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New York Times:
New York Suspends Giuliani's Law License  —  A state appellate court concluded that as Donald J. Trump's personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, had lied about election fraud.  —  A New York appellate court suspended Rudolph W. Giuliani's law license on Thursday after a disciplinary panel found that he made …
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ABC News:
Rudy Giuliani suspended from practice of law in New York  —  A New York court has suspended Giuliani's law license on an interim basis.  —  A New York court has suspended the law license of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, citing in part his work as counsel to former President Donald Trump.
Allahpundit / HotAir:
Breaking: Giuliani suspended from practicing law in New York
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Washington Post:
Inside the extraordinary effort to save Trump from covid-19  —  His illness was more severe than the White House acknowledged at the time.  Advisers thought it would alter his response to the pandemic.  They were wrong.  —  This article is adapted from “Nightmare Scenario …
Discussion: The Hill, Insider, Forbes and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Pelosi announces a select committee will investigate Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday that the House will form a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob …
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Politico:
Pelosi announces select committee will investigate Jan. 6 attack  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she would create a new committee to investigate what she said are “many questions” about the events leading up to the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, and the federal response to that day.
Rachel Maddow / MSNBC:   Rep. Maxine Waters: Yes, Jan. 6 select committee is being discussed
ProPublica:
Lord of the Roths: How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank  —  The Secret IRS Files  —  Billionaire Peter Thiel, a founder of PayPal, has publicly condemned “confiscatory taxes.”  He's been a major funder …
Jonathan H. Adler / Reason:
Does a New Florida Law Require State Universities to Monitor Faculty and Student Beliefs?  —  Why is straight reporting on educational reform measures so difficult.  —  “Florida Gov signs law requiring students, faculty be asked to declare their political beliefs,” blares a headline from The Hill.
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Jem Aswad / Variety:
Read Britney Spears' Full Statement Against Conservatorship: ‘I Am Traumatized’ … I just got a new phone, and I have a lot to say, so bear with me.  Basically, a lot has happened since two years ago, the last time — I wrote all this down — the last time I was in court.  —  I will be honest with you.
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Joe Coscarelli / New York Times:
Britney Spears: ‘I Just Want My Life Back’
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Biden catches his white whale  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  ENGAGED!  — EUGENE DANIELS, a POLITICO White House reporter and co-author of Playbook from South Carolina, and NATE STEPHENS, a social change facilitator from South Dakota.  Pic ... Another pic ... One more pic ... OK, a final pic
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Lee Drutman / Democracy Fund Voter Study Group:
Theft Perception  —  Examining the Views of Americans Who Believe the 2020 Election was Stolen  —  Democratic Norms, Elections, Political Parties  —  TABLE OF CONTENTS:  — Measuring Support for ‘Stop the Steal’  — Measuring Devotion to Trump and Its Relationship to ‘Stop the Steal’
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Becket Adams / Washington Examiner:
Mark Milley deserves no applause for his defense of critical race theory  —  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley got way out of line Wednesday, scolding members of Congress while defending the inclusion of ultra-progressive racialist literature in military curricula.
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Politico:
A ‘Saigon moment’: Biden feels political heat as chaos looms in Afghanistan  —  Ahead of President Ashraf Ghani's visit to the White House, the U.S. says it will evacuate Afghans who have assisted in the war effort.  —  U.S. Army soldiers retrieve their duffel bags after they returned home from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.
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Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
House investigates possible shadow operation in Trump justice department  —  Judiciary committee want to know if officials violated policies in issuing secret subpoenas against congressional Democrats  —  Top Democrats in the House are investigating whether Trump justice department officials ran …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
App Taps Unwitting Users Abroad to Gather Open-Source Intelligence  —  The Premise app pays users, many in the developing world, to do tasks like taking photos and completing surveys for clients including the U.S. military  —  WASHINGTON—A consumer app has assembled a workforce of hundreds …
Kaitlin Sullivan / NBC News:
U.S. life expectancy decreased by an ‘alarming’ amount during pandemic … Average life expectancy in the United States plummeted in 2020, widening the life expectancy gap between the U.S. and other high-income countries.  The decline was particularly sharp among Hispanic and Black Americans, a new study found.
Discussion: HotAir
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Washington Post:
Inside the ‘shadow reality world’ promoting the lie that the presidential election was stolen … The slickly produced movie trailer, set to ominous music, cuts from scenes of the 2020 election to clips of allies of former president Donald Trump describing a vast conspiracy to steal the White House.
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
Michigan Republicans Debunk Voter Fraud Claims in Unsparing Report  —  The report, produced by a G.O.P.-led committee in the State Senate, exposes false claims made about the 2020 election by Trump allies in Michigan and other states.  —  A committee led by Michigan Republicans …
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Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
Tension grips Michigan as Trump's election attacks continue to reverberate
YouGov:
How Trump has redefined conservatism  —  In 2004, Pennsylvania Rep. Patrick Toomey was the face of the conservative insurgency.  An anti-taxes, anti-spending hawk, Toomey was one of many conservative upstarts who primaried a more moderate fellow Republican; in Toomey's case, longtime Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter.
Sam Meredith / CNBC:
Covid is already deadlier this year than all of 2020.  So why do many in U.S. think the problem's over?  — U.S. Covid cases have fallen far below the winter peak in recent weeks, with new diagnoses now down at a seven-day average of around 11,310 a day, compared to more than 250,000 at the start of the year.
Abby Smith / Washington Examiner:
Senate approves bipartisan measure to help farmers sell carbon credits  —  Senators voted Thursday by a wide bipartisan margin to approve a bill to help farmers access voluntary markets to sell carbon credits, a first step to engage the agriculture sector in climate policy.
Discussion: Politico
Ashraf Khalil / Associated Press:
CDC extends eviction moratorium a month, says it's last time  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help tenants who are unable to make rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic, but it said this is expected to be the last time it does so.
Amber Jamieson / BuzzFeed News:
A Former NRA President Was Tricked Into Speaking At A Fake High School Graduation  —  In a speech to the James Madison Academy 2021 graduating class, David Keene, a former NRA president and current board member of the gun rights group, called on the teens to fight those looking to implement tighter gun restrictions.
Bloomberg:
U.S. Confirms Removal of Wuhan Virus Sequences From Database  —  Details of the genetic makeup of some of the earliest samples of coronavirus in China were removed from an American database where they were initially stored at the request of Chinese researchers, U.S. officials confirmed …
Discussion: HotAir and TheBlaze
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
Why Police Have Been Quitting in Droves in the Last Year  —  Asheville, N.C., has been among the hardest hit by police departures in the wake of last year's George Floyd protests.  About a third of the force quit or retired.  —  ASHEVILLE, N.C. — As protests surged across the country …
Sam Dorman / Fox News:
Anti-critical race theory org launching with over $1M ad buy  —  The ads will run on national networks and in local markets targeting ‘political agendas’ in schools  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for June 23  —  FIRST ON FOX: A new organization is joining the fight against critical race theory …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Tyler Olson / Fox News:
Stefanik, Daines push bill to force Biden to open Canadian border, lament that Mexico border is ‘wide open’  —  Despite increasing vaccination and dropping COVID cases, border remains closed to non-essential travel  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for June 24
Discussion: Townhall
 
 
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Jimmy Vielkind / Wall Street Journal:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Aide Questioned in Sexual Harassment Investigation
Bill Glauber / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes hires key political adviser as he edges toward 2022 U.S. Senate run
Omar Villafranca / CBS News:
Some COVID-19 shots may be linked to rare heart problems in teens, CDC says
Discussion: CBS Boston and NPR
 Earlier Items: 
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Mike Pompeo, other 2024 GOP hopefuls head to New York to meet with donors as possible White House bids loom
Discussion: Raw Story
Noah Kulwin / New Republic:
An Origin Story for the Netanyahus
Discussion: Bookshop
The Hill:
Despite diverging economic views, we all support the Biden plan
Discussion: USA Today and Raw Story
Bethany Brunelle / Newport Daily News:
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse releases statement regarding membership to Bailey's Beach club
Discussion: Washington Times
PNAS:
Out-group animosity drives engagement on social media
Charlie Sykes / Morning Shots:
The Shark Attack Party
Washington Post:
In sentencing regretful Capitol protester, federal judge rebukes Republicans