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5:30 PM ET, June 18, 2022

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Ryan Goodman / Just Security:
8 Top Former Prosecutors, Senior DOJ Officials on Key New Evidence in Effort to Pressure Pence  —  I asked several former federal prosecutors and senior Justice Department officials their views on specific new evidence presented by the January 6 Select Committee.  I asked each of them independently.
Discussion: Raw Story
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New York Times:
Despite Growing Evidence, a Prosecution of Trump Would Face Challenges  —  As House hearings highlighted testimony that could create more pressure to pursue a criminal case, the former president tried out a defense that strained credulity.  —  As new questions swirled this past week …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
All the Jan. 6 evidence that Trump and Co. knew their plot was corrupt
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
A Day After a Portrait of Pence in Danger, Trump Attacks Him Again
Caitlin McFall / Fox News:
Biden falls off bike on Delaware ride with first lady, says 'I'm good'  —  Biden says 'I'm good' after taking a tumble from his bike in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware  —  President Biden took a tumble off his bike Saturday morning after he stopped by a group of reporters and members of the public …
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Nandita Bose / Reuters:
Biden flubs bike dismount, falls, but uninjured
Discussion: New York Magazine
Aamer Madhani / Associated Press:
Biden takes spill while getting off bike after beach ride
Discussion: National Review
Nikki Schwab / Daily Mail:
After about 10 seconds on the ground, Biden was able to hoist himself up, telling the crowd that his ‘foot got caught’
Discussion: Twitchy and The Babylon Bee
Clyde Haberman / New York Times:
Mark Shields, TV Pundit Known for His Sharp Wit, Dies at 85  —  A former campaign strategist, he became a fixture in American political journalism and punditry and was seen on “PBS NewsHour” for 33 years.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  Mark Shields, a piercing analyst …
Discussion: NBC News
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Juliana Kim / NPR:
PBS NewsHour commentator Mark Shields dies at age 85  —  Mark Shields, the longtime PBS News commentator known for his weekly political analysis, has died Saturday morning at the age of 85, PBS NewsHour confirmed.  —  Before he retired in 2020, Shields provided thoughtful insights …
Edward Helmore / The Guardian:
Stephen Colbert staff members arrested for trespassing on Capitol Hill  —  Seven staff members from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert were arrested for allegedly trespassing in a Capitol Hill building on Thursday night, authorities have said.  All seven were each charged with unlawful entry.
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Fox News:
US Capitol Police arrest Stephen Colbert staffers at House office building, charged with illegal entry
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Herschel Walker says he ‘never denied’ having 4 children  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker said Saturday that he “never denied” the existence of children he hadn't publicly disclosed before, telling conservative Christians that his kids “knew the truth.”
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Slate
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Politico:
Herschel Walker gets a Father's Day weekend pass from social conservatives
Discussion: HuffPost and Deadspin
New York Times:
Gun Sellers' Message to Americans: Man Up  —  The number of firearms in the U.S. is outpacing the country's population, as an emboldened gun industry and its allies target buyers with rhetoric of fear, machismo and defiance.  —  Last November, hours after a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse …
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
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 and Daily Kos
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
UPDATES: Dan Crenshaw & Staff Assaulted by Right Wingers Shouting ‘Eyepatch McCain’ and Saying He Should be ‘Hung for Treason’  —  Rep. Dan Crenshaw and his staff were violently confronted at the Republican Party of Texas convention a short time ago, when far-right social media activist Alex Stein …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Washington Post:
CDC endorses coronavirus vaccines for children under 5  —  Doctors urge vaccination even if kids have already had the virus … Pediatricians are preparing to administer the nation's first coronavirus vaccines for children under 5 in coming days after the Centers for Disease Control …
 
 
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Breitbart:
Log Cabin Republicans Denied Booth at Texas GOP Convention
New York Times:
Bennie Thompson Has Spent His Career Protecting Voting Rights
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How Texas lawmakers have failed to respond to mass shootings, according to a gun violence prevention advocate
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Georgia's renter protections, among nation's weakest, let problems fester
Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Anti-LGBTQ+ attacks by US extremist groups surge as right spews vitriol
Discussion: Washington Post
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
The ‘big rip-off’: how Trump exploited his fans with ‘election defense’ fund
Garry Kasparov / Wall Street Journal:
Awakened to Putin's Threat, Biden and the West Nod Off Again
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The World's Most Taboo Legal Case
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Washington Post:
Supreme Court could soon make it easier to carry guns in six states
Annie Gowen / Washington Post:
New Mexico county certifies election results, bowing to court order
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David Von Drehle / Washington Post:
A new conservative manifesto sounds a lot like fascism
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Toby Morton / Christina Flores:
“I Have Lots of Black Friends Who Are Hungry And Dumb,” Says Racist White Lady.
Wall Street Journal:
Russian Escalations in Syria Risk Direct Conflict With U.S., Military Officials Warn
Discussion: РИА …
David Yaffe-Bellany / New York Times:
The Coin That Could Wreck Crypto
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Police Error Led to Trump-Era Subpoena to Twitter About a Devin Nunes Critic
 

 
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple rejected Meta's overtures to integrate Llama into the iPhone months ago, in part because it sees Meta's privacy practices as not stringent enough

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The RIAA sues AI music services Suno and Udio over alleged mass copyright infringement and claims they are trying to “hide the full scope of their infringement”

Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
In preliminary findings, the EU says Apple's anti-steering developer rules breach the DMA; the EU is also probing if Apple's developer fees comply with EU rules

 
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