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11:15 AM ET, July 1, 2021


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New York Times:
Top Trump Executive, Allen Weisselberg, Surrenders to Face Charges  —  The Trump Organization and Mr. Weisselberg have been indicted in connection with a tax investigation and are expected to appear in court Thursday.  —  Donald J. Trump's long-serving chief financial officer, Allen H. Weisselberg …
POLITICO Playbook: Trump aide: Ex-prez emboldened by indictment news  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  TRUMP ORG INDICTMENT DAY — “New York grand jury returns criminal indictments against Trump's company and its CFO, the first from prosecutors probing the former president's business dealings,” …
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Ed Henry Sues Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott, Alleging She Covered Up Affair Between Network President and Employee  —  Former Fox News anchor Ed Henry, who was fired from the network after being accused of rape, is suing Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott, accusing her of defaming him “as a sex criminal.”
New York Times:
Trump Organization and Top Executive Are Indicted in Tax Investigation
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
Nicholas Wu / Politico:
Kinzinger on McCarthy's Jan. 6 investigation threat: ‘Who gives a s—?’  —  Rep. Adam Kinzinger knows GOP leaders wanted to scare him away from serving on the Democrat-led panel investigating the Capitol riot.  And he doesn't care one bit.  —  “Who gives a shit?” the Illinois Republican …
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
Which Republicans Should Be Put on the January 6 Committee?  —  The committee is too partisan, moans Kevin McCarthy.  Gee, who's to blame for that?  —  Let's get Kevin McCarthy's record straight:  — The House Republican leader supported Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's bogus lawsuit …
Jamie Gangel / CNN:
McCarthy threatens to strip GOP members of committee assignments if they accept an offer from Pelosi to serve on 1/6 commission  —  Pelosi announces House will establish January 6 insurrection probe  —  (CNN)House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday issued a blanket threat during …
Ryan Nobles / CNN:
House Democrats call on McCarthy to ‘take immediate action’ to address Greene's behavior
Zac Houston / House Republican Leader:
McCarthy Statement on the National Security Agency
Sam Baker / Axios:
Supreme Court upholds GOP voting restrictions in Arizona  —  The Supreme Court today upheld a pair of voting restrictions in Arizona, likely paving the way for new limitations across the country.  —  Why it matters: It's the court's biggest voting rights decision in several years.
Nicholas Rowan / Washington Examiner:
Supreme Court upholds Arizona voting rules, including ballot harvesting ban  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld two Republican-supported Arizona voting laws they say are intended to ensure election integrity.  —  The decision, delivered by a 6-3 court split on partisan lines …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions  —  The decision, a test of what remains of the Voting Rights Act, suggested that challenges to many new measures making it harder to vote may not be successful.  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld voting restrictions …
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post
Matt Latimer / Politico:
The Don Rumsfeld the Obituaries Won't Write About
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Donald Rumsfeld, Defense Secretary During Iraq War, Is Dead at 88
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 …
Discussion: New York Times
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.
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 …
Jessica Tarlov / The Hill:
Trump is on the ballot whether his name is there or not
Discussion: The National Interest and NPR
Sarah Doiron / WPRI-TV:
Seekonk man accused of stomping on media equipment during Capitol riots
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and CBS Boston
CBC News:
Village of Lytton, B.C., evacuated as mayor says ‘the whole town is on fire’  —  Several out-of-control wildfires burning in other parts of province after heat wave  —  A small B.C. village that endured the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Canada for days on end this week was engulfed …
Discussion: CBS News and The Daily Beast
Nicholas Rowan / Washington Examiner:
Supreme Court strikes down California donor disclosure requirement  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a California donor disclosure requirement that a series of conservative groups said targeted them.  —  In a 6-3 decision, the court found that the requirement is invalid …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Supreme Court expansion push starts to fizzle
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.
Los Angeles Times:
17 hurt in huge blast during LAPD detonation of explosive devices  —  A major explosion in South Los Angeles on Wednesday evening damaged homes and injured 17 people, including police officers, as a bomb squad attempted to safely detonate improvised explosive devices that had been seized …
Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Decency, R.I.P.  —  If manners are the small change of morality, we've gone bankrupt a few cents at a time.  —  Sen. Mitt Romney appeared on Jake Tapper's CNN show last weekend and for a few brief minutes I felt transported to a saner world.  Asked about the gross things some on the right …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Ruy Teixeira / The Liberal Patriot:
Ten Things We Now Know About the Nonwhite Working Class Vote in 2020  —  Danger Signs for Democrats  —  I thought it would be useful to do a companion post to last week's post on “Ten Things We Now Know About the White Working Class Vote in 2020” focusing on the nonwhite working class vote.
‘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 …
Joe Sonka / USA Today:
Charles Booker makes it official, announces run for US Senate seat held by Rand Paul  —  LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Almost exactly one year after his bid for U.S. Senate came up just short in the Democratic primary, Charles Booker formally launched his new candidacy for the office Thursday …
Sway / New York Times:
What's Keeping Biden's Chief of Staff Up at Night?  —  ‘Everything’ — except, apparently, the midterms.  —  Back to Sway  —  More episodes of  —  • 33:20  —  Guy Fieri Has a Reminder for America  —  • 35:01  —  Exercise, and Accept Your ‘Inevitable Demise’  —  • 34:36
CCP 100: Xi warns China will not be ‘oppressed’ in anniversary speech  —  China's President Xi Jinping has warned that foreign powers will “get their heads bashed” if they attempt to bully or influence the country.  —  He delivered a defiant speech at an event marking the centenary of the ruling Communist Party on Thursday.
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
In Video, Exxon Lobbyist Describes Efforts to Undercut Climate Action  —  On the tape, made in a Greenpeace sting, he described working with “shadow groups” to fight climate science, and detailed efforts to weaken President Biden's proposals to burn less oil.
Paul Wiseman / Associated Press:
US jobless claims fall to 364,000, a new pandemic low  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell again last week to the lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that the job market and the broader economy are rebounding rapidly from the coronavirus recession.
Discussion: CBS News
Neal Rothschild / Axios:
College students skeptical of GOP crackdown on critical race theory  —  Nearly half of college Republicans support public schools teaching about institutional racism — and six in 10 don't think state legislatures should be able to stop it —according to a new Generation Lab/Axios poll.
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Unarmed Hunter Brittain Was Killed By Police But Unfortunately For His Family, He's White
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American Greatness:
Has the Military Lost Middle America?
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Laura Zornosa / New York Times:
The Oldest Museum in New York Is Expanding
New York Times:
The Imperial Editor Goes the Way of the Dodo
Miranda Devine / New York Post:
Laptop shows Joe Biden attended meetings between Hunter and his Mexican business partners
Discussion: The Sun
Associated Press:
WATCH: Biden signs three bills overturning Trump-era rules
 Earlier Items: 
David Lim / Politico:
Biden admin preps for next pandemic as Delta variant surges
Discussion: ABC News
Kristin Tate / The Hill:
Biden's unemployment blunder is crushing economic supply chains
DHS raises alarms over potential for summer violence pegged to August conspiracy theory
Discussion: Raw Story
Zoe Kleinman / BBC:
Flying car completes test flight between airports
Discussion: WGN-TV and Ace of Spades HQ
John Sexton / HotAir:
CNN: Biden should probably stop telling this story about Amtrak that can't possibly be true
Discussion: CNN and Instapundit
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
‘Sedition Hunters’: Meet The Online Sleuths Aiding The FBI's Capitol Manhunt
Discussion: CNN
Mallory Simon / CNN:
Not just neo-Nazis with tiki torches: Why Jewish students say they also fear cloaked anti-Semitism