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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Amid Jan. 6 Revelations, Election Lies Still Dominate the G.O.P.  —  The hearings have demolished the myth of a stolen presidential election, but with the 2022 primary season in full tilt, the revelations have not loosened the grip of the lie on Republicans.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
The Independent:
Trump claims he never asked Pence to overturn the election on Truth Social after dramatic Jan 6 hearing  —  Jan 6 committee reveals rioters got within 40 feet of Pence  —  Former president Donald Trump denied that he tried to force vice president Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 presidential election results on January 6 last year.
Fox News:
US Capitol Police arrest Stephen Colbert staffers at House office building, charged with illegal entry  —  The individuals associated with ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ were arrested at the US Capitol complex on Thursday night  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for June 17
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Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
7 arrested in House office building linked to Colbert show  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police said Friday that officers arrested seven unauthorized people in a congressional office building Thursday night and charged them with unlawful entry.  —  The people identified themselves …
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Uvalde Officer Passed Up Shot at Gunman for Fear of Hitting Children  —  A police officer had a chance to shoot the gunman before he entered a school, according to a chief deputy sheriff.  The officer declined to take the shot, fearing injuries to others.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
CNN:
New Mexico county commissioner who refuses to certify recent election results sentenced for role in January 6 attack  —  Couy Griffin, a New Mexico county commissioner, ardent election-fraud conspiracy theorist and founder of “Cowboys for Trump,” avoided more jail time on Friday for his role in the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack.
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Annie Gowen / Washington Post:
New Mexico county certifies election results, bowing to court order
Discussion: Election Law Blog
New York Times:
Infighting Overshadows Big Plans at The Washington Post  —  The aim of Sally Buzbee, The Post's editor, is to broaden the newspaper's reach.  A year into the job, she's dealing with internal tumult over some longstanding grievances.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Sky Palma / Raw Story:
Trump calls the Capitol riot a ‘simple protest that got out of hand’ and then brags about his Jan. 6 crowd size  —  During a speech at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Policy Conference this Friday, former President Donald Trump said it's “no coincidence that the same people …
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Caroline Vakil / The Hill:
Trump says he would look ‘very, very seriously’ at pardons for Jan 6 defendants if reelected
Discussion: HuffPost and Political Wire
Wall Street Journal:
Russian Escalations in Syria Risk Direct Conflict With U.S., Military Officials Warn  —  Recent Russian airstrikes and other operations in Syria raise alarms amid high tensions over Ukraine  —  AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—Russian forces have conducted a series of operations against the U.S.-led coalition …
Discussion: РИА …
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Ginni Thomas-tied Facebook group ‘FrontLiners for Liberty’ could be a new focus in Jan. 6 investigation  — Trump attorney John Eastman on Thursday publicly posted a Dec. 4, 2020 email from Thomas asking him to speak to a gathering she called “Frontliners,” which she described as featuring “grassroots state leaders.”
Discussion: Slate and Raw Story
NBC News:
Uvalde police agree to cooperate with probe of response to school shooting, Texas lawmaker says  —  Uvalde city police agreed to cooperate with state investigators evaluating the law enforcement response to last month's school shooting, Texas officials said Friday.
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CNN:
John Cornyn, top Republican negotiator on gun package, booed at Texas GOP convention
DeNeen L. Brown / Washington Post:
He discovered the Watergate break-in, then died destitute and forgotten  —  It was 30 minutes after midnight on June 17, 1972, when Frank Wills, a security guard patrolling the parking garage at the Watergate office complex in Washington, noticed masking tape covering locks on a stairwell door.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Police Error Led to Trump-Era Subpoena to Twitter About a Devin Nunes Critic  —  Newly disclosed files show a Capitol Police analyst misidentified which Twitter account had posted a threatening message about Mitch McConnell.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Emily Baker-White / BuzzFeed News:
Leaked Audio From 80 Internal TikTok Meetings Shows That US User Data Has Been Repeatedly Accessed From China  —  For years, TikTok has responded to data privacy concerns by promising that information gathered about users in the United States is stored in the United States, rather than China …
Associated Press:
Gunman kills 3 seniors over potluck dinner at Alabama church  —  VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — The 71-year-old visitor had previously attended some services at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church before police say he showed up for a potluck dinner, pulled a handgun and fatally shot three …
Garry Kasparov / Wall Street Journal:
Awakened to Putin's Threat, Biden and the West Nod Off Again  —  The president appeared on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and didn't mention Russia's war against Ukraine in a 23-minute interview.  —  1x  —  Earlier this month President Biden addressed the nation.  Rather than do so from behind …
Christopher Mathias / HuffPost:
The Far-Right's Assault On An Idaho Pride Event Was Meticulously Planned  —  Details that emerged after the arrest of 31 white supremacists in Coeur D'Alene show how GOP rhetoric is signaling extremists to attack LGBTQ people.  —  At a Republican fundraiser in Stateline, Idaho …
Discussion: Grid News, Raw Story and Daily Kos
U.S. Department of Justice:
Indiana Man Pleads Guilty to Carrying a Gun and Assaulting Law Enforcement Officers in Jan. 6 Capitol Breach  —  Firearm Was Loaded with Shotgun Shells and Hollow-Point Bullets  —  WASHINGTON - An Indiana man pleaded guilty today to carrying a loaded gun on Capitol grounds …
Discussion: Insider and Law & Crime
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CNN:
US Capitol rioter who carried weapon loaded with hollow-point bullets pleads guilty
Discussion: Mediaite
Washington Post:
Supreme Court could soon make it easier to carry guns in six states  —  If the justices strike down New York's century-old restrictions on carrying concealed firearms, similar regulations in California, New Jersey, Maryland, Hawaii, and Massachusetts would be vulnerable.
New York Times:
Russians Breached This City, Not With Troops, but Propaganda  —  As they batter towns and cities in Ukraine with artillery, the Russians are also bombarding them with messaging aimed at eroding Ukrainians' trust in their military and their government.  —  LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine …
David Von Drehle / Washington Post:
A new ‘National Conservative’ manifesto sounds a lot like fascism  —  Donald Trump's annexation of the Republican Party is less a manifestation of Trump's strength than a demonstration of the GOP's division.  The former president exploited the dissatisfaction of the party's isolationist wing …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Toby Morton / Christina Flores:
“I Have Lots of Black Friends Who Are Hungry And Dumb,” Says Racist White Lady.  —  I would like to explain why I support my friend, Carl Paladino, for congress.  But first, let's address the hungry and dumb black elephant in the room.  —  Sure, Carl said, “Hitler is the kind of leader we need.”
 
 
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