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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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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
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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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
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 …
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
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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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
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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
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 …
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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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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
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
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 …
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 …
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
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
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 …
Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
WTO Fails to Promote COVID Vaccines  —  Today on TAP: And the U.S., despite Biden's commitment to a waiver of drug company patent rights, sides with Pharma.  —  Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director-general of the World Trade Organization, speaks at a press conference after the closing …
Discussion: Common Dreams
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
 
 
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Claire Parker / Washington Post:
Air pollution worse for global lifespan than cigarettes or alcohol
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
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
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The Democrats' New Spokesman in the Culture Wars
Discussion: Townhall
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'
Discussion: The Root
Fred Harter / The Guardian:
‘Marching towards starvation’: UN warns of hell on earth if Ukraine war goes on
 

 
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Associated Press:
A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges

Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
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