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2:59 AM ET, June 13, 2021

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CNN:
Former Deputy AG Rosenstein has said he was not aware of subpoena for lawmakers' data, source says  —  (CNN)Ex-top Trump Justice Department official Rod Rosenstein has told people in recent days he was not aware of a subpoena that targeted the data of Democratic members of Congress …
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E.J. Dionne / Washington Post:
There's no escape from holding Trump accountable  —  It was inevitable that the Trump administration's politically motivated misuse of the investigative arms of government would burst into public view and demand accountability.  That moment is upon us.  —  The revelation that the Trump …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:   Garland Confronts Long-Building Crisis Over Leak Inquiries and Journalism
Tony Plohetski / Austin American-Statesman:
Austin police arrest one of two suspects involved in downtown shooting that left 14 injured  —  Editor's note: Due to the magnitude of this shooting as a matter of public safety, the Statesman is making this story free for everyone to read.  Statesman journalists are working to find …
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Washington Post:
Trump's shadow still looms over cloudy skies at G-7 summit  —  CARBIS BAY, England — Addressing U.S. troops shortly after his arrival in England this past week, President Biden took pains to stress the importance of working with allied nations, emphasizing a partnership “grounded on democratic ideals and a shared vision of the future.”
Discussion: Townhall
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Tom Nichols / USA Today:
I said I couldn't stand Indian food.  Then a Twitter friend took me to dinner.  —  This is a story about the internet, the spontaneous generosity of thousands of people and the healing power of food.  Or, the healing power of lamb.  —  This is a story about how the internet and social media …
Josh Boak / Associated Press:
Biden to name Pulse Nightclub a national memorial  —  President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.  —  The deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community …
Discussion: RedState and Twitchy
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Molly McKew / Great Power:
Belarus sharpens a weapon of “irregular migration” against Lithuania  —  As Lukashenko cracks down, Lithuania steps up to help the Belarusian opposition — and finds itself the target of new hybrid measures from Minsk  —  Over the past few weeks, hundreds of migrants, primarily from Iraq …
Kaitlan Collins / CNN:
New book suggests Birx wanted Trump to lose presidential election  —  (CNN)A new book written by one of President Joe Biden's top coronavirus advisers suggests Dr. Deborah Birx hoped former President Donald Trump would lose the 2020 presidential election.  —  In “Preventable,” …
Discussion: The Hill
Slate:
It's Time to Treat Voting Rights Like Climate Change  —  In the United States, political polarization has checked efforts to enact even modest federal climate change legislation for decades.  Out of frustration, one might even say desperation, some activists have looked to the world …
BuzzFeed News:
Trump's State Department Officials Fought Over Whether The Coronavirus Was A Chinese Bioweapon  —  In the final days of the Trump administration, the State Department was embroiled in a bitter dispute over China's role in the origins of COVID-19 that's now spilling into public view.
Discussion: Raw Story and Balloon Juice
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: Raw Story
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.
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Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:   Marjorie Taylor Greene to headline Hillsborough GOP dinner this summer
W. James Antle III / MSN:
Democrats claim to care about truth — until it's something they got wrong about Trump  —  Since June 1 last year, it has been accepted as an article of faith that then-President Donald Trump ordered a group of peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters to be cleared from Lafayette Square across …
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Signal
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: RedState, KVIA-TV and The Hill
 
 
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The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden and G7 Leaders Launch Build Back Better World (B3W) Partnership
Discussion: Al Jazeera
Blake Montgomery / The Daily Beast:
YouTube Suspends Sen. Ron Johnson for Spreading Coronavirus Misinformation
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Molly Jong-Fast / The Daily Beast:
The Pathetic New Chapter of the Baby Trumps
Joseph Clark / Washington Times:
Pentagon gets ‘woke’: Whistleblowers reveal segregation for ‘privilege walks,’ critical race theory
Discussion: New York Post
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New York Times:
Private Inequity: How a Powerful Industry Conquered the Tax System
Discussion: The National Interest
Alex Pareene / New Republic:
Here's an Idea for Liberals: Propaganda
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
New questions about a key GOP impeachment witness for Trump
Discussion: Crooks and Liars