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New York Times:
Trump Organization and Top Executive Are Indicted in Tax Investigation  —  The former president's family business and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, are expected to appear in court on Thursday.  —  A grand jury in Manhattan has indicted Donald J. Trump's family business …
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Washington Post:
N.Y. grand jury said to return criminal indictments against Trump's company and its CFO, the first from prosecutors probing the former president's business dealings  —  NEW YORK — A grand jury in Manhattan filed criminal indictments Wednesday against former president Donald Trump's company …
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 …
CNBC:
Trump Organization and its CFO indicted by Manhattan grand jury, report says  — The Trump Organization and Allen Weisselberg, its longtime finance chief, were indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in Manhattan, The Washington Post reported.  — The charges reportedly center around allegations …
George Packer / The Atlantic:
How Rumsfeld Deserves to Be Remembered  —  In 2006, soon after I returned from my fifth reporting trip to Iraq for The New Yorker, a pair of top aides in the George W. Bush White House invited me to lunch to discuss the war.  This was a first; until then, no one close to the president would talk to me …
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Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
Donald Rumsfeld, Killer of 400,000 People, Dies Peacefully  —  KNOWN KNOWNS … Do not mourn the defense secretary.  Mourn his victims.  There were nearly too many to tally, but his Pentagon refused to count anyway.  —  The only thing tragic about the death of Donald Rumsfeld is that it didn't occur in an Iraqi prison.
Discussion: Fox News, Common Dreams and HuffPost
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Donald Rumsfeld, a cunning leader undermined by Iraq war
Discussion: The Guardian
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Donald Rumsfeld, Defense Secretary During Iraq War, Is Dead at 88
New York Times:
Inside the Capitol Riot: An Exclusive Video Investigation  —  The Times analyzed thousands of videos from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building to understand how it happened — and why.  Here are some of the key findings.  —  In the six months since an angry pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol …
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Sarah Doiron / WPRI-TV:
Seekonk man accused of stomping on media equipment during Capitol riots  —  SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) ─ A Seekonk man was among two Massachusetts residents arrested for participating in the riots at the U.S. Capitol earlier this year.  —  Chase Kevin Allen, 25, of Seekonk was apprehended …
Discussion: CBS Boston
New York Times:
Day of Rage: An In-Depth Look at How a Mob Stormed the Capitol
Politico:
‘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 …
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Allahpundit / HotAir:
Insiders to Politico: Kamala Harris's office is dysfunctional, abusive, “not healthy”
Discussion: Instapundit and Fox News
Washington Post:
Majority of Florida condo board quit in 2019 as squabbling residents dragged out plans for repairs  —  The president of the board of the Florida condominium that collapsed last week resigned in 2019, partly in frustration over what she saw as the sluggish response to an engineer's report …
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Mary Harris / Slate:
The Dream of Florida Is Dead … Danny Rivero was one of the first reporters on the scene of the Champlain Towers South condo collapse in the town of Surfside, Florida, not too far from Miami Beach.  He's been there almost every day since, chronicling what is still, technically, a search and rescue mission.
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
Federal judge blocks Florida law that would penalize social media companies  —  A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a Florida law that would penalize social media companies for blocking a politician's posts, a blow to conservatives' efforts to respond to Facebook and other websites' suspension of former President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Politico, USA Today and Gizmodo
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Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety:
Judge Denies Britney Spears' Request to Remove Father From Conservatorship Again … New court documents that were filed by the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday show that the judge has denied the request by Spears' attorney, Samuel Ingham III, to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as her sole conservator.
Amanda Becker / The 19th:
Nikole Hannah-Jones receives tenure offer from UNC after backlash  —  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's board of trustees voted on Wednesday to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones after initially delaying the customary job protection for the incoming journalism professor …
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
After Contentious Debate, UNC Grants Tenure To Nikole Hannah-Jones
Discussion: The Root and The Hill
Zac Houston / House Republican Leader:
McCarthy Statement on the National Security Agency  —  Washington, D.C. - House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on why he's asked House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member Devin Nunes (CA-22) to investigate the National Security Agency:
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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 …
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CNN:
DHS raises alarms over potential for summer violence pegged to August conspiracy theory
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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Chris Buckley / New York Times:
Live Updates: On Communist Party's Centenary, Xi Jinping Warns Against Foreign Interference  —  The Chinese leader warned foreign forces that they would “crack their heads and spill blood” if they tried to prevent Beijing's rise.  —  RIGHT NOW In Hong Kong, a leadership shuffle elevates the security apparatus.
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Chris McGreal / The Guardian:
ExxonMobil lobbyists filmed saying oil giant's support for carbon tax a PR ploy  —  Undercover reporter hears company worked to undermine Biden efforts and funded shadow groups to deny global heating  —  Lobbyists for ExxonMobil have described the oil giant's backing for a carbon tax …
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John Sexton / HotAir:
CNN: Biden should probably stop telling this story about Amtrak that can't possibly be true  —  President Biden gave a speech in Philadelphia at the end of April as part of a celebration of Amtrak's 50th anniversary.  During the speech he told a particular story about something that had happened …
Discussion: Instapundit
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Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact check: Biden keeps repeating a false story about an Amtrak conductor he knew
Zoe Kleinman / BBC:
Flying car completes test flight between airports  —  A prototype flying car has completed a 35-minute flight between international airports in Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia.  —  The hybrid car-aircraft, AirCar, is equipped with a BMW engine and runs on regular petrol-pump fuel.
Discussion: WGN-TV and Ace of Spades HQ
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Kristi Noem Is Activating Forces That She Does Not Understand and Will Never Be Able to Control  —  It's one thing for the wingnut welfare apparatus to fund think tanks and cultivate the Ben Shapiros.  This is a step down a road other republics have traveled, never to be seen again.
Discussion: HuffPost and Washington Post
Mallory Simon / CNN:
Not just neo-Nazis with tiki torches: Why Jewish students say they also fear cloaked anti-Semitism  —  (CNN)As Julia Jassey packed up her things before flying off to college in Chicago, she had the usual concerns — beginning her life as an adult, making friends and getting her work done.
Kristin Tate / The Hill:
Biden's unemployment blunder is crushing economic supply chains  —  Delta-variant scare tactics notwithstanding, the United States economy is exiting the coronavirus age.  The government's emergency actions over the past year that forestalled an economic crash are now catching up with us …
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
‘Sedition Hunters’: Meet The Online Sleuths Aiding The FBI's Capitol Manhunt  —  Six months and 500 arrests into the Jan. 6 probe, a motley crew of online sleuths is generating leads, making connections, and keeping the feds on their toes.  —  There's a mother and former teacher …
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.
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.
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 …
Henry Olsen / Washington Post:
Swing voters are flashing warning signs to Democrats  —  National polls have thus far provided comforting news for Democrats.  A recent set of polls taken in swing states and congressional districts, however, paint a much less rosy picture.  —  The polls show that President Biden and Democrats …
Discussion: Salon and NPR
The Spectator World:
Who killed Ashli Babbitt?  —  Who shot Ashli Babbitt, the pro-Trump Air Force veteran who was killed by police during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol building?  The American people were told that it was a Capitol Police officer who fired the fatal shot.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Ana Ceballos / Miami Herald:
In surprise veto, DeSantis rejects bipartisan push to expunge minors' criminal records  —  In a rebuke to 157 voting members of the Florida Legislature, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday night vetoed a measure that would have paved the way for tens of thousands of juveniles to get their criminal records erased …
Discussion: The Hill and Florida Politics
Sarah Miller / Nieman Lab:
All the right words on climate have already been said  —  What kind of awareness quotient are we looking for?  What more about climate change does anyone need to know?  What else is there to say? … Sometime last week, an editor who semi-ghosted me on an article I wrote several months ago texted me saying she wanted to talk.
 
 
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