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7:40 PM ET, June 17, 2022

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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.
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Caroline Vakil / The Hill:
Trump says he would look ‘very, very seriously’ at pardons for Jan 6 defendants if reelected  —  Former President Trump said on Friday that he would look “very, very seriously” at pardoning those charged in connection with storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, if he ran for and became president again.
Discussion: Political Wire
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
A Fox host who apparently helped mastermind John Eastman's coup plot was the only one talking about it in prime time  —  Fox News is burying Thursday's revelations about the plot by then-President Donald Trump and Trump lawyer John Eastman to pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence …
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
John Bowden / The Independent:
Rioters got within 40 feet of Pence and informant reveals Proud Boys ‘were willing to kill vice president’
Nico Grant / New York Times:
YouTube deleted a Jan. 6 committee video that included Trump's election lies.  —  The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot has been trying to draw more eyes to its televised hearings by uploading clips of the proceedings online.  But YouTube has removed one of those videos from its platform …
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Robby Soave / Reason:
YouTube Deleted a January 6th Committee Video for Spreading Election Misinformation  —  YouTube removed a video uploaded by the January 6th Committee that showed footage of former President Donald Trump contesting the results of the 2020 election.  —  Trump's false claim that voting machines erroneously …
Discussion: Washington Post and Jacobin
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Michael Quinn Sullivan / Texas Scorecard:
GOP Resolution Rebukes Cornyn
Discussion: TheBlaze and Townhall
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Stunning Trump revelations raise fears of a dark, violent future  —  As extraordinary revelations pour forth about Donald Trump's plot to destroy our political order after the 2020 election, an unsettling question arises: What does it mean that for most elected Republicans …
Discussion: The Nation and Raw Story
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George T. Conway III / Washington Post:
Jan. 6 hearings point up critical role of the 25th Amendment
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
They Will Do It Again  —  Republicans have not been chastened by the revelations of the January 6 committee.
Discussion: The Guardian
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
Ryan Mac / New York Times:
SpaceX Said to Fire Employees Involved in Letter Rebuking Elon Musk  —  In an email, Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's president, said the letter had made other employees “feel uncomfortable, intimidated and bullied.”  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  SpaceX, the private rocket company …
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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Michael Wilner / Miami Herald:
DeSantis reverses, allowing Florida healthcare providers to order vaccines for kids  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is now allowing healthcare providers, including pediatricians and children's hospitals, to order COVID-19 vaccines from a federal program for children between six months and 5 years old …
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Jason Del Rey / Vox:
Leaked Amazon memo warns the company is running out of people to hire  —  Unions might not be the tech giant's biggest labor threat.  —  Amazon is facing a looming crisis: It could run out of people to hire in its US warehouses by 2024, according to leaked Amazon internal research from mid-2021 that Recode reviewed.
Discussion: Engadget, New York Post and Breitbart
CNN:
US Capitol rioter who carried weapon loaded with hollow-point bullets pleads guilty  —  A January 6, 2021, rioter pleaded guilty Friday to carrying a loaded firearm on US Capitol grounds and assaulting police officers with one of their own batons during the insurrection.
Discussion: Mediaite
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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 …
Jason Koebler / VICE:
Uvalde Hires Private Law Firm to Argue It Doesn't Have to Release School Shooting Public Records  —  Some of the records relating to the Robb Elementary School shooting could be “highly embarrassing,” involve “emotional/mental distress,” and are “not of legitimate concern to the public,” the lawyers argued.
Discussion: Daily Kos, Axios, Raw Story and Twitchy
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
Discussion: The 74 and Associated Press
Anna Massoglia / OpenSecrets.org:
Trump's political operation and Republican Party committees have paid over $12.6 million to Jan. 6 rally organizers since the 2020 election cycle  —  Former President Donald Trump's political operation and Republican Party committees have paid over $12.6 million to individuals and firms …
Discussion: USA Today and Political Wire
Bloomberg:
Biden Team Negotiates Fresh Economic Plan as Inflation Antidote  —  The White House and congressional Democrats are in advanced talks on legislation that aims to fight inflation, rein in the deficit and revive parts of President Joe Biden's stalled economic agenda.
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Back burner no more: Dems set Manchin talks on party-line bill to simmer
Discussion: HotAir
NBC News:
‘Impeachment No. 3’: Jan. 6 panel isn't swaying these swing-state Republicans  —  RENO, Nev. — Republican voters in Nevada were aware Tuesday that the Jan. 6 committee is building a public case that Donald Trump knew the election wasn't stolen.  —  They saw some of the committee's …
Susan Page / USA Today:
Biden approval rating at 39% amid economic fears; 47% ‘strongly disapprove’: USA TODAY/Suffolk poll  —  President Joe Biden said Thursday Americans were “very, very down.”  He's right about that.  —  A new USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll shows the country in a funk, and one that sets …
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.”
Andrew Romano / Yahoo News:
Poll: Biden disapproval hits new high as more Americans say they would vote for Trump  —  45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021  —  46th and current president of the United States  —  As inflation keeps rising and recession fears loom, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows …
Discussion: Breitbart and Twitchy
Mark Maske / Washington Post:
NFL will argue for ‘significant’ suspension of Deshaun Watson  —  The NFL will argue that Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson should receive a “significant” suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy, multiple people familiar with the case said Friday.
Washington Post:
Soaring gas prices lead White House aides back to brainstorming  —  Administration officials look at fuel rebates, emergency powers if diesel shortages materialize  —  Senior White House aides have in recent days explored new ideas for responding to high gas prices and looked again …
Alan Levin / Bloomberg:
More Than 6,000 Airline Flights in US Delayed, Canceled by Storms  —  Just a day after airline executives met with US transportation officials on how to stem flight disruptions, a band of storms triggered thousands of cancellations and delays for beleaguered carriers.
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
The Democrats' New Spokesman in the Culture Wars  —  On May 4, two days after Politico rocked Washington by revealing the draft of a Supreme Court decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, California Governor Gavin Newsom delivered remarks at a Los Angeles Planned Parenthood office …
Discussion: Townhall
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
While Roe Is Being Overturned, Feminists Fight Among Themselves  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  The Drift, a buzzy literary journal founded by Kiara Barrow and Rebecca Panovka, left-leaning women in their late 20s, published a series of short essays earlier this year under the rubric, “What to Do About Feminism.”
 
 
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DeNeen L. Brown / Washington Post:
He discovered the Watergate break-in, then died destitute and forgotten
Ian Vandewalker / Brennan Center for Justice:
The Money Behind January 6 Is Flowing into the 2022 Elections
Greg Myre / NPR:
U.S. ambassador to Ukraine: 'It's going to be a long, grinding, tough war'
Discussion: Defense One
Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
WTO Fails to Promote COVID Vaccines
Discussion: Common Dreams
Washington Post:
Biden sends every signal he is running again
Discussion: Raw Story
Adam Wren / Politico:
Mitch Daniels weighing return to politics
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump weighs another run as GOP rivals eye own campaigns
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Border Patrol catches record number on terrorist list
Discussion: New York Post and The Daily Caller
Wilfred Chan / The Guardian:
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Discussion: The Root
CNN:
Julian Assange's extradition to US approved by UK government