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12:55 PM ET, June 20, 2021

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Sun-Sentinel:
One dead after pickup truck drives into crowd attending Wilton Manors LGBTQ Pride parade  —  A pickup truck drove into a crowd of spectators at the start of the Wilton Manors Stonewall Parade and Festival in what appeared to be an intentional act, witnesses said.
Discussion: CBS News, The Daily Beast and Mediaite
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WPLG-TV:
2 hit by truck, 1 killed at Pride parade in Wilton Manors  —  Man behind the wheel was wearing Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus t-shirt  —  WILTON MANORS, Fla. - One man was killed and another injured when they were run over by a pickup truck as the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors was just getting started Saturday night.
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Graham: Dems' voting bill is ‘biggest power grab’ in US history, will not support Manchin compromise  —  Graham said he opposes measures that would take power away from states  —  Sen. Graham to Biden: Bipartisan infrastructure deal ‘is there for the taking’
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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Maria Carrasco / Politico:
Graham to Biden: 'If you want an infrastructure deal of a trillion dollars, it's there for the taking'  —  He just urges the president not to get greedy by using reconciliation for a second package.  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham's comments came as Democrats continue to weigh spending …
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Hill
Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Sanders says no to gas taxes, electric vehicle fees to fund infrastructure deal … WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., drew his red lines on a potential infrastructure compromise bill Sunday, as Democratic progressives continue to hesitate over joining the bipartisan deal …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Hunter Walker / New York Magazine:
A Very Late Night With the Yangs The former frontrunner and his wife vent about Eric Adams, the media, and much more.  —  “I have a pet peeve I want to share with you,” Andrew Yang declared immediately after we were introduced on Zoom late Thursday night.  —  The emotional toll of a series …
Discussion: CNN and New York Times
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Harry Enten / CNN:
How this is the most unpredictable NYC mayoral race in 50 years  —  (CNN)Poll of the week: A new WNBC/Telemundo 47/Politico/Marist College poll finds Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams leading the New York City Democratic mayoral primary 24% to Kathryn Garcia's 17%, Maya Wiley's 15%, and Andrew Yang's 13%.
Derek Robertson / Politico:
How Republicans Became the ‘Barstool’ Party  —  Earlier this year, when Echelon Insights released its way-too-early poll of voters' preferences for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, political wonks could be forgiven for having to Google the name at the bottom of the list next to Sen. Josh Hawley …
Talis Shelbourne / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Ron Johnson made an appearance at Milwaukee's Juneteenth Day celebration.  It didn't go well.  —  You could see this coming.  —  On Saturday, during an otherwise joyful celebration of Juneteenth Day in Milwaukee, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson made an appearance at a Republican Party booth.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars, The Root and HuffPost
Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Column: Why Republicans are suddenly reluctant to condemn political violence  —  The Republican Party has a problem with political violence: It's not sure whether it's for it or against it.  —  In the first days after a mob loyal to former President Trump stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 to try …
Ewan Palmer / Newsweek:
QAnon Supporters Dismayed at Donald Trump's December Tour With Bill O'Reilly  —  QAnon supporters have acted with dismay and confusion after Donald Trump announced the December dates of his upcoming speaking tour with Bill O'Reilly, which coincides with when he is meant to have already been reinstated as president.
Discussion: Raw Story
GoLocalProv:
“It's a Long Tradition in RI,” Whitehouse Defends Family's Membership in All-White Club  —  U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse continues to defend his family's membership in the all-white private Bailey's Beach Club in Newport.  —  GoLocal interviewed Whitehouse on Friday in Pawtucket …
Discussion: Politico
Fadel Allassan / Axios:
U.S. sends 2.5 million COVID-19 doses to Taiwan  —  The U.S. sent 2.5 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan on Sunday — More than triple the number it had previously pledged, AP reports.  —  Why it matters: The donation is a show of support for Taiwan as it faces pressure from China …
Discussion: MyNorthwest.com
Nicholas Wu / Politico:
Democrats set to pare down gun control bills in aim for unity  —  Senate Democrats are struggling for the total unity they need on major infrastructure and elections bills.  Their gun control point man is determined to avoid that kind of quicksand.  —  Instead, Democrats are preparing …
Discussion: Breitbart
Washington Post:
Leader of companies that pushed ‘Italygate’ election conspiracy theory falsely claimed $30 million mansion was her home  —  Late last December, as President Donald Trump pressed senior officials to find proof of election fraud, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows emailed acting attorney …
Zach Despart / Houston Chronicle:
Texas said inland counties had lower disaster risk, yet awarded them huge share of $1B in Harvey aid  —  Disasters have not fallen evenly on Iola and Port Arthur.  Hurricane Harvey flooded almost the entire coastal city on the Louisiana border, which was damaged by Ike and Rita before that.
Caroline Vakil / The Hill:
Graham calls voting rights bill ‘biggest power grab’ in history  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Sunday that a sweeping, Democratic-backed election reform bill was “the biggest power grab in the history of the country.”  —  “In my view, SR-1 is the biggest power grab in the history of the country.
Discussion: Mediaite
Dan McLaughlin / National Review:
The Shakespearean Father-Son Tragedy of the Biden Family  —  It was announced Saturday that Joe Biden's dog Champ has died at age 13.  By all accounts, the family German Shepherd was - as we would say - a good boy.  Dogs are with us too briefly, and saying goodbye to them is inevitable but never easy.
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register:
Is U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley now ‘vincible’?  In new Iowa Poll, nearly two-thirds say it's time for someone new  —  Fewer than a third of Iowa's likely voters say they would vote to reelect Republican Chuck Grassley if the U.S. Senate elections were held today, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows.
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Washington Examiner:
Sen. Tuberville blows whistle on Biden's lawsuit ‘slush funds’  —  The Biden administration is trying to revive a form of thoroughly corrupt, politicized shakedowns.  Thankfully, Sen. Tommy Tuberville is trying to stop them.  —  The shakedowns were a favorite tactic of the Justice Department under …
Alan M. Dershowitz / The Hill:
We should recognize the progress we've made on discrimination  —  The welcome adoption of Juneteenth as a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery proves what should have been obvious for at least a generation — namely, that we are no longer a systemically racist nation.
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, and the Weight of History  —  At last week's summit, on the centenary of the Russian dissident Andrei Sakharov's birth, Biden tried to reassert democratic values—and to counter Putin's amoral authoritarianism.  —  The lives of the saints do not alter the fate of nations—except when they do.
 
 
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David Cohen / Politico:
Unclear if Iran's election will change nuclear talks, Jake Sullivan says
Discussion: ABC News
Megan Henney / Fox Business:
Biden's tax proposal means that 60% of Americans could pay more: Here's how much
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Chea Yeomans / Insider:
I'm a Trump voter from Arizona. My state's Democratic Senator, Kyrsten Sinema, needs to support Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan.
Discussion: Raw Story
Natalie Winters / The National Pulse:
REVEALED: Google & USAID Funded Wuhan Collaborator Peter Daszak's Virus Experiments For Over A Decade.
Discussion: 100PercentFedUp.com
Jon Levine / New York Post:
AOC skips out on congressional voting to campaign for Maya Wiley
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Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: Washington Monthly
Washington Post:
Severe heat and drought the hallmarks of a changing west
Discussion: Gizmodo
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
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Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
Lizzie Widdicombe / New Yorker:
What Is Going On at Yale Law School?
Discussion: Althouse
Jonathan D. Salant / New Jersey Online:
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Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
New York Times:
How Republican States Are Expanding Their Power Over Elections
Discussion: Daily Kos and Axios