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7:10 PM ET, June 18, 2022

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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 …
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 and Raw Story
Aamer Madhani / Associated Press:
Biden takes spill while getting off bike after beach ride
Discussion: National Review
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.
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
All the Jan. 6 evidence that Trump and Co. knew their plot was corrupt
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
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 …
Politico:
Herschel Walker gets a Father's Day weekend pass from social conservatives  —  NASHVILLE — Herschel Walker received resounding applause from evangelical Christian activists on Saturday, following revelations he had fathered three children he had not previously discussed publicly.
Discussion: HuffPost
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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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Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
7 arrested in House office building linked to Colbert show
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 …
Greg Hilburn / The Daily Advertiser:
Federal judge will draw new Louisiana congressional map after Legislature fails to act  —  A federal judge will draw a new Louisiana congressional map with a second Black district after the Legislature failed to draw new boundaries of its own in a Special Session that ended Saturday without the passage of any bill.
Discussion: Louisiana Illuminator
The Texas Tribune:
Texas Republican Convention calls Biden win illegitimate and rebukes Cornyn over gun talks  —  Some 5,100 delegates and alternates voted on a party platform that also calls for ending the federal income tax, requiring education about fetal gestation and limiting the Legislature's right to regulate guns.
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Breitbart:   Log Cabin Republicans Denied Booth at Texas GOP Convention
Nina Heller / Durango Herald:
Boebert seeks funding for Glenwood Springs bridge after voting against bill that would fund it  —  U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert is seeking funding from an infrastructure bill that she voted against in March.  —  Boebert wants $33.1 million for the South Bridge in Glenwood Springs, according to a newsletter from her office.
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
 
 
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Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Anti-LGBTQ+ attacks by US extremist groups surge as right spews vitriol
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