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3:45 PM ET, June 17, 2022

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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 …
Discussion: Bloomberg, Mediaite and Raw Story
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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
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: IJR, Townhall and Washington Post
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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 …
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Garrett Ross / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: White House searches for gas price fixes  —  HOW BIDEN SEES IT — Ahead of his upcoming Middle East trip next month and amid criticism for his reported plans to meet with Saudi Crown Prince MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN, President JOE BIDEN defended the plan as he left the White House for Delaware this morning.
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: New York Post and Breitbart
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
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: Raw Story and Twitchy
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Matthew Kitchen / Houston Chronicle:   ‘Life is short’: Ken Paxton faces backlash for suggesting Uvalde massacre was part of God's plan
CNN:
Julian Assange's extradition to US approved by UK government  —  UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has signed an order to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he faces espionage charges, in a decision Wikileaks said marked a “dark day for press freedom.”
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Des Moines Register:
Iowa Supreme Court says abortion protections not guaranteed under state constitution  —  Katie Akin William MorrisDes Moines Register  —  The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday overruled a 2018 decision that protected abortion under the state constitution.  —  In a fractured decision that reverses …
Discussion: Jezebel and Political Wire
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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 …
Margot Cleveland / The Federalist:
Jan. 6 Committee Ignores Clear Evidence Of Mass Illegal Voting, Systematically Broken Election Laws  —  The Jan. 6 Committee completely sidestepped the verifiable evidence of systemic violations of election law, illegal voting, and more.  —  In its attempt to blame former President Donald Trump …
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 …
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Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
Walmart ‘Cancels’ Mike Lindell's MyPillow, Leaving Him Raging  —  OH, THE HUMANITY  —  Walmart has given MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's products the boot from its shelves nationwide.  In a phone interview with The Daily Beast on Wednesday night, the pillow tycoon alleged that a Walmart executive …
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Belief in God in U.S. Dips to 81%, a New Low  — 81% believe in God, down from 87% in 2017  — Four in 10 believe God can intervene on people's behalf  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The vast majority of U.S. adults believe in God, but the 81% who do so is down six percentage points from 2017 and is the lowest in Gallup's trend.
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 …
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.
Discussion: ProFootballTalk and Plain Dealer
Michael Quinn Sullivan / Texas Scorecard:
GOP Resolution Rebukes Cornyn  —  Condemns the proposed “violation of the Second Amendment and our God given rights.”  —  In unambiguous terms, the Republican Party of Texas' Platform Committee unanimously approved last night a resolution condemning the “compromise” package U.S …
Discussion: Townhall
New York Times:
Jan. 6 Panel Could Start Sharing Transcripts With Justice Dept. as Soon as July  —  Congressional Democrats, under pressure from federal prosecutors, say they will begin sharing interviews after their series of public hearings concludes.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: The Daily Signal and Daily Kos
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.”
Discussion: HotAir and Jill Filipovic
New York Times:
How the Proud Boys Breached the Capitol on Jan. 6: Rile Up the Normies  —  A Times investigation of court documents, text messages and hundreds of videos shows how the Proud Boys coordinated to instigate multiple breaches of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Back burner no more: Dems set Manchin talks on party-line bill to simmer  —  Senate Democrats are preparing for possible summer action on their still-elusive climate, tax reform and prescription drugs bill, grinding behind the scenes on a new version during high-profile gun safety talks.
Discussion: HotAir
Wilfred Chan / The Guardian:
Jay-Z's bitcoin school met with skepticism in his former housing project: 'I don't have money to be losing'  —  The hip-hop mogul loves to rap about his roots in Brooklyn's Marcy housing projects.  But classes in cryptocurrency show the billionaire is out of touch, residents say
Discussion: The Root
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
 
 
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CNN:
US Capitol rioter who carried weapon loaded with hollow-point bullets pleads guilty
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Border Patrol catches record number on terrorist list
Discussion: The Daily Caller and New York Post
New York Times:
Inflation Expected to Remain High Even as Economy Slows and Layoffs Rise
Discussion: The Hill
Hannah Allam / Washington Post:
Pride events targeted in surge of anti-LGBTQ threats, violence
Discussion: Balloon Juice, The 74 and LGBTQ Nation
Josh Boak / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Biden says a recession is ‘not inevitable’
CNN:
Buffalo shooting suspect said he committed massacre ‘for the future of the White race’ in note apologizing to his family, affidavit says
Fred Harter / The Guardian:
‘Marching towards starvation’: UN warns of hell on earth if Ukraine war goes on
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