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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
How Joe Manchin's awful new stance could blow up in his face  —  By now you've heard that Sen. Joe Manchin III has essentially declared he has consigned us to a future of minority rule.  In a new piece, the West Virginia Democrat says he'll vote against his party's voting rights legislation and will never …
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Time to call Manchin's bluff  —  Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) declared in a Sunday op-ed that he is against the For the People Act because it is not bipartisan.  “I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy, and for that reason …
Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Democrat calls Manchin ‘the new Mitch McConnell’ and says he is working to thwart Biden's agenda
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Joe Manchin's Incoherent Case for Letting Republicans Destroy Democracy The most powerful senator ties himself in knots.
David Edwards / Raw Story:   Steve Bannon pushes ‘major effort’ to ‘bring Joe Manchin into the Republican party’
Evan Perez / CNN:
First on CNN: US recovers millions in cryptocurrency paid to Colonial Pipeline ransomware hackers  —  Washington (CNN)US investigators have recovered millions of dollars in cryptocurrency paid in ransom to hackers whose attack prompted the shutdown of the key East Coast pipeline last month, according to people briefed on the matter.
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New York Times:
Justice Dept. says it recovered most of the ransom paid after the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack.  —  The Justice Department said on Monday that it had recovered much of the ransom paid to hackers last month who shut down the computer systems of Colonial Pipeline, a critical pipeline operator.
CNN:
Exclusive: New audio of 2019 phone call reveals how Giuliani pressured Ukraine to investigate baseless Biden conspiracies  —  (CNN)Never-before-heard audio, obtained exclusively by CNN, shows how former President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Rudy Giuliani relentlessly pressured and coaxed …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Steven Nelson / New York Post:
Guatemala's prez blames Biden for border crisis as protesters tell Kamala Harris ‘Trump won’  —  Vice President Kamala Harris was greeted Monday by protesters in Guatemala telling her “Trump won” and “go home” — as the country's president blamed President Biden for this year's migrant crisis.
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ABC News:   Biden's task force finds more than 3,900 children separated from families at border under Trump
Katie Pavlich / Townhall:
Guatemalan President Blasts Biden's Border Policies For Enabling Criminal Human Smugglers
Caleb Ecarma / Vanity Fair:
Trump's Deranged Theory That Democrats Would Replace Biden Might Have Helped Him Lose 2020  —  The president was obsessed with the idea that Democrats would strip the primary win from Joe Biden and nominate Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama instead, reporter Michael Bender writes in an upcoming book.
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Jackie Wattles / CNN:
Jeff Bezos is going to space on first crewed flight of rocket  —  New York (CNN Business)Jeff Bezos will be flying to space on the first crewed flight of the New Shepard, the rocket ship made by his space company, Blue Origin.  The flight is scheduled for July 20th, just 15 days after he is set to resign as CEO of Amazon.
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
Schumer recommending 2 voting rights lawyers to be judges  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is recommending President Joe Biden nominate two prominent voting rights attorneys to serve as judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and on the federal bench in Manhattan.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Hill
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Pete Williams / NBC News:
Supreme Court declines to hear lawsuit challenging male-only draft
CBC News:
Muslim family members targeted in fatal hit and run, police say, driver charged with murder  —  3 adults and 1 teen dead, child in London, Ont., hospital with serious injuries from Sunday incident  —  A 20-year-old man was charged Monday with four counts of murder and one count of attempted murder …
Discussion: globalnews.ca, Insider and Snopes.com
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court rules against immigrants with temporary status  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons are ineligible to apply to become permanent residents.  —  Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court …
Spectrum News NY1:
Exclusive: Eric Adams jumps in front, Yang slips in NY1/Ipsos poll  —  Eric Adams has surged to the front of the pack, overtaking Andrew Yang and building a six-point lead in the Democratic primary for mayor, according to the exclusive results of a new Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos poll.  —  What You Need To Know
Irin Carmon / New York Magazine:
The Tiger Mom and and the Hornet's Nest For decades, Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld were Yale Law power brokers.  A new generation wants to see them exiled.  —  Photo: Photograph by Gillian Laub for New York Magazine  —  It's supposedly haunted," Amy Chua says brightly as she ushers …
Discussion: New York Times
Evie Fordham / Fox News:
Biden snubs D-Day's 77th anniversary, angering veterans  —  Veteran calls Biden's failure to recognize D-Day ‘reprehensible’  —  Trey Gowdy marks the 77th anniversary of D-Day  —  A homeland security source told Fox News that service members and veterans are upset after President Biden failed …
Stephen Fowler / Georgia Public Broadcasting:
Here's How Georgia Could Conduct A Forensic Audit Of November's Election  —  Auditors split into seven teams of two conducted a manual recount of around 71,000 presidential ballots in Macon, Ga., part of the recount held November 2020.  In 2021, efforts to hold so-called “forensic audits” …
Ian Beacock / New Republic:
Who Will Read Niall Ferguson's Doom?  —  In November 2006, Niall Ferguson traveled to the Bahamas.  Then a professor of history at Harvard, he had been invited to address Morgan Stanley's swank annual gathering for investors in Lyford Cay, a 1,000-acre gated community (and tax shelter) of 450 homes in the British Colonial style.
New York Times:
What Happened When Trump Was Banned on Social Media  —  When Facebook and Twitter barred Donald J. Trump from their platforms after the Capitol riot in January, he lost direct access to his most powerful megaphones.  On Friday, Facebook said the former president would not be allowed …
New York Times:
Nicaragua's Democracy Hangs by Thread as Crackdown Deepens  —  Under President Daniel Ortega, the country is a step away from becoming a one-party state.  Money-laundering charges against his main rival have heightened concerns.  —  MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Opposition candidates have been detained.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Political Wire
Jason Delgado / Florida Politics:
Twitter suspends Rebekah Jones  —  Twitter on Monday suspended Rebekah Jones, a former Department of Health data curator who made national headlines after being fired from the department for insubordination from its platform.  —  While it is unclear why Twitter suspended the account …
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
What Were They Thinking About Insurrection?  —  The hopes and fears of the participants in the Capitol attack, government officials, and Donald Trump.  —  On January 6, 2021, members of the Oath Keepers, high on conspiracies and disinformation, went to Washington, D.C. to support then-President Donald Trump.
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Too many people are still underestimating the Trump threat  —  Former president Donald Trump's secret weapon has always been that it is hard for educated people to take him seriously.  He acts like a preening buffoon with pretensions of grandeur — doltish and delusional in equal measure.
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Trump to launch speaking tour with Bill O'Reilly  —  Former President Trump is launching a speaking tour with former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly that will aim to “provide a never before heard inside view of his administration.”  —  The series, dubbed “The History Tour,” …
Wall Street Journal:
U.S., Taiwan to Launch Trade Talks  —  Effort to revive dormant trade and investment framework risks aggravating tensions with China  —  The Biden administration is launching trade and investment talks with Taiwan, advancing U.S. ties with Taipei and likely adding to frictions with the island's nemesis, Beijing.
Michelle L. Price / Associated Press:
GOP chair expects former Nevada AG Laxalt to run for Senate  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of the Senate Republican political arm says he expects former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt to challenge Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada next year.
New York Times:
New York City Plans a Central Park Mega-Concert to Celebrate Reopening  —  The mayor's office has asked the producer Clive Davis to sign up musical stars for an event on the Great Lawn in August.  —  Brunch crowds are back.  Rush-hour traffic is back.  Tourists in horse-drawn carriages are back.
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Palestinian Government Pays $42,000 to Family of Terrorist Who Killed Israelis  —  Biden admin restarts taxpayer aid to the Palestinians as they fund terrorists  —  Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas authorized the payment on Sunday of $42,000 to the family of a terrorist who killed …
Discussion: MEMRI
Federal Trade Commission:
Operators of MoviePass Subscription Service Agree to Settle FTC Allegations that They Limited Usage, Failed to Secure User Data  —  TAGS: - deceptive/misleading conduct - Bureau of Consumer Protection - Southwest Region - Consumer Protection - Advertising and Marketing - Privacy and Security - Data Security
Discussion: Variety and The Verge
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Biden promises the feds will stop trampling journalists' rights.  But we need more than words.  —  The New York Times reporter Adam Goldman might have been exaggerating a bit when he said Sunday that for more than a decade, the Justice Department has been treating reporters like members of drug gangs.
Patrick Kingsley / New York Times:
A House Divided: A Palestinian, a Settler and the Struggle for East Jerusalem  —  Efforts to force Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah set the stage for the recent Gaza war.  A similar dynamic looms in a nearby district.  —  JERUSALEM — Few places in East Jerusalem show the struggle over the city …
Discussion: UnHerd
Kim Hart / Axios:
Scoop: Conservatives sound alarm against taking Big Tech money  —  Conservatives in Washington are growing much more leery of groups with financial ties to Big Tech.  —  Driving the news: The American Principles Project, a conservative advocacy group, will send a letter today warning Republican lawmakers …
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Biden should go it alone  —  Seventeen months — that's all the time that's left.  —  That's how long President Biden can hope to hold Democratic majorities in the House and Senate.  —  Now is the time to start thinking about the November 2022 midterm elections.
 
 
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RiShawn Biddle / New York Times:
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