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9:01 AM ET, June 8, 2022


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Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Mark Meadows Was Trump's “Matador” for His Fake Election Lies  —  Without the former President's fourth and final White House chief of staff, January 6th might never have happened.  —  When the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol begins its long-awaited hearings …
Discussion: Raw Story
ABC News:
Top Trump White House lawyer in active talks with Jan. 6 committee to testify publicly  —  Cipollone was one of the few aides with Trump in the West Wing on Jan. 6.  —  White House Counsel Pat Cipollone attends a cabinet meeting in the East Room of the White House on May 19, 2020.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
How Jared Kushner Washed His Hands of Donald Trump Before Jan. 6  —  Mr. Kushner's role in the final months of the Trump White House could come into sharp relief once the committee investigating the attack on the Capitol opens hearings.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Jordain Carney / Politico:
The latest House-Senate GOP split: How to respond to Jan. 6 hearings
San Francisco Chronicle:
Chesa Boudin Recall Election Results  —  Live San Francisco election results for the recall of District Attorney Chesa Boudin, including vote breakdown by district.  —  The S.F. Department of Elections is not yet reporting results for this election.  The department will start publishing data at around 8:45 p.m. on June 7.
Charles Fain Lehman / Washington Free Beacon:
The Broken Windows Election  —  San Francisco district attorney and George Soros darling Chesa Boudin went down in flames Tuesday evening, recalled by double-digits in ultra-liberal San Francisco, a far larger margin than the less than 2 percent of voters who carried him to victory three years ago.
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
Opinion Boudin's recall proves Democrats have lost the public's trust on crime  —  More people died in San Francisco last year from fentanyl overdoses than covid-19, yet District Attorney Chesa Boudin did not convict a single person in 2021 for dealing the lethal opioid.
Discussion: Persuasion and Washington Examiner
Megan Cassidy / San Francisco Chronicle:
Chesa Boudin ousted as San Francisco district attorney in historic recall  —  Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate  —  San Francisco voters tossed District Attorney Chesa Boudin from office on Tuesday, favoring a recall effort that argued his progressive reforms were too lenient and made the city less safe.
Mission Local:   Recall election: Analysis and results
Heather Knight / San Francisco Chronicle:   Chesa Boudin blamed the recall on the right wing. But S.F. voters who ousted him just want a city that works
San Francisco Chronicle:
California Election Results June 2022
Discussion: Noahpinion and The Guardian
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Polls close in California, where crime is a key issue in primary showdowns
Discussion: HotAir, SFGATE and Politico
Associated Press:
FBI seizes retired general's data related to Qatar lobbying  —  The FBI has seized the electronic data of a retired four-star general who authorities say made false statements and withheld “incriminating” documents about his role in an illegal foreign lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar.
Discussion: New York Post and The Daily Wire
New York Times:
Retired General Investigated Over Undisclosed Lobbying for Qatar  —  Documents show that the Justice Department has records indicating that John Allen, who now heads the Brookings Institution, secretly lobbied for Qatar and lied about it to federal agents.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Inaugural January 6 hearing to track activities of Proud Boys during Capitol attack  —  The House select committee investigating the insurrection will examine several crucial stages in the lead up to the first breach of the Capitol  —  The House select committee investigating …
Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
Tucker Carlson Revels in the WaPo Drama: ‘The Post Caved!’  —  Tucker Carlson absolutely reveled in the drama in the Washington Post newsroom that has been ongoing since Friday.  —  On Tuesday, the Fox News host addressed the controversy, which began with the retweet of a sexist joke by reporter Dave Weigel.
Sharon LaFraniere / New York Times:
Moderna says new trial results show that a revised vaccine works better against Omicron.  —  The findings indicate that the updated vaccine produced a significantly stronger immune response against Omicron, but it is unclear how it will fare against future versions of the virus.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, The Hill, STAT and NPR
Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
Matthew McConaughey Knocks Down Common Talking Point Against Raising Age Requirement to Buy AR-15s  —  Matthew McConaughey joined Bret Baier on Tuesday's Special Report, just hours after delivering remarks at the White House press briefing.  —  The actor was born in Uvalde, Texas …
New York Times:
As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’  —  Climate change and rapid population growth are shrinking the lake, creating a bowl of toxic dust that could poison the air around Salt Lake City.  —  Mr. Flavelle reported this story from Utah …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
DeSantis spokeswoman belatedly registers as agent of foreign politician  —  Christina Pushaw's disclosure of work for Mikheil Saakashvili came after contact from the Justice Department, her attorney said  —  A spokeswoman for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) this week registered as a foreign agent …
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
How to Tell the Squad and the MAGA Caucus Apart  —  Curious to know how the two more extreme wings of the Democrats and Republicans in the House differ, I asked a high-ranking Republican staff member with decades of government experience — who requested anonymity in order to speak openly — for his take:
Kelsey Piper / Vox:
Stop telling kids that climate change will destroy their world  —  Some “climate anxiety” is the product of telling kids — falsely — that they have no future.  —  My 5-year-old daughter is now old enough to read a lot of books and magazines aimed at children, and it's given me a whole …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU agrees single mobile charging port in blow to Apple  —  Apple (AAPL.O) must change the connector on iPhones sold in Europe by 2024 after EU countries and lawmakers agreed on Tuesday to a single charging port for mobile phones, tablets and cameras in a world first.
Kurt Bardella / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: It's not partisan for the media to expose the GOP's lies  —  When the Jan. 6 committee hearings begin on Thursday night, you'll notice one cable “news” station — Fox News — will not be broadcasting the proceedings.  The network will stay with regular programming with Tucker Carlson …
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
House GOP candidate shares post claiming Buffalo, Uvalde shootings were false flag operations  —  A congressional candidate in New York endorsed by a member of House GOP leadership recently shared a Facebook post claiming the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, were false flag operations.
Daniel Nichanian / Bolts:
Reformer Wins Primary for Des Moines Prosecutor  —  During the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, Kimberly Graham was out for a run, listening to podcaster Jonathan Van Ness interview Boston's reform district attorney Rachael Rollins about the role that prosecutors should play in countering police brutality.
Bruce Thompson / Washington Examiner:
Taxes surging to record high levels, per nonpartisan CBO report  —  The Congressional Budget Office has released its budget and economic outlook for 2022, and it shows that federal taxes are climbing to the highest levels in many, many years.  —  The report shows that federal tax revenues are soaring …
Tiffany / Associated Press:
Manhattan landlords are rejecting single tenants who don't make over 160k  —  New York City's housing market has always been competitive, but renters are facing a particularly tough flat hunt now.  The median monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan reached $3,995 in April …
Discussion: New York Post
Ally Mutnick / Politico:
House GOP campaign arm books $52M in fall TV ads  —  House Republicans' campaign arm is laying down its first round of fall TV ad reservations, a $52.3 million investment that sketches out a path back to the majority in 2023.  —  The bulk of the buy, which is spread across more than two dozen media markets …
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Kate McGee / The Texas Tribune:
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
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Thomas J. Henry Law / PR Newswire:
Texas Attorney Thomas J. Henry Representing Families of Four Children Injured in Tragic Uvalde School Shooting
Gabriel Schoenfeld / The Bulwark:
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Discussion: Overtime and Morning Shots
Jill Lawrence / USA Today:
Trump's reckless election liars are on 2022 ballots. Here's how Democrats can stop them.
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Justin Fox / Bloomberg:
New York City Is a Lot Safer Than Small-Town America
Ian Hodgson / Miami Herald:
Florida undercounted COVID cases and deaths, failed to get test results, state audit says
Discussion: Rebekah's Newsletter
Kaley Johnson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
AZ man spent 17 days in jail for crime he didn't commit. He blames American Airlines