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House Committee on Ethics:
Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Madison Cawthorn  —  Pursuant to Committee Rule 7, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined to release the following statement:
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Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Biaggi Seeks to Block Sean Patrick Maloney's Chosen Path to Re-Election  —  Mr. Maloney, who leads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, upset some Democrats by opting to run in a district currently represented by a Black congressman.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
New York Times:
Russian Diplomat Resigns Over Ukraine War  —  GENEVA — A diplomat in Russia's mission to the United Nations in Geneva quit his post on Monday, expressing shame over Russia's invasion of Ukraine and describing it as a crime against both countries.  —  Boris Bondarev, a counselor …
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Emily Rauhala / Washington Post:
Russian diplomat resigns protesting Putin's ‘aggressive war’
CNN:
Former US soldier now fighting in Ukraine tells of days trapped in ‘house of horrors’  —  Special forces vet in Ukraine: ‘It really comes down to good vs. evil’ 03:13  —  Irpin, Ukraine (CNN)Kevin, a stocky American in his early 30s, climbs over the charred rubble of a former sauna and shines …
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Max Seddon / Financial Times:   Putin ally gives evidence against former Ukrainian president
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
The Lincoln Project Just Released A Brutal Must Watch Take Down Of Elise Stefanik  —  The Lincoln Project ad calls Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) a backstabber who is on an evil quest for power and using white replacement theory to become a MAGA leader.  —  Video of the ad:  —  Video
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Opinion A harsh new ad hitting Elise Stefanik tests ‘replacement’ attack
Discussion: Townhall and Jonathan's Newsletter
Washington Post:   Stefanik echoed ‘great replacement’ theory. But firms kept donating.
Slate:
Clarence and Ginni Thomas Are Telling Us Exactly How the 2024 Coup Will Go Down  —  On Friday, the Washington Post broke the news that Ginni Thomas sent emails to Arizona elections officials asking them to set aside the will of the voters and submit a slate of fake electors who would support Donald Trump …
Meghan Faulkner / CREW:
Trump profited off visit to Vegas shooting victims … Three days after the October 1, 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, then-President Trump visited Las Vegas and met with victims of the shooting and first-responders.  But that visit appears to have also benefited Trump financially.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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Alice Tecotzky / The Daily Beast:
How Trump Made $30,000 Off the Las Vegas Mass Shooting
Discussion: Raw Story
Megan Cassidy / San Francisco Chronicle:
Sources: San Francisco police shot both suspect and victim in alleged Dogpatch knife assault  —  San Francisco police who responded to a reported assault by a knife-wielding man shot the alleged assailant as well as the victim, who was unarmed, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation.
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CNN:
Biden says US would respond ‘militarily’ if China attacked Taiwan, but White House insists there's no policy change  —  President Joe Biden said Monday that the United States would intervene militarily if China attempts to take Taiwan by force, a warning that appeared to deviate …
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CNN:
Supreme Court makes it more difficult for prisoners to argue they had ineffective counsel  —  The Supreme Court said Monday that state prisoners may not present new evidence in federal court in support of a claim that their post-conviction counsel in state court was ineffective in violation of the Constitution.
Discussion: abc7NY and The Root
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Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Supreme Court sides with Arizona against death row inmates
Discussion: Washington Post and CNBC
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
McCormick sues over mail-in ballot procedures amid close GOP Senate fight with Oz  —  U.S. Senate candidate David McCormick has filed a lawsuit in a Pennsylvania court to compel the counting of Republican mail-in ballots submitted without a handwritten date on the outside envelope in a bid …
Paul Brand / ITV News:
Exclusive: Prime Minister Boris Johnson pictured drinking at Downing Street party during lockdown  —  Watch Paul Brand's exclusive report on the partygate photographs showing the PM drinking with others in No 10 during a strict lockdown  —  Photographs obtained by ITV News cast fresh doubt …
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Capitol attack panel to hold six public hearings as it aims to show how Trump broke law  —  Panel aims to publicly outline the potentially unlawful schemes that tried to keep the former president in office despite his defeat  —  The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Again: There's no evidence Hillary Clinton triggered the Russia probe  —  The conclusion drawn by the Wall Street Journal editorial board is stark and damning.  —  “[T]he Russia-Trump narrative that Mrs. Clinton sanctioned did enormous harm to the country,” it reads.
Los Angeles Times:
Anaheim mayor resigns amid corruption probe into his role in Angel Stadium land sale  —  Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu resigned Monday in the midst of a federal public corruption investigation linked to the $320-million sale of Angel Stadium and allegations that a secretive “cabal” of power brokers controlled the city's politics.
Discussion: ABC7 and CBS News
Christopher Ingraham / The Why Axis:
The leaded generation  —  More than half of Americans alive today were exposed to dangerous levels of lead as kids  —  The average Gen Xer lost about 6 points of IQ due to early childhood lead exposure, according to a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science.
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
80-year-old former NYC lawmaker considering run for Congress in same district as Bill de Blasio  —  Even though she's 80 years old, trailblazing former New York lawmaker and prosecutor Elizabeth Holtzman is considering running for Congress in the same district as former Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Daily News has learned.
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Republicans plot foreign intervention pullback  —  Republican lawmakers — following former President Trump's lead — are working with a wide range of conservative groups to pull back American support for Ukraine, the Middle East and Europe, officials tell us.
Callie Patteson / New York Post:
Biden praises high gas prices as part of ‘incredible transition’  —  Out of touch as ever, President Biden tried to look on the bright side of record-high gas prices Monday, gushing that the pump pain was part of “an incredible transition” of the US economy away from fossil fuels.
Discussion: Washington Times and Instapundit
Mike Allen / Axios:
Kellyanne Conway memoir: Husband's attacks “sneaky, almost sinister”  —  Kellyanne Conway, who was counselor to former President Trump, writes in a memoir out tomorrow, “Here's the Deal,” that she was stunned by attacks from her husband, lawyer George Conway, who has 1.9 million Twitter followers.
Discussion: USA Today and Raw Story
John Keim / ESPN:
Source: Washington Commanders spend $100 million on land in Virginia for possible stadium  —  ASHBURN, Va., — The Washington Commanders paid more than $100 million for land in Virginia, a possible next step in building a new stadium, as well as numerous retail shops, restaurants and apartments.
Jose A. Del Real / Washington Post:
The reinvention of a ‘real man’  —  In cowboy country, a father and husband troubled by suicide reimagines American masculinity, one conversation at a time  —  Bill Hawley believes too many men are unwilling or unable to talk about their feelings, and he approaches each day as an opportunity to show them how.
Discussion: The Mahablog
Lawrence Solum / Legal Theory Blog:
Siegel, Mayeri, & Murray on Equal Protection & the Dobbs Draft  —  Reva Siegel (Yale University - Law School), Serena Mayeri (University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School), & Melissa Murray (New York University, School of Law) have posted Equal Protection in Dobbs and Beyond …
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
Guy Fieri, Elder Statesman of Flavortown  —  TV's spike-haired rhapsodist of roadside eats is still playing it for laughs.  But he's also winning food-world respect as a sort of graying eminence.  —  MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Guy Fieri looks as if he has prepared his whole life to be a middle-aged rock star.
Sonny Bunch / The Atlantic:
No One Has a Position Anymore  —  Hypocrisy is the only modern sin and a bit overplayed, a term deployed to justify one's own power grabs and political-professional faults.  I hardly notice it anymore.  But I confess I'm a little shocked by the abrupt about-face on the issue of corporate speech …
Isaac Arnsdorf / Washington Post:
Forsaken by Trump, Brooks finds a second wind in Alabama senate race  —  Mo Brooks is running on his role in trying to overturn the 2020 election, betting voters will look past Trump's ire  —  Two months after former president Donald Trump disowned Rep. Mo Brooks's Senate bid …
Discussion: The Hill, CNN, ABC News, al.com and CBS 42
Cameron Joseph / VICE:
Trump's ‘Civil War’ Rhetoric Is a Growing Belief on Far Right  —  Trump shared a post claiming “civil war” in the U.S. This kind of dangerous message is increasingly en vogue on the hard right.  —  It was only two words, but it says a lot about the mindset of former President Donald Trump and some of his most hardcore supporters.
Discussion: Insider, Raw Story and HuffPost
 
 
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Danelladebel / California Governor:
Governor Newsom Convenes Summit with Local Water Leaders, Urges More Aggressive Response to Ongoing Drought
Discussion: The Hill and The Guardian
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Parents Are Split on 'Don't Say Gay' Policy, but Americans Are Becoming More Comfortable With Queerness
Discussion: The Hill
Breitbart:
EXCLUSIVE: Migrants Tire of Waiting for Title 42's End, Surge Across Border into Texas
Discussion: RedState, New York Post and Summit News
Jacob Kornbluh / The Forward:
Progressive Jews urge ADL chief to apologize for calling out Democratic activist
Billboard:
Gunna Denied Jail Release In Atlanta RICO Case Against YSL
Samantha Bergeson / IndieWire:
Lucasfilm Warned ‘Obi-Wan’ Star Moses Ingram About Racist ‘Star Wars’ Hate: It Will ‘Likely Happen’
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
Federal Reserve Board issues Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2021 report
Discussion: Fortune
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Andrew Restuccia / Wall Street Journal:
As Biden Zeroes In on Student-Loan Forgiveness Decision, Voter Anxiety Grows
Discussion: Washington Post and Political Wire
Bloomberg:
A Hot, Deadly Summer Is Coming With Frequent Blackouts
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
How ‘Zuck Bucks’ saved the 2020 election — and fueled the Big Lie
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Caleb Pershan / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: GOP jumps on Stacey Abrams' gaffe calling Georgia ‘worst state to live in’