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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutor may pursue Trump's financial records, denies Congress access for now  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Trump's assertion that he enjoys absolute immunity from investigation while in office, allowing a New York prosecutor to pursue …
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New York Times:
Supreme Court Rules Nearly Half of Oklahoma Is Indian Reservation  —  The 5-4 decision could reshape criminal justice in eastern Oklahoma by preventing state authorities from prosecuting Native Americans  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled by a 5-4 margin that nearly half …
Discussion: Axios
Axios:
Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutors can obtain Trump's financial records  —  President Trump's banks and accounting firms must turn over his financial records to Manhattan prosecutors, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.  —  Why it matters: The ruling is a stinging loss for Trump …
Discussion: Fox News, Raw Story and Mediaite
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Block Release of Financial Records  —  Two rulings clear the way for prosecutors in New York to see President Trump's financial records, but the justices stopped Congress for now.  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for prosecutors …
jsonline:
Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds most lame-duck laws, throws out provisions on government documents  —  MADISON - The state Supreme Court upheld many of the lame-duck laws that limited the power of the governor and attorney general Thursday, but the justices tossed out provisions that dictated how government documents had to be written.
Washington Post:
Supreme Court says much of eastern Oklahoma remains Indian land  —  The Supreme Court said Thursday that a large part of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation, a decision with implications for nearly 2 million residents.  —  The land at issue contains much of Tulsa, the state's second-largest city.
Discussion: Associated Press and Politico
CNN:
SCOTUS rules broad swath of Oklahoma is Native American land for purposes of federal criminal law  —  Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court said Thursday that a large swath of eastern Oklahoma, including Tulsa, is Native American land for purposes of federal criminal law in a decision …
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
Supreme Court says Manhattan DA can get Trump's tax records, but rejects bid by House Democrats
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Supreme Court rejects Trump claim of ‘absolute immunity’ from NY grand jury subpoena
Discussion: Twitchy and Blue Virginia
USA Today:
Supreme Court gives Native Americans jurisdiction over eastern half of Oklahoma
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Supreme Court rules Trump not immune from New York grand jury process
Discussion: Mediaite, Law & Crime and Contemptor
John McCormack / National Review:   Biden Says He Would Rescind Exemption for Little Sisters of the Poor
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Joy Reid Takes Nightly Anchor Slot at MSNBC  —  She becomes one of the few Black women to anchor a major American evening news program.  The move was made by new leadership at NBC News, which runs the liberal-leaning cable network.  —  Joy Reid, who rose to television fame as a sharp critic …
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Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:   Joy Reid named new MSNBC host for 7 p.m. hour
David Folkenflik / NPR:
U.S. Broadcasting Agency Will Not Extend Visas For Its Foreign Journalists  —  Dozens of foreign nationals working as journalists in the U.S. for Voice of America, the federal government's international broadcaster, will not have their visas extended once they expire, according to three people with knowledge of the decision.
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Former US attorney for SDNY Geoffrey Berman testifies at House Judiciary Committee  —  Berman is testifying behind closed doors and is expected to face questioning over his removal.  —  Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman is testifying behind closed doors …
Discussion: ABC News
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:   Inside Geoffrey Berman's closed-door testimony
CNN:   Manhattan federal prosecutor ousted by Barr to testify before House panel
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Republicans look into holding their convention outdoors  —  The Republican convention in Jacksonville, Fla., next month could be moved to an outdoor stadium as cases of the novel coronavirus in the state increase, according to several officials with knowledge of the plans.
Discussion: The Hill and The Guardian
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WJXT-TV:
Lawsuit argues GOP Convention will be a ‘nuisance injurious’ to welfare of Jacksonville
Abid Rahman / Hollywood Reporter:
Rudy Giuliani Calls New York Police After Being Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen  —  Just a few weeks after the ‘Who is America?’ star made a clandestine appearance at a far-right rally, he managed to trick Donald Trump's personal attorney into an interview.  —  Sacha Baron Cohen strikes again.
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Associated Press:
Missing Seoul mayor's body found after massive search  —  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say the body of the missing mayor of South Korea's capital, Seoul, has been found.  They say Park Won-soon's body was located in hills in northern Seoul early Friday, more than seven hours after they launched a massive search for him.
Discussion: CNN, Mediaite, The Daily Caller and The Week
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
AP source: Feds feared Epstein confidante might kill herself  —  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal officials were so worried Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell might take her own life after her arrest that they took away her clothes and sheets and made her wear paper attire …
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MSN:   Ghislaine Maxwell Taps Broad Range of Legal Talent for Defense
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Trump's America Is Slipping Away  —  Donald Trump is running for the presidency of an America that no longer exists.  —  Trump in recent weeks has repeatedly reprised two of Richard Nixon's most memorable rallying cries, promising to deliver “law and order” for the “silent majority.”
New York Times:
Where's Trump's Financial Disclosure?  The White House Blames the Pandemic  —  The annual report was due last week under federal ethics rules, but the White House says it needs more time.  The president was already given a 45-day extension.  —  President Trump's annual financial disclosure report …
Scott Detrow / NPR:
Democratic Task Forces Deliver Biden A Blueprint For A Progressive Presidency  —  A joint effort by former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to unify Democrats around Biden's candidacy has produced a 110-page policy wish list to recommend to the party's presumptive presidential nominee.
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Wall Street Journal:
Biden Looks to Curb Covid-19 Economic Damage With ‘Buy American’ Plan
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Hill
Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Biden proposes $700 billion-plus ‘Buy American’ campaign
Discussion: Axios
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Redfield clarifies CDC guidelines for school reopenings after coronavirus closings  —  Trump on Wednesday said he disagreed with the CDC's back-to-school guidance  —  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield clarified Thursday that the agency would not be revising …
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Naomi Thomas / CNN:
CDC director says agency won't revise school reopening guidelines despite WH push
Discussion: WHDH-TV, IJR and Washington Post
U.S. Department of the Treasury:
Treasury Sanctions Chinese Entity and Officials Pursuant to Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act  —  Washington - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned one Chinese government entity and four current or former government officials …
Discussion: Associated Press, Axios and The Hill
Margaret Wente / Quillette:
It Wasn't My Cancelation That Bothered Me.  It Was the Cowardice of Those Who Let It Happen  —  It doesn't take much to get cancelled these days.  Last month, my turn came around.  The experience was unpleasant, but also completely ludicrous.  And I learned a lot.  I learned how easily an institution will cave to a mob.
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
The humbling of the Anglo-American world  —  Abandonment of common sense during the pandemic has damaged the US and UK national brands  —  It takes effort to recapture how Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s hastened the demise of the Soviet Union.  Images of that triumphal moment are as fresh as yesterday.
NBC New York:
Street in Front of Trump Tower Closes for Black Lives Matter Mural  —  Work on what President Trump called a “symbol of hate” was supposed to start last week before being postponed abruptly  —  New York City will start painting “Black Lives Matter” on Fifth Avenue directly in front …
Molly Jong-Fast / The Daily Beast:
Mary Trump's Book Gives ‘Crazy Uncle’ a Whole New Meaning  —  FOUR MONTHS AND COUNTING...  With the president's niece, we meet a species we never thought we'd encounter on this Earth: a sane Trump with values and a conscience like the rest of us.  —  BEAST INSIDE
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Justice Department supports Roger Stone going to prison on Tuesday  —  (CNN)The Justice Department supports longtime Trump friend Roger Stone going to prison on Tuesday, according to a new court filing.  —  Stone has asked a federal appeals court for emergency help to delay his prison term until September, citing coronavirus.
Marja Novak / Reuters:
U.S. first lady Melania Trump statue set on fire in Slovenia  —  ROZNO, Slovenia (Reuters) - A wooden sculpture of U.S. first lady Melania Trump was torched near her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia, on the night of July Fourth, as Americans celebrated U.S. Independence Day, said the artist who commissioned the sculpture.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Dems press for more details on Russian bounties  —  Sen. Tammy Duckworth is demanding new details from the Defense Department about its investigation of intelligence that Russia paid Taliban-linked militants to assassinate U.S. troops, calling the Pentagon's first effort to brief senators “disappointing” and lacking crucial details.
William Wan / Washington Post:
America is running short on masks, gowns and gloves.  Again.  —  Health-care workers are scrambling for supplies and reusing equipment as the coronavirus pandemic surges  —  Health-care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are encountering shortages of masks, gowns …
Discussion: CBS Chicago and POLITICUSUSA
Ryan Cooper / The Week:
The Republican coronavirus meatgrinder  —  The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic continues to accelerate.  July 7 saw over 54,000 confirmed cases, a 72-percent increase over the previous two weeks.  Many hospital intensive care units are completely full in Texas, Florida, Arizona …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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John F. Harris / Politico:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Angelo Codevilla / The American Mind:
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Nancy Cook / Politico:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Heather Mac Donald / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: TheBlaze
Wall Street Journal:
FBI Probes Chinese Exile, Including Work With Former Trump Aide Steve Bannon
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
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Discussion: Raw Story