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6:25 AM ET, June 7, 2021

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Ben Smith / New York Times:
Anthony Weiner's Not Coming Back.  But He Has Nowhere to Go.  —  The man who was almost New York's mayor talks about the current campaign, selling tweets and why he feels bad for the media.  —  Anthony Weiner doesn't pay the kind of attention to New York politics that he did back when he was running …
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Rep. Mo Brooks served with lawsuit related to his role in Capitol insurrection  —  (CNN)Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks was served with a lawsuit filed by California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell seeking to hold him partially accountable for the January 6 insurrection, according to a tweet from Brooks and an attorney for Swalwell.
Discussion: Raw Story, Insider, The Hill, UPI and WHNT-TV
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Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Eric Swalwell Finally Serves Mo Brooks With Lawsuit Holding Him Responsible For Jan. 6  —  Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) successfully served Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) with a lawsuit holding Brooks and other top Republicans “responsible for the injury and destruction” on Jan. 6 after initially failing …
Discussion: Occupy Democrats and Raw Story
Madison Dapcevich / Snopes.com:
No, Trump Did Not Wear His Pants Backwards at Rally  —  Former U.S. President Donald Trump wore his pants backwards during the June 2021 North Carolina Republican Party convention in Greenville, North Carolina.  —  Rating  —  False  —  In early June 201, a video of former U.S. President …
Discussion: Breitbart and Metro.co.uk
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Washington Post:
Republican leaders say they want to focus on the future, but Trump is far from done with the past
E.J. Dionne / Washington Post:
The GOP superspreaders of Trump's contagion
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Once a Bastion of Free Speech, the A.C.L.U. Faces an Identity Crisis  —  An organization that has defended the First Amendment rights of Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan is split by an internal debate over whether supporting progressive causes is more important.  —  It was supposed to be the celebration …
David Edwards / Raw Story:
'You're doing it exactly the wrong way': Chris Wallace shreds Joe Manchin for enabling GOP ‘obstruction’  —  Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday challenged Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who is refusing to support filibuster reform to pass a voting rights bill and other progressive initiatives.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Manchin Vows to Block Democratic Voting Rights Bill and Preserve Filibuster
Fred Ryan / Washington Post:
Something appears to be ‘simply, simply wrong’ at the Biden Justice Department  —  Fred Ryan is publisher of The Post.  —  During the final days of the Trump administration, the attorney general used extraordinary measures to obtain subpoenas to secretly seize records of reporters at three leading U.S. news organizations.
Rebecca Klapper / Newsweek:
Fox News Blocks Ad Showing Law Enforcement Officers Describing Capitol Riot Violence  —  Fox News blocked a commercial showing law enforcement officers describing the events of the deadly January 6 Capitol riot that was supposed to air for the first time on Sunday, the creators of the commercial said.
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Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Fox News declines to air ad about Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol  —  Fox News declined to broadcast an ad Sunday about the violence that law-enforcement members faced as they tried to stop the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to the creators of the political commercial.
Discussion: FTVLive, News Corpse and Insider
Anshel Pfeffer / Haaretz:
Party leaders to meet as government swearing-in approaches  —  A new Israeli government may be sworn in as soon as Wednesday after securing a coalition to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  —  Party leaders will meet Sunday to finalize the coalition deal, with Yamina party leader Naftali expected …
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Aaron Rabinowitz / Haaretz:   Top Right-wing Israeli Rabbis Call on Public to Do ‘Everything’ to Thwart Bennett-Lapid Gov't
Shira Rubin / Washington Post:
Israel's security issues rare warning over Jan. 6-style mob violence ahead of Netanyahu departure
Discussion: Election Law Blog
New York Times:
C.I.A. Scrambles for New Approach in Afghanistan  —  The rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops has left the agency seeking ways to maintain its intelligence-gathering, war-fighting and counterterrorism operations in the country.  —  WASHINGTON — The rapid U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan …
Melanie Mason / Los Angeles Times:
A conservative talk radio host once backed the Arizona GOP election recount.  Now he's warning Republicans against it  —  Mike Broomhead talks for a living, but for a moment last week, all he could do was sigh.  —  With that flash of wordless exasperation behind him, he continued with his work …
Discussion: CNN
BBC:
Abubakar Shekau: Boko Haram leader is dead, says rival militant group  —  The leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has killed himself, rival Islamist militants said in an audio recording.  —  In audio obtained by news agencies, the Islamic State West Africa Province …
Greg B. Smith / THE CITY:
Eric Adams' Aqueduct Casino Bid Scandal Interview Transcript Reveals Contradictions and Shaky Memory  —  The now-mayoral candidate repeatedly told investigators he couldn't remember key details of his birthday bash at a fancy Manhattan club, documents show.  Among the guests: bidders for a …
Rosalind Helderman / Washington Post:
How the national push by Trump allies to audit 2020 ballots started quietly in Pennsylvania  —  Joe Biden's presidential victory in Pennsylvania had been certified for weeks when officials in some Republican-leaning counties began receiving strange phone calls from GOP state senators in late December.
Cate Cadell / Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE China policies could cut millions of Uyghur births in Xinjiang  —  Chinese birth control policies could cut between 2.6 to 4.5 million births of the Uyghur and other ethnic minorities in southern Xinjiang within 20 years, up to a third of the region's projected minority population …
Discussion: Japan Times
Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Energy secretary says adversaries have capability of shutting down US power grid  —  Energy secretary: US adversaries have the capability to shut down our power grid  —  (CNN)Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Sunday warned in stark terms that the US power grid is vulnerable to attacks.
Discussion: Mother Jones and New York Post
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CNN:
STATE OF THE UNION  —  JAKE TAPPER, CNN HOST (voice-over): Trillion-dollar question.
Discussion: Twitchy
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
White House briefing room to return to full capacity  —  The White House press briefing room will return to 100 percent capacity on Monday.  —  “Since the onset of the pandemic, our priority has been to keep journalists safe, while ensuring that the critical work of informing the public …
Discussion: Townhall
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Quint Forgey / Politico:   White House briefing room to return to full, pre-pandemic seating capacity
 
 
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Carl Zimmer / New York Times:
We'll Probably Need Booster Shots for Covid-19. But When? And Which Ones?
NBC News:
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Discussion: Townhall, HotAir and Insider
Mike Allen / Axios:
“Axios on HBO”: Blinken vows to hold China accountable on COVID origins
Maria Cramer / New York Times:
School District Agrees to Pay $3 Million After a Bullied Boy, 8, Killed Himself
Discussion: The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
‘Do We Need to Be in Hong Kong?’ Global Companies Are Eying the Exits
Discussion: Instapundit
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
George P. Bush, the Lone Star state's latest profile in cowardice
Stars & Stripes:
David Dushman, last surviving Auschwitz liberator, dies at 98
 Earlier Items: 
Sarah Oliver / Daily Mail:
Julian Assange's lawyer fiancee says the WikiLeaks founder is in mental turmoil in Belmarsh just days before a ruling on a new US bid to extradite him
Matthew Futterman / New York Times:
Martina Navratilova Has Plenty to Say
Sue Halpern / New Yorker:
The Republicans' Wild Assault on Voting Rights in Texas and Arizona
Discussion: HuffPost and CNN
Wall Street Journal:
The Science Suggests a Wuhan Lab Leak
Discussion: Kevin Drum, New York Post and Fox News
Peggy Fletcher Stack / Salt Lake Tribune:
QAnon? The ‘big lie’? What might it take to get Latter-day Saints to stop believing in them?
 

 
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Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
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Kate Knibbs / Wired:
Two ex-Meta employees find an AI clickbait network linked to a Polish IT company, which is “domain squatting” on URLs, including Iowa's Clayton County Register

 
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