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Maya King / New York Times:
Live Updates: What to Watch For in Today's Elections in Georgia and Beyond  —  Alabama, Arkansas and Texas are also holding primaries and runoff elections that will offer new hints of where voters stand on national issues and Donald Trump's standing in the Republican Party.
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Steven Shepard / Politico:
Trump heads for big rebuke in Tuesday's elections  —  Donald Trump wants Georgia Republicans to ditch their governor on Tuesday.  —  If the polls are even remotely in the right ballpark, they're about to tell Trump to take a hike.  —  The Republican base is poised to take a turn delivering Trump …
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Trump's picks in Tuesday's GOP primaries spent over $400,000 at Mar-a-Lago  — The campaigns of seven Republican candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump spent over $400,000, combined, at Mar-a-Lago.  — Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker's campaign spent almost $200,000 …
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
David Perdue makes racist remarks about Stacey Abrams as he ends a lackluster campaign.
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Plotting To Assassinate George W. Bush In Dallas  —  Two confidential informants and surveillance of the alleged plotter's WhatsApp account reveal plans to smuggle assassins into the U.S. to murder the former president, according to a search warrant application discovered by Forbes.
Discussion: RedState
Gabriel Debenedetti / New York Magazine:
There Has to Be a Backup Plan.  There's a Backup Plan, Right? … On a Tuesday evening in April, nearly half a century after Joe Biden first publicly mused about running for president, an unsettled cross section of the Democratic Establishment assembled at Pinehurst, a golf resort in North Carolina.
Telegraph:
Henry Kissinger: Ukraine must give Russia territory  —  Former US Secretary of State warns against the defeat of Putin as Western unity on sanctions frays badly  —  Veteran US statesman Henry Kissinger has urged the West to stop trying to inflict a crushing defeat on Russian forces in Ukraine …
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Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Rudy Giuliani stonewalls Capitol attack investigators during lengthy deposition  —  Trump lawyer testified to panel Friday but declined to discuss involvement of Republicans in bid to overturn election  —  Donald Trump's onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani testified to the House select committee investigating …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Raw Story
Fox Tv / FOX 11 Los Angeles:
Walmart pulls Juneteenth ice cream after backlash: ‘We sincerely apologize’  —  Why Juneteenth is a sacred day for African Americans  —  FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Walmart will remove its ice cream, commemorating Juneteenth amid growing backlash.  —  Photos of the product recently surfaced on social media.
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Rachel Scully / The Hill:
Walmart pulling Juneteenth ice cream after social media backlash  —  Walmart is recalling its ice cream commemorating Juneteenth after it received heavy backlash on social media, with many critics calling out the company for using the holiday as a marketing scheme.
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Kellyanne Conway: Yes.  Trump lost  —  One of Donald Trump's most steadfast aides acknowledges in a new book that the president lost the 2020 election and says he was ill-advised by campaign staff and the election deniers who surrounded him.  —  “Despite the mountains of money Trump had raised …
William Earl / Variety:
Ricky Gervais' Netflix Special Draws Criticism for Graphic Jokes Mocking Trans People … Four minutes into the special, Gervais dives into material about the trans community seemingly calculated to draw controversy.  —  “Oh, women!” he starts.  “Not all women, I mean the old-fashioned ones.
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Sabrina Barr / Metro.co.uk:
Ricky Gervais vows he supports trans rights despite packing Netflix special SuperNature with cruel jokes
Discussion: Variety
Christian Datoc / Washington Examiner:
Jen Psaki finally announces MSNBC job, with a new show coming in 2023  —  Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced she is the newest MSNBC host on Tuesday.  —  According to the network, she will begin appearing on MSNBC and a variety of NBC News products as a guest …
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Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Jen Psaki joins MSNBC
Jerusalem Demsas / The Atlantic:
The People Who Hate People  —  Some propositions are so obvious that no one takes the time to defend them.  A few such propositions are that human life is good, that people can and often do provide more benefits to the world than they take away, and that we should design society to support people …
John Sudworth / BBC:
The faces from China's Uyghur detention camps  —  Thousands of photographs from the heart of China's highly secretive system of mass incarceration in Xinjiang, as well as a shoot-to-kill policy for those who try to escape, are among a huge cache of data hacked from police computer servers in the region.
Eoin Higgins / Salon:
Why is Glenn Greenwald defending Tucker Carlson and the “great replacement”?  —  Pulitzer-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald is now helping launder Tucker Carlson's white supremacist rhetoric  —  There's no plausible way to dispute that Fox News host Tucker Carlson is spreading racist conspiracy theories …
Foeke Postma / bellingcat:
Fascist Fashion: How Mainstream Businesses Enable the Sale of Far-Right Merchandise  —  Fascist fashion items can help promote and provide funds for extremist groups.  In some instances, it appears, their sale relies upon key services provided by prominent businesses that have policies …
Emily Singer / The American Independent:
Ex-girlfriend says anti-abortion Oregon GOP House nominee paid for her abortion  —  Mike Erickson, the GOP nominee in Oregon's new 6th Congressional District, is alleged to have stopped at an ATM for $300 and then dropped his ex-girlfriend off at a clinic.  —  Republicans in Oregon's newly …
Associated Press:
Florida law on social media unconstitutional, federal appeals court says  —  Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the law in 2021.  —  ST. PETERSBURG — A Florida law intended to punish social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment …
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — Poll: Blake Masters Takes Lead in Arizona GOP Senate Primary  —  Blake Masters has taken a clear lead in Arizona's Republican U.S. Senate primary, edging past Attorney General Mark Brnovich and businessman Jim Lamon, a new poll provided exclusively to Breitbart News ahead of its public release shows.
Discussion: Washington Post
Andrew Perez / The Lever:
Big Pharma's Signal To Joe Manchin  —  Drug companies are bankrolling West Virginia ads trying to bully the senator after he signaled he might support a drug pricing bill.  —  In the first two years of the Biden presidency, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has become one of big business' favorite lawmakers …
Heather Hamilton / Washington Examiner:
WATCH: Trump ad targets Clinton for signing off on since-debunked Trump-Russia smear  —  Former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social with an advertisement targeting Hillary Clinton after her campaign manager testified she personally signed off on sharing since-debunked Trump-Russia allegations.
Discussion: Rumble and Townhall
Caroline Downey / Yahoo News:
State Farm Abandons LGBTQ Children's-Book Program after Whistleblower Email Leak  —  State Farm, the household-name insurance company, has abandoned its program to distribute LGBTQ-themed books to teachers, community centers, and libraries, explicitly targeting children as young as kindergartners …
Mike Brest / Washington Examiner:
US confident Finland and Sweden can resolve Turkey's NATO membership objections  —  The United States believes Finland and Sweden will be able to work through concerns from Turkey that are holding up their attempts to join NATO.  —  Both Finland and Sweden have recently sought NATO membership following …
PRRI:
American Bubbles: Politics, Race, and Religion in Americans' Core Friendship Networks  —  MAPPING AMERICANS' CORE FRIENDSHIP NETWORKS  —  Mapping Americans' Core Friendship Networks  —  To better understand the composition of Americans' core friendship networks, PRRI designed a study …
Reuters:
J&J bankruptcy trustee balks at Neal Katyal's $2,465 hourly rate  —  (Reuters) - The United States is objecting to a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary's bid to add Hogan Lovells partner Neal Katyal to its legal team in a high-stakes bankruptcy case, citing his hourly rate of $2,465 — a possible new legal industry high.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Lachlan Murdoch responds to criticism that Fox News is polarizing  —  Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch isn't afraid to clap back at critics who say Fox News' programming has become too divisive.  — “I think when you're in the news business, and you're number one …
Allum Bokhari / Breitbart:
EXCLUSIVE: Bill Gates Poured Millions into Dark Money Fund Attacking Elon Musk  —  Research exclusively shared with Breitbart News identifies hundreds of millions of dollars flowing from Bill Gates' foundation to 11 of the 26 organizations that signed an open letter last month urging Twitter advertisers …
Marc Levy / Associated Press:
GOP intervenes in Pa. Senate race vote-counting lawsuit  —  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The national and state Republican parties are taking the same side as celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck GOP primary contest for U.S. Senate and opposing a lawsuit …
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
How a Tax Case Could Force Roger Stone to Cough Up Jan. 6 Records  —  Roger Stone has been reluctant to turn over his financial records.  Now the feds are turning to the courts, and they may find more than they bargained for.  —  Roger Stone is not cooperating.  But soon, he might not have a choice.
Discussion: Raw Story
Craig Mauger / Detroit News:
James Craig, Perry Johnson, 3 others shouldn't make ballot, Bureau of Elections says  —  Lansing — Former Detroit police Chief James Craig and businessman Perry Johnson, two of the top candidates for the Republican nomination for governor, didn't submit enough valid petition signatures to make the ballot …
Politico:
Kirby's bumpy launch  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With help from Allie Bice.  —  The comms specialists inside the White House are facing second-guessing for the way they communicated the recent shakeup at the White House communications shop.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Burgess Everett / Politico:
In Colorado, Bennet braces for another red wave  —  How precarious is Senate Democrats' majority?  Just ask Colorado's Michael Bennet.  —  The low-key Democratic senator hails from a state that President Joe Biden won by 13 points.  His in-state colleague, Sen. John Hickenlooper …
Paul Rossi / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
VIDEO: New “Racial Literacy Curriculum” for High School Pushes Social Justice in Every Subject, Including Math  —  A new curriculum released by Pollyanna, Inc., diversity consultant to over 60 high-priced elite K-12 schools, preaches that “all texts grapple with race, either explicitly or implicitly …
 
 
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Zach Everson / Forbes:
House Ethics Office: ‘Substantial Reason To Believe’ Rep. Ronny Jackson Violated Law By Using Campaign Funds For Personal Expenses
Discussion: Washington Examiner and CNN
New York Times:
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Andrew Limbong / NPR:
In major video game company first, Activision Blizzard employees are joining a union
Adam Mill / American Greatness:
The Economic Doom Loop Has Begun
Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Lines short as polls open in Georgia primary election
Joseph Klein / Front Page Magazine:
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Washington Free Beacon:
Who's Afraid of Elise Stefanik?
Discussion: Daily Kos and Townhall
Sally Goldenberg / Politico:
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