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6:35 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: New York Times and 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.
Jazz Shaw / HotAir:
Bill Cosby gets his walking papers
Discussion: Washington Examiner
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Bill Cosby to be released from prison after Pa. Supreme Court overturns sexual assault conviction
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
House votes to create select committee for investigating Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol  —  The House voted Wednesday to form a select committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol with nearly all Republicans opposing the legislation — a sign of the political challenges …
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
House approves select panel to probe Jan. 6 attack
Maura Gillespie / Congressman Adam Kinzinger:
Rep. Kinzinger: “We Need a Full Accounting for January 6th”
Discussion: CNN and The Guardian
Amanda Becker / The 19th:
Nikole Hannah-Jones receives tenure offer from UNC after backlash  —  Her 1619 Project is at the center of a political battle over what students can learn about race in America.  —  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's board of trustees voted 9-4 on Wednesday to grant tenure …
Discussion: Slow Boring
Washington Post:
UNC board weighs tenure for journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones after uproar over inaction on job protection  —  Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill met Wednesday afternoon in a closed-door session that could lead to a vote on tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones …
Discussion: NPR, WRAL-TV and NC Policy Watch
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 …
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies 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 passed away surrounded by relatives in Taos, N.M., his family said in a statement.
Bradley Graham / Washington Post:
Donald Rumsfeld, influential but controversial Bush defense secretary, dies at 88
Discussion: Political Wire
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.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:   Experts Debate Reducing the Supreme Court's Power to Strike Down Laws
Nikki Schwab / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE - The ‘blood feud’ between Jared and Kellyanne: Kushner thought Conway was an ‘idiot’ and tried to get her fired - before she threw him under the bus over Trump's Bible photo-op during George Floyd protests  — Michael Bender writes about the years-long feud between Conway and Kushner
Katie Rogers / New York Times:
The Trump Books Are Coming. Cue the War of the Excerpts.
Discussion: NPR
‘Not a healthy environment’: Kamala Harris' office rife with dissent  —  When Vice President Kamala Harris finally made the decision to visit the Mexico border last week, people inside her own office were blindsided by the news.  —  For days, aides and outside allies had been calling …
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.
Jon Ward / Yahoo News:
New York City election debacle further undermines confidence in elections  —  mishandling of the vote count in the high-profile mayoral race has thrown that contest into confusion, but the city's debacle has significant national import as well.  —  Confidence in elections nationwide …
Discussion: Slate, Townhall, UPI, TheGrio and Raw Story
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Trump Ranks 41st Of 44 Presidents In Survey Of Historians As Obama Cracks Top 10  —  Former President Donald Trump came just short of being ranked dead last among America's presidents in a newly released survey of presidential historians as his predecessor, former President Barack Obama made his way into the top 10.
Discussion: Slate, Politico and The Daily Caller
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.
ABC News:
‘Perfect storm’: Bulletin warns of extremist violence as pandemic restrictions lift  —  No specific threat was mentioned for Independence Day.  —  Federal authorities are deeply concerned about the possibility of domestic terror and violence, including mass shootings, as the Fourth …
Discussion: The Root, Raw Story and Politico
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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: Political Wire and Foreign Policy
John McCormack / National Review:
Paul Gosar Showed His True Colors Months Ago  —  The Arizona congressman has forged an alliance with a vile racist and anti-Semite.  —  Late Monday night, a flyer began circulating on Twitter that advertised an upcoming fundraiser hosted by Nicholas Fuentes, a vile racist and anti-Semite …
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.
The Guardian:
How bad is the rise in US homicides?  Factchecking the ‘crime wave’ narrative police are pushing  —  Homicides were up across the US in 2020 and appeared to be primarily driven by rising gun violence, but other crimes fell  —  There's been a wave of media coverage this summer about an increase …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Allahpundit / HotAir:
NSA: We never targeted Tucker Carlson's communications with an eye to getting him kicked off the air  —  As others have noted, this statement is slippery in what it does and doesn't deny. … Does that mean they did target his communications, just without plans to use those communications against him politically?
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The White House:
President Biden Names Fifth Round of Judicial Nominees
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Kennedy's Presidency Accomplished Little, But His Historic Myth Endures
Discussion: The Hill, Mediaite and Washingtonian
Avlon: NYC Board of Elections needs to be ripped up by the roots
Discussion: NBC News and Insider
Ana Ceballos / Tampa Bay Times:
DeSantis vetoes bipartisan bill that would have expunged minors' criminal records
Discussion: The Hill and Florida Politics
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
David Harsanyi / National Review:
Who Really Wants to Defund the Police? Democrats, That's Who
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Davies / Associated Press:
Federal judge blocks Indiana ‘abortion reversal’ law
Discussion: National Review and Insider
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
Scott Wong / The Hill:
‘I want to cry’: House Republicans take emotional trip to the border
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Caller
Barbara Sprunt / NPR:
The House Votes To Remove Confederate Statues In The U.S. Capitol
Christina Vazquez / WPLG-TV:
‘Something inside me said run’: Surfside survivor describes escaping as building came down
Discussion: CNN, WSVN-TV and KRDO