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5:25 PM ET, June 13, 2022


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New York Times:
A Jan. 6 panel member says Trump raising money off bogus election claims was ‘the big rip-off.’  —  William P. Barr, the former attorney general, said in a recorded deposition that claims of widespread electoral fraud were nonsense.  As the hearing closed, Rep. Zoe Lofgren said Mr. Trump used lies about fraud as a fund-raising tool.
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
No, Bill Stepien, You Weren't On “Team Normal.”  You Were On “Team Coup.”  —  On the self-delusion that led a Trump accomplices to believe he was one of the good coupers.  —  Donald Trump's campaign manager is convinced he was one of the normal ones.  —  Day two of the January 6th …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Why today's Jan. 6 revelations will be dangerous for Trump  —  As we prepare for Monday's committee hearing on the Jan. 6 insurrection, it's worth dwelling on the legal concept of “willful blindness.”  Under it, deliberate ignorance of a particular fact does not constitute exoneration if there was a high …
Jan. 6 panel makes case election fraud claims were Trump vs. ‘Team Normal’  —  The Jan. 6 select committee's case that former President Donald Trump stoked a violent insurrection rests on a fundamental premise: Trump was endlessly told, over and over, that his claims of election fraud were false.
Washington Post:
Trump pushed ‘big lie’ despite being told election fraud claims were false, aides testify … The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection asserted in its second hearing Monday that the Capitol attack was the direct result of Donald Trump's repeated baseless claims …
Rick Rouan / USA Today:
Rudy Giuliani denies he was drunk on election night when he told Trump to declare victory
Jacqueline Thomsen / Reuters:
Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis joins legal team for Penn. GOP hopeful
Discussion: Mediaite and PennLive
Wall Street Journal:
S&P 500 Drops Into Bear-Market Territory as Dow, Nasdaq Fall  —  Investors raise bets on aggressive Federal Reserve interest-rate increases; cryptocurrencies decline  —  The stock market selloff deepened Monday, with the S&P 500 closing in a bear market, as investors took another look …
Washington Free Beacon:
Stock Market Plunges as Recession Fears Soar
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Herschel Walker claimed to be in law enforcement when he wasn't.  —  U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker regularly praises police officers.  But was Walker in law enforcement himself?  In at least three speeches delivered before he entered politics, Walker claimed he was, the AJC's Shannon McCaffrey reports.
Fox News:
Supreme Court extends wait for decision in case that could overturn Roe v. Wade  —  The Supreme Court did not issue a decision in the case expected to overturn Roe v. Wade on Monday  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for June 13  —  The Supreme Court Monday again prolonged the wait …
Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
After Bitter Loss, Ousted Centrist Democrat Goes After Party That Backed Him  —  Jamie McLeod-Skinner, the progressive who unseated Rep. Kurt Schrader, is due to face former Happy Valley Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer in November.  —  Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) got significant support …
Max Boot / Washington Post:
We can't let Ukraine lose.  It needs a lot more aid, starting with artillery.  —  The battle of Donbas — with momentous implications for the future of Ukraine and the entire postwar world — is poised on a knife edge.  —  The Ukrainians are resisting bravely, but they are suffering terrible casualties and slowly losing ground.
NBC News:   What will Biden do if Putin goes nuclear? Experts say a nuclear response is unlikely but not impossible.
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Andrew Giuliani's Vaccination Status Will Bar Him From Debate Studio  —  The Republican candidate for governor of New York is unvaccinated and says he has “natural immunity” to the coronavirus.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  ALBANY — With the first Republican debate …
Elizabeth Wolfe / CNN:
The 31 people arrested in Idaho have ties to a White nationalist group and planned to riot at a Pride event, police say.  Here's what we know  —  Video shows arrest of White nationalist-affiliated group near Pride parade  —  (CNN)After an alarmed 911 caller reported a group dressed like a …
Robert Reich:
Liz Cheney for President?  —  Is she the person America will need? … Friends,  —  I trust Joe Biden's steadiness and judgment, and if he runs again, I'll probably back him in 2024.  But today I want to suggest someone who isn't even a Democrat, and whose positions on many issues I …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
The End of the Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy  —  Sign up for Derek's newsletter here.  —  Several weeks ago, I needed a ride home after some late-night drinks about two miles from my place in Washington, D.C. I pulled up the Uber app and entered my address.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Government expands investigation into Trump's social network deal  —  Federal securities regulators have expanded their investigation into the planned merger between a blank check acquisition company and former President Trump's social media business, known as Truth Social, according to a Monday morning filing with the SEC.
Discussion: Raw Story and Insider
Jason Koebler / VICE:
Texas Police Want Uvalde Bodycam Footage Suppressed Because It Could Expose Law Enforcement ‘Weakness’  —  The Texas Department of Public Safety asked the state's Attorney General to prevent the public release of body camera footage in response to a public records request from Motherboard.
War on the Rocks:
The Most Dangerous Phase for Ukraine?  —  This is not an optimistic episode.  Michael Kofman speculates that the war might be in its most dangerous phase.  Why is that?  Ukraine's casualties and shortages in munitions are beginning to show as Russia is gaining some operational advantages in the Donbass.
Discussion: The New Freedom
Chris Stirewalt / The Dispatch:
The January 6 Committee and Me  —  Why I'm testifying before Congress today.  —  In America, we once thought of political courage as being willing to do something at one's own expense.  —  At the pointy end of that consideration are instances when people risk their lives or freedom to do the right thing.
Greg Bishop / Sports Illustrated:
A High School Football Coach, His Covenant and the Separation of Church and State  —  The Supreme Court is expected to side with a public school football coach who prayed on the field.  Many fear the decision will erode a bedrock of American democracy.  —  The shriek of a whistle sounded an end and a beginning.
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Caroline O'Donovan / Washington Post:
Amazon calls cops, fires workers in attempts to stop unionization nationwide
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Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Young Voters, Who Helped Biden to Victory, Are a Big Weak Spot in the Democratic Coalition
Discussion: New York Post
William Kristol / The Bulwark:
The Forest and the Trees  —  The January 6th Committee hearings are full of interesting tidbits.
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Haroon Siddique / The Guardian:
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