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4:45 PM ET, June 30, 2021


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Corinne Ramey / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg Expected to Be Charged Thursday  —  The Manhattan district attorney's first charges in three-year probe will focus on alleged tax-related crimes at former president's company  —  The Manhattan district attorney's office is expected to charge …
Washington Post:
Trump's company is told to expect criminal charges Thursday, a dramatic turn in years-long probe of former president's business dealings
Discussion: The New Neo
Pew Research Center:
Behind Biden's 2020 Victory  —  An examination of the 2020 electorate, based on validated voters  —  Pew Research Center conducted this study to understand how Americans voted in 2020 and how their turnout and vote choices differed from 2016 and 2018.  For this analysis …
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR:
We Just Got Our Clearest Picture Yet Of How Biden Won In 2020  —  We know that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election (regardless of what former President Trump and his allies say).  We just haven't had a great picture of how he won.  —  ...that is, until today …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Steven Shepard / Politico:
New poll shows how Trump surged with women and Hispanics — and lost anyway  —  Every piece of evidence since the November election suggests Donald Trump made significant inroads among blocs of voters thought to be out of reach to the controversial now-former president.
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Bill Cosby to be released from prison after Pa. Supreme Court overturns sexual assault conviction
Myah Ward / Politico:
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has died at the age of 88  —  Donald Rumsfeld, the secretary of defense under both Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, has died.  He was 88.  —  Rumsfeld, both the youngest and second-oldest person to have served as secretary of Defense …
Bradley Graham / Washington Post:
Donald Rumsfeld, influential but controversial Bush defense secretary, dies at 88
Discussion: New York Times and Political Wire
Jamie McIntyre / Washington Examiner:
Donald Rumsfeld, youngest and oldest US defense secretary, dies at 88
Discussion: USA Today, NPR, CBS News and Reuters
New York Times:
Day of Rage: An In-Depth Look at How a Mob Stormed the Capitol  —  “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  [cheering] They came from all 50 states …
Discussion: NBC News and Just Security
House approves Jan. 6 riot probe as Dems fret over pro-Trump chaos agents  —  Democrats wanted a panel of outside experts to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection.  Instead they might have to deal with the Trump wing of the House GOP.  —  The House voted Wednesday, 222-190 …
Barbara Sprunt / NPR:
The House Votes To Remove Confederate Statues In The U.S. Capitol
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Stephen Breyer, and why Thursday is a huge day for the future of the Supreme Court  —  Relatively few people are talking about it right now, but Thursday (and perhaps the days to come) could be one of the most pivotal moments in recent Supreme Court history.
Scott Wong / The Hill:
‘I want to cry’: House Republicans take emotional trip to the border  —  LA JOYA, Texas — They kept coming throughout the night.  Clusters of migrant children, some with their mothers, others who made the 1,500-mile journey from Central America by themselves, surrendering to U.S. border patrol agents …
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Caller
Olivia Beavers / Politico:
House Republicans use Trump visit to hammer Dems on the border
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump, on trip with GOP, slams ‘sick’ state of US-Mexico border
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jim Brunner / The Seattle Times:
Washington lawmaker wears yellow Star of David, evoking Nazi persecution, to protest COVID vaccine mandates  —  A Washington state lawmaker critical of COVID-19 vaccine mandates wore a yellow Star of David at a speech over the weekend — a symbol the Nazis forced Jews to wear during the Holocaust.
Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
China is building more than 100 new missile silos in its western desert, analysts say  —  China has begun construction of what independent experts say are more than 100 new silos for intercontinental ballistic missiles in a desert near the northwestern city of Yumen, a building spree …
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Ron Johnson's anti-science crusade sets back the drive to vaccinate more people in Wisconsin  —  COVID-19 is still killing people in Wisconsin — nearly all of them people who have not been fully vaccinated, state health officials say.  —  And that's why Ron Johnson's news conference Monday was so disheartening.
Discussion: The Hill and USA Today
David Harsanyi / National Review:
Who Really Wants to Defund the Police?  Democrats, That's Who  —  They've concocted one of the most transparently silly talking points in memory to defend this position.  —  he quickest way to check out new Democratic Party talking points is to head over to Dana Milbank's column in the Washington Post.
Discussion: Washington Post and Twitchy
Emily VanDerWerff / Vox:
A sci-fi writer got meta about gender.  The internet responded by ruining her life.  —  Isabel Fall's sci-fi story “I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter” drew the ire of the internet.  This is what happened next.  —  “In a war zone, it is not safe to be unknown.
Katherine Doyle / Washington Examiner:
DeSantis feuds with Trump over Florida rally amid search for survivors in Surfside  —  Former President Donald Trump is rejecting pleas from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to postpone a campaign-style rally this weekend some 200 miles from the Miami suburb where an international search-and-rescue mission …
Matt Taibbi / TK News:
Our Endless Dinner With Robin DiAngelo  —  Suburban America's self-proclaimed racial oracle returns with a monumentally oblivious sequel to “White Fragility” … Nice Racism, the booklike product released this week by the “Vanilla Ice of Antiracism,” Robin DiAngelo, begins with an anecdote from the author's past.
Christina Vazquez / WPLG-TV:
‘Something inside me said run’: Surfside survivor describes escaping as building came down  —  SURFSIDE, Fla. - It's an unbelievable story of survival.  —  For 64-year-old Iliana Monteagudo it's as if a supernatural force she said woke her up and guided her from her sixth floor unit at Champlain Towers South.
Discussion: CNN, KRDO and WSVN-TV
Maura Gillespie / Congressman Adam Kinzinger:
Rep. Kinzinger: “We Need a Full Accounting for January 6th”  —  f t # e  —  Washington, DC - After voting in favor of H.Res.503, which would establish a Select Committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol Complex, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement:
Discussion: The Guardian
Tom Davies / Associated Press:
Federal judge blocks Indiana ‘abortion reversal’ law  —  A federal judge has blocked a new Indiana law that would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions about a disputed treatment for potentially stopping the abortion process  —  INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge …
Discussion: Insider and National Review
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Support for Biden erodes among Democrats as U.S. looks past pandemic: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden has seen an erosion in support since April, mainly from fellow Democrats, as his administration wrestles with Congress to make good on campaign promises …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Murkowski has the moxie to take on Trump.  Will she?  —  Lisa Murkowski has an ice-cold review of the Donald Trump-backed conservative who's vowing to topple her in Alaska's Senate race next year.  —  “It doesn't surprise me.  The president has said, you know, that he's gonna endorse anybody …
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Tucker Carlson doubles down on NSA spy claim after agency denial  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday again insisted that he is being spied on by the federal government despite the nation's leading intelligence agency refuting his claim earlier the same day.  —  “Did the Biden administration read my personal emails?
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Joseph Guzman / The Hill:
Ad campaign features descendants of Tuskegee study to promote COVID-19 vaccinations
Discussion: The Daily Caller and TheGrio
Marisa Iati / Washington Post:
Their grandparents' landline from the collapsed condo kept calling. They still don't have answers.
Discussion: Insider
Marissa Martinez / Politico:
Rep. Adam Smith pushes back against private funding for National Guard deployment
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Sarah Lustbader / The Appeal:
Important Updates From The Appeal
Dana Rubinstein / New York Times:
How Andrew Yang Went from Front-Runner to Fourth Place
 Earlier Items: 
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Former Atlanta mayor may have violated campaign laws
Discussion: Political Wire
Lydia DePillis / ProPublica:
This Company Got a $10 Million PPP Loan, Then Closed Its Plant and Moved Manufacturing Jobs to Mexico
Discussion: TheBlaze
Wall Street Journal:
Democratic-Leaning Suburbs Pose Redistricting Challenge for GOP
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The House Price Surge
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Omar blasted for remarks about Jews in Congress: ‘This is what a modern day Muslim Supremacist looks like’
POLITICO Playbook: Nutso in New York
Discussion: Vox, Insider and Lawyers, Guns & Money