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Anita Kumar / Politico:
Biden flourishes in Trump's absence from the world stage  —  CARBIS BAY, England — Joe Biden had many messages for U.S. allies during his first foreign trip as president.  But perhaps none were more pronounced than this: I'm not Donald Trump.  —  Biden's predecessor spent four years …
Corky Siemaszko / NBC News:
In NBC interview, Putin calls Trump ‘colorful’ but says he can work with Biden
Associated Press:
The Latest: Climate change protests hit beach near G7 summit
Discussion: Associated Press
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
G7 Live Updates: Biden and Putin Won't Hold a Joint News Conference
Washington Examiner:   Biden should make sure G-7 isn't full of hot air
Myah Ward / Politico:
Putin: Relationship with U.S. has ‘deteriorated to its lowest point’ in years
Wall Street Journal:
Biden Pushes G-7 to Criticize China Over Forced-Labor Allegations
Discussion: Fox News and Associated Press
Alex Pareene / New Republic:
Here's an Idea for Liberals: Propaganda  —  What does the Democratic Party stand for?  What do voters think the Democratic Party stands for?  How can Democrats communicate to voters that they actually do stand for things?  These are vexing questions for Democratic politicians and the people who run their campaigns.
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Republican attacks on Biden agenda can't break through conservative media's culture wars  —  Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) started off talking about the cancellation of a domestic oil pipeline, the job losses and higher gas prices, key kitchen-table items that Republicans believe will be critical to winning back the majority next year.
Discussion: Hackwhackers
CNN:
Justice Department requested data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple  —  Here's the biggest problem Justice Department watchdog faces  —  (CNN)The Department of Justice sent a broad request in February 2018 to Apple as part of its investigation that collected data on members of Congress, staffers and their families.
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Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Apple tightens rules after Justice Department targeted U.S. lawmakers
Discussion: CNBC, more at Techmeme »
The Daily Beast:
Jeff Sessions Claims He's Clueless About His DOJ's Snooping on Congress
Doug Fraser / Cape Cod Times:
‘I was completely inside’: Lobster diver swallowed by humpback whale off Provincetown  —  PROVINCETOWN — At a little before 8 a.m., Friday, veteran lobster diver Michael Packard entered the water for his second dive of the day.  —  His vessel, “the J 'an J,” was right off Herring Cove Beach …
KXAN-TV:
Austin mass shooting: 13 hospitalized after attack on 6th Street  —  AUSTIN (KXAN) — At least 13 people were injured in a shooting in downtown Austin early Saturday morning.  —  During a briefing Saturday morning, Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon said the shooting happened at 400 E. 6th Street, which is near Trinity Street.
Gabrielle Chung / People.com:
NBC Halts Production on Ultimate Slip 'N Slide amid Report of ‘Explosive Diarrhea’ Outbreak on Set  —  At least one Ultimate Slip 'N Slide crew member tested positive for giardia — a microscopic parasite that, when swallowed, causes diarrheal disease  —  Talk about a summer bummer.
New York Times:
Private Inequity: How a Powerful Industry Conquered the Tax System  —  The I.R.S. almost never audits private equity firms, even as whistle-blowers have filed claims alleging illegal tax avoidance.  —  There were two weeks left in the Trump administration when the Treasury Department handed …
Washington Post:
Russia's FSB poisoned another Putin critic.  It's chilling.  —  DMITRY BYKOV is a prodigious polymath of Russian letters and journalism.  He has written prize-winning biographies and was part of a team that created “Citizen Poet,” a hit series online and on television offering biting political satire.
Bill Glauber / USA Today:
Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson suspended for a week from YouTube for COVID misinformation  —  A Milwaukee Press Club event has landed Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., in hot water with YouTube.  —  On Friday, Johnson was slapped with a one-week suspension from uploading videos …
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
The Partisan Bureaucracy  —  Would the IRS violate your privacy to further Democratic policy objectives?  —  The lesson of this week's leak of billionaires' tax returns isn't that taxes are too low, the rich should pay more or any of the other claims the leak was designed to support.
Discussion: New York Times
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Why Does Elena Kagan Keep Roasting Brett Kavanaugh?  —  The Supreme Court is quiet.  Too quiet.  It is almost mid-June, and the court has yet to release any blockbuster decisions.  What's going on?  —  The simple answer is also the obvious one: These cases have sharply divided the justices …
Joe Concha / The Hill:
CNN insults #MeToo movement, provides happy ending for Jeffrey Toobin  —  CNN's chief legal analyst returned to national television on Thursday, eight months after masturbating on a New Yorker Zoom conference call that included several female colleagues who had to witness it.
Harry Enten / CNN:
Most blue states will make Biden's July 4 vaccine goal.  The red ones won't.  —  (CNN)The United States looks increasingly unlikely to reach President Joe Biden's July 4 vaccine goal.  We need at least 70% of all adults to have one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and we're on pace to have somewhere between 67% and 68%.
Discussion: ABC News, KVIA-TV and WTOP
Financial Times:
Big weddings may be allowed despite expected delay to lockdown easing  —  Boris Johnson considers proposals that would mirror those in place for funerals  —  Boris Johnson will consider proposals to allow larger weddings to go ahead in England, despite a likely delay to the June 21 easing of England's lockdown.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Guardian
Nicholas Bagley / The Atlantic:
The Drug That Could Break American Health Care  —  Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration overruled—to much criticism—its own scientific advisory committee and approved the Alzheimer's treatment Aduhelm.  The agency made this decision despite thin evidence of the drug's clinical efficacy …
Discussion: Politico and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Aaron Bandler / Jewish Journal:
UCLA Confirms BLM Co-founder Who Called to End “Project That's Called Israel” Will Be Commencement Speaker … https://jewishjournal.com/wp-content/ uploads/speaker/post-337580.mp3?cb= 1623348898.mp3  —  The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs confirmed to the Journal that Black Lives Matter …
Discussion: Fox News
Erin Doherty / Axios:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she doesn't “believe in evolution”  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said this week she does not “believe in evolution,” adding, “I don't believe in that type of so-called science.”  —  What she's saying: Greene leaned on religion to explain the origins of the coronavirus.
Hunter Walker / The Uprising:
Jeff Brain, Whose Site Organized ‘Patriot Caravans’ On January 6, Is Threatening To Sue The Uprising  —  This is a special issue of The Uprising, a daily politics newsletter.  If you appreciated this story and want to help support this work, please sign up!
Christopher Mathias / HuffPost:
Chicago Cop Arrested In Jan. 6 Attack Allegedly Texted ‘We Inside The Capital LMFAO’  —  Officer Karol J. Chwiesiuk allegedly breached the Capitol building, and told an acquaintance beforehand that he was going to D.C. to “f**k up some commies.”  —  Federal authorities arrested …
Discussion: Chicago Sun-Times and Forbes
The Times of Israel:
Netanyahu's last ditch bid to Gantz: 'I'll resign now, you'll be PM for 3 years'  —  Report says Blue and White chief's associates resolutely rejected multiple offers, with latest proposal for immediate resignation made as recently as the early hours of Friday
New York Times:
Kamala Harris's Vice Presidency Is Coming Into Focus.  Everyone Has an Opinion About What They See.  —  In a role that seldom allows for error, Ms. Harris is trying to shape her vice presidency by tackling unwieldy policy issues.  —  WASHINGTON — It should have been an easy question.
 
 
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New questions about a key GOP impeachment witness for Trump
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Wonking Out: Economic Nationalism, Biden-Style
Julia Wick / Los Angeles Times:
Recall fever strikes California as angry voters take on politicians in large numbers
Discussion: New York Magazine
Fox News:
Federal Reserve tells employees to avoid ‘biased terms’ like ‘Founding Fathers’
Anton Shekhovtsov / The Moscow Times:
The Self-Unfulfilling Prophecy of a ‘Dialogue with Russia’
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Washington Post
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Robert Katzmann, U.S. Judge With Reach Beyond the Bench, Dies at 68
Discussion: emptywheel
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John O. Mcginnis / Law & Liberty:
“It Is a Sordid Thing, This Divvying Us Up by Race”
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The War Over Reality and Control: Critical Race Theory As An Opening For Fascist Power
Discussion: HotAir, Ordinary Times and CNN
USA Today:
One worked for Trump. The other for Obama. This is their advice on unifying the country.
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Inside the palace intrigue in Jordan and a thwarted ‘deal of the century’
Discussion: The Times of Israel