in extremism contend  —  Andrew Anglin, the neo-Nazi publisher of The Daily Stormer …
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Is Biden a Man Out of Time?  —  The White House's response to last week's Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, which in 1973 established a constitutional right to abortion, once again has exposed the tension between the conciliatory instincts President Joe Biden developed during …
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
What Happens If Democrats Start Creating Exceptions to the Filibuster?20 minutes ago
Evan Gershkovich / Wall Street Journal:NEW!
In Russia's Biggest Cities, Ukraine War Fades to Background Noise  —  Bars are packed out, film and jazz festivals are sold out and Moscow's police officers are busier handing out fines for public drinking than putting down dissent  —  MOSCOW—Dima Karmanovsky had just finished his second DJ set …
Discussion: The Guardian
Kathryn Joyce / Salon:10 minutes ago
School's out forever: Arizona moves “to kill public education” with new universal voucher law  —  Families who bail on public school will get $7,000 per kid in GOP's new scheme: “Every red state” urged to follow  —  Last Friday, while the country reeled from the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Uriel J. García / The Texas Tribune:
“Nobody's giving us any answers”: Uvalde families demand details of shooting investigation at City Council meeting  —  Uvalde's mayor said city officials could be prosecuted for releasing details of the investigation.  Pete Arredondo, the City Council member and school district police chief, was absent for the second straight meeting.
Discussion: Off the Kuff
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CBS News:
Poll: Most Texans critical of law enforcement response to Uvalde massacre
Discussion: The Hill
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
The Sleeper ‘Wire Fraud’ Scheme That Could Nail Trumpworld  —  The Jan. 6 committee has already laid out a convincing case of wire fraud against the Trump campaign.  —  the day television networks called the election for Joe Biden—then-President Donald Trump's campaign manager was trying …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Federalist
Steven Nelson / New York Post:
White House press corps demands end to Biden event restrictions  —  A group of 66 journalists sent a rare protest letter to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Thursday asking that President Biden's staff abandon a mysterious pre-screening process for reporters and reopen large events to all journalists.
America's Frontline Doctors:
Dr. Vladimir ‘Zev’ Zelenko passes away  —  Dr Simone Gold: ‘We stand on his shoulders’ … It is with immense sorrow that we announce the passing of our founder Dr. Vladimir “Zev” Zelenko.  Dr. Zelenko was a physician, scientist, and activist for medical rights who touched the lives of millions of people.
Brahm Resnik / 12news.com:
Arizona Senate president gets FBI subpoena for Trump-related records  —  Karen Fann initiated the Republican review of Maricopa County's election results.  Feds are investigating the Trump White House role's in pressuring states.  —  PHOENIX — The FBI has subpoenaed records …
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:10 minutes ago
Who's In Charge?  —  “Which way am I going?” asked President Biden when he ended Thursday's press conference at the NATO summit in Madrid.  He began to exit stage right, before someone redirected him toward stage left.  This combination of ignorance and indecision was not new.
Noa Hoffman / The Sun:
Tory whip RESIGNS after ‘groping 2 men’ & claims he ‘drank too much’  —  THE Tory deputy chief whip sensationally quit last night after allegedly groping two men while drunk.  —  In a bombshell resignation letter, Chris Pincher admitted he had “embarrassed myself and other people” after a boozy session on Wednesday night.
 
 
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Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
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Sarah Ferris / Politico:
Dems unite Jan. 6 and Roe for new battleground target: ‘MAGA’ Republicans25 minutes ago
The Daily Beast:
Libertarian Conference Cancels Notorious White Nationalist
Discussion: Raw Story
The Economist:
How a free and open Hong Kong became a police state
Luanna Muniz / Politico:
Von der Leyen lays out ‘hard work’ needed from Ukraine to join EU
Discussion: National Review, The Guardian and TASS
Michelangelo Signorile / The Signorile Report:
Yep, the GOP is ready to bring back sodomy bans
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James Fallows / Breaking the News:
A Lucky Country, on Thin Ice
Liz Wolfe / Reason:
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Daniel Boguslaw / The Intercept:
Sen. Joe Manchin May Not Be Kingmaker in West Virginia for Long
Rebecca Traister / The Cut:
The Abortion Stories We Didn't Tell
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
‘Calm down,’ libs! A look back at select pieces of Roe commentary
Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
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Discussion: HuffPost
Casey Michel / The Bulwark:
Texas Republicans Get Deadly Serious About Secession
Discussion: The Dispatch