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Michael Starr Hopkins / The Hill:
The GOP's strategy is galvanizing Democrats ahead of 2022  —  Less than a year after a brutal election that only further divided an already fractured nation, members of both sides of the aisle have begun to turn their attention to the upcoming 2022 midterm elections.
Discussion: Associated Press
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Perry Bacon / Washington Post:
Were Biden's bold first 100 days a mirage?
Discussion: The National Interest and Politico
Washington Post:   Democratic establishment tightens its hold on the party as far-left candidates fall short
email.punchbowl.news:
THE TOP  —  News: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is expected to file cloture Thursday on Lina Khan to be an FTC commissioner.  Khan is a noted critic of Big Tech, which has won her support on both the left and right.  Schumer's move will set up a vote on Khan's confirmation next week.
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Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
“False equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups”: House Dems rip Omar for remarks on Israel, US, Hamas  —  What gives?  Ilhan Omar has made comments like this ever since coming to Washington.  Her attempt on Monday to equate Israel and the US with Hamas and the Taliban almost seems …
Ron Kampeas / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Jewish Democratic lawmakers consider condemning Ilhan Omar for likening Hamas to Israel and US
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Kyrsten Sinema gets her make-or-break moment with Republicans  —  Throughout Joe Biden's weeks of infrastructure talks with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito about infrastructure, he was also hearing from another bipartisan broker holding her own quiet talks with Republicans: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Don't Cry for H.R. 1  —  Amend the Electoral Count Act instead.  —  When Sen. Joe Manchin announced that he would oppose the For the People Act, Steve Benen of MSNBC spoke for many Democrats when he declared that “Joe Manchin is prepared to be remembered by history as the senator who did little …
Discussion: Morning Shots
Pew Research Center:
America's Image Abroad Rebounds With Transition From Trump to Biden  —  But many raise concerns about health of U.S. political system  —  This analysis focuses on public opinion of the United States in 16 advanced economies in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
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Claire Parker / Washington Post:
Global approval of the United States has rebounded under Biden, survey finds
Discussion: ABC News
Joshua Green / Bloomberg:
Election Denial and $16 Spritzers: Welcome to Florida's Trump Coast  —  Since he left Washington in turmoil in January, Donald Trump has spent the bulk of his brief, contentious post-presidency holed up in what Karl Rove calls his “Fortress of Solitude”—Mar‑a‑ Lago, his private club in Palm Beach.
Discussion: NBC News
Glenn Greenwald:
Yet Another Media Tale — Trump Tear-Gassed Protesters For a Church Photo Op — Collapses  —  That the White House violently cleared Lafayette Park at Trump's behest was treated as unquestioned truth by most corporate media.  Today it was revealed as a falsehood.  —  3 hr ago
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Mark Lee Greenblatt / DOI OIG:
Statement from Inspector General Mark Lee Greenblatt Regarding Special Review Report “Review of U.S. Park Police Actions at Lafayette Park”
Michael Siegel / Ordinary Times:
The Final Stages of the Con: Donald Trump, Stolen Elections, and Delusion  —  In 1986, televangelist Peter Popoff was at the top of his game.  Popoff had a wildly successful ministry which centered around faith healing.  Walking amidst a vast audience, he would approach apparent strangers.
Miami Herald:
The city that's home to Trump's South Florida resort just voted to ban casinos  —  Count Doral among the latest Miami-Dade cities to erect defenses against casino politics as the prospect of gambling — and a Trump-branded casino — creeps closer.  —  The Doral city council on Wednesday voted 4 …
Discussion: Raw Story
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Biden's plans would give families a surprisingly big lift.  New data shows how.  —  It's sometimes suggested that the unexpected ambition of President Biden's proposals could revamp our political debate.  They might allow Democrats to take control over the “economic populist” space in our politics …
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Jennifer Oldham / Politico:
Where Voters Are Losing Patience With Lauren Boebert  —  Charles Perko gestured past a vine-covered chain link fence toward a hulking steel facility with massive mills and squat brick office buildings.  The 140-year-old complex had forged the iron that built the West, and once was Colorado's largest employer, with some 10,000 workers.
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
Eric Adams wants to be mayor of New York — and swears he doesn't live in New Jersey  —  NEW YORK — Mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams spent Wednesday morning trying to put to bed questions about where he sleeps with a tour of his cluttered basement apartment in Brooklyn and an emotional explanation for his insistence on personal privacy.
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Post
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Katie Hill fights to make revenge porn a federal crime and ponders another run for office  —  Katie Hill has faced deep lows since resigning from Congress after nude images of her were disseminated around the globe without her consent.  She feared for her physical safety during her divorce …
New York Times:
WAKES  —  UP  —  During the pandemic, one of New York City's greatest qualities — its delirious density — became a liability.  New Yorkers had to adjust to a strange new reality, in which avoiding one another was the safe and responsible choice.  But last month, with the vaccination rate soaring …
Ben Dreyfuss / Good Faith:
The world is not filled with monsters.  It's filled with normal, flawed human beings.  —  Don't be the person who demands to know who has and hasn't suffered.  —  7 hr ago  —  A few years ago I was at a party and people began to talk about whether it was OK for people in other countries …
Frank Figliuzzi / MSNBC:
How the FBI's most wanted Capitol rioters are being hunted online  —  After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a New York advertising executive conceived of a slogan that was eventually adopted by the newly formed Department of Homeland Security: “See something, say something.”
Discussion: Raw Story and HuffPost
Rachel Siegel / Washington Post:
Prices jumped 5 percent in May, continuing inflationary climb.  Policymakers say it's temporary.  —  The most recent inflation figures are unlikely to rattle the Biden administration or Federal Reserve  —  Prices were up by 5 percent in May compared with a year ago, the largest increase since …
Felix Salmon / Axios:
Half of the pandemic's unemployment money may have been stolen  —  Criminals may have stolen as much as half of the unemployment benefits the U.S. has been pumping out over the past year, some experts say.  —  Why it matters: Unemployment fraud during the pandemic could easily reach $400 billion …
Alice Yan / South China Morning Post:
Beijing bus stunned by shrieking woman demanding a seat saying she's royalty  —  The woman quickly became enraged and began shrieking at other passengers, labelling them as ‘beggars’ and ‘uncivilised’ After a video of the incident appeared on social media police detained the woman She came …
Eli Lake / Bloomberg:
Biden Should Offer the Vaccine to Iran  —  President Joe Biden's plan to provide 500 million doses of the Covid vaccine to countries suffering from a deadly pandemic is welcome news for many reasons.  The most obvious is that it's in everyone's interest to inoculate as many people as possible …
Discussion: Associated Press
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
Judge Finds Proud Boy's Pleas to Get Out of Jail ‘Without Merit,’ Highlighting Vulgar Threats He Made Against People Who ‘Ratted’ Him Out  —  Finding a Proud Boys member's complaints of inadequate medical care behind bars “without merit,” a federal judge issued a scathing ruling on Wednesday explaining …
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
Karen Townsend / HotAir:
CBP: Record number of migrants crossed the U.S. border in May  —  The good news is that fewer unaccompanied minors and families crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in the month of May. The bad news is that a record number of migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in the month of May. More than 180,000 migrants …
New York Times:
Google Seeks to Break Vicious Cycle of Online Slander  —  In response to Times articles, the search giant is changing its algorithm, part of a major shift in how Google polices harmful content.  —  For many years, the vicious cycle has spun: Websites solicit lurid, unverified complaints …
Jacob Bunge / Wall Street Journal:
JBS Paid $11 Million to Resolve Ransomware Attack  —  Meat supplier's U.S. chief executive says firm paid cybercriminals in bitcoin to avoid more disruptions  —  JBS USA Holdings Inc. paid an $11 million ransom to cybercriminals who last week temporarily knocked out plants that process roughly …
Matthew Foldi / Washington Free Beacon:
Liberal Group Funded by Swiss Billionaire Spends Big to Attack ‘Billionaires Buying Our Elections’  —  A liberal redistricting group funded largely through secretive donations by a Swiss billionaire is hitting the airwaves with a well-funded ad campaign attacking the “billionaires buying our elections.”
Discussion: The Hill and Instapundit
Patrick Maguire / The Times:
G7 summit 2021: Joe Biden accuses Boris Johnson of ‘inflaming’ Irish tensions … President Biden ordered US officials to issue Boris Johnson with an extraordinary diplomatic rebuke for imperilling the Northern Ireland peace process over Brexit, The Times can reveal.
Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
Dr. Fauci Absolutely Unleashes on His Critics: When You Attack ‘Dr. Anthony Fauci, You Are Attacking Science’  —  Dr. Anthony Fauci has evidently had enough of the increasing criticism being pointed his way — particularly from the political right.  —  In what became a fiery rant on MSNBC's MTP …
Discussion: Townhall and POLITICUSUSA
Ivan Penn / New York Times:
A U.S. solar company will build a new factory in Ohio, giving Biden a boost.  —  One of the nation's biggest solar-energy companies said on Wednesday that it would double production in the United States by opening a third plant in Ohio by the middle of 2023.
The Economist:
The West is passing up the opportunity of the century  —  There could be no better advertisement for democracy and free markets than a rapid global vaccination drive  —  IMAGINE AN INVESTMENT that would earn a return of 17,900% in four years.  Better yet, the initial outlay would be easily affordable.
Bloomberg:
G-7 Eyes Ambitious Shift to Electric Cars and Away From Oil  — Every G-7 nation would promise more cash for climate change  — Draft summit communique is being discussed as leaders gather  —  Group of Seven leaders are discussing ambitious plans to shift the balance of car buying away …
Mark Schoofs / New York Times:
She Exposed the Truth About ‘Dirty Money.’ Why Was She Sentenced to Prison?  —  Mr. Schoofs is the editor in chief of BuzzFeed News and a visiting professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.  —  Last Thursday, President Biden vowed …
Wall Street Journal:
America's Energy Gift to Dictators  —  China, Russia and Iran will exploit the U.S. retreat on fossil fuels.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  The U.S. is barreling toward one of the greatest self-inflicted wounds in its history.  This came into sharper focus last week when President Biden …
Discussion: Fox News
 
 
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E.J. Dionne / Washington Post:
Advancing democracy abroad requires defending it at home
Michael Farris / National Review:
The Coming Backlash against Woke Public Schools
Discussion: Fox News, Townhall and adflegal.org
Jean Guerrero / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: What Kamala Harris' callous message to migrants really means
Discussion: Breitbart
Insider:
50 Black women have been killed by the police since 2015. Most of the officers who shot them didn't face consequences.
Jim Mustian / Associated Press:
AP: Louisiana police unit probed over Black driver arrests
Hannah Bleau / Breitbart:
12 People Who Were Canceled for Using the N-Word like Hunter Biden
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Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
Mueller prosecutor says Manhattan DA may have ‘insider’ in Trump criminal case
Discussion: ABC News
Yonah Jeremy Bob / Jerusalem Post:
Ex-Mossad chief Tamir Pardo: Netanyahu broke policy with Iran, US
New York Times:
With a Ban on Navalny's Group, Putin Sends Clear Message to Biden
Discussion: Japan Times
Cmte Judiciary (D) RSS Articles:
House Judiciary Committee Releases Transcript of Interview with Former White House Counsel Don McGahn
Discussion: NPR
CNN:
Trump administration pursued CNN reporter's records in months-long secret court battle