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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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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
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
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
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
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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 …
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.
Discussion: USA Today, New York Post and Fox News
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 …
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
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
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.
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 …
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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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Georgia's renter protections, among nation's weakest, let problems fester  —  Raw sewage flowed into Miracle Fletcher's apartment for months.  It bubbled up from the bathtub drain and erupted from the toilet.  It spewed from faucets.  Once it sprayed Fletcher's teenage daughter as she showered.
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 …
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
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.
KSAT-TV:
How Texas lawmakers have failed to respond to mass shootings, according to a gun violence prevention advocate  —  CDC data: Firearm death rate of Texas children has more than doubled since Gov. Greg Abbott took office  —  David Raziq, Executive Producer, Investigative
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
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.”
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
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
 
 
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Ian Vandewalker / Brennan Center for Justice:
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Greg Myre / NPR:
U.S. ambassador to Ukraine: 'It's going to be a long, grinding, tough war'
Discussion: Defense One
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
Discussion: USA Today