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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
A Day After a Portrait of Pence in Danger, Trump Attacks Him Again  —  In a speech, Donald J. Trump was undeterred by the Jan. 6 House committee's account of how his rioting supporters menaced the vice president, and the panel's dismantling of many of his election lies.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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Politico:
How evangelical Christians are sizing up the 2024 GOP race for president  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ralph Reed still isn't sure how the Faith & Freedom Coalition is going to handle 2024.  —  Reed, the founder of the conservative Christian organization, played a key role in convincing evangelicals …
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
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: Washington Post
Washington Post:
Trump hits Pence over Jan. 6 role as possible GOP 2024 hopefuls gather  —  The former president slammed his former governing partner for acting as a' human conveyor belt' while presiding over the electoral college count  —  NASHVILLE — Former president Donald Trump used an evangelical conference …
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Amid Jan. 6 Revelations, Election Lies Still Dominate the G.O.P.  —  The hearings have demolished the myth of a stolen presidential election, but with the 2022 primary season in full tilt, the revelations have not loosened the grip of the lie on Republicans.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
The Independent:
Trump claims he never asked Pence to overturn the election on Truth Social after dramatic Jan 6 hearing
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
7 arrested in House office building linked to Colbert show  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police said Friday that officers arrested seven unauthorized people in a congressional office building Thursday night and charged them with unlawful entry.  —  The people identified themselves …
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Fox News:
US Capitol Police arrest Stephen Colbert staffers at House office building, charged with illegal entry  —  The individuals associated with ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ were arrested at the US Capitol complex on Thursday night  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for June 17
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, Raw Story and Daily Kos
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
The ‘big rip-off’: how Trump exploited his fans with ‘election defense’ fund  —  The former president used donations to a nonexistent legal defense fund for his hotels and the January 6 Ellipse rally  —  t 8.38pm on 4 November 2021, the day after America had gone to the polls to elect its next president …
Matt Taibbi / TK News:
The World's Most Taboo Legal Case  —  While the media world wept over Amber and Johnny, a lawsuit filed by a feminist group over prison sexual abuse remained earth's most ignored scandal  —  On November 17, 2021, the Women's Liberation Front, or WoLF, filed a civil rights lawsuit in California that drew almost no coverage.
Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Anti-LGBTQ+ attacks by US extremist groups surge as right spews vitriol  —  Anti-trans politics spurred by lawmakers and far-right news outlets has renewed fears over community's safety  —  In Idaho, police recently found 31 members of a white supremacist group packed into the back of a U-Haul truck …
Discussion: Washington Post
Wall Street Journal:
Russian Escalations in Syria Risk Direct Conflict With U.S., Military Officials Warn  —  Recent Russian airstrikes and other operations in Syria raise alarms amid high tensions over Ukraine  —  AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—Russian forces have conducted a series of operations against the U.S.-led coalition …
Discussion: РИА …
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
Annie Gowen / Washington Post:
New Mexico county certifies election results, bowing to court order  —  Otero County commissioners voted 2 to 1 to accept results in this month's primary, reversing an earlier decision driven by unfounded concerns about fraud  —  Commissioners in New Mexico's Otero County voted 2 to 1 Friday …
Discussion: Election Law Blog
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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
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.”
Discussion: Slate and Raw Story
Garry Kasparov / Wall Street Journal:
Awakened to Putin's Threat, Biden and the West Nod Off Again  —  The president appeared on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and didn't mention Russia's war against Ukraine in a 23-minute interview.  —  1x  —  Earlier this month President Biden addressed the nation.  Rather than do so from behind …
Washington Post:
Supreme Court could soon make it easier to carry guns in six states  —  If the justices strike down New York's century-old restrictions on carrying concealed firearms, similar regulations in California, New Jersey, Maryland, Hawaii, and Massachusetts would be vulnerable.
Kate Bennett / CNN:
As presidential cat, Willow Biden has privileges  —  On Friday, Willow's crate was spotted being carried by a staff member from the White House residence to Marine One, the presidential helicopter that will ferry the feline — along with President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden …
Discussion: RedState, ABC News and New York Post
Toby Morton / Christina Flores:
“I Have Lots of Black Friends Who Are Hungry And Dumb,” Says Racist White Lady.  —  I would like to explain why I support my friend, Carl Paladino, for congress.  But first, let's address the hungry and dumb black elephant in the room.  —  Sure, Carl said, “Hitler is the kind of leader we need.”
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  —  During a speech at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Policy Conference this Friday, former President Donald Trump said it's “no coincidence that the same people …
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Caroline Vakil / The Hill:
Trump says he would look ‘very, very seriously’ at pardons for Jan 6 defendants if reelected
Discussion: HuffPost and Political Wire
David Von Drehle / Washington Post:
A new ‘National Conservative’ manifesto sounds a lot like fascism  —  Donald Trump's annexation of the Republican Party is less a manifestation of Trump's strength than a demonstration of the GOP's division.  The former president exploited the dissatisfaction of the party's isolationist wing …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Police Error Led to Trump-Era Subpoena to Twitter About a Devin Nunes Critic  —  Newly disclosed files show a Capitol Police analyst misidentified which Twitter account had posted a threatening message about Mitch McConnell.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
David Yaffe-Bellany / New York Times:
The Coin That Could Wreck Crypto  —  As cryptocurrencies have plunged, attention has focused on a potential point of vulnerability: the market's reliance on a so-called stablecoin called Tether.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Cryptocurrency prices are plummeting.
 
 
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