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1:50 PM ET, June 9, 2022


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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Opinion Has the Jan. 6 committee finally found its John Dean?  —  With the House committee hearings examining Donald Trump's insurrection set to kick off Thursday night, the question must be asked: Is another John Dean moment actually possible?  —  Such a moment would achieve heightened …
Discussion: Politico, CBS News and The Hill
Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
Trump and Unreleased Video Expected to Be Focus of First Jan 6.  Hearing  —  The House panel investigating the attack will lead off its public sessions with video testimony from people close to the former president, and footage revealing the role of the Proud Boys.
The Independent:
‘Trump will lose his mind’: The 6 Jan hearings vow to ‘change history’.  Here's what to expect  —  The panel's first hearing in prime time will feature a filmmaker who captured footage of a meeting between Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and Oath Keepers founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes, Eric Garcia and Andrew Feinberg report
Jonathan V. Last / The Atlantic:
Mike Pence Is an American Hero  —  At the January 6 Committee hearings this week, there is likely to be evidence of gross misbehavior—bordering on sedition—from President Donald Trump and his confederates.  The object of the hearings is to hold these bad actors to account and propose systemic reforms to prevent another insurrection.
Bryan Schott / Salt Lake Tribune:
New court filings raise questions about Sen. Mike Lee's involvement in attempts to overturn the 2020 election
Discussion: NBC News
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:   Opinion Tune out the 'it won't matter' coverage of the Jan. 6 hearings
POLITICO Playbook: What to expect from the first Jan. 6 hearing
Ingrid Jacques / USA Today:
Betsy DeVos: Trump's actions on Jan. 6 were ‘line in the sand’ that led to resignation
Discussion: The Hill
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
6 questions the Jan. 6 committee aims to answer about the attack
Marc Caputo / NBC News:
Cheney's Jan. 6 committee spotlight burns her in Wyoming primary
Discussion: Raw Story
Detroit News:
FBI arrests Michigan GOP governor candidate Kelley during raid  —  FBI agents arrested Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley on unspecified charges Thursday and are searching his home near Grand Rapids.  —  The search unfolding at Kelley's home in Allendale adds more uncertainty …
Azi Paybarah / New York Times:
Ryan Kelley, a candidate for Michigan governor who was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, is arrested by the F.B.I.  —  Mr. Kelley faces several misdemeanor charges, including disorderly conduct, in connection with the attack on the Capitol.  —  Ryan Kelley, a Republican running for governor in Michigan …
Discussion: VICE and ABC News
Acacia Squires / NPR:
Michigan candidate for governor, Ryan Kelley, arrested by FBI for Jan. 6 involvement  —  Thursday, the FBI arrested Michigan candidate for governor Ryan Kelley in Allendale, Mich., on misdemeanor charges that the Department of Justice says are related to the Jan. 6, 2021 breach at the U.S. capitol.
NBC News:
FBI raids home of Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate
Discussion: Raw Story
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Bernie to Dems: Change course before you nosedive in November  —  Bernie Sanders has something to get off his chest: Without a course correction, he sees the Democratic Party on track to get shellacked this fall.  —  As the progressive Vermonter, not one to mince words, put it in an interview on Tuesday …
Sue Halpern / New Yorker:
Are Crossover Efforts to Defeat Extreme Republicans Gaining Ground?  —  Utah Democrats are taking extraordinary action, and other groups are pursuing new strategies to safeguard democratic norms.  —  Last week, when Representative Chris Jacobs, a Republican from the Buffalo suburbs …
Natalie Allison / Politico:
Dems meddle in Senate primary to advance hardline MAGA Republican
Discussion: Denver Post
Dennis Romboy / Deseret News:
How would GOP Senate candidates fare against Evan McMullin in Utah? New poll reveals answers
Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America:
Carl Paladino: Hitler is “the kind of leader we need today.  We need somebody inspirational.”  —  Republican congressional candidate Carl Paladino appeared on a radio program last year and claimed that New York needs someone like Adolf Hitler to lead it.  In the newly unearthed remarks …
Paul Blumenthal / HuffPost:
GOP Candidate Carl Paladino Calls Adolf Hitler ‘The Kind Of Leader We Need Today’
Discussion: LGBTQ Nation and Mediaite
Allie Griffin / New York Post:
Biden takes shot at Trump and Republicans on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’  —  President Biden used his first in-person appearance on a late-night talk show since taking office to take shots at his White House predecessor and the “hard right” Republican Party in an interview that was dominated by gun control talk.
President Joe Biden Visits Jimmy Kimmel Live
Brad Dress / The Hill:
Biden predicts ‘mini revolution’ in November if SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade
Ruy Teixeira / The Liberal Patriot:
Time for the Democrats' Chesa Boudin Moment!  —  If Not Now, When?  If Not Him, Who?  —  The crushing recall of San Francisco's stridently progressive District Attorney, Chesa Boudin, crystallizes just how much trouble Democrats are in on the crime issue.
Discussion: The Nation
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney fires Peter Rice, its top TV content executive.  —  Some in the entertainment business had seen him as a possible candidate to succeed Bob Chapek as Disney's chief executive.  —  The Walt Disney Company has abruptly fired Peter Rice, its most senior television content executive …
Max Zahn / ABC News:
Gas prices hit $5 national average after rapid rise  —  In California, drivers are paying an average of $6.40 per gallon.  —  The average price of a gallon of gas nationwide exceeded $5 on Thursday, crossing the milestone after a rapid rise over the past month that has alarmed public officials …
Victor I. Nava / Washington Examiner:
Gas prices so high it's ‘cheaper to buy cocaine and just run everywhere,’ senator says
Discussion: Fox News, The Federalist and CBS News
Rob Wile / NBC News:
Sriracha hot sauce maker warns of shortage lasting through the summer  —  “Currently, due to weather conditions affecting the quality of chili peppers, we now face a more severe shortage of chili,” Huy Fong Foods said.  A drought is affecting Mexico, from which the company sources its chili peppers.
Washington Post:
The biggest U.S. newspaper chain wants less opinion in its pages  —  The nation's largest newspaper chain is of the opinion that its opinion pages are alienating readers and becoming obsolete.  —  So newspapers owned by Gannett Co. — publisher of USA Today and more than 250 dailies …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Exclusive: CEOs call on Senate to pass gun legislation  —  CEOs of more than 220 U.S. companies on Thursday will release a letter calling on the Senate to “take immediate action” to reduce gun violence, Axios has learned exclusively. … - The companies employ workers in all 50 states …
Sebastian Hughes / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Top GOP Negotiator Shuts Down Talk Of Raising The Age To Buy A Gun  —  Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, one of the lead negotiators in the Senate's bipartisan talks to address mass shootings, has officially ruled out raising the age requirement to purchase guns …
Wall Street Journal:
Rick Scott Revises Tax-Increase Proposal After Facing Criticism  —  Florida senator's plan has frustrated fellow Republicans and been the subject of attacks from President Biden  —  WASHINGTON—Florida Sen. Rick Scott is backing away from a proposal to require low-income Americans to pay …
Discussion: Sacramento Bee
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