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New York Times:
Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress  —  The Justice Department seized records from Apple for metadata of House Intelligence Committee members, their aides and family members.  —  WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department investigated who was behind leaks …
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Washington Post:
Trump Justice Dept. secretly subpoenaed records of two Democrats on House Intelligence Committee  —  The Justice Department in 2018 secretly subpoenaed Apple for the data of two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, as well as the data of their current and former staffers and family members …
Discussion: CBS News and Al Jazeera
CNN:
Trump Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from House Intelligence Committee Democrats, sources say  —  (CNN)Prosecutors in the Trump administration Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats — including Chairman Adam Schiff …
NBC News:
Schiff calls for inquiry after report that Trump DOJ targeted Democrats in Congress
Discussion: Raw Story and MSNBC
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:   ‘William Barr was truly out of control’: Legal experts stunned by Trump's DOJ spying on Democrats
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:   Bill Barr could lose his law license over Trump DOJ spy scandal: Legal expert says ‘expect a lot of legal fallout’
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
For Biden, Trump Is an Easy Act to Follow in Europe  —  But no amount of rallying the allies is going to make it easy to meet with Vladimir Putin.  —  Joe Biden has waited a lifetime for this trip.  As his White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, joked, before Biden departed on his first European tour …
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Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
As Biden prepares to meet Putin, millions of Syrian lives are at stake
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
Gore pressed Biden to stick with climate plans as liberals fear White House is softening its agenda  —  The president and former vice president had a private phone call amid concerns the White House might strip climate measures from the infrastructure deal.  —  A number of Democrats …
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
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Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Republicans in the States Are Proving Joe Manchin Wrong  —  While Senator Joe Manchin is demanding that both parties agree on any further federal voting-rights legislation, a new study quantifies how completely Republicans have excluded Democrats from the passage of the restrictive voting laws proliferating in red states.
Wall Street Journal:
Bipartisan Group of Senators Reaches Agreement on Infrastructure Proposal
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Dirk VanderHart / opb:
OPB's First Look newsletter  —  Lawmakers are making arrangements for a rare evening floor session to take up a potentially historic vote.  —  Nearly half a year after an Oregon lawmaker allowed a crowd of far right protesters to enter the capitol building, new evidence emerged showing …
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Hillary Borrud / Oregonian:
Oregon legislators expel Rep. Mike Nearman, who helped armed protesters enter Capitol  —  The Oregon House voted 59-1 Thursday to expel Rep. Mike Nearman, the first time it has ejected a sitting representative.  —  Lawmakers removed Nearman because he let far-right demonstrators …
Washington Examiner:
Biden's inflation monster arises  —  The Federal Reserve, Congress, and President Joe Biden are all complicit in the intensifying growth of price inflation, and all three should ratchet back their reckless policies that are causing it.  —  However, Biden should take the lead …
Discussion: New York Post
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Charles Gasparino / New York Post:   Latest economic figures shows Bidenomics is not working
Joe Jervis / Joe.My.God.:
Texas Gov: I'm Going To Build My Own Border Wall  —  Dallas's CBS News affiliate reports:  —  During a summit on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott said he will announce plans next week for Texas to begin building a wall along the southern border.  “I will announce next week the plan for the state …
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CNN:
Jeffrey Toobin is back at CNN eight months after exposing himself on Zoom  —  New York (CNN Business)Jeffrey Toobin returned to CNN as the network's chief legal analyst on Thursday, eight months after he exposed himself during a Zoom call with colleagues at The New Yorker.
Linda So / Reuters:
Trump-inspired death threats are terrorizing election workers  —  Election officials and their families are living with threats of hanging, firing squads, torture and bomb blasts, interviews and documents reveal.  The campaign of fear, sparked by Trump's voter-fraud falsehoods, threatens the U.S. electoral system.
Politico:
Jason Miller to head tech startup that could become Trump platform  —  Longtime senior Donald Trump adviser Jason Miller is taking over as chief executive officer of a tech startup company that could be used by the former president.  —  Miller's company is currently developing a social media platform …
Joe Killian / NC Policy Watch:
A ‘potential resolution’ to Hannah Jones tenure controversy may not heal damage done at UNC  —  “Ninety percent of Black and non-white faculty right now, they are probably looking at their other options.  That may be a conservative estimate.”  —  Attorneys for UNC-Chapel Hill will meet …
Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Russia is preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite system that will boost Tehran's ability to surveil military targets, officials say  —  Russia is preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite system that will give Tehran an unprecedented ability to track potential military targets across …
Discussion: The Times of Israel and Raw Story
Connie Schultz / USA Today:
Magnets, vaccines and the toll the conspiracy of misinformation takes on our ability to protect ourselves  —  This morning I walked around our house with a magnet to test a theory that had made its Ohio debut in our statehouse on Wednesday and quickly ricocheted across the country.
Discussion: Washington Post and CNN
Jaclyn Peiser / Washington Post:
After her arrest, she found her explicit photos sent to a strange number.  A state trooper answered the line.  —  Minnesota State Trooper Albert Kuehne sat in his cruiser in March 2020 and scrolled through a phone belonging to a 25-year-old woman he'd just detained on suspicion of drunken driving.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Kate Briquelet / The Daily Beast:
Epstein Kept Dossiers on His Victims to Blackmail Them  —  A ballerina says that Epstein and his associates kept files on underage girls to scare them into silence.  —  A survivor of Jeffrey Epstein's sex ring claims that a financial advisory firm linked to the deceased trafficker “coaxed” …
Discussion: HotAir and Raw Story
ProPublica:
“City Hall Put the Kibosh on That”: The Inside Story of How de Blasio Promised, Then Thwarted NYPD Accountability  —  Bill de Blasio once pledged powerful oversight of the police.  Then he became mayor.  Insiders reveal what happened next.  —  The NYPD Files  —  Investigating America's Largest Police Force
Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
The C.D.C.'s New Leader Follows the Science.  Is That Enough?  —  By all accounts, Dr. Rochelle Walensky is a fierce advocate and an empathetic scientist.  But C.D.C. advice must be better attuned to the real world, critics say.  —  On her first day as director of the Centers for Disease Control …
Discussion: The Federalist and Twitchy
Peter Beaumont / The Guardian:
Leading biologist dampens his ‘smoking gun’ Covid lab leak theory  —  Nobel laureate David Baltimore says he overstated case, and the origins of the virus are still unknown  —  A Nobel prize-winning US biologist, who has been widely quoted describing a “smoking gun” to support the thesis …
Discussion: Washington Post and HotAir
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Biden, other G-7 leaders gather for family photo, reception with royals and pandemic discussion  —  President Biden and other Group of Seven leaders are arriving in Cornwall, England, for the first day of a summit that will include a “family photo,” a reception with members of the royal family …
Discussion: Politico, GOV.UK and Forbes
Christina Wilkie / CNBC:
Biden and G-7 leaders will endorse a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15%  — President Joe Biden and G-7 leaders will jointly endorse a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15% on Friday, according to a White House fact sheet.  — They will also announce an agreement …
Discussion: Fox News and NBC News
 
 
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Washington Post:
Biden is showing that the U.S. can help vaccinate the world — and lead it
Discussion: The White House
Fred Lucas / Fox News:
Biden's proposed corporate tax hike poses potential for costlier utility bills
Discussion: National Review
Amir Tibon / Haaretz:
After CNN's ‘Election Fraud’ Comparison to Trump, Netanyahu's Party Vows Peaceful Transfer of Power
Patrick McGreevy / Los Angeles Times:
California appeals judge's ruling that overturned the state's assault weapons ban
Discussion: Fox News and KTLA
The Daily Beast:
Trump's Loyal, ‘Low Profile’ Money Man Could Bring Him Down
Discussion: Raw Story
Denis Slattery / New York Daily News:
N.Y. lawmakers advance bill that could strip Trump name from state park
Scott Allen / Washington Post:
Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman will throw ceremonial first pitch at Nats Park
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Reich / The Guardian:
When America's richest men pay $0 in income tax, this is wealth supremacy
Discussion: Twitchy
Daniel Nichanian / The Appeal:
Norfolk Elects Prosecutor Who Says Crime Is a “Symptom of Structural Racism”