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1:45 PM ET, June 25, 2021

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David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. to file lawsuit against state of Georgia over new voting restrictions  —  The Justice Department will file a federal lawsuit Friday against the state of Georgia for its efforts to enact new voting restrictions that federal authorities allege discriminate against Black Americans …
Discussion: HotAir, The Root and ArkansasTimes
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Ari Berman / Mother Jones:
Justice Department Is Suing Georgia Over Voter Suppression Law  —  Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.  —  In its first major action to combat GOP voter suppression laws …
Mother Jones:
The FBI Searched the Home of a Rudy Giuliani Associate  —  Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.  —  FBI agents on Tuesday searched the California home of George Dickson III …
Discussion: Raw Story
Alexander Mallin / ABC News:
Justice Department to sue Georgia over voting rights law  —  AG Merrick Garland announced the action on Friday.  —  Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday that the Justice Department is suing the state of Georgia over the sweeping election law recently passed by Republicans …
New York Times:
The Justice Department is suing Georgia over its new voting law.
Aruna Viswanatha / Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department to Sue Georgia Over Its New Voting Law
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Graham: Biden made GOP look like ‘f—ing idiots’  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION — President JOE BIDEN, Senate Majority Leader CHUCK SCHUMER and Speaker NANCY PELOSI unveiled a rather daring new strategy Thursday for getting the president's agenda passed.
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Is Probably Doomed, Alas  —  Thursday afternoon at the White House was a beautiful moment of golden nostalgia.  Republicans and Democrats who negotiated a bipartisan deal stood side by side, basking in mutual respect.  “This reminds me of the days when we used …
Discussion: Raw Story, Insider and The Daily Caller
New York Times:
Pence, Diverging From Trump, Says He Was ‘Proud’ to Certify Election  —  In a speech, former Vice President Mike Pence went the furthest he has gone yet in distancing himself from Donald Trump and the Capitol riot.  But he still praised the former president and his agenda.
Lindsey McPherson / Roll Call:
Some moderate Democrats oppose Biden spending package, as progressives feared
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
National Review:
Republicans Shouldn't Fall for Biden's Infrastructure Charade
Quint Forgey / Politico:
‘Almost no idea more un-American’: Pence breaks with Trump on Jan. 6
New York Times:
Trump Organization Could Face Criminal Charges in D.A. Inquiry  —  An indictment of the Trump Organization could mark the first criminal charges to emerge from an investigation by the Manhattan district attorney into Donald J. Trump and his business dealings.
Discussion: The Hill
ProPublica:
New Details Suggest Senior Trump Aides Knew Jan. 6 Rally Could Get Chaotic  —  Text messages and interviews show that Stop the Steal leaders fooled the Capitol police and welcomed racists to increase their crowd sizes, while White House officials worked to both contain and appease them.
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Top US general rejected Trump suggestions military should ‘crack skulls’ during protests last year, new book claims  —  General's response to Gaetz's question leaves him shaking his head  —  Washington (CNN)The top US general repeatedly pushed back on then-President Donald Trump's argument …
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Jeet Heer / The Time of Monsters:
The Right Versus the Military  —  General Mark Milley has emerged as an unlikely bulwark against authoritarianism  —  Throughout Trump's presidency there was a running debate on the left about fascism.  Was Trump, as many ]thought, an authoritarian threat, a proto-fascist if not fascist tout court?
Discussion: Vanity Fair and Insider
New York Times:
They Seemed Like Democratic Activists.  They Were Secretly Conservative Spies.  —  Operatives infiltrated progressive groups across the West to try to manipulate politics and reshape the national electoral map.  They targeted moderate Republicans, too — anyone seen as threats to hard-line conservatives.
Discussion: Insider
Carl Zimmer / New York Times:
Discovery of ‘Dragon Man’ Skull in China May Add Species to Human Family Tree  —  A laborer discovered the fossil and hid it in a well for 85 years.  Scientists say it could help sort out the human family tree and how our species emerged.  —  Scientists on Friday announced …
Politico:
Trump set to reemerge on the trail with revenge on his mind  —  Former President Donald Trump is bronzed, rested and politically bloodthirsty.  —  Having spent months in semi-retirement after his election loss in 2020, Trump is set this weekend to kick off a series of political events.
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Felix Salmon / Axios:
America's continued move toward socialism  —  Just half of younger Americans now hold a positive view of capitalism — and socialism's appeal in the U.S. continues to grow, driven by Black Americans and women, according to a new Axios/Momentive poll.  —  Why it matters: The pandemic …
Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
Tucker Carlson Trashes Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: 'He's Not Just a Pig, He's Stupid'  —  On Thursday, Tucker Carlson slammed Gen. Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, calling him “a pig” and “stupid.”  —  The Fox News host took particular issue with Milley's testimony …
Emily Goodin / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump laughed at Rudy for falling asleep on planes and ‘spitting during meetings’ and would tell him he ‘sucked’ and was ‘pathetic’ after TV appearances, new book claims  — Donald Trump enjoyed tormenting Rudy Giuliani, mocking him for falling asleep in meetings and calling him ‘pathetic’
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Ali Breland / Mother Jones:
How Amazon Bullies, Manipulates, and Lies to Reporters  —  Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.  —  It was a slow news day at Gizmodo, the tech website where Dell Cameron worked.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Yet Another Biden Program Favoring Non-Whites Halted By Federal Judge  —  “Plaintiff is a White farmer in Jennings, Florida who has qualifying farm loans but is ineligible for debt relief under Section 1005 solely because of his race.”  Judge agrees: “Race or ethnicity is the sole …
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Jazz Shaw / HotAir:
White farmer wins court relief from race-based Biden farm-aid program
Discussion: NBC News and UPI
Cameron Joseph / VICE:
Video Shows GOP Rep. Comparing Democrats to Nazis: ‘They Want to Destroy the Country’  —  “They are not the loyal opposition.  They are the opposition to everything you love and believe in,” Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry said about Democrats in a recent speech.  —  CJ
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Libby Cathey / ABC News:
‘Progress’ flag to fly at State Department for 1st time to mark Pride month  —  One transgender Army veteran told ABC News it's a nice gesture but not enough.  —  A year after Pride flags were banned from being displayed at U.S embassies, the State Department, for the first time, will raise the …
Thomas Page McBee / New York Times:
What I Saw in My First 10 Years on Testosterone  —  Mr. McBee is the author of “Amateur: A Reckoning With Gender, Identity, and Masculinity” and “Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man.”  He writes for TV and film.  —  Ten years ago this month …
Discussion: KVIA-TV
Yascha Mounk / Persuasion:
The Perils of 180ism  —  A few months after I first moved to the United States, “The Colbert Report” premiered on television.  In his very first episode, in October 2005, Stephen Colbert defined “truthiness.”  What matters, he argued in a hilarious imitation of a hard-charging right-wing television pundit …
Jackson Richman / Washington Examiner:
Chicago Dyke March chooses antisemitic hate  —  The Chicago Dyke March, on Saturday, is not about promoting Pride but rather a far-left agenda that includes antisemitism.  —  One poster promoting the event includes a woman standing on top of a burning police car while holding burning American and Israeli flags.
Discussion: Algemeiner.com
 
 
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