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11:10 PM ET, June 19, 2022

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Julie Turkewitz / New York Times:
Gustavo Petro wins the Colombian election, becoming the country's first leftist president.  —  For the first time, Colombia will have a leftist president.  —  Gustavo Petro, a former rebel and a longtime senator who has pledged to transform the country's economic system, has won Sunday's election …
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Gideon Long / Financial Times:
Leftist Gustavo Petro wins Colombian presidency  —  Former guerrilla's victory marks setback for conservative elite in South American country  —  Gustavo Petro, a former urban guerrilla who once spent time in jail for his political beliefs, won Colombia's presidential election on Sunday …
New York Times:
What Hundreds of Photos of Weapons Reveal About Russia's Brutal War Strategy  —  Reflecting a shockingly barbaric and old-fashioned wartime strategy, Russian forces have pummeled Ukrainian cities and towns with a barrage of rockets and other munitions, most of which can be considered relatively crude relics …
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Cathy Young / Morning Shots:
Has the Tide Really Turned in Ukraine?  —  Plus: It's all about the gays  —  In the past month or so, the dominant Ukraine narrative in the media has shifted from “heroic Ukrainians repelling a mismanaged Russian invasion” to “badly outgunned Ukrainians unable to hold back Russian advances in the East” …
Peter Wade / Rolling Stone:
‘Can You Believe I Lost to This Guy?’  Trump Admitted He Lost Election, Former Aide Says  —  Alyssa Farah Griffin revealed that the former president acknowledged privately that Biden won, despite his public claims to the contrary  —  In private, former President Donald Trump admitted that he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden.
BBC:
France's Macron set to lose majority - projection  —  Less than two months after he was re-elected president, Emmanuel Macron is on course to lose control of the French National Assembly after a strong performance by rival parties.  —  His centrist Ensemble coalition is on course …
Discussion: France 24 and New York Times
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New York Times:
Texas Republicans Approve Far-Right Platform Declaring Biden's Election Illegitimate  —  The platform, which was voted on at the Republican state party convention in Houston, was the latest sign of Texas conservatives moving further to the right.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
At Texas GOP convention, loyalists embrace far right, anti-gay rhetoric  —  Thousands of Republican activists meeting in Houston this weekend for the state's party convention agreed to a resolution that rejects the outcome of the 2020 presidential election and refers to Joe Biden as an illegitimate president.
Discussion: High Plains Blogger
Livia Albeck-Ripka / New York Times:
FINA Restricts Transgender Women From Competing at Elite Level  —  The international swimming federation said transgender women who had experienced male puberty could not compete in women's events.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  FINA, the international swimming federation …
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
GOP member of Jan. 6 committee warns that more violence is coming  —  One of two Republican members of the House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, starkly warned Sunday that his own party's lies could feed additional violence.
Brandon Smith / WFYI Public Media:
Diego Morales upsets Secretary of State Holli Sullivan at Indiana GOP convention  —  Unable to load the audio player.  —  You could try direct download?  —  Former Mike Pence aide Diego Morales upset incumbent Holli Sullivan Saturday to earn the GOP nomination for secretary of state.
Discussion: NBC Chicago
Meredith Deliso / ABC News:
6 in 10 Americans say Trump should be charged for Jan. 6 riot: POLL  —  A majority of Americans also think the Jan. 6 committee has been fair.  —  Former President Donald Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition during their annual “Road To Majority Policy Conference” …
Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
Trump corrects record, says he hasn't endorsed McCarthy for speaker  —  Former President Donald Trump made it clear that he has not endorsed anyone, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), for speaker of the House.  —  Towards the end of a recent interview, Trump interjected …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
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Steady:
The Coup Continues  —  There is nothing past tense about January 6, 2021
Discussion: The Atlantic
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Thanks, Kevin McCarthy, for making the Jan. 6 hearings worthwhile
Discussion: The Hill
Maria Cramer / New York Times:
Juneteenth Is a Federal Holiday, but in Most States It's Still Not a Day Off  —  One year after President Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, 26 states have not authorized the funding that would allow for state employees to take the day off.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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Peter Stone / The Guardian:
Searing testimony increases odds of charges against Trump, experts say  —  Former prosecutors say January 6 hearings have delivered ‘compelling evidence that Trump committed crimes’  —  The searing testimony and growing evidence about Donald Trump's central role in a multi-pronged conspiracy …
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CNN:
Tuesday's January 6 hearing will show evidence of Trump's role in fake electors scheme, Schiff says
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a Crucial Moment  —  A Supreme Court environmental case being decided this month is the product of a coordinated, multiyear strategy by Republican attorneys general and conservative allies.  —  WASHINGTON — Within days …
Kelly Livingston / ABC News:
Recession isn't ‘inevitable’ but inflation remains ‘unacceptably high’: Janet Yellen  —  The treasury secretary expects “the economy to slow” to more “stable growth.”  —  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen arrives to testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee at a hearing …
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ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 6-19-22: Secretary Janet Yellen & Rep. Adam Kinzinger
Discussion: UPI and Insider
The Guardian:
Carrie Johnson and the curious case of the vanishing Times story  —  Report had claimed Boris Johnson tried to hire his now wife as chief of staff when foreign secretary, but then it was deleted  —  At first glance, the story appeared to be the political scoop of the weekend.
 
 
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Luis Ferré-Sadurní / New York Times:
Gov. Hochul's Second-in-Command Faces Sharp Challenge From the Left
The Boston Globe:
There is no question: Merrick Garland must put Trump on trial
Edward-Isaac Dovere / CNN:
US is worried about Russia using new efforts to exploit divisions in 2022 midterms
Discussion: РИА … and MindWar
David Koenig / Associated Press:
Buttigieg: US may act against airlines on consumers' behalf
Enrico Dela Cruz / Reuters:
Duterte's daughter sworn in as Philippines vice president
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Here's what voters will get if they cast their ballots based on gas prices
Discussion: The Welcome Party and Townhall
Associated Press:
Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects
Discussion: Insider
Zack Colman / Politico:
Justice or overreach?: As crucial test looms, Big Greens are under fire
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
An Elite Christian College Has Become The Latest Battleground In America's Culture Wars
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Peter Thiel helped build big tech. Now he wants to tear it all down.
NBC News:
Heat waves and high energy costs are hitting some communities hard
Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Expect Joe Biden to Run in 2024. They're Less Sure If He Should.
Discussion: Power Line and Fox News
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
Why a Rhodes Scholar's Ambition Led Her to a Job at Starbucks
Discussion: WBOY-TV
Matt Dixon / Politico:
DeSantis draws huge cash haul from Trump donors
Discussion: Raw Story
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Texas AG Paxton's shameful Uvalde cop-out: ‘God always has a plan’
Discussion: The Mahablog
 

 
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