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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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Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Democrat calls Manchin ‘the new Mitch McConnell’ and says he is working to thwart Biden's agenda
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Time to call Manchin's bluff
Discussion: Washington Examiner, Insider and CNN
Eliza Collins / Wall Street Journal:
Sen. Jon Tester Walks Blue Line in Solid Red Montana
Discussion: Daily Kos and Political Wire
Jazz Shaw / HotAir:
Blinken suddenly interested in holding China accountable  —  Despite all of the stories about sweetheart deals in China for Hunter Biden and the Big Guy, it appears that there are some elephants in the room that are simply too big to ignore.  One of these is turning out to be the increasingly …
Discussion: Townhall and Axios
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Washington Examiner:   Biden rejoining the World Health Organization looks worse every day
Mike Allen / Axios:
Blinken warns Putin ahead of upcoming U.S.-Russia summit
Discussion: The Hill and IJR
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
Javier Manjarres / The Floridian:
Kamala Harris Greeted In Guatemala With ‘Go Home’ and ‘Trump Won’ Messages  —  Vice President Kamala Harris' much anticipated “foreign policy” trip to Guatemala to meet with leaders there about what can be done to stem the influx of illegal immigrants that are crossing into the U.S. from that country …
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Michael Wines / New York Times:
In Arizona 2020 Election Review, Risks for Republicans, and Democracy  —  Experts call it a circus.  Polls say it will hurt the G.O.P. in 2022.  But Republicans are on board in Arizona and elsewhere, despite warnings of lasting damage to the political system.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Melanie Mason / Los Angeles Times:
A conservative talk radio host once backed the Arizona GOP election recount. Now he's warning Republicans against it
Discussion: PRESS RUN and CNN
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 …
Katherine Ellen Foley / Politico:
FDA approves controversial Alzheimer's therapy despite mixed evidence  —  The FDA has approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer's disease in nearly two decades — bucking the advice of its own expert advisory panel, which last fall said there was not enough evidence to prove the drug works.
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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.
Discussion: Alternet.org and Washington Times
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.
Discussion: NME, NBC New York, The Hill, Variety and Deadline
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.
Caroline Kelly / CNN:
Cheney: Trump inciting January 6 riot ‘the most dangerous thing’ a president has done  —  Jonathan Swan: Liz Cheney is a woman without a party  —  (CNN)Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney accused former President Donald Trump of having committed the worst violation of a president's oath …
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 …
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.
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: The Atlantic
David Dayen / American Prospect:
House Democrat Leading Effort Against Key Consumer Protection  —  Rep. Josh Gottheimer is lobbying against a resolution that would end the practice of predatory lenders charging astronomical interest rates on consumer loans.  —  Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) speaks during …
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 …
Discussion: HotAir, Insider, Mediaite and Gothamist
Melissa Eddy / New York Times:
David Dushman, Soviet Soldier Who Helped Liberate Auschwitz, Dies at 98  —  Mr. Dushman is believed to have been the last surviving liberator of the camp.  He went on to become a decorated fencer.  —  BERLIN — David Dushman, who as a soldier for the Soviet Union drove his tank through …
Discussion: CNN and The Guardian
Joe Sutton / CNN:
Video appears to show GOP Oregon lawmaker telling protesters how to enter closed state Capitol  —  (CNN)An Oregon state lawmaker who has been charged after he allegedly allowed protesters into the closed state Capitol building during a debate over Covid-19 restrictions is seen in new video appearing …
Noah Smith / Noahpinion:
America's scarcity mindset  —  Is our society turning into a zero-sum competition for survival?  —  6 hr ago  —  “This land was made for you and me” — Woody Guthrie  —  “I'm all right Jack, keep your hands off of my stack” — Pink Floyd  —  I've been reading Rick Perlstein's Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980.
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.
Karol Markowicz / New York Post:
Was mask-wearing pointless, after all?  Fauci must be forced to answer  —  Did we ever need masks?  —  It's a touchy, complex question.  People may not want to learn that millions of us covered our faces for 15 months for no good reason, after all.  But asking the questions is exactly what we must do.
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 …
 
 
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Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
‘The unparalleled champion’: Bob Dole's forgotten fight to get Washington to recognize the Armenian genocide
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
Why Are All the Experts Such Dopes?  —  The great progressive dream is to dispense with rule …
Hayes Brown / MSNBC:
The Bush family evolved along with the GOP. George P. Bush is no exception.
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
From Doomsday Preppers to Doomsday Plotters
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Supreme Court declines to hear lawsuit challenging male-only draft
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Herschel Walker MIA from state GOP convention
Discussion: The Hill and TheGrio
CNN:
Senate sergeant-at-arms: We need a vaccine for disinformation
Discussion: The Daily Caller, HuffPost and Insider
 Earlier Items: 
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Byron York's Daily Memo: Republicans dispute CNN's Tapper
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Stormy Daniels says her attorney is in contact with prosecutors investigating Trump Organization
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
The dirty secret behind the success of top Republican fundraisers
Steve Thomma / White House Correspondents' Association:
WHCA Announces New Scholarship at University of Tennessee
Matthew Kassel / Jewish Insider:
Interview with Barack Obama
Discussion: Mediaite and Power Line
The Daily Beast:
Dems Worry the GOP Will Try to ‘Benghazi’ Jan. 6 Probe
Discussion: Bloomberg and Raw Story
Fred Ryan / Washington Post:
Something appears to be ‘simply, simply wrong’ at the Biden Justice Department
 

 
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